City Guide: Bogotá
Get the lowdown on Colombia's high altitude capital, with our handy Bogota city guide.
Pereira is the perfect base from which to explore the Coffee Triangle - Colombia's mountainous coffee growing region. A combination of higher altitude, periodic rain and a warm year-round climate, provide the ideal conditions for the cultivation of coffee, considered to be some of the best in the world. The lush green vegetation which covers the mountain-side provides spectacular scenery in which to hike and is dotted with historic Spanish-style haciendas, where landowners directed the coffee production and export. Whilst many of these are still functioning today, some have been converted into stylish boutique hotels.
Guides and drivers were excellent with very good English. German, our guide in Bogota, was very knowledgeable, with a special interest in birding. Gabriel, our guide in Santa Marta, was terrific.
Colombia is a captivating country with welcoming and friendly people. Guides and drivers were excellent and we had no security concerns at any time during the trip. An unforgettable trip.
Our trip was extremely enjoyable and well-organized. Guides were very good and ground agent helpful; But there is a need for more fluent English speaking guides & drivers for English travellers.
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