Salento to Jardin Botanico del Quindio + Recuca Private Day Tour
- Duration: 8 Hours (approx.)
- Location: Salento, Colombia / South America
- Product code: JardinBotanicoQuindio + Recuca
Enjoy a fantastic day visiting an amazing butterfly farm in the best botanical gardens of the Colombian Coffee Zone, the Botanical Gardens of Quindio; along with a full coffee tour, where you get to dress in the traditional clothes of the hard-working peasant farmers in Recuca.
You’ll start your day with the guided tour through the Botanical Gardens of Quindio, situated on approximately 11 hectares (27 acres) of natural Andean forest, and featuring one of the largest Mariposarios (Butterfly garden) in the country, with a collection of over 1000 butterflies, and 30 different species all native to this region.
You'll enjoy strolling along the paths, and through the treetops along suspension bridges, and to observation platforms. You'll marvel at the grand trees, the variety of palms, the array of flowers, and the many colors of the forest.
As you venture through the canopy searching for the origins of the most beautiful songs in the rich vegetation, you'll hear a great many birds, singing for food, love, and life.
You’ll love entering the famous Casa de Mariposa (butterfly house), where a great many butterflies share their elegance, unique shapes as well as shades of many colors. As you are mesmerized by the amazing dance of these flying treasures, one will surely land near you displaying the fine details in its form you had never seen prior to.
Next, you’ll take a short trip to Recuca, to experience not only a full coffee tour, where you’ll learn everything from the seed to the cup but where you’ll also get the opportunity to dress in the traditional clothing unique to the Coffee Cultural Landscape of Colombia. You’ll learn the history of this region and come to understand and experience what it's like to live on a coffee Finca.
- Pickup and Drop-off from your Salento accommodation.
- Transport in private vehicle
- Guided tour Jardin Botanico
- Guided tour Recuca
- Bilingual Guide during the tour of Botanical Gardens and Recuca – Spanish, English.
- Experiences and Transportation not mentioned in the plan
- Personal expenses and tips
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