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Chocolate & Coffee Farm Experience
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Chocolate & Coffee Farm Experience

By Andes EcoTours
Recommended by 92% of travelers
92% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
About
Get the most out of your visit to Colombia with this two-in-one combo farm tour! Share with real coffee and cocoa farmers as you pick, peel, grind, roast and taste the product of your own labor. This is a hands-on experience spending your day at real, small family farms. This tour does not take you to overrun tourist traps, the farms you visit here are owned by real coffee & cacao growers. We also guarantee red beans for picking year round. Don't miss out! Note: There is ongoing road construction south of the city affecting access to all of the coffee and cacao farms in the region. This can potentially extend your tour time up to 60 minutes due to unscheduled road closures. This is also a GROUP tour and you MAY join other travelers at ANY point during the day.
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Ages 5-75, max of 5 per group
Duration: 11–13 hours
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Live guide: English, Italian, French, Spanish
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  • Coffee + Cacao tasting
  • Private transportation
  • Entrances to the farms
  • Use of traditional coffee + cacao processing equipment
  • Local vegetarian lunch
  • Hotel Pick-up and dropped off
  • Entry/Admission - Cerro de Quinini
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • No hydration included
  • Coffee bags and cacao bars are available for purchase at the farms


Start:
  • Ac. 26 #69B-53, Bogotá, Colombia
    If you decline pick-up. We can meet you at the Bogotá Marriott hotel by the round-about.
Pickup details
  • If your pickup location is not listed, please contact customer service before booking. We can wait a maximum of 15 minutes pass the schedule pick-up time. Drop-off is at the same location. Late arrivals and no shows forfeit their payment.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 42282P5

    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 5 travelers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 42282P5

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    • Andes EcoTours
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      Great scenery and a worthwhile day trip
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    Gabby
    Orlando, FL120 contributions
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    Don't waste your day!! Trust me. I was visiting Columbia for the very first time, for only a weekend, and I'm going to be completely honest, I took 4 other tours that weekend and all of them were cheaper and included more and didn't take the entire day! I wish that I had known up front, that 90% of my day was going to be spent in a van, on bumpy roads, in the mountains, with an inexperienced driver, in a van that was a safety hazzard and should not have been in those mountains in the first place. Maybe the ride would not have been as uncomfortable if the tour guide had spent a little bit more time engaging with us instead of the driver. She spent all of her time talking to the driver in Spanish and we were all sitting in the back seats just looking out the window. The advertisement originally said that we would be "Spending the day" at local farms. That was false advertisement, and since I recently made a complaint, the owner of the tour company has now changed their advertisement to reflect that half of the day will be in a vehicle, which is still incorrect, because we definitely still spent more than half the day in a vehicle. Nonetheless, now that I made a complaint, they have revised their advertisement. We booked an English tour and there were four other people on our tour that spoke spanish, so the tour guide spent most of the time communicating with them in Spanish and we didn't understand anything they were saying. Yes the tour guide was friendly, when she was interacting with us, which was only when she was trying to translate what the farmers were saying, but for the price that we paid, the experience was below average and the advertisement was very misleading. When we got to the Farms, the farmers were extremely friendly and knowledgeable, but we did not spend much time there. Maybe 1 hour maximum at each farm and there was only two farms. We stopped for lunch which was a vegetarian lunch. Basically a plate of rice, and egg, beans, some pumpkin, a sweet banana, and a bowl of soup. I think for $320, only receiving lunch is a little unfair. We were picked up at 8:36 a.m. and did not get back to our hotel until 10:30 p.m. That left no time for dinner. There were several delays on the road and the tour guide thought that it was appropriate to buy us "a snack" to compensate for our discomfort which was an arrepa from the side of the road, when we stopped for a bathroom break after hours in the van. I can tell you this, I took two tours the very next day and only paid $180 for two people for two separate tours and a meal was included on each of those tours, so $180 for two tours, for two people, verse $320 for one tour, for two people and the only thing we got was an espresso cup of coffee, a bite of chocolate, a plateful of carbs for lunch, stiff knees, and a sore back for the rest of the weekend. Save your time and money! Take a different tour. You will thank me later!
    Written July 25, 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
    Thank you for sharing your experience with us! As a family-owned business, it sincerely saddens us that you did not enjoy your time with us because we work very hard to make sure things happen for our clients in a way that is worth their time and effort. For the last ten years we have only received positive reviews for our tours and we take your comments of dissatisfaction very seriously because we aim to maintain top quality in all of our tour experiences. We researched the facts and found out that you were picked up on time and scheduled for a 12-hour tour, including visits to two farms, lunch, a bilingual guide and private transport. Everything that we promised in the itinerary was delivered to you. Photos were taken by our guide of your party picking and processing coffee beans, enjoying the food, going through the cacao fields and participating actively in all of the activities. We do acknowledge however, that you were scheduled to return by 8.30pm to your hotel and instead you were dropped off at 10.12pm. The delay was caused due to excessive rain overnight that made the downhill road tricky for the driver who had to avoid potholes full of water. He couldn´t tell how deep some of them were, and out of caution, he maneuvered around them carefully to prevent a punctured tire. We always prioritize safety over timelines and we are glad that the transport went down the mountain safely, although it turned into a tedious, bumpy experience for you. We also had the bad luck of getting stuck in road construction on the way back. This is rare and usually does not happen after hours, but unfortunately it caused further delays to an already long tour for you. We instructed the guide to buy a snack for everyone while they waited for the traffic to ease. We highly value the feedback we get from our clients as this helps us improve the experience for future visitors. We want to emphasize that we would never put our clients in a vehicle that was deemed a safety risk. Neither the guide nor the other 4 participants on the tour reported any sort of mechanical malfunction or concern with the vehicle. With regards to lunch, we provide this service from a local provider because there are no stores or restaurants inside the nature reserve. The host has been serving meals for us since 2013 and hundreds of clients have been satisfied with it. We aim to provide fresh food with produce directly from the farms, cooked in traditional ways and with lots of pride by the local farmers who are happy to share their cuisine and culture with us. It’s expected that this meal does not look or taste like a typical city restaurant and we sincerely regret that it did not live up to your expectations. With regards to the guiding, this was done in both Spanish and English simultaneously as is the case when there are clients that speak both languages. The guide mentioned that your party was not very responsive, making the conversation somewhat challenging. She has been with us for over 5 years and usually gets some of the best reviews, comments and tips. She also freelances with many of the major tour companies in the city and is very experienced. Regardless, we have taken note of your comments and will make sure that our guides engage fully with all of our clients. When you wrote us asking for a full refund we explained that the booking was made through a third party (which likely increased the tour cost) and that we had no power to refund any of the money because we do not have access to the payment information. Despite having delivered all of the activities that were promised in the itinerary, we accepted there was a delay in the itinerary that caused discomfort and offered you a $100 dollar travel credit. Our offer was rejected and we were told you were going to leave bad reviews all over social media. We respect the right of anybody to leave their opinion and we value feedback that strengthens the travel community but it is sad that small businesses like us are threatened with negative reviews to force us into paying back money for services already delivered. We did everything we could to rectify the delayed itinerary and apologize again for the discomfort caused. We specialize in off-the-beaten path experiences that are unique, adventurous and that offer a glimpse into the lives of real farming families. We understand that these tours may not be for everyone and we do the best we can to convey the type of experience you are going to have with us. We will continue to work hard to ensure that our clients feel safe, valued and satisfied with our tour experiences.
    Written July 29, 2022
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    FMcBride
    Carrickmore, UK11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2023 • Solo
    I must admit that there was a lot of driving involved for this trip, because the coffee and chocolate farms are outside of the city. The roads are also a bit rough in places as you are going over a mountatin.
    That said, I really enjoyed the trip and my guide Juan was excellent. He was very enthusiastic and well-informed, and made sure I was happy with my experience. Visiting the coffee and chocolate farms was so interesting! I loved learning about the process of growing and producing coffee beans and chocolate.
    Written September 30, 2023
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    Miriam D
    8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2020
    My husband and I did the Coffee and Cacao Tour with Andres. He is incredibly patient, knowledgeable, and has great respect for all the coffee and cacao farmers he works with. He shared with us a lot of history about the coffee industry and struggles of Colombian farmers that is not well known. It's obvious that this company cares a lot about the community and the people with whom it works. If you want a unique, authentic experience with a sincere and well-run organization, then you can't get better than Andes Ecotours. We'll definitely plan to try their other tours.
    Written October 11, 2020
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    Thank you guys! We loved taking you around the fields and giving you a hands on perspective in the everyday life of real coffee and cacao farmers. You participated enthusiastically in all the steps of the harvesting and production process and your questions were inquisitive and well thought out. Best of luck in your future colombian adventures and you are welcome to join us any time again.
    Written October 11, 2020
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    Nikolaus M
    Ottawa, Canada2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An intense and informative trip. Yes it's a long drive, but it's worth it. And even the drive itself is informative, as our guide regaled us with stories about Bogotá and Colombia. He talked about history, day to day living, and more.

    The farms themselves were incredible. We picked coffee. We saw cocoa pods growing on trees. We witnessed firsthand the experience of making coffee and chocolate. Everyone was warm and welcome and very kind.

    Lunch was provided and the meal was excellent. Our driver did a fantastic job. We stopped to take photos of scenery and birds along the way. Bogotá traffic can be a little crazy. Experiencing that was interesting and we both felt very safe with our driver.

    An amazing experience. Intense and fulfilling.
    Written March 8, 2023
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    jgawlowski
    Jackson NJ3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2021 • Solo
    The driver and guide are top notch! The rough terrain to reach the places coffee and cocoa grow are not easy to traverse. A 4 wheel vehicle and experienced driver are necessary. The experience of meeting the farmers and producers was wonderful. Also being a part and participating in the process was an awesome experience. It was amazing to view the varied landscapes and temperatures of the mountains. This is a once in a lifetime tour.
    Written January 19, 2021
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    Ryan T
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2023
    Really great, guide was really nice and a great driver, picked us up and dropped us off great, and both the coffee farm and cacao farm were really fun. Also both had puppies and kittens which were great. Everyone was super nice and very accommodating for our so-so/bad Spanish. Highly recommended.
    Written March 22, 2023
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    Signe Lindgren D
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jun 2023 • Friends
    I it was absolutely amazing! We booked the English speaking guide and it was perfect. This is so much more than a turist thing, it was a personal thing, with people who opens up their home for you, amazing!
    Written April 21, 2024
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    Marilyn Margaret
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dec 2019
    My friend and I booked the coffee and cacao farm tour because we wanted to get out of Bogota for a day. We first went to a small coffee town and got to meet a local coffee seller, try local fruit juices, and see the town square. Our guide, Andres, then took us through gorgeous hills to a beautiful coffee farm. Miguel, the owner, grew everything from bananas and citrus fruits to herbs and spices (and, of course, coffee). He showed us how coffee was made and I learned a lot! We then got to fresh drink coffee with him and his wife. I don't drink coffee, and even I thought it was great.

    We then had a "farmer's lunch" that was fresh and delicious, complete with adorable dogs to pet! After lunch, we headed another 40 minutes down and got to the chocolate areas. It was so tropical! Such a nice change from chilly Bogota. We met the woman who owned the land, walked into the hills to watch her pick and open cacao pods, ate some of the fresh fruit, then walked back to watch the entire chocolate making process. Also, there were lots more dogs to pet!

    In all, it was a great tour with a wonderful bilingual guide to gorgeous parts of Colombia. 10 for 10 would do it again!
    Written December 9, 2019
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    Faisal Mashi
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nov 2019
    I had the privilege of signing up on a tour with Andres (the tour guide for Andes Eco Tours). The booking process was very simple and Andres was able to arrange a trip very promptly.

    Andres was exceptional. He was a great company and kept us very informed throughout the trip. He was very well versed in English which was a delight. He gave us very detailed demonstrations of the whole coffee/chocolate making process. He showed us all the steps from fruit picking to the end product. Needless to say, I learned so much about my favorite beverage and food. He also took us to a few places for fruit drinks and lunch. I had the most amazing fruit drink and Colombian country side lunch.
    I'd also like to add that despite the bad road conditions the ride was very comfortable. I recommend everyone to try this out. The trip will take the whole day but it is absolutely worth it.
    Written November 25, 2019
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    gaspezee
    Canada1,408 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nov 2019 • Couples
    We booked the coffee tour. It is quite a ways there and back as Colombian mountains and heavy traffic makes everything slower. What it lacks in speed it makes up in spectacular scenery though. Chantelle is a very knowledgeable guide and she answered our questions about everyday life and history of Colombia. We loved meeting the people of Tibacuy, having delicious coffee at Miguel's house was a highlight. It was fun and interesting to perform every step of coffee-making at the finca. It was a great day, I even managed to get one of the Tejo targets to explode! I recommend this tour.
    Written November 13, 2019
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