5 nights/6 days for $675 for shared room or $800 for private room. I have secured all 10 rooms at El Carmen del Pinar in Armenia, Colombia. The hotel is located on a 12 acre family-owned, former working coffee and macadamia nut farm. Armenia is surrounded by beautiful mountains in the heart of Colombia's coffee region and you will be welcomed by friendly people with warm smiles. This package includes tours of a working coffee plantation, zip lining, horseback riding through the Cocora Valley, shopping in the historic town of Salento, and an evening party at La Fonda. There are also 3 certified massage therapist on property that can work out all your sore spots. (Massage treatments start out at $25 an hour) The trip will be led by Happy Ambassador Monica Dannas. Monica is part owner of the El Carmen del Pinar, and also a LAX based flight attendant. If you enjoy laughing, dancing, exploring, and adventure then this trip is for you. Please no drama queens or kings!!! Bring a friend or family member, but make sure they are just as happy as you! Details can be found in the itinerary.
Thursday, Day 1 Quindio Valley
• Arrive at El Eden Airport(AXM), Alternate airport Peireira PEI • Transportation provided to Finca El Carmen del Pinar • Settle in and relax • A meet and greet cultural evening with dancing and dinner at the Finca will start at approximately 5:30pm.
Friday, Day 2 Quindio Valley
• Breakfast • Horseback riding at Cocora Valley* • lunch followed by shopping and dinner at Filandia • Back at the Finca around 8pm.
Saturday, Day 3 Pijao
Coffee plantation tour in the charming town of Pijao. Return to Finca, light meal, rest for a few hours followed by local music and dancing at La Fonda Del Camino Cantina, one of Armenia’s local cultural hot spot where people of all ages and generations come to enjoy music and dancing. Reserved table, try the Colombian national drink, Aguardiente.
Sunday, Day 4 Quindio Valley
• Breakfast • Sleep in today. Afternoon departure for the beautiful colonial town of Salento for shopping, bars and restaurants.
Monday, Day 5 Armenia
• Breakfast • Botanical Gardens, and Zip lining. Farewell evening BBQ at the Finca and games!
Tuesday Day 6
Leave for Airport, transportation provided. If you have a late flight and would like to do some exploring that day, we'll help arrange shopping or an excursion.
Included in the price
Room and board, daily breakfast is included. Each room has a private bathroom, TV, closet and a safe. Rooms do not have air conditioning as temps are usually in the 60's during the evening. Fans are provided in all rooms.
Transportation to and from airport on arrival and departure day and activities included.
Daily Breakfast, one lunch at the coffee tour, and two dinners at the Finca included.
All activities on itinerary included except for La Fonda, usually costs no more than $15 USD. This includes entrance entertainment and drinks. There will be beer, wine, spirits and mixers available at the Finca for a discounted price, or bring your own bottle and we'll provide the mixers. Please let us know what specific drinks or snacks you would like to have available at the Finca. I'll make sure we have plenty of bottled water, though there has been no reports of illness due to the water.
Dinners in Salento and Filandia
Airfare and Airport Taxes
Optional Spa Treatments
Getting to Armenia, Colombia
The easiest way to get to Armenia is to fly into Pereira (PEI) from Miami. That flight runs 3 times a week. The other option is to fly into Bogota(BOG). There are 4 daily 30 minute nonstop flights on Avianca from Bogota (BOG) to Armenia (AXM) and also Pereira. Spirit Air also flies from Fort Lauderdale to Armenia 3 times a week. The hotel is 15 minutes from Armenia airport, and 50 minutes from Pereira. Airport transfers are included in your package.
Terms and Conditions
Both the $100 deposit and $675 balance paid 60 days before the trip are NON REFUNDABLE. If you do cancel and I can find another person to take your spot I will refund you your monies paid. Pre payments are required months in advance to secure hotel rooms and tours. Everyone who attends a You Can't Steal My Happy Trip is required to sign an electronic liability release form.
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