A half day visit Finca Romelia, just outside of La Cabaña – close to Manizales, to observe their wonderful collection of orchids. The owners, José and Maria have dedicated the vast majority of their lives to the agriculture, collection and preservation of orchids (amongst other plants), coupled with the conservation and preservation of the flora and fauna of the region.  They have over 6,000 orchids and 832 different species as well as a variety of carnivorous plants, bonsais and have seen 165 different species of wild birds on the grounds. The tour begins with a walk around the grounds of the Finca where visitors can observe cultivation of avocados and citrus plants and enjoy the native forests of this beautiful part of the coffee region. Guests are then taken around the orchid nursery and farmhouse where the cultivation process is explained as well as an explanation of the Finca’s contribution to preservation projects. Visitors will then have a chance to try some of the produce grown on the farm.

DURATION: Approximately five hours from Pereira or three hours from Manizales.

NOTE: We recommend including this tour in the transfer from the Coffee Region to Medellin. A minimum of two people is required for this tour.