Immersing into the local culture and nature
There's noting that quite brings a traveller closer to discovering the true beauty of a new destination than exploring its history and culture through its locals. On this highly active journey, you will discover how to make the finest coffee on the plant, explore a world of exotic fruits and get an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at how locals in Santa Elena create one of the most lavish flower festivals on the planet.
Example 2-day Itinerary
Day 1: Forest walk, coffee tasting & exotic fruit workshop
Take private transport from Medellin to Santa Elena where we will be met at our stunning eco lodge made from bamboo.
We take a trip to a local plant nursery where we discover the beginning process of reforestation. Guests take part in a few team challenges before head off for an eco walk of the senses, discovering how nature can be used to feed and heal us.
You then delve into the world of organic coffee, tasting what has been labelled as the finest Arabica beans on earth. Then get into teams as you learn how to make delicious fruit juices with an expert.
Traditional music and a bonfire before bed.
Day 2: Cultural immersion & SDG challenge
Medellin is blessed with welcoming one of the planet's largest flower festivals: La Feria de Flores. While this spectacular event takes place for one week in August, the local surrounding flower makers prepare all year round. Our guests take a trip around a country house blooming with huge variations of flowers.
After lunch, guests get the chance to become actual flower makers by creating a floral reef for themselves. We finish the weekend with a workshop detailing what we have seen and learned during these two days and how small changes to our lives can affect the environment and help protect cultural heritage.
Our Positive Impact
This trip demonstrates to each one of our guests that it is possible to travel without leaving a negative environmental impact. Each experience and activity has been carefully developed so that we can measure its impact on communities and the environment. From buying and eating locally-sourced products to only using environmentally-friendly materials and from working with and supporting communities to offering educational services to local schools, this trip has been developed in such a way that we can legitimately call it "sustainable."