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“La Victoria Coffe Plantation”

Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta
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US$ 56.00*
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Ranked #2 of 15 things to do in Minca
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Reviewed 9 April 2015

What can I say but, Wow! After arriving at the port aboard the Carnival Triumph we were bussed from the port, through the town of Santa Marta, up the Sierra Mountains to the small mountain town of Minca. Here we were transferred to four wheel drive vehicles of various types and were driven further up the mountains to the La Victoria Plantation. We unloaded, attacked the restroom facilities and were each given a freshly brewed cup of La Victoria coffee. We were then broke up into small groups of about 15 and the owners, Micky and his wife Claudia, each took us through the coffee production area. We were given a brief primer of how the process works, from growing the coffee, through harvesting to the actual roasting and grinding of the product. There was a Colombian worker present, roasting a small batch of coffee that we would later learn was specifically for us! After this tour we were taken to their private residence where we were served a homemade lunch consisting of meat and cheese pies, a fresh apple pie and fresh squeezed native fruit juices. Delicious. After the meal those that wanted to hike to the waterfall were escorted by Claudia. Along the way we came across some of their horses. The walk was refreshing as the trail was almost completely shaded with a small stream running alongside the trail the entire way. The view could not be described as anything but stunning. You could even barely make out our ship in Santa Marta. After the hike, the 4x4's took us back to the production area. We were each presented a warm bag of freshly roasted and ground La Victoria coffee! We then repeated the 4x4 ride back to Minca and then boarded the bus for our return to the ship. I would highly recommend this tour, coffee drinker or not. You will have the opportunity to meet some of the nicest people with a true love for coffee and Colombia.

Date of experience: March 2015
3  Thank Dennis M
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Reviewed 26 March 2015

The best trail I have ever done was to Tayrona's Lost City in Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. This trail is approximately 47 kms and takes you to this Lost City only found in the 70's decade. You can only reach there walking through the mountain trail. Beautiful unique flora, astonishing fauna, with great bird species and colourful butterflies. You also pass through Kogui's (indigenous) villages. Beautiful rivers, beautiful landscape and at the end of the trail you find the Lost City. Just indescribable.

Date of experience: February 2015
1  Thank Guilherme_Silveir
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Reviewed 18 March 2015

This was an amazing trip to a coffee plantation. We took a coach from Santa Marta to Minca and then four wheel drive vehicles up to the plantation, On arrival we were given a cup of coffee and bathroom break. The place was restarted in 1950 by a German couple who ran it until 2002 when their son Micky took over with his wife Claudia.
They split our group of 25 into two and Micky and Claudia then showed us around. The equipment dates back 120 years and is all run by water power. Absolutely fascinating. They are very sweet and accommodating people.
They then took us to their house for lunch, including her grandmother's homemade apple pie.
After lunch we hiked up to the waterfall that powers everything, a beautiful site. The four wheel vehicles picked us up and took us back to the site, where they presented us with a complimentary pound of coffee. They don't sell their coffee anywhere roasted, you can only get it there and it had been freshly roasted just for us while we were doing the tour.
I would HIGHLY recommend this tour, a chance to see beautiful countryside, learn about how coffee is grown, and processed and meet some wonderful people.
Our guide was a young man by the name of Carlos Ruben, a freelance tourist rep that was superb.
If you get the chance do this trip.

Date of experience: March 2015
3  Thank Texlish
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Reviewed 25 February 2015

Visit the indian drive of the Cogui, Mule ride to Sierra Nevada and the Picos of Colon and Bolivar, Santa Marta

Date of experience: June 2014
4  Thank John Paul T
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Reviewed 14 February 2015

Everyone should go there and spend at least few days. You can find there amazing nature, green lush forests, hills, a lots of waterfalls, streams, natural swimming hools. You can observe there plenty of wonderful birds. This is an ideal area to hike of any level of difficulty. You can visit there coffee farms, cocoa farms. And this is perfect place for relax. After spending there at least few days, you will be looking forward to comming back.

Date of experience: January 2015
Thank Agnieszka S
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