Where to Go in 2015: Colombia
We're not just suggesting that you go to Colombia now—we're imploring you. "Colombia, unlike other Latin American countries, is still in its infancy when it comes to tourism," says travel planning company Cox & Kings president Scott Wiseman. "But that is what makes Colombia such a special place to visit right now." Rich in history and culture, you really can't go wrong in your travels. Here's where to explore, stay, and eat.

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Journey to the Heart of Colombia's Coffee Triangle

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From Hacienda Venecia, an oasis in the mountains south of Medellin and west of Bogota, you can trace the journey of coffee from dirt to cup.

Take a stroll among Hacienda Venecia's lush green gardens and meandering streams while discovering how this region came to be known as Colombia's coffee triangle. Find out how coffee is harvested. Learn how to distinguish which coffee beans are the best and detect the subtle flavors in each cup.

Tours include all the coffee you can drink.

The Hacienda Venecia also makes a tasty authentic Colombian lunch and operates an on-site hostel. Call (57) + 320 636 57 19, email posada@haciendavenecia.com or contact a Colombian Hostels property to arrange tours.

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by Meena Thiruvengadam
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