Armenia, located between Colombia's three largest cities, is emblematic of the country as a whole. It has all the amenities of a big city, but life here in the midst of Colombian coffee country is carried out at a slow, relaxed pace. Armenia vacations afford you the chance to discover the aromatic heart of this tropical South American country in a manner that will captivate lovers of coffee and gold.
Browse car rentals in Armenia so that you can drive around the city and spot the fantastic murals it's known for, then head to the nearby National Coffee Park, a theme park centered around the area's primary agricultural crop. In this unique setting, you can learn about the history and cultivation of coffee, sample coffee-based foods and drinks, learn about Colombian folk architecture, hike among verdant coffee plants, and even ride a cable car and roller coaster. Hang around in Bolivar Square, the teeming city center, and visit the Quimbaya Gold Museum to admire archaeological artifacts from Colombian goldsmiths.
Coffee and gold aren't Armenia's only hallmarks. A local orchid society puts on a magnificent orchid show each autumn that's open to the public. Complete with a competition, it's a great way to see some of the region's most precious flowers. In February, Armenia usually hosts a Jeep Parade, where locals celebrate this vehicle that has become central to the coffee culture. A world record-setting event, the parade is also competitive: Jeeps are piled high with local agricultural bounty, and those that carry the most or boast the most creative bounties win prizes.
In the mood for an utterly unique tropical getaway? Wake up and smell the coffee, literally. Vacations in Armenia will immerse you in classic Colombian culture in a way you won't find anywhere else. Browse Armenia vacation packages and hotels in Armenia on Travelocity, where you can search over 400 airlines and more than 510,000 hotels worldwide.
Whether you want your journey to be hair-raising and exciting or more chilled and mellow, there's one thing for certain — you'll have a load of tales to tell when you return home!
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