The SpaceWe offer Spanish classes too. The newly built cottage/apt. is nestled in the coffee trees for total privacy. The parking for you car is at the farmhouse which is about 50 yards away so it will be just you and the coffee fields. The space is 1300 sq ft inside with large balconies off of both bedrooms as well as the main living area. The balconies themselves total over 200 sq ft and come with adirondack chairs for enjoying the views and great sunsets. The cottage has two bedrooms with full bath and a guest bath as well. The living area has a huge vaulted ceiling with exposed wooden beams.
located Jardín, Antioquia Department, Colombia
Jardin suroeste Guest AccessOur guests have total and unshared access to the cottage/finca. The caretaker (David) and his family live on the property in a separate house about 50 yards from the cottage. Interaction with GuestsWe will meet you in town upon your arrival and take you out to the farm. We have laundry service available or the apt has a washing machine if you prefer to do your own. The coffee tour is included in your stay and other tours (off the property) are available for an additional fee. We offer transportation services from Medellin as well as transportation to and from the town of Jardin and to and from tour destinations. The NeighborhoodWhile in Jardin there are many things to do. Among the favorites are para gliding, rafting, bird watching, swimming, the coffee tour, hiking, horseback riding and hanging out in the park with the locals. We organize tours and transportation on and off the property for our guests(URL HIDDEN) THE TOURS
Tours and descriptio(URL HIDDEN)ALL DAY TOURS
Horseback Mountain tour. This is (for most people) the main attraction in Jardin. The tour starts at 7am and you will get back around 4pm. The Jacuzzi at Confinalco will look really good after all the hiking and horseback riding you will be doing. I can tell you from experience. Our affiliate, Jaime, will be in charge of your day. He is a great friend and a true professional with decades of experience in taking clients around to the most exotic destinations in the surrounds of Jardin, which is no small feat. Lunch and all admission fees are included.
Jungle Tour. This is an all day tour which incorporates the bird reserve high above Jardin (which itself is some 10,000 ft above sea level). Arrive in Jeep (about 45 minutes each way) and see the wild side of Colombia mountain terrains complete with exotic birds and the exotic landscapes of the Andes Mountains, not to mention spectacular views. Lunch is included.
½ DAY TOURS
Culture and history of Jardin tour. Learn the history and culture of Jardin’s 150 year existence. Your guide is bi lingual in Spanish and English so. Includes a ride to the top of the surrounding mountains by cable car with lunch at the top. We also take you to the Casa De Dulce (house of sweets which is well renown here in Colombia and ships to pretty much everywhere. A stop in the local history museum is also part of this tour as well as points of interst.
Bird Tour - See why Jardin is so famous for “birding”as your guide moves you through the environs surrounding Jardin to get a glimpse of these beautiful creatures. Capture (on camera, of course) rare species like the White-mantled Barbet, The Cock of the Rock, Sword-bill Hummingbird, Blue-naped Chlorophonia just to mention a few while you enjoy some of the best and most remote scenery that Jardin has to offer.
(URL HIDDEN)Relaxation tour. Should you need a “day off” we recommend spending some time at Balandu. Jardin’s very own 1st class facility for swimming, Jacuzzi, steam room, sauna and, of course, sun bathing high up in the Andes Mountains. Lunch is not included.
Para gliding tour– Jump off a perfectly good mountain and sail UP! Here in Jardin there are so many thermals in the valley below that altitude records are routinely broken and pilots glide around for hours and hours at a time. If this is your thing, you are going to love it here.
Ecological tour – Located close to the coffee farm where you will be staying, this tour brings to life the rich and diverse plant and animal life of Colombia. Your guide will also educate you about the wildlife, birds, plants and trees indigenous to our area. They will diligently caution tourists always with “Take only photographs, leave only footprints”. This means no beer cans, chewing gums, candy wrappers or any artifact of human consumption left behind. All for good reason, of course.
Coffee tour This tour is for those curious about coffee all the way to the coffee connoisseur. While at the farm you will want to take the tour of the coffee farm which is included in the price of your lodging if you are staying with us. Learn all about the painstaking process of growing, harvesting, selecting, shelling, fermenting, drying and roasting coffee so as to produce the finest beans possible. Getting AroundJardin es accessible from Medellin by bus ($8/pp), van ($9/pp) or door to door taxi ($12/pp). Once in Jardin, there are moto-ratones (tuk-tuks) that will take you anywhere around town for 80 cents. Rides into the country by Jeep are $3/pp.
Arriving to Finca Milena from Medellin: Time en route - 2 to 2.5 Hours
Please ignore the 4+ hour reference for travel time on the (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) map unless you plan to arrive by mule. Jardin is only 131 kilometers (81 miles) from Medellin. However, if you plan to drive yourself please call me first for specifics at (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)
The buses takes a long time and accordingly we recommend that you come in a taxi, which will pick you up in Medellin at your hotel and drop you at the park in Jardin where we will meet you.
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COST 25,000 pesos (or $10 Per person)
Arriving from Medellin - Call us and let us know when you are arriving so we can meet you in Parque Jardin. The taxi service does not speak English. Please have someone at the hotel call them for you or call me (William) at (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) if you do not speak Spanish.
We offer transportation to and from Tour activity, Medellin and to and from the coffee farm to town. Other Things to NoteThe coffee tour is included with your stay at no extra charge. We offer transportation services from Medellin as well as to and from Jardin to the coffee farm where you will be staying. Transportation to and from tours is also available.