Escape the metropolitan bustle of Cali on a private full-day trip to Hacienda el Paraiso and the town of Buga. Beside your personal guide, you’ll explore the home of famous Colombian writer, Jorge Isaacs, and see how the upper classes lived in the 19th-century. In Buga’s beautiful basilica, you’ll behold ‘The Lord of Miracles’ — a statue of Christ that attracts thousands of pilgrims every year. Enjoy a traditional Colombian lunch and receive undivided attention from your guide on this private tour.
At your Cali hotel, greet your guide and climb aboard a private, air-conditioned vehicle. As you travel through the lush Valle del Cuaca region, you’ll pass sugar plantations and fields abundant with passion fruit, grapes and corn.
On arrival at Hacienda el Paraiso — the former home of Colombian author, Jorge Isaacs — embark on a guided tour of the 19th-century mansion. Appreciate views of the western Andes; discover rooms that inspired Isaacs’ Romantic novel, Maria; and learn about the decadent lives lived by Colombia’s 19th-century elite.
Following Hacienda el Paraiso, you’ll enjoy a 2-course Colombian lunch in a local restaurant: sample typical dishes such as chicken soup, plantain toast and fresh avocados.
Sated, you’ll then spend the afternoon in the religious town of Buga — a popular pilgrimage site home to the The Lord of Miracles statue. Admire the rose-tinted hue of the Basilica del Señor de los Milagro before visiting the Cathedral of San Pedro and San Francisco Church.
After a relaxing ride through Valle de Cauce, your tour concludes with drop-off at your Cali hotel.