Expedición Orgánica: Colombia Educational Tour: Sustainable Farming

Colombia Educational Tour: Sustainable Farming

Bogota, Colombia

Expedición Orgánica

Social Enterprise

5-7 hours
From$57 USDper person

Organic Expedition promotes local nutritional well being and environmental care through fun yet informative workshops on healthy eating and organic home gardening for children and adults alike.

Tour Highlights

  • Attend six fun-filled educational sessions and help support environmental education in an agrarian community.
  • Interact with piglets, calves, and other adorable farm animals.
  • Learn how to harvest vegetables and tend for your very own organic garden.

Tour revenue will go towards the Concentrense Sanamente “Healthy-Focus” program, which reinvests in other local nonprofits. This subsidizes environmental tours, lectures, workshops, and mini-orchard supplies for underprivileged children.

Tour Details

  • Frequency

    Any day by appointment

  • Start Time

    Flexible, 8-10 AM recommended

  • Duration

    5-7 hours

  • Good For

    Adults, Families

  • Languages

    English, Spanish

  • Weather

    Tour will be cancelled or postponed in case of inclement weather

  • Tour Participants

    1 to 100

  • Difficulty

    Medium (2-5 miles/ 3-8 km walking distance, some physical effort)

  • Clothing & Equipment

    Camera, Comfortable shoes for walking, Snacks, Sunscreen lotion, Water

  • Volunteer Opportunities

    Yes

Tour Description

Spend an entire day at a picturesque Colombian farm in this extensive tour and participate in six enjoyable educational experiences! Each experience takes place at a different station, and lasts approximately 30-40 minutes, with 20-30 minutes of walking time in between:

- Chicken Sheds: See firsthand how farmers collect eggs from hens, carefully select them, and then sort them based on weight and size.

- Sheep Pastures: Walk among a gentle herd of sheep, grab a pair of shears, and learn everything you’d ever wanted to know about how fleece is made.

- Cattle Range: Play with an adorable week-old calf, then witness the milking process demonstrated with an adult cow.

- Pig Den: Hold and cuddle a litter of adorable piglets before watching them amusingly roll around the mud with other pigs.

- Crop Fields: Step onto acres of pristine farmland and gain a deep understanding of traditional agriculture. Then, harvest broccoli, lettuce, spinach, and a whole variety of other classic vegetables.

- Planting Kits: Finish off by receiving a kit of seeds and learning how to plant, cultivate, and care for your very own home organic garden.

By the end of the tour, not only will you have had a day of fun, but you will also grasp the importance of sustainable farming for the environment and local economy of a developing region. This isn’t just any old farm trip - it’s an extremely special opportunity for both an international community engagement opportunity and a family-friendly retreat, so don’t miss out!

Vetted & Visited By

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Ribbon ambassador
Manuela Mejía Pérez
September 7, 2016

Tour Start Address

Centro Comercial Gran Station (Street 24, No. 65) in front of the black ball, Bogota, Colombia

How To Get There

From North: Takes Avenue Boyacá or avenue 68 until 24th street or avenue Esperanza
From East: Search El Dorado Avenue or 26th Street and go to 24th Street or Avenue Esperanza
From West: Search El Dorado Avenue or 26th Street and go to 24th Street or Avenue Esperanza
From South: Takes Avenue Boyacá or avenue 68 until 24th street or avenue Esperanza

More About Expedición Orgánica

Mission

To promote local nutritional well being and environmental care through fun yet informative workshops on healthy eating and organic home gardening for children and adults alike.

Main Programs

  • Rural Expeditions

  • Eco-Products