Starting your tour at 8 am you’ll begin your adventure with a beautiful scenic drive to an outstanding Silletero farm (Flower farm) in Antioquia. On arrival, you’ll enjoy a traditional drink made of coffee and aguardiente (an alcoholic beverage made from sugar cane) called a “Carajillo”.
Following this warning beverage, you’ll start strolling through the wonderful crops of flowers filled with the many colors and amazing aromas. You’ll begin to learn the history and traditions of the Silleteros dating back generations and generations.
They’ll provide you with a demonstration of how to make a traditional Silleta (the flower arrangement built on a wooden base and worn on their backs), and you’ll get to create your own and become a Silletero, if only for a brief moment of time.
Your next stop will be the wonderful small town of Carmen de Viboral. Famous for its ceramics dating back to the later part of the 19th century.
You’ll tour this small town, walking through and taking wonderful photos of the “street of clay” and “street of ceramics“. Learning as you go about the history of the ceramics made and decorated completely by hand, ensuring every single one is unique and the only one in the world.
You’ll visit several small factories and take a personalized ceramics class with a renowned ceramicist from the town, before visiting one of the first factories built in this region, which features an 80-year-old oven that still functions to this day!