Drive 4.3 miles east of Armenia to Calarcá to reach the Quindío Botanical Gardens, where visitors are treated to an amazing tour of the butterfly farm. If you have a bit of patience, one of the 1,500 butterflies from 30 native species here will probably perch on your finger. This is an ideal setting to learn all about palms, ferns, heliconias, and other native plants.
NEARBY ATTRACTIONS AND ACTIVITIES
On the itinerary in Armenia: admiring the work of indigenous Quimbaya goldsmiths, having fun at coffee-themed amusement parks, and exploring local agriculture.