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Location: Hotel do Café, the headquarters of Fazenda Guarita, is located in the charming municipality of Rio das Flores, about 30 minutes from the historic cities of Vassouras and Valença, in the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This is a beautiful valley still preserving the traditions of growing organic coffee.
How to get here: Fly to Rio de Janeiro (GIG) and take a road transfer to Rio das Flores for about 2,5-3 hours, depending on the time of the day and traffic. The hotel is located noar far from the banks of Paraiba do Sul river.
Structure: The farm was founded in 1875 by an aristocrat from the royal times. Today it is well restored and is preserving an important collection of pieces, furniture and objects from the Imperial family. Surrounded by charming nature, Hotel do Café has 17 exclusive apartments offering refinement and a special feeling of passed times.
Why staying here: Hotel do Cafe is well placed for exploring Coffee Valley in the state of Rio de Janeiro. Discover the historic coffee farms in the vicinity and enjoy a beautiful atmosphere in the evenings, by the pool. Great option for families and couples, as well as group of friends. The food is very good and prepared from organic local ingredients.
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Discover the secrets of coffee-making at historic Brazilian farms along Vale do Café in the countryside of Rio de Janeiro state. Get a genuine insight about coffee production from first hands. Try different coffee blends to decide which one is your favorite. Understand the production process from harvesting to grinding, and get a taste of rural life. You will visit Vale do Paraiba, a beautiful green region with impressive hills, hiding a rich and turbulent history. Travel back in time while visiting picturesque towns of the coffee barons, like Barra do Pirai, Vassouras, Valença, Rio das Flores and more. Stay at the beautiful old farmhouses which were once the most sophisticated aristocratic residences.View full itinerary