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Adventurous Coffee Vacation in Peru

If you enjoy hiking, don’t have vertigo, and are interested in getting to know a local rural family on your way to Machu Picchu, in learning more about coffee, and enjoying a cup of coffee prepared using traditional methods, then this is the tour for you! On this tour you will navigate the absolutely breathtaking scenery of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, while also visiting Chinchero and Ollantaytambo. Stay on a coffee farm with locals and learn the process of growing and brewing fresh delicious coffee.

Highlights

  • 1 coffee farm tour
  • Participate in coffee beans picking
  • Prepare a cup of fresh coffee using traditional methods
  • Enjoy breathtaking Andean landscapes and the high jungle
  • Go hiking through an ancient Inca trail to the farm
  • One local breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • 1 night accommodation

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2 days with instruction
Airport transfer included: Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport
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Accommodation

You will be staying in a homestay with a family who is a part of the COCLA group and owns about three hectares of land on their farm. To ensure a pleasant experience, they have created comfortable rooms with hot water for showering.

Program

Day 1: Trip to the town of Santa Maria, and afternoon hike to the farm (three hours)

  • Start time: 7:40 a.m.
  • End time: 6:30 p.m.

Day 2: Coffee tour and return to Cusco or travel to Machu Picchu via the hydroelectric station

  • Start time: 7:00 a.m.
  • End time: 7:00 p.m. (approximate time)

How often: every day!

Program

During the two-day coffee adventure program, you will be visiting a coffee plantation to learn about the processes of organic coffee production. There you will get to prepare your own cup of coffee using traditional methods and also try local food on a family farm. You will be staying with a rural family and participating in their daily activities.

To reach to the coffee plantation and visiting the rural family, you will be hiking for three hours where you will on the way hike on an ancient Inca trail and enjoy breathtaking Andean landscapes and the high jungle. The families which you will visit own about three hectares of land on their farm. They also have organic certification and adhere to fair trade practices within their local co-op in the COCLA group.

Sample daily itinerary

Day 1: Cusco - Santa Maria - Huacayupana

At around 7:40 a.m. Cocla Tours will pass by your hotel to pick you up and start your journey! If you are participating in group service than you will head to the bus station or if you are participating in private service you will head straight to the starting point of your trek by car or van. By 8:00 a.m. you will leave the bus terminal and head in the direction of the town Santa Maria (about four hours).

On way you will pass through the Sacred Valley of the Incas, where you will be able to stop and take in the stellar scenery. The highest point will be Abra Malaga, with an altitude of 4,316 meter (there you will also be able to take some unforgettable pictures). You will also pass through the interesting landscape of the cloud forest.

At 12:30 p.m., you will arrive at the town Santa Maria, where you will have time to eat lunch (not included). After this break, you will continue on your journey in a taxi to the trail head, located about 25 minutes from the town. Climbing to the town of your homestay will take about three hours, and on the trail you will enjoy views of agricultural terraces and the families that live along the way. During this trek, you will hike part of an ancient Incan Trail (for those with vertigo this is not advised).

You will reach the homestay at 5:00 p.m. where once you arrive to the farm, members of the family will welcome you in with open arms, and you will take a well-deserved rest. You will end your day today at around 6:30 p.m. with dinner with the family, where you will share stories, and get to know them a bit.

Day 2: Huacayupana - Cusco or hydroelectric plant (train station)

Today at 7:30 a.m. you will start your day with breakfast with the family. At 8:30 a.m. after a traditional breakfast, you will head to the farm to start your tour, guided by a member of the family. They will show you different products on their farm, focusing of course on coffee! You will participate in the picking, all the while the farmer will explain each process in production, from planting, to roasting, to tasting. At the end of the tour, you will have the opportunity to enjoy a cup of fresh coffee, prepared using traditional methods. Be careful not to burn it!

At 12:00 p.m. break for lunchtime (included). At 1:00 p.m. you will bid farewell to your homestay, and start your descent down to the road, where you will take a car back to Cusco.

Included excursions

You will hike via the ancient Incan trail to homestay / coffee farm in Huacayupana.

Location

This coffee adventure will take place in Cusco and Huacayupana, Peru.

Food

This culinary adventure includes one dinner on your first day, and breakfast and lunch on your second day, all will be enjoyed with the local family you are staying with. As it is a coffee vacation, you will get to prepare and enjoy a cup of freshly brewed coffee.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Coffee

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Extend the trip and head to Machu Picchu
  • Visit coffee processing facilities or enterprises

What's included

  • 1 visit to a coffee plantation
  • Hike on an ancient Inca trail
  • Group or private transportation service (your choice)
  • Transportation from Cusco to Santa Maria and from Huacayupana back to Cusco
  • Bilingual guide (Spanish - English)
  • 1 breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • 1 night accommodation

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Meals not included in the itinerary
  • Machu Picchu tour
  • Tour to coffee enterprises
  • Any personal expense

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Airport: Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport Airport transfer included: Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 14% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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Pricing information

In addition to the options of using public transportation, private car, and private van, there is also the option to use the Sprinter as your transportation for a group of 6 to 10 persons. Please send an inquiry to Cocla Tours for the detailed pricing information.

 

Special discount

Guests choosing group service, who speak Spanish and travel to Santa Maria accompanied by a local resident are eligible for a special discount of 90 USD.

 

Guests choosing private service, who speak Spanish and travel with a Spanish-speaking guide are eligible for a special discount of 70 USD.

 

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