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2 Days Cacao or Coffee Tour in Huayopata, Peru

Huayopata, Peru

Authentic Cacao or Coffee Culinary Tour Peru

If you would like to share a unique experience with a local family during your stay in Peru, and love coffee and or chocolate, then look no further than this tour! Share in the lives of local families who live in the jungle of Cusco and work their farm with them! The families that you will visit are members local farm cooperatives, and through these cooperatives have been able to receive organic and fair trade certification.

Highlights

  • Visit a coffee or cacao local farmer
  • Experience life with a local family on the farm
  • Learn hands on about the processes of cacao or coffee production
  • Prepare your own cup of coffee or hot chocolate from start to finish
  • Return transportation from Cusco to homestay is provided
  • Services of a knowledgeable bilingual guide
  • 1 night accommodation on the farm
  • 3 delicious local meals

Styles


1 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Spanish
Airport transfer included: Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport
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Accommodation

During this culinary tour, 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 loca farm, in the afternoon take a coffee or cacao tour!

  • Start time: 07:40
  • End time: 07:00

Day 2: Return to Cusco

  • Start time: 08:00
  • End time: 12:30 (approximate time)
  • How often: every day!

For a more comfortable experience, Cocla Tours has supported the community with training, technical and financial assistance, so that they can provide basic services like private rooms and hot water. Join in this unique experience with them, the organization and the farmers, and learn about the arduous work that goes into coffee or cacao production!

These families still practice traditional farming technique such as raising free range guinea pigs, chickens etc. Also, you will find different tropical plants specific to the region such as root vegetables, mango, papaya, coca plants and many more! If you would like to complement this experience with seeing the entire production process, such as quality control before exportation, then let them know!

Tour itinerary

Day 1: Cusco - Huayopata (the farm)

  • 07:45 At approximately this hour, Cocla Tours will pick you up from your hotel and bring you to the bus station
  • 08:00 Head in the direction of the Huayopata zone. 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 altituded of 4,316 meters (there, you will also be able to take some unforgettable pictures). You will also pass through the interesting landscape of the cloud forest.
  • 12:00 Arrival at the farm, where a member of the family will welcome you in with open arms and you will be able to take a brief break.
  • 13:00 Lunch with the family! If you are vegetarian or vegan please let them know so that they can coordinate with the family ahead of time.
  • 14:30 A member of the family will take you around the farm where they will explain their daily chores, the process that coffee or cacao production undergoes, and you will also have the opportunity to try fruit that is in season! After the visit around the farm, you will participate in some traditional coffee or chocolate roasting. You will have the opportunity to prepare your own cup of coffee or hot chocolate from start to finish.
  • 18:00 Dinner with the family. Time to get to know the family a little more

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

  • 07:30 Breakfast (if you would like a different schedule, please coordinate with the family)
  • After breakfast at approximately 09:00 a.m. you will take a car back to Cusco
  • End of service

Please note the family can offer either a coffee or chocolate tour. However, if you would like both tours, please consider an additional cost of 25 USD per group: this additional tour will take about two hours and will take place on day 2. Also, kindly consider that you will be taking public transportation, therefore the arrival and departure times are not fixed; they depend on when the vehicle fills up so that it can leave. For this reason, prepare to be flexible.

Before reserving this tour, please verify if there is availability. In the case that there is no availability Cocla Tours can look for another homestay and this might alter the price a bit.

Included excursions

During this holiday, you will go for a coffee or cacao tour at a local farm.

Location

This tour will take place in Huayopata and Cusco, in Peru.

Food

During this tour, you will be served with three meals cooked by the family that you are staying with, consisting of lunch and dinner on the first day, and breakfast on the second day.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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

What's included

  • Coffee or cacao tour (one or the other)
  • Bilingual guide (Spanish - English)
  • Transportation from Cusco to homestay and back to Cusco
  • Time with the family
  • 3 meals
  • 1 night accommodation

What's not included

  • Personal expenses
  • Snack or drinks
  • Other services not mentioned above

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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Special discount

If your group speaks Spanish and does not require a bilingual guide, Cocla Tours offers a special discount. Please contact them for further information.

 

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.

 

There is a possibility to book single rooms for groups of three or more by adding 15 USD per room.

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