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2 Days Huayopata Coffee Plantation Tour and Machu Picchu Visit in Peru

Aguas Calientes, Peru

Rejuvenating Culinary Tour Peru

If you don’t have a lot of time to spare in Cusco, but you are very interested in learning more about local coffee production, and getting to know a local family in the process, then this is the tour for you! If you embark on this tour from Cusco you will need to be ready to go at an early hour, because it takes approximately four hours to arrive at the farm. Starting from Ollantaytambo, it will take about two and a half hours to arrive at the farm.

Highlights

  • Coffee tour on the farm
  • Get to know local farming families
  • Treat you taste buds with locally prepared food
  • Enjoy breathtaking landscapes of the Andes and high jungle
  • Learn about the process of organic coffee production
  • Go for a trip to Machu Picchu
  • Have lunch and breakfast
  • 1 night accommodation

Styles


2 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Spanish
Group size: Maximum of 10 participants
Airport transfer included: Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport
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Accommodation

During this tour, you will stay at a basic hostel with a private bathroom and hot water. To upgrade to a three star hotel, add an additional 20 USD per person.

Program

Day 1: Cusco - Huayopata (local family home)

  • 03:00 Pick-up from your hotel to start your journey
  • 07:00 Arrival at the local farm, where a member of the family will give you the grand tour. They will explain the work that is performed on the farm, and show you the range of produce that is harvested to support their family. Here, you will also be able to taste the available fruit in season! This locally-owned and run farm is a small one that pertains to a cooperative organization in accordance with fair trade practices, which grants it organic certification. During this initial tour of the larger farm and coffee plantation, you will come to truly appreciate all of the hard work and stages that go into preparing an excellent cup of coffee!
  • 10:00 Lunch on the farm! It will be locally prepared family-style dishes). If you would like to try something special, guinea pig for example, Cocla Tours can coordinate with the family ahead of time and pay them directly upon arrival
  • 11:00 Interactive demonstration on toasting coffee, where you will have the opportunity to artisanally prepare your own cup of fresh coffee
  • 12:00 A brief break soaking in the countryside
  • 14:00 Departure towards Santa Teresa
  • 15:30 Arrival to the town of Santa Teresa
  • 16:00 Arrival to the Hydroelectric train station
  • 16:20 Departure towards Aguas Calientes by train (not included in the price)
  • 17:30 Arrival to the town of Aguas Calientes and check-in to your accommodation

Day 2: Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu – Ollantaytambo – Cusco

In the morning, you will tour Machu Picchu with your guide for about two hours, and later have the opportunity to explore the ancient citadel on your own!

In the evening, you will take the train back to Ollantaytambo and from there take a bus back to Cusco.

Please note while using public transportation, departure times are subject to when each vehicle fills all of its seats. Therefore, expect flexibility in the departure, arrival, and return times of this tour.

In order to add the extension to Machu Picchu in the same day, it is quite important to start the tour very early in the morning, at about 3:00 a.m. or no later than 4:00 a.m.

Included excursions

During this adventure, you will go for a local farm tour and coffee plantation. On the second day you will go for a tour to Machu Picchu with your guide for about two hours and later you will have the opportunity to explore the ancient citadel on your own!

Location

This tour will take place in Huayopata, Aguas Calientes, Machu Picchu, and Cusco, in Peru.

Food

During this tour, you will enjoy one lunch with the local family and one breakfast.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • 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

What's included

  • Coffee tour on the farm
  • Interactive presentation about the traditional coffee roasting process
  • Time with a local family
  • Bilingual guide (English and Spanish)
  • Round trip transportation
  • Round trip bus ticket to Machu Picchu
  • Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu
  • Professional guide in Machu Picchu
  • Train ticket from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo
  • Transfer from Ollantaytambo to Cusco
  • Local beverages
  • Fruit in season
  • Lunch with a local family
  • 1 breakfast
  • 1 night accommodation

What's not included

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Personal expenses
  • Train ticket from the Hydroelectric Station to Aguas Calientes (USD 32)
  • Entrance ticket to climb Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain (additional USD 20); purchased at same time as the Machu Picchu entrance ticket
  • Other expenses not mentioned above

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% 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

For those who speak Spanish, have chosen the group service, and don’t require a guide will receive a discount of 90 USD for the group.

In private service, you will receive a 55 USD discount if you do not need a professional bilingual guide.

If you decide to take the tour with a host, you will receive a discount of 30 USD in either of the above cases.

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