2 Day 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.
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
Airport transfer included:
Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport
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.
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
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.
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!
This tour will take place in Huayopata, Aguas Calientes, Machu Picchu, and Cusco, in Peru.