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2 Days Special Cacao Tour in Quillabamba, Peru

Quillabamba, Peru

Authentic Chocolate Culinary Tour Peru

If you are a true chocolate lover, and are curious about discovering the the origin of this delectable substance, Cocla Tours is inviting you to travel with them to the jungle of Cusco. There, you will learn about all of the work performed by specialized producers, as well as partake in the making of hot chocolate and chocolate truffles called chocolatillo. Learn how these chocolate producers maintain an impeccable product with each batch and discover why it is crucial for farmers to ferment already harvested cacao.

Highlights

  • Visit a local cacao farmer and share in their daily life
  • Enjoy breathtaking Andean high jungle and cloud forest landscapes
  • Partake in the making of hot chocolate and chocolate truffles called chocolatillo
  • Learn hands on about the processes of cacao production
  • Transportation from Quillabamba to the cacao farm
  • Services from a knowledgeable bilingual guide
  • Pick-up and drop-off from and to the hotel
  • 1 night accommodation

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 stay at a local hostel in Quillabamba in double occupancy rooms with hot water.

Program

Day 1: Travel to Quillabamba and tour the farm in the afternoon

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

Day 2: Return to Cusco

  • Start time: 08:00
  • End time: 13:00

How often: every day!

Talk with the farmers and get to know how they live in the Peruvian countryside. Share with a local family a little bit of your daily life as well. Also, learn about a very famous variety of cacao called chuncho, and discover why it is so famous. During your trip you will be exposed to breathtaking Andean and jungle landscapes in Cusco. If you wish to start this tour from Ollantaytambo after your Sacred Valley tour that won’t be a problem and it will actually reduce the length of the trip to Quillabamba. Please let Cocla Tours know for more details!

Join in this unique experience with Cocla Tours, the organization and farmers, and learn about the processes of cacao production in situ. These families still uphold traditional practices such as raising free-range animals such as guinea pigs and chickens. You will also find different tropical plants, fruits, root vegetables, coca plants and many more!

If you would like to complement your trip by also visiting a coffee producer en route, let them know for details!

Tour itinerary

Day 1: Cusco - Quillabamba - local farm

  • 07:45 At approximately this time, Cocla Tours will pick you up from your hotel and bring you to the bus station
  • 08:00 Depart in the direction of Quillabamba. This leg of the trip takes approximately four and a half hours. You will pass through the Sacred Valley of the Incas. The highest point of your journey will be Málaga (approximately 4,316 meters above sea level.)
  • 12:30 Arrival at Quillabamba and get settled in your hotel room. Lunch will be served
  • 14:00 Travel towards the cacao farm
  • 14:30 Start of the farm activities. A member of the family will take you around the farm, where they will explain about the type of work that they regularly perform. You will have the opportunity to try fruit that is in season, learn about different proposal plants. However, principally they will focus on the process of cacao production. After this visit to the farm, you will participate in the traditional roasting of cacao beans. At the end of this activity, you will all enjoy a cup of hot chocolate, which you will prepare using traditional methods.
  • 18:00 Return to Quillabamba to spend the night (dinner not included)

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

  • 07:30 Breakfast on your own
  • After breakfast, at approximately 09:00 a.m. you will travel back to Cusco

Please note, if you wish to add the Machu Picchu extension to this tour, then Cocla Tours can bring you to the train station, or you can organize this tour through them. The departure time will be at approximately 10:00 a.m. Also, keep in mind that you will be taking public transportation, and there are no fixed schedules. The car leaves only when it is full, for this reason they ask you to be a bit flexible.

Included excursions

During this culinary adventure, you will travel to the jungle of Cusco and go for a tour of the cacao farm and time with a local family.

Location

This holiday will take place in Cusco and Quillabamba, in Peru.

Things to do (optional)

During this holiday, it is possible to visit a coffee plantation on the second day of this trip as an additional service (additional 30 USD).

What's included

  • Tour of the cacao farm and time with a local family
  • Bilingual guide
  • Transportation from Quillabamba to the cacao farm
  • Transportation from Cusco to Quillabamba and back to Cusco or to the hydroelectric train station (for the extension to Machu Picchu)
  • Pick-up and drop-off from and to your hotel
  • 1 night accommodation

What's not included

  • Meals during the trip
  • Other expenses not mentioned in the program

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 of 125 USD per group.

 

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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