Cusco, Peru

Overnight Coffee or Cacao Tour in the Jungle of Cusco

2 Days | Coffee Farm, Cacao Farm and Cultural Activities

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! You'll visit families in the jungle of Cusco that are members of a local cooperative to learn about the arduous work that goes into coffee or cacao production. Work alongside your hosts for a day and spend the night in a private room on the farm.

The families still practice traditional farming technique, so you'll also learn raising free range guinea pigs, chickens, etc and get to discover different tropical plants like root vegetables, mango, papaya, coca and more.

Right for You?

Duration

2 Days / 1 Night

Travel Style

Active Adventure, Foodie Fun and Off the Beaten Path

Languages

English and Spanish
If you speak Spanish and don’t require a translator, contact us about a discount.

Physical Activity

Moderate activity

Location

Rural Communities

Connect

Wifi: None
Cell: Limited

Cocla Tours

Locally Owned Community Cooperative
Starts at:

$137/person

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Speaks: English and Spanish

Highlights

  • Visit with coffee/cacao producers and share in their daily lives!
  • Check out coffee or cacao plantations, and learn about production processes.
  • Prepare your own cup of coffee or hot chocolate using traditional methods.
  • Revel in breathtaking Andean landscapes and the high jungle.
  • Enjoy local food on the family farm.

Details

Schedule

Plan to depart early in the morning on day 1! Exact time varies per tour.

Availability

Flexible Departure Date
April-November

Best time to travel is from April to November during the dry season. Visits can sometimes be arranged outside of these dates, so please inquire!

7:45 am - At approximately this hour we will pick you up from your hotel and bring you to the bus station.

8:00 am - Head in the direction of the Huayopata zone. We 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 (here you will also be able to take some unforgettable pictures). We will also pass through the interesting landscape of the cloud forest.

12:00 pm - Arrival at the farm, where a member of the family will welcome us in with open arms and you will be able to take a brief break.

1:00 pm - Lunch with the family! If you are vegetarian or vegan please let us know so that we can coordinate with the family ahead of time.

2:30 pm - 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.

6:00 pm - Dinner with the family which will allow you to get to know them better and sleep in private room on the farm.

7:30 am - Breakfast! (if you would like a different schedule, please coordinate with the family)

9:00 am - After breakfast, you will take a car back to Cusco.

Optional - if you'd like to add a visit to see a 2nd coffee or cacao farm, it's often possible to add it this day. Please ask for availability!

What's Included

Lodging

1 Night Family Homestay

Activities

Coffee Farm, Cacao Farm and Cultural Activities
The tour includes either a coffee OR chocolate tour. It's often possible to do both (for a small extra cost), though availability depends on the growing seasons.

Guide

Bilingual guide

Room

Family Homestay

Food

Some meals included (see itinerary)
Vegan or vegetarian options available on request

Transport

Public bus and Private car

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Your Local Host

Cocla Tours

Locally Owned Community Cooperative

Interested in Peruvian culture, getting to know local families, learning about coffee production? Come on an adventure with Cocla Tours as they provide some of the best tours in the South of Peru! Cocla Tours is a cooperative of local farmers. They offer cultural and adventure tours in and around Cusco, mainly with coffee producers but also some cacao and tea producers. All the experiences are close to or on the way to Machu Picchu. They are unique because they promote community tourism in the region by directly involving the producers. They help families manage their private rooms to receive tourists and give them training. Many families are now benefiting from these activities in the area.

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Getting There

Transport options

Get picked up (included)
If you arrange a private tour, pick-up is arranged at your hotel in Cusco. If you opt for a join-in tour, you will take public transportation with the group. Departure times vary a bit, so please prepare to be flexible.