Cusco, Peru

Sacred Valley, Cacao/Coffee Farm, and Machu Picchu Tour

3 Days | Cultural Activities, Coffee Farm and Historical Sites

Enjoy the Sacred Valley of the Incas, and discover the magnificent Incan constructions at Pisac and Ollantaytambo. Then visit a local coffee farm and family who will teach you about local agriculture, principally coffee production. You will get to know the members of the family and their deep-seeded knowledge of coffee and the processes it goes through from bean to cup. You will also be able to learn about other local produce and try fruit that is in season. Lastly, visit Machu Picchu via the hydroelectric station.

Right for You?

Duration

3 Days / 2 Nights

Travel Style

Active Adventure, Cultural Immersion, Connect with Nature, Foodie Fun, Historical Sites and Off the Beaten Path

Languages

English and Spanish
Discount available if you speak Spanish!

Physical Activity

Moderate activity

Location

Rural Communities, Mountains, Small Towns/Villages and City/Urban

Connect

Wifi: None
Cell: Limited

Cocla Tours

Locally Owned Community Cooperative
Starts at:

$422/person

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Speaks: English and Spanish

Highlights

  • Journey into the heart of the Sacred Valley of the Incas to visit the market town and ruins of Pisac, whose larger-than-life agricultural terraces will leave you breathless.
  • Visit the famous Inca ruins and quaint town of Ollantaytambo.
  • Relax in the Hot Springs of Aguas Calientes!
  • Stay with a family of organic coffee farmers to enjoy food with them and learn about their life!
  • Explore the magical citadel of Machu Picchu and climb Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain!

Details

Availability

Flexible Departure Date
All year

Morning:

They will pick you up at your hotel at 8:10 and begin the journey into the heart of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. On the way, you will visit the market town and ruins of Pisac, whose larger-than-life agricultural terraces will leave you breathless.

Afternoon:

After a buffet lunch in Urubamba. You will journey on in direction of Ollantaytambo, where you will visit the famous Inca ruins and quaint town, which has maintained the original urban planning of the Incas.

After your tour, you will continue in a private or public vehicle for about three hours to the coffee plantation and organic farm, where your family will be waiting with open arms. Upon arrival you will take a quick tour of the farm, eat dinner with your family and retire to your private room (with hot water for showering).

Morning:

After breakfast with the family, you will head to their farm to learn more about their livelihood. Here, you will try local fruit that is in season, and learn about different tropical produce such as coffee, cacao, coca, tea, among others. You will mostly learn about coffee, which is one of the representative products of the area, and which the family exports through their cooperative. These cooperatives award organic certification as well as adhere to fair trade practices. You will discover what exactly is behind a great cup of coffee, and even be able to prepare your own coffee in the traditional artisanal way of the region.

Afternoon:

After lunch, you will bid farewell to the family and continue on our way to the train station, where we will travel to the town of Aguas Calientes and arrive at approximately 6 pm. You will have the night to spend at your leisure in your hostal (basic accommodation with hot water - can be upgraded). In your hostal, your guide will explain what the tour for tomorrow entails and afterwards you can relax in the hot springs of Aguas Calientes!

Morning:

You will make your way by bus very early to the ancient citadel of Machu Picchu. You will visit the citadel for a few hours with your guide, and then you will have some time to explore the magical complex on your own and take photos. You will also have time to climb Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain at an additional cost. Either, the Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain entrance ticket is purchased at the same time as the Machu Picchu entrance, and it is recommended to purchase these tickets in advance, because there are limited spaces.

Afternoon:

Break for lunch (not included). You will then make your way back to Cusco by train and bus. Arrival to Cusco depends upon departure time purchased.

What's Included

Lodging

2 Nights Hostal and Family Homestay

Activities

Coffee Farm, Cultural Activities, Historical Sites, Hiking, Walking tours and Getting to Know Locals

Guide

Bilingual guide

Food

Some meals included (see itinerary)

Transport

Private van, Private car and Train

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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)