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Coffee and cacao tour 4d/3n

Enjoy the essence of the high forest (1200 meters above sea level), full of nature, flavors and colors near Cusco.
There are many ways to get to the famous Inca ruins of Machu Picchu but through the “Coffee Jungle Tour” you will have the opportunity to visit this iconic destination combining beautiful panoramic views, hiking, canoeing and a picturesque experience in a coffee and cacao plantation. It also includes a full day to discover the most spectacular attractions near Cusco as we move towards Machu Picchu. You can enjoy all this in only 4 days!

Our Coffee and Cacao Jungle Tour is similar to our Inka Jungle Tour, with some key differences. First of all, instead of a bicycle and zip line tour, we offer you a 3 hours coffee tour and 3 hours cacao tour, during which you will learn everything about the coffee and cacao production process and even have the opportunity to make your own coffee and your own chocolate.
This tour is ideal for families or groups of friends and those looking for travel alternatives. It is an accessible route that includes some easy walks during the day (around 6 hours in total)
Note: The tour includes lodging at the coffee plantation (1 night), which gives you the opportunity to experience what life is like in the high jungle of Cusco. We must mention also that the conditions of these lodgings are basic, although sufficiently comfortable for a good rest.

Day 1 CUSCO – SACRED VALLEY

At 8.30am, we pick you up from your hotel and take you to the start of the tour. We travel from Cusco, past Saqsaywaman over the mountains towards the Sacred Valley. We descend 1500 feet to the valley floor, where we find ourselves by the sacred Urubamba River and the village of Pisac. In Pisac, we stop to visit a traditional market, where you can browse and buy some local souvenirs if desired. We will spend about 30 minutes here.
Then, we drive up to the ruins of Pisac. Here, we explore the extensive ruins whilst enjoying stunning views over the valley. You will be given a guided tour of the Citadel of Pisac, in which we will see temples, homes, altars, carvings, tunnels, caves and the famous Intihuatana, “The hitching post of the sun”. We have about 90 minutes to explore the ruins.
For those who would prefer to spend more time in the market instead of visiting the ruins, advise your guide so he can organize a time and place to pick you up when returning through the market.
We continue on towards Urubamba, where we make a stop (45 minutes) for lunch. A 30 minute drive takes us to Ollantaytambo, which is surrounded by the sacred mountains. Here, we will spend about an hour. In Ollantaytambo, we get further exposure to Incan constructions, mainly the amazing temple of the sun, enormous blocks of rock perfectly carved and polished, stone water fountains, stairs and terraces. We also get to see the beauty of the local people in their traditional dress surrounded by the sacred mountains and Valley of Patacancha and Willoq.
After a short walk through the ruins and a walk through the city, from around 5:00 pm you will have free time to discover the nightlife of Ollantaytambo.

  • Altitude maximum: 12420 ft (3785 m) above sea level
  • We will spend the night in Ollantaytambo

Day 2 Ollantaytambo – Coffee and Cacao plantation

The tour starts with a breakfast around 6:00 a.m. After that we will drive to the inca jungle for 4 hours ,Then we will enjoy the tour in the coffee plantation with the farmer for about 3 hours. This is an incredible opportunity to obtain information about the secrets of small-scale coffee and Cacao production in the Peruvian jungle, where only high quality arabica coffee beans are used.
On the way to the coffee and Cacao plantation we will stop at the highest point of the day, at 14173 feet (4320 m) above sea level, at the pass or Abra de Málaga. During this day we will have the opportunity to experience two completely different climates: the warm and humid high forest and the cold and dry Andes.
After lunch at the coffee plantation, we will have the time to enjoy the nearby towns and learn about the local way of life or do some shopping. There is also the possibility of visiting the town of Santa María where we can spend a few hours of adventure rafting on the Urubamba River. Rafting is optional and must be booked in advance as it is not included in the price of the tour (+$30 USD).

  • Walking time: 2 -3 hours
  • Altitude maximum: 14173 ft (4320 m) above sea level
  • Spend the night at the coffee plantation (family lodging)

Day 3 Coffee plantation – Santa Teresa – Aguas Calientes

We will begin the day with a breakfast around 7:30 a.m. and later we will be driven approx. 25 minutes to start the walk. The first part will take us along an old Inca trail, and it will take approx. 5 hours. After this initial walk we will have the opportunity to relax and enjoy the thermal baths of Cocalmayo near the town of Santa Teresa. Later we will continue driving to Hydroelectric for 1 hour aprox. After that there are 2 options:
The first one is walking to aguas calientes tpown for 3 hours ,just following the rail way
The secon one is taking the train to aguas calientes town for 40 minutes ,the tickest price is USD 35 aprox. (the train tickest is not included, you can buy at the same place) .
In Aguas Calientes you will have the afternoon/evening free to explore the city and rest.

  • Walking time: 5-6 hours
  • Altitude maximum: 16561 feet (2000 m) above sea level
  • We will spend the night in Aguas Calientes

Day 4 Machu Picchu

The fourth day is dedicated to exploring the Inca city of Machu Picchu, Peru’s most famous attraction. Within the ruins there are many options available to us. We can choose and walk through one of the two optional mountains, Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu mountain and we can even walk to the Puerta del Sol (Inti Punku) and/or the Inca bridge.
We will start the trip to Machu Picchu from Aguas Calientes, walking for about 1.5 hours uphill, although a second option is also possible, take the bus (transport) for around 30 minutes until the entrance of the attraction (this option requires a additional cost of $ 24 round-trip bus ticket).
Once inside the archaeological complex we will have a guided tour of 2 hours, which will give us a general view of the history and culture of the Inca Empire, as well as the spiritual, political and educational importance of Machu Picchu. After visiting the ruins, we will have to descend for about 1.5 hours on the way back or take the return bus (in the case of having bought it), where we will take the train to Ollantaytambo for about 2 hours. In Ollantaytambo, our bus will be waiting for you to take you back to Cusco,

  • Altitude maximum: 11154 feet (3400 m) above sea level
  • This “Coffee and Cacao Jungle Tour to Machu Picchu” will end this day in Cusco in your hotel

Included

  •  Pick up at your hotel
  •  Transport both ways (Train – Bus)
  •  Accomodations 3 nights
  •  All full meals
  •  Official guide
  •  Entrance to Machu Picchu

Not included

  • Water, snacks and other extras
  •  Lunch / Dinner on the last day
  •  Bus Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu
  • Entrance tickets along the sacred valley ($22.00)
  •  Tips

Private Group Service: Price in US Dollars per Reservation

  • one Person: USD 1000.00
  • 2-3 People: USD 700.00 per person.
  • 4-6 People: USD 600.00 per person
  • 7-+ People: USD 550.00 per person

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

“Please read carefully the following information; it will help you answer all of your questions about our services and the Short IncaTrail Machu Picchu”

THE BRIEFING

It will take place the night before the trekking departure at 6pm in your hotel

CAN I STORE MY LUGGAGE AT YOUR OFFICE:

Of course! During the Short Inca Trail Machu Picchu your main luggage can be store at our office or at your hotel, both are for free. Please don´t pack anything you will need for your hike.

HOW TO BOOK THE SHORT INCA TRAIL MACHU PICCHU?

FIRST, to book your Short Inca Trail Machu Picchu, we need you to fill out our booking form by clicking on BOOK NOW on our homepage or click here the link BOOK NOW.
Please be ready with the following information (FROM EACH PARTICIPANT in your group). We cannot purchase an Short Inca Trail Machu Picchu permit without the following information:
Personal information (your full name, exactly as on your passport):
Gender
Passport number
D.OB. (dd / mm / yyyy)
Nationality
SECOND, we require a deposit of US$200.00 per person in order to purchase a permit for the Short Inca Trail Machu Picchu.

MAY I CHANGE THE DEPARTURE DATE AFTER THE TICKETS HAVE BEEN BOUGHT?

Unfortunately the answer is “No”. Once the tickets have been bought the government does not allow any changes, so we can’t change any departure date after the ticket has been bought. The Short Inca Trail Machu Picchu tickets are also not transferable nor refundable.
*** If you cancel your Short Inca Trail Machu Picchu, the deposit is not refundable at all!

WHAT ABOUT ALTITUDE SICKNESS?

In general if you have regular exercise and spend a couple of days in Cusco, or in the Sacred Valley for acclimatisation to the altitude, you may be fine.
The recommended medicine for altitude sickness is WATER, COCA TEA and OXYGEN IF NEEDED; our guides are trained to treat you for Altitude Sickness.
We offer the Cusco City Tour or Sacred Valley Tour that you can book while you are acclimatizing. Check out our Day Tours

ARE WE DROPPED AT OUR HOTEL AFTER THE SHORT INCA TRAIL MACHU PICCHU?

Absolutely! Included in our packages is dropping you off at your hotel on the return from your trek or tour. If you have booked your hotel in the Sacred Valley like Ollantaytambo or Urubamba, we will drop you there too!
If you spend the night at Ollantaytambo before the trek, we wil pick you up there.

Recommendations

• Clothes for 4 days of trekking
• Hiking shoes, rain jacket
• Hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, insect repellent
• Flashlight, batteries, chargers
• Documents and personal medecine

 

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