Trip to discover the best locals products of the Cusco region: coffe and chocolate!
Go for 2 days on the road of coffee and cocoa! An itinerary that will allow you to share the daily life of the producers of the Cusco region and to learn a little more about two flagship products of our daily lives that are often too little known.
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Your expenses on site
Allow an average of $25/day for meals (except when included) and drinks. This amount may vary depending on your choice of restaurant.
Also include an amount for souvenirs that you would like to take away as well as for your personal expenses.
Cusco - Huayopata
Departure this morning for Huayopata, a small village located 5 hours drive from Cusco, on the way to the famous Machu Picchu. Arriving early in the afternoon in this region known for its tropical climate, we will go to Julia’s house, our host of the day, producer of fruits, tea and coffee.
After a meal together, we will share her daily life and that of her family. Depending on the season, we can accompany her to her tea plantation, her coffee fields or help her with the maintenance of her fruit trees.
In the evening we will have dinner together and learn more about the coffee produced by our guests.
Night at Julia’s farm.
Private transportation / Private English speaking guide
Huayopata - Cusco
This morning, the guide will introduce us to the transformation process of cocoa beans, the basis of our beloved chocolate, about which we usually know very little.
Around noon a transport will take us to the village of Santa Maria where we will have our lunch. After having regained our strength we will take the road back to Cusco.
Arrival in Cusco and end of our services.
Private transportation / Private English speaking guid
Option 3 days – 2 nights available: Transfer to Santa Teresa then walk to Aguas Calientes on day 2 and visit of Machu Picchu on day 3. Please contact us for more information about this option.
The climate varies greatly according to the regions travelled through. From April to November, the sky is clear, although light rains are always possible. In altitude, it is pleasant during the day and cold at night. So bring warm clothes, even if you can walk around in a T-shirt during the day. Beware of the sun, which is strong at high altitudes, and bring a hat, sun cream and sunglasses.
No visa is required for stays of less than 90 days. You must travel with a passport that is still valid for 6 months after your stay.
When visiting high altitude areas, adverse effects such as headaches, nausea, insomnia and fatigue affect some people. However, the trip is designed to allow our body to adapt gradually (increase in red blood cells).
All major cities have modern private clinics with care comparable to what we have in Europe. However, you have to pay on the spot and then ask for reimbursement from your health insurance company.
We advise you to check whether your insurance covers medical costs in the countries you visit and if not, to seek reimbursement. Repatriation insurance is compulsory.
Currency / Credit Cards
Dollars and euros are accepted in the shops of the big cities. There are exchange houses everywhere. However, it is better not to carry large sums of money with you.
Credit cards are accepted in all ATMs (visa, mastercard, diners, american express). The commission of the bancomat is between 5 and 10USD.
In the service sector, it is normal to leave a tip when you are happy with the service. Between 5 and 10% of the value of the service is usual.
Whenever you travel, remember to keep fit. Even for “Discovery” trips, by preparing yourself physically you will adapt more easily to the altitude and enjoy your discoveries.
For trekking trips, develop your endurance by running or practicing your endurance several times a week.
Material to take with you
|Passport and 2 copies||Visa (if necessary)||Travel insurance (mandatory) and copy|
|Airline tickets and copy||Yellow fever vaccination certification (if visiting the Amazon)||Currency in US dollars, euros or local currency|
|1 large bag and 1 small bag (preferably backpack or duffel)||Camera||Binoculars|
|Reading/writing materials||Flashlight||2 comfortable trousers (trekking type)|
|1 pair of shorts, 3 T-shirts, 1 big sweater||Warm underwear||Cap|
|Warm and waterproof jacket||Good shoes||Small towel and bathing suitcase|
|Toilet kit||Protection against sun and insects||Medicines you usually take|
Basic first aid kit (bandages, disinfectant, tape, 1 pain reliever, 1 disinflammatory, immodium, broad spectrum antibiotic, mosquito repellent, lip stick)
You must be up to date with Tetanus, Hepatitis and Typhoid (Yellow Fever when visiting the Amazon).