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     Cocoa Farm Tour 1D

    Cocoa Farm Tour 1D

    Full day

    Description

    Enjoy amazing views of Andes mountain range and cloud forest, Taste the sustainable cocoa beans fresh and try the chocolate paste with different fruits and later, enjoy a Peruvian hot chocolate 100% pure.

    Cocoa Farm Tour 1D Description

    Over one billion people worldwide consume chocolate not having any idea about the origins of this delicacy. Our interactive Cusco Cocoa farm tour will show and inform you all about how this aphrodisiac is grown, harvested and produced in the world-famous Inca Valley in Peru.

     

    If you don’t have a lot of time to spare in Cusco, but you are very interested in learning more about organic cocoa and sweet chocolate production and meeting a native family, then this interactive Cocoa Farm Tour 1D is for you! On this single-day tour directed by a professional local guide, you will learn all about the native cocoa farmers from start to finish. You will also have time over a home-cooked lunch to sit and get to know the family, and get all of your cocoa-related questions answered!

     

    For embarking on this tour from Cusco, you will need to be ready to go at an early hour; it takes approximately four hours to drive to the farm. However, If you would like to start this tour from Ollantaytambo (the town where tours to Machu Picchu start/end), we can arrange this for you, and it will cut off about 2 hours of travel time.

    On this tour you will:

    • Learn about the process of organic cocoa harvesting production
    • Get to know native farming families
    • Enjoy making a fresh cup of artisanal hot cocoa
    • Enjoy the breathtaking landscapes of the Andes and high jungle
    • Taste locally prepared food
    • Taste also fruit in season directly from the tree

     

    Interested in learning about both cocoa and coffee? Check out our Coffee and/or Cocoa Farm Tour 2D page! or interested in learning more about cocoa, join us in an incredible trip into the jungle of Cusco, the region of Quillabamba, where we can find on the field more diverse of cocoa varieties and try it fresh. learn about the fermenting process. check out Cocoa Tour, immersion experience 2D

    Itinerary

    Cocoa Farm Tour 1D Itinerary: Cusco to Huayopata

    05:00 Pick-up from your hotel to start your journey.
    09:00 Arrival at the local farm, where a member of the family will give you the grand tour. They will explain the work that is performed on the farm, and show you the range of products that are harvested to support their family. Here, you will also be able to taste the available fruit in season! This locally-owned and run farm is a small one that pertains to a cooperative organization in accordance with fair trade practices, therefore, it has been granted organic certification. During this initial tour of the larger farm and cocoa plantation, you will come to truly appreciate all of the hard work and stages that go into preparing a bar of chocolate or an artisanal cup of hot cocoa!
    12:00 Lunch on the farm! (Locally prepared family-style dishes). If you would like to try a local specialty meal, guinea pig, for example, we can coordinate with the family ahead of time and pay them directly upon arrival. Additionally, please let us know in advance if you are a vegetarian or have other dietary restrictions.
    13:00 Interactive demonstration on roasting and grinding cocoa beans, where you will have the opportunity to taste fresh cocoa with different ingredients, as well as prepare your own cup of hot cocoa.
    15:30 Begin the drive back to Cusco after a brief break soaking in the countryside.
    19:30 Arrival in Cusco and transfer to your hotel.

     

    Price

    Cocoa Farm Tour 1D Prices (Per person in USD)

    # of Passengers CAR (Local Transport Service) VAN (Tourist Service)
    1 303 400
    2 169 217
    3 125 157
    4 126
    5 108

    Note:

    • *For those who speak Spanish and don’t require a guide will receive a discount of $65.00 for the group.
    • If you decide to take the tour with a Spanish speaking host, cause you speak or understand, you will receive a discount of $30.00 for the group.
    • Pay in cash and get a 6% off
    • We collect $10 from the budget for social projects
    • Price includes pick up from Hotels in Cusco and Ollantaytambo, other location like Pisac, Calca, Urubamba, please consider an additional payment per group: $15 if car services and VAN $25
    • It is possible to combine this full-day tour with a visit to Machu Picchu, which would mean an earlier start time at 4:00 am in order to catch the 5:10 pm train to Aguas Calientes from Hidroelectrica train station
    • If you are a low budget traveler and are interested in doing this tour, please feel free to contact us to give you some options

     

    Included

    Cocoa Farm Tour 1D Includes:

    • Round trip transportation
    • Bilingual guide (English and Spanish)
    • Interactive cocoa farm tour
    • Interactive presentation about the traditional cocoa roasting process
    • Time with a local family
    • Lunch with a local family
    • Local beverages
    • Fruit in season
    • Money transfer fee

    Does not include:

    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    • Personal Expenses

    Add-Ons

    Machu Picchu +1D

     

    We can arrange to extend the Cocoa Farm Tour 1D for one more day to include a trip to Machu Picchu. If you choose this option, the extended itinerary will follow this schedule:

     

    After lunch on day 1, we 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 hostel (basic accommodation with hot water – can be upgraded if requested). In your hostel, your guide will explain what the tour for the next day entails and afterward, you can relax in the hot springs of Aguas Calientes!

     

    Machu Picchu

    On the morning of day 2, we will take about a 30-minute bus ride to Machu Picchu. We will visit the citadel of Machu Picchu 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 costs. Either the Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain entrance ticket is purchased at the same time as the Machu Picchu entrance, and we recommend purchasing these tickets in advance, because there are limited spaces.

     

    After lunch on your own outside of Machu Picchu (food is not allowed in the citadel), you will take the bus back down to Aguas Calientes for your return trip to Cusco. You will know your exact train schedule as soon as we buy your train ticket. You will arrive in Cusco by bus at approximately 10:00 pm.

    Total Cocoa Tour and Machu Picchu 3d Price in USD

    • Machu Picchu with a shared tour guide, join a group

    # of Passengers CAR (LOCAL TRANSPORT SERVICE) VAN (TOURIST SERVICE)
    1 582 787
    2 428 537
    3 387 461
    4 411
    5 386
    • Machu Picchu with Private tour guide, follow your own rhythm

    # of Passengers CAR (LOCAL TRANSPORT SERVICE) VAN (TOURIST SERVICE)
    1 631 846
    2 446 555
    3 394 469
    4 412
    5 387

    Machu Picchu Add-On Includes:

    • 1 train ticket from Hidroeléctrica train station to Aguas Calientes town
    • 1 night in a hostel with private bathroom and hot water + breakfast (SWB or DWB)
    • Bus ticket to Machu Picchu (round trip) from Aguas Calientes
    • 1 Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu
    • Professional tour guide at Machu Picchu
    • 1 train ticket from Aguas Calientes town to Ollantaytambo
    • Transfer from Ollantaytambo to Cusco

    Not Included:

    • Snack, water or personal expenses
    • Private tour guide at Machu Picchu add $30.00
    • Entrance ticket to Wayna Picchu or Machu Picchu mountain
    • Services not mentioned
    • Money transfer fee

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