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     Cocoa Tour, Immersion Experience 2D

    Cocoa Tour, Immersion Experience 2D

    2 days - 1 night

    Description

    An Immersion Experience in the jungle region of Cusco, Quillabamba, famous for his Chuncho cocoa variety, come with us and be part of this amazing experience.

    Cocoa Tour, Immersion experience 2d, Description

    If you are a true chocolate lover and are curious about discovering the origin of this delicious substance, we invite you to travel with us to the jungle region outside of Cusco. In this emerging cocoa tour, we dive deeper into learning about different types of cocoa beans grown in this region, how these specialized producers work, as well as making our own hot chocolate from scratch. Learn how these chocolate producers maintain an impeccable product with each batch and discover why farmers must ferment harvested cacao. Talk with the farmers and get to know how they live in the Peruvian countryside. Share with a local family a little bit of your daily life as well. Also, learn about a very famous variety of cacao called Chuncho, and discover why it is so famous.

     

    Immerse yourself

    Join in this unique experience with us, a local operator that works with farmers since 2008 and learn about the processes of cacao production from the source. These families still uphold traditional practices such as raising free-range animals such as guinea pigs and chickens. You will also find different tropical plants, fruits, root vegetables, coca plants and many more!

     

    During your trip, you will be exposed to breathtaking Andean and jungle landscapes in Cusco. If you wish to start this tour from Ollantaytambo after your Sacred Valley tour we can easily arrange this for you, and it will reduce the length of the trip to Quillabamba. If you would like to compliment your trip by also visiting a coffee producer en route, contact us for details!

    Tour Highlights

    • Enjoy breathtaking Andean, high jungle, and cloud forest landscapes.
    • Tour a cocoa plantation and learn about the process of production from cocoa bean to chocolate.
    • Visit a local farmer and share in their daily life.
    • Prepare your fresh cup of hot chocolate using artisanal methods.
    • Visit of a farmer cooperative facilities to learn more about fermentation process and exportation (if required needs extra payment of $16 per person). This takes place on day 2 for about 1h – 1h30min

     

    Have extra time, and want to learn more about local cooperatives around Cusco? Check out our Fair Trade Cooperative Tour 3D page!

     

    Itinerary

    Cocoa Tour, immersion Experience 2D Itinerary

    Day 1: Cusco – Quillabamba

    07:45 Hotel pick-up and transfer to the bus station.
    08:00 Depart Cusco for Quillabamba. This leg of the trip takes approximately four and a half hours. We will pass through the Sacred Valley of the Incas. The highest point of our journey will be Malaga (approximately 4,316 meters above sea level).
    12:30 Arrival at Quillabamba and get settled in your hotel room, and enjoy lunch on the farm!
    14:00 Travel towards the cocoa farm.
    14:30 Start the farm tour. A member of the family will take us around the farm, where they will explain the type of work that they regularly perform. You will have the opportunity to try fruit that is in season, learn about different tropical plants. However, we will be primarily focused on the process of cocoa production. After this visit to the farm, we will participate in the traditional roasting of cacao beans. At the end of this activity, we will all enjoy a cup of hot chocolate, which you will prepare using traditional methods.
    18:00 Return to Quillabamba to spend the night (dinner not included).

     

    Day 2: Quillabamba – Cusco or Hydroelectric plant (train station)

    07:30 Breakfast on your own in Quillabamba.
    09:00 After breakfast, we will begin our drive back to Cusco.
    13:30 Arrive back in Cusco, transfer to your hotel.

     

    Notes:

    • It is possible to visit a coffee plantation on the second day of this trip as an additional service (add $30.00 per person)
    • If you wish to add the Machu Picchu extension to this tour, then we can bring you to the train station, or you can organize this tour through us. The departure time will be at approximately 10:00 am. You can take the train at 2:50 pm
    • If your group speaks Spanish and does not require a bilingual guide, then we can offer you a discount of $100.00 per group (Including a local guide from Quillabamba as a host)

    Price

    Cocoa immersion Tour 2D Price (per person, in US dollars)

    # of Passengers CAR (Local transport service) VAN (tourist service)
    1 469 664
    2 267 364
    3 200 265
    4 208
    5 181

    NOTE:

    • *Those who speak Spanish and therefore do not require an English speaking guide, will receive a discount of $100.00 for the group
    • If you decide to take the tour with a Spanish speaking host, cause you to 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
    • 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 Immersion Tour 2D Includes:

    • Pick-up and drop-off from and to your hotel
    • Transportation Cusco/Ollantaytambo – Quillabamba – Cusco or to the hydroelectric train station (for the extension to Machu Picchu)
    • Transportation from Quillabamba to the cocoa farm
    • Lodging in a local hostel (hot water and double/occupancy room) (for single rooms in groups of three or more add $10.00 per room),
    • Bilingual guide (English and Spanish)
    • Tour of the cocoa farm and spend time with a local family
    • Money Transfer Fee

    Cocoa Immersion Tour Not Included:

    • Breakfast in the hostel in Quillabamba
    • Meals during the trip
    • Other expenses not mentioned in the program

    Add-Ons

    Machu Picchu +1D

    We can arrange to extend the Focused Cocoa Tour 2D for one more day to include a trip to Machu Picchu. If you choose this option, the extended itinerary will follow this schedule:

     

    After breakfast on day 2, 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

    The next morning, 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 cost. 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.

    Cocoa Plantation Tour and Machu Picchu 3d/2n Price in USD

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

    # of Passengers CAR (LOCAL TRANSPORT SERVICE) VAN (TOURIST SERVICE)
    1 745 949
    2 532 631
    3 465 535
    4 481
    5 448
    • Machu Picchu with Private tour guide, follow your own rhythm

    # of Passengers CAR (LOCAL TRANSPORT SERVICE) VAN (TOURIST SERVICE)
    1 809 1029
    2 559 668
    3 486 552
    4 490
    5 451

    Machu Picchu Add-On Includes:

    • Train ticket from Hidroeléctrica train station to Aguas Calientes Town (if you prefer to walk this part of the route discount of $31)
    • 1 night in a hostel with private bathroom and hot water + breakfast (DWB)
    • Bus ticket to Machu Picchu (round trip) from Aguas Calientes
    • 1 Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu
    • 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
    • Entrance ticket to Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu mountain ($20)
    • Services not mentioned
    • Money Transfer Fee

     

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