A route that combines learning with adventure, remote villages with highlight Machu Picchu, and Andean altitudes with jungle environment.
Hike a spectacular Inka Trail to remote coffee and cacao plantations in the Machu Picchu jungle. Walks are short and beautiful: the key is experience. Harvesting coffee and cacao and participating in the whole process, will give a new dimension to your visit to Machu Picchu.
You can add a fourth day to this trip: a guided visit to Machu Picchu with local guides
Days duration: 4
Destinations: Huyopata, Machu Picchu, Cuzco,
Public transport Cusco – Huayopata
Share daily life of Julia and José Manga – Guerra, our host family in Huayopata
Participating in agricultural activities (depending on the season)
Overnight stay in a private lodge with hot water
After breakfast visit to a cacao farmer to learn how to make our own chocolate!
Afterwards, a taxi ride of about one hour to the beginning of a hike (beautiful 2,5-hour Inka trail option, or a shorter and easier one-hour option)
Arrival in Huacayupana for a refreshing lemonade and lunch, offered by our host Alejandro Perez
Explanation from proud “cafetalero” Alejandro about the organic coffee process from the bean to the cup, and his life on this mountain ridge
Dinner and time to share experiences with Alejandro’s family
Overnight stay in their traditional lodge constructed with adobe, but with private hot shower
For today, there are two options:
(the second part of this option) taxi to the Hydroelectric Station to take the 40 minutes train to Aguas Calientes (or walk 2,5 – 3 hours), overnight stay in Aguas Calientes
In case you choose for option 2: Guided visit to Machu Picchu
Back to Cuzco by train and bus