Duration: 5 days/4 nights
Departure Dates: Any dates you would like!
Price: From $748 USD per person, for groups of 4 or more trekkers. Please contact us for pricing for smaller group treks.
Immerse in local culture and agriculture while visiting renowned highlights of Cusco & the Sacred Valley!
Our Coffee, Chocolate and Machu Picchu Hiking Tour takes you across Cusco, from the charming colonial center of the city, to magnificent Machu Picchu. Along the way we visit family-run coffee, cocoa (chocolate), and coca farms, tour the gorgeous Sacred Valley and enjoy a homecooked lunch with a local family, sample fresh fruit from the high jungle and spend a final day at the Machu Picchu ruins.
As with all Ayni Peru travel, this itinerary can be customized or combined with tours in Cusco and beyond. Please contact us for custom itineraries, quotes and questions.
Morning for departure for the beautiful Sacred Valley. Our first stop is the archaeological site of Moray, which is thought to have been used for agricultural research by the Incas. These concentric stone terraces constructed within naturally-occurring depressions are impressive, and offer incredible views of the Sacred Valley and the snow-capped peaks that surround it. Next, begin a pleasant hike to the Salineras, a complex series of spring-fed, terraced salt pans, build into a steep mountainside. You will most likely observe locals preparing the pans and harvesting salt in the traditional manner.
From the Salineras, we will break for a traditonal, homecooked meal with a local family. Our final stop of the day is the Inca town of Ollantaytambo, where active canals run along Inca constructed stone-paved streets and passageways, and many original stone buildings remain in use today. Tour the lovely town`s adjacent ruins, then continue to your cozy hotel for the evening.
Meals: B, L
After an early breakfast, set out for Cusco`s high jungle. We`ll begin with a drive to Malaga Pass to enjoy incredible panoramic view, the begin the descent through the warm and humid valley below. We`ll arrive at our homestay family`s farm in time for a delicious lunch, then break for a bit to get settled and rest. Next, tour the organic farm, where coffee, cocao, and an enormous variety of tropical fruit is grown. We`ll learn how cocoa is grown and harvested and make our own chocolate before dinner.
Meals: B, L, D
After breakfast, we`ll say goodbye to our host family and setout on a scenic hike along original Inca trail. Along the way we`ll stop to learn about coca production, and the plant`s historical and cultural significance in the Andes. Our hike ends at the Colcamayo hotsprings, where we will enjoy lunch and a soak before heading to our coffee farm homestay for the night.
Meals: B, L, D
This morning we`ll tour the farm, focusing on coffee harvesting. Learn about artisan coffee production, then roast and grind your own morning cup. Enjoy breakfast with your host family, then depart on a scenic and easy 2-3 hour hike into Aguas Calientes, located at the base of Machu Picchu. Catch your first glimpses of these incredible ruins along the way!
Meals: B, L
We awake this morning to catch the bus to the gates of this Wonder of the World. You will ascend stone steps, through heavy tree cover to finally emerge at the top of the world – Machu Picchu! The incredible Inca stone construction will be spread below, alternately hidden and revealed by clouds. You`ll have a 2.5-3 hour private tour with your guide, and two Machu Picchu hiking options: either Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain in the afternoon (based on availability; please enquire at the time of booking), then descend to Aguas Calientes for your return train to Ollantaytambo. We will be waiting in the station and bring you to your hotel in Cusco for a good night’s rest.