Coffee Route Tour in Cusco 1 day

Day trips

About this tour

  • Start: With pickup from your hotel door between 3.30 am and 4 am.
  • Duration: 15 horas.
  • Type of transport: Tourist minivan round trip.
  • Feeding Local breakfast in ecological lodge / local lunch in ecological lodge.
  • Tour guide: Professional guide in Spanish or English.
  • Tourist attractions: Abra Málaga, coffee plantations in the jungle of Cusco.
  • Payment methods: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diners Club or PayPal credit cards.

Descripción

  • Cusco is considered one of the regions with the best coffee in Peru. This is due to its geography not only of high mountains but also of high tropical jungle and ideal for the plantation of this aromatic product famous throughout the world. The ‘Coffee Route’ tour allows you to learn how the planting, harvesting and cooking of Cusco coffee is carried out. The service, of course, includes a tasting of this aromatic product, as well as a tasting of chocolate and products derived from cocoa. The service starts every day between 3.30 am and 4 am. Then a beautiful trip is made through the Sacred Valley of the Incas and the jungle of Cusco until arriving at the Ecolodge Ipal hostel where the activities take place. The tour offers pickup, transportation, professional guide, entrance fees and tasting.

This is the experience

  • Live the experience of one of the best coffees in the world on the ‘Cusco Coffee Route 1 day’ tour. The service offers tasting of different types of beans and aromatic coffees. The tourist will also learn about the coffee preparation process, from planting, harvesting and final cooking of the grain. In addition, the visitor will see the cocoa plantations, another widely cultivated product in the geography of the Cusco rainforest. The tour offers everything you need for a safe and comfortable visit: pick-up from the hotel door, complete tourist transportation throughout the tour, the company of a professional guide, breakfast, lunch and even free tasting. The service starts at 4 am and ends at 7 pm in Cusco. This is one of the most recommended alternative tours to be visited as a family.

Characteristics of Peruvian and Cusco coffee

Peruvian coffee facts
Characteristics
Coffee production in Peru worldwidePeru is the second largest exporter of organic coffee in the world (only below Mexico).
The extension of coffee plantations in Peru.Peru total Peruvian coffee is grown in an area of ​​425,416 hectares. This represents 6% of the total agricultural area of ​​Peru.
The geography in which Peruvian coffee is planted.In total, coffee is grown in 17 regions, 67 provinces and 338 districts of Peruvian territory. All these regions are characterized by their temperate and humid high jungle climate.
Peruvian families dedicated to coffee cultivationIt is estimated that more than 223 thousand small producer families are involved in the production of Peruvian coffee. Likewise, 95% of them are farmers who have an area of ​​5 hectares or less of coffee plantations.
Peruvian coffee and the economic coffee movement.It is estimated that around two million people in Peru depend economically on coffee production. This represents that one third of total employment in the agricultural sector is related to coffee.
Peruvian coffee production organizations.Approximately one third of Peruvian coffee producers belong to some type of organization. In addition, 20% export coffee through these organizations.
Los productos del café peruano.Only 5% of coffee producers in Peru have higher education. 80% of coffee exports are made through export companies.
Technology in the production of Peruvian coffee.Only 3% of coffee producers have adequate production technology. Furthermore, only 7% have access to bank loans.


Tour itinerary

  • The 1-day ‘Coffee Route’ tour in Cusco begins with the pick-up of the tourist from the door of their hotel in the city of Cusco. Pickup is made for hotels located in the historic center of the city, where the vast majority of hotels for tourists are located. If the hotel is not in the central area, the visitor must coordinate a pick-up point in a central square of the city (example Main Square of Cusco). Pick-up takes place between 3.30 am and 4 am.
  • After pickup, the visitor will board a tourist minivan that will embark on a trip with wonderful views of the area known as the Sacred Valley of the Incas. On the route the visitor will be able to appreciate the famous towns of Chinchero, Urubamba and Ollantaytambo. On the route you can stop to use toilets.
  • After approximately 3 hours of travel, we arrive at Málaga Pass, the highest point of the route at an elevation of 4,200 meters above sea level. There, the visitor will be able to enjoy a high Andean landscape of great natural beauty. After getting the best photos and videos of the place, we will board the tourist transport again to descend to the tropical jungle of Cusco.
  • After approximately 1 more hour of travel, the visitor will arrive at the Ecolodge Ipal hostel, a place surrounded by abundant vegetation, hidden in the province of La Convencion – Cusco. There, after a warm welcome, a specialized guide will show us the coffee plantations to learn their differences, the types of beans, qualities and, of course, a tasting of an aromatic Cusco coffee.
  • There, in this beautiful environment, and enchanted by the aroma of coffee, we will enjoy a typical local breakfast with natural ingredients grown in the area.
  • After this we will have some time to tour the hostel facilities. We will also get to know the high quality products that are there (option to buy fine coffee beans).
  • In the afternoon the visitor will enjoy a delicious local lunch, also made with organic ingredients from the jungle area of ​​Cusco. There will also be a tasting of different types of coffee, cocoa and chocolate, which are the most cultivated products in the area.
  • After enjoying the charm of coffee in its natural environment, we will board the tourist transportation again to begin the return trip to the city of Cusco (approximately 4-hour route).
  • The tour ends with the visitor’s transfer to the door of their hotel in the city of Cusco at approximately 7 pm.

Includes

  • Pick up from the visitor’s hotel door in Cusco.
  • Professional tour guide service.
  • Tourist transportation in a spacious and comfortable minivan throughout the tour.
  • Entrance to the Ecolodge Ipal hostel in the high jungle of Cusco.
  • Local breakfast at the Ecolodge Ipal hostel.
  • Local lunch at the Ecolodge Ipal hostel.
  • Tasting of coffee, cocoa and Cusco chocolate at the Ecolodge Ipal hostel.
  • Sourvenires
  • Tips.

What to bring?

  • Hat or cap.
  • Comfortable clothing for temperate climate.
  • A windproof jacket.
  • Raincoat.
  • Mosquito repellent.
  • Snacks y bebidas.
  • Comfortable hiking shoes.
  • Sun blocker.
  • Sunglasses.
  • Extra cash.
  • Passport or identity document.


Where does the tour start and end?

  • The 1-day ‘Coffee Route’ tour in Cusco begins with the pick-up of the tourist from the door of their hotel in the city of Cusco. Pickup is made for hotels located in the historic center of the city, where the vast majority of hotels for tourists are located. If the hotel is not in the central area, the visitor must coordinate a pick-up point in a central square of the city (example Main Square of Cusco). Pick-up takes place between 3.30 am and 4 am.
  • The service concludes at the visitor’s hotel in the city of Cusco (or in a central square at the tourist’s request) at approximately 7 pm.

How to prevent altitude sickness?

  • Soroche or altitude sickness can cause you some inconveniences during your visit to the Cusco region in Peru (Cusco is 3,400 meters above sea level). The main symptoms are: dizziness, fatigue or nausea. Likewise, to reduce symptoms, try to avoid alcoholic beverages and fatty foods before the visit.
  • To reduce the symptoms of altitude sickness, try to acclimatize one day before to the altitude of the city of Cusco, which is at 3,399 meters above sea level. Another option is to drink hot infusions such as coca leaf (natural plant used by the Incas)..

Group or private services

  • The 1-day ‘Coffee Route’ tour in Cusco is carried out in a group service. Do you want to perform a private service? You can contact info@machupicchuterra.com. A sales agent will be contacted to offer a private tour for the tourist, their partner, friends or family.

Frequent questions

Why take the Coffee Route tour in Cusco?

Peru is the second largest exporter of organic coffee in the world (only below Mexico). This is due to the high quality and aroma of its grains, grown in the high jungle regions. The type of coffee is Arabica, which is known for its mild flavor and less bitterness on the palate. However, it is also the most difficult to grow. Even so, every year, Peruvian coffee wins international competitions due to its high quality.

What time does the 1-day Coffee Route tour start and end?

The tour begins with the pick-up of the tourist from the door of their hotel in the city of Cusco, between 3:30 am and 4 am. After 15 hours of tour, the service also ends at the door of the visitor’s hotel at around 7 pm.

Does the Peruvian Coffee Route tour include food?

Yes, the tour offers a local breakfast at the Ecolodge Ipal hostel in the province of La Convencion (in the high jungle of Cusco). Likewise, the tour includes local lunch (made with ingredients grown in the area) at the Ecolodge Ipal hostel. Both services are of great quality, flavor and cleanliness.

Can I cancel the tour?

Yes, you can request the cancellation of the Coffee Route tour in Cusco 1 day by sending an email to info@machupicchuterra.com with a last deadline of 5 days before the start of the service. Cancellation of the tour has a penalty of 25% of the value of the service (refund of 75% of the total cost of the tour). The money will be returned by the same means that made the payment (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diners Club or PayPal).

Can I change the tour date?

Yes, you can request a change of date or of the holders of the Coffee Route tour in Cusco 1 day by sending an email to info@machupicchuterra.com with a last deadline of 5 days before the start of the service. Tour changes have a penalty of 10% of the value of the service (which must be paid through a link via email).

Is the tour in group or private service?

The Coffee Route tour in Cusco 1 day is carried out in group service. That is, the visitor will travel the entire tour with other visitors from different countries around the world. To request a private tour (for the tourist, their partner, friends or family) you can request it at info@machupicchuterra.com.





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