COFFEE TRAIL EXPERIENCE
3 days/2 nights or 4 days/3 nights with Machu Picchu
Prices from $350 USD p.p based on 5 or more including Machu Picchu
from $225 p.p (based on 5+) without Machu Picchu extension
For 2 in Private $430/290 each, 3 in Private $380/250 each, 4 in private $365/235 each
Day 1 Travel to Santa Teresa, splash in the hot springs, arrival to Coffee Farm homestay.
Today we start around 10am from Cusco, taking transport to Santa Teresa in 4.5- to 5 hours (we can stop off for snacks/lunch along the way) and eventually for sunset at the local hot springs of Cocalmayo, where several natural pools are located in a beautifal setting. We then continue another 50 minutes for dinner at our host farm in the village of Lucmabamba.
Day 2 Coffee farm tour, Trek to Llactapata ruins, overnight in lodging with Machu Picchu in view
Today, we start the morning with breakfast and a local tour by our hosts of their farm and coffee plantation. We are shown around all the area and what else grows there too. After that, our lunch will be served early so we get away in good time on our afternoon hike 3 hours up to the pass on decent trail some of which is an original route of the Inkas. The ascent is from 2100m up to 2700m. Once arriving at the top we continue down again for another 15 minutes until we reach the Inka ruins known as Llactapata. Here we get the most incredble panormaic view across the valley below and at a far distance we are able to make out Machu Picchu Sanctuary. Finally from there we descend another 15 minutes to our accomodation, small simple lodges with a similar view across the valley and what should hope to be a fabulous sunset to match!
Day 3 Trek down to Santa Teresa valley, hike on to Machu Picchu via the railway and Mandor waterfalls OR return to Cusco
Today we start early. We hope to get an amazing sunrise before heading down 1-1.5 hours on switch backs and rocky trail. We should take our time and watch our step as descend quickly through cloud forests from 2600 m down to 2000m. At the bottom we cross a suspention bridge then follow a gravel road another 45 minutes to the railway point known as 'Hidroelectrica'. At this stage we have two options. 1. we can take transport back to Santa Teresa in 30 minutes and connect from there back to Cusco in local transport, or if really lucky all the way back to Cusco in 6 hours. OR....we contiune along the way to Aguas Calientes/Machu Picchu village in 2-3 hours with a stop at the lovely waterfalls and lush scenery of Mandor along the way.