Coffee and Cocoa Route

Lima • La Merced • Villa Rica • Satipo • La Merced • Lima • Cusco • Sacred Valley • Machu Picchu • Cusco • Lima

01

… / LIMA

Welcome to Peru! Upon your arrival to Lima international airport, you will be met by a representative from Domiruth Travel Service and taken to your hotel situated in the residential district of Miraflores. Hotel arrival and check – in (15:00 hours). Overnight. ( – )
Lima: 154 masl

02


LIMA – LA MERCED 

Breakfast in the hotel. 06:00 Departure to La Merced, 08:30 Breakfast in San Mateo restaurant “Chez Vitor”, 14:00 Lunch in the country estate of San Jose. Check in and accommodation, 16:00 Visit the Cooperative Agraria Cafetalera Perene, where you will learn about the operation carried out by the Association. You will also be able to taste the different types of Coffee that the Cooperative collects and sells. 18:00 Visit to Chanchamayo Highland Coffee, the company that works directly with 16 Associations of Coffee Producers, which includes 1,740 farmers that are registered in the Organic Certification Program for Fair Trade. They export 46 varieties of products which include coffee, cocoa, sacha inchi, banana chips, juices, jams, candied and dried fruits, and exotic liquors to France, Switzerland, Finland, Denmark, Italy, and the North – American market. 20:00 Dinner in the estate of San Jose.
Overnight stay (B, L, D)
Note: Seasons to make the Coffee Route. April to July (harvest season). August to March (season of pruning trees, flowering, maintenance of coffee plantations, maintenance of drying and processing plants. The establishments of the sale of coffee products can be visited year round.
La Merced: 751 masl

03

LA MERCED 

Breakfast in the hotel. 09:00 Departure to the Cooperative Processing Plant Agraria Cafetalera Perene in Alto San Juan – Yurinaki, where you will be able to observe the collection, pulping, fermentation, and washing of the coffee, as well as hear an explanation of the whole process by a plant expert. 12:00 Box Lunch 12:30 Departure to the Community of Cerro Picaflor, where you will observe coffee plantations between 1,000 and 1,300 meters above sea level. 14:30 Departure to the Cooperative Drying Plant Agraria Cafetalera Perene in Marankiari where you will observe the process of drying coffee beans in specialized machines. 17:15 Visit to Green Gold Coffee, a handmade producer and seller of Coffee, where you will observe the different ways that this small family business presents coffee: candies, coffee flavored chocolate, coffee with ginger, liquors, and caramel spread. As well as the direct sale of roasted and ground coffee beans. 20:00 Dinner,
Overnight stay (B, L, D)
La Merced: 751 masl

04


LA MERCED – VILLA RICA – LA MERCED 

Breakfast in the hotel. 08:30 Departure to Villa Rica, visit to the native community of Yánesha Ñagazú. They are composed of approximately 90 families, some 450 inhabitants, who are dedicated mainly to coffee farming. They are currently working with the NGO Ecoselva and the export company Volcafe and Italian roaster Lavazza for their special line of coffee “Tierra” (Land), with the seal from the Rainforest Alliance Certification TM, which exports an average of 600 quintals of parchment coffee per year since 2005. 11:30 Visit to Villa Rica Highland, a private company composed of 10 partners, producers and exporters of high quality coffee who share a vision focused on increasing productivity, continually improving the quality as well as expanding markets. You will also visit the quality control laboratory and selection processing plant and the threshing of green gold coffee beans for export. 13:30 Lunch in the estate of Santa Rosa. 14:30 Visit the estate of Santa Rosa in Villa Rica, an old estate constructed in 1927 by the Austrian – German colonists, where you will see the traditional ways of cultivating coffee in the area. In addition, you will be able to appreciate the type of lifestyle that the first Austrian – German colonists enjoyed when they arrived to Villa Rica.
19:30 Dinner.
Overnight Stay (B, L, D)
La Merced: 751 masl

05


LA MERCED – SATIPO – LA MERCED 

Breakfast in the hotel. At 06:30, we will depart to the province of Satipo, and later to the district of San Martin de Pangoa, where we will visit the Agrarian Coffee Cooperative Pangoa, which was constituted on March 19th, 1978 as an organization that brought together small coffee and cocoa producers, whose objective is to improve the quality of life and the level of technology utilized by farmers, increase the production in an organized and disciplined manner in harmony with the environment, without causing imbalances. The Cooperative produces and sells arabic and criollo coffee to the most demanding markets in the world. They have a commitment with their partners; social development focused on gender. We will later visit the Native Community of Nomatsiguenga San Antonio de Sonomoro, who belong to the linguistic family of Arawak, who are located 35 kilometers to the southeast of the city of Satipo, in the district of Pangoa, and is composed of 58 families. This community is located at 691 masl. It is one of the most organized native communities in Peru, and they show visitors their diverse cultural expressions through typical songs and dances as well as their own activities within their community. At 13:00, we will have a typical lunch at Nomatsiguenga. In the afternoon, we will visit the cultivation of the Cocoa fields, where you will be able to observe the processes used for native Cocoa. The Community is represented by the Association of Artisan Chocolatiers of the Native Community of San Antonio de Sonomoro, and the Association of Agricultural Producers Nomatsiguengas de San Antonio de Sonomoro (Apanosan), who are endorsed by Fair Trade, and are suppliers of the Cocoa of the chocolate company Di Perugia.
Dinner.
Overnight (B, L, D)
La Merced: 751 masl

06


LA MERCED – SAN JOSE ECOLOGICAL PARK – LA MERCED – LIMA 

Breakfast in the hotel. 08:30 Visit the Ecological Park San Jose where you will learn about the natural and cultural heritage of the Central Jungle, and at the end of the trip you will participate in the Re-forestation Program “Siembre un Arbol” (Plant a tree) in Chanchamayo and receive a Planting Certificate. 10:00 Departure to La Merced. 14:00 Lunch in Chez Vitor. 19:00 Arrival to Lima.
Overnight stay. (B, L)
Lima: 154 masl

07


LIMA – CUSCO – SACRED VALLEY 

Breakfast in the hotel. At the appropriate time, we will depart to the international airport Jorge Chavez to board the flight to the city of Cusco. Arrival, reception, and transfer to a hotel located in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. In route, we visit the town of Pisac, where we will observe a colorful local market and we will see how until today, the local people maintain their traditions of bartering food and other items, just how they did in the past. Buffet lunch in a local restaurant in the Sacred Valley. Later on, we will continue onto the town of Ollantaytambo, where we will visit the beautiful fortress that carries its same name. Here we will pass by the most important sectors of the complex, and our guide will give a detailed explanation of its history. Arrival to hotel.
Overnight stay. (B, L)
Sacred Valley: 2,800 masl

08


SACRED VALLEY – EL MANGAL LODGE  

Breakfast at the hotel. At 09:00, depart to the Tourist lodge El Mangal, which covers an area of over 15 hectares and has a microclimate that favors the diversification of plants such as: coffee, cocoa, annatto, coca, mango, citrus fruits, passion fruit, pacae, yucca, and uncucha; in addition exotic fruits such as, sapodilla, star apple, cassava, carambola, guava, granada and other native plants from the area. Lunch in Lodge. In the afternoon, we will begin our tour of the Tourist lodge El Mangal to observe the different varieties of plants and fruits of organic coffee. We will explain from the point of plantation until the harvest of the fresh fruits (cherries) of the coffee, pulping of the fresh fruit and drying of the coffee beans, peeled, toasted and grounding of the organic coffee grains and enjoy the fragrance and natural aroma of the coffee. Later on, we will taste organic coffee in its natural flavor. Dinner.
Overnight stay. (B, L, D)
Quillabamba: 1,120 masl

09


EL MANGAL LODGE – HIDROELECTRIC – MACHU PICCHU 

Breakfast in the lodge At an agreed upon time, we will depart to the station of Hidroelectric to take the train to the town of Aguas Calientes. Arrival and transfer to the hotel, check in. Remainder of the day will be free for shopping or visiting the main square, on your own. Dinner included in the hotel.
Overnight stay (B, D)
Machu Picchu: 2,400 masl

10


MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO 

Breakfast in the hotel. Depart to the bus station where we will board the buses that will take you up to the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu. 10:00 will begin our tour by observing the tremendous landscape that surrounds the historical landmark. The tour is 2 hours and 30 minutes, at which time we will descend back to the town of Aguas Calientes for lunch. At the scheduled time, we will depart to the train station to board the train to Ollantaytambo. Arrival and transfer to hotel in Cusco.
Overnight stay (B, L)
Cusco: 3,395 masl

11


CUSCO

Breakfast in the hotel. In the morning, a guided visit to the imperial city of Cusco, the Cathedral, and the Temple of the Sun (Qoricancha). We will then visit Qengo (Ceremonial center and ritual where Incan sacrifices took place, Puca Pucara (Incan outpost), Tambomachay (Ceremonial Center of the worship of water), and the Fortress of Sacsayhuaman (place where the principle Incan festivals of Inti Raymi and Warachicuy take place). Rest of the afternoon free. At an agreed upon time, transfer to a touristic restaurant in Cusco to enjoy a farewell dinner show. Return to hotel.
Overnight stay. (B, D)
Cusco: 3,395 masl

12


CUSCO – LIMA / …

Breakfast in the hotel. Morning free to visit the city or do shopping on your own. At the scheduled time, transfer to the Cusco airport to board the flight to the city of Lima. Arrival, reception, and international flight connection. (B)

Include



  • Transport from airport / hotel / airport.
  • 11 nights of hotel accommodation + Breakfasts.
  • Visit to the Cooperative Agraria Cafetalera Perene and Coffee Tasting.
  • Visit to Chanchamayo Highland Coffee.
  • Visit to the Cooperative Processing Plant Agraria Cafetalera Perene in Alto San Juan.
  • Visit to the Community of Cerro Picaflor.
  • Visit the Cooperative Drying Plant Agraria Cafetalera Perene in Marankiari.
  • Visit to Green Gold Coffee.
  • Visit the native community Yánesha Ñagazu, where you will appreciate the cultivation of coffee plantations and the different stages of the production of coffee.
  • Visit to Villa Rica Highland, where you will visit the quality control coffee lab and selection process plant.
  • Visit to the Estate of Santa Rosa, where you will observe the traditional method of coffee planting.
  • Visit the Agrarian Coffee Cooperative Pangoa.
  • Visit the Native Community of Nomatsiguenga San Antonio de Sonomoro: Cocoa crops.
  • Visit the Ecological Park of San Jose.
  • Visit the Market of Pisac + Ollantaytambo fortress.
  • An Aroma Tour of Native Organic Cocoa in the Tourist Lodge El Mangal.
  • Train Expedition/Vistadome Hidroelectric / Machu Picchu / Ollanta.
  • Visit to the City of Machu Picchu with a private guide.
  • HD City tour of Cusco + 4 nearby ruins.
  • Entrance ticket to all of the places mentioned in the route.
  • Meals specified in the tour program.
  • Specific meals detailed in the program.

Not Included

  • Air tickets national and international
  • Travel insurance.
  • Overweight in Luggage.
  • Alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks.
  • Not specified meal
  • Personal charges
  • Other not specified

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