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Mar 10, 2016

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At ChocoMuseo we offer tours to visit cacao and chocolate plantations.

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    Chocolate & Coffee

    Tours by

    Live an exceptional experience, sharing unique

    and unforgettable moments with local families.

    The Peruvian farmers will teach you everything

    they know about organic and fair trade farming

    of cacao, coffee, tea and many other exotic fruits

    and plants.

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    Summary

    Forastero Tour:

    Description (3)

    Our prices (5)

    Trinitario Tour:

    Description (6)

    Our prices (8)

    Option to Machupichu (9)

    What to bring on our tours? (10)

    Contact us (10)

    Overview of our tours

    At ChocoMuseo we offer mainly two tours named after

    two famous types of cacao plants: Forastero and

    Trinitario.

    The map above summarizes our two tours which are

    described more precisely in the next pages.

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    Forastero tour

    DAY 1

    7:30 am (Public transportation alternative): Transportation (taxi) from your hotel to the bus terminal, and transportation (mini bus) from the bus terminal to Huayopata (Julias farm). 8:00 am (Private transportation alternative): Transportation from your hotel to Huayopata (Julias farm). 12:30 am: Welcome fresh fruit juice at Julias farm. 1:00 pm: Lunch at Julias farm. (Traditional food from the region) 2:30 pm 5:30 pm: Activities in Julias farm. Depending on the season you will:

    Visit the tea plantation and factory Visit the coffee plantation and learn more about the coffee process Discover and taste the exotic fruits of the season

    5:30pm: Moment with Julias family. If you would like to help cooking, feel free to ask Julia. 6:00 pm: Dinner and evening with Julias family. 8:00 pm: With Jose and Julia, learn how to peel, roast and grind coffee. Prepare the coffee you will enjoy the next morning for breakfast. 9:00 pm: Night at Julias farm in rooms with private bathroom and hot water.

    2 Days 1 Night Live with a Peruvian family in their farm

    Learn about cacao, chocolate, coffee and tea

    Highlight on Julias farm and family

    Julia with her husband Jos and their children, Moses and Miguel

    Julia was a former teacher. She is now taking care of a 3 hectares plantation of coffee, bananas, mangos, avocados, exotic fruits and tea. She is also involved in the development of the district of Huayopata on the social and educational topics. You will spend a lovely time with that cheerful family.

    Altitude: Approx. 1500 m Size: Approx. 3 hectares Plantation: Coffee, bananas, tea, mangos, masassamba, passion fruit, mandarines, avocados, coca

    Julia explaining about the coca tree

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    DAY 2

    7:30 am: Breakfast at Julias farm with great coffee. 8:00 am: Transportation (private) to Maranura (Rosas farm). 9:00 am: Activities with Rosa:

    Discovering the cacao tree and its fruit Learning about harvest, fermentation and drying of

    cacao beans Roasting and grinding cacao beans from the farm Preparing a hot chocolate with your freshly ground

    cacao

    12:00 am: Transportation (private) to Santa Maria. 12:30 am: Lunch in Santa Maria. (Menu of the day)

    Option 1: Back to Cusco

    1:30 pm (Public transportation alternative): Transportation (mini bus) to the bus terminal in Cusco and transportation (taxi) to your hotel. Arrival at around 7pm. 1:30 pm (Private transportation alternative): Transportation to your hotel in Cusco. Arrival at around 6pm.

    Option 2: Lets visit Machupicchu!

    1:00 pm: Transportation to Hidrolectrica 3:00 pm: You can either walk (2h30) from Hidrolectrica to Aguas Calientes by the railway or take the train. 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm: Check in your hotel in Aguas Calientes (standard accommodation with private bathroom and hot water). 7:00 pm: Dinner in Aguas Calientes (not included). Note: For the next day, please read the section Visit of Machupicchu

    Highlight on public transportation

    Even with public transportation, youll

    have a guide with you at all times. He/She will pick you up at your hotel and drive you to the public terminal where youll take a minibus (cf. picture) together. Your place will have been booked for you, and you may travel with other local people. Note: Sometimes there is no seatbelt as it is not obligatory in Peru.

    Highlight on Rosas cacao plantation

    Roasting beans over the fire

    At Rosas cacao plantation in

    Maranura you will learn all the secrets of Theobroma cacao (also known as the food of the gods). With her you will prepare a delicious hot chocolate from dried beans from her plantation. Rosa has 2 types of cacao trees in her plantation: the chuncho and the hybrido

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    Our prices

    Our prices include:

    The night at Julias farm 2 lunches, 1 dinner, 1 breakfast Visits and activities at Julias and Rosas farm The private or public (accordingly) transportation A private professional guide (English/Spanish)

    Our prices do not include drinks outside the meals, tips, and personal expenses (such as alcoholic drinks and souvenirs).

    The Machupicchu option includes:

    The train ticket Hidrolectrica Machupicchu The night at Aguas Calientes with breakfast (usually Intikilla hostal) The entrance ticket to Machupicchu The guided visit of Machupicchu The train ticket Aguas Calientes Ollantaytambo and mini bus ticket Ollantaytambo Cusco

    Our prices do not include the dinner in Aguas Calientes on the 2nd evening or the lunch in Aguas Calientes on the 3rd day.

    Transportation 1 Pax 2 Pax 3 Pax 4 Pax 5 Pax 6 Pax

    Private 575.00$ 315.00$ 225.00$ 185.00$ 155.00$ 140.00$

    Public 335.00$ 210.00$ 170.00$ 150.00$ 145.00$ 135.00$

    Private 875.00$ 550.00$ 445.00$ 390.00$ 360.00$ 335.00$

    Public 625.00$ 435.00$ 370.00$ 340.00$ 335.00$ 320.00$

    Solo

    + Machupicchu

    Highlight on the walk from Hidrolectrica to Aguas Calientes

    Arriving at Aguas Calientes

    The 2 to 3 hours walk from Hidrolectrica to Aguas Calientes is a flat and nice walk in the wonderful nature near Machupicchu. You hike on a path by the railway and the river. You shouldnt miss it if you are fit! The landscapes

    are unforgettable!

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    Trinitario tour

    DAY 1

    Same as Forastero tour (cf. Page 2)

    DAY 2

    7.30 am 12.00 am: Same as Forastero tour (cf. page 2) 1:00 pm: Transportation (private) to Santa Rosa. 1:45 pm: Hike on the Inka Trail Jungle (2h30) to Alejandros farm. 4:15 pm: Welcome fresh juice from the farm. 4:30 pm: Depending on the season, at Alejandros farm you will:

    Learn more about fair trade and high altitude organic coffee Pick coffee from the tree Process coffee (Shelling, fermentation, washing, sorting, drying) Taste coffee Discover the coca plant Learn how guinea pigs are raised

    6:00 pm: Dinner and evening with Alejandros family. 8:30 pm: Night at Alejandros farm in rooms with private bathroom and hot water.

    3 Days 2 Nights Live with Peruvian families in their farm

    Enjoy wonderful hikes in the nature Learn about cacao, chocolate, coffee, tea, coca

    and tropical fruits

    Highlight on Alejandros farm and family

    After picking coffee from the plantation

    Altitude: From 1700m to 2000m Size: Approx. 3 hectares Plantation: Coffee, bananas, exotic fruits, peanuts, yucca, guinea pigs

    At Alejandros farm you will enjoy the great

    view of the Salkantay mountain. Far from the road you will take your time to live in harmony with the nature.

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    DAY 3

    Option 1: Back to Cusco

    8:00 am: Breakfast at Alejandros farm with fresh coffee from the farm. 8:30 am: Free time at Alejandros farm. 10:00 am: Walk (30 min) from Alejandros farm to the road. 10:30 am: Transportation (private) to Santa Maria. 12:30 am: Lunch in Santa Maria. (Menu of the day) 1:30 pm (Public transportation alternative): Transportation (mini bus) to the bus terminal in Cusco and transportation (taxi) to your hotel. Arrival at around 7pm. 1:30 pm (Private transportation alternative): Transportation to your hotel in Cusco. Arrival at around 6pm.

    Option 2: Lets visit Machupicchu!

    7:00 am: Breakfast at Alejandros farm with fresh coffee from the farm. 8:00 am: Walk (3h) from Alejandros farm to the thermal waters by the Vilcanota river. 11:00 am: Swim in the thermal waters. 11:45 am: Walk (45min) from the thermal waters to Santa Teresa. 12:30 am: Lunch in Santa Teresa. (Menu of the day) 1:30 pm: Transportation from Santa Teresa to Hidrolectrica. 2:15 pm: You can either walk (2h30) from Hidrolectrica to Aguas Calientes by the railway or take the train (extra charge of US$18) to reach Aguas Calientes. 5:30 pm: Check in your hotel in Aguas Calientes (standard accommodation with private bathroom and hot water). 7:00 pm: Dinner in Aguas Calientes (not included). Note: For the next day and the visit of Machupicchu, please read the section Visit of Machupicchu

    Highlight on the walk to the thermal waters

    You will feel like Indiana Jones when crossing the river The 3 hours walk from Alejandros farm to

    Santa Teresa goes through wonderful landscapes. You will cross the river twice, on a bridge or zip line. When you arrive at the thermal waters you will enjoy a great time in the middle of the nature.

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