Cocla Tours: Cusco Chocolate Tour: Visit a Chocolate Farm with Local Growers

Cusco Chocolate Tour: Visit a Chocolate Farm with Local Growers

Cusco, Peru

Cocla Tours

Community-based cooperative

2 days/1 night
From$217 USDper person

Cocla Tours is a community-based cooperative that offers tours of traditional farm culture and funds social community projects in the village.

Tour Highlights

  • Visit a cocoa plantation and learn how chocolate is made while supporting local farmers in the region.
  • Taste delicious, traditionally prepared hot chocolate.
  • Meet members of the local community and spend a night in scenic Quillabamba.

Tour revenue will be invested in public works projects that improve the standard of living in Cusco.

Tour Details

  • Frequency

    Any day by appointment. Tours run year-round, but harvest season (April-August) is the best time to visit. During rainy season (January-March), activities may be limited due to the change of seasons.

  • Start Time

    Flexible

  • Duration

    2 days/1 night

  • Good For

    Adults

  • Languages

    English, Spanish

  • Weather

    Tour takes place rain or shine (tour itinerary might be modified in case of inclement weather)

  • Tour Participants

    1 to 6

  • Difficulty

    Easy (short walking distances, low or no physical effort)

  • Clothing & Equipment

    Comfortable shoes for walking, Mosquito repellent, Rain gear

  • Volunteer Opportunities

    Yes

Tour Description

Are you a chocolate lover curious about the origins of this delicious delicacy? Join Coclatours for an adventure into the jungles of Cusco to learn how chocolate is made! Meet farmers who harvest cocoa and discover what it takes to preserve the cocoa's quality and turn it into delicious chocolate. Find out why fermentation is such an important part of the chocolate making process. Learn about cacao chuncho, a very rare and well-known cocoa variety, and why it's so special. Talk to cocoa farmers and experience daily life in the Peruvian countryside with a local family. Gain insight into their traditional agrarian lifestyles as you take in beautiful natural landscapes on a journey you won't soon forget.

Day 1
7:45 am: Transport from your hotel to bus station
8:00 am: Departure to Quillabamba. The ride to Quillabamba across the Sacred Valley of the Incas is approximately 4.5 hours. The highest point of the trip, Malaga Cove, sits approximately 4316 meters above sea level. Enjoy the beautiful Andean landscapes, jungles, and forests along the way.
12:30 pm: Arrive at Quillabamba, get accommodated in the lodge, and have lunch.
2:00 pm: Take a short trip to a local cocoa estate and farm.
2:30 pm: The activities begin in the estate. A member of the family will guide you around the farm and tell you about the work they do.You’ll have the opportunity to learn about diverse tropical plants, taste fruit grown on the estate, and, most importantly, discover the process of making chocolate! Later, participate in the traditional cocoa roast and enjoy delicious authentic hot chocolate prepared for you by a local family.
6:00 pm: Return to Quillabamba for the night.

Day 2
09:00 am: Travel by van back to Cusco. Visitors can be dropped off at the train station if they'd like to continue on to Machu Picchu.

Please note: this itinerary may be modified during the rainy season (January - March). Tour price includes hostel accommodation, English translator, guide, entrance fees, round-trip transportation from Cusco, and cocoa farm visit. Tour price does not include meals.

Tour Start Address

Quillabamba, Cusco, Cusco, Peru

How To Get There

You will be picked up from your hotel in Cusco.

More About Cocla Tours

Mission

To offer more opportunities to local coffee producers in Peru.

Main Programs

  • Organizing community-based tours for visitors

  • Managing a fund to invest in social projects for the community

  • Supporting local farmers.

Awards & Recognition

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Cordaid
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Agriterra
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COCLA
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