Salkantay Trek to Macchu Picchu+ Coffee Tour and Farm Homestay
One of the most famous destinations in fantastic Peru
We invite you to embark on this trail as a wonderful alternative to the traditional Inca Trail, to arrive at #MachuPicchu on foot. You will pass by unparalleled views of high Andean Mountains, glaciers, and sub-tropical and tropical rain forest. The difficulty level of this hike is moderate to advanced, therefore we recommend you are in good physical shape and also that you arrive to #Cusco two days before the hike to properly acclimate to the altitude.
As an alternative to the #IncaTrail, a bitten track packed with tourists all year round, we take the Salkantay Track with its impressive views of the Andes Mountains. Plus: on the third day of this trek we switch gears and immerse in a coffee tour with local farming families.
You will be able to learn about the world of coffee, its process of production and be able to rest up in comfortable rooms with hot water. Share in each family’s life-style and daily labour on the farm. This unforgettable experience will let you get to know a local farming family.
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One of the best treks on Earth
The Salkantay Trek was named among the 25 best Treks in the World, by National Geographic Adventure Travel Magazine. The part around Mount Salkantay has some outstanding views and the descent later down to 1,000 m above sea level is quite gorgeous and not too steep.
The tour for adventurers who love coffee ;-)
If you are a coffee-lover, learning about this process can be quite rewarding. Coffee production is an intricate process, and a lot of care is put into each stage of its growth (selecting the proper seeds, planting, harvesting, separating the fruit from the beans, drying, roasting, grinding, and packaging). Even more goes into this process when you take into account organic certification and fair trade practices.
Macchu Picchu (of course)
Most archaeologists believe Machu Picchu was built as an estate for the Inca emperor Pachacuti (1438–1472). The most familiar icon of Inca civilization, it was built around 1450 but abandoned a century later at the time of the Spanish Conquest. It was not known to the Spanish during the colonial period and remained unknown to the outside world until American historian Hiram Bingham brought it to international attention in 1911.
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