Coffee and Inca Cultures

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Tour Overview

If you love coffee, culture and history, this journey offers an insightful experience into the coffee culture from the roots up. Taste some of the best coffee in the world while exploring the stunning coffee region of Colombia with its dramatic mountain scenery and towering wax palms. To complement the experience this journey takes you to Peru to discover the ancient Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, spectacular ruins, vibrant markets, colourful colonial cities and some of the best cuisine in Latin America.

 

Departs: Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday

 

Note: Upgrade to Business class (long haul) for additional $4400 per person.

Itinerary

DAY 1
Australia - Santiago

You will be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel.

DAY 2
Santiago

Today you will explore the Casablanca Valley known for its production of white wine. Wine tasting at Emiliana vineyard which produces only organic wines. Continue to the colourful port of Valparaiso, a UNESCO Cultural site and marvel at its stunning architecture and street art.

Breakfast
DAY 3
Santiago - Bogota - Armenia

On arrival transfer to your Hacienda, a typical country house in rustic colonial style, surrounded by coffee plantations.

Breakfast
DAY 4
Cocora Valley - Salento

Visit to the Cocora Valley, famous for its unusual tall, spindly palm trees. Hike or horse ride through the cloud forest with its unique flora and fauna. Continue through to Salento, the oldest town of the coffee region where the typical ‘Paisa” colonial architecture can be admired.

Breakfast
DAY 5
Quindio - San Alberto

Travel through typical villages of the Quindio region to Hacienda San Alberto. Experience the coffee culture from the roots up. Visit the coffee plantation to witness the harvesting, grinding and roasting processes, before tasting a variety of the highest quality coffee beans in search of your favourite.

Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 6
Armenia - Cartagena

Transfer to the airport, fly to Cartagena. On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Afternoon walking tour of the colourful ‘Walled City’. Step back in time as you walk along cobbled streets that reveal imposing 16th & 17th century churches, outstanding museums, the Inquisition Palace and charming cafes with the ever-present aroma of coffee.

Breakfast
DAY 7
Cartagena

Explore Rosario islands on a full day boat trip that promises a relaxing day by the beach, snorkelling in calm crystal-clear waters over beautiful coral reef, and a tasty seafood lunch.

Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 8
Cartagena - Bogota

A panoramic tour takes you to La Popa monastery with fantastic views of the city. Continue to San Felipe castle, the greatest fortress built by the Spaniards in South America, visit the 16th century convent of Pedro Claver and the ancient city’s vault. Transfer to the airport, fly to Bogota.

Breakfast
DAY 9
Bogota - Cuzco

Transfer to the airport for your flight to Cuzco. On arrival you will be met and  transferred to your hotel located in the Sacred Valley.

Breakfast
DAY 10
Sacred Valley

Experience an authentic tour of the Sacred Valley visiting Chincheros, Moray and Ollantaytambo ruins

Breakfast
DAY 11
Sacred Valley - Machu Picchu

Start your two day trip to the unforgettable ruins of Machu Picchu with a wonderful train journey, followed by a comprehensive tour through the beautiful forgotten citadel.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 12
Machu Picchu - Cuzco

Morning at leisure to explore at your own pace. Afternoon train back to Cuzco.

Breakfast
DAY 13
Cuzco

Half day tour of the ancient Inca capital of Cuzco, exploring temples, ruins and museums that showcase this wondrous civilisation.

Breakfast
DAY 14
Cuzco - Lima

Transfer to the airport for your flight to Lima. On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

Breakfast
DAY 15
Lima

Sightseeing tour visiting the best sites of colonial and modern Lima. This afternoon you will experience Peruvian gastronomy with a hands-on cooking class that will teach you how to prepare traditional recipes like the zesty ceviche, causa Limeña and lomo saltado, and be introduced to exotic Andean spices, grains, vegetables and fruits.

Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 16
Lima - Santiago - Australia

Transfer to the airport for your flight back to Australia via Santiago.

Breakfast
DAY 17
In Flight
DAY 18
Arrive in Australia

Arrive in Australia

Tour Inclusions

  • Flights ex SYD in economy class (Prices ex MEL/BNE add $150pp)
  • All internal flights based on LATAM air-pass which requires arrival into South America with LATAM. If using another carrier price will differ.
  • Accommodation at selected hotels with private facilities
  • Meals as indicated (15 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 2 dinners)
  • Return economy Vistadome train to Machu Picchu
  • Transport by air conditioned vehicles
  • Comprehensive sightseeing with English speaking local guides
  • Meeting service and airport transfers

Tour Pricing

Low season 15 Jan - 25 Nov (air & land ex Sydney)
Single
Twin / Double
Tourist Class Hotels
$10,156.00
$7,283.00 / person
First Class Hotels
$12,211.00
$7,780.00 / person
High season 26 Nov - 14 Jan (air & land ex sydney)
Single
Twin / Double
Tourist Class Hotels
$11,180.00
$8,307.00 / person
First Class Hotels
$13,235.00
$8,804.00 / person
Land & internal air only (ex Bogota)
Single
Twin / Double
Tourist Class Hotels
$8,668.00
$5,795.00 / person
First Class Hotels
$10,723.00
$6,292.00 / person

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