Bogota and Peru Agriculture Tour
Journey to the land of the Big White Corn, where the Incas (1400s) were cultivating the corn, quinoa, potatoes and other crops in one of the most difficult steep mountainous landscapes in the world by using terraces. Mountain tribes are still preserving these crops and the mountain way of life. Peru is also a top producer of modern crops, such as asparagus, sweet peppers, bananas and other tropical fruits.
Rare chocolates have been rediscovered in the Amazon jungle and are winning world class prizes.
Traveling through Peru is a journey through its incredible agricultural landscape with something to discover around each corner including the curious llamas, welcoming people, ancient architecture and delicious cuisine.
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March 30 - April 9, 2019
Bogota and Peru Agriculture Tour Itinerary
Please arrive to Dallas by 3pm. Trump Tours is happy to assist with connecting flights from your gateway. Depart Dallas to Bogota and arrive in just after midnight into Bogota. Transfer to nearby hotel. 4* Hotel Meals: Meals on flight
Bogota is one of the most progressive South American capital cities, cradled by chilly Andean peaks and steeped in sophisticaed urban cool. Bejeweled with culture and shining with pristine streets, discover the opulence of the city. Begin with a city tour to the markets selling food and flowers and enjoy tastes of unique South American tropical fruits and vegetables and uniquely Colombian foods. Colombian style lunch. Visit the mesmerizing Gold Museum before returning to the hotel late afternoon. 4* Hotel Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Early this morning transfer to the airport for the 3.5-hour flight to Cusco. Upon arrival, we will be greeted by our guide and driver whom will remain with us during our stay in Peru. Cusco is at 11,000 feet. We will immediately transfer to the Sacred Valley, 9,500 feet, the center of Incan agriculture, with its fertile soils, river and favorable climate. We will make a short stop at the village of Awanacancha, known for the traditional weaving practiced by the people here. We will also see the llamas and alpacas that the material for dyeing, spinning, and weaving comes from. After this stop, we will transfer to the hotel for the night. 4* Hotel Meals: Lunch
This morning we will have breakfast at the hotel before visiting the majestic fortress of Ollantaytambo. Ollantaytambo was built to guard the Sacred Valley and to protect it from invading tribes. Later, we will walk through the quaint streets of the nearby town to get a good idea of what this strategic military, religious, and agricultural center was like during the era of the Incan Empire. Afterwards, we will continue to Huilloc Community where we will have a Kusi Runa experience to understand the work and life of the villagers in the chakra (field of cultivation). This is a symbolic experience of what it is like to be a member of the community. As a comunero, we can try on ponchos, use their farming tools, and learn traditional cooking. At the end of the day, we will participate in a ritual celebration, including music and dance. Afterwards, we will return to the hotel for the night. 4* Hotel Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
After breakfast at the hotel, we will visit the Hacienda Sarapampa to learn about “The Giant White Corn of Cusco”. Corn has been farmed by residents of the Andes since they first settled there. After being greeted by our guide at the hacienda, we will enjoy a unique three-course culinary experience made entirely of locally farmed foods. Some of the foods are native to the region, while others were introduced by colonizers. After the meal, we will tour the hacienda to learn about the agricultural process of producing corn. Afterwards, we will have some free time to explore the hacienda further, shop at the gift shop, or relax and enjoy the unforgettable views. At the end of the day, we will return to our hotel. 4* Hotel Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
This morning after breakfast, we will depart the hotel at 9:00 for the higher Amazon rainforest. Visit a farm that covers 15 hectares and has a microclimate that produces a diverse number of crops such as coffee, cocoa, annatto, coca, mango, citrus fruits, passionfruit, pacae, yucca, and uncucha. El Mangal also produces exoctic fruits like sapodilla, starfruit, star apple, cassava, carambola, guava, and pomegranate, among others. We will learn about the agricultural processes that go into producing coffee from harvesting the cherries to grounding the beans, getting to try some in the end. 4* Hotel Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
This morning we will have time to enjoy breakfast at the lodge with some extra free time. Later, we will go to the hydroelectric station to take the Expedition train to the town of Aguas Calientes. After checking in to our hotel, we will have the remainder of the day to spend at our own leisure shopping or exploring the main square. Dinner and overnight at the hotel. 4* Hotel Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
After breakfast at the hotel, we will board buses going to the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu. At 10:00, we will tour the landscape that surrounds the landmark. On the two-and-a-half-hour tour, we will see the Intihuatana (Solar Clock), the Incan Palace, the Three Windows, and more. Lunch will be at the Sanctuary Lodge restaurant. After lunch, we will descend back to Aguas Calientes to board the train to Ollantaytambo. Overnight at hotel in the Sacred Valley. 4* Hotel Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
This morning, breakfast will be at the hotel. We will visit Potato Park to learn about native potatoes, handicrafts, and medicinal plants. We will get the chance to taste native potatoes and learn about how they are adapting to climate change. We might go on a 30-minute trek in Kinsa Qocha. For lunch, we will have a flavorful meal of various potato dishes. We will have the rest of the afternoon at the hotel to relax. Overnight at hotel. 4* Hotel Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
After breakfast at the hotel, we will tour the imperial city of Cusco, including the Cathedral, the Sun Temple (Qoricancha), and the San Pedro Market. Afterwards, we will visit Qenqo (ceremonial Incan center for sacrifices), Puca Pucara (Incan watchtower), Tambomachay (ceremonial center of water worship), and the Fortress of Sacsayhuaman (center for Incan festivals). We will eat lunch at a local restaurant before transferring to the airport for the flight to Lima where we will connect with our international flight. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
International flight departs Lima around midnight arriving Dallas around 7:30am. Please book onward flight at least 3 hours later than arrival. Meals: On Plane
9 nights in superior tourist class accommodations.
18 Meals: 8 Breakfasts, 8 Lunches, 2 Dinners
Roundtrip airfare from Dallas.
Transportation provided in air-conditioned minicoach.
Sightseeing/technical visits as outlined in itinerary.
Services of full time professional tour manager with agricultural background.
All taxes and fees.
Airfare, museum entrances, tour manager and driver tips, passport fees, public transportation, personal items, beverages at meals, travel insurance.
$5,499 per person, based on double occupancy.
Add $750 to guarantee single room.