We headed out to Quellomayo for a 'get away weekend from Cusco' during our 6 weeks volunteer teaching project. It was an awesome weekend - the journey there and back included. We were made very welcome by Andy, Tatiana and the family. We ate some lovely local Peruvian food and drank the family's home produced coffee. Their local knowledge and hand drawn map set us up for a great days trekking, with some spectacular scenery, ending up with a swim at the Hot Springs near Santa Teresa. After Sunday breakfast we had time to help with moving some cocoa plants up the hillside for planting before heading back to Cusco on Sunday afternoon. I would thoroughly recommend a stay here.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Now proud winners of our second certificate of excellence and second traveller's choice awards in a row! Our family home and farm offers unique homestay experiences in the Peruvian Cloud forest near Machu Picchu. We have a number of beds and a beautiful campsite with an adobe oven and a grill. The restaurant is also our home and we serve home-cooked peruvian and international food. Our outdoor bar serves our own organic coffee and a wide range of soft and alcoholic drinks made from our own tropical fruit. The buildings are surrounded by lush tropical vegetation and we have two rivers nearby. The location is perfect for travellers on their way to Machu Picchu who want to see a little bit more of the real Peru. Our prices include dinner and breakfast and we offer optional coffee and cocoa-roasting workshops as well as tours of our farm and local walks. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Yellow River Peru/Quellomayo, Cusco Region