Part of the delight of a stay at Yellow River in Quellomayo is our isolated, peaceful location. We are not on the beaten track, but we're not too far from it to make it impossible to find us.
From Cusco you can travel by minivan from "Terminal Santiago" (MAP) to the tiny town of Santa Maria. This is a 4 hour journey through the mountains passing tiny communities and Inca terraced agriculture.
Once in Santa Maria you can take a taxi to Quellomayo. This journey is roughly 25 minutes and price depends on your driver but should cost around 35 Nuevos Soles.
Our tiny family farm is located down by the river. We are not located in Santa Teresa, but this is the nearest well-known town. We are 30 minutes before Santa Teresa just off the main road, but the turning is unmarked despite talks with our local authorities.
If you wish to walk to us, there is a stunning old Inca trail leading up into the mountains from Santa Rosa outside Santa Maria. This walk requires a guide as there are no official signs. We are currently trying to get the local council to sign this route too.
Cusco to Aguas Calientes is by ROAD or RAIL. Both take a similar amount of time, by road is considerably cheaper but can involve a hike of up to 3 hours (flatish) along the rail tracks (indicated by the dashed line).
Our home is best reached by road via Santa Maria, leaving Cusco (click for map). To travel onward to Machu Picchu requires:
First day leaving us to get to Aguas Calientes where you will stay the night.
Second day visiting the ruins and returning to us or Cusco.
So, starting your journey from Cusco, to visit Machu Picchu via our home you need 3 days , 1 to arrive at our place, a second to get to Aguas Calientes and a third to see Machu Picchu and continue your journey (usually to Cusco).
The lower diagram (right) shows the towns local to our home. Each town is about 30 minutes from the next. In Hidroeléctrica the road ends and most people walk (recommended). There may be a daily train service, check Peru Rail's website for current availability.