The Sacred Valley of Peru holds many secrets.

 

The Sacred Valley of Peru holds many secrets. What is yours?

SACRED JOURNEY TO THE SACRED POWER PLACES OF CUSCO

(November 4-17, 2018)

In our journey we will come to listen to the ancient wisdom of the Andes. The sacred connection to ‘All that IS’ happens within our hearts. Peru places in you the faith to understand this ancient knowledge, as we travel high through the mountains. The wisdom of the ancients will help you open that understanding.

Visit sacred sites daily.
Sacred gratitude ceremonies.
Many forms of Peruvian life.
Free time to explore, shop and rest.

Some things to know about your retreat.

Our guides are Native Peruvians who are rich in knowledge and culture. They are very proud to share their heritage, ancient culture and traditions with you to cherish within your hearts, forever.

This Sacred Journey will require you to be of moderate fitness. The streets are mostly cobblestone, mountain hiking is of mixed terrain and can be quite steep at times. There are also lots of steps especially near the major temples. The air is also thinner.

Based in earlier retreat experiences, retreat goers often request more free time for exploration. This guided Peru retreat gives a great balance of both, in true Peruvian style.

All you need to do is show up. You can relax knowing that your every need is taken care of. You are in good hands all the way around.

8 & 12 Day Itinerary

JOURNEY TO THE SACRED POWER PLACES OF CUSCO (November 4-17, 2018)

This is a Spiritual Pilgrimage through the most powerful Sacred Sites and Centers in and around Cusco, the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu, Puno, Lake Titicaca, Uros islands, Amantani Island, and Amantani.

During this journey you will be guided by genuine Shamans, Elders and Queros so that you will be able to connect, explore and experience Sacred Energy Sites such as: Pisac, Moray, Ollatantaytambo, Machupicchu, Tambomachay, Qenqo and Saqsayhuman. The powerful Energy in these places will be the basis for ancient ceremonies, meditations, Healings and many powerful rituals related to the Initiates’ acceleration and inner Magical Spiritual World.

The journey officially begins when we pick you up at the Airport in Lima. The following morning we will soar over the majestic Andes to the enigmatic city of Cusco, the Navel of the Inka Empire and Spiritual Mecca.

Price per person
Single Occupancy $3100 usd (8days) & $3900usd (12days)
Based on Double Occupancy $2800 usd (8days) & $3500usd (12days)
Includes Gourmet Daily Peruvian style breakfasts and lunches, in country flights and transportation ,site fees, water, accommodation.

TRAVEL DAYS 

Sunday Nov. 4 Leaving from Canada/United States or your Country of Origin
Tuedsay Nov.13 &/or Saturday Nov. 17, Return home to Country of Origin

DAY 01

Monday Nov. 5, flights arrive very early in Lima
Connecting flight to Cusco

Boarding the plane, during the morning, we will take off and soar over the Andes from Lima to Cusco. Lunch is in a delightful restaurant in Cusco. After that, imagine the drive through the panoramic vistas to the Sacred Valley and our lovely hotel. Once we arrive to Cusco we will be received by our Shamman and driver, who will be with us the whole trip. Our Spiritual Guide will provide historical information and insight at the Sacred Sights as well as along our travels

Afternoon: Sacred Site of Saqsayhuaman

Overnight; Cusco
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

On the peak of a hill overlooking the city of Cusco lies the ancient fortress of Saqsayhuaman (satisfied falcon). This is an Incan sacred and strategic site above the city and serves as the head of the puma.  Once the domain of Incan warriors, nobles and engineers, Saqsayhuaman now stands in ruins but many visitors explore its maze of intricately constructed walls, stairways and structures.

 

DAY 02

Tuesday Nov. 6, 
Sacred Site of Moray

We will stop at the local market in Urubamba to get some flowers. We will then proceed to the sacred site of Moray. Here we will have ceremony for Mother Earth, Apus (spirits protectors) etc.

In the afternoon we will visit the amazing Salt mines (Salinearas) of Maras. This originated from a spring that was once used in Rituals of Spiritual Purification.

After dinner, we will perform a powerful Fire Ceremony in the company of wise Grandfather Fire.

Overnight at the Sacred Valley
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

 

Peru Art
Peru Hike

DAY 03

Wednesday Nov. 7 Visit the Sacred Site of Pisac 
Overnight: Sacred Valley
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Today we visit the Sacred Site of Pisac, one of the largest pre Inca and Inca cemeteries. This site honors the belief that we are all born from the womb of the Pachamama (Cosmic Mother), and to leave this life our bodies have to return to her to be protected and prepared for the next life.

This Scared Site also has amazing archaeological monuments. Huge systems of Inca terraces climb the earth. They resemble huge hanging gardens. Despite the passage of centuries they can still be used for agriculture.

At the afternoon we are visiting the world-famous Market of Pisac, a shoppers and non-shoppers delight. Here you will find an extensive range of indigenous crafts, textiles, crystals, original art, etc. all created by hand local artists.

 

DAY 04

Thursday Nov. 8, Social for the Children of Rumira and Ccachecata

In the afternoon we visit the Sacred Site of Ollantaytambo
Overnight: Sacred Valley
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Your Pilgrimage also includes, visits to native communities where we practice the ancient ancestral custom called “Ayni” or Andean Reciprocity. Here, we have the opportunity to share precious moments with the indigenous children of T´astayoc and other communities.

This reciprocity is an elemental part of Peruvian culture. From previous experiences your immersion with these children play a critical role in the understanding of this ancient culture. What seems to start off as a humanitarian experience, ends with bouts of laughter, joy and warm hearts. These children will have much to teach you about what values you place in different areas of your life.

Here we will visit  with the students at two schools facing various hardships.  We get to play and interact with these awesome children of the Andes. It is a fun celebration and a gift to give back to these local communities.

 

 

DAY 05

Friday Nov. 9 Train to Aguas Calientes town, walk to Sacred water of Mandor

Overnight at Aguas Calientes town
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Today, we will board the train for a breathtaking ride to Aguas Calientes town, where Machupicchu is located.

 

 

 

DAY 06

Saturday Nov. 10 Visit Sacred City of MacchuPicchu 
Overnight: Agua Calientes
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

 Option: You are free to explore this enchanting and powerful place on your own.

Today we will travel to the Sacred and Famous Macchupicchu where you will be able to see how the Andean people have lived for hundreds years. Note the ways in which we meet with the Lamas, Apacas and maybe even the sacred Condor.

 

machu picchu image

DAY 07

Sunday Nov.11 Train from Agua Calientes to Ollantaytambo 

Visit Ollantaytambo and then bus to Cusco
Overnight: Cusco

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Today we will take the 2 hours train back to Ollantaytambo. We will visit the magnificent Ceremonial Center of Ollantaytambo. This sacred place was concentrated by High Priests (Paquos) and astronomers. This is where it was established, as the source of astronomical knowledge, to make it possible to live life in harmony with the universe.

 

 

DAY 08

Monday Nov. 12 Free Day in Cusco 

Overnight: Cusco City
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

People visiting Cusco will be relieved to note that they have a full day to explore the city on their own.  You can visit the local market of San Pedro locally called the Healers/Witches Market. Or stroll the cobblestone streets of Cusco visiting the art galleries, music stores and stores featuring the highest quality of alpaca textiles and vicuña, jewelry, sculpture, carving and local crafts. You may also like to just stay at the hotel and do some personal healing reflections after such a powerful experience.

After breakfast we will leave for the Cusco airport to board our flight to Lima. Upon arrival in Lima and after a delicious lunch we will head to the hotel and rest, until is time to board your plane home.

End of TRIP #1

 

DAY 09

TRIP #2

Tuesday Nov. 13

Cusco, Raqchi, La Raya, Puno
Overnight: Puno
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

After an early breakfast we depart by bus to the City of Puno, on the shore of the highest sea in the world, Lake Titicaca.  This trip allows us to travel south of Cusco to the land of the Aymara people and the soothingenergies of this stunning blue sea.  During the trip, we pass by the lovely Wacarpay Lake, offering spectactular views of the mountains reflected in its calm waters.  On the way, we stop in Raqchi, where we can see a spectacular Inca Sanctuary built by the Inca Pachacutec, and dedicated to the great Inca God of Wiracocha.  About 70km further on, we pass through La Raya Ranch where we can see herds of vicunas and llamas.  Then we travel along the High Plateau of Collao. 

Buffet lunch in a quiet countryside restaurant, where we can enjoy the delightful culinary art of the region.

In the afternoon, after our arrival in Puno, we settle into our hotel.

 

DAY 10

Wednesday Nov. 14 Lake Titicaca – Uros Islands – Amantani Island
Overnight: Amantani Island
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

After breakfast, we will take a two hour motor boat excursion on the waters of Lake Titicaca to the unique Floating Islands of the Uros.  These ancient inhabitants of the lake, known as the Water Tribe, have their own ‘Islands’ by periodically adding new layers of  a type of reed unique to the area called ‘Totora’.  Their homes and boats are also made from this material.  We’ll experience some of the ancient traditions of the local people before we continue our motor boat trip to Amantani Island.  This island is inhabited by Quechua-speaking natives still governed by their ancient traditions, whose main occupations are the production of ceramics and textiles.  The positive energy of ths Island is so powerful that it is known as the “Love Island”.  This beautiful island has two knolls, where the ancient people built two Temples in each knoll, one represents the feminine (Pachamama) and the other one the male (Pachatata), and both represent the duality, the balance of the world.  After lunch we will ascend to the Pachamama temple and make a prayer offering and meditation and watch the most beautiful sunset.  We overnight at the house of a local islander to enjoy dinner in the hospitality of a typical Amantani home.  The Gaeltacht Peru style!!! 

 

Sacred Peru
Meals Peru

DAY 11

Thursday Nov.15  Amantani Island – Taquile Island – Puno
Overnight: Puno
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

After breakfast, we’ll have time to stroll at leisure through the quaint streets of this colouful island, before we say thank you to our families and depart.  Late morning, we will take a motor-boat to Taquile Island, also inhabited by Quechua-speaking natives who have developed efficient and unique social systems, as well as fine hand weaving techniques, down through the generations.  Their market which will be open to us contain some of the most intricate and beautifully woven clothes.

Upon arrival at the Town of Taquile we’ll have lunch.  Then we will take a walk through the various hills and archaeological sites of this 6km long island.  You may be tempted to take a swim in the gently salted waters of Lake Titicaca.  In the afternoon, we return to Puno by motorboat for an overnight at our hotel.

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DAY 12

Friday Nov. 16 Visiting the Sacred Site of Amaramuro

The itinerary today is influenced by the Creation Myth held by the Inca who believed that all life and the origins of their culture began at Lake Titicaca.  Amaramuro, the Grand Portal of the Gods, where our shaman will do a ceremony to request permission so that we can pass to the Otherworld and meet our Ancestors.

We will then have a slide show to remember the good time we had during the whole trip.

Sacred friend and gift interchange.

Farewell dinner together in the hotel, celebrate our odyssey late into the evening.

Overnight: Night flight from Juliaca to Lima  with connecting flight home
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

 

Day 13

 Saturday Nov. 17  Arriving to Home of Origin

After all of these exciting, rich and life changing experiences it will be time to say goodbye.

With hearts more opened and senses more attuned to the other dimensions that have opened themselves to you. You leave, knowing that the connections you have made will warm your heart forever. Take a moment, feel the loving and nurturing arms of Pachamama as she enfolds you once again and whispers softly to you…

“Nuka sunquipy causanqui”
(You will always have a place in my heart)

WHAT IS INCLUDED

Entrance tickets to the Sacred Sites
English speaker guides
Genuine Spiritual guides, Shamans and Qeros
Water for every day
Tips to the porters at the airports
Local flights
Terrestrials transportation
3 and 4 stars hotels
Gourmet Peruvian style breakfasts and lunches provided daily.
*The food on this trip is First Class
Tips for service (not the extra drinks)
You will be picked up at the airport and transferred to the hotel upon your arrival

NOT INCLUDED

Dinners
International flights and departure taxes from Lima to your Home country
Tips for our guides, Shamans and bus driver etc

ADDITIONAL NOTES

Any flight changes will be paid by the participants
Any extra night hotel will be paid by the participants
The price only includes the dates of the itinerary, before or after will be your own costs
20 % of your payment will go to social projects in Peru; school kitchens, education for children
Please note that ceremony does not infer to Ayahuasca journeys.

INVESTMENT INTO YOUR SPIRITUAL JOURNEY PER PERSON
Single Occupancy $3100usd/$3900usd
Based on double Occupancy $2800usd/$3500usd