Discover the astonishing ancient citadel of Machu Picchu, along side the sacred valley of the Incas, Cusco the navel of the world and much more! Meditate, explore, and transform on this 5 day journey, specifically put together for you comfort as you embark on this spiritual journey.
Is This Trip Right for You?
This active trip covers a lot of ground each day as well as ceremonies. Expect from three to four hours exploring and prayer well as early starts every touring day. The pace is fast and you will encounter some uneven surfaces, stairs, steps and significant slopes, and optional healing sessions.
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DAY 1- Cusco – Moon temple - Sacred Valley
Upon arrival in Cusco, group will be transfered to the hotel Sonesta Posada del Inca Sacred
Valley, The hotel is located in the Sacred Valley, with it’s breathtaking vistas, mountains, and
views of Urubamba River. Urubamba, although 2,000 feet lower in altitude than Cusco, still
requires time to acclimate. At night, we will rest and drink local coca tea, which will help our
bodies adjust to the altitude. Sonesta Posada del Inca Hotel has lovely gardens, mountain
views, delicious food, and optional massage therapy.
On the way to the Sacred Valley, we will stop at the ancient Incan temple of moon here we
will have our first ceremony with Pachamama (Mother Earth) to request permission for the
pilgrimage we are about to embark upon, this ceremony is guided by our spiritual leader, also
here we will have a picnick lunch
Afterwards we continue to the hotel located in the sacred valley, today you will just rest and
relax in order to get acclimate to the altitude.
DAY 2- Sacred Valley- Pisac Ruins.
After breakfast, we will drive to the ancient Inka town of Pisac where we will visit the inkan ruins of Pisac which is the largest metrolopy built by the Inka’s in the Sacred Valley. It is, without a doubt, an amazing example of urbanization in the 15th Century. Here we will walk by the ruins for 30:00 minutes visiting the most important Inka temples. Here Our healers will give as a ceremony of Apu Karpay, wich is consist in ceremony orientated to bring as the energy of the Apus, (sacred mountains ) them you will have free time to meditate and relax at this inca temple.
Afterwards we will continue to the colorful Indian market of Pisac which is a remaining part of the system of commercialization practiced by the ancient cultures in Peru. You will be able to visit the shaman store were you can get some items for a future ceremonies. In the afternoon we will return to the sacred valley.
Night at: Sonesta Posada del Inca Sacred Valley
Day 3- Huchuy Qosqo trek
We will pick you up from your hotel at around 6.30am and take you up to Patabamba (3700 meters) in the Sacsayhuaman Park.From here we head up the mountainside for about 2 hours until we reach our first pass for the day (4100 meters), where you will be able to enjoy the views of several Inca sites and the Cusco spread below you. After a well-deserved rest we descend into the next valley where we visit a small village called Quesser Grande. Then we head back up the opposite side of the valley again for 2 hours to reach our second pass (4300 meters). From here we descend to Lake Qoricocha (Golden Water) and follow the edge of the lake round to reach the path, which will take us to our first nights camp at Qenko village (3900 meters). This last leg will take us about an hour and a half. On our first day there is the possibility of seeing Andean geese and falcons and if we’re lucky maybe some hummingbirds.
In the afternoon hours the group will participate in a ancient inca ceremony of “Despacho”
Night at: camping.
Day 4- TOUR MACHU PICCHU
You have the option of rising early to explore Machu Picchu. A climb to the top of Huayna Picchu will offer you a glorious view of the entire archeological site. This hike brings you to the Temple of the Moon, located on the backside of Huayna Picchu. This hike can be quite challenging and arduous, especially if you live at sea level. If you prefer to be less active, you can take a leisure walk to the Intipunko (Gate of the Sun) or simply wander around the site at your own pace, letting your own intuition draw to you specific temples and altars throughout Machu Picchu. In the evening, we will have a group dinner to celebrate.
Night at: Casa Andina Classic Machu Picchu town
Day 5- MACHUPICCHU-CUSCO
After breakfast, we will catch the train back to Cusco, a 4-hour scenic ride. This day you will be free to explore the city, perhaps the last time you can shop and see historical sites.
Night at: Costa del Sol Hotel, Cusco.
Day 6- CUSCO CITY TOUR
The city of Cusco is located at an altitude of 3,300m (11,000 feet above sea level) and is the oldest inhabited city in the Western Hemisphere. In Quechua, the language of the people of the Andes, Cusco means "navel of the Universe". During the Cusco City Tour we will be visiting archaeological sites such as: Qorikancha (Temple of the Sun), the Cathedral, Sacsayhuaman, Q'enqo, Pucapucara, and Tambomachay. You will explore the mixture of Inca and colonial architecture. We will ensure you get a taste of the former Inca capital and see the most representative expressions of the Inca architecture and Spanish colonial art.
The first place we visit is the impressive Colonial Cathedral in Cusco, which contains over 300 paintings from the Cusqueña School, it is famous because the Andean people “Quechuas” use the natural elements and oils to draw their religion and their life hidden. It is a very interesting expression about the religious mixing between Incas and Spaniards. We can also see several altars that are gold plated. Secondly, we will visit the Temple of the Sun named “Qorikancha”, located inside the Santo Domingo church in Cusco. This was the main religious center of the Incas. Inside you will find the most important temples of the main Gods of the Quechua time. Afterwords, we will go by bus to visit the most important Inca Complexes in the surroundings of Cusco, Sacsayhuaman. Famous for its enormous carved rocks, Q´enqo, Puca Pucara, and Tambomachay, it is one of the most important religious centers of the Inca’s. Considered the house of the Sun during the Inca’s time.
Night at : Costa del Sol Hotel Cusco.
Day 7- Sacred Valley- Cuzco transfer
After breakfast, we will leave the Sacred Valley for our second ceremony at Tipon, the Temple of the Water. Here we will connect with the water element(s). The Shamans will lead 2 ceremonies;
a Despacho Ceremony and a Cleansing Ceremony. We return to the city of Cusco for lunch, have some time for a little shopping, and prepare for our hike the following day.
Night at: Costa del sol Hotel, Cusco
Day 8-CUSCO – PUNO – AMARU MURU
This day we will catch a early flight to the city of Puno, upon arrival in Puno we will be transferred to the hotel,
After we got our accommodations we will departure for a tour to Aramu Muro a huge mysterious door-like structure has recently been discovered in the Hayu Marca mountain region of Southern Peru. Hayu Marca, 35 kilometers from the city of Puno has long been revered by local Indians as the "City of the Gods", The door, or the "Puerta de Hayu Marca" (Gate of the Gods/Spirits) has been at some time in the distant past carved out of a natural rock face and in all measures exactly seven meters in height by seven meters in width with a smaller alcove in the center at the base, which measures in at just under two meters in height.
There is a legend that spoke of "A gateway to the lands of the gods", and in that legend it was said that in times long past, great heroes had gone to join their gods and passed through the gate for a glorious new life of immortality, and on rare occasions those men returned for a short time with their gods to "inspect all the lands in the kingdom" through the gate.
Another legend tells of the time when the Spanish Conquistadors arrived in Peru, and looted gold and precious stones from the Inca tribes - and one Incan priest of the temple of the seven rays named Aramu Muro fled from his temple with a sacred golden disk known as "The key of the gods of the seven rays", and hid in the mountains of Hayu Marca. He eventually came upon the doorway which was being watched by shaman priests. He showed them the key of the gods and a ritual was performed with the conclusion of a magical occurrence initiated by the golden disk which opened the portal, and according to the legend blue light did emanate from a tunnel inside.
The priest Aramu Muro handed the golden disk to the shaman and then passed through the portal "never to be seen again". Archeologists have observed a small hand sized circular depression on the right hand side of the small entranceway, and have theorized that this is where a small disk could be placed and held by the rock.
According to some individuals who have laid their hands on the small door, a feeling of energy flowing has been commented on, as well as strange experiences such as visions of stars, columns of fire and the sounds of unusual rhythmic music.
Others have said that they have perceived tunnels on the interior of the structure. We will also visit the Temple of Fertility; we will share the knowledge of the Sacred Alchemy, phallic cult, etc.
Late in the afternoon transfer to back to the hotel in Puno the airport at Juliaca to take the flight to Lima, upon arrival group stays at the airport for the flight back home, unless other arrangements are made.
Night at : Sonesta posada del inca Puno
Day 9- PUNO- FLOTING ISLANDS
The remnants of an ancient people, the Uru, still live on floating mats of dried totora (a reedlike papyrus that grows in dense brakes in the marshy shallows). From the totora, the Uru and other lake dwellers make their famed balsas--boats fashioned of bundles of dried reeds lashed together that resemble the crescent-shaped papyrus craft pictured on ancient Egyptian monuments. The Uros are singular people and even though they keep to themselves, they do allow people to visit with them. Taquile is an island on the Peruvian side of Lake Titicaca 45 km offshore from the city of Puno. About 2,200 people live on the island, which is 5.5 by 1.6 km in size (maximum measurements), with an area of 5.72 km2. The highest point of the island is 4050 meters above sea level and the main village is at 3950 m. The inhabitants, known as Taquileños, speak Quechua Taquileños are known for their fine handwoven textiles and clothing, which are regarded as among the highest-quality handicrafts in Peru. Knitting is exclusively performed by males, starting at age eight. Women spin wool and use vegetables and minerals to dye the wool to be used by the community. Women are also the weavers of the Chumpis, the wide belts with woven designs worn by everyone in the community of Taquile. Taquileans are also known for having created an innovative, community-controlled sustainable tourism model, offering home stays, transportation, lodging for groups, cultural activities, local guides and restaurants. Ever since tourism started coming to Taquile in the seventies, the Taquileans slowly lost control over the mass day-tourism operated by non-Taquileans. Taquile community have their own Travel Agency Munay Taquile  has been established to regain local control over tourism.
Day 10- PUNO/LIMA
After breakfast, you will be visiting the Silluastani towers on the outskirts of Puno. These ancient funereal towers are from pre-inca times and are examples of the most ancient cultures found on the Altiplano.
After a guided excursion of the site, continue onto Juliaca’s airport to take your flight back to Lima and connecting flight home.
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THIS TOUR:
01 Night at Costa del Sol Lima
01 Nights at Casa Andina Private Collection, Sacred Valley - 02 Nights at Casa Andina Machupicchu town - 03 Nights at Costa del Sol hotel Cusco.
02 Nights Sonesta Posada del Inca Puno
-All the tours include private transportation (beginning to end of tour) -All train tickets and bus tickets during the tour(s).
Meals are indicated as: (B= breakfast L= Lunch D= dinner )
-Ceremony at Tipon
-Machu Picchu tour
-Cusco City tour
-Amaru Muru tour
-Puno floating islands tour
-International and Domestic Flights -Personal Expenses
-Tips to the healers and staff
-Meals off trail