Meditation Retreat in Sacred valley & Machu Picchu 5 days

Homestay Journey

Description

Meditation Retreat for your most relaxing vacation ever in the Sacred Valley of the Incas and Machu Picchu

Meditation Retreat in the Sacred Valley of the Incas and Machu Picchu vacation’ may be just what you need.

If you feel like you need an escape from your busy life. These Meditation Retreat offer you the guidance and inspiration you may be looking for in order to unplug, decompress, and find peace and harmony. Each of these Meditation Retreat destinations offer something unique. A journey unforgettable during which you will meet the Andean people and their traditions, costumes, customs and beliefs and then stay overnight at a homestay in the local community where people are still living in the ancient way, the lodgings are rustic but comfortable you may experience unforgettable moments, as you live with them and participate in their daily work. At the same time, you will come to know attractive cultural, religious as well as natural sites each Meditation Retreat it’s performed in the Sacred places of the Incas accompanied by an Andean shaman during this journey.

Andean Shamans make offerings, rituals, retreat, ceremonies, and meditations to the Pachamama (Mother Earth), thanking her for all that she gives to us to supplicate an abundant harvest and prosperity for the home and family.

In the time of the Incas, the Sacred Valley of the Incas and Machu Picchu was the Ceremonial and Spiritual Centre of their empire, full of mysteries, riddles, beliefs and the devotion to Mother Earth (Pachamama) to the Sacred Rocks (Huacas) to the Apus, Sacred Mountain that have saved and protected this beautiful earth from the time of the Incas until the present.

Important

Trip Overview

·         Tour Type: Spiritual Journey

·         Good For: Those with a sense of adventure and Connect Spiritual

·         Difficulty: Easy

·         Climate: Cold, sunny with wind in the months of April to November

·         Humidity: Dry  

·         Rainy season: December to March

·         Pick up Time: 7: AM     

·         End time: 6: PM

·         Considerations: This journey will take about 5 days

INCLUDED


Day 1 Cusco-Valle Sagrado-Huchuy Qosqo (3.450m / 11,318ft)

A day with a lot of magic and connection through the spiritual world. We leave Cusco by private transport towards the Sacred Valley. On our way, you can appreciate beautiful, natural landscapes until we arrive at the impressive archeological Inca site of Pisaq (3,400 m): with terraces, wellsprings, neighborhoods, observatories and a cemetery. A beautiful complex from where the Incas controlled and governed the Sacred Valley, this city was constructed among the high peaks of the Urubamba mountain chain. We will begin our visit walking until we arrive at the impressive astronomic point Inti Watana, to take some time for a meditation guided by our Andean shaman, recharging our positive energies. Afterwards, we will start the descent walking to the village of Pisaq to roam around its artisan market where a variety of textile, ceramics and silver work with precious stones are offered. Afterwards, we will head by car for the village of Lamay to have a Pachamanca lunch prepared by our Homestay family. Pachamanca is an ancestral dish prepared on stones heated in a strong fire buried under the earth. It contains alpaca meat, trout, potatoes, sweet potatoes, green beans and corn and - for the vegetarians – a variety of organic vegetables from the region. Afterwards, we continue our tour to a beautiful and quiet place called Huchuy Qosqo, where our Homestay family will welcome us. After a nice dinner, we will hold the Ceremony of the sacred bird, the Condor, around a wood fire. The Andean shaman will prepare the offering with the participation of the whole group to invoke the Apus (sacred mountains) and the Spirit of the Mountains, which is the Condor, and start the meditation to connect us with the Spiritual World and with Nature who will help us in our daily life. After the mediation the shaman will start to burn the offering, calling upon the spirits to protect us in every moment of our life.

Day 2 Huchuy Qosqo – Sacred Valley – Urubamba

After to enjoy a nice breakfast, we will start to descend walking to Huchuy Qosqo about 15 minutes before sunrise to have a meditation to receive the energies of Inti Tayta (God, Father Sun), to connect us with the nature of the Andes and the Andean dawn. Then, we will walk around the archeological Inca site that has fine stonework, some residential and defensive sectors and interesting buildings of two plants in stone and adobe. Huchuy Qosqo is situated on a plateau, surrounded by agricultural terraces, and offers some incomparable views of the Vilcabamba mountain chain and the Sacred River (Wilcamayu). As we concluded our visit, we are going to the Condor lookout to enjoy the flight of the Sacred Condor as a present from nature and we will continue our tour by private transport to the valley of Urubamba to enjoy a lunch buffet. Afterwards, we will visit Homestay families, where they will offer us some activities, such as making chicha (the sacred drink of the Incas), and a demonstration of organic coffee brought from the jungle of Machu Picchu. In the afternoon, before dinner, you may enjoy a steam bath with medicinal plants, have dinner and relax in your homestay.

Day 3 Urubamba – Chinchero – Maras salt mines- Moray – Urubamba

Our tour begins in the car heading for the archeological site of Chinchero and its Colonial Church, a visit to the weaving workshops where we will have a demonstration of the art of weaving based on coloring with natural plants of alpaca and sheep wool. After that, we will pass through the beautiful agricultural laboratory of Moray, continuing with a visit to the salt mine called Salt Mines. They are small plots, filled with salty water from the mountains that convert into salt by natural condensation. We will return to our homestay and have the afternoon off.

Day 4 Urubamba – Ollantaytambo – Patacancha – Aguas Calientes

A day of ceremonies. We will go to a place of much importance in the time of the Incas. It is a beautiful Huaca (sacred rock) carved in an immense rock with the design of a Chacana or Andean Cross, that served as a place for ceremonies, rituals, offerings to Mother Nature and the Apus (sacred mountains), considered Gods. Unfortunately, it suffered some irreparable damage by treasure hunters. Even so, there is a beautiful ceremonial table where the Andean shaman prepares an offering for Mother Earth, the Pachamama, and for the participants a flower bath to clean any bad energies and ask for the realization of their wishes for their future daily life. Continuing our journey we go to the valley of Patacancha to do a beautiful lama ceremony, known ancestrally as Lama Ch’uyay (spiritual cleansing). We will be participating in this beautiful ceremony, each one of us making a k’intu with coca leaves to show our gratefulness to the Pachamama, the Apus, who protect the peoples and their cattle as guardians, and in the end, we will dance a traditional dance of the Wallata region, ‘goose of the Andes’. We then will return to Ollantaytambo and Aguas Calientes.

Day 5 Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Ollantaytambo – Cusco

We have to leave our hotel very early in the morning to take a bus to Machu Picchu, the Magical City of the Incas, which is considered a jewel of Inca architecture with agricultural terraces, neighbourhoods, squares, streets, an astronomic observatory etc. Constructed upon the slopes of the mountain, in the middle of nature, it is considered one of the miracles of today’s world. UNESCO has recognized it as a part of the common Natural and Cultural Heritage of Mankind, as it was an important religious, political and administrative center in the epoch of the Inca. The altitude is about 2450 m. After exploring this Magical City, you may like to explore the mountain of Huayna Picchu. From the top of this mountain you can enjoy an impressing overview of the entire City of Machu Picchu. It is advised to make reservations months in advance, so please do not hesitate to contact us, if you like to include Huayna Picchu. We will return to Aguas Calientes to take the train back to Ollantaytambo or Poroy, where our staff is waiting to take us back to our hotel in Cusco.

Include

  • Guide: Professional, bilingual guide
  • Shaman: Ceremonies of the Condor and Lama
  • Transport: as mentioned in the programme, Expedition Train (return ticket)
  • Lodging: Homestay lodging and a *** hotel in Aguas Calientes
  • Meals: as mentioned in the programme.
  • Entrance fee: MachuPicchu and Pisaq

Not includes

  • Flights from Lima to Cusco and Cusco to Lima
  • Hotel in Cusco
  • Lunch in Aguas Calientes and dinner in Cusco on the last day
  • Snacks and drinks

To fully enjoy your trip, you may like to bring:

  • Your original Passport (for Machupicchu)
  • Hiking shoes
  • a water resistent jacket
  • mosquito repellent
  • sun blocker

Prices and discounts

A minimum group size would be 2 persons. The bigger the group, the lower our cost per person: please, find our prices and discounts below!

  • Group of 2 USD 1600,- per person
  • Group of 3 USD 1400,- per person
  • Group of 4 USD 1300,- per person
  • Group of 5 USD 1200,- per person
  • Group of 6 USD 1100,- per person
  • Group of 7 or more USD 1000,- per person