Itinerary Overview

Itinerary Overview 2019

Day 1  (Saturday June 22)

Arrive in Cusco.  Transfer to hotel (A taxi driver will be waiting outside of the terminal holding a sign with your name on it).  Walk to Plaza de Armas or time for rest (which is recommended!)  Afternoon opening Circle with group followed by a sacred Despacho ceremony with Q’ero Paco (Shaman) Luis.  Hosted dinner at Shaman Vegan restaurant with a special greeting by Shaman Mallku.

Overnight:  Casa de la Gringa.
Lunch:  Own
Dinner: Included

Day 2   (Sunday, June 23)

Tour sacred sites of Cusco – Sacsayhuamán, Tambomachay Water temple, Qenko and Qoricancha.  Jewelry shopping at hotel with Mercedes (trusted merchant).  Dinner on own.

Overnight: Casa de la Gringa.
Breakfast:  Included
Lunch –  Box lunch for picnic at Qenko
Dinner –

Day 3  (Monday, June 24)

Optional walk to Plaza de Armas to see some of the Inti Raymi celebration.  (Ancient Inka Sun Festival)  Then transfer to Mountain house for Wachuma ceremony.  Evening stroll to Temple of the Moon to visit sacred “rebirth” cave and watch the sun set.  Dinner and overnight Mountain House Retreat.  Special private opportunity to be inside the temple of the moon after dark and see the moon spilling on the altar!

Overnight: Mountain House Retreat
Meals:  All Included

Day 4  (Tuesday, June 25)

Depart Cusco for Sacred Valley.  Visit Moray, the Inca Salt Mines and the mystical Naupa Iglesia portal at Pachar.  Evening group meditation.

Overnight:  Ollantaytambo at Munay Punku Hostal
Breakfast:  Included
L / D:  own

Day 5  (Wednesday, June 26)

Visit sacred sites and ruins at Ollantaytambo.  Afternoon train to Aguas Calientes at the foot of Machu Picchu.  Hosted dinner at delicious Indio Feliz restaurant.

Overnight:  Aguas Calientes at Intawasi Hostal
Breakfast / Dinner:  Included
Lunch:  own

Day 6  (Thursday, June 27)

Early morning bus to Machu Picchu.  Inka Shaman Kucho will lead us in rituals and then tour and reveal the magic of Machu Picchu.  Remainder of day at leisure at Machu Picchu or surrounding town.

(Optional overnight aya ceremony with Kucho $210)

Overnight:  Aguas Calientes at Intiwasi Hostal
Breakfast: Included
Lunch / Dinner:  own

Day 7  (Friday, June 28)

Morning in Aguas Calientes at leisure.  Explore the market, thermal baths have a massage or stroll along the river.  Return to Cusco in the afternoon.

Overnight: Mountain House Retreat
Breakfast / Dinner: Included
Lunch:  Own

Day 8 (Saturday, June 29)

Wachuma ceremony at the Mountain House.  Afternoon walk through the Temple of the Monkey, the Heart Stone and the mystical portal.

Overnight: Mountain House Retreat
All meals:  Included

Day 9  (Sunday, June 30)

Visit and volunteer at the Ccochahuasi Animal Sanctuary working with the puma, bears and llamas.  A quick stop at Awana Kancha to feed alpacas.  Then on to Pisac for lunch and shopping in the bustling market.  Return to Mountain House Retreat.

Overnight:  Mountain House Retreat
Breakfast / Dinner:  Included
Lunch: Own

Day 10  (Monday, July 1)

Wachuma ceremony at the Mountain house.  Afternoon walk to the sacred streams and mystical temple cave.

Overnight: Mountain House Retreat
All meals:  Included

Day 11  (Tuesday, July 2)

Special Volunteer time at Hogar de Menores girls orphanage in Cusco for the highest expression of sacred service .  Remainder of day at leisure to spend in Cusco to rest or get that last minute shopping. Evening closing circle. Hosted group dinner at Tunupa Restaurant.

Overnight:  Casa de la Gringa
All meals:  Included

Day 12   (Wednesday, July 3)

Tour ends.  Depart for USA. Transport from Casa de la Gringa to Airport (included)

OR – Travel to Amazon for optional add-on excursion


Day 1 (Wednesday, July 3)

Fly from Cuzco to Iquitos.  Pick up and transfer to the Amazon Rescue Center.  Lunch in Iquitos then boat to Padre Cocha.  Visit the Pilpintuwasi Butterfly Farm and Animal Orphanage.  Transfer to remote retreat center Dimenciones Espirituales.  Group circle.  Night time Aya ceremony.

Overnight:  Dimenciones Espirituales
Breakfast / Lunch: Included (Dawn on the Amazon Cafe Iquitos)
Dinner:  (none in preparation for aya)

Day 2 (Thursday, July 4)

Breakfast and circle followed by boat trip on the Amazon River to Isla de los Monos.  Afternoon free for integration, relaxing in the forest and with the friendly free-roaming rescued monkeys that call the island home.  Transfer back to Dimensiones Espirituales for dinner.

Overnight:  Dimenciones Espirituales
Breakfast / Box Lunch: Included
Dinner:  Included

Day 3 (Friday, July 5)

Morning transfer to Iquitos.  Then boat ride and wildlife viewing up the Amazon to the remote and beautiful Tahuayo Lodge.  Afternoon eco-friendly zip line through the top of the forest canopy to see a bird’s eye view of the wild jungle.  Dinner at the lodge.  Night time jungle walk to experience the nocturnal animals with expert wildlife guides.

Overnight:  Tahuayo Lodge
Breakfast:  Included
Lunch:  Included
Dinner:  Included

Day 4 (Saturday, July 6)

Morning jungle trek to see the indigenous wild life.  Afternoon boat ride to swim with the wild Pink dolphins.  Dinner at lodge and night time jungle walk.

Overnight:  Tahuayo Lodge
Breakfast:  Included
Lunch:  Included
Dinner:  Included

Day 5 (Sunday July 7)

Morning activity with the local indigenous Ribereños tribe families.  Afternoon wildlife viewing along the amazon en route to Iquitos.  Dinner at Karma Cafe and overnight in Iquitos.  Closing circle.

Overnight:  Iquitos (tbd)
Breakfast:  Included
Lunch:  Included
Dinner:  Included

Day 6 (Monday July 8)

Transfer to airport in Iquitos for flight to Lima.  Catch departing flights home.