Hotel 3 ***
Private or Shared Transportation
Since the beginning of times, men has always raised his eyes to the sky, looking for answers about his connection to the universe and the origin of his provenance. He has always wanted to reflect what he saw on the sky on earth and understand nature, to try to systematize time and even seek its spiritual and religious significance. In that great search, in the Andes, men have found many answers in the universe, for example, considering it as a cosmic force (Pachakama) and when interacting with the telluric force (Pachamama), they generate all forms of life and interact with every process of nature and life. This concept confirms the energetic interrelation between earth and cosmos, being the Pachamama the essence that provides, nourishes and sustains men kind, while the Pachakama represents the invisible, the cosmic energy that protects and guides us through our stay on earth. Join us to this mystical and spiritual journey where we will learn of the Andes believes and traditions!
Upon arrival at Lima’s airport, a private driver will be meeting and driving you to your hotel. Free evening in the dynamic districts of the Peruvian capital. Overnight in Lima.
During the morning, a transportation will take us to the airport for your domestic flight to Cusco. Upon arrival, our staff will be there to greet, meet and transfer you to your hotel located at the heart of the Incas capital. Time to rest, adjust to the altitude and have free time to visit the historical center of Cusco: La Plaza the Armas, La Compañía de Jesus, the Merced Church, and others, all close to each other. In the evening, our “curandero” (spiritual healer) will make an introduction of the Andean shamanism and do a cleansing ceremony. Overnight in Cusco.
We start our morning visiting the Temple of the Sun or Q’oricancha, which is a fundamental axis of the city. Is the place where we will have our first glance about the Andean astronomy and shamanism. We continue our day visiting el Mercado del Curanderismo (the Spiritual healing market) and the ancient Inca streets on the city center. In the afternoon, we will visit the most important archaeological site surrounding the city of Cusco, the fortress of Sacsayhuaman. Here, we will meet a healer and spiritual protector of this sacred site. We will do a ceremony of the so-called Despacho, an offering that is made in honor of the Pachamama (mother earth). To end the day, we will visit the other important sites surrounding the city: Qenqo and Tambomachay. Return to the Hotel and overnight in Cusco.
Our fourth day will begin on the way to the Sacred Valley and the stop at the town of Chinchero, “city of the rainbow”, known for its textile art according to the traditional Inca method. Then, we will continue to the archaeological site of Moray, that according to historians, the place has constructions that were part of an agricultural investigation in the Incas Empire. It is a spectacular place for meditation, using the energy of the agricultural centers or Muyus. We will continue until we reach the village of Ollantaytambo and do a shamanic visit of the imposing fortress. Our spiritual healer will be there to do a cleansing on site. Finally, we will walk towards the train station located in the same village to take the train to Aguas Calientes, a small village located at the foot of the famous Machupicchu. Arrival and installation at the hotel. Free evening and overnight in Aguas Calientes.
* In order to guarantee a safe and punctual service, the national train company Perurail asks passengers going to Machupicchu to take only a small backpack of 5kg and 157cm (height + width + length) maximum or a bag cabin type. Please note that the company has become very strict regarding these restrictions. Suitcases and large travel bags will not be accepted on the train. You will leave your luggage and personal belongings for the day, leaving them at the hotel in Cusco before the excursion. After the excursion of Machupicchu, you will return to the Hotel in Cusco.
Very early in the morning, we will take the shared bus to go up to the most famous Inca site in the country: Machupicchu, “old summit” in Quechua’s language. During your guided tour (around 2h), we will discover, still enveloped in the morning mist, this architectural complex built on a narrow ridge bordered by precipices. An impressive vision that evolves with the progression of the sun. We will do a shamanic visit to the archaeological site, while we walk through the alleys of the citadel, its quarters, its squares, its royal houses, its agricultural areas, and its famous Temple of the Sun. After the guided tour, we descend in the afternoon to Aguas Calientes to take the train to Poroy. (The closest train stop to the city of Cusco) Arrival to Poroy and transfer to your Hotel. Overnight in Cusco. (Without assistance on arrival).
Extra activities to do on site: (not included in package and reserved in advanced) Possibility of adding the ascent of the Huaynapicchu Mountain or Montaña Machupicchu depending on availability. (These mountains are part of the landscape of the citadel of Machupicchu and have different times and entrances, since they take more time to climb and visit).
In the morning after breakfast, we will drive south of Cusco to visit the famous archaeological site of Tipón. Tipón is known for its terraces and the preserved irrigation system used for agriculture in Incas time. Here we will have our last cleansing and our farewell to the Andean shamanism, doing a Despacho offering. In addition, we will visit the house of another spiritual healer, who will read us the coca leaves (this is optional since this ceremony is like predictions of hands or cards). We will have a traditional lunch in the area and return to Cusco. Rest of the day free and overnight in the city.
Transfer to the airport of Cusco for a national flight with destination Lima. This flight can correspond with your international one.
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