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 the Sacred Valley of the Incas (30 km // 18 miles away from Cusco). On our way we will witness beautiful landscapes of the the mountains and the valley. We will stop at Awanacancha, a place where we can find different types of Andean camelids. Arrival to Pisac, and before going to the hotel to rest, we will visit the famous traditional craft market. In the afternoon, we will meet our “curandero” (spiritual healer). He will make an introduction of the Andean shamanism and do the so-called Despacho ceremony, an offering that is made in honor of the Pachamama (mother earth). Overnight in Cusco.
We start our morning visiting the archaeological complex of Pisac, which is made up of terraces, fountains, observatories and even a necropolis, the largest in the region. It was from there that the Incas controlled and dominated the Sacred Valley. We make a short walk to the Tanqana Marka cemetery, and do an Allpay ceremony with coca leaves, asking the Apus (Andean gods) and Achachillas (Spirits of above) for permission to a have a day of cleansing and healing. After lunch, we continue our journey towards the town of Ollantaytambo and make a detour to the Machu Templo site, a religious astronomical place where we will able to meditate while we observe the Andean cross or Chacana caved on the wall. Arrival to Ollantaytambo and overnight in town.
Our fourth day will begin on our way to El Abra Málaga or Malaga pass (1h15 ride); to visit a bird reserve called Cinclodes (name that comes from a native bird of the area). After the visit, we will start an ascent that will take us in front of the majestic snow-capped mountain La Veronica or Wakaywillqe (5682 m // 18,641 ft.). Here we will start a ceremony called Ayni Karpay, an experience of transmission of energies from the Mountain or Apu Achachilla with ourselves. Return to Ollantaytambo for lunch and rest. In the afternoon, we visit the temple of the wind, with a ceremony of integration of the four elements to our soul and body. Finally, we will walk towards the train station located in the same village and 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 at the storage of the Hotel in Ollantaytambo before the excursion. After the excursion of Machupicchu, we will return to the Hotel to pick up our belongings.
Very early in the morning, we depart by walking on direction of Mandor Waterfalls, to see the emblematic bird of Peru: El Gallito de las Rocas or the cock of the rocks in English. At our arrival, we will perform an Andean baptism ceremony called Hunay Chaska at the waterfalls. Then, we will visit the Melchor Arteaga’s house to have a picnic. On our return, we 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. Overnight in town.
Early in the morning, we will take the train in direction to Ollantaytambo, and from there start the return to Cusco by car. Already in Cusco, we will visit the Temple of the Sun or Q’oricancha, which is a fundamental axis of the city. Is the place where we will learn more of the Andean astronomy and shamanism. Arrival to the Hotel and overnight in Cusco.
We start our morning visiting 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 Despacho 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.
Early departure towards Puno. Along the way, we will discover the fertile valley of Cusco with its contrasting landscapes of colors and lights. We will be sure to stop at Raqchi, where you will visit the spectacular Inca sanctuary, built by the Inca Pachacutec in honor of the Inca god Wiracocha. We will also do a cleansing of the “Andean Chacras” and do illumination and purification with the sacred waters of the place. We will then pass La Raya (4360m // 14,304ft), symbolizing the gateway of the Altiplano (plateau) and the beginning of the Puno region. Arrival to Puno and transportation to the Hotel. Free evening and overnight in Puno.
After breakfast, we leave the Hotel heading south until we reach Chucuito, a famous temple of fertility. After the mystical explanation and guided route, we will follow the road to arrive at the Charcas beach, on the shores of the Lake Titicaca (“stone puma” in the Aymara language). Here we will meet our highland healer “Yatiri”, who will guide us through a beautiful ceremony of Despacho in offering to the Mamacocha (Mother Lake). We will conclude the ceremony with a purification bath in the Titicaca Lake. After lunch, return to the Hotel in Puno and overnight in the city.
Early in the morning, we leave the Hotel to visit a site called Aramu Muru, a place considered an interdimensional door to the stars. The shamanic experience that takes about 2h30 is something very spiritual and unforgettable due to the mystical energy that the portal emanates. Rare fact, until this day archaeologists cannot understand how its construction could be carried out. After visiting Aramu Muru, we will head to El Bosque de Piedras (Forest of Stones) and different limestone formations. We will find a carving in the form of a door, where we will do a directed meditation and a connection ceremony. Return to the Hotel in Puno and overnight in the city.
In the morning, departure towards Cutimbo archaeological site. We will visit the ancestral hieroglyphs and then climb to the top of the hill to visit the Chullpas, well-preserved burial places of important ancestors. It is here where we will do a ceremonial work with the Ukhu Pacha (underworld). Picnic lunch and return to Puno on direction to the port to take the boat to the Uros Island, located on the Titicaca Lake. It is here where Aymara inhabitants built their homes on gigantic reed boats (totoras). We will be meeting the local people of the village that will tell us stories of how they managed to live there. Return to Puno and and overnight in the city.
For the excursion on Lake Titicaca, bring a backpack of maximum 10 kilograms so as not to overload the boat. The rest of your belongings have to be left at the hotel in Puno.
Transfer from Puno to the airport of Juliaca (approx. 1h) for a national flight with destination Lima. This flight can correspond with your international one.
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