Mystical and Spiritual program(7 Days / 6 Night)
A mystical and spiritual journey through the main Inca’s spiritual sites where you will experience their ancient believes. Enlighten your soul and fill your spirit with the energies of the Andes. Walk along the same roads the Incas did more than 500 years ago. This tour will let you have a close experience with the energy of the Pachamama and discover what the Apus has to reveal to you. If you are interested in learning the ancient Andean believes and traditions as well as experience energy at these ancient sites, this is the trip for you. The itinerary starts with a connecting flight to Cuzco and transportation directly to the Sacred Valley where you will spend the night. You will visit the ancient site of Pisac guided by our spiritual guide that will lead you though these sacred sites. You will continue to the Pisac Market and the weave community of Chinchero. The next day you will visit Maras and Moraywhere you will have a meditation session. The next day is Machu Picchu and a very special Shamanic Ceremonies in which we will give thanks to the earth though a “Despacho Ceremony”.
Day 1: Arrival to Lima + Overnight in Lima (Ramada Airport Hotel)
Day 2 Connecting flight to Cusco + Transfer to Sacred Valley + Free afternoon (optional Relaxing yoga session)
Day 3: Mystica Sacred Valley Tour + Meditation at Moray + Overnight in Sacred Valley
Day 4: Machu Picchu Tour + Overnight in Aguas Calientes
Day 5: Shamanic Ceremony + Back to Cusco
Day 6: Cusco city Tour + Farawell dinner+Overnight in Cusco
Day 7: Back to Lima + Pachacamac Mystical Tour+ Back Home
DAY BY DAY ITINERARY Mystical and Spiritual program
Day 1: Arrival to Lima
Upon your arrival to Lima Airport, our representative will meet you at the airport and take you to the Ramada Airport hotel in Lima.
Day 2 Connecting flight to Cusco + Transfer to Sacred Valley + Free afternoon (optional Relaxing yoga session) (B,L)
After breakfast at your Hotel in Lima you will catch your short, one-hour flight to Cusco, the ancient capital of the Incas, located at 11,100 feet above sea level. You will be met upon arrival at the airport in Cusco, and directly transferred to the Sacred Valley of the Incas. You will check in at your hotel and you will have some time to rest and allow your body to assimilate to the altitude and climate. We strongly believe it’s best to take it easy this day to let your body adjust to the altitude. Some find enjoying a cup of hot coca tea a real help in adjusting to the high elevation and that is what the locals traditionally use coca for. We suggest you a restorative yoga session as optional activity for the afternoon. This class will give you an “active relaxation.” We will stimulate and relax the body to move toward balance. Some poses have an overall benefit, others target an individual part. You will fill your body with energy. Finish with a guided Meditation.
Day 3: Mystical Sacred Valley Tour + Meditation at Moray + Overnight in Sacred Valley (B,L)
After breakfast we set out into the Urubamba Valley. We will visit the Pisac Ruins. Our shamanic guide will lead you through the site starting at the sacred bathing area, where you will find a several baths that are feed from a series of adjoining water ducts. Adjacent to the baths on the side of a small valley, you will see ancient Incan burial tombs. Thousands of small holes dug neatly into the hillside form one of the largest burial sites ever found, where skeletal remains were found in the fetal position along with gifts or payments to the earth. Finally, you will get to the upper sector of the Pisac Ruins where you will find the spiritual and sacred Temple of the Sun, which surrounds a natural large rock, points directly towards a solitary high peak several hundred yards ahead. This is where we will take a moment to enjoy the incredible views that this remote peak offers. From here, we will walk through a small citadel, which forms the lower sector of the ruins, before continuing along a winding path and down to Pisac village. During this excursion, Shaman will perform the coca leaves ceremony. This starts with a prayer to the “Apus” and strip coca leaves on a traditional loom, later the Shaman will read each the personal future, and allowing time to respond to questions from the subject. After Lunch, you will visit Maras y Moray where you will have a meditation session. This archeological site is perhaps one of the most mysterious of the pre-Hispanic Cuzco area. You will end the day filled with the generous gifts of Pachamama.*An overnight in the sacred valley can be added upon request. Please let us know if you like us to add additional activities.
Day 4: Machu Picchu Tour + Overnight in Aguas Calientes (B)
Today is maybe the most important day of the trip since you will visit a place that was hidden for centuries, and is where you will learn about the wisdom of the Inca civilization: Machu Picchu. After breakfast, we catch the train to the town of Aguas Calientes at the base of Machu Picchu, continue by bus for the short ride up switch backs to the Machu Picchu citadel overhead. We enter the ruins for a breathtaking view of the city in the sky. You will enjoy a 3-hour tour of the lost city and have lunch on your own after the tour. The afternoon is free to explore Aguas Calientes, relax, visit the hot springs or do some shopping.
Day 5: Shamanic Ceremony + Back to Cusco (B)
After your breakfast at your Aguas Calientes’ hotel, we will take a 6:00am bus to Machu Picchu to enjoy the sunrise and set up for the 2-hour Shamanic Ceremony. Our Shaman will lead the purification of the group with a focus on the relationship between the physical and the spiritual. He will show us the ancient tradition of the “Despacho Ceremony” used to thank the mother earth or “pachamama”making traditional Andean offerings to Mother Earth and sacred mountains in celebration, reciprocity, love, and connection. In the afternoon, we say farewell to Machu Picchu as we set out by train heading to the station of Poroy and then to your hotel in Cusco by car.
Day 6: Cusco City Tour + Farewell dinner + Overnight in Cusco (B,D)
After breakfast at your hotel in Cusco you will set out on grand tour of Cusco, the former capital of the once vast Incan Empire. We walk Cusco’s impressive Plaza de Armas and visit both the Spanish cathedral and Incan temple of the sun, Qoricancha. Next we set out to visit the ruins above the city that were considered an essential part of the ancient capital. We start from Sacsayhuaman, where Inti Raymi, the Festival of the Sun, is held during the Summer Solstice; Tambomachay, the Temple of the Sacred Waters, which is a marvel of hydraulic engineering and Q´enqo where we will see the remains of a ceremonial site used for fertility rites and for celebrations of the solstice and equinox. You will have the rest of the afternoon free to do some shopping and to get ready for your farewell dinner. *An extra day in Cusco can be added upon request. Please let us know if you like us to add additional activities.
Day 7: Back to Lima + Pachacamac Mystical Tour+ Flight Back Home
Your journey to Cusco winds to a close as we transfer to the airport for the flight back to the coast. Back in Lima, you willstart a Pachacamac Tour, located just 31 km (19.25 ml) to the south of Lima, in the Valley of Lurin River. You will have a guided tour of the splendid and vast archaeological citadel of Pachacamac, the temple of the deity, Pachacamac, believed to be the creator of the universe and a divinity adored by old Andean civilizations. A sacred and ceremonial site dating back to the beginnings of Christianity where thousands of pilgrims converged to pay tribute and consult the Pachacamac oracle, who they believed could see the past, the future and people’s fate. The site comprises pyramidal temples and enclosures built by successive pre-Colombian civilizations and finally the Incas. Highlights include the Temple of Pachacamac, the Sun God shrine, and the Palace of the Chosen Women or Virgins of the Sun. At the site museum there is an idol of the deity, Pachacamac, which couldn’t be seen by the profane, and was reserved for the high priests who kept, revered and interpreted the divine oracle in the old times. A sacred site, the temple was considered to be part of the planet’s mystical axis. At the end of your tour, you will be transferred back to Lima Airport Hotel to get ready for your flight back home.*While in Lima, we highly recommend adding culinary activities such as cooking classes and tasting dinners in the best restaurants of Latin America, for more information check our Culinary site: taste-of-peru.com and ask our agents for more information. An extra day in Lima can be added upon request. Please let us know if you like us to add additional activities.
*Group Tours, other levels of accommodations and train options available upon request.
As price depends on each passenger choices, please contact us to send you an updated price based on your specific request. Please send us the following information and we will respond within 24 hours with your updated price.
- Number of people in your party
- Level of accommodation (3 Superior,4,5*). Please see options
- Private or Group Tour
- Train choice. Please see options
- Adding options: if you like to add day tours, extra days, meals, etc
- Need domestic or international flights?
- Have a special request (ie: special diet, wheelchair, children, senior, etc)
About Machu Picchu Entrance Tickets As the popularity of Machu Picchu has increased in the last few years, and in order to preserve the ancient paths of Machu Picchu, the Peruvian Cultural Institute (INC) has restricted the number of people that could enter Machu Picchu to 2,500 people per day. This means that, once the 2,500 tickets are sold out, no further entrance tickets will be available. Also, please note that to avoid a secondary market for these tickets, all tickets are issued with the name of the passenger, his/her passport number, nationality and date of birth. Therefore, tickets are non refundable and non transferable.
About Huayna Picchu Tickets
Entrance tickets to Huayna Picchu are no longer free. They are now US$ 12.00 per person. There are two scheduled visits per day, with a limit of 200 people per visit (total of 400 per day). If you are interested in hiking Huaynapichu, we will need you to let us know at the same time you book your trip since Huaynapichu tickets need to be purchased in conjunction with Machu Picchu tickets.
- Vistadome train. Other train options available upon request: Expedition train, Hiram Bingham Train.
- Bus to MachuPicchu roundtrip for both days
- Expert leadership / guides & support personnel for all listed tours
- Accommodations: 1 night in Lima, 2 nights in the Sacred Valley, 1 night in Aguas Calientes and 2 nights in Cuzco.
- Meals as noted (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner, S = Snack). We can add any meals upon request
- Land excursions as noted including entrance fees (BTG, Cathedral and Qoricancha, MachuPicchu 2days, Pachacamac)
- Private Transportation: Cusco Airport/Sacred Valley Hotel, Sacred Valley Hotel/Train Station, Train Station/Cusco Hotel, Cusco Hotel/Cusco Airport, Lima airport/Lima Hotel, Lima Hotel/Lima Airport
- Escorted tours by a professional tour guide
- Shamanic ceremony with local Shaman
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED?
- Airport taxes: Local ($5-6) and International ($31) departure tax of payable in local currency by each passenger at Lima International Airport upon departure (if applicable)
- International and domestic airfares, usually quoted separately
- Excess baggage charges
- Medical immunizations
- Insurance of any kind: mandatory evacuation insurance; suggested cancellation insurance, interruption, baggage loss, damage and delay
- Tipping & Gratuities (Guides $4 per person per day / Drivers $1 per person per day)
- Items of a personal nature (clothing, sodas, liquor, snacks, laundry, etc.)
- Visas. Please be advised that some citizens other than Canadians and US may need visa to travel to Peru. Please advise us of your nationality to help you or check with the Peruvian Consulate
All of our tours are offered in both Group and Private services; however, as we like to maintain control of the quality of our tours, even our group tours include PRIVATE transfers. This is important, as when you get picked up; you will go directly to your hotel without having to drive around the city to drop off other people in their hotels. Transportation is just for you.
Destinations Tours.- Private Transfers + Group Cultural Tours
Special Interest Tours.- Private Transfers + Private Special Interest Activities + Group Cultural Tours
Destinations Tours.- Private Transfers + Private Cultural Tours
Special Interest Tours.- Private Transfers + Private Special interest Activities + Private Cultural Tours
We offer all level of accommodations. When creating an itinerary it would be important to know which your preferred level of accommodation is. Please be sure that at all levels our recommended hotels offer great service and nice comfortable rooms. Our team has personally tried all our recommended hotels.
3-star Superior.- These are 3-star that should really be considered has 4-star Hotel. Nice location, great rooms and charming decoration. Excellent service, with restaurant, room service, business centre, laundry, etc. Buffet breakfast. Best value. Perect for someone looking for an inexpensive option and still have some superior services.
4-star Hotels.- Good location, very nice rooms, great decoration and excellent service. This hotel includes more services such as room service, business center, laundry, spas, more room features, etc. Some have gourmet restaurants. Buffet breakfast. Perfect for someone looking for some luxury and special services and do not need a 5-star option.
4-star Suites.- Some 4-star hotels have suites that offer the same room features of a 5-star option. Perfect for someone looking to upgrade from a 4 star standard room and get more space and features.
5-star Hotel.- What you usually imagine a 5-star hotel is. Great location, luxury accommodations and excellent service. Gourmet restaurants, spas, room service, business center, etc. Perfect for someone looking for a 5-star service but do not need the 5-star Deluxe option.
5-star Deluxe.- These 5-star deluxe hotels offer ultimate luxury with outstanding service, luxurious rooms with deluxe room features and “you ask-you will get” concierge service. Properties have privileged locations or particular history behind it. Gourmet restaurants and spas. For the luxurious traveler.
Expedition.- The least expensive tourist train. Recently renovated cars offer nice seats and good train service.
Vistadome.- A higher category of train service, with panoramic roof windows. It offers a snack and fashion show.
Hiram Bingham.- Luxury train which offers lunch, tea-time and dinner service.
Andean Explorer.- Train service from Cusco to Puno or Puno to Cusco. Departs only on certain days of the week. Depending on the season.
Peruvian Airlines.- Peruvian owned airline. Offer the least expensive prices but has few frequencies. Both Peruvian and Foreigners pay the same.
Star Peru.- Peruvian owned airline. It services many destinations and offers good value prices. Both Peruvian and Foreigners pay the same.
Taca Airlines.- Central American owned airline. Offers great service but few frequencies to Cuzco. Moderately expensive. It offers sale prices for Peruvian Residents ONLY that cannot be purchased by tourists.
Lan Peru.- Chilean owned airline. It offers great service and many frequencies to Cuzco (almost 13 flights per day). Prices are the highest of the market. It offers sale prices for Peruvian Residents ONLY that cannot be purchased by tourists.
Lima/Cusco/Lima: From US $ 350 per person. This is an example price. Prices depend on the airline, date and time of booking.
DOMESTIC TICKETS (PARA LOS TOURS DE GALAPAGOS)
Lima/Cusco/Lima: From US $350 per person. This is an example price. Prices depend on the airline, date and time of booking.
Quito/Galapagos/Quito: From US $421 per person. This is an example price. Prices depend on the airline, date and time of booking.