Yoga Retreat in Mystical Peru 8D/7N (Yoga + Cusco Day Trips + Machu Picchu)

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Ollantaytambo fountain Bath of the Princess shutterstock_121758811.jpg
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Yoga Retreat in Mystical Peru 8D/7N (Yoga + Cusco Day Trips + Machu Picchu)

2,800.00

All prices are USD. Price listed is the price per person based on double occupancy by non-Peruvians in standard accommodations. Pricing and product availability are subject to change without notice until purchased.

*Minimum 12 participants, 50% down payment required by May 1st.

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Summary

8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS

Day 1 - Arrive Cusco and welcome
Day 2 - Tour Sacred Valley
Day 3 - Pisaq ruins & indigenous communities
Day 4 - Maras/ Moray/ Salineras
Day 5 - Ollantaytambo ruins, train to Aguas Calientes
Day 6 - Machu Picchu citadel
Day 7 - Cusco city historical tour
Day 8 - Free trade shopping, departures


HIGHLIGHTS

• Machu Picchu archaeological site.
• 400-500 species of orchids and > 700 species of butterflies.
• Hot mineral springs bathing.
• Awanakancha llama/alpaca ranch and textile arts center.
• Flight of the Condor at Cochahuasi Animal Sanctuary.
• Authentic home-cooked meals and cultural presentations with the Amaru, Paru Paru, or Willoq indigenous communities.
• Pisaq, Ollantaytambo, Tambo Machay, Saqsayhuaman, and Q’oricancha archaeological sites.
• Incan agricultural laboratory in Moray natural salt mines in Salineras.
• Horseback option.
• Textiles and handicrafts markets.
• Colorful local dance shows
• Traditional ceramics and weaving workshops
• Peruvian horse show
• Tribute to Mother Earth Andean ceremony
• Mineral hot springs
• Coca leaf reading by Andean Shaman
• Dinner with our Peruvian Hearts scholarship recipients
• Daily yoga
• 3 meals a day (organic, vegan, and non-vegetarian options)

Itinerary

8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS

Day 0:  Flight to Cusco with connection in Lima (not included)
Day 1:  Arrivals

• Airport reception and private van transfer from CUZ airport to hotel in Sacred Valley Urubamba.
• Free day for shopping and exploration on your own.
• Lunch in Sacred Valley (depending on arrival time).
• Dinner at hotel.
• Evening Yoga at hotel.
Day 2:  Awanakancha-Cochahuasi-Chinchero
• Awanakancha llama/alpaca ranch and textile arts center.
• Flight of the Condor at Cochahuasi Animal Sanctuary and rescue center.
• Lunch show with local dances at Muna Restaurant.
• Ceramics workshop.
• Peruvian horse show.
• Breakfast / Dinner at hotel.
• Morning Yoga at hotel.
• 1-2 miles / 2-4 km – 1 hour walking.
Day 3:  Pisaq-Community Immersion
• Authentic home-cooked lunch and cultural presentations with the Amaru, Paru Paru, or Willoq indigenous communities.
• Pisaq archaeological site.
• Textile and handicrafts market in Pisaq.
• Breakfast / Dinner at hotel.
• Morning Yoga at hotel.
• Hotel in Sacred Valley Urubamba.
• 2.5 miles / 4 km – 2 hours walking.
Day 4:  Maras-Moray-Salineras
• Maras colonial architecture.
• Moray Incan agricultural terraces.
• Salineras natural salt mines.
• Afternoon Yoga in Moray.
• Breakfast / Dinner at hotel.
• Lunch in Maras or Moray.
• Hotel in Sacred Valley Urubamba.
• 2.5 miles / 4 km – 2 hours walking.
Day 5:  Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes
• Cultural presentations with the Willoq indigenous community.
• Train from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes.
• Ollantaytambo ruins.
• Mineral hot springs in Aguas Calientes.
• Breakfast at hotel.
• Lunch at the sustainable trout farm of Willoq community.
• Dinner in Aguas Calientes.
• Tierra Viva hotel in Aguas Calientes.
• 2.5 miles / 4 km – 2 hours walking.
Day 6:  Machu Picchu
• Sunrise meditation, crystals, or yoga in Machu Picchu.
• Machu Picchu Citadel tour.
• Wayna Picchu hike.
• Aguas Calientes hot springs baths.
• Train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo.
• Private transport from Ollantaytambo to Cusco.
• Breakfast at hotel, lunch buffet in Machu Picchu, late dinner in Ollantaytambo or Cusco.
• Tierra Viva hotel in Cusco.
• 3 miles / 5 km – 2-3 hours walking.
Day 7:  Cusco City Historical Tour
• Via private van, walking, or horseback.
• Includes Q’enqo, Tambo Machay, Puca Pucara, Templo de la Luna, Saqsayhuaman, cathedral, and Q’oricancha (depending on time).
• Yoga at Temple of the Moon.
• Coca Leaf Reading / Shamanic Cleansing
• Breakfast at hotel Included.
• Lunch in Cusco with Peruvian Hearts scholarship recipients (the non-profit we sponsor).
• Going Away Dinner & Show Cusco.
• Tierra Viva hotel in Cusco.
• 1-2 miles / 2-5 km – 1-2 hours intermittent walking for car and horseback tours.
• 3-5 miles / 5-8 km – 3-4 hours for walking tours.
Day 8:  Departures
• Free day for shopping or exploration on your own until departure flight.
• Private van transfer from Cusco hotel to CUZ airport.

Have more time? Add the Amazon jungle, Lake Titicaca, or more day trips.


About the Instructor

ALICE SALTZMAN, YOGA INSTRUCTOR

Alice Saltzman has been practicing yoga for over 30 years and became a yoga teacher in 2004 gaining her 200 hour RYT Certification at Kripalu.

While teaching full time she became inspired to go further with her training and began studying with JJ Gormley-Etchells in 2006. She continued her education by traveling with JJ and completing her 500 RYT certification in 2009 at Surya Chandra Healing Yoga School.

She is currently studying yoga philosophy with JJ and Philip Christodoulou in depth so that she may continue to teach yoga philosophy through storytelling.
She also currently teaches at Anuttara Yoga Shala and at a LifeSkills of South Florida Treatment Center. Alice has experience in Raja, Hatha, Kripalu, Prenatal, Vinyasa, Restorative, Yin and Silver Sneakers yoga classes.

The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.
— John Muir
 

FAST FACTS

Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
Surface: stone-carved stairs
Activity level: Level 1 – Easy
Total distance on foot: 1-3 miles / 2-5 km per day
Average daily walking time: 1-2 hours intermittent
Altitude: 8,829 - 11,800 ft / 2,700 - 3,600 m
Availability: July 2nd - July 9th 2016
Accommodations: 7 nights in 3-4 star (standard)
•Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included
•Weather: Warm days, cold nights
Restrictions: None
 


INCLUDED

• Standard (3-star) hotel accommodations, double occupancy
• Travel insurance.
• Entry to Inca Trail, Machu Picchu, and Cusco archaeological complexes.
• Private transportation on Day Trips.
• Private English/Spanish/Quechua bilingual professional guides.
• Bus from Machu Picchu park to Aguas Calientes.
• Round-trip train ticket from Aguas Calientes and transfer to hotel.
• Airport reception and drop off
• Daily yoga/meditation
• 3 meals a day (organic, vegan, vegetarian, and non-vegetarian options)
• Carbon offset for all in-country transportation

NOT INCLUDED

• International or domestic airfare.
• Visa fees (if any) or taxes.
• Tips for personnel: guide, etc.
• Extra services (spa, laundry, etc), personal items, or additional tours not listed in the program itinerary.
• Local taxes (18% IGV) on all services applicable to Peruvians, foreign residents in Peru, and tourists traveling in Peru for 60+ days.


RECOMMENDATIONS

• In the Andes the split between dry and wet seasons is acute. The dry season runs from April to October (the best time for hiking); the rainy season goes from November through March. Temperatures can vary significantly, from about 50-82ºF (10-28º C) in the day to 32-50ºF (0-10ºC) at night, depending more on the altitude than the time of year.
• LAN and its partners are the only international airlines to offer flights to Cusco. If you need help booking domestic flights in Peru, let us know via email or in your Request Reservation form.
• Many international flights arrive at Lima airport in the late evening, while flights to Cusco and other domestic airports leave from 6 to 11 am. If you have a long layover and would like to add a hotel (onsite at the airport) to your package, please let us know.
• Read about What to Bring on your trip.


 
I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order.
— John Burroughs
 
 Alice Saltzman, Yoga Instructor

Alice Saltzman, Yoga Instructor


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