in Lima, Peru
2. Fly Lima to Cuzco. Day at leisure
3. Cuzco and surrounds
Free morning. Afternoon visit to the
main ruins of Sacsayhuaman, Kenko, Puca-Pucara and Tambomachay,
followed by a city tour of Cuzco.
4: Sacred Valley - Ollyantaytambo (BL)
Full-day excursion to the
Sacred Valley of the Inca and then a visit to Ollantaytambo
Day 4. Shamanic
Tour of Cuzco (B)
Engage in a
Shamanic ritual tour in magical Cuzco which involves a Shaman and an
English-speaking guide to celebrate the "Tinkuy" or encounter
with the Gods, and the contact with the three worlds of the Andean
Cosmogony: Hanan Paccha, Kaypaccha and Hucqu Paccha. You will commence the
Inca spiritual route, starting with the Temple of Tambomachay. Here, the
ritual of purification of the seven "chakras" in the fountains
of energy (the seven chakras represent everything around us.) You will
then proceed to the Fortress of Puca Pucara and the Temple of Laqo, where
you will focus your energy at the great altar. Then you will head towards
the Altar of Kusilluchayo'q, where you will give an offering to the
Pachamama or Mother Earth, and the funerary Temple of Q'e'qo, which has
the important meaning of life after death. Lastly, you will visit the
gigantic observatory of Sacsayhuaman, where you will meditate and focus
your energy at the Eye of the Puma. Return to Cuzco.
Day 5. Cuzco
- Machu Picchu (B)
Transfer to Aguas Calientes. Guided
tour of Machu Picchu.
Built by the Inca Pachacutec, and comprising stone blocks fitted with
masterful precision, Machu Picchu harmoniously blends into the mountain
landscape. There are many theories as to the origins behind Machu Picchu
but three of the most popular ideas include a temple to the sun, a
fortress against the jungle inhabitants or a sanctuary for the Incas. This
fabulous city has houses, temples, warehouses, a large central square, all
connected by narrow roads and steps, and is surrounded by terraces cut
into the mountain side which were used for agriculture. After the tour,
free time to enjoy this magical and spiritual wonder. Opportunity for a
trek (approx 1 hour) up to the sungate (Intipunku), which is a part of the
Inca Trail, for a magical view of the sanctuary. The guided tour will be
conducted by a Shaman, giving you the spiritual significance of the
sanctuary. Accommodation in Aguas Calientes.
Day 6.Machu Picchu - Cuzco
Opportunity to enjoy a wonderful
sunrise over Machu Picchu and some personal time for private reflection
before returning to Cuzco and transfer to your hotel.
7. Cuzco - Puerto Maldonado (BLD)
at the airport, transfer to the office to prepare for the river trip and
boarding of your motorized dugout canoe. Depending on the hour, you will
have either a box lunch on the boat or lunch upon your arrival at the lodge. You
are now deep inside pristine rainforest and surrounded by its
sounds. After a short rest, you will have a short hike to a small lagoon
and return in time to enjoy a jungle sunset at sunset point. Before
dinner, a lecture explaining about the Ayahuasca and its importance and
uses in the local communities will be given. At dinner the resident
naturalists and guides will be available to answer questions and brief you
on the Amazon rainforest.
8. Cocococha Lake - Ayahuasca Session (BLD)
and early breakfast, a guided hike to Cocococha oxbow Lake, 3 ½ miles
hike. On the way you will observe exotic plants and insects, colourful
butterflies, birds, monkeys and with luck perhaps even some of the larger
mammals. At the lake, canoes will be available for a ride around, watching
for giant river otters and the wildlife on the shoreline. Return to the
lodge for a late lunch. After the meal, you will have a couple of hours to
get yourself ready for the Ayahuasca Session, and afterwards to meet the
Shaman who will direct the ceremony. This is the best time to ask him
questions. In the evening you we have a light dinner before beginning the
magical ritual of Ayahuasca which will last approx 3 hours.
9.Tambopata Lodge (BLD)
breakfast, you will meet the Shaman again and share your experiences of
the previous night. He will be able to answer and explain everything
related to the ceremony. You will then spend the rest of the morning
visiting the local community farms. Return to the lodge, lunch and
afternoon at leisure. Before dinner, you will board again in the canoe for
a short night ride to spot for caiman on the river banks with flashlights.
After returning, you will have dinner with the residents.
10. Puerto Maldonado - Lima (B)
breakfast before boarding the canoe for the return to Puerto Maldonado,
watching an unforgettable dawn on the Tambopata River. Transfer to the
airport for your return flight.
11. Depart Lima (B)
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