ITINERARY: PERU AND BOLIVIA
Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley: Oct 25 – Nov 2.
Extension to Lake Titicaca Nov 2 – Nov 7
Extension to Tiwanaku: Nov 7 – Nov 10
DAY 1, Sat, October 25:
Fly from your home town to Lima. Arrive Lima by 7:00am, Oct 26 for early morning flight to Cusco. If arriving during the night, or darkness, we will arrange for a hotel near the airport with transportation back to the airport by 7:00am, in time for the 9:00am flight to Cusco on Oct 26.
Day 2, Sun, October 26:
Flight to Cusco, Train to Machu Picchu, Stay in Aguas Calientes .
Please book your international flight to Lima to arrive by 6:00AM local time this morning, in order toconnect with your early morning group flight to Cusco which is booked by Adventurous Spirit Travel.
You must be at the Lima airport by 7:00 am for the9:00 am (approximately) flight to Cusco. Sorry about the early hour but it must be so, in order to catch the last train to Machu Picchu, where we will start our journey at the lowest altitude. From there we slowly make our way up to the higher altitudes, allowing most people to adjust easily.
After a brief stop in Cusco, we will drive 2-hours down through the lovely Sacred Valley to the ancient Andean Village of Ollantaytambo . Then we will catch the train, traveling along the sacred Urumbamba River, past beautiful vistas toward Machu Picchu. Below the ruins, down by the river, we will stay in Aguas Calientes, a great little fiesta village. In the afternoon, we have an optional walk along the sacred river (River of Stars) to Mandor Waterfalls, a special place in the valley. You may relax during the rest of the afternoon and acclimate to the amazing mountains of Peru. Dinner altogether to start our journey.
DAY 3, Mon, OCTOBER 27
This will be a full day of Machu Picchu, the ancient City of the Condor, recently voted one of theSeven Wonders of the Modern World. We will plan to take the first bus up to the Temples for a Sunrise Ceremony.
Through many millennia Machu Picchu has served as an initiatory center for students of a higher learning. The ancient sacred site is fed by a grid of powerful natural energies patterned by the surrounding peaks above and the extensive caverns below. While many succeeding cultures built at Machu Picchu, its origins are seen in the megalithic stone structures left by an ancient highly advanced people many thousands of years vanished. This is one of the most energized and magical places in the world!
We will have a private, English speaking, spiritually guided tour of the ancient site. You may spendthe rest of the day exploring on your own, with plenty of time to meditate in the places that call to you. Perhaps you will want to walk up to the Sun Gate. Overnight in Aguas Calientes.
DAY 3, Tues, OCTOBER 28:
Huayna Picchu, Free Time
We will go back up to theTemples of Machu Picchu to explore more of the sacred site. Hiking half way up Huayna Picchu, one of the Guardian mountains of the sacred city, you will reach the Temple of the Moon, a most powerful feminine energy vortex area in the world! We will have a ceremony in this small cave, the womb of the Pachamama. In the afternoon, you may hike to the Sun Gate, or the Inca Bridge, or continue to explore the areas that call to you. People may choose to walk along the river in Aguas Calientes and enjoy the rain forest. There are waterfalls to be visited and a sacred peak to climb. Overnight: Aguas Calientes.
DAY 4, Wed, October 29:
Train to Ollantaytambo, Explore the Temples in this part of the Sacred Valley.
This morning we will offer an optional early morning visit to the local Hot Springs (this is when the healing waters are the most pure); after breakfast, we will take the train back to Ollantaytambo and visit the archaeological site there. We will explore and meditate with the healing waters at the sacred royal fountain, the Temple of the Wind and other important places here at Ollantaytambo. Our guide will help us to understand the profound sacredness of this site, the only one unconquered by the Spanish. We may have time to explore other important places near Ollantaytambo. Our guide will share about the legends. Overnight in the Sacred Valley.
DAY 5, Thurs, October 30:
Moray, and Chinchero
Today, after breakfast, we will visit the amazing site of Moray, a huge vortex area and we will have
a ceremony there. Driving through the heart of the fertile Sacred Valley, the views are breathtaking. Then we will visit the market at Chinchero for beautiful woven textiles and other local goods. We will explore the town. In the afternoon we may visit a local weaving community, in the mountains. Overnight: Sacred Valley.
DAY 6, Friday, October 31
Pisac Ruins, Market, Cusco, Folkloric Performance.
After another delicious breakfast, we will drive toward Cusco, stopping in Pisac. There we will visit the powerful Temple of the Condor and the Temple of the Sun, with ceremony and private time for meditation. We will go tot the market in this amazing town. Next, we will drive to Cusco and enjoy this lively, cosmopolitan City. It is possible to attend an evening Folklorico Performance. Dinner at any one of the great restaurants in town (on your own.) Note: October 31 is a very popular holiday in Peru, especially on the coast, called “El Día de la Canción Criolla”, or Criolla Music Day. Criolla Music Day was designated to celebrate Peruvian music and folklore. Cusco will be celebrating! Overnight: Cusco.
DAY 7, Saturday, NOVEMBER 1:
Traditional ceremony, Temple of the Heart, Temple of the Moon, Tambomachay, Sacsayhuaman, Quenko, shopping in Cusco.
Today, we will have a traditional ceremony near the ancient places above Cusco. We will visitSacsayhuaman and Quenko and various megalithic temples to immerse ourselves in the geo-energy wisdom of the ancient ancestors. These temples were built on natural power sites with perfectly fitted stones weighing in excess of 300 tons! Also to be seen are the many hundreds of the most enigmatic machine like carvings in the living rock. Perhaps this is evidence of a industrial civilization dating thousands of years prior to the Inca Empire. We will also travel to nearby Kusilluchayoc, the Temple of the Heart and Illapata, the Temple of the Moon and Tambomachay.
Evening Circle time with a group dinner to review the highlights of our amazing time in Peru.
Note: Nov 1 is All Saints Day in Peru and is celebrated with relish!
DAY 8, Sun, NOVEMBER 2:
Travel Home or continue on to Lake Titicaca
This is the last day of the sacred valley, Peruvian part of the journey. You may enjoy and explore the wonderful City of Cusco, then take an afternoon transport to the airport and flight to Lima (most international flights leave at night.) Or, we would love to have you continue on to Bolivia with us and visit sacred Lake Titicaca. If you choose to come along, you will not fly to Lima this day, but join us as we travel across the Altiplano of the Andes: see itinerary, below.
Note: November 2 is celebrated as the Day of the Dead in Peru, a family day of feasting and celebration.
COSTS: Journey to Peru, Machu Picchu, the Sacred Valley and Cusco (Oct 25 – Nov 2): $2,970.00.
If paying by credit card or pay pal on our site, please add 4% to cover our fees.
Single supplement: $360.00
* Local Flight Lima-Cusco, Oct 26
* Train, Private, Bus and local transportation
* All lodging at Class 3 hotels
* All Meals as described in the Itinerary (all Breakfasts and some dinners.)
* Entry fees to sacred sites
* Amazing Guide services
International airfare, or airfare on the way home from Cusco (approx $200.00) We will help you make these arrangements. Trip insurance, health or medical costs. Incidentals such as wifi, laundry or other services, not specified on the itinerary.Extras, such as snacks, water, drinks, etc. Visa fees. Drinks at meals. Tips. Anything not included in what is stated as included.
November 2 – November 7
Day 1: Mon, November 2:
Please note: If you would like to join us for only the Bolivian part of the journey, it can be arranged.
If you choose to travel with us to Bolivia and Lake Titicaca, we will leave Cusco by bus in the morning after breakfast. Lake Titicaca is considered the womb of Mother Earth and the seat of the feminine polarity of the planet.
We will arrive in Chucuito, on the shores of Lake Titicaca in the late afternoon, after driving through the High Plateau, called the grandest natural altar on planet Earth. We will stop at wonderful places along the way, like Racqchi and Pakara. It may be possible to have an optional coca leaf ceremony with Maria, a master coca leaf reader and woman shaman who lives in the Chucuito area.
DAY 2, Tues, NOVEMBER 3:
Boat to the Uros Islands and Amantani, the Island of Love, spending the night.
After breakfast, we will drive to the port town of Puno and board our boat. First, we will stop at the Uros Islands. These are the floating Islands made of reeds. The Uros people have a unique history and they live in a very special way. From there, we will boat to the Island of Love, Amantini, further out in Lake Titicaca. We will explore the island, share a ceremony at the temple, and spend the night with the villagers there, in their little stucco houses. We will have both breakfast and lunch with the villagers and watch the starry skies of Lake Titicaca, as there is no electricity on the island. Overnight: Amantini
Day 3, Wed, November 4:
From Amantini to The Amaru Muru Portal to Copacabana, Bolivia
After breakfast with the villagers, we will take our boat back to Puno and board our transportation to the sacred Inter dimensional Portal of Amaru Muru. We will spend some time in meditation at this place and have a ceremony there, as well. The natives know the portal is an inter-dimensional gateway serving as a connection to another world. It is carved into red cliff stone in an area known for its radiating lines of geo-energy. We will also visit the amazing canyon behind this portal, full of rock formations and legends. Then we will continue ourjourney around the Lake and cross the border into Bolivia. There we will be met by our lovely Bolivian guide, Rosse Mary Vargas Vilela. She will accompany us to Copacabana, on the shores of Lake Titicaca where we will have dinner and spend the night. If there is time, we will visit the Black Madonna Chapel there in Copacabana. This is a sacred icon and guardian of Lake Titicaca. In the later afternoon you may have free time, shop or climb up one of the sacred mountain areas within walking distance of the town. Overnight: Copacabana.
Important information! Our guide here in Bolivia is an Aymara elder, named Rosee Mary, please watch her in the video. She is much more than a guide, but a teacher and a healer. It is a complete learning experience to simply be with her, and much more to travel to sacred places together. This is a special and unique opportunity!
|Rosse Mary and Titicaca|
Day 4: Thurs, November 5: Island of the Sun, Ceremony at Sacred Lake Titicaca
In the morning, after breakfast, we will boat to the Island of the Sun and visit the religious shrine onthe north side of the Island. There are many ancient ruins on this side including a monumental labyrinth, the sacred rock and a special temple. On the Sacred Lake Titicaca, we will share a traditional ceremony. Then we will have a lunch prepared by the local people. We will stay overnight on the island in the community of Challapampa, on the northern side of the Island. The Island of the Sun is a magical place and we will be visiting many sites with our amazing guide, places that most tourists never see. We will stay with the local people and eat lunch and dinner, and breakfast with them. They all know and love Rosse Mary. Overnight: Island of the Sun.
DAY 6, Friday, NOVEMBER 6:
Sunrise Ceremony, Island of the Moon, Copacabana
After a Sunrise ceremony on the Island of the Sun, we will have breakfast with our new friends on the Island of the Sun. Then we depart by boat for the Island of the Moon. We will have ceremony with one of the Aymara Elders at the ancient Feminine Temple of the Priestesses, the most complete astronomical observatory center in the Andes. Later in the day, we will return to Copacabana by boat. Free time for shopping and/or contemplation. We will have dinner altogether to discuss and contemplate our amazing visit to Lake Titicaca, the center for the new feminine energies emerging at this time. This is the night of the Full Moon and there will be no better place to celebrate and witness its energies than in the sacred city of Copacabana on the shores of Lake Titicaca. Overnight: Copacabana.
DAY 5, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7:
Greet the Sun, Copacabana. Free time and transportation to Juliaca and flt to Lima
OR on to Tiawanaku.
Option to climb one of the important astronomical sites in Copacabana to greet the sun over LakeTititcaca. Free time in Copacabana for shopping, meditating at the chapel of the Black Madonna, or exploring other sacred sites in Copacabana. Take private transportation back to Juliaca Airport for early evening connection to Lima and international flights home.
COSTS for Lake Titicaca (Nov 2-7): $970.00
Single Supplement $270.00
If paying with Credit card or paypal: please add 4% increase to cover our costs of processing the payment.
5 nights lodging
All Breakfasts and some lunches and dinners
Transportation and boat rides during this part of the journey
Entry fees into the sites
Optional morning astronomical ceremony in Copacabana;
Private transportation from Copacabana to Juliaca Airport
International airfare, or airfare on the way home from Juliaca (approx $200.00) We will help you make these arrangements. Trip insurance, health or medical costs. Incidentals such as wifi, laundry or other services, not specified on the itinerary. Extras, such as snacks, water, drinks, etc. Visa fees. Drinks at meals. Tips. Anything not included in what is stated as included.
Extension to Tiawanaku:
Nov 7 – 10
If you would like to continue on to Tiawanaku, we will leave Copacabana at about noon. After a great morning in Copacabana we will transport to El Alto, Bolivia and take the amazing new cable car into La Paz, the City of Peace. Once there, we may have time to visit the Witches’ Market and the wonderful City of La Paz, Bolivia. Dinner and stay in La Paz. Overnight: La Paz.
Continued, Extension to Tiawanaku:
DAY 2, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 8:
Drive to Tiawanaku, with portal ceremony at the Pass. Explore Tiawanaku. Tiawanaku is one of theoldest and most spiritually vibrant temple sites on earth.We will explore the Akapana Pyramid, the Kalasasaya enclosure, The Subterranean Temple, acknowledge the Gateway of the Sun and Viracocha. It is awesome to go there with Rosse Mary, as she knows how to collect the energy of the place and recycle it back into the universe. We will spend the night in this ancient city with the local people, learning about the stars, constellations and unique night visitors.
Day 3, Sun, November 9: Puma Punku and the Sacred Spring of Pa’xsi
Today, we will visit the ancient port site of Puma Punku and try to comprehend the size and precision of the rocks still left there. Some researchers think that the place was originally constructed in 8,000 BC. It seems apparent that this used to be located on the shores of ancient Lake Titicaca. Later, we will visit the sacred spring of Choque Pa’xsi and perform a ceremony there. Back to the village of Tiawanaku, we will spend another night in this quiet place with the local people. Onernight: Tiawanaku.
Day 4, Mon, November 10: Tiawanaku and homeward bound.
On our last day of the journey, we will have the whole morning to spend in Tiawanaku. We canreturn to the archaeological site, visit the museum and the village plaza. It is a very special little town. In the afternoon, we will take private transportation to Juliaca Airport to catch a flight to Lima, then a night time flight to your home town.
Cost for Tiawanaku Extension: Nov 7 – 10 $570.00
Single Supplement: $120
If paying with Credit card or paypal on our site:
please include a 4% increase to cover our costs of processing the payment.
3 nights lodging
All Breakfasts, dinners in Tiawanaku
Optional morning astronomical ceremony in Copacabana;
Transportation from Copacabana to El Alto; cable car to La Paz; guide service around La Paz, witches market, etc.
Transportation to Tiawanaku and around the entire area
Entry fees into the sites
Private transport from Tiawanaku to the Juliaca airport the last day.
International airfare, or airfare on the way home from Juliaca (approx $200.00) We will help you make these arrangements. Trip insurance, health or medical costs. Incidentals such as wifi, laundry or other services, not specified on the itinerary.Extras, such as snacks, water, drinks, etc. Visa fees. Drinks at meals. Tips. Anything not included in what is stated as included.
Please read the testimonies, below:
Back home again and well rested after the AWESOME journey with you to Bolivia. What a great trip that was! I loved every bit of it: the country, the people, the history of these ancient power places on earth. I especially loved the energies of Lake Titicaca. I remembered having read about this area in the book “The I AM Discourses” by Godfrey Ray King, regarding ancient rays entering the earth at specific points.
It says; “One Ray enters the crust of the earth at a point just south of the Gobi desert; and the otherone enters just east of Lake Titicaca, the highest lake in the world, in the Andes Mountains.
These are the two most intense points of Light in the earth. There is always a Cosmic Activity taking place there, which may not be interfered with …..” After visiting these energies and seeing for myself, I would not be surprised if this is true. And what better time to be there than now, in 2012! So we were blessed indeed.
I realize you also provided us with – on all levels – the best and most knowledgeable guides we could ever ask for! So Thank You! Already I would love to go back.
~ AK, Norway
In April, 2012, I accompanied Tina to the Andes. It was a very interesting trip. Tina has an amazing intuition for connecting with highly evolved guides that are helpful for transformational experiences. Since this is the main reason to travel to spiritual sites in the Andes, I recommend her trip for anyone planning to go there. I have traveled to sacred sites around the world and I have to say that this one was a most effective spiritual awakening. Highly recommended!
Please call if you have any questions about this adventure. Tina: 720-217-1829