Journey to the Sacred Valley of Peru and the Amazon with Allie & Uma, June 3rd-June 14th 2018
Together, Allie and Uma will lovingly steward you through this sacred journey of yoga, exploration into the magic and mysteries of this ancient healing land and the depths of your soul. Each day is a new adventure. With each sacred site, ceremony, wisdom sharing or healing session, we masterfully weave a sacred experience that builds and expands your awareness of the potent wisdom held within the chalice of your sacred heart.
Lima, Cusco, Pisac, Ollantaytambo and Machu Picchu
June 3-11, 2018
Imagine waking up in the beautiful mountains of Peru at the Sacha Munay Yoga retreat, experiencing life changing transformations as you enjoy 2 or 3 classes of yoga each day in a room of glass overlooking the magical land of Peru, participating in sacred ceremonies, receiving blessings from a Shaman, Temazcal rituals, meditations in holy sites, the Ruins of Ollantaytambo and sunrise tour of Machu Picchu and the most beautiful sacred scenery that PachaMama has to offer. Awakening your inner guru as you explore the energy of this healing land. You only live once! Carpe Diem…Seize the Day!
June 12-15 2018
Imagine staying at the Eco Lodge at the heart of the rainforest…conserving it for the future. Seeing the untouched, unspoiled Amazon rainforest habitat, filled with endemic flora and fauna, birds, and exotic wildlife. Waking up to hear the jungle sounds of nature.
We will need 10 Yogis to make this trip happen! Contact Uma with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHAT IS INCLUDED
• Roundtrip shuttle between Cusco airport and retreat center during scheduled group tour times
• Daily meals while at the Yoga retreat - 6 days
• 6 Nights’ accommodations at Sacha Munay Retreat and Yoga Center
• Transportation for Day trips to Cusco, Pisac, Ollantaytambo and train trip to Machu Picchu
• 1 Night accommodations in Aguas Calientes, at the Panorama B&B, or something similar
• 1 Night accommodations in Lima at the Hotel Vila Santa, or something similar
• All programs, ceremonies, excursions, entrance fees and tours outlined in the above draft itinerary
• All roundtrip transportation via shuttle van, bus or train to all planned excursions
• All yoga classes, meditations, ceremonies & lectures outlined in retreat agenda
• Other mystery surprises for the trip
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED
• Round-trip airfare from your town to Lima, Peru
• Private room accommodations (Unless you have paid for and reserved this additional option)
• Tips for our tour guides, drivers and baggage handlers (Approximately $175-250)
• Optional healing services and tips for practitioners
• Lunches and dinners after we leave the yoga retreat.
• Supplemental personal transportation around Lima, Cusco, Sacred Valley or Aguas Calientes that is outside the prearranged group transport time.
• Shopping money for crafts, clothes and souvenirs
June 2nd – Travel to Peru / please make travel arrangements from your home city to Lima, Peru (this is not included in the retreat price) / flights will arrive on June 4th
June 3rd - Travel Day / transportation from Lima to Cusco / arrive early morning in Cusco / local transport to the Sacha Munay Yoga Retreat Center / afternoon Yoga Nidra / dinner / much needed sleep! - (1 meal included)
June 4th- Morning yoga / breakfast / massage may be scheduled (add’l expense) / time to journal, nap, rest / lunch / Yin Yoga / afternoon to think of your intention and something you’d like to receive from the trip / Shaman will come and perform a Welcome Ceremony and Blessing / dinner - (3 meals included)
June 5th-Morning yoga / breakfast / explore Sacha Munay and surrounding area / afternoon yoga / plan an ear candling, Reiki session or Reflexology session today – complimentary / dinner (3 meals included)
June 6th - Early morning yoga / breakfast / day trip to Pisac with guide / hike through the hilltop Inca citadel ruins / meditation at holy site / lunch/ shopping in Pisac market and exploring town / back to Sacha Munay / restorative yoga / dinner (3 meals included)
June 7th-Morning Yoga / breakfast / hike to the beautiful waterfall (a bit strenuous but worth it for the views) / group meditation at waterfall /lunch / Yin Yoga / afternoon rest and journaling / dinner / Restorative Yoga / plan an ear candling, Reiki session or Reflexology session today – complimentary (3 meals included)
June 8th-Early morning Yoga / breakfast / day trip to Cusco We will do a full day city tour including ruins above Cusco. We will tour Sacsayhuaman and Tambomachay followed by a city tour including the cathedral, local market and temple of the sun! We will be on our own for lunch today. We will choose a fun place to eat. (Today breakfast and dinner are included but not lunch)
June 9th-Morning Yoga, Breakfast, time on your own to explore the center. We will have Lunch, with plenty of time to reflect on something you would like to let go of, something that’s no longer serving you. Smudging Ceremony and Sweat Lodge, Dinner (3 meals included)
June 10th-After Breakfast and packing we will travel to Ollantaytambo to see the Ruins, have lunch, then get on the train to Machu Picchu. Great views from the train with our tour guide with us to answer all of our MANY questions. We will check into our hotel in the town of Aguas Calientes and then we will venture out to find a cool restaurant in this River-town. (Breakfast included and snack on the train and dinner with group but not included in price)
June 11th-Wake up CRAZY early for breakfast and then get on the bus to make your way up for a sunrise tour to visit the ruins of Machu Picchu with our guide. We will have plenty of time to see all the sights. *Make sure you have your passport with you to get it stamped! We will then grab our belongings from the hotel and take a train to Cusco for our flight to Lima and to say goodbye to our tour guide.????(Breakfast included and snack on the train, all others on your own)
June 12th-Good bye Breakfast for those who will not be going with Allie and Uma to the Amazon, you can leave your baggage at the hotel and tour Lima on your own before catching your flight in the evening, you can pre-book tours from our Yoga retreat center. Allie has a list of cool things to do. For the Amazon group we will travel from Lima to Puerto Maldonado then take a boat down a river to our Eco Lodge. (Breakfast included for everyone in Lima) (Dinner is included for those going to the Amazon, you are on your own for lunch)
Our first night in the Amazon-
Canopy Tower: Hike to the top of a 98-ft (30-meter) tower for a fantastic perspective on the rainforest canopy. An uncountable number of species live here, including toucans, parrots, monkeys and other canopy dwellers.
Ecotourism Lecture: Enjoy a presentation on the Infierno ecotourism project and learn how your stay helps to keep the rainforest in pristine condition for future generations of travelers.
June 13th-We tour the Amazon (3 meals included)
Your excursions today will immerse you in the magic of the southern Peruvian Amazon.
Tres Chimbadas Oxbow Lake: Following breakfast, venture on a canoe or ride aboard a catamaran to spot Hoatzin birds, squirrel monkeys, black caiman, and giant otters residing in and around the tranquil waters of an oxbow lake.
Parrot Clay Lick: Walk 20 minutes to a nearby riverbank and be amazed at the rainforest spectacle of beautiful parrots and parakeets congregating to feast at a clay lick.
Ethnobotanical Walk: Following lunch, ride downriver to visit Centro Ñape, where Ese’eja natives run a traditional community clinic that produces medicinal rainforest plants. Your local guide will explain how indigenous people use the plants in their everyday lives.
Night Walk: Beautiful tree frogs, troops of night monkeys, bizarre insects, and dozens of other rainforest creatures only come out after dark. After dinner, join your guide to explore this amazing nocturnal world.
June 14th-After a final breakfast at the lodge, board a boat for the journey back to Puerto Maldonado. On arrival at the port, meet your transfer to the airport for your flight to Lima. Upon arrival to Lima, you will be transferred to your hotel for the evening. We will be going to a cool restaurant on the coast for dinner (Breakfast included, lunch and dinner are not included)
June 15th- Breakfast at our AWESOME hotel. We will leave our bags here and explore Lima. You will be able to choose many different tours. The bike tour on the cliffs looks amazing, You will be responsible for any costs today after breakfast.