A Journey to the Land of the Mystical Incas
with Joanne Clark
May 6 to 15, 2016
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Join Joanne as you journey to the majestic land of the ancient Inca, where some of the most powerful healing energies on the planet exist on a sacred pilgrimage to MYSTICAL PERU.
Enjoy the opportunity to experience traditional Andean ceremonies with your Peruvian guides at sacred power spots as you journey to Cusco, the Sacred Valley of the Incas and a special excursion to Machu Picchu. And the energy vortexes of Lake Titicaca.
The internal energy of Peru is incredibly powerful, making for a journey of life enrichment and spiritual growth.
THE TOUR PRICE INCLUDES:
- Round trip air to Peru from New York
- Flights within Peru
- 4 nights in Cusco
- 3 nights in Chucuito/Puno – Lake Titicaca
- 7 Breakfasts – 2 lunches – 6 Dinners
- Spiritual local guides for touring
- Full day tour to Machu Picchu
- Enjoy a special day of touring in the Sacred Valley of the Incas
- Visit Ollantaytambo, the Sanctuary of the Wind
- Visit Koricancha, Inca Temple of the Sun
- Stop at Tambo Machay, private bath of Incan nobles
- Have private meditation time at the sacred sites
- Participate in a special Shamanic ceremony to connect with female healing energies
- Special program to Lake Titicaca
- Visit the Uros Floating Island
- Visit the sacred sites of Aramu Muru’s Doorway and Sillustani
- Enjoy a performance of traditional Andean musicians & folklore dancers at your farewell dinner
HOTELS TO BE USED (OR SIMILAR)
Day 1- Friday, May 6: Depart the USA
Depart JFK this evening for Peru.
Day 2- Saturday, May 7: To Cusco – Tour Begins (D/L)
Arrive in Lima where we connect with our flight that will take us through the Andes to Cusco! As we fly into the valley you’ll be greeted by the towering apus (mountains) with their shimmering caps of snow. We will be met at the airport by our Peruvian representative and taken to our reserved accommodations. Lunch at the at the local Tunupa restaurant before coming to our accommodations. This will be a day of rest, so that our lungs and body in general can adjust to the altitude change. In the late afternoon we will gather and go for a light dinner at a restaurant on the Plaza de Armas. The spiritual journey begins! Overnight in Cusco.
Day 3- Sunday, May 8: In Cusco/Shaman & Mystical Priest Ceremony (B/D)
After a leisurely breakfast we’ll board our coach and venture out into the streets of Cusco. Our first stop will be the Coricancha, the Inca Temple of the Sun, where we will explore and examine the significance in Incan cosmology of the various temples contained within it- the rainbow, the lightning, the stars, Venus, the moon, and the sun. Then we go out of Cusco into the surrounding hills to the site of Tambo Machay where a traditional Andean Shaman will lead the group in a chakra cleansing ceremony. Our next stop will be Sacsayhuman, the Temple of Lightning. Here the Shaman will perform a ceremony of offerings to the Pachamama (Mother Earth). After exploring the ruins with our guide we return to Cusco. Along the way, we stop at what is called the “X-Zone” with its special mystical and esoteric significance and have a ceremony with a mystical priest. Free time in the afternoon before dinner at our hotel. Overnight in Cusco.
Day 4- Monday, May 9: In Cusco/Sacred Valley (B)
After breakfast, we depart Cusco and head northwest and down into Sacred Valley of the Incas to small pueblo of Pisac. In the market we’ll see colorful tapestries and clothing, beautiful jewelry and more. Your senses will be delighted by the sights of these beautiful and varied handicrafts. Of course there will be time to shop for those perfect purchases! After a light lunch at a local restaurant, we drive up into the surrounding mountains to the site of Pisac, dedicated to the Pachamama (the Earth Mother). In the Temple of the Condor we will experience the powerful energies of the condor, guardian of the Upper World. In the Temple of the Sun time for private meditation to help connect more fully with the powerful feminine energies of the Pachamama. In the later afternoon, drive further into the Sacred Valley to Ollantaytambo, the Lemurian Heart Center site and the Sanctuary of the Wind. During our visit to the site we’ll see the main altar with its gigantic stones, the largest in the entire valley. Return to Cusco in the late afternoon and dinner on our own at one of the many delightful local restaurants. Overnight in Cusco.
Day 5- Tuesday, May 10: In Cusco/ Tour To Machu Picchu (B/L/D)
We leave Cusco on the early morning autovagón and venture deep into the mountains to hidden and mysterious Machu Picchu – the 8th Wonder of the World and Crown Jewel of the Andes! We get off the train in Aguas Calientes, the pueblo at the base of the mountain. After a brief stop, board a bus for the half-hour ride up several switchbacks to the top of the mountain. We are finally here – among the sacred apus and the clouds on – top of the world and away from civilization. The ancient and enduring energies of transformation welcomes us to let go of our worldly concerns and turn deeper within. During the morning our guide will lead us to all the important power spots in the citadel, the Temples of the Sun and the Moon, the Temple of the Three Windows, the Main Plaza, the Hitching Post of the Sun, the Temple of the Condor, the Pachamama Rock, and more…A buffet lunch is followed by an afternoon of free time to explore the citadel on our own, allowing us time to connect with its transformational gifts. In the late afternoon we return to Cusco for dinner at our hotel. Overnight in Cusco.
Day 6- Wednesday, May 11: To Juliana/Puno (B/D)
In the morning we fly from Cusco to Juliana and continue to Puno, located at 13,000 feet on the shores of Lake Titicaca, the primary yin (feminine) energy vortex in the Andes. On our way to the hotel, we visit the site of Sillustani, ancient and architecturally amazing burial sites. Then time to get used to the altitude before dinner at our hotel. Overnight in Puno.
Day 7- Thursday, May 12: In Puno/To Taquile Island (B/L/D)
In the morning it’s to the lakeshore. We board a small boat and venture out onto the tranquil, yet powerfully intense waters of Lake Titicaca to visit Taquile Island, a place out of time. We’ll climb the sloping path around the backside of the island and enter town square, where we will have the opportunity to meet the island people and shop in their cooperative stores. This is followed by lunch before we head back to the hotel and some free time before dinner at our hotel. Overnight in Puno.
Day 8- Friday, May 13: In Puno/Chuquito and Aramu Muru’s Doorway (B/D)
Our day will start with a visit to the amazing area known as Aramu Muru’s Doorway, believed by the local residents and shamans to be an inter-dimensional doorway. (Aramu Muru was an enlightened master who founded the Inca Empire. In the traditional Inca legends he has come to be known as Manic Cap). Here we’ll see rock formations that look like a puma, a frog, a condor, a camel, and the female consort of Aramu Muru, Arama Mara herself! You’ll have time to meditate at the Doorway in order to possibly connect with the inter-dimensional energies that flow into this timeless and ancient area. In the late afternoon we visit the site of Chucuito is one of the few ancient sites where when you walk through the walled-off complex you find row after row of stone phalluses. Return to our hotel to relax before a “Farewell to Peru Dinner” at a local restaurant. Overnight in Puno.
Day 9- Saturday, May 14: To Lima/Tour Ends/Return to USA (B)
In the late morning we’ll transfer from the hotel to the airport. For our late afternoon flight will take you to Lima, where we connect to our flight to JFK.
Day 10- Sunday, May 15: Arrival at JFK)
Early morning arrival at JFK
Please note: This itinerary is subject to change without notice due to circumstances beyond our control.
For any additional information or questions, please call Joanne at 631-874-2530.
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Price Per Person Double Occupancy:
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$3,198 by check or money order, $3,369 by credit card
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