ANDEAN MASTER PATH …. THE CLEANSING RAY ON EARTH
11 days: 04 January to 14 January
Tour Price per Person in Shared Room: US$ 1890
This journey is a once in a lifetime experience and worthy to experience – a true gift to the Self in every way!
This is an event in the footsteps of the Ancient Ones! An extraordinary occasion to participate in a trip of this nature!
The Andes is one of the greatest cultural and spiritual centers currently on the planet. Imagine yourself breathing in the magical air of the Andes Mountains as you journey through the many places of power that are thousands of years old, on one of the most sacred lands on Earth.
Unlike other trips to Peru, this is a spiritual journey, not just a tour!
The Andean Master Path is the Wisdom Path of the ancestors – a union of the heart and mind. We will visit sacred sites with Mallku, an Andean master who lives, talks and breathes the Way of the Ageless Inkas. He will guide us in ancient rituals and ceremonies, all sacred and from a highly advanced civilization, which have zealously been guarded for time immemorial.
As the doors to the dimensions of higher consciousness open, you experience more of who you are and the magnificence of your own authentic being. On this journey through Peru new strands of your INNER MEMORIES will be unlocked to further personal evolution, growth and insights with deeper awareness, wisdom and knowledge.
Day 01. JANUARY 04th. ARRIVE CUSCO – CHINCHERO & SACRED VALLEY
Depart for our morning flight to Cusco. Reception and transportation to the Sacred Valley. On the way to our lodge we will stop at Chinchero and visit the amazing Earth Altar. Discover the Magic Hatun Chinkana of this initiatory center. This Waka or sacred place is as the Brain and with its vibration will permit to travel to the dimension of the soul, here we ask permission and participate in a ceremonial prayer for Mother Earth (Pachamama), safety in our travels, and our own personal wishes to enter to the magic Andes. We will spend the night in the Sacred Valley.
Day 02. JANUARY 05th. SACRED VALLEY: OLLANTAYTAMBO – MORAY
In the morning we will explore the absolutely unique and ancient Inka center of Ollantaytambo, where the buildings still retain the original architecture of the Inkas. We will have an opportunity to enter into one of the homes and see how the people live in these ancient constructions. As we explore the vast temple complex adjacent to the village, we will engage in a meditation. Our climb to the top takes us to the Sun Temple, whose huge red porfire blocks were placed overlooking the fertile valley and the Willkamayu River. In the afternoon visit to Moray, a powerful Inka site with circular terraces that used to create exceptional conditions or micro climates that fostered domestication, acclimatization and hybridization of a wide array of wild vegetable species that were modified or adapted for human consumption. Here our Andean master guide will instruct us in walking exercises and a meditation with the energy of this amazing power spot.
Day 03. JANUARY 06th. MACHU PIJCHU – SACRED VALLEY
In the morning we will have the train ride to the village of Aguas Calientes, arrival and we will visit the famed city of Machu Pijchu, named by Mallku as the Crystal City, the Rainbow City, the City of the Kondor and the Hummingbird, the City of Peace, and the City of Light. The legendary beauty of this magnificent city defies description. There are many trails and power sites to explore here, and we will have ample opportunity for ceremony to open to a deeper experience of the intrinsic magic of this amazing city and temples. Guided visit with esoteric insights on the various temples and power spots. Participate in inspiring spiritual ceremonies to enhance your connection with your divine self- a trans personal, transformation journey within. In the right time, we return on an afternoon train and bus to the Sacred Valley for overnight.
Day 04. JANUARY 07th. SACRED VALLEY – PISAQ – TIPON – CUSCO
We leave in the morning to visit the ancient Inka town of Pisaq. The entire mountain behind the village is considered an archaeological treasure, and for good reason. We are bussed several miles up to the top, from where we can hike downhill past ancient sites and burial grounds along an amazing trail with breathtaking views. We arrive to the Inka temples and observatories, we have a ceremony, then continue to a place where our bus has driven to meet us during one of the most beautiful walks in this region. After our ritual according to the time conditions we continue our trip and visit Tipon, an ancient agricultural site with many terraces and an intricate irrigation system that runs along the Temple of the Water. Tipon, a place of great water fountains, is another one of the most important architectural complexes found in Cusco vicinity. This old site is located 23 km. Southeast of the Inka capital at a height of 3,600 meters above sea level; the highest area of the park is found at the pass of Ranraq’asa above 3,900 meters. It belongs to the district of Oropesa, province of Quispicanchis in Cusco. In the afternoon, we will arrive to Cusco for overnight.
Day 05. JANUARY 08th. AMARU MACHAY – Q’ENQO & SAQSAYWAMAN
Visit to Amaru Machay, the Cave of the Serpents. Guided ceremonies at this powerful location; continue to Q’enqo, the sacred place of the Puma. Our specialist guide will show to you the magic of the ancestors and the esoteric wisdom of the heavens where astronomy was the base to understand a practical life as a way of meditation. Q’enqo means labyrinth or zigzag. Located near Cusco, this temple was dedicated to Mother Earth as a unique center of initiations and for ceremonies. It has numerous ceremonial carvings, holes and canals cut into the rock. One of its features is a semi-natural underground chamber. Limestone formation intricately carved with depictions of mythical beings, as well as winding underground passageways and semicircular amphitheater. Continue to Saqsaywaman, which is a huge, stunning site which holds the great house of the Sun, where the head of the Puma of Cusco resides. Its megalithic, zigzag stone walls were pieced together with amazing skill, drawing the Snake and other Andean symbols, like a lightening bolt across a great field. Saqsaywaman is located one kilometers from the city of Cusco, the immense walls of the complex made up of huge stones distributed in a zigzag pattern in three platforms. These platforms are connected by flights of stairs and doorways also in stone; one of these is 2ft tall and 15ft wide and weighs more than 100 tons. The largest stone block found in Saqsaywaman stands 27.88ft high and weighs 130 tons. Together with the city of Cusco, this monumental complex is one of the new seven wonders of the world. This huge construction was planned and built by Andean masters. The Inkas called it the House of the Sun. The construction, which is made up of three platforms one on top of the other, was one of the most important spiritual centers at the Andes dedicated to the Sun, the Moon and the Stars. Over night in Cusco.
Day 06. JANUARY 09th. CUSCO – FREE DAY
This is a free day at leisure – a perfect time to see more of the beauty of Cusco, visit some of the museums, art galleries or others. Late afternoon we all join in a drum ceremony celebration. (DINNER)
Day 07. JANUARY 10th. CUSCO – PUNO (LAKE TITIKAKA) – RAQCHI
We leave Cusco this morning for Lake Titikaka. This is a pleasant drive with stops along the way and a perfect opportunity to connect with and take in the power of the Apus or Mountain Spirits. We will stop along the way at Raqchi, the magnificent Temple of Wiraqocha. This is an extremely powerful site and according to the old storytellers, it was built by the Inka Wiraqocha in honor to the Great Spirit who was invisible to the Andean people – “Apu Kon Titi Wiraqocha.” We arrive at our hotel in Puno in the late afternoon. (LATE LUNCH)
Day 08. JANUARY 11th. AMANTANI ISLAND – LAKE TITIKAKA
This morning we cross the highest navigable lake in the world to the Island of Amantani. We will spend this evening in sharing with the locals and stay in their homes – a magnificent memory that you will take with you and treasure for a long time to come. In the afternoon we will ascend to the sacred area of this magic island to get to the temples and will finish with a meditation and offering at Sunset. Please bring a small gift for the local school children in the form of school materials, e.g. Crayola, pens, pencils, etc. or any winter clothing for children. (LUNCH + DINNER)
Day 09. JANUARY 12th. AMANTANI – TAQUILE – PUNO
Early in the morning we have the option to do a Sunrise salutation and after breakfast we will continue our journey to get to another very special island where are men the specialist on the netting and weaving, preserving the ancient wisdom of the symbolism of the sacred lake. After some light meal, we boat back to the continent and will have our transportation to Puno and have a relax evening. (LUNCH)
Day 10. JANUARY 13th. AJAYU MARKA – CHARKAS
We will have a departure to the ancient Aimara altars and will walk the sacred path of the Magical Serpent as we explore the Ajayu Marka, a multi-dimensional gateway to open our inner portals. In the right time we will continue to Charkas to discover other ancient paths and to honor the Great Spirit of the water as we connect to the energy of Fertility to empower our being balancing our male and female energies. Return to Puno and over night.
Day 11. JANUARY 14th. PUNO – SILLUSTANI – LIMA – HOME
This is our last day in the mountains, and early in the morning we will visit the Andean Taj Mahal – Sillustani, another truly sacred place. We will participate in a closing ritual circle in Sillustani before transferring to Juliaca airport and return to Lima to meet your international connections.
*We can assist you with extra accommodation in Lima on request.
PRICES PER PERSON IN SHARED ROOM: US$ 1890
11 days: 04 January to 14 January
*2nd payment of US$ 390 by Bank Deposit (ask for bank account).
*3rd payment we will indicate how to proceed.
*Shared room fees, per person: (including US$ 700 non-refundable payment)
*US$ 540 additional in single room.
*IF happens that you want to do a personal journey just for you, an additional cost of US$ 630 will apply.
INCLUDED IN THE ITINERARY:
*Transfers IN/OUT since day 01 to day 11 of the journey. .
*All accommodation is on a shared basis with daily breakfast. A single room supplement is US$ 540 (subject to availability).
*Full time Journey Andean leader and bilingual (English/French) Expert Tour Guide in Andean culture.
*All Meditations, ceremonies and shamanic experiences.
*All ground transportation in a vehicle or bus, train or boat for the duration of the journey.
*All entrance fees for stated tour sites.
*Train tickets to Aguas Calientes & back to Ollantaytambo.
*3 Lunches according to the itinerary. All drinks excluded.
*2 Dinners according to the itinerary. All drinks excluded.
NOT INCLUDED IN THE ITINERARY:
*Domestic flights from LIMA – CUSCO & JULIACA – LIMA.
*All flights International neither its airport taxes.
*Meals outside of those covered in the itinerary.
*Tipping & Gratuities.
*All Items of a personal nature (such as but not limited to telephone calls, laundry, postage,etc.) and incidental expenditure.
*Personal documentation and visas.
*All transport costs outside of and not included in the duration of this itinerary.
*All insurance, including Travel, Personal liability, Medical and/or baggage insurance, etc.
*All items not specified, mentioned or covered as part of this itinerary.
*All private services required by any member of our tour group regarding additional accommodation required let us know.
-DOMESTIC FLIGHTS: If participants can not arrange themselves, then we can arrange, but there is not a net price for this because the domestic flights change prices everyday or even every hour. If we have to do this, then the ones who are ready need to ask to us, the best is to do this as a group, like this at least we will try to put every body in the same flight. Prices for these flights can vary between US$ 270 to US$ 396 depending when booked and payed, the soonest the best of course.
Additional specific Terms and Conditions:
*A full list of our Spiritual Journeys general terms and conditions is available on:
*Additional specific terms and conditions relating to this journey are as follows:
This trip involves walking and climbing up and down stairs so a basic fitness level is required.
To secure your place, a deposit of US$ 700 is due at time of reservation.
To ensure comfort and enjoyment, this journey needs a minimum of 02 participants and accommodates a maximum of 27 people (for bigger groups, advice). Please note that we require minimum numbers for this trip to operate.
The journey has been cost in US Dollars as all expenses are in the same currency. This protects our clients from currency fluctuations and hedged conversion rates. However, actual bank rates on the day of payment will apply if you are paying in a different currency.
Payment may be made by direct bank transfer or by credit card via PayPal.
Individuals are responsible for their own personal medical, travel, baggage and flight insurance.
Personal items, such as jackets, cameras, purses or day-packs, etc. are the sole responsibility of the owner. We strongly recommend to participants to have a personal travel insurance.
Cancellations after payment of the deposit or balance must be in writing and are subject to the following penalties: GO TO CANCEL POLITIES AT THE TOUR AGREEMENT PAGE.
- Should you have special dietary requirements, please ensure that you cater for this yourself, as we cannot guarantee that your dietary requirements will be met by our service providers in Peru, however there are many options in restaurants and with specifications to certain cuisines, they can prepare for you what you want as possible.
- Generally, Peruvian breakfasts consist of “Pan” flat breads with jam and tea/coffee. Eggs are sometimes included or may attract an additional optional extra charge for your account.
- We strive to provide you with comfortable clean rooms and hot water showers in 3*** hotel standards. As a result, your flexibility is essential.
- We will be traveling together as a individual, family organized, or group on a comfortable vehicle-bus. The only variation will be the train to and from Machu Pijchu, which provides for a picturesque train ride for many more travelers, this journey takes approximately 1.40 hours one way. The other variation will be the bus to travel to lake Titikaka with other visitors, and the boat to travel to the islands on lake Titikaka which is shared with other travelers.
- We will endeavor to follow the itinerary as closely as possible however, should any unforeseen circumstances around access or availability to sites arises, the itinerary will be adjusted accordingly.
In general the logistics in Peru are such that the distances we travel between sites vary dramatically. Please prepare yourselves for this and ensure that you have enough entertainment, snacks and drinks, of course that the tour guides will explain by advance if something like this will occur.
- It is recommended that you budget between US$15 to US$30 for additional meals, drinks and snacks per day, depending on your requirements.
- Please bring with you to Peru a small gift for the school children on Amantani island in the form of crayons/coloring pencils, Crayola, pens, pencils, etc., and some winter clothing for children as well; children will appreciate very much to receive from you some of these gifts.
No refund will be given for cancellations according to the agreement plans.
Cancellations fees may not be set off against any other journey we offer.
• Please consult your local Medical Travel clinic for inoculations you may require as per your country’s requirement.
Peru has three main climatic zones: the tropical Amazon jungle to the East; the arid coastal desert to the West; and the Andean mountains and highlands in the middle of the country.
In the Andes, which have altitudes over 3500 masl, average daily temperatures can be seen in the table below, bearing in mind that it can fall below 10°C (50°F) overnight temperatures. Travelers flying straight into Cusco (3300 masl) should allow time to acclimatize.
From May to November is the dry season in the mountains and plateau; the wettest months are from January to March. It rains in the hot and humid rain forest, but the driest months there are from May to October. However, even during the wettest months from December to April, it rarely rains for more than a few hours at a time. Along the arid coastal strip, the hot months are from December through March. Some parts of the coastal strip rarely see rain, if at all. From April to November, Lima and other areas by the Pacific Ocean experience coastal fog, mist or drizzle.
Peru’s climate has two main seasons – wet and dry, though the weather varies greatly depending on the geographical region. Temperature is mostly influenced by elevation: the higher you climb, the cooler it becomes. Generally when the Sun shines it is warm and when it doesn’t, it is cool.
The Mountain Highlands (Cusco & Lake Titikaka) from April to November
This period is the dry season, with hot, dry days and cold. Dry nights, often hovering just above freezing, particularly in May to August. April-May & September-October are perhaps the best months with the countryside exceptionally lush, yet with superb views and fine weather. You’ll find the flowers in full bloom, the grass green and the streams full or you will see many fields where farmers are preparing the land for their crops.
The high tourist season is from June to August. Generally you’ll find Cusco to be a cosmopolitan city with tourists from all over the globe uniting on Machu Pijchu.
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I am entirely responsible for my personal safety, health, and well-being during the journey. I hold the Tour Organizers harmless for anything that might happen to me or to my possessions on this Tour. I understand that no health insurance or travel insurance will be provided by the Tour organizers, and, if I wish to be insured, I have to do this myself. I have read and understand the foregoing Tour Participant.
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