Cusco - Urubamba Valley – Machu Picchu
The word AYAHUASCA comes from the Quechua language and means ”soul plant”, “death plant” or ”vision plant”. This plant is known by many different names by the 72 cultures that ingest it in Peru, Colombia and Ecuador. This Legendary hallucinogen is used by shamans to cure illnesses and to communicate with the spirits. Various shamans from the rain forest simply refer to it as “the cure of all”. To the indigenous people, it is a sacred medicine that can cure all illnesses, without a doubt it is the most celebrated hallucinogen of Amazon region
Day 0: Depart from hometown to Lima-Peru.
If you take a day flight you arrive to Lima at night and will have to spend one night in a hotel, if taking a night flight you will arrive in Lima early in the morning to connect to your flight at 9.30 AM the next day.
* Hotel in Lima not included in tour price, but it can be arranged.
Day 1: CUSCO AND AYAHUASCA CEREMONY
A morning flight takes you to Cusco, the Holy City, capital of the Incan Empire. Cusco, “Navel of the Earth” according to the Incas, is situated 11,000 feet above sea level in the Andes Mountains.
Upon arrival reception and transfer to the hotel.
Preparation for the Ayahuasca ceremony, you should fast at least since noon only drinking water.
In the evening you will be transferred to the Shaman’s temple, all the process will last until 2.00 or 3.00 AM the next day, thereafter you will go back to the hotel.
O'N Hotel Los Portales or similar- Cusco
Day 2: CITY AND INCA SITES TOUR - MEDITATION
You will rest and relax all morning to process the experience of Ayahuasca.
PM: Tour of Cuzco including the Cathedral (optional, entrance tkt not included), Qoricancha temple, the Inca fortress of Sacsayhuaman overlooking Cuzco, Qenko and Puka Pukara.
O'N Hotel Los Portales or similar - Cusco
Day 3: PISAQ INCA SITE/MARKET - MEDITATION
We’ll see magnificent countryside, sandstone cliffs, fertile soil, amazing irrigation terrace systems, and glorious mountains along the Urubamba River.
Tour to the spectacular Inca site of Pisaq located on top of the mountain, which provides one of the finest examples of ancient stonework. Panoramas at Pisaq’s Inca citadel are magnificent. Terraces, water ducts and steps have been cut out of solid rock, we’ll hike the non-tourist trail to the Inkan Temple of the Sun, a doorway to Hanakpacha, the upper Andean world of the Condor, messenger of the Gods.
On the way back visit to the typical market in P’isaq village which is a wonderful opportunity to buy woven goods, wall hangings, rugs, pottery, and many other types of handicrafts, as well as wonderful photographic opportunities. Observe the traditionally dressed campesinos coming to barter and sell their produce at the market.
* Meditation in every Inca site at powerful energy vortexes.
O”N Hotel Agustos or similar - Urubamba (Sacred Valley)
MEALS: B, L
Day 4: TOUR TO OLLANTAYTAMBO INCA SITE - MEDITATION
In the morning , we will Tour to Ollantaytambo, the Incan Temple of the Sun. considered one of the masterpieces of Inca stonework. Six giant monoliths of pink rhyolite are perfectly slotted together with thin slices of stone and oriented to glow with the rising sun.
We will also visit the different astronomic observatories, temple of the Condor, ceremonial fountains, and the village of Ollantaytambo, the remains of Tanpuquiro (Corn City).
We will visit a Quechua house to see and understand the Andean or Inkan religion, their altars and different religious items and representations of the Andean cosmology that is now mixed with the Catholic religion.
In the afternoon group will take the train to Machu Picchu.
O’N Hotel El Santuario or similar - Machu Picchu Village (Aguas Calientes)
MEALS: B, L
Day 5: MACHU PICCHU - MEDITATION
Early in the morning we will board the bus to the sunlit terraces of the historical Inkan center of spiritual and political power.
Tour to all the Inca city of Machu Picchu we will visit and see the impressive work of Archaeoastronomy, the cosmic wisdom and sacred architecture.
In the general plan all the sections of the Sanctuary are aligned to the laws of the Andean cyclic order. The architectonic structures are perfectly oriented to the rise and set of the Sun, Moon and Stars on sacred moments during the year.
Thereafter there is plenty of time to explore by your self, for personal meditations, connection to the spirit world, explorations in feminine and masculine energy sites. Peruvian Magic Journey’s leaders will assist you in deciding which areas you might wish to further explore or hike. There are options for all levels of hikers.
Day6: MACHU PICCHU/HUAYNA PICCHU MOUNTAIN - MEDITATION
Early in the morning we will journey back to Machu Picchu, you keep exploring and feeling the great energy of the Crystal City, thereafter we will hike Huayna Picchu with those who are being called to view Machu Picchu from even higher realms.
The rest will continue their exploration of this magical place. At this time we invite you to find a special place that speaks to your heart, relax, and listen to your spirit.
PM: In the afternoon we take the train back to Ollantaytambo and then continue by bus to Cusco City.
O'N Hotel Los Portales or similar - Cusco
Transfer from the hotel to the airport to take the flight to Lima.
CEREMONY WITH SAN PEDRO IS ALSO AVAILABLE
Registration, Payment and Cancellation Policy
To reserve your space and the dates for the journey a US $ 400.00 deposit per person has to be paid immediately, 50% deposit of tour balance has to be paid 90 days prior the trip starts and 45 days the trip starts has to be paid in full. Every person has to fill out and sign the registration form of Peruvian Magic Journeys and send or bring it with them before the tour starts.
Deposit has to be made directly to a bank account or send it through Western Union to Cusco – Peru to Romulo Castilla.
TOUR PRICE INCLUDES: Hotel Accommodations 4 and 3 STAR PLUS, breakfast, all entrance fees to archaeological sites and others, tour guides, all air and ground transportation as listed in itinerary once you arrive in Lima arranged by PERUVIAN MAGIC JOURNEYS.
NOT INCLUDED: Tips to porters, maids, bellmen, bus drivers, Tour Leader, guide, airport taxes, and other things not described in the itinerary, international airfare to/from Lima/Peru is not included and it is responsibility of the traveler make the reservation and obtain it.
CANCELLATION POLICY: 45 days prior 50 % and less than 30 days will be charged 80 % of total fare; NO REFUND WILL BE GIVEN ONCE THE TOUR BEGINS.
WAIVER: I/we agree to take responsibility for all inconveniences and challenges that can happen while traveling in a third world country. I/we release Romulo Castilla and Peruvian Magic Journeys, from all responsibility and liability for unforeseen circumstances and /or changes in the schedule, weather, earthquakes, etc, acts of terrorism, and any other unforeseen events, mental/physical illnesses occurring during tour dates.
I/we are aware of and agree to the REGISTRATION, PAYMENT AND CANCELLATION POLICIES and understand and agree to all above information.