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2019 Journeys

Ceremonies with Condors, Caymans, and Q'ero
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Ceremonies with Condors, Caymans, and Q'ero

Detailed itinerary

Note about your return dates:

Saturday, June 22: Depart US; Overnight in Lima at Hotel Limaq.

Sunday, June 23: Early flight to Arequipa, the beautiful ‘white city,’ named for the pale, shimmering volcanic stone construction. In Arequipa, we will visit the museum at the University of Arequipa, where the mummy, Juanita, is exhibited. This mummy is one of the most famous in the world. After lunch, we will visit the Santa Catalina Convent. Ovenight at Hotel Casa Andia.

Monday, June 24: Travel to Colca Valley and climb to Pampas Canahuas (13,400 feet). We will also visit the volcanos of Chachani, Misty, and Pichu Pichu, as well as the caves of Mollepunco. In early afternoon, we’ll arrive at Hotel Colca Lodge (you can request a massage upon arrival). After dinner, we will soak in the world famous thermal baths.

Tuesday, June 25: Today we visit Uyo Uyo (11,800 feet). We will do our first ceremony at this sacred Inkan site. We’ll again visit the thermal baths in the evening. Overnight at Hotel Colca Lodge.

Wednesday, June 26: We’ll travel early in the morning to Mirador Cruz del Condor to observe the flight of the condors. We will continue on to Chivay and visit the Plaza del Armas. Overnight at Hotel Casa Andia.

Thursday, June 27: Fight to Cusco to connect with our flight to Puerto Maldonado. We will go directly to the port at Madre de Dios River to take the boat down river to Eco Amazonia Lodge.

Friday, June 28: We’ll begin our day with a walk through the jungle to observe the flora and fauna, arriving at the Lost Cocha. We’ll have a restful afternoon at the lodge in preparation for our night ceremony with Ayahuascero, Maestro Amador. Overnight at Eco Amazonia Lodge.

Saturday, June 29: Travel by boat to swim in the Briolo River, an important tributary of the Amazon. We’ll visit the Island of the Monkeys in the afternoon, and conclude our evening with a boat ride to observe the caymans. Overnight at Eco Amazonia Lodge.

Sunday, June 30: Morning boat to Puerto Maldonado, flight to Cusco. In the afternoon we’ll drive to Urubamba to overnight at Hotel Iorana.

Monday, July 1: We begin our day with the Q’ero, creating a despacho to the Pachamama, an offering to ensure our safe journey in the Sacred Valley, and then continue on Ollantaytambo (the Temple of the Four Winds), Moray, and the salt mines of Maras. Overnight at Hotel Iorana.

Tuesday, July 2: Today, we are extraordinarily fortunate to have a private visit to Killa Rumiyoq to spend the day in ceremony. We will work with the feminine energy of this sacred site and enjoy a picnic lunch. Overnight at Hotel Iorana.

Wednesday, July 3: Morning bus to Pisac to explore the sacred, archaeological site of Pisac and the village for shopping in the craft market. Here we will meet Placido at his shop, a man who has dedicated his life to rescuing ancient artifacts to make them available to people who value their purpose and will use them. Carlos, who designs our rattles, also has his rocks and mineral shop in Pisac. We will have our final ceremony in Urubamba in the evening. Overnight at Hotel Iorana.

Thursday, July 4: Mid-morning return to Cusco, where we will visit Saqsaywaman and enjoy lunch in the Plaza de Armas and free time to explore the city and/or shop. We’ll culminate the evening with dinner and dancing at Tunupa. Overnight at Hotel Munay Wasi Inn. 

Friday, July 5: Mid-morning flight to Lima. In the afternoon, we will visit the Indian Market and enjoy our farewell dinner on the ocean at Rosa Nautica. Night flight to US.

Saturday, July 6: Arrival in US, early morning.

For Machu Picchu Trip Extension:

Friday, July 5: Early morning train to Machu Picchu City. After lunch, we will explore Machu Picchu, “The Crystal City.” Evening train to Cusco, overnight at Hotel Musay Wasi Inn. 

Saturday, July 6: Mid-morning flight to Lima. In the afternoon, we will visit the Larco Hoyle Museum and Indian Market and enjoy our farewell dinner on the ocean at Rosa Nautica. Night flight to US.

Sunday, July 7: Arrival in US, early morning.

“It is extremely important to investigate the causes or origins of suffering. One must begin that process by appreciating the impermanent, transient nature of our existence. All things, events and phenomena are dynamic, changing every moment, nothing remains static. Meditating on one’s blood circulation could serve to reinforce this idea: the blood is constantly flowing, it never stands still….”
— His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama