The Andean Cosmovision Spiritual Journey To Ancient Inka Cities
Explore the most powerful, energetic and spiritual place on earth "Cuzco, the Urubamba Valley and Machu Picchu". Also, discover "Willoq" a lost Inca town existing today as it did in the past. Enjoy the natural flora and fauna of the Andean landscapes and traditional way of life. Observe astonishing views, local people, ancient salt mines and Andean weavers. Visit Inca cities and overnight in Machu Picchu including services of a private guide. This program is for people who have an interest in the Inca Culture, the Andean (Quechua) people and their beliefs about their origin and the universe.
LAND TOUR PACKAGE INCLUDES:
Meeting and transfer service in all cities visited in Peru. Tips for handling baggage at airport. Tours as noted including entrance fees with private metaphysical English speaking tour guide. All hotel accommodations for 7 nights (4 star hotels) including room taxes and service charges. Meals as noted B=American breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner. Local airfare Lima-Cuzco-Lima via Lan Peru.
International airfare. Other services not mentioned or Passport fees. Departure tax of US $28.00 upon leaving Peru, $5.00 leaving Cuzco and Lima. Meals (Except ones specified in itinerary). U.S.A. departure taxes. Tips to hotel porters, drivers and tour guides. Insurance (Tara Tours Inc. through Insured America recommend and offer optional Travel Insurance)
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|Day 1||Depart USA||USA-LIMA : Reception upon arrival in Lima and walked to hotel by Lima Airport Costa Sol.|
|Day 2||Urubamba||LIMA-CUZCO-URUBAMBA : Walked from airport hotel to domestic section of Lima airport for flight to Cuzco. Airport reception and immediate transfer to the Sacred Valley of the Incas with private tour guide. Visit the archaeological site of Pisac Ruins (meditate at the old astronomical Pisac observatory) to view its intricate terraces and buildings. Continue along the Urubamba River to admire the scenery. Lunch in a local restaurant. (If weather and road conditions permit, a visit to the ancient salt mines of Maras will be made where people still work the same way as their ancestors.) Late afternoon arrive in Yucay for overnight at the Hotel Sonesta Yucay . Tonight, meeting with a native healer . (B,L).|
|Day 3||Ollantaytambo||URUBAMBA-WILLOQ-OLLANTAYTAMBO : Early morning visit one of the most fascinating Andean communities named Willoq. Observe how weavers produce charming textiles with ancient Inca designs. then continue to visit the typical and colorful market of Pisaq or Chincheros where hundreds of indigenous people come from different surrounding villages to exchange/buy/sell their products, After lunch depart for the Inka fortress of Ollantaytambo, one of the most important archaeological sites, where legend and history converge telling a story of love and rebellion against an Inka ruler. Overnight at Posada del Inka Yucay. (B,L)|
|Day 4||Machu Picchu||OLLANTAYTAMBO-MACHU PICCHU : In the morning you will be taken to the station to board the train for the 1 1/2 hour ride to Aguas Calientes. Here a bus will take you up to the hotel, located near the entrance of the ruins. After checking in, you'll take a guided archaeological and spiritual tour of the Lost City to contemplate and learn about the advanced world of the Incas and of the mysteries yet to be revealed. Overnight at the Hotel El Mapi. (B,L,D).|
|Day 5||Cuzco||MACHU PICCHU-CUZCO : Arise very early to enjoy the sunrise and spend some time alone to attune with the energies of Machu Picchu. Second day exploration of Machu to understand more about the 3 Runa Inca Cosmological Worlds-Hanan Pacha, Kay Pacha and Uju Pacha while visiting the Intipunko, the Inca bridge, Temple of the Sun. Time for meditation at the Temple of Three windows for emotional healing. Afternoon return to Cuzco. Overnight hotel Dorado or Sonesta Cuzco. Entrance fees & bus tickets are included today. (B)|
|Day 6||Cuzco||CUZCO : Morning sightseeing tour of the City of Cuzco with stops at the Koricancha (Temple of the Sun) the main square, Cathedral and a visit to the Power Places of Sacsayhuman , Kenko, Puca-Pucara, the Inka Spa of Tambomachay. Visit inside the rocks of the Temple of the Monkeys (Kusylluchayoq) to see strange carved niches where idols or advanced machinery was placed. At days end enjoy Andean music performed with typical local instruments (only for groups -minimun 10). Overnight hotel Dorado or Sonesta Cuzco. (B)|
|Day 7||Cuzco||CUZCO-TIPON-SHAMAN CEREMONY : Depart hotel, with a private tour guide, at mid-morning by bus and head towards Tipon -30 minutes away from Cuzco. We will make a brief stop in the main square of San Sebastian to admire the beauty of the main church, whose facade features fine stone carvings and Solomonic columns.|
Then, continue to the Archeological site of Tipon an agricultural Centrum. Even today water rushes through the channels, and the wide terraces are in perfect condition. Several surrounding ruins have been excavated, and many more are visible below the soil. The site was probably used as a laboratory of agricultural products because of the various micro-climates found within the complex. Besides being an archaeological complex, the site is home to one of the largest irrigation works in the terraces, with a great distribution of outdoor water channels.
We continue our tour towards Villa Tipon, where an Andean priest welcomes us and performs an ancient ceremony of an offering to the Mother Earth (Pacha Mama). Afterwards, we will enjoy a family lunch of delicious Peruvian food.
Here, we will see the beautiful garden and the "Huchuy Llaqta", a gorgeous Andean town in miniature built of stone, adobe, and tiny tiles. We can also do some bird watching, keeping a watchful eye out for the giant hummingbird, the biggest of its species. Overnight hotel Dorado or Sonesta Cuzco. (B)
|Day 8||Return USA||CUZCO-LIMA-USA : Transfer to airport for flight to Lima with connection to your home town. (B)|
INTERNATIONAL AIRFARE NOT INCLUDED.
FOR 10 or more people -special rates available upon request.
Deduct US$ 70 for Triple accommodations; Single Supplement US$790
SAMPLE AIRFARE FROM MIAMI: US$650-850 plus taxes
SAMPLE ADD-ONS FROM OTHER USA CITIES:
Add $300 from LAX, SFO, DEN, LAS, DFW and Zone 5; Add $250 from ATL, ORL, SJU, TPA & ZONE 1; Add $300 from DFW, HOU & ZONE 2; Add $350 from BDL, BOS, BWI, CHI, EWR, NYC, WAS, ZONE 3; Add $400 from ZONE 4. Add $450 from JAC, PDX, SEA.(See below Zone Chart). RATES SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT ANY TIME.
ZONE CHART: Zone 1: FL; Zone 2: AR, LA, MS, NM, OK, TX; Zone 3: CT, GA, MA, MD, NC, NH, NY, PA, RI, SC, VA, VT; Zone 4: AL, AZ, CO, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MI, MN, MO, NE, OH, SD, TN, WI; Zone 5: CA, ID, NV, UT; Zone 6: OR, WA
DEPOSITS: US$300.00 at the time of booking plus cost of international air ticket (Airlines do not guarantee air rates anymore, unless you are ticketed). We will advise cost of such air at the time of reservations.
FINAL PAYMENT: 60 days before departure.