Sacred Valley – Machu Picchu 7D/6N
ENTER THE MYSTERY–QUEST OF A LIFE TIME!! When you touch the Soil of this ancient land and people you will discover the Source of your own Inner Light. With Pumadventures you will experience events, places, people and challenges that will transform your life. Our journeys to Peru are Doorways of Initiation. The intent of this doorway is to give you the means to move freely and travel deeply into the magic of the moment NOW. Through connection with the power of the sacred sites of Peru, you’ll expand your ability to work with the energies of your own nature. You’ll experience your ability to project your spirit beyond the limitations of the mind and explore the great Mystery of the spiritual World. These mystical experiences are an immersion to the fascinating ancient Cultures of the Andes and your connection to this magical land. Our Journeys are not about the destination they are about the best experiences along the Journey, this is why for us is priority to offer every grand experience along the trip. Choosing carefully for you all the best Places to visit that are often off the beaten path.
A world of adventures for a world of adventurers!!! Profound and spiritual experience that will change your life forever! The sacred valley journey takes you to the most amazing sites around Cusco Peru. Imagine whole mountains reflecting constellations from our Milky Way. Traveling through these sacred sites is like traveling to the stars.
Day 1: Lima - Cusco (L)
Today we fly over the majestic Andes to Cusco. Make sure to have your camera ready for some spectacular photo opportunities. On a clear day you can see all the valleys and peaks and the tiny mountain towns scattered among the hills. In the afternoon we will have our introductory meeting to go over all the exciting activities we have planned for our journey.
Day 2: Sacred Valley (B)
After breakfast we make our way through the Sacred Valley of the Incas, the area between Pisac and Ollantaytambo, catching sight of the scattering of ancient Incan remnants, reminders of the region’s immense ceremonial importance. This long narrow valley goes up to Urcos in the south and towards the north to cross Ollantaytambo before its stretch of broad plains, rugged peaks, and incomparable beauty finally reach the citadel of Machu Picchu. Its fertile lands have been home to the Inca for thousands of years and their mysteries and legends still resound. We drive into the hills to the picturesque town of Pisac to admire the colonial architecture and the awe-inspiring scenic beauty and stop at the ancient solar observatory, which we will enter through the ancient Temple of the Condor, for a private ceremony. We then make our way to the village of Pisac and enjoy time to explore the Andean Marketplace to purchase lovely handcrafted treasures to take home.
After lunch in Urubamba, we continue on to Ollantaytambo, the Sanctuary of the Wind, renowned for its ancient fortress. We visit the royal baths and fountains for a shamanic energy cleansing ceremony by Unu, the Water element, and then make our way along the murmuring river to the Temple of the Condor for a few moments of reflection and silent meditation. Ending off our afternoon, we stop at the main altar area of the temple to receive our blessings from Wayra (Wind Element), the guardian of the site. (Overnight in the Sacred Valley)
Day 3: Full Day Chinchero
After breakfast we make our way through the Sacred Valley of the Incas, we will visit Chinchero, a small village located high up in the windswept plains, offers spectacular views over the Sacred Valley and the snowcapped peaks of the Andes. Renowned for its beautiful traditional weavings, this town is the perfect place to pick up souvenirs and gifts. Here we immerse ourselves in the local community meeting village elders and the friendly local inhabitants.
We will have the pleasure to learn more of their traditional ways and practices and perhaps hear a few stories and tales. After lunch we will have a ceremony and Despacho, offering to the sacred Apus, praying for blessings and permission for our journey. (Overnight in the Sacred Valley)
Day 4: Chinchero - Urquillos - Aguas Calientes (B, L)
After breakfast at our hotel in Chinchero, we’ll start our hike descending partially following the old Inca trail through a spectacular valley with views of the snowcapped peaks that were worshipped by the Incas. We will have lunch in a picturesque spot in Sacred Valley in Urquillos. After lunch we take transport to Ollantaytambo. And board our train to Aguas Calientes. We’ll enjoy a scenic train ride along the Urubamba River to the charming village of Aguas Calientes. (Overnight in Aguas Calientes)
Day 5: Full Day Machupicchu (B)
We make our way by bus to the sanctuary of Machu Picchu for our spiritual awakening. The Lost City of the Incas is an inspiring and beautiful sacred site, an architectural wonder, and a great testament to Incan Civilization. Once used primarily as an astronomical Observatory, Machu Picchu now attracts thousands of visitors each year to connect with the sacred energies of this special place. Because it sits within 3 corresponding high peaks of power which create an energy triangle, it is a perfect spot to sit and meditate, focus your intent, and grow your awareness.
During our time here we will visit the Temple of the Sun and Moon, the Temple of the Condor, the Temple of the Three Windows, and the spiritual center of the Intihuatana, or the Hitching Post of the Sun to connect with the upper and lower worlds and the elements of air, and fire. Enjoy a few moments for private reflection and exploration, before being guided into a heart-opening ceremony to connect with Pachamama and the universal energies that encompass us – a life changing experience! In the afternoon we board the return train from Cusco. (Overnight in Cusco)
Day 6: City Tour And Sacred Incan Sites (B, D)
Wake up early for a private meditation and set your intention for your journey. At breakfast fill up for a full day of sightseeing. We begin with a visit to Sacsayhuamán, where we will marvel at this architectural wonder and learn the mystery and legends of how this stone-walled complex was constructed. We will connect with the “Sacred Trilogy of the Puma Serpent and Condor” and learn about what the Incan elders believed of parallel dimensions. As we walk through the temple of Sacsayhuamán, known as the womb of Pachamama, we will experience a process of rebirth. At the Temple of the Condor we will participate in an Andean Initiation Ceremony to connect with the ancestors. We then continue on to Tambomachay, a favorite resting place of the Incas, commonly referred as the Baños Del Inca or Baños de la Ñusta, (Baths of the Incas or Baths of the Princess). This site, once used for ritual bathing, is believed to be a temple dedicated to the worship of water. As we listen to the crystalline water springs flow over the magnificently carved stones, we will connect with the element of water.
After visiting other sacred temples around the mountain, we return to the city of Cusco for a city tour and to immerse ourselves in the smiles and laughter of the local people. We may also have a moment to visit the markets to shop for some local handicrafts. Later we visit Qoricancha, one of the most revered temples, dedicated to the Sun God, whose walls and floors were once covered in sheets of solid gold. (Overnight in Cusco)
Day 7: Transfer to the Airport