Peru & Bolivia – Secrets of the Ancients

Explore the Andean Master Path – The Violet Ray on Earth

The Andean Master Path is the Wisdom Path of the ancestors – a union of the heart and mind. Join Spiritual Quest Journeys and our 4 exceptional Journey Leaders for a journey of a lifetime  – a true gift to the Self in every way!

The Andes is one of the greatest cultural and spiritual centers currently on the planet. The energy of this beautiful and sacred land possesses a powerful healing effect that touches all those who visit her in a profound and life changing way. Imagine yourself breathing in the mystical air of the Andes Mountains as you follow in the footsteps of the Ancient ones, guided through places of power by the foremost local expert; a South African born Andean Shaman and the authors of the award winning higher consciousness novel “One Great Year”.

Unlike most other tours to Peru, this is a true spiritual journey from both the outer and inner journey perspectives. As the doors to the dimensions of higher consciousness open, experience more of who you are and the magnificence of your own authentic being as new strands of your DNA are unlocked to further personal evolution, growth and insights with deeper awareness, wisdom and knowledge.

We are delighted to offer a complimentary autographed copy of “One Great Year” to all paid participants prior to embarking on our shared journey so you can deepen your experience and share in the magic of this adventure!

In addition, all paid participants will receive a complimentary intuitive soul reading with Peta (Spiritual Quest Journeys) prior to departure to assist setting your intention for your journey and to remove any blocks or limitations that may hold you back from receiving the full benefit of the journey.

15 days / US$ 4 935 / 23 Nov – 7 Dec 2014

Well known as one of the greatest cultural and spiritual centers of Earth, Peru is the 3rd largest country in South America and bigger than France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands and Switzerland combined. There are 3 geographic regions: the coast, highlands and the jungle and each aspect is deeply respected and cherished by the Peruvian culture. The supernatural and spirituality are reflected in all aspects of the Peruvian culture and it is only in recent times that the Andean people have been willing to share their ancient hidden knowledge with others.

Highlights include:

Immerse yourself in the sacred essence of the Peruvian culture against a backdrop of one of the greatest spiritual centers on the planet ~ Focus on expanding and living from the heart guided and nurtured by 4 incredible Journey Leaders  ~ Embrace the secrets and wisdom of the Ancient Ones through the Andean Master Path – the union of the heart and mind ~ Tap into your nurturing side to bring forth new perspectives and balance ~ Experience your true nature and authenticity ~ Recognize and honor your magnificence ~ Participate in sacred ceremonies with authentic Peruvian shamans ~ Spend quality time in ancient Peruvian Sacred Sites to personally connect with them ~ Breathe the cleansing air of the Andes Mountains ~ Walk in the footsteps of the ancient Incas and imbue knowledge from this ancient, highly advanced civilization ~ Spend a night with local families on Amantani Island  ~ Visit the must-see attractions in Lima, Cusco, The Sacred valley, Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca in Peru & Kesanani Intiwatana and Tiwanaku in Bolivia.

Journey Overview:

Duration: 15 days
Dates: 23 Nov – 7 Dec 2014
Price per person sharing: US$ 4 935
Single Supplement: US$ 880
Journey Leaders: Linda Jordaan

MALLKU

Tamara Veitch

Rene DeFazio

Location of nights spent: 2 nights Lima, Peru

2 nights Urubamba Valley, Peru

1 night Aguas Calientes, Machu Picchu, Peru

4 nights Cusco, Peru

3 nights Puno, Peru

1 night Lake Titicaca, Bolivia

1 night Amantani Island, Peru

Key Activations: There are a number of meditations (both guided and personal); initiations; ceremonies and personal and Earth service activations.

With the calibre of Journey Leaders on this journey, a highlight will certainly be the rich discussions throughout the journey.

Arrival point of entry: Jorge Chavez International Airport, Lima
Departure point: Juliaca Airport, close to Puno

Journey leaders:

Linda Jordaan 

South African born, Linda Jordaan currently lives in Cape Town and has been on her own personal spiritual journey for many decades. She has always had an interest in Sacred Sites and has explored many of these within Peru, England and Ireland. She is skilled in and teaches many metaphysical healing modalities and was initiated in Peru as an Andean Shaman Master/Teacher (Kuraq Akulleq) by her Peruvian Teachers during October 2009.

Linda currently practices: as a Shaman, mentor and teacher of the Sacred Andean Tradition; Spiritual Counsellor; Metaphysical Teacher; Healing Facilitator; a Traditional Doctor; teacher of the Munay-Ki Rites and facilitator of Lightarian Institute Attunements.

Linda is closely connected to Mother Earth and all living energies. She sees her work as that of Soul, assisting others with individual growth through self-empowerment and liberation, in love. Her offering is practical and experiential by nature and is based on Universal principles, leading one to a greater understanding of oneself physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually and in that way allowing one to attain an inner state of peace, balance and harmony.

Linda brings along with her, vast personal experience, knowledge and wisdom that will enrich your journey.

MALLKU

Our skilled local guide MALLKU lives, talks and breathes the way of the ageless Inkas and is the foremost expert on Andean sacred archaeology, an internationally renowned shaman, author, spiritual leader, visionary photographer and archaeo-astronomer.

MALLKU singlehandedly discovered and uncovered the astronomical observatories used by the ancients and the shadows cast at the sacred sites during the solstices and equinoxes. As the ultimate authority, the information revealed in MALLKU’s books is used by many of the Peruvian tour guides.

On our tour, MALLKU will lead us in ceremonies, meditations, offerings, and rituals, sharing secrets that have been guarded from time immemorial. Recognized by spiritual leaders worldwide for his expertise in determining the authentic use of Inkan sites, he follows the ancient path of the wisdom tradition of the Andes. MALLKU has been an artist and an advocate of the Andean Culture since his youth. With incredible dedication since the age of 9, he meditated repeatedly at Andean sacred sites, where he uncovered astronomical alignments previously hidden from view.

The Andean architects were not only the builders of incredible structures, but also the masters of the power lines (ley-lines as known in western geomancy) existing on the Earth. MALLKU has uncovered unprecedented, significant discoveries about these geo-magnetic forces. His lectures and ceremonies demonstrate the importance of astronomical phenomena in the design and placement of the ancient temples. The Ancients understood and worked with geo-magnetic forces, so their temples and palaces would become power places that amplify spiritual essences and high energies of Pachamama and Wiraqocha. Cuzco city is an example of this conscious style of architecture where the Sun’s pattern is extensively mapped to the equinoxes and solstices. The design of the city reflects this in every aspect. In the last 20 years of studies, MALLKU has discovered some of the most important astronomical phenomena that are still visible at many of these “power places.” He describes these ancient Andean buildings as an expression of an advanced “Feng Shui” technology, and the Andean architects as masters of the spiritual path.

MALLKU collaborated as co-editor of books on Natural Medicine in the 1980´s and in 1997 presented his book Inka Initiation Path: the Awakening of the Puma, in which he revealed his expertise in the esoteric knowledge within Andean archaeo-astronomy. In 1999 he paid tribute to the Sacred City of Machu Picchu in his book Machu Picchu Forever: City of Pilgrims.

His extensive research has earned him well-deserved recognition and fame. MALLKU is an international lecturer and teaches the ancient culture of the Andes, promoting a Shamanic experience as one of the paths of liberation for the present generation. In his latest book Inka Power Places: Solar Initiations, he reveals important secrets of the Initiation Knowledge of the Amauta Sages, which were expressed in their Temples, Palaces and Cities as testimony for all time.

MALLKU´s shamanic way of life led him to the spiritual communities of Peru and Brazil, furthering his experiences in the magical dimensions of Pachamama and Wiraqocha. This path of sensitivity has permitted MALLKU to relive the message of his ancestors over the years. His artistic vision is expressed through his photography, where he captures nature’s magical moments. His works have been presented in exhibitions and conferences worldwide.

Tamara Veitch & Rene DeFazio

Rene DeFazio and Tamara Veitch are the authors of the award winning higher consciousness novel One Great Year. They are speakers, spiritual seekers, adventurers, and parents who have lived a diverse and exciting life.

Rene worked for many years in the film and television industries as an actor, director and producer. He is a seasoned traveller and his amazing experiences at sacred sites around the globe make him a fascinating and exciting tour leader. Rene’s sensitivity, flare for research, brilliant storytelling, and his easy sense of humor, guarantee a good time with layers of thought provoking and enlightening information interwoven.

Tamara is a light worker, mother and artist. She has been writing poetry, journals and novels her entire life and formerly worked as a teacher with special needs adults and children tapping in to the inner spirit and potential of her clients. Tamara’s greatest gift is her ability to hold a space of love and acceptance for others and facilitate the growth of that Light in those around her. Also a traveller and adventurer, she and her fiancé Rene have devoted their life together to be one service to the whole. Their understanding unites the secrets of the ancients with modern scientific breakthroughs and, like the themes within their novel, remind us all that our choices matter, separation is an illusion and we are One in a great divine grid of dynamic energy.

Tamara and Rene have been traveling the Globe researching, filming, speaking, and are currently working on the second novel in the One Great Year series. One Great Year is set in sacred sites in Bolivia, Peru, Greece, Egypt and Mongolia. It has been called “enlightenment through entertainment” and has been optioned for development in Hollywood. The authors look forward to sharing its hopeful, transformative message with the world on a grand scale.

   

Detailed Itinerary:

Day 1 – Sun 23 Nov: Lima

After your arrival at Lima Airport, you will be met at the airport and transferred to our Lima Hotel. After check-in, enjoy the rest of the day relaxing and/or exploring the local shops and area. Meet the rest of the group and Journey Leaders in the early evening. For those that are interested, join the group for dinner in a local restaurant.

Own arrangements for lunch and dinner. Overnight at San Blas Hotel, Miraflores, Lima on a Bed & Breakfast basis

Day 2 – Mon 24 Nov: Lima – Pachakamaq

After breakfast, join the rest of the group and Journey Leaders for an orientation meeting.

Afterwards, visit Pachakamaq, an archaeological citadel with original pre-Inca and Inca structures. Its architectural style is representative of the era prior to the Spanish conquest. Its ruins and temples were built during 200 years A.D. until XVI century. The site is surrounded by avenues, squares, shrines, temples and is known as the last vast archaeological area of Lima.

Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. Own arrangements for lunch and dinner.

Overnight at San Blas Hotel, Miraflores, Lima on a Bed & Breakfast basis

Day 3 – Tues 25 Nov: Cusco, Sacred Valley – Chinchero Ruins

After an early breakfast, depart to the airport to meet our Cusco flight. Please ensure your flight is booked around 10 AM (we can assist with flights on request). On arrival in Cusco, participate in a welcome ceremony and enjoy a vegetarian lunch, before transferring to the Sacred Valley in the afternoon. On the way to our lodge, we will stop at Chinchero Ruins to visit the amazing Earth Altar and to discover the Magic Hatun Chinkana of this initiatory centre. This Waka (sacred place) is perceived as the brain and through its vibration you will connect to the dimension of Soul.

Evening at leisure. Own arrangements for dinner.

Overnight at Q’awana Lodge, Urubamba Valley, on a Lunch, Bed & Breakfast basis

Day 4 – Wed 26 Nov: Ollantaytambo, Moray

After breakfast we go to Ollantaytambo Ruins, an archaeological site situated 60km northwest of the city of Cusco, at an altitude of 2,792 metres above sea level. This ancient Inka city is absolutely unique and will impress you with its captivating architecture and high technology, combined with spirit.

After a lunch stop in Ollantaytambo, visit Moray, an Inka site with circular terraces, that were used to create exceptional conditions for micro climates that fostered domestication, acclimatization and hybridization of a wide array of wild vegetable species that were modified and/or adapted for human consumption.  Moray is perceived to be the “Earth’s Womb” and we will spend some time at the site, connecting to Pachamama (Mother Earth) in a truly special way connecting to the deep love we were created from.

Evening at leisure. Own arrangements for lunch and dinner.

Overnight at Q’awana Lodge, Urubamba Valley, on a Bed & Breakfast basis

Day 5 – Thurs 27 Nov: Ollantaytambo, Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu

In the morning we leave by train from Ollantaytambo to the village of Aguas Calientes. An overnight and/or daypack are required for the period there. The rest of our luggage will be taken to our Cusco Hotel.

Later and in perfect timing, we will visit the famed city of Machu Picchu, named by MALLKU as the Crystal City; the Rainbow City; the City of the Condor 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 places to explore and ample opportunity for ceremony and to open up to a deeper experience of the intrinsic magic of this amazing city with its temples.

Machu Picchu is, without doubt, one of the most fascinating wonders and mysterious citadels in the world. Located at 112 kilometers (69 miles) northwest of Cusco and at an altitude of 2,450 meters (8,038ft) on a mountain ridge above the sacred Urubamba valley, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is breathtaking and an energetic powerhouse. The entire stone complex is a high voltage magnetic epicenter that amplifies every invocation and intention and where literally anything is possible. Once accessible only by Inca nobility and the highest Inca priests, Machu Picchu is dramatic, mysterious and magical – famed as the highlight of Peru and certainly unforgettable!

Own arrangements for lunch and dinner. Overnight at Andina Luxury Hotel, Aguas Calientes on a bed and breakfast basis.

Day 6 – Fri 28 Nov: Machu Picchu – Cusco

Early morning we enter Machu Picchu to take part in ceremony to deepen the journey of our inner path and gain confidence of our Soul’s unique purpose. The arrival of this new period created a cosmic wave of light influencing all upon our planet – an ideal occasion for celebration in Machu Picchu as we transform ourselves and our path through a solar experience.

We return to Cusco on an afternoon train, and overnight in the “navel of the Peru.”

Enjoy the evening at leisure. Own arrangements for lunch and dinner.

Overnight in Sieta Ventanas, Cusco on a Bed & Breakfast basis

Day 7 – Sat 29 Nov: Tipon, Amaru Macháy, Qénco

After an early breakfast, we make our way to Tipon, an ancient agricultural site with many terraces and an intricate irrigation system that culminates at a Temple of the Water.

Tipon has an abundance of water fountains and it is another important archaeological complex in the Cusco area. This was an important temple for the Incas. They honored the water element and performed rituals here to create perfect union with the Creator and Cosmic energy.

After lunch in Cusco, visit Amaru Mach’ay for guided ceremonies at this powerful location. Amaru Mach’ay is known as the cave of serpents and is a well-known sacred location for those practicing the ancient traditions.

We then continue to Q’enco, the sacred place of the Puma. MALLKU is a specialist on Q’enco and its rich lore and history. Q’enco means zigzag or labyrinth and it is another key spiritual centre considered to be a “holy place” – a temple of Living Light.  This “temple” is dedicated to Pachamama (Mother Earth), with one of its features being a semi-natural underground chamber. Q’enco has a number of ceremonial carvings, holes and canals cut into its rock and is used for ceremonies and ritual honoring Mother Earth and the Cosmos.

Enjoy a wonderful Vegetarian dinner and overnight in Sieta Ventanas, Cusco on a Dinner, Bed & Breakfast basis

Day 8 – Sun 30 Nov: Pisac Ruins, Sacsaywaman

Today we will explore the Inka town of Pisac. 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 will hike downhill past ancient sites and burial grounds along an amazing trail with breath-taking views.

We arrive to the Inka altars and ceremonial places and in a release meditation you discover your inner power and mastery.

In the afternoon we visit Sacsaywaman, which is a huge spectacular site that holds the great house of the Sun, the place where the head of the Puma of Cusco resides. Its megalithic, zigzag stone walls were pieced together with amazing skill, drawing snakes and other Andean symbols like a lightning bolt across the great field.

We return to Cusco where you will have the rest of the evening at leisure. Own arrangements for lunch and dinner.

Overnight in Sieta Ventanas, Cusco on a Bed & Breakfast basis

Day 9 – Mon 1 Dec: Cusco

This is a free day at leisure – a perfect time to see more of the beauty of Cusco, visit some of the museums, Coricancha and/or an art gallery.

Late afternoon, join the group for  a drum ceremony followed by dinner.

Overnight in Sieta Ventanas, Cusco on a Dinner, Bed & Breakfast basis

Day 10 – Tues 2 Dec: Cusco – Puno (Lake Titicaca), Raqchi

We leave Cusco this morning for Lake Titicaca. 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 Inca Wiracocha in honour to the Superior God who was invisible to the Andean people – “Apu Kon Titi Wiracocha”.

Lunch will be enjoyed en route and we arrive at our hotel in Puno in the late afternoon. The evening is at leisure. Own arrangements for dinner.

Overnight Royal Inn Hotel, Puno on a Lunch, Bed & Breakfast basis

Day 11 – Wed 3 Dec: Ajayu Marka – Bolivia, Copacabana & Kesanani

We will have an early departure to the ancient Aimara altars and will walk the sacred path of the Magical Serpent as we explore Ajayu Marka, a multi-dimensional gateway.

Then continue to the Bolivian border and onto Copacabana, Bolivia and after check in at our hotel, we will explore the initiation centre of the Kesanani Intiwatana.

Own arrangements for lunch and dinner.

Overnight at Gloria de Copacabana, Lake Titicaca, Bolivia on a Bed & Breakfast basis

Day 12 – Thurs 4 Dec: Tiwanaku – Puno

In the morning we have an early departure to Tiwanaku to explore this great centre of the Sun, Moon and Stars.

In the afternoon, we will return to the border and continue to Puno.

Own arrangements for lunch and dinner.

Overnight Royal Inn Hotel, Puno on a Bed & Breakfast basis

Day 13 – Fri 5 Dec: Amantani Island, Lake Titikaka

This morning we cross the highest navigable lake in the world to the Island of Amantani. The Spiritual Leader of the community will lead us in a power offering to Pachamama (Mother Earth). We will enjoy lunch and dinner with the locals and stay in their homes – a magnificent memory that you will treasure for ever.  Please bring a small gift for the local school children in the form of school materials, e.g. Crayola, pens, pencils, etc.

Overnight with local families on Amantani Island a Lunch, Dinner, Bed & Breakfast basis

Day 14 – Sat 6 Dec: Amantani (Temples of light)

Early morning we will ascend to the temples of Pachatata and Pachamama where we will present our offering to Pachamama and to life.

After a light meal, we boat back to the continent, meet our transportation and return to Puno.

This evening we have our farewell dinner – a time of celebration of our time together!

Overnight Royal Inn Hotel, Puno on a Dinner, Bed & Breakfast basis

Day 15 – Sun 7 Dec: Puno – Sillustani – Depart

This is our last day and early 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, Puno and return to Lima to meet our international connections.

Please book your flight to leave Juliaca Airport (close to Puno) from 12h00 noon onwards so we have sufficient time for our morning visit.

Should you wish you stay on in Lima for a few days, we can assist you with extra accommodation on request.

Flight Information: 

In many cases, it is more cost effective to book your domestic flight requirements in conjunction with your long haul flights. Please note the suggested airlines and flight times to ensure that you travel within the group timing parameters.

For those not working with a travel agent or wanting to book your domestic book flights online, our service providers in Peru are able to assist with domestic flights where necessary. Please indicate your interest at time of booking. Flight costs change on a daily basis in Peru and will be confirmed once secured. An indication of the 2 flights needed is between US$ 340 and US$ 450 per person depending on airline and routing.

Domestic flights needed:

1. Lima to Cusco: 25 Nov. Please book your flight between 8am and 11am so you will arrive in Cusco before Noon.

2. Puno (Juliaca Airport) to Lima: 7 Dec. The journey ends with an airport transfer to Juliaca Airport arriving late morning. Please book your flight from 12h00 (noon) onwards. For those that would like to go to Cusco after the journey, we can arrange transportation for approximately US$ 50 per person.

Suggested Airlines:

Lima / Cusco

Lan Airlines

Star Peru

Taca/ Avianca Airlines

Peruvian Airlines

Juliaca, Puno / Lima 

Lan Airlines

Taca/ Avianca Airlines

   

Included in the tour price:

  • Return airport transfer for the group on day 1 and 15.
  • 2 nights accommodation at San Blas Hotel, Miraflores, Lima on a bed and breakfast basis
  • 2 nights accommodation at Qáwana Lodge, Urubamba Valley on a bed and breakfast basis
  • 1 night´s accommodation at Andina Luxury Hotel, Aguas Calientes, Machu Picchu on a bed and breakfast basis
  • 4 nights accommodation at Sieta Ventanas, Cusco on a bed and breakfast basis
  • 3 nights accommodation at Royal Inn Hotel, Puno on a bed and breakfast basis
  • 1 night´s accommodation at Gloria de Copacabana, Lake Titicaca, Bolivia on a bed and breakfast basis
  • 1 night´s accommodation with a family on Amantani Island, Lake Titicaca
  • All accommodation is on a shared basis. A single room supplement is US$ 880 (subject to availability)
  • Full time Journey leaders and bilingual (Spanish/English) expert Tour Guide in Andean culture
  • All meditations, ceremonies, activations and shamanic experiences (optional participation)
  • All ground transportation in a mini bus/coach for the duration of the tour
  • All entrance fees for stated tour sites
  • Return train tickets to Aguas Calientes, Machu Picchu
  • Return bus tickets from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu Ruins
  • 3 lunches (25 Nov, 2 & 5 Dec) – excluding all drinks
  • 4 Dinners (1,3,4 & 6 Dec) – excluding all drinks
Please note: Hotels may change and if so, will be of a similar standard.

Not included in the tour price:

  • All flights (Domestic & International) and airport taxes
  • Lunches and Dinners not specified under inclusions
  • All drinks – Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages (including water)
  • Tipping & Gratuities (please hand Linda US$150 per person on arrival in Peru to cover these)
  • All Items of a personal nature (such as but not limited to telephone calls, laundry, postage, etc.) and incidental expenditure
  • Personal documentation and visas. Bolivian visas can be obtained at the border at an approximate cost of US$ 150. It is advisable to obtain this visa prior to traveling to Peru.
  • All transport costs outside of and not included in 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

Terms and Conditions:

A full list of Spiritual Quest Journeys general terms and conditions is available on the Terms and Conditions page of www.spiritualquestjourneys.com Additional specific terms and conditions relating to this tour, are as follows:

  • This tour involves lots of walking and climbing up and down stairs so good health and a medium fitness level is required
  • To secure your space, a deposit of US$ 2 500 is due at time of reservation. The full tour cost is due by the 1 July 2014. For bookings made after the 1 July 2014, full payment will be required at the time of booking and is subject to availability.
  • To ensure comfort and enjoyment, this tour accommodates a maximum of 20 people. Please note that we require minimum numbers for this tour to operate. Should the minimum number of participants not be reached, we will re-cost the journey based on the number of confirmed participants. If the confirmed participants choose not to accept the new costing, the journey will be cancelled or postponed and a full refund of the payment received (less bank charges) will be given.
  • The tour has been costed in US Dollars as all expenses are in the same currency. This protects our clients from currency fluctuations and hedged conversion rates. Please note that 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. Credit card payments via PayPal will be subject to a 5% admin surcharge.
  • Individuals are responsible for their own personal medical, travel, baggage and flight insurance. Personal items, such as jackets, cameras, purses or daypacks, etc. are the sole responsibility of the owner.  We strongly recommend tour participants take out personal travel insurance.
  • Cancellations after payment of the deposit or balance must be in writing and are subject to the following penalties:
  1. The full deposit is forfeited for cancellations received from the time of booking and up to 1 July 2014
  2. Cancellations received between 1 July and 1 August  2014 will be subject to a cancellation fee of 75% of the tour price
  3. No refund will be given for cancellations after 1 August 2014
  4. Cancellations fees may not be set off against any other tour we offer.

General Information:

  • Should you have special dietary requirements, please ensure that you cater for these yourself, as we cannot guarantee that your dietary requirements will be met by our service providers in Peru.
  • 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 although please note that hotels standards in Peru are not of the same quality as found in South Africa, Europe and United States. As a result, your flexibility is essential.
  • We will be traveling together as a group on a comfortable bus. The only variation will be the train to and from Machu Picchu, which provides for a picturesque train ride from Ollantaytambo. This journey takes approximately three hours one way.
  • 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.
  • It is recommended that you budget for US$15 to US$30 for additional meals, drinks and snacks per day, depending on your requirements.
  • Please bring a small gift for the school children on Amantani Island in the form of crayons/coloring pencils, Crayola, pens, pencils etc
  • Please consult your local Medical Travel clinic for inoculations you may require as per your country’s requirement.