Peru & Bolivia – Wisdom Path of the Ancients

For thousands of years, Peru was home to some of the most advanced civilizations man has known. Today, Peru is steeped in ancient prophecies, wisdom and love that are vital for our planet during these transitional times.

From the wonder of magical Machu Picchu to the mystery of Tiwanaku in Bolivia, these ancient lands beckon one to explore….

Whilst walking the mystical Wisdom-Path of the Ancients, you will discover that The Andes is bursting with communities who are extremely loving and warm. These ‘Children of the Sun’ are true masters of life. They have deep wisdom, love and gratitude for all, on every level. This is clearly visible through their daily practices with people, animals, plants, the Cosmos and Mother Earth (Pachamama).

It is often said that a journey to Peru is like a journey into one’s own heart! Imagine yourself breathing in the mystical air of the Andes Mountains as you walk the wisdom-path of the Ancients, steered through time immemorial, as you visit many powerful places with your expert Journey Leaders, South African born Linda Jordaan, an Andean Tradition Initiate and Shaman and Jorge Luis Delgado, a Peruvian Shaman, Teacher and Author of ‘Andean Awakening – An ‘Inca Guide to Mystical Peru’.

This heartfelt journey is unlike any other! As you open yourself and walk alongside the Ancients through mystical Peru and Bolivia, you will attain higher dimensional awareness as new strands of your DNA activates within you that were previously dormant, bringing balance as the feminine and masculine unite within you. This mystical journey is one of further personal enlightenment from both outer and inner journey perspectives.  It is a journey of deep love, wisdom, understanding and knowing!

Journey Leader, Linda Jordaan, will perform the DNA-change activations using Keys of Divine Light, a sacred language brought into being for this purpose and timeline. Linda will also facilitate the group Earth activations within specific sites throughout the journey.

15 days / US$ 020 / 2- 11 April 2015

Life in the Incan empire was measured by a thousand year cosmic cycle. This cycle was divided into halves, of which each was referred to as a ‘Pachacuti’. The Cosmo vision of the Andean world is the conception of duality that is in permanent opposition, yet complimentary and reflected in the principle of masculine/feminine, yin/yang, earth/sky, above/below, light/dark. The term ‘Pachacuti’ is also used to refer to the transitional time that divides each 500-year cycle, and is regarded as a time of great change!

 

During the 500 years of the 8th Pachacuti, the greatest spiritual leader of the Incas, Pachacuteq, ruled. This was a time of light, good fortune and expansion for the Inca Empire as it flourished. The 9th Pachacuti (the opposite side of duality) brought with it 500 years of darkness as the Spanish invaders conquered the Inca and the people lost their power…

 

According to legend, during the time Lemuria was sinking, one of the seven Great Masters of Lemuria, Lord Aramu Muru, was given the task of bringing the sacred Golden Solar Disc from the Temple of Illumination to Lake Titicaca for safe keeping. During the Inca time, the Solar Disc was transferred to Cusco and placed in the Koricancha – the main temple of the Incas and remained there until the Spanish invasion, when it was returned to the eternal etheric city under Lake Titicaca. It is said that this sacred Solar Disc was used to receive light information directly from the Universal Mind Source, Viraqocha, at the centre of the galaxy. By entering the Temple of Illumination and opening themselves up, the Lemurians, and later the Incas, could access sacred wisdom…

We have now entered the 10th Pachacuti, which the locals refer to as the return of Pachacuteq and of Light, characterized by the manifestation of the feminine, a feminine in balance with the masculine, a time when the Condor rises and flies wing to wing with Eagle in the sky as they bring balance to the world.

Many of the world’s spiritual leaders, as well as indigenous teachers, acknowledge that the energy of the planet has shifted from the masculine energy of Tibet, to the feminine energy of the Andes and in particular Lake Titicaca, Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley of the Incas. These are the recognized areas of new feminine energies entering the Earth and the sacred Solar Disc serves as a portal through which these new feminine, love energies radiate into the world. It is powerful Heart energy!

Now is deemed to be the time when we once again have the opportunity to connect with the etheric crystal city of Machu Picchu, the eternal etheric city under Lake Titicaca and the lost golden city of Paititi, and to tap into the Ancient wisdom that is ready for us to access!

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: 2 – 11 April 2015
Price per person sharing: US$ 4020
Single Supplement: US$ 420
Journey Leaders: Linda JordaanJorge Luis Delgado
Location of nights spent: 3 nights Cusco

1 night Aguas Calientes, Machu Picchu

4 nights Puno, Peru

1 night Copacabana, Bolivia

Key Activations: There are various activations and ceremonies that will be performed by Peruvian Shaman and the Journey Leaders within the Sacred Sites
Arrival point of entry: Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport, Cusco
Departure point: Inca Manco Cápac International Airport, Juliaca

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.

 

Jorge Luis Delgado

In the Inca tradition, there is no separation between the physical and spiritual worlds and Jorge Luis Delgado is an expert at walking the path between both worlds. He received his early training from Kallawaya Shamans of the NE Lake Titicaca region, the lineage of the Wise Ones of the Andes, and from the Q’ero Elders of Cusco, who are the last remaining tribal descendants of the Incas.

Author of ‘Andean Awakening: an Inca Guide to Mystical Peru’, Jorge Luis is recognized worldwide as an authority on Inca philosophy, spirituality and tradition. He was featured in the BBC documentary ‘Everyman’ and is frequently interviewed on Peruvian television. Jorge hosted the 2nd Elders Gathering at Lake Titicaca in March 2007, the Activation of the Solar Disc gathering in 2010, The Portal 11-11-11 in 2011, The Portal 12-12-12 in 2012 and The Good neighbourhood in the Cosmos last 2013. Every year he organizes a special journey with international and national speakers about different topics.  He offers workshops in North, South and Central America, as well as Europe. Jorge also teaches annually at New York City’s Omega Holistic Institute and at the New York Open Centre.

Jorge Luis has brought to public attention the Aramu Muru Doorway, an Inter-dimensional portal located in the Huya Marka Mountains in South Peru. He is also a founding member of The Brotherhood of the Solar Disc, an Andean Esoteric society. Jorge Luis is a way-shower for this 10th Pachacuti, this time when the world is being turned upside down. He teaches that a new consciousness is emerging, one leading to a Golden Age that was fully activated by 2012. He is a Keeper of Ancient Knowledge and uses it to assist in healing for all who are ready.

Jorge Luis Delgado is the founder and owner of Kontiki Tour Company and owner of hotels in Cusco, Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu) and on the shores of Lake Titicaca. Most importantly, Jorge Luis is known and respected by the Andean priests and indigenous people of the region. In addition to his native Spanish, Jorge Luis speaks fluent English, as well as three indigenous languages. He has a vast collection of antique textiles and artefacts, which he is currently organizing into a museum at Taypikala Hot el, Cusco. Jorge Luis has hosted and remains in contact with such people as Don Miguel Ruiz, Bo Bingham (grandson of Hiram Bingham) and David Childress, author of the Lost Cities Series. He has taken part in some of the programs about Ancient Aliens of National Geographic. Jorge Luis, his wife and three children reside in Puno, Peru.

   

Detailed Itinerary:

Day 1, Thurs 2 April  

Ideally, you should give yourself at least 2 nights in Cusco (or similar altitude) prior to the start of the journey to acclimatize to the high altitude, especially if you live close to sea level. For those who arrive in Cusco a day or 2 prior to the journey, airport transfers will be provided for you to the Hotel. For those who arrive in Cusco on this day, we suggest that you arrive around midday. Our bus will meet you at the airport and transfer you to our Cusco Hotel. After check-in, enjoy the rest of the day relaxing and/or exploring the local shops and area.

Meet Linda, Jorge Luis and the rest of your group at 17.30 for the journey orientation before the welcome dinner show.

Overnight in Cusco on a Dinner Bed & Breakfast basis

Day 2, Fri 3 April  

Depart the hotel with your backpack and overnight bag with you for the night in Machu-Picchu.

First, visit Sacsaywaman, a spectacular site that holds the great house of the Sun – the place where the head of the Puma of Cusco resides. Its megalithic, zigzag stonewalls were pieced together with amazing skill, drawing snakes and other Andean symbols like a lightning bolt across the great field.

During the afternoon, take the train from Cusco to Aguas Calientes, Machu Picchu.  After arrival, you have time browse the local market before dinner.

Own arrangements for lunch and dinner.

Overnight in Aguas Calientes on a Bed & Breakfast basis.

Day 3 – Sat 4 April

Take the early morning bus to Machu Picchu. Machu Picchu is generally known 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. Machu Picchu is, without doubt, one of the most fascinating wonders and mysterious citadels in the world. Located at 112 kilometres (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 breath-taking beautiful and is an energetic powerhouse. The entire stone complex is a high voltage magnetic epicentre that amplifies every invocation and intention – it is a place 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!

We return to Cusco by afternoon train. Own arrangements for lunch and dinner.

Overnight in Cusco on a Bed & Breakfast basis.

Day 4, Sun 5 April

With much to integrate after Machu Picchu, today is a free day at your leisure – a perfect time to see more of the beauty of Cusco, its markets, museums, Koricancha Church and the art gallery.

Late afternoon, join the group for a fun activity, followed by a group dinner.

Overnight in Cusco on a Dinner, Bed & Breakfast basis

Day 5, Mon 6 April

Today, leave Cusco at 7am by Tourist Bus for Puno. This is a pleasant drive with enjoyable stops along the way. One of the sites we will see is Raqchi, the magnificent Temple of Viraqocha. This is an extremely powerful site which, according to the old storytellers, was built by the Inca Wiracocha in honour to the Superior God ‘Apu Kon Titi Viraqocha’, who was invisible to the Andean people.

A buffet lunch will be enjoyed on route and we arrive in Puno around 17h00 and transfer to our hotel. The evening is at leisure. Own arrangements for dinner.

Overnight in Puno on a Lunch, Bed & Breakfast basis

Day 6, Tues 7 April

This morning, boat to Taquile Island on Lake Titicaca. We will explore the less touristy and scenic part of the island and meet local weaver families to learn about their textile art and symbolism.

Whilst on Taquile Island, we will experience a traditional ceremony with Jorge Luis and/or the local Shaman and enjoy a traditional lunch, before departure.

On our way back to Puno we will visit the floating islands on Lake Titicaca.

Once back in Puno, we transfer to our hotel where the rest of the evening is at leisure. Own arrangements for dinner.

Overnight in Puno on a Lunch, Bed & Breakfast basis.

Day 7, Wed 8 April

We have an early departure to the Bolivian border. Once in Bolivia, we continue on to the Island of the Sun on Lake Titicaca. Isla del Sol, Island of the Sun in English, is considered the very birthplace of the world, or the birth of the Sun God according to the Incas. It is here, according to the myths, that the God Viraqocha, creator of the universe, stepped out of the waters of Lake Titicaca and created the sun. Even today, Isla del Sol is covered in Inca ruins and filled with myth and legend. Visiting this island is an incredible experience and a firm highlight of the trip.

At the right time we will visit the initiation centre of the Kesanani Intiwatana. Own arrangements for lunch and dinner.

Overnight in Copacabana, Bolivia on a Bed & Breakfast basis.

Day 8, Thurs 9 April  

This morning, we make our way to Tiwanaku, located shores of Lake Titicaca at an altitude of 3 850m, making it one of the highest urban centres ever constructed. The city of Tiwanaku (also known as Tiahuanaco) was the capital of a powerful pre-Inca civilization that dominated the Andean region between 400 and 900 AD. Surrounded in large part by mountains and hills, the Tiwanaku Culture began as a small settlement that later flourished into a planned city. Most of the ancient city was largely built from adobe and has been overlaid by the modern town. However, the monumental stone buildings of the ceremonial centre survive and are part of a protected archaeological zone. Only a small portion of the city has been excavated. The monumental remnants of this great culture include several temples, a pyramid, symbolic gates, monoliths and mysterious carvings.  The Incas later arrived and regarded Tiwanaku as the site of creation by their god ‘Viraqocha’ who rose from the depths of Lake Titicaca to explore this great centre of the Sun, Moon and Stars.

After lunch in Tiwanaku, we return to the Peruvian boarder and transfer to our Hotel in Puno. Own arrangements for dinner.

Overnight in Puno on a Bed & Breakfast basis.

Day 9, Fri 10 April

In the morning, we visit the Molloko Chullpas, located on the slopes of a hill just three kilometres from the town of Accra.

The Molloko Chullpas are from pre-Inca times and dates back from 800 to 1400 AD. This settlement was possibly built by Lupacas culture, although it should be mentioned that there is influence of the Inca culture, especially in funerary structures, possibly made during the Inca settlement in the area between the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries and is a sacred initiation site.

We then visit Huya Marka where we will explore the Aramu Muru multi-dimensional gateway. It is a huge door-like structure that has long been valued by the local people as a ‘gateway to the lands of the gods’.

On route back to our hotel, we visit the temple of fertility.

Tonight, enjoy the group farewell dinner.

Overnight in Puno on a Dinner, Bed & Breakfast basis.

Day 10, Sat 11 April

This is our last day and we leave the hotel with all our luggage. We travel off the beaten track along a scenic route to visit one of the archaeological gems of the Altiplano. Sullistani was a cemetery built in the XIII century by a civilisation that occupied the area before the Inka domination. These Chullpas were important resting places of Ancient kings and important people of the time. They were strategically chosen in exceptional beautiful spots.

We will take part in a guided tour and closing ritual circle, before transferring to Juliaca airport to return to Lima and meet our international connections. Please book your flights to leave Juliaca around midday.

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 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$ 500 per person depending on airline, routing and time of booking. Once the domestic flight tickets are purchased, cancellations are not accepted by the airlines. Changes are dependent on availability and a penalty will be charged for this.

DOMESTIC FLIGHTS NEEDED

  1. Lima to Cusco: 2 April 2015. Please book your flight between 8am and 11am so you arrive in Cusco by midday for transfer to the hotel.
  2. Juliaca Airport to Lima: 11 April 2015. The journey ends with an airport transfer to Juliaca Airport. Please book your flights from midday onwards. For those wishing to return to Cusco after the journey, we can arrange road transportation for approximately US$ 75 per person extra.

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 transfers for the group on day 1 and day 11.
  • All hotels reserved for this journey are 3 star and/or above with private bathrooms.
  • All hotels reserved for this journey are 3 star and/or above with private bathrooms.
  • 1 nights accommodation in Aguas Calientes, Machu Picchu on a bed and buffet breakfast basis.
  • 3 nights accommodation in Cusco on a bed and buffet breakfast basis.
  • 4 nights accommodation in Puno on a bed and buffet breakfast basis.
  • 1 nights accommodation in Copacabana, Bolivia on a bed and buffet breakfast basis.
  • All accommodation is on a shared basis. A single room supplement is US$ 420 (subject to availability).
  • Full time Journey leader Linda Jordaan and bilingual (Spanish/English) Expert Tour Guide Jorge Luis Delgado
  • 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
  • 2 lunches (5 & 6 April 2015) excluding all drinks
  • 3 Dinners (2, 4 & 10 April 2015) 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$160. It is advisable to obtain this visa prior to travelling to Peru where possible (US passport holders can obtain their visa at the border as there is no Bolivian Embassy in the US)
  • 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

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 a lot 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 25 January 2015. For bookings made after the 25 January 2015, 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 25 January 2015
  2. No refund will be given for cancellations after 25 January 2014
  3. Cancellations fees

General Information:

  • Should you have special dietary requirements, please ensure that you cater for this yourself, as we cannot guarantee that your dietary requirements will be met by our service providers in Peru.
  • 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 travelling 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. This journey takes approximately three hours one way.
  • We will endeavour 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 between US$15 to US$30 for additional meals, drinks and snacks per day, depending on your requirements.
  • Please consult your local Medical Travel clinic for inoculations you may require as per