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 / 15 – 29 August 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.
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.
Day 1 – Fri 15 August: 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 – Sat 16 August: 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 – Sun 17 August: 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 – Mon 18 August: 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 – Tues 19 August: 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 – Wed 20 August: 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 – Thurs 21 August: 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 – Fri 22 August: 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 – Sat 23 August: 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 – Sun 24 August: 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 – Mon 25 August: 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 – Tues 26 August: 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 – Wed 27 August: 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 – Thurs 28 August: 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 – Fri 29 August: 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, Puno around 12h30 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.
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: 17 August. Please book your flight between 8am and 11am so you will arrive in Cusco before Noon.
2. Puno (Juliaca Airport) to Lima: 29th August. The journey ends with an airport transfer to Puno Airport arriving at 11 AM. Please book your flight from 13h00 onwards. For those that would like to go to Cusco after the journey, we can arrange transportation for approximately US$ 50 per person.
Lima / Cusco
Juliaca, Puno / Lima
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Terms and Conditions:
- 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.