Please note: Itinerary is subject to change. Activities will remain the same, but the dates may shift due to ticket availability.
**Healing House offers daily yoga to the community that you may attend free of charge.
DAY 1 - Arrive in Cusco. We will be picked up from the airport and transported to Healing House, our home away from home during our stay. Free afternoon to rest and acclimate to the altitude. In the evening, we will have an Opening Circle.
DAY 2 - After breakfast, photographer Amy Larkin leads us in a workshop to hone our photography skills for the days to come. After lunch, we will participate in a Despacho ceremony with a local Q'ero shaman. This is a traditional Andean ceremony honoring Pachamama (Mother Earth) and the Apus (spirits of the mountains) and is an ideal way to set your intention for your time in Peru.
DAY 3 - We'll leave early to visit the Sacred Valley, starting off with a tour and a guided meditation at the archaeological site of Pisac. After a boxed lunch, we will visit the local market.
DAY 4 - After breakfast, we will visit the salt flats of Maras. We'll then have lunch (included) before visiting the agricultural terraces of Moray, where Marissa will guide you in meditation.
DAY 5 - After breakfast, Marissa leads you in a stress management workshop. Free afternoon to explore Cusco. Later that evening, Healing House will host a Sound Healing Meditation for us.
No matter how powerless you may feel in the face of stress, you still have control over your lifestyle, thoughts, emotions and the way you handle problems. Stress management involves changing the stressful situation when you can, changing your reaction when you can’t, taking care of yourself, and making time for rest and relaxation. This workshop aims to help you recognize the true sources of stress in your life and how to better manage them.
DAY 6 - After breakfast, we head out to Ollantaytambo to tour the archaeological site and then board the train to Aguas Calientes. We'll have a box lunch to enjoy on the train. In the evening, we will have a delicious dinner at a local restaurant (included) and an early night to get ready for our pre-dawn start for Machu Picchu.
DAY 7 - Very early rise to get one of the first buses up to Machu Picchu, where we will have a 2-hour guided tour. After, you have the opportunity to hike Huayna Picchu (optional) or simply explore the site on your own until it is time to return to Cusco.
DAY 8 - Free morning. After lunch, Amy leads you in a photo archiving workshop. In the evening we will enjoy an intimate concert at Healing House performed by local musicians.
DAY 9 - After an early breakfast, our guide will pick us up and take us on a City Tour. We will return to Healing House for a late lunch and a free afternoon to rest. Maria will lead us in a private yoga class in the evening.
DAY 10 - This is a free day for shopping, relaxing and visiting some of the museums located around the Plaza de Armas (with your included tourist ticket). Or you may also choose to visit the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Garcilaso House, The Chocolate Museum and the Museum of Sacred Plants (additional entrance fees apply).
DAY 11 - Morning hike to Temple of the Moon w/ Yoga (optional). Closing ceremony in the evening followed by dinner at a local restaurant (included).
DAY 12 - Relax at the house until you are transported to the airport for your flight home.