Footsteps of the Incas: Machu Picchu & Peru

Once the largest empire in pre-Columbian America,
the Incan people vanished into history with barely a trace, but their legacy is at the core of Andean culture.
Peru has a certain effect on people; you can’t help but be captivated by the beauty and mystique of this country.
And Machu Picchu, perched — invisible to the world — among the Andean peaks some 2,000 feet
above the Urubamba River is sheer magic.

Peru is waiting for you. It's time to go.

 

Dates: June 28-July 10, 2017
Cost: 4399* (all-inclusive)
Hosted by Healing House Cusco & Elm City Wellness

*single supplement $300


MAJESTIC MACHU PICCHU sits high in the Andes Mountains. The Incan citadel was built in the 15th century and later abandoned.

MAJESTIC MACHU PICCHU sits high in the Andes Mountains. The Incan citadel was built in the 15th century and later abandoned.

Be Advised...

This trip does include some moderate time travel as you walk through the Incan ruins of the Sacred Valley and embrace the colonial majesty of Cusco...

You want to see the world and you want your experience to be substantial. This journey with Elm City Wellness is more than a sight-seeing and souvenir-shopping trip. You’ll have the opportunity to detach from the stress of your everyday life and learn the tools and techniques to follow a happier, more fulfilling path in life as you immerse yourself in the mystical beauty of this sacred land.

This opportunity is offered in partnership with the Healing House in Cusco, Peru. The city is considered by many to be the energetic navel of the earth, and the energy of Cusco is definitely unique and intense; the Incas knew it, the locals know it, and many of the travelers passing through can feel it. Although many people come to Cusco as tourists on their way to Machu Picchu, they are drawn to stay. They can sense the energy, and something tells them that Cusco has a message for them.


“This trip changed my whole life.”

— Melissa A., Washington, DC



HEALING HOUSE CUSCO will be our home in the heart of the Capitol City of Cusco. Healing House is located in the heart of the bohemian San Blas neighborhood, just a 5-minute walk from the Plaza de Armas (main square).

HEALING HOUSE CUSCO will be our home in the heart of the Capitol City of Cusco. Healing House is located in the heart of the bohemian San Blas neighborhood, just a 5-minute walk from the Plaza de Armas (main square).


What's Included:

  • Round-trip air from New York to Cusco
  • All ground transportation in Peru
  • Lodging at the Healing House, a holistic retreat in Cusco
  • All breakfasts/lunches (vegetarian)
  • Guided tours (ticket prices included) through the Sacred Valley, Cusco and Machu Picchu
  • Hotel, train & meals in Machu Picchu
  • Guided group meditations at sacred sites
  • Private yoga class for our group at Healing House
  • Photography and archiving workshops
  • Photo Book created by our archivist/photographer
  • All activities at Healing House (daily yoga, meditations, etc.)
  • Traditional Andean Despacho Ceremony with shaman
  • Massage provided by Elm City Wellness and Healing House therapists

“Incredible journey! The Healing House folks take special care to create an authentic and deeply meaningful experience beyond simple tourism in the Sacred Valley. Attention to detail, creative activities, food prepared with love that honors the earth — all come together for a uniquely Peruvian encounter.” 

— Elizabeth S., Washington, DC

EXPLORE the ancient ruins of Ollantaytambo, Sacsayhuaman & many others in the Sacred Valley as you IMMERSE yourself in a new culture.

EXPLORE the ancient ruins of Ollantaytambo, Sacsayhuaman & many others in the Sacred Valley as you IMMERSE yourself in a new culture.


MARISSA GANDELMAN, LMT & owner of Elm City Wellness, guides you on this trip, incorporating meditations and workshops to give you the power to handle the stressful demands of life.

NIKI COATE, founder of Healing House, welcomes you to her home and helps us connect to the highest natural frequencies of Mother Earth & our Higher Self in this special place.

MARIA GALLO PRIETO, assistant guide and yoga instructor, will assist you on this journey, facilitating our yoga classes and supporting us as we travel through Peru.

AMY LARKIN, archivist & photographer, records this trip for you, and shows you how to make the most of your camera and the photos you take in this breathtaking, spiritual land.

CHERYL WILSON, Elm City Wellness massage therapist, is an intuitive bodyworker, first listening to you and your body, and following through with a massage that is designed for you and your individual needs.

Click HERE to read more about your guides.


EXPERIENCE an authentic Despacho Ceremony led by a shaman from the Q'ero Tribe. The Despacho is a gift to spirit, or the organizing principles of the Universe, and is a ritual of energetic exchange for healing and protection. 

EXPERIENCE an authentic Despacho Ceremony led by a shaman from the Q'ero Tribe. The Despacho is a gift to spirit, or the organizing principles of the Universe, and is a ritual of energetic exchange for healing and protection. 


RELAX your body, mind and spirit with massage provided by Elm City Wellness award-winning therapists & Healing House practitioners.

RELAX your body, mind and spirit with massage provided by Elm City Wellness award-winning therapists & Healing House practitioners.

NOURISH your body with nutrient-rich, superfood-inspired vegetarian meals (at Healing House).

NOURISH your body with nutrient-rich, superfood-inspired vegetarian meals (at Healing House).

STRETCH  your body, mind and spirit with gentle Yoga, breathing & meditation classes.

STRETCH  your body, mind and spirit with gentle Yoga, breathing & meditation classes.