Discover the magic, the power and the beauty of this ancient medicine tradition with CHRIS WATERS, our Q'ERO SHAMAN, DON FRANCISCO, DOÑA JUANA, DON PASCUAL, AND CHINO and JORGE LUIS DELGADO
Due to the political situation currently unfolding in Peru, we have taken the difficult decision to postpone our journey in 2023.
However, we are able to confirm that our journey for 2024 will go ahead from Thursday 16 - Friday 31 May 2024.
We are always excited about the experience that we offer on our journeys to the Sacred Valley, up to the lake at the top of the world, Lake Titicaca.
Every journey is different.
We travel with our Q’ero Earthkeepers - Don Francisco, Doña Juana, Don Pascual, and Chino, with whom we have worked for around two decades - we make our way through the Sacred Valley of the Inca, following the course of the Urubamba river from Pisac to Machu Picchu. And we are delighted that we will also be in the company of our friend and guide, shaman and author Jorge Luis Delgado for most of our journey, including Machu Picchu (an amazing experience!) and our days on and around Lake Titicaca.
This is a unique and special trip of a lifetime, walking with the Earthkeepers of the Sacred Valley and lake Titicaca, experiencing something of what it means to walk a medicine path... a sacred journey with kindred spirits.
THE SACRED VALLEY
As we travel together up the Sacred Valley, our journey will honour the elements of water, earth, fire and air... and our connection to each other and to the mountain presence that brings us home. Everywhere we go we will be creating ceremony: in caves, in waterfalls, in the landscape, at the lakes that we visit... healing our relationship to the Earth, and our brothers and sisters of this human family; bringing right-relationship (ayni) to ourselves and all Mother Earth’s creations.
We visit the colourful market at Pisac and the beautiful temple to the Great Feminine at Moray, where we can sit in the landscape of circles and truly connect with Pachamama.
We hold sacred healing ceremonies, and step onto the crystal city that is Machu Picchu. There, we honour the light of the sun, our star, as it rises above the mountain, fingers of light spreading across this extraordinary landscape, carved from the jungle.
We travel from Cusco to Lake Titicaca through the landscape of the Altiplano, following the ley lines, and stopping at temples and sacred sites along the way.
We take a boat across the Lake to the beautiful island of Amantani, where we are welcomed into the homes of these kind-hearted islanders. Staying with families here is a great lesson in simplicity, beauty and generosity of spirit. In the evening here we do ceremony as the sun sets across the sea at the top of the world... this is truly a magical experience.
Back onshore, we travel together over the back of the Serpent and the Puma to arrive at the Gateway to the Gods, where we have an opportunity to make our own cosmic connections in this extraordinary place where we can step through this Doorway into realms beyond ordinary time and space...
We will visit places in this extraordinary landscape where we can use the ancient altars to Mother Earth and Father Sun to harmonise these energies that dance within us. Together we also travel to other, more secret places... places where few tourists go, where we will find waterfalls, and caves and lakes that call us to ceremony... to honour our relationship with the Earth and the natural world
NO ORDINARY JOURNEY, THIS!
This journey is open to all, and will be a mix of those who are stepping into this lineage with us for the first time, and those who have already begun to walk the medicine path with us and who wish to bring their medicine to life in the land that birthed the practices and teachings that already inform their work in the world.
But this is first and foremost a Sacred Journey, home to your heart.
We are looking forward to working with you to make the most of this pilgrimage, a journey of a lifetime.
COSTS FOR 2023
The total cost is comprised of a non-refundable £550 deposit and a payment of USD $4,250 (if you'd like your own room, the single room supplement for 2023 is $690). We will send you information on the flights that we recommend that you book - particularly the internal flights). Our general guideline for spending money is to bring at least £600, depending on your own budget; you'll want to have this mostly in Peruvian Sols.
We organise the entire trip: all hotels (EXCEPT for the hotel at Lima airport on the day we arrive in Lima), our train tickets, every step of the journey is held waiting for you... all you need to book for yourself are your flights, both international and within Peru, and one night in our airport hotel in Lima. Our itinerary is listed on the right, but please be aware that things can change! This is Peru, and sometimes circumstances mean that we have to be flexible.
INCLUDED IN THE COST: accommodation in the beautiful Taypikala hotels, breakfast every day, picnic lunches when we are at sacred sites; and evening meals at the hotels; all boat and coach journeys; all visits to sacred sites.
NOT INCLUDED: your flights; your hotel in Lima on the evening that we arrive; travel & medical insurance; shopping 😁; healing sessions with the shaman (around $80). Some bottled water is included but you will also need to take advantage of the regular opportunities to keep your own good stock of water, soft drinks and snacks; and finally, tips for our drivers and hotels.