Discover the magic, the power and the beauty of this
ancient medicine tradition with
our Q'ERO SHAMAN, DON FRANCISCO, DOÑA JUANA, DON PASCUAL, AND CHINO
and JORGE LUIS DELGADO
✨Friday 15 May - Sunday 31 May 2020✨
We are really excited about the experience that we are offering over this 17-day trip to the Sacred Valley, up to the lake at the top of the world, Lake Titicaca and, for the first time, across the Bolivian border to the extraordinary ancient site of Tiwanaku.
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 almost 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 when we travel to Lake Titicaca and over the Bolivian border to Tiwanaku.
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 Pisac 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...
The Chulpas at Molloco is where we release that which no longer serves us; and we take new steps, a new camaña, as we connect with the ancient ones, the Children of the Sun, those who come after us.
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 2020
The total cost is comprised of a non-refundable £550 deposit and a payment of USD$3,120 (please add $670 if you’d like a single room). 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 Friday 15 May), 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 beautiful hotels, breakfasts, together with some lunches and evening meals (on other days we make our own individual arrangements, such as in Ollantaytambo where there are lots of restaurants to choose from); all boat and coach journeys; all visits to sacred sites.
NOT INCLUDED: your flights; your hotel in Lima on Friday 15 May; travel & medical insurance; some lunchtime and evening meals (around £5-£10 per meal); shopping 😁; healing sessions with the shaman ($60). 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.