11 Days Peru Discovery & Yoga retreat

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11 Days Peru Discovery & Yoga retreat

- This yoga retreat is available on several dates ("Select Dates" on right side panel) -


Experience a tour of Peru and journey to its majestic highlights at your footsteps to enjoy a wellness adventure in one of South America’s most treasured destinations. Salute the sun and relax in the land where rich cultural Andean history greets modern tradition as you travel through this country’s colorful cities, abundant natural landscapes, ancient ruins and witness the breathtaking jungle.

Yoga retreat highlights

  • Morning and evening yoga classes
  • Day tours in Cusco and the Sacred Valley
  • Entrance and guided tour of Machu Picchu
  • Amazon jungle lodge with daily excursions of forest hikes and boat tours
  • Three internal flights included
  • Optional massage therapies
  • Optional horseback riding


Program

Connect on this yoga adventure and participate in local cultural ceremonies and community projects that highlight Andean tradition on an amazing journey from the nation’s capital to the sublime bliss of the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu and then off for an Amazon adventure.

Daily yoga classes are offered in combination with exciting itineraries, local guided tours and enjoy delicious and flavourful meals for health and wellbeing on a discovery of Peru like no other.

Awaken in the morning to the jungle sounds for early morning yoga classes before the day’s activities designed to rejuvenate and refresh our senses with the sights and sounds. The sunset evening yoga classes will be gentle and calming, tuning into the rhythms of the forest and wildlife and connecting our minds, hearts and bodies to the beautiful surroundings and harmony of the Amazon.

This yoga retreat also includes visits to local community development projects of the Amazon and a local farm and Brazil Nut forest production to see how a variety of popular and unknown Amazon crops are grown and learn about the use of the local medicinal plants. Walk along ethno-botanical trails and learn the uses of medicinal plants such as the Ajo-Sacha, Yuca de Venado, Uña de Gato, Charcot-Sacha, and Para-Para.


Location

Multiple Locations (see planning for itinenary)

Lima | Sacred Valley | Cusco | Amazon


Accommodation

Experience a tour of Peru and journey to its majestic highlights to enjoy a wellness adventure in one of South America’s most treasured destinations. Accommodation is well located and selected for comfort, style and peaceful ambience.

This yoga retreat starts in the neighbourhood of Miraflores, Lima, at a charming location close to the sea and offering personalized service with local flavor. The first night will welcome you to this historical city and prepare you to depart for the Sacred Valley to begin your journey through the land of the Incas.

Accommodation in the Sacred Valley is at a boutique hotel designed with holistic principles to enjoy daily yoga classes and connect you with nature and stunning views of the local region. Relax and rejuvenate in the ambience of the Andes and local gardens with delightful green spaces to immerse yourself in the stillness of this mountain region while enjoying the daily activities and local tours.  

The arrival to the town of Machu Picchu, Aguas Calientes, offers a one-night stay at a comfortable stopover in the local town before the tour of the majestic archaeological site. After the guided tour of the ancient citadel, the next stop is the UNESCO World Heritage city of Cusco where the charming and quaint accommodation awaits us at a hotel rebuilt from a former colonial home offering modern comforts with cozy rooms, wifi and décor that highlights Cusco’s illustrious history. Our yoga classes will be hosted a short walk away in a space offering us the opportunity to connect with the local culture and energy of this amazing city.

We may have saved the best for last with an incredible lodge in the Peruvian Amazon that will bring you into the heart of Manu National Park. Rooms are designed to create a sensory experience of nature and to enjoy the rainforest at its best in full eco-travel style. Biodegradable products are provided and bio-digestors are used in the rooms with common areas lit by gas lanterns offering a rainforest visit highlighted with rustic elegance and natural style. The yoga space is a loft with open views to the rainforest and breath-taking sights and serves as the wellness centre for optional aromatherapy and massages.


Food

Included in this yoga retreat: Breakfasts and all meals in the Sacred Valley and the Amazon Lodge.
Not Included: Lunches and Dinners in Lima and Cuzco

Healthy meals are included at some locations to encourage wellness for a healthy body and mind on the tour. Vegetarian and non-vegetarian options are available, and the meals include fresh fruits, vegetables and local cuisine to enhance your awareness of the many delicious food options of Peru.

Your meals are created to be flavourful and often adventurous like the yoga tour, so expect to have some thrills and delights from the menu including fresh juices, delicious entrees and desserts for full enjoyment of your dining experience highlighting Peru’s local food and specialities. We will request you send your food preferences and restrictions to us in advance to plan the meals accordingly.


Holistic treatments

Optional massage therapies are available


Things to do

  • Daily yoga classes
  • Cultural ceremonies and tours
  • Hiking trails
  • Local sight seeing
  • Boat river tours and canoe rides in the amazon
  • Visits to local community development projects of the Amazon
  • Visit an organic farm where chocolate and coffee are processed to enjoy a meal with a local family
  • Optional massage therapies
  • Optional horseback riding


Additional information

Meeting point

The Start hotel is in Lima and hotel name address is in the Tour Dossier upon confirmation of the tour booking.


Airport transfers

Airport transfers are available at an extra cost. Contact Green Stone Journeys to make a reservation.


How to get there

Please book your flight to arrive at Jorge Chávez International Airport (LIM) on the arrival day, or feel free to arrive earlier to enjoy the city.


Course info

The yoga classes are designed for all levels of yoga practitioners and classes blend the styles of Hatha, Iyengar and Vinyasa yoga.  The classes are based on an emphasis of relaxation and rejuvenation while enjoying the daily tours in each region. We encourage you to move at your own pace in each of the yoga classes.


Group size

This yoga retreat requires a minimum of 4 travelers and up to a maximum of 12 people.


Travel Documentation

Ensure that your passport is valid for at least 6 months after your return travel date as this is the minimum requirement to enter the country.  As passport information is required to purchase your permit for the Inca Trail, please be sure to renew your passport early if required.

You must carry a copy of your insurance details including company name, policy number and international emergency contact information for the insurance provider. A suggestion would be to scan a copy of your insurance detail information, passport and ID; email it to yourself and save it in your inbox. That way you will be able to access it from any computer.

Upon entering Peru you will receive an ANDEAN IMMIGRATION CARD, a small white sheet of paper that must be shown upon check-in at all hotels within the country and presented to Immigrations upon your departure from the country.  Please do not lose this sheet of paper.


Visa Information
If you hold a valid Canadian, American or E.U. passport, as of May 2015 you DO NOT need to apply for a visa for Peru. If you are not a Canadian, U.S. or E.U. citizen, you may need a visa. Please check with the Peruvian consulate in your area to find out whether or not you will need a visa. If you are travelling with a U.S. passport you a visa is required to enter Bolivia. There are several Bolivian consulates in Peru however we cannot comment on the length of time required to process your visa and you must speak with the Bolivian consulate in your area.

If travelling to countries other than Peru, it is important that you check with their embassy to determine requirements as many South American countries DO require visas for Australian, Canadian and US citizens many of which need to be obtained in your home country before you begin your travels.


Travel Insurance
It is required that you purchase emergency medical insurance that includes repatriation services as part of the insurance plan.  It is recommended that you also purchase trip cancellation or interruption insurance which reimburses you for the value of your trip should you fall ill or for any other reason (other than a change of mind) you may not be able to complete your trip.  Many insurance providers also offer all-inclusive insurance which includes emergency medical, baggage loss, delay or damage and trip cancellation or interruption.  Not all insurers cover adventure travel so please make sure that your insurance does cover this type of travel.


Altitude Sickness
Altitude sickness is a result of the low air pressure that can be found at higher altitudes and the corresponding lower levels of oxygen.  There are normally no effects until 2400m.s.l.  At altitudes higher than this, effects of altitude sickness can vary from a slight headaches and a loss of apetite to nausea and extreme fatigue to cerebral and pulmonary edemas.  For most people a few days rest, drinking lots of water and coca tea and taking in sugar are enough to combat the effects however there are preventative medications such as Diamox that exist.  Please speak to your doctor about his/her recommendations.


Vaccination
There are currently no required vaccinations to enter Peru although there are some which are recommended.  Please speak to your travel doctor about this.  Also, if travelling to other countries after Peru please make sure that you have checked the consular website of that country to determine what is required for entry.

For more information, ask your questions directly to Green Stone Journeys who will be happy to assist you.


What to bring

The key to staying comfortable while on an active trip is layering. To obtain maximum comfort with minimum weight, you need versatile layers that mix and match to create the right amount of insulation, ventilation and weather protection. This gear list has been created to help you choose your clothing and gear for this trip. Try to bring only what is necessary.

All items on this list are optional and suggestions only and given in good faith. You must determine your own needs, but these have been suggested by those familiar with the demands of the tour and the local services and environment.

You must determine what you are able & willing to carry daily while travelling throughout and while hiking if you will be doing a trek.

Clothing – the number of items will depend on the length of your stay but we have to put together this list to give you an idea of what you will need :

  • Be ready for dramatic temperature change. Pack for cold weather (close to freezing) and warm weather in sun (20-22oC), and rain.
  • Plan to dress in layers – by climbing from early morning thru to mid / late day, from low to high altitude you’ll experience low to high temps fluctuating throughout the day
  • Local laundry services are available
    Comfortable Jeans/pants (If going to the jungle or trekking it is a good idea to bring at least one pair of lightweight, quick dry pants.)
  • Shorts
  • T-shirts 
  • Long sleeved shirts (a quick-dry shirt with a collar is a nice alternative for hiking and dining)
  • Windbreaker, sweater, fleece, Goretex or other waterproof jacket
  • Comfortable walking / running shoes, sandals
  • Long underwear
  • Pyjamas
  • Socks
  • Under garments, quick dry clothes
  • Gloves and scarf (woollen gloves and scarves can be purchased locally if desired)
  • Hat – one for sun protection and one for warmth (local women will be selling wool Peruvian hats throughout the trip)
  • Sunglasses – sun protection
  • Bathing suit (hot springs, jungle, coast)



 
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Instructors

Sandra Gallegos

Sandra Gallegos is going to be your instructor during this yoga retreat, she was born and raised in Lima, Peru where she studied business administration at university and got in touch with yoga over 10 years ago. She then moved to Australia to study International Tourism on the Gold Coast and stayed for approximately 5 years. While in Australia, she practiced Bikram yoga before moving to France and being introduced to Ashtanga yoga really connected her to do that which she was seeking through this discipline.

When Sandra moved back to Lima she continued with her practice of Ashtanga and in 2012 became a certified yoga teacher with over 200 hours of training and registered by the Yoga Alliance with a focus on Ashtanga yoga. She continues to take courses with different teachers to deepen her knowledge of this profound practice discipline and philosophy and teaches a variety of styles in her classes.

In 2015, she travelled to Mysore, India to study with her guru Sharath Jois, the grandson of the founder of the Ashtanga style. Sandra also took an Ayurveda course with Dr. Chitra Lekha at the Mysore Ayurveda Retreat and Training Centre as well as studying yoga sutras and mantra chanting.

Her studies also include a “Yoga for Kids” teacher training course which was inspired by her 4 year-old son is a certified children’s yoga instructor. Sandra is also a Reiki master and a lover of nature and the ocean and spends her free time traveling and is an avid surfer. Sandra embraces yoga as a life philosophy and the practice helps to open our consciousness and encourage us to live in the present moment and be aware of our emotions to be happier and more free in our daily lives.

Inclusions & Exclusions

What's included in this yoga retreat:

  • 10 nights accommodation
  • All meals in the Sacred Valley and the Amazon jungle lodge
  • Breakfasts in Lima and Cusco
  • Tour leader
  • Yoga instructor for morning and evening yoga classes
  • Local transportation
  • 3 internal flights
  • City tour in Lima and Cusco
  • Machu Picchu entrance and guided tour


What's not included

  • International airfare
  • Travel insurance
  • Arrival and departure airport transfers
  • Optional activities and wellness therapies
  • Lunches/Dinners in Lima and Cusco
  • All services not listed above

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