Lima Region, Peru

$2.940,00

Peru is known for its diversity, natural beauty and sacred sites that have defined the blend of modern tradition and Incan culture for hundreds of years. Enjoy a yoga adventure that takes you through the highlights of this unique South American region and connect on a tour to discover the Andean culture, tradition and the rich tapestry of life found in Puno and Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world, for a journey of wellness and self-discovery.

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    Price

    $2.940,00

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    Group Size

    Max 12 people

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    Location

    Peru, Lima

Highlights

Morning & Evening Yoga classes
Day tours in Cusco, the Sacred Valley and Lake Titicaca
Entrance and guided tour of Machu Picchu

Course description

Please refer to planning for a detailed schedule of this yoga retreat. Begin the tour in Lima and adventure to the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu to explore the ancient sites that have astounded explorers with their natural elegance and astronomically correct engineering and design. The journey continues to Puno to a charming location for yoga classes and healthy meals with the splendor of a vast blue lake full of tradition and wonder. Set your sites on the horizons of the Andes with daily yoga classes and local tours that will thrill and delight you on an experience of Peru Beyond the Andes.

About the place

Set your sights on the Andean horizon and take an adventure that blends rich Incan history, rain forests, mountains, desert, fresh water lakes, and modern Lima all wrapped into one country. Enjoy a wellness holiday and yoga ret to retreat filled with adventure, explore these amazing places in the land of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Appreciate the splendor of Peru and the lively culture of the Incas, expansive mountain horizons, cool coastlines, and cobblestone towns that will leave your senses heightened on a tour that combines yoga, wellness, and adventure in this fascinating country. 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. Lake Titicaca is our next location and one of the most beautiful and energetically-charged areas of Peru. This location takes us to its shores at a hotel and spa designed for relaxation, well-being and a comfortable yoga sala and incredible views of the highest navigable lake in the world. The rooms are decorated with colours of nature and offer a perfect destination to relax at the end of this tour before departure back to Lima.

Food

Included in this yoga retreat: All meals in the Sacred Valley and Puno Not Included: Lunches and evening meals in Lima and Cusco Breakfasts, and all the meals in the Sacred Valley and Puno will be served in this yoga retreat offering a delightful and healthy mix of local cuisine and abundant options for your meals while staying at our unique locations for a yoga adventure of wellness. Healthy meals and conscious eating with vegetarian and non-vegetarian options will be available for a healthy mind and body on this yoga adventure through the Andes and to Lake Titicaca.

Things to do

Holistic treatments

Massage therapies Cultural ceremonies

Other activities

Optional activities include: Massage therapies, Cultural ceremonies, Hiking trails, Optional tours, Cooking classes, Horseback riding

Inclusions & Exclusions

What’s included

10 nights accommodation, All meals in the Sacred Valley and Puno, vegetarian and non-vegetarian options, Breakfasts in Lima and Cuzco, Tour leader, Local transportation, Yoga instructor for morning and evening yoga classes, Two internal flights, Entrance and guided tour of Machu Picchu

What’s not included

Airfare, Travel insurance, Arrival and departure airport transfers in Lima, Optional tours and therapeutic massages, Lunches and evening meals in Lima and Cusco, Visa, All services not listed above

Additionnal information

Meeting point

The Start hotel is in Lima and will be confirmed with you in the Tour Dossier upon confirmation of the tour booking.

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. The tour ends in Lima on the departure day. 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.

Airport transfers

Airport transfers are not included in this yoga retreat, but they\'re available at an extra cost, contact Green Stone Journeys to make a reservation.

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Yoga Styles

  • Hatha yoga
  • Iyengar yoga
  • Meditation
  • Vinyasa yoga

Activities

  • Cooking
  • Cultural Experiences
  • Guided tour
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding

Amenities

  • Mountain views
  • Stunning views

Daily Program

Lima

Arrive in Lima at any time to explore colourful architecture in this famous city on the coast of Peru. Transfer from Lima airport and we begin the tour with a welcome evening dinner and group briefing.
Cusco

- Wake up early for a morning flight to the Incan capital of Cusco and step into Peru’s rich historical past where the modern world meets ancient civilization. Enjoy an afternoon walking tour with a local guide and experience the cobble stone steps of this small city. The tour takes you through an artists quarter and a stroll through the Sun Temple located a short distance from the town centre and other highlights found in this unique city.

- Optional activities and wellness therapies are available after the city tour or just spend your day relaxing and taking in the sights and sounds of the sparkling city. The afternoon will offer a light yoga class to acclimatize to the astounding height of 3200 metres with a focus on breath and relaxation as you take your first steps in the Andes.
Sacred Valley

- After a morning yoga class, begin a journey into the Sacred Valley and visit some local sights along the way to inspire and connect with the colourful serenity of the Andean landscape. Visit Moray and Maras, two culturally significant sites offering insight into pre-Inca culture, as well as providing the backdrop to some amazing photos!

- Our last stop en-route to our location for three nights in the Sacred Valley will be participation in a traditional Quechua offering ceremony to Mother Earth to pay homage to the ancient Andean tradition of gratitude and blessings.

- Arrive at our location in Urubamba for days filled with morning and evening yoga classes to centre ourselves in the serenity of the Sacred Valley landscape and natural peace.

- Enjoy daily guided tours, optional activities and choose from a variety of wellness therapies available in your free time and relax in this Andean oasis. The yoga classes will focus on breathing and relaxation to adjust to the high mountain altitude to stretch and strengthen with stunning mountain views and calm sweeping horizons of Andean bliss in the town of Urubumba.

- The tour travels through the Sacred Valley to the community of Amaru to learn about Andean life and visits a community based initiative of traditional weaving techniques and for a shared lunch with the owners of the project. Explore the Pisac ruins which are some of the finest and largest in the entire valley and shop in the Pisac market for some local handicrafts and souvenirs of the region.

- Evening yoga classes are on the menu after the full day tours to wind down and connect with our breath and surrender the senses to the serenity of the Sacred Valley and the beauty of the day’s activities. Enjoy healthy meals included on this part of the journey highlighting delicious local food of the region and relax with your feet up under the Andean stars and the night skies.
Ollantaytambo | Aguas Calientes

- Wake up and salute the sun in the Sacred Valley with an early morning yoga class before a local visit and guided tour of the ruins in the town of Ollantaytambo, the only still-functioning city laid out to its original Inca design. Visit the archaeological site and enjoy a local lunch with time to wander the narrow streets lined with water channels that have been flowing since the time of the Inca.

- The town has been built on top of original Inca foundations and is the best surviving example of Inca town planning. The town is divided in canchas (blocks) which are almost entirely intact. Each cancha has only one entrance (usually a huge stone doorway) which leads into a central courtyard. Spend the afternoon walking around this historically rich town with great views and a significant part of Incan culture.

- In the afternoon, take a train to the town of Aguas Calientes, at the foot of Machu Picchu, the heartland of the Sacred Valley for our early morning visit. We’ll spend the night at this small mountain town before the visit to the famous Incan ruins.
Machu Picchu | Cusco

- Rise with the sun and journey up the hill to Machu Picchu for a complete guided tour of the Inca citadel. Enjoy some free time to walk around, to climb to the Sungate, experience spectacular views of the many valleys or visit the impressive Inca Bridge. Return to Aguas Calientes and take an afternoon train to the city of Cusco arriving in the evening.

- Enjoy a free day in Cusco and wake up to the comfort of this charming colonial city with a yoga class to start the day’s activities to connect and centre yourself in Peru’s most magical city. Choose from optional activities such as a city tour, souvenir shopping, optional massages or participate in local workshops such as a cooking or chocolate-making class to dabble into some cultural delights. Meet with the group in the evening to enjoy an evening meal in one of the cities selection of cultural restaurants and discover the rest of the tour highlights and travel to Puno the following day.
Puno | Lake Titicaca

- Travel overland from Cusco to Puno on a days journey visiting local sites along the way such as local churches, the impressive Inca site of Raqchi andthe village of Pukara, famous for its pre-Inca culture and ceramic bulls that adorn the roofs of many homes in the highlands.

- Spend the next two nights on the shores of Lake Titicaca in a charming guest house with sublime views of the water and peaceful surrounding horizons for relaxing evenings. Our first evening yoga class will welcome you to the heights of this spectacular region with a focus on breath and gentle stretching, preparing you for the daily tours ahead.

- At 13,500 feet, Lake Titicaca is the world’s highest commercially navigable body of water. The Incas believed it was the cradle of civilisation – the place where all life began. It’s a very special place dotted with islands that have unique living cultures and traditions, two of which we’ll visit today, the famous manmade floating Uros Reed Islands, and Taquile Island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, recognized for their intricate weaving and knitting techniques.

- Visiting this island is like stepping back in time as only recently running water was brought to the island and few have electricity and solar powered generators. Explore this ancient culture and landscape and learn about the age-old traditions of the islanders who have lived by this sacred lake for centuries. Enjoy a fresh trout lunch with a local family and hike the island taking in the amazing panoramic views on all sides.

- Evening yoga classes will wind down the day tours and practice gentle asanas and relaxation on the shores of one of the largest, highest and deepest lakes in the world.
Lima

Today you will be picked up and transferred to airport in Juliaca a little over an hour away for your flight back to Lima where the tour ends. Depending on time of arrival and the timing of your international flight schedule, we can help you to arrange additional activities in Lima or assist in your journey home or on to your continued destination.

Instructors

Sandra Gallegos
Sandra Gallegos is going to be your instructor for this yoga retreat, she was born and raised in Lima, Peru and is a certified yoga teacher and studied with international teachers. She lived in Australia and studied International Tourism on the Gold Coast and stayed for 5 years enjoying the life ‘down under’ while pursuing her yoga studies. Her yoga classes are a variety of styles with Ashtanga as her base and her interest in Ayurvedic medicine also shapes her approach to teaching classes. 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.

 


 


 


 

 

  • Tripprovence

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    "Above my expectations!!"
    I loved and higly reccomend to everybody! Amazing experience! Very well organized! The hotel "pousada" was great, yoga room beautiful, the food delicious, all the structure and the organization were perfect! Everyday we could have breakfast and dinner at the balcony watching the sea! Amazing sunset as well! I feel like home and meet lovely people! Thanks a lot to Tara from Green Stone and congratulations for everything! Thanks to all the pousada team, specially to Nelson, Cris and Carol. Luciana the yoga teacher is for sure the best teacher I ever had! Thank you and thank you! Namaste - From Tripadvisor
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    I did the yoga day tour in Rio with Tara and it was amazing! The organization was very quick and professional. The pick up at my hostel, the yoga at the beautiful parque lage, the dinner at a delicious vegetarian restaurant and sunset at Sugarloaf was just perfect! It's a nice way to discover Rio from a different side. Tara is a great Yoga teacher and person, I enjoyed my day with her a lot. - From Tripadvisor
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  • "You have to go experience it!"
    Attended 6-days Yoga retreat in Ilha Grande and everything about this trip exceeded my expectations. It was simply one of the best experiences I've ever had. Tara, the organiser made everyone so at ease and the trip was very well planed. Luciana, the yoga teacher was really hands on and her Thai massage session was something out of this world. Everyone in the group seems to have instantly got on so well and have shared exceptional meals together with lots of laughters at the pousada. It was in an absolutely gorgeous setting and the owners and the staff were really lovely too. The view from the pousada was completely breathtaking. We had about 2-hour yoga sessions in the morning and in the evening at the beautiful yoga studio, over-hearing the sound of nature and gentle waves... Tara even looked after us when we got back to Rio after the retreat. I very much appreciate her personalised touch in her tour organisation and we had lots of fun together! I would definitely recommend retreats with Green Stone Journeys to anyone and would certainly love to go myself for another adventure with them in the future! - From Tripadvisor
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  • Tripprovence

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    "Above my expectations!!"
    I loved and higly reccomend to everybody! Amazing experience! Very well organized! The hotel "pousada" was great, yoga room beautiful, the food delicious, all the structure and the organization were perfect! Everyday we could have breakfast and dinner at the balcony watching the sea! Amazing sunset as well! I feel like home and meet lovely people! Thanks a lot to Tara from Green Stone and congratulations for everything! Thanks to all the pousada team, specially to Nelson, Cris and Carol. Luciana the yoga teacher is for sure the best teacher I ever had! Thank you and thank you! Namaste - From Tripadvisor
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  • FLPierogi

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    "Amazing, highly personalized experience"
    I found myself traveling to Brazil for business and fortunately was able to take an extra week to spend in Rio de Janerio in October 2013 (the selection below did not allow me to go back that far). I found Green Stone Journeys online and was able to work with Tara to create an individualized itinerary. In short, the whole trip was AMAZING and extremely reasonably priced. I spent time in both Rio and Paraty which was perfect for the week. All the accommodations were excellent. I started every morning with yoga and I cannot say enough about both Daniel and Arianna as yoga teachers. While in Paraty, Wado was my guide and he was full of so much positive energy and life stories. Tara and Daniel were my primary guides while in Rio and though I was traveling alone, I felt like I was with a friend for much of the trip. In summary, it was a life changing adventure and I would highly recommend Green Stone Journeys! I can't wait to book another adventure with them. - From Tripadvisor
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  • "Discovery & serenity all in one package!"
    From the moment I spoke to Green Stone Journeys, I knew that my personal journey with them was going to be fantastic and I couldn't have been more right! I wanted more than just a day, so they were able to customize a 10-day experience for me. Everything was arranged for me from the moment that I stepped off the plane in Rio. From accommodation to transportation, tour guides and yoga teachers, I couldn't have been more pleased. Everyone was very professional, had great local knowledge, and paid attention to all of the small details that make a trip special. Part of my experience was a day tour in Rio that started with yoga in Parque Lage, then a trip to Sugar Loaf Mountain, lunch, and a final stop for the best acai that I've ever tasted. I left relaxed, refreshed, and feeling like I had a community of new friends. I couldn't recommend this tour experience more highly!! - From Tripadvisor
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