Max 12 people
Holistic treatmentsOptional massage therapies are available.
Other activitiesDaily 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
What’s included10 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 includedInternational airfare, Travel insurance, Arrival and departure airport transfers, Optional activities and wellness therapies, Lunches/Dinners in Lima and Cusco, All services not listed above
Meeting pointThe Start hotel is in Lima and hotel name address is in the Tour Dossier upon confirmation of the tour booking.
How to get therePlease 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. 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).
Airport transfersAirport transfers are available at an extra cost. Contact Green Stone Journeys to make a reservation.
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.