Lima Region, Peru

$3.771,00

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.

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    $3.771,00

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    Group Size

    Max 12 people

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    Location

    Peru, Lima

Highlights

Morning and evening yoga classes
Day tours in Cusco and the Sacred Valley
Entrance and guided tour of Machu Picchu

Course description

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.

About the place

Multiple Locations (see planning for itinenary) Lima | Sacred Valley | Cusco | Amazon. 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.

Things to do

Holistic treatments

Optional massage therapies are available.

Other activities

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

Inclusions & Exclusions

What’s included

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

Additionnal information

Meeting point

The Start hotel is in Lima and hotel name address is 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. 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 transfers

Airport transfers are 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

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

Amenities

  • Towels, bed sheets, toilet paper
  • Vegetarian meals

Daily Program

- Arrive to the capital of Peru on the first day at your preferred time or in advance and make your way to the start hotel.

- Our journey begins with an evening meal and welcome meeting on the first evening to prepare for the tour of the Peru Discovery ahead.
Sacred Valley

- Enjoy the first morning yoga class in Lima to refresh and rejuvenate your senses for the introduction to Peru with a local instructor. Return to the hotel for breakfast and depart for a brief city tour of the highlights of Lima and fly to the majestic land of the Incas, Cusco in the early afternoon. Upon arrival, travel into the Sacred Valley and prepare to become a witness on a journey into the rich historical landscape of the Andes and Incan culture.

- Appreciate the transition from the capital to the Sacred Valley with the local cultural tradition of a “Mother Earth Ceremony” to make an Andean offering and connect with the highland customs of the region. Arrive at the hotel in the evening for some relaxation, an evening yoga class and a dinner specializing in the local delights for your fist night under the Sacred Valley stars.

- Wake up and stretch and strengthen in the Andean highlands and sublime morning light in the town of Urubumba. After the yoga class and breakfast, visit a nearby community project of Chichubamba and discover a small organic farm and a local home where chocolate and coffee are processed to enjoy an afternoon meal with a local family before returning to our hotel for a free afternoon and evening yoga class.

- All meals are included in this part of the tour, and enjoy days of discovery and evenings to relax in the surrounding stillness of the Sacred Valley and acclimatize in this mountain region with yoga classes to focus on the breath and rejuvenation in this beautiful location.

- Another tour highlight includes a local tour of traditional weaving workshops. After an early morning yoga class and delicious breakfast experience an overview of the traditional textile techniques in the community of Chinchero,. Weaving has always been important to the cultural identity of the local communities in the southern Andes of Peru and enjoy a tour of vibrant colors and the local custom of an age-old tradition.

- You will also visit Moray, a unique Inca site that was believed to be an agricultural research centre and formed by concentric, circular terraces that provide a large difference in temperature from top to bottom. Another highlight are the salt pools of Maras. These pre-Inca salt pools have been worked for centuries and are fed by an underground stream to produce pink salt for export and provide the back-drop for some pretty amazing photos!- Enjoy daily guided tours and relax in the serene Andean landscape in the evenings as you enjoy gentle yoga classes, delicious dinners and the stunning light of the Sacred Valley at sunset.
Ollantaytambo | Aguas Calientes

- An early morning yoga class and healthy breakfast will set the day off right for the departure from Urubamba to travel to a highlight of the Sacred Valley, Ollantaytambo.

- Seen as the only still-functioning town laid out in its original Inca design, we will have a guided visit to these ancient ruins and marvel at this intricate archaeological site that represents the unique engineering of the Incan culture.

- Enjoy a lunch in the local town and wander the narrow streets lined with water channels that have been flowing since the time of the Inca. After lunch, depart on a train to spend a night in the town of Aguas Calientes, nestled at the base of the stunning mountains in the incredibly lush heart of the Sacred Valley. The small town serves as a base for the visit to Machu Picchu, the next morning for our early morning rise to the magnificent ancient site.
Machu Picchu | Cusco

- Wake up early for the journey up the mountain to Machu Picchu for a complete guided tour of the magnificient Inca citadel. Enjoy a wander and free time to climb up to the Sungate, experience spectacular views and visit highlights of the site after the tour. Our departure later in the afternoon by train will take us to the city of Cusco for arrival in the evening.

- Cusco is a famous colonial town surrounded by the vast Andes and dotted with sacred sites on its horizons for a cultural experience highlighting the Incan dynasty and a charming UNESCO World Heritage city. Start the day with a morning yoga class with spectacular views and a healthy breakfast to begin the day of exploration. Enjoy a walking tour of the city with a local guide to discover and appreciate fine architecture, Incan stone engineering, artists galleries and the mix of 17th century Spanish cultural infusion mixed with Andean iconography. The afternoon will be free to explore the ancient city streets and choose an evening meal in a selection of the variety of restaurants.
Amazon Jungle Lodge

- After an early morning class and breakfast, prepare for the adventure to the Amazon and fly to the town of Puerto Maldonado. Meet with the local guide who will take you on the journey into the Amazon for three nights of jungle exploration of forest hikes, boat river tours blended with daily yoga classes in the incredible jungle studio for relaxation and rejuvenation in nature’s lush tropical backdrop.

- Our days in the Amazon will include morning and evening hikes, canoe rides or a catamaran to seek out the lakeside wildlife such as hoatzin, caiman, horned screamers and otters and witness the overhead sightings of macaws. Enjoy views from a canopy tower with visions of jungle horizons over the Tambopata National Reserve and enjoy the possible sight of overhead flocks of toucans and raptors.

- 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.

- The tour 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.
There will be the option for a very early morning practice before breakfast and our return to Puerto Maldonado and flight to Lima, where the tour is complete

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.

 


 


 


 

 

  • Mariam Israelyan

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    “Thank you for organizing this beautiful trip! What a heart opening country, Peru is. It was a wonderful experience and it went very well and organized. The tour leader was great and the tour was created perfectly, and local guide was also truly nice, good team!! I will go back to Peru for more adventure.” From Green Stone Journeys Website
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    Peru is beautiful! I like how the key sights were already organized and the tour was even better than I expected. I liked learning about the local culture and visiting the local community was really neat. The guides were excellent and made the experience wonderful and ensured knew what to expect, had the right supplies etc. I liked the yoga teachers and give them top ratings, especially how they accommodated a “beginner” like myself. They took into consideration the altitude changes and busy days. The locations had beautiful settings and the food was good overall. The tour was really worth it given the value I got from the awesome experience. From Green Stone Journeys Website
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  • Minesh Vaghji

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    The tour was excellent. The location was amazing and the food was exceptional. The yoga teacher was excellent and managed to teach a perfect balance of classes which were both challenging and restorative. On top of that, there were fantastic daily activities which the whole group enjoyed. I’d recommend travelling with Green Stone Journeys From Green Stone Journeys Website
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  • Fabiana Poli

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    I had great time on the tour, all was very professional and organized and the location and meals were amazing. The yoga teacher was the best I ever had and the whole team was incredible and I enjoyed every minute. It was perfect in all aspects and above my expectations, for sure an unforgettable experience. From Green Stone Journeys Website
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  • Eleaner Risdale

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    The yoga teacher was great – she quickly gaged our levels of experience and went to the perfect place to ensure we felt comfortable. She was friendly, approachable and very calming with her instructions. The beach house was lovely. Spacious, clean, well kept and presented. The cook was brilliant and the quality and quantity of food was first class and we definitely never went hungry! The group of people on the tour really made it special for me. It was so nice to go away as a solo traveller and come away feeling like you had made a whole new group of friends! I will never forget the beauty of the island – the sounds, sights and how it made me feel emotionally. I was able to forget about everything back home and just ‘be!’ The whole experience was brilliant – it really was a journey of discovery From Green Stone Journeys Website
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  • Brittany Jack

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    The personal touch was the most enjoyable aspect of the tour. I felt a thousand times more relaxed and whole after a week. The change was really noticeable and the feeling of being looked after really set me up to have space to nurture myself, which I find hard to come by in daily life. From Green Stone Journeys Website
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  • Katie Weber

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    As a custom tour experience with GSJ the programs were adjusted for my preference and for weather, and it felt like I had someone to help me personally organize the things I wanted to do and accompany me along the way. The most I enjoyed about my experience were the yoga sessions. All of the instructors were fantastic and have inspired me to reignite my practice long term. I can’t say enough about how amazing the sessions were. The local guide was also very knowledgeable and friendly and locations were beautiful with great breakfasts. The optional massages were also fantastic, it seems GSJ knows how to find all the best people! I would recommend GSJ tours and travel with them again. From Green Stone Journeys Website
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  • Christine Walko

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    This experience was one of the most amazing and life centering that I have had. Tara is absolutely wonderful and works with people who share her philosophies of wellness. It was wonderful to be surrounded by happy, positive, uplifting people who generally appeared to celebrate life for a week and I find myself gravitating to those same personalities back at home. Taking this trip has made me want to pursue more similar types of travel with wellness and yoga emphasis and I would definitely do another tour with Green Stone Journeys again! From Green Stone Journeys Website
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  • Ditte Palk Sejer Christense

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    Our tour had a fantastic setting and location and I’m amazed by the place and hope to be back again. The place was extremely friendly and the food was incredible. The yoga teacher looked after our needs and wishes and planned the classes accordingly. Both her and the classes were perfect and she was really good at thinking about our needs in terms of what our bodies were able to do and adjusted the yoga practice to it. Also it was a pleasure being around her for the tour. From Green Stone Journeys Website
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