I AM DIVINE – MAGICAL JOURNEY LUXURY PERU RETREAT
HIKE BENEATH MAGNIFICENT ANDEAN PEAKS IN THE SACRED VALLEY
EXPLORE THE MYSTERIOUS ANCIENT CITIES AND TEMPLES OF CUSCO, THE SACRED VALLEY AND MACHU PICCHU
EXPERIENCE AWAKENING OF HEART, BODY AND SOUL
DIVE INTO YOGA, MEDITATION, BREATH WORK, REFLECTION AND SELF
I AM DIVINE – MAGICAL JOURNEY PERU (RE)TREAT
Join me on this exclusive 10 day magical, luxury retreat, immersing in beauty, healing and transformation…Your I AM DIVINE MAGICAL JOURNEY (RE)Treat combines heart opening spiritual experiences with luxury accommodations. Enjoy the highlights of Cusco, the major Sacred Valley sites and a special two-day visit to Machu Picchu, with an overnight stay at a new riverside lodge. A passionate, carefully chosen, and highly knowledgeable guide will accompany our group at all times, sharing awe-inspiring Incan stories. As guests of Willka T’ika, the no.1 eco-friendly, full-service luxury Peru retreat centre situated at the foot of the Andean peaks in the Sacred Valley, you will enjoy delicious, gourmet vegetarian cuisine grown on the premises and experience the beautiful Chakra Garden, with it’s vibrant flowers and energy, and the beauty and magnificence of the SACRED VALLEY and MACHU PICCHU…
Dive into the deep ocean of SELF exploring the inter-connectedness of Divine essence, relationships, experiences and nature, by balancing and energising the energetic pathways of the Chakra system within the body. Learn how to integrate this powerful system into the flow of life while I guide you on DAILY YOGA, MEDITATION, BREATH WORK and REFLECTION. Understand how to utilise essential oils and activate essential marma points for Chakra health. Experience the awakening of heart, body and soul as I facilitate your journey, empowering you to reach inside and connect with your AWEsome, beautiful Self, and your wealth of pure potentiality. Spend time devoted to self-care, self-love, self-nourishment and spiritual practices as you experience traditional Incan ceremonies and optional Andean spa treatments. Relax with a good book around a cozy fire, walk around the beautiful Chakra Gardens and simply take time to relax and BE. Your Peru retreat is an adventure of a lifetime that will leave you inspired, renewed, rejuvenated, blessed, and on fire with the PURE SPIRITUAL ENERGY of your amazing Andean Adventure!!!
INDULGE AT WILLKA T’IKA, THE NO.1 LUXURY GARDEN RETREAT CENTRE IN THE SACRED VALLEY- SERENE, ENCHANTING, SUSTAINABLY BUILT AND MAINTAINED
ALL ROOMS INCLUDE A UNIQUE GARDEN OR ANDEAN MOUNTAIN VIEW
I AM DIVINE HIGHLIGHTS….
Awaken in the renowned Seven Chakra Gardens – inspiration of the award winning book CHAKRA GARDENS, OPENING THE SENSES OF THE SOUL
Dine on vibrant, organic, vegetarian meals all lovingly prepared by Willka T’ika’s gourmet chefs. Vegan and gluten-free options available
Explore Chakra integration, balancing and energising the energetic pathways within the body
Learn how to use essential oils and activate essential mama points for Chakra balancing
Spend time with like-minded, passionate people, treasuring time with old friends and meeting new friends
Enjoy the round Takiwasi music shall with a fireplace and an array of Andean musical instruments – used for group meditations and ceremonies
Cozy up in the Yachaywasi library around the fireplace which houses a great selection of English books on all subjects
Discover colourful, traditional Quechus, Incan descendants in their mountain villages – an artist’s and photographer’s dream
Learn from a professional local trilingual guide, passionate about Andean spiritual traditions, culture, history and cosmology
Participate in ancient Incan ceremonies with practicing Pakkos, Qero Healers who offer coca leaf readings and personal healing
Visit an isolated mountain community school. Experience the heartfelt practice of AYNI, Andean reciprocity and interactive activities with the students
Shop in the Chaskinawasi cottage offering unique jewellery, crafts and exclusive Willka T’ika products. All profits support local artists and the mission of the Willka T’ika Children’s Fund (WTCF) which assists over 750 Q50Quechua students from five isolated subsistence-farming communities
I AM DIVINE ITINERARY:
DAY 1 ARRIVAL IN CUSCO (D)
Your Magical journey begins with ONE group transfer from the Cusco airport to our lovely hotel situated in the historic Plaza de Armas. If you do not arrive…please take a taxi from the airport for an additional small fee. (More details later). At 3pm we will meet our guide in the hotel lobby where we will have a group orientation and then enjoy a guided walk through the cobblestones of San Blas, where our passionate guide will point out fascinating Incan stonework en route. We will then explore the Korikancha Temple, the holiest site during Incan times.
8AM: We will depart for the amazing Incan ritual fountains at Tipon. “WHERE THERE IS WATER, THERE IS LIFE.” Participate in an ancient Qero ceremony to honor Yaku, the spirit of water. At this picturesque site, you have the opportunity to touch the holy water, opening the body’s energy centers and activate and enhance your individual creative and healing forces. We will return to Cusco and have lunch at a restaurant of your choice.
PM: After lunch, depart with our guide to the awesome giant stones of Saksaywaman overlooking the city of Cusco, where our party may choose to participate in a brief meditation, or hike around the vast Incan site.
6:30PM: We will meet in hotel lobby where I invite you all to dine at the famous “GREENS ORGANIC” restaurant, which caters to various dietary preferences. (B, D)
8AM: We will depart for the Willka T’ika guest house in the Sacred Valley. En route, we explore the mysterious and magical Moray Circles set amidst beautiful mountain scenery. A short distance away, discover the ancient Moras Salt Farms and you can choose to hike a zig-zag trail down into the Sacred Valley where our van will continue on to Willka T’ika.
1PM: Welcome lunch at the Willka T’ika guest house. Introduction to the Willka T’ika family – the Quechua staff who will take care of our needs during our stay. Willka T’ika tour with our guide and myself, and a tour of the renowned SEVEN CHAKRA GARDENS. We will follow this with a short group session gathering and you can also make any spa treatment appointments. (B, L, D)
AM: This day is dedicated to Pacha Mama, the beloved Mother Earth who resides in the earth and within you. Today you are encouraged to relax in the Chakra Gardens or further meditate at your leisure. Sign up for an optional 15 minute private coca leaf reading by a Pakko (Qero healer) visiting from the high Andes. Optional: A guided walk through the nearby Rumichaka faming village, or more challenging hikes along scenic routes are offered.
PM: After a wholesome, organic, vegetarian lunch we will gather together to explore the integration of the chakra system into our daily life, increasing creativity, miraculous potentiality, and transformation. (1.5 hrs). Afterwards, you may choose to indulge in Andean spa treatments, or private coca leaf readings will continue. After dinner, our PACCA invites you to an authentic Andean offering and transformative fire ceremony to honour Pacha Mama, yourself and loved ones. This ceremony will also remind you to focus on your intention for this journey and serves as a wonderful preparation of mind, body and spirit for our pilgrimage to Mach Picchu. (B, L, D)
AM: After breakfast we start this heart-opening day with a drive through the Sacred Valley to a Quechua mountain school, one of five schools supported by the non profit Willka T’ika Children’s Fund. Since 1995 Willka T’ika has maintained contact with the dedicated school teachers in isolated high mountain communities where few tourists are privileged to visit. Donations have enabled the education in these schools to transform on all levels. In a reciprocal AYNI exchange, the group is invited to offer an interactive activity that the children can enjoy. The warmth and joy of the children, and their openness in bringing guests into their daily lives, are special experiences not easily forgotten. Visitors are always humbled and deeply moved. Afterwards we will enjoy a delicious bag lunch at a nearby lake.
PM: We will continue with our guide to the special ruins of P’isaq. Overlooking impressive Incan terraces, the group is invited to hike to the Temple of the Sun, a doorway to the upper Andean worked of the Condor, messenger of the Gods.. We will meditate as a group and and walk in a silent vision quest to open the third eye. Afterwards, we return to the main square of P’isaq by bus and visit the famous, colourful market filled with woven goods, jewellery, wall hangings and hand painted bead work. Here you can enjoy tea or coffee in the market square – the perfect place to observe the colourful campesinos in traditional clothing. P’isaq is a photographer’s dream!!! We will then return to Willka T’ika and gather for group reflection, before dinner. (B, L, D)
AM: After an early breakfast we will board a tourist train to Aguas Calientes, the gateway to the majestic terraces of Machu Picchu. I invite you to tea / coffee and snack on the train. Enjoy an enlightening tour of the ‘ANCIENT CITY OF LIGHT’, and experience a journey through the masculine energy temples of political and spiritual power, followed by a deep reconnection of feminine earth energies.
PM: You have an open afternoon here to explore or hike Machu Picchu. You can meditate on your own or join me in one of the hidden terraces to meditate, as we give thanks for this beautiful journey we are on. You may also return by bus to our lodge early if you choose. We will meet outside our hotel to go out and enjoy a fabulous celebratory three-course dinner in one of the finest restaurants in Aguas Calientes. (B, D)
AM: Open day in Machu Picchu with entrance tickets included. The energetic people of the group may take the 5.30am sunrise bus. Choose between a challenging hike to the Machu Picchu peak, or a gentler trail to the Incan Inti Pinku, gateway to the ‘City of Light’ to arrive at the Incan bridge. You may also choose to meditate away from the tourists. We will return by bus to Aguas Calientes town.
PM: Afternoon train back to Ollantaytampu, with a transfer to Willka T’ika in time for a delicious late dinner. (B, D)
AM: We will visit the ceremonial site of Ollantaytampu and its famous Sun Temple. Enjoy lunch on your own. Recommended, is the HEART CAFE HIGHLIGHT which supports local communities.
PM: In the afternoon we will gather for a group session and meditate together. (Or you can choose to go off alone). We will allow ourselves time to receive the ancestral crown chakra energies beneath the 1000 year old Lucuma tree. Sign up for an optional spa treatment, or choose to hike further through the valleys or mountains. (B, L, D)
AM: Group session after breakfast where we will explore and integrate the energetic body. As a Sojourner, you were called to the Sacred Valley. Today is dedicated to you and offered as a gift. Take time to honour, show love to yourself. Enjoy personal healing work, or private sessions with myself, and spa treatments. Be still in silence, relax and enjoy the sacred energies of Pacha Mama. Optional: Enjoy a guided hike to Urubamba to visit the busy market with its multitude of Andean products, a factory shop for alpaca sweaters or the Seminario pottery studio. Hike or take a motor taxi back to Willka T’ika.
PM: Lunch at 1:00, after which you may schedule in a Andean spa treatment or Crystal Light Therapy session to heal and soothe. Get together for our farewell celebratory dinner to show gratitude for our time here and to say goodbye to our passionate guide who will depart this evening. (B, L, D)
AM: We will gather for our final yoga and meditation of gratitude and love for the time spent together with old friends and new. Our check out time today is promptly at 10am so our lovely Willka T’ika family can prepare for their next group and spend some quality time with their families. (B)
10AM: A group bus transfer takes us to Cusco airport to connect to Lima and flights home. You must allow around three hours and 25 minutes before your Cusco flight. Ideal flights to Lima that fit into this departure leave Cusco between 2-4pm. Additional costs apply for an individual transfer for earlier flights. For groups departing after 6pm, please let me know beforehand to make arrangements with Willka T’ika offices.
Arrive home refreshed, rejuvenated, feeling blessed and on fire with the pure spiritual energy of your transformational Andean adventure!
Breakfast (B) Lunch (L) Dinner (D), where specified, are included • Times of activities may change depending on events / activities • The above group sessions are in addition to a morning yoga class which will be held at 6.45am on most days depending on activities. (Except the first three days) Enjoy a Restorative / Yin Yoga session before dinner (except for the first three days). After dinner on some evenings there will be a group gathering exploring the chakra system / guided meditation / Yoga Nidra • Gourmet vegetarian meals are served promptly at: 8 or 8.30am for breakfast, 1.00pm for lunch and 6.30pm for dinner • Fresh herbal teas are available from 6.30-9.30am and 3.30-5pm.
$4500 FOR DOUBLE OCCUPANCY OR $5,450 FOR SINGLE OCCUPANCY
Early bird booking, before January 31 2018, $4,350 for double and $5,300 for single.
(Please note, single rooms are subject to availability)
Peru Retreat Accommodation:
The luxury rooms at Willka T’ika (with either a garden view or Andean mountain view) offer two queen beds or one king bed and are assigned in order of registration.
Arrival / Departure:
Programme services begin with one group transfer from Cusco airport on the day of arrival and ends with one group transfer at 10am on departure date.
Participants arriving on the Peru retreat at a different time may arrange a private transfer or take a taxi. If arriving early, participants may request an extra night in the Cusco hotel. Please advise me on registration. Space is limited at the hotel.
Excluded from package:
- International round trip flight to Cusco, via Lima
- Separate airport transfers and hotel bookings other than those stipulated
- Tips, sundries, alcoholic and bottled beverages, laundry and spa services
- Meals not noted on the itinerary
Most major airlines from most countries. (Check out sites like Expedia and Skyscanner)
LIMA to CUSCO: Avianca, LATAM, Peruvian to name a few. Flight time around 1hour 10mins.
No visa required for Peru from most major countries, although if entering USA, the ESTA visa is required. Passports however MUST be valid for a further 6 months from entering Peru or any other country.
PLEASE obtain travel insurance.
Note: ALL NATIONALITIES WELCOME
Terms & Conditions – Peru
Magical Journey, nor myself (Debra Jane Wales) are not liable and will be blameless for any loss or damage to baggage or property, or for personal injury or death resulting from acts, omissions, or negligence of any provider of services or accommodations, or due to any other cause whatsoever beyond the control of Magical Journey or myself. Magical Journey, nor myself is further not liable, and must be held blameless, for any loss or additional expenses or inconvenience caused by changes in schedule due to the actions and decisions of any carrier or other supplier of services, and / or disruptions to the schedule caused by weather, strikes, political strife and demonstrations, or any other reason whatsoever beyond the control of Magical Journey, or myself. Participants specifically waive all rights to any such claims against Magical Journey and myself. If you have any medical conditions, please chat with me before booking and I will be happy to advise, though I will ask for a clean bill of health from your Doctor regarding the retreat.
$500 PAYABLE ON BOOKING TO HOLD PLACE. ($500 NON REFUNDABLE)
I’m ready to sign up for the trip of a lifetime!
BALANCE IS PAYABLE BEFORE 15th MARCH 2018. AFTER THIS TIME, NO REFUND WILL BE GIVEN UNLESS I FILL YOUR PLACE, IN WHICH CASE I WILL REFUND THE FULL AMOUNT MINUS THE $500 HELD DEPOSIT.
SAFE TRAVELS AND SEE YOU IN THE SWEET SPOT OF THE UNIVERSE!!
To make an online payment for the full amount, or for bank details if you wish to make a direct transfer, please contact Debra Jane Wales
Please obtain travel insurance