Cusco & Puno, A Spiritual Experience with Wachuma(San Pedro) 11D/10N
Day 1: Arrival in Cusco – Inka Museum and Koricancha
Shuttle from the airport to hotel. The rest of the morning will be reserved for resting to adapt to the altitude, approximately 3400 meters (11,000 feet). In the afternoon we will visit the Inka Museum, home of thousands of years of Andean culture. Here we will become more familiar with the origins of Andean civilizations. Continuing with the tour we will move onto the temple of Koricancha, the famous Sun Temple of Qosqo that was and still remains the pinnacle of organization, architecture, and religion of Inka civilization. Here we will learn why this temple may have represented the center of centers, or “Navel of the World” according to the ancient Andean cosmovision.
Day 2: Saqsayhuaman – Temple of the Moon – Transfer to Chinchero
We will begin our day with the journey to Saqsayhuaman. The magnificent quality of this Inka architecture with its colossal stones is considered one of the greatest constructions in humanity’s history on the face of the Earth. From here we will continue on to the Temple of the Moon, a place for spiritual connection and encounter with the feminine energy of the Moon Goddess.
Here you will have your first opportunity to connect with Pachamama (Mother Earth) and the energies of the Andes.
Here we will also introduce you to the Karpay ritual.
In the afternoon we will travel by car to the town of Chinchero
Day 3: Chinchero – Wachuma Ceremony (San Pedro)
We start our day very early, beginning with a tour of the sacred temples and altars in Chinchero (also known as the rainbow community), followed by a full day of ceremony and deep connection with the master teacher plan Wachuma. This ceremony is a perfect opportunity to begin your personal journey of cleaning, healing, and purifying on a physical, emotional, mental and spiritual level. Bringing us into a profound state of meditation and self-reflection we may communicate with the one divine consciousness, gifting us the revelations needed to live in a greater state of harmony and joy. Full day of ceremony in sacred space and time!
Day 4: Chinchero – Textile Interpretation Center – Maras & Moray – Machu Picchu
In the morning we will participate in a rich introduction and learning experience in the art of Andean textiles, becoming acquainted with the wisdom of Andean weavings as maintained since long before Inka times. Continuing by car to Moray, an ancient construction designed for agricultural investigations and studies of different crops in a range of altitudes and micro-climates.
Our last visit will be to the salt mines of Maras, made up of about 3,000 small wells with an area average size of about 5 m ². This salt mine has been used for thousands of years and was a very important economic element in Inca times. We will learn the recollection method and about the lives of the two families who work there.
In the afternoon we will travel by car to the town of Ollantaytambo and to the train station for our transfer to the town of Machu Picchu (Aguas Calientes).
Lodging: Aguas Calientes
Day 5: Machu Picchu – Ollantaytambo
Today we will rise very early for breakfast and ascend to the Inka citadel of Machu Picchu in time to appreciate the sunrise in this magical place. A famous masterpiece of architecture and engineering, believed to have been a sanctuary and energetic center, today Machu Picchu is recognized by UNESCO as one of the Seven Wonders of the World and a World Heritage site. We will spend the rest of the morning visiting the many temples, altars and viewpoints.
Optional: The trek to the peak of Huayna Picchu, a rigorous climb on steep trails with impressive ruins and spectacular views – a round-trip of 2 hours.
In the afternoon we will return by train to Ollantaytambo.
Day 6: Quillarumiyoq – Andean Ceremony with Wachuma (San Pedro)
Quillarumiyoq is an ancient temple dedicated to the Moon Goddess and other feminine essences of Mother Earth. Located in the valley of Ankawasi (House of the Eagle) with views of rural agricultural communities and nestled at the foothills of the Salkantay mountain range, a traditional Andean priest will accompany us for the “despacho” (offering) ceremony, where we will have the opportunity to express our prayers and gratitude to Pachamama (Mother Earth) and the Apus, the guardian spirits of the mountains.
This ceremony is also another opportunity to go deeper into our spiritual essences, to continue to heal and harmonize while liberating or transforming all heavy energy we have accumulated through our experiences in life and make way for more light energy, expanding our personal awareness and consciousness into higher vibrations.
Day 7: Departure to Puno (Route of the Sun)
In the morning we will depart from the bus terminal and head towards Puno. This is a special journey by bus which allows us to visit many diverse locations along the way on the route of the sun. There will be planned stops to visit the following sites:
- Andahuaylillas: the Sistine chapel of the Americas; this temple highlights the fusion between the Catholic and Andean religions.
- Raqchi: An Inka temple dedicated to the god Wiracocha, construction of monumental dimensions, an estimated 100 meters long, 26m wide, 14m high. This is the only known temple dedicated to the God Wiracocha, creator of the Universe.
- La Raya: Midway point on our journey and highest point on the road – 4335 m.s.n.m. The impressive views here allow us to admire the ruggedness of the high altitudes in the shadows of high peaks, many of which are snow-capped, and herds of llamas, alpacas and vicuñas. This is the geographic border between two cultures, the Quechua of Cusco and the Aymara or Qolla of Puno.
- Pucara: This ceremonial center is one of the oldest and most important of the high plains, well known for its lithic structures and tombs.
Day 8: Uros (floating islands) – Amantani Island
A full day of boat excursion afloat Lake Titicaca; we will visit the ancient culture of the Uros and step foot on their floating islands. The islanders will give us a presentation about the making and maintenance these man-made islands, built using the totora reed which grows among the shores of the lake. We will learn about their existence on these small islands and how they have adapted to its conditions.
Continuing across the lake we will arrive to the island of Amantani. Here we will meet the Quechua families that will offer us humble yet cozy home-stay style lodging and prepare us traditional food for lunch. After lunch we will make the short ascent to the two hilltops of the island while observing the daily lifestyle of the local people. Atop of the island we will visit two ancient pre-Inka temples, Pachatata and Pachamama (father & mother cosmos). In the evening after dinner the community members will hold a small welcoming party for us.
Day 9 Amantani island-templo of Pachamama and pachatata.
In the morning we will visit the two grand ceremonial temples of Pachatata and Pachamama. The Pachatata ceremonial center stands in honor of pre-Incan civilization which flourished at 4,115 meters above sea level. The Pachatata and Pachamama temples together have since ancient times been deeply connected with ceremonies of reproduction and fertility.
In the afternoon we will return to the city of Puno and spend the night there.
Day 10: Wachuma Ceremony in Amaru Muru or Willka Uta (Sacred Doorway)
On our way to Amaru Muru we will make an interesting stop along the way, the first of which is at an old Colonial town famous for its ancient fertility temple. The temple, known in Quechua as “Inca Uyo,” houses around 20 large phallic statues denoting the temple as an ancient ritual fertility site. Continuing through the Valley of the Spirits we will arrive at Amaru Muru. This is one of the most sacred and energetically charged places that exist in the Lake Titicaca area. The site includes an enigmatic altar, a 5 meter high carving in solid rock which is known to be a portal into other dimensions. The altar will guide us into ceremony where we may honor our personal growth and our rebirth as we cross into our new life. Here is where we have our last ceremony with the Master Plant Wachuma.
Day 11: Puno – Juliaca- Fly to Lima
A short transfer from Puno to the airport in the neighboring city of Juliaca, where upon arrival in Lima there will be assistance for an international connecting flight, or if preferred, transfer to a hotel.
Include / Does not Included
- 09 night’s accommodations 3 stars hotels.
- 10breakfasts: 02 lunch 2dinner
- All transportation.
- All transfers.
- All entrances.
- Bus to Puno.
- 02 days Uros and Amantani.
- Turistic bus to Cusco.
- tourist ticket
- 03 Andean ceremonie whit San Pecro
- Andean Masters/ Shamans for the ceremonies.
- Vistadome train to Machu Picchu.
- Buses to Machu Picchu.
- Private guided tour in Machu Picchu.
- Entrances to Machu Picchu.
- Tour leader during whole trip.
- International flights.Intra-flights. (Lima- Cusco / Juliaca- Lima).
- Meals where are not stated
- Huayna Picchu entrance fee.
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