I have just booked my flight to Lima leaving next March. One of my Shamanka sisters went there last year and met a wonderful man, fell in love and stayed. We keep in close touch by email and Facebook. Before she went we ‘dreamed’ of the possibility of special tours organised to visit the Sacred Sites especially for women , to do ceremony and ritual for the Divine Feminine Spiritual Path and here we are a year later booked on a Shamankatrail tour and ready to go! Look at the itinerary and you’ll probably understand why I am so excitied!
(13) days March 16th – March 28th, 2010
Travel to Mystical Peru for a journey of the feminine “Remembering Your Essential Nature”.
Journey with us to the heart of the Mother, to the land of the “Children of the Sun”, where we will immerse ourselves in the sacred and bathe in the beauty of the Andean Spirit, reconnecting with our sisters, sharing our gifts and nurturing our souls.
Meals included: Key = B (breakfast), L (lunch), D (dinner)
Day 1: LIMA Travel day to Peru, with overnight Lima/Miraflores. Airport meet and greet and transfer to your hotel for the night; note– early departure on Sunday morning for airport. You must arrive by this date to be included in the next day’s air transfer to Cusco.
Overnight 3 star Hotel Miraflores/Lima
Day 2: LIMA / CUSCO / SACRED VALLEY OF THE INCAS – PISAC Early Breakfast in the Hotel and at indicated time transfer for flight to Cusco. Continuing directly to the Sacred Valley of the Incas in Pisac (at a lower altitude) for quiet afternoon. We relax and breathe in the fresh mountain air, adjust to the altitude with rest and mate de coca (tea). Evening welcome dinner to acquaint with your sisters, and star watch beneath the Milky Way.
Overnight at Sacred Valley in Pisac. Meals included: B, D
Day 3: PISAC / MARAS – MORAY Breakfast at Pisac and departure for Salinas / Maras, high frequency salt pools where we initiate ourselves into the Andean Mysteries. Continuing overland we break for box lunch at Moray, circular Incan terraces, where Andean pipe music will be played, attuning ourselves to the ancient past, offerings of coca leaves will be left in appreciation for the gifts of abundance bestowed by the Pachamama (earth mother). Free evening, dinner on own.
Overnight at Sacred Valley in Pisac
Meals included: B, L
Day 4: PISAC / OLLANTAYTAMBO
Breakfast in hotel and departure for the majestic temples of Ollantaytambo, we will visit the temple of Condor the sanctuary of Wind. Lunch at restaurant Tunupa in the Sacred Valley. Evening fire ceremony with Q’ero Indian and offering of “Despacho” to our Pachamama.
Overnight in Pisac. Meals included: B, L
Day 5: PISAC – AGUAS CALIENTES – MACHU PICCHU Breakfast in hotel and very early morning departure for Cusco train station and spectacular rail trip to Machupicchu, which takes us through semi-tropical Andean valleys strewn with snow capped mountains. Arrive at Aguas Calientes and check in hotel; and departure to visit the Sanctuary of Machupicchu with our local guide; where personal offerings of coca leaves will be made to the guardians of this ancient place. Free afternoon for personal exploration of Machupicchu or to enjoy the hot springs (above town), take a walk and sit by the river. Lunch on own. Evening dinner to share our experiences.
Overnight at Hotel in Aguas Calientes Meals included: B, D
Day 6: AGUAS CALIENTES – MACHUPICCHU / HUAYNAPICCHU – OLLANTA – PISAC Very early breakfast, this is a free full day on own to re-visit Machupicchu (entrance fee $45 + return bus ticket $14) or take a long strenuous walk to climb HUAYNA Picchu (optional extra). Free time to explore and meditate; or visit the Mandor waterfull located 2 hours by foot from Aguas Calientes ($4); or spend time browsing in the market in town. Lunch on own. Late afternoon / early evening train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo and transfer to our Hotel in Pisac. .
Overnight Pisac at Sacred Valley. Meals included: B
Day 7: PISAC – CUSCO / + RUINS Breakfast at lodge and transfer from Pisac to Cusco and exploration of the ancient sanctuaries of the Incas including the purification fountains of Tambo Machay, ritual moon cavern at Kenko, and Sacsayhuaman high above Cusco, where offerings of coca leaves will be given in thanks to our sacred mother. Box lunch.
Overnight at lodge in Cusco. Meals included: B, L
Day 8: CUSCO – QORICANCHA (temple of the sun)
Breakfast at lodge. Gentle walk from lodge to visit the Qoricancha with local guide. Lunch on own. Afternoon coca leaf reading lesson with local female shaman. Personal coca leaf readings $45 (optional extra). Free afternoon and evening to explore the mystical city of Cusco. Visit the cathedral in the Plaza de Armas, or indulge the senses at the many colourful markets.
Overnight at lodge in Cusco
Meals included: B
Day 9: CUSCO – PUNO BY BUS
Breakfast at lodge. Overland by bus to Puno, on the way we stop at the “Temple of Viracocha” at Raqchi, an unusual construction of stone and adobe, a power point for the Inca, and an Inca water temple at Tipon. Box lunch included. We arrive late in the day at the heart of the “Mama Cocha” or “Mother Lake” Titicaca. (12,421’ above sea level!)).
Overnight at 3 star Hotel Puno. Meals included: B, L
Day 10: LAKE TITICACA – FLOATING ISLAND UROS Breakfast in hotel. Flotilla cruise on Lake Titicaca to the light portals of the Ancient Meru and the Uros Isles of the Reeds, home of an ancient Uro’s Indians with their floating “reed” islands; we will meet with these people who live directly upon the great highland Sea. We will float quietly upon the great Mama Cocha, and celebrate the element of Water with a crystal bowl ceremony. We will connect with the Angelic realms, the Feminine Ray, for contact with the “messengers of Light”. Return to Puno for free afternoon. Evening folkloric show and dinner in Puno city.
Overnight at 3 star Hotel in Puno. Meals included: B, D
Day 11: TEMPLE OF THE FERTILITY CHUCUITO – ARAMUMURU DOORWAY Breakfast in hotel. Along the shores of Lake Titicaca we tread in the footfalls of Viracocha, here in his guise as Puma, he is said to have emerged to inspect and bless his people and lands, his footprints forever immortalized in stone. This ritualized walk takes us through the mysterious “spirit valley” with strange stone formations in the likeness of ancient animals and people, to the “Gate of the Gods”, the “Doorway of the Amaru Meru” abode of the Wisdom Masters. We will connect with a local shaman and celebrate the element of Earth at this sacred doorway.
Overnight at 3 star Hotel in Puno. Meals included: B
Day 12: PUNO – FLIGHT TO LIMA Breakfast in hotel. Afternoon flights from Juliaca airport to Lima and transfer to hotel in Miraflores.
Overnight at 3 star Hotel in Lima. Meals included: B
Day 13: LIMA – INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT Breakfast in hotel. Air transfers home.
Now you understand! This is the first of many tours. This particular one is for women only but my friend will be running open tours too. If you are interested in going please email me and I can pass your queries onto Maria.