GODDESS WARRIOR™ TOUR – PERU DETAILS

APRIL 28- MAY 10, 2019 • MACHU PICCHU, INKA TRAIL PERU

More Details

April 28 / Day 1 – USA – Lima
Depart to Lima, Peru. Upon arrival you will be greeted by Sierra at the Lima Airport and transported to the Wyndham Costa del Sol Hotel. Directly across the street from the airport.

Overnight : Wyndham Costa del Sol Hotel Lima Airport *****5 Star Hotel

Aril 29 / Day 2 – Lima –  Cusco (Breakfast & Lunch Included)
After breakfast we will take an early morning flight to Cusco, the Holy City, capital of the Incan Empire. We will be graciously greeted by our tour guide Rony and staff. Cusco, “Navel of the Earth” according to the Incas is situated 11,000 feet above sea level in the Andes Mountains.

After the ceremony in the late afternoon, we will drive to the beautiful property of Casa Andina Private Collection Hotel for dinner and rest. Maybe even enjoy a spa service.

Overnight : Hotel Casa Andina Private Collection Sacred Valley *****5 Star Resort.

April 30 / Day 3 – Sacred Valley – Pisac Ruins (Breakfast Included)
After breakfast, we will drive to the ancient Inka town of Pisac where we will visit the Inkan ruins of Pisac. Pisac is the largest metrolopy built by the Inka’s in the Sacred Valley. It is, without a doubt, an amazing example of urbanization in the 15th Century. We will tour the ruins and visit the most important Inka temples. Our healers will do a ceremony called the Apu Karpay. A ceremony to call in the energy of the Apus, (sacred mountains). After the ceremony you will have free time to meditate, relax, and take in the energy of this sacred place. We will continue to the colorful Indian market of Pisac to experience the Inka textiles and ancient artifacts in Peru. You could visit the shaman store were you can find some items for future ceremonies and some beautiful pieces to bring home to remind you of your sacred journey. You can also enjoy eating a delicious native meal overlooking the Sacred Valley mountains at your leisure.

Overnight : Hotel Casa Andina Private Collection Sacred Valley *****5 Star Resort.

May 1 / Day 4 – OUR INKA TRAIL HIKING & CAMPING ADVENTURE BEGINS!
Cusco – Lares Hot Springs (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Included)
We will depart from the hotel at 7:00 AM to drive to the town of Lares from where we will start the hike. During the journey we will stop at the town of Calca, where you will visit the local market and have the chance to buy breakfast and any other supplies you may need. The guide will advise to buy some food such as bread to share with the children you will meet thru the trek. When arriving at Lares, we will enjoy a relaxing time at the hot springs while the cook prepares a tasty lunch.

•   Overnight :   Camping
•   Transport time: 4 hours
•   Hiking time: 1 hours
•   Climate during the day: Warm
•   Climate during the night: Cold
•   Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

In the afternoon hours the group will participate in an ancient Inka ceremony of “Despacho.” A despacho is a ceremony honoring Pachamama (mother earth), the sacred Apus (mountains) and the spirit in all of nature. The Andean people believe all are connected and as a way to show continuing appreciation and gratitude for the crops we eat, the water we drink and the land we live on, they make an offering. Gratitude is a Superpower.

May 2 / Day 5 – Lares hot springs – Huacawasi (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Included)

•   After breakfast we will start the hike to Huacawasi where our first campsite is located. We will hike for 3 hours; this is a good training for the next day when we will reach the highest point of the trek.  In the afternoon the group will participate in a sacred and ancient religious ceremony,  an  offering to Mother Earth – Pachamama.  Known by the Inca or Quechua people as Ayni, the Universal law of Reciprocity.

The first night is spent at our horseman little house who is joining us on the trip. This is the perfect opportunity to get to know the town and the Andean culture.
•   Overnight: Camping
•   Transport time: 4 hours
•   Hiking time: 4 hours
•   Climate during the day: Warm
•   Climate during the night: Cold
•   Meals: Breakfast, lunch, Dinner

May 3 / Day 6 – Huacawasi – Paso Sacsayllame – Misky Uno – (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Included)
After an early breakfast we will be welcomed by local children wearing their traditional uniforms on their way to the school. We will hike to the highest point of the trek, the pass of Sacsayllame at 4400m or 14435 feet. This hike takes 4 hours and it is very steep. We have an emergency horse that will go with us during the trek in case you need it. We will observe massive mountains, the agriculture lands and spectacular views. After reaching the highest point we will descend to rest and have lunch near the river. This is a perfect time recover our energies while our cook prepares a delicious meal. After lunch we will continue through a forest where you will see “Queuñas” (Polylepis),. This hike takes only one hour before arriving to the campsite at Miskiunu (3550m/11646f). A beautiful place located in the middle of the mountains.

•   The group will participate in a “Karpay” ceremony, an ancient ceremony and initiation in which there is a direct transmission of power, wisdom and energy. The Karpay transmissions are a bestowal of an ancient lineage that has been passed down for thousands of years.

•   Overnight:  Camping
•   Hiking time: 6 hours
•   Climate during day/night: Cold
•   Meals: Breakfast, lunch Dinner

May 4 /  Day 7 – Miskiunu – Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Included)
Today is another remarkable day; we will walk downhill through different forests. We will be able to appreciate the biodiversity of flora and fauna, after 3 hours of walking our trek ends in the Sacred Valley. We will have our last lunch in Queshuarchalloc and say goodbye to the horsemen and cooks. After lunch we will take the bus to Ollantaytambo, a charming town with its channels and narrow streets. At 7PM we will take the train to Aguas Calientes, our final destination, and spend the night in the hotel.

•   Overnight: Camping
•   Hiking time: 4 hours
•   Transport time: half an hour
•   Climate: Warm
•   Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Overnight : Hotel Hatun Inti Classic Machupicchu town

May 5 / Day 8 – Machu Picchu – Goddess Temple Trek (Breakfast Included)
Early in the morning we will board the bus to the sunlit terraces of the historical Inkan center of spiritual and political power, Machu Picchu.  We will tour Machu Picchu “Old Peak” – The Crystal City with our guide. Thereafter there is plenty of time to explore by yourself, for personal meditations, connection to the spirit world, explorations in feminine and masculine energy sites. Our guide will assist you in deciding which areas you might wish to further explore or hike. There are options for all levels of hikers. Later in the evening we will gather for a group dinner.

Overnight: Hatun Inti Classic Machu Picchu

May 6 /  Day 9 – Aguas Calientes – Huayna Pichu trek – Sacred Valley (Breakfast Included)
Today we will return to Machu Picchu and hike the enigmatic Huyana Picchu mountain  “Young Peak” This will be a spiritual pilgrimage. You will have the rest of the to soak in hot springs, get a massage, shop and enjoy the Peruvian culture and food.

Overnight : Hotel Casa Andina Private Collection Sacred Valley *****5 Star Resort.

May 7/  Day 10 –Aguas Calientes – Sweatlodge Ceremony
After breakfast  late morning we will catch the train back to the sacred valley. Upon arrival you will be transferred to the hotel Casa Andina Private Collection Sacred Valley.  You will have time to rest and prepare for the Sacred Sweatlodge Ceremony in the evening.

May 8  / Day 11 Moon Temple Cusco City Tour (Breakfast Included)
After breakfast we will transfer you to the moon temple were we will have our last
ceremony whit the healer., Afterwards we will continue to the city of Cusco, upon
arrival you will have some time off to check in and get some rest at the hotel.

In the late afternoon we will explore some of the high lights of Cusco, explore the City’s square Inka architecture and Spanish colonial art.

Cathedral –Learn about the mixture between the Inka religion and the Catholicism.
Market– The exploration of the Imperial City continues with a visit to the Mercado de San Pedro (St. Peter’s Market), which is the city’s main street market. We will have the opportunity to get to know the products and textiles of Cusco. Their exquisite sights, aromas, tastes, and colors of the region. Enjoy the local Peruvian food for lunch. After lunch you have the rest of the day at your own leisure.

Overnight : Hotel Costa del Sol Cusco ****4 Star Resort.

May 9 / Day 12 – Cusco – Lima (Breakfast Included)
After breakfast we will fly to Lima to catch our flights home. Flights are overnight. Please do not book a flight before 7 PM.

May10  / Day 13 – HOME

Hotels :

Night Wyndham Costa del Sol Lima Airport
Nights Casa Andina Private Collection Sacred Valley
Night Hatun Inti Classic Machu Picchu town
Night Costa del Sol Hotel Cusco
Nights professional mountaineering tents
Cusco Moon Temple tour
Pisac ruins tour
Huchuy Qosqo trek 4 days 3 Nights
Machu Picchu tour
Cusco City tour
All Private transfers from the beginning to the end of tour.
All meals included are indicated as : B= breakfast L= Lunch D= dinner
All tickets and entrance fees are included
Professional, bilingual Tour Guide.
Dining tent with tables and chairs
Professional Mountaineering Cook
4-man tents for 2 people
Duffle bags for the trail
Vegetarian meal available
Horses for carrying belongings
1 horse in case of emergencies
Oxygen bottle
First Aid kit

Domestic or international flight tickets
Tips
Meals not mentioned on the schedule

Arrival to Peru:

April 28, 2019 Lima, Peru International Airport.
Please book your flight for night-time arrival only. Most flights will arrive from 10:00 pm – 12:00 midnight.
If you flight arrives early please contact us atsierrabenderinfo@gmail.com.

The Inca Trail and Machu Picchu are beautiful sites in demand to visit and named one of the Wonders of the World. Due to the high demand of reservations, all group reservations are booked six months in advance and paid in full per person 30 days prior to the expedition.

The Goddess Warrior™Sacred Peru Tour is a private and personalized expedition geared to only 15 guests. If you must cancel all personal reservations made in advance; pre-reserved flights to and from Lima to Cusco, tickets for the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu and other personal pre-booked events are non-refundable and non-transferable, therefore there are no full refunds. If you must cancel there will be a 50% cancellation fee of $2375.00. If you cancel 30 days prior to expedition due to sickness, death in family or for any reason unable to physically perform there are no refunds. A credit only for 40% $1900.00

Sleeping Bag : $20.00 USD
Matress Pad : $20.00 USD
Trekking Poles: $15.00 USD
Fees for rentals will be collected by guide Rony upon arrival, cash only.

To reserve rentals please email sierrabenderinfo@gmail.com.

Passport
A copy of your passport and flight reservation
Water proof hiking boats
Bathing suit for hot springs
Shorts optional
Slip on sandals or shoes
Warm, light jacket or fleece sweat shirt
1 Goddess Outfit for Ceremony (sundress or something ceremonial, a feminine dress)
Backpack for Inca trail, packed, weighing no more than 15 pounds. (no exceptions). This pack includes everything you take on the Inca Trail – extra clothes, sleeping bag, and personal items. The porters and mules will carry our packs and they have very strict rules on how much they are allowed to carry, so please be respectful of this. We will most likely experience some rain, so a waterproof backpack or bag is very helpful. You may want to carry a small backpack with a camera, sunscreen, rain gear, umbrella and a water bottle (A MUST).
Luggage for trip no more then 50 pounds packed (additional charges may apply if overweight – check your airlines for their guidelines)
A duffel bag to bring home things you bought (again, check your airlines for their guidelines – extra bags may have additional charges)
Aspirin or headache medicine
Do not over pack, clothes are very cheap and easier to buy there as you go.
Spending money – Please be aware of the currency as it can change.
Good pair of walking shoes or sneakers for when in town – especially if you enjoy walking the great outdoor markets – lots of the streets are cobble stone.
All items not taken on the trail (your luggage) will be locked up at the hotel until our return.

Backpack for Inca trail, packed, weighing no more than 15 pounds. (no exceptions). This pack includes everything you take on the Inca Trail – extra clothes, sleeping bag, and personal items. The porters and mules will carry our packs and they have very strict rules on how much they are allowed to carry, so please be respectful of this. We will most likely experience some rain, so a waterproof backpack or bag is very helpful. You may want to carry a small backpack with a camera, sunscreen, rain gear, umbrella and a water bottle (A MUST).

All items not taken on the trail (your luggage) will be locked up
at the hotel until our return.

Two people to one tent

Supply your own sleeping bag, pillow and thermarest (sleeping bags & pads can be rented – email sierrabenderinfo@gmail.com to reserve.

Walking sticks may be rented, no need to buy or bring if you do not want to pack. Definitely helpful on the trail, rent it & leave it.

OUTDOOR WEAR

Long underwear – synthetic, silk or wool (no cotton)
Rain hat, rain jacket, (or rain poncho) a must
Umbrella
Flashlight
Wool socks, 2 pair
Hiking boots (a must)
Sun hat (ball cap) and warm hat (you can buy Peruvian hat in Sacred Valley) great for sleeping to keep your head warm
Down vest if you have one (can also use as pillow)
Warm jacket and/or down vest with layers of sweaters and armor wear, ski wear underneath. Brands such as (Under Armor, North Face, Hot Chillis)
Hiking pants/shorts & tops (no cotton – materials that will dry fast & wick away sweat are best)

PERSONAL ITEMS

Camera
Sunscreen
Lip balm
Personal hygiene items
Sunglasses
Journal & pen
Back pack for you to carry on Inca Trail
1 towel and face towel for Inca Trail
Water bottle
1 Gallon Ziplock bags – to keep your stuff dry

SOME THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND:

The weather and altitude is similar to Colorado, colder in the mornings and evenings and warmer in day. Temperature will range from 40-70 degrees.
Pack and dress accordingly. Bring clothes that you can layer.

The peak of our destination will be 15,000 feet of elevation. You will need to be in shape to do this journey. You will have to be flexible yet strong and have stamina and perseverance just like the Amazon women. To help you prepare for your quest it is best to be in shape and fit in all 4 bodies.

1. Spiritual Body

Build a strong connection to God/Spirit by exercising your intuition.
Spiritual Body-­‐Ignite the Goddess Within
Step 1-­‐ Light your candle
Step 2-­‐ Set your intention to honor the Goddess within

Every day, use your Goddess or animal cards to open your third eye and heart and trust your inner voice. You will need to know how to access and execute your intuition in each ceremony.

2) Mental Body

Clear your mind to create focus and clarity to see and hear the voice of Spirit.
Mental Body-­‐ Believe in Your Goddess Wisdom
Step 1-­‐ Sage yourself to cleanse and release negativity
Step 2-­‐ Set your intention for the day

Every day, for 15 minutes to a half hour, practice meditating to learn to be still and silent. This way you can open your mind and third eye to see, feel and experience the magic of the Spirits.
3) Emotional Body

Practice your breathing techniques to enhance your lung capacity and open your heart to Spirit.
Emotional Body-­‐ Embody Your Goddess Power
Hara Ha Breath-­‐ 10 each
Step 1-­‐Ha above-­‐pulling in Universal energy
Step 2-­‐ Ha below-­‐pulling in Mother Earth energy (Gaea)
Step 3-­‐ Ha middle-­‐uniting both forces within

Every day, for 15 minutes to half hour and through out your day, practice your breath work to strengthen your body, respiratory and circulatory system to handle the altitude.

4) Physical Body

Build a foundation of suppleness and strength to withstand the challenge of a lifetime.
Physical Body-­‐ Own your Goddess Warrior Self

a) Goddess Yoga Posture-­‐ express out loud (with attitude)

“I am feminine.
I am sensual.
I am sexual.
I am powerful.
Don’t ever mistake my kindness for weakness
And don’t ever take me for granted.”

b) Goddess and Warrior Yoga postures-­‐uniting the Goddess and Warrior Self
Step 1-­‐ Start with the Goddess posture
Step 2-­‐ Come into center, hands in prayer position, feet hip-­‐width apart.
Step 3-­‐ Step right leg out to the right side first (claiming your space) with the Ha breath, then back to center, feet hip-­‐width apart. Repeat to the left side.
Step 4-­‐ Warrior posture
Step 5-­‐ Lunge forward on the right leg first, swinging the arms overhead, hands in a fist with the Ho breath, then back to center, feet hip-­‐width apart, repeat to the left side.
Step 6-­‐ Combine both postures to complete one set. Do 5 sets.
Every day, for 45 minutes to an hour, practice hiking or walking to build stamina and suppleness in your muscles and lungs. Breathe in and out through your nostrils only.
5) Closing
a) Hands in prayer saying this prayer-­‐ (with hands to the
Crown of the Head) “May I know My Truth”, (with hands to
the third eye) “See my Truth”, (with hands to the mouth)
“Speak My Truth”, (with hands to the heart) “Feel my Truth”.
b) Kneel down to Mother Earth and bow honoring Mother Earth
with “Aho”.
c) “How can I be of best service to Spirit today and may I have
the strength, stamina, and courage to follow you?”

Payment

FULL PAYMENT: $4750.00
Payment can also be broken into two installments:

PAYMENT 1: $2375.00 PAYMENT 2 : $2375.00