As you will ascend for about two hours, walking through intriguing formations of red sandstone. This part of the hike offers excellent opportunities to study geological wonders and admire the unique beauty of the landscape. Upon arrival at Vinicunca, you will get to marvel at the multicolored strata that paint the mountains red, yellow, ocher, gray, and blue. After enjoying the impressive colored landscape, you will descend for about 1 hour through the valley that leads to Japura, where you will enjoy lunch before taking your private transfer back to Cusco.
Overnight : Hotel Costa del Sol Cusco ****4 Star Resort.
April29 / Day 12 Cusco Tour
Since its narrow alleyways were originally designed by the Incas as a city forwalking, start your exploration of Cusco on foot. Begin at the Plaza de Armas, the Main Square, which is marked by the exquisite Spanish Colonialarchitecture and ornamentation imposed by Spanish colonists to exert religious and political influence. Underneath it all, however, you can clearly see remnants of Inca Cusco in the solid stonework. Visit the breathtaking Cathedral, a repository for Cusco’s colonial art, as well as many other important archaeological relics and artifacts. You will also stop by the colorful San Pedro market and pass through the charming neighborhood of San Blas. Not only are the imposing terraces of masterful stonework a sight to behold, but the vistas overlooking the sienna rooftops of Cusco provide a whole new perspective to the city you traversed, after lunch in the afternoon you will be return to your hotel.
Overnight : Hotel Costa del Sol Cusco ****4 Star Resort.
April 30 / Day 13 –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.
May 1 / Day 14 –HOME
3 Nights at Hotel Casa Andina Private Collection Sacred Valley
2 Nights at Hatun Inti Classic Machupicchu Town
3 Nights at Professional Mountaineering tents
• All transfers are included from the beginning to the end tour.
• Entrance fees.
• All entrance fees to the ruins, parks, churches are included
Meals & More
• Official English speaking tourist guide (2 guides for groups of over 8 people)
• All meals included are mentioned day by day on the schedule
• Vegetarian or special menus are available at no extra cost
• Private van for group transportation
• Machu Picchu and sacred site entrance fees
• RT Bus ticket Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes
• RT Train ticket from Aguas Calientes to Cusco
• Train ticket from the Hydroelectric power plant to Aguas Calientes
• 24-hour guest service: please ask for the emergency number available during your time of visit
• Chef and cooking equipment
• Wanglers and pack horses (to carry tents, food and cooking equipment on trek)
• Pack horses to carry personal gear up to a maximum of 9 kg per person
• 1 emergency horse every 6 persons
• Personal tents: 2 people in each tent. Tents are 3-season, highly maintained to ensure an excellent performance in field. Eureka Timberline 4 Outfitter tents.
• One inflatable sleeping pad per person
• One pillow per person
• Dining tent with tables and chairs
• Kitchen tent
• Toilet tent with biodegradable toilet facilities
• Bio-degradable personal hand soaps
• Bio-degradable dishwashing detergents used by our kitchen staff
• Hot boiled water every morning and evening for washing purposes
• Fresh water filled in your water bottle every morning and night, and at lunch time if requested
• First-aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle
• Domestic or international flight tickets, please let us know if you wish us to assist you with this booking
•Sleeping bag you can rent from our office
•Breakfast on the first day
•Meals not mention on the tour.
•Tips: please note that our agency staff is well paid so please feel free to tip or not as you wish
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
A copy of your passport and flight reservation
Water proof hiking boats
Bathing suit for hot springs
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.
Long underwear – synthetic, silk or wool (no cotton)
Rain hat, rain jacket, (or rain poncho) a must
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 hygiene items
Journal & pen
Back pack for you to carry on Inca Trail
1 towel and face towel for Inca Trail
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.
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
c) “How can I be of best service to Spirit today and may I have
the strength, stamina, and courage to follow you?”