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Experience a tour of Peru and journey to its majestic highlights at your footsteps to enjoy a wellness adventure in one of South America’s most treasured destinations. Salute the sun and relax in the land where rich cultural Andean history greets modern tradition as you travel through this country’s colorful cities, abundant natural landscapes, ancient ruins and witness the breathtaking jungle.
Connect on this yoga adventure and participate in local cultural ceremonies and community projects that highlight Andean tradition on an amazing journey from the nation’s capital to the sublime bliss of the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu and then off for an Amazon adventure. Daily yoga classes are offered in combination with exciting itineraries, local guided tours and enjoy delicious and flavourful meals for health and wellbeing on a discovery of Peru like no other.
Arrive to the capital of Peru on the first day at your preferred time or in advance and make your way to the start hotel.
Our journey begins with an evening meal and welcome meeting on the first evening to prepare for the tour of the Peru Discovery ahead.
Enjoy the first morning yoga class in Lima to refresh and rejuvenate your senses for the introduction to Peru with a local instructor. Return to the hotel for breakfast and depart for a brief city tour of the highlights of Lima and fly to the majestic land of the Incas, Cusco in the early afternoon. Upon arrival, travel into the Sacred Valley and prepare to become a witness on a journey into the rich historical landscape of the Andes and Incan culture.
Appreciate the transition from the capital to the Sacred Valley with the local cultural tradition of a “Mother Earth Ceremony” to make an Andean offering and connect with the highland customs of the region. Arrive at the hotel in the evening for some relaxation, an evening yoga class and a dinner specializing in the local delights for your fist night under the Sacred Valley stars.
Wake up and stretch and strengthen in the Andean highlands and sublime morning light in the town of Urubumba. After the yoga class and breakfast, visit a nearby community project of Chichubamba and discover a small organic farm and a local home where chocolate and coffee are processed to enjoy an afternoon meal with a local family before returning to our hotel for a free afternoon and evening yoga class.
All meals are included in this part of the tour, and enjoy days of discovery and evenings to relax in the surrounding stillness of the Sacred Valley and acclimatize in this mountain region with yoga classes to focus on the breath and rejuvenation in this beautiful location.
Another tour highlight includes a local tour of traditional weaving workshops. After an early morning yoga class and delicious breakfast experience an overview of the traditional textile techniques in the community of Chinchero,. Weaving has always been important to the cultural identity of the local communities in the southern Andes of Peru and enjoy a tour of vibrant colors and the local custom of an age-old tradition.
You will also visit Moray, a unique Inca site that was believed to be an agricultural research centre and formed by concentric, circular terraces that provide a large difference in temperature from top to bottom. Another highlight are the salt pools of Maras. These pre-Inca salt pools have been worked for centuries and are fed by an underground stream to produce pink salt for export and provide the back-drop for some pretty amazing photos!
Enjoy daily guided tours and relax in the serene Andean landscape in the evenings as you enjoy gentle yoga classes, delicious dinners and the stunning light of the Sacred Valley at sunset.
Seen as the only still-functioning town laid out in its original Inca design, we will have a guided visit to these ancient ruins and marvel at this intricate archaeological site that represents the unique engineering of the Incan culture.
Enjoy a lunch in the local town and wander the narrow streets lined with water channels that have been flowing since the time of the Inca. After lunch, depart on a train to spend a night in the town of Aguas Calientes, nestled at the base of the stunning mountains in the incredibly lush heart of the Sacred Valley. The small town serves as a base for the visit to Machu Picchu, the next morning for our early morning rise to the magnificent ancient site.
Wake up early for the journey up the mountain to Machu Picchu for a complete guided tour of the magnificient Inca citadel. Enjoy a wander and free time to climb up to the Sungate, experience spectacular views and visit highlights of the site after the tour. Our departure later in the afternoon by train will take us to the city of Cusco for arrival in the evening.
Cusco is a famous colonial town surrounded by the vast Andes and dotted with sacred sites on its horizons for a cultural experience highlighting the Incan dynasty and a charming UNESCO World Heritage city. Start the day with a morning yoga class with spectacular views and a healthy breakfast to begin the day of exploration. Enjoy a walking tour of the city with a local guide to discover and appreciate fine architecture, Incan stone engineering, artists galleries and the mix of 17th century Spanish cultural infusion mixed with Andean iconography. The afternoon will be free to explore the ancient city streets and choose an evening meal in a selection of the variety of restaurants.
After an early morning class and breakfast, prepare for the adventure to the Amazon and fly to the town of Puerto Maldonado. Meet with the local guide who will take you on the journey into the Amazon for three nights of jungle exploration of forest hikes, boat river tours blended with daily yoga classes in the incredible jungle studio for relaxation and rejuvenation in nature’s lush tropical backdrop.
Our days in the Amazon will include morning and evening hikes, canoe rides or a catamaran to seek out the lakeside wildlife such as hoatzin, caiman, horned screamers and otters and witness the overhead sightings of macaws. Enjoy views from a canopy tower with visions of jungle horizons over the Tambopata National Reserve and enjoy the possible sight of overhead flocks of toucans and raptors.
Awaken in the morning to the jungle sounds for early morning yoga classes before the day’s activities designed to rejuvenate and refresh our senses with the sights and sounds. The sunset evening yoga classes will be gentle and calming, tuning into the rhythms of the forest and wildlife and connecting our minds, hearts and bodies to the beautiful surroundings and harmony of the Amazon.
The tour also includes visits to local community development projects of the Amazon and a local farm and Brazil Nut forest production to see how a variety of popular and unknown Amazon crops are grown and learn about the use of the local medicinal plants. Walk along ethno-botanical trails and learn the uses of medicinal plants such as the Ajo-Sacha, Yuca de Venado, Uña de Gato, Charcot-Sacha, and Para-Para.
There will be the option for a very early morning practice before breakfast and our return to Puerto Maldonado and flight to Lima, where the tour is complete.