Peru Pilgrimage Tour (May 2017)
With Joey Greenstone
April 28 - May 6, 2017
A pilgrimage is a journey to a sacred place…
Are you looking for an amazing adventure in Peru, but don’t have lots of time?
The Peru Pilgrimage Tour is perfect for you if you’re looking for a short but deeply meaningful journey to explore Peru’s most sacred places with like-minded spiritual people.
Quite simply, Peru is one of the most staggeringly beautiful, interesting and mystical countries you’re ever likely to visit. Peru is incredibly geographically diverse, featuring dry desert regions, stunning mountain ranges and of course the amazing Amazon rainforest which is one of the most biologically diverse places on the planet.
If you desire to connect more deeply with Pachamama (Mother Earth), see wondrous locations that will take your breath away while learning about ancient spiritual wisdom then Peru is where you need to be.
The Peru Pilgrimage tour allows you to see some of the most incredible highlights of Peru, including:
Cusco the ancient capital of the Incas
On the first day of the tour we’ll be exploring the city of Cusco, the ancient Inca capital.
Cusco is one of the most unique cities in the world. It’s a stunningly beautiful city in an amazing location. Surrounded on all sides by the majestic Andes mountains, you can never get bored of exploring its nooks and crannies, ancient cobble-stone streets, Inca ruins and other places of great interest. The meaning of the word CUZCO comes from the Quechua word QOSQO which means navel, attributed to “The center or navel of the world.”
The Cusco of today is a beautiful amalgam of the ancient Inca capital and the colonial city it became after the Spanish invasion. From the Incas, it preserves impressive walls of meticulously cut granite or andesite, rectilinear streets running within the walls, and ruins of the Sun Temple. Of the colonial city, there remain the freshly whitewashed squat houses, the palace and the marvellous Baroque churches which achieved the impossible fusion of the Plateresco, Mudejar or Churrigueresco styles with that of the Inca tradition.
Coricancha, Saqsayhuaman and Qenqo
Also in Cusco we’ll pay a visit to Coricancha (aka Qurikancha), which was the most important temple in the Inca Empire, dedicated primarily to Inti, the Sun God. It was one of the most revered temples of the capital city of Cusco.
In the afternoon we’ll visit Sacsayhuaman. In many respects Saqsayhuaman is the most impressive of all the ancient sites in Peru (and perhaps even the world). The location isn’t quite as mind-blowing and magical as the location of Machu Picchu, but take a closer look at the stones and you’ll notice what an amazing feat of engineering it is that almost certainly could not be replicated today with our modern technology.
Officially, Saqsayhuaman is said to be an Incan construction less than 600 years old, however some experts believe it was built by a much older and far more advanced civilization that possibly even pre-dates the last ice-age. Remnants of Atlantis or Lumeria perhaps? In his groundbreaking book “Fingerprints of the Gods” Graham Hancock also writes about this impressive location.
Close to Sacsayhuaman is Qenqo an ancient temple that most definitely is pre-Inca.
Pisac in The Sacred Valley
Pisac is a beautiful village that is situated below one of the most impressive Incan temples in the Sacred Valley. A large ruin that wraps all the way around a mountain and part of which contains The Sun Temple.
Pisac is also the location where you will enjoy a ceremony with the San Pedro medicine.
San Pedro Ceremony
San Pedro (known as Wachuma to the indigenous people) is a cactus that grows all along the Andes mountains and it’s an amazing visionary plant teacher that has been used for thousands of years by the shamans of the Andes. You could say it’s Ayahuasca’s mountain cousin, and they complement each other extremely well.
Wachuma is also used for healing as well as mystical purposes. Its incredible energy opens up your channels, allowing you to connect deeply with yourself as well as the entire cosmos and other spiritual dimensions.
Wachuma activates your heart chakra and often leads to incredible feelings of bliss and profound connectivity with nature. Whereas Ayahuasca ceremonies are done at night, modern Wachuma ceremonies are usually done during the day, out in nature.
Wachuma gets you out of your mind and into your heart. Greater acceptance, love and compassion towards yourself and others are often the results of working with this powerful teacher.
Ollantaytambo ruins & Train to Machu Picchu
The village of Ollantaytambo is situated at the far end of the Sacred Valley.
Today, Ollantaytambo is one of the only towns in Peru that still retains its original Inca walls and street grid. It’s dominated by long, ancient stone walls that once divided groups of homes around communal courtyards.
Set into the mountain, behind the town you’ll see the incredibly impressive ruin of what is believed to be an Incan fortress.
After visiting Ollantaytambo we’ll get a train to Aguas Calientes, the village below Machu Picchu
A few years ago Machu Picchu was voted one of the new Seven Wonders of the World, and it’s easy to see why. It truly is a staggering achievement that is guaranteed to fill you with awe and wonder from the moment you arrive. Just standing in this place is enough to raise your consciousness to a whole new level!
Machu Picchu is known as the “Lost city of the Incas”, “The City of Light for Initiates” and the “Crystal City”. It is an ancient and very sacred power place that is fed by grids of powerful natural energies. A popular shamanic belief is that Machu Picchu served as an initiatory centre for higher learning.
The morning after we arrive in Aguas Calientes we will rise early to catch the first bus up to Machu Picchu where we will watch sunrise (weather permitting) over this magnificent place. It will literally take your breath away.
The price of this amazing 8 day experience includes pretty much everything except your international flight to Peru and most of your meals .
Included in the cost of this trip is:
- 8 Nights in 4 different hotels
- 1 San Pedro Ceremony
- Train to Machu Picchu and all ground transportation around Cusco and Sacred Valley
- All Entrance Fees
- Breakfast everyday
What’s not included:
- International flights to Peru
- Domestic flights to Cusco
- Lunches and evening meals
The total cost is just $1700 per person.
We are now using the Retreat.Guru service to manage bookings and payments. You can pay by credit or debit card.
You can choose to either pay the full amount when you make your reservation, or you can pay a 50% deposit and the second 50% will be automatically billed to your credit or debit card 6 weeks before the tour begins.
Before registering there are a few things you should be aware of and agree with.
First of all, you need to be reasonably fit and in pretty good health. We’re going to be at high altitude for much of the tour and it can be pretty tough on some people, although the majority of people will get over altitude sickness within 24 hours. Also, although we’re not going to be doing any really long hikes, there will sometimes be walking involved at locations that are sometimes rocky and steep to climb – nothing particularly dangerous, but certainly not ideal for people with any walking disabilities.
We recommend that you arrive in Cusco at least 24 hours before the tour begins so that you can acclimatize to the altitude.
Accommodation will be mostly 2 star hotels, nothing extravagant, but all accommodations are charming, clean and comfortable.
All rooms in hotels will be shared (same sex, and 2 people to a room), if you’re coming with a partner or friend please let me know so we can put you together. If you wish to have a single room, it can be arranged at a slightly higher price.
Most importantly you should understand that this is a spiritual tour, so please only apply if you feel called to this experience at a soul level.
Please click the register button at the top of this page.
About the Leader
Joey grew up in the Northeastern United States. In his mid-teen years he became interested in human physiology and health sciences and subsequently studied these at university. It was during a life-changing visit to the Maya lands of Mexico in 2003, however, that triggered the first of a series of powerful spiritual awakenings and a […]Learn more about Joey Greenstone