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    "Testimonials"
Gayle Lawrence - Group Leader Oct. 2015
Hi Gayle,
I loved the tour and I thought the timing in Oct was perfect. I loved all the sites visited and especially all the shamanic ceremonies. The food and hotels were great and
as you know we all agreed Jaime, our guide, was awesome.  I also liked Ernesto, our guide at Lake Titicaca, so overall I thought you did a fantastic job with the tour
planning.  The spiritual aspect of the tour was most important for me and I felt that was satisfied by the various ceremonies we did with different shaman and healers.  
I love looking at my framed pictures and when I listen to the music CD's I bought at the restaurant in Machu Picchu it takes me right back to Peru!     
Thank you again!
Irma Andrade – Portland, OR

Hi Gayle,
I’m still processing the trip as there was so much I really enjoyed and experienced there. Lake Titicaca was fascinating and our hotel there was very nice. We also went
to a sacred place where the giant people entered into the world and Ernesto, our guide, played the bowls and did a ceremony.  Both Annie, my roommate and I are so
grateful that we got a chance to meet and listen to your shaman friend, Jorge Luis! When he said our only goal when we went to Machu Picchu was to be grateful for
our lives. That was transforming for me and everything he said was tailor made for my personal issues. I would have loved to have spent more time with him - he truly
is an amazing man!

I think all of us really enjoyed meeting the lady who makes the corn beer and being able to go to the place where we saw the condors. I know we all loved our guide
Jaime so much and he was a hard act to follow. Thank you Gayle for all your efforts organizing this wonderful trip!!!
Many, many hugs to you my dear.
Pam Morgan – Seattle, WA

Susan Duval group Oct. 2014
Hello dear Susan and Gayle,
Thank you so much for this fabulous trip. I find it amazing that all of our wonderful sisters and brothers came together as if we knew each other from some other
time.  And, we probably did!  Everyone was great.  Everything was great.  I had great expectations of this trip.  Everything was far beyond my expectations.  Our
guides and Shamans were absolutely fabulous.  I learned so much and connected with energies for growth on my spiritual path. I recommend this experience to
everyone.  I really do feel this way and I am still processing all that we learned and did.  We did a tremendous amount of energy work in a short time.  

Like I said, I had been looking for the "right" trip to Peru for over 5 years.  I knew this was the perfect trip for me, and it was.  It definitely exceeded my expectations.
I am so grateful to you and Journeys of Discovery Travel for  providing this outstanding spiritual journey.
Love and blessings,   Alice Northhampton, PA

Mary Lee LaBay Group Leader – July 2013.
Gayle, I can't thank you enough for your planning, organization, and support for our recent trip to Peru. I will have no reservations in trusting Journeys of Discovery
for future travel adventures. As the leader for 15 other personal clients of mine, I was quickly aware of the red carpet treatment we were all getting. Your choice of
Lima Tours as the local travel support team was so appreciated. Everything went smoothly and as planned. I was particularly impressed with our guides, Jonathan and
Vicky. Both were attentive, knowledgable, flexible, professional, and blended well with the spiritual energy and personalities of the group.
You continued to give me exceptional support throughout our time in Peru, when I would email you with almost daily updates of the progress of the trip. I so
appreciated that you would quickly respond with any tips, advice, or encouragement. I was never without a safety net in any situation.
It is obvious that you have in-depth personal experience of each of the locations and provided our group with the best experiences within our budget. Many of the
participants told me that this adventure far exceeded their expectations.  Thank you so much and I look forward to future travel with Journeys of Discovery.

Gene Ang PhD – group leader Oct. 2012
My first trip to Peru in 2012 was over the top! Gayle did a fantastic job organizing the trip and making sure everything went just as planned. A+ for professionalism,
organization, and spiritual enrichment. Looking forward to our next big trip with Journeys of Discovery!"

Michelle, Winter Park, Florida   April 2011
“I cannot say enough about what this trip has done for me.  The healing and insight I experienced in Peru was completely unexpected.  Arranged by Gayle Lawrence,
Journeys of Discovery Travel,  this has been the most phenomenal experience of my life; and those 10 days have transformed and enlightened me in the most
remarkable ways imaginable. In contrast, I was just a “tourist with a camera” during trips I had taken to other “spiritual places” such as Greece and the Grand Canyon.  
There is simply no comparison.   I know that the energy, love, and joy I experienced in Peru will always be with me.” Thank you Gayle for a life-changing spiritual
journey.

Rev. Temple Hayes, First Unity, St. Petersburg, Fl Aug 2008
In August 2008, 33 travelers on a journey experienced the true benefits of friendship, connection and spiritual growth after a 10 day adventure in Peru. Gayle Lawrence
- Journeys of Discovery, helped our church tremendously in every phase including promoting, marketing, public announcements and meetings. She was there every
step of the way leaving room for us to hold the vision and get to know our group. There are many travel tour companies but only a handful of spiritual directors of
amazing adventures. Gayle is a director of amazing adventures! We all returned as greater people with 30 something new friends.

Pam - Michigan August 2006
Namaste', Gayle!
It would be impossible to put into mere words just what this trip to Peru helped me to accomplish. I had set an intention at the beginning of the year to take a major
vacation without any familiar people along with me; I had no idea at that time that I'd be going to Peru! The women on the trip were some of the most warm, generous
and caring people I've ever met, as was our Shaman guide, Jorge Luis. I returned from Peru as a woman inspired to begin to trust the world again, to get back into
physical shape, and believing more than ever that our individual spiritual paths are blessedly helped along if we are willing to open up to others and learn from them. I
was affected by the aura and spirituality of the Andes and the gentle Peruvian people; it was such an affirmation of the best in humanity and nature. Thank you for
offering this kind of travel experience; I hope to go on more of your trips in the future!
Love and Blessings,

    Explore Mystical Peru with International Psychic Medium
Thomas John: Thomas is a global psychic sensation who has wowed audiences across the world with his impressively accurate
messages from ‘the other side’ hosting sold-out events such as A Night with Spirit and Dinner with the Dead. His gifts continue to be
in high demand with influencers, A-list celebrities, and those at crossroads in life from coast to coast and around the globe.

After graduating with a degree in Psychology and Human Development from the University of Chicago, Thomas pursued research
internships at Yale University and The University of Massachusetts at Amherst where he was a lead research assistant on studies
related to psychopathology and personality.

Thomas John has been prominently featured in top tier print media, including New York Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, The New
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Thomas John now resides bi-coastally in both New York City and Los Angeles, CA.  His first novel, “Never Argue with a Dead Person:
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    Sacred Journey to Peru and Workshop
    Oct 12 - 22, 2017
Peru is a place that calls to the heart of those who are ready for a spiritual awakening.
It is said that a Journey to Peru is a journey to find yourself. This custom, small
group tour will focus on the inner power within each person as Thomas John conducts a
powerful workshop to guide you to your own inner awakening. Travel and share the journey
with other like-minded people who are on a personal and spiritual quest. In this mystical land
deep inner knowledge awakens as you aresurrounded by the soft beautiful energy of the
Apus, spirits of the Andes mountains, valleys, rivers, ancient energetic sites, and the gentle
hearts of the Peruvian people. This beautiful land is steeped in magic and mystery, and in
Machu Picchu you can hear the voices of the ancient ones in the wind.
       
Day 1:  Thu 12 Oct         LIMA        
Arrive in Lima, Peru. You will be met upon arrival by a Lima Tours agent and escorted to the Ramada Costa del Sol hotel for check-in. No meals included
but you can enjoy dinner at the hotel restaurant.
               
Day 2:  Fri 13 Oct         LIMA-CUSCO - URUBAMBA        Breakfast included at hotel.
Check out and meet your tour representative in the hotel lobby. The group will be escorted from the hotel to the domestic airport terminal and assisted
with check-in for the flight to Cusco.

Arrive in Cuzco, capital of the Incan Empire located high in the Andes Mountains. Your local Peruvian guide will greet us and then board our private bus
for a scenic drive to the Sacred Valley of the Incas. This will be a slow and relaxing day giving us time to acclimate to the higher altitude and adjust to
our Andean Mountain surroundings. Your Peruvian guide will make a short stop at an
overlook for a Welcoming Ceremony to introduce each person to the Apus / Spirits
of the Andes and ask for a blessing for our journey.

Afterward we will visit  Ccochahuasi Animal Sanctuary on the way to Sacred Valley which is one
of the only places in the world you will be able to have a one-on-one encounter with an Andean Condor;
the Sacred Bird of Peru.  Lunch at Muña restaurant.  Welcome Dinner at hotel.
Overnight at SAN AGUSTIN HOTEL or similar

Day 3:  Sat 14 Oct SACRED VALLY, URUBAMBA        B<L<D        
Today enjoy a full day workshop with Thomas John from 9 – 4 pm.
Overnight SAN AGUSTIN HOTEL or similar
               
Day 4:  Sun 15 Oct        SACRED VALLEY, URUBAMBA    B<L<D
We will depart early to visit the original Incan town of Ollantaytambo (City of Dawn) before the tourist crowds arrive. You will marvel at the ancient
stone streets and original aqueducts. Our guide will find a quiet spot where Thomas will lead a group meditation before we explore the main altars and
temples dedicated to the power animals of the Andean world, the llama, Puma and Condor.  Enjoy Lunch at Posada del Inca hotel.
After lunch we travel to the town of Pisak and have time to shop for Andean treasurers at the local Artisan market before returning to the hotel.     
Overnight SAN AGUSTIN HOTEL or similar

Day 5: Mon 16 Oct. URUBAMBA – MACHU PICCHU            B<L<D
Early morning we board the train for a 1-1/2 hour scenic ride along the sacred Urumbamba River
to Machu Picchu. Upon arrival in Aguas Calientes we check into our hotel and then begin the journey
by bus up the mountain to the Lost City in the Clouds, Machu Picchu.
After a delicious lunch at the Sanctuary Lodge, enter Machu Picchu to explore the main power spots
and temples of the Sacred Crystal City. Visit the Main Square, Temple of the Three Windows, the
Intiwatana / Hitching Post of the Sun, Sacred Sun Temple, the Pachamama Stone and Death Stone
as Machu Picchu shares some of her secrets with us.         
Overnight CASA ANDINA or similar
               
Day 6:  Tues 17 Oct        MACHU PICCHU    B<D
Free day / bus ticket and entrance ticket to Machu Picchu included today. For those early risers
you may take the bus up to Machu Picchu for a sunrise ceremony with your guide before other
tourists arrive. Begin the day by offering your blessings to the spirit of Pachamama. You may
spend the day at leisure on your own exploring Machu Picchu; do an optional hike to the Sun Gate,
Huayna Picchu or Temple of the Moon. You may also want to explore the many shops in Aguas Calientes,
have a massage, or visit the hot springs.  
Dinner and overnight at CASA ANDINA or similar        
               
Day 7:  Wed 18 Oct        MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO     B<D        
This morning you can sleep in and rest after 2 powerful days at Machu Picchu. Free time this morning in
Aguas Calientes for some shopping, take a hike and havelunch before you board the Expedition train
back to Cuzco.    
Dinner and overnight at ECO INN CUSCO or similar
                
Day 8:  Thursday 19 Oct        CUSCO        B<L<D
Today enjoy a full day workshop with Thomas John from 9 – 4 pm.
Overnight at ECO INN CUSCO or similar
                
Day 9: Friday 20 Oct   CUSCO              B<L<D
This morning we travel to the outskirts of Cuzco and visit the sacred sites of Kenko carved with depictions
of entities, Tambomachay representing the sacred water element and the huge ceremonial center of
Sacsayhuaman, marked by the huge stone paw of the Puma. We’ll enjoy a picnic lunch and then return
to Sacsayhuaman for a Despacho Ceremony with a local Shaman at the sacred site. Afterward explore
the site on your own and connect with the powerful energy of these huge sacred stones.
Overnight at ECO INN CUSCO or similar
                                 
Day 10:   Sat 21 Oct          CUSCO      B<D   
Today is a free day for you to explore the capital of the Incan empire, Cusco on your own. Our hotel is
near the Plaza de Armas, the main square and within walking distance of beautiful Cathedrals. Opt for
a tour with a private guide and immerse yourself in the grand colonial majesty of Cusco. Wander winding
Incan streets to discover the ancient Temple of the Sun, the sacred Convent of Santa Domingo and the
colossal and impressive Cusco Cathedral.  Gain insight into the fascinating history of the city with an
interesting and informative guide as you explore one of Peru’s most treasured places on a walking tour.
Shopping at local boutiques is always fun.
Closing workshop with Thomas at the hotel from 5 – 7 pm.
Afterward enjoy a Farewell Dinner and dance show at Tunupa restaurant on the main square.
Overnight at ECO INN CUSCO or similar

Day 11:   Sun 22   Oct         CUSCO        B
After breakfast enjoy your free morning for last minute shopping or to rest and relax. Lunch on your own before you transfer to Cusco airport for the
flight back to Lima.  Connect with your evening international flight to your home city.     OPTIONAL: If you have several hours before your international
flight, use of the Business Club-VIP Room at the airport is available for USD $65.00 (3 hours) Rate subject to change.


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                             Questions or need more information: Email Gayle at Journeys of Discovery

                                                    Call Gayle: 727-785-5563  EST

                   Tour Cost PP: USD $3,475.00
       Tour cost quoted is for payment by check, cash or money order – Credit Card Payments add 4% ($139.00)
                   based on minimum group of 12 guests in double room
                   Private room Single Supplement: $540.00

    Price Includes:
    •        Domestic flights Lima-Cuzco / Cuzco-Lima
    •        Group Transfers arrival / departure airports to hotels
    •        Tour escorted on private basis with English-speaking Peruvian guide
    •        All land transportation in private bus
    •        10 nights accommodations in double rooms at suggested hotels
    •        10 breakfasts / 6 lunches / 9 dinners
    •        2-days bus tickets and entrance tickets to Machu Picchu / 1 day ticket to climb Huayna Picchu
    •        Train tickets Ollantaytambo / Aguas Calientes /Cusco via Expedition train service
    •        Excursions and site entrance fees as detailed in the program
    •        Special ceremony with local shaman
    •        Private group workshop time with Thomas John

           Not included:
    •        International airfare to Lima, Peru.
    •        Airport taxes if applicable
    •        Personal expenses such as laundry, beverages, drinks, phone calls
    •        Services not specifically mentioned in the program.
    •        Tips for guides and drivers
    •        Trip cancellation / emergency medical travel insurance
    •        Optional pass for VIP Lounge at Lima airport





If you have questions or need more information:

             Contact Gayle Lawrence  
       Journeys of Discovery Travel

                            1-727-785-5563

Mystical Peru Tour and Workshop
With Psychic Medium - Thomas John
Cuzco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu

                          Oct 12 - 22, 2017
    Tour Cost: $3,475.00