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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,

    Initiation: Mystical Journey to Peru Itinerary
    Oct 8 - 17, 2018

Join us for a once-in-a-lifetime journey as we experience one of the most sacred places left in
the entire world. This is your introduction into the teachings of the Andean people of the
Sacred Valley of Peru, a place that beckons those who are ready for a spiritual awakening. It is
said that a Journey to Peru has the potential to reinvigorate your intentions, and amplify your
life’s purpose. This custom, small group tour with workshops and ceremonies, will be a rite of
passage for each person as they are guided through a series of ancient temples and Incan
sites. A deep inner knowledge will awaken as you are surrounded by the soft beautiful energy
of the Apus; spirits of the Andes Mountains. We will be exploring beautiful valleys, meandering
rivers, and wondrous landscapes as we connect with the gentle hearts of the Peruvian people. This beautiful land is steeped in magic
and mystery, and in Machu Picchu you can feel the presence of the ancient ones in the wind. Fifth generation medicine woman, Xochitl
Ashe, and internationally touring musician and visionary, J Brave, will guide you on this spiritual adventure of Initiation.  
       
Day 1:  Oct 8, 2018 Mon         ARRIVE LIMA        
Arrive in Lima, Peru. You will be met upon arrival by a Lima Tours agent and escorted to the Wyndham Ramada Costa del Sol hotel
across the street for check-in.  Dinner on your own.  
   Link Ramada Costa del Sol Airport

Day 2:  Oct 9 Tues.             LIMA-CUSCO – SACRED VALLEY        B<L<D
Enjoy breakfast at the 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 Cusco, 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. Check into
your lovely hotel and enjoy lunch. This afternoon you will experience a Coca - Cacao ceremony with Xochitl.  
Welcome Dinner at the hotel.  
 Link Taypikala Hotel Sacred Valley


    Day 3:  Oct 10 Wed.           SACRED VALLEY / PISAC                   B<L<D
    After breakfast we will visit the impressive sacred site of Pisac, sprawled across a
    mountain ridge, high above the valley floor. Exploration of the site, which involves some
    hiking to get there, comes with fantastic views over the valley, from the meandering river,
    hundreds of meters below, to the tall bulk of mountains with white-tipped peaks.

    After lunch you’ll have an opportunity to shop and bargain with local vendors at the Pisac
    market where skilled artisans craft ceramics, textiles, and silver jewelry with Andean
    motifs, and where indigenous people from surrounding communities come to barter for
    goods in the local language, Quechua.  Return to the hotel for dinner and a relaxing
    evening.  Taypikala Hotel.


Day 4: Oct 11. Thurs.         SACRED VALLEY / OLLANTAYTAMBO            B<L<D
This morning we will explore the quaint Incan town of Ollantaytambo (City of Dawn) with its ancient stone streets and original
aqueducts. We will also visit the site’s main altars and sacred temples dedicated to the power animals of the Andean world. After lunch,
we’ll return to the hotel for a group yoga class and afternoon workshop with J Brave and Xochitl. Enjoy dinner and then have the
evening to relax and get a good night’s rest.  Taypikala Hotel


Day 5: Oct. 12 Fri.         SACRED VALLEY / MACHU PICCHU                  B<L<D
Today we travel by train to visit the Crystal City in the Clouds, Machu Picchu. Board the train for a 1 1/2 hour beautiful scenic ride
along the sacred Urubamba river to Machu Picchu. Upon arrival in Aguas Calientes, the bus will take us on the 25 minute ride up the
mountain to the mystical site of 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.  
After our mystical day at Machu Picchu, we will take the late afternoon train back to the Sacred Valley and enjoy dinner at out hotel.
Enjoy your last evening in the Sacred Valley reflecting on the magical experiences you have had so far in this mystical sacred place.  
Taypikala Hotel














Day 6:  Oct. 13 Sat.         SACRED VALLEY / NAUPA IGLESIA  /  CUSCO         B<L<D
After breakfast we check out of the hotel and begin our scenic drive to Cusco. We will visit a mysterious ancient site unique in all of
Peru. A rock-cut temple containing a beautifully carved monolithic altar overlooking the valley and a rock-cut doorway, also carved from
the living rock. This strange ruin is known to the locals as “Ñaupa Iglesia”, meaning the “Church of the Ancients”. The Ñaupas are
inhabitants of the spirit world, or of worlds before our own, and can travel across the spaces by manifesting themselves around sunset
or dawn at certain sacred locations. After leaving Naupa Iglesia we still stop for lunch and then continue our drive to Cusco and check
into our hotel.  Take time to rest and settle in before dinner.       
 Link Eco Inn Cusco


    Day 7: Oct. 14 Sun        CUSCO            B<L
    Full day tour of the main Incan altars and sacred sites around Cusco. In the morning
    we connect with the Uma or water element at Tambo Machay to balance male and
    female and the mysterious site of Qenqo where the Puma awakens. We’ll enjoy a
    picnic lunch in the surrounding countryside before visiting the huge ceremonial
    center of Sacsayhuaman, marked by the huge stone paw of the Puma. Experience
    the impressive Incan architecture of this ancient spiritual center constructed with
    mysteriously massive stones. Here we will have a special ceremony to connect with
    the powerful energy and honor each of the sacred places we have visited today.
    Afterward we travel back to Cusco to our hotel. This evening dinner is on your own
    so you can sample one of the local restaurants near the hotel. Eco Inn Cusco

Day 8: Oct. 15 Mon        CUSCO / PUMAMARCA                 B<L<D
This morning will take you off the beaten track to a lovely area that few tourists know about, called Pumamarca.
Originally built by Pachacuti the Inca who spread the empire beyond Peru to the rest of South America. Pumamarca was created to
honor and show devotion to his wife Anahuarca. This site is a celebration of the divine feminine and Pachamama. There are many well
maintained temples that sit high on a hill overlooking a beautiful valley surrounded by high mountain vistas. As few people visit this site
you can take time to sit and listen to a roaring river below, watching the clouds roll by all the while gazing at the ruins.  J Brave and
Xochitl will share a closing ceremony with the group at this special place. After enjoying lunch we return to Cusco where the afternoon
is free for you to explore the city on your own and do some shopping. This evening we will enjoy a Group Farewell Dinner and music
show at a local restaurant. Eco Inn Cusco
         
Day 9: Oct. 16 Tues CUSCO / LIMA         B
This morning you can sleep in or have more time to explore and do some final shopping in Cusco. Lunch is on your own before we
transfer to the airport for our afternoon flight back to Lima where you connect with your international flight back to your home city.
The personal transformation that has been initiated during your time in this sacred land will not stop once you arrive home. The
powerful energy of the Apus and the Pachamama will always be with you, supporting and moving you to deeper levels of your own
inner wisdom. You now have an invisible thread the Peruvians call “seqe” which you can call upon and forever connects you with these
sacred sites. Perhaps one day you shall return and be reunited to the place of your Initiation.

Day 10 Oct. 17 Wed. Welcome Home! - End of tour Services

    Tour Cost PP: USD $2,999.00
    Tour cost quoted (USD) is for payment by check, cash or money order
    Credit Card Payments add 4% ($120.00)
                   based on minimum group of 15 guests in double room
                   Private room Single Supplement: $615.00



    Price Includes:

            Domestic flights Lima-Cusco / Cusco-Lima
            Transfers arrival / departure airports to hotels
            Tour escorted on private basis with English-speaking Peruvian guide
            All land transportation in private bus with driver
            accommodations in double rooms at suggested hotels
            Meals as indicated in the itinerary
            1-day bus tickets and entrance tickets to Machu Picchu
            Train tickets Ollanta Station /Aguas Calientes and return via Expedition train service
            Excursions and site entrance fees as detailed in the program
            Private meeting room for group workshop time and ceremony


    Not included:

            International airfare to Lima, Peru
            Airport taxes if applicable
            Personal expenses such as laundry, beverages, phone call, internet access.
            Meals not listed in the itinerary
            Services not specifically mentioned in the program.
            Gratuity for guides and drivers
            Trip cancellation / emergency medical travel insurance






If you have questions or need more information:

           Contact Gayle Lawrence  
     Journeys of Discovery Travel

                            1-727-785-5563

Initiation:
Mystical Journey to Peru
With J Brave and Xochitl Ashe
Oct 8 - 17, 2018
Tour Cost: $2,999.00


     
J Brave: is an MC, Poet, DJ, Producer, and visionary artist. His heartfelt gift and personal intention is to bring people together and
remind everyone of their divine nature. A former counselor for Homeless and At-Risk youth, he is the founder of the internationally
known Hip Hop collective,
“The Luminaries”, and has toured the world spreading messages of peace, love, and unity through his
performances. He is currently on the production team and a resident DJ for Ecstatic Dance LA, and is the visionary behind a large scale
festival called Benevolence set to launch in 2020. He strives to use music as a tool for transformation while sharing his personal stories
of resiliency through adversity. Motivated by his own awakening, he is passionate about uplifting the masses, speaking against
injustices to make a difference in society and rekindling our connection to nature so we may live in a more loving world. Visit his
website to preview his debut solo album,
“Amethyst” and watch the video of his single “Sacred”, which has gone viral approaching a
million views.
Website: JBrave.net

Xochitl (So-chil) Ashe: At age 16, Xochitl, was the first female of five generations of men to be initiated into the healing
traditions of her Peruvian shamanic lineage. She is an Andean Paqo, a Medicine Woman, Pipe Carrier, Visionary Business Coach and Life
Purpose Guide.  Xochitl coaches individuals to radically transform their relationship with themselves and from this place have an
inspired life and business that they absolutely love. She is the facilitator of Shamanic Ceremonies, Traditional Cacao Ceremonies, and
Women’s Circles. She has been facilitating group workshops and private one-on-one sessions in the U.S and internationally for the
past 15 years.  
Website: Xochitlashe.com