A Quechua Peruvian Indian who lived near Machu Picchu and learned the healing & spiritual arts of the Andes from his mother. Romulo has traveled extensively working with many other Shaman, Initiates and Healers and is recognized as a Keeper of Ancient Wisdom. He holds a post-graduate degree in tourism and today lectures at Universities and leads spiritual tours as a professional guide on the Inca Trail and to the sacred sites of his ancestors. He works with groups in ceremony to help heal one’s Soul and to create a more balanced and whole life. Romulo is co-author of “Journey to Machu Picchu, Spiritual Wisdom of the Andes”.
Peru shares the Wisdom of Pachamama and the Apus, Spirits of the Andes. Hear the message of your Heart.
Peru calls to those ready for a spiritual awakening. We journey to Peru to understand the message of the heart, return to wholeness and open to the wisdom of Pachamama Mother Earth; for she is inside us and we are inside her. In this mystical land deep inner knowledge awakens as you are surrounded by the energy of the Apus - Spirits of the Andes, beautiful valleys, rivers, ancient energetic sites, and the gentle hearts of the Peruvian people. In Machu Picchu you can hear the voices of the ancient ones in the wind. On this journey we will hear traditional teachings, participate in ceremonies, and undertake powerful healing and energy work. Of course we will enjoy delicious healthy food, lovely accommodations, retail therapy shopping for local treasurers and simply have fun! Say yes to a journey to Peru and you will discover the Magic begins before you arrive!
You may choose to arrive in Lima on Oct. 29, 2020 and overnight.
Day 1: , Lima / Cusco / Sacred Valley B,L,D
Arrive no later than 6 am at Jorge Chávez International Airport in Lima. You will be met by a local agent and escorted to the domestic terminal for our group flight to Cusco, Peru. Arrival Cusco. Your personal guide (Romulo) and private van will transfer you to the Taypikala Hotel in the Sacred Valley. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant and then visit the original Incan town of Ollantaytambo (City of Dawn) with ancient stone streets and original aqueducts. Explore the main altar with its gigantic pink stones, the Temple of the Sun, Sanctuary of the Wind and Condor Temple. At a special location experience a Despacho (Blessing) ceremony with the Quero Elders from the high Andes and Romulo. Return to the hotel for a delicious dinner and a relaxing evening and conversation with Romulo about your first day in the Sacred Valley of Peru. Accommodation Taypikala Valle Sagrado Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 2: Sacred Valley B,L,D
Today travel to the high Andes and the colorful local market of Chinchero where the traditionally dressed campesinos come to barter and sell their woven goods, wall hangings, rugs, pottery and produce. We’ll visit a weaving cooperative where native women demonstrate the process of dyeing alpaca and llama wool using natural and organic vegetables and minerals as the Quechuas did hundreds of years ago. You will also explore the ancient city of Chincero which was occupied by the Wari culture well before the Inca’s. Observe the remains of shrines and rock sculptures of puma’s and the wall with large trapezoidal niches big enough to stand up inside of them.
After a delicious lunch at a local restaurant, visit the Earth Temple of Moray, a mysterious Inca site off the usual tourist trail. Circular concentric terracing, which looks like a huge amphitheater forms a huge bowl. Stone stairs built into the terrace walls allowed the locals to go down into the center and the energy here will move us back into our own heart center. Close by are the ancient salt mines of Maras which we will see before we return to the hotel for dinner.
This evening before dinner at the hotel, experience a fire ceremony with Romulo. Release what no longer serves you in your life to the fire. Taypikala Sacred Valley Meals: Breakfast, lunch & Dinner
Day 3: Sacred Valley Machu Picchu B,L,D
After breakfast you will transfer with Romulo to the Ollanta Station to board the Vistadome train to Aguas Calientes, the nearest town to Machu Picchu. Following a scenic journey through dramatic Andean landscapes, arrive at the station and check into your hotel. Then board the bus which takes you up the mountain to the Crystal City in the Clouds, Machu Picchu. Enjoy a delicious lunch at the Sanctuary Lodge and then Romulo will introduce you to the main energetic power spots and temples of the Sacred Crystal City; the Main Altar, 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 you. After your guided tour you will have some time to wander and explore more of Machu Picchu on your own or with Romulo. After the Magic Machu Picchu has shared with you, take the bus down the mountain and return to your hotel for dinner. After dinner Romulo can accompany you and explore the small town of Aguas Calientes alive with music and small shops.
*Luggage: Pack a small overnight bag, weighing no more than 11 lbs. due to luggage restrictions aboard the train to Machu Picchu. The remainder of your luggage will be transferred to Cusco and will be waiting for you at the hotel. Accommodation: El Mapi Hotel Meals: Breakfast, lunch & Dinner
Day 4: Machu Picchu Cusco B,L,
You have a 2nd entrance ticket for the morning to Machu Picchu. It’s a time you may want to have Romulo take you up to the Crystal City for sunrise as you observe the Inti Sun God rise above the Sun Gate sitting above Machu Picchu and then illuminate the Sacred City. Spend a couple of hours and go back to your favorite places in Machu Picchu. Then come back down the mountain and explore more of the unique shops in Aguas Calientes before enjoying lunch at Café Inkaterra.
Check out of your hotel and walk to the train station and board the Vistadome for a relaxing ride back to Ollanta Station. Your private van will transfer you to Cusco (approximately 2 hours) and Romulo will assist you checking into your hotel. Dinner is on your own and Romulo can give you some recommendations for great restaurants near your hotel. Accommodation Hotel Los Portales Cusco Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Day 5: Cusco B,L,
Today is a full day tour of the main Incan sacred sites around Cusco. You will visit Q’enqo filled with intricate carvings of entities and winding underground passageways. At Tambo Machay connect with the sacred water element, Uma. After lunch visit the expansive ceremonial center of Sacsayhuaman marked by the huge stone paw of the Puma and the Temple of Lightening. Explore this amazing site with Romulo and then wander on your own and feel the energy of this sacred place. Enjoy dinner on your own at one of the many excellent restaurants near the main plaza.
Accommodation Hotel Los Portales Cusco Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Day 6: Cusco B,L,D
Today Romulo will take you to visit a very special and magical place, the water temple of Tipon for a closing ceremony of your Sacred Journey in Peru. Imagine the water flowing through your veins and into your heart, moving you forward to continue this flow in your own life. In this quiet peaceful energy, Romulo will share a water ceremony to close the spiritual portal of your journey with a blessing for each of you. The afternoon is yours to explore more of Cusco, shop, visit the Koricancha Temple to marvel at the intricate stonework or relax on the Plaza de Armas and do some people watching. Enjoy your Farewell Dinner at Tunupa Restaurant and music show. Los Portales Hotel
Accommodation Hotel Los Portales Cusco Meals: Breakfast ,Lunch & Dinner
Day 7: Cusco-Lima-Home
Enjoy a leisurely morning before an agent picks you up at your hotel and transfers you to the Cusco airport and assists you with check in for your flight to Lima. Upon arrival collect your luggage and go to the International Terminal for your flight back to your home city. Meals included: Breakfast
Tour Cost PP: $3,692.00 paid by check
Private Room Single Supplement: $495.00