The Many Vibrant Faces of India
Jan 3-20, 2017

Energizing Your Soul in Peru
Sept 17-30, 2016

Journey into the Heart of Peru
Aug 30-Sept 11, 2016

A Journey into the Mother
Aug 23-31, 2016

Walking Home on the Camino
Sept 20-30, 2015

Communing With the Cosmos in Peru
May 6–17, 2014

Ancient Mysticism of India
January 15–30, 2014

The "REAL" Peru
September 6–20, 2013

Pilgrimage to Mexico
March 20–28, 2013

Awakening to Joy Tour
July 18-30, 2012

Awakening to Joy Tour
Pre-Extension:
Jungles of Peru
July 13-18, 2012

Return to Joy Tour
Nov. 29 - Dec. 9, 2011
Lake Titicaca, Peru

Ascension of the Light Tour
September 16-26, 2011
Lake Titicaca, Peru

Journey to the Crystal City
September 26-30, 2011
Machu Picchu & the Sacred Valley, Peru

(Stand alone or extension to Ascension of the Light Tour)

Energetic Mysteries of Peru
May 5-9, 2011
Pachacamac & Marcahuasi,
Peru

(Stand alone or extension to Andean Awakening Tour)


 

[ TRIP IS CLOSED ]
Andean Awakening Tour
May 9-21, 2011
Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley
& Lake Titicaca, Peru

13 Day Itinerary

Day 1, May 9 ARRIVE IN LIMA   Today we arrive in Lima, spending the night in a charming airport hotel to prepare for our morning flight to Cusco.

Day 2, May 10 FLY TO CUSCO   We take a morning flight to Cusco - the Naval of the Universe and Center of the Incan Empire. We are transferred to the Taypikala Hotel and take time to adjust to the altitude. In the afternoon, we take a walking tour of Cusco. Here we connect with the first animal guide of the Incas - the great Puma - which represents this world and this time. Just being in Cusco, we become take time to adjust to the altitude. Here we connect with the first animal guide of the Incas - the great Puma - which represents this world and this time. Just being in Cusco, we become part of Puma. In its presence, we liberate the heavy energy (Huchay), and, with the help and courage of Puma, absorb and expand the refined energy (Sami) through our Cusco (navel). Overnight in Cusco.

Day 3, May 11 KILLARUMIYOC   We travel to Killarumiyoc; an Incan lunar calendar and temple dedicated to the moon goddess known as Mama Quilla. Mama Quilla was Inti's sister and wife - the feminine side of the Universe who influenced the tides and the growth and fertilization of plants. With the help of Mama Quilla, we reconnect and make an offering to Mother Earth. Overnight in Cusco.

Day 4, May 12 ALTARS & MORAY   Today we visit the Temple of the Heart, the Temple of the Moon (Amaru Machay - 'Place of the Serpent') and Moray. Heart-to-heart in the Temple of the Heart, we surrender to love and experience the authentic part of this energy. And in the Temple of the Moon, we connect with the womb of the Mother and the Serpent giving us the opportunity of a new rebirth. Venturing on to the sacred terraces of Moray, we find four huge natural depressions that have been sculpted into deep terraces. These circles represent for us the Cosmic Spiral - the expansion of our essence from our center. We work with the energy of this place to connect to the womb of Mother Earth and one-by-one put our message into the Cosmos to live fully in this life. Overnight in Cusco.

Day 5, May 13 PISAC & OLLANTAYTAMBO   We begin our trip up the Sacred Valley along the Urubamba River stopping in Pisac and Ollantaytambo. The Pisac and Ollantaytambo ruins are the most important ruins in the valley with their agricultural, spiritual and political roots. Here we greet and talk with the spirits of the mountains (Apus) using the 'Mama Cuca' (coca leaves) to send our intentions from our inner center to the spiritual world. We walk along the energetic line, called Tunupa's Route, visiting the Inca power places and connecting with the third animal guide of the Incas - the great Condor. Overnight in Ollantaytambo.

Day 6, May 14 MACHU PICCHU   Taking the train from Ollantaytambo to KM 104, we start the one day Inka Trail hike - a time to reflect, connect and absorb the wisdom left from the footsteps of the Incas. And, feeling like the ancient Incas, we get our first glimpse of Machu Picchu as we enter the Sun Gate in the late afternoon. If you choose not to hike the Inka Trail, you can continue on the train to Aguas Calientes at the base of the 'Crystal City'. With great anticipation, we continue our pilgrimage to Machu Picchu celebrating our true essence, as the Children of the Sun. Overnight in Aguas Calientes.

Day 7, May 15 MACHU PICCHU & CUSCO   We return to Machu Picchu for a sunrise ceremony, merging our energies with this sacred site and deepening our understanding of the Inca mythology. After asking permission of the guardians of Machu Picchu - the Puma, Condor and Light of Spirits - to enter, we ask to expand our spirits with the qualities of the Father and the Mother - Munay (love), Llancay (service), Yachay (wisdom). We continue our pilgrimage with a visit to the Seven Places of Power intertwined with meditation and ceremonies to connect us fully to the energetic power of Machu Picchu. Every invocation made at Machu Pucchu is amplified to incalculable proportions due to the stone complex's high voltage magnetic focal point. Enjoy the rest of the day following your intuition and exploring at your own pace. You may want to climb the sacred peak of Wayna Picchu, hike to the Temple of the Moon, walk to the Sun Gate or Inca Bridge or further explore the Royal Tomb, the Funerary Rock, the Sacred Plaza, the Condor Temple or the Inihuatana Stone. In the afternoon, we return to Cusco. Overnight in Cusco.

Day 8, May 16 LEAVE for PUNO   We travel up and across the highest road in Peru; watching the scenery change as we near the High Plateau and Puno. In route, we visit Raqchi - the Temple of Wiracocha - built for 'Apu Kon Titi Wiraqocha', the superior invisible God of the Andean people. Perhaps the most audacious Inca construction with the largest single roof, the temple is built on top of a volcanic stone foundation. Here we connect with the element of fire in preparation for our further water cleansing at Lake Titicaca. Overnight in Chucuito (outside Puno).

Day 9, May 17 CUTIMBO & INKA TUNUHUIRE   Today we venture to Cutimbo, an ancient burial ground, which sits atop a table-topped volcanic hill. Within its three large towers or chullpas, are found tombs from three Peruvian cultures; the Colla, Lupaca and Inca. We pay homage to our ancestors and the wisdom that they provide. On to Inka Tunuhuire where we find monoliths related to the Tiwanaku Culture, one of the most important precursors to the Inca Empire. Overnight in Chucuito (outside Puno).

Day 10, May 18 ARAMU MURU PORTAL   Walking by the Puma and across the back of the Serpent, we make our way to the Condor at the Interdimensional Gateway of Lord Aramu Muru, This gateway was not known for many years until Jorge saw it in a dream. He went to his elders who told him he had a sacred responsibility to re-discover this place...and so he did! We have a special ceremony to help us connect with the vortex energy and venture through the portal to other dimensions and worlds. We return to Chucuito for a free afternoon to relax and integrate our interdimensional travels. Overnight in Chucuito (outside Puno).

Day 11, May 19 ISLA AMANTANI   We go to Puno and board our boat to cross Lake Titicaca - the highest navigable lake in the world - to the island of Amantani. Isla Amantani is home to two temples - one to the Cosmic Mother (Pachamama) and one to the Cosmic Father (Pachatata). Known as the balance island, we have a full moon ceremony and present an offering to bring together heaven and earth and to life itself. We stay overnight with one of the warm, open-hearted and hospitable families; breaking bread and celebrating under the moon lit sky. It is truly a beautiful, once-in-a-lifetime experience. Overnight in Adobe House of Amantani Islanders.

Day 12, May 20 TAQUILE & PUNO   We bid farewell to our humble hosts and take our boat to the island of Taquile. Taquile has several Inca ruins as well as a unique lifestyle. They run their society based on community collectivism and on the Inca moral code of ama sua, ama llulla, ama qhilla (Quechua for "do not steal, do not lie, do not be lazy"). Every islander shares the responsibilities and the rewards. For most of the residents, spinning yarn and weaving intricate patterns thousands of years old are as important to everyday life as farming and cooking - with most of the knitting be done by the men! We continue on our boat to Puno. Overnight in Chucuito (outside Puno).

Day 13, May 21 SILLUSTANI & HOME   On our way to the airport in Juliaca, we visit the Cemetery Temple of Sillustani, the place of a remarkable telluric force that created a small plateau from where it is possible to see Umayo Lake and the mountains. The Altiplano becomes our altar for practicing Mantras, Energizing Chains and Mandalas. In Sillustani we work at the Temple of Fire to connect with the Cosmic Spiral and visit the Chullpas (Burial Towers) which hold the secret of reincarnation. Transfer to the airport in Juliaca to fly to Lima to connect with our international flights.