Jorge Luis Delgado, Dr Patty Luckenbach,
Lily Kessler & Junia Imel

Peru is an extremely diverse country, with 11 ecological regions and 84 of the world's 117 unique "life zones". This Divine Adventure follows the path less traveled as we go off-the-beaten-path to explore ecological regions and cultures of Peru rarely seen by travelers!

Our adventure takes us south to the Paracas and Nazca regions - home to cultures that date back to 5000 BC. These complex societies in South America laid the foundation for later Andean societies, including the Inca. Their intricate and colorful textiles communicated their native beliefs and history.

We travel along the scenic Pacific Coast with its sparkling blue water bordering the sandy, rocky coastline. This spectacular contrast creates a unique environment known as the Paracas National Preserve and Ballestas Islands. This rivals the Galapagos with its extensive variety of birds, sea lions, turtles, dolphins and even penguins! It is considered one of the richest and most uncommon ecosystems in the world!

This harsh, sandy, dry environment protected and preserved the Nazca Lines as well as the indigenous cultures' history. Here we fly high above the Earth to view some of the greatest archeological enigmas in the world! The Nazca Lines are geoglyphs that depict living creatures, stylized plants, 'imaginary' beings and geometric figures. These figures transformed the land into a highly symbolic, ritual and social/cultural landscape. They are an extraordinary example of the magical-religious world of the ancient Peruvian societies.

Of course our time in Peru can not be complete without being in the Sacred Valley of the Incas! We spend time along the Urubamba River in a special 5-star hideaway as we explore ancient cities and spiritual centers of the re-known Incas, including the famed Machu Picchu. We immerse ourselves in the Inca's Earth based philosophies only to find our true selves! Join us on this unique 'low altitude' journey in Peru!


Uniting Heaven & Earth

~In Sacred Peru~

Itinerary: May 6-17, 2018

Sunday, May 6

Today we arrive in Lima, spending the night in a charming Miraflores hotel near the Pacific Ocean to relax and prepare for our morning departure to Nazca.

Overnight in Miraflores, a suburb of Lima. (No Meals)

Monday, May 7

Peru has a rich history that most travelers are not privy unless they follow the path less traveled. Today we are fortunate to follow one such path as we venture to Paracas to peek at the pre-Inca Paracas culture! The oldest remains of this culture date back to 5000 BC; however, most of the remains found in the communal burial site are from 600-150 BCE. This is one of the earliest known complex societies in South America that laid the foundation for later Andean societies, including the Inca.

The Paracas National Reserve protects the historical and cultural heritage of these ancient indigenous peoples as well as the unique marine ecosystem which we visit tomorrow. In the Julio Tello Museum, we learn the evolutionary process of this sophisticated culture that mummified and buried their dead in a conical textile-wrapped bundles to support their ascension into the afterlife. Their intricate and colorful textiles communicated their native beliefs and the journeys into the spirit world and are considered the best of all ancient cultures.

Paracas people were exceptional craftsmen and produced exquisite stone clubs, obsidian knives, rattles, painted pottery, hammered gold jewelry, complex textiles and other sacred objects. Their economic activity was based on agriculture and fishing. The agrarian activity required the intelligent handling of the waters on deserts leading to successful irrigation, water management and farming tactics.

Remarkably, their knowledge of medicine was advanced with some of the remains showing the effects of surgical operations to the brain through which the patient survived! Curiously, this culture deformed skulls while the subject was alive creating a ‘lengthened head’

Tonight, we ponder this advanced civilization so well preserved by this harsh, yet beautiful environment.

Overnight in Paracas. (B, L)

Tuesday, May 8

Paracas is a few short hours south of Lima where the desert and the sea come together in spectacular landscapes! The name ‘Paracas’ comes from the Quechua word ‘para-ako’ meaning ‘sand falling like rain’ or ‘sandstorm’. By now, we understand why it got its name!

Our adventure continues as we don boats to explore the Ballestas Islands. The cliffs that fringe the beaches are teeming with life giving this area the name ‘Poor Man’s Galapagos’! Believe me, it does rival the Galapagos with its extensive variety of birds, sea lions, turtles, dolphins and even penguins. It is considered one of the richest and most uncommon ecosystems in the world!

As we approach the craggy rock formations, they appear to be vibrating. Upon closer look, the moving surface is a solid rock face covered in animal life – pelicans, sea stars, boobies, sea lions, penguins and a multitude of other birds. All this animal life leaves a massive amount of guano behind! During some of the lean times of Peruvian history, this guano was exported in huge quantities and helped keep Peru afloat! This is a good day to wear our hats!!

In route to the islands, we can see the famed Candelabra Geoglyph – an enormous hillside etching of mysterious origins. Standing at almost 500 feet high and 150 feet wide, no one knows who created it, when, why or what it signifies….but theories abound! What’s your guess? Is it connected to the Nazca Lines? To aliens? Jorge Luis Delgado surely has some insight here!

Not only is this area seeped in important ancient history, but also in more recent history. The Bay of Paracas holds special historical significance to the Peruvians – it is here where Jose de San Martin landed with the liberation forces and began the campaign for independence from Spanish rule in the early 1800’s culminating in the proclamation of independence in 1821.

From Paracas, we continue to travel through the coastal region of Central Peru - a land of exotic animals, mysterious mummies, historic wineries and alien desert landscapes – arriving in Huacachina oasis in time for lunch.

After lunch, we go on to Ica – the ‘Land of the Sun’ – an important agricultural region for cotton, grapes, asparagus, avocado, mango, olives and more. The picturesque colonial town is not our main draw, but the unique Dr. Cabrera Stone Museum is. In 1966, Peruvian physician Javier Cabrera Darquea was presented with a stone for payment that had a carved picture of a fish, which Dr. Cabrera believed to be of an extinct species. Intrigued by Peruvian prehistory, he began collecting more. Interestingly, his father had begun a collection of these stones in the 1930’s.

The Museum houses more than 11,000 enigmatic carved andesite stones depicting themes ranging from man interacting with dinosaurs and performing complex medical procedures (brain surgeries, heart transplants, genetic experimentation, etc.), to depictions of the Earth's continents as they were millions of years ago. In Cabrera’s book, The Message of the Engraved Stones of Ica, he discusses his theories of the origins and meaning of the stones. He argues that the stones show ‘that man is at least 405 million years old’ and for what he calls gliptolithic man, humans from another planet, and that ‘Through the transplantation of cognitive codes to highly intelligent primates, the men from outer space created new men on earth.’ As you can imagine, this is very controversial! What if these stones ARE an encyclopedia of ancient knowledge and history??

We gather more momentum for pondering what is true as we venture towards Nazca - home of the “alien” skulls and land of 1,000 mummies. If we have time, we walk the Palpa Lines or visit the Chicchitara Petroglyphs. The Palpa Lines include more than 600 geoglyphs – enormous geometric drawings like the Nazca Lines - scratched on the surface of the ground between 600 BC – 100 BC. According to recent archaeological studies, these lines are older than the Nazca Lines and represent a series of human and animal zoomorphic figures.

Overnight in Nazca. (B, L)

Wednesday, May 9

We awaken in Nazca country excited to fly high above the Earth to view some of the greatest archeological enigmas in the world! The Nazca Lines are geoglyphs that depict living creatures, stylized plants, ‘imaginary’ beings and geometric figures. These figures transformed the land into a highly symbolic, ritual and social/cultural landscape. They are an extraordinary example of the magical-religious world of the ancient Peruvian societies. Some believe the lines were created by the Nazca culture (500 BC – 500 AD). But were they?

The purpose of the lines continues to be debated. Some theorize they were created for the gods to look upon them from above, while others suggest they were some sort of astrological calendar to aid in planting and harvesting or pathways for important ceremonial processions.

After viewing the lines, we explore more of Nazca and its culture. Nazca was made up of local chiefdoms and regional centers of power centered around Cahuachi – a non-urban ceremonial site of earthwork pyramid mounds used for ceremonial and religious purposes. Here they feasted, performed rituals and worshipped powerful nature gods related to agriculture, water and fertility.

Heavily influenced by Paracas, the Nazca society is characterized by beautiful polychrome pottery, technically complex textiles, and elaborate irrigation and aqueduct systems. Evidence of this has been uncovered in the Chauchilla Cemetery and the Nazca Aqueducts with many of the irrigation channels remaining in use today!

Overnight in Miraflores. (B, L)

Thursday, May 10

In the morning, we transfer to the Lima airport to catch our flight to Cusco and continue our exploration of the ‘Incan’ Peru. The Incas consider Cusco the Naval of the Universe and Center of the Incan Empire! What a powerful place to resume our journey of uniting Heaven and Earth!

At the Cusco airport, we are greeted and transferred to our ‘home away from home’ in Urubamba. We shed our travel dust as we get settled and relax into this amazing and peaceful sanctuary. When ready, we meet for a late lunch and begin our journey into the heart and soul of the Incas. Jorge and his staff greet us with an Andean Welcoming Ceremony that illustrates how sacred the Sacred Valley is! Our hearts open wide allowing our soul to prepare for our next steps.

We conclude our day with gratitude and focus our attention on our intentions. Take careful note of the dreams that come your way!

Overnight in Urubamba at the Taypikala Hotel. (B, Late L)

Friday, May 11

After a peaceful sleep, we awaken to the beckoning call of the sacred Urubamba River cascading through the valley. As the mountains surrounding us expose themselves to the morning sun, we begin our own awakening process allowing our bodies to synch up with the rhythm of Pacha Mama. Later, Jorge leads us through Incan ritual and guided practices that can help in this process.

In the afternoon, we venture to the sacred terraces of Moray and Maras. In Moray, we find three sets of huge natural depressions that have been sculpted into deep terraces. Since there is a large difference in temperature from the top to the bottom, different climatic conditions exist affecting the crops on each terrace. Thus, it is believed these terraces served as an Inca agricultural experiment station. However, as Jorge says, this is only ONE aspect!

For us, these circles represent the Cosmic Spiral - the expansion of our essence from our center. We work with Earth energy to connect to the womb of Mother Earth, to release our Hucha (heavy energy) and one-by-one to put our message into the Cosmos to live fully in this life.

Below Moray are the Maras Salt Terraces where the Incas cleverly built terraces to capture the flow of a salty spring that emerges from the hillside. During the dry season, the water evaporates, leaving salt that can be harvested and sold. Salt is considered the great neutralizer. It can help cleanse, heal and balance energy while repelling negative vibrations. Besides acting as a potent purifier, salt can help attract positive energy and aid in manifestation.

As the light is reflected across the terraces and refracted by the salt crystals, the effect is quite stunning – reminding us of our unique light inside that is spilling out into the world lighting a path for those to come. So, we use this time surrounded by sacred salt to boost our manifestations and reflect our inner light.

Overnight in Urubamba at the Taypikala Hotel. (B, L, D)

Saturday, May 12

This morning our inner light rouses us out of our slumber. It becomes stronger each day as our connection with Father Sun, the Apus (mountains) and other living spirits of the Andes deepens. Today we venture to Killarumiyoc to meet additional spirits important to the Incan culture that help us unite heaven on Earth.

Killarumiyoc is home to a carved lunar calendar and temple dedicated to Mama Quilla – the Incan moon goddess. According to Incan lore, Mama Quilla was Inti’s (Father Sun) sister and wife - the feminine side of the Universe who influenced the tides and the growth and fertilization of plants. Here Q’ero Elders join us in an ancient offering of gratitude to Mama Quilla and Pacha Mama (Mother Earth) thanking them for all they have contributed to our lives.

Overnight in Urubamba at the Taypikala Hotel. (B, Picnic L)

Sunday, May 13

Today we are off to the mythical ‘birthplace of the rainbow’ – Chinchero. Rainbows speak directly to our heart and soul, filling us with awe and energies of liquid love. They are the symbol of following our hearts desire and purpose. This is a perfect opportunity to remember our intentions as we travel up, up, up to 12,500 feet to this ancient Incan village!

Chinchero, framed by the Cordillera Vilcabamba mountains and the snow-capped peak of Salkantay, was a country resort for Inca Tupac Yupanqui, son of Pachacutec. Under his direction, aqueducts and terraces for farming and agricultural purposes were built in the mountainside making Chinchero an agricultural mecca and one of the main population centers for the entire Sacred Valley.

Today its soil is some of the richest and fertile in the valley producing excellent crops that stock the Sunday Chinchero Market. We wander through the market to watch the locals trade vegetables, herbs and potatoes for other goods like matches, oranges and medicines. We are transported back in time to when the Incan ancestors in the highlands depended on trade. This market is also an artesian market where we can practice haggling for Peruvian goods such as woven blankets, silver jewelry, alpaca sweaters, musical instruments, artwork and other goods.

Chinchero is also an active traditional ‘weaving’ center. This art was almost lost until a group of local women revitalized it. We are introduced to this traditional weaving process complete with natural dyes and then are served a traditional Andean lunch.

Interlaced among the terraces are the remains of the Incan palace, megalithic carved rocks, walls and even a stone throne – a great display of Incan architecture. As we walk around the ancient city, listen carefully to hear sounds of a lost civilization, then sit amongst the remains and participate in an Incan gratitude ceremony!

Overnight in Urubamba at the Taypikala Hotel. (B, L, D)

Monday, May 14

Early this morning, we catch a scenic train from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes to continue our pilgrimage to the famous ‘Crystal City’ of the Incas - Machu Picchu! We arrive mid-morning and after settling into our hotel and enjoying a nutritious lunch, we board the bus that snakes up the mountain to Machu Picchu – the citadel in the sky.

Our timing is perfect as the morning crowds are dissipating leaving us to fully embody the sacredness of this Seven Wonder of the World. With great anticipation, we ask permission of the guardians of Machu Picchu – the Puma, Condor and Light of Spirits – to enter the sacred city. We ask to expand our spirits with the qualities of the Father and the Mother – Munay (love), Llancay (service), and Yachay (wisdom).

Upon entering this Wonder of the World, we sense the vibrant community, which by embodying these qualities, could thrive high above the river valley below. Soon we know, without a doubt, why it is included in this prestigious list of world wonders!

After a special heart awakening entrance, we explore the Seven Places of Power and intertwine meditation and ceremonies to connect us fully to the energetic power of Machu Picchu. Every invocation made at Machu Picchu is amplified to incalculable proportions due to the stone complex's high voltage magnetic focal point. So, be sure and express fully your intentions!.

Overnight in Aguas Calientes at the Taypikala Machu Picchu Hotel. (B, L, D)

Tuesday, May 15

Before sunrise, we return to ‘the Lost City of the Incas’ for a spectacular ceremonial meeting with Father Sun as he rises above the mountaintop and greets us with his brilliant light. We participate in a special sunrise celebration and receive the first light into our hearts; merging our energies with this sacred site and deepening our understanding of who we are as Children of the Sun.

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.

Later, we return to Aguas Calientes and catch our train and bus back to Urubamba taking time to reflect on the great wonders that just blessed our life.

Overnight in Urubamba at the Taypikala Hotel (B, D)

Wednesday, May 16

This is another day in paradise as we awaken to all the sensations of Mother Earth. She beckons us to surrender back to our true nature for ‘nature is our nature’! She calls our souls to the purifying essence of the natural elements present in our sanctuary – water, fire, earth and air. We connect and play with these elements, returning to our child-like nature of joy, love and freedom.

Surrounded by beauty and peace, we feel alive and rejuvenated! We take time to relax and reflect as we pamper our bodies in whatever way it requires.

As the sun begins its slow decent, we travel to the Inca Altar, Ñaupa Iglesia to anchor our new knowing of the unity of heaven and Earth. Here at the Temple of Gold or Church of the Ancients, we ask the spirit world to help us manifest our dreams and nurture our souls’ connection.

Later, we close our sacred journey with ceremony and a special dinner.

Overnight in Urubamba at the Taypikala Hotel (B, D)

Thursday, May 17

Our last morning in Peru is spent in gratitude as we say ‘Tupananchiskama’ (until we meet again in this or another reality) to our Peruvian friends! Mid-morning, we leave our sanctuary for Cusco. After a tour of the Old City Cusco, you are free to wander to shop and eat until we meet for our final transfer to the Cusco airport.

At a pre-arranged time and place, we go to the airport and fly to Lima where we connect with our international flights home. Even though we part and go our separate ways, Heaven and Earth are truly united inside each of us as we continue to live life as the Divine Adventure it is!

Overnight on your International Airline. (B)

NOTE: Depending upon your flight schedule, you should arrive home on Friday, May 18.


Our Transformational Guides and Workshop Leaders

Jorge Luis Delgado
In the Inca tradition, there is no separation between the physical and spiritual worlds, and Jorge Luis Delgado is expert at walking this path between both worlds. In Quechua, he is a Chacaruna, a ‘bridge person’, who assists others to move from one state of consciousness to another.

Born to an Aymara healer, Jorge received his early training from the Kallawaya shamans of the NE Lake Titicaca region, the lineage of the wise ones of the Andes, and from the Q’ero elders of Cusco, who are the last remaining tribal descendants of the Incas. He is a wisdom keeper of this ancient and powerful knowledge and enjoys sharing it with whoever is ready.

Author of Andean Awakening: an Inca Guide to Mystical Peru and Sabiduria Inka, Jorge is recognized worldwide as an authority on Inca philosophy, spirituality and tradition. He describes his own journey of awakening and packs this personal narrative with fascinating details about Peru, its history culture, mythos and magic!

He was featured in the BBC documentary, Everyman, and is frequently interviewed on Peruvian television. Jorge hosted the Second Elders Gathering at Lake Titicaca in March 2007 and the Activation of the Solar Disc gathering at Lake Titicaca in 2010. He led a conference at Mt. Shasta in November 2010 to bring the energy of the Solar Disc Activation fully into North America. Additionally, he has hosted the global conferences: 11-11-11; The Portal to A New Time, The Portal to a New Dawn: 12-12-12; The Good Neighbor in the Cosmos in 2014; and most recently, The Eagle and the Condor in the Light Festival. Every year he organizes special workshops with international and national speakers.

Jorge has offered workshops in North, South and Central America, as well as Europe. He teaches periodically at New York City's Omega Holistic Institute and at the New York Open Center. Jorge has been interviewed for various episodes of the History Channel’s Ancient Aliens documentaries airing since late 2010.

Jorge located and brought to the public’s attention the Aramu Muru Doorway, an inter-dimensional portal located in the Hayu Marca Mountains in south Peru. He is also a founding member of The Brotherhood of the Solar Disc, an Andean esoteric society. Jorge is way-shower for this 10th Pachacuti – this current time when the world is being turned upside down. He teaches that a new consciousness is emerging, one leading to a Golden Age that was fully activated in 2012. As keeper of this ancient knowledge, Jorge uses it to assist in healing for all who are ready and shares it with the world to support the dream that it is time for humanity to awaken and live fully in love, peace and oneness. He believes it is an extraordinary time to be alive!

Jorge Luis Delgado is the founder and owner of Kontiki Tour Company and owner of hotels in Cusco, Urubamba, Lake Titicaca, and Machu Picchu. Most importantly, Jorge is known and respected by the Andean priests and indigenous people of the region. In addition to his native Spanish, Jorge speaks fluent English, as well as three indigenous languages. He has a vast collection of antique textiles and artifacts, which he displays in all his hotels. Jorge has hosted and remains in contact with such notable people as Don Miguel Ruiz, Bo Bingham (grandson of Hiram Bingham), and David Childress, author of the Lost Cities Series. Jorge and his wife have three children and reside in Puno, Peru.

We are honored to be guided by Jorge Luis Delgado, one of the foremost spiritual guides in all of Peru. With Jorge, help us bridge heaven and Earth.

Dr. Patty Luckenbach
Noted for radiating love, sincerity, and generosity of spirit, Dr. Patty Luckenbach is an epicenter of compassion. Her quiet strength is founded in an unwavering faith that banishes fear and instills a rare depth of peace and love.

She is a master storyteller and her dynamic and inspiring messages reflect her reverence for nature and for ancient spiritual principles. She speaks with the wisdom of the sages and the humility of Mother Teresa. Her creative teaching honors the integrity of nature and dedicated to fully enhancing others by teaching spiritual connection, which empowers spiritual growth for individuals and community.

Because of her deep heart connection and love of all peoples and spirits, Dr. Patty and her husband, Luke, have been adopted by the indigenous North American Lakotas. This incredible honor, in and of itself, reveals the authentic, loving being that is Dr. Patty! As with her Lakota brothers and sisters, she walks alongside each spirit as they traverse this human life and move on to other dimensions.

Rev. Dr. Patty holds a Master’s degree in therapeutic psychology and is also a Research Associate of Existential Metapsychiatry. She has been an Associate Minister of one of the world’s largest metaphysical church, Mile Hi Church, for over 25 years.

Lily Kessler

E-RYT 500, Ed.S., founder of Blooming Life Yoga Studio + School

Lily strives to redefine the term Yoga to its original meaning. She is ultimately a yoga historian, continually researching, absorbing, and honing her learning so she may share her experience of the illuminating philosophies, wisdoms, and inspirational teachings of this living tradition.

Lily believes community is the hallmark of yoga where all people have a safe space to grow through story, play, and deep introspection. She strives to make yoga authentically accessible to all people in all ways, using her educational specialist background to create three certified yoga teacher-training programs. Blooming Life’s adult training, an upcoming online training with Dr. Sue Morter, and the country’s first teacher training for teenagers are all based on Lily’s book Story of Yoga: Humanity’s Quest for Nourishment©.

Traveling allows one to journey into themselves, and Lily is honored to explore Earth’s diverse beauty while sharing and practicing yoga with others. She has received the name Sraddha - Faith - from the Satchidananda Ashram and respects the deep teachings of beloved Dr. Sue Morter. Ultimately, the Inner Teacher is honored, found within life's tornadoes, routines, and celebrations. Lily shares her life with her husband Michael and dogs Shanti and Uma and believes each moment is pregnant with grace; grace to claim vitality, a new perspective, and embrace a blooming life.


Junia Gail Imel
Junia Gail Imel is the owner and operator of Divine Adventures. She is considered a premier tour advisor for divine journeys around the world. She earned this designation when she began creating magical divine adventures for others after her own journey to learn to live her life as a Divine Adventure.

In 2002, Junia took a quantum leap. She left her MBA degree and successful twenty-five year leadership career in advanced technology and education to discover the world from a new perspective — her own intuitive awareness. Courageously following an inner call, she spent 6 months traveling solo in Peru where she was invited into ritual with the Q’ero, Shipibo and medicine men/women. There she spent time studying with indigenous shamans, curanderas, spiritual guides and mystics. Her life was changed forever. . .

During her first trip to South America, Junia participated in the Merrayabo Tsintikash Jiwiki Bewakani Ritual Ceremony - a ritual to heal the master plants of the world - conducted by Shipibo-Conibo shamans. The shamans bestowed upon her, her Shipibo name "Inin Beka" which means 'sweet smelling protective cloth.' Since that moment, she opened to the calling and has become a master of holding sacred space so others can journey within; safely and fully protected.

And now she has merged her love of adventure and her natural leadership into a unique travel experience called, Divine Adventures. Here one journeys to inner and outer worlds to unleash innate wisdom and genius. She leads sacred journeys for groups or individuals into various places of Peru including Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley, Lake Titicaca and Amazon as well as other sacred places around the world. She is planning other exquisite trips in the future that combine service with personal expansion and transformation.



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