Come with us and experience the magic, the power and the beauty of this ancient medicine tradition in the landscape of Peru, from Thursday 16 to Friday 31 May 2024.
We are always excited about the experience that we offer on our journeys through the Sacred Valley, and up to the lake at the top of the world, Lake Titicaca.
Every journey is different.
Join Chris Waters and our Q’ero shamans – Don Francisco, Doña Juana, Don Pascual, and Chino – as we make our way through the Sacred Valley of the Inca, following the course of the Urubamba river from Pisac to Machu Picchu. And we are delighted that we will also be in the company of our friend and guide, shaman and author Jorge Luis Delgado for most of our journey, including Machu Picchu (an amazing experience!) and our days on and around Lake Titicaca.
This is a unique and special trip of a lifetime, walking with the Earthkeepers of the Sacred Valley and lake Titicaca, experiencing something of what it means to walk a medicine path. This is truly a sacred journey with kindred spirits.
THE SACRED VALLEY
As we travel together through the Sacred Valley, our journey will honour the elements of water, earth, fire and air along with our connection to each other and the mountain presence that brings us home. to each other and the mountain presence that brings us home.
Everywhere we go we will be creating ceremony in caves, waterfalls, the landscape, and the lakes that we visit. We will heal our relationship with the Earth and our brothers and sisters of this human family, bringing right-relationship (ayni) to ourselves and all Mother Earth’s creations.
We visit the colourful market at Pisac and the beautiful temple to the Great Feminine at Moray, where we can sit in the landscape of circles and truly connect with Pachamama.
We hold sacred healing ceremonies, and step onto the crystal city that is Machu Picchu. There, we honour the light of the sun, our star, as it rises above the mountain, with fingers of light spreading across this extraordinary landscape carved from the jungle.
We travel from Cusco to Lake Titicaca through the landscape of the Altiplano, following the ley lines, stopping at temples and sacred sites along the way.
We take a boat across the Lake to the beautiful island of Amantani, where we are welcomed into the homes of these kind-hearted islanders. Staying with families here is a great lesson in simplicity, beauty and generosity of spirit. In the evening we do ceremony as the sun sets across the sea at the top of the world which is truly a magical experience.
Back onshore, we travel together over the back of the Serpent and the Puma to arrive at the Gateway to the Gods. We will have an opportunity to make our own cosmic connections in this extraordinary place where we can step through this Doorway into realms beyond ordinary time and space.
We will visit places in this remarkable landscape where we can use the ancient altars to Mother Earth and Father Sun to harmonise these energies that dance within us. Together we will travel to other more secret places where few tourists go. You will find waterfalls, caves and lakes that call us to ceremony to honour our relationship with the Earth and the natural world.
A JOURNEY LIKE NO OTHER
This journey is open to all. It is for those who are stepping into this lineage with us for the first time and is also for everyone who has already begun to walk the medicine path with us. For those who wish to bring their medicine to life in the land that birthed the practices and teachings that already inform their work in the world.
But this is first and foremost a Sacred Journey, home to your heart.
We are looking forward to working with you to make the most of this pilgrimage, a journey of a lifetime.
COSTS FOR 2024
- Deposit: £550 (non-refundable)
- Balance payment: $4,750
- Upgrade to single room: $770
We will send you information on the flights that we recommend that you book – particularly the internal flights. Our general guideline for
spending money is to bring at least £600, depending on your own budget. You’ll want to have this mostly in Peruvian Sols.
We organise the entire trip including all hotels (except for the hotel at Lima airport on the day we arrive in Lima) and train tickets.
Every step of the journey is waiting for you. All you need to book for yourself are your flights, both international and within Peru, and one night in our airport hotel in Lima.
Our itinerary is listed on the right, but please be aware that things can change! This is Peru, and sometimes circumstances mean that we have to be flexible.
INCLUDED IN THE COST
- Accommodation in the beautiful Taypikala hotels
- Breakfast every day
- Picnic lunches while at sacred sites
- Most evening meals at the hotels
- All boat and coach journeys
- All visits to sacred sites.
- Your flights
- Your hotel in Lima on the evening that we arrive
- Travel & medical insurance
- Healing sessions with the shaman (around $80)
- Some bottled water is included but you will also need to take advantage of the regular opportunities to keep your own good stock of water, soft drinks and snacks.
- Tips for our drivers and hotels.