Journey deep into the spiritual and cultural wonders of Peru, its people, and the vibrant energy in the Sacred Valley. This all inclusive trip starts in Cusco to acclimate and enjoy the highlights. We'll spend quality time at our retreat center, Willka T’ika with daily yoga classes, healing treatments, star gazing, a fire ceremony, renowned sacred Chakra Gardens, explore nearby hikes beneath magnificent Andean peaks in awe-inspiring Sacred Valley scenery, and visit the major sites of the Sacred Valley. We also will spend 2 days in Machu Picchu to explore. with our personal guide, learn the history and myths of this mountain top legend, and hike Huayna Picchu (optional).
With this fully-inclusive Retreat, enjoy the most luxurious accommodations at Wilka Tika, each with its unique garden or mountain view, gourmet vegetarian meals, and the perfect amount of time to pause within travels to absorb the healing energies of Peru and reflect on your inner journey. In Machu Picchu, we will stay at a 4 star hotel in Aguas Calientas, the town below Machu Picchu.
We will have a highly experienced private guide to accompany our group at all times, sharing awe-inspiring stories of the Inca and translating Quechua from Qero healers. This exclusive program is the perfect tour for a person that wants to see and experience it all, while tapping into authentic Andean spirituality.
ABOUT OUR HOME AWAY FROM HOME
Willka T’ika, is Peru’s premier luxury wellness retreat and boutique hotel and the original yoga center of the Sacred Valley — serene, sustainable and enchanting. Conveniently located between the ancient cities and temples of Cusco and Machu Picchu.
Staffed by 20 local Quechua farmers, Incan descendants who still practice ancient traditions
THE SEVEN GARDENS
Voted as one of the top experiences during a stay at Willka T’ika, guests are welcome to experience the rejuvenating energies in each of the seven Chakra Gardens to explore and tap into personal healing power with Pachamama, Mother Nature. Each Chakra Garden focuses on one of the seven energy centers, from the base to the crown chakra, and offers a uniquely charged sacred space for group or personal work.
WILKA T'IKAS 1000 YEAR OLD LUCUMA TREE
The Chakra Gardens 1,000+ year-old Lucuma tree, with its tremendous healing earth energy from a pre-Inkan era anchors the gardens and provides a place of revitalization and inspiration for guests in need of integrating their body, mind and spirit. Some believe Willka T’ika’s Lucuma tree is one of approximately 365 shrines located along Inkan Empire seques, the forty or so straight lines emanating from Cusco’s Korikancha Temple that run for hundreds of miles toward celestial points on the horizon.
GRAND SPIRAL WALK
Guests can align with the powerful Sacred Valley energies in the Spiral Garden of the third eye Chakra Garden. Walking the Spiral is an experience in releasing unwanted energies, and moving deeper into expanding consciousness. Opening the third eye chakra to intuition and higher reflection can open the personal path to greater awareness and wellness.
Day 1 of 2 at Machu Picchu
AM: Early breakfast. Morning tourist train to Aguas Calientes, the gateway to the majestic terraces of Machu Picchu. Tea/coffee and snack on train. Enjoy an enlightening tour of the ancient “City of Light” with your guide. Bag Lunch.
PM: Continue to explore Machu Picchu ruins, and hike to the Sun Gate or to the Incan Bridge, taking photographs along the way as you enjoy the magnificent views.
6:30 p.m. Meet outside your hotel. Willka T’ika invites you to a fabulous celebratory three-course dinner in one of the finest restaurants in Aguas Calientes.
Yoga session TBD
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included
Day 2 of 2
AM: Open day in Machu Picchu with entrance ticket included, with option to climb Machu Picchu Peak or Huayna Picchu Peak, depending on availability. Return to the ruins for another glance at the Incan splendor. Return by bus to Aguas Calientes with time for a cool beverage or snack at a local café.
PM: Afternoon train back to Ollantaytampu, transfer to Willka T’ika in time for a late dinner.
Breakfast, Dinner included
Yoga session TBD
CUSCO: We have one organized dinner our second night in Cusco giving you time to explore the area and eat out as you like the first day.
DURING OUR STAY AT WILKA TIKA: Gourmet farm-to-table vegetarian meals and teas are served daily, using high-protein Andean grains and legumes, as well as organic vegetables and salads grown on-site. We welcome vegan, gluten-free, and special dietary requests. Willka T’ika has the only 100% hormone-free and chemical-free gourmet vegetarian hotel kitchen in Peru’s Sacred Valley. Our gardens are strictly organic. Filtered water available 24/7 in dining room, and bottled water available for purchase.
MACHU PICCHU: Breakfast and dinner included both days, lunch one day offer. You'll have 1 lunch as well on your own in Aguas Calientas before we head back on the train to the Sacred Valley.
We will send you a full list as we get closer to our adventure. The yoga studios are fully equipped with mats, blocks, straps, heavy wool and cotton folded blankets for bolsters and pillows, so no need to bring yoga equipment.
-Travel light. You may have to carry your own luggage at times. Dress is very casual. There is laundry service at Willka T’ika and a laundry area if you prefer to do your own.
-Dress in layers: Bring a comfortable jacket for the early morning and night. Dressing in layers allows one to be comfortable during the cold mornings and nights, and hot middays. Andean weather is unpredictable: sunny, windy, and unexpected showers in one day
Your stay at Wilka Tika includes fresh herbal teas and delicious vegetarian meals: a buffet breakfast, lunch, and an organic three-course dinner.
Your stay at Wilka T'ika includes fresh herbal teas and delicious vegetarian meals: a buffet breakfast, lunch, and an organic three-course dinner.
Your stay includes fresh herbal teas and two delicious vegetarian meals: a buffet breakfast and an organic three-course dinner.
Program begins with a transfer from the Cusco airport to your lovely hotel
conveniently situated off the historic Plaza de Armas. Plan to arrive into Cusco by
11a.m. to rest and acclimate to the 11,200 altitude.
3:00 pm: Meet your guide in the hotel lobby. Group orientation in the hotel and
a guided walk through the cobblestone streets of San Blas. Your professional
guide will point out fascinating Incan stonework en route. Explore the Korikancha Temple, the holiest site during Incan times.
Dine on own in evening by the main square.