Cusco Wellness and Cultural Retreat

Cusco, Peru

Lisa Dunbar
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Oct 16 - 24, 2019
Group size: 1 - 15
Cusco Wellness and Cultural Retreat
Cusco, Peru

Lisa Dunbar
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Oct 16 - 24, 2019
Group size: 1 - 15

About this trip

Come and explore the majestic and ancient heartland of the Inkas, while learning to deepen your connection with nature and nurture yourself the Andean way.

This nine-day retreat will take place in Cusco, Peru between 16 and 24 October 2018. It will include a stay in the vibrant modern city and ancient capital of the Inkas, Cusco, and a 5-day retreat at the serene wellness guesthouse, Willka T’ika, in the Sacred Valley.

Cusco City Tour 16-18 October

The group will meet at Cusco City on the 16 October 2019 and will spend the first two nights at Tambo del Arriero, a renovated colonial building just located on the fringes of the historic zone of the city. Twin share rooms are part of the package. Single rooms can be booked upon request for an additional charge.

Sacred Valley Retreat 18-23 October

On the morning of the 18 October, the group will travel together to the Sacred Valley to the wellness guesthouse, Wilka T’ika.

Wilka T’ika Guesthouse is renown for its serene and lush chakra gardens, which feature medicinal flowers and plants. Its construction was inspired by the principles of Feng Shui. These gardens are open daily and are a beautiful place to meditate and rest. The resort is equipped with multipurpose/yoga studios and sun-heated baths. Wi-Fi is also available.

You will stay in Garden Rooms, which are twin or triple share. Single rooms can be booked upon request for an additional charge.

Transfers to and from this resort are included in the retreat package.

Return to Cusco 23-24 October

We will return to Cusco on the 23rd October and enjoy our final night together at Tambo de Arriero.

During your stay in Cusco, Lisa will take you on guided walking tours around the city. These will introduce you to the cultural history of the Inka. Included will be a visit to the most sacred shrine and temple of the Inka, Qorikancha.

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Your Wellness Program

the retreat program will include workshops and classes designed to introduce you to nurturing yourself and deepening your connection with nature following the ancient Andean way.

The workshops include:

  1. A daytime herbal medicine workshop;
  2. Traditional Despacho (Fire) Ceremony;
  3. Evening Andean musical performance;
  4. Inka water divination, bathing and creative dreaming;
  5. Working with the Inka mother archetypes, including Pachamama;
  6. Daily Kundalini yoga classes (five in total); and,
  7. Paint your own Mandala workshops.

This retreat will also include guided visits to the following the archaeological places and parks:

  1. Pisaq;
  2. Chinchero; and,
  3. Machu Picchu.

All entry fees and transfers to and from these places are included in the package.

Delicious Food

Meals offered will be vegetarian and made from local produce. Special diets can be accommodated with advance notice.

Water at Willka Tika is filtered with the internally recognised Sawyer Filter.

Our price includes all meals during your stay at Wilka T’ika.

How do I get there?

For our participants joining us from Australia, you will need to book a return flight from Australia to Cusco. We recommend that you book with our preferred travel agency, O Sullivan & Turner Travel Associates.

From Cusco Airport, participants will need to travel approximately 20 minutes to the hotel in historic zone of Cusco.

Please note that flights from your home country to Cusco, Peru and hotel transfers from Cusco Airport to Tambo del Arriero are NOT INCLUDED in the retreat package.

What else do I need to know?

There are 15 places available for this retreat. Your place will be secured once you have paid a deposit.

This is alcohol and drug-free retreat. Hallucinogens will not be consumed during workshops and/or classes.

We advise you to consult with a medical professional prior to departure for travel advice and vaccinations. We also recommend that you discuss with your health professional and practitioners how to best nurture yourself while living at high altitude.

When entering Peru from Australia, a passport valid for a minimum of 6 months with at least two pages in the visa section is required. A return ticket is also required. On a tourist visa, the maximum stay is 183 days per year. We recommend that you seek the advice of their travel agent and also the Peruvian embassy.

What’s included

  • Accommodation
  • Mandala Workshops
  • 5 Kundalini Yoga Classes
  • Food
    Food during our stay at Willka T'ika is included.
  • Guided Tours
    Guided tours of Machu Picchu, Pisaq and Chincero

What’s not included

  • Airfare
  • Medical Insurance
  • Food in Cusco City
  • Airport transfers

Available Packages

Early Bird

If you book and pay for the retreat in full by 1 June 2019, the early bird investment price is $5997 AUD.

Price after 1 June 2019
Deposit: A$1,500

Your Organizer

Lisa Dunbar
Lisa is an Australian researcher and independent artist. She studied archaeology in Australia and in 2015, was awarded her PhD. She is a specialist in Inka ceremony, ethnohistory and mythology and has conducted fieldwork in Cusco and Ancash, Peru. As an independent artist, Lisa is known for her “Little Earth Mama” works, inspired by her experiences and love of the central Andes.

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