Peru: An Unforgettable Journey: Culture, Inca Trail, Food, Yoga

      Sacred Valley, Peru

      Jodye Hall
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      10 reviews
      Jul 20 - 27, 2024
      Group size: 5 - 20
      Peru: An Unforgettable Journey: Culture, Inca Trail, Food, Yoga
      Sacred Valley, Peru

      Jodye Hall
      • Email address verified
      10 reviews

      Jul 20 - 27, 2024
      Group size: 5 - 20

      About this trip

      Hi there! I'm Jodye, and I love sharing Peru!  Join me for an epic, journey of a lifetime to Peru that combines adventure, local culture, delicious food, community, yoga and hiking the one-day "Short Inca Trail" to Machu Picchu.   

      Solo travelers are welcome!  Travel with me and find your community!  

      Immerse yourself in the beauty of the Andes Mountains while following the footsteps of the ancient Incas. The one-day "Short Inca Trail" is a breathtaking hike through stunning natural landscapes, ending at Machu Picchu's Sun Gate.  Along the way, you will connect with nature, challenge yourself physically, and discover the secrets of this magical region. 

      I have so much planned for you!  We will enjoy the vibrant colors and local culture, indulge in delicious local cuisine, take a cooking class, shop for local artisan textiles and silver, wander the ruins at Pisac, Maras and Ollantaytambo, and deepen our yoga practice in a serene and rejuvenating environment.   

      At Mountainview Experience we spend a day in nature hanging out with alpacas, picnicking and creating a watercolor work of art to take home.  You can ride an ATV, horse or bicycle, or just relax with a cup of Andean Muna tea in the lodge while gazing at the amazing Andes Mountains.  My guests agree this is their favorite day!

      Oh, and of course, we will do gentle yoga in the foothills of the Andes Mountains!  (Optional! You can always sleep in!)

      Our four-star boutique hotels are so special. The Antigua Casona in San Blas features a lovely courtyard with comfy sofas, hand woven blankets, firepits and wait staff ready to serve you.  The Spa at Antigua is completely amazing, complete with a steam bath, jacuzzi soak, salt rubs from a local quarry, Spanish-style shower, and therapeutic massage.   

      El Albergue Hotel in Ollantaytambo features beautiful gardens full of flowers, an organic farm, gourmet restaurant, a distillery and a coffee roastery.  I love it so much.  

      Shared or private rooms available. Single travelers are welcome, and I can match you with a roommate!

      I can't wait to show you all my favorite places!  Email or text me all your questions! or 1-304-282-3053.  Follow me on Instagram at @Jtrouble123.

      Note: I'm happy to help you arrange your flights!

      What’s included

      • 7 nights lodging
        5 nights in 4-star boutique hotels in Cusco & Ollantaytambo, 1 night in a mountain cabin w/ amazing views, & 1 at the base of Machu Picchu! Rooms are doubles. (Private available for extra cost.)
      • All Transportation
        Transportation to and from the airport and our hotels in Cusco. All group transportation between Sacred Valley locations in a comfortable, roomy van, a train to Machu PIcchu.
      • Cooking Class in Cusco
        We learn to prepare traditional Peruvian ceviche, Lomo Saltado w/ alpaca and two popular Peruvian drinks. Veg / food allergy options available.
      • Meals
        All full breakfasts at our hotels. 4 lunches and 4 dinners in my favorite restaurants. Opportunities to explore local restaurants. Veg options available. Let me know about food allergies!
      • Pisac
        Hike the upper Pisac ruins, shop in Pisac's famous artisan market for textiles, silver jewelry. Enjoy a catered picnic with gourmet food, traditional textiles, and flowers.
      • Ollantaytambo
        Wander the cobblestone streets of a living Inca town, w/ original Inca water channels. Enjoy a drink in the town square, shop in the market, hike the ruins. Optional Tours too!
      • Machu Picchu
        Day 1: Hike the Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu's Sun Gate. Day 2: Tour Machu Picchu!
      • Mountainview Experience
        Spend a relaxing day in nature . Option to ride a horse, ATV/QUAD, bicycle, or just enjoy peace and quiet with llamas! Late afternoon watercolor painting picnic under the majestic Andes.
      • Yoga!
        Yoga (all levels) in a private studio in Cusco hotel, and on an organic farm beneath the Andes Mountains. Yoga is optional! Sleep in if you'd prefer!
      • Rainbow Mountain
        Optional Add-On: Amazing hike! The rainbow-like appearance is created by the sediment of minerals. Layered hues of gold, lavender, red and turquoise towering into the sky. (extra fee)
      • Taxes, Entrance Tickets

      What’s not included

      • Airfare
        Book two roundtrip tickets. 1) Your home to Lima. 2) Lima to Cusco.
      • Tips and gratuities
        For our guides, restaurant servers, etc.
      • Alcoholic Beverages
      • Travel Insurance
      • Spa and Massage Services
      • Purchases, snacks
      • Additional Taxis
        Taxis or Tuk Tuks for personal excursions.
      • Optional Activities
        Pachamanca lunch at El Albergue hotel in Ollantaytambo, Textile Tour with local artisans, any tours/activities not mentioned such as walking tour of Cusco, visit to Sacsayhuaman, San Pedro Market.

      Available Packages

      Shared room (solo travelers welcome!)
      Available until March 1, 2024Sold Out

      If you pay your deposit by December 30, 2023, the price is $2,800.  After this date, the price $3,000 per person.

      Deposit: $300
      Private Room
      Available until March 1, 2024Sold Out

      Enjoy a room to yourself.    

      Deposit: $300

      Available options


      Day 1 (July 20, 2024)
      Welcome to Cusco! I'm so excited you are here!

      After you get settled into our hotel, the wonderful Antigua Casona in San Blas, you have some free time to have lunch in our hotel or in the neighborhood, wander around the shops and galleries, hit the ATM, enjoy the spa.  Then we will have a meet and greet slow flow/restorative yoga class at the Exhala Yoga Studio in our hotel.  Dinner together in a local restaurant.  Enjoy relaxing in the hotel courtyard, or go for an evening walk.

      Your Organizer

      Jodye Hall
      10 reviews
      Jodye and Brooke teach yoga in their home city, host yoga retreats and adventure tours internationally, and lead workshops helping people to change their lives.


      What an absolutely breathtaking, calming, blissful, relaxing and enjoyable experience through and through. Brooke and Jodye really know how to take care of you - especially with all of the unpredictable things that come with travel (missing flights, shuttles, etc)! They were so communicative, informative and organized when it came to having all the information necessary for planning. They immediately helped us book a hotel in San Jose our first night in Costa Rica after we missed our flight from Miami to Costa Rica after running all the way across the airport terminal. And a new shuttle for the next day! On top of that, Casa Firefly was the perfect safe haven away and an environment to foster growth through all the workshops included. The staff was so welcoming and food was absolutely delicious. The meal selections and cost were at a very good price. The connections made while meeting people from all different areas really were the icing, filling and glue to the cake itself of this trip! And together we all got to experiencing the wonders of this beautiful location. I will always treasure this unforgettable experience and can't wait to travel with Jodye and Brooke again!
      By Hannah D for Celebrate New Year's in Costa Rica With Brooke & Jodye, Dec 28-Jan 3 on Jan 16, 2024
      While I'm a regular global traveler, this was my first retreat/yoga retreat/organized group travel experience, and it far exceeded my expectations. Jodye and Brooke are so good at what they do. They are both incredibly organized and thoughtful individuals but they also go with the flow --- these are necessary skills when traveling and it really set a peaceful tone for me. The experience was equally organized yet flexible, adventurous yet relaxing and rejuvenating, curated yet tailored to the experience I personally wanted to have. Just a few of the things I loved about this retreat: a print-out itinerary (everything optional!) upon arrival with additional information about add-on opportunities, the fact that they checked in regularly with the group to see how folks felt about doing different activities and also reiterated regularly that everything was optional, and the opportunities to do fun add-ons or just chill, traveling to a lesser-known/less touristy part of the country. Jodye and Brooke also planned intentional mindfulness exercises that made the experience transformative. It is really hard to describe a retreat with Jodye and Brooke; all I can say is JUST GO FOR IT. You will not be sorry you said yes. In short, it was an incredible experience and I cannot wait to travel with them again.
      By Aubrey W for Start the New Year in Costa Rica With Brooke & Jodye, Jan 4-10, 2024 on Jan 13, 2024
      What a great way to end 2023 and kick off 2024. I met a fantastic group of yoga minded people to explore Costa Rica with. The activities had a good balance of touring and time to relax at the resort. I appreciated always having a choice that fitted with what I needed. Excellent food and beautiful surroundings! Highly recommend Casa Firefly and Jodye & Brooke organized yoga retreat!
      By Fiona W for Celebrate New Year's in Costa Rica With Brooke & Jodye, Dec 28-Jan 3 on Jan 13, 2024
      We had a great time!!! We really enjoyed the trip!!!
      By David H for Celebrate New Year's in Costa Rica With Brooke & Jodye, Dec 28-Jan 3 on Jan 13, 2024
      Location was perfect! Itinerary was well planned. Brooke and Jodey created a welcoming environment! Great duo! I would book again with them.
      By Lindsay M for Celebrate New Year's in Costa Rica With Brooke & Jodye, Dec 28-Jan 3 on Jan 05, 2024
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