PERU

Our Peru yoga retreat adventure delves in, and goes beyond, the Sacred Valley to highlight not only the hum and heart of Machu Picchu but also the hum and heart of Peru’s people and beautiful cities.

We’ll taste the gourmet flavor of Lima and catch the vibrancy of Cusco by day and by night.  From Peru’s new cosmopolitan centers to its ancient ones, we’re diving into a Peru adventure through time.  This adventure is rich in Peru’s culture, history and nature.

Our Sacred Valley exploration will take in natural beauty of the Inca’s ancient culture as well as time with the local Amaru community, a visit to the Pisac market and a trip to the retreat and temple-fortress of Ollantaytambo.  Partake in a local Pachamama ceremony, yoga in Peru in an old chapel and amid nature and take in all the heart this extraordinary country has to offer.

Yoga Retreat Details

Yoga Retreat Adventure Duration: 8 Days / 7 Nights • Starting at $5495 per person

May 5 - 12, 2018Elizabeth Rowan

What's Included

What’s included:
  • Eight days with English-speaking expert local guides
  • Flight from Lima to Cusco
  • Breakfast each morning at our hotels
  • Andean cuisine hands-on cooking class in Lima
  • Cultural exploration of Lima
  • All dinners in a local restaurant or at our hotels
  • Morning and evening yoga on most days (please see the full itinerary for yoga schedule)

 

  • Guided visits to the Pisac Market & Ollantaytambo Fortress
  • Vistadome train tickets to Machu Picchu and Cusco
  • Sacred Valley community cultural visit
  • Two excursions to Machu Picchu
  • Sacred Valley transfers by Vistadome train
  • Traditional Pachamama ceremony
  • Entrance fees to all included sites
  • Private transfers
  • Tour of colonial Cusco & Cusco’s ruins
What’s not included:
  • International flight into Lima and out of Cusco
  • Any airport taxes
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Items of a personal nature (phone calls, souvenirs, spa services, etc)
  • Gratuities
  • Travel insurance (recommended)

Accommodations

Our luxury accommodations span the gamut from modern to colonial hacienda to a former monastery.  Each location embraces the vibe of its surroundings while delivering ‘new Andean’ flavors and old world style.  Revel in locations that vary from metropolitan to river front to colonial square.

Itinerary

 

Each of our amazing Peru yoga retreat itineraries will be unique, with slight changes based on local holidays and/or events. Below is a sample of what can be expected as you explore this amazing country with The Travel Yogi:

Day 1Day One
  • Arrive in Lima for the start of your Peru adventure
    • Our guide will meet you at the airport and escort you to our first hotel
  • Evening airplane-twist-move-it-out yoga class
  • Welcome dinner and a taste of the local
    • La bienvenida a Perú!
Day 2Day Two
  • Morning rise and shine yoga
  • Our taste of Lima begins with getting our hands dirty!
    • Get your aprons on in cooking class and learn to prepare an authentic Andean dish
    • Lunch on your creations
  • Explore colonial old town and Casa Aliaga
  • Evening yoga and dinner back at home base
Day 3Day Three
  • Early morning transfer to the airport
  • Arrival into Cusco and transfer to the Sacred Valley
  • Visit Pisac Market and the Ollantaytambo Fortress
    • Marvel at the vibrancy of the market and the history of an Incan stronghold
  • Evening yoga on property and dinner
Day 4Day Four
  • Early morning yoga flow
  • Explore the Sacred Valley’s culture and community
    • Today we will visit with the locals who call the valley home
  • Evening yoga
  • Group dinner on property
Day 5Day Five
  • Sunrise open-hearts-and-minds yoga
  • Vistadome train from Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu
    • Watch the Sacred Valley from floor to ceiling windows on this amazing train
  • Guided exploration of Machu Picchu
  • Evening grounding yoga on the terrace
  • Group dinner
Day 6Day Six
  • Sunrise yoga on the terrace
  • Additional visit to Machu Picchu
    • Once isn’t enough – settle into the beautiful space of this ancient site
  • Farewell lunch in the Sacred Valley
  • Soak up the sights on the Vistadome train back to Cusco
  • Transfer to our hotel and revel in evening yoga in the chapel
  • Dinner in our converted monastery hotel home
Day 7Day Seven
  • Chapel yoga to awaken your senses
  • Morning exploration of Cusco past and present city
    • Take in the city’s ruins, its colonial past and present hum
  • This afternoon is free to stroll Cusco
  • Closing yoga in the beautiful chapel
  • Farewell dinner on the town
Day 8Day Eight
  • Morning breakfast and packing before transfers to the airport for the journey home
    • Later flights have extra time to explore Cusco
PERU

FAQs

Citizens of the U.S. will need a valid passport to visit Peru.  Passports must have at least one blank page per entry stamp.  Visas will be issued, for free, upon arrival.

Entry requirements can change so for up to date information please visit the State Department’s page for Peru.  Nationals of all other countries should check entry requirements with their government.

No shots are required at this time for travel to Peru.  Of course we recommend that you be up to date on all of your vaccinations.  Any specific inoculation or health questions should be directed to your personal physician.

Yes!  Vegetarians will have no difficulty and all other requests should be able to be accommodated as long as we have sufficient notice of at least four weeks prior to departure.  Please contact The Travel Yogi with any dietary questions.

While travel insurance is not required it is strongly recommended.  We recommend Travel Guard, thought you may get insurance through any reputable company.

On this adventure, yes, you will need to bring your own mat.  Your mat and luggage will be transported for you once on the trip, but you will need to bring a mat from home.  The Travel Yogi teachers that embark on this adventure will be designing classes that do not require props, so no need to bring a strap or a block.

Yup, all of our lux locations will have wifi available.

Peru uses a mix of the standard, non-grounded North American plug (type A) and the European two-prong (type C).  Please note that you’ll likely need an adaptor for the type A plug as many US plugs have one prong that is larger than the other while a true type A plug has two flat parallel blades.

The voltage is 220-230V so a converter may be required.

While our Peru yoga retreat adventure covers multiple regions in Peru, in general the peak season is the Peruvian winter of May to September.  These are the drier months with cooler temperatures.  December through March is the wettest season with heavy rain showers while April and October can be unpredictable with the weather but have fewer travelers.

Yes!  Of course.  Once you’re booked you’ll receive an email with important logistical information and a link to your invoice.  You can pay any amount at any time on the invoice; you can use it as a payment plan or leave it alone until the final due date.

Remember that deposits are non-refundable so, on all trips, we recommend purchasing travel insurance.