THE TRAVEL YOGI
Peru Yoga Adventure
Culture, Majesty & Immersion
From the colonial beauty of Cusco to the peaceful history of the Sacred Valley, our Peru yoga retreat adventure ensures that you get an enriching and rejuvenating mix of the best Peru has to offer on and off the mat.
Soak up the sights and sounds of Peru at the markets and immerse in culture and a day’s work with the local Quechua community. From Cusco, the former capital of the Incan Empire, and the gateway to the Sacred Valley of Peru you’ll hike the last miles of the Inca Trail and visit ruins and sites seen only by hikers. Our overnight at the only hotel at the gates of Machu Picchu allows for an early and easy morning entrance to soak up this Andean wonder.
Our Peru yoga retreat includes morning flows to get you ready for epic adventure days and evening wind-down practices that give you time to savor the day. The Travel Yogi’s yoga and adventure trip in Peru features lux accommodations, including our exclusive use hotel in the Sacred Valley, that consciously blend with the gorgeous Andean scenery.
Every step of our Peru wellness retreat is guided by local experts who ensure a full, and local, cultural experience from ancient Incan to modern Peruvian. Journey through time, cultures, local cuisine, extraordinary yoga flows, city-vibes and Andean magic on a one-of-a-kind Peru yoga retreat adventure.
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- Eight days with English-speaking expert local guides
- Unique glamping experience in the Sacred Valley & a night at the gates of Machu Picchu
- Hike to visit and learn from the Pallata community
- Quechua Andean community visit & participation in daily community activities
- Traditional Despacho ceremony
- Hike to the rarely visited native-tree forests of Queuñua to the Pumamarca archeological site
- Visit to Maras village & salt works
- Hike to the preserved Inca site of Chachabamba & archeological site of Wiñay Wayna
- Guided visits to the Pisac Market & Ollantaytambo Fortress
- Exploration of Machu Picchu
- Cultural exploration of Cusco & surrounding ruins
- Entrance fees to all included sites
- Private transfers
- All breakfasts & dinners in a local restaurant or at our hotels
- Multiple cultural lunches with local Andean communities
- Morning and evening yoga on most days (please see the full itinerary for yoga schedule)
What's Not Included
- International flight to and from Cusco
- Any airport taxes
- Alcoholic drinks
- Items of a personal nature (phone calls, souvenirs, spa services, etc)
- Travel insurance (recommended)
Our luxury accommodations span the gamut from our eco-boutique uber glamping accommodations in the Sacred Valley to the Belmond at the gates of Machu Picchu. Each location embraces the vibe of its surroundings while delivering ‘new Andean’ flavors and old-world style. Revel in locations that consciously meld with their surroundings while elevating your experience.
Each of our amazing Peru yoga retreat adventure 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:
- Arrive in Cusco for the start of your Peru yoga adventure
- Our guide will meet you at the airport and we’ll travel as a group to the Sacred Valley
- Immediately immerse in culture and nature with exploration of the archeological site of Pisac and a gorgeous picnic lunch
- Head to Pisac village and marvel at the vibrancy of the market and the history of an Incan stronghold
- Welcome evening yoga and dinner at our private boutique Sacred Valley hote – Bienvenida a Perú!
- Early morning yoga & breakfast to prepare for a culture/hiking day
- Drive to the Pallata community and a hike through the native-tree forests of Queuñua, Chachacomo & Unca
- This route is rarely traveled by tourist and is a day of deep connection to the incredible Andean outdoors
- Hike to the Wari, then Inca, Pumamarca archeological site
- Visit the current Incan village, and ancient ruins of Ollantaytambo
- Lunch at an organic farm set on an old Incan terrace
- Participate in the preparation of a traditional Pachamanca meal
- This afternoon participate in a traditional, and hyper-local, Despacho ceremony
- This uniquely Andean ceremony thanks the earth (Pachamama) and the elements for their blessing and to ask for protection for their families, animals and lands
- Evening yoga and dinner back at home base
- Morning yoga and breakfast
- Journey to the Andean home of the Quechua community
- Today we will spend the morning learning and helping with traditional farming, weaving and other community activities according to the season’s needs
- Enjoy the fruits of the morning’s labor and lunch with new friends
- This afternoon we’ll head to a secluded location to be a part of a healing sound bath
- Evening out in one of our favorite restaurants in the Sacred Valley
- Sunrise open-hearts-and-minds yoga
- Travel to the earthwork terraces of Moray and discover the ingenuity of the Incas
- Hike from Moray to Maras Village following a trail traditionally used for local farmers and their animals
- Enjoy lunch in a local country home hosted by friends on the outskirts of Maras village
- Continue to marvel at Incan enterprise and explore the 3,000 small pools of the Maras salt works
- Evening grounding yoga on the terrace
- Group dinner
- Early departure from our hotel to the Ollantaytambo train station
- Enjoy the train ride and scenery through the Canyon of Vilcanota
- We will disembark the train early in order to hike the final section of the Inca Trail and explore sites only available to hikers (pending seasonal availability)
- Marvel at the preserved Inca site of Chachabamba and the outstanding archeological site of Wiñay Wayna
- At the first sight of Machu Picchu we’ll stop for lunch and a chance to soak in the immensity of the Lost City
- The first entrance to Machu Picchu is this afternoon upon arrival after much of the day’s crowd has left
- Stay on the mountain tonight at the Belmond, the only hotel at Machu Picchu, and watch the sun set and rise on this ancient marvel
- Morning yoga & breakfast
- Morning exploration of Machu Picchu
- Delve into the theories of purpose of Machu Picchu, its Incan heritage and astronomical significance
- The engineering, history, majesty of Machu Picchu and its marvels will fill your morning
- Enjoy and early lunch and depart Machu Picchu for Aguas Calientes and on to Cusco
- Explore town and dine in a local Cusco restaurant
- Sunrise yoga & breakfast to awaken your senses
- Morning exploration archeological sites surrounding Cusco including Sacsayhuaman, Puca Pucara and Tambomachay
- Hike one of the four Incan ‘highways’
- Our chosen highway connects the Amazon with the Sacred Valley all the way to Cusco
- Hike through the hills to the end of the trail in Cusco’s San Blas district
- Enjoy lunch in a local restaurant and explore today’s Cusco
- Return to the hotel for yoga and a final Peruvian dinner in the city
- Final morning yoga session and farewell to Peru
- Time in the morning to wander Cusco and explore, depending on your departure flight and airport transfer time
Frequently Asked Questions
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.