THE TRAVEL YOGI

Peru Yoga Adventure

Trip in One Word: Enlightening

What You’ll Experience in 

This Peru yoga retreat adventure delivers everything from the pulsing life of Cusco and the serene majesty of the Sacred Valley. This is a trip overflowing with elegance, culture, and connection. You’ll hike the last miles of the famous Inca Trail, slumber at the gates of  Machu Picchu, ground your yoga flows, connect with indigenous communities well off the beaten path, explore the archaeological and soak up Andean wonders through all of your senses. Journey through time and immerse in past and present local culture on this one-of-a-kind Peru yoga retreat adventure. 

How You’ll Experience 

Get lost in the diverse markets of Cusco and experience the awe-inspiring history of the former capital of the Incan Empire on this Peru yoga retreat adventure. You’ll snooze in luxury accommodations to help you relax and integrate the day’s adventures, from ultra-glamping in the Sacred Valley to the Belmond at the gates of Machu Picchu. You’ll be led by local experts specific to the day’s adventure, from visits with the Quechua Andean community to a traditional Despacho Ceremony. You’ll traverse the native tree forests of Queuñua and the Pumamarca archeological site, hike to the Inca site of Chachabamba and Wiñay Wayna, feast at an organic farm, luxuriate in a healing sound bath, and more. 

How You’ll Feel When You Return Home

You’ll actively immerse in the culture through physical and mental activity on this Peru yoga retreat adventure. You’ll return home imbued with a sense of serenity and an appreciation of ancient wisdom and truths from the Sacred Valley. You’ll feel a reverence for the deep history of the land and a respect for the varied cultures and people of Peru.

Woman wears an intricately embroidered skirt. Explore this Peru yoga retreat with The Travel Yogi

Adventure Details

CUSCO

SACRED VALLEY

MACHU PICCHU

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What's Included

  • 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)
  • Gratuities
  • Travel insurance (recommended)

Accommodations

On this Peru yoga retreat adventure, 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.

Itinerary

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:

1

DAY ONE

  • 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!

2

DAY TWO

  • 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

3

DAY THREE

  • 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

4

DAY FOUR

  • 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

5

DAY FIVE

  • 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

6

DAY SIX

  • 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

7

DAY SEVEN

  • 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

8

DAY EIGHT

  • 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

How We Give Back as Travelers

The climate crisis is real. As conscious travelers it’s important to note, and mitigate our impact. While travel is important for our wellness and communities, traditional carbon offsetting is just not enough. The Travel Yogi has partnered with Tomorrow’s Air to put our travelers’ dollars to work through the super cool science of carbon removal.  Want to know more? Learn about Tomorrow’s Air, how it works, our commitment, and what more you can do.

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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.

Debbi Murphy

Exploring the mind-body connection is Debbi’s life work. After years in academia researching and teaching subjects that elevated one or the other half of that equation (doctorate in exercise science, master’s degree in counseling psychology), she turned her attention to the study of yoga – a perfect nexus of both.

Throughout her years in academia, Debbi studied with leading yoga masters to deepen her knowledge and hone her practice. Her alignment based, mindful flow style evolved from early work with Rodney Yee, Annie Carpenter and Shiva Rea. But the heart of her teaching comes from Erich Schiffmann, whose message of self-trust and the transformative power of yoga really resonated with her background. Through more than 40 years of study and experience, including a dozen as creator and director of Shanti Yoga Teacher Training, Debbi found that the best approach to mind-body vitality is informed by both western science and the spirit of eastern yogic philosophy. Whether you’re attending her popular local classes (which won her the title of Boise’s Best), national conferences, or international retreats you can expect an artful blend of sound science, ancient wisdom, and mind-body-spirit integration woven together in the beautiful, juicy flow of the vinyasa tradition.