VIA ILLUMINATA — DAY BY DAY
Led by Alberto Villoldo Ph.D. & Marcela Lobos
The Sonesta Posada Yucay is a former 18th century colonial-style monastery and is surrounded by beautiful gardens. The lodge is located in the heart of the Sacred Valley of the Inca, five minutes from Urubamba, a one-hour drive from the ancient Inca capital of Cusco and close to Machu Picchu.
The Sacred Valley produces an idyllic year-round climate with abundant sunshine and fresh air. The area is perfect for horseback riding, hiking, rafting and other activities.
Near the Sonesta Posada are the craft markets of Pisac and Chincheros, the Salt Mines of Maras, the town of Moray, Ollantaytambo, and the ruins of Machu Picchu.
DAY BY DAY
Day 1 – Arrival Cusco Airport ~ must arrive before noon. You will be greeted by FWS Staff and taken to our Hotel in the Sacred Valley (approx. 1.5 hours.) Check in and get acquainted with your surroundings. 6:00 PM ~ Welcome meeting with Alberto and the shamans. 8:00 PM Opening Fire Ceremony
Day 2 – Pumamarca, the Temple of the Jaguars (45 min hike up to ruins) –accessible by vehicle for those who are unable to hike. Shamans lead us in a blessing ceremony ~ you receive the Bands of Power for Protection. Picnic lunch at the ruins. Evening healing sessions with the shamans.
Day 3 – Tipon, Temple of the Waters ~ built by the Inka Pachacutec. Ceremony at the temple with our shamans ~ you receive the Healers Rite, that connects you to a lineage of shamans who assist you in your healing. Picnic lunch at the archeological site. Evening healing sessions with the shamans.
Day 4 – Pisac, the Temple of the Falcon. Hike to the archeological site and receive the Harmony Rite ~ the shamans transmit the seven archetypes of creation into your chakras. Later we visit the Pisac Market in the town square. Lunch and shopping on your own. 6:00 PM Meeting and talk with Alberto
Day 5 – Earth Temple at Moray, four gigantic “bowls” lined with massive stone walls. We receive the Seers Rite ~ which awakens your ability to perceive the invisible world of energy. Lunch on your own in Urubamba. Evening healing sessions with the shamans. 6:00 PM Meeting and talk with Alberto.
Day 6 – Optional one day round trip Machu Picchu or free day to rest. Buses are available at the hotel for local tours; go out with a guide for an invigorating hike, or simply relax, journal and enjoy the beautiful surroundings!
Day 7 – Weaver’s Village. Daykeepers Rite ~ you call on the power of the ancient stone altars to bring balance to the world. This Rite helps you to heal your inner feminine, step beyond fear, and practice peace. Lunch in Urubamba. 6:00 PM Meeting and talk with Alberto.
Day 8 – Bus departs for Killarumiyoc, “Temple of the Moon.” We receive the Wisdomkeeper Rite. Picnic lunch. Evening healing sessions with shamans.
Day 9 – Cusco walking tour. Cathedral, the Temple of the Coricancha and the Main Square. Lunch on your own in Cusco. Late afternoon return to our Hotel.
Day 10 – Sacsayhuaman archeological complex– Guided visit. Optional healing sessions with shamans. 6:00 PM Meeting and talk with Alberto
Day 11 – Ollantaytambo, the pyramid dedicated to the Wind. We receive the Earthkeeper Rite ~ a lineage of guardians that helps you to dream your world into being. Lunch in Ollantaytambo. Late afternoon return to our Hotel. 6:00 PM Meeting and talk with Alberto.
Day 12 – Pachar “Temple of the Waters” at Unu Urco. We receive the Starkeeper Rite. Legends say that after this rite your body begins to evolve into that of homo Luminous. We invite you to become the steward of all life, from the smallest grain of sand to the largest cluster of Galaxies in the universe. 6:00 PM Closing Fire ceremony
Day 13 – Early morning transfer to the Airport with connecting flight to Lima for International flights home.
Sample itinerary subject to change.