We’ll rendezvous in Lima at the luxurious Delfines & Convention Center hotel. Afterward, we’ll embark on a three-night retreat at The Aranwa Paracas Hotel & Spa, situated at the historic birthplace of the Nazca civilization. This region is renowned for the colossal animal and geometric carvings etched into the desert floor. Continuing our adventure, our next meeting point will be The Aranwa Sacred Valley Hotel & Wellness, nestled in the heart of the Inca’s Sacred Valley. This idyllic location is just five minutes away from Urubamba, an hour’s drive from the ancient Inca capital, Cusco, and conveniently close to the awe-inspiring Machu Picchu.
DAY BY DAY
Sample itinerary subject to change.
April 09 – Day 1: We meet in Lima at the five-star Delfines hotel for an orientation meeting with Alberto and our staff, and enjoy an evening folk-music and dance performance. If you arrive early in Lima be sure to visit the Larco Museum and the National Museum of Archeology.
April 10 – Day 2: Morning departure to Paracas Bay, a three hour ride by motor coach from Lima. We settle into our hotel Aranwa Paracas and unwind from our travels by the Bay. Alberto shares with us the history and archeology of the Nazca and their enigmatic flying heads and sky dancers, the sacred women of the heavens.
April 11 – Day 3: Morning boat-ride to see the giant Candelabra, a prehistoric geoglyph found on the northern face of a hill on the Paracas Peninsula. Pottery found nearby has been radio carbon dated to 200 BCE, the height of the Paracas civilization.
April 12 – Day 4: We board our motorcoach and drive to Nazca Airport , there we fly over the Nazca lines – a 45-minute exhilarating flight in a modern aircraft. The Nazca figures have to be appreciated from the air. After lunch we visit the museum and meet the former chief archeologist of the region, and learn about the ancient culture and the legendary anthropologist that spent her life exploring these figures. We return to bay-side hotel in Paracas.
April 13 – Day 5: We’ll take a three hour ride by motor coach from Paracas to Lima Airport to catch an afternoon flight from Lima to Cusco (Air tickets not included) and drive to the Urubamba Valley – the Sacred Valley of the Incas, surrounded by the high peaks of the Andes. The Incas held the belief that these mountains were the abode of their gods, known as the Apus. Upon arrival, we will check in at the colonial hotel with beautiful gardens and fountains. You can spend the remainder of the day relaxing, acclimating, and enjoying the surroundings.
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April 14 – Day 6: We board our buses for a ride to the walled Temple of the Jaguars (45 min hike up to ruins) –accessible by vehicle for those who are unable to hike. This is an archaeological site seldom visited by tourists where our shamans lead us in a blessing ceremony. You receive the Bands of Power and Protection. Picnic lunch at the ruins. Afternoon seminar with Alberto. Evening healing sessions available with the shamans. Meeting for altitude orientation, staff introductions, and seminar with Alberto.
April 15 – Day 7: We board our buses for a ride to Pisac, the Temple of the Falcon. At the archaeological site we 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. Afternoon seminar with Alberto. Evening healing sessions available with the shamans.
April 16 – Day 8: We board our buses for a ride to the Earth Temple at Moray, four gigantic “bowls” lined with massive stone walls where the Inca bred and cross bred their wisdom and their corn. We receive the Seers Rite which awakens your ability to perceive the invisible world of energy. Picnic lunch at the site. Afternoon seminar with Alberto. Evening healing sessions available with the shamans.
April 17 – Day 9: We board a first-class tourist train that will take us to Machu Picchu, the Lost City of the Incas. This ancient city was built by Pachacutti Inca, the great ruler that unified the Inca kingdom into the greatest empire ever known in the Americas. The breathtaking beauty of this archaeological site and the mysterious energies there represent a fusion between the visible and invisible worlds. Evening return to our hotel.
April 18 – Day 10: We board our buses for a ride to the Weaver’s Village of Chinchero, once the Inca capital of the region. In ancient stone temples we receive the Daykeepers Rite as we call on our latent power to bring peace and balance to the world. This Rite helps you to heal your inner feminine, step beyond fear, and practice peace. We visit a local weaving cooperative that the Four Winds has supported since its inception. Picnic Lunch in Chinchero. Afternoon seminar with Alberto. Evening healing sessions available with the shamans.
April 19 – Day 11: We board our buses for a ride to Killarumiyoc, the Temple of the Moon. This is a seldom visited archaeological site dedicated to the Moon Goddess and the feminine. We are offered the Wisdomkeeper Rite. Picnic lunch. Afternoon seminar with Alberto. Evening healing sessions available with the shamans.
April 20 – Day 12: Morning transfer to the airport for return to Lima and your international flights.