Peru Yoga and Wellness Program

The Yoga and Wellness Experience in Machu Picchu

A specialized wellness program that includes daily yoga practice, workshops and exhilarating hikes for
8D/7N Starting at $3660 per person

A new 8-day Peru Yoga and Wellness Experience to Machu Picchu - a combination of exhilarating hikes, wellness workshops, and focused yoga practices - along with unique, meaningful cultural immersion and interaction with our Andean neighbors for a holistic journey like no other.

Peru Yoga and Wellness Experience

  • Peru Yoga and Wellness Experience 2019 Set Departure Dates:
  • September 16, 2019
  • October 15, 2019
  • November 11, 2019
  • December 3, 2019

The program will be led by Sandra Gallegos, the Yoga and Wellness Leader. During the past 14 years, she has been both a devoted yoga practitioner and teacher, and three years ago opened her own studio dedicated to Ashtanga Yoga as well as ‘Integral Health’ coaching.

Sandra also brings an in-depth knowledge of Ayurveda and Ayurvedic Nutrition, having studied with notable experts in India and beyond. Her experience, dedication, and holistic approach to mind/body wellness will ensure the trip of a lifetime for our guests.

Peru Hiking

Pre-trip fitness trips
In addition to daily yoga practices and cultural activities, this experience is comprised of moderate to challenging hikes at high altitudes and through varied terrain.

Adjusting to high altitude
Altitude sickness is most common at elevations above 6,500’/1,900m and results from the body adjusting to a decreased amount of oxygen. Symptoms can include lightheadedness, nausea, headaches, and dehydration.

 

Lost World Adventures itineraries can be tailor-made according to your plans and preferences: budget, hotel selections, travel dates, optional excursions, length of trip, etc.

Day 1: Cusco

You will be met at the Cusco Airport and transfer to El Retablo - Cusco.

Lunch and early afternoon at leisure.

3:00 pm - Introductory workshop at hotel: ‘The Pillars of Wellness’— an exploration of the Circle of Life to give us clarity in our intentions for the journey.

5:30 pm - Restorative Yoga (Antigua Casona Hotel - rooftop room).  Moon salutations offer a soft and restorative practice with asanas, or postures, to restore our backs after the long journey, followed by a meditation to set our intentions for this wellness experience.

7:00 pm - Welcome dinner at Pachapapa.

Overnight at El Retablo - Cusco. Dinner included.

Day 2: Cusco - Merging Intentions and Energy

7:00 am - Early morning Sun Salutations for an energetic start to the day.

7:30 am - Breakfast at El Retablo.

8:45 am - Round-trip hike to the Temple of the Moon for a K’intu initiation ceremony, followed by a gentle guided meditation. Focus: Establishing a merging of intentions and personal energy within the sacred land that surrounds us. 

1:30 pm - Lunch in Cusco at Green’s Organic.

3:30 pm - Superfood workshop at hotel: ‘Introduction to Andean Superfoods and the Magic of Peruvian Food Culture’—followed by a visit to the San Pedro Market to learn about the top 10 Andean superfoods, their properties, and different ways to prepare them in order to activate their nutrients. 

7:00 pm - Trip briefing at hotel.

7:30 pm - Dinner at Mutu.

Overnight at El Retablo - Cusco. All meals included.

Day 3: Sacred Valley of the Incas

6:00 am - Everyday Essentials Yoga: Restoration practice focused on stretching wrists, shoulders, hips, and back to loosen up our bodies and minds. 

7:00 am - Breakfast at El Retablo.

7:30 am - Depart for the Sacred Valley.

8:30 am - Visit to the Pisaq town market and botanical gardens.

11:00 am - Visit to Viacha—participate in traditional Andean farming practices alongside members of the local community.

12:15 pm - Traditional Pachamanca lunch in Viacha.

1:30 pm - Hike to the Pisaq archaeological site followed by a guided tour.

4:00 pm - Scenic drive to Lamay Lodge.

6:00 pm - Evening restorative yoga practice. Focus: Re-centering ourselves
by integrating the multiple energies received during our full-day journey.

7:30 pm - Dinner and daily trip briefing.

Overnight at Lamay Lodge. All meals included.

Day 4: Into the Heart of Lares

7:00 am - Early morning Ashtanga practice: energizing and dynamic. 

8:00 am - Breakfast at lodge.

9:00 am - Wellness workshop at the lodge: ‘Ayurveda for Life’ — Ayurveda is known as the life science that is complementary to yoga. During this workshop we will explore our doshas (body and mind constitutions) and examine modifications to lead each of us toward an improved lifestyle.

10:15 am - Depart for the Lares Valley.

Choice of afternoon activities:

Activity A:
2:15 pm - Excursion to meet the expert textile weavers of the Choquecancha community including an introduction to Andean natural textile dyes and coca leaf reading (approximately 3.5 hours).

Activity B:
1:00 pm - Hike from Cuncani to Huacahuasi Lodge (approximately 1 hour).

6:00 pm - Wellness workshop at the lodge: ‘Pranayama Breathing’— Pranayama technique workshop to guide our bodies and minds into a deep state of relaxation.

7:30 pm - Dinner and trip briefing.

Overnight at Huacahuasi Lodge. All meals included.

Day 5: The Road to Ollantaytambo

6:45 am - Mysore Ashtanga Yoga: Build your own practice—Mysore offers the opportunity for a personalized posture sequence adapted to each individual student.

7:45 am - Breakfast at hotel.

8:45 am - Scenic drive to Marcacocha.

10:15 am - Pachamama ceremony at the Marcacocha archaeological site.

11:30 am - Depart for Pumamarka.

12:15 pm - Visit to the Pumamarka archaeological site and picnic lunch.

2:00 pm - Hike from Pumamarka to Ollantaytambo. (approximately 2 hours)

4:30 pm - Arrival at Willka T’ika.

5:00 pm - Philosophy Workshop: ‘The Heart of Yoga’ : Discussion of the eight limbs of Ashtanga yoga, including ethical principles like yamas and niyamas. 

7:30 pm - Dinner and daily trip briefing.

Overnight at Willka T’ika - Luxury Wellness Retreat & Yoga Center. All meals included.

Day 6: Machu Picchu

7:00 am - Mysore Ashtanga Yoga Method: Continuing our individual posture sequence exploration. 

8:15 am - Breakfast at hotel.

9:30 am - Visit to the Ollantaytambo archaeological site.

11:30 am - Scenic train ride to Aguas Calientes; lunch on board.

2:00 pm - Guided tour of Machu Picchu.

5:00 pm - Check-in at hotel.

7:30 pm - Dinner at hotel and daily trip briefing.

Overnight at Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel. All meals included.

Day 7: Circling Back - Energy and Intentions

6:30 am - Optional early morning stroll through the lush orchid gardens and tea plantation at hotel. 

7:30 am - Breakfast at hotel.

9:00 am - Hike to the Mandor Nature Preserve followed by an energizing Sun Salutations variations practice. At the end of the session, we will revisit the Circle of Life to examine the attainment of our wellness experience intentions.

1:00 pm - Lunch at hotel.

2:55 pm - Scenic train ride from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo.

5:00 pm - Private transport from Ollantaytambo back to Cusco.

8:00 pm - Farewell dinner.

Overnight at El Retablo - Cusco. All meals included.

Day 8: Departure

You will be met at the hotel and transferred to the Cusco Airport. Breakfast included.

 

Price from $3,660.00 per person, based on double occupancy
Days 8
Nights 7
Includes:

Shared accommodations

Meals as specified on itinerary

Guided yoga programs, workshops and excursions

 

Excludes:

Int'l and domestic airfare

"The quality of the guides was stellar, the cultural immersion was deep, and the views were vast and majestic."

I was physically challenged the right amount, learned about the Peruvian and Inca culture and had enough down time to fully explore Cusco at my own pace.

- Sam R, January 2017

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