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Magical Yoga Tour
( 10 days and 09 nights )
You will practice in the
most spiritual and magical sites in the world and experience
the magic of Lima, Cusco, Machu Pichu, and Sacred Valley.
Each special day will blend yoga and meditation with
historic cultural sites. Hiking the Inca Trail, daily
practice in spiritually significant places, and a visit to
the Inca Empire are part of the magic you will find in Peru.
Intineray Day by Day:(B)= breakfast / (L)=
lunch / (D)= dinner
Cost by person in Double Ocupancy US$ 1,460
Day 1: Arrival to Lima.
International flight, late night arrival and transportation
to your selections hotels.
Day 2: LIMA - City Tour and Yoga Practise.
Intro to Ashtanga Yoga*, Lima City Tour, Lunch and Museum
Tour. Magical Lima City Tour Many tours tend to forget about
Lima on the way to Cuzco. In our opinion, the history and
anthropology in Lima, which pre-dates the Incas by thousands
of years, provides an excellent starting point to better
understand and appreciate the Inca cultures you will
discover while in Cuzco. In the City Tour you will see the
Spanish city center, and get a snapshot of the most
important city sites.Sites to be visited: Main Square;
Government Palace; City Hall; San Francisco Monastery
(including catacombs). Intro to ashtanga Damien will take us
in a wonderful introduction to Ashtanga Yoga, system of Yoga
taught by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois in Mysore, India. This method
of Yoga involves synchronizing the breath with progressive
series of postures—a process producing intense internal heat
and a profuse, purifying sweat that detoxifies muscles and
organs. The result is improved circulation, a light and
strong body, and a calm mind. He will start with a small
introductory lecture on the spiritual principles that
compose the foundation of the Ashtanga practice.
Day 3: Lima - Cusco
Intro to Pranayama to acclimate faster to high altitude.
Cusco City Tour. Light Yoga Workshop to introduce the
underlying principles used in practice of asanas. Dinner
with folk show. Early morning flight to Cusco & Intro to
Pranayama - Before starting you will rest in your room for
acclimatization to the altitude. While in Cuzco, you will
focus on the amazing sites to be seen, including Machu
Picchu, the Sacred Valley and the city of Cuzco itself, the
Capital of the Inca Empire. In the Intro to Pranayama class
you wil learn how to work with your breathing to help
acclimate faster to high altitude, to create a focused quiet
state of mind and finally to enhance the experience of yoga.
After that we will have a welcome Lunch at Cusco Hotel and
Orientation. City Tour - After lunch you will head to a
guided City Tour which will include the Inca ruins that
surround the city and all the important sites downtown.
Sites to be visited: Koricancha (Sun Temple); Main Square;
Cathedral; Sacsayhuaman. Light yoga workshop - The workshop
format will help us to introduce the underlying principles
used in the practice of asanas. Dinner with folk show – Nice
variety of food (we can accommodate vegetarians)
Day 4: Early Yoga Class - Sacsayhuaman - Sacred Valley.
Cusco- Early Pranayama and Ashtanga Yoga Class at
Sacsayhuaman (Primary Series with variations for both
advanced and beginners). Visit to Ollantaytambo (Sacred
Valley) Restorative Yoga and Guided Meditation. Pranayama
and Ashtanga Yoga class – Damien will lead the group through
the primary series, providing a safe yet fun environment by
offering more challenging variations to advance students and
easier modifications to beginners. The Hotel is located just
outside one of the most important archeological sites in
Cusco “Sacsayhuaman Fortress”, very crisp air and wonderful
sensation of quietness. Sacsayhuaman has a huge open area
“very magical” that we will use for the class. Afternoon
Tour - Visit to Ollantaytambo Ruins at the Sacred Valley.
Restorative Yoga and Guided Meditation - The tour will end
no later than 5pm, this will give you time for a wonderful
restorative yoga session and a guided meditation session
Day 5: Sacred Valley - Machupicchu.
Transportation from Sacred Valley Hotel to Train Station –
Train to the 104 km. At this point we start the trek for 3
hours aprox. Up to the well preserved remains of Wiñay wayna
(2900 mts altitude). On the way we can see beautiful
waterfalls. We will experiment with walking meditations and
pranayama while hiking. After lunch, you spend the day
hiking through incredible sites and exploring ruins you see
terraces, towers until you get to Inti Punku, the Inca gate
of the sun, you get a first sight of Machu Picchu. We
finally cross the ridge that leads to our destination, and
the greatest archaeological discovery of modern times is
revealed. Light yoga class (for after hiking) - in Machu
Picchu. Dinner in Aguas Calientes. Overnight in Aguas
Day 6: Machupicchu - Sacred Valley.
Pranayama and Ashtanga Class in Machupicchu - We will take
the first bus to Machupicchu. This will allow us to have the
site almost free of people.We visit the Sanctuary and have a
full day of exploring. Guided tour. We will perform energy
rituals at the Intihuatana, which is believe to be an Inca
Sundial and concentrates large amounts of energy. Train to
Sacred Valley - Dinner at Sacred Valley.Late night chanting
Day 7: Sacred Valley (Leisure day)
Pranayama and Ashtanga Class. Massages could be scheduled
Day 8: Urubamba - Shopping Pisaq Market.
Pranayama and Ashtanga Class - for morning more experienced
practitioners Hike to Pucamarca-
Partner Yoga class - A fun way to explore familiar poses
with the addition relationship power dynamics, trust and
Day 9: Urubamba - Maras - Moray - Cusco.
Pranayama and Ahstanga Class Guided Trek to Maras - We will
start our trekking from Maras Square to Maras salt mines.
Maras was home to the descendents of the Incas. In colonial
times, it was the first salt producing center of the central
sierra. The town has a large church and several colonial
houses with code-of-arms of noble families on their facades.
Now are hat makers and makers of the “chicha de jora” a
fermented liqueur very typical in Cusco. Close to Maras, at
the peasant community of Pichingoto, are located the salt
mines, known locally as “salineras” and which have been
exploited since pre Hispanic times. The landscapes of the
region are a must for photography lovers. Guided Trek to
Moray - We will visit Moray which is located 9km west from
the town of Maras. This archeological site is perhaps one of
the most mysterious of the pre-Hispanic Cuzco are. The site
consists of a large irrigation system and a series of
concentric agricultural terraces, andenes up to 150m in
depth, constructed by means of stone retaining walls. The
location is believed to have been an enormous agricultural
laboratory in which the Incas purposefully created several
microclimates in which to grow a variety of crops. Guided
Tour to Chincheros - Transportation from Moray to Chincheros.
Guided Tour to Chincheros. Return to Cuzco and Chanting,
Meditation and Closing Lecture
Day 10: Cusco - Lima - Home.
Morning in Cusco - Pranayama and Ashtanga class and
trasnportation to the Cusco Airport
*This method of Yoga involves synchronizing the breath with
progressive series of postures -a process producing intense
internal heat and a profuse, purifying sweat that detoxifies
muscles and organs. The result is improved circulation, a
light and strong body, and a calm mind.
All hotel and lodge accommodations based on double
All scheduled transportation.
All scheduled excursions with English-speaking guide
All entrance fees.
Meals as specified in the itinerary.
International Domestic airfares, airport departure
taxes or visa fees, excess baggage charges,
additional nights during the trip due to flight
cancellations, alcoholic beverages or bottled water,
snacks, insurance of any kind, laundry, phone calls,
radio calls or messages, reconfirmation of flights
and items of personal nature, domestic flight
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