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11 Days Peru Discovery Yoga Retreat in Peru

  • Lima - Ollantaytambo, Sacred Valley, - Aguas Calientes, Cusco - Amazon Jungle Lodge, Amazon

Overview

Travel and Tour Yoga Retreat Peru

Experience a tour of Peru and journey to its majestic highlights at your footsteps to enjoy a wellness adventure in one of South Americas most treasured destinations. Salute the sun and relax in the land where rich cultural Andean history greets modern tradition as you travel through this countrys colorful cities, abundant natural landscapes, ancient ruins and witness the breathtaking jungle.

Highlights

  • City tour in Lima and Cusco
  • Tour leader and yoga instructor
  • Morning and evening yoga classes
  • All meals in Sacred Valley and the Amazon Jungle Lodge
  • Local transportation and three internal flights
  • Breakfast in Lima and Cusco
  • 10 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner

  • 11 days with instruction
  • English
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Experience a tour of Peru and journey to its majestic highlights to enjoy a wellness adventure in one of South Americas most treasured destinations. Accommodation is well located and selected for comfort, style and peaceful ambience.

Accommodation in the Sacred Valley is at a boutique hotel designed with holistic principles to enjoy daily yoga classes and connect you with nature and stunning views of the local region. Relax and rejuvenate in the ambience of the Andes and local gardens with delightful green spaces to immerse yourself in the stillness of this mountain region while enjoying the daily activities and local tours.

Upon arrival to the town of Machu Picchu, Aguas Calientes, offers a one-night stay at a comfortable stopover in the local town before the tour of the majestic archaeological site. After the guided tour of the ancient citadel, the next stop is the UNESCO World Heritage city of Cusco where the charming and quaint accommodation awaits us at a hotel rebuilt from a former colonial home offering modern comforts with cozy rooms, wifi and dcor that highlights Cuscos illustrious history. Our yoga classes will be hosted a short walk away in a space offering us the opportunity to connect with the local culture and energy of this amazing city.

We may have saved the best for last with an incredible lodge in the Peruvian Amazon that will bring you into the heart of Manu National Park. Rooms are designed to create a sensory experience of nature and to enjoy the rainforest at its best in full eco-travel style.

Biodegradable products are provided and bio-digestors are used in the rooms with common areas lit by gas lanterns offering a rainforest visit highlighted with rustic elegance and natural style. The yoga space is a loft with open views to the rainforest and breath-taking sights and serves as the wellness centre for optional aromatherapy and massages.

Biodegradable products are provided and bio-digestors are used in the rooms and common areas are lit by gas lanterns with a generator in the common area that can be used once a day to recharge batteries if necessary. All meals are included and with a delicious selection to accommodate all types of diets. There is a loft above the dining area with breath-taking views which will serve as the yoga practice space while as a wellness centre for massage or aromatherapy.

Accommodation is on a twin share basis. If you are traveling alone, you will be paired with another traveler in the group of the same gender and based on availability. A single supplement tour option is available.

Connect on this yoga adventure and participate in local cultural ceremonies and community projects that highlight Andean tradition on an amazing journey from the nations capital to the sublime bliss of the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu and then off for an Amazon adventure. Daily yoga classes are offered in combination with exciting itineraries, local guided tours and enjoy delicious and flavourful meals for health and wellbeing on a discovery of Peru like no other.

Itinerary

Day 1: Lima

  • Arrive to the capital of Peru on the first day at your preferred time or in advance and make your way to the start hotel.
  • Your journey begins with an evening meal and welcome meeting on the first evening to prepare for the tour of the Peru discovery ahead.

Day 2 - 4: Sacred Valley

Enjoy the first morning yoga class in Lima to refresh and rejuvenate your senses for the introduction to Peru with a local instructor. Return to the hotel for breakfast and depart for a brief city tour of the highlights of Lima and fly to the majestic land of the Incas, Cusco in the early afternoon. Upon arrival, travel into the Sacred Valley and prepare to become a witness on a journey into the rich historical landscape of the Andes and Incan culture.

Appreciate the transition from the capital to the Sacred Valley with the local cultural tradition of a Mother Earth ceremony to make an Andean offering and connect with the highland customs of the region. Arrive at the hotel in the evening for some relaxation, an evening yoga class and a dinner specializing in the local delights for your fist night under the Sacred Valley stars.

Wake up and stretch and strengthen in the Andean highlands and sublime morning light in the town of Urubumba. After the yoga class and breakfast, visit a nearby community project of Chichubamba and discover a small organic farm and a local home where chocolate and coffee are processed to enjoy an afternoon meal with a local family before returning to your hotel for a free afternoon and evening yoga class.

All meals are included in this part of the tour, and enjoy days of discovery and evenings to relax in the surrounding stillness of the Sacred Valley and acclimatize in this mountain region with yoga classes to focus on the breath and rejuvenation in this beautiful location.

Another tour highlight includes a local tour of traditional weaving workshops. After an early morning yoga class and delicious breakfast experience an overview of the traditional textile techniques in the community of Chinchero. Weaving has always been important to the cultural identity of the local communities in the southern Andes of Peru and enjoy a tour of vibrant colors and the local custom of an age-old tradition.

You will also visit Moray, a unique Inca site that was believed to be an agricultural research centre and formed by concentric, circular terraces that provide a large difference in temperature from top to bottom. Another highlight are the salt pools of Maras. These pre-Inca salt pools have been worked for centuries and are fed by an underground stream to produce pink salt for export and provide the back-drop for some pretty amazing photos.

Enjoy daily guided tours and relax in the serene Andean landscape in the evenings as you enjoy gentle yoga classes, delicious dinners, and the stunning light of the Sacred Valley at sunset.

Day 5: Ollantaytambo and Aguas Calientes

An early morning yoga class and healthy breakfast will set the day off right for the departure from Urubamba to travel to a highlight of the Sacred Valley, Ollantaytambo.

Seen as the only still-functioning town laid out in its original Inca design, you will have a guided visit to these ancient ruins and marvel at this intricate archaeological site that represents the unique engineering of the Incan culture.

Enjoy a lunch in the local town and wander the narrow streets lined with water channels that have been flowing since the time of the Inca. After lunch, depart on a train to spend a night in the town of Aguas Calientes, nestled at the base of the stunning mountains in the incredibly lush heart of the Sacred Valley. The small town serves as a base for the visit to Machu Picchu, the next morning for your early morning rise to the magnificent ancient site.

Day 6 - 7: Machu Picchu and Cusco

Wake up early for the journey up the mountain to Machu Picchu for a complete guided tour of the magnificient Inca citadel. Enjoy a wander and free time to climb up to the Sungate, experience spectacular views and visit highlights of the site after the tour. Our departure later in the afternoon by train will take us to the city of Cusco for arrival in the evening.

Cusco is a famous colonial town surrounded by the vast Andes and dotted with sacred sites on its horizons for a cultural experience highlighting the Incan dynasty and a charming UNESCO world heritage city. Start the day with a morning yoga class with spectacular views and a healthy breakfast to begin the day of exploration. Enjoy a walking tour of the city with a local guide to discover and appreciate fine architecture, Incan stone engineering, artists galleries, and the mix of 17th century Spanish cultural infusion mixed with Andean iconography. The afternoon will be free to explore the ancient city streets and choose an evening meal in a selection of the variety of restaurants.

Day 8 - 10: Amazon Jungle Lodge

After an early morning class and breakfast, prepare for the adventure to the Amazon and fly to the town of Puerto Maldonado. Meet with the local guide who will take you on the journey into the Amazon for three nights of jungle exploration of forest hikes, boat river tours blended with daily yoga classes in the incredible jungle studio for relaxation and rejuvenation in natures lush tropical backdrop.

Your days in the Amazon will include morning and evening hikes, canoe rides, or a catamaran to seek out the lakeside wildlife such as hoatzin, caiman, horned screamers and otters, and witness the overhead sightings of macaws. Enjoy views from a canopy tower with visions of jungle horizons over the Tambopata National Reserve and enjoy the possible sight of overhead flocks of toucans and raptors.

Awaken in the morning to the jungle sounds for early morning yoga classes before the days activities designed to rejuvenate and refresh your senses with the sights and sounds. The sunset evening yoga classes will be gentle and calming, tuning into the rhythms of the forest and wildlife and connecting your minds, hearts, and bodies to the beautiful surroundings and harmony of the Amazon.

The tour also includes visits to local community development projects of the Amazon and a local farm and Brazil Nut forest production to see how a variety of popular and unknown Amazon crops are grown and learn about the use of the local medicinal plants. Walk along ethno-botanical trails and learn the uses of medicinal plants such as the ajo-sacha, yuca de venado, ua de gato, charcot-sacha, and para-para.

Day 11: Departure day

  • There will be the option for a very early morning practice before breakfast and our return to Puerto Maldonado and flight to Lima, where the tour is complete.

Guided tour of the magnificent Inca citadel

Guided visit to Incan ruins

Journey into the Amazon with a local guide

Local tour of traditional weaving workshops

Walking tour of the city with a local guide to discover and appreciate fine architecture, Incan stone engineering, artists galleries and the mix of 17th century Spanish cultural infusion mixed with Andean iconography

Visit a nearby community project of Chichubamba

Visit Moray

Visits to local community development projects of the Amazon and a local farm and Brazil Nut forest production

Set your sights on the Andean horizon and take an adventure that blends rich Incan history, rain forests, mountains, desert, fresh water lakes, and modern Lima all wrapped into one country. Enjoy a wellness holiday and yoga adventure to explore these amazing places in the land of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Appreciate the splendor of Peru and the lively culture of the Incas, expansive mountain horizons, cool coastlines, and cobblestone towns that will leave your senses heightened on a tour that combines yoga, wellness, and adventure in this fascinating country.

Breakfasts are included at all locations. All meals are included at the Amazon portion of the tour and the Sacred Valley.

Healthy meals are included at some locations to encourage wellness for a healthy body and mind on the tour. Vegetarian and non-vegetarian options are available, and the meals include fresh fruits, vegetables and local cuisine to enhance your awareness of the many delicious food options of Peru.

Your meals are created to be flavourful and often adventurous like the yoga tour, so expect to have some thrills and delights from the menu including fresh juices, delicious entrees and desserts for full enjoyment of your dining experience highlighting Perus local food and specialities. We will request you send your food preferences and restrictions to us in advance to plan the meals accordingly.

Exclusions

  • Lunches and dinners in Lima and Cusco are not included in the retreat.

Climb up the Sungate

Enjoy the stunning light of the Sacred Valley sunset

Explore the ancient city streets of Cusco

Learn the uses of medicinal plants

Relax in the serene Andean landscape

Walk along ethno-botanical trails

Wander the narrow streets of Ollantaytambo

  • 3 internal flights
  • 10 nights accommodation
  • All meals in the Sacred Valley and the Amazon Jungle Lodge
  • Breakfast at Lima and Cusco
  • Local transportation
  • Morning and evening yoga classes
  • Tour leader
  • Yoga instructor
  • Arrival and departure airport transfers
  • International airfare
  • Optional activities and wellness massages
  • Travel insurance

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Jorge Chvez International Airport (LIM).

For information about the booking conditions, please send Green Stone Journeys an inquiry.
  • Review by Cindy Weatherhead
    10 out of 10

    "I thoroughly enjoyed the relaxing pace of the tour and doing yoga twice a day is a treat! I enjoyed the yoga classes with a routine and also allowing to explore more advanced postures. The meals were excellent and the cooks tried very hard to accommodate the vegetarians. We really enjoyed the Beach House, it had everything we needed and was clean, the location was great!"

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  • Review by Inger Ase Hernes
    10 out of 10

    "We had a great time! The tour, location and people were so lovely and we are so glad we spent these six days with you while we were in Brazil. The yoga teacher was perfect for the tour, I enjoyed the yoga classes very much and the tours during the day were lovely. The location of the house was perfect with nice accommodation and very good food with a lot of variation. Thank you so much for the perfect yoga retreat!"

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  • Review by Sandra F from Bern, Switzerland
    10 out of 10

    "I did the yoga day tour in Rio with Tara and it was amazing! The organization was very quick and professional. The pick up at my hostel, the yoga at the beautiful parque lage, the dinner at a delicious vegetarian restaurant and sunset at Sugarloaf was just perfect! It's a nice way to discover Rio from a different side. "

    "Tara is a great Yoga teacher and person, I enjoyed my day with her a lot."

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  • Review by Mariam Israelyan from USA
    10 out of 10

    "Thank you for organizing this beautiful trip! What a heart opening country, Peru is. It was an wonderful experience and it went very well and organized. The tour leader was great and the tour was created perfectly, and local guide was also truly nice, good team!! I will go back to Peru for more adventure."

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  • Review by Yusi from London, UK
    10 out of 10

    "I attended the six days yoga retreat in Ilha Grande and everything about this trip exceeded my expectations. It was simply one of the best experiences I've ever had. Tara, the organizer, made everyone so at ease and the trip was very well planed. Luciana, the yoga teacher, was really hands on and her Thai massage session was something out of this world.Everyone in the group seems to have instantly got on so well and have shared exceptional meals together with lots of laughter. It was in an absolutely gorgeous setting and the owners and the staff were really lovely too. The view from the pousada was completely breathtaking. We had about two-hour yoga sessions in the morning and in the evening at the beautiful yoga studio, over-hearing the sound of nature and gentle waves.Tara even looked after us when we got back to Rio after the retreat. I very much appreciate her personalized touch in her tour organization and we had lots of fun together! I would definitely recommend retreats with Green Stone Journeys to anyone and would certainly love to go myself for another adventure with them in the future!"

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  • Review by Minesh Vaghji
    10 out of 10

    "The tour was excellent. The location was amazing and the food was exceptional. The yoga teacher was excellent and managed to teach a perfect balance of classes which were both challenging and restorative. On top of that there were fantastic daily activities which the whole group enjoyed. Id recommend travelling with Green Stone Journeys."

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  • Review by a traveler from Aix-en-Provence, France
    10 out of 10

    "I loved and higly reccomend to everybody! Amazing experience! Very well organized! The hotel "pousada" was great, yoga room beautiful, the food delicious, all the structure and the organization were perfect! Everyday we could have breakfast and dinner at the balcony watching the sea! Amazing sunset as well! I feel like home and meet lovely people! Thanks a lot to Tara from Green Stone and congratulations for everything!Thanks to all the pousada team, specially to Nelson, Cris and Carol. Luciana the yoga teacher is for sure the best teacher I ever had! Thank you and thank you! Namaste"

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  • Review by a traveler from Florida, USA
    10 out of 10

    "I found myself traveling to Brazil for business and fortunately was able to take an extra week to spend in Rio de Janerio in October 2013 (the selection below did not allow me to go back that far). I found Green Stone Journeys online and was able to work with Tara to create an individualized itinerary.In short, the whole trip was AMAZING and extremely reasonably priced. I spent time in both Rio and Paraty which was perfect for the week. All the accommodations were excellent. I started every morning with yoga and I cannot say enough about both Daniel and Arianna as yoga teachers.While in Paraty, Wado was my guide and he was full of so much positive energy and life stories. Tara and Daniel were my primary guides while in Rio and though I was traveling alone, I felt like I was with a friend for much of the trip. In summary, it was a life changing adventure and I would highly recommend Green Stone Journeys! I can't wait to book another adventure with them."

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  • Review by Katie from Thailand
    10 out of 10

    "From the moment I spoke to Green Stone Journeys, I knew that my personal journey with them was going to be fantastic and I couldn't have been more right! I wanted more than just a day, so they were able to customize a 10-day experience for me. Everything was arranged for me from the moment that I stepped off the plane in Rio. From accommodation to transportation, tour guides and yoga teachers, I couldn't have been more pleased.Everyone was very professional, had great local knowledge, and paid attention to all of the small details that make a trip special. Part of my experience was a day tour in Rio that started with yoga in Parque Lage, then a trip to Sugar Loaf Mountain, lunch, and a final stop for the best acai that I've ever tasted. I left relaxed, refreshed, and feeling like I had a community of new friends. I couldn't recommend this tour experience more highly!!"

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  • Review by Elia from Zurich, Switzerland
    10 out of 10

    "I can only recommend a yoga retreat with Green Stone Journey. The whole staff is very professional and kind. You also have enough time for yourself to discover beautiful spots in Brazil!"

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  • Review by Mareike from Berlin, Germany
    10 out of 10

    "This tour was great, so unique and original, I was in Rio with my friend and we wanted to do something different and we found out about this tour it was perfect! We met with the yoga teacher in the morning, and did some very relaxing yoga in Parque Lage and we were able to walk around and just enjoy this beautiful place in the middle of the city for awhile and soak it all in. The yoga class was really calming in the beautiful park and it felt good to have great instruction because we have only done a little bit of yoga. It was great to hear her stories about Rio and all the tidbits she had to offer too. We then went for a really delicious lunch, vegetarian with so many options and it seemed to have many locals and not so many tourists so it felt like a real hideaway place. Then we went up to the Sugar Loaf mountain, and what a sunset! It really was a perfect day and tour and enjoying Rio in this relaxed way really made it special by the end of it all. Thanks so much for a great tour Green Stone Journeys! and we really recommend it if you are looking for something different and with a great yoga teacher who knew how to take care of us along the way!"

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  • Review by Mareike from Germany
    10 out of 10

    "This tour was great, so unique and original, I was in Rio with my friend and we wanted to do something different and we found out about this tour it was perfect! We met with the yoga teacher in the morning, and did some very relaxing yoga in Parque Lage and we were able to walk around and just enjoy this beautiful place in the middle of the city for awhile and soak it all in.The yoga class was really calming in the beautiful park and it felt good to have great instruction because we have only done a little bit of yoga. It was great to hear her stories about Rio and all the tidbits she had to offer too. We then went for a really delicious lunch, vegetarian with so many options and it seemed to have many locals and not so many tourists so it felt like a real hideaway place. Then we went up to the Sugar Loaf mountain, and what a sunset! It really was a perfect day and tour and enjoying Rio in this relaxed way really made it special by the end of it all.Thanks so much for a great tour Green Stone Journeys! and we really recommend it if you are looking for something different and with a great yoga teacher who knew how to take care of us along the way!"

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  • Review by Eleaner Risdale from Scotland
    10 out of 10

    "The yoga teacher was great she quickly gaged our levels of experience and went at the perfect pace to ensure we felt comfortable. She was friendly, approachable, and very calming with her instructions.The beach house was lovely. Spacious, clean, well kept and presented. The air-con worked well and the rooms/bathrooms were cleaned daily which added to the holiday/hotel feel, which was appreciated.The cook was brilliant and the quality and quantity of food was first class and we definitely never went hungry! They made a lot of effort in checking which dish we may like for the evening meal and ensured we had bottled water and fresh juice in the morning. The group of people on the tour really made it special for me. It was so nice to go away as a solo traveler and come away feeling like you had made a whole new group of friends! I really enjoyed the conversations about life, cultures and learning about Brazil. I will never forget the beauty of the island the sounds, sights and how it made me feel emotionally. I was able to forget about everything back home and just be! The whole experience was brilliant it really was a journey of discovery!"

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  • Review by Luca Puliafito from Zurich
    10 out of 10

    "The experience with Green Stone was fabulous. This tour was a good mix between discovering amazing places with friendly guides and discovering by yourself. All the yoga teachers I met during this experience were highly qualified and offered a practice that gave me the opportunity to get in touch with my own body and to release tensions in some specific areas. An amazing masseuse also allowed me to heal a chronic pain I was suffering from during several months. What else can I say? Everything flew, everything was perfect and made this Brazilian experience unique."

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  • Review by Katie Weber from USA
    10 out of 10

    "As a custom tour experience with GSJ, the programs were adjusted for my preference and for weather, and it felt like I had someone to help me personally organize the things I wanted to do and accompany me along the way. The most I enjoyed about my experience were the yoga sessions. All of the instructors were fantastic and have inspired me to reignite my practice long term. I cant say enough about how amazing the sessions were.The local guide was also very knowledgeable and friendly and locations were beautiful with great breakfasts. The optional massages were also fantastic, it seems GSJ knows how to find all the best people! I would recommend GSJ tours and travel with them again."

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  • Review by Christine Walko
    10 out of 10

    "Having private, local guides was one of the best aspects of the trip since it made it very personalized. Guides were wonderful! Morning yoga each day was the perfect way to start the day and really added to the personal reflection and growth of the trip."

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  • Review by Ditte Christense
    10 out of 10

    "Our tour had a fantastic setting and location and Im amazed by the place and hope to be back again. The place was extremely friendly and the food was incredible. The yoga teacher, S, looked after our needs and wishes and planned the classes accordingly. Both her and the classes were perfect. S was really good at thinking about our needs in terms of what our bodies were able to do and adjusted the yoga practice to it. Also it was a pleasure being around her for the tour, she has a really nice and loving personality."

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  • Review by Maria Claudia
    10 out of 10

    "Being in touch with nature, practicing yoga, meditating, making new friends and still improving my health? This is what I call a real dream tour! Hidden paradises in Brazil waiting for us on an unforgettable adventure of a lifetime, for sure it will be the first of many tours I will be participating, greatly recommended for anyone looking for an amazing holiday."

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  • Review by Fiona Reidy
    10 out of 10

    "Loved, loved, loved this tour! Its the perfect combination of fun and adventure with amazing yoga, delicious food and gorgeous location. I didnt want to come home! This tour is perfect if you live in Brazil and want an escape from the city or if you are coming to Brazil for the first time. Its an amazing way to see beautiful places and travel with people who have the same ideas about travel."

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