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6 Days Machu Picchu Adventure and Yoga Retreat in Peru

  • Aguas Calientes, Cusco - Sacred Valley - Machu Picchu

Overview

Yoga Retreat Peru

Swing on those walking shoes and bring out your yoga mat to join this wellness adventure to delight your senses and connect with a culture rich in historical tradition and ancient footsteps. Experience this magnificent region where the Andes reach the skies with blissful horizons, and imbue your senses with the sacred charm and gorgeous sites on a Machu Picchu adventure. Discover daily yoga classes in beautiful locations as you journey through the sacred land of the Incas with guided day tours along the way. Meals are included in the Sacred Valley as you wake up and salute the sun through local sights and sounds and enjoy some free time for you to relax and rejuvenate in charming Peruvian accommodations and peaceful Andean landscapes.

Highlights

  • Cusco city tour
  • Morning and evening yoga classes
  • Entrances and guided tour of Machu Picchu
  • Tour guide and yoga instructor
  • All meals in the Sacred Valley
  • 5 nights accommodations
  • Breakfast at Cusco

Skill level

  • Beginner

  • 6 days with instruction
  • English
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Join Green Stone Journeys for a six day tour of the highlights of the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu and bring out your yoga mat for a wellness adventure to delight your senses. 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. 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.

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. A single supplement tour option is available.

Day 1: Cusco and Sacred Valley

Begin with a pick-up in Cusco from the airport or your location, and journey directly into the Sacred Valley where you will be hosted for three nights in peaceful and relaxing accommodations. Enjoy an evening yoga class with a focus on breath as you acclimatize to this fresh mountain region and appreciate the serenity of the Sacred Valley for your first night under the Andean stars.

Day 2 - 3: Sacred Valley

Enjoy days of discovery with local cultural sights and blissful experiences after early morning yoga classes and delicious breakfasts to begin the days events. Youll take a journey in this region to several locations to delight and lift your senses. Explore the Pisac ruins which are some of the finest and largest in the entire valley and shop in the Pisac market.

You'll also travel to the community of Amaru, where you will learn about Andean life and a community-based initiative of traditional weaving techniques for a shared lunch with the project owners. Weaving has always been important to the cultural identity of the local communities in the southern Andes of Peru, and experience an overview of the traditional textile techniques on a tour of colorful discovery.

Tour highlights also include a visit to Moray, a unique Inca site that was believed to be an agricultural research center and formed by concentric, circular terraces that provide a large difference in temperature from top to bottom and amaze at the natural abundance and beauty of the region. Learn about the interesting agricultural techniques of the Incas and witness some stunning visuals of the natural terrain.

Your days in the Sacred Valley will also include a visit to 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.

Evenings will be spent at the accommodation with gentle and rejuvenating yoga classes and delicious meals to relax in the serenity of the day and enjoy calm evenings in the stunning light of the Sacred Valley sunsets.

Day 4: Ollantaytambo and Aguas Calientes

Wake up in the Sacred Valley with some sun salutations in your morning yoga class before a local visit of the town of Ollantaytambo, the only remaining town laid out to its original Inca design. Visit the archaeological site and enjoy a local lunch with time to wander the narrow streets lined with water channels that have been flowing since the time of the Inca.

In the afternoon, take a train to the town of Aguas Calientes, at the foot of Machu Picchu, in the heartland of the Sacred Valley for your early morning visit. Youll spend the night at this mountain town before the visit to the famous Incan ruins.

Day 5 - 7: Machu Picchu and Cusco

Rise with the sun and journey up to Machu Picchu and begin a complete guided tour of the Inca citadel. Enjoy some time at this magnificent site to walk around, climb the Sungate, and experience spectacular views of the surrounding valleys and mountains. In the afternoon, return to Aguas Calientes and take an afternoon train to Cusco arriving after nightfall.

Cusco is a famous colonial town surrounded by the vast Andes and dotted with sacred sites on its horizons. Start the day with a morning yoga class with spectacular views and a healthy breakfast before the city tour with a local guide to visit the cultural hotspots of the Incan dynasty blended with modern tradition in this UNESCO world heritage city.

The city tour includes such highlights to appreciate fine architecture, Incan stone engineering, artists galleries, and the blend of 17th century Spanish cultural infusion mixed with Andean iconography during a city tour exploring the charm of this Peruvian mountain oasis. Enjoy one more full day of this charming town and your last evening together before departure the following day.

Complete guided tour of the Inca citadel

Explore the Pisac ruins

Journey to Machu Picchu

Local visit of the town of Ollantaytambo

Travel to the community of Amaru

Visit the salt pools of Maras

Visit to Moray

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.

All meals are included during your stay in the Sacred Valley and encourage wellness for a healthy body and mind. Vegetarian and non-vegetarian options are available, and will be locally sourced and based on Peruvian tradition. The 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 delicious entrees and desserts for full enjoyment of your dining experience with us.

The optional meals will be in restaurants and provide the option of exploring the delicious food of Peru based on your preference. The restaurants recommended will be based on a variety of criteria, the most important being great food! They may be touristy restaurants or small, local restaurant options with personalized service and a great selection of wines or piscos might be chosen or meals with local families who have been trained to cook for their foreign visitors. From very traditional picanterias to gourmet NovoAndino restaurants we guarantee you the opportunity to experience authentic customs, flavours and ingredients while you visit Peru.

Exclusion

  • Lunches and evening meals at Aguas Calientes, Cusco are not included.

Connect with people and the land of rich and historical culture

Cooking workshops

Explore local community and artisan initiatives

Horseback riding

Relax with yoga classes

Savor Peruvian cuisine

Visits to local markets

  • 5 nights accommodations
  • All meals in the Sacred Valley
  • Breakfast in all locations
  • Cusco city tour
  • Entrance and guided tour of Machu Picchu
  • Local transportation
  • Morning and evening yoga classes
  • Pick-up transfer in Cusco from Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport (CUZ) / hotel
  • Tour guide
  • Yoga instructor
  • International airfare
  • Lunches and evening meals in Aguas Calientes, Cusco
  • Optional wellness therapies
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fees

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport (CUZ).

The pick-up is included in the price.

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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