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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Connect with people and the land of rich and historical culture
Explore local community and artisan initiatives
Relax with yoga classes
Savor Peruvian cuisine
Visits to local markets
Please book your flight to arrive at Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport (CUZ).
The pick-up is included in the price.