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The Magic of Peru
April 1-10, 2022

Join Laurel Attanasio for a breathtaking and powerful adventure to Peru.

Discover the magic of Peru and unwind your mind with yoga. With this full 8-day itinerary you will experience the World Heritage sites of Cusco and Machu Picchu as well as the Sacred Valley of the Incas in Urubamba. Cusco and the Sacred Valley is a spiritual place like no other on the planet. While Machu Picchu has long been the top visitor attraction in Peru, in recent years it is increasingly considered one of the top landmark attractions in the world. It has been named one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is considered one of the 50 most beautiful places to visit in the world by Conde Nast Traveler.

Why is this adventure like no other?

April is a great time to visit Machu Picchu since the dry season has just begun, but the tourism high season will not begin until June. The landscape will be lush surrounding us with beautiful flora and breathtaking views. Days will be filled with adventures showcasing the ancient history and ruins of the Incan times. Although Machu Picchu will be a highlight, Peru has many more sites that will take your breath away. We will visit the Salt Mines, the Moray Mountains, archeological site of Ollantaytambo and the fortress of Sacsayhuaman. Our mornings will begin with yoga allowing us to acclimate to the high Andean altitude, reflect on our previous days adventure and prepare us for another.

 

Bonus…The food is an amazing fusion of the native Peruvian blended with Spanish cuisine with an Asian influence. It Is truly unique and delicious. And, for beer loves, they have 50 microbreweries! And, if you prefer wine… Chile and Argentina are close by providing a great selection for after a long day of exploring.

The Destination

The Sacred Valley is beyond breath-taking. It is a place that will change your soul forever. Most people visit to climb Machu Picchu, but there is so much more to see. Lush landscapes will surround you and you will be amazed by the Incan Ruins throughout the region. This is a place where time has stood still. Locals will be wearing vibrant traditional clothing and the oxen will still be plowing the fields. The fresh air will clear your lungs, the food will warm your soul and the Incan energy will clear your mind. You will not return the same person. 

Peru Retreat 2022

Where You'll Stay

This journey will take us throughout the Sacred Valley. We will spend two nights in Ollantaytambo at Hotel Tunupa Lodge, which is located next to the Urubamba River, between snow-capped mountains. Then, for two evenings, we will head to Aguas Calientes, which sits at the base of Machu Picchu, where we will stay at the cozy riverside, Hatun Inti Boutique Hotel. Lastly, we will head back towards Cusco, our final destination, where we will stay for three nights in the historic center at the Wyndham Costa Del Sol Cusco. For the full itinerary, see below.

Testimonials

Peru with Laurel was a magical adventure! The itinerary was perfect for exploring and for fun. Laurel always finds off -the-beaten -path magic. Peru took my breath away! Always a memorable time. 

One million years ago, my second grade teacher gave me a Peruvian bookmark which I have to this day. When I held it in my hands and read the word “Peru” I told myself one day I would go. Several rotations of the sun later, Laurel planned a yoga retreat there in 2018. It was time. Laurel’s retreat to Peru made everything clear – bucket list checked and more fun and self care than I could have ever anticipated not to mention making the climb up and back to Machu Picchu (with my leather bookmark in my pocket) was the most thrilling event of my life. When Peru calls, Laurel makes sure you answer!

Hiking Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu was one of the most challenging things I have ever done. And grateful to have such an awesome group to rally around & share the once-in-a-lifetime experience with.

Everything about this trip was truly AMAZING!!! It was more than I anticipated. I love that we toured around Peru and saw so much and did so much in a weeks time and learned about the culture and history, the tour guides were great and of course the yoga. I will definitely go on another adventure with you in the future.

What's Included:

  • Airfare to and from JFK. Rates without air can be provided.
  • Daily yoga and meditation with beautiful back drops of Incan Ruins, Andes Mountains and in a Spanish Courtyard while in Cusco.
  • Guided tour of Machu Picchu.
  • Guided tour of the ruins of Ollantaytambo.
  • Visit to the hidden archaeological site of Moray.
  • Visit to Maras Salt Mines.
  • Entrance fees and English speaking guide Included for all tours.
  • Tour of Cusco and its surrounding ruins.
  • Daily breakfast.
  • Lunch along the Urubamba River with stunning views of the Sacred Valley.
  • Dinner in Aguas Calientes after exploring Machu Picchu.
  • Pisco sour class and farewell group dinner in Cusco.
  • All hotel accommodations: 2 nights in Ollantaytambo, 2 nights in Aguas Calientes, 3 nights in Cusco.
  • All transportation while in Peru.
  • Pre-departure Meeting in Easton, PA to review logistics and meet fellow travelers. Materials will be provided via email, if you cannot join.
  • And, much more!! See the full itinerary below!

What's Not Included:

  • Not much!!

    • Meals not mentioned in itinerary.
    • Alcoholic beverages.
    • Souvenirs.
    • Transportation to and from JFK available at an additional cost.
    • Trip insurance and Travel Health Insurance is NOT included, but they are HIGHLY recommended; World Nomads has a lot of options. Take a look at Travel Insurance 101, a resourceful page that will help you get the coverage you need. Please also review the Booking Terms!

The Finer Details