This trip is for women seeking a once in a lifetime adventure! Witnessing Peru and it's landscape is one of the best things I have ever done. Macchu Piccu lives up to the hype and is even better than you can imagine in person! The small villages in the Andes mountains will teach you so many life lessons, trekking through them is one of my best memories of Peru. Sacred Valley is absolutely stunning, it's energy is healing in so many ways. Peruvian people are kind and humble, you will absolutely adore them. Peru has such rich culture as well, so this trip will tick so many boxes for those of you that choose to adventure with us!
**There will be trekking on this trip, so make sure you are up for adventure and pushing your mind and body. The high elevation is the trickiest part, but you will be so proud of yourself once you do it! It is truly incredible and makes you feel so ALIVE!
MARCH 7th: Arrival & Welcome Dinner (included).
MARCH 8th: Exploring the Valley of the Incas.
The exploration of the Sacred Valley will start from your hotel at 7am, to set off on a short drive to take us to the first stop: the Inca fortress of Saqsayhuaman. We’ll explore the entire complex in about 45 minutes with our guide giving you lots of details about the rich history of our Inca ancestors. We’ll then visit the Famous place of Inca Templo (Qenqo), then well exploring the water templo (Tambomachay). We’ll then visit lovely llama farm where you will learn the difference between the South American camelids: llamas, alpacas, guanacos and vicuñas. Lunch will be close to the Inca ruins of Pisaq. After this we’ll move on to the ruins of Pisaq where we’ll visit the ceremonial and cemetery areas, and enjoy the breathtaking views of Pisac and the surrounding valley from above.The Sacred Valley tour will end at the hotel in the city of Urubamba at around 5 pm.
MARCH 9th: Exploring the markets in Urubamba:
This will be a day of relaxation + exploration. The town of Urubamba lies along the shores of the Urubamba River and is a traditional Andean town nestled within the Sacred Valley. Here you will find some of the Sacred Valley's best hotels and lodges.
MARCH 10th: The Chillipahau experience!
You will spend a day in Chillipawa which will absolutely be the best part of the trip!!
They will share with us their passion for culture and history in this Native village, interactive experience that will immerse you in a journey from the past of an Inca culture to the world of present day Inca descendants at Chillipawa Village. Witness daily life and celebrate the colorful culture of the modern Native people as it unfolds right before your eyes. Listen to the sounds of their language, learn about traditional home remedies, savor a traditional Andean meal, make new friends and see the world through the eyes.
MARCH 11th: Hiking to Ancascocha
On this day, you will climb gradually through peaceful fields and whimsical glades of the indigenous Chachacomo tree in a landscape of pastures and small fields clinging to the steep mountainsides. Wherever there is water, we may find an Andean family compound made of adobe and straw. Yet, there is little water in this mountain range, and we are reminded
every hour of how precious water was and is to the Andean people. We will climb to the mountain pass. From our location atop Chuya Qasa (4.400 m/14,432 ft), we will enjoy
breathtaking views of expansive snow peaks — the Huaynays and Moyoq to our west and the Urubamba range to the north. Then continue to enjoy our delicious buffet lunch next to the Quenqomayu River. Finally, we will enjoy an easy descent to camp at (3,800m/13,009 ft.) in the broad valley of Ancascocha, facing the glaciers of the Huaynay Range.
Our campsite will be outstanding because there are typical authentic houses of the Andes and a picturesque environment.
Hiking Distance: 14 km/8.5 miles
Hiking time: approx. 7 hours
Campsite altitude: 3,800m/13,779 ft
MARCH 12th: Ancascocha - Camicancha Village- Ollantaytambo
On this day, we begin our trek westward, a descendant of the Ancascocha valley with aoutstanding view of Nevado Veronica (5,680 m/18,637 ft). On the way, you will appreciate a beautiful orchis. We will hike for 4 hours until Camicancha Village; after lunch, we will take a private bus to Ollantaytambo (45 minutes’ drive) and then train to Aguas Calientes Town.
Hiking time: approx. 4 hours
Walking distance: 10km / 6.2miles
MARCH 13th: Explore Machu Picchu!!
Machu Picchu truly lives up to it's hype and then some. It's so incredible to witness. I remember sitting there things that over 1,000 people lived in this secret mountain village and thrived. The story is so incredible and it's so amazing to hear it being in the exact spot of where it happened. Way different than just reading it in a history book. Again, the magic and education of travel will never get old!
MARCH 14th: DEPARTURE for those not participating in Peruvian ceremony. For those staying you will be able to explore Cusco for a few hours if there is time before you head to your special accommodations for your ceremony.
MARCH 14-16 (OPTIONAL): Traditional Peruvian ceremony (optional) $500 upgrade (will be paid with final payment)
INCLUSIONS: All accommodations, breakfast every morning, Airport transfers (you can fly in at any time and fly out at anytime on the arrival and departure dates- please fly and out of the CUSCO airport), All transportation, Welcome dinner, Leather journals, tickets to Machu Picchu, train tickets, all meals during camping excursion (June 7-8), english speaking tour guide, porters while camping (you will not have to carry your overnight- you will only carry a small day pack for water and other small items you'll need while hiking).
EXCLUSIONS: Lunch and dinner on the days we aren't camping, Flights- you can book your flights to the Cusco airport anytime on the arrival and departure date, tips for your tour guide and porters.
***DEPOSITS ARE NON REFUNDABLE, but ARE TRANSFERABLE.
FULL PRICE: $2,695 ($695 will be the deposit due on booking, the rest will be due 6 weeks before departure).
**Private rooms are $795 extra.
Your HOST: Julia Satterlee!
Julia is an entrepreneur, life and relationship coach, breath-work facilitator, Kundalini yoga teacher and Reiki Master. Julia teaches her audiences and private clients how to have critical mindset shifts and strategies to create emotional freedom, peace and harmony. Her workshops are interactive, practical and healing. Her private coaching sessions create lasting change and positive results. She mixes psychology, spirituality and visualization to help her students create the lives they really want.