Peru Itinerary April 15-26, 2013

ITINERARY

If you have been called to visit Peru and want plenty of private time at the sites, some skills to help you connect deeply–all in an unhurried and intimate way, this is it.   A lifetime to travel and a few decades of guiding individuals and groups to sacred places has led me to create and share new thoughts and possibilities for the spiritual explorer.   I call this pursuit Spiritual Archaeology and share the basics with each group. We invite change into our lives when we travel to sacred places.
Spiritual explorers are encouraged toward a more organic, natural and conscious approach to sacred places–something that traditional tourism does not offer.   Our journeys are slow and easy, focused on facilitating the spiritual explorer in  making a  personal  connection with the sites we visit.  We do not rush or visit at times of high tourist traffic.  Our first day is spent learning the basics of Spiritual Archaeology.  Once at  the sites, we spend the time needed.   The Spiritual Archaeologist looks into the  invisible but ever present aspects of a sacred places.   Information each person acquires may have personal, historical or spiritual applications.  This is the journey of a lifetime, offering you the experience you have always dreamed about at Machu Picchu and the temples, altars and ceremonials sites of Cuzco and the Sacred Valley of the Inca

                             

Luminous

 

 

 

 

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HIGHLIGHTS OF OUR JOURNEY:

Despacho Ceremony

Welcome Ceremony with Peruvian Shaman 

Special Guests:

We also  invite local shamans, guides, authors and archaeolgists to join us on our journey and speak to our group.  The interaction with these locals adds to our knowledge about the culture and traditions and enriches our journey.

Note to our Travelers:

We know you have been called to visit Peru and we are committed to providing you with the best opportunity to realize the fruits of such a pilgrimage.  Our well planned and thoughtful journeys are spiritual in nature and we welcome people of all beliefs, faiths, and religious convictions to join us.  This is a private journey limited to our group, travelling together in private transport. We create a safe and supportive environment for each person to commune with the deepest part of themselves–with God, Goddess, All That Is, Earth, Divine, Higher Self.

We believe your insight, wisdom and intuition is  the best resource to accomplish this. We have time in silence, time for meditation or contemplation and plenty of time for you to experience the sacred places in the way you are guided to.  You will never be rushed through a site.  We plan our visit at times when we have quiet and privacy and the least of the crowds. Local shamans, medicine people and guides join us to add elements of their cultural and spiritual knowledge to our experience.  These presenters are scheduled AFTER we have had our personal time at the sites.  If there are any ceremonies or rituals to be performed, we leave this to the native people to facilitate as they are the natural keepers of the sites and land.

FLIGHTS:

Plan for your international flight from home to arrive in Lima early morning.   We will schedule your flight from Lima to Cuzco and return.   This flight generally leaves Lima mid-morning. Please speak to us before booking your flights and we will be happy to assist with your travel arrangements.

                                                                                 tequile-peruvian woman-island lake titicaca
                                                                                                       The journey begins….

Day 1

The group will be met at the Cuzco Airport and taken to our charming hotel where we will check in and relax today.  An introduction to Spiritual Archaeology will be presented in the afternoon.  We enjoy our Welcome Lunch  together later in the dae are introduced to the basics of Spiritual Archaeology later in the day and this evening, preparing us for the journey ahead.     Lunch

 

Day 2

This morning we attend the second session of Spiritual Archaeology basics, preparing us for the journey ahead and allowing for relaxation and adjustment to the altitude.  This afternoon we explore the city of Cuzco.  We visit a few very special places in Cuzco–learn to navigate from our hotel to the square, shops, restaurants and other points of interest

cuzco-main square cuzco-plaza de armasCUZCO: You will love this warm, welcoming colonial city in the Andes.

The Incas cultivated an advanced awareness of energy and the knowledge of how to utilize each vibration for growth and transformation. Each of over 300 temples were built at a specific point of power within the city.  There are said to be 1,500 temples and altars in the mountains surrounding Cuzco.  We will explore some of these today.

 

Day 3

MORAY:  Step into the ancient/future. Today we will visit Moray, a site that resembles a sunken amphitheater with circular terraces carved deep into the earth.  This ancient earth sculpture offers a unique and powerful earth connection.

OLLANTAYTAMBO: The IncaTemple of the Sun is known as The Pyramid of Pakaritambo, or The Dawning Place of Tomorrow.  It is also known as the Lemurian (read Edgar Cayce, Churchward on Lemuria or books and articles on the Lost Continent of Mu) Temple of Love – and that vibration can be felt in this place.

There are many springs with flowing waters and the site has a very calming effect.  Inca structures and streets still exist in the town and we will enjoy walking through them and visiting an authentic Inca home. Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4

sawsaywaman, above cuzco, portals in peru

SAQSAYWAMAN:  Roam the grounds at Saqsaywaman and its powerful energy will remain in your mind and heart long after our journey is completed. The ancients understood that the stones would be the one thing to remain after everything else was gone.  Ancient/Future wisdom is vibrating in the stones and accessible to those who tap into this amazing place.   The city of Cuzco is laid out in the shape of the Puma and this site is the head of it.

CHINCERO:  A gentle site offering sacred caves, waterfalls, giant rocks, and much to explore and relax into.  Here we connect with Pachamama (mother earth) and explore the many features of the site.   We find our own places of alignment.  Here we discover caves, waterfalls, rolling hills and temples of the past.  Many of these earth temples remain active and are visited by locals and shamans. Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5

machu picchu

MACHU PICCHU: In the early morning we board our train to Machu Picchu and enjoy the breathtaking views of the lush Urubamba Valley.  Machu Picchu, known as the Eighth Wonder of the World and the Sacred Crystal City waits.   The total meaning and the varied uses of Machu Picchu are still unknown; why it was built and what purpose it served, who lived there and when they departed and why.  It is widely agreed that the main intent of this stunning city, sometimes steeped in rain forest clouds, was a spiritual and ceremonial center.  Clearly, its creators intended the journey to the sacred city to be a powerful experience for anyone who makes the pilgrimage.

The fairytale ruins amongst the peaks of mountains, buffered by forests and deep gorges are extraordinary.  The ruins and ceremonial sites are breathtakingly beautiful and rich with the heartbeat of Pachamama (Mother Earth).  After checking into our hotel, we will explore Machu Picchu.  As Spiritual Archaeologists we will discover the places on the grounds that call us and locate our personal power spots.  A Lunch at the beautiful Sanctuary Hotel.  Breakfast, Lunch

“And so I climbed the Earth ladder, through the awful labyrinth of lost jungles, up to you, Machu Picchu.” Pablo Neruda, Heights of Machu Picchu, 1950.

Day 6

MACHU PICCHU: We greet this magnificent site at the break of day, before the main influx of people and tour groups.  When the grass is still wet with dew we can overlook the pristine Crystal City of Machu Picchu laid out in the image of a condor.  Sometime later this morning we will have a guide – for those who wish to hear one of the stories of this place.  Our train leaves mid-afternoon to Cuzco. Breakfast, Dinner.

Day 7

 

TAMBOMACHAY: Also known as El Bano del Inca (the bath of the Inca).  Canals, waterfalls and aqueducts run through terraced rocks.  May have been an ancient spa.

QENKO: In Quecha the word Qenko means “zigzag” – a perfect description of the nature of this site zigzag cave and its mysterious altars carved from rock. Breakfast, Lunch

Day 8

temple of the moon, quillarumiyoq, peru, moon temple

QUILLARUMIYOC (Temple of the Moon): We travel out to the countryside in another direction today to the mystical Temple of the Moon.  This site is rarely visited by tourists.  It is said that the Temple of the Moon is a feminine site used for initiation rites.  We will bring a box lunch with us and enjoy a picnic on the hillside. Breakfast, Lunch

 Day 9

TIPON:Outside of Cuzco up a winding dirt road, at the top of a mountain, lies the lush and magical site of Tipon.  The water flowing from the top and through the left of the site is said to be the merging of the female and male energies.  It is also said to be a representation of the original Inca Empire – Chile, Equador, Peru and Bolivia.  This ceremonial site has a feeling of serenity and peace.  The waters here are purifying and uplifting bringing together the masculine and feminine energies.

sistene chapel of the andes, andahuaylas, colonial art

ANDAHUAYLAS: Known as the “Sistine Chapel of the Andes”, the 17th Century church is resplendent with outstanding gold leaf frescoes, an impressive doorway and a gilded altar.  The church also houses fine paintings by Riano, Diego Quispe, Tito and Tadeo Escalante, as well as some anonymous artists and possibly the great Spanish painter Murillo. Breakfast, Lunch

                                     Day 10

Pisac, temples at pisac, pisac market

PISAC: We travel to Pisac this morning, a charming Andean Village.   The Pisac ruins are located high above the village and are a fine example of ancient stonework. The name derives from “pisaca”, meaning partridge, and this ancient city appears to have been laid out to resemble a bird with the terraced fields forming the wings.

There appears to be both a practical and spiritual intention to the layout of the city. The temples are built both into and around natural rock formations that may have been of special spiritual significance to the Inca.    The Sun Temple can be easily recognized by its curved outer wall. As at Machu Picchu, there exists here a Hitching Post of the Sun (a large carved stone). This stone was used on a midwinter’s time (Winter Solstice) to bind the sun and prevent it from sinking any lower in the sky.      After our time at the ruins we will visit the Pisac Market- the largest in this area of Peru.  Today we enjoy our  farewell lunch in Pisac.  We return to Cuzco with time left to explore and enjoy the great city.  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 11

cuzco-cusco-dances cuzco
Cuzco Festival

We complete our journey this morning, sharing a breakfast, stories — and maybe getting in a little last minute shopping.  We will say our goodbyes and begin the journey home. Breakfast

Price for this journey is $4,400 for Double Occupancy.

Single Supplement – Private Room $5,300

$1,200 Non-refundable Deposit to hold your place

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ITINERARY

                        Spiritual Archaeology in Mystical Peru with Luminous 1         

Luminous

Luminous 1 is a Spiritual Archaeologist, Author, Artist and Real Estate Broker in Sedona, Arizona.  Her 35 years of experience working with individuals and groups as an Intuitive, Healer and leader of journeys to sacred places provides a wealth of knowledge and experience  to draw from.  She is the author of Homecoming, Plan B, City of the Sun and her forthcoming book (Spring 2012), Spiritual Archaeology – How to Access the Transformational Powers of Sacred Places.

If you have been called to visit Peru and want plenty of private time at the sites, some skills to help you connect deeply–all in an unhurried and intimate way, this is it.  I believe we are “called” to sacred places and it is a learning to understand how to approach, visit and receive what we came for.   A lifetime to travel and a few decades of guiding individuals and groups to sacred places has led me to create and share new thoughts and possibilities for the spiritual explorer.   I call this pursuit Spiritual Archaeology and share the basics with each group. We invite change into our lives when we travel to sacred places.   I encourage spiritual explorers toward a more organic, natural and conscious approach to sacred places–something that traditional tourism does not offer.Our journeys are slow and easy, focused on facilitating the spiritual explorer in  making a  personal  connection with the sites we visit.  We do not rush or visit at times of high tourist traffic.  Our first day is spent learning the basics of Spiritual Archaeology.  Once at  the sites, we spend the time needed.   The Spiritual Archaeologist looks into the  invisible but ever present aspects of a sacred places.   The information we acquire may have personal, historical or spiritual applications.  This is the journey of a lifetime, offereing you the experience you have always dreamed about.Sacred Valley of the Inca

 

 

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HIGHLIGHTS OF OUR JOURNEY:

Despacho Ceremony

Welcome Ceremony with Peruvian Shaman 

Special Guests:

 

Terra Sonora

 

 

Terra Sonora has been an interdimensional channeler for 26 years. She will be channeling the ascended masters and angels for our group at the sacred sites and will share insights about how you can connect to the higher dimensions directly. Terra will be able to channel the elders and spirit guardians that dwell at these sacred sites, to download the hidden wisdom in these portals and the keys to ascension. We are blessed to have Terra along with us on this transformational journey. Terra will also be available for private channeling sessions to assist in your personal healing process and paradigm shifts.

 

 

 

We also  invite local shamans, guides, authors and archaeolgists to join us on our journey and speak to our group.  The interaction with these locals adds to our knowledge about the culture and traditions and enriches our journey.

Note to our Travelers:

We know you have been called to visit Peru and we are committed to providing you with the best opportunity to realize the fruits of such a pilgrimage.  Our well planned and thoughtful journeys are spiritual in nature and we welcome people of all beliefs, faiths, and religious convictions to join us.  This is a private journey limited to our group, travelling together in private transport. We create a safe and supportive environment for each person to commune with the deepest part of themselves–with God, Goddess, All That Is, Earth, Divine, Higher Self.

We believe your insight, wisdom and intuition afford the best resources to accomplish this. We have time in silence, time for meditation or contemplation and plenty of time for you to experience the sacred places in the way you are guided to do so.  You will never be rushed through a site.  We plan our visit at times when we have quiet and privacy and the least of the crowds. Local shamans, medicine people and guides join us to add elements of their cultural and spiritual knowledge to our experience.  These presenters are scheduled AFTER we have had our personal time at the sites.  If there are any ceremonies or rituals to be performed, we leave this to the native people to facilitate as they are the natural keepers of the sites and land.

FLIGHTS:

Plan for your international flight from home to arrive in Lima early morning.   We will schedule your flight from Lima to Cuzco and return.   This flight generally leaves Lima mid-morning. Please speak to us before booking your flights and we will be happy to assist with your travel arrangements.

                                                                                 tequile-peruvian woman-island lake titicaca
                                                                                                       The journey begins….

Day 1

The group will be met at the Cuzco Airport and taken to our charming hotel in the Sacred Valley.  The altitude is lower here making for an easy adjustment.  We enjoy a meal together in Ollantaytambo, get to know each other and receive our itinerary.  We take it slow today, relaxing.  We are introduced to the basics of Spiritual Archaeology later in the day and this evening, preparing us for the journey ahead.     Snacks, Lunch

Day 2

MORAY:  Step into the ancient/future. Today we will visit Moray, a site that resembles a sunken amphitheater with circular terraces carved deep into the earth.  This ancient earth sculpture offers a unique and powerful earth connection.

OLLANTAYTAMBO: The IncaTempleof the Sun is known as The Pyramid of Pakaritambo, or The Dawning Place of Tomorrow.  It is also known as the Lemurian (read Edgar Cayce, Churchward on Lemuria or books and articles on the Lost Continent of Mu) Temple of Love – and that vibration can be felt in this place. There are many springs with flowing waters and the site has a very calming effect.  Inca structures and streets still exist in the town and we will enjoy walking through them and visiting an authentic Inca home. Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3

Chincero:  A gentle site offering sacred caves, waterfalls, giant rocks, and much to explore and relax into.  Here we connect with Pachamama (mother earth) and explore the many features of the site.   We find our own places of alignment.  Here we discover caves, waterfalls, rolling hills and temples of the past.  Many of these earth temples remain active and are visited by locals and shamans.  Like Moray, Chincero offers a deep connection with the energies of the earth.   
After spending as much time as we want at the site, we visit the native market at Chincero, colorful and fun.  Here you will see many displays of fruits and vegetables, along with handicrafts.  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4

machu picchu

MACHU PICCHU: In the early morning we board our train to Machu Picchu and enjoy the breathtaking views of the lush Urubamba Valley.  Machu Picchu, known as the Eighth Wonder of the World and the Sacred Crystal City waits.   The total meaning and the varied uses of Machu Picchu are still unknown; why it was built and what purpose it served, who lived there and when they departed and why.  It is widely agreed that the main intent of this stunning city, sometimes steeped in rain forest clouds, was a spiritual and ceremonial center.  Clearly, its creators intended the journey to the sacred city to be a powerful experience for anyone who makes the pilgrimage.

The fairytale ruins amongst the peaks of mountains, buffered by forests and deep gorges are extraordinary.  The ruins and ceremonial sites are breathtakingly beautiful and rich with the heartbeat of Pachamama (Mother Earth).  After checking into our hotel, we will explore Machu Picchu.  As Spiritual Archaeologists we will discover the places on the grounds that call us and locate our personal power spots.  A Lunch at the beautiful Sanctuary Hotel.  Breakfast, Lunch

“And so I climbed the Earth ladder, through the awful labyrinth of lost jungles, up to you, Machu Picchu.” Pablo Neruda, Heights of Machu Picchu, 1950.

Day 5

MACHU PICCHU: We greet this magnificent site at the break of day, before the main influx of people and tour groups.  When the grass is still wet with dew we can overlook the pristine Crystal City of Machu Picchu laid out in the image of a condor.  Sometime later this morning we will have a guide – for those who wish to hear one of the stories of this place.  Our train leaves mid-afternoon to Cuzco. Breakfast, Dinner.

Day 6

cuzco-main square cuzco-plaza de armasCUZCO: You will love this warm, welcoming colonial city in the Andes.

The Incas cultivated an advanced awareness of energy and the knowledge of how to utilize each vibration for growth and transformation. Each of over 300 temples were built at a specific point of power within the city.  There are said to be 1,500 temples and altars in the mountains surrounding Cuzco.

The city of Cuzco was laid out in the form of a Puma with Saqsaywaman as the head.   We embark on a walking tour of Cuzco today.  We visit a few very special places in Cuzco–learn to navigate from our hotel to the square, shops, restaurants and other points of interest.  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 7

sawsaywaman, above cuzco, portals in peru

SAQSAYWAMAN:  Roam the grounds at Saqsaywaman and its powerful energy will remain in your mind and heart long after our journey is completed. The ancients understood that the stones would be the one thing to remain after everything else was gone.  Ancient/Future wisdom is vibrating in the stones and accessible to those who tap into this amazing place.   The city of Cuzco is laid out in the shape of the Puma and this site is the head of it.

TAMBOMACHAY: Also known as El Bano del Inca (the bath of the Inca).  Canals, waterfalls and aqueducts run through terraced rocks.  May have been an ancient spa.

QENKO: In Quecha the word Qenko means “zigzag” – a perfect description of the nature of this site zigzag cave and its mysterious altars carved from rock. Breakfast, Lunch

Day 8

temple of the moon, quillarumiyoq, peru, moon temple

QUILLARUMIYOC (Temple of the Moon): We travel out to the countryside in another direction today to the mystical Temple of the Moon.  This site is rarely visited by tourists.  It is said that the Temple of the Moon is a feminine site used for initiation rites.  We will bring a box lunch with us and enjoy a picnic on the hillside. Breakfast, Lunch

 Day 9

TIPON:Outside of Cuzco up a winding dirt road, at the top of a mountain, lies the lush and magical site of Tipon.  The water flowing from the top and through the left of the site is said to be the merging of the female and male energies.  It is also said to be a representation of the original Inca Empire – Chile, Equador, Peru and Bolivia.  This ceremonial site has a feeling of serenity and peace.  The waters here are purifying and uplifting bringing together the masculine and feminine energies.

sistene chapel of the andes, andahuaylas, colonial art

ANDAHUAYLAS: Known as the “Sistine Chapel of the Andes”, the 17th Century church is resplendent with outstanding gold leaf frescoes, an impressive doorway and a gilded altar.  The church also houses fine paintings by Riano, Diego Quispe, Tito and Tadeo Escalante, as well as some anonymous artists and possibly the great Spanish painter Murillo. Breakfast, Lunch

                                     Day 10

Pisac, temples at pisac, pisac market

PISAC: We travel to Pisac this morning, a charming Andean Village.   The Pisac ruins are located high above the village and are a fine example of ancient stonework. The name derives from “pisaca”, meaning partridge, and this ancient city appears to have been laid out to resemble a bird with the terraced fields forming the wings.

There appears to be both a practical and spiritual intention to the layout of the city. The temples are built both into and around natural rock formations that may have been of special spiritual significance to the Inca.    The Sun Temple can be easily recognized by its curved outer wall. As at Machu Picchu, there exists here a Hitching Post of the Sun (a large carved stone). This stone was used on a midwinter’s time (Winter Solstice) to bind the sun and prevent it from sinking any lower in the sky.      After our time at the ruins we will visit the Pisac Market- the largest in this area of Peru.  Today we enjoy our  farewell lunch in Pisac.  We return to Cuzco with time left to explore and enjoy the great city.  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 11

cuzco-cusco-dances cuzco
Cuzco Festival

We complete our journey this morning, sharing a breakfast, stories — and maybe getting in a little last minute shopping.  We will say our goodbyes and begin the journey home. Breakfast

 Double Occupancy $4,400 per person

Single Occupancy – Private Room $5,300

4 Day Extension to Lake Titicaca – $1,200

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