Peru’s Sacred Valley, at it's core is Cusco, the former Capital of the Inca Empire and it’s hidden gem Machu Picchu. Experience the deep connection the indigenous Quechua people have with Mother Nature or Pachamama and see how they still work the land in conjunction with ancient tradition.
Explore the practices of yoga, meditation, and mindfulness in the Sacred Valley of Peru with Under30Experiences’ yoga teacher Luz Garcia. Luz has over 1500 hours of yoga teacher training and her background includes Vinyasa, Iyengar, Ashtanga, Hatha, Prenatal and Restorative yoga. She has trained at some of the best yoga schools in New York and Chile and is originally from the Andes Mountains, holding a deep respect for these sacred lands.
This retreat is open to all levels of yoga.
Duration: 7 days / 6 nights
Start: Cusco International Airport (CUZ)
To ensure included transportation: arrive Day 1 before 12 PM
Finish: Cusco International Airport (CUZ)
To ensure included transportation: plan to depart Day 7 after 3 PM
Airfare booking details will be sent after registration – please wait to book your flight until you receive further instructions
-7 days / 6 nights in double accommodations
-6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, and 6 dinners
-Locally sourced and organic meals with vegan and vegetarian options available
-8 group yoga classes
-Ground Transportation including pickup and dropoff at Cusco Airport
-Mother Earth Ceremony
-Sound Healing Ceremony
-Train ticket, bus ticket and entrance fee to Machu Picchu
-Professionally Guided Tour of Machu Picchu
-Guided tour of Machu Picchu Archeological Site
-Yoga Instruction with a teacher with over 1500 hours of Teacher Training
-Train along the Sacred Valley to Peru
-Pachamama Ceremony, Sound Healing Ceremony, Cacao Ceremony, and other adventures
-Pisaq Market local shopping cultural excursion
-Train to Machu Picchu through the Sacred Valley
-Visit to the former Capital of the Inca Empire, Cusco, Peru
-Age requirement: 21+
-Group Size: 8-14 travelers
-Style: yoga retreat with day trips and excursions
-Level: this retreat is open to all levels of yoga
-Cusco has a colder, dry climate during their dry season where you can expect highs in the 70s with strong sun and clear nights with lows in the 40s
-Andean culture is humble, with a great respect for nature and you will see indigenous people working the land as they have for thousands of years
-An emphasis will be put on eating organic, chemical free food, and being as eco-friendly as possible
-Peruvian food is world renown and Yoga Mandala Retreat Center will combine traditional dishes with raw, vegetarian, and vegan options
Meat & eggs + gluten free options will also be available. Please let us know of any dietary restrictions in advance.
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Travel can be unpredictable. Our goal is to provide you with the most rewarding experience.
While it is our intention to adhere to the itinerary, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into it and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations.
Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.
Meals included: 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, and 6 dinners
Breakfasts will be held right on site at Yoga Mandala for your convenience
Sample Breakfast Menu:
Lunches will be served on day trips and a wide range of food will be available
Sample Lunch Menu:
Dinners will be held at Yoga Mandala where the local chef will prepare a fusion of Peruvian and raw, vegan, and vegetarian healing foods
We do our best to accommodate vegan and vegetarian requests, or any allergy restrictions
Shared, comfortable, safe, air-conditioned private shuttle to and from the airport for your convenience
Ground transportation on day trips to Pisac, Cusco, and to the train station to go to Machu Picchu
Train ticket (round trip) from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes
Bus ticket (round trip) to and from Machu Picchu Archeological site from Aguas Calientes
Boutique hotel rooms at Yoga Mandala for duration of trip
Solo travelers are placed with someone of the same gender
Laundry available at hotel (ask front desk for details)
*Private room options available upon request subject to hotel availability (for an extra charge)
*Accommodations can vary but will be the same quality.
Travel insurance is mandatory in order to participate on any of our trips.
When selecting a travel insurance policy please bear in mind that all travelers must have medical coverage and that we require a minimum coverage of USD $200,000 for repatriation and emergency rescue. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects. If you have credit card insurance we require proof of purchase of the trip (a receipt of credit card statement) with a credit card in your name. Contact your bank for details of their participating insurer, the level of coverage and emergency contact telephone number.
Your Under30Experiences trip will be accompanied by two group leaders: your yoga teacher and a Trip Leader. We will use a local guide at Machu Picchu.
The goal of the trip leaders is to facilitate an awesome experience and help our travelers have the best trip possible. They will provide information on the places you are traveling through, offer suggestions for things to do and see, recommend great local eating venues and introduce you to our local friends.
You can expect them to have a broad general knowledge of the countries visited on the trip, including historical, cultural, religious and social aspects.
Below includes our staff picks of the best items on the market that we travel with! All products selected are 3 ounces or less to comply with TSA carry-on size and certified organic when possible.
Yoga Mandala Center has yoga mats, but please feel free to bring your own.
Space is limited on transportation, so there is a limit of one main piece of luggage per person. You will be responsible for carrying your own luggage.
Passports and Visas (Guidelines for US passport holders)
Cusco has a colder, dry climate during their dry season
Expect highs in the 70s with strong sun and clear nights with lows in the 40s
Bring layers to be prepared as you may begin your yoga practice with long sleeves
Due to a very intentional itinerary designed blending yoga, sacred ceremonies, and adventure, there is not much time for optional activities. However, if you'd like, you can speak with your trip leader and they can recommend something for you.
Respect the people around you and the environment in which you’re traveling. This includes, but is not limited to fellow travelers, trip leaders, the local community, nature, wildlife, and yourself.
Do your best to keep yourself and fellow travelers out of harm’s way.
It’s important to obey local laws and customs while on our trips. This includes, but is not limited to wearing appropriate clothing while visiting certain communities, refraining from taking photos of people without asking, avoiding the use of illegal drugs, having weapons, and soliciting prostitution. If you’re not sure about something, take time to educate yourself, or ask.
Travel involves contact with new cultures. When confronted with a different way of living than you’re used to, do your best to understand that neither way is better or worse. They’re simply different ways of life.
Know your limits! This applies to physical ability, emotional space, social situations, and alcohol consumption. If you can’t participate in something, be upfront about it. If you need a break from people, take it. Stop drinking before you get too drunk.
Trip leaders are working in the travelers’ best interest. If they say something or ask you not to do something it’s not because they’re tyrants, but because they want you to have a good time!
Lying or withholding information about any physical or mental condition that might affect your ability to participate in any of the activities may be grounds for removal from your trip with no refund.
Please note, Machu Picchu is a sacred site and the Peruvian Government does not allow people to do yoga on the grounds of the archeological site.
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