Peru

Yoga + Culture

Fuse yoga with a cultural and spiritual journey to the Sacred Valley, highlighted by a breathtaking tour of the mystical archeological wonder, Machu Picchu.

Now in our 10th year of retreats to Peru, Vajra Sol invites you on an eight day journey to an ancient and spiritual land. Our trip begins in the culturally rich city of Cusco before heading to the Sacred Valley. Spend five days exploring ancient archeological sites and vibrant Quechua markets in this beautiful valley surrounded by the Andes mountains before heading to Machu Picchu. Along the way, connect to the powerful healing energy of Mother Nature through yoga.

Retreat Highlights

yoga

A 90-minute yoga session, including meditation and pranayama, will be held daily during our time at the retreat lodge. We will practice Vinyasa flow in combination with restorative yoga. There is a powerful energy that is felt in the Sacred Valley, a conducive setting to reflect on a deeper level about one’s yoga practice. The fresh Andes mountain air energizes the mind and body and the inspiring views give a feel of a freedom from time.

cultural immersion

In addition to exploring Incan archeological sites in the Sacred Valley,  enjoy free time to hike, indulge in a Reiki session or massage, and shop for local arts and crafts in beautiful open-air markets. As a group, we will have the unique pleasure to experience a  traditional Shaman-led Pachamama Ceremony. In Cusco, a World Heritage Site, a walking tour will highlight the city’s ornate cathedrals and narrow cobblestone streets.

machu picchu

After spending the night in Aguas Calientes, we will depart in the early morning to greet the sun as it rises. The retreat group then ascends to the sunlit terraces of the historical Incan center of spiritual and political power, Machu Picchu. Enjoy a special guided tour of the “Lost City of the Inca,” the site of a magnificent and mysterious civilization. In the afternoon, we will return by train to Ollantaytambo and then on to Cusco.

About the Retreat

Sacred Valley Serenity

In order to truly explore the beauty of the Sacred Valley, our Peru retreat has a unique itinerary that includes three separate destinations.

  • Spend five (5) nights at Andean lodge surrounded by beautiful gardens, set in the outskirts of Urubamba town in the Sacred Valley.
  • Take a scenic train ride along the Urubamba River to arrive at Machu Picchu.
  • Spend one (1) night night near Machu Picchu before a private tour the following morning.
  • Spend two (2) nights will be spent in the vibrant city of Cusco.
  • Enjoy most meals as a group, dining on the delicious staple foods of Peru: quinoa, potatoes, meat, and vegetables. Vegetarian and vegan meals are available. Specific dietary restriction can be accommodated with advance notice.
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dates | Peru

September 20 – 28, 2019

Included in the Retreat

Vajra Sol’s Peru retreat allows you to disconnect from a busy lifestyle, reconnect to slow and conscious living, take time for inner reflection, and immerse yourself in the culture and landscapes of the Sacred Valley.

  • 8 nights accommodation
  • Tours and activities per itinerary
  • Local guides
  • Daily yoga sessions
  • Private group minibus for transport to sites
  • Train ride to/from Aguas Calientes
  • Airport transfers from/to Cusco airport
  • Entrance to Sacred Valley sites and Machu Picchu
  • Andean Shaman Pachamama Ceremony
  • Sacred Fire Ceremony
  • Most meals

Accommodations

Find you retreat home away from home

Garden Room

Enjoy a ground floor room with a garden view, one queen bed or two twin beds, and a private entrance and bathroom. All rooms feature hardwood or parquet floors, a wardrobe or closet, a hairdryer, a bathrobes, and free toiletries. Rates are per person.

$2,825 – Single Room
$2,450 – Shared Room (2 max)

Luxury Room

Enjoy a beautiful garden or mountain view, one king size bed or two queen beds, and a private entrance and bathroom. All rooms feature heating, hardwood or parquet floors, a wardrobe or closet, a hairdryer, bathrobes, and free toiletries. Rates are per person.

$3,175 – Single Room
$2,575 – Shared Room (2 max)

FAQ

What is included in the retreat cost?

Included in Retreat Cost:

  • 8 nights accommodation
    • (5) nights at Urubamba Lodge
    • (1) night in Aguas Calientes
    • (2) nights in Cusco
  • Tours and activities per itinerary
  • Local guides
  • Daily yoga sessions while at Urubamba Lodge
  • Private group minibus for transport to sites
  • Train ride to/from Aguas Calientes
  • Airport transfers from/to Cusco airport on first and last day of retreat
  • Entrance tickets to the Sacred Valley sites and to Machu Picchu
  • Andean Shaman Pachamama ceremony and Sacred Fire ceremony
  • Most meals

Not Included in Retreat Cost:

  • Airfare to/from Costa Rica
  • Domestic transportation within Costa Rica to the retreat hotel
  • Gratuities for wait staff, massage, surf/SUP instructors
  • Lunch on Wednesday
  • Alcoholic drinks
What are the meals like?

The staple food in Peru is quinoa, potato, meat and vegetables. Vegetarian and vegan meals are available. If you have any specific dietary restriction please let us know in advance to plan meals accordingly with the chef at our retreat lodge.

How do I get to the retreat destination?

Peru is currently a very popular travel destination and we advise booking early for international and domestic flights. Book your flight to Lima, the capital of Peru. The airport code is LIM. Depending on the arrival time of your international flight into Lima, (many are night flights from the U.S./Canada arriving in Lima late evening or early morning), you may have to spend the night in Lima. The next morning you will take a domestic flight from Lima to Cusco. The airport code is CUZ. If your flight arrives in Lima in the morning hours you then can catch a domestic flight to Cusco. Allow at least 2-3 hours in between your international and domestic flights in case of delays.

Many US airline carriers, Copa Air, LAN Airlines and TACA Airlines fly into Lima. Check on Cheaptickets.com, Kayak.com or Expedia.com for routing and fare options and also directly on airline websites. LAN and Taca fly between Lima and Cusco. LAN is the better option as they have more flights.

Flight time from Lima to Cusco is one hour. It is recommended to book these domestic flights in the morning as weather is typically better and there is less chance of flight delay or cancelation. A valid passport is required for all foreign visitors to Peru. An entry visa is not required for American or Canadian nationals. Please inquire with the nearest Peruvian consulate for entry requirements for other nationalities.

What is the weather like in Peru?

July through October is the dry season in the Peruvian highlands and it is typically sunny with blue skies. Temperatures are in the low-mid 70sF during the day and high 30sF in the evenings. It is best to prepare for all weather conditions including rain, cold mountain conditions and warm days.

What is your payment and cancellation policy?

Full payment is due no less than 60 days prior to the first day of the retreat. Should you need to cancel your reservation 60 days or more prior to this date, you will receive a refund for payment made less the $500 deposit. The deposit can be transferred to another retreat within one year. Should you need to cancel less than 60 days prior to this date, for whatever reason, we will not be able to provide a refund or credit unless we can fill your spot. No refund or credit will be given for arriving late or departing a retreat early or for meals/activities in which one does not participate. In the unlikely event Vajra Sol needs to cancel a retreat a full refund will be given.

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Guest Reviews

trip advisor

“My husband and I recently returned from Vajra Sol’s trip to Peru. Sandra led such an amazing retreat and it was obvious from the start. Everything was taken care of from the moment we touched down in Cusco until our return back to the airport. We are already looking forward to joining her on a future retreat!”

Vera, New York

“This was my 5th time with Vajra Sol and I loved every moment of it. Sandra is over accommodating to your needs. The scene and location of your villa and yoga experience is out of this world. Trust me, this is the best retreat out there for YOGA, SUPING and Surfing.”

Steve P, Conneticut

“Go on one of Vajra Sol’s retreats; you won’t regret it. You may even
conquer some fears and surprise yourself, like I did. You will make new friends and have memories to last a lifetime! This was a life changing experience for me!”

Dina, New York