Peru

Yoga + Culture

Fuse yoga with a cultural and spiritual journey to the Sacred Valley. Our Peru yoga retreat is highlighted by a private tour of the mystical archeological wonder, Machu Picchu. Join Vajra Sol for an unforgettable experience.

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, the gateway 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.

dates | Peru

September 20 – 28, 2019

Retreat Highlights

yoga

A daily yoga session, including meditation, will be held during our stay 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 sense of freedom from time.

cultural immersion

In addition to exploring Incan archeological sites in the Sacred Valley, enjoy free time to hike, receive a massage, choose an outdoor adventure, or shop for local arts and crafts in the colorful open-air markets. As a group, we will have the unique pleasure to experience an Andean ceremony led by traditional healers. In Cusco, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a walking tour will highlight the city’s ornate cathedrals and narrow cobblestone streets.

machu picchu

After spending the night near Machu Picchu, we 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 return by train to Ollantaytambo and then on to Cusco.

About the Retreat

Sacred Valley Serenity

Our Peru yoga retreat itinerary includes three separate destinations to best explore the sites and see the diverse scenery of the Sacred Valley and Andean Highlands.

  • (5) nights at an 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
  • (1) night near Machu Picchu before a private tour the following morning
  • (2) nights in the vibrant city of Cusco
  • Enjoy most meals as a group and dine on the culinary specialties of Peru. Vegetarian and vegan meals are available. Specific dietary restriction can be accommodated with advance notice.
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Included in the Retreat

Vajra Sol’s Peru yoga retreat brings you on a journey into the heart of the Sacred Valley. Learn about the captivating ancient Incan culture and travel through the stunning landscape of the Andes Highlands.

  • (8) nights accommodation at Willkatika Lodge
  • Tours and activities per itinerary
  • Expert Peruvian guides (English speaking)
  • 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 Ceremony led by traditional healers
  • Most meals
  • Support for travel planning pre-trip

Retreat Price & Accommodations

Choose your retreat home away from home! Prices are per person in US $.

Luxury Room

One king size bed or two queen beds, a private bathroom, garden or mountain views. All rooms feature heating, hardwood or parquet floors, a wardrobe or closet, a hairdryer, bathrobes, and free toiletries.

$3,195 – Single Room
$2,595 – Shared Room (2 max)

Garden Room

One queen bed or two twin beds, a private bathroom, garden views. All rooms feature hardwood or parquet floors, a wardrobe or closet, a hairdryer, bathrobes, and free toiletries. Rates are per person. Please inquire for triple rate options.

$2,850 – Single Room
$2,450 – Shared Room (2 max)

FAQ

What is included in the retreat cost?

Included in Peru Yoga 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 Peru Yoga 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
  • Travel insurance
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 LIMDepending 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. Many US airlines, Copa Air, LATAM Airlines and Avianca Airlines fly into Lima.

Allow at least 2-3 hours in between your international and domestic flights in case of delays. Take a domestic flight from Lima to Cusco. The airport code is CUZ. 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?

September is the dry season in the Peruvian highlands and it is typically sunny with blue skies. Temperatures are in the low-mid 70s F during the day and 40-50s F in the evenings. It is best to prepare for all weather conditions. Upon booking the retreat you will receive a pre-trip handout that includes a packing list and more information to help in the trip preparation.

What are the meals like?

Peruvian cuisine has become world renown and with good reason. The meals on the retreat are creative, healthy and tantalizing to the taste buds! 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.

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.

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. We strongly recommend purchasing trip insurance.

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Guest Reviews

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“Everything far surpassed my expectations. As a single traveler I knew that I wanted to really see the country but did not want to navigate on my own so through much consideration booked with Vajra Sol.”

- Beth, New York

“Sandra led such an amazing retreat and it was obvious from the start how much attention she put into planning the trip. 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!” 

Kim, California

“I’ve done many other yoga retreats, but this one was THE best. There was a perfect blend of yoga, meditation and touring. I can’t say enough positive things about Sandra and Vajra Sol.” 

- Katharine, Texas