Peru

Yoga + Culture

 

 

 

As featured in NatGeo

dates | Peru
August 24 – September 1, 2024

* 3 spots open – inquire before booking *

June 16 – 24, 2025
Registration is open

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 us for an unforgettable and life-changing experience.

The trip begins and ends in the city of Cusco, the former capital of the Inca Empire. Explore ancient archeological sites and vibrant Quechua markets surrounded by the Andes Mountains. Connect to the powerful healing energy of Mother Nature through yoga.

This is the 12th year we offer the Peru yoga retreat which is featured in National Geographic Traveller’s first Latin America Collection in 2024.

 

Retreat Highlights

cultural immersion

We begin our retreat at an Andean lodge nestled along the Urubamba River. We explore Incan archeological sites in the Sacred Valley and visit colorful open-air markets of local arts and crafts. In Cusco, we go on a walking tour with highlights of the city’s ornate architecture, rich history, and amazing cuisine.

yoga

A daily hatha vinyasa yoga session is held during our stay at the retreat lodge. The tranquility of the Sacred Valley is an inspiring setting to reflect openly and to more deeply tune in to one’s yoga practice. Experience the revitalizing fresh air of the Andes Mountains. We welcome all experience levels of yoga.

machu picchu

We tour the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Machu Picchu situated between the Andes Mountains and the Amazon. It was the Incan center of spiritual and political power to a magnificent and mysterious civilization in the 1500s. Learn about the fascinating history and why it is known as “the Lost City of the Inca”.

About the Retreat

The Sacred Valley

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

  • (5) days at an Andean lodge surrounded by beautiful gardens, serves healthy, delicious farm-to-table meals, and is dedicated to supporting the local community.
  • Take a scenic train ride along the Urubamba River to Machu Picchu
  • (1) day in the lively town of Machu Picchu
  • (2) days in the historical and vibrant city of Cusco; stay at the best-rated 4-star boutique hotel with a top-level Peruvian cuisine restaurant and a deluxe spa. 
  • Personal free time is always incorporated in our retreat. Sign up for an optional adventure activity, cultural tour, or relax in the sanctuary of the retreat lodge.
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“We are all explorers in our own way, searching for meaning and purpose. Let us embrace the unknown and embark on a journey of self-discovery.”
– Mark Adams, author Turn Right at Machu Picchu

Retreat Price & Accommodations

Prices are per person in US $. * Inquire about availability before booking *

Garden Room

Rooms feature one queen bed or two twin beds, a private bathroom, garden views, hardwood or parquet floors, hair dryer, bathrobes, and complimentary toiletries. The Garden Room is for the first five nights. At the other hotels it will be a standard room (details will be provided upon booking).

AUG 24 – SEPT 1, 2024 – *Inquire before booking*
$3,150 – Single Room
$2,650 – Shared Double Room per person

JUNE 16 – 24, 2025Book Now
$3,250 – Single Room
$2,750 – Shared Double Room per person

If you are traveling alone and would like to share a room, please let us know and we will try to match you with another guest. The double rate is not guaranteed if there is no roommate.

Luxury Room

Rooms feature one king-size bed or two queen beds, a private bathroom, garden or mountain views, heating, hardwood or parquet floors, hairdryer, bathrobes, and complimentary toiletries. The Luxury Room is for the first five nights. At the Cusco hotel, it will be a Superior Room (details will be provided upon booking).

AUG 24 – SEPT 1, 2024 – *Inquire before booking*
$3,475 – Single Room
$2,875 – Shared Double Room per person

JUNE 16 – 24, 2025 Book Now
$3,600 – Single Room
$2,950 – Shared Double Room per person

If you are traveling alone and would like to share a room, please let us know and we will try to match you with another guest. The double rate is not guaranteed if there is no roommate.

FAQ

What is included in the retreat cost?

Included in Peru Yoga Retreat Cost:

  • 8 nights accommodation
    • (5) nights in Urubamba, the Sacred Valley
    • (1) night in Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu)
    • (2) nights in Cusco
  • Tours and activities per itinerary
  • Local guides
  • Yoga sessions while at the retreat 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 the retreat
  • Entrance tickets to the Sacred Valley sites and to Machu Picchu
  • Traditional Andean ceremony
  • Most meals

Not Included in Peru Yoga Retreat Cost:

  • International airfare to/from Lima
  • Domestic flight between Lima and Cusco
  • Three lunches and two dinners (about $15-$25/meal)
  • Gratuities to service providers and guides (about $80+)
  • Alcoholic drinks and snacks between meals
  • 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 about three hours in between your international and domestic flights to pass through immigration, transfer, and 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 conditions are 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.

Complete the inquiry form below to receive the complete retreat details and travel information by email.

What is the yoga like and who leads the Peru Retreat?

The yoga sessions are for mixed levels with modifications offered for beginners to the more experienced practitioner. All levels of yoga experience are welcome. The type of yoga is hatha and slow flow vinyasa which is a more active and dynamic practice. Some classes are restorative yoga to focus on the yin energy. Guided meditation, pranayama (breathwork), and other non-asana yogic practices are included.

Sandra, the owner of Vajra Sol, leads the retreat. She has been practicing and studying yoga for more than 26 years. See About Us page to learn more about her background.

What is the 2024-2025 Peru Yoga Retreat Itinerary?

Peru Retreat Itinerary

DAY 1
We pick you up at the Cusco airport.
11:45 AM – depart for Urubamba, retreat location (1.5 hr drive).
lunch & orientation
5:00 – 6:30 PM – yoga
7 PM – dinner

DAY 2
breakfast
10:00 – 11:30 AM – yoga
12:30 PM – lunch
PM – tour of retreat property & botanical gardens
5:00 – 6:15 PM – restorative yoga
7 PM – dinner

DAY 3
7:30 – 9:00 AM – yoga
9:15 AM – breakfast
depart for Pisac Inkan site & market
lunch in Pisac (not included)
7 PM – dinner

DAY 4
7:30 – 9:00 AM – yoga
9:15 AM – breakfast
Andean ceremony
1 PM – lunch
free time
5:00 – 6:15 PM – restorative yoga
7 PM – dinner

DAY 5
7:30 AM – breakfast
8:30 AM – depart for Moray Inkan site
lunch
4:30 – 6:00 PM – yoga
7 PM – dinner
o/n WT (B, L, D) 

DAY 6
AM – yoga
breakfast
10:00 AM check-out
11:00 AM – depart for Ollantaytambo
PM – train to Aguas Calientes/Machu Picchu
Check-in at hotel
dinner

DAY 7
6:00 AM – bus to Machu Picchu
guided tour Machu Picchu
lunch on own
PM – train departs Aguas Calientes.
transfer on our private bus to Cusco (ETA 6 PM)
dinner

DAY 8
breakfast
AM – yoga
walking tour of Cusco
lunch not included
afternoon free to explore
farewell dinner

DAY 9
breakfast
11 AM check-out / airport transfers out

The itinerary is subject to change in which case the group will be informed in advance. 

What is the weather like in Peru?

June – August is the dry season in the Peruvian highlands and it is typically sunny with blue skies. Temperatures are in the low-mid 60-70s F during the day and 40-50s F in the evenings. It is the best time to visit the Andean Highlands and Sacred Valley of Peru.

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 renowned and with good reason. The meals on the retreat are creative, healthy, and tantalizing to the taste buds! All meals at our retreat lodge in the Sacred Valley are vegetarian. The other locations will have an open menu option. If you have any specific dietary restrictions 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 90 days prior to the first day of the retreat. Should you need to cancel your reservation 90 days or more before this date you will receive a refund for payment made less the $600 deposit.

Should you need to cancel less than 90 days before this date, for whatever reason, we will not be able to provide a refund or credit unless we can fill your spot. In this case, the deposit less $150 can be refunded or the full deposit transferred to another retreat within one year.

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.

Send us a message to receive the full payment/cancelation policy and retreat details by emailing us in the form below.

We look forward to welcoming you on the retreat.

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Guest Reviews

trip advisor

“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