We come together for a pilgrimage to the ancient site of the Incas, Machu Picchu, the crystal city.
March 29th Depart Cusco arriving in Aquas Calientes (Machu Picchu) by train in the early evening March 30th Sunrise entry into Machu Picchu with the Guardians, Kucho and Gaby. Time in the afternoon to explore on your own if you wish March 31st Hike to the top of Machu Picchu Mountain with Kucho and Gaby with the option to work with the sacred medicine Wachuma April 1st Return to Cusco by train and van. Free afternoon in Cusco. Closing Circle & Celebration Dinner April 2nd Departure Day
Registration Information The cost of the Machu Picchu add-on pilgrimage March 29-April 2, 2017 is $1,565. You may pay in full or place a non-refundable $300 deposit to save your space with payment in full due by December 31, 2016. All accommodations are shared. We will be staying in a beautiful hotel in Aquas Calientes. Please read our cancellation and refund policy prior to making your purchase.
Cancellation and Refund Policy There are no refunds for cancellations made within 90 days of the commencement of the journey (starting with Lake Titicaca on March 20) (December 20, 2016) $300 of ANY Machu Picchu pilgrimage ticket is 100% non-refundable. A full refund less the non-refundable $300 is available up until midnight on December 19, 2016. From December 20, 2016 on there are NO refunds for cancellations. (If you need to cancel after December 20th and we do not have a waiting list, we will work with you if you know someone who would like to purchase your ticket from you and tickets are still available for Machu Picchu Mountain).
What is Included on your Pilgrimage to Machu Picchu * Transfer back to the Cusco airport on April 2nd * All meals beginning with dinner on March 29th and breakfast on April 2nd with a few exceptions when we are in Aquas Calientes *Accommodations for 4 nights in Aquas Calientes and Cusco *All activities on our itinerary including ceremony & tickets to Machu Picchu & Machu Picchu Mountain *Transportation throughout our journey (trains & private vans)
What is NOT Included on your Pilgrimage to Machu Picchu *Flights to and from the Cusco airport *A few meals along the way *Travel insurance (we require that you purchase travel insurance that includes medical insurance in order to participate on this journey
Maria Gabriela Meneses Gagigao (Gaby) was born in the country side of Cusco in the heart of the Andes and began diving into the rich ancient heritage surrounding her at an early age which has remained a personal passion. Gaby has been professionally guiding tours since 2000 and loves to share her vast knowledge that she has gained through her lifetime of passionate research.
Celia Blackwood has been a birth doula for 17 years, and is a Reiki master and a practitioner of Shamanism. She is the Founder of Heartstone Healing Arts in Tucson, Arizona, and has journeyed to Paucartambo, home of the Q’ero and travels to Peru often to learn from the Q’ero elders and the Apus, as well as sponsoring them to come to the United States to share their deep wisdom.
Sachia Kron has a heart-devotion to ethnobotany and nature-based spirituality. She has been studying with elders and healers for over a decade worldwide – including 5 years holding space for retreats and medicine journeys in Peru. Sachia is a mesa carrier under the tradition of huachumeros.
Rebecca Stuchen is the creator of Destination Bliss, a retreat production company that produces international, transformational retreats, adventure vacations and pilgrimages to sacred places. She has facilitated journeys in Peru, Iceland, Hawaii and Bali. Rebecca is a full mesa carrier and has visited Paucartambo, the home of the Q’ero.