Peru: Sacred Valley, Cusco, Machu Picchu | 8 days | May 23 - 30, 2020  | $3,999

​​​​​​​​​​​​Day 01: Depart today from Miami
Journey to Peru, a country steeped in mysticism and a history spanning over 20,000 years. Our intention is to connect with Pacha Mama (Mother Earth) in mystical Peru to witness the seed of her truth that lives within each of us, watering our souls with ancient Incan rituals and traditions, so that we can emerge stronger mentally, physically and intuitively.  

Peru is a sacred and transformative land and we will explore ancient Incan sites in the Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu and Cusco. Your senses will be awakened as you participate in ancient rituals, explore the resplendent and colorful markets and interact with local community members dressed in traditional attire.

Upon arrival at Jorge Chavez International Airport, you will be met by a local guide who will accompany you to your hotel for check-in.

The Costa Del Sol Wyndham hotel is conveniently located close to the airport and affords us an opportunity to come together in friendship before our journey tomorrow to the Sacred Valley.

Before dinner, join Zaianna and your fellow travelers in a welcome circle and grounding meditation. Enjoy a welcome dinner at the Costa Del Sol Restaurant, Paprika.  The chef prides himself on his locally inspired dishes prepared with the freshest of ingredients and locally grown grains, rice, and produce.  

Overnight:  Costa Del Sol Wyndham (or similar)
Meals: Dinner


Day 02: Spiritual Awakening - Sacred Valley
Enjoy breakfast and fuel up for the day ahead! 

We will fly this morning to Cusco and transfer to the majestic Sacred Valley.  The Sacred Valley is a region in Peru's Andean highlands. Along with the nearby town of Cusco and the ancient city of Machu Picchu, it formed the heart of the ancient Inca Empire. Our first stop will be Pisac, where we will explore the local market which, as this is a Sunday, will be bursting with local vendors from the Quechua communities. You should be prepared to bargain for your purchases as this is customary in Peru and will be expected! 

Enjoy lunch at Dona Clorindo, a local favorite located in a beautiful Colonial home.

This afternoon we will explore the Incan Ruins of Pisac, one of the archeological gems of the Sacred Valley. Absorb all the energy of these ancient ruins, magical mountains and flowing rivers that surround us. Enjoy guided breathwork in the fresh air and intention setting for the days ahead as led by Zaianna.​


We’ll journey on to our home for the next four nights: Hotel Yoga Mandala, retreat center in the small village of Huandar Chicoa.


Our explorations continue and we will have an opportunity to learn about herbal and spiritual healing and the use of botanicals by the local shamans and natural healers. Visit the Felipe Marín Moreno Botanical Gardens to gain knowledge of the local medicinal plants. A mystic guide who specializes in traditional medicine will join us to further deepen our learning.

Dinner is on your own (individual expense) this evening.   Relax and enjoy as Zaianna guides you through a soulful experience to expand and uplift your consciousness. Expect modalities such as group sound healing, reflective journaling, meditation and Reiki.

Overnight:  Yoga Mandala Hotel (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch


Day 03: Culture & Connection - Sacred Valley

​Enjoy a delicious and nutritious breakfast at the hotel.


Today we will have a unique opportunity to connect with local Peruvian women who have created a social enterprise focused on protecting the fine art of traditional Peruvian weaving.  We’ll venture to the weavers’ workshop of Nilda Callañaupa, who 28 years ago decided to bring together like-minded women who shared her passion for weaving, and in time was able to motivate younger women who had lost interest in weaving to learn from their elders and connect once more with this ancestral art. She began working in the yard of her own house in Chinchero, and in 1996 her project became the Center for Traditional Textiles of Cusco, a strong organization dedicated to both the preservation and commercialization of beautiful, high quality textiles.


Our transformational and spiritual journey continues as we dedicate some time and reverence to Pacha Mama (Mother Earth). We’ll participate in a traditional offering a Pachamanca lunch. For centuries the Andean communities have engaged in traditional offerings to Pacha Mama before they start any project, be it preparing the land, planting seeds or starting a new project. The offering ceremonies are rituals with ancestral origin and are part of a system of reciprocity between the material world and the spiritual world.  The “ofrenda” is a symbolic way in which the farmer gives back to the Pacha Mama what he has taken out from her. The main objective is the re-establishment of the reciprocity between the human being and nature. With the offering, or pago, the farmer asks permission to the Pacha Mama to be able to open it and give back in a symbolic way something of his fruits.


Our community immersion continues as we participate in a traditional and sacred Pachamanca lunch (literally translated it means Pacha=Earth and Manca=Oven). We will eat Alfresco style and enjoy traditional food that has been cooked on hot stones buried in the earth. Expect to enjoy several types of local potatoes (there are said to be almost 4,000 varieties of native potatoes grown in the Andean highlands!), herbs, spices, grains, vegetables and meat.

Pacha Mama - In Incan mythology, Pacha Mama is a fertility goddess who presides over planting and harvesting, embodies the mountains, and causes earthquakes. She is also an ever-present and independent deity who has her own self-sufficient and creative power to sustain life on this earth.


We’ll have some free time for journaling and reflection before dinner which will be enjoyed at our hotel.  

Overnight:  Yoga Mandala Hotel (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner












Day 04: Spiritual Connections - Sacred Valley
Following breakfast, we will travel to the Sanctuary of Bees located in Calca. We’ll meet with Alicia or Fede, who are responsible for this important project of conservation of the bees and their natural habitat, learn about the importance of a sustainable beekeeping management. The goal of this project is to raise awareness of the importance of the work of bees in the wild and agricultural biodiversity conservation. When visiting the bee sanctuary, we will learn about the social organization of hives, their communication, their relationship with plants and flowers and what bees represent in different cultures around the world. The hives provide us with products that are the foundation of powerful medicines and natural cosmetics. It’s a good opportunity to understand the biological and spiritual connection with the Pacha Mama and contribute to the conservation of biodiversity and important ancient, eternal wisdom. ​


Next enjoy a Kintu Ceremony of Sound. The ceremony is a traditional offering to Mother Earth conducted by a local shaman to evoke the spirit of healing. Jorge Cereceda will lead us through this divine ceremony using sacred medicines like Palo Santo, Mama Coca, Agua Florida, condor´s feathers, essences and incenses along with pre-Hispanic instruments that have no musical register written, that’s why we let their own essence shine through to heal with joy, love color, life. We must come with an open heart to offer our intentions and wishes through the coca leaves. One of the main purposes of sharing this experience is to reevaluate and to radiate the culture of our original people.


Now that you are relaxed and maybe in an inspired state, we’ll venture deeper into our spirituality and together we will experience the transformational wonders of a traditional temazcal. It is a natural therapeutic experience of heat and steam, which is inspired by the ancient pre-Hispanic practices of traditional medicine. Its use throughout history has been therapeutic and as a ritual-ceremony, the practice has survived through the years as a tradition of the various indigenous communities in America. The relaxation generated by experience impels us to a deep state of peace, introspection, reflection and full attention. Temazcal therapy is a beautiful and powerful moment in our lives, an opportunity to reconcile with ourselves, a unique experience of purification and re-connection with our inner source of wisdom and unconditional love. Closing a cycle and opening a new one in our lives, we release attachments, negative thoughts, fears and mental conditioning, delivering them to the heat of the stones Mama Willka Rumicuna grandmothers of the Earth​.


The serene and transcendent setting will allow you to tap into the physical and evoke a calmness that will bring gratitude to the senses.  This evening you are invited to harness the energy of empowerment and inner wisdom through an evening ritual and sacred ceremony with Zaianna in reverence to the shadow aspects that are present in our lives and our ancestral lineages.
Overnight: Yoga Mandala Hotel (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 05: Community Connections
We will begin our day with a sunrise yoga session having already connected deeply with the nature of the world inside and around us. We will recharge our physical bodies with a balanced flow and an opportunity to practice more difficult postures.

This is a special day to learn about Cusco and the Sacred Valley gastronomy, discovering the amazing variety of local agricultural resources and biodiversity, to later put into practice the cooking lessons at La Base Lamay.


We will leave Lamay towards the community of Huayllafara. The locals will take us to visit their farms with traditional crops (like potatoes, oca, anu, tarwi, quinuas, beans among others) and will teach us about their traditional farming techniques, while we taste their local produce. Then we will visit a garden with veggies, lately incorporated to the local gastronomic offer.  We will learn about the local culture and their daily activities, according to the time of year and the agricultural calendar. The tour and interpretation will be focused on the agricultural and food processing techniques, such as the preparation of chuño and moraya, the washing and uses of quinoa, elaboration of Chicha de Jora and other interesting Andean activities. Finally, we will return to La Base Lamay for the cooking lessons. The idea is to prepare Peruvian classic recipes and use the native products in the cooking process. To encourage the spirit, we will prepare Pisco Sour or enjoy a Pisco tasting session.


Next, we will journey to experience the healing sounds between heaven and earth and unseen worlds of heaven and earth as it’s referred to in the local culture. The healing power of vibration and sound have been used in every culture since the beginning of time. Using a combination of sound activation, through different indigenous instruments, Tibetan and crystal bowls, didgeridoos, drums, improvised & intuitive sounds as well as chants, we assist in awakening our Divine Essence. We will share the Circle of Sound in an energized site on the Andes and experience a full healing to move forward on your path refreshed and rejuvenated. The symphony of sounds will surround you with the pure love of universal source as Mother Earth embraces you. Sound Healing is the intentional use of sound to create an environment which becomes a catalyst for healing in the physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual aspects of our being. To become "healed," simply means to become "whole."

Dinner will be served this evening at your hotel. A group life coaching session with Zaianna rounds out a dynamic day where we get to apply what we’ve learned from the fertile lands around us into a fruitful spiritual practice that we can begin practicing in the valley and at home after the retreat.


Overnight: Yoga Mandala Hotel (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner












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​​Day 06: Planetary Connections - Machu Picchu
Say farewell to the Sacred Valley as we journey by train to Machu Picchu, following the course of the Urubamba (or Vilcanota) River climbing down a canyon headed to Aguas Calientes.​


On arrival we will enjoy a privately guided tour of the archaeological ruins of Machu Picchu with a specialized guide. Known as one of the most beautiful and enigmatic ancient sites in the world, the Andean mountaintop was used by the Inca people as the foundation of hundreds of stone structures, with construction starting in the early 1400s. Your local guide will share cultural knowledge and insights. Explore the terraces, corridors, temples, and other sacred places within the citadel.​


Atop this international world wonder, Zaianna will create a collective channel that allows us to witness the pulse of the planet within our own bodies. Disclose the sacred union between ourselves and the entire natural world around us which we so desperately need in these trying times on the planet.  This bond will serve to protect and guide you on your journey going forward.Following lunch there will be a fun stop at the central market to look at local souvenirs near the train station. Take the train back to Cusco late this afternoon where you will check in to your Cusco hotel and have time for a late dinner on your own arrangement.​
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Overnight: Antigua Casona San Blas (or similar)


Day - A Day of Leisure - Cusco

A gentle relaxing morning yoga practice led by Zaianna helps our bodies and minds absorb the experiences of this epic retreat journey, preparing us to utilize our new, refreshing perspectives to make an impact in our lives and the world around us. As you reflect on the past week, take some time to yourself, or venture with your new friends to explore Cusco.

Tonight, you are invited to a heart-warming friendship circle and ceremony with your fellow retreat companions. By this time, you will have forged deep connections with the other women on this journey. We will lift each other up, in a soulful ceremony, and reflect on our experiences together. Expect hugs, love, and good vibes all around!​

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Overnight: Antigua Casona San Blas (or similar)


Day 8 - Return Home

​​While today is a time for goodbyes, we hope it will only be temporary and that you will one day return to Peru to deepen your connections and further your explorations of this deeply ancient, traditional and warm country. Return transformed, inspired and feeling a new sense of purpose.

​Meals: Breakfast


Please note: All itineraries are subject to change based on availability of hotels, flights and hosting organizations at the time of finalization of booking. Comparable meetings and activities will be arranged should an itinerary change be necessary. 30 days before departure, a finalized itinerary will be available and reflect final details.​​

I'M INTERESTED

​​​​​​​​A message from your journey leader: 

Zaianna Ortiz

Join us in the Sacred Valley of Peru as Life Coach, Yoga Teacher and Reiki Energy Master, Zaianna Ortiz, guides you on a beautiful journey to tap into your own vitality and tune into the pulse of the planet. Our intention is to connect with Pacha Mama (Mother Earth) in mystical Peru to witness the seed of her truth that lives within each of us, watering our soul with ancient Incan rituals and traditions so that we can emerge stronger mentally, physically and intuitively.

Journey Highlights

Roundtrip economy flights from Miami

Professional guided exploration of Machu Picchu & Pisac

Temazcal & Inca Spiritual Ceremonies

Unique and immersive community experiences

Indigenous community workshops - plant medicine & farming 

Peruvian cooking class with a local family

Hands on local workshops

Kintu Sound Ceremony

Morning Rituals for connecting and setting intentions

Group life coaching with Zaianna

Support & teaching from Zaianna throughout

Private local English speaking guides

Private transportation

Local Boutique Hotels

​Nutritious and traditional foods sourced locally 

​Daily breakfast, daily lunches, 5 dinners​​

Pre-travel support Nanda staff

24/7 support during travel

Is this a retreat?
Nanda Journeys and I believe this is more of a transformational journey rather than a retreat. While we will indeed spend time reflecting, meditating, journaling and taking time for self-care, typical in a retreat, we will also engage with the local community, learn about traditional Incan customs and spirituality, and immerse ourselves in experiences such as Kintu Sound Ceremony, Weaving workshop, Plant Medicine workshop, Cooking class and so much more.

Can I come by myself?
Yes, absolutely. Many of our guests are likely to be traveling by themselves and looking to connect with other like minded people. We can appoint you a roommate, or if you wish you can elect to have a single room for $599 additional cost.


​Do I have to fly from Miami?
No, Nanda Journeys will be arranging group flights for us and is. You may elect to fly from another airport as well, in which case you will receive a credit of $650, bringing your participation cost to $3,349 not including international flights.


Is the journey open to men and women?

Yes, absolutely. All are welcome!

I'M INTERESTED

Planetary Connection and Spiritual Awakening

Journey to Peru with Zaianna Ortiz

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS 

Planetary Connection

  • Set foot on ancient ruins in Pisac and experience the elevated energy of Machu Picchu, one of the greatest wonders of the world.
  • Learn about the ancient Incan practices that honor the upper and under worlds.
  • Meet empowered local women who have established small businesses that honor and promote their local weaving culture.
  • Join rural indigenous communities in Lamay for experiential workshops on farming and medicinal plants.


Natural Awakening

  • Enjoy a Peruvian cooking class using seasonal, local and organic ingredients from the Sacred Valley.
  • Participate in a Pacha Mama ceremony to honor and celebrate Mother Earth.
  • Learn about bee conservation in the Sacred Valley of Peru and explore how we raise awareness and protect biodiversity.


Healing

  • Immerse yourself in Mountain top meditations and intention setting.
  • Experience a Kintu sound ceremony and learn about the ancient rites and rituals that pre-date Columbian times.
  • Center your physical, emotional and energetic bodies with daily yoga and meditation, group life coaching and regenerative Reiki healing.

Who is Nanda Journeys?

Nanda Journeys offers theme-focused trips to global destinations that speak to your interests, bringing together travelers with purpose and passion to explore the world in an meaningful way. Founded by an avid traveler and expert with over 25 years in the travel industry, Nanda Journeys creates immersive and engaging travel experiences for those looking for authentic travel, stepping beyond the tourist scene. 


For Zaianna, It was an incredibly inspired and easy decision to collaborate with Nanda Journeys, as they support her overall mission of elevating the planet through consciousness, compassion, and connection.


Is there a payment plan option?
Yes, a $500 deposit secures your place on the program, with 3 additional payments every 4 weeks of $1,166.33. For single occupancy room, 3 monthly payments of $1,366.00.  


Do I need a passport?
Yes, United States citizens traveling to Peru will need a U.S. passport valid for at least six months past their intended length of stay.

Call Us 1-888-747-7501

I know what it’s like to be bitten by the travel bug, to be curious about the world within and around you. 

I’ve spent the last few years traveling, training in the ancient practices of yoga, meditation, reiki and organic sustainable farming. Basically relearning what it’s like to be human. On this evolutionary path, I’ve uncovered intuitive wisdom that has inspired me to share life changing experiences such as this retreat to Peru with our community.

As we travel into one of the most ancient cultures in existence, witnessing how these native people communicate with the forces of nature, setting foot on Machu Picchu a treasured spiritual vortex, and delving into the world within us through life coaching, yoga and group activities, you will emerge renewed and bathed in a deep certainty regarding your purpose and your ability to heal and prosper on this planet.

My intention for this retreat is to connect all of us physically, mentally and spiritually with the undeniable intelligence of Pacha Mama, or nature as she is called in Peru. The majesty of our natural environment, the foundation from which the entire world as we know it is built, must not only be seen in pictures or short walks through the park. The energy, vitality and qualities of nature must be daringly sought after until they are witnessed as a reflection of ourselves. What you seek, is seeking you. It’s time to take the leap towards a journey of planetary connection and spiritual awakening.

If you are moved by this

opportunity, don’t hesitate

in joining us. No excuse should

keep you from connecting

profoundly with the source

of all life in the wonderlands of

Peru.

Our journey together awaits!

Detailed Itinerary

WHAT'S INCLUDED​​

Antigua Casona San Blas

Yoga Mandala Hotel

Shared Room
Number of payments 4<>
Payment Due*Amount
Upon Registration$500.00 USD
Every 4 weeks (x 3)$1,166.33 USD
Total $3,998.99 USD
Single Room
Number of payments 4
Payment Due*Amount
Upon Registration$500.00 USD
Every 4 weeks (x 3)$1,366.00 USD
Total $4,598.00 USD
Shared Room Own Air
Number of payments 4
PaymentDue*Amount
Upon Registration$500.00 USD
Every 4 weeks (x 3)$949.66 USD
Total $3,348.98 USD
Single Room Own Air
Number of payments 4
Payment Due*Amount
Upon Registration$500.00 USD
Every 4 weeks (x 3)$1,149.33 USD
Total $3,947.99 USD
*Please call 1-888-747-7501 if you wish to make individual credit card payments. Final balance MUST be paid 60 days prior to travel. Please review Booking Terms & Conditions at top of page.
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