Peru: Machu Picchu to the Amazon – an unforgettable journey.


Shaman Amaru Li and Susan at Machupiccu in 2009

Come to Peru! Shamanic Journey Sacred Sites. Your guides, Shaman Amaru Li and Susan Weis-Bohlen, will lead you on an unforgettable journey. This spectacular tour includes  some of the most sacred sites on earth: Cusco, Machu Picchu, Pisaq and  Puerto Maldonado in the Amazon. 

Deadline for Registration Extended to May 26! 

Full Registration Form PERU 2018

Tour Dates: June 26, 2018 – July 7, 2018

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 Day 1 – Departure from U.S Arrive Lima from US flights.
On arrival in Lima and will be assisted by Amaru at the airport and we will go directly to the hotel to acclimate and have a group meal. Overnight in Lima

Wednesday, June 27, Day 2 - Morning flight to Cusco
cuscoWe will travel to Cusco, the colonial jewel and ancient capital of the Inca Empire.  After breakfast we will relax, and sip Coca tea to adjust to the altitude.  We will visit the ancient resting place of the Inca Solar Disk in Koricancha and explore the beautiful city. Cusco, a city in the Peruvian Andes, was once capital of the Inca Empire, and is now known for its archaeological remains and Spanish colonial architecture. Plaza de Armas is the central square in the old city, with arcades, carved wooden balconies and Incan wall ruins. The baroque Santo Domingo Convent was built on top of the Incan Temple of the Sun (Qoricancha), and has archaeological remains of Inca stonework. Elevation11,152.  Overnight  in Cusco 

Thursday, June 28, Day 3 – City and Surrounding Tour

Charter-Cusco-PeruAfter Breakfast and gentle yoga to unwind from our travel, we will take our bus for a city tour and to visit the exquisite Saqsayhuaman (Temple of the Earth). Located on a steep hill that overlooks the city, the fortified complex has a wide view of the valley to the southeast. Archeological studies of surface collections of pottery at Sacsayhuamán indicate that the earliest occupation of the hilltop dates to about 900 CE.  Constructed during the reign of Pachacuti (1438-1471 CE) and his successors, its massive, well-built walls remain today as a testimony not only to Inca power but also the skills of Inca architects and their approach of blending their monumental structures harmoniously into the natural 5195_1168708970989_2018530_nlandscape. The Sacsayhuaman is still used today for reenactments of Inca-inspired ceremonies.

After lunch we will visit the sacred sites of Qenqo, and Tambomachay , a series of aqueducts, canals and waterfalls that run through the terraced rocks. Afternoon Blessing ceremony by Qeros (Andean Shamans).  Overnight in Cusco 

 Friday, June 29, Day 4 –  Pisaq/Sacred Valley

maxresdefaultWe’ll have breakfast in our hotel then we’ll take our bus to Sacred Valley. Here we will visit the traditional Indian Market at Pisac which is full of local color, music and hand-5195_1168717971214_5960917_nmade artifacts. After lunch at a local restaurant, we will visit the site of the Falcon, the Inca’s Medicine Bird. We will make a Coca leaf offering for personal and planetary integration.  Pisaq is known for its lively handicrafts market . A path winds from the square past agricultural terraces up to Pisaq Archaeological Park, a hilltop Incan citadel with ancient temples, plazas and the Intihuatana, a stone structure thought to have been a sundial. Views from the top stretch across the Quitamayo gorge and surrounding valley. Elevation9,751′. 

5195_1168717851211_7585854_nIn the evening we will have a group dinner and gathering.  Overnight in Sacred Valley 

 Saturday, June 30, Day 5 –  Ollantaytambo

5195_1168718731233_1480746_nWe will travel to spectacular Ollantaytambo,  known for ancient ruins, a massive Inca fortress with large stone terraces on a hillside. Elevation9,160′ . Major sites within the complex include the huge Sun Temple and the Princess Baths fountain. The village’s old town is an Inca-era grid of cobble stoned streets and adobe buildings. Our day will consist of a hike to the amazing Temple of the Sun and a shamanic meditation at the sacred waters. We will work to reconnect our  vortices of energy with the elemental forces of Nature. Optional: Amaru will lead working with “huachuma” sacred plant medicine ($120 p/person). Overnight in the Sacred Valley.


Sunday, July 1, Day 6 – Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu

5195_1168769812510_480521_nAfter breakfast and yoga at our hotel we will transfer to the train for our journey through Sacred Valley to Aguas Calientes, which means “hot water”.  Hotel check in at Aguas Calientes, we take the bus up the mountains to the Lost City. After lunch we explore the main power spots and temples of the Sacred Crystal City. Amaru will guide our explorations through 5195_1168722251321_8134641_nthe ancient citadel know as the Crystal City. 

Machu Picchu, set high in the Andes Mountains in Peru, above the Urubamba River valley, was reportedly built in the 15th century and later abandoned, it’s renowned for its sophisticated dry-stone walls that fuse huge blocks without the use of mortar, intriguing buildings that play on astronomical alignments and panoramic views. Its exact former use remains a mystery. Elevation7,972′.  Overnight,  Aguas Calientes (B)

Monday, July 2, Day 7 – Ollantaytambo –  Cusco

Breakfast at the Hotel, second entrance optional to Machu Picchu where we will find a quiet space for meditation in the ancient ruins. For those who do not go5195_1168769932513_1782976_n back to Machu Picchu, there is time for shopping, relaxing, and /or lunch in Aguas Calientes. Late afternoon train to Cusco for dinner. Overnight Cusco. 

Tuesday, July 3, Day 8 –  Cusco
Breakfast and yoga at our hotel. Today we will take our time for more of the city of Cusco with plenty of time for shopping and enjoying its good food and music. Meander the alley ways, explore the shops and relax in the cafes overlooking the square. This is a great time to journal, write some postcards, and reflect on the journey thus far. Overnight in Cusco. 

Wednesday, July 4, Day 9 – Cusco to Puerto Maldonado – The Amazon

13052922191044b70894fdd34846ce65b76f6ef4d6Today we are transported to Cusco airport for our 45 minutes flight to Puerto Maldonado. Puerto Maldonado is the capital city of the Madre de Dios region in southeast Peru. It’s also known as a gateway to the southern Amazon jungle. The central Obelisco tower offers views over the city, plus local history exhibits. A busy ferry dock sits on the edge of the Madres de Dios river, close to the Plaza de Armas. Near the city, biodiverse Tambopata National Reserve spans savannah and old-growth rainforest. Elevation600′. Evening exploration Overnight  Puno. 

 Thursday, July 5, Day 10 – Sandoval Lake

After breakfast and yoga, we will embark for a 30 minutes motorboat trip up 

Peru_PuertoMaldonado_Slider_SailingontheriverCirca_C_ChristianVinces_Shutterstock.comthe Madre de Dios River until the access trail to the Lake.  Lake Sandoval, close to the city of Puerto Maldonado, part of the Madre de Dios in the Amazon basin. Here we will take a 3 km hike to the banks of the lake. We will have the opportunity to observe the great diversity of species of flora in this zone and peru-puerto-maldonado-ecological-tours3maybe a troop of monkeys or other animals which live in the Reserve. There we will board a canoe to paddle around the lake enjoying the beauty of the landscape and observing the wildlife, such as kingfishers, herons, hoatzins (unique prehistoric looking birds) monkeys, etc. If we are lucky we could see the family of giant  otters which live there.  Evening Ayahuasca ceremony (optional $120 p/person).  Overnight  Punto Maldonado. 

Friday, July 6, Day 11: Monkey Island – Taricaya

Alter breakfast we will make a 1.5 hour river journey by the Madre de Dios River to the Tapiche-Amazon-Jungle-Tour-Peru-Baby-Taricaya-Turtle-RescueRescue Center of Taricaya. Reserva Ecologica Taricaya is a private nature reserve located in the Peruvian Amazon along the Madre de Dios River, a major tributary to the Amazon River. We will visit the Rescue Center of Animals Taricaya to be reintroduced to the jungle. We will visit the Canopy at the top level of the trees (43 mts high). Overnight  Puerto Maldonado (B) 151763_Peru_PeruvianAmazonSquirrelMonkey_shutterstock_173076512


Saturday, July 7, DAY 12: Final day. Transport to LIMA to DEPART to US. 

$3995 per person double occupancy (based on a minimum of 10 persons)
Single Supplement $650

Deposit of $600 required with Registration Full payment due 60 days prior to arrival in Lima, Peru. 

Full Registration Form PERU 2018

Trip Includes:

*ALL Domestic Airfares within Peru

* All Group Airport/hotel transfers

* All hotel accommodations with meals as indicated on itinerary

* All transport within Peru (Air, train, & bus)

* Tipping for Baggage & Bus Drivers

*All entry tickets to sites as indicated on itinerary

* 1 Entry ticket to Machu Picchu

Not included:

*International Airfare to Peru

*Airport Departure Taxes ($37)

*Extra fees for overweight baggage or extra pieces

* Personal Services (massage, healing sessions, private readings & tips for providers)

*Tipping for local guides

*Plant Medicine Ceremonies


NO visa is required for U.S citizen entry into Peru.

Valid passport is necessary with a minimum of 6 months before expiration.

No vaccinations are necessary for travel in Peru at this time.

TRAVEL INSURANCE IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED. Information will be sent upon registration.

A RECOMMENDED GROUP FLIGHT FROM U.S. to Lima will be announced (departing from Miami). You do not need to book this flight —  it is only a recommendation, as you are responsible for your own international air arrangements. If you fly into Lima on another flight (not with the group), your airport transfer to our nearby hotel will be arranged by our tour operator at an additional fee of $20 p/p, which is about the same as the cost of a taxi. International air confirmation is NOT required prior to registering for this trip. You will send your complete flight details once they have been confirmed. An extra night may need to be booked in depending on your international return. PLEASE remember to check your itinerary details closely, as some flights leave just after midnight, which means you will need to check in at the Lima International terminal the night BEFORE your actual ticket departure date. Once again, if you are not on the recommended group return flight, a private airport transfer will be arranged for $20. Airport departure tax of $37 to be paid at the Lima airport upon LEAVING Peru.


TO PERU 2018: Cusco – Sacred Valley Of The Inca  -Machu Picchu – Amazon – Puerto Maldonado With Amaru Li, Peruvian Shaman, and Susan Weis-Bohlen, Sacred Site Tour guide
COST: $3995; add $650 for single room
Send $600 deposit to: (checks preferred. 3% fee for credit cards. Paypal invoicing possible)
Payment can be mailed to:
Susan Weis-Bohlen
20 Clarks Lane
Reisterstown, MD 21136