Peru

Sacred Valley

A 10-Day Adventure for Adults

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Duration
10 Days
Description

Celebrate Peru: Walk ancient pilgrimage paths beneath animate mountain Gods, live with Quechua families, learn from healers and community leaders, and visit the ancient Incan archaeological site of Machu Picchu.

Dates

Mar 22 - Apr 1, 2018


Suggested Ages

Adult Participant

Number of Participants

8-12


Availability

open

Begins In

14 Weeks

Tuition

$4,495


Estimated Flight Cost

$1,400

Cusco

Lima

Huaraz

Program Overview

The mountains of southern Peru are home to some of the highest peaks and greatest biological diversity in the Americas.  


These mountains are also home to the hemisphere’s oldest continuously inhabited city: Cusco, which came to be considered the navel of the Incan empire of Tawantinsuyu, one of history’s largest and most influential empires.  Just outside of Cusco, along the honored Vilcanota and Urubamba rivers, runs the Sacred Valley, where many of the Inca’s most important cities and agricultural lands resided.  Here resides both a historic and a living culture, where mountain traditions mix and, at times, clash with modern Peruvian life.

Traveling to the mystical highlands of southern Peru, we explore famous Incan sites as well as remote and off-the-tourist-path communities rich with regional traditions.  We delve into environmental issues through site-visits and discussions pertaining to Andean agricultural diversity, climate change and adaptation, and earth-based spirituality founded…

These mountains are also home to the hemisphere’s oldest continuously inhabited city: Cusco, which came to be considered the navel of the Incan empire of Tawantinsuyu, one of history’s largest and most influential empires.  Just outside of Cusco, along the honored Vilcanota and Urubamba rivers, runs the Sacred Valley, where many of the Inca’s most important cities and agricultural lands resided.  Here resides both a historic and a living culture, where mountain traditions mix and, at times, clash with modern Peruvian life.

Traveling to the mystical highlands of southern Peru, we explore famous Incan sites as well as remote and off-the-tourist-path communities rich with regional traditions.  We delve into environmental issues through site-visits and discussions pertaining to Andean agricultural diversity, climate change and adaptation, and earth-based spirituality founded in reciprocal exchange with Pachamama.  Through homestays with descendants of the Incas, guided mountain excursions on antiquated paths, conversations with healers and spiritual teachers, we encounter the sacred and ancient aspects of Peru, as well as explore our own living connection with and respect for the earth.

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