"The Return of The Light "
A Spiritual Retreat in the Andes of Perú
Guided by Pierre Garreaud and Janice Johnson
Sacred Valley of the Incas * Machu Picchu, Perú
April 13 - 22, 2023 * 10 DAYS/9 NIGHTS
Once in a while, it is time to step away from our lives and take care to realign within ourselves so that our spirit, mind, emotions, and body all click back into higher alignment.
Our inner journey will be guided by local shamans, who offer us ceremonies and healing sessions that are guided by ancient traditions.
We also include our well-tested tools of breathwork, Shamanic Sound Healing, and Andean Energy Activations in our guided program to help us integrate what we experience.
We envision 2 – 3 hours per day of inner practices, guided by Pierre and Janice.
The outer journey will lead us to the sacred valley of Peru, some of its magical lagoons as well as The Huchuy Qosqo mountain where feminine and masculine powers are being balanced through ritual.
We will stay on the mountain for a night and journey into our inner connections with our male and female power.
The culmination of our inner and outer work will take us to Machu Pichu for a ceremony in the Temple of the Moon as well as an initiation on the mother stone of this very special Temple.
Machu Pichu is a sacred place and holds a unique vibration that has helped many people find a clear alignment between body and spirit, opening perceptions beyond time and space.
Included with this tour: RT flight from Lima to Cusco, van transportation, Despacho - Prayer Bundle - Ceremonies, Sound Healing Ceremonies, all lodging, breakfasts, and excursions.
Not included: Your ticket from your country to Peru, any extra days in Lima, meals, and taxis, any additional healing sessions with shamans, and any early departure expenses. Treatments at the SPA are also not included.
Tours start on April 13th, 2020 upon arrival at Aeropuerto Jorge Chavez in Lima.
Tour Ends on April 22rd, 2020 upon arrival from Cusco to Aeropuerto Jorge Chavez in Lima.
Inner Light Retreat
April 13 - 22, 2020
10 Days/9 Nights TOUR
Tour Cost $3,100.00 USD
Deposit $1,300.00 USD
Balance $1,800.00 USD
During this Spiritual Journey, we will visit important Inca Sacred Sites accompanied by a tour guide and/or a shaman. Prepare to go within, reconnect with the Sacred, awaken yourself to new inner landscapes through ceremonies and sacred rituals to bring more and more light to our Mother Earth. You are a key participant on this Consciousness Shift occurring now. Medium hiking is involved.
For a detailed program please call Janice Johnson or Pierre Garreaud. 506 523 3305
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Day 0 April 12 Travel Day
Travel from your country to the city of Lima on April 12, 2023, for arrival on April 13th, 2023. For the purpose of this tour, we recommend red-eye flights leaving the USA around midnight and arriving at Lima's Airport in the early morning around 5 AM.(The latest 6 AM) You are responsible for your flight ticket to Perú.
You can also travel a day early on April 11th to help you with the jetlag. We can help you with your hotel accommodations upon request (this night is not included with your tour ticket)
If you decide to come early upon arrival to Lima, at the Jorge Chavez International Airport, we can arrange for a shuttle service to pick you up at the gate - once you leave customs with your luggage - and will transfer you to your hotel in the Cosmopolitan City of Miraflores. You can spend the day in the City of Flowers, Miraflores, and experience a City tour, beaches, restaurants, and shops. .
Day 1 April 13 Welcoming Ceremony
For people who arrived on the 11th: Early departure to Lima's airport. Our Van service will pick you up at 5:00 am to bring you to the airport. Travelers who arrive on April 13th will meet with the group at the Airline ticket counter. We will be departing around 8:30 am to the City of Cuzco, the Capital of the Inca Empire. Our Van Service in Cusco will pick up travelers at the Airport. We'll travel to the City of Cuzco to exchange money and drink some soothing coca leaf tea that will help travelers adjust to the altitude of the Andes.
In the morning, we will visit the Plaza de Armas and Corikancha, The Royal Palace of the Inca inside the Santo Domingo Church.
Lunch in the City
Immediately after that, we will travel to Sacsayhuaman, the Megalithic fortress that protected the City of Cusco.
In the late afternoon, we will travel to our Retreat Center in the Sacred Valley of the Incas.
Stay at our hotel in Calca
Day 2. - April 14 Inner Work & Pisac
Breakfast at our Hotel
Visit of the Retreat Center, orientation (Activities within the Retreat Center)
Morning program: Condor Medicine. Description, setting Intentions and program
Sound Healing Ceremony
Afternoon visit of Pisac's famous and colorful Art Craft Market. We will also visit the Shaman's Store to purchase some healing and energy tools from the Andes. If time permits we'll attempt to visit the local zoo.
Dinner in the Village of Pisac
Stay at Retreat Center
Day 3. - April 15 Kinsacocha Lagoon Ceremony
Breakfast at our Hotel
Despacho Ceremony, a prayer mandala at the Kinsacocha Lagoon.
We meet with our Shaman and leave for the Kinsacocha Lagoon for a very special Andean Ceremony. You will experience the ways of Inca priests through a spiritual ritual that brings alignment to all relations. Their prayer mandala is called Despacho, a beautiful perfectly organized microcosmic world featuring flowers, coca leaves, seeds, grains, sweets, and many other sacred objects. Our Q'ero Inca Priest will give our group a Sacred Initiation connecting us to the feminine power of the Lagoon.
Lunch right after the Ceremony
Return to Village
Dinner at the Village
Night Program: Integration Session
Stay Retreat Center
Day 4. April 16 Pisac
Early breakfast at our Hotel
Morning Program with /A/ Team: Constellation Work
Lunch at the Retreat Center
Afternoon travel to the sacred site of Pisac. During the afternoon travelers will visit the sacred site of Pisac, making a stop at the Temple of the Sun. Pisac is perhaps best known for its Inca ruins, known as Inca Písac, which lie atop a hill at the entrance to the valley. The ruins are separated along the ridge into four groups: P'isaqa, Inti Watana, Qalla Q'asa, and Kinchiraqay. Inti Watana group includes the Temple of the Sun, baths, altars, water fountains, a ceremonial platform, and an Inti Watana, a volcanic outcrop carved into a "hitching post for the Sun", Inti.
Dinner at the Retreat Center
Day 5 April 17 Huchuy Qosqo
Female and Male Temples of Fertility
Early breakfast at our Resort.
Program: Today's program will be conducted at the Temples of Fertility. Shamans Pierre Garreaud and Janice Johnson will offer a very special Ceremony "Balancing and integrating the Male and Female Energies" within ourselves. Visits of the Temples and recharging of our Light Bodies. Travelers will receive the unconditional love and nurturing of Pachamama.
Lunch: at the mountain
Afternoon: Inner work program
Dinner at the Mountain
Star Watch, connecting to our Star Brothers and Sisters
Optional: San Pedro Cactus Ceremony is available
Night Stay: Tents and sleeping bags
Day 6 April 18 Ollantaytambo/ Machu Picchu
Early Return to our Resort for breakfast. Today we pack for Machu Picchu.
Integration morning with Sound Healing Guided Meditation
We leave for Ollantaytambo
Lunch at Orishas
Mid-afternoon departure to Machu Picchu to the village of 'Aguas Calientes" or Machu Picchu Hot Springs. Two hour Train Ride descending into the rainforest as we snake through the canyons on the right side of the Vilcanota river. We move from dry high mountain weather into the humid jungle climate.
We arrive at the Village and transfer to or Hotel for the next 2 nights.
Stay: Gringo Bills Hotel
Day 7 April 19 Mandor Water Falls
Breakfast at our Hotel. Early departure for Mandor Waterfall and Gardens. We walk into the rainforest connecting with the abundant mother Earth. As we walk, we connect deeply with our breath, breathing the prana of the jungle. Cleansing and letting go of any unwanted energies with the intention to purify our body, mind, and soul. During this day we prepare our Light Body for our next day visit to Machu Picchu, the City of Light.
At Mandor we will have Lunch, which we'll purchase at our hotel and later a ceremony. Activation of the rainforest jaguar ceremony and water cleansing ceremony. This is a very powerful day for inner transformation, as the energies of the rainforest supports and welcomes the inner growth of the previously planted seeds by the shamans during the first days of the week. Return to Aguas Calientes.
We work on our personal Despachos. Every participant will prepare their own "Despacho" to bring balance, abundance and healthy relationships into their lives.
Dinner in the Village: Indio Feliz
Stay: Gringo Bills Hotel
Day 8. April 20 Machu Picchu Visit
Breakfast at our Hotel. We depart to the Machu Picchu Citadel at 6:00
am. We travel by bus for 1/2 hour. Guided tour of the Citadel.
We perform a gratitude Ceremony and bring Light to Mother Earth.
We take the second tour to Wayna Picchu, which is optional. -Travelers that don't go to Wayna Pichu can meditate and walk the complex at their leisure.
Departure from Machu Picchu by 2 pm to our hotel.
Early evening departure to the train station for our return to Ollantaytambo.
Stay at Ollantaytambo Retreat Center
Day 9 April 21 Visit of Ollantaytambo & Cusco
Early breakfast at the Retreat Center
Ceremony with Female Shaman
Last group program
Departure to the city of Cusco
Dinner: Special Night Event
Stay at El Dorado Hotel
Day 10. April 22 Departure to Lima and USA
Breakfast at our Hotel in Cusco. Relaxed morning. Free morning to walk the streets of Cusco
2 pm transfer to the airport
4 pm Departure to Lima
5:30 pm Arrival at Lima's airport.
End of tour
Night departure from Perú. Please book flights after 10 pm that night.
Food and drinks at lunch and dinners, alcoholic beverages
Private healings with Shamans
For a full refund, please cancel at least 3 months in advance of the start date of the tour. From January 1, 2023, through February 14, 2023, only 50% of the total tour price will be refunded. No refunds 2 months before the tour.
All deposits should be received by Jan 1, 2023. Please send your final Payments by February 1st, 2023.
Overnight accommodation during the full tour dates
Entrance fees to Machu Picchu
Private transport, train to and from Aguas Calientes, bus tickets to and from Machu Picchu, entrance fees to Machu Picchu, a private guided tour of the site, hotel in Aguas Calientes (Gringo Bills or similar caliber--upgrades possible if desired), private transport to the hotel upon return, coca tea
Sacred Sites Boleto Turistico in the Sacred Valley.
Local, professional English speaking guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Inca priests Ceremony
Round-trip private transfer
9 nights accommodation (price based on double occupancy)
Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
Passport name, number, expiration date, and country are required at the time of booking for all travelers. Email a picture of your passport to email@example.com
A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
Peru Rail only allows for a small daypack on the train to Aguas Calientes Machu Picchu