A Journey to Magical Peru 2012


 

 

Machu Picchu


Pedro, our host at the retreat center


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                      

 

Our Guide, Ruben Orellana is an external consultant to The National Institute of Culture in Cusco, Peru. Ruben’s career as an archaeologist culminated with being named head of Archaeology at Machu Picchu, discovering 44 new sites surrounding this crystal city.

Ruben has worked with the healing techniques of the Andes for twenty years, researching the concepts of subtle energy and how they influence aspects of life and healing for the Inkan people. Ruben is the founding director of Kamaquen Healing Center (“source of

Our Guide: Rueben Orellana

 

energy”), in the heart of the Sacred Valley of the Inkas. Ruben has committed his energy and heart to create a Healing Center with the intent to soothe and rejuvenate the human spirit.  All of our groups who have met Ruben have come to connect deeply with this heart centered man and Shaman(Paco).


Despacho Offering To Pacha Mama

Part of the fan club!

Despacho Offering To Pacha Mama


Life on a Floating Island


Damn Handsome Group on Lake Titicaca


THE MAGIC of MACHI PICCHU AND LAKE TITICACA…..PERU

WHAT: A Ten day trip to the ANDES of PERU
WHEN: October 7, 2012 through October 16, 2012
WHO: open to all: male, female, gay, lesbian, straight & transgender

Join us for a transformational journey to Peru. Access the nature of the ancient sites with the assistance of the shamanic ceremonies, medicine plants, and spirits indigenous to these lands and people.

We will travel the land of Peru, taste of the culture, be with the people, and explore with the assistance of the ceremonies, the magic of our lives. This trip to Peru can be seen as a Vision Quest, a journey of deep proportions, seeking life transformation and insights. It is not only an opportunity to take in breath-taking sites and culture but to also journey deep within, and explore aspects of the authentic self through traditional shamanic traditions.

Those going on this journey will be asked to commit to a discipline of defining intentions for this trip (we will help you out).  We will encourage the reading of The Four Agreements and Voice of Knowledge by Miguel Ruiz as preparation for this journey. Yet there will be plenty of tourist activities as well as meditation, steam baths, massage, ceremony, talking circles and… did we mention?… FUN!

The Details:

Why is this trip unique? We not only participate as tourists of the landscapes around us but we also journey as a community of like-minded pioneers and seekers of the soul. While in the rain forest of Peru we will also work with the shamans of the region with their ceremonies that involve healing of body, mind, and spirit.

This trip is an opportunity to journey deep within and discover hidden potentials, dreams and realities. We will explore— with the use of the gifts from Peru— the potential of the soul and spirit. Come and join your fellow comrades as we explore  the Rain Forest of Peru and the worlds within.

It’s important to note that our shamans prepare for these ceremonies to assist us in our own interpersonal work and visions. Preparation for these journeys is important and something we will discuss with you via Skype and or personal interactions.

Proposed Itinerary

OCTOBER 07:

The group arrives in Lima from USA (typically late in the evening, in fact, some may want to opt to pay extra and arrive one day earlier to take in Lima and start the trip rested.  We can help with the extra accomodation), at the airport Oscar (One of our guides) will escort us to the hotel to rest.

OCTOBER 08:

Breakfast, transfer to airport and fly to Cusco, then drive to Urubamba.  We arrive for lunch and rest the body to adjust to the altitude. On the evening before dinner a ceremony (Despacho) will be made as an offering to Mother Earth (Pachamama) with our guest Shaman from the Andes.

OCTOBER 09:

Transfer to Ollantaytambo train station to catch the train to Machupicchu.   We will check into our hotel and after lunch will go to the Citadel of Machupicchu to visit. At 18:00 we return to the town for dinner.  Later we will enjoy the thermal baths and participate in ceremony will bells.

October 10

The morning is free and people can visit Machupicchu again to explore, meditate, or climb the mountain Huaynapicchu. (The hiking trails around Machupicchu are a great option to take in the terrain and see spectacular views of the ruins. Spending your own time at the ruins can be amazing.  Day one our guide will offer us many things to consider about the sites and day two is for you to explore on your own)

Lunch and return to Urubamba.  This night after dinner we will participate in our first ceremony/journey work.

OCTOBER 11:

In the morning after breakfast we will have a group meeting on last night’s ceremony, then lunch and the afternoon will visit the HUACA of the serpent (Urco) with a small meditation with basic energy.

We return to Urubamba for dinner and prepare the bags for the next day. Hosteria Illarimuy or similar. B-L-D

 OCTOBER 12:

Private bus, we started towards Puno, visit the Catholic Church, Colonial Andahuylillas, then continue trip to the archaeological site of Racchi, and then follow Siucani, for lunch, then continue the journey to the plateau, arriving at Pucara and after visiting the museum continued our journey to Puno, we will be arriving approximately at 5 pm. Many sites and beautiful scenic drive through the Andes.  This takes us to the port city on Lake Titicaca, the largest high altitude lake in the world.

OCTOBER 13.

After breakfast we transfer to the port on Lake Titicaca, and go by boat to visit the Uros Floating Island (islands made of reeds that actually float on the Lake), then continued our journey by boat to Amantani Island, where we for the 3 coming days.  Upon arrival lunch and we will accommodate in the house of local farmers (we will be housed in the same complex). This is a basic accommodation. Dinner and comfortable rest.  This is very rustic and quite… a great place to connect.

 

 

OCTOBER 14:

After breakfast we will pilgrimage to the Apus (small mountains) and Pachamama Pachatata and this day we participate in ceremony, reaching every Apu (mountain) will have time to do a little work with these beautiful energies (male and female), in the afternoon we return to the lodge for dinner and rest. B-L-D

OCTOBER 15:

After breakfast return by boat to the mainland, the Port of Charcas, where we expect the bus to take us to visit Amaru Muru (dimensional portal), and Chucuito then continued our journey to Puno.

OCTOBER 16:

After breakfast we bus to the city of Juliaca for the flight back to Lima TACA # 04, departing at 11:45 and arrives in Lima at 13:30. Where we meet Oscar to take us to lunch in the afternoon we will visit the Indian Market and then transfer to airport to take the flight back home. 

Information forthcoming. Stay tuned!

Who’s Invited:

We recognize the many Queer Spirit Allies that have joined our ranks and support our efforts. We recognize that many of our events appeal to everyone. In the spirit of community-building, Queer Spirit has opened this event to ALL INTERESTED PERSONS regardless of sexual orientation or expression. Therefore, this trip is open to all interested and good-hearted individuals: male, female, gay, lesbian, straight and transgender. This circle will be expansive and reflective of our broader community.

About the Cost:

COST: $2295.00 includes all food, lodging, transportation (minus domestic flights), all other modes of transportation, entrance fees to sights, ceremonies, and assistance of our guides. A $500 non refundable deposit is due June 1, 2012 with full payment for the trip secured by August 15 , 2012

Additional Costs:

• International flight to and from Lima Peru:   Not included in the price is the International flight to Lima, Peru, and airport tax (approximately under $50)

• Incidental expenses: Not included are cost of incidental beverages, souvenirs, optional massages, other optional services, gratuities, etc.

Domestic Flights within Peru are NOT included in this price.  Currently as of April 15, 2012 this is costing $200.  We will book these flights together as a group so we are on the same flights and traveling as a group…prices fluctuate.

 

Do not hesitate to contact us for more information and juicy details!

 

NOTE:  One thing to consider on this trip.  Most airlines arrive in Lima very late at night, usually around 11:30 pm.   Some of you may chose to arrive one day earlier and have a day in LIMA   Our guide can arrange a special rate.  This extra day would be an additional cost.    Please inquire with me upon registration if your interested in adding the additional time.

A $500 non-refundable deposit and email confirmation should be received very soon in order to reserve your spot. This trip is expected to sell out.

NOTE: DO NOT BOOK YOUR FLIGHTS UNTIL CONFIRMATION OF THE TRIP IS VERIFIED.  We must have a minimum of 12 participants to secure this trip at these prices.