Peru Yoga Retreat 2019
SPARK IS GOING TO peru!
Spark 9-Day / 8-Night Yoga Retreat
+2-day hiking trip to machu picchu
August 10-18, 2019
Wake up to beautiful mountain views nestled in the majestic Sacred Valley of the Incas and in a forest of clouds next to the Urubamba River. Renew your daily yoga practice in this ethereal environment and feed your appetite for adventure with ancient sightseeing and expedition hiking. The harmonious mixture of old and new will soothe the soul on a deep level.
Our itinerary is carefully curated with altitude changes in mind and packed with day tours and all the must-see, must-explore places. There will be a lot of walking and hiking including uneven steps and altitude changes. Be prepared for a physically demanding, but rewarding adventure! The 2-day non-camping hike to Machu Picchu, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, will give you both sunrise and sunset views. The hike includes visits to Incan site Wiñay Wayna (Forever Young), Sungate with panoramic view of Machu Picchu, and Huayna Picchu climb (the iconic mountain behind many Machu Picchu pictures).
All the hand-picked accommodations are Peruvian owned institutions. All scheduled day trips are private tours. We have created an itinerary that supports and gives back to sustainable Andean communities. Our Machu Picchu tour operator is the only one in the region to hire women porters for the Inca Trail in addition to providing proper food, sleeping pads, camping tents for their staff.
schedule quick look
Saturday: Arrive / Mother Earth Ceremony
Sunday: Tour: Pisac Ruins, Pisac Market
Monday: Tour: Ollyantambo, Moray, Maras
Tuesday: Relax / Temezacal Ceremony - optional
Wednesday: Sound Bath - get centered before the big hike!
Thursday: Machu Picchu Hike Day #1
Friday: Machu Picchu Hike Day #2 — Evening Train to Cusco
Saturday: Cusco exploration
pisac ruins /
maras / moray
recharge / sound bath
things to know
investment / early bird
Double/Triple bed options for Mandala Sacred Valley. All other accommodations are double beds. All beds are first come, first served.
Early bird: Save $200 by 2/28/2019
Book early and save!!
Payment Plans are available.
Laws for Machu Picchu entrance have changed since 2017. Only a limited number of permits are released for Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu each day. Make sure your passport is current when booking. You will need it to secure your Machu Picchu permit and train ticket.
time of year
May to October is dry season in Peru with sunny days, bright blue skies, and chilly nights. August is a mid-winter with temperature ranging from mid-60’sF during the day to a colder 35F at night. Bring layers!!
Sacred Valley: 6,730’
Machu Picchu: 7,952’
What is included
> Curated itinerary with accommodations for 8 nights
> Daily Yoga classes (except for MP hiking days)
> 8 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 6 Dinners
> Transportation from airport: CUZ to Mandala Sacred Valley (is arriving during scheduled window)
>Transfer from Cusco hotel to airport: CUZ at end of journey
> Private guided tours: Machu Picchu, Wiñay Wayna, Sun Gate, Inca Trail, Hauyna Picchu, Ollayantambo, Moray, Maras, Pisac
> Transportation / transfers to all scheduled tours
> Upgraded Vistadome train to/from Aguas Calientes/Machu Picchu
> Gratuity to retreat center / hotels
> Gratuity to tour guides
> Entrance fee and permit to Machu Picchu
> Permit to Huayna Picchu during MP Hike Day #2
> All entrance fees and permits for scheduled tours and hike trips
> Coca tea service in Cusco
> Sound Bath
> Daily bonfire in Sacred Valley
> Housekeeping to multi-night stays
What is not included
> Travel Insurance (Required)
> Although most meals are included, we want to leave room for adventure and spontaneity. Meals that are not listed are not included.
>Any optional outings, tours, and adventures (listed as optional or not listed)
> Rainbow Mountain is optional, because the elevation is > 17,000’.
> Additional gratuity for baggage handling
> Alcoholic Beverages or meal add-ons (e.g. juice detox, additional drinks)
> Transfer from airport if arrival is outside of scheduled window
Travel insurance is required for this adventure. This helps cover your investment including trip cancellations, medical emergencies, and/or loss or theft. We recommend World Nomads. www.worldnomads.com
Choice of insurance carrier and plans are completely your decision to make.
“Turn Right at Machu Picchu” by Mark Adams
”Lost City of the Incas” by Hiram Bingham
”The Last Days of the Incas” by Kim MacQuarrie
TERMS & CONDITIONS
1. Terms of Service
The Retreat page lists what is included in the price of the retreat.
2. Reservation / Payment
Payment may be made by credit card only. Full payment is due at the time of booking to reserve a room.
3. Cancellation Policy
Payments are non refundable and non transferable. Travel Insurance is required in the event of an emergency.
4. Changes/Trip Cancellations
SPARK YOGA reserves the right to make any changes deemed necessary by our team, trip leaders, teachers or partners. In the rare case of a cancellation on the part of SPARK YOGA we will offer a full refund of your original payment. SPARK YOGA is not responsible for any expenses or damages incurred as a result of trip cancellation including preparation costs, airline tickets, travel documents or other expenses. SPARK YOGA reserves the right to cancel any trip prior to departure in the event that there are too few people booked, in which case you will be given a full refund of any and all payments made to SPARK YOGA. You will not be entitled to claim any additional amounts or seek any compensation for any injury, loss, expenses or damage (either direct or consequential) or for any loss of time or inconvenience which may result from such cancellation (including but not limited to visa, passport and vaccination charges, gear purchases, and airport and airline taxes).
5. Travel Insurance
SPARK YOGA requires each trip member to purchase individual travel insurance for their trip. We suggest that you include "cancel for any reason" with your policy. You must purchase travel insurance that includes medical coverage.
6. Travel Documents and Immunizations
It is the responsibility of each traveler to obtain all required travel documents including Visas and other travel documents unless otherwise noted. It is your responsibility to purchase correct immunizations. Please contact your nearest travel clinic for the latest requirements.
Although every attempt is made to complete the listed itinerary, it is subject to change. There might be slight variations due to weather conditions.