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Machu Picchu - The Energy of the Sacred Valley

Theme: The Energy of the Sacred Valley- Machu Picchu This luxurious trip will combine relaxation, culture, and adventure to offer guests the perfect getaway. This journey will visit various archaeological sites, including: Machu Picchu, the salt terraces of Maras, the agriculture test fields of Moray and the ruins of Ollantaytambo, Huchuy Qosqo, and Pisaq. Professional guides will be provided at each site to ensure safety and to optimize educational value. We will encourage a spiritual connection with the environment by integrating yoga, meditation, Reiki, and spa services. This all-inclusive experience includes delicious meals and deluxe accommodations, so each guest feels well-rested and can fully surrender themselves to the experience.

Why choose this journey?
The Energy of the Sacred Valley-Machu Picchu trek is a unique journey in which Empower Yourself Retreats and Andean Venture are determined to offer you an amazing adventure through the Sacred Valley, Peru. We believe our clients deserve the best accommodations, meals, guiding and activities so they can fully absorb the experience. Each day we will be surrounding ourselves with Inca history, and to deepen our understanding, we will perform complementary activities such as Vinyasa Yoga, guided meditation, massages, Reiki and wine tastings.

Each complementary activity is optional but highly recommended to fully surrender ourselves to the experience. Please see the detailed itinerary for more information.

What is provided on the journey?
The Energy of the Sacred Valley - Machu Picchu includes:

a round-trip flight from Lima to Cusco and Cusco to Lima
ground transportation via train, bus and Mercedes Sprinter
hotels, camping gear, and park entrances
the majority of meals will be provided in a group setting, and we have set aside times for guests to explore Peruvian meals on their own
meditation, yoga and Reiki
regional wine and pisco tastings
massage and spa services will be available at an additional cost

What is not included?

International flight to and from Lima, Peru
Alcohol (with the exception of wine and pisco tastings)
travel insurance
We do not provide refunds unless the trip is cancelled by Empower Yourself Retreats and Andean Venture, in which case a full refund will be provided.

What sets us apart?
The Energy of the Sacred Valley- Machu Picchu journey offers customers a memorable and meaningful travel escape. Our small group setting provides each traveler a unique and individualized experience that is not achieved when travelling with large tour groups. Our clients will receive an adventure travel escape focused on health and well being. We will fulfill your desire for a relaxing vacation but keep your mind and body healthy at the same time. The empowering activities we offer will seamlessly transfer back into the daily lives of our clients, encouraging an overall healthy lifestyle.

Empower Yourself Retreats is a socially responsible organization which strives to empower communities. After every successful retreat, we dedicate our time to the local community by offering free outreach programs. In 2012, we organized African Dance workshops for Fundacion Munasim Kullikita, a non-governmental organization (NGO) that rehabilitates minor female victims of commercial sexual exploitation in El Alto, Bolivia. Also in 2012, Empower Yourself Retreats lead a volunteer retreat for the nursing staff at Hospital Arco Iris in La Paz, Bolivia focused on conflict resolution.

Customers who participate in Empower Yourself Retreat luxury getaways are also contributing to the overall health and wellness of underprivileged communities around the world. Your support makes a difference.

Professional Guides
Molly Hillig: Molly is a Registered Nurse and has been organizing and leading international retreats since 2011. She started her own business called Empower Yourself Retreats, through which she lives out her passion of serving others and helping them improve personal well-being. Molly has studied Yoga and Dance for over 10 years; she also practices Diamond Way Buddhism. Her goal for The Energy of the Sacred Valley-Machu Picchu journey is to lead guests in meditation techniques and Yoga classes and to coordinate all rejuvenation activities. She speaks English, Spanish and Portuguese.

Christian Schöttle: Christian is psychologist and has guided unique tours in the South American Andes for international travelers since 2005. His tour agency Andean Venture is located in La Paz, Bolivia and Lima, Peru. In addition to tourism, Christian channels positive energy by performing Reiki therapy. His goal for The Energy of the Sacred Valley-Machu Picchu journey is to provide a well-planned, safe and comfortable vacation for our guests. Christian speaks German, English and Spanish.

COST of Trip


Reserve your space by December 16, 2012 for $100.00
First Deposit due January 30, 2013 of $785.00
Second Deposit due March 15, 2013 of $1,495.00


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