Peru, thanks to its varied and exuberant geography, invite to live all kinds of experiences. Experiences that a single trip would not be possible to discover. In Peru Mysteries we highlight some of these places and activities and we put at your disposal with a professionalism that will allow you to enjoy.
The Peru mysteries adventures package: (ATV tours - Rafting - Machu Picchu - Jungle - Ayahuasca ceremony) in 09 days.
PERU MYSTERIES ADVENTURES
|ATV TOURS (MARAS - MORAY – SALINERAS)||DAY 01|
|RAFTING IN THE CHUQUICAHUANA RIVER||DAY 02|
|MACHU PICCHU TOUR||DAY 03|
MANU NATIONAL PARK
|CUSCO - CLOUD FOREST – PILCOPATA||DAY 04|
|PILCOPATA - ATALAYA – PAITITI||DAY 05|
|PAITITI - MACHUWASI LAKE – PAITITI||DAY 06|
|PAITITI - PARROTS CLAY LICK - HOT SPRINGS – PAITITI||DAY 07|
|PAITITI – ATALAYA – CUSCO||DAY 08|
|RETIREMENT AND HEALING CEREMONIES||DAY 09|
|END OF OUR SERVICES...|
ATV TOURS (MARAS - MORAY – SALINERAS) - 01 DAY
DAY 01 (CUSCO - CRUZPATA - MORAY - MARAS - CRUZPATA - CUSCO): From 7:00 am. - 1:00 pm.
The pick up time for this tour is at 7:00 am; After this we go in our private transport for about 50 minutes to reach Cruzpata in the Sacred Valley of the Inkas. In this place we will provide the ATVs with all the necessary equipment and we will also meet our guides, who will give us practical advices. Before the tour we will practice for a few minutes on the ATVs
From this place we will start the tour passing close to the huaypo lagoon to the archaeological center of Moray; in which we will have a guided tour as well as a small break (box lunch). After this we will descend to Maras (fast descent), passing through trails and extensive pampas, in Maras we can appreciate its beautiful plaza and colonial church. We will leave the ATVs in the town of Maras and we will travel by bus to the Salineras (salt mines). Here we can appreciate hundreds of salt pits that are used today by local people who sell it to help in their economy. After our visit we will return to the ATVs to return to Cruzpata from where we will take our return transport to Cusco city.
Optional: Only 5 minutes from Cruzpata in the community of Racchi we can practice Zipline that has 4 levels of cables with a length of 600 and 200 m.
RAFTING IN THE CHUQUICAHUANA RIVER - 1 DAY
DAY 02 (CUSCO - CHUQUICAHUANA - CUSCO): Pick-up starts at 8:30 am. of the hotels in our private transport, which will take us to the sector of the upper Urubamba called Cusipata for an hour and a half. In this place we can leave our things, then go to "Chuquicahuana", the most intense area of the Urubamba river, has class II and III rapids which will give us a lot of adrenaline and fun.
The guide will explain the route we will take and the care we should have in this adventure, they will also give us the necessary equipment for this activity. We will enjoy the river for approximately 2 hours and a half. Finishing this adventure, we will board our return transport, but not before enjoying a delicious lunch. We will arrive in the city of Cusco at approximately 5:00 p.m.
MACHU PICCHU TOUR - 01 DAY
DAY 03 (CUSCO - MACHU PICCHU - CUSCO): For this trip, we will pick you up from your hotel in Cusco at a time previously coordinated (variable hours), we will transfer you to the train station (Poroy or Ollantaytambo) where you will board the train heading to the town of "Aguas Calientes" (2 000 masl.). The duration of this part of the trip is variable, depending on the type of service you choose. Aguas Calientes is a little town located 30 minutes (by bus) from the citadel of Machu Picchu; after some snacks, we will take one of the buses to ascend 400 m. by a zigzagging road until reach the world wonder "The Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu".
The guided tour in Machu Picchu takes approximately 2 hours. The guided tour will begin visiting the main sectors of the citadel: The sacred plaza, The Sun Temple, The Intihuatana (Solar deal), the Royal Enclosures, the Three Windows Temple and the cemetery. At the end of the tour you will have some free time to explore the citadel. After this visit You have to return to the town of Aguas Calientes and enjoy your food in one of the local restaurants.
Then you will take the train back. The return will follow the same pattern as the outward journey, when you arrive at the train station, we will be waiting for you to take you back to your hotel.
• Meeting to start of the tour
• Travel by train from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes (02 hrs approx.)
• Bus round trip to the citadel of Machu Picchu (Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Aguas Calientes)
• Guided Tour in Machu Picchu for approximately 02 hrs.
• Return by train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo (02 hrs approx.)
• Bus from Cusco - Ollantaytambo - Cusco. (02 hrs approx.)
Meals, drinks (sodas, wine or beers), tips and souvenirs.
MANU NATIONAL PARK - CULTURAL ZONE 5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS
DAY 04 (CUSCO - CLOUD FOREST – PILCOPATA): An early morning meeting and star our trip from Cusco in one of our private vehicles. In the way we are going to visit the interesting site of Ninamarca (burial towers, commonly known as “Chullpas”). Continuing we are going to visit Paucartambo, an interesting picturesque colonial town (full of folklore). Then we continue to the Acjanacu pass (3600 masl.), which marks the beginning of the trip into Manu National park (spectacular view), then we descent through the Cloud Forest, The humidity of the area provides an ideal habitat for plants such as Orchids, ferns (oldest living plants) and bromeliads (epiphytic), mosses and lichens. In the fascinating Cloud Forest we can observe the Cock of the Rock, Quetzal and the Spectacled Bear. Many plants are endemic from this area. We have lunch on the way, then we arrive to our first and homely lodge “paraiso” near the town of Pilcopata (800 masl.).
DAY 05 (PILCOPATA - ATALAYA – PAITITI): After a delicious breakfast we continue our trip for another hour in our private vehicle, making stops to observe the interesting life of the area, then we are going to arrive to the village of Atalaya (Port), here we board our covered motor boat in the Alto Madre de Dios river, going up river we will have the chance to do some swimming, then we go down the Alto Madre de Dios river for approximately 40 minutes to our private and comfortable lodge “Paititi” where we will hike through the interesting trail system that “Peru Mysteries” offer to you, trying to find some types of monkeys, medicinal plants etc.
DAY 06 (PAITITI - MACHUWASI LAKE – PAITITI): The area of our lodge is a transition area between high and low jungle (500 to 1150 masl.), After sustainable breakfast you will feel and see the different habitats, altitude range and the high diversity of wildlife found around this area, walking around the tail system and near the riverbanks, we will learn about insects, medicinal plants, trees, reptiles, mammals, etc. After lunch and a little siesta, we board our boat, for ten minutes, then we walk for one hour approximately though a very nice trail to observe and talk about the interesting flora and fauna of the area until we arrive to “Machuwasi Lake” where with the help of all our equipment (binocular telescope and books), we will observe a diversity of life such as great egrets, Keskadees, toucans, carpenters, cardinals, etc. Night walk in order to feel the sounds and to observe wildlife, such as American bullfrogs, tree frogs, horned frogs and an incredible variety of insects.
DAY 07 (PAITITI - PARROTS CLAY LICK - HOT SPRINGS – PAITITI): We will get up very early to board our boat for thirty minutes around down river to visit a Parrots clay Lick (clay wall in the riverbank knowing as “Collpa”) on the riverbanks, where many species of parakeets, parrots and macaws such as the white-eyed parakeet, blue headed parrot, chestnut fronted macaw, etc. goes to eat the clay that is rich in minerals and salts that those birds use as supplements of their diet of seeds and fruits. After this activity we return to our lodge and enjoy our breakfast for then board our boat to Aguas calientes (Hot springs), a very pleasant place, to enjoy the warm and medicinal volcanic waters of the area, during this way we will see different bird species typical of the river edge such as: kingfisher, swallow, flycatcher, Black Skimmer, Pied Lapwing, Jabiru, Stork, Capped Heron, and much more. Then we are going to spend another night in Paititi lodge.
DAY 08 (PAITITI – ATALAYA – CUSCO): We will get for then board our boat to Atalaya Port and then our private vehicle drive us back to Cusco, We have lunch on the way, arriving Cusco around dinner time.
River Rafting (class I and II): In the Pilcopata town and river we will have the chance to realice a 1½ hours river rafting (class I and II) trip down the Pilcopata River where having the opportunity for a dip and of course enjoy the spectacular view of the area.
Canopy Zip Down Line: In our Lodge area, we will have the traverse from tree to tree and platform to platform using pulleys on horizontal traverse cables, enjoying and feeling the view and adrenaline, of the treetops of the tropical rainforest canopy.
Specialized and bilingual guide, private land and river transports, first aid kit, 01 night in Paraiso Lodge, 02 nights in Paititi Lodge, meals (vegetarian option available), captain and river rafting equipment, specialized guide for the Canopy Zip Down and required equipment.
THINGS THAT ARE NOT INCLUSIVE:
The first day breakfast and mineral water, last day dinner, drinks such as sodas, wine or beers, tips and souvenirs.
THINGS YOU SHOULD BRING:
AYAHUASCA IN CUSCO (RETIREMENT AND HEALING CEREMONIES) - 01 DAY
DAY 09: For the Ayahuasca ceremony in Cusco, different techniques are used that help the ceremony to be more effective; which have at all times a professional staff specially prepared for these ceremonies (experienced translator and Shaman). For the Ayahuasca ceremony it is important to detect problems and know their status through the different techniques performed before and after the Ayahuasca ceremony.
Volcanic Water (Medicinal).- Purgative medicinal water from the subsoil made up of different minerals and substances that cure any type of discomfort eliminating toxic excesses. It is recommended to take it before the Ayahuasca ceremony.
Coca leaf reading.- The coca leaf is an ancestral source of wisdom. Through this plant you can see the past, understand the present and predict the future. It is made by a person who has the gift of reading, an expert who asks nature for permission to proceed with reading through prayers in Quechua or Aymara. It is an important ceremony within the ritual of Ayahuasca.
Energetic cleaning.- It is necessary to liberate the spirit and soul, to prepare ourselves internally and externally, to purify our karma of negative energies. Put our being ready for the Ayahuasca ceremony.
Pachamama Ceremonies.- We ask the mother to help us in spiritual and material matters through prayers so that life goes on; as well as we thank you for everything you have achieved and lived up to now.
Flowering Baths.- the flowering baths are an aid to ward off bad elements, with this the mind will be revitalized and good vibes will be attracted. A flowering bath is a very special magical ritual, which is done with flowers and other species, to obtain the different objectives.
At the Ayahuasca ceremony in Cusco you connect with the universe and nature, healing wounds and scars of the soul, you learn to value your life better. With Ayahuasca you understand your past better, you live better the present, you project better to the future. Ayahuasca not only cures ills of the soul; It also cures physical ailments such as diabetes, kidney stones and even cancer among others.
DESCRIPTION OF THE CEREMONY: Includes: 1 shot of Ayahuasca and 5 Andean ceremonies (techniques).
For the one-day Ayahuasca ritual, you will need to be fasting and drink only water. We will pick you up from your accommodation at 7 am. to then go to the center of ceremonies and rituals located an hour outside the city of Cusco, a quiet place ideal for this type of ceremony; After a while to get settled, we will start with the Coca Leaves reading ceremony, we will continue with the Energy Cleanup ceremony; After these techniques there will be a short time to relax and meditate. At 11:00 am. we will start with the Ayahuasca ceremony; in which the Master Shaman will make prayers to ask permission to the sacred plant to be in balance with nature. Then follows the Ceremony of thanks to the Pachamama; to then conclude the ceremony with a Flowering Bath.
After the ceremony, you can have a brief conversation with Master Chamán to share experiences and interpret the visions. After this a special diet will be eaten and it will begin with the return to the city of Cusco, arriving approximately at 7:00 p.m.
THE AYAHUASCA CEREMONY INCLUDES: