Sacred Ceremony & Culture in Peru
with SHERRI BAPTISTE
OCTOBER 1 – 10, 2019
Join Sherri on a cultural adventure in the magical highlands of Peru’s Sacred Valley and witness the ancient Incan city of Machu Picchu. This transformative journey provides a unique opportunity to venture into a land that’s abundant with ancient sacred places, mysticism and shamans. We will begin with 6 nights at a quaint retreat center surrounded by native plants, fruit trees, and nourished by a magnificent waterfall deep in the Sacred Valley. You will enjoy daily classes with Sherri in the beautiful yoga shala as well as rich cultural excursions led by our expert local guide Valentine. Our trip will culminate with a visit to one of the seven modern wonders of the world, Machu Picchu, followed by time in the vibrant city of Cusco. Exploring the vast history, sacred practices and cultural ceremonies of this very special part of the world – this trip is sure to leave you with memories for a lifetime.
Included: 9 nights accommodation most meals private guide and driver extensive cultural excursions entrance fees donation to local school taxes.
Not Included: Lunches and dinners for 3 days International airfare Travel Insurance Gratuities.
9 nights/10 days accommodation
Breakfast, lunch and dinner for 6 days, breakfast for 3 days
Private airport transfer to/from Cusco Airport
Unique cultural excursions of Cusco, the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu
Private bus and driver throughout
Train tickets to Machu Picchu
Entrance fee for Machu Picchu and all historical sites
Private, skilled guide to accompany our group throughout the trip
Donation to local school
All pre-trip planning and assistance including guidance on flights, visas, what to pack, insurance
Valentina Baca Baños is a native Quechua speaker who was born on a farm in the Sacred Valley and grew up with 7 brothers and sisters. His mom Andrea never attended school but worked very hard tending her farm and selling and bartering corn, guinea pigs, peaches and eggs in order to support her family. She strongly believed in the importance of educating her children, however it was very expensive to buy uniforms and school supplies. Luckily, she had inherited 2 bulls from her mom, and every year she would sell one of her bulls to raise money for Valentin and his siblings to go to school. She would then trade the other bull in for 2 young bulls, who would grow during the course of the year and be ready to sell when school started the net year — this process was repeated every year until all of the children finished school. Valentin is forever grateful for the hard work of his mom and because of his childhood, is strongly committed to supporting children and families in the mountain villages of the Sacred Valley through social projects and by working with locally owned farms and businesses.
Valentin started working as a porter on the Inca Trail at age 16. He then worked as a chef on the trail while at the same time attending the University of San Antonio in Cusco, studying for a four year degree program to become a certified guide, completing course work in tourism, history, archaeology, flora, fauna, medicine, psychology and English. Valentin has been working as a guide for the past 9 years and has led over 500 trips to Machu Picchu. He has a passion for sharing the culture, history and beauty of Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley in an energetic, friendly, fun and spiritual manner. He is the owner of the company and takes special care to make sure every customer has an amazing experience in Peru. He speaks fluent Quechua, Spanish and English.
Valentin is proud to have served as a production assistant to Jason Burlage on the film Mi Chair, a documentary about the life of a farmer in the Sacred Valley who goes to work on the Inca trail as a porter. See more at www.michacrafilm.com
Please come with us - we welcome you
Shared Double Room
A $500 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve space.
Payments are non-refundable after June 28, 2019 (Payment plans are available.) Travel Insurance strongly recommended, contact us for details.