Peru Pilgrimage Tour (April 2019)

About This Event

A pilgrimage is a journey to a sacred place…

Are you looking for an amazing adventure in Peru, but don’t have lots of time?

The Peru Pilgrimage Tour is perfect for you if you’re looking for a short but deeply meaningful journey to explore Peru’s most sacred places with like-minded spiritual people.

Quite simply, Peru is one of the most staggeringly beautiful, interesting and mystical countries you’re ever likely to visit. Peru is incredibly geographically diverse, featuring dry desert regions, stunning mountain ranges and of course the amazing Amazon rainforest which is one of the most biologically diverse places on the planet.

If you desire to connect more deeply with Pachamama (Mother Earth), see wondrous locations that will take your breath away while learning about ancient spiritual wisdom then Peru is where you need to be.

The Peru Pilgrimage tour allows you to see some of the most incredible highlights of Peru, including:

Cusco the ancient capital of the Incas

On the first day of the tour we’ll be exploring the city of Cusco, the ancient Inca capital.

Cusco is one of the most unique cities in the world. It’s a stunningly beautiful city in an amazing location. Surrounded on all sides by the majestic Andes mountains, you can never get bored of exploring its nooks and crannies, ancient cobble-stone streets, Inca ruins and other places of great interest. The meaning of the word CUZCO comes from the Quechua word QOSQO which means navel, attributed to “The center or navel of the world.”

The Cusco of today is a beautiful amalgam of the ancient Inca capital and the colonial city it became after the Spanish invasion. From the Incas, it preserves impressive walls of meticulously cut granite or andesite, rectilinear streets running within the walls, and ruins of the Sun Temple. Of the colonial city, there remain the freshly whitewashed squat houses, the palace and the marvellous Baroque churches which achieved the impossible fusion of the Plateresco, Mudejar or Churrigueresco styles with that of the Inca tradition.

One of the many ancient streets in the center of Cusco

Coricancha, Saqsayhuaman and Qenqo

Also in Cusco we’ll pay a visit to Coricancha (aka Qurikancha), which was the most important temple in the Inca Empire, dedicated primarily to Inti, the Sun God. It was one of the most revered temples of the capital city of Cusco.

Coricancha Inca Temple in Cusco

In the afternoon we’ll visit Sacsayhuaman. In many respects Saqsayhuaman is the most impressive of all the ancient sites in Peru (and perhaps even the world). The location isn’t quite as mind-blowing and magical as the location of Machu Picchu, but take a closer look at the stones and you’ll notice what an amazing feat of engineering it is that almost certainly could not be replicated today with our modern technology.

Officially, Saqsayhuaman is said to be an Incan construction less than 600 years old, however some experts believe it was built by a much older and far more advanced civilization that possibly even pre-dates the last ice-age. Remnants of Atlantis or Lumeria perhaps? In his groundbreaking book “Fingerprints of the Gods” Graham Hancock also writes about this impressive location.

Close to Sacsayhuaman is Qenqo an ancient temple that most definitely is pre-Inca.

The impressive stones at Sacsayhuaman

Pisac in The Sacred Valley

Pisac is a beautiful village that is situated below one of the most impressive Incan temples in the Sacred Valley. A large ruin that wraps all the way around a mountain and part of which contains The Sun Temple.

Pisac is also the location where you will enjoy a ceremony with the San Pedro medicine.

The Inca Terreaces at Pisac

San Pedro Ceremony

San Pedro Cactus

San Pedro (known as Wachuma to the indigenous people) is a cactus that grows all along the Andes mountains and it’s an amazing visionary plant teacher that has been used for thousands of years by the shamans of the Andes. You could say it’s Ayahuasca’s mountain cousin, and they complement each other extremely well.

Wachuma is also used for healing as well as mystical purposes. Its incredible energy opens up your channels, allowing you to connect deeply with yourself as well as the entire cosmos and other spiritual dimensions.

Wachuma activates your heart chakra and often leads to incredible feelings of bliss and profound connectivity with nature. Whereas Ayahuasca ceremonies are done at night, modern Wachuma ceremonies are usually done during the day, out in nature.

Wachuma gets you out of your mind and into your heart. Greater acceptance, love and compassion towards yourself and others are often the results of working with this powerful teacher.

Ollantaytambo ruins  & Train to Machu Picchu

The village of Ollantaytambo is situated at the far end of the Sacred Valley.

Today, Ollantaytambo is one of the only towns in Peru that still retains its original Inca walls and street grid. It’s dominated by long, ancient stone walls that once divided groups of homes around communal courtyards.

Set into the mountain, behind the town you’ll see the incredibly impressive ruin of what is believed to be an Incan fortress.

After visiting Ollantaytambo we’ll get a train to Aguas Calientes, the village below Machu Picchu

The Inca Fortress at Ollantaytambo

Machu Picchu

A few years ago Machu Picchu was voted one of the new Seven Wonders of the World, and it’s easy to see why. It truly is a staggering achievement that is guaranteed to fill you with awe and wonder from the moment you arrive. Just standing in this place is enough to raise your consciousness to a whole new level!

Machu Picchu is known as the “Lost city of the Incas”, “The City of Light for Initiates” and the “Crystal City”. It is an ancient and very sacred power place that is fed by grids of powerful natural energies. A popular shamanic belief is that Machu Picchu served as an initiatory centre for higher learning.

The morning after we arrive in Aguas Calientes we will rise early to catch the first bus up to Machu Picchu where we will watch sunrise (weather permitting) over this magnificent place. It will literally take your breath away.

Machu Picchu

HOW MUCH

The price of this amazing 9 day experience includes pretty much everything except your international flight to Peru and most of your meals .

Included in the cost of this trip is:

8 Nights in 4 different hotels

1 San Pedro Ceremony

Train to Machu Picchu and all ground transportation around Cusco and Sacred Valley

All Entrance Fees

Breakfast everyday

What’s not included:

International flights to Peru

Domestic flights to Cusco

Lunches and evening meals

The total cost is just $1700 per person.

Payment information

We are now using the Retreat.Guru service to manage bookings and payments. You can pay by credit or debit card.

You can choose to either pay the full amount when you make your reservation, or you can pay a 50% deposit and the second 50% will be automatically billed to your credit or debit card 6 weeks before the tour begins.

Before registering there are a few things you should be aware of and agree with.

First of all, you need to be reasonably fit and in pretty good health. We’re going to be at high altitude for much of the tour and it can be pretty tough on some people, although the majority of people will get over altitude sickness within 24 hours. Also, although we’re not going to be doing any really long hikes, there will sometimes be walking involved at locations that are sometimes rocky and steep to climb – nothing particularly dangerous, but certainly not ideal for people with any walking disabilities.

We recommend that you arrive in Cusco at least 24 hours before the tour begins so that you can acclimatize to the altitude.

Accommodation is mostly quality 2 star hotels, nothing extravagant, but all are charming, clean and comfortable.

All rooms in hotels will be shared (same sex, and 2 people to a room), if you’re coming with a partner or friend please let me know so we can put you together. If you wish to have a single room, it can be arranged at a slightly higher price.

Most importantly you should understand that this is a spiritual tour, so please only apply if you feel called to this experience at a soul level.

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Please click the register button at the top of this page.

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  • Caz Landon   May 10, 2019

      Not as expected nor good value for money

    Peru Pilgrimage - didn't deliver on its promise of connecting with a large group of like minded spiritual people with only two of us on the tour. There were significant changes to the itinerary which we were not advised about beforehand nor consulted about during the tour. The tour is advertised as 9 days but there was no itinerary of activities on day 9. The San Pedro experience was disappointing. Neither the 'Peruvian shaman' nor environment 'in nature' advertised on the website transpired. For me these were essential components of the experience I was seeking. I found the demeanour of the tour organiser - who seemed disengaged and uninterested - highly challenging. Were it not for Miguel Bellota - the Peruvian mystical guide - who was excellent in every way, this trip would have been a complete and utter disappointment. Miguel was first class. His depth of knowledge, spiritual connection and wisdom are exceptional and I was impressed with and highly engaged in his tours. I came away feeling I'd highly benefited and grown as a result of his teachings. The visits to the ancient, sacred sites with Miguel were a wonderful experience. In summary, overall the tour was not as expected and didn't deliver value for money in terms of the experience versus what was promised.

  • Caitlin Rohrbeck   October 08, 2018

      Himalayan Odyssey 2018

    The past year I have been exceptionally struggling to do what other people my age are doing. My soul was craving deeper connections with meaningful conversations and present beings. I'm 24 years old and I consider myself an old soul who needed a break through. As soon as I saw Inner Journey Outer Travels online I felt compelled to register. Before I could over think it and back out I found myself on the phone with Omkar where I was immediately put to ease by his energy. I knew in my heart this was my next step. Both Omkar and Gulzar have significantly changed my perception and attitude towards life. I will forever be grateful to have crossed paths with such compassionate, caring, pure beautiful souls. This journey really has it all; from taking on crazy Delhi head on, to being drifted along calming waters to our stunning house boats in Srinagar, learning how traditional pashminas and meditative practises are created. Flying into Leh where for the first time in my life I was overwhelmed with indescribable feelings of pure gratitude- tears streamed down my face, my heart was wide open, I was living a dream. Followed by hiking through the Himalayas which was truly unbelievable! We all looked out for each other and the endless support and love was so refreshing to witness. The Oracle was an experience I will never forget and am so blessed to of had that opportunity! Wow. Then there's the nomadic school, giving me an insight as to how I can help give back to communities whilst inspiring me, reclaiming my faith in humanity and compassion. We all entered this journey as strangers and left as family. We bonded over trekking, encouragement, chai, camping, crying, food, vulnerability, laughing, meditation, bus rides and motorbike rides! Personally I went into this journey feeling insecure, weak, confused, needy, somewhat unworthy. I was validating my worth by how others (who aren't even similar to me) were treating me - not by how I treat myself. And I left this journey feeling strong, confident, grounded, passionate, faithful, inspired, hopeful and motivated. Just to name a few. The title "Inner Journey Outer Travels" means exactly that. I went within and healed a lot of aspects I didn't realise needed healing whilst in some of the most breath taking views some can only dream to see in their lifetime, I learnt to feel into my emotions to release them, I learnt its OK to be vulnerable scars and all and I am still beautiful, I learnt how to love myself and not look to others for love. This is only the tip of the iceberg as to what I have taken away from this life changing journey. I now have a soul family who loves me and I love them. I am passionate, motivated and inspired with life again. I am strong. I am ready to create the life I was meant to live here - all thanks to these two beautiful souls for creating such a divine space for spiritual growth. thank you thank you thank you.

  • John Soares   October 05, 2018

      2018 Himalayan Odyssey Tour-Experience of a lifetime

    This journey has been a highlight of my life this far. From the moment I stepped out of the Delhi airport until the day I left Rishikesh, I felt this trip was one of the best organized ( a relative term in India) and diverse experiences that could be provided. The combination of connecting with both the other travelers in the group and the people of India was amazing. I cannot say enough positive things about Omkar and Gulzar in their handling of any situation that arose, and ensuring the comfort of their guests. From hiking the Himalayas, camping in this amazing land, and refreshing ourselves in some beautiful hotels when it was most needed. The food was always delicious and accommodating, the lodgings were unique and beautiful, the places were inspiring and the group of travelers that I shared this journey with were amazing. As a person who normally travels solo and puts together my own travel plan, I can say that this truly changed my opinion of how to see a foreign land. I could never have had such a involved experience of India without the guidance and services offered bu OTIJ. For the price of this trip, the staff works unbelievably hard in ensuring your comfort, and I feel all my expectations in value were exceeded. The diversity of ages and nationalities in our group demonstrated this trip can be done and enjoyed by almost anyone. Thank you so much Omkar and Gulzar, I look forward to traveling with you again soon!

  • Ada Nazeman   October 01, 2018

      The Himalayan Odyssey Tour

    It was my first time in India. What an amazing place and what a memorable trip and a truly an extraordinary experience. I was able to enjoy so many great experiences in just 21 days that I never would have been able to do on my own in this beautiful country. The itinerary was full of unique and remarkable experiences and it was extremely well organized with a great blend of interesting places to visit and opportunity to interact with locals. The Himalayan Odyssey tour was incredible and I would positively recommend it to anyone of any age. Omkar and Gulzar; thank you for a great experience to enable me to see India from the perspective of locals. You both are knowledgeable and amazing guides and went out of your way to make the tour a great experience. Ada

  • Rune Weinreich   February 06, 2018

      Attend Peru Odyssey and you will never come back (quite the same) again!!

    I may have been a journey not lasting more than 21 days, but the inner travel I started back then is still going on now more than two years later. I was searching for "the deep kick". I got it. I promised myself never to use words to describe what I experienced during the Ceremonies. The words will always fall short of any explanation of my experiences. The Tour was well planed and Andy Metcalfe and Amaru did everything in there power to make it an experiences of a lifetime. Peru is wast and serves BRILLIANTLY in boldly going where you have never gone before (in this life). There is a great awakening going on in this world. For a lot of us Journeys like this one (Peru Odyssey) is a war to connect to this spiritual revolution. Attend Peru Odyssey and you will never come back (quite the same) again. -Rune Weinreich

  • Bob Lunn   January 10, 2018

      The Cosmic Chef

    This was my first overseas trip in over 15 years, so I wanted to make sure i chose wisely. I am a researcher and I have sun, moon and 5 planets in Virgo. I had a huge checklist of items that i intended to cross reference with at least a dozen different tour providers and I gave myself 3 months to find this. On day one of my searching, the 2nd provider I looked at was Andy's tour group. At the time, I had no idea why, but I just knew, with true gnosis that this was the one. I was right. The word tour is inadequate to describe the experience. It wasn't just the places we went to, it was who we were, collectively as a group too. Andy collected a dozen ingrediants from around our beloved earth (us), added the loving guidance of our touring Shaman, Amaru, and created a meal of true prasad. Then add to that; the spirit guidance of Kundalini Shakti through sacred plant medicine cermonies, and the resonance of the {still functioning} ancient sites... This was not a tour, it was a life changing (still ongoing, 2 years later) experience. A true boost to my own personal sadhana.

  • Andy Tapella   December 11, 2017

      Outer Travels Inner Journeys (Peru Odyssey Experience) This tour is an anomaly and the real deal.

    This tour is an anomaly, and the real deal. If you are a seeker, and are looking for the raw, true, and gritty travel experience. And want total immersion in to a culture, then this tour is for you. If, you are looking for a one size fits all tour(where you see all the tourist sites),stay at posh hotels, have full service at your beckon call and luxury transport & travel throughout, then this tour is not for you. But, if you want to go on a journey, to choice locations, stay where locals stay, eat and do the local seen, participate in plant medicine ceremonies, then this tour delivers. A truly transformational journey, great experiences, for travelers by travelers.

  • Will Vogelgesang   December 06, 2017

      Peru Odyssey

    Would have gone for 12 years if I could - the three weeks were incredible. The people were just spectacular. Hotels were exactly what you would want. So much nature and learning. Spiritual and fun. Inner Child and Wisdom. The plants were spectacular. Andy is low key yet on point. I would recommend gladly and eagerly. I had a ball. Amaru, our guide, knew the culture and the ancient stories well. What an important place on Earth. Blessed to have been. Thank you Andy for organizing.

  • jean briddell   November 29, 2017

      an unexpected level of adventure

    I felt the desire and pull to go see Peru...the ancient sites intrigued me-for me it was a journey to see 'truth' the construction of some ancient sites are beyond our current capabilities and I wished to see them. I researched so many tours and i connected with Outer Travels Inner Journeys for many reasons...a couple were -in the name itself and another was that i liked that some of the money was going back to preserve the rainforest in the Amazon. This travel was more than expected..it was an adventure traveling to the sites and it did take you on an inner journey of discovery...i will never forget the people in our group..they become part of your tribe. I travelled in 2015 and what is so beautiful is that the experience you have on this tour keeps unfolding as time goes on. It has broadened my curiosity- to keep going to find more truth of what interests me and connects with me. For me, and i believe for many, the energy at these sites stays with you...upon leaving Peru, i could still feel 'this hum' for quite awhile..i believe if you feel there has to be more than this designed matrix set in place for people, if you feel a bit 'dissatisfied' ...a tour with Outer Travels Inner Journeys could be right in line for you..it was for me...enough to know that i will be back soon enough. I do believe our history has been written in a way that is not only incorrect and misleading, but also quite limiting and so far from the real truth of man's abilities and purpose. If you feel you are stuck, operate with a low vibration or just want more-take a tour, to a place you have never been, and see some sites that allow you to be still, wonder and open up. ~namaste

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