Peru - Journey to the Land of the Shamans

  • Sacred Valley, Peru
  • Apr 27 - May 7, 2019 (11 days)

Event Highlights

  • Cusco - Capital of the Sacred Valley; The Jaguar City
  • Pisac - Temple of Ancestors
  • Morai - The Inca seed laboratory
  • Ollantaytambo – The Temple of the Winds
  • Aguas Calientes the natural hot springs
  • Machu Picchu – The Crystal Mountain
  • Yukai - The heart of the Sacred Valley
  • Puerto Maldonado
  • Tambo Tapata - Amazon Jungle


8:00 - 9:00 Yoga
9:00 - 10:00 Breakfast
10:00 - 2:00 Sacred Sites with Shaman Ceremony
2:00 - 5:00 Colorful Markets
5:00 - 7:00 Dinner
7:00 - 8:00 Share Circle
8:00 Wind Down, Relax, and Enjoy Time with Friends

About This Event

Claim your spot on this 11-day journey through the Sacred Valley and culture of Peru lead by skillful and experienced guides Jaguar Path Founder and Shaman, Ray Crist and Quero elder Don Sebastian Flores.  This is an experience that invites transformation and a deep connection to mother earth - Pacha mama.  You can look forward to traveling through the Sacred Valley against the backdrop of the majestic Andean Mountains.  Encounter sacred Incan sites and explore the cultural offerings of Machu Picchu, Cusco, Ollantaytambo, Pisac, Morai, and Aguas Calientes.  This retreat offers a balance of movement, exploration and time to digest the awe-inspiring ceremonies and experiences.
Ray Crist will lead a daily Jaguar Yoga practice to support you to ground and prepare to receive the opportunity for the healing and growth you will encounter throughout the trip. Yoga at Machu Picchu, colorful markets, exquisite cuisine, and time in community are on the agenda!

The descent into the magical Amazon Jungle on the last four days of our journey, allows you to connect deeply with mother earth. On our daily jungle hikes and trips down the “Madre de Dios” river, local guides will share their knowledge about the medicinal qualities of plants and trees. Evenings provide the opportunity to share in a circle, meditate, or go out to the river to look at the stars. This is a unique experience to go star-gazing in a deep dark part of the jungle.

"This has been a life changing experience!" "More than I could have ever expected!" "I am deeply grateful to Ray and to the Sacred Valley for the gifts of spirituality and unforgettable experience" "I highly recommend this trip to anyone seeking spiritual evolution"

Venue Highlights

Casona de Yukai is a colonial hacienda that has been newly renovated and expanded. It provides privacy in a beautiful flower and lemon tree garden where we can rest, practice yoga and gather in a circle for fire ceremony! The backdrop of the majestic snowcap mountains creates a breathtaking atmosphere.


Double occupancy accommodation with private bathroom. Shower and bathtub plenty of hot water.
We have chosen Casona de Yukai for its high level of customer service. Very clean rooms and traditional
Peruvian decor.


  • Free Wifi
  • Spa
  • Towels
  • Free Parking
  • Tour Assistance
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Cafe
  • Restaurant
  • Yoga Studio
  • House Keeping

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Pescetarian
  • Ayurvedic
  • Meat
  • Organic
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Nut Free


Organic and Gourmet Cuisine to include: Thai-Peruvian Fusion, Traditional Peruvian, and deliciously fresh and locally grown ingredients.


About your flights:
I usually book a round trip ticket from the U.S. to Lima (LIM)
My example is from Newark International (EWR)
EWR- LIM April 26, 2019
LIM - EWR May 7, 2019

Then I book a multi-city
LIM - CUZ - Lima to Cusco April 27, 2019 (Depart LIM about 9:00 AM)
CUZ - PEM - Lima to Puerto Maldonado May 4, 2019 (Depart CUZ about 10:00 AM)
PEM - LIM - Puerto Maldonado - Lima May 7, 2019 (Depart PEM after 12:30 pm)

Upon your arrival in Lima April 26th, we suggest you stay at the Lima Airport Hotel.
That is the best way to make sure you are rested and you can enjoy the first day
when you arrive at Cusco on April 27th between 10:00 - 11:00 am

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