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Incas built it. Spain conquered it. Machu Picchu immortalized it.

Come for the Valley’s history and beauty. Stay for the people’s welcome and wisdom.

Come with us to THE SACRED VALLEY -- Peru

El Valle Sagrado, carved by the Urubamba river through the Peruvian Andes, is breathtaking in its beauty, and delightful for its Andean hospitality.

Come for the wonders. Stay for the history.

Climb Inca terraces and wander colonial towns. Meet farmers whose ways haven’t changed for centuries. Learn the difference between llamas, alpacas and vicuñas. Ride the train to Inca citadel Machu Picchu, and explore Cusco, 11,154 feet above sea level (both of them UNESCO World Heritage sites.) Ponder the swift demise of the Incas and the unlikely success of Spanish conquistadors. Hear also about Peru’s recent history and current crises. Of course you will enjoy the beautiful Sacred Valley. You will also long cherish the personal encounters and thoughtful conversations that you find there.

Refuse to choose between adventure and learning!

Program details

Lima - Sacred Valley - Cusco (group size: min 12 pax - max 16 pax)

Price: $3450 per person in double occupancy  


  • Lodging: 9 nights, 10 days (overnights: 2 Lima, 2 Yucay, 2 Ollantaytambo, 3 Cusco City)
  • Flights: Lima – Cusco – Lima
  • Ground Transportation
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinners
  • Entrance fees
  • Seminars and speakers

Jungle Extension (group size min 8 pax - max 16 pax)

Price: $785 per person in double occupancy 


  • Lodging: 2 nights, 3 days (overnight: Bosque Guardian Lodge)
  • Flights: Lima – Tarapoto – Lima
  • Ground Transportation
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinners
  • Minibar
  • Activities and Excursions

Price does not include: round-trip international airfare to Lima (participants arrange their own flights and are encouraged to offset carbon), personal traveler’s insurance, alcoholic beverages and other personal expenses.

What to bring: walking shoes, hat, layers, rain shell, sunscreen, refillable water bottle, day pack, swimming suit, mosquito repellent, small flashlight, notebook, curiosity, appetite, and sense of humor.

Sacred Valley itinerary

Lima – 2 nights

Accomodation: Antigua Miraflores 

1 Day 1 – Thursday September 7th

Miraflores and Barranco, Peruvian dinner at Chef Maria

2 Day 2 – Friday September 8th

Callao – Monumental

Historic Lima: Casonas y Vecinos, Lima Cathedral

Evening Symposium: The Church in Latin America, Liberation Theology, Prosperity Gospel

Sacred Valley – 4 nights

3 Day 3 – Saturday September 9th

Flight to Cusco

Pisac market, Inca fortress & terraces, Yucay terraces

4 Day 4 – Sunday September 10th

Lamay community day

Dinner at Bruce and Ale’s mountain place

Evening Symposium: Incan Empire, Spanish Conquest and the place of Religious Violence

5 Day 5 – Monday September 11th

Visit to the Foundation Niños del Arcoiris

El Albergue garden, distillery, roastery, Pachamanca Lunch

Ollantaytambo market, Inca Sun Temple, Old town, museum, wine tasting

Evening Symposium: Machu Picchu, Mother Earth, sacred space and earth care

Overnight: El Albergue, Ollantaytambo

6 Day 6 – Tuesday September 12th

Train to Aguas Calientes

Machu Picchu

Train to Ollantaytambo

Cusco – 3 nights

7 Day 7 – Wednesday September 13th

Maras Inca salt pans, Moray Inca terraces

Chinchero: La Casa del Chullo, market, square, San Pedro church

Overnight: Antigua Casona San Blas, Cusco

8 Day 8 – Thursday September 14th

Cusco Historical Centre, Sacsayhuaman, viewpoint, Cristo Blanco

9 Day 9 – Friday September 15th

Morning Symposium: Religious Syncretism, The Global South

Baroque Route and “Sistine Chapel of South America”

Cusco: Templo de la Compania de Jesus

10 Day 10 – Saturday September 16th

Morning flight to Lima, program ends, international flight

Optional extension: flight to Tarapoto, San Martin

San Martin – 2 nights

Accomodation: Bosque Guardián Lodge 

Relaxing afternoon – learn about the Lodge and its mission

Walk around the forest, swim in the river. Welcome dinner

Overnight: Bosque Guardián Lodge

11 Day 11 – Sunday September 17th

Early birdwatching, chocolate and paper workshops,

Learn about the Melipona bees and visit the nearby community.

Amazonian jungle experience at night

12 Day 12 – Monday September 18th

Relaxing morning

Tarapoto, Amazonian lunch

Flight to Lima, program ends