Detailed Itinerary

Empowered Self ~ A Soul Expansion Retreat

Machu Picchu, Peru

October 12 - 21, 2023

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DAY 1 - Thursday October 12: Cusco

11:00 am: Arrive into Cusco.
Private transfer for our group from airport to the hotel in Plaza de Armas. Rest and acclimate to the 11,200 feet altitude

*​Lunch on our own. We can meet in the hotel lobby and explore options as a group.

3:00 pm:  Meet our guide in the hotel lobby. Group orientation in the hotel and a guided walk through the cobblestone streets of San Blas. Explore the Korikancha Temple, the holiest site during Incan times.

*Dinner on our own in evening by the main square.

Later in the evening: Initiation & Welcome Circle

DAY 2 - Friday October 13: Cusco

Morning: Group Meditation receiving messages from Akashic records

Breakfast provided by hotel

Depart for the picturesque Incan ritual fountains at Tipon, and experience an Andean water ceremony to honor Yaku, the spirit of water. Open your body’s energy centres and activate your creative and healing forces.

*Lunch on our own in Cusco.

Regroup to visit the giant stones of Saksaywaman, overlooking the city of Cusco and hike around the vast Incan site.

6:30 pm Dinner provided at a favourite restaurant in Cusco


DAY 3 - Saturday October 14: Moray & Maras, Sacred Valley

New Moon Solar Eclipse in Libra - perfect Cosmic setting to begin our time in the Sacred Valley

AM: Group meditation, guidance, reflection in Akashic records.

Breakfast provided by the hotel.

Depart for the wellness retreat centre in the Sacred Valley. En route, stop by the mysterious Moray Circles set amidst scenic mountains and visit the Maras salt farms, with an optional hike down to the Sacred Valley, where the driver will meet our group.

1:00 PM: Welcome Lunch (organic vegetarian meal) at retreat centre

Meet our host Quechua family and staff.  Receive a guided tour of the retreat centre’s renowned Chakra Gardens and an orientation to our home away from home for most of our stay.

5:00 PM: Meet up in one of the yoga studios at the wellness retreat centre

6:30 PM: Organic Plant-based Dinner at retreat centre

8:00 PM: Group reflection & sharing 

DAY 4 - Sunday October 15: Sacred Valley

7:30 AM: Connect with Pachamama (Mother Earth) with Meditation & Akashic guidance in the Root Chakra Garden

8:30 AM: Organic Plant-based Breakfast at retreat centre

Free Time (Healy sessions to be scheduled with Bhavya)

- Optional: Sign up for a 15-minute coca leaf reading with a pakko (Qero healer) visiting from the high Andes (additionally priced).

- Optional: Guided walk through the nearby Rumichaka farming neighborhood where the Quechua campesinos live

- Optional: Venture into more challenging hikes along scenic routes into the valley.

1:00 PM: Organic Plant-based Lunch

Free Time

Options: Hike the nearby trails or book Andean spa treatments, coca leaf reading or ceramic art class (additionally priced).

5:00 PM: Meet up for reflections and sharing 

6:30 PM: Organic Plant-based Dinner at the retreat centre

Andean Fire Ceremony with the pakko to honor Pachamama, yourself and your loved ones. Renew personal intentions in preparation for the pilgrimage to Machu Picchu



 A day of Ayni, or reciprocity and focusing on the Heart Chakra. 

7:30 AM: Meditation, guidance and manifestation with Akashic Beings

8:30 AM: Organic Plant-based Breakfast at retreat centre

Visit the Andean mountain children’s school supported by retreat centre's nonprofit children’s fund. Enjoy cultural exchange with the children through dance, music and play.

Boxed Lunch provided by the wellness retreat centre. Enjoy picnic lunch with stunning views of the landscape.

Depart to P’isaq ruins, overlooking Incan terraces. Option to hike to the Temple of the Sun for group meditation.

Hike or ride the bus to the main square of P’isaq to visit the famous colorful artisan market and immerse in the culture of the campesinos.

6:30 PM: Organic Plant-based Dinner provided at the retreat centre.

8:30 PM: Restorative meditation to integrate the energies of the day.


DAY 6 - Tuesday October 17: MACHU PICCHU

Early Morning Meditation with Light Beings

Organic Plant-based Breakfast provided at the retreat center

Early train ride to Aguas Calientes, the gateway to the majestic terraces of Machu Picchu

Tour the ancient City of Light.

*Lunch on our own at a nearby cafe

Visit Machu Pucchu ruins and hike to the Sun Gate or Incan Bridge.

6:30 PM: Dinner provided at one of Agua Calientes’ finest restaurants.

8:30 PM: Restorative meditation to integrate the energies of the day.


DAY 7 - Wednesday October 18: Machu Picchu 

Breakfast provided

Explore Machu Picchu

Optional: Climb Machu Picchu Peak or Huayna Picchu Peak, pending availability.

Group Meditation and Channelling at the ruins with Bhavya

Take bus back to Aguas Calientes

*Free time to snack at a local café

Afternoon train to Ollantaytampu for late dinner (provided)


DAY 8 - Thursday October 19: Ollantaytampu & Sacred Valley

 Morning Group Meditation, Reflection in the Akashic records

Breakfast provided

Visit the ceremonial site of Ollantaytampu and its famous Sun Temple, and walk the cobblestone streets of this quaint town.

Picnic lunch provided on the way back to the retreat centre

Free Time - Optional Spa treatment (additional price), reflect in the gardens or hike through the valley and mountains to the nearby Incan chullpas

6:30 PM: Organic Plant-based Dinner provided at the retreat centre

8:30 PM: Restorative  breath work and Meditation for integrating the energies


DAY 9 - Friday October 20: Urubamba & Sacred Valley

Spend the day integrating your experiences and discoveries.

7:30 AM: Morning breath work, Meditation & Reflection with Bhavya

8:30am Organic Plant-based Breakfast provided at the retreat center 

Free Time - Optional guided hike to Urubamba’s farming neighborhoods, lively Peruvian market and Seminario ceramics shop

1:00 PM: Organic Plant-based Lunch provided at the retreat center

Heart-opening cacao ritual with Andean pukka healer

Closing Circle & Group Reflection with Bhavya

6:30 PM: Farewell Celebration Dinner with Andean musicians at the retreat centre


DAY 10 - Saturday October 21: Departure

7:30 AM: Morning Meditation & Reflection in the Chakra Gardens

8:30 AM: Organic Plant-based Breakfast provided at the retreat centre

10:00 AM: Check-Out

Group transfer to Cusco airport for flights departing at 2-5 PM