Be.within the sacred valley with Kristin & Scott cork
July 25-aug 1, 2020
we are thrilled to offer this journey of spirit to Peru with our home for the week at Willka T’ika, an exquisite sanctuary and the premier luxury wellness retreat center in the Sacred Valley of Peru, located between the Incan Capital of Cusco and the World Heritage Site of Machu Picchu.
Willka T’ika (“sacred flower” in Quechua)
was designed with the intention of paying homage to Andean values, reflection and rejuvenation. Traditionally, the Quechua ancestral belief is to honor Pachamama, Mother Earth, while embracing reciprocal exchange, ayni, which is the principle of sustainable giving and receiving. Located in one of the most stunning places on earth, the beauty of Pachamama radiates throughout WillkaT’ika’s grounds with respect and honor and sustainability for local culture.
At Willkat’ika, Kristin will blend movement with meditation each day. Scott who has been studying nature and our connectedness to nature around us for over 20 years will share options such as bird watching, hiking, plant identification & photography. Our travels thru the Sacred Valley will be led by our own local, skillful private guide who will be with our group through the entire week from the time we arrive in Cusco to our departure..
Luxury Accommodations - Single, double, triple with private baths en suite 7 nights / 8 days ( 1 night in Cusco, 6 nights at Willkat’ika )
Yoga and Meditation each morning with Kristin, Afternoon Yoga and / or Nature explorations with Scott including photography opportunities
Private Coach and Experienced Local Guide for our group for our entire week of adventures
Full Day excursion beginning with Express Luxury Vista Dome Train to Machu Picchu, Guided Exploration and Hiking
Day trips to explore sacred sites of Moray, Pisac, Ollyantambo with time to explore famous local markets
Opening and Closing Circles with Kristin and Scott
Cultural ceremonies with local healers welcoming all elements of Nature to strengthen our connection to our intentions
Bountiful Breakfast Buffet each day
3 course Farm to Table Organic, Vegetarian Dinner each day ( Wine/ Spirits available for additional cost )
All Taxes, Entrance Fees for excursions listed, Train Tickets, Transportation of Excursions and from Cusco to Willkat’ika, Private Guide
What’s not included:
Flight to Peru
Travel insurance - Strongly recommended
Optional Spa Services, Souvenirs, Personal Items, Alcohol
$80 p/p suggested tips for providers, porters, drivers, healers, and staff at Willka T’ika ( to be evenly distributed - $10 p/p per day )
triple - $3325 with garden view
Double - $3450 With Garden view / $3575 Luxury Mountain View
Single - $ 4220
$500 non refundable deposit due to secure your space,
$500 due Nov 1, balance due April 1, 2020 -
our time together:
Day 1:We arrive in Cusco, shuttle from the airport to your lovely hotel conveniently situated off the historic Plaza de Armas. After a rest we will take a late afternoon walk through the cobblestone streets of San Blas, where your guide will point out fascinating Incan stonework staying overnight to rest and acclimate before meeting our guide.then transfer to the Sacred Valley of the Inkas to rest and adjust to the altitude. In the afternoon we will meet with the shamans who will guide our fire ceremony this evening. We will enjoy a delicious Peruvian dinner.
Day 2:After breakfast your bus takes you and your guide to the awesome giant stones of Saksaywaman overlooking the city of Cusco Continue on to the Incan ritual fountains at Tampumachay. “Where there is water, there is life.” Participate in a ceremony to honor Yaku, the spirit of water, to open the body’s energy centers and activate and enhance your individual creative and healing forces. Today we go to Moray, “The Belly of the Mother”, and with the Q’ero shamans we will create a despacho for connecting to Mother Earth.
Day 3:Today we will journey to the ruins of Ollantaytambo. We will do a ceremony in the Naupa Iglesia, the old temple and receive the first carpay of the Pampamesayoq. This is a beautiful and powerful place to begin the path of the Inka tradition. Later in the afternoon we will continue to Machu Picchu.
Day 4: A very full day! Continue with your guide to the spectacular ruins of P’isaq. Overlooking impressive Incan terraces, the group is invited to hike to the Temple of the Sun, a doorway to the upper Andean world of the Condor, messenger of the Gods. Meditate as a group or walk in a silent personal vision quest to open the third eye. Return to the main square of P’isaq by bus and visit the famous, colorful market filled with woven goods, jewelry, wall hangings and hand-painted beadwork. Enjoy café or tea in the market square where you can observe colorfully dressed campesinos wearing traditional clothing coming to barter and sell their produce. P’isaq is a photographer’s dream.
Day 5: Another Very full day! This morning we will leave to Macchu Picchu, the “City of the Inkas” in route taking the the luxurious Vista Dome train. This mysterious site has fascinated tourists and scholars since its discovery in 1911. Machu Picchu is an incredible marvel of architectural design and structure. We will allow time to find a quiet place and expereince the wisdom of this magical place. Later in the day we will visit the hot springs of Aguas Caliente and explore this international town before returning to our home away from home for the week.
Day 6: We will Visit the ceremonial site of Ollantaytampu and its famous Sun Temple. In the quaint picturesque town.T’ika recommends enjoying lunch at a well-known restaurant “Heart Café” which supports local communities.Meditate in the Chakra Gardens of your choice, and allow yourself time to receive. Enjoy an Andean SPA treatment, or crystal light therapy session to pamper the body. For the more active, choose from a variety of hikes and activities through the valley and up the mountains.
Day 7:Today after our final Yoga gathering, it is a special day with freedom if there is anything you would like to explore outside of our Retreat Center and if you decide to stay on the property there are so many decadent things to do immersing with the land. Today is dedicated to you, and offered to you as a gift. In silence, enjoy the pure, sacred energies of Pachamama in the Chakra Gardens. Optionally, choose a guided morning hike to the town of Urubamba through farming neighborhoods, visit a typical, lively Peruvian market, a high-quality alpaca factory store and the famous Seminario ceramics shop.
Day 8:Today after a hearty breakfast we will head back to Cusco for our flights and farewells!