Peru Pilgrimage – 9 Day Tour to Machu PicchuAndy2018-10-07T08:57:54+00:00
Peru Pilgrimage – A Sacred Medicine Journey to Machu Picchu
Explore the Inca heartland of Peru Experience a deep connection with the sacred power places and shamanic practices with like-minded people
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What makes this journey unique?
Discovering the depth of Peru’s most sacred places on a shamanic journey. Immerse yourself in the mysteries of the Andes for 9 days, through the Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu.
Sacred Power Places
Visit the five most powerful sites – the energy centres and places of initiation of ancient civilisations, including Qoricancha, Sacsayhauman, Pisac and Ollantaytambo and of course Machu Picchu.
Plant Teacher Ceremony
Connect deeply with yourself, the cosmos and other spiritual dimensions with San Pedro (Huachuma), the cactus with visionary, heart opening and healing properties used for millenia by Andean shaman.
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Experience the mystical and shamanic perspective of these special place we visit from your experienced guides, sharing Andean wisdom with love, respect and gratitude for people who are looking for a world of hope.
Enjoy the perfect balance of group time, the freedom to be alone or join spontaneous group activities – roaming around the picturesque towns writing your journal with a cup of fresh herbal tea.
Share with like-hearted fellow travellers, exploring the inner & outer worlds. This is a gathering of fun, enthusiastic, nature loving, spiritually aware travellers & down to earth mystics.
Relax and enjoy, we take care of everything with love and care – all activities, spiritual ceremonies, transport and accommodation are arranged for you. You can let go totally.
A spectacular 9-day journey through the Inca Heartland
Embark in a rich journey filled with extraordinary sights. Feel deeply inspired by the majestic Andes mountains and the spectacular nature of Peru. Experience a much deeper connection to these incredible mystical lands with the San Pedro medicine. The itinerary is crafted to get the most of the journey without rushing. From Cusco through the Sacred Valley and then finally to Machu Picchu.
We start with the historic Incan capital of Peru surrounded by mountain peaks. City tour of Cusco -a beautiful amalgam of the ancient Inca capital and the colonial city. Visit to the ancient Inca temple of Qoricancha.
Welcome to a truly enigma that will blow your mind. It is the most impressive of all the ancient sites in Peru. In his groundbreaking book “Fingerprints of the Gods” Graham Hancock also writes about this impressive location.
Discover this traditional Andean village, a small town in the Sacred Valley. Explore the ruin above the town that almost compares to Machu Picchu and world famous artisan market. The views of the area are truly spectacular.
San Pedro Ceremony
Experience San Pedro, the cactus that grows all along the Andes and is an amazing visionary plant teacher that has been used for thousands of years by the shamans of the Andes. The ceremony takes place during the day, out in nature.
We move to the other end of the Sacred Valley, to the town of Ollantaytambo. It’s another truly spectacular Inca ruin where you enjoy breath-taking views from the top of the ruins. From here we get the train to Machu Picchu.
Aguas Calientes Train
Aguas Calientes Train
Explore Ollyantaytambo before a spectacular train journey through the mountains to Aguas Calientes next to Machu Picchu.
Lost City of the Incas
Machu Picchu is guaranteed to fill you with awe and wonder from the moment you arrive. The reality is even more magnificent than you can imagine.
We leave Machu Picchu to return through the sacred valley to Cusco where you can explore the markets or rest.
We say our goodbyes in Cusco! If you’re travelling to Gaia Tree Healing Center you’ll fly to Iquitos today.
Making the journey more enlightening, colourful and lively – shamanic guides, mystics, meditators, and explorers.
A shamanic practitioner, spiritual coach, and mystic guide, fusing ancient wisdom and mysticism with plant medicine and other healing modalities. Joey grew up the USA and since 2003, started a path of spiritual growth and healing from the Mayan Mexican lands to the Amazon. He was called by the jungle medicine, Ayahuasca to apprentice in plant spirit shamanism. Now living in Cusco – the capital of the Incas. His approach to healing is of unconditional love and compassion, you’ll find him smiling and lightening up life with his humor. One of the best guides in the Sacred Valley.
Born in Cusco, he’s been a professional guide for 20 years. With a love for the mountains and the natural world, he became initiated into the shamanic and mystical teachings of the Andes. He’s one of very few guides to offer a real mystical & shamanic perspective to the ancient sacred power places in the region. With profound insights from his shamanic teachers, magical dreams, messages from Apus (mountain spirits) and his intuition while walking through the incredible Andean mountains. You’ll love his dedication and passion.
“I visited Peru last November, with the Peru Pilgrimage tour and what a tour it was! Well organized, thoroughly studied, from the venues you visit to the experiences you go through. The motel, hotel and restaurant’s choices are not selected by the organizer to make costs low (something most of organizers do), instead it’s for your own pleasure and experience, amazing food, and unique choice of hotels. I appreciated the organizer’s tolerance, and helpfulness a great deal, coming from a totally different culture myself, yet! They were so understanding to the degree that I did not feel like a stranger and actually acting myself 2 hours into the tour or let’s call it a journey. It was a sense of family closeness. I am defiantly going back with the same organizers and same tour, with all my close friends.”
“Hello my name is Charles. I would never have thought that the Machu Picchu trip with OTIJ would have been so well planned. I was stressed at first being my first big trip out of my country. For all you guys worrying, well don’t, you found the right place with the right down to earth pepole for me anyways it was absolutely fabulous visiting the Andes on this tour. Fantastic people, awesome hotels, awesome food, the ruins, the cactus, the landscape. wow! I would do it again for sure considering the price was right and considering where the money goes. There are things you will never forget. Love to all the crew of OTIJ and the great people of my group. Thank you for this great adventure I miss you guys.”
I highly recommend OTIJ’s tour of Cusco, Machu Picchu, and the Sacred Valley. Machu Picchu really is amazing! There are so many ruins around that part of Peru; and Andy has selected the most impressive to see. In addition to providing historical information for each of the sites, Andy’s guides provide the mystical tradition as well. Traveling with Andy is like traveling with a local. He also knows all of the best places to eat and to stay. Through one of his friends we were able to prepare the San Pedro for our San Pedro journey. We then took the San Pedro in a beautiful home and gardens in the Sacred Valley. Andy even went out of his way to coordinate with and collect a few people who arrived late to the tour. We ended up having a fun group of all ages from all over the world. It was definitely a fun way to see that part of Peru.”
“In November of 2013, I participated in a two week long adventure with OTIJ; it was truly a life-altering experience. From the beautiful scenery of Peru’s sacred valley, to the dense jungle of the Peruvian Amazon, Andy’s knowledge and guidance led us along every step of the way. I spent months researching my trip to Peru before making any commitments, and after some correspondence decided to make a booking with “Outer Travels Inner Journeys.” As always with these sorts of interactions over the internet, I was very wary of making any sort of commitment. That being said, after exchanging a number of e-mail’s with Andy, my mind was put at ease. The first day meeting up with the rest of the group in Cuzco, I was happy to find myself in a diverse group of like-minded people. Among other things, we visited a number of truly amazing archaeological sites in and around Cuzco and the sacred valley. While Andy himself was quite knowledgable about many of the places we visited, he also hired several excellent guides for the sites he was less familiar with. The worry of arranging travel and accommodations in and around these sites was also taken off of my shoulders, and put in to Andy’s hands. Not only did these arrangements work out, but they far exceeded my expectations. While in the Sacred Valley, we also participated in a San Pedro ceremony. Having had no experience with this medicine, I was quite anxious going in to the experience, but was reassured by Andy’s confident and calming presence. Not only was I able to conquer my anxiety, but I had a truly amazing and insightful experience with this Sacred plant. After visiting the majestic site of Macchu Picchu (truly everything it is made out to be) we were on our way to the jungle. In conclusion, my experiences with Andy and with Kapitari were 100% positive, as well as catalytic to some personal change I had been seeking. I highly recommend the services and company of these amazing people. If you had any doubts at all about finding the right tour to participate in during your stay in Peru, you’ve found it!”
“I highly recommend this tour. It was fun, educational, and a spiritual awaking. I felt very taken care of by our group leader, Joey. I tend to worry about the details, but I soon discovered I didn’t have to worry. All the connections, transportation, hotels, access to sites, and food was all well organized and outstanding quality.
One day of the tour was a San Pedro (Wachuma) ceremony. This took place in a serene setting (by a river looking up at an ancient Inca site). Joey provided a safe space, and performed a heart-felt ritual singing. It was a life-altering experience.
I’ve never been big on group tours. I’ve seen a lot of the world by “Let’s Go” guidebooks. I’m so glad I did this tour. It made it more than a fun vacation (although it was a lot of fun); it was a profound spiritual journey.”