Info & Logistics
International and National flights are not included in the price of the retreat. These you will have to book yourself. Please write us and tell us where you will be flying from, we might have some suggestions about cheap flights that can come in handy!
We suggest you try and buy your flights from Lima to Cusco via the internet (on or www.taca.com) as this leg can prove more expensive when buying it all together from your country. There are flights leaving every hour from 06:00 until about 14:00 with LanPeru for +-$150-$250 one-way. We will meet you at the Cusco Airport. If needed, we can make sleepover arrangements in Lima close to the Airport.
The price for the retreat is available on request. If you cannot make it for the whole 14 days, this will be fine, but please make sure to give us dates beforehand and make payment accordingly. As people arrive from all over the world we accommodate you as best we can even if you do arrive a few days earlier or a few days later.
This price includes your accommodation and your food in the Center and all the medicine for the initiations. This also includes your ground transport.
This does not include your tickets for entry into the ruins nor your transport and entry to Machu Picchu (this is due to the fact that these change all the time depending on the season, etc.). This is more cost effective for you as we don't put down a flat rate for the entry to the ruins and so if we can't visit all the ruins due to weather or other factors, you save money. The price also does not include meals outside of the Center (4-5 meals in Machu Picchu and maybe 1-2 more elsewhere)
Extras like water, drinks, munchies for the mountain, photocopies of texts are to be covered by you. The meals, as well as entry into the ruins is not expensive and more detail will be given on request. We suggest to bring travel money cards or a credit card as these are the easiest to use to withdraw money from the ATM. It is always good to have some cash in dollars or soles (you can change at Lima airport or Cusco airport) with you as well.
A 33% deposit is payable into the Center's account on confirmation of attending. Bank details will be forwarded to you when you confirm your place. The difference has to be paid into the same account before arrival, and so the full amount has to be paid before we will commence with the activities.
We have limited space available, so please do let us know of your interest in joining us for this amazing adventure, as to avoid disappointment.
You will be staying in accommodations at the foot of the Cordillera Blanca, in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, Urubamba. Urubamba is a quaint rural type village and the Center is situated on its outskirts.
The rooms are sharing for 2 persons and have adjacent bathrooms as well as beautiful views of the countryside and mountains. For those that need private accommodations, depending on which retreat you will be joining and when we receive your confirmation, different arrangements can be made. We also cater to private groups that would like to request specific arrangements in terms of accommodation. There are various options available close to the Center, depending on the group and the requirements for the specific retreat.
The aim is to learn from the Pachamama and receive imprints from the magical Environment, but sessions and initiations will be done in the main Sala of the Center, which houses the library as well.
Our cook, in traditional Peruvian Style, will prepare excellent, nutritious meals. Whilst in the mountains we will be camping and if you have a tent of a comfortable carrying size for yourself then you can bring it with. Otherwise tents can be provided for. Please do bring your own warm sleeping bag though and it is preferable that you bring your own mattress too, although this can be arranged.
During the winter months in the Sacred Valley it is cool during the day, but sunny and quite cold at night. For the mountains you will need your warmest gear: hats, gloves, scarves, thermal underwear (a must), warm socks for the nights and a good sleeping bag and mattress.
During the summer months in the Sacred Valley it is warm in the days and sunny. The nights can be cold in the Valley itself. In the mountains the days are warm and for the nights you need your warmest gear; hats, gloves, thermal underwear (a must), warm socks and a good sleeping bag. Bring your rain jacket and maybe also an umbrella as this the rainy season, or as we like to call it, the RAINBOW season.
WHAT TO BRING
This is just an outline of what will make your trip more comfortable. The items marked are essentials.
Warm sleeping bag*
Day backpack (small backpack)*
Walking boots (broken in)/shoes and sandals*
Rain Coat or umbrella*
Swimsuit and light towel or something for drying*
Very warm jacket and pants for mountains (thermal underwear, fleece, down jacket etc.)*
Notebook and pen*
Hat for the sun and a hat for the cold
Camera and film
Tent, if you have one that is comfortable carrying size
Water paint, brushes and paper
Music recording equipment
Your Dharma texts (if you have any)
The program depends on the dynamics of the group and the itineraries will also depend on local conditions, as the climate in the mountains can sometimes be unpredictable. Please visit our Retreats & Programs page to see an example of a basic retreat program
The aim is to visit the Places of Power in the surrounding mountains and ruins, but also have time for some classes and sessions in the Center.
If there are any questions, please do not hesitate to write us on