Peru Study Tour 2006


Highlights of the Study Tour, April 2006

The Lost City of the Incas - Machu Picchu
The spectacular Sacred Valley (Inca heartland) and Cuzco temples
The famous and mysterious secrets of Lake Titikaka
The hauntingly beautiful "White City" of Arequipa
The breathtaking Colca Canyon home of the majestic Condors
Participate in healing ceremonies, rituals and shamanic processes with our Peruvian Shaman, Mallku

The trip to Peru with Roger Green and Malku was sensational. Peru is an indescribably beautiful country; the history is rich, spritual and colorful, as are it's people. Seeing Machu Picchu with a Shaman guide is about as good as it gets. I loved sharing the experience with like minded souls from all over the world too. - Suzee Miller, Feng Shui Consultant, US

2005 April brought into our life love and peace. Even if we worked already with energies was such a wonderfull experience to be so close to the Universe. The energies you can feel in Peru are wery unique ones, which you can not have on another place.
Our guide, Malku is one of the most exciting person we have ever met , he is the right one to guide You through this magnificient world.
Roger and Marise were able to share so much love among the group that short after our arrival the whole group was behaving already as a family and stayed so during the whole trip. Many thanks that we could be part of this trip.

Istvan and Melinda Szemerey
from Hungary

The Secrets of the Andes and their power places - heighten and enhance your spiritual connection with the ancient, present and future universe!

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take but by the places and moments that take our breath away.

Introduction
Our sacred journey to Peru is unique. Experience the warmth, genuineness and authenticity of the people and teacher/healers that you will meet. Traveling with our local teacher, author, community leader and Shaman, Mallku, this will be a truly unique experience. Roger Green, Feng Shui expert, and our local guides and shamans will create an unforgetable Magical Journey for you! Our tour has been coordinated by people who intimately know Peru - they know where to get off the beaten track - they know the rituals and ceremonies and the local people to make this tour an adventure of a LIFETIME!

All we can ask is that, once you have read through our itinerary, come and experience it for yourself!

The cradle of several ancient civilizations including the Inca, Peru is a land of contrasts and surprises. In this study tour, we will learn about the ancient rituals of the Incas and participate in a pilgrimage to several of their places of worship. The pilgrimage will be lead by Master Shaman, Mallku, who will accompany us on the whole journey. We will start in The Sacred Valley, and continue into the Mountains, visiting several sacred temples. We will then take the train to Aguas Calientes and the Sacred Citadel of Machu Picchu, considered by the Incas to be the essence of wisdom. In Machu Picchu, we will take part in ceremonies and relax at the hot springs. The voyage will take us to other sacred sites around Cuzco. We then drive to the famous Lake Titikaka.

The journey is designed to enhance your spiritual growth and understanding. We will perform rituals, ceremonies and meditations at some of the most powerful sites on Earth. You will return with unforgettable memories.

Why Peru
To the Andes for snowcapped peaks and haunting music; to the countryside for the buzz and the color of Indian markets; to the villages for the aroma of fresh bread baking in the community oven; and to Machu Picchu for a pilgrimage. This tour is a great way to experience Peru's diverse ecological, geographical and cultural wonders while enjoying a good level of comfort.   Peru has spectacular scenery, preserved beauty and mysterious places. It is an environmental masterpiece of diversity, arid coastal deserts, farming oasis, quaint fishing villages and the Amazon basin. Home to millions of highland Indians, they still speak the native tongue of Quechua and practice the traditions of 10,000 years past.

The climate
April, in terms of the weather, is a good time of the year to be traveling in South America. Temperatures are moderate, and there is a good chance of clear sky's, sunny and dry days.

NOT TO BE MISSED

A special gathering of souls this coming APRIL.

International students of NATIVE MEDICINE, NATURAL HEALING, SACRED GEOMETRY, GEOMANCY AND FENG SHUI, and SHAMANIC PROCESSES AND RITUALS  

Take home the experience of a lifetime, the opportunity to learn the spiritual and ceremonial side of Peruvian culture during this 12 day odyssey. Gain knowledge on the uses of Amazonian medicinal plants and participate in healing ceremonies, music and rituals.


NOTE
: The tour is open to all to attend. This is an easy paced tour perfect for anyone with a sense of curiosity and adventure. There are no difficult walks and you can set your own pace. Come with a sense of humor and a willingness to learn about the ancient Andean traditions and spiritual transformation.

Travel to LIMA - PERU

You need to book your own travel arrangements into Lima and return from Lima to your country of departure.

Our package takes you from April 7th to the morning of April 18th.

We can arrange extra nights at the Lima hotel, if you wish before and/or after our tour package.

Extra night's accommodation is US $70 per night, per room at our Lima 5 star hotel. Or you can arrange extra nights yourself at other hotels.

Lima: Single room US $70.00
Twin occupancy US $90.00

At the end of the itinerary is the tour costings and booking procedure, suggestions on what to bring, and our terms and conditions.


Mallku
Our guide and teacher for the whole journey

Mallku (a name that honors his ancestors) is an artist, author of books on the Natural Medicine of Peru, Andean mysticism, Shamanic life and the architecture of the temples, palaces and spiritual gathering places of the ancient people of South America.

He is the author of "Inka Initiation Path" and "Machu Picchu Forever" successful works of Andean Wisdom. He is a leading figure in his community as a teacher and spiritual guide. His travels led him to the spiritual communities of Peru and Brazil - furthering his experiences in the magical dimensions of Pachamama and Wiracocha. Recently he was elected as the Director of the Mundial Association of Andean Writers.

Mallku has been studying for many years the power places of the Andes. The Andean architects, were not only the builders of incredible structures, but also the masters of the power lines (ley-lines as known in western geomancy) existing in the world. He has made and uncovered significant discoveries about these geo-magnetic forces. His lectures and ceremonies demonstrate the importance of astronomical phenomena in the design and placement of these ancient temples.

The Ancients understood and worked with these geo-magnetic forces, so that their temples and palaces would became power places to grow in spiritual essences and experiment with the high energies of Pachamama and Wiracocha. Cuzco city is an example of this conscious style of architecture, where the suns pattern is extensively mapped to the equinoxes and solstices, the design of the city reflects this in every aspect.

In the last 20 years of studies, Mallku has discovered some of the most important astronomical phenomena that are still visible at many of these 'power places'. He describes these ancient Andean buildings, the expression of an advanced "Feng Shui" technology, and the Andean architects, as masters of the spiritual path. Click here to read more about Mallku.

Roger Green
Study tour organizer and sponsor

Roger is recognised as one of the world's most innovative and dynamic teachers on Feng Shui. A lively and enthusiastic teaching style, he illuminates and explores the deeper principles and underlying wisdom of this ancient philosophy. With twenty years of experience and practical involvement with Feng Shui and natural healing, Roger has developed a unique ability to communicate the subtleties of Oriental thought in a profound and meaningful way.

Roger is recognized as one of the world's most innovative and dynamic teachers on Feng Shui. A lively and enthusiastic teaching style, he illuminates and explores the deeper principles and underlying wisdom of this ancient philosophy. With twenty years of experience and practical involvement with Feng Shui and natural healing, Roger has developed a unique ability to communicate the subtleties of Oriental thought in a profound and meaningful way.

He is a pioneer of Feng Shui in the west, having been one of the first to teach classical Feng Shui methods in Europe, London and America. Roger Green has also developed a unique system of Feng Shui for the southern hemisphere. He has taught in over 40 countries and has trained hundreds of practitioners.

Organizing Feng Shui study tours for over ten years to China, India, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Tibet and Peru and sponsoring Feng Shui and Ecology conferences in Prague, Zurich and the USA, he is also a regular speaker at International conferences around the world. Roger Green conducts Professional Feng Shui Practitioner programs in Europe, London, America and Australia. He has established the following schools for training Feng Shui students:

The New York School of Feng Shui
San Francisco School of Feng Shui
The London School of Feng Shui
The Sydney School of Feng Shui

Click here to read more about Roger.

Itinerary

April 7th, Friday  
International group arrives in Lima, one of South America's most vibrant cities and GATEWAY to the ancient INCA civilization. Pick up and transfer to our hotel which is located in one of the most interesting and vibrant parts of town - Miraflores, centre of cultural and artistic activity.

Arrive earlier if you wish to explore its people and wonderful food!

Lima
Our tour does not stay longer in Lima nor are there any tours planned. The next day we fly to Arequipa Gateway to the Colca Canyon and the majestic Condors. We are utilizing our time with Mallku in the countryside and at the power places of the Andes. However, you can yourself take some extra days before or at the end of the tour to explore Lima. We return to Lima in 12 days time.

Lima is a large city, with almost 9 million inhabitants, and has flower gardens, great plazas, huge cathedrals, elegant colonial homes, fine museums, and excellent restaurants. Visit the Museo de Nación to see pre-Incan and pre-colonial artifacts and learn about 2,600 years of cultural history.

April 8th, Saturday:  Arequipa
Morning flight to one of the most beautiful cities of Peru Arequipa, gateway to the Colca Canyon. It is known as the White City, its buildings are made from white volcanic rock, surrounded by 3 snow capped volcanoes, one of which, El Misti, is still smoldering. Here we can acclimatize and visit this picturesque colonial City and home of the ice mummies.

April 9th, Sunday: Arequipa - Home of the CONDOR
Early morning departure for our spectacular journey to the Del Colca Canyon, one of the deepest canyons in the world and home of the Condor. At an altitude of 3600m we journey through the Andean mountains with breathtaking scenery of snow-capped peaks and lunar-like landscape, displaying its unique wildlife, such as Andean flamingos, roaming herds of alpaca, llama and other animals. Late afternoon arrival at our lodge. ENJOY A RELAXING EVENING IN THE HOT SPRINGS.

Arequipa
"When the moon separated from the earth, it forgot to take Arequipa."
Arequipa has been baptized as "the white city," as much of its architecture is constructed of sillar, a light-colored volcanic rock. Arequipa lies in a picturesque valley fringed by beautiful mountains, including the snowcapped volcanic cone of El Misti. The area is noted for high seismic activity, which has been sufficiently frequent to erase all of Arequipa's earliest structures. Although evidence of pre-Columbian settlement exists, even the buildings erected by the 'founding' Spaniards in 1540 have long since disappeared. Arequipa has lost its very earliest buildings, but still enjoys an abundance of very fine seventeenth and eighteenth century buildings. The most notable of these is the Convent of Santa Catalina, which when opened to the public in 1970 revealed a world of luxurious seclusion that had been sealed off from the world for almost four centuries.

La Cathedral stretches the length of the Plaza de Armas is originally built in 1656 and subsequently rebuilt several times due to natural catastrophes. It has a distinctly international flair as it is 1 of less than 100 basilica's in the world that is entitled to display the Vatican flag.

Museum of Andean Sanctuaries
The small museum's most famous attraction is the 600 year old frozen body of Juanita, the young Inca girl who was discovered in near perfect condition on top of the Ampato Volcano in 1995. She was killed as a sacrificial offering to the mountain gods and buried in a tomb with a number of funeral offerings that are also on display in the museum, along with other ice mummies found on the mountain. The body had been encased in ice and preserved by the freezing temperatures on the 20,000ft (6,000m) peak for hundreds of years, and was found after a volcanic eruption melted the ice and exposed the tomb. The Ice Maiden is displayed in a refrigerated glass case, and analysis of her DNA has afforded great insights into the Inca culture.

Colca Canyon and Cruz del Condor
The Colca river begins high in the Andes, at Condorama Crucero Alto, drops down to the Pacific in stages, changing its name to Majes and then Camana as it goes. Where it runs between the tiny mountain villages of Chivay to Cabanaconde is a deep canyon known as the Colca Canyon.

This canyon is reportedly the deepest in the world, thought to be twice as deep as the Grand Canyon in the USA. Unlike most of the Grand Canyon, portions of the Colca canyon are habitable, with pre-Colombian terraced fields still supporting agriculture and human life. What brings increasingly more visitors each year, in addition to the awesome sights, are the Andean condors. The condor population of South America is unfortunately dwindling, but here in Colca Canyon, visitors can see them at fairly close range as they float on the rising thermals and scan for carrion far below them.

The river and valley were well-known to the Incas and their predecessors, and the Spaniards laid out townships along the valley, no doubt planning to use Rio Colca valley as the route to Cuzco and other Andean locations. They built churches along the way, notably the one at Coporaque, but for some reason, the towns never grew and the route faded from outside memory.

It wasn't until the early 1930's that the Colca valley was explored again, this time for the American Geographical Society. "Colca Valley has been known by different names: The Lost Valley of the Incas, The Valley of Wonders, The Valley of Fire and The Territory of the Condor. It has even been called one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World."

A highlight of the Colca Canyon is a stop at Cruz del Condor, the pass where condors soar gracefully on the rising thermals occurring as the air warms. They hunt in the morning or late afternoon and watching them is an unforgettable experience. There are no railings, and the floor of the canyon is 3960 ft (1200m) below the viewing area, so please watch your step.

In addition to the Colca Canyon, it shows the location of the La Calera hot springs at Chivay a wonderful way to relax after a day's touring, and the Toro Muerto cemetery of the Wari Indians. The final resting place of these Indians, buried in a fetal position, is built in a 90° steep cliff face.

April 10, Monday: Watching the Condors
We will meditate today and be one with the views and Mother Nature.

The Condors will be majestically soaring above our heads

Early morning start WITH AN OPPORTUNITY to watch the Condors majestically soaring above our heads and after walking we shall meditate and be at one with the breathtaking views Mother Nature has to offer. Then continue our journey to Puno, Lake Titikaka, arrive late in the afternoon.

April 11th, Tuesday:  Ajayu Marka
We hike to the Magical Power source of the Ajayu Marka, (house of the ancient Spirits and Masters) and dimensional doorway of the Ancient Ones. Then we continue to the Sun gate of the Copamaya altars, where we give thanks to the Spirit of the Lake.

Special event:
Mallku will be conducting an...

INTRODUCTION TO THE FIRE ELEMENT WITH A
  HOT COAL WALKING CEREMONY

I went on an amazing journey last April with Marise and Roger.
It was more then I could have ever of dreamed of.
Sunrises in Machu Picchu, swimming in Lake Titicaca.
You truly get to experience the magic of Peru, the people, the food, the clothing, the history,
You will have a very special tour guide, Malku who will show you places that you could never find and ceremonies that will help you go deeper within an dconect with the land.
You will get experience the true Peru and not just a tourist version.
I will never forget this wonderful journey as long as I live, thank you!

Blessings,
Amanda

Lake Titikaka
According to the legend Titikaka is the birthplace of the first Inca, Manco Capac and his consort and sister Mama Ocllo. They raised out of the water with the divine assignment to establish an empire and unite the different cultures in the name of peace and civilization. The importance of this area was also the presence of gold and silver mines.

Author Zacharia Sitchin in his books "The Earth Chronicles,' writes extensively about the importance of this area in his 'Lost Civilization' edition.

The Incas called Cuzco "the navel of the world" and the Lake Titikaka "The womb of Mankind" lakeside dwellers of today regard themselves as the "oldest people in the world": it is the world's highest navigable lake 12,500 feet. Lake Titikaka has long been known to be not only the largest but also the most sacred in the world. Near it many cultures and civilizations have risen. The Tiawanaku culture began its raise around the time of Christ and lasted over a millennium, extending far into Puno and Northern Chile. Tiawanaku ceremonial sites were constructed along the shores of Lake Titikaka, indicating that the lake was considered sacred at least 2,000 years ago. The Incas believed they originated from the lake Titikaka and that their bearded, white leader/deity Wiracocha began his acts of creation on this island. Clearly Lake Titikaka played a dominant role in Andean beliefs for over two millennia. The best known of Titikaka islands are Taquile and Uros, the floating islands made of bulrushes, on the Peruvian side of the lake and the islands of the Sun and of the Moon on the Bolivian side. Bulrushes (totora) grow in the low waters of the lake, they have always been of multiple use for the natives. The people from the Titikaka region weave this plant very well to make rafts which seem to be made of woven glob fiber; they cut swiftly through the waters of the great lake. Birds nests among the bulrushes, providing eggs for human consumption, the matted plants serve as a foundation to built bulrush houses on.

Puno is located on the shores of Lake Titikaka. To the north is the Carabay mountain range near the border of Bolivia. Puno is the city of folklore, music and dance. The Puno area is famous for more than 300 traditional dances still practiced and celebrated each February with a national festival.

At the center of town is a car free street with restaurants and pubs. This street is the center of nightlife and many tourists and locals come together in this place. Peñas with live music create a pleasant atmosphere.

April 12th, Wednesday:  Sillustani
In the morning we visit Sillustani, a sacred site and galactic gateway, before continuing by coach across the Andean Highlands to the Temple of Wiracocha, then to the Sacred Valley of the Inka.

Sillustani
The most impressive of Peru's funerary towers are those at Sillustani, where the tallest reaches a height of 39ft. Sitting on rolling hills in the Lake Umayo peninsula, the towers stand out for miles against the bleak landscape.

Sillustani is an ancient burial ground near Lake Titicaca. The tombs are built above the ground, and with much symbolism. The inside of the tombs are shaped like a woman's uterus. The ancient people in Peru believed in a mother earth that created and regulated life. When a person died, they were mummified in the fetal position, just like they cam into the world. The doors of the tombs face east, because it is believed that that is where the sun is born from the mother earth each and everyday.  A lizard is engraved into the stone rock. The lizard is a symbol of life because of its ability to regrow it's tail.

The Temple of Wiracocha
There are many aspects of the Inca empire that continue to be shrouded in mystery. How they built their monuments is one of them. This unique complex of vast dimensions, spreading across 264 hectares, is made up of housing, temples, palaces, astronomical observations, food storehouses and walls.  

The Temple of Wiracocha is one of the most mysterious constructions, a unique complex of cylinder-shaped columns and four naves. However, this is not the only ruin left standing. There is the great wall, ceremonial fountains, sphere-shaped buildings and rectangular houses.

April 13th, Thursday: Sacred Valley of the Inkas
Discover the Sacred Valley of the Inka; we will start at the initiation Centre of Chinchero with a Shamanic Experience and continue to the dimensional circles of Moray for meditation and inner work at its magnetic centre. Later in the afternoon we continue to the salt mines of Maras, a beautiful formation with purifying salts.

April 14th, Friday: Pisac and The Sacred Valley
We travel to Pisac, a sacred site where Inca kings built palaces on top of the mountains. We will visit the colourful bustling native market in Pisac, before travel to the power place of Ollantaytambo. Ollantaytambo originally a temple of impressive stonework terraced into the high mountains, sits above a picturesque village of cobblestone streets and busy marketplace. It was the only victory of Incan strongholds against the Spainard's in the Urubamba Valley.

Chincero's
An important Inca center where, in the sixteenth century, Chinchero was once the country estate a palace, temple, ceremonial spaces, terraces and royal storehouses of one of the last emperors, Tupa Inca. The palace walls were constructed of large stones put together like giant jigsaw puzzles. Inside, the palace would have been light and bright with windows to allow the sun's rays to shine on gold and silver objects and fine weavings. Chincero also served as a Tambo or resting place on the Inca Royal Road. Machu Picchu, the so called "lost city of the Incas," not far from Chinchero, is thought to have served as the next Tambo on the Inca Road.

The Sacred Valley of the Incas
Bathed by the waters of the Urubamba and Vilcanota rivers, the valley includes the towns of Pisac, Urubamba, Ollantaytambo and Chincheros. All these villages display pre-Hispanic archeological vestiges, built by the different Incas to use them as fortresses or as retreat sites. During the time we are in the sacred valley, you will visit Ollantaytampu Sun Temple, Pisac ruins and market, Moray's mystery circles and the spectacular Maras salt farm. The Sacred Valley is an area full of major Inca ruins and ancient villages. Walk along magical paths with beautiful views. Stroll through Andean villages and relax in the plazas and enjoy the local ambience. Visit local craft shops and bargain at the Indian markets. The color and wonderment of the sacred valley will etch forever a memorable experience of this powerful site.

April 15th, Saturday: Machu Picchu
Early morning we embark on one of the greatest and most spectacular train rides of the world along the Urubamba River, through sub-tropical rainforest towards the ancient, mystical CITY of Machu Picchu. That night we stay in our hotel in Aguas Calientes and relax in the natural springs. For many, it is the Eighth Wonder of the World and shows the knowledge of a culture that was able to build a citadel with gigantic rocks flawlessly fitted together in a site of difficult access. Still today, the attention is drawn on how and from where could these people transport such enormous stones. There are no stone pits in the region nor had the Incas discovered the use of the wheel. Mallku has written several books on the Andean mysteries - together we discover these ancient secrets!

Machu Picchu: Lost city of the Incas
The famed city of Machu Picchu, NAMED BY MALLKU as the Crystal City, the Rainbow City, the City of the Condor and the Hummingbird, the City of Peace, and the City of Light.

Today is our chance to watch the sunrise at Machu Picchu. Little in life is as moving as sitting quietly, watching the warm curtain of morning light pushing clouds away from two venerable Picchus - Machu and Huaynu, you can slowly discern the silent ruins of a "lost city." Later, if you wish, you can climb the sacred peak of Huayna Picchu or take a walk through the lush cloud-forest to the Temple of the Moon.

April 16th Sunday: Machu Picchu
Early ascension to Machu Picchu. Ceremony and Offering to Pachamama. Late afternoon we board the train to Cusco and settle in at our hotel.

April 17th Monday: Temple of the Lightning Serpent
We explore Cusco´s powerful eternal Inka Temples: Tambo Machay. Q´enco, Sacsayhuaman, Temple of the Lightning Serpent, AMARU MACHAY. We will participate in Shamanic Work, Meditation and Ceremonies.

Cuzco and the Sacred Valley of the Incas      
This mythical capital is a city filled with historical monuments and relics, with a beautiful blend of Inca and Spanish cultures. Hightlights today are:

Q'ENQO Temple - the name means labyrinth or zigzag
The Temple of Sacsayhuamán a stunningly huge site which holds the great house of the sun and where the head of the Puma of Cuzco resides.

Cuzco is a magical city filled with history and beauty. It is a small city embedded in the Andes range, and a beautiful blend of Inca and Spanish cultures. From the churches in the Plaza de Armas to the Incan ruins and the gorgeous landscape of the Sacred Valley, this is treasured spot that cannot be missed. With our expert guide and teacher Mallku, you'll learn about the Incan history as you stroll by walls of their fabled stonework in Cuzco.

At night you can dine on typical dishes like ricotto relleño as you listen to indigenous musicians and watch Andean folk dances. Along our journey we explore the witches market, bargain over tapestries and head off to the old neighborhood of San Blas -the local artisan's workshop area.

Very close to Cuzco is numerous sacred sites that we will visit today for a full day tour. These pre-Columbian observatories have felines, serpents and birds carved into the rock and were ceremonial centers of worship.

Q'ENQO
We go to the ancient Lemurian city where we visit the Q'ENQO ruins. The name means labyrinth or zigzag. Located 3km from Cuzco, this temple dedicated to Mother Earth is a unique center of worship and for ceremonies. It has numerous ceremonial carvings, holes and canals cut into the rock. One of its features is a semi-natural underground chamber with a large limestone rock covered with symbolic carvings. Below the boulder there is a mysterious cave with altars carved into the rock.

Tambo Machay
The Temple of the Water - known as the Baños del Inca (Baths of the Inca). Clear running water flows through the stairways, and it is said to have been a sanctuary for water worship. It is an archaeological complex made up of well-crafted canals, walls and windows which show the Incas' extraordinary architectural talents and their in-depth knowledge of hydraulics.

Barrio de San Blas. The quarter of San Blas is located a few blocks from the Plaza de Armas. It is well-known for housing the workshops of the most important Cusqueño artisans. The local church has a famous 400 years old pulpit, beautifully carved in a sole piece of wood.

Among the churches and monasteries, the Cathedral, San Francisco, Santo Domingo, Santa Catalina, San Pedro, Santa Clara, La Compañía, San Cristóbal and La Merced are the most important. La Merced houses a famous 1720 gold monstrance weighing 22 kilos, encased with 1,805 diamonds and other 615 precious stones, such as rubies, topazes, and emeralds.

Among the mansions, the most outstanding are, Casa de los Cuatro Bustos, Casa de los Marqueses de San Juan de Buena Vista y Rocafuerte, Palacio del Almirante, and Casa Solariega, where the Inca Garcilazo de la Vega was born.

The Temple of Sacsayhuamán
This immense religious center, just outside Cuzco, has structures weighing hundreds of tons. At a walking distance from the center, it has big walls of monumental stones distributed in a zigzag pattern and three platforms that have an average of 360 meters (1,181 ft). There are stones of as much as 9 mt (30 ft) long and 5 mt (16 ft) wide. The enormous boulders that form most of the construction were fitted with perfect precision without using mortar. The stones fit so perfectly that no blade of grass or steel can slide between them. The heaviest stones weighs up to 125 tons.

Discover how it is a gigantic observatory where you can meditate and focus your energy into the Eye of the Puma. We will be treated to a special ceremony conducted by Mallku.

After we descend into Cuzco down a lovely narrow stepped pathway which leads us to the Monastario hotel where there is a tiny church filled with extraordinary paintings and gold-leaf woodwork.

Then on into the city for dinner!

Several of the sites around Cuzco are particularly geared toward feminine energy and a must to see.

April 18th, Tuesday: Lima
Transfer back to Lima. International connections.

Your flight out in the late afternoon / evening or stay an extra night to continue your Peru Adventure!

Have you ever wished you could travel to a far-off land and experience a wonderful adventure so that you come back a different person, empowered, uplifted and enlightened? YOU JUST DID!!!

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Bookings: 1-917 969 9989, rogergreen@fengshuiseminars.com

Registration Details

Click to download the registration form (pdf)

Costs and booking information
Fee: US $2500 based on shared double room occupancy
Single room supplement add US $440

Extra nights in Lima
$70 single room
$90 twin share

Transfer from Lima International Airport
Our drivers will meet you and bring you straight to our Lima 5 Star hotel
Fee: one Person $20
More than one person $10 each

Includes:
All tuition and ceremonies with Mallku. Mallku is with us throughout the tour. The tour is considered a 12-day workshop!
Internal airfares, land and train transport, hotel accommodations.
Breakfast and lunch each day (lunch drinks not included).

Does not include:
International airfares from your country of departure
Airport departure tax  
Tips (optional - approx $2-3 each day for drivers, porters)
Evening free for your own choice of dinning at your own costing. Note - food is a very reasonable price - approx $US 5-10 per day
Travel health insurance is compulsory. Consult your travel agent.

Booking Procedure
Deposit $500 required between October 1-November 1, 2005 to secure position on this popular study tour.
Deposit is non refundable, and is used to secure internal tickets for planes and trains and hotel bookings.
The remaining fees will need to be paid by bank transfer by February 28th.

Payment procedure
Pay your deposit by American check or International money order.

Made out to:
Roger Green

Mail to:
340 E 52nd St
Suite 6H
New York City, NY 10022

Fax: 1 (212) 319-0080

The remaining fees are paid by either check or bank transfer.
No credit card payments accepted for this.

Bank and check details are written up on the registration form, which needs to be filled out by each participant, signed and either faxed or mailed.

Cancellation policy
Deposit $500 is NON REFUNDABLE
Up to 40 days cancellation, full refund minus $500 deposit
Up to 15 days cancellation, 70% refund, minus $500 deposit
After 15 days cancellation, NO REFUND

Questions, information and bookings:
adventure@fengshuiseminars.com  
phone USA 1-917 969 9989  

NOTE: The program can be modified if natural or political events will obligate, but we will follow the spirit of the base itinerary.

Hotels
Some of these hotels will need to be confirmed closer to the event. All hotel details and contact information will be hosted up on our website for your friends and relatives to be able to contact you.

Baggage
Please only bring one suitcase, and one carry-on bag with you. Allow space for shopping. Pack in a minimal way. Refer to our travel tips for suggests on what to bring.

Important to note:
You are required to purchase your own personal, medical and travel insurance. You need to in be sound health, be responsible for your own general welfare and have an active sense of responsibility for yourself and others in the group. Please check with your doctor for any medical requirements. While we make all efforts to keep to the advertised schedule, the organizers reserve the right to vary the itinerary at anytime as required by local conditions.

We attempt to maintain prices as stated and our policy is to absorb minor fluctuations in cost. However if there are any excessive increases in flight or accommodation costs, or currency fluctuations these will be passed on. Your fee covers internal travel, accommodation (single room supplement is available) and meals as stated on the itinerary. Accommodation is based on twin share.

Some locations are at high altitude, namely Cuzco. We will use local medicines if you have any symptoms of altitude sickness, and western medicine will be available at all times- at your own expense.

Please consult a qualified practitioner for advice on these matters.

Travel Tips

Visas
The responsibility of documentation rests with passengers. You are responsible for verifying your needs for visas based on your nationality.

Simply ask your travel agent to look into this for you.
-USA, Canadian and Australian citizens do not need visa's for Peru at time of printing.
-Be wise; double check

Passports
Passport with at least 6 months validity is required usually when applying for a visa. Make sure you have blank pages in your passport for visas to be placed.

Make sure your passport is current and valid.

Transfers
If you have supplied your arrival date and time along with flight details, we will arrange transfer from Lima airport to the Hotel. Fee $20 one person, $10 two or more

Weather information
In Peru the month of April is springtime (southern hemisphere). It is one of the best seasons for traveling in South America. The weather is very comfortable, temperature averages 24C/65 F.

But it must be noted that sometimes the evenings can be cooler. So one warm jacket is essential.

Cuzco Altitude: 3,400m, approx 12,000-13,000 feet

Working with the Altitude...
As each individual will experience it differently, people will have to adjust to the altitude and move at their own pace in Cuzco. People should consult their own doctor or health practitioner about altitude sickness, which is due to the thinning of the atmosphere. Some medical conditions are affected by altitude more than others.

People need to seek advice regarding the medications and health products that they may need to bring with them as a safe guard.

In general, people should prepare for the trip to Peru by not smoking, avoiding sugar and alcohol, and start developing a reasonable level of fitness.

Try three bowls of miso soup each week leading up to the trip! It will alkalize your blood and ground you. Roger Green, your tour sponsor and veteran traveler of over 40 countries- swears by it!

Luggage
Limit one carry on (6 kg) and one suitcase per person (20kg).
Travel light and plan carefully what to bring: the limit is 20 Kgs on internal flights.
Otherwise you will likely be charged for excess baggage.

Some important things to bring and to remember:
PASSPORT!
Warm wind breaker (water proof)
Small first aid kit
Notebook and pens
Sun glasses
Sun screen
Sun hat
Dark colored drip-dry clothes are recommended
Comfortable walking shoes
Swim costume
Security pouch for cash, passport and airline tickets
Any personal medications (consult your doctor)
Toiletries
Coffee / tea bags of your favorite types
Natural good quality snack food ie: energy bars
Camera, film / slide film, spare batteries
Credit cards / traveler's checks
Information on money / credit cards etc

Credit cards are a good idea to have in the case of an emergency, and it is ideal when purchasing expensive items. Most large department stores in Lima accept American Express, MasterCard and Visa. However obtaining money through your visa card or cash advance can be difficult in some parts of Peru.

Trip Insurance
We suggest you consider purchasing trip insurance. Trip insurance may provide additional coverage for lost or delayed baggage, emergency medical and dental care, and emergency medical transportation. Here are two providers you might consider:

Travel Insured International -- http://www.travelinsured.com/home/home.asp

Cash             
Up to you, but if you would like our suggestion, approx. U.S $300 mainly for shopping, snacks, non-group meals, tips and airport departure tax.  

Tipping         
For meals on your own, it is customary to tip 10%. It is also customary to tip porters and possibly other service providers. Allow $2-3 per day. It is still optional and it is up to you.

Toiletries      
Soap, shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste, pre-moistened towels, sun protection (30 SPF or higher is recommended).

Shoes           
We suggest that you bring along a pair of rubber-soled or tennis shoes for walking. You'll also find sandals convenient.

Clothing         
Lightweight rain gear, swimsuit, loose-fitting cotton cover-ups, shorts, long pants, one nice outfit, shirts, sweatshirt, extra socks, etc. For cool or windy evenings, a windbreaker and some head covering.

Other items
- Medical kit to include your personal medications, a copy of your immunization record, mosquito repellent, anti-itch cream for mosquito bites, band-aids, first-aid cream, anti-diarrha medication.
- Day pack for carrying water, snacks, camera etc
- Needle & thread, ear plugs
- Major credit card & long distance phone card
- Journal, pen or pencil, binoculars, sunglasses, camera & film

Diet
- If you have special dietary needs or preferences, plan to bring your own supply to the extent practicable. Energy bars and rice cakes travel well and provide supplemental calories if needed between meals.
- It is easy to be a vegetarian in Peru. There are many local vegetable dishes.
- Please indicate on our registration form, page 2 at the bottom, is you are a vegetarian so we can plan your lunches better.

Medical Preparations
Please check with your medical advisor to determine whether you need any vaccinations, immunizations, antibiotics, or altitude sickness medication. Tell your healthcare provider that you will be traveling primarily but not exclusively in the Peruvian highlands at elevations of 7,000 to 12,000 feet above sea level. These decisions must be made in consultation with your healthcare provider and it is completely up to you if you choose any of these. There is no compulsory immunizations or vaccinations needed for Peru.

Transportation of Personal Belongings
To avoid a potential inconvenience with lost luggage, we suggest carrying all of your important items on board ie: cameras, etc...

Sharp items (such as small scissors, nail clippers, and pocket knives) must be packed inside luggage that is checked. If you attempt to carry such items through security, they will be confiscated, and you may be detained to the extent that you miss your scheduled flight and forfeit your airfare. Do not use suitcase locks and arrive at least 2hrs for your international flight.

We recommend limiting the amount of personal belongings you take. You will be moving from place to place frequently.

Limitation of Liability & Waiver Agreement
Please sign and return the registration form. You are agreeing to the usual terms and conditions for overseas travel on a study tour as stated below.

The Tour Operator assumes no responsibility nor does it grant any warranties expressed or implied relating to the operation, safety, condition or service of any aircraft, motor vehicle, boat, other conveyance, inn, lodge, or hotel and/or products associated with such entities or services that are used wholly or in part by, for or on behalf of trip members.

The Tour Operator, its agents, employees, officers and directors will not be responsible for any act, error, or omission nor for any injury, loss, accident, delay, inconvenience, irregularity, or damage which may be occasioned by any cause whatsoever, including acts of war, nature, civil disturbance, government restrictions, or failure of any means of conveyance to adhere to published schedule.

The Tour Operator reserves the right, either prior to or after departure, in its good-faith discretion when circumstances warrant, to change or re-price any tour, trip, or expedition. This includes, but is not limited to, the right of The Tour Operator to alter or omit any part of the itinerary, to substitute hotels or leaders, or to change any means of conveyance without notice and without allowance of refund, with the liability for increased costs -- if any -- to be borne by trip members.

PARTICIPANT RESPONSIBILITY
Trip members assume the responsibility and are solely responsible for selecting or designing a trip suitable to and appropriate for their health, their physical abilities and interests. Members are responsible for being in sufficiently good health to undertake their trip and may be required to obtain a physician's release to participate in the trip. Members are also responsible for studying all pre-departure information; for bringing all detailed equipment and clothing; for conforming to standards of personal hygiene to minimize the risk of traveler's disease - as set by the trip leader; for acting in a manner considerate of fellow group members and the countries visited.  

AIRLINE RESPONSIBILITY
The airlines concerned are not to be held responsible for any act, omission, or event during the time passenger is not on board their planes or conveyances. The passenger contract in use by the airline concerned, when issued, shall constitute the sole contract between the airline and the purchaser of their programs and or passenger. Similar responsibility as noted above applies to all types of carriers.

Trip Member's Agreement Regarding Complete Assumption of Risk of Travel and Release of The Tour Operator's Liability.
I acknowledge the risk and hazards of travel in remote areas where injury, delay, or unanticipated events may occur. By signing the registration form I accept responsibility for my own welfare and waive any future claims against The Tour Operator for liability to the maximum extent permitted by law.

Check list:
Remember to book your trip to LIMA as a return round trip.
Shop around for airline prices. Check out website prices and compare.
Book ahead!
Are you staying any extra nights before/after the tour?
Have you included the extra night rates in your fees?
Add up your fee, include any single room supplements
Have you checked on passport and visa requirements?
Make sure you have blank pages in your passport for visas to be placed.
MAKE SURE you have a valid passport!
Have you purchased travel health insurance and check up with your doctor?
Travel light and plan carefully what to bring: limit yourself to one suitcase 20 Kgs, and one small carry on bag (6 kg limit)  
Give your close friends/relatives your travel plans and contact numbers i.e email address that you can check at internet cafés.
Give them our website: www.fengshuiseminars.com
It will have the Peru itinerary and hotel contact numbers.

See you in Lima, on the 7th of April, 2006

Regards,
Roger Green

Any questions -
Email: rogergreen@fengshuiseminars.com
Phone: 1 (917) 969-9989


I had a trip of a lifetime! I had always dreamed of going to peru and when this trip came into my awareness, it was the right time! I knew roger was a man of great integrity and organization. I trusted that he would put together a trip of quality and it was! Exceptional people were drawn to attend, and the companionship we shared along the way was filled with great expertise and rich interactions. Many of us expressed that this trip was the most graceful
experience we had ever had travelling with others. I attribute this to the excellent organizational talents
of our leaders, the maturity of those drawn to this experience and the quality of the ceremonies and
places we visited. the timing and pacing was very respectful of everyone's needs.

The ceremonies and education we experienced with Malku's guidance were quite exceptional. The choice of sites was varied and rare. I dare say... perfect. I am sure that we got a view of Peru that few will ever have. I truly felt at home in peru. I found the land alive with spirit and i was able to ground myself in a way that I have never before or since. My connection to the spirit of the land will last a lifetime. I fell in love with peru. I highly recommend any trip Roger would organize and especially anyone with Roger and Malku in Peru! I would go back in a heartbeat!

Sincerely,
Quiana Grace Frost, USA

Dear Roger and Marise,
A slightly belated email to thank you both very much for arranging such a wonderful trip. Every minute was fantastic, and it is a very special experience I will treasure in my memory forever. I must say throughout the entire trip I felt very safe and well cared for also the accommodation and food etc was super.

Best wishes,
Bernadette King-Turner, DuBai



 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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