Jorge Luis Delgado 

Jorge Luis Delgado, born in the highlands near Lake Titicaca, Peru, is of Aymara Incan heritage. Today, Jorge Luis is known around the world as a knowledgeable guide of the Sacred Valley and the High Plateau of the Andes. His knowledge spans the culture, the traditions, and the spiritual heritage of his vibrant Inca world. Most important, Jorge Luis is a "chacaruna," a bridge person, who assists people in connecting to their spiritual self within their own traditions. 

 

July 15-25, 2017

Peru in all its sacredness and mystery

Andean Awakening
Shamanic Journey to Peru

with Author, Shaman and Premier Peruvian Guide
Jorge Luis Delgado  

w/special Lake Titicaca Extension

 

 

LOVE ~ SERVICE ~ WISDOM

~ Surrender to the freedom of Heart Wisdom

~ Visit a local orphanage and share a day in service with the children

~ Commune with local indigenous peoples; participate in Sacred Ceremony

Thousands of years ago, the inhabitants of Peru built massive pyramids, complex observatories, grew sustainable sources of food and lived in harmony with the earth.  Allow yourself to be escorted into the new consciousness through the portal of the Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu. 

 


 

Join a powerful group of travelers as we journey to the

sacred and mystical sites of Peru.


 

Peru Itinerary

 
 

Day 1 - July 15

Arrive Lima.  

Overnight at the Hotel Ramada Inn


Day 2 - July 16

Flight to Cusco. 

Welcoming reception and transfer to the Sacred Valley for Rest and Relaxation.  In the evening, Jorge will introduce you to the Andean Cosmology followed by a traditional welcoming Dinner.


Day 3 - July 17

Visit an Andean School

The children attending these high mountain schools love to come to school and are eager to make something of their lives. School attendance approaches 100 percent, diminished only when snow blocks the long walk over mountains from home or parents are sick or need help with animals or crops.

In addition to the regular education curriculum, donation funds foster self-sufficiency training through its School for Life programs, which teaches life skills—such as business skills, greenhouse projects, carpentry, ceramic production, and raising guinea pigs for protein—and also encourages the continuation of ancient Andean traditions. 

 In the evening there is time for quiet and meditation.


Day 4 - July 18

Temple Sites of Pisac and Ollantaytambo.

Today we travel to the charming Andean Village of Pisac. 

In the evening there is time for quiet and meditation.
 

The Pisac Ruins

The Pisac Ruins are located high above the village and are a fine example of ancient stonework. The name derives from “pisaca”, meaning partridge, and this ancient city appears to have been laid out to resemble a bird with the terraced fields forming the wings.

There appears to be both a practical and spiritual intention to the layout of the city. The temples are built both into and around natural rock formations that may have been of special spiritual significance to the Inca. The Sun Temple can be easily recognized by its curved outer wall. As at Machu Picchu, there exists here a Hitching Post of the Sun (a large carved stone). This stone was used on a midwinter’s time (Winter Solstice) to bind the sun and prevent it from sinking any lower in the sky. After our time at the ruins we will visit the Pisac Market- the largest in this area of Peru.

Ollantaytambo

The Inca Temple of the Sun is known as The Pyramid of Pakaritambo, or The Dawning Place of Tomorrow. It is also known as the Lemurian Temple of Love (read Edgar Cayce, Churchward on Lemuria or books and articles on the Lost Continent of Mu) – and that vibration can be felt in this place. There are many springs with flowing waters and the site has a very calming effect. Be prepared to spend time tuning in to this ancient site - "How'd they do that" is a question often asked here when you see the massive stones used to create this amazing temple.

In the evening there is time for quiet and meditation.


Day 5 - July 19

Today we visit Chinchero and Moray.


This gentle site offers sacred caves, waterfalls, giant rocks, and much to explore and relax into. Here we connect with Pachamama (Mother Earth) and explore the many features of the site. We find our own places of alignment. Here we discover caves, waterfalls, rolling hills and temples of the past.

Many of these earth temples remain active and are visited by locals and shamans. Like Moray, Chinchero offers a deep connection with the energies of the earth.

After spending as much time as we want at the site, we visit the native market at Chinchero.  Here you will see many displays of fruits and vegetables, along with handicrafts and complex weavings.

 

MORAY

Step into the ancient/future - the mysterious Moray, a site that resembles a sunken amphitheater with circular terraces carved deep into the earth. This ancient earth sculpture offers a unique and powerful earth connection.


Day 6 - July 20

 TUMIBAMBA

Tumibamba- an archaeological site and ceremonial center in the shape of a knife (tumi knife)  Most of the site is underground (it was covered by the Inkas to avoid destruction.) According to Jorge, Tumibamba is connected to the Heart Chakra .


Day 7 - July 21

MACHU PICCHU

In the early morning we board our train to Machu Picchu and enjoy the breathtaking views of the lush Urubamba Valley. Machu Picchu is known as the Eighth Wonder of the World and the Sacred Crystal City. The total meaning and the varied uses of Machu Picchu are still unknown; why it was built and what purpose it served, who lived there and when they departed and why.

It is widely agreed that the main intent of this stunning city, sometimes steeped in rain forest clouds, was a spiritual and ceremonial center. Clearly, its' creators intended the journey to the sacred city to be a powerful experience for anyone who makes the pilgrimage.


Day 8 - July 22

Early morning return to Machu Picchu for Sunrise Ceremony.  You will have the option to climb up to the Sun Gate.

 


Day 9 - July 23

After breakfast we walk to Mandor Water Falls

Hiking in the Machu Picchu sanctuary!

From the town of Aguas Calliente we will walk out of town along the road, and then pick up the railroad tracks which follow the river when the road ends. From here, we view the steep mountain cliffs all around, jutting straight into the sky far above.

After about an hour along the river we’ll turn away from the river and head up a side stream toward the Mandor Waterfall. Although we are hiking in the Machu Picchu Sanctuary, there are some homesteads scattered throughout, and as we get away from the river we pass through an orchard with fruit trees before transitioning into cloud forest. About 20 minutes later we reach the waterfall, with a small pool nearby that allows a quick swim before or after our picnic lunch. We’ll then retrace our steps back to town, with a total hiking time of about five hours.

In the afternoon we board our train to Ollantaytambo Station and then return by bus to Cusco.


Day 10 - July 24

Today after breakfast we visit the Cusco Altars: The Temple of the Heart, Kusilluchayoc, The Temple of the Moon, Sacsayhuaman, Qenko, Puka Pucara.

Tipon : Outside Cusco a winding dirt road takes us to the top of a mountain,where we find the lush magical site of Tipon . The water flowing from the top and left of the site is a merging of the male and female energies . It is a representation of the original Incan Empire and brings forth a feeling a deep peace and serenity . The water is purifying and uplifting and brings a sense of inner balance. Jorge will lead us in a special purification ceremony.

Then we travel through the countryside to mystical Kusilluchayoc, Temple of the Universal Heart, where we will have the opportunity to surrender to Love and embrace the authentic nature of this heart wisdom. Onward to Amaru Machay (Cave of the Serpents/Temple of the Moon). In Amaru Machay, we connect with the womb of the Mother and the Serpent giving us the opportunity of rebirth. 

Qenko, Puka Pucara. We can admire the magnificence of our ancestors; connect with the living essence of remembering who we are and why we are here.

Later, we will continue visiting Sacsayhuaman. Sacsayhuaman is one of the most imposing architectonic complexes inherited from the Incan Society, which because of several of its' qualities is considered one of the best monuments that mankind built on the earth's surface. 

The wall or rampart is the most impressive section, built with enormous carved limestone boulders. This construction has a broken line that faces to the main plaza called Chuquipampa which is a slope with 25 angles and 60 walls.The biggest carved boulder of the first wall weighs about 70 tons and like all of the other rocks was brought from a quarry called Sisicancha, three kilometers away and where there are still rocks that were transported part of the way. Each wall is made up of 10 fronts with the most important ones known as Rumipunco, Tiupunku, Achuanpunku and Viracocha Punku.

Like the stones at Ollantaytambo, here they fit so perfectly that no blade of grass or steel can slide between them. There is no mortar. They often join in complex and irregular surfaces that would appear to be a nightmare for the stonemason.

After a very full day you will have a free evening in the bustling city of Cusco and then pack for your journey home OR come with us to the great Mother Lake.


Day 11 - July 25

Today you will transfer to the airport in Cusco for your flight back to Lima and then to your return flight home... OR... you may continue on with the group to Lake Titicaca.

 

July 15-25, 2017 ~  Main Excursion

$3,999 Double Occupancy / $3,777.00 Discount if paid by check or money order.  Add $811 for Single Occupancy Supplement / $777 if paid by check or money order.

Price Includes: Everything  mentioned in the program, double occupancy accommodations, daily buffet breakfast, Welcome dinner and 4 other Dinners, one Transfer IN / OUT the day in Cusco and your airport departure transfer, private transportation during the tour by bus, round trip train to Machu Picchu, entrance fees to Machu Picchu for two days and one day Mandor falls, plus the bus up/down respectively, other entrance fees to other archaeological sites, Jorge as the guide throughout, contact with other shaman such as the Q’eros and other ceremonies.

Price Does not Include: Anything not mentioned in the program, extra Transfer IN/OUT, meals which are not specified, flight tickets (domestic and international), departure airport taxes, travel insurance, personal items, tips, extras.


July 25 - 28, 2017

  Optional EXTENSION to Puno & Lake Titicaca

$811.00 Double Occupancy / $777.00 if paid by check or money order

$1122.00 Single Occupancy / $1,054.00 If paid by check or money order

 

 
 

Day 11 - July 25

TRANSFER BY PRIVATE BUS FROM CUZCO TO PUNO.

We will say our goodbyes to those returning home at this point and look forward to continuing relationships with newly made friends. Extension travelers for the journey to Lake Titicaca will be preparing to leave at 7:30 AM for the journey south. Our enjoyable journey is laced with stops at interesting sites along the way.

RAQCHI (Temple of Wiracocha): An Inca temple of monumental dimensions, the temple is divided in two naves and each nave of 11 giant columns. Prior to its destruction by the Spaniards, the temple had what is believed to be the largest single roof in the Incan Empire, having its peak at the central wall, then stretching over the columns and some 25 meters (82 ft) beyond on each side. The site has many structures to explore. If you have been loving the traditional hats the ladies wear in this region, here is the last stop to make those purchases.  After this the dress changes and so do those hats!!!

 
 

SICUANI: In this town we enjoy a typical Andean meal served buffet style.

LA RAYA: Midway on our journey to Puno we stop at high point of LaRaya to view the landscapes. We can see the Altiplano (arid and dry plains) uniting with the Quechua Zone – rivers and valley.

PUKARA: The most important and oldest ceremonial site left of the Altiplano and the origins of the Andean Culture. Arrive in Puno at 5PM and check into our hotel. Relax…it’s been a long day and we have gone up in altitude. Tonight and tomorrow are times for taking it really slow and relaxing.


Day 12 - July 26

Today will be a very full day out on the great mother lake to Uros Floating Island and then on to Taquile.  We will overnight in Chucuito.

UROS ISLANDS: A boat takes us out on the lake for our morning journey to the Uros Islands. The unique Uros people predate the Inca and live on forty-two self-fashioned floating islands in Lake Titicaca. The Uros use bundles of dried totora reeds to construct reed boats and to make the actual floating islands. Most of the Uros people have moved to the mainland but a few hundred still live on and maintain the islands.

We will overnight in Chucuito.

 
 

Day 13 - July 27

Today we will visit Aramu Muru - the Mystical Doorway. 

We travel along the edge of Lake Titicaca to one of the most important sites in Peru and one of the highlights of our journey.  Jorge Luis claims discovery of this portal. Located along the coastline of Lake Titicaca, the Amaru Doorway feels very alive. There are many tales surrounding this multidimensional portal – we will go and discover our own. In the evening we will go to Inka Tunuhuire, followed by a farewell dinner back at the hotel.

 
 
 
 

Day 14 - July 28

Today we transfer to the airport in Juliaca visiting Sillustani in route. 

SILLUSTANI: On the shores of Lake Umaya near Puno Peru are tombs built above ground in tower-like structures called chullpas. This is a place of the Aymara people who the Inca conquered in the 15th Century. Many tombs have been compromised by grave robbers while others are left unfinished. Worship of ancestors was an integral part of the Aymara culture and the chullpas stand as a reminder of the connection between life and death. Insides of the tombs were shaped like a woman’s uterus and – as is the tradition throughout Peru – corpses were mummified in fetal position to emulate and recreate their birth. Lizards are carved into the stones because of their ability to re-grow their tail – considered a symbol of life and rebirth. Openings in the buildings face east. The belief is that the sun is reborn by Pachamama each day

JULIACA AIRPORT: Our last stop on the journey.  From Lima you will continue home. We have concluded this mystical journey..... for now.  We say “for now” because we have learned that the gifts and realizations of the journey continue long after we have arrived home.

And then, there are those who will choose to return again–and again.


Extension ~ July 25 to 28, 2017

$811.00 Double Occupancy / $777.00 if paid by check or money order

$1122.00 Single Occupancy / $1,054.00 If paid

Price Includes: Everything  mentioned in the program, accommodation at 3 star hotels, daily buffet breakfast, 1 Farewell Dinner, one transfer in/out the day of arrival and departure for the whole group together, private bus Cusco/Chuito, private transportation by bus during the excursions, speed boat to Taquile, entrance fees to archaeological sites, Jorge as the guide throughout, contact with other shamans (Yatiris), ceremonies.

Price Does not Include: Anything not mentioned in the program, extra Transfer IN/OUT, meals which are not specified, flight tickets (domestic not international), departure airport taxes, travel insurance, personal items, tips, extras.PLEASE NOTE: If you wish to extend your stay in Peru longer than the above itinerary, there are options to go to the Islands of the Sun and Moon in Bolivia - OR, take a flight over the Nazca Lines.