This summer join Adventure Yoga Retreats and GO Campaign for a luxurious week long journey to one of the new 7 wonders of the world: Machu Picchu. Set in the mystical, Sagrado Valle de los Incas (Sacred Valley of the Incas), Machu Picchu is one of the most important archeological sites in the world giving us a glimpse into the Incan civilization. We will also immerse ourselves in the local culture visiting ruins, local markets and local grassroots projects for youth supported by GO Campaign. In the evenings we will be staying at some of the best hotels in the valley so we can restore and be rejuvenated for our daily adventure.
You’ve seen all the amazing photos, you’ve heard about Hiram Bingham and the National Geographic expedition that uncovered this UNESCO Heritage site back in 1911. Now it’s time to go experience what everyone is talking about. It’s time to feel the power of the ancient land and venture south into the Inca civilization.
This will be no ordinary trip into the mysterious life of the Incas. You will be guided by an experienced team of professionals who have spent time in Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu. You will visit GO Campaign supported projects and you will meet the local people of Peru. You will eat incredible organic cuisine while feeding your soul with daily yoga classes.
Highlights of our journey:
Day 1 – Saturday June 17. Arrive in Cuzco. Drive to Willka T’ika and visit natural Incan Salt mines.
Day 2 – Sunday June 18. Visit Pisaq ruins and local market.
Day 3 – Monday June 19. Visit GO Campaign supported schools in Huancalle via bus.
Day 5 – Wednesday June 21. Pre-sunrise hike into Machu Picchu gate. Climb Wayna Picchu and return to the Inkaterra Hotel for optional massage treatments and rejuvenation!
Day 6 – Thursday June 22. Return to Cusco for an evening at the beautiful Hotel Monasterio.
Day 7 – Friday June 23. Walk around Cusco and have breakfast at a GO Campaign supported cafe and garden run by disabled youth.
Day 8 – Saturday June 24. Our final morning as a group, we will enjoy breakfast and say our goodbyes. Our retreat together officially comes to a close. You may continue your Peruvian travels to Lake Titicaca or head back home!
Rainbow Mountain Excursion! (should you choose to accept your mission!)
Day 8 – Saturday June 24. Depart very early and hike to Rainbow Mountian (see it below). Spend the night camping under the Andean sky full of beautiful stars
Day 9 – Sunday June 25. Hike out of Rainbow Mountain. Return to Cusco and depart for home.
All levels of travelers and yogis are welcome, however, this retreat will be at altitude and traveling in Peru is for a more active traveler.
Retreat dates are June 17 – 24, 2017
Check in is Saturday, June 17th, 2017 – 11am in Cusco
Check out is on Saturday, June 24th, 2017 – 11-ish in Cusco
Check out for Rainbow Mountain Participants is
Sunday June 25th, 2017.
The Retreat Includes:
* all 4-5 star hotel accommodations
* all yoga, meditation & exercise classes
* breakfast, lunch and dinner most days (a few meals you will be free to explore on your own)
* Hiram Bingham train ride into and out of Machu Picchu
* a guided visit into Machu Picchu pueblo
* optional visits to Incan Salt Mines
Sample Daily Schedule:
each day will be different including a new amazing adventure each day.
7:30-8:30am – yoga
8:30am-9:30am – breakfast
9:30am-4pm – exploring local ruins, visiting GO Campaign supports projects, spending time inside Machu Picchu
4-5:30pm – tea time, relaxation and exploration
5:30pm-7:00pm yin/restorative yoga/deep stretch
7pm-8:30pm – dinner
* all times are scheduled to change
Cost and Registration information:
Cost is listed per person, based on double occupancy. Single occupancy supplement available upon request.
RAINBOW MOUNTAIN EXCURSION (additional):
PRICE: $1000 for the 2 day excursion.
50% of the net proceeds from this retreat will be donated to GO Campaign.
* spa services
* airport transfers
* ground transportation
* a few meals on days with free time to explore
* departure/arrival taxes
* any unforeseen expenses
An advance deposit of $1500 is required to reserve your space on this retreat if you do not pay in full. All deposits are non-refundable as they are used to secure lodging, facilities and meals. Deposits are transferable to another retreat if cancellation is received before January 1, 2017. Absolutely no refund, deposit or payment transfers will be made if cancellation is received on or after the above cancellation deadline of January 1, 2017. Balance must be paid in full before March 15, 2017. Adventure Yoga Retreats is not responsible for any and all costs incurred for travel arrangements or accommodations relating to this event.
Traveling to Cusco has never been easier. You will want to fly into Cusco, Peru (CUZ) from your home city. You will have to make a stop in Lima. The flight from Lima is about 2hrs. You must arrive in Cusco before 11am on Saturday June 17, 2017. For flights check out www.kayak.com. Adventure Yoga Retreats will book your flight for an additional 5% of your ticket fee. Call us at 310-455-6681 with questions.
Call Now to Register. Space is Limited!
$1500 non-refundable deposit required to hold your space.
Contact Adventure Yoga Retreats at
310-455-6681 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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Before founding GO Campaign, Scott worked on Capitol Hill as a US Senate aide on both sides of the aisle (Sen. Ted Kennedy and Sen. Pete Domenici), on Wall Street as a tax attorney at Lord, Day & Lord Barrett Smith, and in Hollywood as a TV and film writer for Miramax, Sony Pictures, New Line, NBC, CBS, ABC, Fox, Lifetime, USA and others. In 2005 he took a volunteer vacation to Tanzania where he worked at a center for street children. It was the best month of his life and it led him to found GO Campaign to help vulnerable children all over the world who are falling through the cracks but who have the good fortune to have a local hero in the community fighting for their future.
“My vision for GO Campaign is that we continue to meet the needs of children around the world in the most compassionate, efficient, and holistic way possible without encouraging dependency on aid. We’ve got to remain nimble and flexible, listening to our partners on the ground, partnering with other nonprofits, willing to learn from our mistakes and the mistakes of others, while always being strict stewards of donor funds. Every time I’m out in the field, visiting funded projects or finding new ones to support, I am both thrilled and humbled to see how easy it is to change a child’s life, and I want GO Campaign to spread that feeling to others as together we work to transform communities, one child at a time.”
Ted McDonald is a yoga teacher, fitness trainer, endurance athlete, entrepreneur, avid traveler and philanthropist. A former Elite Adventure Racer and a Lacrosse player at UCLA, he has been an athlete his entire life. He began teaching yoga and meditation over a decade ago and continues to compete in marathons and triathlons. Educated in both Iyengar and Ashtanga styles of yoga, he focuses his yoga sessions on strength, alignment and the breath, in order to help students increase their flexibility, strength and focus. He teaches many forms of meditation and a yin or restorative yoga class specifically designed to lengthen connective tissue, prevent injuries and open energetic pathways in the body. He is the founder of Adventure Yoga Retreats, a company that organizes premium travel adventures that enrich lives and inspire people to perform at their highest level. His versatility and knowledge allows him to successfully tailor his teaching and retreats to a diverse audience, including athletes, business professionals, yoga teachers, as well as beginning students. He owns 5 Point Yoga, two premiere yoga and fitness studios in Malibu, California. Ted co-created and is featured in Tony Horton’s p90x:2 yoga sequence as well as Tony’s yoga “expert” for his one-on-one video series. He is a long time lululemon ambassador and is the designated yoga teacher for the Tour de France winning professional cycling BMC Racing Team. And most recently Ted’s Yoga bootcamp video series for ExerciseTV was released with great success.