Machu Picchu & CuscoPeru, April 26 - May 3, 2021
Meditation, Yoga, Adventure, Connection & Relaxation
Duration: 8 Days, 7 Nights
Destination: Cusco, Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu, Peru
Budget: $2727 – $2997 (flight not included)
When was the last time you allowed yourself to exhale, unwind, and feel truly at peace? When did you last explore the world, and in turn, find yourself?
From April 26 – May 3, 2021, join Jenn of Rise Up Sisterhood on your trip of a lifetime. Escape your routine and feed your soul with inner reflection, mindful movement, and deep connection with like-minded soul sisters (and maybe a glass of wine or two).
Come for the good vibes. Return home with a renewed sense of rejuvenation, purpose and self-love.
Feel energy flow through your body with every step taken over the hallowed grounds of Peru. Your seven-day journey begins in the aptly named Sacred Valley with a taste of local food, before a stand-up paddleboard takes you across pristine waters surrounded by towering Andean peaks.
Each day has the chance for new discoveries with available yoga sessions, a hot springs visit, and the option to do the 1-day Inca Trail Hike.
Finally, you can bask in the awe-inspiring beauty of Machu Picchu through an intentionally paced tour. As you absorb the mysterious power of these ancient ruins, you’ll head home with a renewed lift in your step.
Your Trip of a Lifetime.
We will stay in 3 separate locations during this trip, surrounded by the Andes Mountains. We’ll start and finish our trip 11,500′ above see level in the historical town of Cusco, spending nights within the heart of the Sacred Valley as well as awe-inducing Machu Picchu along the way.
In each city we stop, our accommodations are small, beautiful hotels surrounded by stunning scenery and architecture. You will share a room with another sweet soul along for the adventure. Private Rooms available upon request. Please email for pricing.
Throughout this journey, we will do sunrise yoga, meditate in the jaw dropping beauty of our surroundings, paddleboard, hike through the valley and see the 7th Wonder of the World. We will also visit and support local businesses and communities through the entire trip.
What Makes This Trip Extra Special?
We also will have the opportunity to visit the Ccaccaccollo Community and Women’s Weaving Co-op. Travel through the stunning Sacred Valley of the Incas, visiting a women’s weaving co-op. Meet the women and learn about traditional weaving and dyeing. Opt to pick up some handmade souvenirs and textiles directly from the women who made them.
Women supporting women.
Optional 1 Day Inca Trail Hike
11km to heaven
As an optional add-on to this profound retreat, we have the opportunity to choose spend a day hiking the Inca Trail. The trail rises steeply up into the mountains and will take hikers past the archaeological sites of Wiñay Wayna and Inti Pata, where our local guide will provide insights into the fascinating culture of the Incas en route to the trek’s culmination at the Sun Gate. Enjoy a packed lunch along the way and reach the Sun Gate in the late afternoon with a chance for a preliminary exploration of Machu Picchu before our guided tour on the following day. Transfer by bus from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes to rejoin any women who opted out of the hike and spend the night in a hotel. If time permits, take an optional visit to the nearby hot springs to soak your sore muscles.
Approximate Distance: 11 km
Estimated hiking Time: 5-6 hours
The cost of the Inca Trail Hike Permit is $475 and must be purchased by September 1, 2020.
Please note: whether you choose to complete the Inca Trail hike, or you opt-out, you will still see Machu Picchu. You will arrive by train and receive a guided tour. This hike is optional! On the day of the hike, you will spend your time at the hot springs, with hikers and non-hikers meeting up again at the end of the day.
- All transportation throughout the entire trip, including airport transfers.
- Accommodation based on double occupancy
- Welcome ceremony and Sisterhood Circles
- Awaken You program by Rise Up Sisterhood valued at $297
- Exploration of Machu Picchu (tour is included; 1 day Inca Trail hike extra and optional)
- Yoga, meditation, most hikes, hot springs and paddleboarding
- Visit to Women’s Weaving Co-operative
- 6 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 1 dinner (plant based)
- A gift from Jenn valued at $200
- Opportunities for additional add-ons like spa treatments, Incan healing practices and more
Detailed Itinerary will be emailed once your registration as been received!
What are you waiting for?
Due to the nature of this retreat, space is limited. Reserve your by paying $2727 in full, or pay your $500CAD non-refundable deposit, followed by 4 equal payments of $623.85 with your final payment due 90 days before departure.
Inca Trail permit is a separate fee of $475, which can be paid any time before September 1st, 2020.
Please note: Flights will be booked separately and are the responsibility of the attendee. Please budget $1000-$1300 for your flight from YVR. This retreat has been organized in partnership of Ariane Henry of Laurier Du Vallon Luxury Travel. We highly recommend booking your flight through her and will provide her details once your booking has been received. We will be arranging approximately 6 months before our adventure departs.
The investment for this beautiful adventure is as low as $2727 Canadian, taxes included. Payment plans available.
Single additional payment.
Four additional payments.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Your cancellation policy?
Please note: Your deposit of $500 is non-refundable. The balance of your retreat may be refundable, expressed as a percentage of the total price less deposit that has been paid (excluding insurance products or Inca Trail Permits).
Cancellation must be provided in writing.
(a) Cancellation 90 days or more before first departure on relevant booking: a Non-Refundable deposit will be held by Rise Up Sisterhood in accordance with these Terms and the remainder of the payments for the cancelled Tour will be refunded.
(b) Cancellation 60-89 days before first departure on relevant booking: a Non-Refundable deposit will be held by Rise Up Sisterhood in accordance with these Terms and an amount equal to 50% of what has been paid by the attendee of the cancelled Tour will be refunded.
(c) Cancellation less than 60 days before first departure on relevant booking: No refund will be payable.
When is payment due?
The first step is to pay your non-refundable $500 deposit via our website as soon as you are ready to book, which reserves your spot. Your remaining balance is due February 1st, 2021. We’ll send you a reminder when it’s time so you don’t forget! You can pay the entire amount in full, or break it up into manageable payments. Choose the option that works best for you.
If you do not pay your balance due by February 1st 2021, you relinquish your spot. Your deposit will not be refunded.
We accept e-transfer and credit card payment through our website only. No cash payments or wire transfers accepted.
How much money should I budget?
- Retreat fee is as low as $2727
- Optional Machu Picchu hike $475
- Flights $1000-$1300 (you can find deals as well by flying into Lima and taking a commuter flight to Cusco, if you want to save a bit).
- Additional Meals $200
- Spending money – up to you! Additional excursions and experiences will be available, as well as you may want to purchase souveniers! I’d suggest a minimum of $500 but that’s up to you.
Do I have to sign something?
Once you’ve paid your deposit or paid in full for your retreat, you will receive an email with our terms and conditions and liability waiver. You will also receive a detailed itinerary and packing list! So exciting.
These documents must be completed 90 days prior to your retreat date. Guests who fail to do so may be subject to an automatic cancellation, and the above cancellation policy will apply.
What's the weather like there?
We’ve strategically planned this retreat at the end of the rainy season and end of summer. Temperatures vary, but are typically around the 19° Celcius range. Evenings do cool off, so please refer to your packing list when choosing clothing for your retreat.
What if I have allergies or physical limitations?
All provided meals will be plant based. If you have any other allergies, we must be informed prior to your arrival and we will do our best to accomodate.
If you have physical or health issues, please consult your doctor to make sure this is this trip for you! That being said, all activities are optional.
What if I have never done yoga or meditation before?
Sister, not to worry! Everyone has to start somewhere. All yoga classes and meditations will be led by qualified instructors that will help you have the best experience possible, regardless of your level of experience or physical health.
Who will I room with?
Bring a friend(s) and you can request to be in the same room together. Coming alone? No worries, many of you won’t know each other, yet! Rest assured, you will make deep connections and will love the energy that comes with travelling with a group of soulful women.
What should I pack?
A detailed packing list will be emailed to you once you register!
Should I get travel insurance?
The short answer is YES. In fact, in order to attend this retreat, travel insurance is mandatory.
A retreat is an investment in your well-being—but it’s also a financial investment. No one books a retreat with the intention of cancelling, but unexpected life events do occur.
We HIGHLY RECOMMEND purchasing your own travel/trip cancellation insurance so your trip fees will be covered in case you have to cancel your retreat. Trip insurance should also be purchased to cover medical expenses, in the event you have an accident while on the retreat.
What if my retreat is cancelled?
We reserve the right to cancel retreats with inadequate participant interest, in which case all money paid to Rise Up Sisterhood will be refunded.
Notification of cancellation will occur at least 90 days prior to your retreat start date. Rise Up Sisterhood cannot be held responsible for any personal expenses, such as airline tickets due to changes in itineraries or retreat cancellations.