Peru

The Heart of the Condor with Traditional Healer Jhaimy Alvarez-Acosta and Sound Healer Matthew Kocel

Experience the Power and Magic of the Andes on this Sacred Journey To Peru August 14 - 28, 2017
The Sacred Sites and Sounds of Southern Peru & Nazca With an Aerial Flight Over the Nazca Lines August 28 - September 2, 2017

Join Andean wisdom keeper Jhaimy Alvarez-Acosta and sound healer Matthew Kocel for a once-in-a-lifetime pilgrimage to discover the power places and Sacred Knowledge of Peru.

You will be part of an intimate group of travellers exploring the sacred sites and temples in Cusco, the Sacred Valley, and Machu Picchu. The journey also features a powerful visit to the TInajani Valley and the Lake Titicaca region, with an opportunity to discover authentic local culture by staying in a homestay on Amantani Island. Your tour guides will share their Sacred Knowledge of the cosmology and world-view of the Andean people on this journey of healing and spiritual exploration. There is also the option to extend your journey to experience the magic of Southern Peru and the Nazca region, with an aerial flight over the Nazca Lines. READ MORE

Tour Leader Jhaimy Alvarez-Acosta

Jhaimy Alvarez-Acosta is a respected Andean wisdom keeper, traditional healer, and spiritual guide from Peru. He supports people in moving past their limitations to connect with their heart and true purpose.

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Tour Leader Matthew Kocel

Matthew Kocel is a throat singer, healer, and musical visionary driven by his mission to inspire unity through the universal language of music and sacred sound.

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I had a really incredible journey to Peru with Jhaimy as my guide. Warmth, sense of humour and compassion are qualities that just shine from him and make him such a pleasure to travel with. Stewart Cunningham, Vancouver, BC

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Tour Description

During this sacred journey tour leader Jhaimy Alvarez-Acosta will share his vast knowledge of the cultural, historical, and spiritual teachings of the Andean people and the wisdom teachings of his Elders and Ancestors as connected to the Sacred Temples of Peru and the Apus – Mountain Spirits.

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Connect with Pachamama at the sacred site of Machu Picchu

This journey is a unique experience and transmission of Sacred Knowledge; bringing about harmony, a sense of well-being, and inner connection to those who are a part of it. In addition to learning more about the unique cosmology and world-view of the Andean people each day there will also be the gift of time and space for personal reflection and connection with Pachamama (Mother Earth) as we connect deeper with who we are and what we want to create in our lives, our communities, our world. 

On this journey we have the very special opportunity to be joined by internationally renowned Matthew Kocel who is a visionary musician, throat singer, and sound healer driven by his mission to inspire unity through the universal language of music and sacred sound. Jhaimy and Matthew have worked together for many years and have a special bond that is a gift to experience through the energy and sound healing work that they will offer together throughout the journey. 

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Fly over the Nazca lines on our Journey Extension

Having the unique opportunity to work with both of these respected and heart-centered healers in the powerful temples and sacred lands of Peru will be an unforgettable and rich gift of transformation, personal healing, and deep insight.

Space is limited for this journey to allow for a sense of intimacy and connection as well as time for personal healing and transformation. 

This journey is a collaboration between Children of the Seven Rays, T.A.M Tours Peru (Traditional Andean Medicine Tours), and Sacred Earth Journeys. For questions about the journey itself, please contact Starr at: info@childrenofthe7rays.com or visit www.childrenofthe7rays.com. To participate in this journey, please register through our travel partner, Sacred Earth Journeys.    

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Your gifted and generous tour guides Matthew Kocel & Jhaimy Alvarez-Acosta

Optional Healing Sessions

During your journey there are optional healing sessions with Jhaimy or Matthew available to you at discounted rates. You can pay your tour leaders for these sessions on arrival or during the journey – please inquire with your tour leaders, Jhaimy & Matthew, or you can email Starr in advance for any further information relating to these optional sessions: info@childrenofthe7rays.com

Personal healing session with Jhaimy Alvarez-Acosta: Integration of Mind, Body & Spirit
Experience ancient Andean techniques used for cleansing, healing, and re-balancing the subtle energies through the integration of the subconscious and conscious minds. This integration will support you to experience freedom from limitations or past traumas, and the opening of an alignment of mind, body, and spirit. Healing sessions with Jhaimy are intended to bring about a deeper connection with your heart, so that you can live more fully in the present moment. 
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes 
* Special offer of $100 for journey participants (regular $160) 

Traditional coca-leaf intuitive reading with Jhaimy Alvarez-Acosta 
A unique opportunity to experience a powerful tool that has been used in the Andes since time immemorial as a way to give guidance and insight into aspects of one’s life including areas of family, heath, work, and purpose/direction on their path. 
Duration: 30 minutes 
* Special offer of $40 for journey participants (regular $50) 

Personal healing sessions with Matthew Kocel 
Matthew shares the gift of powerful yet gentle touch, and a spiritual/energetic connection of immense depth through sound, energy, and healing body work. His use of sound for healing brings a whole new dimension of transformative release. Beyond mere technique, there is something Matthew brings to the table which cannot be taught: a profound compassion transmitted through his hands, voice, and presence. 
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes 
* Special price of $100

Photo credits: Photos of Macchu Picchu on Overview and Tour Description pages, and bio photo of Jhaimy Alvzrez-Acosta: Chip Duncan

Morning flight from Lima to Cusco (approximately 1 hour travel time; flight is not included in package price – see Inclusions for more information). Jhaimy will pick you up at the airport in Cusco and take you to check-in to the hotel where you will have the afternoon to rest and acclimate to the altitude. There will be a Welcome Dinner and orientation together in the evening with the other participants on the journey. 
(Overnight in Cusco at the San Augustin International or similar)

 

cusco in peru

During the day we will have the opportunity to visit the sacred sites in Cusco and the surrounding areas including Saqsayhuaman, the Qoricancha temple (energetic centre of the Andean world) and other historical, cultural, and spiritually significant sites. This will give us a strong grounding and context for the Andean teachings that we will be exploring and discovering during our journey together.  
(Overnight in Cusco at the San Augustin International or similar)

saqsayuaman in peru

Travel by private bus to the Sacred Valley and en route we will make a stop at the Ccochahuasi Animal Sanctuary followed by the visit to a traditional market in Pisac where there are beautiful authentic handicrafts and weavings for purchase. We will spend the afternoon visiting the sacred Pisac temple and learning of the genetic coding and seeds for the new humanity that the Ancestors of this region were cultivating for thousands of years. In the evening we will have the opportunity to experience a beautiful sound healing journey with Matthew Kocel as we settle into the exquisite energy of the Sacred Valley.  
(Overnight in the Sacred Valley at the San Augustin Urubamba or similar)

 

site of pisac

Today we will visit the magical Ollantaytambo site which will connect us to working with the teachings of the four elements and the energy of the Llama – service of love. There will be time to also visit a stunning pottery/artisan collective in Urubamba to see how traditional art forms are carefully and lovingly being preserved. There will be a traditional Andean Despacho ceremony and offering in the evening which will include wisdom teachings connected to the Andean Cosmo-Vision and a fireside ceremony in support of our healing and setting our intentions for the journey ahead. 
(Overnight in the Sacred Valley at the San Augustin Urubamba or similar)

 

ollantaytambo

Travel to Machu Picchu by early-morning train (approximately 2 hours). We will have the afternoon free to explore the eclectic town of Aguas Calientes and its colourful markets. There will be the option to schedule personal healing sessions this afternoon with Jhaimy and Matthew as well as traditional coca-leaf readings. There will also be the option of visiting the local hot springs in the evening as a group. 
(Overnight in Aguas Calientes at El Presidente Hotel or similar)

 

train to machu picchu

Early morning shuttle bus to welcome the new day at Machu Picchu and connect to the energy of the Condor – liberation. We will have a full day at this sacred site with time to visit the temples, learn of the ancient history of this mystical city, and connect with the powerful energy of the Apus (Mountain Spirits) through personal meditation and reflection. 
(Overnight in Aguas Calientes at El Presidente Hotel or similar)

Photo: Chip Duncan

machu picchu in peru

Early morning return train to Ollantaytambo and travel to Cusco via the Sacred Valley. We will visit the community of Chinchero and their incredible weaving collective and then have the late afternoon free in Cusco to rest and prepare our bags for the trip to Lake Titicaca the next day.  
(Overnight in Cusco at the San Augustin International or similar)

 

traditional weaving in peru

Early morning travel to Ayavidi/Tinajani via Raatchi. We will visit with the local community and learn of their current projects & initiatives. Overnight camping in the magical valley of Tinajani and participate in sacred ceremony and wisdom teachings around the fire as we connect with the stars and our origins under the beautiful Southern Sky. Please note that for this one night we will be camping in tents with sleeping bags and mattresses (provided); meals at the campsite are also included.
(Overnight in the Tinajani valley in tents)

 

site of tinajani peru

Today we will continue our travels on to Puno and then have a free day to rest and integrate from the night before. 
(Overnight in Puno at the Taypikala Hotel or similar)

 

tour guides in peru

Today we will begin our travels to Bolivia and after crossing the border will continue on to the small community outside of the Tiwanaku temple where we can enjoy an evening dinner together (optional/at own expense) and rest for the full day ahead. 
(Overnight in Tiwanaku at the Tiahuanacu Hotel or similar)

 

tiwanaku in bolivia

Today we will visit the sacred site and monumental temples of Tiwanaku and Puma Punku to connect with the origins of the Andean people and their creation story, not only as human beings but also connected to our cosmic brothers and sisters. We will travel later in the day back to Peru and complete our evening with a ceremony & teachings at the Aramamuru Energetic Gateway (connected to the energy of the Cosmic Serpent). We will experience working with the energy of the serpent of light and of transformation, transmutation, and the Alchemical teachings. 
(Overnight in Puno at the Taypikala Hotel or similar)

 

aramu muru in peru

Today we will have the day to rest and integrate our experiences from the day before. This will also be an optional day to book a personal healing session with Matthew or Jhaimy and coca-leaf readings. See the Tour Description for more information about the healing sessions available to you at special journey participant prices.  
(Overnight in Puno at the Taypikala Hotel or similar)

 

Peru coca leaves

Today we will begin our day with a boat-ride to the famous Los Uros floating islands on Lake Titicaca and visit with the local families and community. We will continue further out into the lake to the island of Amantani where we will have the very special opportunity to overnight with a local family through a homestay program. 
(Overnight on Amantani Island in a local homestay)

 

lake titicaca

This morning we will take a boat back to Puno and then continue our travels by private bus back to Cusco. Upon arrival we will have the afternoon free and then meet up again in the evening for a special celebration dinner together (at own expense). 
(Overnight in Cusco at the San Augustin International or similar)

Photo: Wikimedia Commons/Martin Lang

cusco in peru

Depart Cusco for Lima (1 hour flight) to connect with international flights home later that evening. 

(B = Breakfast; L = Lunch; D = Dinner)
Note: This itinerary is subject to change due to conditions beyond our control.

cusco peru

The Sacred Sites and Sounds of Southern Peru & Nazca

If continuing on with the journey extension, you will travel from Cusco to Lima today and then have the remainder of the day free to explore Miraflores in Lima. 
(Overnight in Lima at the San Augustin Exclusive or similar)

 

pottery in peru

Today we will visit the Pachacamac connected to the energy of the Grandfather/Sacred Masculine. From there we will continue towards Paracas where we will spend the night at this beautiful sea-side community.  
(Overnight in Paracas at the San Augustin Paracas or similar)

 

pachacamac in peru

We will take a morning boat from Paracas to tour the islands and meet the sea animals of the region. We will continue our travels in the Paracas region that day to learn about the energy of “expansion of the mind/consciousness” through the crystal skulls and ancient surgical practices that were done by the Ancestors in Peru. We will also have the opportunity to visit the Museum in Ica and to connect with the sacred “black stones of Ica” and the story of humanity. 
(Overnight in Nazca at the Hotel Majoro Hacienda Boutique & Resort or similar)

 

paracas beach in peru

Today we will have the unique opportunity to visit the Nazca lines by aerial flight and deepen our understanding of the constellations of the Andes and the origins of humanity. In the afternoon we will visit the temple and pyramids of Kawachi and have the opportunity later that evening to experience a powerful sound healing ceremony within the temple walls. 
(Overnight in Nazca at the Hotel Majoro Hacienda Boutique & Resort or similar)

 

Peru nazca lines

Return to Lima by private coach (6 hours) and come together for a celebration dinner (at own expense) that evening to close our time together. 
(Overnight in Lima at the San Augustin Exclusive or similar)

 

Lima in Peru

Free day in Lima and transfer to airport that evening to connect with international flights home.

(B = Breakfast; L = Lunch; D = Dinner)
Note: This itinerary is subject to change due to conditions beyond our control.

andean guide jhaimy alvarez-acosta

The Heart of the Condor with Traditional Healer Jhaimy Alvarez-Acosta and Sound Healer Matthew Kocel

August 14 - 28, 2017

The Sacred Sites and Sounds of Southern Peru & Nazca : With an Aerial Flight Over the Nazca Lines

August 28 - September 2, 2017

Main Tour Includes:

  • 14 nights accommodation (in 3-4 star hotels; 1 night camping; 1 night homestay)
  • Arrival and departure airport transfers to/from Cusco
  • Private transportation to all sites on the itinerary
  • Breakfast daily at hotels; 1 buffet lunch at Machu Picchu; 1 Welcome Dinner; meals at campsite (Day 8); meals in Homestay (Day 13) 
  • Entrance fees to all sacred sites as per itinerary
  • Tourist Card for entrance to all Sacred Valley and Cusco sites 
  • Entrance fee to Machu Picchu and shuttle bus to Machu Picchu 
  • Return train fare for Machu Picchu 
  • Entrance to Aguas Calientes (hot springs) at Machu Picchu 

Added Features:

  • All sacred ceremonies and wisdom teachings with Jhaimy and Matthew 
  • All workshops & guided meditations with Sound Healer Matthew Kocel 
  • Group healing circles with Jhaimy and Matthew 
  • Personal spiritual guide, Jhaimy Alvarez-Acosta and assistants 
  • Pre-trip info conference call facilitated by Starr Muranko (Children of the Seven Rays) 
  • Contribution to community-based projects in the Sacred Valley of Peru

Extension Includes:

  • 5 nights accommodation in 3-4 star hotels
  • Arrival & departure airport transfers to/from Lima
  • Private transportation to all sites on the itinerary
  • Breakfast daily 
  • Entrance fees to all sacred sites as per itinerary
  • Entrance fees to all museums as per itinerary

Added Features:

  • Aerial flight across Nazca lines 
  • All sacred ceremonies and wisdom teachings with Jhaimy and Matthew 
  • All workshops & guided meditations with Sound healer Matthew Kocel 
  • Group healing circles with Jhaimy and Matthew 
  • Personal spiritual guide, Jhaimy Alvarez-Acosta and assistants 

Tour Does Not Include:

  • Airfare to Cusco and return from Cusco or Lima, Peru
  • Internal flights Cusco/Lima (For the journey Extension, it is recommended to book late morning/early afternoon flights back to Lima to co-ordinate with airport/hotel transfers)
  • Cancellation & Medical Insurance (ask us for a quote)
  • Meals and drinks not specified
  • Cost to obtain valid passport
  • Visa requirements and associated fees to travel to Bolivia (US passport holders only)
  • Tips/gratuities for your guides and personal drivers
  • Any items of a personal nature such as laundry, drinks and telephone calls
  • Any item that is not specifically detailed on our website or in the final retreat itinerary

Tour Price:

    • Double Room: USD $4,200 per person
    • Single Supplement: USD $600
  • The Sacred Sites and Sounds of Southern Peru & Nazca

    • Double Room: USD $1,800 per person
    • Single Supplement: USD $300
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