Heart of the Pachamama with Puma Quispe Singona

A Heart Opening Sacred Journey during Spring Equinox September 16 - 23, 2009
Trip Extension Lake Titicaca: Reflections of Mama Cocha September 23 - 27, 2009

Join us in a heart-opening journey to celebrate the Spring Equinox at Machu Picchu and Mandor Falls with Andean Medicine Man and Wisdom Keeper, Puma Quispe Singona.

As we seek out various temples and sacred sites, and experience and participate in Sacred Ceremonies and Traditional Rituals led by Medicine Men and Wisdom keepers, we will be deeply immersed in the enigmatic culture of the Incas. Enjoy a unique opportunity as we immerse ourselves in the local community and experience the joy and peace of the Peruvian culture and people. Travel with us to Machu Picchu, Chinchero, the Sacred Valley of the Incas, Pisac and Ollantaytambo, Mandor Falls, and an optional extension to Lake Titicaca & the Uros Floating Islands. READ MORE

Tour Leader Puma Quispe Singona

Trained by his Grandfather since the age of 6, Puma walks the path of a traditional Andean medicine man. Speaking to thousands of people globally, he is recognized as a keeper of ancient wisdom.


Even though I knew this was a spiritual journey, I didn't realize the depth of the "process" that we would be experiencing. I highly recommend this type of trip for anyone who is on a similar path. Rose-Anne Kumpunen, Toronto, ON


Tour Description

Join us in a heart-opening journey to celebrate the Spring Equinox at Machu Picchu and Mandor Falls with Andean Medicine Man, Healer and Wisdom Keeper, Puma Quispe Singona. Explore the mysteries of the majestic Andes and find enlightenment and inspiration in this warm and harmonic land. Stroll around the colourful town of Cusco, wander through the lush Sacred Valley of the Incas and travel back through time while rediscovering ancient Incan sites in Ollantaytambo and Pisac. 

Sacred machu picchu in peru
Our group at Machu Picchu

As we seek out various temples and sacred sites, and experience and participate in Sacred Ceremonies and Traditional Rituals led by Medicine Men and Wisdom keepers, we will be deeply immersed in the enigmatic culture of the Incas. Connect with Pachamama (Mother Earth), the Incan goddess of fertility and the harvest, and develop a deeper understanding and appreciation for this great Earth. Open your heart as you listen to the whispers in the wind and let the Condors guide you to find your inner peace and balance.

Enjoy a unique opportunity as we immerse ourselves in the local community and experience the joy and peace of the Peruvian culture and people. Let their smiles and laughter inspire you to show kindness to all who you encounter and remind you to share joy with yourself and the world.

on lake titicaca in peru
Lake Titicaca

Our Optional Excursion to the Uros Islands and Lake Titicaca is an opportunity not to be missed. Explore the unique reed islands and admire the simple and traditional ways of the people. Assist in a Dream Pillow project with local under privileged children and help offer them magical dreams and a vision for a brighter future. Visit a local centre for women and children and give back to the people who have given you so much on this remarkable journey. Take advantage of an optional Coca Leaf Reading to learn from the wisdom of the Incas and hear what your future holds.

Arrive in Lima from your home city and transfer to the hotel for a night’s rest. Let your dreams this evening welcome you to this sacred land and offer insights into the spiritual journey which awaits. 
(Overnight in Lima)

(Photo: Ms643, Wikimedia Commons)


Peru, Lima

Today we fly over the majestic Andes to Cusco. Make sure to have your camera ready for some spectacular photo opportunities. On a clear day you can see all the valleys and peaks and the tiny mountain towns scattered among the hills. In the afternoon we will have our introductory meeting to go over all the exciting activities we have planned for our journey. Spend the rest of the day independently to adjust to the altitude and wander through the colourful town. Make sure to check out the fabulous craft markets to get a head start on gift buying. 

In the evening we will gather together for our Welcome Dinner of traditional Peruvian cuisine and enjoy the local entertainment. 
(Overnight in Cusco)

Peru, Cusco

Wake up early for a private meditation and set your intention for your journey. At breakfast fill up for a full day of sightseeing. In the morning we will enjoy a city tour of Cusco to immerse ourselves in the smiles and laughter of the local people and stop at various Incan Sacred Sites for ceremonies. We will also have a moment to visit the markets to shop for some local handicrafts. Later we visit Coricancha, one of the most revered temples, dedicated to the Sun God, whose walls and floors were once covered in sheets of solid gold. Wander the courtyard which was once filled with golden statues and view the ancient relics, mummies and textiles in the nearby underground Archaeological Museum. At Sacsayhuamán, we will marvel at this architectural wonder and learn the mystery and legends of how this stone-walled complex was constructed. We continue on to Tambomachay, a favourite resting place of the Incas, commonly referred to as the “Baños del Inca” or “Baños de la Ñusta“, (Baths of the Incas or Baths of the Princess). This site, once used for ritual bathing, is believed to be a temple dedicated to the worship of water. As we listen to the crystalline water springs flow over the magnificently carved stones, we will connect with the element of water. We continue on to explore the Temple of the Moon and its underground caves that are thought to once have held mummies, and end off the day by stopping at Kusilluchayoc, an ancient shrine hidden in the countryside, for a private ceremony. 
(Overnight in Cusco)


Peru, Tambomachay

After breakfast we make our way through the Sacred Valley of the Incas, the area between Pisac and Ollantaytambo, catching sight of the scattering of ancient Incan remnants, reminders of the region’s immense ceremonial importance. This long narrow valley goes up to Urcos in the south and towards the north to cross Ollantaytambo before its stretch of broad plains, rugged peaks, and incomparable beauty finally reach the citadel of Machu Picchu. Its fertile lands have been home to the Inca for thousands of years and their mysteries and legends still resound. We drive into the hills to the picturesque town of Pisac to admire the colonial architecture and the awe-inspiring scenic beauty and stop at the ancient solar observatory, which we will enter through the ancient Temple of the Condor, for a private ceremony. We then make our way to the village of Pisac for lunch and take time to explore the Andean Marketplace to purchase lovely handcrafted treasures to take home.

After lunch we continue on to Ollantaytambo, the Sanctuary of the Wind, renowned for its ancient fortress. We visit the royal baths and fountains for a shamanic energy cleansing ceremony by Unu, the Water element, and then make our way along the murmuring river to the Temple of the Condor for a few moments of reflection and silent meditation. Ending off our afternoon, we stop at the main altar area of the temple to receive our blessings from Wayra (Wind Element), the guardian of the site. As we watch the sun set, take time to reflect on the day before returning to our hotel for the night. 
(Overnight in the Valley)

Peru, Ollantaytambo

Chinchero, a small village located high up in the windswept plains, offers spectacular views over the Sacred Valley and the snow capped peaks of the Andes. Renowned for its beautiful traditional weavings, this town is the perfect place to pick up souvenirs and gifts. Here we immerse ourselves in the local community to support local projects. 

We will also have the pleasure of meeting Puma’s family to learn more of their traditional ways and practices and perhaps hear a few stories and tales. Enjoy the evening at your leisure to prepare for your visit to sacred Machu Picchu the next day. 
(Overnight in the Valley)

Peru, Chinchero, Peru weaving

Today we enjoy a scenic train ride along the Urubamaba River to the charming village of Aguas Calientes. After checking in to our hotel we make our way by bus to the sanctuary of Machu Picchu for our spiritual awakening. “The Lost City of the Incas” is an inspiring and beautiful sacred site, an architectural wonder, and a great testament to Incan Civilization. Once used primarily as an astronomical Observatory, Machu Picchu now attracts thousands of visitors each year to connect with the sacred energies of this special place. Because it sits within 3 corresponding high peaks of power which create an energy triangle, it is a perfect spot to sit and meditate, focus your intent, and grow your awareness.

During our time here we will visit the Temple of the Sun and Moon, the Temple of the Condor, the Temple of the Three Windows, and the spiritual center of the Intihuatana, or the Hitching Post of the Sun to connect with the upper and lower worlds and the elements of air, and fire. Enjoy a few moments for private reflection and exploration, before being guided into a heart-opening ceremony to connect with Pachamama and the universal energies that encompass us – a life changing experience!
(Overnight in Aguas Calientes)

Peru, Machu Picchu

After breakfast we head out for a visit to beautiful Mandor Falls located in a lush forest surrounding the town of Machu Picchu. We enjoy a lovely 30 minute walk along the railway line from the small Machu Picchu pueblo to arrive at the falls. Enveloped by the serene environment and the soothing sounds of the waterfall we will be led through a special Spring Equinox Ceremony to connect with Pachamama once again, the spiritual energies of the site and the sacred elements that surround us. Later in the day we travel back to Cusco and retire for the evening. 
(Overnight in Cusco)


Peru, Mandor Falls

This afternoon fly from Cusco to Lima for your departure home blessed with new-found wisdom and insights, or continue on to Lake Titicaca for a wonderfully unique cultural experience.


Extension: Lake Titicaca

We depart early this morning by private coach to Lake Titicaca which sits over 3800 metres above sea level, making it the highest navigable lake in the world. Notable for its people who live on the Uros, a group of artificial islands made of floating reeds, this remarkable place is one not to be missed. As we journey here we will stop at various temples and sacred sites to connect with the energies of the highlands and Pachamama. We arrive early in Lake Titicaca, in the heart of the Andean feminine energy, to be welcomed by the loving embrace of powerful Mama Cocha. Evening at your leisure. 
(Overnight in Chucuito at Taypikala Hotel)


Peru, Lake Titicaca

Arise early this morning to revel in the morning sun before embarking on a private boat trip to the Uros Islands on the tranquil waters of Lake Titicaca. These islands of Tortora reeds are home to the Uros people who, according to legend, existed before the sun when the earth was cold and dark. Once used as a mobile defense system, the islands now attract visitors from all over and offer an opportunity to learn about ancient practices and traditions and a chance to admire the simple way of life of the people. Although the Uros claim to have “black blood” which makes them impervious to the cold, they are a warm and inviting people and we will all be welcomed with open arms and hearts. In the afternoon we will gather for our “Dream Pillow” project with local children from the community to help them create dream pillows. The craft project is an opportunity to teach the children the importance of dreams, wishes and goals, and also teaches them how to visualize and manifest their dreams to help make them come true. As they create their beautiful crafts we will be engulfed by the youthful and contagious laughter of these vivacious children, who although poor and underprivileged, have a joy so powerful any personal worries or misfortunes are momentarily forgotten. 
(Overnight in Chucuito at Taypikala Hotel)


Peru, Uros Islands, Lake Titicaca

This morning we journey to Aramu Muru in the Valley of the Spirits. Upon arrival we pause to reflect at the Inca’s Sun Seat facing the Lake, to connect with its nurturing feminine energies. We then tread carefully upon large rock formations in the shapes of a serpent and puma to connect with the energies of the Lower and Middle Worlds. As we trek to the Doorway we pass by the mysterious Valley of the Spirits and a mystical arrangement of natural rock formations. At Aramu Muru’s Doorway, known to be a portal into alternate dimensions, we will be led into ceremony to honour our own personal growth and transformation, and the crossing into our new lives.

In the afternoon we make our way to Cutimbo to explore the Archaeological Complex. This pre-Hispanic cemetery, which belonged to the Lupaca and Colla Lordships, contains remnants of ancient Incan relics, petroglyphs that date back over 8000 years, and ancient Incan structures and burial towers known as chullpas. In one of these towers we will be led into chants and meditations to connect with the ancient spirits. 
(Overnight in Chucuito at Taypikala Hotel)

Peru, Aramu Muru

Today we immerse ourselves in the local culture once again with a visit to the Mothers Club to help serve lunch and enjoy traditional local music and dance. The center helps about 60 local children with a daily hot breakfast and pre-school classes, while the mothers learn to make handicrafts to sell in the markets. Now it is our chance to give back to the Peruvian people for all their gifts and the offerings of their land by donating toys, school supplies and gifts as well as our own personal stories which they eagerly await to hear; a truly magical and heart warming experience and a perfect end to our journey. 

In the evening take advantage of an optional Coca Leaf Reading with Puma to hear what the future holds. The private coca leaf reading will support you with insights into your present life and create a space where you can connect with your source and heart’s desire so that you may learn how to pursue the goals of your life path and destiny. Using ancient methods of “reading”, healing techniques, energy work and cleansing, you will be guided on your own journey to self-discovery and discover if a return to the magical land of Peru awaits.
(Overnight in Chucuito at Taypikala Hotel)

Peru, Coca Leaf Reading

Today we transfer to the airport for our flight from Juliaca to Lima and bid our farewells to Pachamama and Peru. We will have use of day rooms to share our final thoughts with our new found friends and to relive our wonderful memories before our return home from Lima.

Peru, Peruvian wool

Heart of the Pachamama with Puma Quispe Singona

September 16 - 23, 2009

Extension: Lake Titicaca: Reflections of Mama Cocha

September 23 - 27, 2009

Main Tour Includes:

  • Accommodation at 3 and 4 star hotels
  • Daily Breakfast, 2 Lunches and 1 Dinner
  • Flight from Lima to Cusco
  • Flight from Cusco to Lima (if not continuing to Lake Titicaca)
  • Transportation by Private Coach
  • Train to Machu Picchu
  • Entrance fees to Machu Picchu with shuttle service
  • Entrance fees to Archaeological Sites and Temples

Lake Titicaca Extension Includes:

  • Accommodation at 4 star hotel
  • Daily Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Transportation by Private Coach
  • Flight from Juliaca to Lima
  • Entrance Fees to Sites Visited

Added Features:

  • Travel with Andean Medicine Man, Puma Quispe Singona
  • Visits to Sacred Sites and Temples
  • Traditional Andean Ceremonies
  • Heart-Opening Ceremony at Machu Picchu
  • Special Spring Equinox Ceremony at Mandor Falls
  • Community Immersion and Participation in Local Projects
  • Boat Trip on Lake Titicaca
  • Optional Coca Leaf Reading

Tour Does Not Include:

  • Airfare to and from Lima
  • Cancellation & Medical Insurance (ask us for a quote if you are Canadian)
  • Meals not included, as indicated in the itinerary
  • Cost to obtain valid passport
  • Gratuities
  • 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 trip itinerary

Tour Price:

    • Double Room: USD $2,620 per person
    • Single Supplement: USD $580
  • Extension:

    • Double Room: USD $830 per person
    • Single Supplement: USD $295
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