Peru

Teen Journey Goes to Peru: A Cultural Exchange for a Great Awakening

Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu June 25 - July 8, 2013

A journey of initiation to the land of the Incas for teens and young adults. Interact with a culture of ancient warriors and hunters who share their ways in their majestic native habitat.

This is a mystical journey into the heart of what it means to be human, guided by leaders who are committed to your rites of passage. You will develop experiences that will awaken the fearless leader in you; of yourselves, your home, your community, and your planet. Because leadership starts within, the experiences you have on this journey will develop confidence, courage, and the ability to work with others. You will visit the sacred sites in Cusco, the Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, and the Amazon rainforest, while making new friends & lifelong memories. READ MORE

Tour Leader Ela Rezmer

As a visionary of the heart, Ela Rezmer creates miracles by inviting people to co-create conscious communities that are rooted in the principles of deep connection and the interrelatedness of all of life.

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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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Journey Description

Do you hear the call?

This is an initiatory journey to the land of the incas. We will interact with a culture of ancient warriors and hunters who will share their ancestral ways in their majestic native habitat.

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Our Teen Journey group with some new friends

By taking this trip, you are not going to be treated as a tourist seeking superficial experiences. This is a mystical journey into the heart of what it means to be human, guided by leaders who are committed to your rites of passage.

On this journey, you will develop experiences that will awaken the fearless leader in you; of yourselves, your home, your community and your planet. Because leadership starts within, the experiences you have on this journey will develop confidence, courage, open-mindedness, and the ability to work with others. 


A Rite of Passage: Bridging ancient wisdom with modern life

The teen years are one of the most pivotal times in life when there is a great awakening: mental, emotional and spiritual.

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Teen Journey Camp

For young people to discover who they truly are, it is essential that they face and overcome challenge. Through an inner struggle guided by elders they can safely find a new sense of self worth and power. Once their hearts are opened to deep understanding and trust, then they are able to step into their new status as young men and women who are able to join the larger community with their gifts.

 

A Different Way. A New View.

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At Machu Picchu

For the past five years, Teen Journey has offered an alternative program that dares to take the inner rather than simply the outer journey. Interacting directly with completely different traditions and cultures allows young people the unique opportunity to make informed choices about their world. This summer we will offer you another opportunity to explore an inner and outer journey that will shape your life forever. 

Please see the eBrochure for more information about this journey!

Journey Details

Intention of the Journey:

To empower participating youth with a blend of indigenous wisdom and human potential practices. 

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Listening to Wisdom Teachings

This summer, 2013, twelve teens will have the opportunity to experience a real community that has remained committed and rooted in their tradition for hundreds if not thousands of years. In the Quechua language there is a word for this tradition called “Ayllu” – the big family, the community that works together, that shares life together and a spiritual practice while also being in service to one another and to the larger whole.

You will discover yourselves by experiencing the depth, wisdom and traditions of Peruvian culture. On this once-in-a-lifetime journey, you will encounter the Ancient Andean healing path of a Curandero (traditional healer) as you walk each step on this intimate pilgrimage to the sacred sites and temples in Cusco, the Sacred Valley, mystical Machu Picchu and the Amazon rainforest. Your leaders will share Andean techniques for healing and transformation and weave together ceremony, ritual and initiation as a part of each day. We will also have time for personal reflection and connection with Pachamama (Mother Earth) and the Apus (Mountain Spirits). 


The Jungle: Time in majestic nature and visit to an indigenous community

During this amazing jungle adventure you will be able to experience all the qualities of an ancient life, a beautiful lifestyle so rich in culture that it will seem like a dream. 

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Taking a boat ride through the jungle

We take to the majestic Madre de Dios River and set course downstream to the Indigenous Community of Palma Real, the largest Ese Eja community numbering about 200 families. From our boat we will be able to observe the rich wildlife of the jungle along the banks of the river and the magnificent flora of this natural pharmacopeia. 

The combination of old growth natural forest and a one of a kind culture is something that is quickly disappearing from the face of the earth. You will see rare and exotic birds, swim with sea creatures, and taste many unique flavours of the jungle. 

 

Rite of Passage: Trekking Expedition to Apu Salkantay

Our journey will begin with a 3 day trek along one of the most beautiful trails and mountain passes in Peru – to Apu Salkantay. Salkantay is connected to Apu Ausangate cia the Milky Way and “the sacred river in the sky”.

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Rite of Passage mountain trek

Though we will have the support of kitchen staff and pack animals, this mountain trek will challenge your boys, mind and spirit to help you discover parts of yourself you never knew you had. 

As young leaders on the Rite of Passage you will have this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to make a pilgrimage to the highly respected mountain glacier that the Inca people honoured by building the temples in Machu Picchu as a form of reverence and acknowledgement. 

We will travel along the high mountain passes and then connect with the beginnings of the jungle climate as we culminate our sacred expedition at the magical and mystical site of Machu Picchu. 


Teen Journey Goes to Peru: A Cultural Exchange for a Great Awakening

June 25 - July 8, 2013

Tour Includes:

  • 12 nights shared accommodation (2 nights Cusco, 3 nights camping, 2 nights Angua Calientes, 2 nights Sacred Valley, 3 nights jungle)
  • All meals during tour
  • Transportation by private coach
  • Train to/from Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu)
  • Entrance fees to Machu Picchu
  • Shuttle bus to/from Machu Picchu
  • Entrance fees to Archaeological Sites and Temples
  • All gratuities for tour services (hotel, transportation, etc.)
  • Fully escorted by Teen Journey leaders and tour guide Jhaimy Alvarez-Acosta

Added Features:

  • Teen Journey Workshops
  • Sharing Circles
  • Transformational Breath Sessions
  • Andean Wisdom Teachings & Techniques for Healing and Transformation
  • Once-in-a-lifetime “Rite of Passage” opportunity
  • Boat trip down the majestic Madre de Dios River to visit the Indigenous Community of Palma Real
  • Traditional Andean Despacho Ceremony – an offering to the Pachamama (Mother Earth)
  • Temaskal Ceremony (sweat lodge) with Andean masters
  • Cleansing Ceremony at Tambomachay, once used for ritual bathing

Tour Does Not Include:

  • Travel Insurance (ask us for a quote)
  • Cost to obtain valid passport
  • Any items of a personal nature such as laundry, drinks, telephone calls, etc. Any items that is not specified as being included.
  • International and domestic airfare. (We will be booking group flights from Vancouver. Call for details)

Tour Price:

    • Double Room: USD $2,700 per person
    • Single Supplement: Please Inquire
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