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Itinerary for the 2017 Peru Journey
October 24-November 3, 2017
Q'ero
Tuesday, Oct 24:  Arrive Cusco and settle into accommodations. We meet Carla Woody at our lodging for the opening circle at 4 PM to frame the intent of our journey. Continue at group dinner getting to know each other. Overnight Cusco.
Wednesday,
Oct 25:
 We enter the world of Andean mysticism at a private temple near Cusco with Doña Vilma Pinedo as our guide. She introduces us to the teachings, divination and ceremonies of the Andes. Free time after a late lunch to meditate in the garden, explore a sacred site nearby or optional coca reading. Overnight Cusco. Breakfast and lunch included.
Thursday, Oct 26:  An hours' drive outside Cusco brings us to more teachings with Doña Vilma at a site informed by traditional usage for centuries. Late afternoon through evening we have an audience with a well-known Altomisayoq (designation for the highest level of priest-mystic in the Andean Way) and touch the invisible world. Overnight Cusco. Breakfast included.
Friday, Oct 27:  In the morning there is free time to explore the streets of Cusco. Early afternoon we gather at a sacred site outside Cusco where we meet Q'ero paq'os for community and despacho ceremony framing further travels. Overnight Cusco. Breakfast and lunch included.
Saturday, Oct 28:  We leave Cusco early morning to begin an 8-hour journey where we climb to the highest point of the Manu Biosphere and then descend into the Cloud Forest. We spend our first night in a rustic lodge, a transition to the Manu rainforest where protected wildlife and over 1000 species of birds live. Overnight Manu Cloud Forest. All meals included.
Sunday, Oct 29:   Our travels take us into the tropical lowlands to the small village of Atalaya to board our boat for a 2-hour ride on the Alto Madre de Dios River to a point deep into the jungle, with magnificent views of the Andes along the way. We come to rest at the foot of the Pantiacolla Mountain Range, where the Andes and the lowland tropical rainforest meet and we have a good chance to see birds and plants from both zones. For the next four nights we stay in this beautiful site, in a comfortable lodge with surrounding trails and optional nature exploration. Here we meet respected Elder Don Alberto Manqueriapa who carries the rainforest in his soul. Overnight Manu. All meals included.
Monday, Oct 30:  Over the next two days, we open ourselves in earnest to the mysticism of the rainforest, engaging in ceremony with Don Alberto, the voices of the trees, plants, birds, monkeys, and encounters with spirits, for what they have to show us. Overnight Manu. All meals included.
Tuesday, Oct 31:  Don Alberto continues the ritual teachings of his people. Inasmuch as this is a time of new learning, it's also a space for integrating the initiation journey we have been on — in a natural place so alive with growth and sound that we find our own still point within it. Overnight Manu. All meals included.
Wednesday,
Nov 1:
 Jungle walks and other opportunities to view wildlife are the fare this morning. In the afternoon we sit in circle with Q'ero Wisdom Keepers, a chance for dialogue and final despacho ceremony for integration. We hold witness to each other and ground our learnings in this rainforest place. Overnight Manu. All meals included.
Thursday, Nov 2:  At dawn we board the boat to return to Atlaya, and then continue on by bus ascending back into civilization, preparing for re-entry and home. We arrive in Cusco in the evening. Overnight Cusco. Breakfast and lunch included.
Friday, Nov 3:  Free time to rest, reflect on the journey and further discover Cusco on your own. We end this day with a late afternoon closing circle and farewell dinner. Breakfast included.
Saturday, Nov 4:  Fly to Lima and journey home. Breakfast included at lodging.
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