Yoga Retreat in Machu Picchu Peru

Yoga Retreat in Peru




Embark on an unforgettable Peru yoga retreat, where adventure and cultural exploration await at every turn. Discover the beauty of Peru, from the lush Pisco Vineyards to the dramatic Huacachina Oasis and its Ica Desert dunes, ideal for an exhilarating sandboarding experience. Our unique journey includes a visit to the Ballestas Islands, often hailed as the ‘little Galapagos’ for their diverse marine wildlife. Explore the stunning Paracas Reserve, home to the elegant Andean flamingos. The ancient Incan capital of Cusco, sitting over 11,000 feet above sea level, offers a rich cultural experience, leading you to the awe-inspiring Sacred Valley and the breathtaking Machu Picchu. This Peru travel experience blends adventure with tranquility, making it the perfect escape for those seeking a yoga retreat that goes beyond the traditional.


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10 days and 9 nights of pure adventure, spiritual practice & Nature.

Peru yoga retreat and adventures

This yoga retreat adventure will take you from ocean to mountain. Learn the best kept secrets about Pisco and wine elaboration process, sand board the giant dunes of the Huacachina desert, sail with Humboldt penguins and sea lions and discover Paracas National Reserve. Then, discover the heart of the Inca Empire, the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu! Everyday you’ll have a mix of fun adventures and once in the Sacred Valley, yoga to realign mind, body and soul.

Some sights from our retreat while taking a break from yoga we toured around

Peruvian cuisine is recognized around the world as one of the best in South America. Peru’s amazing cuisine has evolved from both local and immigrant traditions. Foods that were prepared by ancient civilizations are still enjoyed today, while typical Peruvian dishes also benefit from European, African and Asian influences. Peru’s geography yields diverse ingredients: abundant seafood from the coast, tropical fruits from the jungle, and unusual varieties of grains and potatoes from the Andes. We’ll be taking you to some of our favorite restaurants to enjoy some of the most delicious foods in Peru!


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6 nights at our cuba yoga retreat

9 nights in lovely accommodations

Soulful yoga practices as per the itinerary

Breakfast daily

4 Dinners as per itinerary

Pisco tasting

Buggy ride and sand-boarding in the Ica desert

Ballestas Island boat tour (the Galapagos of Peru)

Visit to Paracas National Park

Visit to Pisaq village with guided tour of the archeological site

Visit to Moray archeological site followed by a guided hike to Maras salt terraces

Visit to Ollantaytambo archeological site

Bus transfer to visit the Machu Picchu Citadel

 Visit to Chinchero to learn about Peruvian textiles

Optional hike up to Sun gate on the Inca Trail

Free time to explore the UNESCO city of Cusco

All guided tours & entrance fees

All private land transfers

Flight from Lima to Cusco (one way) with the group


What’s not included :

International airfare, travel and health insurance
Airport transfers
Return flight from Cusco to Lima (this should be coordinated and booked by you depending on your international departure flight out)
All Lunches and 5 dinners (meals are very affordable in Peru!)
Alcoholic beverages
Any extras you plan to pick up along the way



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Arrive on your own to Lima and head to our hotel
Welcome circle with a yoga stretch
Dinner together in Lima (included)


Early drive to the Ica Desert with Pisco tasting along the way
Lunch on your own and free time in the Huacachina Oasis
Buggy ride and sand-boarding in the endless sand dunes of the Ica desert
Group circle and sunset meditation
Head to hotel in Paracas Bay
Delicious dinner together (not included)



Coffee, Tea, Snack
Early morning yoga overlooking Paracas Bay
Ballestas Island boat tour
Visit of Paracas National Park
Lunch on your own in our favorite local seafood restaurant.
Return to Lima for the night
Delicious dinner together (not included)


Early am flights to Cusco (we will book this for you, included)
Head down to a lower elevation to acclimatize in the Sacred Valley
Visit of Pisaq village and guided tour of the archeological site
Lunch in the village (on your own)
Head to our hotel in the Sacred Valley
Sunset yoga
Delicious dinner together (not included)


Coffee, Tea, Snack
Early morning yoga
Visit of Moray Archeological site followed by a guided hike to Maras salt terraces
Lunch overlooking the mountains (on your own)
Free time to relax or get a massage at the lodge
Delicious dinner together (not included)


Coffee, Tea, Snack
Early morning yoga
Visit of Ollantaytambo Archeological site
Lunch on your own
Closing Yoga Circle in the Sacred Valley
Pachamanca Dinner, a traditional meal cooked in an earth oven and blessed by a Paco aka Andean Shaman

DAY Seven :


Early breakfast today
Train to Machu Picchu Town
Free time to explore the town; lunch on your own
Bus transfer to Machu Picchu Citadel
Optional hike up to Sun gate on the Inca Trail
Guided visit of the site
Return to town
Special dinner together (included)

DAY Eight :

Train back to Ollantaytambo
Short drive to Cusco with a visit in Chinchero to learn about Peruvian textiles
Arrive to Cusco and check into the hotel
Group circle/stretch
Delicious dinner together (not included)

DAY Nine :


Coffee, Tea, Snack
Early morning yoga
Free time to explore the UNESCO city of Cusco
Lunch on your own
Closing yoga practice together
Closing dinner together (included)

DAY Ten :

Free time in Cusco
Transfer to airport and return flight to Lima (not included-you book this flight)

*This itinerary is subject to adjustments, changes in times, locations, or activities as the retreat leaders and hosts see fit. Any change will be on par with our standards or an upgrade in services or location making for an even more amazing experience for the group and our guests. Thank you in advance for your flexibility and cooperation if any situation were to arise.

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You will be staying in a variety of lovely hotels in Lima, Cusco, Ica, Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu Town) and in the Sacred Valley.


Day 1 & Day 3 – Lima*


Day 2 – Ica*


Day 4 , 5 & 6- Sacred Valley*


Day 7 – Aguas Calientes*


Day 8 & 9 – Cusco*

*The hotels are subject to availability at the time of booking. If unavailable, similar options will be reserved.
Please book your retreat as early as possible for choice accommodations.


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Shared Double ROOMS

Shared rooms have two beds and one ensuite bathroom.

$5,445usd per person


Private ROOMS

Private rooms have one bed and one ensuite bathroom.

$5,945usd Private room
$5,545usd per person shared bed*


*To share a bed you must provide your own bedmate.


Contact us for more information and to join our exciting Peruvian Yoga Adventure in South America. Spots are limited to only a few so join us now as spaces will fill up fast! Once you sign up, we’ll send you a complete packing list and more information on how to prepare for this exciting yoga retreat adventure in Peru!

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Deposits of $1,000usd are due to secure your space in the retreat.

The balance of your retreat (minus your initial deposit) is due 90 days prior to arrival. All details for this will be emailed to the group three months before the retreat.


Please make your deposit below :

Name of Retreat Participant :


Roommates should book together. If you would like to share a room and do not have a roommate we will provide one for you if possible. If you’d like us to pair you with a roommate for rooms with shared options we require a written consent with your vaccination status and preference regarding roommate’s status to pair you accordingly. We only pair roommates together, not bedmates.

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The balance of your retreat (minus your $1,000usd initial deposit) is due 90 days prior to arrival. All details for this will be emailed to the group three months before the retreat.

You may pay with a credit card via PayPal, a bank wire transfer, Zelle, or deposit a check into our bank account to settle your balance. We also accept Bitcoin. We understand how much fees blow…though some of these options do incur a fee that will be passed on to you. Please see the itemized list below.


PayPal = Pay using your credit card. 5% fee is applied.

Bank Wire = Pay online with a wire. Please add $20usd to your total for wire fee.

Zelle or dropping a check into our Chase account = No charge to pay with this method. Daily limits apply with Zelle.

Bitcoin = Modern payment methods in cryptocurrency. Any transaction fees your wallet requires are applied.

Please let us know your preferred method of payment and we will send you the appropriate information right away.



Cancellations made within 90 days or less of arrival are 100% non refundable. All initial deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable.


The acceptance of a verbal or written confirmation from YOGA & ADVENTURES WORLDWIDE (Y&AWW) constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions listed herein. Participants are responsible to be adequately insured, therefore Traveler’s Insurance is strongly recommended*. Y&AWW and its staff assume no responsibility nor liability for any delay, loss, damage, injury or accident with regards to persons or property which may be caused by fault or negligence of any third party vendor. This includes hotels, transportation providers, and local operators participating in part for our services. Y&AWW shall be held harmless for any expense caused by injury or accident, to any participants as well as any loss or damage of personal items while on our tours. We reserve the right to make any changes to services and itineraries, with or without notice, which may become necessary.

Yoga & Adventures Worldwide, its affiliates, retreat facilitators, hotels, third party vendors, and tour providers, the ownership, or staff, of course, cannot be held responsible for events that are outside of our control. There are no refunds as per our cancellation policies. We highly recommend that all of our guests secure a quality travel insurance that will cover them for ANY event which may cause for a change of travel plans, or for ANY unfortunate event including but of course not limited to:

– Transportation delays, cancellations or changes due to strikes, labor disputes, or lockouts from airlines, boats, ferries or any type of transportation
– Any inconvenience or complication caused by bad weather, storms, and hurricanes : a direct hit, near miss, or significant threat of a hurricane strike
– Government/political actions, events or situations; threats or acts of terrorism, acts of war or declared war.
– Personal health issues or personal situations in general which may affect travel plans
– Any loss, theft or damage of personal items at any stage of your trip
– Any accident causing injury during any stage of your trip
– Travel restrictions or illness associated with COVID-19.

All travelers may join our retreats “at your own risk”, but should continue to take precautions such as wearing masks in public, avoiding crowds, maintaining social distance and washing hands frequently. Any Covid testing will be determined by the countries through which the traveler must pass. All testing requirements are at the travelers expense and are not included in our packages. Please stay up to date with current travel related requirements.

We are not able to refund payments or extend credits due to complications in travel, rescheduling or closings due to Covid-19 therefore we recommend that you cover yourself and your trip at the link below. We also recommend that you consider Trip Cancellation insurance in case of any unforeseen issues. Agents are available online to help with your specific needs.

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In addition to travel insurance, we require that you are covered with medical insurance while on retreat. Please check your health insurance policy regarding treatment outside your home country in the rare case you would need care while away from home. We recommend and use IMG Travel Medical Insurance to cover us around the globe. Please consult with the agent to make sure the plan you choose covers medical care in the country you are visiting. We will ask for proof of medical insurance prior to the retreat.

By submitting payments toward your retreat you accept these Terms and Conditions.

If you have any questions regarding the details of this retreat please feel free to contact us to set up a call or to receive further info via email.

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You will require a valid passport to enter Peru. We recommend that the expiry date is valid for at least 6 months from your date of entry. Residents of Canada, the US and Europe do not require a visa to enter Peru. That being said, entry to any country may be refused even if the required information and travel documents are complete.

Look for flights to the Jorge Chavez International Airport in Lima (airport code LIM). We recommend checking directly with various airlines or with google flights as a great place to start. Costs are generally (+ / – $750) from Canada and (+ / – $650) from the US. From Europe, prices vary. Need advice? We’d be happy to give you recommendations.



Requirements in regards to COVID-19 are changing rapidly. For this reason, we recommend that you do your own research in order to find out exactly what will be needed for you to enter and to travel within the country. Please verify with your airline to see if any documents need to be filled out prior to boarding.

We recommend that you purchase travel insurance, covering your accommodations in case of forced quarantine and medical expenses due to COVID-19 illness. We recommend that this policy guarantees coverage for medical expenses for at least US $50,000 (fifty thousand dollars of the United States of America) Also, if possible, that it offers a minimum coverage of at least US $2,000 for extended lodging expenses due to pandemic illness or trip interruption/cancellation if you were to quarantine.

Your domestic flights are included in your package. There are weight restrictions for the internal domestic flights. Additional weight is subject to extra cost or delay of baggage to the following flight. Once we book your domestic flights, details on the size and weight permitted for your baggage will be sent to you. Please note that these tickets are non-refundable and non-transferrable.

TwinRex (Hepatitis A and B shots) + Tetanus, is recommended but not obligatory for travel to Peru. If you are visiting another “warm” country directly after Peru, you may be required to have the Yellow Fever Vaccine which needs to be administered at least 30 days before exiting the country. Although this could change at any time, two approved COVID-19 vaccines are required OR a negative PCR test result must be presented to enter the country. Check with your doctor for more health related information.



Below is a list of needed and suggested items to bring…

WATER BOTTLE – 32oz minimum recommended. Bottled water in Peru is quite inexpensive and can be bought easily. Make sure to bring a reusable water bottle to refill from your large water bottles purchased and to minimize waste. We do not recommend drinking the tap water in any part of the country. Water is not included in your package.

EXTRA MONEY – Credit cards are accepted in most places in Peru and you can use ATMs to withdraw money in either USD or Soles. Note that if you are shopping in small markets or in small villages, most often only the Peruvian Sol is accepted which is the local currency symbolized by (S/). We recommend bringing 250 USD per person for incidentals. You can exchange this once in Peru in money exchange offices know as “casas de cambio” or official banks. Currency: US cash, small notes in perfect condition preferably. If coming from Europe or Canada, these currencies are also exchangeable but cannot be used in Peru.

SUNSCREEN – The sun is very powerful especially in high altitudes. We recommend bringing SPF 15 or higher.

CLOTHING – Think of an onion which has many layers. You will be going from hot to cold and this often on the same day. Bring mix and match clothing that you can layer. Long trousers like yoga pants, underwear and socks. Bring a good waterproof / windproof jacket. Gloves and a hat are also a good idea to have or you can buy those at the local market. Shorts are not very useful on this trip and unless you plan on swimming at the hot springs in Machu Picchu town (questionable cleanliness) or at the pool in Paracas (a tad chilly for swimming), no bathing suit is required.

NOTE Laundry service is available at the hotels.

HIKING FOOTWEAR – We recommend a multi-sport shoe that is waterproof with good grip and good foot support. Boots are not required as we will not be carrying heavy packs for long distances.

ALL-PURPOSE FOOTWEAR – Bring an extra pair of shoes for evenings out if you want to get out of your daily hiking shoes.

TOILETRIES – Remember that travel samples save on space and weight… here are a few suggested items:
Shampoo, conditioner, soap but most hotels will supply these items.
Toothbrush and toothpaste.
Sunscreen (15 or higher).
Lip Balm with sunscreen and to moisten lips in dryer environments. We recommend Blistex, which is medicated.
Insect repellent (natural or with DEET) which you can buy it in Peru. After Bite, calamine lotion or other anti-itch ointment. Antihistamine tablets but know that there are very little bitting insects on this trip except for when visiting Machu Picchu.
Small first aid kit (pain reliever, band aids, Antiseptic lotion, etc.)
Any prescription medication.
Motion sickness tablets or bracelets. We recommend Ginger Gravols and pressure bracelets if you are prone to getting sick while travelling.
If you are concerned with altitude sickness (see more about this below).

You can bring a rolling suitcase as you will not be carrying your luggage very far. Only in Cusco will you maybe need to walk a short distance with your luggage to get to your hotel due to the narrow roads that do not permit buses to enter. On domestic flights, luggage allowance is restricted to a max. of 50lbs (23kg) per person. Only small carry-ons are allowed as cabin luggage approx. 10lbs (5kg).

Bring a daypack to carry your water, snacks, camera, etc. Also bring a waterproof pouch or large bags to keep things dry. This bag will aslo come in handy on the day you head to Machu Picchu town as your big luggage will be sent to your next hotel in Cusco and only an overnight bag can be brought with you on the train (due to weight and size limitations).

Invest in a small quick dry towel or sarong. Please do not bring any regular towels with you. We will supply you with bath towels at the hotels. This small towel or sarong may come in handy especially in the Ica desert to cover your nose and mouth in the sand dunes.

Bring your yoga mat and any props you like to use during practice as the hotels we stay in will not provide these.

Photographers, bring a spare battery pack. You will be able to charge your batteries overnight but always good to bring spare batteries. You’ll have plenty photos to capture!

Bring individually packed snacks like granola bars, energy bars, nuts and dried fruits. These are also available in our local markets.

A few extra things like sunglasses, camera or cellphone, travel alarm, binoculars, e-books, etc.



WEATHER – The climate on the coast is arid with high temperatures and very little rainfall. The Andes mountains observe a cool-to-cold climate with rainy summers (September to March) and dry winters (April to August) The eastern lowlands present an Equatorial climate with hot weather and rain distributed all year long.

INSECTS – You will be surprised how little insects will bother you in Peru. That said, when visiting Machu Picchu, it is advisable to wear a long sleeved shirt and pants as there are tiny insects known as midges and sandflies. Without even knowing it, they can bite and leave a pretty serious itch. Cover up and bring bug spray here. The weather will be hot.

DRINKING WATER – We recommend bottled water everywhere you visit in Peru. Some hotels will offer filtered water which is safe to drink. Water is not included on this tour which is why we recommend you bring a reusable water bottle so that you can purchase a larger bottle to refill your smaller bottle.

ALCOHOL – Beer, wine and liquor are available everywhere in Peru. We recommend the famous Pisco Sour. In hight altitudes, drinking is not advisable.

ELECTRICITY – Electricity in Peru is 220 volts. If you plug in a 110-volt appliance, prepare yourself for a puff of smoke and a broken piece of equipment. If you want to use a 110-volt appliance in Peru, you’ll need to buy a power adapter. That said, most modern appliances including computers and cell phone chargers are now equipped to deal with 220 volts and most hotels are equipped with adapted plugs in the rooms.

INTERNET ACCESS – You will have access to internet in most hotels in Peru. If you do not bring any devices, our contact email is This email address will be reviewed daily for any emergency messages while you are away.

GRATUITIES – Tips are not included in your package. Most restaurant and bar bills include a 10% gratuity. It’s customary to add a little extra if the service has been more than satisfactory. Most Peruvians only tip one or two Soles at small “mom and pop” restaurants that do not add a tip to the bill. We encourage you to leave the hotel cleaning staff 1 to 2 dollars (3 to 6 soles) per day. We also encourage you to tip our drivers and guides at the end of their service. We’ll have one driver and guide in the Ica area for 2 days and then one driver and one guide in the Sacred Valley for 5 days. Our tour conductor will be with you from start to finish. We recommend giving him or her a tip at the end of your journey. The amount is up to you. All will greatly appreciate your generosity. A good recommendation is to give yourself a budget for your tips and work with that.

If you have concerns about altitude sickness, here is a brief explanation of what it is and how you can prevent it.

Altitude sickness can occur in some people as low as 8,000 feet, but serious symptoms do not usually occur until over 12,000 feet. Even then it is not the height that is important, rather the speed in which you ascended to that altitude.

Acute mountain sickness (AMS) is actually more common in fit young men because they are more likely to attempt a rapid ascent by racing up the mountain like some indestructible super hero! As a general rule, it is far safer (and more enjoyable) to avoid altitude sickness by planning a sensible itinerary that allows for gradual acclimatization to altitude as you ascend, (you can race back down as fast as you like!).

High (Cusco and Machu Picchu)
2,500 to 4,000 metres
8,000 to 13,000 feet

Very High (The Malaga Pass. We won’t be going this high.)
4,000 to 5,500 metres
13,000 to 18,000 feet

Extremely High (Nope not going there either)
over 5,500 metres
over 18,000 feet

It is difficult to determine who may be affected by altitude sickness since there are no specific factors such as age, sexe, or physical condition that correlate with susceptibility. Some people get it and some people don’t because some people are more susceptible than others.

Most people can ascend to 2,500 metres (8,000 feet) with little or no effect. If you have been at that altitude before with no problem, you can probably return to that altitude without problems as long as you are properly acclimatized. If you haven’t been to high altitude before, you should exercise caution when doing so.

Your itinerary has been designed to allow you as much time to acclimatize before heading to Cusco, the highest point in our trip.

The Causes of Altitude Sickness

The percentage of oxygen in the atmosphere at sea level is about 21% and the barometric pressure is around 760 mmHg. As altitude increases, the percentage remains the same but the number of oxygen molecules per breath is reduced. At 3,600 metres (12,000 feet) the barometric pressure is only about 480 mmHg, so there are roughly 40% fewer oxygen molecules per breath so the body must adjust to having less oxygen.

In addition, high altitude and lower air pressure causes fluid to leak from the capillaries in both the lungs and the brain which can lead to fluid build-up. Continuing on to higher altitude without proper acclimatization can lead to the potentially serious, even life-threatening altitude sickness.


The main cause of altitude sickness is going too high too quickly. Given enough time, your body will adapt to the decrease in oxygen at a specific altitude. This process is known as acclimatization and generally takes one to three days at any given altitude, e.g. if you climb to 3,000 metres and spend several days at that altitude, your body will acclimatize to 3,000 metres. If you then climb to 5,000 metres your body has to acclimatize once again.

Several changes take place in the body which enable it to cope with decreased oxygen:

The depth of respiration increases.
The body produces more red blood cells to carry oxygen.
Pressure in pulmonary capillaries is increased, “forcing” blood into parts of the lung which are not normally used when breathing at sea level.
The body produces more of a particular enzyme that causes the release of oxygen from haemoglobin to the body tissues.

Please Note: There is NO substitute for proper acclimatization!!

The symptoms of Mild AMS include:

Nausea & Dizziness
Loss of appetite
Shortness of breath
Disturbed sleep
General feeling of malaise
Symptoms tend to be worse at night and when respiratory drive is decreased. Mild AMS does not interfere with normal activity and symptoms generally subside within two to four days as the body acclimatizes. As long as symptoms are mild, and only a nuisance, ascent can continue at a moderate rate. When hiking, it is essential that you communicate any symptoms of illness immediately to others on your trip.

Prevention of Altitude Sickness

This involves proper acclimatization and the possible use of medications.

Some basic guidelines for the prevention of AMS:-

If possible, don’t fly or drive to high altitude. Start below 3,000 metres (10,000 feet) and walk up. Although we’ll be landing in Cusco, we’ll rapidly descend in the Sacred Valley and will acclimatize here for 3 days before heading to higher elevations in Cusco.
If you do fly or drive, do not overexert yourself or move higher for the first 24 hours.
If symptoms increase, go down, down, down!
Stay properly hydrated. Acclimatization is often accompanied by fluid loss, so you need to drink lots of fluids to remain properly hydrated (at least four to six litres per day). Urine output should be copious and clear to pale yellow.
Take it easy and don’t overexert yourself when you first get up to altitude. But, light activity during the day is better than sleeping because respiration decreases during sleep, exacerbating the symptoms.
Avoid tobacco, alcohol and other depressant drugs including, sleeping pills. These further decrease the respiratory drive during sleep resulting in a worsening of symptoms.
Remember: Acclimatization is inhibited by overexertion, dehydration, and alcohol.

Preventative Medications

Acetazolamide (Diamox): This is the most tried and tested drug for altitude sickness prevention and treatment. This drug does not mask the symptoms but actually treats the problem. It seems to work by increasing the amount of alkali (bicarbonate) excreted in the urine, making the blood more acidic. Acidifying the blood drives the ventilation, which is the cornerstone of acclimatization.

For prevention, 125 to 250mg twice daily starting one or two days before and continuing for three days once the highest altitude is reached, is effective. Blood concentrations of acetazolamide peak between one to four hours after administration of the tablets.

Side effects of acetazolamide include: an uncomfortable tingling of the fingers, toes and face carbonated drinks tasting flat; excessive urination; and rarely, blurring of vision.

Please talk with your family doctor (not so much with a travel clinic where the main objective is to sell you medication). Most of our guests do not take medication for prevention and are perfectly fine. The best thing to do is to take it slow.


As we get closer to your departure time, we will send you additional information such as your internal flight confirmation, directions to your accommodation in Lima and more.

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