WHAT'S INCLUDED

The PermaPeru Immersion Course cost is $1600.
Our 10-day/night adventure includes the following:
  • 10 nights lodging

  • Meals: 10 breakfasts/10 lunches/1 farewell dinner, (vegetarian options available)

    • Includes healthy snacks and filtered water available throughout the work days at Proyecto Ecologico Rijch’ariy

  • All Permaculture, Expressive arts, Ceremonial workshops & Courses

    • All arts materials including a small journal and folder for keeping handouts.
    • All materials needed for hands-on permaculture projects

  • Special guest lectures & workshop facilitators

    • Dr. Justo Mantilla Holguín, biologist and professor with over 20 years of experience specializing in medicinal plants of the Andes​

  • Excursions to community based projects (Textile Weaving Coop, Tierra de los Yachaqs, Manos Unidas School)

  • Excursions to archeological sites (Moray, Pisac, Cusco sites and Machu Picchu)

    • Ticket entrances to archeological sites

  • Transportation from Cusco-Sacred Valley & Sacred Valley-Cusco

    • Including transfers to and from all excursions

  • Train to & from Machu Picchu

  • Professional bi-lingual tour guide for key excursion sites

  • Morning yoga sun salutation classes (Urubamba)

  • Traditional Despacho Ceremony

    • A despacho ceremony offers an opportunity to focus on any areas of your life where you feel you need support or would like to ask for and/or give thanks for blessings by connecting with Pachamama (Mother Earth) and the Apus (mountain guardians). This ceremony is led by a Paqo de Q’ero, a high priest/shaman of the highland Andean community of the Q’eros.

Most days we wake at sunrise to greet the day with a Sun Salutation yoga practice. The retreat is designed to accommodate 10 participants and teamwork is encouraged as we design together, implement projects and most importantly, have fun and immerse ourselves in Peruvian culture. There is also time for rest, reflection and free time to explore the village of Urubamba and other excursion-site cities. Most evenings are reserved to either leisurely go into Urubamba village to dine and/or socialize around the fire.

LODGING

Lodging is included in the cost and is provided for all 10 nights in comfortable shared accommodations at 2 - 3 star locales. If you prefer a private room or would like to coordinate sleeping/bed arrangements with a traveling partner, please indicate on the registration form in order to make necessary arrangements and coordinate any additional fees that may incur.

While in our home-base-hub of Urumbaba, we will be staying at a family owned Proyecto Ecologico Rijch’ariy with peaceful gardens, a fire pit, a shared kitchen.

MEALS

10 breakfasts, 10 lunches and a farewell dinner are included in the cost. Vegetarian options are included (Please indicate on registration form along with any other dietary restrictions.)

Whilst in our home-base-hub of Urubamba, healthy family-style breakfasts and lunches are provided at the Proyecto Ecologico Rijch’ariy along with snacks and refreshments throughout the day while on the land.

  • Although not all the ingredients are from the farm, we use as much as we can of what we’re producing.

  • In order to encourage a hive mentality working together as a unit, we also take part in "chacra chores" ("farm chores") which includes assigning shared breakfast prep and meal clean-up crews.

During excursions to Chinchero, Manos Unidas (Cusco) and Yachaqs highland community of Huayllafara, fully catered menu-style lunches and a box lunch (Day 8) are offered.

Dinners are not included (with exception of the farewell dinner) and participants are encouraged to explore the many affordable dining options in Urubamba village or prepare dinner in the communal kitchen at the Proyecto Ecologico Rijch’ariy from the bountiful products available in the farmers market.

TRAVEL AND LOGISTICS

Arrival:

We will pick you up at a disclosed location in Cusco, mid-morning Tuesday July 2nd. From there, we will travel to the Sacred Valley together via private car and begin our orientation process.

Plan to arrive in Cusco a day before or no later than the morning of Tuesday July 2nd.

Departure: 

After our farewell dinner and overnight lodging in Machu Picchu village on July 11th, the train will take us back to the Sacred Valley the morning of July 12th. From there a private car will transfer travelers to Cusco (arriving approximately 1:30pm). You should plan to fly out of Cusco no earlier than late afternoon the DAY AFTER our end date.

Not Included:
  • International and domestic airfare (including customs fees)

  • A few meals along the way (dinners, with exception of farewell dinner)

  • Travel Insurance (required)

    • All expenses and costs caused by or associated with illness or injury

  • City moto/taxis/combi's during free blocks of time

  • Personal hygiene products such as toothpaste, shampoo, laundry

    • We can assist you to arrange laundry services at a nominal cost

CONTACT US

For other questions and comments email permaperu@gmail.com or find us on Facebook