Journey to the Stargates of Peru

April 21 – May 4, 2018

April 21 – April 29: Espiritu Pampa (Vilcabamba), Lost City of the Incas to Machupicchu

Optional extended journey through May 4: Visit Chavin de Huantar and Huaraz

Day 1: April 21th

Arrive in Lima in the morning and connect with flight to Cusco — a sacred center and cosmic entry point to expansion. Reception and transfer to hotel. Time to acclimate and visit Coricancha, the Golden Temple of the Sun.

Overnight at Hotel La Encantada, located in the artisan neighborhood of San Blas with a beautiful view overlooking the city.

Day 2: April 22nd

Travel by car in AM to Ollantaytambo, known for its ancient ruins and pre-Inca grid of cobblestone streets. En route we will visit the ruins of Urco, which have remained well hidden for over 500 years and is the site of Uno Urco, the Water Festival. Healing and connection to the Uccu Pacha (inner world).

Continue to Pumamarca ruins with healings and meditation. Optional 2 hour walk to Ollantaytambo.

Overnight at Tunupa Lodge.

Day 3: April 23rd

Vilcambamba, the Lost City of the Incas | Sacred Center Journey to Peru with Eleanora Amendolara 2018
Vilcambamba, the Lost City of the Incas | Sacred Center Journey to Peru with Eleanora Amendolara 2018

Early departure by car to Espiritu Pampa (Vilcabamba), the Lost City of the Incas. This was the last refuge of the Inca Empire, a hidden treasure that has yet to be heavily impacted by tourism. This sacred place is located in the quiet, well-preserved Cloud Forest.

Overnight at local hostel (lunch and dinner included, prepared by our renowned chef, Armando).

Day 4: April 24th

Full day to explore the mystical site of Vilcabamba. Connect with Pachamama (Mother Earth) and our star ancestors through healings, meditation, and ceremony. Visit and connect with energy of the archaeological sites Vitcos-Rosaspata and Piedra Blanca (the White Rock).

Overnight at local hostel (breakfast, lunch and dinner included).

Day 5: April 25th

Morning meditation and early lunch. Travel 2 hours by car in afternoon to Hidroelectrica, where we will take the train to Aguas Calientes, a bustling colorful town located in the foothills of Machupicchu, named for its natural hot springs.

Overnight at Hotel Presidente.

Day 6: April 26th

Full day exploring the secret Incan city of Machupicchu. Known as a wonder of the world, Machupicchu is a sanctuary of sacred architecture built in alignment with the cosmos.

Spend the evening enjoying the markets and lively nightlife of Aguas Calientes.

Overnight at Hotel Presidente.

Day 7: April 27th

Train ride through jungle vistas back to Ollantaytambo and by car to Cusco. En route, we will stop in Pisac, known for its world famous artisan market.

Overnight at Hotel La Encantada.

Day 8: April 28th

Free day in Cusco. Optional AM exploration of surrounding ruins, including Sacsayhuaman and hidden sites Choqueraq (ancient astronomical observatory) and Inkil Tambo (place of cosmic ancestors).

Overnight at Hotel La Encantada.

Day 9: April 29th

AM free.

PM transfer to the airport for evening flight to Lima and international connecting flights.

Those continuing on to the extension will transfer to a Lima Hostel.

Extended Journey

Day 10: April 30th

AM transfer to bus station and 7 hour bus ride to Huaraz. This city sits more than 3,000 meters above sea level, surrounded by the snow-capped peaks of the Cordillera Blanca range, one of the most impressive mountain ranges in the world and home to Peru’s tallest peak, Huascaron.

Overnight at local hostel.

Day 11: May 1st

AM by car to Chavin de huantar, an archaeological site containing ruins and artifacts constructed by the pre-Incan Chavín people thought to be the earliest and most developed civilization in Peru’s history, pre-dating the Inca by almost 2000 years. Was known to be a large ceremonial center and gathering place for the spiritual elite. In this powerful setting we will connect with the ancient ones through ceremony and meditation.

Overnight at local hostel.

Day 12: May 2nd

Laguna Querococha, HuarazAM travel by car back to Huaraz. En route we will visit the Lagoon of Querococha (13,000 ft), the Tunnel of Cahuish, and Valley of Conchucos.

Overnight at local hostel.

Day 13: May 3rd

AM 7 hour bus ride back to Lima. Time for rest, contemplation and integration.

Overnight in Lima.  

Day 14: May 4th

Free day in Lima. Optional visits to museums, Pachacutec temple, and closing dinner.

PM transfer to airport.

All Transfers
3 star Hotels (breakfast included)
Meals by private chef where indicated above
Private transportation
Private tour guide
Entrance tickets to Machupicchu
All the entrance tickets to sacred sites
Train ticket to Machupicchu

Not Included:
International and domestic airfare
Lunch and dinner
Personal expenses

Price for 9 day Vilcabamba/MachuPicchu (based on double occupancy): $2925

Single room: add $250

With Chavin/Huaraz Extension (14 days): $3655

Single Room: add $375

Space is limited. To reserve your spot, please send a $500 deposit via PayPal, check or credit card by January 1, 2018.

Remaining balance due by March 1, 2018.


All participants must arrive in Lima – Cusco on April 21st.
Eleanora uses LATAM and recommends them highly. Book flights from USA to Cusco and Cusco to USA. There are amazing deals around Thanksgiving. Be on the alert for emails as the holiday approaches.
Please contact Eleanora ( or administrative assistant Natasha ( before booking flights.

Upon registration, you will receive any additional pertinent information via email.

FYI, there are no vaccines necessary for this trip. Visas are free and provided upon entry into Peru.

Your Guides

Eleanora Amendolara: The founder of the Sacred Center and the creator of the Chumpi Illumination healing system, Eleanora has been visiting Peru since the mid-1990s. Her heart was thrown wide open as she traced her way through ancient temples, meditated on mountain tops, and experienced visions at the edges of lagoons.

Simply being in the presence of the Q’ero elders and the indigenous peoples taught her about how to exist in true harmony with all that is. She constantly works to root that sense of harmony at the Sacred Center in Warwick, NY and inspire her students and clients to discover their own connection to Spirit and to the Greater Reality.

Natasha Amendolara: The trip administrator and “go to” person. She is a Creative Arts Therapist who has traveled with Eleanora on six journeys to three of the major sacred mountains including Ausangate, Salkantay, and Hatun Urqi.

Rulianov “Ruli” Ramirez Rios: Our indigenous guide,Ruli was born in Acomayo. Fluent in Quechua, the temples and Apus were his playground as a child. He has been part of Eleanora’s expeditions for over ten years.

Eleanora, Natasha, and Ruli Sacred Center Peru Journey guides | Ausangate
Your guides, from left to right: Natasha, Eleanora, and Ruli.