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Incan Sweat Lodge Journey

Travel through the Three Worlds of the Inca in an Incan Sweat Lodge.

Incan Sweat Lodge with Doña Julia Incan Sweat Lodge

Incan Sweat Lodge with Doña Julia

In the town of Ollanta, on the grounds of Doña Julia, close to the Temple of The Winds, Ollantaytambo, we will have a three-day sweat lodge in the tradition of the Sacred Ancient Ones of Peru.


Day 1 We fly into Lima, where we will stay overnight, to fly to Cuzco the next morning.
Day 2 We fly to Cuzco, the capital of the Incan Empire. It is said the Incan Empire was built in the shape of a jaguar and that Cuzco is the head of the jaguar. We spend the rest of the day in Cuzco, enjoying the sites, visiting the marketplaces. This gives you a chance to acclimate to the heights.
Day 3 We go to Ollanta, the town where Ollantaytambo, the Temple of The Winds is. Here, we begin our preparation for our Sweat Lodge of the Three Worlds of the Inca. Part of that preparation is working with Doña Julia who has prepared medicine floral baths for us.
Day 4 This is the first day of our Sweat Lodge. The Uhupacha, the Lower World and the domain of Wascarinka, is the first world in which we travel. The Uhupacha is where the shadows of the past are lovingly kept until we are ready to bring them up to the Light for transformation.
Day 5 On this second day of our Sweat Lodge, we travel in the Kaypacha, the Middle World. This is the energetic domain of Pachamama, the earth that we live upon, and the domain of Quetzecoatl. Here we have the opportunity to remove resistance in our everyday life so that we can live freely.
Day 6 On this third and final day of our Sweat Lodge, we go to the Hanaqpacha, the Upper World and the domain of Pachacuti. It is here that we can make the choice to fly or to fall.
Day 7 Today is a day of rest. Once again, Doña Julia's medicine floral baths cleanse us of the rigors of the journeys we have just taken.
Day 8 We return to Cuzco, where we can shop and relax.
Day 9 We have one day in Cuzco to rest before we fly to Lima for the flight back to the States. We go out for a dinner of celebration, giving thanks and delight for the journey we have just undertaken.
Day 10 We return to Lima for our flight back to the States. We stay at Miraflores, where we can store our luggage until we go to the airport. We can go to the marketplace or just simply rest.

Journey Guide: Fran Russo

Through The Eyes of Jaguar: One Woman's Journey Fran Russo of Ayllusuyu is a curandera working in the tradition of the Peruvian shamans. Fran has been given rites of passage through initiation into the ways of the Inca, North Coast, and jungle shamans and is considered to be a bridge for the Ancient Ones of Light. She is committed, as her life's work, to helping and guiding others in finding and following the natural flow of their paths. Working in the ancient traditions for many years, Fran helps others to energetically release and transform self into the power and strength of true self, spinning joy into life. [ Get More Information ]

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The cost for the journey does not include airfare. It does include, but not limited to, all hotel accommodations, all land and water transportation, all guides, porters, some meals, as stated, in hotels, transfers, all entry and excursion fees. Not included: airport arrival and departure taxes, all international and in-Peru air travel, tipping of guides and porters, shamans' ceremonies and their lodging and food expenses which will be divided equally by the number of people in the group and shared by the entire group, any personal expenditure, miscellaneous expenses. The deposit is required to ensure your reservation in this journey and to purchase your airfare; this is for your round-trip international flights as well as the in-Peru flights. Your deposit is in addition to the above price stated for the journey. When the pricing and deposit is set, your deposit must be received quickly. Otherwise, it is likely we will lose the airfare price and the cost will have to go up. Because air travel prices fluctuate quickly, if, by the time, I do book the air travel and the fare is lower than the deposit, the balance goes to the journey cost. Please note that, by sending in your deposit right away, the chances that we will not lose the best airfare prices we can get is better. The journey price, without airfare, is based on the size of the group of people who have registered with deposit; if there are less than four people, the price will increase. Itinerary and accommodations are subject to change depending on weather, festivities, etc... You will receive a packing list and pre-departure information as well as a travel document upon receipt of your registration and deposit. Please be sure that your passport is up to date and, if it is not or you don't have one, I suggest that you get it updated or apply for one now. You will get your visa upon arrival in Lima.