As a busy professional I recognized many years ago that despite my passion for my work, with my full workload, I needed to regularly take some time to relax, purify, and invigorate my body. The first time I went on a yoga retreat I really discovered that we always make our best decisions when we're relaxed grounded and centered, and this has implications not just on our work but on our lives in general. Whether you're one of many women travelling alone, a couple or a group, a wellness vacation may be just what you need too!

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A trip to Peru will bring you to one of the most energetically charged places on earth. Peru is a growing hotspot for wellness retreats because of the country’s unique ability to offer visitors beautiful landscapes, ayahuasca ceremonies and yoga retreats, all within the same healing center. If you’re in need of spiritual healing, or just a relaxing vacation in the sacred land of the Incas, Peru has it all.

Here are some ideas for your next wellness vacation in Peru:

Wellness Travel in Peru with G Adventures

A little more mainstream (and budget-friendly) then other options, G Adventures offers seven-day journeys through the Sacred Valley, starting and ending in Cusco. The wellness experiences include trying local foods, stand-up paddleboard, yoga session, a hot springs visit and (optional) hiking the Inca Trail. As well a tour of Machu Picchu.


Wellness Peru: Spirit of the Incas 2019 with Abercrombie and Kent

Nothing budget about A&K's luxury wellness-inspired small-group journey. Experience the mystical beauty, harmony and sacred rituals of the Incas on a wellness-inspired cultural journey to Peru. Hike Machu Picchu with a guide, meet a shaman in the Sacred Valley, visit a farmstead, kayak Huaypo Lake and get to know students at an A&K Philanthropy-supported school.


La Luna Del Amazonas

La Luna del Amazonas is a holistic Ayahuasca retreat center located one hour from Iquitos, in the Peruvian Amazon, where you are surrounded by medicinal plants, animals, and virgin rainforest. La Luna is run by two curanderos, Maestro Don Guido Rimachi and Don Benigno Dahua. The center was first opened in 1987 as a clinic serving the local community. In 2015, Don Guido and Don Benigno expanded the village clinic into a full-service ayahuasca healing center with private rooms and other accommodation. They work to preserve ancient Amazonian healing traditions. Come to release stress and absorb peace. This immersion in nature aids the healing process by allowing you to reconnect with your roots and nourish your mind, body, and spirit.

The Source

Source Peru is a luxury ayahuasca center and retreat destination nestled between a breathtaking 100-foot waterfall, a river canyon, and two spectacular mountains. Located just below the clouds at 10,000 feet in the heart of the Sacred Valley, the property is beautifully and creatively landscaped, has an abundance of fruit trees on the grounds, and is surrounded by fragrant eucalyptus groves. Basking beneath the Milky Way and serenaded by sounds of a waterfall, this is a place where nature can heal both body and mind.

True to their origins as a plant medicine retreat center, a practical approach is maintained to the work and explorations in the world of Ayahuasca – the result of merging multiple practices and philosophies.

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Treehouse Lodge

The only all-inclusive treehouse lodge in the Amazon, delivering a once in a lifetime experience. Located in the Peruvian Amazon at the confluence of the serene and protected Yarapa and Cumaceba rivers near the Pacaya Samiria Reserve. You’ll see the rainforest from an entirely new perspective that most visitors never experience... the tree top canopy. You’ll never forget the experience of watching monkeys and birds at eye level as every morning you’ll wake up to a safari of animal life before you even get out of bed. Not to worry, you won’t sacrifice any of the usual comforts found on the ground. Every bungalow is equipped with showers, sinks, toilets, and clean white linens.

With various treehouses all connected by bridges, it is something out of a fairytale.The main lodge was designed with yoga retreats in mind, with large spaces and an upper round balcony. Your personal treehouse bungalow gets you up off the jungle floor and helps you enjoy the airy relief from the heat and humidity. Sure, you’ll get a little extra exercise walking up to your bungalow, but after a meal filled with our delicious food, you’ll welcome it.

Willka T’ika

Willka T'ika's peaceful energy and mystical surroundings are sure to inspire, refresh and revitalize, offering a wonderful connection to Mother Nature, revered by the Quechua as Pachamama. Located in one of the most energetically charged places on earth, the Sacred Valley, Willka T'ika prides itself on serving the spiritual and cultural needs of all guests seeking a genuine mind, body, spirit experience. Nearby ancient Inkan ruins (including Machu Picchu), ceremonial sites, temples and an abundance of cultural activities beckon. For hikers, winding rivers, charming villages and high mountain meadows where herds of llama and alpaca graze await exploration.

An eco-friendly sanctuary for rejuvenation and relaxation, fully-inclusive quality programs include fresh delicious vegetarian meals, authentic Andean rituals with local healers, guided adventures through Incan sites, elaborate vibrant Chakra Gardens for healing relaxation, state-of-the-art sunlit yoga studios for practice, outstanding service from our professional Quechua staff and more.

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Yoga Mandala

Andean tradition is taken seriously here. Wake up each morning at the base of majestic mountains views, right underneath a beautiful waterfall nestled in the Sacred Valley of the Incas with natural luxury at your door step, and begin your day with a yoga session, a grounding meditation or an inspiring native ceremony. They perform elaborate ceremonies and rituals that are part of a system of reciprocity between the material and spiritual world.

The retreat has a yoga and meditation temple with wooden floors and windows from floor to ceiling that allow unobstructed views of the stunning surrounding area.Yoga Mandala can guide you to customize your itinerary to create the ideal experience for your next retreat or private wellness adventure.

Want an unique spa experience? How about a "cocaine massage"?

Coca leaves, the raw material from which cocaine comes, is the star ingredient in the signature Inkaterra Therapy treatment at the Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo hotel’s Unu spa. Along with a detox session in an Andean sauna, the service features a lymphatic drainage massage with coca oil followed by a body mask of coca leaf. Coca leaf contains “alkaloids that activate skin cells, circulation and, in turn, the lymphatic system, helping the body eliminate waste.” To complete the buzz-building experience, your limbs will be slathered with coca cream before you exit the treatment room. I'll take a bump of that please.

Any of these options could provide just the life-altering experience you need. I'd love to help you plan a personalized wellness experience to Peru, or elsewhere. Contact me at to start planning now.

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