Finding Your Way in the Second Half of Life with Carol Anderson, Ph.D
- Accommodations in 4 Locations
- Private Transportation for Duration
- 10 Days in Country
- Fully Outfitted 2 Day Hike to Machu Picchu
- Optional Huayna Picchu Hike at Machu Picchu
- Patacancha Valley Textile Tour
- Abra Malaga Bicycle Tour
- Select Meals (9 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 6 Dinners)
- Full Time Guide
Pace 2 – Few destinations, average time in each location: 4-5 days
Activity Rating 3 – Activities of mild-moderate intensity, average level of fitness required
Captivating History, Transcendent Beauty
From Carol Anderson:
Access the wisdom, peace, and truth within you as the vivid culture and stunning terrain of the storied Sacred Valley come to life. Summit the Inca Empire at dawn for one of the most stunning vistas on Earth, immerse yourself in rich South American culture, cycle beside ancient ruins, and explore the vibrant textile and folk art that blend the many cultures of Peru into an unforgettable tapestry. See into your deepest self as you experience a history and present unlike your own, and discover that which you overlook in your daily life, unmasked by an existence profoundly different from the familiar. Touch a culture and life that brings clarity to your own, and find the sacred, wise and knowing you.
- $2,399 USD
- Reserve Seat: $299!
Available Departure Date Range
- May – July
- 10 Days (+1) in Country
Participation in each of the activities on your adventure is based on our “Challenge by Choice” philosophy, meaning no previous experience is needed to participate, but you are welcome to swap out any activity with another of your choosing, or decline to participate in an activity at any moment. Our goal is to ensure your trip is filled with safe activities that pique your interest and cater to your enjoyment. Contact us for more details on activity options.
2 Day Hike to Machu Picchu
An expert Quechuan guide and trusted friend of Thrive Adventures with years of experience on the trail leads our guests on this historic, abridged pilgrimage of the Inca.
Optional Hike to Huayna Picchu
Brave the heights of this rugged trail for an aerial view of the condor shape of Machu Picchu and a glimpse of the high priests’ residence.
Aguas Calientes Hot Springs
After a successful summit of Machu PIcchu, ease your muscles in the natural hot springs that lend this town its moniker.
Scenic Ruin Biking
Caravan to the top of Abra Malaga mountain pass, then descend on a well-maintained paved road or rugged biking trails past remote farms and Inca ruins, all in full view of the breathtaking Urubamba Valley.
Patacancha Valley Textile Tour
Experience the Patacancha Valley where a multi-generational team of Peruvian women reveal the secrets of the gorgeous textiles they’ve create by hand for centuries.
Recommended Optional Activities
Our adventures are purposefully created to include destinations with a variety of both active and leisurely activities, and we welcome your preferences and ideas. Please contact us to discuss opportunities you find most intriguing.
Fortress at Ollantaytambo
Tread the same grand stone steps the Inca climbed to keep watch over the Urubamba Valley, and develop your own theory as to how they moved massive, perfectly carved stones to the heights. View the grain houses, rock quarry, wall sconces, and lookout towers that were part of daily life in a faraway time.
Moray Ruin & Natural Salt Mine Tour
Explore a stunning, remote masterpiece carved into the Peruvian hillside, then mountain bike or caravan for a tour of a natural salt mine where Peruvian families still harvest this commodity in the fashion of their ancestors.
Learn to Paint
Local artisan friends of Thrive Adventures host a special class in their family-owned gallery, explaining their unique traditional styles and the rich symbolism of their culture.
Sacred Valley Horseback Tour
top a steady and experienced steed, ride to the heights for incredible views and photo opportunities of the Sacred Valley, and visit secluded archaeological sites distinct from the typical attractions.
Hike to Las Cataratas de Mandor
Follow a smooth, flat path that parallels the train tracks leading out of Aguas Calientes, traces the Rio Urubamba, and leads through the cloud forest to a stunning waterfall.
Wednesday is Market Day in Urubamba, when local farmers and artisans gather to buy and sell goods and livestock. Visit this unique area for an essential Peruvian cultural experience and authentic souvenirs.