Travel Logistics

Your participation will not be confirmed until our support team has reviewed and approved your Application Form. PLEASE DO NOT BOOK ANY FLIGHTS until you receive our approval. Chaka-Runa is not responsible and will not be held accountable in any way for any flights and/or travel costs that you may incur before receiving our confirmation on your booking.

Retreat Logistics

 

Each retreat around the world has its own organizer. Once you decide to join us we will give you all the specific details of the location and how to get there. The travel and transportation is not included in the program, both for arrival and departure.

 

What to Bring

Since the retreats are held in many cities around the world the seasons and weathers vary from place to place. Once you book your Chaka-Runa Retreat, you will be given specific information with all the details you need to know, to be at ease during your stay. 

 

We recommend to check the weather of the destination prior to your travels so you can bring suitable clothes. When travelling from abroad, make sure to have a Visa if required and take into consideration the different time zones so you can follow a schedule that will allow you to be at the Retreat location at the right time. 

 

Please take into consideration our recommended list for your travels, which covers the things you will need to ensure your journey is as pleasurable as possible:

 

  • Suitable clothes for the local weather

  • Comfortable and loose ceremony clothes, preferable white

  • Sleeping bag or duvet and pillow for ceremonies

  • Sleeping pad

  • Sneakers / trekking shoes

  • Slippers

  • Toiletries and towel

  • Journal / Notebook and pen for your notes and insights

  • Water bottle (1 liter / no glass)

  • Musical instruments (optional)

  • Power adaptor if necessary

  • Flashlight (with dimmed red light for ceremonies)

  • Prescribed medications (please consult with us) 

  • Passport (valid for at least six months)

  • 2 Photocopies of passport

  • Travel / medical insurance (optional)

 

Sacred Valley Dieta Logistics

 

When flying to Peru you can travel directly to Cusco through Lima, in which case we recommend to consider at least a 3-hour layover in Lima, so you don’t miss your connecting flight due to immigration policies and baggage claim. You can also stay overnight in Lima and depart to Cusco the next morning in which case you will need to arrive a day earlier. 

When arriving in Cusco, we will pick you up at the airport and take you to the Cusco Casa de Campo Hotel, which will be the meeting point for the group. In the same way, the day after the last ceremony of the Dieta we will drop you off at the Cusco airport for your departure. 

On the arrival day at 1 pm our shuttle will take the group from Casa de Campo Cusco Hotel to the Casa de Campo Retreat Center in Urubamba at the Sacred Valley. This is a 1-hour magical drive, where you will be astonished by the sightseeing of the Valley and the Apus. At arrival, and after settling in your room, we will gather and have a nice lunch, and later in the evening dinner will be served. This supper will be your last regular meal before the Dieta begins.

What to Bring

Cusco has nice warm weather in March and April. During the day it is sunny and the average temperature is around 22°C (72°F), while during the night it can drop to 5°C  (41°F). 

The rainy season spans from January to March, with a monthly average rainfall of 150mm. It’s important to take precautions in case of any health preconditions since the altitudes are 2,800 meters in the Sacred Valley, 3,400 meters in Cusco, and 4,800 meters in Q’eros.

 

Please take into consideration our recommended list for your travels, which covers the things you will need to ensure your journey is as pleasurable as possible:

 

  • Comfortable and loose ceremony clothes, preferable white

  • Short sleeves and long sleeves t-shirts 

  • Comfortable, breathable sweatpants, pants and shorts

  • Sunglasses

  • Sun hat / thin scarf / bandana to cover head 

  • Beanie or chullo hat

  • Wool gloves and socks

  • Warm sweater

  • Rain jacket or poncho

  • Windbreaker jacket

  • Flip Flops / crocs

  • Sneakers / trekking shoes

  • Swimsuit and towel

  • Natural mosquito repellent or Eucalyptus oil (no DEET)

  • Natural / Organic Sunscreen (30+ SPF Recommended)

  • Toiletries

  • Journal / Notebook and pen for your notes and insights

  • Book

  • Water bottle (1 liter / no glass)

  • Yoga mat

  • Musical instruments (optional)

  • Photo camera

  • Power adaptor if necessary 

  • Bright Flashlight (with dimmed red light for ceremonies)

  • Prescribed medications (please consult with us) 

  • Passport (valid for at least six months)

  • 2 Photocopies of passport

  • Money belt / passport wallet 

  • Travel / medical insurance

  • Credit card with cash withdrawal option

  • Notify financial institution of travel plan

  • Exchange $500 to Soles at Lima or Cusco Airport for expenses, souvenirs, etc

  • We recommend to reserve free space in your luggage for souvenirs

 

Mandatory extras in case of booking Q’ero Pilgrimage:

  • Light backpack (big luggage stays in Cusco)

  • Warmer jacket and pants

  • Long, thermal underwear 

  • Bright Flashlight (white light)

  • Solar power bank or charged external battery

  • Chapstick 

 

 

Amazon Dieta Logistics

When flying to Peru you can travel directly to Pucallpa through Lima, in which case we recommend to consider at least a 3-hour layover in Lima, so you don’t miss your connecting flight due to immigration policies and baggage claim. You can also stay overnight in Lima and depart to Pucallpa the next morning in which case you will need to arrive a day earlier. 

When arriving in Pucallpa, we will pick you up at the airport and take you to the Mercedes Hotel, which will be the meeting point for the group. In the same way, the day after the last ceremony of the Dieta we will drop you off at the airport in Pucallpa for your departure. 

On the arrival day at 1 pm our shuttle will take the group from the Mercedes Hotel to the Guest House. At arrival, and after settling in your room, we will gather and have a nice lunch, and later in the evening dinner will be served. This supper will be your last regular meal before the Dieta begins.

What to Bring

Pucallpa has very warm and humid weather during January and February. During the day it is sunny and the average temperature is around 30°C (86°F), while during the night it can drop to 20°C (68°F). The rainy season spans from January to May, with a monthly average rainfall of 150mm.

 

Please take into consideration our recommended list for your travels, which covers the things you will need to ensure your journey is as pleasurable as possible:

 

  • Comfortable and loose ceremony clothes, preferable white

  • Short sleeves and long sleeves t-shirts 

  • Comfortable, breathable sweatpants, pants and shorts

  • Sunglasses

  • Sun hat / thin scarf / bandana to cover head 

  • Rain jacket 

  • Flip Flops / crocs

  • Sneakers

  • Swimsuit

  • Towel

  • Natural mosquito repellent or Eucalyptus oil (no DEET)

  • Natural / Organic Sunscreen (30+ SPF Recommended)

  • Toiletries

  • Journal / Notebook and pen for your notes and insights

  • Book

  • Water bottle (1 liter / no glass)

  • Yoga mat

  • Musical instruments (optional)

  • Photo camera

  • Hermetic, waterproof phone case

  • Power adaptor if necessary

  • Solar power bank or charged external battery

  • Bright Flashlight (with dimmed red light for ceremonies)

  • Prescribed medications (please consult with us) 

  • Passport (valid for at least six months)

  • 2 Photocopies of passport

  • Money belt / passport wallet 

  • Travel / medical insurance

  • Credit card with cash withdrawal option

  • Notify financial institution of travel plan

  • Exchange $500 to Soles at Lima Airport or in Pucallpa city for expenses, or souvenirs

  • We recommend to reserve free space in your luggage for souvenirs