The J.O.Y. Codes Journey – Magical Bolivia 2021

J.O.Y. Codes Magical Bolivia
the “Journey Of YOU”

April 11 – 22, 2021

12 Days, 11 Nights

Sorata * Lake Titicaca * Copacabana * Tiwanaku * PumaPunku * LaPaz

Explore a deeper level of WHO you really are as Pachamama holds loving space for you in one of her most sacred lands on our dear planet. Take this SoulJourn deep into yourself… with a very small group of 6 Soul Si-Stars as each of you spends time connecting with Pachamama,  guided and supported by your American spiritual group leader as well as local Aymara guides.

I (Adele Good) have been called to Bolivia on three separate occasions and could not deny the importance of following this guidance.  Each trip was very special… sacred in my connection to Pachamama in different ways and each has contributed significantly to my spiritual growth and relationship to Mother Earth.

I have done everything we will do in this Bolivian J.O.Y. Codes Journey at least once and sought out the nicest places and people to work with that I could find.  Bolivia, especially most of the Bolivia we will explore, is not touristy… not yet!  This allows us as visitors to see the beautiful local Aymara people, as the women especially still wear their traditional costumes as part of who they are, and have not been highly influenced by the ‘outside’ world.  Yes they carry cell phones, although most are not smart phones, and they live a fairly simple life… a very hard life, yet most seem deeply happy and certainly honor their connection to Pachamama.

The time we will spend in Sorata and Lake Titicaca will be very magical.  I spent a month in each last May-June, living on the Isla del Luna (Moon Island) on Lake Titicaca for a full moon cycle. I doubt any other American lady has done this as I was quite an anomaly living among the beautiful families, most of who were born on this island and stayed as protectors.  I can’t wait to return with friends as Viviana and Roberto (my Aymara hosts for the month I lived there) are such beautiful people and I can’t wait to show them off!  I spent June 2019 in the mountains of Sorata, knowing I had been called to bring groups of ladies here in the future and searching for a place at a lower altitude to adjust and spend time with Pachamama.  This is where we will hold a sacred retreat, spending 3 days with Justo, an Aymara Chamakani, a person who sees the vibrations of the spirit in man. You will have the opportunity to work with Justo individually if you choose, as well as his wife, Swedish Lina, who practices the Rosen method, which she learned from Marion Rosen, a massage for body and soul. These treatments will compliment the J.O.Y. Codes work we will be doing.

After our time in the mountains and on the island, we will explore the fun town of Copacabana, home of a famous Black Madonna and surrounded by ‘Inca’ ruins.  From there we will visit the famous Tiwanaku and PumaPunku, then end up in LaPaz for a few days, hiking the most magical place I have explored, where I got so many messages from Pachamama, that the explanations are still coming to me. 

This trip involves a lot of gentle hiking, nothing extreme, although the hour plus up to Lake Chillata has a few steep areas, and we will have 2 guides with us to hold our hand at these short passageways (not scary, just steep for a few steps).  I am 63 and have not been in a gym in years, so as long as you can walk on slopes and some stairs, you should be able to handle all of the walks.  We will take them slowly, which is safer and gives us a chance to absorb the unique energy, sounds and spirit of the land.

This is a very off the tourist path SoulJourn, and I am very blessed to have been totally guided to share it with a small group of ladies.  Please look over the itinerary, and if it is in alignment with where you are in your spiritual journey, let’s talk to see if this might support your next steps!

Magical Mountains of Sorata with snow covered Illampu overlooking the valley

Day 1 – April 11 – Sunday – Arrival in LaPaz, Bolivia – Night in Sorata

Upon arrival in LaPaz, you will meet our beautiful group of Soul Sisters to be driven a few hours on a magical path to our quaint eco-lodge resort near Sorata, a small a warm-weather colonial town with magnificent views in the Bolivian Andes, northwest of the city of La Paz and east of Lake Titicaca.

One of the Altai Oasis garden cottages near the stream where we will spend the first 5 nights of our magical journey.

We will check into our garden rooms at Altai Oasis Eco-Lodge, a simple yet lovely resort property in a valley outside of the town of Sorata.

Mountain stream runs through the Altai Oasis property.

This afternoon we will spend quietly sitting by the serene mountain stream

Garden pool for a bit of R&R as we relax in nature.

or take a dip in the pools while relaxing as we connect with Pachamama, get acquainted with each other and drink local tea to help easily adjust to the higher altitude. 

Altai Oasis living area and restaurant.. warm, cozy and comfortable.

Welcome Dinner at our resort restaurant, rated “Best Vegetarian Food in South America”.

Day 2 – April 12 – Monday – Sorata

Spend the day with our Aymara Guide, Justo and his lovely wife, Lina, who will host us for a traditional Bolivian lunch at their home in Tutuacaja, an indigenous community “between the wild river and a highest viewpoint.”

View of Sorata from Justo and Lina’s home in the Aymara community of Tutuacaja

This is a perfect site to begin our journey, where we will have a fabulous view of the highly revered Glacier Illampu, the fourth highest mountain in Bolivia.  Illampu in native Aymara language mean “Strong” and this mountain peak is considered the “Guardian of Transition.”  

Justo and Lina’s hillside home where we will have our first Aymara Cosmology Ceremony

Justo will guide a traditional Aymara Cosmology Ceremony, a Pachamama Offering Ritual to give thanks to Mother Earth, as we honor “Kay Pacha” – the “present” – this world or the conscious part of the mind.

Day 3 – April 13 – Tuesday – Sorata

We will spend today learning more of the J.O.Y. Codes – the Journey Of You and relaxing in the sacred gardens of our mountain resort. 

Illampu overlooking the valley

For lunch, we will walk up the dirt road to Cafe Illampu, where we can sit outside, enjoy lunch and have another phenomenal view of the majestic snow capped Illampu. The cafe owner, Stefan, is an Austrian baker who came to Bolivia decades ago and after visiting Sorata, made it his home.  You will have time, if you choose to have a massage or special treatment before dinner at our lovely resort restaurant. 

Day 4 – April 14 – Wednesday – Sorata and San Pedro Caves

San Pedro Caves with underground blue lake

Today Justo and Lina will take us to the San Pedro Caves, a nearby underground lake surrounded by a magnificent cave system.  Justo will share ancient knowledge of Pachamama on land and water as we move across this underground blue lake in small boats or walk across underground bridges. We will continue to acknowledge Pachamama and in today’s ceremony will honor  “Ukhu Pacha” – the “past” – the underworld or unconscious part of the mind. 

Majestic views from the Sorata Observation Deck high in the mountains.

We will then drive up into the mountains to an observation deck, where we will have magnificent views of Sorata and the surrounding area.

Charming colonial village of Sorata, surrounded by the Andes

Our driver will take us to the quaint colonial town of Sorata to have lunch in a delicious “Mexican” sidewalk cafe. 

I met this charming Aymara lady walking in the Sorata valley.
beautiful valley river between the village of Sorata and our hotel

After wandering around this colorful little village, you might choose to hike down the mountain valley to our resort, crossing a unique foot bridge in a quiet magical area of the valley or take a taxi.

This afternoon we will continue on with our J.O.Y. Codes, then spend some time in solitude enjoying the sounds of listening to the birds and stream near our garden rooms, embracing our relationship to Pachamama. 

Day 5 – April 15 – Thursday – Sorata

Chuchu Jahuira River, full of very special rocks.

We will continue to discuss the J.O.Y. Codes, walk to the nearby Chuchu Jahuira River, where we can explore some shallow caves and hunt for special river rocks as well as connecting the “Journey Of You” with Pachamama.  This will be a quiet day, allowing time for reflection and inner growth.  We will have a delicious lunch at our hotel and if you choose, you can have a massage or special treatment this afternoon before dinner.  

Day 6 – April 16 – Friday – Sorata and Lake Chillata 

Aymara farmers working in their gardens.

This morning we will drive for about an hour, up into the mountains towards the snow covered Illampu.  Our drive will take us on a journey rarely seen by tourists, through local colorful Aymara community farms and landscapes, where the ancient indigenous Aymara have protected this land for thousands of years. We will drive as far up this path as possible, then leave our vehicle and walk up to the green Lake Chillata. This is a moderate hike on a mountain path, so we will take it very slowly, in silence to appreciate the unimaginable beauty all around us.

Lake Chillata, high in the mountains yet only an hour hike after driving up the mountains. Adele saw condors here in June 2019.

The breathtaking magical lake, reflecting Illampu, is well worth the journey and the expectation of seeing condors in their natural habitat makes it a blessed experience. 

Justo will lead our final Aymara Cosmology ceremony lakeside as we honor “Hanan Pacha” – the “future” – the world above or intuitive part of the mind. We will have a picnic, spend time basking under the sun, hopefully watching the condors and for those who choose, time to walk around the small lake and explore ancient terraces and ruins hidden nearby. 

We will return to our mountain resort in time to relax and have our final dinner in Sorata.

Day 7 – April 17 – Saturday – Sorata * Isla del Luna on Lake Titicaca

Fresh spices sold at the open Sorata Market

Today we will have a chance to experience local spices, handicrafts and produce as we visit the colorful Sorata Saturday market on our way out of town.

Viviana at our ‘hotel’ dock with the boat we will explore some of Lake Titicaca from. Isla del Sol is in the distance.

We will drive towards Lake Titicaca, where our Island of the Moon host, Roberto, an Aymara man who was raised on Lake Titicaca, will pick us up for a private boat ride to the Inca ruins on the Isla de la Luna (Moon Island), the second largest island on the lake.

Tupac Yupanqui Temple – the ‘House of the Chosen Virgins of the Sun,’

It is said that during the time of the Inca, Tupac Yupanqui Temple, an ornate building, the ‘House of the Chosen Virgins of the Sun,’ was built to house chosen women who lived a nun-like lifestyle.  We will visit these unique ruins which have a fabulous view of snow capped Illampu Mountain across the lake.

Aymara community of 25 families who live on the Isla del Luna.

Our captain and host will then continue our Titicaca boat ride, passing the local waterfront Aymara community, as we ride to the other side of the Isla del Luna to our home for the night. 

One of the simple rooms at our Isla del Luna ‘hotel’

We will stay in very basic rooms, on an island where most of the 25 local Aymara families haul all of their water from the lake up to their homes, wash their laundry in the lake and do not have indoor plumbing.  Fortunately, our humble rooms do have private bathrooms that function.

Unique stone found on the beach near the hotel.

There will be time to wander the beachfront, looking for special stones among the unique rocks which have surfaced over thousands of years in this very special body of water, the highest navigational lake in the Southern Hemisphere, which is known for much unexplained activity.

Our beautiful Aymara hosts, Viviana and Roberto

We will enJOY a fabulous traditional dinner of soup, rice and vegetables including fresh caught trout if you’d like, cooked by Roberto’s beautiful wife, Viviana. 

Llamas, sheep and shepherd down the cliff from where we will spend our Isla del Luna experience

might catch one of the local shepherds taking his little flock home for the night.

Magical sunset behind the Isla del Sol (untouched photo taken with my iPhone)

We will watch a magical sunset over the Isla del Sol and go to bed early, before it gets chilly. 

Day 8 – April 18 Sunday – Isla del Luna * Isla del Sol * Copacabana

Terraces on Isla del Sol (Sun Island)

We will leave our magical place on the Isla del Luna for a short boat ride to the Isla del Sol (Sun Island) where we will visit some of the ruins and have a delicious lunch on the hills overlooking the Isla del Luna. 

Copacabana on Lake Titicaca

Our host, Roberto, will then take us across the lake to Copacabana, a fun lake side village with many cute shops, a local market and small streets to explore.

Hotel La Cupula – considered the nicest place to stay and eat in Copacabana

We will relax for the rest of the day in the fun artistic upscale Hotel de Cupula, overlooking Lake Titicaca and the village of Copacabana. We will have a delicious dinner in the hotel restaurant.

Day 9 – April 19 – Monday – Copacabana on Lake Titicaca

Copacabana village with it’s interesting hills and landscape.

We will spend today exploring some of the interesting hills and “Inca” sites around this part of Lake Titicaca. 

Black Madonna in the Basilica of Our Lady of Copacabana

During our visit to this part of the lake, we will see the famous Black Madonna in the Basilica of Our Lady of Copacabana. Her shine is adjacent to a massive collection of other Black Madonnas. It is very rare to see so many from all over the world displayed in one place. Lunch and dinner will be in one of the many fun restaurants in Copacabana.

Day 10 – April 20 – Tuesday – Copacabana * Tiwanaku * LazPaz

Today we will leave Copacabana for a beautiful drive along the lake as we head towards the famous Tiwanaku and PumaPunku.

Tiwanaku Gate of the Sun

Tiwanaku, a large “Inca” complex, is famous for the Gate of the Sun, a huge monolith with mysterious inscriptions and carvings that decorate the gate. These are believed to possess astronomical and/or astrological significance and may have served a calendrical purpose.

PumaPunku famous laser cut stone formations.

PumaPunku might have been viewed as the center of the Andean world, attracting pilgrims from far away to marvel in its beauty. These structures transformed the local landscape; PumaPunku was purposely integrated with Illimani mountain, a sacred peak that the Tiwanaku possibly believed to be home to the spirits of their dead. This area was believed to have existed between Heaven and Earth.

We will have lunch and a full day as we drive to LaPaz to check into our hotel where we will enjoy a nice dinner.

Day 11 – April 21 – Wednesday – LaPaz

Valley of the Moon unique rock formations

We begin our day exploring the majestic Valle de la Luna (Valley of the Moon) as we walk along this unexplained area of LaPaz which is said to have a similar surface to the Moon.

Valley of Animas near La Paz, ancient sacred site.

Afterwards we’ll take a long, but easy walk in the Valle de Animas (Valley of Souls) to witness Bolivia’s needle-like rock formations. The spires resemble petrified souls, which is how the area got its name. We will picnic along the way and finish our day in LaPaz, visiting the intriguing Mercado de Las Brujas (Witches Market), where traditional remedies and exotic herbs are sold. We will have our final Farewell Dinner in the city before returning to our hotel.

Day 12 – April 22 – Thursday – Departure from LaPaz

Today we say our farewells as each of our Soul Si-stars leave to return home or continue travels feeling blessed with the pure spiritual energy of our transformational Bolivian journey-of-a-lifetime.

Program Includes:

  • 11 nights shared accommodations (6 at Eco-lodge in Sorata, 1 on Isla del Luna on Lake Titicaca, 2 in Copacabana and 2 in LaPaz)
  • Land and Boat transportation from LaPaz Airport on April 11, inclusive of returning to LaPaz Airport on April 22.
  • All group meals – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner from arrival to departure
  • Aymara Shaman guide for 3 days of Pachamama Ceremonies as well as local guides for tours of most ruin and hikes
  • All fees and visits to ruins, caves and local markets
  • Everything in the Itinerary as noted

Not Included:

  • Flights in and out of LaPaz, Bolivia (El Alto International Airport, LPB Airport)
  • Separate airport transfers and hotel bookings
  • Tips, sundries and bottled beverages, laundry and spa services. (Tip suggested $70 – $100 for resort staff, Shaman and professional local tour guides). 

The J.O.Y. Codes

The concept of The J.O.Y. Codes – Journey Of YOU is a process which addresses the Mind – Body – Spirit – Heart – Community Connection. This is a system to simplify living a JOYful life… to discover who you are, how you show up in this world and what truly brings you JOY!

The overall big mission of The J.O.Y. Codes is to support the residents of Mother Earth as we shift into a higher vibration.  This may sound like an insurmountable goal, although since we are all connected, it makes sense that each one of us plays a part in enhancing ourselves to support this big picture.  By doing so, as we increase our positive energy, we naturally help others raise theirs.

The five aspects of The J.O.Y. Codes have been designed to create inner harmony and peace, using specific concepts to enhance the Mind – Body – Spirit – Heart – Community Connection.  These Codes, some of which Mother Earth gifts us with directly, include concrete tools which:

  • raise us into a higher vibration as we gain confidence in our ability to create our full reality
  • teach us how to access our inner wisdom as we learn how to ask for inner guidance and how to move forward with what we discover 
  • give us the confidence of making decisions for our greatest good, in which the outcome is a deeper connection to our higher self and self love 
  • help us use words more effectively and be more conscious of our mindset
  • tap into knowing our passions with a wonderful process to delve into what really brings us JOY and how to incorporate that into our daily lives
  • connect us more directly to Spirit 
  • open our hearts to give and receive JOY as we connect with like minded life travelers
  • keep that channel open as we delve into living a lifestyle of JOY

Let’s let our inner J.O.Y. get stronger to support others on their journey… helping all of us.. on all continents, in all walks of life.

Adele in June 2019 at Chuchu Jahuira River.

ABOUT YOUR FACILITATOR

Adele Good is an adventurous traveler who spent much of her life time exploring sacred sites all over the world. Her mission is to help connect cultures around the planet while sharing the mysteries of ancient civilizations. 

As a successful business owner for almost 40 years, she has facilitated workshops and seminars since 1996 which evolved into personal development, self-discovery programs to support clients in a multitude of ways, including health and inner growth.  

After naturally reversing several life threatening diseases, Adele created a healthy lifestyle which supports her travel and mission as a Professional Speaker, Coach, Author, Certified Passion Test Facilitator and Energy Healing Practitioner. 

She left the US in July 2014 to live in Bosnia while excavating the largest pyramids on Earth and extensively explore sacred sites in Europe, then moved to South America to live in Peru and Brazil while continuing the discovery of our ancient planet.  Since then, she has lived in South Africa and Thailand which allowed her to investigate the surrounding sacred lands of Cambodia, Borneo, Malaysia, Indonesia, The Philippines and Singapore, then returned to live again in Bosnia, Brazil, Bolivia and Peru, while planning sacred J.O.Y. Code Journeys to each of these ancient culturally rich countries.

Adele designed The J.O.Y. Codes Journey – the Journey Of You, using the skills she learned and deep wisdom she accessed as she created her own JOYful life.  The J.O.Y. Codes are a culmination of her own personal work and the seminars she has held for clients on five continents. She has created a blessed life of living her passions which include travel, discovering ancient sites and sharing her gifts of J.O.Y. along the way. The J.O.Y. Codes Journeys will be held in various sacred places around the world, with time for exploration of the inner-self as well as surrounding ancient sites. 

DEGREE OF DIFFICULTY

Bolivia is naturally mountainous and although some stairs are uneven and do not have handrails, you will be able to travel at your own pace. If you have serious hip or leg conditions and can not walk long distances comfortably, this journey is probably not for you. You would be able to do most of the Sorata retreat experiences, yet some of the other day activities, such as hiking to Lake Chillata and the Valley of Animas, could be very challenging and not pleasant. If you chose to join us, you would want to skip these sites or only do the easy paths. Most of the places we will go are rated Easy to Moderate… and your guides will work with you to assure your safety and comfort.

Our Hotels Along the Way

Altai Oasis Eco-Lodge in the valley below Sorata.

Sorata – Altai Oasis Eco-lodge Resort

Casual family run resort in the beautiful valley of Sorata, located in the Royal Range of the Bolivian Andes. There is a main lodge with cozy cabins, outdoor pool, beautiful grounds and restaurant with a terrace.

The valley of Sorata is a lovely colonial looking town with steep stairways and maze of narrow cobbled streets. Perched on a hillside with an elevation of 8,612 feet, Sorata lays in a valley beneath the towering snow covered peaks of Illampu and Ancohuma.

Tourists aren’t the only ones enchanted with Sorata. Bolivian writer Emeterio Villamil de Rada was so inspired by the beautiful greenery and clear rivers that he used Sorata as the setting for the Garden Eden in La Lengua de Adan (Adam’s Tongue).  He described Aymara as the language of Adam, and Cerro Illampu was the true Mount Olympus.

In colonial times, Sorata provided a link to the gold mines and rubber plantations of the Alto Beni and as a gateway to the Amazon basin.

In 1997 the Resnikowski family opened the Altai restaurant in the main plaza of Sorata, and at the same time opened Altai Oasis Coffee Shop, just a short walk outside of Sorata. After the apogee with the restaurant in the main plaza of Sorata, they decided to move to the outside of town, where they began to establish Altai Oasis Eco-Lodge.  This hotel has now developed into a comfortable and welcoming place where the best service and hospitality of Sorata is experienced. Their truly amazing cuisine is inspired by home cooking, often using produce from the fertile land of the property. The small restaurant has charm of a fine dining restaurant with views of towering massive Illampu.

We will enJOY wholesome vegetarian meals while at Altai Oasis, although if you prefer a different menu, that can be arranged, as well as vegan and adjustments for allergies.

On the J.O.Y. Codes Journey we will all have charming rooms with private bathrooms, accompanied by the murmur of the Challazuyo River, surrounded by the beautiful gardens.

TIME ZONE, SEASONAL WEATHER & ALTITUDE

Bolivian time in April is the same as the US Eastern Standard Zone, making the transition for Americans easy.

The country lies in the Southern Hemisphere, which means the weather is opposite of visitors from the Northern Hemisphere. 

April is an excellent month for an Andean adventure, before the tourist season begins! The weather in Sorata and Lake Titicaca is generally mild and pleasant with daytime temperatures averaging in the 50s°F, while night time low temperatures average in the 40s°F. Daytime temperatures in the city of La Paz are much colder, usually in the mid 50s°F in April, falling to the 30s°F at night. 

We will spend most of our journey in Sorata and on Lake Titicaca, where the nights are chilly yet the days are often sunny and warm. It is important to layer clothing, with a tank, light weight long sleeve top and sweater or jacket for the nights.  There are normally 6 hours of bright sunshine each day in Bolivia in April, so half the day is sunny and bright and feels much warmer than seen on the thermometer. We will be in Bolivia at the end of the rainy season… so bring a raincoat, just in case.  March through May (the Andean fall months) are generally sunny and the mountains and fields are beautifully green.

Be prepared for relatively high elevations above sea-level: in Sorata we will be at an elevation of 8,612 feet, on Lake Titicaca and La Paz at about 12,000 feet.  We are intentionally starting our journey with six days in Sorata to acclimate to the higher elevation and spending the first day resting as we hydrate with local tea will significantly assist climatizing.  Adele will share easy natural ways to prepare for this high altitude before you leave home as well as once you arrive in Bolivia.  Please discuss any concerns with her as there are many healthy options to consider which will make your whole journey in the Andes safe and wonderful! 

PASSPORT REQUIREMENTS

You must have a valid passport to travel to Bolivia. Please check your passport expiration date and make sure it is valid for at least 6 months after the end date of your retreat, and has at least 6 blank pages. 

A Visa is NOT required for US Citizens visiting Bolivia. (This changed in December 2019, making it much easier to enter the borders.)

Yellow Fever Vaccination is required for visiting Bolivia. (although Adele has entered Bolivia 3 times without this, just explaining she does not believe in it due to religious reasons, and has never been detained or denied access.) We will not be in the jungle, so use your discretion regarding having this vaccine. 

PACKAGE PRICE 

April 11 – 22, 2021
Limited to 6 Goddess (yes, Ladies Only)

12 Days, 11 Nights

Shared Occupancy 
$3,111
If booked before October 31, 2020, save $222

Deposit of $888 
before October confirms Early Booking Discount

Non-refundable, non-transferable deposit confirms your space

After October 31, 2020
$3,333

Registration and final, full payment deadline:

February 1, 2021

Single Occupancy rooms are available for a surcharge of $444 per Person.

You may use Paypal (account Adele@AdeleGood.com) or Zelle (account Adele@AdeleGood.com) to make payments.  Add 3% for credit cards.

Contact Adele at Adele@AdeleGood.com with questions or to discuss joining this or future J.O.Y. Codes Journeys.

The J.O.Y. Codes Journey – EQUINOX in Peru March 2020

Ollantaytampu Sun Temple

Cusco * Sacred Valley * Machu Picchu

March 13 – 19, 2020

7 days/ 6 nights

During this all-inclusive 7 day, 6 night retreat explore The Journey Of You while discovering the magic of Cusco, Machu Picchu (the City of Light with its mysterious ruins and natural wonders) and the other most important ancient sites of the Sacred Valley (Korikancha Temple, Saksaywaman, P’isaq, Maras Salt Flats, Ollantaytampu and more).

Visit a local Quechua mountain community school while practicing ayni, an ancient Andean exchange with the children. Enjoy a visit to the famous, colorful P’isaq market where Quechua merchants come to share their smiles, along with their hand-woven goods, jewelry, wall hangings and beadwork… a photographers dream!

All of this with plenty of time in the world renowned Seven Chakra Gardens at Willka T’ika – your private resort grounds to connect you to Mother Earth. Optional healing treatments include solar-heated floral medicinal baths under the stars, Andean spa therapies, massage and crystal light therapy.

Willka T’ika is a retreat center conceived, built and maintained on sustainable principles, where you will savor gourmet organic vegetarian meals and fully relax in your beautiful garden accommodation.

We will discuss The J.O.Y. Codes – the Journey Of You… a creation of your group leader, Adele, to reach and maintain inner harmony and peace, as we work on the Mind – Body – Spirit – Heart – Community Connection. This is a system to simplify living a more JOYful life… to discover who you are, how you show up in this world and what truly brings you JOY!

This Sacred Valley J.O.Y. Codes – the Journey Of You program is an exclusive journey, limited to 7 participants. Early booking is essential to assure train and Machu Picchu tickets with the group.

DAY 1
ARRIVAL IN CUSCO

FRIDAY, March 13

Upon arrival in Cusco, you will be taken a short drive away to our lovely hotel, conveniently situated off the historic Plaza de Armas.  Adele will help you organize this, so visit with her about planned flights. Please plan to arrive in the morning, relax at our hotel, have a quiet lunch, and drink local tea to help you easily adjust to the higher altitude. 

Note: Please arrive into Cusco no later than 11 a.m. to acclimate to the 11,000 ft. altitude. 

Korikancha Temple in Cusco

3:00 p.m. Meet Adele in the hotel lobby for a brief orientation meeting. Late afternoon walk through the cobblestone streets of San Blas, amongst fascinating Incan stonework en route to the Korikancha Temple, the holiest site during Incan times. 

6:30 p.m. Delicious Peruvian Welcome Dinner. (D)

DAY 2 

SATURDAY, March 14

Saksaywaman in Cusco

A.M.  After breakfast, we will ride up to the awesome giant stones of Saksaywaman, overlooking the city of Cusco, where we will participate in a brief meditation and if you choose, hike around this magnificent Incan site.

12:00 p.m. Depart for Willka T’ika, our resort home in the heart of the Sacred Valley, as we drive through spectacular Andean mountain scenery.

Willka T’ika, our magical home in the Sacred Valley

The Willka T’ika Quechua staff will welcome us to the retreat center. You will have time to unpack, relax and enjoy the lush gardens before a wonderful organic dinner. (B,D)

DAY 3
SUNDAY, March 15

A.M.  Today is dedicated to Pachamama, Mother Earth. After a delicious, organic breakfast we will have an introduction to the Seven Chakra Gardens and attune to their energies. We will discuss The J.O.Y. Codes – the Journey of YOU and how this relates to the splendors of nature.

Spiral Gardens at Willka T’ika

P.M. This afternoon we will continue with the J.O.Y. Codes with time to indulge in Andean spa treatments or relax in the beautiful gardens.  


Optionally, choose a hike to the town of  Urubamba through farming neighborhoods, visit a typical, lively Peruvian market, a high-quality alpaca factory store and the famous Seminario ceramics shop.

Transformative Fire Ceremony in the Willka T’ika Gardens

After a delicious dinner we will enjoy a Transformative Fire Ceremony in the gardens of Willka T’ika. (B,D)

DAY 4
MONDAY, March 16

A.M. An ayni day. Welcome the sparkling energies of the day with a drive through the Sacred Valley to a Quechua mountain school, one of five supported by the nonprofit Willka T’ika Children’s Fund.

Since 1995, Willka T’ika has maintained contact with dedicated school teachers in isolated high mountain communities where few tourists are privileged to visit. In a reciprocal ayni exchange, the group offers an activity the children can enjoy. The warmth and joy of the children, and their openness in bringing guests into their daily lives are special moments not easily forgotten. We will most likely be deeply moved by this heart-opening morning. We will have lunch while enjoying the Andean landscape.

Visit Quechua classroom
P’isaq Sun Temple

P.M.  Continue with our local guide to the spectacular ruins of P’isaq. Overlooking impressive Incan terraces, we will hike a gentle sloped trail to the Temple of the Sun, a doorway to the upper Andean world of the Condor, messenger of the Gods. You may join a group meditation or walk slowly in a silent personal vision quest to open the third eye.

Natural Andean colorful dyes

Return to the main square of P’isaq by van and visit the famous, colorful market filled with woven goods, jewelry, wall hangings and hand-painted beadwork. Enjoy café or tea in the market square where you can observe colorfully dressed campesinos wearing traditional clothing coming to barter and sell their produce. P’isaq is a photographer’s dream. Return to Willka T’ika with time for a late afternoon garden meditation before dinner. (B,L,D)

DAY 5

TUESDAY, March 17

A.M. Early breakfast. Tourist train to Aguas Calientes. Tea/coffee and snack served on train. A bus takes us to the sunlit terraces of Machu Picchu. Enjoy a fabulous guided tour of the ancient “City of Light.” Experience a journey through the masculine energy temples of political and spiritual power, followed by a deep reconnection of feminine earth energies within the Divine Self.

Machu Picchu – Jana Stanfield with Adele, 2011

P.M.  In the afternoon, take a gentle hike to Inti Punku, the original Incan Gateway to the Sun or to the Incan bridge. Late afternoon train back to Ollantaytampu where we will transfer to Willka T’ika in time for a late dinner. (B,L,D)

DAY 6

WEDNESDAY, March 18

A.M. After breakfast, we will discuss the J.O.Y. Codes and how you can incorporate them into your daily life. As a sojourner, you were called to the Sacred Valley. Today is dedicated to you, and offered to you as a gift, by spending much of the day in silence, to enJOY the pure, sacred energies of Pachamama in the Chakra Gardens. Feel Her embrace and allow the Divine Goddess to whisper guidance and wisdom to your soul. Receive Her divine messages, and allow them to penetrate deeply into your heart.

Ollantaytampu Sun Temple

P.M. Optional visit to the ceremonial site of Ollantaytampu, its famous Sun Temple and the quaint picturesque town of Ollantaytampu.  

Maras Salt Flats

For the more active, a ride to the Maras Salt Flats is offered with a one way gentle down-hill hike back to Willka T’ika.

Alternately, guests are also welcome to stay at Willka Tika and relax, or schedule and enjoy an Andean SPA treatment, or crystal light therapy session to pamper the body. (B.D)

DAY 7

DEPARTURE FOR CUSCO

THURSDAY, March 19

10:00 a.m. Check-Out Time. Please note the Willka T’ika staff has to prepare the entire premises for the next incoming group, and have some rest time with their families.

There is time for a spa treatment, mediation or to spend quietly in the gardens, before the one group bus transfer at 10:00 a.m SHARP which takes the group to the Cusco airport to connect to Lima, and flight home. From Willka T’ika, allow three hours and 25 minutes before your Cusco flight. Ideal flights to Lima that fit into this departure leave Cusco between 2 pm-4 p.m. Additional costs apply for an individual transfer for guests with earlier or later departures. Please contact Adele before you finalize your flights, as many return flights to the US are now later in the day, and we can arrange for you to spend the day at Willka T’ika, with prior arrangements.

Return home feeling blessed with the pure spiritual energy of your transformational Andean journey-of-a-lifetime. (B)

PROGRAM INCLUDES

  • 6 nights shared accommodations (5 at Willka T’ika, a world-class luxury garden Eco-Retreat Center in the heart of the Sacred Valley and 1 night in Cusco in a lovely hotel near the historic Plaza de Armas)
  • Land transportation from Cusco Airport on March 13, inclusive until returning to Cusco Airport on March 19
  • Professionally guided adventure to magical Machu Picchu, including all ground transportation and entrance tickets for the full Machu Picchu experience
  • Two or three gourmet vegetarian meals included each day. Meals noted below each day with (B, L, D)
  • Experience the private Chakra Gardens and 1000+ year-old Lucuma Tree, which nourish the seven major chakras of the human body and “open the senses of the soul.”  These Sacred Gardens are always available for registered guests.
  • All fees and visits to ruins, community school and local markets
  • Everything in the Itinerary as noted

NOT INCLUDED

  • Flights in and out of Cusco (CUZ) Airport.
  • Separate airport transfers and hotel bookings.
  • Tips, sundries and bottled beverages, laundry and spa services. (Tips suggested $60 to $80 for resort staff and professional local tour guide).

The J.O.Y. Codes

The concept of The J.O.Y. Codes – Journey Of YOU is a process which addresses the Mind – Body – Spirit – Heart – Community Connection. This is a system to simplify living a JOYful life… to discover who you are, how you show up in this world and what truly brings you JOY!

The overall big mission of The J.O.Y. Codes is to help shift the planet Mother Earth into a higher vibration.  This may sound like an insurmountable goal, although since we are all connected, it makes sense that each one of us plays a part in enhancing ourselves to support this big picture.  By doing so, as we increase our positive energy, we naturally help others raise theirs.

The five aspects of The J.O.Y. Codes have been designed to create inner harmony and peace, using specific concepts to enhance the Mind – Body – Spirit – Heart – Community Connection.  These Codes include concrete tools which:

  • raise us into a higher vibration as we gain confidence in our ability to create our full reality
  • teach us how to access our inner wisdom as we learn how to ask for inner guidance and how to move forward with what we discover 
  • give us the confidence of making decisions for our greatest good, in which the outcome is a deeper connection to our higher self and self love 
  • help us use words more effectively and be conscious of our mindset
  • tap into knowing our passions with a wonderful process to delve into what really brings us JOY and how to incorporate that into our daily lives
  • connect us more directly to Spirit 
  • open our hearts to give and receive JOY as we connect with like minded life travelers
  • keep that channel open as we delve into living a lifestyle of JOY

Let’s let our inner J.O.Y. get stronger to support others on their journey… helping all of us.. on all continents, in all walks of life.

ABOUT YOUR FACILITATOR

Adele Good is an adventurous traveler who spent much of her life time exploring sacred sites all over the world. Her mission is to help connect cultures around the planet while sharing the mysteries of ancient civilizations. 

Adele in Bali, standing on the terrace of a hidden site –  similar to Machu Picchu

As a successful business owner for almost 40 years, she has facilitated workshops and seminars since 1996 which evolved into personal development self-discovery programs to support clients in a multitude of ways, including health and inner growth.  

After naturally reversing several life threatening diseases, Adele created a healthy lifestyle which supports her travel and mission as a Professional Speaker, Coach, Author, Certified Passion Test Facilitator and Energy Healing Practitioner. 

She left the US in July 2014 to live in Bosnia while excavating the largest pyramids on Earth and extensively explore sacred sites in Europe, then moved to South America to live in Peru and Brazil while continuing the discovery of our ancient planet.  Since then, she has lived in South Africa and Thailand which allowed her to investigate the surrounding sacred lands of Cambodia, Borneo, Malaysia, Indonesia, The Philippines and Singapore, then returned to live again in Bosnia, Brazil, Bolivia and Peru, while planning Sacred Journeys to each of these ancient culturally rich countries.

Adele designed The J.O.Y. Codes Journey – the Journey Of You, using the skills she learned and deep wisdom she accessed as she created her own JOYful life.  The J.O.Y. Codes are a culmination of her own personal work and the seminars she held for clients on five continents. She has created a blessed life of living her passions which include travel, discovering ancient sites and sharing her gifts of J.O.Y. along the way. The J.O.Y. Codes Journeys will be held in sacred places around the world, with time for exploration of the inner-self as well as surrounding ancient sites.   

DEGREE OF DIFFICULTY

Peru is naturally mountainous and although some stairs are uneven and do not have handrails, you will be able to travel at your own pace. If you have serious hip or leg conditions, you may want to skip some of the sites or only do the easy paths. Most of the places we will go are rated Easy to Moderate… and your guides will work with you to assure your safety and comfort.

Willka T’ika
OUR SACRED VALLEY LUXURIOUS ECOLODGE

Willka T’ika Essential Wellness Resort

Located at the foot of glacier-topped Andean peaks in the heart of the Sacred Valley, Willka T’ika offers guests an experience of gracious luxury and wellness in one of the earth’s most energetically charged, culturally rich settings.

Willka T’ika surrounded by millions of flowers amongst the magnificent Andes

Willka T’ika offers more than the international criteria defining an ‘Ecolodge’. 

Beautifully appointed Guest Room

Our sustainable guest rooms reflect the textures and colors of Mother Earth, “Pachamama” in the indigenous Quechua language.

Yogawasi Yoga Studio

Spacious yoga studios, cozy meditation cottages, and outdoor and indoor ceremonial areas, .

Sun Garden – Solar Plexus Chakra

Willka T’ika’s magnificent healing gardens provide guests with the opportunity to relax, restore, rejuvenate and receive the powerful energy of the Andes. 

1000+ year-old fruit bearing Lucuma Tree

Each garden is designed to correspond to one of yoga’s seven chakras, or energy centers, of the human body, and is graced with sacred sculptures and stonework appropriate to the chakra represented.

SUSTAINABILITY 

Willka T’ika is a holistic haven in the Andes.

The handsome adobe-style buildings that grace Willka T’ika are constructed of natural materials sourced in the area. Hot water used on the property is solar heated. When Willka T’ika’s weekly allotment of water from the local water cooperative is not needed in the gardens, we collect it in large storage tanks for later use. Willka T’ika is one of the few Sacred Valley hotels with its own septic tanks on the property. 

The gardens at Willka T’ika have been strictly organic since their inception in 1994. The large greenhouses supplement the vegetable garden and allow us to grow our own produce year-round. Kitchen scraps and garden trimmings are composted. Willka T’ika keeps its own free-range hens for production of eggs only. 

Our sustainable practices influence the local community as well. Quechua staff members are taught how to create a chemical-free environment and grow their food organically. Staff gardeners take home seeds from Willka T’ika’s flowers and vegetables to plant on their own farms and their wives sell the flowers and produce in local markets. 

For three years the Willka T’ika Children’s Fund, a US-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit, has been equipping two mountain schools with tools, seeds, and materials needed to organically grow vegetables. In addition to our educational assistance,  providing all four schools with school materials, seminars given by our gardeners are frequently held for students in the  Willka T’ika greenhouses. Willka T’ika shares its expertise with Quechua teenagers who take this knowledge back to their isolated mountain communities. This encourages many families to organically grow vegetables to supplement their diets.

An ongoing Young Woman’s Academy to serve and assist the needs of young women in a society that does not sufficiently honor womens’ issues and rights is supported by the Willka T’ika Children’s Fund.

VEGETARIAN MEALS

The cuisine at Willka T’ika is an exotic fusion of Andean, American, South Asian and African flavors.

Gourmet vegetarian meals are served daily, using high-protein Andean grains and legumes, as well as organic, freshly harvested vegetables and salads grown on-site. We serve our own free-range eggs. Vegan, gluten free, and special dietary requests can be accommodated. 

Willka T’ika has the only 100% hormone-free and chemical-free gourmet vegetarian hotel kitchen in Peru’s Sacred Valley. The gardens are strictly organic. 

Start the day with a cup of freshly harvested herbal tea or fresh roasted Quillabamba coffee grown on staff family farms. The buffet breakfast may include homemade muesli using kiwicha and other Andean grains, breads from a local oven, omelets, and sliced fruits and avocadoes from the subtropical Machu Picchu area. Dinner may include a hearty soup, freshly harvested salad and gourmet vegetarian entrees with steamed vegetables. Meals include quinoa and kiwicha, the grain that gave Inkan warriors strength, or tarwi, an Andean legume containing more protein than red meat.

Non-vegetarians find the cuisine at Willka T’ika flavorsome, original and delicious. 

ANDEAN WAY

For millennia, the Quechua-speaking indigenous people of the Andes have depended upon one another for their existence.

The Quechua word for this interdependent way of living is ayni. The word ayni has no real equivalent in English. More than simple reciprocity, it means “today for you, tomorrow for me,” suggesting that giving comes before receiving.

Ayni is the thread that holds the fabric of Andean existence together. The Quechua live and work, play and pray in a world governed by the principle of interdependence. All work is shared. They help each other, knowing that at some time the favor will be returned.

Before drinking akkha, the traditional corn-based alcoholic beverage, they spill a few drops on the earth as an offering to Pachamama. They also offer her small portions of food before they eat. Willka T’ika honors this ancient way of the Andes in every aspect of its operations, from organic gardening methods to sustainable construction and water use, from staff members working together to the quality of care and attention extended to guests.

HEALING ARTS
AND BODYWORK

Willka T’ika offers a range of therapeutic spa treatments to restore the body. 

Professional local therapists offer Willka T’ika guests optional Andean SPA treatments, including massage and facials.

Outdoor Floral Solar Baths Under the Southern Skies

Massage styles include Andean massage, aromatherapy massage, hot stone massage and shiatsu. 

Rejuvenating Willka T’ika facials use natural products infused with ingredients from the gardens. Experience the benefits of a masque suffused with the ancient energy of fruit from our thousand-year-old lucuma tree, or with honey made from bees visiting Willka T’ika’s flowers.

Reflexology treatments revitalize the body through pressure applied to reflex zones on the feet. Our reflexology treatments incorporate the healing benefits of salt from the nearby Maras salt farms or traditional aromatherapy essential oils. 

TIME ZONE,
SEASONAL WEATHER & ALTITUDE

Peru time zone is easy for Americans to adjust to as it has only one time zone and does not observe daylight saving time. During the winter (summer in the Northern Hemisphere), Peruvian Time is the same as North American Central Time, while during the summer (winter in the Northern Hemisphere) it is akin to Eastern Time.

March is an excellent month for an Andean adventure, before the tourist season begins! The weather is mild and pleasant with daytime temperatures average in the 70s°F, while night time low temperatures average in the 50s°F.

March through May (the Andean fall months) are sunny and the mountains and fields are beautifully green. Soft rains may fall at night in February & March. 

Be prepared for relatively high elevations. Approximate elevations above sea-level: Willka T’ika’s 9,420 feet, Cusco’s 11,150 feet, Machu Picchu 7,800 feet.  Adele will share easy natural ways to prepare for this high altitude before you leave home as well as once you arrive in Cusco.

PASSPORT REQUIREMENTS

You must have a valid passport to travel to Peru. Please check your passport expiration date and make sure it is valid for at least 6 months after the end date of your retreat. 

A Visa is NOT required for US Citizens visiting Peru.

No special shots or immunizations are necessary for visiting Peru.

PACKAGE PRICE 

March 13 – 19, 2020

Shared Occupancy 

$2,777

Deposit of $888 

Non-refundable, non-transferable deposit confirms your space

Single Occupancy rooms are available for a surcharge of $555 per Person.

You may use Paypal (account Adele@AdeleGood.com) or Zelle (account Adele@AdeleGood.com) to make payments.  Add 3% for credit cards.

Contact Adele at Adele@AdeleGood.com with questions or to discuss joining this or future J.O.Y. Codes Journeys.