Training For The Adventure: Peru

Training For The Adventure: Peru

march 25 - April 3, 2020

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"I felt as if the entire trip was curated with the utmost care and the best intent for everyone to have the time of their lives." Kirsten B

Leave the details to us. At Bee The Wellness we curate a completely turnkey, custom retreat, that allows you to simply show up and have an EXPERIENCE OF A LIFETIME!

Choose Your Peru Adventure!

Bee The Wellness is proud to present two Training For The Adventure opportunities for adventure in Peru in 2020

Choose from the Salkantay Trek or the Lares Trek. Both treks end in Machu Picchu but which adventure takes you there is up to you!

How do you decide?

If you want more of a rigorous hiking experience where daily treks are your priority then the Salkantay is your pick.

If you are looking for a taste of Peru where optional hikes and cultural experiences are mixed in then the Lares is just right.

Both Bee The Wellness groups will meet for our acclimation days in Cusco and end our trip together in Aguas Calientes at Machu Picchu but the trekking days will be different for two unique experiences.

Both Bee The Wellness Groups will receive our custom training program 90 days prior to our trip specifically to prepare for the altitudes of Peru and get you ready for the adventure ahead! Through our private on-line coaching app, we will train as a group and we will adventure as a group! This is Training For The Adventure, Peru!

 

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"My experience at the Bee The Wellness Peru retreat was nothing short of life changing." Sara Jo M

Don't let international travel, language barriers or cumbersome planning get in the way. We do the heavy lifting so you don't have to.

Salkantay Trek

The Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu. A Rite Of Passage.

Challenge yourself and follow the road less traveled to Machu Picchu on our signature Salkantay Trek.

The Salkantay Adventure goes beyond deluxe lodges and a great trek. It is also a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in Andean culture as you learn about the Inca civilization and the extraordinary legacy that they left for generations to come.

Dig deep while by climbing over the Salkantay Pass, summiting 15,200 ft. This journey is focused around hiking and once you begin your journey you will leave cars and civilization behind as you travel deep into the Andeas. Experience connection to the mountains, yourself and your group as you travel by foot to each mountain lodge destination.

Expert guides and coaches will be with you every step of the way.

Lares Trek

Brand New in 2020! The Sacred Valley & Lares Adventure to Machu Picchu offers the perfect combination of adventure travel and cultural immersion.

Daily expeditions will lead you along seldom-traveled highland trails surrounded by exquisite snow-capped peaks, past roving herds of llamas and alpacas, around impossibly hued turquoise lakes, and through graceful waterfalls. Your destinations will include fascinating archaeological sites, thought-provoking agricultural and commercial Andean cooperatives, and bustlingtowns and markets showcasing the flavors of the regionas well as the wares of its skilled artisans.

Most importantly, you will travel to hidden communities unchanged for centuries for a unique up- close visit with local people.

Expert guides tailor the experience with an offer of à la carte activities and daily cultural encounters. At each day’s sunset, settle into deluxe mountain lodges run in partnership with local communities, to prepare for a new day of multi-activity adventure and exploration.

 

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"If you are thinking of traveling to Peru in a group that is not the Bee The Wellness group, reconsider!" Aimee B

We choose the best food (accommodating your dietary preferences of course), experiences and locations all over the world. All you do it show up, enjoy yourself and make new friends!

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Luxury Accommodations

All our guest rooms are warmly presented with down comforters and amenities. The eco-minded architecture effortlessly mixes traditional heritage with contemporary design.
Rooms come in king, double twin or triple twin configuration with private en-suite bathrooms.
Mountain Lodges

Features and Amenities 

At the end of each day, in our private intimate lodges, you will enjoy hot showers, fine gourmet meals, select wines, goose-down bedding, outdoor jacuzzis and highly personalized service from our local staff.
Wireless internet access (Wi-Fi) is available at all lodges and hotels.
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Trip Extensions 

Included in your trip is two nights of acclimation in Cusco to prepare for the hike as well as an additional night in Aguas Calientes where Machu Picchu is located. If you would like to stay additional nights we would be happy to assist in booking accommodations and or additional excursions.
Peruvian Food

Meals

Indulge in our inventive menus, which provide a refreshing take on the region’s most iconic dishes. All our offerings are locally sourced – from organic coffee blends to healthy snacks.

You will receive a dietary intake document ahead of time so meals can be prepared according to your dietary needs and preferences. Paleo and beyond is welcome!

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The Peru Experience: Seasons & Weather

Cusco has only two climate seasons: a dry season from April to October, and a wet season from December to March. As our trek is the very last week in March, we will be at the very end of the wet season and the beginning of the dry season.

This is reported to be one of the best times to visit as the weather is beginning to improve, yet everything is still lush from the rainy season and the crowds are still small. June to August are often the coldest, driest months. Shoulder seasons can be more variable.

Salkantay Trek
Fitness Preparation:  Training For Your Adventure!
12 weeks of pre-trip preparation will be delivered via our mobile app to assist you in both cardiovascular, strength and conditioning training, as well as mobility work specifically for this event. We will train as a group and we will adventure as a group!
We also recommend our "Build A Better Booty Challenge" leading up to the trip.
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Altitude Preparation

Altitude sickness is most common at elevations above 6562 feet and results from the body adjusting to a decreased amount of oxygen.
To combat this, we spend two nights in Cusco prior to the start of the hike. This amount of time seems to work well for most people. In addition, it is always important to remember to drink plenty of water. Each of our lodges has purified water and guides will carry extra water throughout each route. Oxygen is also carried on the trail and available at the lodges. In cases of high altitude sickness, a hyperbaric chamber is available at the lodges.
Flight Info
Flight Information
To Lima: All international flights into Peru route through Lima, with connections to all destinations throughout the country.
To Cusco: There are four airline carriers that fly roundtrip between Lima and Cusco: LATAM Airlines, AVIANCA Airlines, Star Peru and Peruvian Airlines. All of them offer similar schedules and in-flight service, but we usually recommend either LATAM airlines or AVIANCA as they tend to be the most helpful when unexpected flight cancellations or delays occur. We are available to assist you in selecting the best flight options for your trip.
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"When was the last time you returned from holiday and felt thoroughly rested, refreshed and inspired? Go on, Peru is waiting!" Mary B

Our deluxe accommodations and attention to detail allow you to focus on simply being present to the amazing experience of Peru.

What's Included

Luxury Lodging -  

Shared rooms will be same sex only. King or Double Twin Room (Double Occupancy Required)

Triple Twin (Triple Occupancy required during the 5 nights in the lodges. 4 nights in hotels are double occupancy.)

Gourmet Meals -

All meals from dinner night one to lunch of day 10 included.

All Services And Transportation-

All services and transportation (vehicles and train) from pick up in Cusco on Day 1 to drop off in Cusco day 10.

9 nights lodging.

All meals except breakfast and lunch day 1 and dinner day 10.

Transportation of personal belongings on the trail by pack mule horses/ mules and/or porters.

Guided visit to Machu Picchu sanctuary.

Gratuities for services staff.

Water, tea, coffee, soft drinks and fresh juices are free of charge at the MLP lodges. Only filtered water and tea are available free of charge at El Mercado hotel.

Gratuities - All gratuities for adventures, transportation and meal services.

No Stress Travel - At Bee The Wellness, we think of all the details so you don't have to. We have thought of every detail so you don't have to. 

What's Not Included

Airfare, laundry service, alcoholic beverages & travel insurance (required).

Booking

itinerary

Below You Will Find The Daily Schedule of Events! Choose The Adventure That's Right For you!

Salkantay Trek

A Hiking Focused Journey

Day One Wednesday March 25th

CUSCO | ARRIVE AND ACCLIMATE

Day Two Thursday March 26th

CUSCO | ACCLIMATE AND ENJOY CUSCO

Day Three Friday March 27th

CUSCO | ON THE WAY TO SORAYPAMPA

Day Four Saturday March 28th

SORAYPAMPA | HIKE TO LAKE HUMANTAY

Day Five Sunday March 29th

SORAYPAMPA | CROSSING THE SALKANTAY PASS

Day Six Monday March 30th

WAYRACCMACHAY | DESCENDING INTO THE CLOUD FOREST

Day Seven Tuesday March 31st

COLLPAPAMPA | FOLLOWING THE SANTA TERESA RIVER VALLEY

Day Eight Wednesday April 1st

LUCMABAMBA | EXPLORING LLACTAPATA PASS

Day Nine Thursday April 2nd

MACHU PICCHU | THE SANCTUARY

Day 10 Friday April 3rd

AGUAS CALIENTES | EXTRA DAY

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Your Coaches For The Salkantay Trek

Steph Gaudreau & Craig (Z) Zielinski

Lares Trek

A Cultural Immersion With Hiking Options!

Day One Wednesday March 25th

CUSCO | ARRIVE AND ACCLIMATE

Day Two Thursday March 26th

CUSCO | ACCLIMATE AND ENJOY CUSCO

Three Friday March 27th

CUSCO | CHINCHERO | LAMAY

Day Four Saturday March 28th

LAMAY | PISAQ | VIACHA

Day Five Sunday March 29th

LAMAY | LARES | HUACAHUASI

Day Six Monday March 30th

HUACAHUASI

Day Seven March 30th

HUACAHUASI TO OLLANTAYTAMBO

Day Eight March 31st

OLLANTAYTAMBO TO MACHU PICCHU PUEBLO

Day Nine April 1st

MACHU PICCHU SANCTUARY

Day Ten April 2nd

AGUAS CALIENTES | EXTRA DAY

Your Coaches For The Lares Trek

Adam and Vanessa Lambert

Happy Clients

Don't take it from us, hear what our Bees have to say about traveling with Bee The Wellness to Peru!

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"The Journey Not The Destination."

It really is hard to describe this trip in words other than it has been more of an energy that will always be with me and affected me like no other trip. It was the epitome of it is the journey not the destination. In my mind, it was all about Machu Picchu but it was so much more. From having something to look forward to for almost a year, training for the adventure, packing and knowing I was with an amazing group of people and traveling pretty much stress-free. Peru is such a beautiful country the people, landscape, food, colors and of course the llamas. I will definitely be back!!

Erin G

kevin and tina

 "One of the best, if not the best, vacations that I have ever had."

The 2018 Peru retreat was one of the best, if not the best, vacations that I have ever had the pleasure of enjoying. Vanessa and Adam are amazing hosts - caring and compassionate, attending to the needs of all guests. They somehow manage to make sure that groups, such as ours, with vastly different needs, skills and abilities stay happy, engaged and motivated. My wife and I will absolutely attend future events with Adam and Vanessa!

 Kevin W
ruth

"It's something you just have to experience for yourself."

I highly recommend the Peru retreat. It is special. Words cannot do it justice. It's a very personal journey, but one you take with love and support from coaches, guides, and other Bees. The hiking is challenging, the accommodations and food are wonderful, the scenery is spectacular. But that really doesn't even scratch the surface. It's something you just have to experience for yourself, and you should.

Ruth F.
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"Unforgettable."

The Salkantay Trek with Bee the Wellness was unforgettable. We pushed ourselves to limits we couldn't imagine and are so ever grateful for this beautiful journey. The coaches did everything to ensure every one of us was comfortable, happy and taken care of. The lodges too are just incredible to arrive to after a days' hike for relaxation, warm Paleo food and great company. Highly recommended!!

Karin M

tati

"This was the trip of a lifetime!

Vanessa and Adam definitely know how to put together amazing retreats. The Lodges made for an absolutely perfect experience. The scenery was goergeous, the lodges cozy and comfortable, the food always delicious and our guides friendly, knowledgeable and incredibly patient. The journey was wonderful and Machu Picchu, the icing on the cake. This was the trip of a lifetime!

Tatiana B.

cindy and glen

 "This is your adventure; Peru is welcoming you home."

My Peru adventure began about a year before the departure date, as soon as I committed and said yes.

The physical experience began immediately because signing up for a Bee the Wellness adventure is a stellar way to keep your healthy lifestyle on track or to expand daily practices. There is just suddenly lot of motivation in the anticipation.
The joy of exploration is also present as soon as you sign up, long before you board the plane. I began reading about Peru past and present, talking with other people about the country, learning more about hiking gear... just basically dreaming about Peru.
The particular itinerary for this hiking trip to Machu Picchu is incredible. Hiking the Salkantay Trail to the sacred city is the elite Inca nature immersion experience. The luxury lodges are mind blowing for the Peruvian hospitality provided in such remote, naturally pristine locations.
My Peru journey was shared with a phenomenal group of people, and my experience was deeply personal too; it still is.
I encourage anyone with a spark of interest to take this voyage, to step in and start connecting with the spirit and wisdom of the Andes mountains, jungles, and cloud forests in between. The earth and ancestors will meet you at your core on this trip. This is your adventure; Peru is welcoming you home.
Glen & Cyndi K.
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"Life Changing."

The Peru retreat was so amazing it is hard to put into words how much it was life changing to me. This retreat was one that I physically trained for yet I never imagined how it would affect me in an emotional way. It was very fulfilling to be able to train for an adventure and then experience the hardest thing I have ever done and mentally push myself further then I ever thought I could. This was the 9th Retreat I attended with Bee The Wellness but this retreat was one that went beyond anything I imagined. Daily I woke up to views I never thought I would see in person. The trek itself and the guides as well as being part of this amazing trip with a tribe of the Bee The Wellness Community led by Vanessa and Adam Lambert is something that is not to be missed. This experience was more then a trip to Machu Picchu, Peru. This trip was all about the journey, physically and spiritually and I am a different person from attending this retreat and something I think everyone needs to experience in their lives. Bucket list trip, check! And much much more! The most rewarding experience of my life thus far!

Jenn A.
kirsten

"If you are on the fence, don’t be! Go!"

The 2019 Peru retreat was absolutely life-changing. Vanessa and Adam are a stellar team who are passionate about cultivating community and connection within the framework of every experience they offer, and our trip to Peru did not fall short. They are highly skilled at facilitating small groups: from periodic de-briefs and check-ins to seamlessly orchestrating the daily activities, I felt as if the entire trip was curated with the utmost care and the best intent for everyone to have the time of their lives. Vanessa and Adam have truly mastered the concept of “balance” during their retreats. I highly recommend this trip (or any other!) for anyone who may be considering it... If you are on the fence, don’t be! Go!

Kirsten R.

meg

"The BTW Peru Adventure is an amazing multi dimensional experience!"

The accommodations and food are fabulous! It’s wonderful to arrive at each magical lodge after the day’s hike for hot showers, delicious meals and comfy beds. The hike itself is transformational on so many levels - physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. In a broader way I am connected with the magnificence of the mountains, rocks, trees, flowers, birds, butterflies, horses, streams, lake, sky - all of nature that makes up this Peruvian paradise. On the Salkantay Trek, we connect to the ancients and the people of Peru. Our group becomes a family that accomplishes our personal best each day and celebrates that together. The Peru Adventure is a must! Experience the beauty, colors and soulful connection of Peru with Bee The Wellness !

Meg M
james

 "If you are looking for an opportunity to challenge yourself physically and mentally, then the Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu‎ is for you."

If you are looking for an opportunity to challenge yourself physically and mentally, then the Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu‎ is for you. While you go through said challenge, you are provided with luxurious accommodations, local cuisine, expert trail guides (who also provide plenty of history of the area), and an opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals.

James H.

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 "It was very challenging, and yet I felt safe and capable the entire time."

Words to describe the BTW Peru 2019 trip include: magical, transformational, stunning, physically and emotionally challenging (climbing up over 15,000 feet!), delicious, incredibly well organized, and just what I needed! Adam and Vanessa are a great team to lead a trip like this. It was very challenging, and yet I felt safe and capable the entire time. They did a great job creating that environment, from the preparatory exercises in the Vimify app to holding space for our fears and growth during the trip. Truly awesome, in so many ways! Also, it's a great value for the money!

Suzanne F.

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"Spectacular sites, adventure, like-minded individuals, cozy accommodations to our experienced trail guides."

The trekking retreat in Peru exceeded my expectations! From the delicious food (meeting all of my dietary restrictions), spectacular sites, adventure, like-minded individuals, cozy accommodations to our experienced trail guides - Adam and Vanessa took care of everything which only added to this magical trip hiking through the Andes into the Amazon. Our visit to Manchu Picchu was the icing on the cake and wonderful end to a fabulous and much needed vacation!

Cindy O

 "I trusted Adam and Vanessa, and they crushed it."

I have never really been on a trip that was fully planned. I usually don't trust anyone to create a better travel experience better than I could. I trusted Adam and Vanessa, and they crushed it. It was a seamless VIP experience that was as physically challenging as it was decadent and relaxing. I can't wait to go on another trip with BTW.

Ben M

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"My experience at the Bee The Wellness Peru retreat was nothing short of life changing."

My experience at the Bee The Wellness Peru retreat was nothing short of life changing. It was my first time out of the country, and I had no issues at all with the travel and felt well prepared for both the travel and trek. The trek itself was so much more than just hiking - we were immersed in the local culture and experienced local food and locally grown and roasted coffee, and learned about the Incan culture as our guides skillfully navigated us along the technical and challenging route towards Machu Picchu. The accommodations were outstanding, and the hospitality we experienced was perfect. This trip, our trek and adventure, and the energy of the group itself are going to be tough to beat on our next trip!

Sara Jo M.

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"This was a holiday of a lifetime..."

This was a holiday of a lifetime and if you are on the fence for whatever reason then take a leap of faith and let Bee the Wellness take over, you won’t regret it! There is great hiking, fabulous chalets, food and guides and scenery is absolutely stunning! When was the last time you returned from holiday and felt thoroughly rested, refreshed and inspired? Go on, Peru is waiting!

Mary B

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"If you are thinking of traveling to Peru in a group that is not the Bee The Wellness group, reconsider!"

If you are thinking of traveling to Peru in a group that is not the Bee The Wellness group, reconsider! Adam and Vanessa could not possibly do more to make this the trip of a lifetime for you. They've got your back months prior to ever touching down in Cusco, ensuring that your fitness is in place prior to leaving. From the minute you arrive, they look after you, accounting for each and every detail that will make your trip a pure masterpiece. They have mapped out (and themselves, experienced), what you will experience from altitude adjustments to finding hot water bottles in your bed, but all the while recognizing that this is your journey where certain flexibility is warranted therein and sense when you need to be left in your own headspace to take in all that you are experiencing.

Aimee B

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"The Salkantay Trek Peru adventure with BTW was everything we hoped it would be, and more!"

The Salkantay Trek Peru adventure with BTW was everything we hoped it would be, and more! Great accommodations, fabulous food, amazing guides who shared their knowledge of the trail, people, culture, and ruins, and great travel companions. The trip was physically and mentally challenging, but incredibly fun and rewarding - Vanessa and Adam made sure everyone felt safe and also provided opportunities to grow and rise to the challenges of the trek. This has been one of the most amazing and rewarding trips we have ever taken, and we’d do it all over again - not to be missed!

Tony C

Retreat Policies
All guests are required to provide valid Proof of Travel Insurance, including specific coverage for adventure travel activities in Peru in case of medical expenses and medical emergency evacuation. We recommend World Nomads insurance be purchased within 14 days of booking.
Prior to 120 days 50% of ticket price can be returned.
Prior to 90 days of departure you can transfer your space to someone else for a $250 fee plus a 20% penalty of total ticket value.
Within 90 days of departure we are unable to transfer your reservation and no refunds can be made.
We will always do our best to replace you but in the event we can not you will be subject to the full cancellation terms.

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