Looking for more out of an all-inclusive vacation than buffets full of foods that give you bloat, run-of-the-mill activities that you can do almost anywhere, and overcrowded beaches with nothing new to offer?
How about something bigger, with depth and meaning? Something ADVENTUROUS that kick starts your heart, offers up the time of your life, and galvanizes your resolve to walk the path towards a deeper human experience.
How would you like...
- A vacation with a captivating and diverse lineup of experiences without the headache of planning it out yourself...
- Exploration coupled with self-realization inside epic adventures that take you around the globe and headfirst into experiences of a lifetime...
- To dive in and fully experience amazing expeditions that challenge your body, stimulate your mind, and stir your soul…
- To eat mindfully as you travel, savoring healthy, Paleo-based meals and local cuisine that vibes with your body and lifestyle…
- Experiences that are FUN and engaging - something more than sitting on a crowded beach and waiting for adventure to come to you...
- To travel and connect with a pack of amazing, like-minded people, driven by the desire to have fun while evolving and growing as humans...
Finding a vacation with the perfect blend of adventure can be a complicated endeavor, and planning your own getaway is a time-consuming headache, so where does that leave you?
Hold our Kombucha, because we’ve got something in the works that you’re gonna love!
Welcome To Peru!
We’ve put together an unforgettable mix of activities in a breathtaking country that offers you:
Deep connections with like-minded people.
This isn’t your typical guided tour with people you’ll never actually connect with - this is an opportunity to make lifelong friends and experience the unique connection that only comes on adventures. Complete with deep conversations after a tasty meal, inside jokes and genuine laughter, and the chance to allow yourself to be truly seen and valued for what you contribute to this beautiful world. Our community is seriously epic.
The opportunity to see the best people, places, and things that Peru has to offer.
From Inca ruins and turquoise lakes to local markets and spectacular hikes, Peru is literally teeming with treasure. We cater to the adventurous heart, so you’ll get the opportunity to travel and explore, devour local cuisine, and meet amazing locals who welcome our group with open arms.
Yeah, we said the F-word! All of our adventures are packed with F-bombs because being playful while soaking up life’s fun and enjoyment is what fills us up and sparks true joy.
A healthy dose of stillness and peace of mind.
Get grounded and let go of the noise, stress, and drama that keeps you up at night. When you make time to savor the simple pleasures brought to you by your very own senses, time slows down, mindfulness returns, and you find your center.
Delicious food that’s tailored to your needs and preferences.
If you’re anything like us, you love food! And we’re guessing you also love your body and prefer to avoid polluting it with foods that don’t vibe for you. On our retreats, you’ll never have to worry about hunting for a restaurant you can eat at or getting stuck somewhere with foods you can’t or prefer not to eat. We work with local chefs and restaurants to create menus tailored to meet your preferences while maintaining the flavor and experience of the destination. YUM!
When you challenge yourself to try new things like traveling solo to a foreign country, immersing yourself amongst strangers, or pushing your physical self to new heights, you’ll become aware of who you are in a new and different way. And yes, we’ll put some money on it - that you’ll find you’re physically stronger, more emotionally resilient, and way more powerful than you realized - in our books, that’s a takeaway worth its weight in gold and something that can’t be found on a typical all-inclusive vacation.
Find Your Zen: Make space to stretch and grow as a human and to reflect on who you are, who you’ve been, and who you want to be. Peru has this magical vibe that sends you within to seek your highest self and we’ve seen people walk away totally changed and ready to climb any metaphorical mountain.
This retreat is special and an incredible way to experience Peru.
But before we dive in, let’s make one thing clear...
Our Retreats Are For People That Want The All-Inclusive Experience, But With A Little More Kick...
There’s nothing wrong with the typical all-inclusive model, but wouldn’t it be great to take that same concept and give it a little more umph? We’ve redefined “all-inclusive” to bring you more variety, more adventure, and more intimate connections with your fellow travelers.
Forget sitting around all day on some tourist-laden beach or by a crowded pool with blaring music… We prefer getting off the tourist track to EXPLORE the earth’s treasures and EXPERIENCE the local culture. We’re all about embarking on interesting, interactive experiences with our posse of adventure-minded enthusiasts - you can sit by the pool quite literally anywhere, but this kind of adventure? Carpe diem, friend.
We’re not into food that’s been sitting out on a buffet all day, the same choices again and again. How about fresh Paleo-style meals, cooked up into local delicacies that make you excited to be alive! Drooling yet? Here, have seconds.
Let’s go beyond basic entertainment. Feeling limited by a corporate resort’s idea of fun is not what we’re about. This isn’t version 2.0 of Cancun in Peru, where you find yourself roaming from pool to beach to buffet to bar, rinse repeat and repeat again. We fill your days with a variety of totally captivating and unique experiences that you can’t find anywhere else. You can find a million huge resorts with the typical all-inclusive stuff (snorkeling, tennis, golf, huge crowds, cover bands) pretty much anywhere, but what we’re offering is a living, breathing adventure, that’s curated for people who want more than the status quo. Hand-picked by the Head Adventurers In Charge.
All you have to do is show up in Peru and...
- Be ready for an experience you’ll remember forever (and ever and ever)
- Get excited to make lifelong connections within your group of amazing individuals
- Show up with your adventure pants on, locked, loaded and ready for action
- Stop worrying about what comes next or whether or not you can eat the food
BECAUSE WE HAVE IT ALL COVERED!
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Here’s Our All-Inclusive Promise To You
When we say all-inclusive, we baked as much into this Peruvian feast as we possibly could…
For the general public, traveling the Incan Trail to Machu Picchu can feel much like standing in line at DisneyLand. We take the road less traveled on a trail that’s mostly private, seldom traveled by other groups. We’ve built amazing relationships with the locals and have private access to lands and routes that other companies don’t have. Another huge bonus? On the heavily traveled main route of the Incan trail, other travelers will be camping along the trail while our route offers luxury lodging each night, complete with gourmet meals, hot showers, and cozy, warm beds. YES!
On your journey through Peru you’ll forge a deep connection to the land, but that doesn’t mean you’ll be sleeping in primitive accommodations. We have access to beautiful deluxe lodges along our route, where contemporary design meets traditional architecture, offering up a cozy place to rest and relax. Complete with fluffy down comforters, outdoor jacuzzis, and private ensuite bathrooms, make yourself at home as the day winds down. (Wi-fi is available.)
The thought of traveling to and through a foreign country can definitely provoke anxiety in even the most seasoned travelers but, once you land in Peru, all of your transportation is set up and ready to roll. Don’t worry about hailing a taxi or trying to speak (or understand) Spanish - we’ll get you where you need to go, no stress at all. Vámanos, amigo!
Hold the bloat and bring on the good foods that make your belly go YUM! Prior to arriving, you’ll fill out a food and diet questionnaire so we can tailor meals to your needs and preferences. Be as Paleo as you want to be as you indulge in some of the region's most iconic dishes like Peruvian ceviche, lomo saltado, pachamanca, and causa. We offer the freshest of the fresh, locally sourced and Paleo-adapted meals, organic coffee blends, and tasty, healthy snacks to keep you fueled and happy as you adventure on.
ACTIVITIES & EXPERIENCES
Let’s go beyond the tourist traps and experience a real taste of Peru! You’ll get to sit back and enjoy the ride because we’ve curated the best of what this country has to offer. From activities that get you up close and personal with Peruvian locals and their day-today lives to quad-busting hikes to keep you feeling fit, you’ll be off the beaten path, experiencing Peru from a totally unique perspective and an insider’s view that will make you fall in love. See the full itinerary for all the juicy details!
An optional offering for those who want a little extra spring in their step! Get free access to our pre-trip planning workouts via our private mobile app. You’ll find support for cardiovascular, strength and conditioning training, as well as mobility work to get you fired up and ready to rock out with your box-jump out.
INSTANT COMMUNITY & LIFELONG FRIENDS
Bee The Wellness is notorious for facilitating beautiful community connections inside our magical adventures and retreats. In our own lives, we’ve been lucky enough to have a close-knit group of dear friends that we adventure with and we know how hard it can be for people to find that. Our mission is to conjure up instant community and connection for our guests, that leaves you with the best of memories, and friends you’ll never forget. Experiencing the wonders of the world is great, but experiencing them with some of the greatest people you’ll ever meet is even better. When you join our community, it’s about so much more than amazing experiences and delicious food - you’re finding and connecting with your people.
It’s Your Turn To Fall In Love With Peru
“Upon first arrival, we fell deeply in love with the spirit of Peru. The landscape and the culture captured our hearts and filled us with an undeniable desire to return again and again to reconnect with the earth, the people and ourselves - it’s one of the most beautiful places we’ve been.”
-Vanessa & Adam
Experience Machu Picchu:
Introducing the Lares Trek.
March 25 thru April 3, 2020
Get grounded and connect with your travel companions as you explore the traditions, the land, and the people of Peru. Enjoy daily excursions that take you on a deep dive into the cultural landscape with the most perfect blend of outdoor adventure and cultural immersion on the Lares Trek.
Go beyond the tourist experience and get a real taste of Andean life in the high country. The Lares Trek takes you into the rich Andean culture and through the lands of Peru with expert guides tailoring your experience with an offering of à la carte activities and daily cultural encounters.
You’ll see hidden communities, unchanged for centuries, and experience unique up-close visits with the local people for a glimpse into their daily lives.
We’ll take a combination of private shuttles and trains to our intended destinations which include 6 different towns and the experiences within. Share in the wonder with your friends and bond as a group as we explore archaeological remains of the Inca Empire, agricultural and commercial Andean cooperatives, and bustling towns and markets showcasing the flavors of the region as well as the wares of its skilled artisans.
Our hikes and excursions will take us along seldom-traveled Inca trails and through private farmlands surrounded by exquisite snow-capped peaks - there’s so much to do and see, and all the while you’ll be experiencing the pure unadulterated joy of forming close bonds and sharing moments with the amazing individuals that make up our group.
And as we make our way to Machu Picchu, we’ll pass roving herds of llamas and alpacas and journey to impossibly hued turquoise lakes, graceful waterfalls, and the salt mines of Moray - the Peruvian landscape is unquestionably breathtaking.
At the end of each day, relax in a luxury lodge and download the day’s experiences with your new friends as you gather to chat and connect. Accommodations are staffed with impeccable service, complete with amenities and delicious local food, to prepare for a new day of multi-activity adventure and exploration.
the itinerary - a snapshot
The sacred valley & 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
Day 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
Day Seven Tuesday, March 31st
HUACAHUASI TO OLLANTAYTAMBO
Day Eight Wednesday, April 1st
OLLANTAYTAMBO TO MACHU PICCHU PUEBLO
Day Nine April 2nd
MACHU PICCHU SANCTUARY
Day Ten Thursday, April 3rd
AGUAS CALIENTES | EXTRA DAY
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When You Sign Up, Here’s What You’re Getting...
- Amazing, one-of-a-kind activities
- Delicious Paleo-style meals, tailored to your lifestyle
- A fun group to travel and connect with
- Travel logistics that are totally taken care of
- Luxurious lodging and accommodations
- A journey into the landscape and culture of Peru
But, Seriously… Here’s What You’re Really Getting...
We’ve checked off ALL of the important things on our list of “stuff that makes for an amazing adventure”, but there are a few things we couldn’t fit on the list...
For instance, how could we possibly describe the feeling you’ll get from truly connecting with other humans who get you, who see you, and who are in it with you as you hold on tight for the journey of a lifetime?
And what words could we rightly choose to adequately describe what it’s like to share an experience that’s deeply moving, with others who are just as moved as you?
It seems impossible to explain the deep bonds forged from spending cherished hours together, laughing, feeling joy, and maybe sharing a few tears with people who come to know you on a different and deeper level than you’ve ever experienced...
It’s the stuff of magic and exactly what happens when you travel with our Bee The Wellness community.
And really, if you’re not sure that Peru is the retreat for you or if you still have any doubt in your mind, let’s jump on a call and you can get a sample-size bite of who we are and hear our first-hand tales of the adventure to come that we hope you’ll join.
Don't take it from us, hear what our Bees have to say about traveling with Bee The Wellness to Peru!
"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!"
"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."
'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 at after a days' hike for relaxation, warm Paleo food, and great company. Highly recommended!!'
"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 gorgeous, 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!"
"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!"
"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 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!"
"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 a 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 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."
"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 than 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 than 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!"
"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!"
"The Peru adventure with BTW was everything we hoped it would be, and more!"
"The 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!"
"If you are looking for an opportunity to challenge yourself physically and mentally, then the Trek to Machu Picchu is for you."
"If you are looking for an opportunity to challenge yourself physically and mentally, then the 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."
"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!"
"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.
"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!"
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