Our LocationRainbows in the sacred valley, Andes mountains near Cusco Peru

We are at 9,000 feet, (2,000 feet below Cusco) the air is clean and refreshing. There are no city sounds, no vapor trails, just nature at its best. The Sacred River is 5 mins walk away, Munay Medicine is an ideal setting for tranquil reflection, meditation and integration of the plant medicines.

We will pick you up from Cusco airport and bring you to Tambo del Caminante in the Sacred Valley.

Munay Medicine is surrounded by the Andes mountains and overlooked by the magnificent Apu Pitusiray. Walid Barham Ode lives in Calca, 11 km from Munay, he spends a lot of time on the mountain and has written a book 'Realismo Mitico' (Mythical Realism) about the mountain being an energy portal used by the Inca. The book is presently only available in Spanish but an English translation is being prepared. Apu Pitusiray is a sacred mountain and for energy sensitive people it is certainly very special.

See the sights!

Museums, mines, mountains the very special ruins of Machu Picchu are all on our doorstep, plus the plethora of ancient sites that make up the sacred valley. This really is a very special part of Peru.

We are only 10 mins away from the fascinating Museum Inkariy Inkariy has nine very well presented individual sets that portray the civilisations from the Caral to the Inka. These civilisations have controlled the region for over 14,000 years.

Unless you are a historian specialising in South American history you will certainly become 'enlightened' by Inkariy.

Inkariy has shops where you can buy souvenirs and genuine Alpca clothes. 

 

We are an hour from Ñaupa Igesia a fascinating site described by David and Pedro Luis Lozada in Ancient Origins and shown here on the right.

Although tradition credits Ñaupa Iglesia as Inca origin, this does not stand detailed scrutiny as the Inca did not have the technology. Inca construction does surround the site though. Ñaupa Iglesia predates the Inca - how long we do not know, but possibly thousands of years.  Ñaupa Iglesia also has some very interesting geometry that shows a detailed understanding of astronomy and vibration. Even more fascinating is that the geometry links Ñaupa Iglesia with Egypt - certain angles and ratios can also be found in the great pyramids of Egypt.

  

Inkilltambo

Inkilltambo, this ancient site is obviously pre Inca. According to the documentary "The Lost City of Nascar" quoting ancient mythology, these stones were once part of a massive underground city that was destroyed by a volcanic eruption, the stones being thrown 1,000's of metres into the air and landing as seen. After spending sometime looking at them it seems obvious they were not cut in situ and have a lot of simularity to the rock carvings of Ñaupa Iglesia but on a larger scale.

The stones have internal hollowed out passages with very smooth curved walls, how this was done is unknown. It does seem that these are 'parts' of something much larger. The Lost City of Nascar provides a lot more information about Inkilltambo and other ancient Peruvian anomalies. It dates the ICA stones of Nascar at 10,000 BC, when according to traditional archaeology humans were hunter gatherers. Inkilltambo is not presently on the tourist map, it is being 'restored'. The restoration started in 2014 and it is likely to opened to the public in 2018.

The walk to Inkilltambo from the main road is downhill and takes about an hour and a half. It takes another hour and a half to walk into Cusco. Overall allowing for the drive to and from (again an hour and a half each way) and staying two hours at the site it takes a full day. This can only be done on a Sunday due to the restortion work. 

We are also only 10km from Urubamba and Calca markets where we buy locally grown fruit and vegetables. Some guests like to accompany us to the market where, unlike western supermarkets, you will not find two carrots that look the same. The food here does taste different. 

Climate

We are 13 degrees south of the equator and 2,000 feet below Cusco. This provides a fairly constant climate, we do not have the traditional four seasons, we have two, wet and dry.

It is difficult to be precise as to when the seasons change as recently things have been changing. However, November to April can be considered the wet season and April to November the dry season. This does not mean it doesn't rain during the dry season as it can and there are mostly dry days in the wet season. So it is more likely to rain September through April but in the last couple of years mostly in the afternoons and only for a couple of hours and it is colder in the evenings when the sun goes down, however we have a large log fire. During the rainy season it is warmer in the evenings.