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Announcing the First Healthy Voyager Tour

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Posted by HealthyVoyager at 06/16/2010

Healthy Voyager Tours launches this October with the first of many breathtaking trips to come, with the Inca Adventure in association with Fit Tours. Your healthy, special diet, fit adventure takes place in Peru's Urubamba Valley, known as the Sacred Valley of the Incas, that lies between Cusco and Machu Picchu. Along the valley are stunning colonial villages where ancient customs live together among impressive Inca ruins. Possessing a special energy, this valley is the perfect place for our first Healthy Voyager Tour where we will explore the varied attractions and rich culture including some of world's best hiking through the Andean Mountains. Incomparable Inca ruins and other remnants of that indelible legacy lie in all directions, easily accessible from our resort.
The fertile valley – marked by the Urubamba River and majestic Andes mountains, charming villages, and stunning examples of Inca stonemasonry – is a beautiful, laid-back area attracting visitors interested in renewing, exploring the great outdoors, and enjoying the area's year round splendid weather and lower altitude (2,700 m/8,900 ft, compared to Cusco's 3,400 m/11,000 ft).
Nothing but the best for our healthy trip, our accommodations are found in the perfect location. Just down the road from the town of Ollantaytambo – with its remarkable original Inca old town, hilltop ruins and lively market is just 15 minutes away; within a half-hour are the town of Maras, from which travelers can visit the ancient and photogenic Salineras salt mines and the mysterious Inca ruins at Moray. The famed artisans' market and towering Inca fortress in Pisac are just 45 minutes away.
Our hiking adventures will include excursions to:
The Salt Pans at Maras: This precious commodity has been produced here since before the Inca period.
Terraces at Moray: Terraced fields built in the form of an amphitheatre by the Incas and used, according to historians as a centre for experimental agriculture.
The Villages of Urubamba, Yucay, Calca, Chincheros and Pisac: Each of which has a special attraction, not only in its architecture but its living culture, indigenous markets and sublime countryside.
Village of Ollantaytambo: This is the only place in Peru where people still live in what was once the home of an Inca noble. It is the only village in Cusco which retains the Inca trapezoidal shape. Next to the village is the so-called "Fortress of Ollantaytambo", the last fortified town before Machu Picchu, where the famous Inca architecture can be seen in its entire splendor.
Machu Picchu: 120 km from the city of Cusco, Machu Picchu is without doubt one of the few places on earth where not only the works of man take your breath away with their perfection and harmony of shape, but the surrounding countryside is also astonishingly beautiful. What is even more surprising is how the Incas managed to combine architecture and nature in such a way that one complements the other to make an inseparable whole. The greenery of the great mountains act as custodians of the sacred city, the sound of the wind and the river Urubamba in the distance create such energy in Machu Picchu that at its summit you feel quite simply closer to heaven. Built entirely in stone from the natural quarries nearby, the city has two sections: the urban area and the agricultural area consisting of numerous terraced fields. Within the urban zone are palaces, squares and temples with the Pyramid of Intihuatana and the temples at its foot being the most important religious sites in the city. The Machu Picchu Historic Sanctuary was declared a Natural and Cultural World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1983, a double distinction which it shares with few other places. We will climb and explore this incredible site making for a truly unique Healthy Voyager Tour.
In addition to the wonderful trips and excursions, we will be dining on the freshest and tastiest local fare. All meals will be vegan and we will have plenty of options for gluten free, diabetic and other special diet travelers. We will be hosting cooking classes as well as specialized fitness classes throughout the trip for an all-encompassing, whole body experience.
Sample Itinerary
Day 1 (Su): Arrival Day
2:00a: Arrive Cusco transfer to resort
5:00p Welcome orientation
6:30p: Dinner
7:30p: After dinner walk
Day 2 (Mo)
6:30a: Wake-up
7:00a: Yoga
8:00a: Breakfast
8:30-12:30p: Pumahuanka Gorge hike
1:00p: Lunch
4:00p-5:00p: Strength & Core training or Cooking Class
6:00p: Dinner
7:30p: Evening activity (local evening village walk)
Day 3 (Tu)
6:30a: Wake-up
7:00a-8:00a: Yoga
8:00a: Breakfast
8:30a-12:30p: Yucay terraces hike
12:30p: lunch
2:00p-5:00p: White water adventure
6:00p: Dinner
7:00p: walk
7:30p: *Evening massage
Day 4 (We)
6:30a: Wake-up
7:00a-8:00a: Yoga
8:00a: Breakfast
8:30a-12:30p: Salt Mines Hike
1:00p: Lunch
4:00p-5:00p: Strength & Core training or Cooking Class
6:00p: Dinner
7:30p: Evening activity (local evening village walk)
Day 5 (Th)
6:30a: Wake-up
7:00a-8:00a: Yoga
8:00a: Breakfast
8:30a-12:30p: Mountain Bike Adventure
1:00p: Lunch
4:00p-5:00p: Strength & Core or Cooking Class
6:00p: Dinner
7:00p: walk
7:30p: *Evening massage
Day 6 (Fr)
6:30a: Wake-up
7:00a-8:00a: Yoga
8:00a: Breakfast
8:30a-6:00p: Full-day Machu Picchu
6:00p: Dinner
7:30p: Evening activity (local evening village walk)
Day 7 (Sa)
6:30a: Wake-up
7:00a-8:00a: Yoga
8:00a: Breakfast
8:30a-12:30p: Moray and Maras Hike
1:00p: Lunch
4:00p-5:00p: Strength & Core or Cooking Class
6:00p: Farewell Dinner
7:00p: walk
7:30p: Evening activity
Day 8 (Su)
6:30a: Wake-up
7:30a: Yoga
9:00a: Breakfast
11:00a: Depart
*Please note itinerary is subject to change
For more information, please visit www.healthyvoyager.com or www.fitnesstouring.com

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