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Ayahuasca in the Andes?

Since we first started bringing groups to Peru in the 1980’s we’ve often been asked for advice from travelers curious about ayahuasca ceremonies. Our views today are different than they were 30 years ago. Although the plant medicine may not have change …

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Alpacas at Willka T’ika!

Yesterday the latest addition to the Willka T’ika family arrived, K’intu the Alpaca! Only 3 months old, K’intu currently weighs about 20 pounds and seems to eat at least that much per day. Since he got here, he’s drunk three bottles of fresh cow milk a …

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A Cuy Lunch Outing of Great Love & Appreciation

Terry Visits the Family of the Willka T’ika Children’s Fund’s First University Graduate in Chumpe-Pokes Mountain Community By Terry Cumes   For over a decade, The Willka T’ika Children’s Fund has supported a school in the Andean com …

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From the Valley’s Trenches to the Incan Terraces….

Willka T’ika Staff Hike to “Las Ruinas de Perolniyoc” By Terry Cumes Every time I come to Peru I try to organize a special outing for Willka T’ika’s staff. Considering 18 people’s work and vacation schedules, it’s hard to find a day when everyone can j …

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A Month Celebrating Pachamama, Mother Earth

  August is regarded as Pachamama’s birthday. Every year at Willka T’ika, the staff and I gather with our Qero Pakko, ritual specialist, to offer our gratitude to Her.   As the name Pachamama suggests, the Quechua respect and honor their Moth …

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Willka T’ika Essential Wellness

by Carol Cumes, February 2017   Essential Wellness is experienced when all levels of our being  thrive in harmony—physically, emotionally, mentally & spiritually. It is felt in the physical body when we live without debilitating physical sympt …

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Magical Journey to North India “Moksha” Featured on the Huffington Post Travel Blog

During the last two weeks of November 2015, Magical Journey International offered their new “Rebirth in North India, Moksha” journey. Carol and Mark traveled with their guests for the most transformative Indian experience, and Carolina Rogoll writes of …

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Happy Blessed Holidays!

Expressing our sincere appreciation for another wonderful and exceptional year at beautiful Willka T’ika at the heart of Peru’s Sacred Valley. We joyfully send our warmest wishes for this holiday season to you and yours.  Magical Journey and the W …

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10 Activities that Made for an Unforgettable Quechua Birthday Celebration

On October 11, 2015 Carol Cumes, owner and founder of Willka T’ika, celebrated a very special birthday with her extensive Quechua family spanning four generations. During this Willka T’ika holiday, Carol had treated her entire staff the day before to a …

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3 Generations of Solo Women Expats Lured to Peru, August 2015

By Michaela Brown     What drives our major life choices? For me, it has been place. Countries I’d never heard of and ancient, simple cultures caught my attention in my early twenties and have been the root of all of my big decisions since. F …

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