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7 Suggestions for a Wellness Retreat in Peru

7 Suggestions for a Wellness Retreat in Peru A Wellness Retreat means something different to everyone – as it should. We all have different needs and expectations about what makes us feel well. Some of us focus on the physical: we want to eat better, s …

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Pachamanca How-To Guide

History of the Pachamanca By: Lindsey Masterman (Willka T’ika intern) A Pachamanca is an 8,000-year-old traditional Incan style of meal in which a variety of marinated meats, potatoes, vegetables, and herbs are roasted in an underground pit filled with …

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Sustainable Agriculture in the Andes

Sustainable Agriculture in the Andes By: Lindsey Masterman (Willka T’ika intern) The Peruvian Andes are the center of origin of the potato, one of the four staple crops of the world. Currently, there are more than 4,000 varieties of potato. However, fo …

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Andean Healing Plant Medicine

All Roads Lead to Pachamama In contrast to much of the Western World, people of the Andes and the Amazon look first to Pachamama (Mother Earth) to resolve physical ailments. Today, Peruvians combine the ancient tradition of using healing plant medicine …

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Traveling to Peru during Covid

Instructions for North American Guests Traveling to Willka T’ika   – Updated February 2022 – For those going to Machu Picchu, PeruRail has once again updated their vaccination/test requirements. Here is what it is this week. Make sure to check thi …

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Virtual Education in the Andes

The Willka T’ika Children’s Fund (WTCF) supports local (virtual) education at Paru Paru Primary School in the mountains above P’isaq.

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Peru in the time of Corona Virus

See Below For Most Recent Updates…. Willka Tika Covid Protocols Summary Willka T’ika Covid Protocol Video     State of Emergency Monday March 16: Quarantine in Peru Early today, Peru’s government announces that due to the Corona virus inter …

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Sweat Lodge at Willka T’ika

Willka T’ika’s First Sweat Lodge   After finishing our Plunge Pool we recently turned our attention towards completing Willka T’ika’s first Sweat Lodge. Many of our special interest groups have asked us about having a sweat lodge as part of their …

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The Yoga of Sustainable Tourism

Can Yoga Lead the Way to Sustainable Tourism?   The following article was written by Marie-Cristine Kaptan, an MBA student at Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB). Sheltering in place from her home outside of Zurich, Marie conducted research …

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To Build a Bath (or Plunge Pool)

How to Keep 20 Staff Busy During Quarantine?   Guests and friends often ask us “what’s a typical day in the life of Willka T’ika” like? Well, before the COVID-19 quarantine, the answer to that question depended on which groups were in residence an …

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