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Ayahuasca in the Andes?

More travelers than ever are asking about plant medicine, specifically ayahuasca. Before we can offer any recommendations, we wanted to share a few important considerations that we have learned over the last 20 years of hosting retreats in Peru.

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Visit to Q’eros

For a glimpse into the life of Don Benito, we filmed this video on our last visito to Q’eros:   The most special guest that Willka T’ika has ever hosted is without doubt Don Benito. Don Benito is a Q’ero pakko, or healer. He is among the last in a …

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Alpaca 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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Special Yogis: Diets and Drive

The largest group to come to Willka T’ika  in the last few years was a group of yoga teachers who traveled from around the world to participate in a special yoga training course sponsored by the world-famous teacher, Tiffany Cruikshank. There were 65 t …

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Andean Lore & the Lucuma Tree

In Inkan lore, the Lucuma tree encompasses the three worlds of ancient Andean cosmology. The trunk represents kaypacha, the world of humans, plants and animals, a place of action and interaction, of cause and effect that shapes our lives. The roots rep …

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A Cuy Lunch Outing in Chumpe-Pokes

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

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Willka T’ika Staff Hiking in the Sacred Valley

Hiking up the Sacred Valley to the “Las Ruinas de Perolniyoc” By Terry Cumes Every time I come to Peru I try to take Willka T’ika’s staff hiking in the Sacred Valley. Considering 18 people’s work and vacation schedules, it’s hard to find a day when eve …

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Pachamama’s Birthday

  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 Mother Eart …

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Magical Journey to North India “Moksha”

For many years, Magical Journey International has offered their signature “Rebirth in North India, Moksha” journey. Carol and Mark traveled with their guests for the most transformative Indian experience, and Carolina Rogoll writes of hers on the Huffp …

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10 Fun Activities for a Quechua Birthday!

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

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