Testimonials

Sara Spanier

"What an amazing treat to stay at Willka T’ika! The staff is exceptional. The food is incredible. The gardens are healing and thank you for gracing us with Don Benito’s energy and presence. I feel revived. " -- Sara Spanier

Julie Cielo

"This experience has been one of the most glorious of my travels. I know the others in our yoga group have been blessed also by this healing place. Many thanks for your hospitality, warmth and generosity. The Children's school was by far the highlight of my trip here. Thank you for all you do.. practicing Ayni. Namaste. " -- Julie Cielo

Susan Turis

"A sacred space, a sacred place. Many opportunities for the sacred Pause- Thank you Carol for the embrace I received from the wonderful land. " -- Susan Turis

Ginny McNamara

"I have never had tears when leaving a “temporary home’ before. This place is like a wonderful dream I don’t want to awaken from. " -- Ginny McNamara

Meredith Marshall

"Magical! My first time abroad and look where I land- a garden of Eden. Muchas gracios. It was wonderful meeting Carol and staff. " -- Meredith Marshall

Terri Schultz

"My sons Mitch and Matt Schultz had visited Willka T’ika with Dennis McKenna (famous in ayawaska science) last year. They told me it was a must for my trip to Peru this year. After our Salkkantay “adventure” trek and visit to Machu Picchu it was truly a restful and welcoming place to end our visit to this wonderful country! " -- Terri Schultz

Marcia Pera

"It goes without saying I fell in love with this place the moment I set foot inside. The food, the staff, the gorgeous surroundings, the aroma of the gardens, the solar baths, the body massage… There’s no end!Thank you so much for this wonderful retreat. I will be back so I can visit the school and spend time with the children. " -- Marcia Pera

Nancy and Jim

"Are there words that can truly describe the wonder and beauty of the amazing Willka T’ika? I can't imagine how our trip could have been made any better. You all took such care of us, personally bringing herbal medicinal teas when we were sick and sharing the story of this amazing place. I will tell all my friends that they must come to Peru and Willka T’ika as soon as they can! " -- Nancy and Jim

Karyn Van Name

"WOW! The most lush, beautiful luxury retreat guesthouse I have ever had the awesome pleasure to experience. Carol and staff made me feel like family and stopped at nothing to accommodate me! I am most grateful for this delightful garden sanctuary in the Sacred Valley! " -- Karyn Van Name

Kay Kamas, Jim Porter

"Willka T’ika is the perfect setting for discovering the breathtaking beauty, powerful history and remarkable culture of the Andes. The accommodation and gardens Carol and her delightful Andean staff have created are beyond description- out first attempts were “paradise” and “garden of Eden”. The attention to our comfort –from incredible, locally grown vegetarian cuisine to hot water bottles warming our sheets every night – is unparalleled in my experience. In this exquisite setting, side trips to Andean Archeological sites with an enthusiast and bright guide who shared her passion for the Andean culture, our experience became richly textured like the beautiful Andean weavings. I was incredibly touched by the authenticity of  Qero pakko Don Benito and his family members who led us in the Andean offering and Fire ceremony. Without questions this has been the most enjoyable, most meaningful travel experience of my life! Namaste. " -- Kay Kamas and Jim Porter

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