"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
Larry W Thomas
"It is impossible to describe the breadth and depth of my experience at Willka T’ika. I believe that the spirit never dies and Carol’s work of art in Willka T’ika is living proof that the Spirits of Pachamama live within her and get passed to all who stay with her. What a perfect place to stay in Peru. Muchas gracias.
"-- Larry W Thomas
"I have a passion for travel and Peru and especially Willka T’ika, (Carol, guides and staff) is the most beautiful place I have ever visited on earth. The place the people, the food and the spirituality have far exceeded any expectations I had! I am 100% certain I will return and I highly recommend everyone visit here for a Magical Journey!
"-- Stephanie Yewcic
"I haven’t done yoga, I am not a vegetarian, not many hours of my nearly 65 years have been spent in gardens, and Machu Picchu was not accessible.
Yet, after a glorious week at Willka T’ika, I am excited about yoga, I have thoroughly enjoyed the delicious and beautifully prepared vegetarian menu, I am finding enchantment and serenity in the exquisite Chakra Gardens, and I have seen and absorbed so much of the Sacred Valley’s myths, mystery, monument and majesty that Machu Picchu has become unnecessary.
Thanks to the guide for the blessings of our knowledge, enthusiasm and passion. Thank you, Carol, for transforming a vision into a reality, and for the nurture and loving care in which you immerse your guests.
"-- Bill Germer
"Love Love Love. It manifests through the Pachamama, the people, the food, and the rooms. Willka T'ika is a blessing of love.
"-- Gary Palisch
Mary Dunn - Iyengar Yoga Teacher
"Carol connects with the positive forces in nature, in people, animals, food, flowers, and the land itself. The yoga space she has created is uplifting and fulfills its promise to those who learn and teach.
"-- The Late Mary Dunn Iyengar Yoga Teacher
Cathy and Gary Graham – Anasura Yoga Group.
"What we found was a place of heart-felt tranquility, balance and spirituality, where one’s practice of yoga felt more “connected”; connected to the heart and its peoples came to us through our guide, provided by the Magical Journey. In effect, our guide became a twentieth member of our group, leading us to varied sites, explaining the history of each reaching back to and through the Inkan era, and sharing with us the passion and pride of the Quechua people. The Magical Journey itinerary had been prescribed for us, and included all of the logistical details that would afford us a personal and ‘up close look’ at the Andean culture. The simplicity of life and the true attitude of softhearted devotion. While a major component of the Willka T’ika experience was its “yoga-friendly” nature, another significant aspect was the introduction to and experience of Peru, and more importantly, the historical and spiritual nature of the Inkan civilization and its people. The key to the secrets and history of the region
"-- Cathy and Gary Graham Anasura Yoga Group