The Sacred Music and Dance of Peru


Andean culture practices a great diversity of music, with over 600 families of flutes. If you think of Africa – you think of percussion. In the Andes, it is flutes, and along with weaving and agriculture, music is one of its greatest accomplishments and contributions to world civilization. All aspects of life—ritual, art, music and science—are tied to the sacred land and the bounty of its harvest, and music plays a special role in tying this all together.

Winay Taki Ayllu will be your Andean musicology specialists., as they open doors to a world of understanding you would otherwise not have access to.

Trip Highlights:

  • Engage in this rare opportunity for authentic social interaction, personal comfort and participation in sacred music events and workshops while visiting both rural and cosmopolitan Peru.
  • Experience the Sacred Valley of the Incas stepping back in time, visiting its finest archeological sites, picturesque villages and colorful markets.
  • Savor exquisite Peruvian cuisine and experience the exciting culinary explosion.
  • Visit a traditional community and participate in their communal workday and cook side by side with traditional women ~ a cultural exchange that deepens the appreciation of Quechua history and social life.
  • Marvel at Machu Picchu, one of the 7 wonders
  • Explore Cusco, capital of the vast Inca State, navel of the ancestral world.
  • Shop in the local produce markets, see how food is grown and cook side by side with top chefs, local cooks, and the traditional women who have learned their skills from their ancestors.
  • Experience a perfect balance of sight seeing, cooking and related activities.
  • Learn how to make your own Sacred Flute.


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Day 1: Arrive Lima

Meet and Greet services upon airport arrival.  Assistance with luggage, and private car transfer to your hotel. 

Overnight: Lima

Day 2: Transfer to Pisac

Day 2: Transfer to Pisac

Day 2: Transfer to Pisac


After breakfast you are transfered to the airport to catch a morning flight to Cusco.  Upon arrival you will be warmly greeted by your private guide and driven to your Sacred Valley hotel. 

Settle into your lovely room, and enjoy a cup of coca tea to help you acclimate. Enjoy your first in a series of delicious meals spun into a select set menu so you may explore the diversity and richness of Peruvian Cuisine. Take the afternoon to rest, acclimate and explore the cobblestone streets of Pisac on your own. Gather for an early evening orientation with a welcoming Pisco Sour followed by a fireside dinner.


Pisac is a village in southern Peru’s Sacred Valley region. It's known for its lively handicrafts market in the main square. A path winds from the square past agricultural terraces up to Pisac Archaeological Park, a hilltop Incan citadel with ancient temples, plazas and the Intihuatana, a stone structure thought to have been a sundial. Views from the top stretch across the Quitamayo gorge and surrounding valley. 

Overnight: Pisac (B, L, D)

Day 3: Day trip to Cusco

Day 2: Transfer to Pisac

Day 2: Transfer to Pisac


After breakfast enjoy a leisurely 30-minute scenic drive to explore pre-Columbian sites outside of Cusco including the sacred spring of Tambomachay, the lunar and solar observatories of Kenko, and megalithic Sacsayhuaman. 

You will be captivated by the introduction to Andean astronomy and sacred geometry, the foundation of Andean culture that will be expanded on each day of your journey. Enjoy lunch at one of Cusco’s fine restaurants, or a local spot recommended by your guide. 

Upon return to Pisac, enjoy a few free hours to rest and contemplate, or indulge in an herbal bath and massage at your hotel. 

After dinner meet Wiñay Taki Ayllu, the master musicians who will be your local Andean specialists. They have dedicated their lives to preserving and reviving traditional Andean music, respecting authentic styles, tuning, vibration, times of year and intentions. 

Overnight: Pisac (B, D)


Days 4-6: Sacred Valley

Embrace the magic that belongs to the Sacred Valley these next few days...


After breakfast, enjoy a ten minute walk above Pisac where you will admire the traditional music and dance presentation by Winay Taki Ayllu. Immerse into an in depth introduction to the music that accompanies the ancestral agrarian calendar, and learn about the important role of music in activating this cosmic cycle. 

Following the presentation, visit Kusi Kawsay School, an exceptional educational social project. Learning about the unique vision of Kusi Kawsay that combines Waldorf Pedagogy with Andean tradition, and how the traditional music is the foundation of this vision. 

Enjoy a picnic lunch, followed by a flute making workshop. 

Walk back down to the town of Pisac, and as evening falls, wander through Pisac as the daily market is broken down, enjoy a sunset stroll along the corn fields or simply relax with a Pisco Sour as you people watch either at the sidewalk café or on the balcony before another memorable meal in Peru.

Overnight: Pisac  (B, L, D)  


In the morning finish making the flutes and begin a music and dance workshop, where the men play the flutes and the women sing and dance. Learn about ancestral values and the communal fiber imparted through music and dance. 

Enjoy a pizza lunch followed by an afternoon of leisure exploring Pisac’s colorful Traditional Indian Market.  Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to buy woven goods, sweaters and jewelry.

Overnight: Pisac  (B, L, D) 


Delight in a 45-minute drive into the majestic high Andes and walk through the patchwork fields replete with potatoes, fava beans and corn to the traditional highland community of Amaru, where a genuinely authentic way of life is still practiced to this day. You will be welcomed with an endearing sweetness rarely felt in this day and age by this community that is consciously preserving and practicing their ancestral heritage. 

Through participation in a communal workday a beautiful cultural exchange unravels as you experience this incredible opportunity to step back in time and appreciate a quality of life with an admirable simplicity that is strikingly moving and profound. Enjoy a traditional lunch prepared with their prized agrarian products as the women begin to spin their naturally dyed wool. Others meditatively set up their back strap looms to share their ancestral weaving skills with us. This wonderful opportunity to purchase textiles directly from the weavers is not to be missed. 

Before you depart, the music begins! The frantic flutes and frenzy of spinning takes you to another world. Experience and understand this chaotic order. Return to Pisac for some relaxation and contemplation before dinner.

Overnight: Pisac  (B, L, D)  


Days 7-10: Machu Picchu | Music | Departure

Now comes the time for sacred ceremony, humble and awe, and blissful celebrations...


Begin your day with a nutritious breakfast of rainforest fruits and Andean grains to start a breathtaking one-hour drive through the heart of the Sacred Valley to the Inca town Ollantaytambo. Visit Ollantaytambo’s magnificent archaeological site, learn about the Llama constellation and explore the town that was built in the shape of a corncob. After lunch enjoy a spectacular two hour train ride to Aguas Calientes, where you will spend the night in preparation for an early start to Machu Picchu the following morning.

Overnight: Aguas Calientes (B, L) 


Get an early start to take the 20 min bus ride up to Machu Picchu. Upon arrival participate in a guided tour of the most important sectors of Machu Picchu, and following a picnic lunch surrounded by natural beauty and ancient ruins, spend a few hours to sit and reflect on your own. Take bus down to Aguas Calientes, catch the afternoon train to Ollantaytambo and drive back to Pisac. A light dinner awaits upon your return to your hotel. 

Overnight: Pisac  (B, D)  


Drive to Pisac archeological site where the staggering agricultural terrace work is among the most extensive in the area, following the shape of the mountainsides in entrancing concave and convex forms. The central astronomic and ceremonial area is widely acclaimed as some of the finest stonework, comparable to that of Machu Picchu. 

This expansive site provides an ideal setting for a picnic lunch with magnificent vistas up and down the valley. Embark upon a breathtaking walk down to Pisac. Upon return to Pisac enjoy some relaxation before your festive farewell dinner, and fetsive celebration with Wiñay Taki Ayllu

Overnight: Pisac  (B, D) 

DAY 10

Early breakfast, then checkout and private car transfer to Cusco Airport.  A short flight to Lima, arriving the International Airport, and check in for your flight home.  (B)



Peruvian Sacred Flute Tour Highlights and Inclusions


Destinations: The Sacred Valley, Cusco & Machu Picchu

Description: High altitude, mountainous terrain. Easy driving tours and day hikes.

Altitudes: Cusco 11,200 ft, Pisac 10,000 ft, Machu Picchu 7,500 ft, Amaru 10,500 ft

Length: 10 Days / 9 Nights

Difficulty: Easygoing / Moderate

Category: Boutique (4 or 5 star level, your choice)

Available: For 2 PAX or more

Season: All year

Transfers:  All ground transfers are private sedan, and flight transfers are based on economy class. 

Pace: Moderate, with time for relaxation

Special interest events: Two hands on music workshops, one introduction to andean music, three music presentaions with in depth explanations and participation.

Interests: Cultural & Culinary, Andean heritage, spirituality & world view, Sacred geometry, astronomy & agronomy

Meals: This trip includes meals with exclusive daily set menus that are creatively spun by the tour chef. All of the meals are prepared using the finest local products with the clear intention of exploring the richness of Peruvian cuisine. The diversity of legendary and nutritious ingredients used in the  meal preparations are fresh, organic and native of Peru.

Sitting down for a lovely meal, including a soup or salad, main course, dessert and beverage, is one of this trip's highlights, with no dish repeated. If you love food, you are invited to savor Peru’s culinary explosion.

  • Vegetarian and special diet menu available.
  • Beer, wine and cocktails are available, but are not included in tour price.

The few meals not included in your program will be eaten out at restaurants recommended by your guide.


I have the Music in me...and am ready to GO!