Top 5 Wellness Retreats in Peru

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Wellness is all about inculcating good habits that help us to lead a happy, healthy and hearty life. Its 4 main dimensions are Spiritual Wellness, Emotional Wellness, Physical Wellness and Social Wellness. Nowadays, the concept of Wellness Retreats is gaining popularity as an increasing number of people seek to escape the chaos of everyday life and simply concentrate on improving their physical and mental health. These retreats provide a safe and quiet environment where individuals can focus on self-care, relaxation, and personal growth. In addition to offering a range of activities and therapies designed to promote balance in all aspects of one's health, they also provide recreational activities to make you feel as if you are on a holiday. That is why vacations at a wellness retreat are a wonderful opportunity to recharge both the body and the mind. 

Peru is a country with remarkable diversity. This land of Incas is not only known for the majestic Andes Mountains and the mysterious Amazon rainforest, but also remote and mystical Machu Picchu. Its rich cultural heritage blends indigenous and Spanish influences, which is evident in its vibrant traditions and festivals. Peru's unique combination of natural beauty, cultural heritage, and serene atmosphere make it an ideal location to attend a wellness retreat. Here, alongside working on your overall well-being, you can immerse yourself in a tranquil environment, reconnect with nature, and explore the country's spiritual roots. 20 wellness retreats are being organized in Peru at any given time. Our list of the Top 5 Wellness Retreats in Peru is an honest endeavor to bring you an unbiased view. To make things easy, the retreats are organized in descending order of price per day (high to low as it is luxury). Hopefully, the list will help you make the right choice when booking your next vacation. 

1. Willka T'ika Wellness Retreat

Location - Urubamba, Cusco, Peru

Wellness Retreat Name - 7-Day Authentic Andean Healing Wellness Retreat in Peru Sacred Valley

Willka T’ika, meaning sacred flower, is a beautiful and eco-friendly wellness sanctuary. It is both a boutique hotel and a wellness retreat located between Machu Picchu (a world heritage site) and Cusco (Inca Capital). This little piece of heaven called the Willka T'ika Wellness Retreat is an extremely beautiful property. It has several small buildings, spaces and gardens which are apt to enjoy some soulful time with self. You can also use them to read, reflect, relax and meditate. The accommodations on the property are large and comfortable, the staff is incredible and always ready to help to the best of their capacity and the food is simply finger-licking good. Location-wise,  Willka T'ika Wellness Retreat, is surrounded by beautiful mountains and close to many sites of archaeological interest and cultural places.

Willka T’ika was founded in 1994 by Carol Cumes. Her first visit to the Sacred Valley was in the 80s where she was completely taken by the healing energy of this land. In 1994 she purchased an empty plot of land and built the Willka T'ika Wellness Retreat. Carol is an experienced yoga practitioner with years of practice under her belt. With the help of native healers and local guides, she has designed exclusive retreats that integrate Yoga, cosmology and Andean culture.

The 7-Day Authentic Andean Healing Wellness Retreat in Peru Sacred Valley is some of the most exceptional time you will be spending learning and working on yourself. With carefully curated mindful activities, powerful Andean ceremonies, therapeutic treatments, good food and homemade essential oils, you will push your boundaries and pamper yourself in equal measure. The key elements of the retreat are 6 nights of accommodation in comfortable rooms with 3 organic vegetarian meals a day. Herbal tea, coffee and juices are also available. Yoga classes are held every day. You will also participate in Andean ceremonies like sound healing, cacao ceremony and fire offering. Activities include a guided hike into the Sacred Valley, coca leaf reading, crystal bed therapy and solar floral bath.

Price per day USD 467

2. Moksha Yoga Amazónica at Kantu Garden Lodge

Location - Moyobamba, Peru

Wellness Retreat Name - 7-Day Amazon Jungle Yoga, Meditation & Wellness Retreat in Peru Moyobamba

Moksha Yoga Amazónica is a Yoga Alliance-accredited and YACEP-approved school. What you get here is an incredible once-in-a-lifetime experience. Its Yoga Teacher Training Programs and retreats have all garnered great reviews from participants. According to them the tools and wisdom one gains here are beyond comparison. The property itself is unbelievably beautiful giving you a true experience of the Amazon. The staff, right from the reception to housekeeping and the restaurant, everyone is generous, giving, kind and helpful. The food served during mealtimes is absolutely delicious and they cater to those suffering from food allergies.

The 7-Day Amazon Jungle Yoga, Meditation & Wellness Retreat in Peru Moyobamba takes place at Kantu Garden Lodge. This property is 2 hours drive from the Tarapoto Airport. It is situated by the river port of Tahuishco and within walking distance of the local markets. Surrounded by the Amazon jungle, Kantu Garden Lodge gives you the opportunity to admire the rustic flora and fauna of the Amazon in its natural habitat. The amenities at the lodge include an outdoor swimming pool, a Yogashala inspired by the 4 elements, a library, a souvenir shop that showcases local arts and crafts, and an organic fruits and vegetable garden.

Anyone who wants to connect with themselves while immersing themselves in nature will find the 7-Day Amazon Jungle Yoga, Meditation & Wellness Retreat in Moyobamba, Peru a delightful experience. You will have a wonderful time tapping into your primal energy and embracing a fitness-oriented lifestyle. Things that make this retreat an amazing experience are Yoga and meditation practice early in the morning and again in the evening. During this time, the 200-hour YTTC is also in session. The retreat participants can attend any or all theory classes, of the 200-hour course. Enjoy an Abhyanga Ayurvedic oiling session, a digital detox is optional and participate in a community volunteering project (Karma Yoga). You will also get a chance to visit Tungana eco-reserve or Bosque de Las Nuwas. Accommodation is provided in a modern jungle bungalow with 3 vegetarian gourmet meals every day. You will also get a meditation mala, a yoga mat and a Moksha Yoga tank top. Pickup from Tarapoto Airport is complimentary.

Per day Price USD 240

3. Pachānanda (the predecessor was Healing House Cusco)

Location - Cusco, Peru

Wellness Retreat Name - 6-Day Red Tent Women's Wellness Retreat in Peru Cusco

As per the native Andean language of Quechua, “Pacha” means “time-space” and “ānanda” is Sanskrit for spiritual bliss. Together Pachananda means a time-space for blissful awakening. It is an amazing space for healing, connection, yoga, and raising your vibration in the Peruvian Andes. Pachananda overlooks the Cusco city. It is surrounded by tall Eucalyptus trees and has a grand view of the Ausangate mountain range. The energy at Pachananda is powerful. The space is not only energizing but also grounding. To top it all, the people, teachers and facilitators at the retreat center are simply one of a kind. 

Niki Coate is the founder of Pachānanda Retreat Center. She has completed a BA in Journalism. However, she always found herself different from others as she chose to look beneath the surface of things. Her calling has always been to push the limits to reach the true depth of the matter. Niki has always trusted her heart. Destiny and cheap airfare led her to Peru. Here, she was a free human doing as her heart dictated. She married Alvaro and started the Healing House which was the predecessor to Pachānanda. This was in fact, their house, the place they called home. Together they decided to sublet it and along the way started a healing journey with their guests. In 2019, they laid the foundation for Pachānanda. Today, this is the place where people come to learn, teach, study and connect with the heart’s wisdom.

The 6-Day Red Tent Women's Wellness Retreat in Peru Cusco gives you a safe environment in which women can lower their walls and take off the mask to show and feel their true selves. This journey of healing and discovery is themed per the body centers, namely the heart, solar plexus, throat, womb and third eye. The retreat package entails the co-creation of the altar and the healing and creativity temples; a shamanic cacao ceremony, a workshop on dreaming, sound healing and sacred dance ceremonies; Yoga and meditation classes every day and learning deep relaxation through guided sessions in Yoga Nidra, Yin Yoga and Restorative practices; a visit to the sacred temples and waterfall immersion and entering and rooting Atlantis/Lumeria and accommodation for 5 nights in single, double, and shared rooms with locally sourced vegetarian meals.

Per day USD 576

4. Pranaluz

Location - Urubamba, Peru

Wellness Retreat Name - 8-Day Balance & Harmony Wellness Retreat in Peru Sacred Valley Urubamba

Pranaluz, accredited by Yoga Alliance, is the place where people come to find the best version of themselves. This wellness studio is committed to delivering uncommon, intimate, and transformational experiences through extremely well-structured Yoga Teacher Training and Retreats. Team Pranaluz is a group of warm and caring people with a human approach. They help people learn and understand the tools with which to lead a more fulfilling life. Pranaluz hopes to be the harbinger of change and transformation. Therefore, all the programs here are crafted with meticulous deliberation and immense passion. The entire faculty at Pranaluz consists of experienced professionals who have more than 10 years of experience in their respective areas. With genuine warmth and care, they ensure that all students and guests have a wholesome and transformational experience.

Ana Lucía Fariña, aka Analu, is the founder of Pranaluz. Born and raised in San José, Costa Rica, she considers herself to be a citizen of the Earth. Analu earned a Bachelor's degree in Business, followed by an MBA from TEC Costa Rica, and a Master of Arts in Environmental Leadership from Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado, USA. Since 2007, Analu has been leading groups on adventure, wellness, spiritual and cultural focus travel. She is an E-RYT 500 & YACEP- certified yoga teacher. Her 200 and 300-hour YTTC was done at Nosara Yoga Institute in Costa Rica. Ana Lucía Fariña is trained in Iyengar & Hatha Yoga, Nada Yoga, Sound healing, Yoga for children, Aerial Yoga, Yoga therapy, Yin Yoga and Pre and Post-natal Yoga.

The 8-Day Balance & Harmony Wellness Retreat in Peru Sacred Valley Urubamba is a time to pause, nourish your body and soul and reconnect with nature and yourself. The small group setting of the retreat ensures your personal development. The retreat package delivers accommodation, in a 2-story Adobe house, for 7 nights in single/double/triple sharing room with breakfast, lunch and dinner. On the day of departure, only breakfast is served. Daily Yoga and meditation classes are conducted. Yoga is twice a day in the morning and then again in the afternoon. You will also get a chance to immerse yourself in Bhakti Yoga and Yoga of the heart. Activities include a plant medicine ceremony, an Andean ceremony, 1 trip to learn about Andean ceramic techniques and a full-day trip to the Sacred Valley. Transportation and entrance fee is catered for. You will get blocks, mats and blankets. There will also be enough time to take walks, rest, explore, write a journal and immerse yourself in nature.

Daily USD 344

5. Pacha Munay Wellness

Location - Cusco, Peru

Wellness Retreat Name - 10-Day Body Renewal Detox & Wellness Retreat in Peru Cusco

In the heart of Peru’s Cusco region lies a very special place called the Sacred Valley. In the heart of the Sacred Valley is situated Pacha Munay Wellness, a boutique wellness resort. With a cozy setting, this intimate retreat lets you find deep rest, where healing and restoration of the body, mind and spirit are the ultimate outcomes. The programs and retreats at Pacha Munay Wellness Center draw from over a decade of experience in Western and Andean natural health practices, Andean traditions, and Zen and Tibetan methods of meditation. These all are delivered with a focus on understanding and addressing trauma. The resort has a simple living rhythm and a conducive environment that will help you relax and feel at peace. The compassionate and experienced team works tirelessly to make your stay as comfortable as possible. 

The resort is filled with rustic Andean charm and ample luxurious amenities. The grounds are very well maintained keeping intact their raw appeal. The living accommodations are exceptional. The decor showcases the works and textiles of local artisans. All the rooms have a tea station and a small seating space. The ensuite bathroom has a bathtub and all locally-made natural personal care products. Overall, this paradise provides a whimsical stay.

Your 10-Day Body Renewal Detox & Wellness Retreat in Peru Cusco will seem to pass in the blink of an eye, not because you’ll be very busy but because you will want to stretch your time. It's that enjoyable. To get the best results, you must follow and participate in all retreat activities. However, if you don’t want to there’s no one to judge and criticize. So that is entirely your decision. The retreat package covers accommodation for 9 nights in comfortable and aesthetically pleasing rooms. You are served 3 delicious meals each day with tea, juices and water served all through the day. Every day you will be served probiotic drinks, bentonite and psyllium shakes, cold-pressed juices and a signature anti-inflammatory detox tincture. Other highlights are - Daily yoga and meditation sessions, consultation with a naturopath and subsequent natural medicines prepared by them, a traditional gratitude ceremony, free laundry service, an infrared sauna every day and 1 massage of 1-hour duration. Colon hydrotherapy is optional. There are excursions to local hot springs and nature hikes with a good and trusted guide. Transportation during the retreat is provided. You will get airport pick and drop as well.

Per day USD 300

Unbiased list of Top 5 Wellness Retreats in Peru sorted in descending order of popularity (high to low).

  1. 7-Day Authentic Andean Healing Wellness Retreat in Peru Sacred Valley by Willka T'ika Wellness Retreat
  2. 7-Day Amazon Jungle Yoga, Meditation & Wellness Retreat in Peru Moyobamba by Moksha Yoga Amazónica at Kantu Garden Lodge