Sumaq, a modern boutique hotel at the foot of Machu Picchu, is offering new private tours of Machu Picchu with a shaman and his translator. Guests will experience the history of the ancient Incas from the most sacred source possible, and develop a deeper understanding of the relationship between Pachamama, or “Mother Earth” and the mountains of Machu Picchu.
Sumaq is the only property in Machu Picchu Pueblo with its own shaman. He blessed the ground the hotel was built on seven years ago, and has stayed with the property since, offering guests a unique and very special cultural insight to this already-magical place. Sumaq’s launch of spiritual tourism also includes a “Payment to the Earth Ritual,” which is an ancient spiritual ceremony passed down from the time of the Incas, and introduces travelers to a realm beyond the physical world. This ceremony remains a part of the daily life for many who live in the regions surrounding Machu Picchu, and offers guests a fun, traditional experience with a little profound spiritual healing using Coca, corn, and other important Peruvian ingredients. With Sumaq’s local shaman, guests see more than just the mountains of Machu Picchu, and explore the Andes in the most symbolic way.
On the banks of the Vilcanota River, Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel offers guests high-end service along with incomparable culinary experiences and flavors of Peru. The property has 60 luxury guest rooms and suites, and also includes 5-star Qunuq Restaurant, Suquy Café and Bar, and Aqlla spa. For more information or to make a reservation, please visit http://www.machupicchuhotels-sumaq.com/.