This is the incomparable location that PROSPER VENTURES Mastermind has chosen for our members to meet again, from February 22 to March 1, 2015. This is not a trip, where you know where you start, where you go and when you leave; this is a journey of self-discovery, human bonding, contribution to others, business networking and fun, lots of fun!
Why you should visit Peru?
- Densely packed with attractions.While Peru is a big country, most of its attractions are concentrated in the south. This means you can keep a relatively tight circuit. Even a 1 week trip can include the Nazca lines, Machu Picchu, Cusco, Huacachina and Paracas National Park in Ballesta Islands. That’s a lot of highlights for one trip.
- Some of the best food in South America.While not necessarily the most famous cuisine internationally, Peruvian is certainly amongst the world’s most delicious. Its neighboring countries may have food that is merely okay, but Peruvian gastronomy will truly add an extra dimension to your trip. The country has some fun drinks as well—it’s home to the Pisco Sour cocktail, and the wacky ubiquitous bubblegum-tasting soft drink of Inca Kola.
- Rich cultural heritage. Whether it’s Peru’s pre-colombian archeological sites, its Spanish baroque churches and other colonial architecture, or the mysterious Nazca lines dating back all the way to the 1stcentury, the country is rich with history.
- Machu Picchu. These ancient Inca ruins have an almost mythical appeal. While your feelings about Machu Picchu ultimately will be hugely dependent on a number of factors, for many it ends up being one of those top travel experiences.
The itinerary itself is a must-see in life. Starting in Lima, Prosper Ventures will take you around the country, including the Pachacamac Ruins, a flight over the Nazca Lines and of course the legendary Machu Picchu. You will be taken care of with top, top, top cuisine, the absolute best grand luxury hotels in all locations and first-class entertainment, as our mission is to create a magical environment for you to Travel, Grow and Prosper with Passion! The “Prosper-Ventures-Way”.
Machu Picchu stands apart in Peruvian history as the one Inca city that the advancing Spaniards never found as they captured and colonized the rest of the Empire. Consumed by the dense Amazon Jungle and lost to the world for hundreds of years, no one really knows for sure the true purpose of Machu Picchu. Built during the reign of Inca Pachacuti, it was thought that the ancient citadel took about 100 years to construct, and was still under construction when the Spanish invaded Peru in the 1530’s. Perched on the top of a mountain of solid rock, Machu Picchu and its surrounding scenery leave many visitors lost for words. Brought to world attention in 1911 by Hiram Bingham through a dramatic series of articles in the newly popular National Geographic magazine, Machu Picchu is now considered one of the Seven Wonders of the World and unfathomable in its beauty.
The Inca Trail: The Incas built more than 20,000 km’s (12,500 miles) of stone paths that connected the entire empire. These Inca highways were used to transport goods, messages and even Inca nobles. Nowadays, a small stretch of trail from KM82 in the Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu has become a Mecca for avid hikers. Every year more than 70,000 people hike the 4 days trek that negotiates tough maintain passes, visits remote Andean villages and passes by rarely visited Inca ruins. Booking early is essential as permits sell out several months in advance.
The Sacred Valley of the Incas: The Sacred Valley is a must for history buffs and cultural connoisseurs. Geographically, the Sacred Valley stretches along the Urubamba River from Pisac to Ollantaytambo. Aside from the ruins and archaeological sites, the region is well known for its remarkable landscapes and lush agriculture. Once an important agricultural area for the Incas, the Sacred Valley of the Inca’s is home to some of Peru’s most impressive ruins. At the far eastern end of the Valley is the market town of Pisac. Its indigenous market is a popular draw for souvenir hunting tourists; however, the real jewel of Pisac is the Inca ruins located high above the village. At the other end of the Sacred Valley is the fortress ruin of Ollantaytambo, where a climb to the top is the only way to admire this incredible feat of Inca engineering.
The “mysterious” Nazca Lines: One of the world’s greatest enigmas, the Lines and Geoglyphs of Nazca and Pampas are an incredible sight which can only be truly appreciated from the air. Thought to have been etched into the surface of the desert between 500 B.C. and 500 A.D., historians believe that the lines had astronomical functions. Regardless, the Nazca Lines are clearly one of Peru’s most interesting and peculiar attractions. The dry, windless, stable climate of the Nazca Desert has helped keep the lines uncovered to the present day. The lines which date back to the Chavin period represent depictions of stylized llamas, spiders, fish and snakes. Some of the largest etchings are over 200 meters (650 feet wide). The strangest etching of all is the spaceman, complete with bubble helmet.
The city of Cusco: Once the most important city and historic capital of the entire Inca Empire, Cusco is not just a stopping off point for visitors to Machu Picchu, but a destination in its own right. During Inca times the city was full of grand palaces, important temples and spiritual sites. When the Spanish invaded Peru in the early 1530s the city was ravished of all its wealth and its importantbuildings torn down. Nowadays, the Cusco is a living museum of Inca and Spanish history and boasts incredible colonial and Inca architecture.
Sandboarding giant sand dunes in Huacachina: Huacachina desert and Oasis is located just outside the city of Ica, about 4.5 hours south of Lima. The desert village is built around a small natural lake with towering sand dunes surrounding it from all sides.The Peruvian desert oasis has become an increasingly popular tourist attraction for adventurers drawn to sand boarding and high speed dune buggy rides (we highly recommend you visit!).
Sand boarding Tip: Use an old snowboard with proper bindings and boots if available – you can usually find boards at hostels and hotels. Otherwise you’re likely to be strapped to a heavy wooden plank with poor control. And watch your speed; falling leads to unwanted mouthfuls of sand!
The wildlife of the Ballestas Islands: The Islas Ballestas are accessible from the beach town of Paracas (near Pisco) by tour boat. Often described as the Galapagos Islands of Peru, the islands are home to many rare birds, including pelicans, penguins, cormorants, Peruvian boobies, and Inca terns. It’s also common to spot sea lions, turtles, dolphins, and whales in the park. Next to the Amazon Rainforest, the Ballestas Islands and Paracas National Reservation offer the best wildlife experience in Peru. Due to its ideal location on the Pacific coast, day trips can be made while you explore the sand dunes of Huacachina or fly over the Nazca Lines.
But Prosper Ventures trips are much more than just the best travel. Our Mastermind adventures always include Personal Growth and Development sessions on different fields by top speakers. In Peru Brian Mayne, creator of the world-leading achievement system “Goal Mapping” (http://www.liftinternational.com/), will be with our outstanding peer group for 4 private sessions. If you don’t know him yet, “Brian is one of the best at helping people create a world-class blueprint for their life, not just goals but sustainable success. His Mapping Systems are a blast and really effective”, says Tony Robbins. Having previously met some of us, Brian is equally excited about Peru: “Can’t wait to share my most powerful and Spiritually uplifting material with what I know will be a truly amazing group of people.” ‘These sessions alone are worth the trip’, is the usual comment we are hearing through the grapevine by the people who have previously met him.
Business sessions for networking and sharing opportunities will also be part of the schedule, as Prosper Ventures mastermind members are mostly highly successful entrepreneurs who seek continuous growth. New members are included by invitation only “so as to keep the human values and the comradeship spirit that we honor and treasure”.
There will also be other incredible treats including mind-blowing yoga presentations, early morning yoga sessions, meditation sessions, and other surprises we have planned for you.
If you feel you must be on this trip with Prosper Ventures exclusive peer group to Peru, please rush as we have only very few spaces left. You can apply for registration at
Hoping to welcome you into our elite peer group in Peru,