This retreat will introduce you to two of the spiritual wonders of Peru. During the first part of the retreat, you will discover the healing powers of the ayahuasca vine. The second half of the trip will take you through the Sacred Valley and to Machu Picchu, the ancient Inca citadel and Peruvian Wonder of the World.
This retreat includes traditional Andean Cleansing Ceremonies, Offering Ceremonies to Pachamama (the Earth Mother) and a hike along the Two-Day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, the ancient Inca citadel and modern Wonder of the World. We designed this unique experience for travelers who would like to experience authentic Andean culture and traditions. This includes four ceremonies, all presided over by Q’ero Nation shamans specialized in different areas of healing. Q’ero is a small village a few days walk up the mountains, and its inhabitants are a high mountain people who fled up higher into the Sierra when the Spanish invaded, managing to survive the Conquest. As such, they are the closest living descendants of the Incas and still maintain many of their ancient traditions. Each of their shamans is specially chosen by a shamanic family to follow their profession.
The first ceremony is an Andean Blessing to invoke the protection of the Mountain Gods and Mother Nature, and to offer gratitude. The last three ceremonies are a Flower Cleansing Ceremony, a Coca Leaf Reading Ceremony, and an Offering to Pachamama, the Earth Mother. Traditional shamanic ceremonies such as these have been practiced since before the time of the Inca Empire and their Quechua culture. Participating in these shamanic ceremonies with an authentic Andean shaman will show you a new perspective on life and will allow you to develop physically and spiritually.
The Pilgrimage consists of the following ceremonies:
Day 1: Sacred Valley (Pisac)
Day 2: Señor de Huanca – Pisac Ruins – Ollantaytambo
Day 3: Ollantaytambo – Machu Picchu
Day 4: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Cusco
Day 5: Cusco – Departure