Peru · September 17 - October 7 2023

FOLLOW YOUR PURPOSE 21 Days Self Transformational Journey to Peru

A Spiritual journey with life changing activities for travellers. Find yourself the beautiful being you are & follow your purpose.

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Overview

Experience transformational experiences that open the deepest knowledge about yourself and your inner spiritual connection. In these 21 Daya you will rejuvinate in the high Andean mountains and the city of Cusco, the cradle of the Inca empire. Find yourself on your personal pilgrimage for body, mind, spirit. and soul. Outdoor Yoga, shamanic healing rituals, guided ceremonies and meditations, spiritual trekking, Spanish classes and wonderful excursions to the Sacred Valley of Peru and its hidden treasures let you revive in the Andes. Besides discovering the highlights of Peru, you participate in different volunteering activities, such as the visit of a dog shelter and plant nursery. Through those activities, you learn more about yourself on a deep level. Peru is one of the most sacred and spiritual travel destinations wordwide - this is why our shaman will teach you more about its belief systems and healing ceremonies. After this life changing journey, you will be able to heal yourself, others and through this, the whole world. Tipp: This program is also available as a group experience for your community or close group. The next group departure will take place on September 9! Feel free to join with other likeminded individuals to walk on your spiritual paths together- we'll be happy to define your journey.

Schedule

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DAY 1:  Arrival in Cusco to Pisaq & Blessing Ceremony

Description: On your first day, you will be picked up from the airport and brought to your hotel in Pisaq. You will have some time to relax after your flight. Later, you will meet our professional guide to talk about the schedule of the following days and give you a little briefing with all the information you need to know. To start your self transformation healing journey, our professional guide will perform an Andean Blessing Ceremony to prepare you for this spiritual travel experience and set the right intentions. You will learn more about the purpose of this Sacred ceremony and the ancient Inca and Andean beliefs. The rest of the day you can rest or discover the city center by yourself, getting used to the high altitude of Cusco. 

Included: 

  • Transfer from Cusco Airport to hotel in Cusco

  • Briefing with professional guide

  • Andean Blessing Ceremony

  • Overnight stay at 3* hotel in Cusco


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DAY 2: Visit of Sacred Inca Ruins  

Description: In the afternoon, you will start your Cusco City tour by walking to Plaza de Armas, the center of the capital of the Incas. You will visit the Cathedral of Cusco, also known as the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption of the Virgin. The Cusco Cathedral is the mother church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cusco. The building is very impressive and was completed in 1654, almost a hundred years after construction began. Later, you will visit the Temple of the Sun (Qoricancha), the most important temple of the ancient Inca Empire. Afterwards, you will head towards the four most impressive archaeological sites of Cusco: Tambomachay, Puca Pucara, Qenqo and Saqsaqhuaman. The last one is famous for its gigantic rock formation that the Inca culture built like a puzzle - some of the huge stones are over 9 meters high and weigh more than 550 tons! After the city tour and visit to the Inca ruins, you will be brought back to your hotel.

Included: 

  • Breakfast included

  • Shared city tour with visit to 4 ruins

  • Transportation & English-speaking guide for the excursion

  • Entrances ticket for the cathedral, Qoricancha and ruins

  • Accommodation at 3* hotel in Cusco

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DAY 3:  Arrival at Retreat Center & Ayahuasca Ceremony

Description: Your Ayahuasca Retreat Experience in Cusco starts at 10:00 am at Plaza Nazarenas, where you will be picked up by our transfer staff. You will travel to San Salvador, the location of our retreat center in the Sacred Valley. After your arrival, you will be introduced to the ayahuasca shaman and medical staff and have some time to check out the retreat center. You will have a group meeting with the Team and the other participants to talk about the Ayahuasca plant and the intentions of the different ceremonies (Ayahuasca ceremony, offering to Mother Earth and Coca Leaf ceremony). After your first meeting, you will have an individual consultation with the medical doctor and shamanic healer about your Ayahuasca ceremony, so you feel prepared and ready to start the first ayahuasca session. In the afternoon, our shamanic healer will perform a Coca Leaf Ceremony and Cleansing Ceremony. Later, you will learn more about the ancient Inca principle of unconditional love and the Munay meditation. The meditation session helps you to get into the right mindset for your ayahuasca ceremony that you will be having on this day in the evening.

Included: 

  • Transport from Cusco to retreat center

  • Retreat facilitator who speaks English/Spanish/Quechua

  • Medical check (doctor & psychologist)

  • Consultation with shamanic healers

  • Cleansing & Coca Leaf ceremony

  • First ayahuasca ceremony

  • Overnight stay at retreat center in San Salvador

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DAY 4: Volunteering at dog shelter & Ayahuasca session

Description: Today you will start your day with a very light breakfast and then be brought to the dog shelter of the local organisation “Human Actions''. There you will do your volunteering activity, feeding the little puppies and giving them the love they need. You will learn more about the organisation of the shelter and the stories of the dogs who had been abused and badly treated before they came to the shelter. After helping the staff, you will enjoy an organic snack and return to the retreat center. There you will have a meeting with the psychologist and shamanic healer to talk about your personal experiences during your first ayahuasca ceremony. These sessions help you find clarity about your visions. Later, you will have some time to relax and participate in group sessions to share your ayahuasca experience. In the evening you will be doing your second ayahuasca ceremony. Our medical team and Andean shamans will be with you during the whole process.

Included: 

  • Light breakfast 

  • Organic snack

  • Volunteering at dog shelter 

  • Consultation with medical doctors & healers

  • Second ayahuasca ceremony

  • Accommodation at retreat center in San Salvador


Not included: 

  • Lunch, dinner (no food, it is part of the retreat preparation)


Locale: San Salvador

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DAY 5: Relaxation & walk to Sanctuary of Lord of Huanca

Description: After your organic breakfast, you will have group sessions and individual consultations with our medical team and shamanic healers to talk about your ayahuasca ceremonies and personal experiences. You will enjoy a short walk to the Sanctuary of Lord of Huanca with your group. The Lord of Huanca is an invocation of martyr Christ who is in this town and is revered by Peruvians and foreigners, considered very miraculous. In the afternoon, you will go back to the retreat center and have a delicious lunch. Later, you will learn more about the ancient Inca and Andean philosophies (Ayni, Anya, Sumaq Kausay) and practice Munay meditation with your group. The rest of the day you have time to relax or discover the beautiful environment of the retreat center by yourself.

Included: 

  • Full board

  • Consultation with doctors & healers

  • Group session 

  • Munay meditation session

  • Short walk to Lord of Huanca

  • Accommodation at retreat center in San Salvador


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 DAY 6: Volunteering at plant nursery & Ayahuasca ceremony

Description: Today you will start your day with a very light breakfast and then be brought to the native plants nursery of the organisation “Human Actions”. There you will learn more about the medicial value of the plants and help the staff with watering the plants and working at the plant nursery. After having a little snack, you will enjoy a relaxing massage at the retreat center. In the evening, you will learn more about the Pachamama (Mother Earth) and its meaning for the Andean culture. After another Munay meditation session, you have some time to prepare yourself for the third and last Ayahuasca ceremony. Our medical team and Andean Shamans will be with you during the whole ceremony.

Included:

  • Light breakfast 

  • Organic snack

  • Volunteering activity

  • Relaxing massage

  • Consultation with doctors & healers

  • Munay meditation

  • Third ayahuasca ceremony

  • Accommodation at retreat center in San Salvador


Not included: 

  • Lunch, dinner (no food, it is part of the retreat preparation)


Locale: San Salvador


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DAY 7: Mother Earth Offering & return to Cusco

Description: On your last day you will start your day with an organic breakfast. Afterwards, you will have another individual consultation with the doctors and shamanic healers about your last Ayahuasca ceremony. Later, our shaman will perform an offering to Mother Earth. It is an important ceremony in the Andes culture to show gratitude to Pachamama (Mother Earth) for everything she has been giving to us. You can buy some local handicrafts from the shamanic healers before you will be brought back to Cusco.

Included: 

  • Breakfast

  • Consultation with doctors & healers

  • Offering to Mother Earth (ceremony)

  • Transportation back to Cusco

  • Accommodation at 3* hotel in Cusco

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DAY 08:  Cusco – Free day in Cusco

Today you will have a free day to take time for yourself before you continue your Tour and prepare for your Trek! You can explore different places  such as the vibrant district of San  Blas with its local market, alternative shops and delicious restaurants, or visit some museums of Cusco. The Boleto Turistico is an entrance ticket for different places, museums etc. You can contact us to know more about places to visit in the city center and travel recommendations with beautiful activities.

Included

Hotel & Breakfast

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DAY 09:  Cusco – Mollepata – Humantay Lake – Salkantay Pampa

Description: Very early in the morning you will be picked up at the hotel in Cusco and drive towards Lake Humantay, which is known for its clear water and imposing views of the snowy mountains.You will drive to Soraypampa, located at 3,800m above sea level. After approximately 2 hours, the ride will stop in Mollepata (2,900m) for breakfast (not included) and you have the chance to make your last purchases needed for your hike. You will follow the route for another hour until you reach Challacancha (3,675m) where our team is ready to welcome you (yoga teacher, cook, muleteers, mules, etc.) and give you detailed instructions about your spiritual trekking adventure for the next five days. You then reach the camp at Soraypampa and will have a delicious lunch. In the afternoon, you will ascend to Lake Humantay (approx. 2h) and be able to witness the clear water of the lake, its vibrant energy and impressive views of the mountain on top. It is the perfect place for meditating and practicing Yoga! There will be time to enjoy the wonderful views, soak the energy of the mountains with your spiritual healer, take pictures and breathe the purest air of all. After returning to the campsite, you will have dinner and experience an offering to Mother Earth. You will learn how to do a Ceremony of Gratitude to the mountains (Apus) and how to ask for their protection. 

Included: 

  • Transport from Cusco to the start point of the trek

  • Lunch and dinner

  • Shared Salkantay Trek excursion with English-speaking guide 

  • Introduction to yoga & meditation

  • Sacred offering to Mother Earth and ceremony of gratitude

  • Overnight stay at campsite

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DAY 10: Salkantay Pampa – Salkantay – Huayracpampa – Chaullay

Description: Early in the morning, you will enjoy breakfast and do a yoga session to start your day with a lot of energy. Our spiritual healer will show you more about the ancient Andes culture and perform a Spiritual Mama Coca Leaf Ceremony with you. Later, the true challenge of the journey begins, going uphill until you reach the 4,650m at the Salkantay pass. The path is steep and rocky and will go on for 7 km (approx. 3h). This section will require physical resistance as well as a good acclimatisation. Depending on the weather and the physical condition of the group, there is also the option to visit the second glacial lagoon near the base of Salkantay. From Salkantay Pass you will hike up Huayra Machay where you will enjoy lunch and go on until you reach the exotic rainforest. As you travel, the vegetation changes from the sparse grasses and high mountains to lush cloud forest, being home to butterflies, hummingbirds, and a wide variety of flora. This part of the trail is less demanding with generally warm weather, you will enjoy the exuberant landscape with its small rivers, wonderful views of waterfalls, native plants, wild orchids, colourful birds and tropical fruits such as coffee, banana, avocado, passion fruit, and much more. After lunch, you head down to the river before climbing the ridge on the other side. It will take around 5 hours to reach the camp Chaullay where you will enjoy yoga, dinner and snacks. Your camping equipment and food will be transported by pack horses. The purpose of the yoga session on this day is to explore your body and perform some asanas.

Included: 

  • Full board 

  • Shared Salkantay Trek excursion with English-speaking guide 

  • Three-phase breathwork sessions & Ghatastha yoga 

  • Lessons about Apus and Pachamama

  • Overnight stay at campsite

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  DAY 11 Chaullay – Colpapampa – Lucmabamba – Llactapata

Description: Today you will wake up early, starting your day with meditation, energetic yoga and breathing techniques. After a large breakfast you will take a transport to Lucmabamba. On the campsite of Lucmabamba you will start your hike to Llactapata. Llactapata is a well preserved Inca road which once ran all the way up to Quito, Ecuador. You will be able to appreciate a great variety of crops such as coffee, banana, avocado, pineapple and even coca leaves, considered the sacred leaf of the Incas. You will ascend to the archaeological site of Llactapata, where you will be able to see part of famous Machu Picchu and the entire valley that surrounds it. You will explore the archeological site, still covered in vines and jungle vegetation. After your box lunch you will hike back to the campsite. Upon arrival you will have a yoga session and then rest before dinner.


Included: 

  • Full board 

  • Shared transportation to Lucmabamba

  • Shared Salkantay Trek excursion with English-speaking guide 

  • Energetic yoga, Hatha yoga and shanghai yoga sessions

  • Breathwork session & Mother Earth Offering

  • Overnight stay at campsite

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DAY 12: Lucmabamba – Hidroeléctrica – Aguas Calientes


Description: On this day, you will enjoy an energetic breakfast and start your day with another yoga session. You will continue your Spiritual hiking experience from Lucmabamba to Hidroelectrica. After having a delicious box lunch, you will resume your walking for 2-3 more hours until you arrive at Aguas Calientes, also called Machupicchu Pueblo, the town on the bottom of the magnificent Wonder of the World. The rest of the day you have time to relax in your hotel after your long journey or explore the village of Aguas Calientes by yourself. There are also Hot Springs there where you can enjoy hot thermal baths


Included: 

  • Full board

  • Shared Salkantay Trek excursion with English-speaking guide 

  • Meditation and observation of sensations & raja yoga session

  • Accommodation at 3-5* hotel in Aguas Calientes

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DAY 13: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Cusco

Description of the day: Early in the morning, you will leave your hotel to take the bus up to Machu Picchu, the “Lost City of the Incas“. This complex is considered a jewel of the Inca architecture. It is a complete town with different quarters, squares, alleys, buildings, astronomical observatories and terraces. The city was rediscovered on July 24, 1911 by the US researcher Hiram Bingham. After a guided tour, you can explore this magical place a bit more on your own. There is also the option to take a short hike to the Inca Bridge or to the “Intipunku”, the sun gate. In the afternoon, you will return to Aguas Calientes by bus and take the train to Poroy/Ollantaytambo. On the way back, you can enjoy the beautiful landscape of the Sacred Valley. Upon arrival at the train station, you will be taken to your hotel in Cusco.


Included: 

  • Breakfast

  • Bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu and back

  • Entrance to Machu Picchu site

  • Shared excursion with English-speaking guide 

  • Train ride from Aguas Calientes to Poroy/Ollantaytambo

  • Transportation from train station to your hotel in Cusco

  • Accommodation at 3* hotel in Cusco

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 DAY 14: Free day in Cusco

Description of the day: Today you will have a free day to rest a bit after your long hike  You may just rest or do a Citry tour or gastronomical Tour, is a day for yourself to do as you please.

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DAY 15: Sacred Valley of the Incas - Ollantaytambo

Description of the day: After breakfast, you will start your journey to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, driving along the Urubamba river. Your first visit will be the archaeological site of Pisac. It is a complex of terraces, fountains, observatories and a necropolis. It offers stunning views of the Sacred Valley and a fascinating insight into Inca history and culture. Later, you will continue your excursion to Ollantaytambo. The Inca complex there was built to protect the valley from invasions from the rainforest. On your way back, you will stop in Chinchero and visit the archaeological site there with its ancient Inca ruins. In the late afternoon, you will stay in Ollantaytambo.


Included: 

  • Breakfast

  • Excursion in the Sacred Valley

  • Transportation & professional guide for the tour

  • Entrances tickets for the day excursion

  • Accommodation at 3* hotel in Cusco

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DAY 16: Introduction to Shamanic teachings (class) - Ñaupa Iglesia

Description of the day: Today you will meet the Shamanic healer (Master Q’ero) and learn more about the Andean and Amazonian healing techniques and Sacred ceremonies of the country. You will go together with the shaman and translator to a very beautiful place right in the middle of nature, enjoying a wonderful view of the city. This first lesson will be a general introduction to Shamanism and ceremonies. Besides, you will learn more about the Coca Leaf Ceremony and its purpose behind it. The Shamanic healer will explain to you the symbolic meaning of the Coca Leaf and how you can practise an oracle reading by yourself. In the afternoon, you will be brought back to your hotel.


Included: 

  • Breakfast

  • Ceremonial teaching class

  • Shaman & translator

  • Transportation for activity

  • Accommodation at 3* hotel in Cusco

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DAY 17: Cleansing ceremony (class) - Ollantaytambo

Description of the day: After a large breakfast, you will start with your second teaching session. The Shamanic Healer will share with you the intention, main function and meaning of the Cleansing ceremony. He will show you the items that he is using therefore and explain to you the different meanings of each. Later, the Shaman will perform a cleansing ritual with you. Afterwards, you will be brought back to your hotel and have the rest of the day off and visit the town.


Included: 

  • Breakfast

  • Ceremonial teaching class

  • Shaman & translator

  • Transportation for activity

  • Accommodation at 3* hotel in Cusco

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DAY 18: Sacred Altar of the Paqos (class) - Pisaq

Description of the day: In the morning you will be driven to a special place close to Cusco and learn more about the Sacred Altar of the Paqos, which is one of the most important sacred tools to perform these Ancestral Ceremonies. Besides, the shaman will tell you more about the four directions of the world. After sharing the spiritual teachings with you, you have the opportunity to ask your Shamanic teacher about other questions regarding the Andean Culture, Shamanic teachings, and more. In the afternoon, you will go back to Cusco.


Included: 

  • Breakfast

  • Ceremonial teaching class

  • Shaman & translator

  • Transportation for activity

  • Accommodation at 3* hotel in Cusco

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DAY 19: San Pedro - Ceremony - Sacred Valley - Urubamba

Description of the day: Your San Pedro Experience starts at 8am at your hotel in Sacred Valley where you will be picked by our team. You will be driven to the Ceremony location. Right after your arrival, the Shaman will start the preparation of the sacred San Pedro ceremony, explaining to you the benefits and effects of the cactus plant, and everything else you need to know about the ceremony. The San Pedro experience starts with the Haywarikuy Ceremony, which is a special Coca Leaf ceremony to ask for permission and guidance of the Sacred Mountains and Mother Earth. Later, the Shaman will perform a Cleansing ceremony based on the principle of forgiveness that allows you to easily access the spiritual San Pedro ceremony. Then you will take the San Pedro medicine to start the ceremony and receive what Mother Earth and the whole universe offers to you. During this experience, you will enjoy an organic picnic and the Shamanic healer helps you understand and interpret your visions. He will perform an Offering to Mother Earth (Pachamama) to show gratitude and embrace your connection with nature. After finishing the Sacred ceremony, you will be brought back to your hotel.


Included: 

  • Transportation from your hotel to the place and back

  • San Pedro ceremony with Shaman

  • Professional translator (Quechua to English)

  • Organic snack

  • Accommodation at 3* hotel in Cusco

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DAY 20: Karpay Ceremony (initiation) - Sr. de Huanca  -  in Pisaq

Description of the day: After breakfast, you will be picked up and brought to a beautiful place in nature. Today will be a very important day because you will be able to receive the Celestial power and knowledge of a Sacred initiation from our Andean Healer. He will explain to you the spiritual meaning and purpose behind it while you participate in this wonderful ceremony. The Karpay Ceremony marks your spiritual path as the actual beginning of your mission in life. The Sacred ceremony will last almost the whole day, this is why you will arrive at your hotel in the late afternoon to relax and enjoy the experience.


Included: 

  • Breakfast

  • Box lunch

  • Shaman & translator

  • Karpay ceremony

  • Transportation for activity

  • Accommodation at 3* hotel in Cus

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DAY 21: Flight back home - Cusco & Airport

Description of the day: On your last day, you will be picked up in time by  for your flight by our transfer staff and brought to the airport of Cusco. From there you will take your national flight back to Lima and your international flight home.

BON VOYAGE !

Included: 

  • Breakfast

  • Transfer to Cusco airport

Highlights

Week 1: Beginning of Self Transformation -Ayahuasaca Retreat

Week 1: Beginning of Self Transformation -Ayahuasaca Retreat

Your spiritual journey starts with the arrival in Cusco and a sacred ceremony. The purpose of your first week is getting to know the vibrant culture and wonderful traditions of Peru. Encounter your inner wisdom with a 5 days plant medicine retreat in the Sacred Valley, starting your inner healing and personal transformation.

Week 2:  Physical Challenge - Salkamtay - Machu Picchu

Week 2: Physical Challenge - Salkamtay - Machu Picchu

The second week of your self transformation journey focuses on opening your heart and learning more about yourself by doing several social, cultural and voluntary activities, such as visiting a dog shelter, participating in a Peruvian cooking class, helping people in need and much more!

Week 3: Treks, Sacred Vally Shamanic Teachings

Week 3: Treks, Sacred Vally Shamanic Teachings

Now it is time to challenge yourself and train your body! During this week, you will participate in a 5 days Spiritual Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu, connecting with yourself, nature, the energy of the mountains and embracing your self awareness. This trekking experience helps you understand your inner wisdom on a deeper level.

Hosts

Shamanic Healers

Shamanic Healers

Shamans (or Paqo in Quechua) are highly respected spiritual healers in the Andean community. They are very wise people who have access to the link between them, the spirit world and Mother Earth. The role of the shaman is essential for their community because they are the ones who guide the people, by providing sacred ceremonies, oracle readings and spiritual offerings. They will teach you more about shamanic healing techniques, sacred ceremonies and the different intentions of each ritual during this self transformation journey.

Retreat staff

Retreat staff

A doctor and psychologist will be with you during the whole plant medicine retreat to ensure the highest level of safety to our guests. Our retreat staff will conduct a medical examination before the ceremony and talk with you about any special physical or mental conditions. Besides, the psychologist and doctors are there for you to make sure that you are calm and stable before and after the ceremonies. They will also help you understand your visions and talk with you about your personal experiences.

Local guides for trek

Local guides for trek

Our guides know the whole region, shortcuts and best views to take you through. All of our guides are very spiritual people, growing up with the influences of ancient Inca and Andes cultures. They are professional certified guides and speak Spanish and English. Our local staff is in charge of the food preparation, organization and maintenance of the campsites. They are led by our professional mountain chef and the horsemen.

Yoga teachers

Yoga teachers

Our Yoga teachings are here to help ground you and connect you to the deeper side of your journey. Lessons range from light teachings to more advanced depending on the group. Our professional yoga teachers are very experienced and will travel with the group during the entire trek to help make your experience more enriched.

Spanish teachers

Spanish teachers

Our Spanish teachers are professional certified teachers at the official language center of Cusco. They help you learn the basics and strengthen your grammar and vocabulary, depending on your individual language skills. You will not only improve your Spanish, but also learn more about the Peruvian Spanish, its vibrant culture and fascinating traditions.

What's Included

What's Included

Accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary (3 star hotel, retreat center & campsite during trek

Activities, excursions, transportation, entrance tickets and meals as mentioned in the itinerary

Machu Picchu entrance ticket, Boleto Turistico, Qoricancha & Cathedral entrance fees

Camping & trekking equipment (tent, foam mattress, cooking equipment, water, etc.)

Volunteering activities as mentioned in the program

Spanish classes (2 hours each) with professional teacher

5 days spiritual Salkantay trek

Professional guides & translators during your stay

Train ticket from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo/Poroy

Andean teaching classes with shamanic healer

5 Days Ayahuasca Retreat in our retreat Center

Sleeping bag for Salkantay Trek (available for rent)

Meals and beverages not mentioned in the program

Tip for guides, drivers & rest of the staff

Other activities or excursions that are indicated as optional or not mentioned in the itinerary

Breakfast on days of the ayahuasca & San Pedro ceremony (part of the retreat)

International or national flights

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Group departure tariff (Max. group size: 8 participants)

Group departure tariff (Max. group size: 8 participants)

We have a special deal for our fixed departure date in 2022. (This program is also as a private session available, contact us for more information)

FROM$4,950.00/pp

Reviews

I participated in many activities including Spanish Lessons, 1 day tour of Cusco, Cooking Lessons, Horseback riding, 5 day Ayahuasca retreat, Cocoa ceremony, San Pedro ceremony, Volunteering at the dog shelter, 5 day Salkantay Trek and Training with a Maestro (Shaman). It was a well planned out trip. Any issues that I had they quickly helped me. I would definitely recommend planning a trip with Travel and Healing.

30 days in Peru (Pamela)

Often times, we seek spiritual experiences to find a deeper connection with one's self and to understand different cultural approaches to healing. Travel and Healing's trifecta experience was phenomenal, and far exceeded expectations. The entire journey felt truly authentic and offered a deep understanding of Inca traditions and beliefs around using Mother Earth to live a healthy and balanced life.

Once-in-a-lifetime opportunity (Cristina)

Travel and Healing took very good care of our group. We came from every corner of the world, to meet in the Sacred Valley. Ángel, Ruty, Manuel, did a great job organizing, and bringing this amazing trip, a dream come true. Peru at its best thanks to Travel and Healing. I totally recommend the team of Travel and Healing for the organization of your next trip to Peru.

Great Experience (Azucena)

Add Ons

Sleeping bag for the Salkantay Trek

Sleeping bag for the Salkantay Trek

The sleeping bags are not included in the general price. You can add it to your booking in case you do not have your own one....
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PRICE$15.00/pp

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Train ride from Hydroelectrica to Machu Picchu Town

Train ride from Hydroelectrica to Machu Picchu Town

Instead of walking from Hydrolectrica to Aguas Calientes, you can also enjoy a little train ride to the town of Machu Picchu on day 20 (Salkantay Trek). ...
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PRICE$35.00/pp

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Sacred tools for spiritual path

Sacred tools for spiritual path

After your ceremony of initiation, you have the great opportunity to buy required tools that you can use for your spiritual path & shamanic teachings. These tools are: Sacred Altar (medium sacred Andean blanket), Sacred Altar (small sacred Andean blanket), Sacred Coca bag (Pukuchu Alpaca skin bag), Sacred bracelet (Andean protection for the Altar), Bell for sacred calling...
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PRICE$300.00/pp

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You'll Be Staying Here

Retreat Center in San Salvador, Sacred Valley

Retreat Center in San Salvador, Sacred Valley

During your aya retreat you will be staying at the retreat center of San Salvador, right in the middle of nature and far from the noisy city. The place consists of beautiful rustic houses, each of them with double occupancy and surrounded by nature, plants and colorful flowers. It is a very peaceful place, making your ayahuasca experience an unforgettable memory. It’s a beautiful temple surrounded by the high Andean mountains and native forest.

Sandoval Lake Lodge - Amazon Rainforest

Sandoval Lake Lodge - Amazon Rainforest

This lodge is located in the same reservation of Lake Sandoval and the construction is made of rustic and natural material such as sheet Crizneja, and Lianas Trunk from the jungle. The Sandoval Lake Lodge is owned by a non-profit company and some local families. The meals served are a tasty mix of Peruvian dishes with an occasional international twist. Sandoval Lake Lodge’s location in the Tambopata National Reserve provides access to one of the most biologically diverse areas on the planet.

Tika Wasi Boutique Hotel in Cusco

Tika Wasi Boutique Hotel in Cusco

Tika Wasi literally means in Quechua “the House of Flowers” and used to be a Jesuit center as well as a tannery. The grandfather of the family, who was the owner of this building, was a merchant. This is why the hotel has a wonderful atmosphere and beautiful antiquities and paintings. The “Lady of the Roses” took care of the garden with a lot of love, maintaining the grandfather´s traditions. Today, the family puts a lot of work into the hotel, thinking about every little detail for their guests.

Retama Machu Picchu Hotel in Aguas Calientes

Retama Machu Picchu Hotel in Aguas Calientes

This hotel is located at the foot of Machu Picchu, the “Lost City of the Incas”. It is a high standard hotel with an amazing service, wonderful location and atmosphere. Besides, they have the mission to be part of a more sustainable tourism, by supporting the local people and finding innovative solutions to make the daily routine at a hotel greener.

Inkarri Hotel in Cusco

Inkarri Hotel in Cusco

The Inkarri Hotel is a beautiful place with a colonial courtyard and quiet garden, perfect for a relaxing stay in Peru. It has its name from a very famous legend of the ancient Inca period. When the last Inca ruler had been tortured by the Spanish conqueror, he promised that one day he would come back to restore the balance between Mother Earth and her children. Since then, there exist many different versions of the Inkarri myth, some people are still waiting for him to come back.

Inka Tower Machupicchu Hotel in Aguas Calientes

Inka Tower Machupicchu Hotel in Aguas Calientes

The hotel is surrounded by fascinating and imposing high mountains and is a wonderful place where you can rest peacefully. It is only 3 minutes away from the train station and 25 minutes by bus from the Inca city of Machu Picchu. You will find the stunning views and spacious rooms at the Inka Tower Machupicchu Hotel to be a charming place to stay. Besides, you can enjoy authentic local cuisine at the hotel’s onsite restaurant.

Puno Homestay - Amantani Island

Puno Homestay - Amantani Island

You will stay at a guesthouse with a local family on Amantani Island, far away from the noisy city of Puno and surrounded by nature. Your hosts speak Spanish and Aymaran, and sometimes even a little bit English. You will have a clean, simple bedroom and a charming family that cooks local dishes for you. It is an amazing experience to stay overnight on the island, where you have a magnificent view of Lake Titicaca.

Casona Plaza Hotel in Puno

Casona Plaza Hotel in Puno

Casona Plaza Hotel Puno is located just a few steps from the Plaza de Armas in the city of Puno. You can try the most delicious international dishes together with their well-known typical Peruvian dishes in an environment prepared for you. Discover the city of Puno in southern Peru on Lake Titicaca, one of South America's largest lakes and the world's highest navigable body of water. 

Posada Amazonas Lodge - Tambopata Jungle

Posada Amazonas Lodge - Tambopata Jungle

Located right in the middle of the Amazon Rainforest, the Posada Amazonas lodge connects you to the natural and cultural wonders of the fascinating Tambopata jungle. The lodge is just two hours away from Puerto Maldonado and offers plenty of adventurous activities. Besides, they support the native communities of the Amazon, for example by installing 30 mini-farms to help the most vulnerable families of the native community and enhance their quality of life.

FAQs

For the ayahuasca retreat you must give us a medical report from your doctor to make sure that your general health condition is good. You can either take a copied scan or the original letter from your doctor with you, or send us the document per mail. This medical report is mandatory to be able to participate in this retreat. If you cannot bring the letter, you will have to make a check up with a doctor in Cusco, which will be charged an extra cost of $55 US. If you have any physical or psychological medical conditions or are under any medication treatment, please let us know before you book your retreat. Participants older than 50 years require an additional stress test. This can be done in your country of origin or in Cusco for a charge of $55 US.

Anyone who wishes to enter Peru must fill out the Peru Affidavit at least 72 hours before their flight. All nationalities can apply. To obtain this travel form, you'll need to provide information about your flight, health status, and intended stay in Peru. You must adhere to the country's safety protocols.

  • Face mask
  • Face shield 
  • Molecular test NEGATIVE of Covid-19 with 72 hours of anticipation
  • Six days quarantine, following a Negative result on a Molecular or (PCR) test
  • Quarantine can be done at your final destination (Cusco) when you fill the Peru Affidavit 
  • Provide a home address where you will spend the quarantine.

Please contact us to know the updates of requirements, since the situation can change a lot in this pandemic.

To prepare your mind and spirit for this spiritual retreat, we recommend you to do any discipline familiar to you from your own faith, such as meditation, prayer, and yoga. If you do not have a specific practice, you can send your intentions and wishes instead to all creatures in the morning and at night. Getting in the right mindset can help you to embrace your spiritual connection during this sacred trek. You can have the best shamans in the universe (Christ, Buddha, Krishna,) conducting ceremonies for you, but if your heart does not want to change nothing will happen. Only you have the power to change your destiny. Your own heart is in fact the best shaman for yourself in this universe. The best attitude is one of positivity; the right attitude includes honesty, love, patience, humility, respect, courage and a strong mental and spiritual determination. Approaching with these values will result in a fruitful experience. When you pray do not ask for miracles to mysteriously occur. Instead, ask for opportunities to create miracles with your own hands.

Cusco is 3500m above sea level and people sometimes get sick due to the high altitude and new conditions. There are several forms of medication that can be taken to alleviate the effects of altitude sickness but the interaction of some of this medication can have negative effects with ayahuasca. For this reason we recommend you to reduce the symptoms of altitude sickness by drinking MUÑA tea which is commonly available in the hotels. We suggest you to drink MUÑA tea at the airport or on your flight to Cusco as this will help to mitigate the effects of altitude sickness. You can also buy shots of oxygen at the airport. If the symptoms become worse, please let us know. Our professional guides are trained in case you get sick. There are many ways to make you feel better and treat altitude sickness. Our guides always carry oxygen bottles with them that you can use in emergencies. 

Flying to Cusco can be tricky because delays often occur and due to the special conditions at the airport of Cusco, it is not uncommon for flights to be cancelled. Please be sure to arrive in the city of Cusco at least two days before your trip starts. The most reliable airline is LATAM because they offer you many re-booking options in case of a flight cancellation. On your last day you will come back to Cusco around 9pm, which means that you should always book your flight the next day when leaving Cusco. National or international flights are not included in this travel program. Please contact us if you wish to make customized changes.

  • A backpack with enough clothes for the whole period of the trek
  • Rain gear (jacket and trousers if available) or rain poncho (plastic ponchos optional available)
  • Strong footwear. Waterproof trekking boots recommended
  • Sandals or jogging shoes for comfort while being at the campsite
  • Warm clothes, including jacket and fleeces. Thermal clothing is also recommended, especially for sleeping
  • Sleeping bag (available for rent)
  • Flashlight/headlamp and batteries
  • Camera, memory cards, and batteries (batteries are consumed more quickly under cold conditions)
  • Hat or cap to protect you from the sun, rain and cold
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent, minimum recommended 20% DEET – no malaria risk has been reported
  • Shampoo, contact lens solution, prescriptions, etc. that you require
  • Swimsuit and small towel (if you wish to go to the hot springs in Aguas Calientes)
  • Cash in Peruvian Soles for snacks, water, souvenirs, tips, etc.
  • Original passport (mandatory for entrance to Machu Picchu)
  • Original International Student Identity Card (in case you have applied for a student discount at Machu Picchu).

The weather is very unpredictable and changes quickly in the Andes Mountains. Even though it is almost impossible to predict the weather during your trekking adventure, we can say that the first nights will be quite cold due to the altitude and weather conditions in the high mountains. It can get down to 5 degrees Celsius, which feels even colder on windy nights. Towards the end of your Salkantay Trek, you will be in the Peruvian jungle, which means that the climate will be more tropical and warm (25 degrees Celsius).

A San Pedro journey provides deep insights and life-changing experiences, giving you a greater sense of connection and spirituality. Mescaline is also known for fostering compassion and gratitude, and helping people save personal problems, access their creativity and be more environmentally conscious. The sacred plant has also been known for its function as a powerful medicine with the ability to cure “unknown diseases”, especially in the Andes culture of Peru. There is actually scientific proof of the medicinal benefits from taking San Pedro. Researchers have shown that the San Pedro cactus is able to reduce hypertension and the risk of heart disease, to treat nerve disease and to alleviate joint problems.

Participating in a plant medicine ceremony is an opportunity for deep healing and personal transformation. An plant medicine journey provides profound insights and is great potential for healing your body, spirit and mind. Besides the spiritual and awakening experience, there are recently more and more researches about the benefits of ayahuasca. According to current research, aya medicine may protect brain cells and stimulate neural cell growth. Researchers are still investigating the actual effects of the sacred plant medicine and are trying to find out in which way it boosts mood, improves mindfulness, treats depression and addiction disorders. 

People with colon problems, high blood pressure, heart conditions, diabetes, or mental illness should be cautious since ayahuasca can have strong effects on your body. You cannot do the ayahuasca  or san pedro ceremony while being pregnant. Besides, period pain and discomfort may result in a negative experience while taking ayahuasca. This is why we recommend you not to do these experiences during your period. However, if you do not experience severe pain or discomfort, it is okay for you to participate. We recommend waiting until the second or third day of a period to allow you to gauge the intensity of the pain. The most important thing is that you feel ready for this retreat experience.

The diet purifies the body and mind for this shamanic healing experience, but also makes sure that your ayahuasca experience is safe. This is why we recommend you NOT to eat/consume at least two weeks before the retreat: pork, alcohol, cannabis, drugs and spicy food. Please do not take any prescribed medications or drugs two weeks before the retreat starts. Aya is a potent form of medicine and can therefore have different effects when combined with other medications. One week before the retreat, you should abstain from: red meat, junk foods, sweets or candies, carbonated drinks (including diet sodas, energy drinks and non-alcoholic beer), dairy products, fermented foods, caffeine and other stimulants. The last couple of days before the retreat, we suggest you eat well. Do not make any extreme diets! It is important that you are in a good condition and feel well before the retreat. Try to reduce the consumption of salt, pepper and oil three days before the retreat. Good organic food with a moderate amount of salt and sugar is recommended. In terms of meat you may consume chicken or fish. On the day of the retreat, please eat a light breakfast based on juice and fruits, no bread or dairy products!

Tipping is always appreciated and should completely be based on your satisfaction. Although tipping may not be usual to you, it is important to the people who’ll take care of you during your trip (drivers, translators, spiritual teachers, shamans, etc.).

We recommend to get an own Insurance for your time in Peru.

If you are a European citizen, we highly recommend booking THIS costumizable and reliable insurance.  

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FOLLOW YOUR PURPOSE 21 Days Self Transformational Journey to Peru

Peru · September 17 - October 7 2023 · 21 days / 20 nights

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