Peru·August 31 - September 29 2023

Template 30 Days Self Transformation in Peru

A spiritual journey with life changing activities. Learn more about the Andean culture, hidden treasures & yourself on a deeper level.

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Overview

This spiritual travel program is a pilgrimage for your body, mind and spirit. It combines transformational experiences that open your deepest knowledge about yourself and your inner spiritual connection. The 30 days self love transformation program includes yoga sessions, meditation, a 5 days trekking to Machu Picchu, a 5 days ayahuasca retreat, San Pedro ceremony, local cooking class, Spanish classes and wonderful excursions to the Sacred Valley of Peru and hidden treasures of the country. Besides discovering the highlights of Peru, you will participate in different volunteering activities, such as the visit of a dog shelter and plant nursery. The purpose of this self transformation trip is to learn more about yourself through spiritual ceremonies, volunteering and shamanic teaching classes. Peru is one of the most sacred and spiritual travel destinations - this is why our shamanic healer will teach you more about the ancient Inca beliefs and sacred ceremonies. You will be able to heal yourself and experience a life changing journey!

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DAY 1

Arrival in Cusco & blessing ceremony

On your first day, you will be picked up from the airport and brought to your hotel in the city center of Cusco. 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

Overnight stay at 3* hotel in Cusco

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DAY 2

Visit of sacred Inca ruins

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

Breakfst

Accommodation at 3* hotel in Cusco

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DAY 3

Free day in Cusco

Today you will have a free day to take time for yourself before your ayahuasca retreat experience starts tomorrow. You can explore different places of Cusco, such as the vibrant district of San Blas with its local market, alternative shops and delicious restaurants, or visit some museums that are included in your touristic ticket of Cusco. The Boleto Turistico is an entrance ticket for different places, museums and sites and is included in your program. You can contact us to know more about places to visit in the city center and travel recommendations with beautiful activities.

Included

Breakfast

Accommodation at 3* hotel in Cusco

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DAY 4

Arrival at retreat center & ayahuasca ceremony

Your ayahuasca retreat experience in Cusco starts at 11:00am 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

Overnight stay at retreat center in San Salvador

Ayahuasca ceremonies & consultation with doctors & shamanic healers

Not Included

Meals (no food, it is part of the retreat preparation)

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DAY 5

Volunteering at dog shelter & ayahuasca session

Today you will start your day with a very light breakfast and then be brought to the dog shelter of the local organization “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 organization 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

Second ayahuasca ceremony

Accommodation at retreat center in San Salvador

Not Included

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

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DAY 6

Relaxation & walk to sanctuary of Lord of Huanca

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

Accommodation at retreat center in San Salvador

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DAY 7

Volunteering at plant nursery & ayahuasca ceremony

Today you will start your day with a very light breakfast and then be brought to the native plants nursery of the organization “Human Actions”. There you will learn more about the medicinal valor 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

Third ayahuasca ceremony

Accommodation at retreat center in San Salvador

Not Included

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

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DAY 8

Mother Earth Offering & return to Cusco

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

Accommodation at 3* hotel in Cusco

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DAY 9

Free day in Cusco

On this day you will have a day off to discover the beautiful city of Cusco by yourself and relax after your transformational ayahuasca retreat. If you want to book an additional day excursion or activity, just let us know and we are happy to customize this self transformational travel experience.

Included

Breakfast

Accommodation at 3* hotel in Cusco

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DAY 10

Visit of the Chichubamba Community

After an early breakfast you will enjoy an amazing cultural and experiential tour in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. You will visit the town of Urubamba, located in the heart of the Sacred Valley. Close to Urubamba is Chichubamba, a little and beautiful community, which consists of 180 families. Their main activity is agriculture and the creation of handicrafts. After arriving at Chichubamba, you will learn more about the Andean lifestyle and be part of their daily activities, having an authentic cultural experience with locals from the Andes Mountains. You will learn more about the creation of ceramics, artisanal chocolate making, apiculture (extraction of honey), the preparation of Chicha de Jora (fermented corn drink), textiel art and floriculture. You will enjoy a typical Peruvian lunch with a local family and return back to Cusco in the afternoon.

Included

Breakfast

Accommodation at 3* hotel in Cusco

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DAY 11

Volunteering at home for children & adults

After your breakfast, you will be taken to Hogar Madre Teresa de Calcuta, a place located in Cusco where you will find children and adults with physical and mental disabilities. There are approximately 20 children and 50 adults and elderly in the home. The center is run by sisters who are also therapists and taking care of the people in need. You will help the sisters during the day and get to know the different areas of the center. It is a very special experience, knowing that you are helping these children and people in need with your volunteering activity. Later, you will be brought back to Cusco and have your Spanish classes.

Included

Breakfast

Accommodation at 3* hotel in Cusco

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DAY 12

Peruvian cooking class

Today you will learn more about the Peruvian cuisine and its local specialties. You will be picked up from your hotel and brought to the cooking studio of our professional team. You will visit the local market of San Pedro and learn more about the organic products, fruits and vegetables. Later, you will cook together with the chef a delicious dinner, including an appetizer with a typical ceviche and fruity dessert! All the products used for the meals are from the region and fairly traded. Our chef will tell you more about the historical facts of each product and share with you his best cooking tips.

Included

Breakfast

Self-cooked dinner

Accommodation at 3* hotel in Cusco

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DAY 13

Yoga at Temple of the Moon

Today you will have a yoga session at a very special place near the Temple of the Moon. You will start with a very nice walk from your hotel to the Temple of the Moon where you will practice yoga together with your professional yoga teacher. After one hour of yoga you will have the opportunity to walk near the temple and enjoy the beautiful location. Then you will return to your hotel and have a free afternoon to relax and rest.

Included

Breakfast

Accommodation at 3* hotel in Cusco

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DAY 14

Human Actions Volunteering Activity

Early in the morning you will be picked up from your hotel to start another volunteering experience organized by our friends from the organization of Human Actions. You can decide which activity you would like to do, whether you prefer to visit the dog shelter, help people in need, plant trees, or more!

Included

Breakfast

Accommodation at 3* hotel in Cusco

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DAY 15

Horseback riding activity in Cusco

On this day you will explore the beautiful region of Cusco from a different perspective on horseback. Horses have the ability to mirror the feelings of the rider and being in contact with them will not only be an unforgettable moment, but also be beneficial for your general health. You will start your journey at the Temple of the Moon and visit the community of Huaylla Cocha and the archaeological sites of Puca Pucara and Tambomachay. Afterwards, you will enjoy a delicious box lunch with a beautiful panoramic view. Your next stop will be the ”Devil’s Balcony”, which is also called Chacan mountain. On your way back to the ranch you will head towards the archaeological site of Sacsayhuaman, the most important example of Inca architecture of Cusco.

Included

Breakfast & snacks

Accommodation at 3* hotel in Cusco

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DAY 16

Spanish class & free afternoon

After your breakfast, you will be picked up from your hotel and brought to the language center of Cusco. You will have a 2 hour Spanish class with your professional teacher. The rest of the day you can relax before your great trekking adventure starts tomorrow. If you would like to book optional activities, let us know and we are happy to counsel you.

Included

Breakfast

Accommodation at 3* hotel in Cusco

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DAY 17

Cusco – Mollepata – Humantay Lake – Salkantay Pampa

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

Lunch and dinner

Overnight stay at campsite

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DAY 18

Salkantay Pampa – Salkantay – Huayracpampa – Chaullay

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 acclimatization. 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, colorful 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

Overnight stay at campsite

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DAY 19

Chaullay – Colpapampa – Lucmabamba – Llactapata

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

Overnight stay at campsite

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DAY 20

Lucmabamba – Hidroeléctrica – Aguas Calientes

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.

Included

Full board

Accommodation at 3-5* hotel in Aguas Calientes

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DAY 21

Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Cusco

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

Accommodation at 3* hotel in Cusco

Machu Picchu ticket

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DAY 22

Free day in Cusco

Today you will have a free day to rest a bit after your long hike.

Included

Breakfast

Accommodation at 3* hotel in Cusco

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DAY 23

Sacred Valley of the Incas

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 be brought back to your hotel in Cusco.

Included

Breakfast

Accommodation at 3* hotel in Cusco

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DAY 24

Rainbow Mountain

Very early in the morning, you will be picked up in Cusco and brought to a nice restaurant for a large breakfast. Your professional guide will give you first information about the course of the day and additional safety precautions. Later, you will arrive at the entrance of the reserve, which is located at about 4,400 meters above sea level. From there, you start a hike to Rainbow Mountain for about two hours. When you reach the top, you can admire a colorful and impressive mountain landscape at 5,000 meters (16,404 feet). You can even continue hiking along the red valley, but this will depend on the weather conditions. On your way back to Cusco, you will stop again at the restaurant to enjoy a nutritious lunch with your group.

Included

Breakfast

Lunch

Accommodation at 3* hotel in Cusco

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DAY 25

Introduction to shamanic teachings (class)

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 practice an oracle reading by yourself. In the afternoon, you will be brought back to your hotel.

Included

Breakfast

Accommodation at 3* hotel in Cusco

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DAY 26

Cleansing ceremony (class)

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.

Included

Breakfast

Accommodation at 3* hotel in Cusco

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DAY 27

Sacred Altar of the Paqos (class)

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

Accommodation at 3* hotel in Cusco

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DAY 28

San Pedro ceremony

Your San Pedro experience starts at 8am at your hotel in Cusco, where you will be picked by our team. You will drive for about 20 minutes outside the city of Cusco close to the Moon Temple. 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 in Cusco.

Included

Organic snack

Accommodation at 3* hotel in Cusco

Not Included

No breakfast (please arrive on empty stomach for the ceremony)

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DAY 29

Karpay ceremony (initiation)

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 a bit.

Included

Breakfast

Box Lunch

Accommodation at 3* hotel in Cusco

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DAY 30

Flight back home

On your last day, you will be picked up in time 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.

Included

Breakfast

Transfer to Cusco airport

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 ayahuasca retreat

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

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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Standard tariff (from 2 travelers)

Standard tariff (from 2 travelers)

Strengthen your spiritual connection during this extraordinary trip with integrated meditation, shamanic teaching, the highlights of Peru and more!

FROM$4,960.00/pp

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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)

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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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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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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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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 an ayahuasca ceremony is an opportunity for deep healing and personal transformation. An ayahuasca 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, ayahuasca 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. Ayahuasca 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.).

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Template 30 Days Self Transformation in Peru

Peru·August 31 - September 29 2023· 30 days / 29 nights

FROM$4960