Ayahuasca Retreat Cusco

Every Ayahuasca Retreat Cusco helps heal the wounds of the soul and transforms your heart and consciousness through the energy of forgiveness.

Safe and authentic Ayahuasca retreats in Cusco Peru

Looking for a safe and authentic Ayahuasca experience in Cusco, Peru? Look no further than our Ayahuasca retreat center km away from Cusco. Connect with nature and real Peruvian Andean People.

We offer traditional Ayahuasca ceremonies led by experienced Shamans in a beautiful and supportive Community called Viacha home town.

Combine this experience with a Yoga retreat along the sacred valley of the Incas in Peru

What is Ayahuasca? Ayahuasca is a powerful plant medicine used for centuries by indigenous people in the Amazon for healing and spiritual growth. Ayahuasca is made from the ayahuasca vine (Banisteriopsis caapi) and the chacruna leaf (Psychotria Viridis). When combined, these plants create a powerful medicine that can help to heal physical, emotional, and spiritual ailments.

At our retreat center, we offer a variety of Ayahuasca retreats that are perfect for those seeking healing, personal growth, and spiritual development. Whether you are looking for a short 3-day retreat or a longer 10-day experience including Machu Picchu Spiritual and Yoga Retread, we have an Ayahuasca retreat that will suit your needs join us we have space season 2023.

All of our Ayahuasca ceremonies are led by experienced Shamans who have been working with Ayahuasca for many years also owned by original native Amazonian people. We create a safe and supportive environment for our guests to work with this powerful medicine.

If you are interested in experiencing the transformational power of Ayahuasca, please get in touch with us today to learn more about Authentic Ayahuasca retreats in Cusco, Peru.

NOTE: Kindly Contact us ASAP if you are interested in booking the Short Inca Trail in Peru. The 2 days Inca hike allows only 500 tourists per day, including guides and porters, as regulated by the National parks authorities. For optimal availability, during the peak season of June/July/August, we suggest securing your Inca Trail permit at least six months in advance. During the remaining months, we recommend securing your Machu Picchu entrance and Huaynapicchu Ticket at least three months ahead.

Private Service Price

From $799 Pp

(5/5)

Itinerary highlights

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Exploring the colonial city of Cusco, Discover Hidden Places with our experts tour Leaders in Peru

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Get ready to Explore in the mesmerizing Sacred Valley of the Incas and level up your hiking skills!

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Embark on an epic adventure, tracing the sacred Inca Trail of the Incas along the legendary pilgraming Path!

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Rediscover the ancient Incan citadel of Machu Picchu and Huaynapicchu

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Visit The Most Colorful Rainbow Mountain in Peru.

What’s included

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Private guide, leading you to the awe-inspiring wonder of Machu Picchu.

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Hotel accommodations in Cusco & Sacred Valley, for every budget.

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Full support from your Travel Designer and Concierge
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Door to Door service
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Meet and greet airport service

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We offer personalized tours to Peru tailored to your schedule! Let us create an unforgettable experience that perfectly matches your desired number of days.

Highlights

HOW TO GET PERU - CUSCO & INCA TRAIL

How To Get To Cusco City?

Currently, the airport in Cusco Avelardo Velasco Astete serves exclusively domestic flights. As a result, all international travelers arriving by plane must disembark in Lima and proceed through Customs.

Even if your flight to Cusco is scheduled on the same day with the same airline carrier, it is necessary to retrieve your luggage in Lima and check it in again.

The best way to reach Cusco is by air, and luckily there are several options from different airlines. Start Peru or LATAM are highly recommended, although they can be a bit pricey. They offer the most flights and flexibility.

Just keep in mind that delays or cancellations may occur. We Highly Recommend You Travel Insurance. If You do have one we work with Allianz.com we can help you create your package just contact us.

The high altitude of Cusco makes landing a bit challenging, especially in bad weather conditions. If you’re up for an adventure, bus travel is always an option.

Although it can be a long journey, the buses in Peru are well-maintained and quite comfortable. This option is particularly encouraged if you’re coming from a city closer to Cusco, like Arequipa, Puno. If you’re traveling from Lima, be prepared for a 21-hour bus ride. Safe travels!

How To Treat The Elevation In Cusco Peru

Treating elevation (altitude) sickness in a place like Cusco, Peru, which sits at a high elevation of about 3,400 meters (11,150 feet), requires some precautions and strategies to help your body acclimate to the thin air.

Altitude sickness can range from mild discomfort to severe symptoms, so it’s important to take it seriously. Here’s how you can treat elevation sickness:

1. Acclimatization:

Gradual Ascent: If possible, try to gradually ascend to higher altitudes over a few days rather than going directly from sea level to Cusco’s altitude.
– Take Breaks: Plan for rest days or shorter activities upon arrival to allow your body to adjust.

2. Hydration:

– Drink Plenty of Water: Staying well-hydrated helps your body cope with altitude. Avoid excessive caffeine and alcohol consumption, as they can contribute to dehydration.

3. Rest:

– Allow for Rest: Listen to your body and get plenty of sleep during the first few days at high altitude. Avoid overexertion.

4. Diet:

– Eat Lightly: Consume easily digestible foods and avoid heavy, greasy meals that can stress your digestive system.

5. Medications:

Diamox (Acetazolamide): This prescription medication can help prevent and alleviate altitude sickness Please consult a doctor before using it and discuss potential side effects.

6. Supplemental Oxygen:

– In severe cases, supplemental oxygen might be necessary. Some hotels in high-altitude areas offer oxygen tanks for guests.

7. Avoid Alcohol and Smoking:

– Alcohol and smoking can worsen the effects of altitude sickness. It’s best to avoid them while acclimating.

8. Listen to Your Body:

– Pay attention to any symptoms like headache, shortness of breath, nausea, fatigue, or dizziness. If symptoms worsen, it’s crucial to descend to a lower altitude.

9. Natural Remedies:

– Some people find relief from altitude sickness by drinking coca tea, a traditional remedy in the Andes. However, it’s important not to overdo it, as excessive consumption could have negative effects.

10. Consult a Doctor:

– If you have a history of heart or lung problems, or if you’re concerned about altitude sickness, consult a doctor before traveling to high altitudes.

Remember that everyone’s body reacts differently to altitude, and there’s no way to completely avoid altitude sickness. It’s essential to be prepared, give your body time to acclimate, and seek medical attention if symptoms become severe.

How Is The Weather In Cusco?

Cusco, Peru, has a temperate and relatively mild climate due to its elevation in the Andes Mountains. The city’s high altitude of around 3,400 meters (11,150 feet) influences its weather patterns. The climate is characterized by distinct wet and dry seasons. Here’s an overview of the weather in Cusco:

1. Dry Season (May to September):

– This is considered the best time to visit Cusco, as it experiences less rainfall and generally clearer skies.
– Daytime temperatures are mild, ranging from 15°C to 20°C (59°F to 68°F).
– Nights can be chilly, with temperatures dropping to around 5°C to 10°C (41°F to 50°F).
– It’s the peak tourist season, so expect larger crowds, especially around popular attractions like Machu Picchu.

2. Wet Season (October to April):

– The wet season in Cusco coincides with the Southern Hemisphere’s summer and is characterized by more frequent rainfall.
– Daytime temperatures during this period are similar to the dry season, but nights might be slightly warmer.
– Rainfall is heaviest from November to March, with January and February being the rainiest months.
– Rain showers can be intense but are often followed by periods of sunshine.
– This season is considered the low tourist season, so there might be fewer crowds and lower prices on accommodations and tours.

Keep in mind that weather can be unpredictable, even during the dry season, due to the city’s high elevation. It’s a good idea to pack layers, including warm clothing for the nights, as well as waterproof gear for potential rain showers. Additionally, the weather in Cusco can vary based on the specific month and even week, so checking a reliable weather forecast before your trip is recommended.

Bring Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is an absolute must! Whether you’re planning trips for months or embarking on adventurous journeys, unexpected events can strike at any moment. Protect your investment and embrace peace of mind with the right insurance. Need assistance? We’re here to connect you with an expert agent who’ll guide you through the process!

Comparison Between Machu Picchu Mountain and Huayna Picchu Mountain in terms of time, distance, and location

Machu Picchu Mountain: Price $80.00
– Time: The hike to the summit of Machu Picchu Mountain usually takes about 3 to 4 hours round trip, depending on your pace.
– Distance: The trail is approximately 2.5 kilometers (1.6 miles) one way, making it a total hike of about 5 kilometers (3.1 miles).
– Location: Machu Picchu Mountain is located to the northwest of the Machu Picchu archaeological site itself. It offers panoramic views of Machu Picchu and the surrounding area.

Huayna Picchu Mountain: Price $80.00
– Time: The hike to the top of Huayna Picchu generally takes around 2 to 3 hours round trip.
– Distance: The trail is shorter but steeper, with a distance of about 1 kilometer (0.6 miles) each way, making it a total hike of around 2 kilometers (1.2 miles).
– Location: Huayna Picchu is the iconic mountain that rises directly behind Machu Picchu. It offers breathtaking views of Machu Picchu and the Urubamba River valley.

Both mountains require a separate entrance ticket and have limited daily slots due to conservation efforts and the preservation of the sites. The hikes are considered moderately challenging and involve steep ascents, uneven terrain, and sections with stairs and narrow pathways. It’s important to consider your fitness level and any altitude-related factors before attempting either hike.

Machu Picchu entrance Times and Circuits

As of our last update in September 2023, Machu Picchu has specific entrance time slots to manage the flow of visitors and preserve the site. These times may vary, so it’s important to confirm the current entrance times with our office before your visit. Here’s a general idea of the entrance times:

There are typically two entrance time slots for Machu Picchu:

1. Morning Entrance:

– The morning entrance allows you to enter Machu Picchu early in the day.
– It often starts around 6:00 AM and lasts until around noon.
– This entrance time is popular for visitors who want to experience Machu Picchu in the cooler morning hours and have more time to explore the site.

2. Afternoon Entrance:

– The afternoon entrance is usually from around 12:00 PM to 5:30 PM.
– This time slot is often less crowded than the morning entrance and can be a good option if you prefer a quieter experience.

It’s also important to book your tickets well in advance, especially during peak tourist seasons, to secure your preferred entrance time.

Pre Departure Briefing

We kindly request you to join us at our office for the pre-trek briefing, which takes place at 7:00 PM on the evening before your trek. If you are unable to attend at this time, we would be more than happy to arrange an alternative time that suits you. The briefing session typically lasts between 30 to 45 minutes, during which you will also be provided with your duffel bags for the Inca Trail, spanning 4 days.

The 2D/1N Short Inca Trail Trek with HOTEL package does not include a briefing session. However, our friendly office staff will be more than happy to assist you and review all the necessary details during your check-in time at the hotel. Rest assured, we are dedicated to providing you with a seamless and enjoyable experience throughout your trek.

Pick-Up Time For The Inca Trail Trek

Tour Leaders Peru stands out as one of the few companies that offers hotel pick-up services. If your accommodation is located within Cusco City’s central area, your Tour Guide will arrange the pick-up time during the briefing session. Please note that pick-up times may vary by 30 – 45 minutes due to traffic conditions and previous pickups.

Cusco, a city steeped in history, boasts charming cobblestoned streets and narrow passageways. However, it’s important to note that smaller hotels and Airbnb options are often nestled in car-inaccessible streets, sometimes located on hilly terrains. As a result, hauling luggage could pose a challenge. For a more convenient stay, we highly recommend selecting accommodations with improved accessibility. We have curated a list of comfortable hotels that are easily reachable for both pick-up and drop-off purposes.

Certain treks offer the convenience of pickups in the mesmerizing Sacred Valley, as described in detail below.

The List below outlines potential pickup locations for the start of our tour.

Trek Possible Starting Locations
  1. Inca Trails Cusco, Urubamba, Yunahuara & Ollantaytambo
  2. Salkantay Treks – Only Cusco
  3. Lares Trek – Only Cusco
  4. Huchuy Qosqo Trek – Only Cusco
  5. Ausangate and Rainbow Trek – Only Cusco
  6. Day Tours Cusco, Urubamba & Ollantaytambo

Return To Cusco After Your Hike

Returning From Machu Picchu requires a lot of logistics, which are all included in your tour.

From Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes, you will take a 25-minute bus down to the village. Buses are first come first serve and run all day.
You will take a train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo or Poroy. Your guide will give you your train tickets with train time. Make sure you get to the platform 30 minutes ahead of time.

* Train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo is 2 hours

* Train from Aguas Calientes to Poroy is 3.5 hours

Once you arrive at the train station, look for a gentleman wearing our Logo sign. He will then drive you to San Francisco Square, Cusco

* Van ride from Ollantaytambo to nearby San Francisco Square is 2 hours Aprox.

* Van ride from Poroy to nearby San Francisco Square is 30 minutes

Once you arrive near San Francisco Square, you will separate into separate pre-paid taxis and be driven back to your hotel.

WHAT TO EXPECT IN YOUR MYSTICAL TRIP?

This Authentic Ayahuasca Retreat in Cusco is perfect for those who want a connection with Nature and at the same time like to explore new things. Travelers should be in good shape since you’ll be walking for Short periods, Hiking unstable ground, and going upstairs without any handrails.

RECOMMENDATIONS

It is suggested to have walking preparation at least 2 months in advance with activities that help strengthen the muscles of the legs with a good technique to hold your breath as this tour generally covers heights over 14,000 feet above the mountains in very rough terrain and very low temperatures as well as very high temperatures.

TRIP PREPARATION

During your Pre-departure for this ayahuasca retreat, you will explore various areas including the Cusco City tour (Recommended )

This trip preparation is for acclimatization purposes; there are several day tour options such as Sacred Valley, Maras Moray, Walk with llamas, and alpacas Tour. The walks will be moderately difficult with options for more strenuous hikes. You’ll also get to see numerous archaeological sites along the way.

CUSCO CITY

Cusco is located at a high altitude of 11,200 feet. The Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu are lower, at 9,200 and 8,000 feet respectively.

ACCOMMODATIONS

Peru Adventure and Tours include a stay in wonderful accommodations that have been chosen for their excellent quality, location, and personality. Do not hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions!

OUR PRIVATE TEAM

Throughout this Tour, you will be accompanied by a top private Tour Leader. You will also meet local experts as detailed in the itinerary.

TRANSPORTATION

We have all of the transportation you need in Peru taken care of, as specified by your itinerary. If you want to go see something that’s not already on the agenda while you’re here, just let your private guide know. They will be more than happy to help recommend some options for getting there.

TOUR HIGHLIGHT

  • Ayahuasca retreat Cusco PERU – unique and authentic connection with Mother Earth.
  • Start your healing journey with mother Ayahuasca, in a magical, immersive, safe, authentic, and unforgettable place.
  • We have a spiritual retreat of Ayahuasca in the sacred valley of the Incas, in the hamlet of Viacha, located 40 minutes from the town of Pisac. The Sacred Valley of the Incas is located very close to Machu Picchu.
  • The retreat house that we have in the Sacred Valley of the Incas is a magical and perfect place for a genuine Ayahuasca retreat in the Andes of Cusco.

IMPORTANT NOTE: With our 3-day Ayahuasca retreat, you will have the opportunity to explore your subconscious mind in an environment that is conducive to healing.

There are two different ceremonies during these days which last 5–6 hours each because they bring a combination of visions requiring interpretation by shamans afterward. We provide unique itineraries so participants can continue with their usual activities while also engaging in yoga and meditation as well as following proper diets beforehand just like what would be expected on any other trekking trip or vacation at Machu Picchu!

AYAHUASCA PRE-DIET TOUR

Group Ayahuasca Price
$799.00 per person

Private Ayahuasca Retreat Available – Contact Us

The rooms are twins and they are shared by two Ayahuasca lovers.

Important Note: Our Wachuma and Ayahuasca retreat is done in small groups, from 4 to 10 people; if you wish to have a private Ayahuasca ceremony only for you and your loved ones. This option is also available, you only need to coordinate it, with your sales representative.

Important Note II: For patient safety, we reserve the right to refuse treatment to patients with the following conditions:

Pregnancy
Heart surgery, pacemaker, tachycardia, murmur, or another heart ailment
Blood disease.
Mental illness (Schizophrenia, Bipolar, etc.).

Pre-Diet

Our bodies are full of toxic and inorganic substances that will not allow us to receive Mother Ayahuasca properly. The vast majority of the foods that we currently consume contain large amounts of preservatives, so a proper diet for at least a week before the Wachuma and Ayahuasca retreat is recommended to better channel the teachings of this powerful ancestral medicine.

Ayahuasca expert Alan Shoemaker expanded on this idea; in his book: «Ayahuasca Medicine, the Shamanic World of Amazonian Sacred Plant Healing». Plant diets are designed to help a person connect with plant spirits and develop new healing abilities, vision, and knowledge; they require a lot of time, in solitude, and a strict dietary regimen. When you follow a strict required diet, you become more accessible to the spirit world.”

Tranquilize or cleanse the body to achieve a spiritual state; It will be a familiar idea to anyone who has practiced yoga. Yoga asanas such as physical positions such as downward facing dog or child’s pose; These poses were originally designed to prepare your body for meditation. Like the effect of the asanas on meditation, the physical preparation of the Ayahuasca pre-diet; goes hand in hand with being able to psychologically prepare for the healing experience.

Cleansing yourself of toxins gives you a great boost in the Ayahuasca journey; because, as Vincent Ravalee explains in the book entitled: «The Psychotropic Mind». All the toxins that we accumulate during our daily life, are the first things that Ayahuasca will attack.

When you cleanse those toxins in advance, it is easier for Wachuma and mother Ayahuasca to work in your body; because there are fewer “barriers” to cross. By following the diet, you ensure your ability to get the most out of your trip; and reach deeper levels of spiritual psychic understanding.

Each shaman, Ayahuasquero, or Ayahuasca retreat varies in specific restrictions. In the Huacaria community, we have a series of physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual diets that you must follow rigorously to have a deep and healing experience with Ayahuasca.

Our Matsigenka Restrictions are:

Proper body preparation reduces the risks of experimenting, difficulties, and intense purging during the ceremony with the mother Ayahuasca. In addition, to following a proper diet, you show your commitment and intentions to heal yourself and know your divinity.

Foods Containing Tyramine.

Ayahuasca, specifically; the Banisteriopsis Caapi, which is a vine plant, and one of the principal ingredients in the Ayahuasca brew. Is an MAO-inhibitor, meaning it temporarily inhibits the activation of the monoamine oxidase (MAO) an enzyme that is essential to process the amino acid tyramine.

if you ingest an MAO inhibitor, such as Ayahuasca, and eat foods high in tyramine; it can quickly reach dangerous levels. This can cause a severe increase in blood pressure and require emergency treatment.

You should avoid products that contain tyramine; 2 weeks before the Ayahuasca retreat and 1 week, after taking it.

  • Pork.
  • Red meat.
  • Aged cheeses.
  • Pickles.
  • Wine.
  • Sausages.
  • Fermented foods like soy sauce, fermented tofu, and sauerkraut.
  • Yogurt.
  • Alcohol.
  • Nutritional supplements, like protein powders.
  • Aspartame.
  • Chocolate.
  • Peanuts.
  • Walnuts.
  • Chicken liver.
  • Soy.
  • Bananas.
  • Avocado.
  • Caviar.
  • Herring.
  • Spinach.
  • Gig.
  • Coconut.

The best way to prepare our temple, that is, our body, is to eat a diet rich in organic foods. Foods that contain preservatives are not recommended at all for a proper and healthy diet before an Ayahuasca ceremony. It is recommended to follow a diet based on fruits, vegetables, and seeds.

Other foods you should avoid:

In addition to foods high in tyramine, you should avoid condiments, very acidic foods, salt, and sugar in excess; these contain toxins that are difficult to eliminate from our body, and also obstruct the purgative and healing energy of plant medicine.

Avoid all Types of Animal Products

Currently, many animals used as a source of food, are full of chemicals; from vaccines, and antibiotics to hormones, and are raised and slaughtered inhumanely.

Unless you are consuming organically raised animals or wild animals from the jungle. It is best to avoid any industrialized animal products.

It is mandatory not to consume industrialized products or animals; because you consume not only the substance of those foods but also the energy of them. So, if you consume an animal, that was full of inorganics and chemicals and spent its entire life miserably crammed into a pen or barn; only to finally be slaughtered, en masse, in a mechanized way, you also ingest the negative energy and traumatic experience of that animal.

Prescription Drugs

3 weeks leading up to the Ayahuasca ceremony; we strongly suggest that you stop the following prescription drugs:

  • Antidepressants like SSRIs.
  • MAO-inhibitors.
  • Sleep medications.
  • Barbiturates.
  • Alpha- and beta-blockers.

Street Drugs

These includes:

  • Cocaine.
  • Alcohol.
  • Cigarette.
  • Amphetamines.
  • Heroin.
  • Cannabis.
  • MDMA.
  • Ecstasy.
  • LSD.

Sex and Masturbation

Avoiding a sexual and energetic exchange 2 weeks before and after your Wachuma and Ayahuasca retreat in Cusco is essential for a better experience.

Sex, masturbation, or even any exchange of bodily fluids, energetic and spiritual, can deplete the energy support available to you and thus inhibit the effectiveness of the sacred plants to teach and guide you.

Mental Preparation

The mental, emotional, and spiritual diet is as important as the physical diet for a successful ceremony with the mother Ayahuasca. In our Huacaria village, the mental preset would include staying in relative solitude and minimizing useless chatter and gossip. In industrialized countries; a modern diet would include: a fast from videos, TV, radio, movies, news, and social media.

You should spend as many days as possible, before your Ayahuasca ceremony, doing activities such as meditation, mindfulness practice, and yoga to mention a few. Contemplation walks through forests, mountains, riverbanks, and ocean shores. Also, take a walk at sunrise and sunset to receive solar energy, and walk at night, it is much better if it is a full moon, so you fully receive the energy of the stars and planets. Start connecting directly with nature, even before your appointment with Ayahuasca.

It is very risky and can bring you a bad experience; if you don’t do your diet responsibly and strictly.

WHY YOU SHOULD TRAVEL WITH TOUR LEADERS IN PERU?

LOCALLY OWNED COMPANY.

Founded by former Inca Trail Tour Guide Cesar Conde, founder of www.blissfultravelescapes.comTOUR LEADERS PERU is a locally-owned company in Cusco, Peru. It proudly stands as the sole tour operator and agency with deep roots in the region, offering unparalleled expertise and insider knowledge.

OUR CAMPING EQUIPMENT.

With its dedication to utilizing top-of-the-line equipment like HALF DOME REI tents, sleeping pads, and sleeping bags, Tour Leaders Peru has established itself as a trailblazer in the industry, driving impactful change.

FOOD IN EACH TRAIL.

With Tour Leaders Peru, indulging in culinary delights is almost guaranteed. Our talented chefs undergo specialized training annually to craft exquisite meals throughout the journey. Prepared with fresh ingredients, our buffet-style food selection includes delectable options spanning breakfast, snacks, and lunches complete with soup, main courses, and hot Drinks.

To welcome you at each campsite, we’ll treat you to a delightful hot drink during our happy hours.

PORTABLE TOILETS.

At Tour Leaders Peru, we prioritize the comfort and convenience of our valued clients. That’s why we offer exclusive access to portable ecological toilets at all of our campsites. Rest assured, these facilities are available solely for the private use of our esteemed clientele, ensuring a seamless and eco-friendly experience for everyone involved.

PERSONAL PORTER.

Our hiking services encompass porter assistance, allowing travelers to bring along 6 kg (13 pounds) of personal belongings while on the trail. Our dedicated porters will shoulder the responsibility of carrying all your belongings, ensuring your trek is hassle-free and enjoyable.

HOTEL TO HOTEL SERVICE.

Tour Leaders Peru provides convenient hotel-to-hotel service for all our travelers. Our comprehensive services start by offering direct pick-up from your Cusco hotel accommodation and conclude with a seamless drop-off in Cusco. Experience seamless and hassle-free transportation throughout your journey with us.

FREE LUGGAGE STORAGE.

At Tour Leaders Peru, we go the extra mile to provide exceptional service. That’s why we offer complimentary luggage storage for all your extra bags and personal belongings. So, whether you’re exploring the city or catching a flight, you can trust us to keep your belongings safe and secure while you enjoy your journey worry-free. Experience hassle-free travel with Tour Leaders In Peru!

TOP QUALITY SERVICE.

We are the only company that prides itself on consistently receiving excellent reviews on TRIPADVISOR. Our satisfied customers have raved about our exceptional services, describing the unforgettable experiences they’ve had on our tours. With us, you can expect nothing less than a remarkable journey filled with immersive adventures, knowledgeable guides, and delightful discoveries. Join us for a Private tour along the Inca Trail that will leave you with cherished memories that will last a lifetime.

Itinerary

DAY 1: CUSCO – VIACHA – FIRST AYAHUASCA CEREMONY.

Organic food
Fig.1 – Organic Food – Ayahuasca Retreat.

Driving hours: 2 hours by car
Weather: Cold during the night.

This Ayahuasca healing trip begins with a pick-up from your hotel at 8 am. The activities that we carry out in these 3 days of the alternative retreat are described in the order in which we will carry them out.

Visit the Cochahuasi Animal Sanctuary

We will be driven for 30 minutes to the Cochahuasi animal rescue sanctuary, where you will observe and learn about spectacled bears, deer, bobcats, turtles, llamas, alpacas, macaws, monkeys, and condors in flight that are cared for and protected in the center. rescue.

Contemplate the sacred valley from Taray

Afterward, they will be driven for 5 minutes to the Taray viewpoint, from where they will observe the beautiful Sacred Valley of the Incas. These activities of connection with animals and contemplation of beautiful and sacred landscapes will help you better process the mother Ayahuasca in the ceremonies.

Walk to the Sirenachayoc waterfall

Later they will be driven for 25 minutes to the town of Lamay, from where they will make a 1-hour walk to the beautiful Sirenachayoc waterfall. In this place, they will carry out meditation activities that will help them prepare physically and spiritually to receive the healing properties of Ayahuasca.

After having contemplated the Sirenachayoc waterfall, you will walk back for 1 hour to Lamay, from where you will be transported for 1 hour to our retreat house located in Viacha village. After eating a light diet, you will have some time to rest.

Wood Sculpture Classes

Around 4 pm, there will be a class on sculpture in stone and wood. Afterward, you will go to a beautiful viewpoint of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, from where you will observe a beautiful sunset.

In the late afternoon, you will be prepared to perform the healing ceremony with Ayahuasca.

Meeting with the shaman who performs the Ayahuasca retreat.

We will meet with the shaman to give a talk about the Ayahuasca ceremony, how it will be carried out, how to better control the visions when performing the ceremony, and the expectations we have when ingesting the mother Ayahuasca.

Your Moment

You will have a time of 1 hour and you will be able to choose the place on the farm where you want to carry out your meditation and concentration to experience Ayahuasca at night.

The Main Ayahuasca Ceremony

The Ayahuasca ceremony takes place from 8 pm. until 1 in the morning more or less, the time is an estimate since some ceremonies can last longer and others less. This Ayahuasca retreat will be chaired and guided by our main shaman, called Munay, and you will be cared for and assisted at all times by our coordinators.

** This Ayahuasca experience in the Andes mountain range close to the sacred and religious Pisac archaeological complex will be very powerful and healing for you and your loved ones

NOTE: The rooms are shared by two Ayahuasca lovers and the bathrooms are outside the rooms, the toilets are shared as well. We have a capacity of 5 twin rooms.

DAY 2: INTERPRETATION OF YOUR AYAHUASCA VISIONS – FLORAL SPIRITUAL BATH –VISIT A WILD ANIMAL RESCUE CENTER – SECOND AYAHUASCA THERAPY.
Ayahuasca

Fig.2 – Ayahuasca Preparation.

On the second day of our Ayahuasca retreat, we carry out activities that will help us interpret the visions acquired during the Ayahuasca ceremony and contemplate all that knowledge.

Interpretation of Ayahuasca Visions

After a delicious and nutritious breakfast, we will have a meeting with our shaman to talk and interpret the visions and teachings left by Ayahuasca.

The visions perceived during an Ayahuasca session usually act as metaphors or allegories, similar to how dreams capture remote places of the unconscious in images.

There are pervasive patterns in Ayahuasca visions: animals (especially snakes and felines), images of death and rebirth, and flying beings, to name a few. Andean flowering bath

Hiking to the Totoracocha Lagoon

After you meet with Munay, your ayahuasca teacher, you and your coordinator will take a 1-hour walk to the Totoracocha lagoon, this walk will be very contemplative since you will come into visual contact with the mountains, wild alpacas, the beautiful lagoon, and this way you will be able to interpret for yourself the first teachings left by mother Ayahuasca.

In Totoracocha, you will perform a guided meditation and a yoga session to balance the body, heart, and soul and better receive the metaphorical teachings of Ayahuasca medicine. Later, you will return walking for 45 minutes to our retreat house in Viacha.

Classes to Learn to Play Andean Instruments

In the afternoon they will have some classes to learn to play musical instruments. Music is one of the most important factors for spiritual therapy with Ayahuasca.

Your coordinator will teach you to play instruments such as the charango and Andean instruments such as the Quena and the panpipe. These classes will be held in one of the most beautiful viewpoints of the sacred valley and under an imposing sunset.

Second Ayahuasca Ceremony

Tonight we have a second ceremony with the ancestral medicine of Ayahuasca and we will once again learn of her love and wisdom. An integrative and transcendental night presided over by our shaman Munay and with the help and care of our coordinators.

** Always keep in mind that Ayahuasca works differently in each spiritual being and one thing is to have an appreciation of Ayahuasca based on the experience of your friends or the books you have read and the one you will have once you embark on this journey of spiritual healing with mother Ayahuasca.

DAY 3: ANDEAN SPIRITUAL WORLD – FLORAL BATH – CUSCO
Machu Pichcu Lost Inca City

Fig.3 – Ayahuasca Flower Bath.

After a very nutritious Andean breakfast, you will have a meeting with Munay, our shaman, and you will also talk about Andean philosophy with our main coordinator.

This Ayahuasca spiritual retreat will culminate with a flowering bath with native herbs and flowers from the Andes and the Peruvian Amazon. This flowering ceremony will help you eliminate all negativity and purify your body and spirit for better assimilation of Ayahuasca. Around 11 in the morning we will return to Cusco; we will leave you at the door of your hotel around 1 pm.

** Our Ayahuasca Retreat in the Peruvian Andes service, is door-to-door.

INCLUTIONS

Transportation and Hotel:

  • Private transport from your Cusco hotel to the start of the trek KM 104
  • Bus from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes
  • Train Machu Picchu – Cusco (Vistadome Train for 5-star and 4-star packages / Expedition Train for 3-star packages)
  • Hotels for 5-star and 4-star packages / we can customize for 3-star package Contact Us 
  • Transfer from Cusco train station back to your Cusco hotel

Hiking Equipment:

  • Good Quality Hiking Pools

Our Team:

  • Professional, knowledgeable bilingual Tour Guide

Food On The Inca Trail:

  • High-quality meals to provide the necessary energy for this trek
  • Inca Trail FAQs.
PACKING LIST

Recomended Inca Trail 5 days to Machu Picchu Packing List

In order to prepare your Machu Picchu packing list, you’ll need to understand some basics about the logistics of the hike, weather seasons by month, and what tour companies provide top-of-the-line equipment. Before you purchase any gear, research carefully and also find out what the tour you’ve booked (or are considering) includes.

Daypack:

You will need a daypack for the 5-day Machu Picchu trek; this must be small, light, and comfortable. For Machu Picchu, backpacks should not be larger than 25 liters; Osprey Day Pack Amazon or DayPacks for Hiking REI.COM however, if yours is bigger is ok; you can make it look smaller or store it on the last day.

Duffle Bags:

The Tour Leaders Peru office will have a special treat for you the day before your tour begins: a handy duffle bag. This bag is super convenient because you can stow all the essential equipment you’ll need during the exciting 5-day adventure. And guess what? The amazing porters will carry these bags for you! Just remember, the weight limit is 6 kilos, which includes your cozy sleeping bags and comfy air mats.

Passports:

On the epic Inca Trail adventure, don’t forget your original passport! Make sure it’s valid for at least 6 months from your visit to the country. And hey, if you’re booking as a student, remember to bring along your student card. Can’t wait to see you on this amazing journey
Recommendation:
Bring a waterproof neck wallet travel pouch and passport holder

Sleeping bags:

Make sure to bring high-quality sleeping bags rated for temperatures as low as -10°C. During winter, mountain temperatures can drop to 0°C below. Don’t worry if you don’t have one; you can rent a sleeping bag from us for just $25 for the entire trip! our recommendation is to buy down sleeping bags 0 degree

Inflatable mattresses:

We provide foam mattresses for the Inca Trail; if you want more comfort, you can bring an inflatable mattress or rent it from the Tour Leaders Office for 20$ for the whole trip or buy your own inflatable mattress pad online

Trekking poles:

REI.COM Trekking poles are incredibly useful when conquering mountainous terrains—helping you tackle both ascents and descents with ease! Don’t worry if you’re unfamiliar with them; our knowledgeable tour leader will provide a thorough explanation of how to use them effectively. You have the option to bring your own trekking poles for hiking Online or rent a pair from us for just $15 for the entire trip. So, gear up and get ready for an exhilarating hiking adventure!

Hiking boots:

waterproof hiking boots are a must-have for this hike. Prioritize their use before embarking on the Inca Trail, as they provide crucial ankle and toe support.

Hiking Socks:

Make sure to pack 4 – 5 pairs of hiking socks for your adventure! Opt for thick wool hiking socks to keep those blisters away and enjoy your hike to the fullest!

Sandals or sneakers:

After an exhausting day of hiking, it’s time to free your feet from the confines of your boots. Instead, slip into some comfortable, lightweight footwear as you wander around the campsite. Remember to bring along camp sandals or light Hiking shoes for both the camping and hotel in Aguas Calientes. Your tired feet will thank you!

Rain gear:

You must always bring rain gear; even during the dry season, rain can occur anytime. We will provide you with rain plastic for your duffle bags during the Inca Trail.
Bring:
1. Waterproof Jackets.
2. Gloves.
3. Rain Hiking Pants. You will need to get some waterproof bags to keep your clothes dry.

Warm clothes:

Please Make Sure to have warm clothes with you at all times in your daypack while hiking!
Don’t forget to bring
1. Down jacket
2. Hats for hiking.
3. Thermal hiking gear
As temperatures might drop below freezing at night. Stay prepared and enjoy the winter season in Peru!

Toilet paper:

Carry toilet paper in your daypack. Additionally, it’s advisable to bring wet wipes antibacterial or tissues for added convenience.

Water container:

Ensure you bring water bottles, bladders (Camelbak water bladder), or any reusable containers with at least a 2-liter capacity. Kindly note that single-use plastic bottles are strictly prohibited on the Inca Trail and at Machu Picchu.

Toiletries:

Toothpaste, toothbrush, soap, dry shampoo, moisturizers, small Travel towel

Personal medication:

Headache pills, pain killers, Pepto, Imodium, Diamox, band-aids, hand sanitizer, and a basic first aid kit travel.

Cameras:

Cellphones, GoPro, and travel cameras must be comfortable and not very heavy. Note that to use tripods need special permission. During The Inca Trail tour, we camp in the mountains, and at some campsites, we don’t have electricity; you need to bring extra batteries or a portable power bank.

Headlamp:

Headlamps are essential for the Inca Trail; you will need them to go to the restrooms at night, during dinner time, and if you are late on the trail walking in the dark is always good to prevent always carry in your daypack.

Sun Protection:

Sun hats, long sleeves for hiking, and sunscreen are always with you.

Insect repellent:

Don’t forget to pack bug spray for people – something with feet works wonders! If you’re hiking the Inca Trail between July and October, we highly recommend the mosquito net for head and face. Stay protected and enjoy your adventure to the fullest!

Snacks:

Pack energy bars, chocolates, candies, crackers, and granola. While we do provide daily snacks, it’s always great to have some extras on hand! Let’s keep the energy high and the snacking game strong!

Extra Money:

Bring extra money in Soles to the Inca Trail; you will need them to buy water, use toilets during the first and last day, buy souvenirs, or tip.

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The Group Service Inca Trail Tours depart From Cusco City and the Sacred Valley Of Cusco

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RETURN TIME

Usually, we are going to return to Cusco by 8: 30 PM Approximately & drop you up to your respective hotels

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Frequently Asked Questions

Inca Trail Trek & Tours FAQs: Usually before booking Tour in Peru, you will have questions, such as the best time to go to Machu Picchu and Inca Trail Trek.

Can you do ayahuasca in Cusco?

Ayahuasca Ceremony in the Cusco Sacred Valley – IncaGo …
The Ayahuasca ceremony in the sacred valley of Cusco is perfect for individuals with time constraints who seek to experience the transformative and nurturing energy of Ayahuasca in a one-day ceremony. This condensed retreat offers the healing and loving power of Ayahuasca without the need for an extended stay.

How much does ayahuasca retreat cost in Peru?

Around USD 350 to USD 900 per person
When considering retreat centers in Peru, it’s important to recognize that competitiveness is balanced by the exceptional level of care and service provided to participants. The price of an Ayahuasca retreat in Peru typically ranges from USD 350 to USD 900 per person, reflecting the value and quality offered.

Where is the best place to do ayahuasca in Peru?

Experience the transformative power of Ayahuasca in Peru with Peru Hop. The lush jungle serves as the ideal backdrop for this ancient plant medicine, deeply rooted in native traditions for centuries. Immerse yourself in the heart of Ayahuasca’s origins by visiting popular jungle destinations such as Iquitos, Puerto Maldonado, and Tarapoto. Embark on a journey of self-discovery and spiritual awakening amidst the enchanting beauty of Peru’s natural wonders.

How much does a 7 day ayahuasca retreat cost in Peru?

For those with ample time, we offer extended stays that allow you to fully immerse yourself in the vibrant Peruvian culture. Additionally, we organize regular trips to Machu Picchu and Cusco. Our Ayahuasca Peru retreat, spanning 7 days, is priced at approximately $1200 (flight cost excluded).

Add Ons

Ance your Peru experience by exploring the beautiful city of Cusco. Taking tours in this vibrant destination not only helps with acclimatization but also sets the perfect tone before embarking on the classic trail hike. Get ready for an adventure of a lifetime!

RELATED TOURS

Are you a traveler looking for new adventures? A photographer in search of stunning landscapes? A hiker or camper who loves the outdoors? If so, you’re going to want to check out our new hiking tours of the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu post. But hurry – restrictions are now in place due to Covid19 which may limit access in the near future. So don’t miss your chance to experience this unique and amazing journey!

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Salkantay Trekking Tour 5 Days

Inca Trail Salkantay Trek 7D

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Elevation: 4,821m/15,817ft
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