14 Day Amazon & Machu Picchu Ayahuasca Retreat Expedition
This Ayahuasca retreat is our most diverse and exciting, as it offers the best of both worlds for those who don’t want to miss out on Machu Picchu and a Huachuma (San Pedro) plant medicine ceremony while in Peru, in addition to the Ayahuasca, add Kambo (Frog Medicine) Nunu ceremonies in the jungle .Experience the beautiful jungle of the Amazon, and then finish the expedition in the Cusco and most of all the beautiful sacred sites, Sacred Valley, sacsayhuaman,pisac,ollantaytambo,rainbow montain. enjoying the riches of Incan culture with a small and like-minded group of co-travelers. Integrate your ceremonies with one-on-one and group conversations with our translator and Shamans, and round out the healing process with mud therapy, sound therapy, floral baths and fruit buth.
Day 1 – Cusco the ancient capital of the Incas
On the first day of the tour you’ll be exploring the city of Cusco, the ancient Inca capital, high in the Andes mountains.
The meaning of the word CUSCO comes from the Quechua word QOSQO which means navel, attributed to “The center or navel of the world.”
One of the most unique cities in the world, Cusco is a beautiful city that is completely surrounded by the majestic Andes mountains. You can never get bored of exploring its nooks and crannies, ancient cobble-stone streets, Inca ruins and other places of great interest.
The Cusco of today is a beautiful mixture of the ancient Inca capital, built over 500 years ago and the colonial city it became after the Spanish invasion.
Day 2 – Sacsayhuaman
Day 3 – Pisac in The Sacred Valley
n many respects, Saqsayhuaman is the most spectacular of all the ancient megalithic sites in Peru. The location isn’t quite as mind-blowing and magical as that of Machu Picchu, but look closer at the stonework and you’ll notice what an incredible feat of engineering it is. And it almost certainly could not be replicated today. The stones are absolutely massive and have been perfectly cut and fitted together like a 3d jigsaw puzzle.
Officially, Saqsayhuaman is said to be an Incan fortress built less than 600 years ago, however, some experts now believe it was built by a much older and far more advanced civilization that possibly pre-dates the last ice-age. Remnants of Atlantis or Lumeria perhaps? In his groundbreaking book “Fingerprints of the Gods” author Graham Hancock also writes about this spectacular monument.
After leaving Cusco we will head into the Sacred Valley of the Incas, a magnificent, fertile valley with stunning views that will have you regularly picking your jaw up from the floor! This is one of our very favourite parts of Peru and the energy in the valley is incredible and it’s not hard to understand why this valley was considered so sacred by the Incas.
You’ll be spending 4 days in the Sacred Valley and visiting several beautiful places including:
High above Pisac town are the ruins of an Inca citadel. This is a great starting point for an inspiring downhill walk. Craggy unscalable walls peppered with the holes of Inca graves, extraordinary agricultural terraces and the extent of the city ruins themselves, will make you marvel. They warrant a slow descent to absorb it all as you walk through massive stone doorways, clamber down steep stairways, through an occasional short tunnel, and weave in and out of a maze of temples. With the Sacred Valley spread out before you, you can almost forget what century you’re living in. A local musician may follow playing his beautiful sounding flute – the perfect serenade for such a timeless place as this
Day 4 – Huachuma (San Pedro) Ceremony
Huachuma to the indigenous people) is a cactus that grows all along the Andes mountains and it’s another visionary plant teacher that has been used for thousands of years by the shamans of the Andes. You could say it’s Ayahuasca’s mountain cousin, and they complement each other extremely well.
Huachuma is also used for healing as well as mystical purposes. Its incredible energy opens up your channels, allowing you to connect deeply with yourself as well as the entire cosmos and other spiritual dimensions.
Huachuma activates your heart chakra and often leads to incredible feelings of bliss and profound connectivity with nature. Whereas Ayahuasca ceremonies are done at night, Huachuma ceremonies are usually done during the day, out in nature.
Huachuma gets you out of your mind and into your heart. Greater acceptance, love and compassion towards yourself and others are often the results of working with this powerful teacher.
Day 5 – Travel to Ollantaytambo &Ollantaytambo Ruins
On the morning of Day 5 you’ll get to rest awhile and then in the afternoon you’ll head to the village of Ollantaytambo which is situated at the far end of the Sacred Valley.
Andean peaks gaze down from on high making it feel like frontier-land. Sitting by the wide plaza at the top of the town, flanked with its multitude of shops with soft-as-down alpaca poncho’s you could easily expect Clint Eastwood to ride in with a cheroot clamped between his teeth. Cobbled streets and dusty roads lead you over the gushing Urubamba. You’ll pass a favourite watering hole called ‘Hearts Cafe’ and discover the impressive ruins of the Inca temple fortress themselves which climb up a steep shoulder of mountain in front of another market-filled plaza where you’ll also find a chocolate museum. The views from the top of the ruins, about two hundred massive steps up, is breath-taking and you can understand how the Inca’s were able to defeat the Spaniards at the battle outside these walls. A fascinating place to explore and a gateway to Machu Picchu by train.
Day 6 – Train to Machu Picchu
e train to Machu Picchu village.and visit aguas calientes town known as well as machu picchu town it where we are going to spend the day visiting the beauty like the hot spring, know the city and the customs there.
Day 7 – Machu Picchu – The Lost City of the Incas
Day 8 – Tour ends, and fly to Home
the day 8 is the time to say bye to worderful place of cusco and ends the Tour with much bleesing and love.
Machu Picchu has been designated one of the Seven Wonders of the World and it’s really not hard to see why. It truly is a staggering achievement guaranteed to fill you with awe and wonder from the moment you arrive. Just standing in this place is enough to raise your consciousness to a whole new level! Machu Picchu is sometimes known as the “Lost city of the Incas”, “The City of Light for Initiates” and the “Crystal City”.
It is an ancient and very sacred power place that is fed by grids of powerful natural energies. The shamanic belief is that Machu Picchu served as an initiatory centre for higher learning.
Whatever the truth, it is a mystical and enigmatic place many of us have dreamed of experiencing and yet however you imagined it to be, the reality will be far more intense and extraordinary. The view over the ruins of the citadel is as iconic as the image of Earth from space but when you stand above it as the sun creeps over the nearby peaks to light these ancient walls and terraces foot by foot you will be stunned to silence. Nothing can prepare you for the impact of seeing this extraordinary ‘crystal city’ emerge from the shadows of the dawn and your dreams.
It is a wonder-filled journey walking through the temples and gardens perched on this mountain-top eyrie surrounded and protected by higher mountain peaks. You will wake up early at 4.45am to have a quick breakfast and then get on the first bus so that you will be one of the first people through the gates when they open at 6am. This is the best time to enter Machu Picchu because you will feel like you have the place to yourself until crowds start arriving.
A 8 day tour travelling through the Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu to connect with Pacha Mama (Mother Earth) and the shamanic traditions of the Andes to work with Huachuma (San Pedro cactus). A wonderful heart opening preparation for your journey to meet Mother Ayahuasca in the jungle. This tour aligns with one of our retreats each month.
What is included
Train to Machu Picchu and all bus travel around Cusco and Sacred Valley
All Entrance Fees
1 huachuma ceremony
4 diferents hotel for the six night and one night extra if it is requested.
pick up and drop off to the airport
Lifetime 10% discount on return visits to Arkana Spiritual Center and membership to private community Facebook group
What is not included
International flights to Peru
Domestic flights to Cusco
Lunches and evening meals on the tour
The cost of the tour is $1650 based in gruop of two people
Booking: You can book any of the programs we do have by making a deposit of 30% of the total amount. This upfront payment should be done via PayPal, Online using your Master Card or via Western Union. The 70% difference should be paid in cash before we start the trip.
Cancellations and Refunds: - Once you have booked a tour by paying 30% upfront, you agree to be on time to start the tour, thus, we will not refund any trip that you may want to cancel for any reason.
the 30% of your upfront also if cancel the tour is going for keep helping other around the jungle.
of the Amazon has the right to cancel a trip in the following cases: