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Life Changing Ayahuasca Retreat in Peru & Macchu Pichu Experience - 7 Days

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There is no one Ayahuasca experience that is the same.  Why?  Because Ayahuasca is a deep and very personal experience that you must provide a personal intention.  An Ayahuasca retreat in Peru is will provide tremendous healing and a conscious transformation in your life.

The healers here come from families with long traditions in shamanism and are specialists in the plant medicine Ayahuasca.  The Q’ero priests are descendants of the Incas and bring a variety of talents.  This includes performing cleansing ceremonies including offerings to mother earth (Pachamama).  These centuries-old traditions provide an alternative healing connection to the spiritual awakening process.

Integrative Medicine Style

Etnikas has over 30 years’ experience studying and serving Inca ceremonies with Ayahuasca.  In addition to a highly experienced native Andean and Amazonian shaman, Etnikas has a multi-disciplinary health team consisting of a cardiologist, psychiatrist, psychologist, general practitioner and Emergency nurse. Recognized by the Peruvian Ministry of Health for its method in performing safe Ayahuasca ceremonies, they have found a method that focuses on bringing about strong spiritual, mental and physical change which allows you to begin a new life. Personal growth is prioritized in a compassionate and loving environment.

When making an extreme life change, authenticity is invaluable. The healers we work with come from families with traditions of shamanism. The Shipibo shaman we work with are specialists in ayahuasca using centuries-old traditions and techniques. The Q’ero priests, are the direct descendant of the Incas. They bring a variety of talents, performing cleansing ceremonies as well as offerings to the mother earth (or Pachamama). Peru has a long standing tradition of priest and shaman healers. It’s because of this reason modern medicine came into the culture later on and has continued to be mixed with natural healing arts.

With over 200 five star reviews on trip advisor, Etnikas has a ‘certificate of excellence’ for the last 4 years.  For those wanting a super safe environment Etnikas is the place for you!


You are required to arrive a day before your plant medicine retreat so that you’re able to detoxify your system with medicinal volcanic spring water. We will meet at Etnikas water place at 10 am one day before the start of the retreat. You are required to be nil by mouth for 3-4 hours before. The process takes approximately 3 hours. After the purge you are able to eat and reconvene your regular activities under the restrictions listed.

You most book a hotel by yourself for this night, if you like we can recommend you some places, and they arrange as well transfer from the airport to the hotel.

We will look to meet at the same place the next day at 10:00am. From there we will travel by shuttle bus to the retreat center. You are required to fast and drink just water.


Dietary: No illicit drugs, alcohol, coffee or chocolate for two weeks before your Ayahuasca ceremony. Avoid all canned food, red meat and pork, cold cuts, spicy food and excessive salt and sugar. No consuming medical prescription (natural or otherwise), drugs, antibiotics, injections, pills, supplement, vitamins or others. No food or beverages that have artificial colors flavors or preservatives.

During your stay it is not permitted to smoke, drink alcohol or to take any type of prescription or non-prescription drugs without consulting us.

Food: Good organic food is recommended. If you’re not vegetarian or vegan, you can consume chicken or fish. To strengthen the brain we recommend eating ceviche and ask for tiger’s milk / leche de tigre (both without spicy_ sin aji) which is a concentrate juice of the ceviche.

Other: Please refrain from have sex or masturbating a day before the retreat as can reduce physical energy levels making it harder to cope with the effects of ayahuasca.

It is recommended that women who are menstruating or pregnant abstain from participating. Period pain and discomfort may result in a negative experience while journeying with Ayahuasca. However, if you do not have pain or discomfort then it is ok for you partake. We recommend waiting till the 2nd or 3rd day of a period to allow you to gauge the intensity of the pain.

Altitude sickness

Cusco is 3500m above sea level and some people get sick from being at this altitude. There are types of medication to alleviate the effects of altitude sickness.  However, the interaction of some medication can have negative effects with Ayahuasca. For this reason, we recommend drinking coca leaf tea which is commonly available in guest houses and hotels.  Drink coca leaf tea at the airport or on your flight to Cusco will help to mitigate the effects of altitude sickness.  You can also buy shot of oxygen at the airport. If symptoms become severe please let us know.

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Day 1

10:00 Meeting at Etnikas water place from there shuttle bus to the retreat center

10:30 Departure to the retreat center

11:30 Meeting with the staff and orientation of the center

12:30 Group meeting – introduction to the shaman and medical staff discussion about ayahuasca and ceremonies intentions.

12:40 Coca leaves ceremony and prayer for the unification of energies

13:45 Individual consultation with psychology

13:45 Individual consultation with doctor

18:30 Cleansing and floral ceremony

19:00 First Ayahuasa ceremony

Day 2
Day 2

8:00 Breakfast

9:00 Group meeting – a chance to share the teachings you learn from the Ayahuasca ceremony.

10:30 Individual consultation with shaman and psychology

10:30 Individual consultation with doctor

15:30 Relaxation Yoga

18:30 Preparation for ceremony, quiet /personal meditation time in the main Hall.

19:00 Second Ayahuasca ceremony

Day 3
Day 3

08:00 Breakfast

09:00 Group meeting – a chance to share the teachings you learn from the Ayahuasca ceremony.

10:30 Individual consultation with shaman and psychology

10:30 Individual consultation with doctor

13:00 Lunch

14:30 Group walk to the Sanctuary of Lord of Huanca

17:30 Relaxation Yoga

18:30 Dinner

Day 4
Community Service Day

08:00 Breakfast

10:00 Massages

14:00 Group community service

18:30 Preparation for ceremony, quiet /personal meditation time in main Hall.

19:00 Third Ayahuasca ceremony

Day 5
Retreat Center/Aguas Calientes

08:00 Breakfast

09:00 Group meeting – a chance to share the teachings you learn from the Ayahuasca ceremony.

11:00 Offering of gratitude to Pachamama or Mother Earth

11:40 Talking about social work and fill the service report. Explanation of dietary restriction post-retreat

12:30 Opportunity to buy cultural hand craft from the shipibo and Andean shamans – Photos with shaman and farewell

12:30 Transport to Ollantaytambo where you can take the train to Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu town).

When you arrive to Ollantaytambo you may like to visit the sacred archeological temples and get lunch. Make sure you are at the train station half an hour before your trains scheduled departure.

At your arrival at Aguas Calientes a tour guide will be waiting for you and will take you to your hotel and explain the itinerary for your Machupicchu tour.

Day 6
Machu Picchu

Your tour guide will pick you up to take you for the Machupicchu tour, which will take two hours. At the end of your tour you can have lunch and visit some of the museums in the town. The train back to Cusco will leave at the time indicated on your ticket.

When you arrive at the train station in Cusco, Etnikas staff members will be there to transport you to your accommodation.

Day 7
Depart Cusco

Transport to the airport from your accommodation to connect you with your departing flight.

The Trip Cost Includes

  • Your retreat will be overseen by 2 to 4 shamans Andean Qeros and Amazonian Shipibo.
  • There is a doctor available on site 24 hours a day for the duration of the retreat.
  • Small groups of up to 10 people allow us to maximize the safety, comfort, and personalized attention of the retreats for our guests.
  • A nurse experienced in emergency medical care will be present during the ayahuasca ceremony.
  • A physical check conducted by a nurse to ensure guests are calm and stable after returning from their journeys before going to bed.
  • A nurse monitors guests throughout the night to ensure their comfort and wellbeing.
  • A psychologist helps guests to interpret their experiences on an individual basis together with the shaman. Consultations are available before and after the ayahuasca ceremonies.
  • The psychologist will make a follow up call to guest’s one/two weeks POST retreat.
  • Physical and psychological health questionnaire to evaluate risk factors. A doctor, psychologist and a nurse are in charge of verifying the medical records and detecting any medical contraindications a person may have with Ayahuasca before the booking stage.
  • Purgative medicinal volcanic water (Physical and psychological preparation before taking ayahuasca)
  • Coca leaves ceremony (unification of group energy)
  • Cleansing and floral ceremony (Therapy of forgiveness)
  • Three Ayahuasca Ceremonies
  • Offering of gratitude to Pachamama or Mother Earth.
  • Experienced assistant / translator to guide guests thought the retreat with processing and integrating the healing experiences.Individual consultations with the shaman and psychology to discuss your experiences and healing process
  • Group meetings to share your experiences
  • Basic medical check to ensure physical suitability a day before the start of the retreat
  • Five different healings (Inca shamanic healing technique)
  • Two Yoga classes for relaxation
  • A full body massages
  • Group walks in the forest and surrounding hills
  • All food and drinks is a delicious simple vegetarian diet suitable for working with medicinal plants/ Ayahuasca
  • Translation from Quechua/Spanish to English
  • All transport to and from the retreat center
  • Accommodation – within our facilities you may find the basic life necessities such as shared bedrooms with a capacity of three people as well as shared bathrooms.
  • Train to and from Machupicchu
  • Hotel in Machupicchu
  • Guided tour of Machupicchu
  • Entrance ticket to Machupicchu
  • All transport to and from Cusco/Machupicchu and Machupicchu/Cusco
  • Hotel in Cusco (on the night of the six day)
  • All retreat facilitated in English

The Trip Cost Excludes

  • Airfare
  • Travel Insurance
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Life Changing Ayahuasca Retreat in Peru & Macchu Pichu Experience
From $ 1,300
per Adult

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  • Deep Inner Self-Awareness
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