About This Event
Travel & Healing - founded by local Andean Quechua people, we offer Ayahuasca retreats, Inca pilgrimages, San Pedro ceremonies and sacred treks to Andes. We inherit healing knowledge from our ancestors, and we know stories about every inch of our land. We are helping you to find your life purpose.
Ayahuasca is a potent plant Remedy used by healers for centuries in the Amazonian jungle region. The thick tea known as amazonian vine is actually a combination of two plants; leaves from the chakruna bush are mixed and boiled with the amazonian vine vine to create a sacred Remedy brew. The psychotropic molecule from chakruna combines with an activator from amazonian vine to form an “entheogen,” a Remedy which puts you in touch with the divine. The amazonian vine experience makes you into your own doctor, shaman and psychotherapist, one who knows everything about you. It profoundly connects you to yourself, and participants willing to do the work can find relief from and even cure depression, anxiety, and addiction, plus gain deep personal and spiritual insights. amazonian vine may bring you sublime joy, self love, and universal connection; you may also see frightening things, including demons, zombies, and your worst fears and life experiences. Yet even this last is healing and therapeutic by allowing you to confront and overcome inner traumas. Drinking amazonian vine is about having the courage to change your life, both during and after the ceremony; the ceremony is just the first step. It is up to you to follow through with your personal revelations.
Our retreats focus on healing the body, mind, emotions and spirit. To accomplish this, the retreats have been developed with both Andean Q’ero and Amazonian Shipibo shamans. The Q´ero shaman is from the closest thing remaining to an Inca community in the high Andes. The second is a shaman from the Shipibo tribe in the Amazon who guides the ceremonies by singing the healing songs, called Icaros, passed down from his ancestors. We run our retreats in a traditional manner, extending from the way the plant remedy is prepared to the ancient knowledge and customs of the Q’ero and Shipibo cultures. amazonian vine is always drunk at night to limit external stimulation and to allow you to connect with yourself.
Amazonian vine places physical, emotional and spiritual demands on your body; what you see can be frightening, vomiting is often a side effect, and you can feel extremely cold. The traditional base of the retreat is matched with modern medical practices to ensure our guests’ safety and to allow them to assimilate their experiences in the best possible way. Nurses are always present at ceremonies, and we take a full medical questionnaire beforehand. We are one of only two amazonian vine providers in Peru with approval from and a working relationship with the Peruvian Ministry of Health. Please contact us with any questions about amazonian vine. We are happy to answer and help you take this first step on your journey.
retreats have been developed with both Andes Qero and Amazonian Shipibo Shaman. They come from families with traditions of shamanism, using centuries-old traditions and techniques. The retreat is run in a traditional manner extending from the way the plant medicine is prepared to the ancient knowledge and customs of the Shipibo and Qero cultures.The traditional base of the retreat is tempered with modern medical practices to ensure our guest safety and allow them to assimilate the experience in the best way possible. This retreat include three:
ceremonies and also provides the opportunity to visit Machippichu, one of the wonder of the world.
Travel and Healing has a multi-disciplinary health team consisting of a Cardiologist, Psychiatrist, Psychologist, General Practitioner, Emergency nurse who complement the highly experienced native Andean and Amazonian shaman.
A Doctor is on site 24 hours a day during retreats with access to a full range of state of the art emergency medical equipment.
We have been operating for over 30 years (much longer than other retreat centers) and safety has always been our top priority.
We have a vast amount with over 7200 satisfied guests coming to our center.
Trip advisor have granted us the ‘certificate of excellence’ for the last 4 years consecutively (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016) with over 200 five star reviews.
Located in the Sacred Valley, two hours drive from Machupicchu
Day 1 First Amazonian vine ceremony10:00 Meeting at Etnikas water place from there shuttle bus to the retreat center10:30 Departure to the retreat center11:30 Meeting with the staff and orientation of the center12:30 Group meeting – introduction to the shaman and medical staff discussion about amazonian vine and ceremonies intentions.12:40 Coca leaves ceremony and prayer for the unification of energies13:45 Individual consultation with psychology13:45 Individual consultation with doctor18:30 Cleansing and floral ceremony19:00 First amazonian vine ceremony
Day 2 Second Amazonian vine ceremony8:00 Breakfast9:00 Group meeting – a chance to share the teachings you learn from the amazonian vine ceremony.10:30 Individual consultation with shaman and psychology10:30 Individual consultation with doctor15:30 Relaxation Yoga18:30 Preparation for ceremony, quiet /personal meditation time in the main Hall.19:00 Second amazonian vine ceremony
Day 3: Group walk to the Sanctuary of Lord of Huanca08:00 Breakfast09:00 Group meeting – a chance to share the teachings you learn from the amazonian vine ceremony.10:30 Individual consultation with shaman and psychology10:30 Individual consultation with doctor13:00 Lunch14:30 Group walk to the Sanctuary of Lord of Huanca17:30 Relaxation Yoga18:30 Dinner
Day 4: Third Amazonian vine ceremony08:00 Breakfast10:00 Massages14:00 Group social work18:30 Preparation for ceremony, quiet /personal meditation time in main Hall.19:00 Third amazonian vine ceremony
Day 5 Transport to Ollantaytambo where you can take the train to Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu town).08:00 Breakfast09:00 Group meeting – a chance to share the teachings you learn from the amazonian vine ceremony.11:00 Offering of gratitude to Pachamama or Mother Earth11:40 Talking about social work and fill the service report. Explanation of dietary restriction post-retreat12:30 Opportunity to buy cultural hand craft from the shipibo and Andean shamans – Photos with shaman and farewell12:30 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 - Cusco
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 Transport to the airport from your accommodation to connect you with your departing flight.
Transport to the airport from your accommodation to connect you with your departing flight.
Inclusions:Pickup from your hotel and transport to the Retreat Center in the Sacred Valley4 different therapies during the retreatTranslation and personal assistance during the retreat2 nights of accommodation in the Retreat Center and 4 nights of accommodation in a hotel.Sacred Valley Tour on the fourth dayReturn train tickets: Ollantaytambo – Aguas CalientesInca Trail permit and entrance to Machu PicchuReturn bus tickets: Aguas Calientes – Machu PicchuTransportation: Ollantaytambo – CuscoTransporte Ollanta – Cusco
You should bring:Sunscreen, sunglasses, hatWater for your journey to the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu.Comfortable walking shoesCameraHeadlamp if you have one or a flashlightOriginal passportSmall suitcase or backpack with enough clothing for the 7 days.
Pisac and Ollantaytambo Tourist Ticket
If you wish to visit the ruins of Pisac or Ollantaytambo on Day 4, you must purchase a tourist ticket. A full tourist ticket costs S/130 or S/70 for students (up to 25 years old with a valid ISIC card). The full tourist ticket is valid for 10 days and allows entry to the majority of tourist attractions in Cusco, the Sacred Valley and the South Valley. An alternative option for this tour is to buy a partial tourist ticket, which costs S/70, includes Ollantaytambo and Pisac, and is valid for 2 days. Purchasing the full ticket is the better option if you also plan to visit other sites in the Sacred Valley, the South Valley, or the ruins right outside Cusco.
Tickets for Wayna Picchu and Machu Picchu Mountains.
Those trekkers who wish to climb Wayna Picchu Mountain after they have finished the trek must let us know well in advance as permits are limited. For high season (May to October), 2-4 months in advance. Low season (November to April) 1-2 months in advance. There is an additional $15 USD per person charge so we can purchase your ticket for the 2nd time slot at 10:00 am (students with ISIC card: $8 USD per person). Machu Picchu Mountain (additional cost $15 USD) is far less busy and doesn’t need to be booked as far in advance but must also be reserved ($15 USD) at the time of booking so that we can purchase your ticket.