7 Day Huachuma & Silent Meditation Retreat

About This Event

Amaruanka invites you to experience one of the most sacred plant medicine in Peru: the cactus Huachuma, also known as San Pedro. 


This is a heart-opening, mind-calming, and sensory-expanding journey, where you will connect with your inner child, receive insights about your life's path, and cultivate loving compassion for yourself, and your loved ones.

Immerse yourself in a safe, intimate, and private environment, surrounded by nature, eucalyptus trees, and the sound of hummingbirds, to connect with the Spirit of Huachuma. This plant medicine is experienced during daylight, beginning early in the morning, and lasts all day, fading gently in the evening. A complimentary experience in this retreat, is a guided meditation at Inca ruins up in the mountains.

Diana Deer Hawk and Matiyu Alku Chaska have experienced extensive personal work with Ayahuasca, Huachuma, mushrooms, cacao, and intentionally facilitating small intimate groups. They have held retreats in the Sacred Valley of Peru with Shipibo healers, and now feel called to host Huachuma retreats at their healing center in Urubamba.

We offer private retreats, and retreats for small groups of 2 to 4 participants. We offer personal guidance, and choose to respect the quality of small group benefits. If you are in a sacred couple, and wish to do the retreat together, we can arrange a private retreat for the two of you. Looking forward to accompany you.

Diana Deer Hawk🌹Matiyu Alku Chaska
Co-Founders of Amaruanka


You can be part of a small group of 2 to 4 people, and choose between a single or double occupancy accommodation. Or you can book a private retreat for you only, giving yourself all the space you need on your healing journey. All Huachuama retreats include our "Food & Chef" option.

The retreat with Amaruanka was a revealing experience that helped me heal and restore my inner vision. — Tatiana, Russia

Event Highlights

  • Private and small group retreats
  • Nature setting, no cars
  • River and hiking in close proximity
  • Medicinal Flower bath with hot water in nature available
  • 10 minutes from town centre
  • The possibility to harvest organic herbs and vegetables from our garden, at your disposal
  • Inca Ruins within walking distance


Begin each day with a magnificent view of the sacred Apu mountains, with the sound of hummingbirds buzzing in the garden. You will have access to a private garden and meditation space.

Make a delicious light breakfast in a fully equipped kitchen, and enjoy the peaceful environment as you nourish your body, or fast.

We begin with an opening ceremony in the garden with the plant spirit huachuma.

You can go for a hike, harvest organic veggies, or explore the surrounding nature.

Guided meditation, or personal guidance in the late afternoon allows you to go deeper in your self healing journey.

It then can be followed by a flower bath in the garden, where you can integrate and relax, looking up at the sky, and the tall eucalyptus trees surrounding the property.

We close the ceremony in the early evening.

On your time off, you can explore ancient ruins and a magical river turning into a creek, at a short distant from the healing center.

What's Included

  • 6 nights accommodation in a comfortable bedroom
  • 3 Huachuma Ceremonies
  • Vegetarian lunch and dinner prepared by our chef
  • Delicious food and fresh ingredients for you to prepare your own breakfast
  • Space to meditate and practice yoga
  • Hot gas shower
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • One-on-one guidance
  • Hot medicinal flower bath

What's Not Included

Airfare, and any transportation, to and from the healing center, are not included.

Visits to Machu Picchu, and other paid archeological sites, are not included. It will be a pleasure to tell you where to go for free sites to visit!

Ceremonial Massage is available at extra charge

Venue Highlights

As soon as you enter our healing center, you will be immersed by the plant kingdom. Our luscious garden will bring you back in harmony with nature. Everyday, the hummingbirds arrive to drink from the flowers. Here, there is no access to motor vehicles, so you can fully enjoy the natural sounds and habitat.

We are in close proximity to town and all amenities, yet tucked away amongst eucalyptus trees and a gorgeous view of the sacred Apu mountains. There is a river close by, so we receive the sound of water from the canal. This is truly a sanctuary.


You can choose between single occupancy, double occupancy, or private bedroom for couples. All rooms include comfortable double beds, wood floors, wooden beams, large wardrobe, and hot gas shower. The view is incredible, with only nature visible.

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Organic
  • Gluten Free


We grow our own organic vegetables. Arugula, chard, herbs, and lettuce for salads. You can be sure to have an array of colour, flavour, and nutritional value to each meal. We respect food choices and intolerances. Some examples of meal options are: veggie burgers, gluten-free healthy pizza, omelette, coconut curry, delicious soups, and Andean stews.


From the Cusco airport, you can take a taxi or bus to Urubamba. From the terminal, you can take a taxi or moto-taxi that will bring you to our center in less than 10 minutes. As we are located in nature, we will send you a map to get to our place.

Tags: huachuma meditation plant medicine san pedro silent retreat

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Why Retreat?

We asked people why they go on retreat, here's what they said:

After the past two years of transition on every level, I would absolutely LOVE a retreat! :) Chelsee

Retreat Guru's Vision

We believe human beings are innately wise, strong and kind. This wisdom, although not always experienced, is always present. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to our basic sanity and health. Our aspiration at Retreat Guru is to inspire people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom, strength and kindness.

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