7 Day Huachuma & Sacred Cacao Retreat
- 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
ScheduleBegin 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.
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.
A SAFE AND INTIMATE EXPERIENCE
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, and 2 cacao ceremonies, to help you open your heart, and reconnect with your soul's purpose.
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
- 6 nights accommodation in a comfortable bedroom
- 3 Huachuma Ceremonies
- 2 Cacao 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 IncludedAirfare, 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 HighlightsAs 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.
AccommodationsYou 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.
- Gluten Free
Menu/CuisineWe 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.
DirectionsFrom 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.
Reviews To review this event, visit the page for the venue or retreat leaders (above).
Daniel David January 21, 2020
Came here with my girlfriend -- Diana and Matiyu were kind and gracious hosts. It is a safe and beautiful space in a wonderful location. The food was fresh and great. We ended our retreat early and left before scheduled because we felt there were belief differences that we weren't comfortable with. We felt uncomfortable with Diana smoking Mapacho (Peruvian Tobacco) while she breast fed her baby, and that they were preaching a belief system onto us that was esoteric and left little room for us to have our own experience. Again, this is a safe and wonderful space, but it might not jive with folks who are a bit more scientific minded.
Jasmine Sara January 16, 2020
Highlights from my experience: ceremonial flower baths, cacau ceremony and a 1-1 therapy with Diana. I am very grateful for this place and the kindhearted people who run it! The location is peaceful in nature and a place I always feel incredibly safe. Diana and Matiyu hold space beautifully in a very gentle way. You can feel that they put their hearts into their work and really care about what they do. Not only that but I could also feel how much experience they have in working with holding space for others to heal. I would recommend Amaruanka to anyone who visits Urubamba. This is a place where deep healing takes place and where you'are welcome to come as you are. Thank you!
Ella January 07, 2020
I attended a floral bath and cacao ceremony in November and absolutely loved it ❤. Amaruanka is a peaceful spot surrounded by nothing but nature. Diana is an Earth Mama and from the start she made me feel welcomed and her calm energy was really lovely to be around. I loved it so much that in December I attended a Women’s workshop. I will keep heading to Amaruanka as long as I am in the Sacred Valley. I highly recommend the healing centre to anyone wanting to calm the mind, relax and recharge. Thanks guys Susan 🙏🏾💕 x
Pia Sewelies November 23, 2019
I found Amaruanka through a recommendation of a friend, who told me about Diana’s womb healing sessions. I messaged Diana and immediately felt the calling to go and see her and receive one of her healing sessions. Amaruanka is a beautiful oasis of quiet and piece that is often hard to find especially when you’re traveling. Diana and her partner are lovely and very welcoming making you feel comfortable and cared after immediately. Diana has a beautiful kind and gentle presence and you can feel that she deeply cares about the people she’s working with. She’s very authentic and her treatment was both deep, relaxing and nurturing at the same time. She made me realize that healing yourself doesn’t have to be super intense and challenging all the time but can also be done with a lot of love and compassion. She has a lot of wisdom to share, I highly recommend to go and see her and stay at Amaruanka if you can!
Gerard van Soelen July 07, 2019
For my time being around Cusco I was looking for a ceremony that would support me in cultivating self love and finding my way to my heart. Today I arrived at the wonderful Amaruanka healing center, taking a short but beautiful path through nature from the main road that goes through Urubamba in the Sacred Valley of the Inkas. Diana, Matiyu, and their baby girl warmly welcomed me to a private cacao ceremony. I have experience with cacao and dancing, but not so much in a therapeutic session like this. I was really surprised by the depth of the wisdom that they shared with me in the ceremony, which fit exactly to what I needed in this moment. One of those things that really support me in my current process is about welcoming any feeling as a teacher - showing me where I am invited to heal myself. Taking care of myself as being my own parent, instead of looking outward for a solution or escape for the feelings that I find difficult to be with. They remembered me about the power and importance of sitting with my feelings, right when I needed it. We talked about much more and they created all the time and space to do so. They offered a lot of personal care and attention. I feel very grateful for that. Diana and Matiyu are very warm people. With Amaruanka they have created a beautiful space to facilitate healing, transformation and growth. I can highly recommend spending time with them. Muchos gracias!
Pierre May 27, 2019
Amaruanka offers intimate retreats in a very peaceful place in the Andes with a beautiful garden and view. Diana and Matiyu are amazing guides and hosts, their presence is very authentic, I personally felt comfortable with them very quickly.Their sincerity is so obvious, it inspires confidence right away. Thanks for your presence guys !
Tatiana Ucraniana May 17, 2019
Amaruanka is an amazing place to recharge and reconnect with the nature and yourself. Diana and Matiyu are wonderful healers that teach and guide gently, while holding an energetically nourishing space for one to be successful on their healing journey. I highly recommend Amaruanka!
Julia Attevelt May 16, 2019
Wauw, what a nourishing place Amaruanka has to offer. I love Diana and Mattieu, the facilitators. They have a broad range of healing skills and are professional in their interaction. The authenticity they offer is powerful. Diana provides amazing massages and massage courses. They brought me close to myself, from where I could heal deeply. I also love the couple/counseling work Diana and Mathieu offer together, and I am sure all their other offerings are great too. Last, but not least, the spaces they have for stay and for doing healing work are gorgeous. Truly sacred with a strong connection to nature in the sacred valley.