Andean Herbal Immersion


After awakening in our retreat center looking out over the Andes, we will gather to learn about herbs, essential oils, intuitive plant communication and more. We will explore local markets, walk among ancient ruins, taste teas and Peruvian cuisine. Our evenings will consist of relaxing and a variety of ceremonies including a sound healing, cacao and fire circles celebrating the equinox and new moon. The trip will culminate with a 2 day trip to the Sacred Valley and the Inca ruins of Machu Picchu.

About This Event

We will explore the native plants of the Andes, learn intuitive plant medicine, make natural products, create ceremony together and visit Machu Picchu! This 10 day experience will enliven your senses and allow you to deeply connect to the sacred land and plants of Peru.

**This is not an Ayahuasca retreat**

What's Included

  • Daily Yoga and Meditations
  • Despacho- Andean Fire Ceremony
  • Equinox/Moon Ceremony
  • Cacao Ceremony
  • All Andean Medicinal Plant Classes and Workshops including flower essences, Agua de Florida and other products, Intuitive Plant Medicine
  • 1 Magical Herbal Bath
  • Local Market Tours
  • Sound Healing Meditation
  • Essential Oils trip to Calca including transport
  • Most meals
  • Shared occupancy accommodation at Pachānanda Retreat Center
  • Airport Transfers in Cusco
  • Transport to/ from Ollantaytambo
  • Roundtrip train- Aguas Calientes- Ollantaytambo
  • Shuttle to Machu Picchu
  • Entrance to Machu Picchu, including bi-lingual guide
  • Hotel in Aguas Calientes

What's Not Included

International Airfare to/from Cusco Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport
Travel or Trip Insurance; Visit travel insurance review
Additional Therapeutic Treatments
Additional Outings or Tours
Tips (optional)

Venue Highlights

Pachānanda Retreat Center, perched along Saqsayhuaman National Park, has a feeling of being deep in the countryside yet is only a 40 minute hike to Cusco city center (or a 15 min taxi ride). Nature and comfort combine in this inspiring experience of the Andes. All rooms are shared with external bathrooms. Enjoy amazing views from the green rooftops, along with stunning hikes to nearby sacred sites and waterfalls


  • Free Wifi
  • Kitchen
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Yoga Studio
  • Ceremony Space

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Nut Free

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