Ancient Peru

Ayahuaska Ceremony Tour

The ceremony entails the drinking of a sacred potion, brewed from the vine of Ayahuaska and the leaves of Chakruna. A sacred space and circle of protection is then created, and the divine deities of protection are called upon. Various celestial icaros are chanted as the shaman calls upon his inner basic humanity and brings it to the surface. An intense process of cleansing follows during which the borders of divine humanity can be felt and illuminated through mindfulness. This is the essence of purging and creation that enable one to reach the inner authenticity of humanity. The ceremony ends with closing the magic circle of the healing space with a special icaro.

It is important that anyone engaging in the Ayahuaska, needs to do so with an open heart, liberation and a total trust in the universal wisdom that manifests itself in all aspects of life, as the Ayahuaska ceremony is not to be undertaken lightly. It is a spiritual journey to the soul of self and humanity.



Ayahuaska Ceremony Overview

Day-1. Arrival in Lima

Day-2. Fly Lima to Cuzco. Day at leisure

Day-3. Cuzco and surrounds

Day-4: Sacred Valley - Ollyantaytambo (BL)

Day-5. Shamanic Tour of Cuzco (B)

Day-6. Cuzco - Machu Picchu (B)

Day-7. Machu Picchu - Cuzco (B)

Day-8. Cuzco - Puerto Maldonado (BLD)

Day-9. Cocococha Lake - Ayahuasca Session (BLD)

Day-10.Tambopata Lodge (BLD)

Day-11. Puerto Maldonado - Lima (B)

Day-12. Depart Lima (B)

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Ayahuaska Ceremony Detailed Itinerary

Day-1. Arrival in Lima, Peru

Day-2. Fly Lima to Cuzco. Day at leisure

Day-3. Cuzco and surrounds
Free morning. Afternoon visit to the main ruins of Sacsayhuaman, Kenko, Puca-Pucara and Tambomachay, followed by a city tour of Cuzco

Day-4: Sacred Valley - Ollyantaytambo (BL)
Full-day excursion to the Sacred Valley of the Inca and then a visit to Ollantaytambo

Day-5. Shamanic Tour of Cuzco (B)
Engage in a Shamanic ritual tour in magical Cuzco which involves a Shaman and an English-speaking guide to celebrate the "Tinkuy" or encounter with the Gods, and the contact with the three worlds of the Andean Cosmogony: Hanan Paccha, Kaypaccha and Hucqu Paccha. You will commence the Inca spiritual route, starting with the Temple of Tambomachay. Here, the ritual of purification of the seven "chakras" in the fountains of energy (the seven chakras represent everything around us.) You will then proceed to the Fortress of Puca Pucara and the Temple of Laqo, where you will focus your energy at the great altar. Then you will head towards the 'Altar of Kusilluchayo', where you will give an offering to the Pachamama or Mother Earth, and the funerary Temple of Q'e'qo, which has the important meaning of life after death. Lastly, you will visit the gigantic observatory of Sacsayhuaman, where you will meditate and focus your energy at the Eye of the Puma. Return to Cuzco.

Day-6. Cuzco - Machu Picchu (B)
Transfer to Aguas Calientes. Guided tour of Machu Picchu. Built by the Inca Pachacutec, and comprising stone blocks fitted with masterful precision, Machu Picchu harmoniously blends into the mountain landscape. There are many theories as to the origins behind Machu Picchu but three of the most popular ideas include a temple to the sun, a fortress against the jungle inhabitants or a sanctuary for the Incas. This fabulous city has houses, temples, warehouses, a large central square, all connected by narrow roads and steps, and is surrounded by terraces cut into the mountain side which were used for agriculture. After the tour, free time to enjoy this magical and spiritual wonder. Opportunity for a trek (approx 1 hour) up to the sungate (Intipunku), which is a part of the Inca Trail, for a magical view of the sanctuary. The guided tour will be conducted by a Shaman, giving you the spiritual significance of the sanctuary.Accommodation in Aguas Calientes.

Day-7.Machu Picchu - Cuzco (B)
Opportunity to enjoy a wonderful sunrise over Machu Picchu and some personal time for private reflection before returning to Cuzco and transfer to your hotel.

Day-8. Cuzco - Puerto Maldonado (BLD)
Reception at the airport, transfer to the office to prepare for the river trip and boarding of your motorized dugout canoe. Depending on the hour, you will have either a box lunch on the boat or lunch upon your arrival at the lodge.You are now deep inside pristine rainforest and surrounded by its sounds. After a short rest, you will have a short hike to a small lagoon and return in time to enjoy a jungle sunset at sunset point. Before dinner, a lecture explaining about the Ayahuasca and its importance and uses in the local communities will be given. At dinner the resident naturalists and guides will be available to answer questions and brief you on the Amazon rainforest.

Day-9. Cocococha Lake - Ayahuasca Session (BLD)
After and early breakfast, a guided hike to Cocococha Owbow Lake, 3 ½ miles hike. On the way you will observe exotic plants and insects, colourful butterflies, birds, monkeys and with luck perhaps even some of the larger mammals. At the lake, canoes will be available for a ride around, watching for giant river otters and the wildlife on the shoreline. Return to the lodge for a late lunch. After the meal, you will have a couple of hours to get yourself ready for the Ayahuasca Session, and afterwards to meet the Shaman who will direct the ceremony. This is the best time to ask him questions. In the evening you we have a light dinner before beginning the magical ritual of Ayahuasca which will last approx 3 hours.

Day-10.Tambopata Lodge (BLD)
After breakfast, you will meet the Shaman again and share your experiences of the previous night. He will be able to answer and explain everything related to the ceremony. You will then spend the rest of the morning visiting the local community farms. Return to the lodge, lunch and afternoon at leisure. Before dinner, you will board again in the canoe for a short night ride to spot for caiman on the river banks with flashlights. After returning, you will have dinner with the residents.

Day-11. Puerto Maldonado - Lima (B)
Very early breakfast before boarding the canoe for the return to Puerto Maldonado, watching an unforgettable dawn on the Tambopata River. Transfer to the airport for your return flight.

Day-12. Depart Lima (B)

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Ayahuaska Ceremony

Ruins of Peru
Duration 12 Days
Best time All year
Accommodation Hotels and Lodges


Dates and Costs

All of these trips are arranged on a private basis. Costs vary based on the number of people.

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Ayahuaska Ceremony

Price includes
11 nights accommodation in twin/double rooms at recommended hotels with private bathroom, including breakfast.
All transfers in private Vehicles
All transfers, tours and excursions as per itinerary with local English speaking guides and a resident shaman.
All meals as per itinerary.
Train tickets: Cuzco - Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu) - Cuzco in Vista dome class.
All entrance fees and tips, including the second day entrance to Machu Picchu
Flights Cuzco - Puerto Maldonado return


Prices excludes
International flights
Required airport taxes
Visa's and vaccinations
Items of clothing, sleeping bags and miscellaneous drinks, etc.
Airport Taxes (see below)


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