From Cusco to the Amazon: In Sacred Ceremony with Wachuma (San Pedro) and Ayawaska 9D/8N
Day 1: Arrival in Cusco – Inka Museum and Koricancha
Shuttle from the airport to hotel. The rest of the morning will be reserved for resting to adapt to the altitude, approximately 3400 meters (11,000 feet). In the afternoon we will visit the Inka Museum, home of thousands of years of Andean culture. Here we will become more familiar with the origins of Andean civilizations. Continuing with the tour we will move onto the temple of Koricancha, the famous Sun Temple of Qosqo that was and still remains the pinnacle of organization, architecture, and religion of Inka civilization. Here we will learn why this temple may have represented the center of centers, or “Navel of the World” according to the ancient Andean cosmovision.
Day 2: Saqsayhuaman – Temple of the Moon – Transfer to Chinchero
We will begin our day with the journey to Saqsayhuaman. The magnificent quality of this Inka architecture with its colossal stones is considered one of the greatest constructions in humanity’s history on the face of the Earth. From here we will continue on to the Temple of the Moon, a place for spiritual connection and encounter with the feminine energy of the Moon Goddess.
Here you will have your first opportunity to connect with Pachamama (Mother Earth) and the energies of the Andes.
Here we will also introduce you to the Karpay ritual.
In the afternoon we will travel by car to the town of Chinchero
Day 3: Chinchero – Wachuma Ceremony (San Pedro)
We start our day very early, beginning with a tour of the sacred temples and altars in Chinchero (also known as the rainbow community), followed by a full day of ceremony and deep connection with the master teacher plan Wachuma. This ceremony is a perfect opportunity to begin your personal journey of cleaning, healing, and purifying on a physical, emotional, mental and spiritual level. Bringing us into a profound state of meditation and self-reflection we may communicate with the one divine consciousness, gifting us the revelations needed to live in a greater state of harmony and joy. Full day of ceremony in sacred space and time!
Day 4: Chinchero – Textile Interpretation Center – Maras & Moray – Machu Picchu
In the morning we will participate in a rich introduction and learning experience in the art of Andean textiles, becoming acquainted with the wisdom of Andean weavings as maintained since long before Inka times. Continuing by car to Moray, an ancient construction designed for agricultural investigations and studies of different crops in a range of altitudes and micro-climates.
Our last visit will be to the salt mines of Maras, made up of about 3,000 small wells with an area average size of about 5 m ². This salt mine has been used for thousands of years and was a very important economic element in Inca times. We will learn the recollection method and about the lives of the two families who work there.
In the afternoon we will travel by car to the town of Ollantaytambo and to the train station for our transfer to the town of Machu Picchu (Aguas Calientes).
Lodging: Aguas Calientes
Day 5: Machu Picchu – Ollantaytambo
Today we will rise very early for breakfast and ascend to the Inka citadel of Machu Picchu in time to appreciate the sunrise in this magical place. A famous masterpiece of architecture and engineering, believed to have been a sanctuary and energetic center, today Machu Picchu is recognized by UNESCO as one of the Seven Wonders of the World and a World Heritage site. We will spend the rest of the morning visiting the many temples, altars and viewpoints.
Optional: The trek to the peak of Huayna Picchu, a rigorous climb on steep trails with impressive ruins and spectacular views – a round-trip of 2 hours.
In the afternoon we will return by train to Ollantaytambo then continue by bus to Cusco
Day 6: Cusco – Walking city tour or free morning – Afternoon flight to Puerto Maldonado
Option: free morning to relax or free walking tour. The walking tour will visit the following places:
- Plaza de Armas / Main Plaza, which is home to the main cathedral and colonial houses
- Plaza Nazarenas
- San Blas neighborhood
- The twelve angle stone
- San Pedro local market
This afternoon transfer to the airport for your departure flight to Puerto Maldonado.
After arriving to the city of Puerto Maldonado, there will be transportation from the airport to the Madre de Dios River to board a motorized boat to travel to our Amazonian lodge. On the way, a Naturalist Interpreter will give us a short informative talk as we look for a variety of native animal species, and observe how the vegetation changes from colonized deforested areas to the National Reserve. We will have a box lunch on the boat.
Once we arrive at the Lodge, we will receive a briefing by the lodge manager who will also provide some tips and useful information to have a better stay. There will be the option before dinner to explore the nature trails around the lodge.
Lodging: Amazon Lodge
Day 07: Full Day at the Lodge, Rainforest Immersion
We will wake up early in the morning to leave the lodge and adventure out onto the jungle trails and appreciate the abundance of wildlife and diversity of vegetation that is the Amazon rainforest at dawn, as all life is just awakening. After returning to the lodge, we will enjoy our breakfast between 7:30 and 8:00 a.m., followed by a short break. At 9.30, we will visit and learn about the local farm land use and crop management.
We will return for lunch time and then have the rest of the afternoon free to rest or to roam the property of the lodge and be in the forest. There will be no dinner tonight in preparation for the Ayawaska ceremony.
Lodging: Amazon Lodge
Day 8: Second day of Amazon Immersion and Ceremony
Free morning until breakfast between 8am-9am. Today will be another day to appreciate the natural beauty of the Amazon rainforest, enjoying the trails and attractions around the Nature Reserve of the Lodge. Enjoy a canoe paddle through the lakes to observe wildlife such as monkeys, caimans, turtles and a wealth of bird species.
After lunch, the afternoon will be free, either to continue roaming the jungle pathways or rest. Tonights Ayawaska ceremony is optional, only for those who feel called to return.
Dinner in the evening for those not in Ceremony
Lodging: Amazon Lodge
Day 9: Puerto Maldonado – Lima
After a special breakfast, there will be time with the shaman to discuss your experience and answer any question you may have. We will depart the lodge by boat back to the city of Puerto Maldonado where will have our last lunch together before departing from the airport in Puerto Maldonado to fly to Lima.
Upon arrival in Lima, there will be assistance for an international connecting flight, or if preferred, transfer to a hotel.
Include / Does Not Include
- 05 night’s accommodations 3 stars hotels.
- 03 nights Lodge accommodations
- Intra flights.(Cusco-Puerto Maldonado)
- 09 breakfasts: 04 lunch 03dinner
- All transportation.
- All transfers.
- All entrances.
- Turistic bus to Cusco.
- tourist ticket
- 02 Andean ceremonie whit Ayahuasca
- 01 Andean ceremonie with Wachuma (San Pedro)
- Andean Masters/ Shamans for the ceremonies.
- Vistadome train to Machu Picchu.
- Buses to Machu Picchu.
- Private guided tour in Machu Picchu.
- Entrances to Machu Picchu.
- Tour leader during whole trip.
- International flights.Intra-flights. (Lima- Cusco / Puerto Maldonado- Lima).
- Meals where are not stated
- Huayna Picchu entrance fee.
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