565 USD Per person

Ayahuasca Retreat in the Salkantay Trek 5D/4N

National Geographic Travelers has chosen the Salkantay Trek as one of the 25 most beautiful trails on the planet. We have designed an itinerary that allows you to travel the same and the best route on the Salkantay Trek. The exclusivity that Ikaro Ayahuasca Retreat have added to this conventional 5-day Salkantay trek, are sessions of meditation, yoga and proper pre-diet for an Ayahuasca ceremony. The Salkantay Trek by Llactapata that we offer can be combined with our Ayahuasca retreats of 3, 5 and 7 days, which are held in the Peruvian jungle of Cusco.

The group tours on the Salkantay Trek with yoga and meditation activities depart every Tuesday and Wednesday and you can connect them with our group Ayahuasca retreats that leave every Monday. If you want a private tour on the Salkantay Trek and a private Ayahuasca retreat or if there are at least two people in your group, you can do both experiences any day of the year.

Highlights of our Ayahuasca Retreat in the Salkantay Trek

  • Our unique itinerary gives you the chance to hike the best of the Salkantay trek with sessions of meditation, yoga and proper diet for a satisfactory Ayahuasca retreat.
  • We have new, high quality and spacious, camping equipment.
  • We provide you with an emergency horse, in case you need a little push.
  • We provide you with an alpaca wool blanket and a hot water bladder.
  • We provide a meditation cushion and a mat to perform yoga.
  • Our third campsite, is off the beaten path, thus tranquility and direct contact with nature is assured.
  • You have the chance to be in Llactapata; which is considered by previous hikers, as the best Salkantay Trek camp. Don’t miss the opportunity of making yoga in front of Machu Picchu.
  • Be part of our social and environmental projects
  • We prepare food for our hikers and team with 100% organic vegetables purchased from local producers

Ayahuasca Retreat in the Salkantay Trek Trip Overview

  • Trek Type: Hiking, scenic, cultural, informative, yoga, meditation and Ayahuasca pre-diet
  • Good for: Those in moderate shape or better
  • Difficulty: Moderate to Challenging
  • Season: From March 1st to January 31th
  • Consideration: Salkantay Trek and Humantay lake permits required.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The tourist who travel on the Salkantay Trek on Wednesday; will connect immediately the next day with any of our Ayahuasca retreats of 3, 5 or 7 days in the jungle of Cusco. And those who travel on Tuesday, will have 1 free day in Cusco before connecting with any of our Ayahuasca retreats.

DAY 1: CUSCO – CHALLACANCHA – SORAYPAMPA – HUMANTAY LAKE.

  • Hiking distance:2 miles/10 km (6-7 hours)
  • Campsite altitude:3900 meters above sea level
  • Considered: Moderate to difficult day
  • Meals: Breakfast, snacks, lunch, tea time, dinner! All served as buffet
  • Area: Highland
  • Weather: Warm and dusty

Our Ayahuasca retreat in the Salkantay Trek program starts, with the picked up from your hotel reception at 4:30 am. then we will be driven for 3 hours to the village of Challacancha, where we will start our 5-day Salkantay Trek adventure. Our cook prepares a delicious vegetarian breakfast to refuel us. Then we start hiking uphill for 30 minutes through a path with panoramic views of the Mollepata valley. We will continue along a flat trail for 3 hours to Soraypampa, where we will have lunch. In this section we will have a beautiful view of the Humantay mountain, in addition our guide will share interesting facts about a great variety of medicinal plants that we will observe. Some of these bushes are: the muña, the achupalla, the mulahuacatay, the chilca and the tarwi to mention a few.

After a tasty vegetarian lunch, we will hike uphill for 2 hours and 30 minutes, until we reach a viewpoint from where we will observe the beautiful Humantay lake. This lake is one of the most beautiful natural attractions in Cusco. In this viewpoint our guide will share interesting facts about the coloration of the lake, the snow-capped mountains and their global importance; In addition to taking memorable photos of us and our loved ones. We will take advantage of the energy and beauty of the place, to carry out a guided meditation session.

After having contemplated the beautiful Humantay Lake, we will hike downhill for 1 hour and 30 minutes to our first base camp of the Salkantay Trek. Once we arrive at our tents, our porters will bring us a container with warm water, a towel and soap to clean up a bit. After resting for a while in their tents, we will share experiences with hot chocolate and popcorn, then we will taste an appropriate vegetarian dinner for the Ayahuasca ceremony that we will perform in the Amazon jungle.

** The highlight of the day on the Salkantay Trek: the beautiful views of the Humantay mountain and lake and the meditation session in an energetic place. This preparation for taking Ayahuasca will give you a better healing experience.

DAY 2: SORAYPAMPA – SALKANTAY PASS – WACRAYMACHAY – CHAULLAY.

  • Hiking distance: 2 miles/18 km (8-9 hours)
  • Campsite altitude: 300 meters above sea level
  • Considered: Challenging
  • Meals: Breakfast, snacks, lunch, tea time, dinner! All served as buffet
  • Weather: Cold, windy and warm and humid in the second half

Our tour guide will wake us up very early with a cup of hot chocolate, after a few minutes our super porters will bring us warm water in a container to wash our faces and get up in a better mood. After a nutritious Andean breakfast, we will get ready for the most challenging day of the Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu. We will hike uphill for 4 hours and 30 minutes to the highest point of our excursion; Our motivation in this section will be the imposing view of the snowy Salkantay (the second peak highest in Cusco).

Once at the Salkantay pass, we will do a small ceremony of gratitude to mother earth, our guide will take unforgettable photos of us; and also our porters will give us a cheese sandwich and a cup of hot chocolate, to recharge fuel and continue with our Salkantay Trek. Later we will descend for 2 hours and 30 minutes to the Wacraymachay farmhouse, where we will have lunch. This section of descent has a panoramic view of the Vilcabamba mountain range and the beginning of the cloud forest of Machu Picchu.

After a delicious organic buffet lunch, we will hike downhill for 3 hours and 30 minutes to the town of Chaullay, where we will camp for the second night. In this place we have the option to rent hot showers, local people rent it for 3 dollars. After our dinner, our guide will show us some stars of the southern hemisphere.

** This day on the Salkantay Trek we do not have meditation and yoga sessions; because this day will be challenging and we will focus mainly on getting safely to our camp.

DAY 3: RAYANNIYOC – CHAULLAY – LUCMABAMBA – MACHU PICCHU OVERLOOK.

  • Hiking distance:10 miles/16 km (5 hours)
  • Campsite altitude:750 meters above sea level
  • Considered: Moderate
  • Meals: Breakfast, snacks, lunch, tea time, dinner! All served as buffet
  • Weather:Warm and very humid

After a yummy breakfast we get ready to hike downhill for 2 hours to the Wiñaypoco hamlet. This section of the Salkantay trail has a stunning scenery, we will be able to observe three mountains together with special features each one. The first has the view of the cloud forest, the second of the the subalpine grassland and the third, is a snow-capped-mountain of 18 thousand feet high. In the farmhouse of Wiñaypoco we will board a van that will transport us for 40 minutes to the town of Lucmabamba. Upon arrival we will hike uphill for 15 minutes to a coffee plantation, where we will harvest and prepare our own organic coffee. Here we will also have lunch.

After 30 minutes of digestion, we will hike uphill for 4 hours along a well-preserved stone Inca trail that will take us to Llactapata. Along the way we will have incredible views of the Santa Teresa valley and also we will stop in half way to swing on the sky cinema as people call two local-made swings with stunning 360-degree views of the mountains. Upon arrival to Llactapata, the viewpoint of Machu Picchu, we will have a nice first glimpse of the sacred city of the Incas. Llactapata, is the place where we will camp the third night and where we will carry out many activities to prepare for a really healing Ayahuasca experience. This place is considered by previous hikers as the most magical and energetic place of the Salkantay Trek; It also has an amazing scenery of the mountain chain that surrounds the lost city of the Incas.

After resting for about 45 minutes, we will head up to a small viewpoint, where we will do a yoga session in front of Machu Picchu and a beautiful sunset. After dinner, we will gather around a bonfire where we will talk about our intentions when experiencing Ayahuasca; Also we will sing and play some instruments.

** Day highlight on the Salkantay Trek: magical day, that gives us the possibility of doing many connection activities in front of Machu Picchu.

DAY 4: LLACTAPATA – HIDROELÉCTRICA – AGUAS CALIENTES.

  • Hiking distance:2 miles/15 km (5-6 hours)
  • Hotel altitude:000 meters above sea level
  • Considered:Easy to moderate
  • Meals:Breakfast, snacks, lunch, dinner! All served as buffet
  • Weather:Warm and very humid

Today our porters will wake us up with a fruit smoothie and we will walk to a viewpoint from where we´ll see the entire Aobamba valley. We will perform a Munay meditation observing the sunrise and receiving all its energy. After tasting a delicious Andean breakfast, we will hike downhill for 3 hours to the town of Hidroelectrica, located at the foot of the Machu Picchu mountain. In this place we will taste for the last time a delicious vegetarian lunch prepared by our expert cook.

After a farewell ceremony for our super porters, we will hike for 3 hours on a flat surface surrounded by incredible Amazonian vegetation. This section is full of biodiversity, we will have the opportunity to observe beautiful birds such as: the cock of the rock, the Andean motmot, the Andean guan, the great Andean toucan, parrots, eagles to mention just a few. The 3-hour section to Aguas Calientes, was the last stretch traveled by Hiram Bingham in 1911 before arriving and scientifically discovering the lost city citadel of the Incas.

Once we arrive at Machu Picchu town or better known by the nickname Aguas Calientes, due to some hot springs that are in the upper part of the town. Our guide will drop us off at our hotel and tell us the time to meet up and go to a local restaurant to enjoy a delicious dinner. During dinner, Ikaro Ayahuasca Retreat will give us a nice souvenir and the guide will also plan the visit to Machu Picchu the next day

** Finally, today we can say that the preparation journey for an Ayahuasca retreat on the Salkantay Trek is finished.

DAY 5: AGUAS CALIENTES – MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO.

  • Meals included:Breakfast Only

In order to get well rested and have plenty of time to enjoy the views, pictures and guided tour at Machu Picchu; we suggest you to wake up by 5:00 in the morning, get ready, pack the essentials and take the bus from Aguas Calientes town to Machu Picchu citadel. This will be a ride of 30 minutes until reaching the Inca citadel at 6:15 am. more or less. Thus, you will have the chance to see the sunrise on this magnificent location. Your guide will give enough time to take pictures into the most beautiful spots of the Inca citadel, share information about this amazing Incan masterpiece and display you the most impressive details of Machu Picchu.

Then we take the bus back at more or less 12:00 pm. Down to Aguas Calientes to enjoy without rush our lunch. This lunch is optional and not included. At lunch, your guide will deliver out train tickets, so if you opt to skip this; please arrange to get these train tickets before leaving your tour guide at Machu Picchu citadel. Unless you requested for an upgraded train, we will book the Expedition class train departing Aguas Calientes at 3:20 p.m. or 4:22 p.m. This will be a 2-hour drive to Ollantaytambo or 4 hours to Poroy (this is based on which train you board). At Ollantaytambo or Poroy, an INCAS PATH driver will meet you and drive you back to Cusco, then we drop you off at the door of your hotel or the closest possible if there is not car access until your accommodation.

** These 5 days of hiking and preparation on the Salkantay Trek for the Ayahuasca ceremony; it will be of great help for an experience of complete satisfaction and fulfillment.

Included in the Ayahuasca Retreat in the Salkantay Trek

Professional local English speaker Guides: All our guides grew up in Cusco department and studied tourism for five years at Cusco’s university, they are charming, funny friendly, knowledgeable and professional. In addition to these qualities, our tour guides who carry out the Salkantay treks to Machu Picchu; also have participated in Ayahuasca ceremonies. And they have been properly trained for meditation and yoga sessions.

Permits:  As soon as we have your personal information and your deposit, we will buy your tickets for the Salkantay Trek and Machu Picchu.

Hotel: This 5-day Salkantay trail, includes one night in a three-star hotel in Aguas Calientes, the closest town to Machu Picchu. The hotel you book will be listed on your invoice, and upgrades are always available.

Briefing: The night before your journey, you will come to our office for an informative briefing. You will be given your duffle bag that will carried by our porters while you are hiking. This duffle bag should not exceed 7 kg / 14 pounds and must include your sleeping bag and air mattress.

Porters: We include a personal porter who is responsible for carrying your duffle bag and also our camping equipment and food to our basecamp. There is no additional cost for this. You will not have access to your duffle bag until you arrive at your camp in the afternoon.

Transportation: All transportation is included, the pick you up from your hotel. The transfer to Challacancha. Round-trip bus tickets from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu. The return train to Cusco and your drop off at the hotel.

Food: Our 5-day Ayahuasca preparation on the Salkantay Trek, includes expert hiking chefs who will cook delicious pre-diet meals that many previous trekkers have loved. We honor all food restrictions, so be sure to add any that you have on your booking form and let know it to your guide in the briefing meeting. Food is typically all served as buffet.

Water: Bring water for the first morning, then our cook provides you with boiled and filtered water every day after breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Details: We profess that it is the attention to small details that separates us from other Ayahuasca Retreats and trekking specialists. Each hiker receives a small sleeping pillow, a foam mattress to insulate, a backpack covers to protect their daypack and a rain poncho. We will work hard to create your best holiday.

First Aid: Every guide has got training in first aid from a physician and firemen. We elaborate mandatory training sessions every February on the Salkantay path, which every tour guide must attend. Your guide is going to have always a first-aid kit for basic medical problems.

Not Included in the Ayahuasca Retreat in the Salkantay Trek

Rentals: Because we are hiking for 5 days in a remote area, each trekker needs a sleeping bag when camping. Inflatable air mattresses and trekking poles (with rubber tips). They are optional but encouraged for a better comfort. If you don’t want to bring any of the above, they are all available for rent:

  • Sleeping Bag: $25
  • Inflatable Air Mattress: $20
  • Trekking Poles (Pair): $20

Ayahuasca Retreat: Ayahuasca ceremonies are not included in the price of this preparation trek for an Ayahuasca ceremony. Go to the tab that says ¨AYAHUASCA RETREAT¨ there you will have options of 3, 5 and 7 days so you can choose. Remember that group Ayahuasca retreats leave every Monday.

Additional options

Huayna Picchu

It is the most famous backdrop of Machu Picchu. It takes 1-hour hike to the top. While this hike is on your own, your guide will drop you off at the entry. Huayna Picchu is an additional ticket that we must book in advance. The ticket is 75 USD per person.

Machu Picchu Mountain

It is the other mountain that stands behind Machu Picchu and in front of Huayna Picchu. As Huayna Picchu mountain, it offers also spectacular views, this extra hike takes 3-hour round trip. This is an additional entrance ticket that we must book in advance. This ticket is also 75 USD per person.

Vistadome Train

This hike to Machu Picchu includes, the Expedition Train Service to come back from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo. This train is always booked at 3:20 or 4:22 pm. There is also the Vistadome Train Service, which is an upgraded train that offers slightly larger seats and windows, some entertainment and snack. Usually, the Vistadome Service is booked at 4:43 p.m. and goes to Poroy, a train station 30 minutes close to Cusco. As this is an upgraded fee, we will still include your transportation back to your hotel. The ticket is 40 USD extra per person.

Extra day at Machu Picchu

You will have 3 hours to explore the citadel of Machu Picchu on your own (it is not possible to stay longer due to the new Machu Picchu regulations). You have the schedules of 6, 7 and 8 am. to enter the citadel. Your return train will be at 2:55 pm or 3:20 pm. If you want to have a guided tour the next day in Machu Picchu, we can also organize it.

The entrance ticket to Machu Picchu is USD 50 per person.

The round trip bus ticket between Aguas Calientes and Machu Picchu is USD 25 per person.

PRICES

We would love to tour the best of the Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu with you and your loved ones and prepare you optimally for your Ayahuasca ceremony.

  1. Group Price (2022):The prices are a little higher than the traditional Salkantay Trek, due to this special itinerary, includes a hotel night in Aguas Calientes and extra porters to carry the necessary logistics for the yoga and meditation sessions. $565 per person
  2. Private Tour: Private tours are available and priced by party size.Two trekkers: $625 per person

    Three trekkers: $615 per person

    Four trekkers: $605 per person

    Five trekkers: $595 per person

    Six trekkers: $585 per person

    Seven trekkers: $575 per person

    Eight, or more, trekkers: $565 per person

    Hotel:

    We include a three (3) star hotel in Aguas Calientes and we rent, Retama Machu Picchu, Inti Punku Machu Picchu Hotel & Suites, or Waman Hotel Machu Picchu (based on availability at booking). Rooms are based on double or triple occupation, and there is a single room surcharge of $50 US per person, if you wish a private room. Rooms all include private bathrooms with hot showers, breakfast and Wi-Fi. We could also upgrade your hotel if you like better something more luxurious. Please remind the service in Aguas Calientes is not as good as in Cusco. Below there is a list of potential upgrade choices, if you want any other hotel, just let us know

    El Mapi: +80 USD shared (+$160 for a single)

    Sumaq: +220 USD shared (+$380 for a single)

    Solo travelers:

    + 50 USD per person

    For those who want a single room in Aguas Calientes or travel alone, there is a 50 USD room charge to cover the total cost of the room. We do not join hikers alone in a double room. This covers three star hotels and will be more expensive for improved hotels.

    In the case of the rooms in the Ayahuasca retreat, these are shared by 2 participants.

    Student Discount:

    25 USD discount per person

    Student discounts apply to anyone who has a valid International Student Card (ISIC) at the start of the trek or who is 17 years old or younger. For those using an international student card or for children under 17, we need to see a copy of your card or passport at the time of booking to receive the Machu Picchu discount.

    Please send everything to [email protected]

Ayahuasca Retreat in the Salkantay Trek Packing List

The Ayahuasca retreat on the Salkantay Trek, includes porters who will carry your duffle bag while you hike. We suggest you to carry lightweight backpack that the is key to feeling good during hikes.

Essentials:

  • Original Passport.
  • STUDENT CARD (if you booked as a student)
  • Immigration Card (given on the plane as you enter Peru)
  • Good daypack (the smaller, the better)
  • Water storage: Water reservoir like Camelbacks are encouraged – but enough for at least 2-3 liters.
  • Comfortable hiking boots (lightweight with good soles) remember that the Classic Inca Trail hike is entirely stone surface.

For Your Duffel:

Our porters will carry 7 kg of your personal items. This must include your sleeping bag and air mattress.

  • 5 wicking t-shirts
  • 2 hiking pants
  • 5 sets of undergarments.
  • 5 sets of hiking socks
  • 1 Fleece and 1 down jacket; it gets cold at night
  • 1 rain jacket and rain pants /rain poncho
  • 1 sun hat
  • 1 wool hat
  • Headlamp: essential
  • Hiking boots
  • Comfortable shoes for camp
  • Quick dry towel. We provide small ones; you might bring a towel a little larger.
  • Battery Charger: ¡There is no place to plug
  • Large plastic bags: to help organize and keep away clean clothes from dirty clothes.
  • Earplugs in case someone from the group snores
  • Sleeping bag: Recommend down bags for -10C at least

Toiletries:

  • Sunscreen
  • Face moisturizer
  • Bug spray
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Wet wipes
  • Toothbrush and paste
  • Toilet paper
  • Personal medication
  • First aid kit: band aids, moleskin, etc.

Inside Your Daypacks:

Daypacks can be any size for hiking, but we always recommend the smaller, the better. Some items you need to pack, are listed below:

  • passport.
  • Sunhat.
  • Sun cream.
  • Sunglass.
  • Headlamp.
  • Rain gear.
  • Fleece.
  • Snacks, which contain a quick source of sugar or caffeine.
  • Electrolytes, which are very useful to replace mineral salts lost when hiking.
  • Camera.
  • Music (IPhone).
  • Hand sanitizer.
  • Toilet paper and small plastic bag for waste.

Extra Money for Souvenirs, Drinks & Tips.

FAQ

Where do we pick up the hikers for the Ayahuasca Retreat on the Salkantay Trek?

We will pick you up will from your hotel at 4:30 a.m. Please provide clear and precise information of your hotel when approaching our office in Cusco.

Where to pay the remaining amount for the Ayahuasca Retreat on the Salkantay Trek?

Most hikers arrive in Cusco 2 or 3 days prior the trek for proper acclimatization. Upon arrival to Cusco it is imperative that you come to our office to check the last details of your excursion and also pay the remaining balance of your trek.

Reserve for the Ayahuasca Retreat in the Salkantay Trek?

We try to make the booking as easy as possible in Ikaro Ayahuasca Retreat. We prepare a reservation form where you will complete and include all the details for the excursion, and then a deposit of USD 200 per person. Once we have the deposit and all your details, we will book your permits. Once the Machu Picchu and Salkantay Trek permits are in our hands, we will send you, an invoice and confirmation that everything is 100% organized. All excursions once confirmed, are guaranteed.

Permissions for the Ayahuasca Retreat in the Salkantay Trek?

Only tour operators licensed by the government, such as IncaGo Expeditions, can acquire the corresponding tickets from the government. Once we have obtained your permits, the name and start date cannot be changed under any circumstances. The only information that the Peruvian government allows us to change are passport numbers.

Passport Number Update?

The Peruvian government will only allow the tour operator to change passport numbers, if you have a copy of the new passport and the old passport. If you no longer have your old passport, any identification document that you have in your hands will be accepted while the name is the same as in your passport.

Where to stay in Cusco?

You can stay in a hotel that you consider appropriate, nevertheless you must take into account the location of the accommodation, as traffic within the city has become stressful in the last 10 years. Many roads are up to 500 years old; Especially near the main square, the roads are for pedestrians only. We will let you know if it is not possible to pick you up by car from your hotel, we will arrange another nearby pickup spot. For a list of recommended hotels, consult your Ikaro Ayahuasca Retreat sales representative.

Can I stay in the sacred valley?

No, as the driven route to the Salkantay Trek trailhead does not pass through the sacred valley of the Incas.

During the trip, how challenging is the Salkantay trek?

Depending on the hiking skills, this trek will be from moderate to challenging; remember, we will hike long distances every day and hike up to very high places. if rains, the stone trail could be slippery (don´t worry if you have good hiking boots). On the 3rd, 4th and 5th day this area in warm, humid and with mosquitoes. It will be exhausting but it will be worth it, when you arrive at Machu Picchu, and so you will take your so awaited postcard pictures and will learn all the most interesting details about this incredible Inca citadel.

Will I need extra money on the Salkantay trek?

By all means, if you want to purchase some type of drinks, reminders or for tipping, take about 500 soles with you;

! also remember that along the Salkantay trail only cash is accepted¡.

How many people will be in my group in the Ayahuasca Retreat in the Salkantay Trek?

We require a minimum of 2 people for any trek, and if you are traveling alone, we invite you to join our group tours that start every Tuesday and Wednesday; we can have up to 8 hikers with a guide and if our groups are between 9 to 16 people, we have 2 accredited guides with a lot of experience leading groups. During the low season it is most likely that the groups are small and during the high season the groups are probably much larger.

Do you need hiking boots for the Ayahuasca Retreat in the Salkantay Trek?

Of course, we always recommend hiking boots, since if rains the Salkantay trek can become a bit muddy and slippery; please make sure they have good soles.

Are trekking poles really necessary on the Salkantay Trek?

At least for this trek we recommend the use of hiking sticks for everyone, especially for those hikers with knee problems or older people; there are several sections during the tour where you will need to use the trekking poles, either climbing or descending the stone bleachers.

Are there any toilets along the Salkantay trek?

Ikaro Ayahuasca Retreat provides chemical toilets that are available to you at the lunch spot and at the camp. Please always carry a roll of toilet paper in your daypack.

Can I use plastic bottles during the Ayahuasca Retreat in the Salkantay Trek?

Due to New government regulations for the Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu, it will be 100% BANNED to BRING PLASTIC WATER BOTTLES. We kindly suggest you getting your aluminum plastic bottles to avoid any disappointment at the check points along the hiking path.

Aluminum water bottles can be bought in many different shops around the main square.

If you are still at home and ready to fly to Peru for your trek, we recommend you bringing aluminum water bottles or camel bags. Let´s help to heal our planet Ayahuasca lovers.

Where do I store my luggage?

All luggage not necessary for the hike must remain in Cusco. All hotels are very helpful and are quite accustomed to storing luggage of their guests. Also if you wish you can store it safely with our customer service team in our office storage

What should l expect from the weather on the Salkantay trek?

Historically in the Peruvian highlands, we have the dry season that goes from April to October and the rainy season that goes from November to March. Unfortunately, this pattern is changing a bit due to climate change. Be ready with your cap/hat and your bottle of sunscreen, because the solar radiation in Cusco during the day fluctuates between 16 and 18 points. And do not forget to bring warm clothes for the cold at night, since the temperature can drop as low as 0 ° C degrees Celsius.

Can Ikaro Ayahuasca retreat please my dietary needs? What kind of food will there be?

For Ikaro it is an honor to please all kinds of dietary needs, just let us know at the time of booking. If you are vegetarian, vegan, lactose intolerant, gluten free or any type of allergies. We have a team of cooks with a lot of experience in the preparation of all types of diets. Also remember that we want to pamper you during this Machu Picchu hike and for that reason we use 100% organic vegetables for the elaboration of our meals.

What Type of outlet is used in Cusco?

Most hotels and even homes in Peru, nowadays have the standard US output; however, in some local areas, there are still that of South America (that is why, power banks for the hike are encouraged to be brought).

What is the standard procedure when it comes to tip?

Tipping is part of the tradition of any hike to Machu Picchu. Although, we pay good salaries to our entire team, they always appreciate any extra appreciation. Keep in mind that this is not obligatory and that you should never feel pressured for this reason.

In general, hikers in a group show their appreciation as a group for their porters and chef and a personal appreciation towards their guide, which will be according to their degree of satisfaction with the service provided.