260 USD Per person

Wachuma Ceremony in Cusco 1 Day

This 1-day Wachuma ceremony in Cusco allows you to purge the body, cleanse the stomach, open consciousness, expand roots and connect with the different worlds or dimensional levels. Wachuma or San Pedro, unlike Ayahuasca, has a masculine spirit and therefore helps to open our hearts and shows us the divinity inside and outside of us and makes us experience the connection with the world around us.

Sacred plants such as Wachuma are preserved in the traditions of the indigenous peoples as an ancestral legacy, preserved by oral transmission and jealously guarded by the spiritual authorities of the communities. These sacred plants such as Wachuma and Ayahuasca to mention two of them, are helping the human being to obtain a deep cosmic awakening.

Highlights of our Wachuma Ceremony in Cusco 1 day

  • The shamans we work with are all from the Andes. The tribe to which our Wachuma shamans belong is known as the Qeros and they have lived for hundreds of years in the Peruvian Amazon. Our healers have many years of experience healing and helping with father Wachuma.
  • Your safety is our priority, that is why, we include coordinators who will be available 24/7 for you. Our coordinators are trained by doctors and firefighters to solve medical problems. We Also have an agreement with a local hospital to act in case of any emergency.
  • For the shamans that work with us and the logistics that we use in our Ayahuasca retreats; the price of our programs are very affordable, we seek to help and heal people in the most authentic way possible, in an immersive and unforgettable setting.
  • Be part of our social and environmental projects.
  • The groups are small, from 4 to 10 people maximum; this number of people allows the healer / shaman to have adequate control of the energies and frequencies of the participants.
  • Our Wachuma experience is carry out during the day, next to a river an Inca shrine in Ollantaytambo, the sacred valley of the Incas. A very powerful and adequate environment to experience this sacred Wachuma brew.
  • We do a 1-hour walk and a meditation session in front of a powerful creek before performing our Wachuma ceremony.
  • The price of the 1-day Wachuma ceremony includes an English translator, which is very important when performing the interpretation of the Wachuma visions and to communicate fluently with our shaman.

Trip Overview of our Wachuma Ceremony in Cusco 1 day

  • Tour localization: Our 1 day Wachuma retreat is located in the sacred valley of the Incas, is the town of Ollantaytambo.
  • Tour type: 1 day
  • Good for: Everybody, done in groups from 5 to 10 or privately
  • Difficulty: Not trekking, only 1 hour walk and meditation.
  • Season: All year around

IMPORTANT NOTE: If after your first Wachuma ceremony in the sacred valley, you wish to extend your Wachuma retreat for 3, 4, 5, 6 or 7 days. We have a retreat house in the southern Amazon jungle, just 5 hours from Cusco. These multiple Wachuma ceremonies in the jungle are complemented by Ayahuasca ceremonies, consecration ceremonies, interpretation of visions, flowering bath, meditation and yoga. If you want to know more about our healing programs only with Ayahuasca, visit the following link: Ayahuasca retreat in the Cusco Amazon

If you would like to do a 5-day trek through the Inca Trail or the Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu, we have treks that offer you the possibility of doing yoga, meditation and a suitable diet for an Ayahausca ceremony. More information in the following tab:Ayahuasca preparation treks

Day 1: Cusco Accommodation – Pisac Ayahuasca House – Cusco.

  • Driving hours:  1 hour and 45 minutes.
  • Wachuma Retreat house altitude: 2,972 meters above sea level.
  • Weather: Dry and cold.

Our 1-day Wachuma ceremony begins with the pick-up from your accommodation at 7 am. Then we go for 1 hour and 30 minutes to the town of Ollantaytambo, where we have a place next to a stream, which is suitable for Wachuma or San Pedro ceremonies. Our 1 day Wachuma and Ayahuasca retreat is located in the Sacred Valley, only 2 hours close to Machu Picchu wonder of the world.

  1. Andean walk and meditation

Once we arrive in Ollantaytambo, we will hike for 1 hour to a crystal clear stream located in the middle of the forest. The walk is done on a relatively flat terrain surrounded by many natural beauty and medicinal plants, such as: the muña, the chilca, the Wachuma, the nopal, the tarwi, the wild quinoa, among many others. Arriving at the beautiful creek, we will have a guided meditation session for 20 minutes. Practicing mindfulness and meditation can help you manage stress and high blood pressure, sleep better, feel more balanced and connected, and even lower your risk of heart disease. Of course, meditation also helps to have a better connection with the holistic spirits of Ayahuasca and Wachuma.

  1. Coca leaf reading ceremony

The coca leaf has been used ancestrally by Andean and Amazonian shamans and healers to diagnose various physical, mental and spiritual conditions. Our teachers carry out the coca reading to all our patients with the aim of knowing more in depth the discomforts that may be unbalanced them. This ceremony is an important complement whether you perform an Ayahuasca or Wachuma ceremony.

  1. Cleansing of Negative Energies

Through this ceremony our shamans seek to balance their energy fields, frequencies and vibrations, before having a holistic encounter with Ayahuasca or Wachuma. Having the chakras aligned before a Wachuma ceremony is essential for a deep experience with the healing power of the master plants.

  1. Wachuma ceremony

The Wachuma ceremony, unlike the Ayahuasca ritual, is carried out during the day, since this master plant with a masculine spirit has the purpose of opening the heart and putting you in contact and full love with everything that surrounds us. Our shaman, in addition to providing you with the appropriate dose of Wachuma, is also in charge of performing Icaros and playing musical instruments, which have the purpose of leading and guiding you within the holistic and healing journey of the sacred plant. The 1-day Wachuma ritual lasts 5 to 6 hours and all the time you will be supervised by our shaman and our coordinators.

  1. Interpretation of the visions of Wachuma

After the Wachuma ceremony, the second most important thing is the interpretation and consecration of the symbolism shown by the master plant. Based on their experience and wisdom, our shamans will interpret what the Wachuma or San Pedro wants to communicate to you. Also keep in mind that the most important interpretation will come from your own mind and heart.

** Doing Wachuma in the sacred valley of the Incas, only 2 hours to Machu Picchu, assures you a powerful energetic place for a very integrating and healing therapy.

Included on the Wachuma Ceremony in Cusco 1 Day

Professional Coordinators: All our coordinators are professionals who have been prepared for a long time in Wachuma spiritual retreats in the sacred valley and have also studied tourism at the University of Cusco or Madre de Dios. They are friendly, funny charming, knowledgeable, professional and speak well English. They also will be awesome interpreters in all steps of your Ayahuasca retreat.

Andean Wachuma Shaman: The shamans we work with are all from the Andes, they belong to the Qeros tribe. Our shamans have all had the privilege of being born in the Peruvian Andes and thus directly knowing the authentic healing power of an Wachuma retreat.

Wachuma Retreat in Ollantaytambo: This holistic therapy lasts from 7:00 am to 17:00 pm.

Permits:  As soon as we get your details and deposit, we will coordinate with our shamans for your Wachuma ceremony.


  1. 1-hour walk and 20 minutes’ meditation.
  2. Coca leaf reading ceremony.
  3. Cleansing of negative energy ceremony.
  4. Wachuma ceremony 1 day.
  5. 1 Wachuma vision interpretation.

Transportation: Ikaro Ayahuasca Retreat will be providing all transport needed for this Wachuma journey, our service is from door to door.

First Aid: Every coordinator has got training in first aid from a clinic and firemen. We elaborate mandatory training sessions, every February about Wachuma retreat risk situations; which every Ikaro Ayahuasca Retreat coordinator must attend. Your spiritual leader is going to have always a first-aid kit for medical problems.

Not Included on the Wachuma Ceremony in Cusco 1 day

  • Gratuities for our staff: Ikaro Ayahuasca Retreat ensures all staff are fairly paid and therefore gratuities are optional; and at your own discretion.
  • Travel Insurance: Highly recommended for all tourist.
  • Food
  • Water Bottle: You can buy it from my relatives in the Ayahuasca retreat center.
  • Flight tickets
  • Hotel in Cusco


We would like to be in charge of guiding you, in your experience with Wachuma in Cusco.

  1. Group Wachuma Retreat Price

$260 per person

  1. Private Wachuma Retreat

One Wachuma lover: $290 per person
Two Wachuma lovers: $
280 per person
Three Wachuma lovers: $270
 per person
Four Wachuma lovers: $
260 per person
Five Wachuma lovers: $250
 per person
Six, or more Wachuma lovers: $240
 per person


Important Note: Our Wachuma ceremonies are done in small groups, from 4 to 10 people; if you wish to have a private Ayahuasca ceremony only for you and your loved ones. This option is also available, you only need to coordinate it, with your sale representative.

Important Note II: For patient safety, we reserve the right to refuse treatment to patients with the following conditions:

  • Pregnancy
  • Heart surgery, pacemaker, tachycardia, murmur, or other heart ailment
  • Blood disease.
  • Mental illness (Schizophrenia, Bipolarism, etc.).

Bringing what is recommended on the packing list is essential for a better experience within your Wachuma retreat in Cusco.

Recommended Packing List

  1. 1 Daypack/carry-on bag – for valuables and breakable objects.
  2. Sandals or flip-flops.
  3. Down jacket; people usually feel so much cold while doing Ayahuasca.
  4. 1 Light rain jacket.
  5. Socks & Undies (enough for 1 night).
  6. Sun hat.
  7. Rain poncho.
  8. Passport (valid for at least six months).
  9. Toiletries
  10. Face Wipes: the humidity will cause you to sweat a lot.
  11. Notebook / Journal.
  12. Camera & Memory Cards.

Wachuma and Ayahuasca Pre-Diet

Our bodies are full of toxic and inorganic substances that will not allow us to receive mother Ayahuasca properly. The vast majority of the foods that we currently consume contain large amounts of preservatives, so a proper diet for at least a week before the Ayahuasca retreat is recommended to better channel the teachings of this powerful ancestral medicine.

Ayahuasca expert Alan Shoemaker expanded on this idea; in his book: «Ayahuasca Medicine, the Shamanic World of Amazonian Sacred Plant Healing». Plant diets are designed to help a person connect with plant spirits and develop new healing abilities, vision, and knowledge; that require a lot of time, in solitude and with a strict dietary regimen. When you follow a strict required diet, you become more accessible to the spirit world.”

Tranquilize or cleanse the body to achieve a spiritual state; It will be a familiar idea to anyone who has practiced yoga. Yoga asana such as physical positions such as: downward facing dog or child’s pose; These poses were originally designed for the purpose of preparing your body for meditation. Like the effect of the asanas on meditation, the physical preparation of the Ayahuasca pre-diet; it goes hand in hand with being able to psychologically prepare for the healing experience.

Cleansing yourself of toxins gives you a great boost in the Ayahuasca journey; because, as Vincent Ravalee explains in the book entitled: «The Psychotropic Mind». All the toxins that we accumulate during our daily life, are the first things that Ayahuasca will attack.

When you cleanse those toxins in advance, it is easier for mother Ayahuasca to work in your body; because there are fewer “barriers” to cross. By following the diet, you ensure your ability to get the most out of your trip; and reach deeper levels of spiritual psychic understanding.

Each shaman, Ayahuasquero or Ayahuasca retreat varies in specific restrictions. In the Huacaria community we have a series of physical, emotional, mental and spiritual diets that you must follow rigorously to have a deep and healing experience with Ayahuasca.

Our Matsigenka Restrictions are:

Proper body preparation reduces the risks of experimenting, difficulties and intense purging during the ceremony with the mother Ayahuasca. In addition, to following a proper diet, you show your commitment and intentions to heal yourself and know your own divinity.

Foods Containing Tyramine.

Ayahuasca, specifically; the Banisteriopsis Caapi, which is a vine plant, and one of the principal ingredients in the Ayahuasca brew. Is an MAO-inhibitor, meaning it temporarily inhibits the activation of the monoamine oxidase (MAO) an enzyme that is essential to process the amino acid tyramine.

if you ingest an MAO inhibitor, such as: Ayahuasca and eat foods high in tyramine; it can quickly reach dangerous levels. This can cause a severe increase in blood pressure and require emergency treatment.

You should avoid products that contains tyramine; 2 weeks before the Ayahuasca retreat and 1 week, after taking it.

  • Pork.
  • Red meat.
  • Aged cheeses.
  • Pickles.
  • Wine.
  • Sausages.
  • Fermented foods like soy sauce, fermented tofu, and sauerkraut.
  • Yogurt.
  • Alcohol.
  • Nutritional supplements, like protein powders.
  • Aspartame.
  • Chocolate.
  • Peanuts.
  • Walnuts.
  • Chicken liver.
  • Soy.
  • Bananas.
  • Avocado.
  • Caviar.
  • Herring.
  • Spinach.
  • Gig.
  • Coconut.

The best way to prepare our temple, that is, our body, is to eat a diet rich in organic foods. Foods that contain preservatives are not recommended at all for a proper and healthy diet before an Ayahuasca ceremony. It is recommended to follow a diet based on fruits, vegetables and seeds.

Other foods you should avoid:

In addition to foods high in tyramine, you should avoid condiments, very acidic foods, salt and sugar in excess; these contain toxins that are difficult to eliminate from our body, and also that obstruct the purgative and healing energy of plant medicine.

Avoid all Type of Animal Products

Currently many animals used as a source of food, are full of chemicals; from vaccines, antibiotics to hormones, and are raised and slaughtered inhumanely.

Unless you are consuming organically raised animals or wild animals from the jungle. It is best to avoid any industrialized animal product.

It is mandatory not to consume industrialized products or animals; because you consume not only the substance of those foods, but also the energy of them. So, if you consume an animal, which was full of inorganics and chemicals and spent its entire life miserably crammed into a pen or barn; only to finally be slaughtered, in masse, in a mechanized way, you also ingest the negative energy and traumatic experience of that animal.

Prescription Drugs

3 weeks leading up to the Ayahuasca ceremony; we strongly suggest that you stop the following prescription drugs:

  • Antidepressants like SSRIs.
  • MAO-inhibitors.
  • Sleep medications.
  • Barbiturates.
  • Alpha- and beta-blockers.

Street Drugs

These includes:

  • Cocaine.
  • Alcohol.
  • Cigarette.
  • Amphetamines.
  • Heroin.
  • Cannabis.
  • MDMA.
  • Ecstasy.
  • LSD.

Sex and Masturbation

Avoiding a sexual and energetic exchange 2 weeks before and after an Ayahuasca retreat is essential for a better experience.

Sex, masturbation or even any exchange of bodily fluids, energetic and spiritual, can deplete the energy support available to you and thus inhibit the effectiveness of the sacred plants to teach and guide you.

Mental Preparation

The mental, emotional and spiritual diet is as important as the physical diet for a successful ceremony with the mother Ayahuasca. In our Huacaria village, the mental preset would include staying in relative solitude and minimizing useless chatter and gossip. In industrialized countries; a modern diet would definitely include: a fast from videos, TV, radio, movies, news, and social media.

You should spend as many days as possible, before your Ayahuasca ceremony, doing activities such as: meditation, mindfulness practice and yoga to mention a few. Contemplation walks through forests, mountains, riverbanks, ocean shores. Also take a walk at sunrise and sunset to receive solar energy, walk at night, it is much better if it is a full moon, so you fully receive the energy of the stars and planets. Start connecting directly with nature, even before your appointment with Ayahuasca.

It is very risky and can bring you a bad experience; if you don’t do your diet responsibly and strictly.