ayahuasca one day



Ayahuasca is a psychoactive concoction made from various different Amazonian plants, cooked in a pot, and is consumed like your typical tea. Comprised of caapi (caapi vine), chacruna, chaliponga or chacropanga and various other plants, the brew varies from shaman to shaman. Typically containing the psychoactive ingredients dimethyltryptamine and MAOI’s. The psychoactive chemical DMT normally cannot be processed by the body orally and therefore requires the help of MAOI’s in order for the user to feel the effects.

Before taking the Ayahuasca you will need to follow a strict “dieta” that is described in detail below. Meditation and mental preparing are highly recommended, in addition to focusing on your intention. What do you want to gain or learn from the ceremony? Every ceremony is different; sometimes you will have visual hallucinations and sometimes not, sometimes it will be a physical experience and other times much more emotional, being happy, sad, or even dark. At the start of the ceremony the maestro calls everyone to drink the Ayahuasca then you wait one hour. After the one hour break you have the option to drink a second cup. The Ayahuasca typically lasts 4-5 hours but some individuals report feeling the effects until the next morning. The experience is very much personal and dependent on each person. You will have the opportunity to face the darkness in yourself that the ego does not want to acknowledge. Trauma and pain may surface allowing you to overcome long-held problems. An excellent tool for opening mental doors and overcoming mental barriers, Ayahuasca is a guide. Ayahuasca can help redirect an individual allowing them to make difficult life decisions; chose what path to take, come to a new found understanding of the self and a deeper more profound connection with nature. Ayahuasca is considered a potent medicine that helps patients find balance, clarity, and achieve deep healing for the mind body and spirit.

Places to Visit:
Physical Level: Easy

The spiritual Ayahuasca Retreat in Cusco 1-day is a new option offered by SAM Travel Peru that

combines the beauty of the Urubamba and Anta provinces. This tour is an excellent option for anyone wanting to immerse themselves in the Andean culture, and nature. The unique landscapes and peaceful atmosphere provide you with the perfect environment to experience the healing effects of Ayahuasca while connecting with mother nature. During the drive, you will have the opportunity to admire the breathtaking landscapes of the Jaquijahuana Valley. After 50 minutes driving, you will arrive at the archeological complex of Killarrumiyoc. This mysterious place is dedicated to the moon, the divine feminine spirit.

After spending some time at Killarrumiyoc we will continue through the Sacred Valley towards our next destination, Ñaupa Iglesia. Ñaupa Iglesia is an impressive Inca temple carved out of solid stone. For the Andean people, Ñaupa Iglesia is considered a “Huaca” (shrine), likely consider a part of the Inca Ceque system (ritual pathways centered in Cusco leading outward into the rest of the Inca Empire). Locals and our ancestors performed pilgrimages to fulfil certain ritual obligations, currently Andean healers keep the ancestral traditions alive.

After the journey we will head to the hotel in Urubamba, the Ayahuasca ceremony will take place there. The hotel price is not included (ask for the cost at the booking time). Afterwards your shaman will prepare you for the Ayahuasca ceremony. The medicine reacts to everyone differently, but generally the experience lasts around 4 hours. After the ceremony we will bring you back to your room.

Recommendations before taking Ayahuasca Retreat in Cusco:

Please avoid the following for at least 4 weeks prior to your retreat

  • Pork and pork products (including broths)
  • Working with other psychedelic and/or psychoactive medicines (including but not limited to cannabis, MDMA, ketamine, and all psychedelics)
  • Working with other healers or energetic practitioners
  • Recreational drugs or substances (including alcohol)
  • Pharmaceutical or over-the-counter medications (unless discussed specifically and on a case-by-case basis with our intake support team during your intake process)
  • Please note: some medications may require more than 4 weeks off, including most SSRI’s – please indicate any and all medications you are taking during your intake process.
  • Our protocols regarding SSRI’s and other medications may vary from a strict pharmacological contraindication, as we incorporate psychological factors into our recommendations. All medications and supplements will be discussed and reviewed on a case-by-case basis, and thus it is important to disclose all of the above in your intake form.

Please avoid the following for at least 2 weeks prior to your retreat:

  • Red Meat
  • Sexual and sensual activity with self and/or others
  • Limiting highly processed foods
  • Limiting salt and foods high in salt
  • Limiting foods high in sugar & processed sugar
  • Limiting foods high in oils and animal fats
  • Spicy foods
  • Blue cheese
  • Peanuts, soy, and fava beans

Please avoid the following for at least 1 week prior to your retreat:

  • Caffeine
  • Refined sugars
  • Pickled, fermented, and smoked foods
  • Overly ripe foods
  • Dairy
  • Ice and Ice-cold drinks (cool drinks are okay)
  • Adrenaline-inducing activities (skydiving, extreme sports, endurance activities, getting a tattoo, horror films, etc.). Moderate workouts are okay. The general principle here is that your base energy levels or adrenaline levels should not be peaking and dropping. Think of it as trying to remain on an even keel before your retreat. This will help you maintain an even energy level.

Thank you for taking the time to read this itinerary about the Ayahuasca Retreat in Cusco. We know there are many options considering who to entrust your Ayahuasca experience with. We hope that whatever path you chose your journey is a fulfilling healing experience!

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