13 Days Incas Sacred Temples Meditation Retreat in Peru

  • Plaza Mayor Hotel, Jr. Deustua 342, Cercado, Puno, Peru

13 Days Incas Sacred Temples Meditation Retreat in Peru

  • Plaza Mayor Hotel, Jr. Deustua 342, Cercado, Puno, Peru

Initiatory Ayahuasca and Meditation Retreat Peru and Bolivia

Visit Peru and Bolivia for an initiatory journey to the gates of multidimensionality! On this guided tour, you will get to visit the famous Machu Picchu and take part in four ancestral ceremonies with mother Ayahuasca medicine in various sacred sites. You will also experience first-hand the day-to-day life of a local village in the Andes. This is a trip you simply cannot miss!


  • Guided tour of sacred sites
  • Ayahuasca ancestral ceremonies
  • Visit to and meditation session at Machu Picchu
  • Visit to the sacred sites of Lake Titicaca, Puno, Sillustani, and Cusco
  • Visit to Wiracocha Temple and Machupitumarca in Raqchi
  • The services of two masters of ceremony
  • 12 nights accommodation
  • Breakfast on most days
  • 12 days with instruction
  • French, Spanish, English
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You will spend 12 nights in various accommodations across Peru and Bolivia as follows: two nights at a hotel at Isla del Sol, two nights at a hotel in Puno, three night hosted by a local in Raqchi, two nights at a hotel in Aguas Calientes, and three more nights at a hotel in Cusco.

About the retreat

Huamanwasi Ashram is a space where everyone can choose a retreat according to their needs, with or without the ingestion of plants. The goal of working with teachers and ancestral plants is to create a bridge between material three-dimensional and multidimensional reality that cannot be expressed otherwise. The higher self penetrates everything, but as it needs your efforts to find the access point.

Taking contact with those multidimensional planes inside yourself is the first goal of your exploration during the ceremonies with mother Ayahuasca and other master plants.

The second goal can be reached through yoga and meditation which can align your ego to these new pieces of information so that you can accept to experience everything in the non-linear, non-segmented space of your holographic world.

Diets and isolation in direct contact with nature give your ego time to absorb, digest, and then to embody those energies of expansion and direct knowledge, that you have forgotten because of your education has been forgotten.

Together, these practices allow you to create a sacred space of celebration and harmony with mother earth, and thus to recover and strengthen your relationship with the universal laws, while awaking the wisdom of your inner teacher. Purifying your mind, physical body, and emotions like this brings you closer to your right of birth which is the freedom of your consciousness, happiness, and a joyful life, connected to the source of universal love.


In quechua, Ayahuasca means "liana of death and spirits". This is a visionary master plant, known for millennia by the medicine men of Amazon and used to diagnose and cure diseases. It represents the feminine energy (which in yoga is your vital power base: the Kundalini).

This powerful and beautiful brew is composed of two ingredients, namely the liana ayahuasca (Banisteriopsis Caapi) and the chakruna leaves (Psychotria Ciridis). The benefits of this ancient medicine include:

  • Emotional healing, transformation of unresolved traumatic memories
  • Multidimensional exploration of your higher self, causing the expansion of consciousness beyond your ego and allowing perceptions beyond the limitations of your mind
  • Spiritual development and exploration of your unconscious mind

Mother Ayahuasca is not a psychedelic drug, since it does not produce dependency whatsoever. Instead, it opens a large therapeutic research space where you can clarify and deepen your conscious state. Recognized by the Peru Ministry of Health, these ancient medicinal techniques of detoxification, purification, and emotional release do not imply any dependency.

Sample daily schedule

Consider arriving at Juliaca-Puno one to three days before the trip begins, on October 30 or 31, to give your body time to adapt to the change in altitude. Regardless of the date you arrive, you must be at the hotel in Puno at 9 a.m. on November 1. Please note that if you arrive late on the day of the appointment, after 9 a.m., you will have to join the group on your own on la Isla del Sol. You can also extend your stay after the trip with a diet and other ceremonies, or simply to rest.

Day 1: Departure

You will meet your guides at the Plaza Mayor Hotel in Puno at 9 a.m. at the latest. You will depart on bus towards Copacabana, where you will cross the border, then take a boat for la Isla del Sol, in the south of Titicaca Lake. You will spend the night at the hotel on la Isla del Sol.

Day 2: Isla del Sol

You will take part in the first ceremony at la Isla de la Luna, then spend the night at the hotel on la Isla del Sol.

Day 3: Puno

Depart early in the morning in order to return to Puno; then, spend the night at the hotel in Puno.

Day 4: Puno

The second ceremony will take place in the archaeological pre-Inca site of Sillustani. You will overnight at the hotel in Puno.

Day 5: Raqchi

You will depart early in the morning on the bus towards Raqchi. At night, you will be hosted by a local.

Day 6: Raqchi

The third ceremony will be held on the archaeological Inca site known as the Wiracocha Temple. At night, you will again be hosted by a local.

Day 7: Raqchi

Today, you will take an excursion to the archaeological site of Machupitumarca, and spend one more night hosted locally.

Day 8: Ollantaytambo

Rise early to catch the bus towards Ollantaytambo that departs at 7:30 a.m. You will then take the train for Aguas Calientes, and spend the night at a hotel there.

Day 9: Aguas Calientes

You will visit the Machu Picchu Sanctuary and meditate there. Weather permitting, you will also visit the Huayna Picchu Sanctuary. The night will be spent at the hotel in Aguas Calientes.

Day 10: Cusco

Depart at 8 a.m. on the train for Cusco. Once there, you will have the day all to yourself to relax and explore the area. You will sleep at a hotel in Cusco.

Day 11: Cusco

The fourth ceremony will be held at the Quillarumiyoc Temple, dedicated to the moon, some 50 kilometers from Cusco. You will again spend the night at the hotel in Cusco.

Day 12: Cusco

Today, you will have the last therapeutic circle of experience, then have a free day to spend however you like.

Day 13: Retour

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Cusco airport.

During the retreat, you will visit several places such as Isla del Sol and Isla de la Luna on Lake Titicaca, Machu Picchu Sanctuary and Huayna Picchu Sanctuary, Machupitumarca, which is an archaeological site, Quillarumiyoc Temple, Sillustani, an archeological pre-Inca site, and Wiracocha Temple, which is an Inca site.

Please note the visit to the Huayna Picchu Sanctuary will only take place if the climatic conditions allow it.

  • Romulo Pelliza

    Yoga teacher, practitioner of Body-Mind Centering, and somatic educator, Romulo was introduced to shamanic rituals and the use of medicinal plants in Amazonian Peru and Brazil. During his many travels, he received the inspiration and teachings of different groups ayahuasqueros (healers). For eight years, he also participated in Santo Daime rituals, a spiritual movement that uses the Brazilian ayahuasca as a sacrament. Romulo combines his work in Peruvian vegetalist energetic medicine with the devotion of the Brazilian ayahuasca (Brazilian rituals) and the songs of India.

  • Emilio Escariz

    Emilio practices yoga from a young age and initiated psychology, biodanza, and shamanic rituals through the knowledge received from the plants of the rainforest. For over 20 years, he has explored medical vegetalist teachings, sharing them between Peru, Argentina, and France. Teacher and trainer of Kundalini yoga, and shamanic emcee, Emilio combines in his teachings the traditional knowledge of India and the Amazon, while incorporating the reality of today in a global approach. He believes that freedom and the expansion of consciousness should be the goals of accomplishing spiritual work.

This retreat will take place in Peru and Bolivia, in the various sacred sites of Lake Titicaca, Isla del Sol and Isla de la Luna, Puno, Sillustani, and Raqchi and Cusco. Cusco is situated at an altitude of 3500 meters, while both Puno and the Titicaca Lake are at 4000 meters, which means your body will need some time to adapt.

Breakfast is included in the price on most days, except on days five, six, and seven when you will be hosted by a local. Meals will include poultry and fish, but not other types of meat.

On days ten and twelve, you will be free to explore Cusco on your own.

  • 4 ancestral ceremonies with mother Ayahuasca medicine
  • 12 nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfast
  • Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu
  • Guided, in-depth tour of the sacred sites
  • Meditation on the Machu Picchu Sanctuary
  • Visit to the Huayna Picchu Sanctuary
  • Visit to the Inca Wiracocha Temple
  • Visit to the Quillarumiyoc Temple, dedicated to the moon
  • Visit to the sacred sites of Lake Titicaca, Isla del Sol and Isla de la Luna, Puno, Sillustani, Raqchi, and Cusco
  • Take a trip on the archeological site of Machupitumarca
  • The services of two masters of ceremony
  • Transport throughout the trip by bus, train, and boat
  • Additional meals
  • Airfare
  • Drinks
  • Extended stay
  • Optional activities
  • Personal expenses
  • Transfers to and from the airport
  • Visa

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Inca Manco Cápac International Airport (JUL).

Arrival by bus

You can take the bus from the Termial Terrestre Puno station, which is 1.12 kilometers from Plaza Mayor Hotel in Puno, or the bus from the Expreso Internacional Ormeño - Puno station, which is 1.15 kilometers from Plaza Mayor Hotel.

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.

Verified BookMeditationRetreats.com reviews

  • Review by Pascal
    10 out of 10

    "I took part in the retreat at Huamanwasi in February 2017 with master plants. I came on the advice of a friend. The experience was entirely new to me and was satisfactory beyond my expectations. First of all, the place is breath-taking: a few buildings surrounded by a lush and flowery garden which slowly transforms, via rocky followed by dirt paths, into a wide domain where the Amazon forest reclaims all its rights, all of which is lined with the Rio Cumbaza where one can bathe with complete peace of mind. Second, one feels good there: the accommodation is simple, comfortable, airy, and pleasant, and meals are good. The team which ensures the comfort of all the guests is impeccable. The program of the retreat is perfect: the work with plants is combined with kundalini yoga, a time of isolation in the forest, a talking circle, and a sweating hut at the end. The whole program is coherent and designed in such a way that in the end, each person feels they have come to terms with something. Especially, the support of Emilio and Romulo is without fault, which enables one to feel absolutely safe, which is infinitely precious as it enables one to go far within the depths of the unconscious. From that point of view, I feel I have lived in two weeks in Huamanhuasi the equivalent of 10 courses of Vipassana."

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  • Review by Evgenii
    10 out of 10

    "Your visit in Huamanwasi will definitely change your life. Be with the harmony with nature, take all mother Earth gifts, enjoy sun and very warm welcome of hosts. Nice accommodation, good food and very safe."

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  • Review by Lisa from United Kingdom
    10 out of 10

    "The 12 day Yoga and Master Plants retreat I did at Huamanwasi in December 2015 was absolutely life changing, and I dont say that lightly!! Romulo and Emilio are both amazing souls and gifted shamans, who shepherded our group through a well thought-out, organized and integrated program of transformational experiences with grace, wisdom and heart. They offered each person thoroughly personalized attention to guide their individual journey, and the insights they provided to me were spot on- their intuition and skill with Master Plants helped me reach levels and make connections between things that I never would have been able to arrive at on my own. And the yoga sessions, combining yin yoga postures with Kundalini yoga mantras and shamanistic singing and dancing, were just fantastic, complementing the work with Master Plants perfectly. This unique program of yoga and music Romulo and Emilio devised, provided me much inspiration and new angles for my own spiritual practice.In addition, the location and the facilities of Huamanwasi itself are just wonderful, the jungle is like a garden around the main house and the variety of meeting places and ceremony spaces around the site are just beautiful. The rooms and communal areas are so lovely and peaceful; every detail, from the artwork in the bedrooms, to the paintings and colors of the walls and the beautiful hammocks hanging everywhere, is considered, and each of the ceremony spaces within the forest have a lovely infrastructure and individual feel. And the rest of the staff are just fantastic too- so friendly and warm, and they do such a wonderful job supporting us during our process- maintaining the environs and feeding us amazing vegetarian food!! I cant recommend Huamanwasi highly enough, and would love to return for another retreat! Suitable for Spanish, French and English speakers, although some knowledge of Spanish would be recommended, in order to communicate with all the staff there. 10 out of 10."

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  • Review by Sophie
    10 out of 10

    "Huamanwasi is the most wonderful place I have ever been. In the heart of the forest, feeling the sound of life, I just had to be. I mostly appreciated: everything! I went there alone and also once in a couple. Both experiences were perfect. The two hosts, Emilio & Romulo, dedicate their energy and wisdom to guide you to yourself, throughout yoga (kundalini, yin, …), meditations, and so many other practices that brought me back to the essential in my life. During these two weeks, the experience was stunning, rich and awakening. The ashram is marvelous: pretty, cozy, comfortable. The cooking is delicious and the people there: Leoncio, Nilo, Ada, Mariella etc... have only one goal : make each guest happy and at home. I warmly recommend Huamanwasi!! Should you wish to relax, go deep inside, or move forward. Should you be looking for a place to stay one month (or more) or for a 2 weeks' retreat, you will live the experience of your life!Don't think : go! Thank you so much to you all at Huamanwasi. I will for sure come back again. With love and gratitude."

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  • Review by Corinne
    10 out of 10

    "For a long time I wished to do a shamanic work, but the fear slowed down me. I then met Romulo and Emilio inFrance at the time of an internship of Yoga. Because of their competencies, their investment and they're serious, I finally decided to leave to Peru in their shamanic doctor center. What a stay! Of course for the yoga but also for the shamanic ceremonies. Each one among it making me discover capacities in me which I ignored. I was far from figuring out at which point with this plant Ayahuasca could be moving and healer. I also discovered the powerful of the songs and the music, sounds healers and supporting me for an in-depth work. Romulio and Emilio are musicians and singer of exception, their benevolence, their presence, their attention are of a rare quality. The Hamanwasi place is quiet and very well maintained and the food is also very good and healthy. A place to know absolutely for who is ready to do such a work. "

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  • Review by Yelena Capparelli from United States
    10 out of 10

    "My girlfriend Dilya was staying from February 15 to march 1st, you have retreat and ayahuasca experience in Peru. She was provided with the best service and attention. Definitely 10 stars rating. Highly recommend. Thank you all !!!! "

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Tarapoto, San Martin, Peru

Huamanwasi Ashram is a center of Amazon traditional medicine and yoga that offers yoga retreats with or without the use of master plants.

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13 days / 12 nights


Arrival: Wednesday November 1, 2017
Departure: Monday November 13, 2017

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