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9 Day Plant Medicine Retreat in The Sacred Valley of Peru

Trust & Surrender

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It is our belief that this work is life-changing for the committed attendee. The healing properties and effects of plant medicine combined with education are second to none. Kali Wasi prides itself on hosting intimate groups (6-8 guests per retreat) so that each participant can receive the one-on-one attention that this great internal work deserves- both from our healers and the Spirits of the medicines during ceremonies, and the retreat at large.

This retreat consists of three Ayahuasca ceremonies, one Huachuma (San Pedro) ceremony, a Rapé ceremony and a Cacao ceremony. One on one healing sessions, massage, acupuncture and bodywork, group healing and sound healing, Qi gong and Yoga as well as Spa packages. All in the beautiful landscape of the Sacred Valley of the Incas.
9 days, 8 nights starting at $1650
There are also additional options for an extended stay.

Prior to Retreat:
- Meditate on your intentions
- Schedule personal treatments (included): 1:1 Reiki Healing, Esalen Massage, Spa session, Acupuncture session
- Purchase Travel insurance
- Adjust to altitude - recommended to stay at least a day in the Pisac area before retreat arrival (Note Cusco is significantly higher and thus not recommended as first destination if sensitive to altitude). Ask us about our Guesthouse overlooking Pisac.

Pricing is listed at the bottom of page.

Retreat Itinerary

DAY 1:

  •  12pm Cusco pickup, 1pm Pisac pickup
  •  Lunch
  •  Welcome ceremony - intentions setting, crystal activation, fire ceremony prep
  •  Free time for: Getting settled, getting to know one another, walking or generally relaxing into your home for the week.

Aya Ceremony commencement: 7pm
Puja (Ganesha)
1st Ayahuasca ceremony

 Kali Wasi Temple

Kali Wasi Temple

On our first day, we will arrive at our retreat center in time for a light medicine-friendly lunch. Our home center is located in the beautiful town of Taray, right in the midst of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. The sacred mountain Apu Linli stands tall over our home, along with other beautiful mountains and green pastures that surround us.

During our Welcome Ceremony, we will initiate a few items & practices that will accompany us throughout our journey:

  • Gifted crystal - On this day, we will gift you a crystal, which you will be charging throughout the retreat in the different ceremonies. This crystal will then be charged with all the energy from the magical area of Sacred Valley, as well as with all the lessons from your journey, for you to take home.

  • Fire ceremony items - During this welcome ceremony we will take time to write down our intention as well as those things we want to let go of. We will revisit these at pivotal times throughout the retreat to track and observe how the work we are doing is reflecting our original goals. This written work will gradually evolve, to be burnt in our final Fire Ceremony as a final release and celebration

  • Our intention - During this ceremony we will share our healing intention, which we will individually track & further develop throughout the week. *During the days prior to the retreat, please take time and space to meditate on that which you would like to heal, as well as your purpose or intention in joining the retreat. This type of meditation will allow you to better prepare yourself to receive the gifts that the medicine and all other events will have in store for your healing.

Our Shaman Paul Diamond

Our work with Ayahuasca, the sacred Master Teacher or Mother Vine, will be led by a wonderful Shaman with decades of experience named Paul Diamond. In addition to studying the art of this sacred plant with Amazonian shamans and other teachers, Paul has also spent decades of his life studying multiple spiritual modalities, which he seamlessly integrates into his ceremonies for deeper healing. Our evening ceremony will start with a Tantric Puja (spiritual invocation and journeying for intercession and guidance), this time to the Tantric God Ganesh, opener of paths and clearer of obstacles. This beautiful ceremony will create a safe sacred space where we will then stay to drink our medicine and start this deep journey into ourselves.

The ruins overlooking Pisac

DAY 2:

  • Qi Gong

  • Breakfast

  • Sacred Site #1: Pisac Ruins + picnic lunch & Pachamama ceremony at the ruins

  • FREE TIME: 1:1 Healings, Massages, Spa, visiting town, Acupuncture or Rest

  • Dinner

  • Rapé ceremony


    On our second day we start with a Qi Gong class led by our Shaman, Paul. The benefits of Qi Gong are countless and include activating the energy (Chi or Qi) channels throughout the body, as well as energizing, clearing, and overall well-being. This class will also help with deeper integration of our medicine ceremony.
    After breakfast, we will visit our first Sacred Site, the Inka Ruins of Pisac. Once at the Pisac Ruins we will come together in ceremony making an offering to Pachamama (Mother Earth). Since our energetic body will be clean and open from the previous night’s ceremony, we will be receiving the ancient sacred energies of this site to aid and guide our internal journey.
    After the Ruins, you will have free time to rest, receive massages, visit the Spa, or visit the town of Pisac, which has a beautiful traditional market along with some tea shops, shopping and restaurants. Some of you may have your 1:1 healing scheduled during this time - please dress comfortably and come ready to receive nurturing, relaxation and further insight into your journey. For more info on the 1:1 healings, see here.

    For our second evening, we will offer you a Rapé ceremony. Rapé is sacred tobacco powder from the Amazonian jungle that is blown into the nostrils with a special pipe or Tepi. The benefits of this medicine include: clearing the mind, clearing energetic blocks or entities, grounding, chakra alignment, and Third eye decalcification amongst others. This medicine can enhance your overall well-being and immune system, as well as help you integrate lessons from your Ayahuasca journeys, or help move any remaining emotions that are ready to be cleared.

Day 3:

  • Yoga Nidra

  • Breakfast

  • Sound Healing / Group Integration

  • Lunch

  • FREE TIME: Available for 1:1 Healings, Massages, Acupuncture, Spa, hiking, visiting town or Resting

Aya Ceremony commencement: 7pm
Puja (Kali)
2nd Ayahuasca Cermony


Our third day, we start with a Yoga Nidra class, where we will journey to a sleep-like state
to activate different parts of our energy body for deeper relaxation & integration of our medicine ceremony. On this day, we will also check in with our original intentions for the evening ceremony, adding any new insights or goals to our process. In the afternoon we will share intentions, and then receive a group Sound Healing using crystal bowls, Tibetan singing bowls, chakra chimes, drums and other healing instruments. Sound baths can be a magical way to get us in touch with our subconscious, allowing the body to relax and be nurtured, all whilst aligning our chakra system and clearing our energy body.

The Puja for this evening will be honoring the Tantric Goddess Kali. During this our second Ayahuasca ceremony, we will have the chance to release all parts of ourself that are ready for a rebirth. Kali nights can be a great overall purge of the old self to make way for the new.

singing bowls

Day 4:

  • Qi Gong

  • Breakfast

  • FREE TIME: 1:1 Healings, Massages, Spa, Acupuncture, hiking, visiting town or resting

  • Lunch

  • FREE TIME: 1:1 Healings, Massages, Spa, Acupuncture, hiking, visiting town or resting

  • Dinner

  • Art Therapy / Integration circle


On our fourth day, we will start with Qi Gong to help integrate the previous evening’s energy. We we have a relaxing fourth day to help replenish the body after three days of inner work. You will have free time to hike, rest, get massages, healings or acupuncture, or go to the spa.
In the evening we will have an Art Therapy session where we will use our creativity to help clear the mind, refresh our spirit, and make something beautiful we can bring with us to the next day’s ceremony or home. You will have the option to: Paint, make mala beads, color mandalas, or create an object of your choice!

The Unucha Spa - See packages at the bottom of itinerary

Day 5:

  • Yoga
  • Breakfast
  • FREE TIME: 1:1 Healings, Massages, Acupuncture, Spa, visiting town or Rest
  • Independent Lunch (Pisac lunch if desired, small lunch available at the center)
  • FREE TIME: 1:1 Healings, Massages, Acupuncture, Spa, visiting town or Rest

Ayahuasca Ceremony Commencement: 6:30
Sit down Q & A with Paul
Puja (Shiva)
3rd Ayahuasca Ceremony


We will start our fifth day with a nourishing yoga class, and for most of the day, we will have free time to rest, get healings, acupuncture, massages or hike, in preparation for our final Ayahuasca ceremony. On this day, we focus our energy on our intentions, what we’ve learned so far and what we’d like help with during our last night.

For those who would like to visit the town of Pisac on this day, we will offer references for medicine-friendly restaurants, local stores and sites to see.
For our third evening ceremony, we will do our Puja to the Tantric God Shiva, and drink Ayahuasca together for one final time.

Day 6:

  • Breakfast

  • Sacred Site #2: Kinsa Cocha - Ceremony at site / Drum meditation + Group integration + picnic lunch

  • Cook San Pedro/Huachuma + live music

  • Dinner


    After breakfast on Day 6, we will travel to our second Sacred Site to receive the magical energy of the Kinsa Cocha lakes. At 4000m in altitude, this remote region is another sacred land where we can pray to the Apus (mountains/gods) and thank them for our journey. We will do a short ceremony in the form of guided breath work and Shamanic journeying with Drum Meditation. The sounds of native drumming and chanting will allow you to journey into yourself and give way for all the learnings from the week to come to the surface. We will then share our journeys in an exercise of integration that will help solidify the lessons the medicine has taught us, so that we can carry these lessons with us to our daily life.

    After our visit, we will take some free time to replenish.
    In the early evening we will come together to finish cooking our medicine for next day’s Huachuma ceremony. This will give us all the chance to infuse each our own intentions and blessings into the batch we will be drinking the next day.
    We will also be singing medicine songs into the brew for added blessings.

San Pedro

Day 7:

  • Hike to Huachuma site 
  • San Pedro / Huachuma ceremony
  • Yoga Nidra / Guided intention meditation - Dance meditation, mandalas, breath work & Rapé
  • Fire Ceremony & Group Medicine songs
  • Dinner
  • Lodging at ceremony site (optional)


In the morning of our seventh day, we will travel to our Huachuma location for a beautiful nature experience. San Pedro, or Huachuma, as it is known in its native language, is a heart opening, grounding medicine that will help you integrate the lessons from Mother Aya.

We will start our ceremony with a guided meditation to support the start of the journey with our individual intentions. Then throughout the day we will combine other group activities like mandala making, Dance meditation, guided breath work, group Medicine Songs, Rapé sessions and other offerings that will assist your healing journey. We will then close the journey with a Fire ceremony where we will burn and release everything we are ready to let go of, as well as revisiting the original intentions from our Welcome ceremony.
This evening we will share a medicine-friendly dinner, and those who would like to can stay at this mountain location for a magical night under the stars.

Day 8:

  • Breakfast
  • FREE TIME: Available for 1:1 Healings, Massages, Spa, visiting town or Rest
  • Lunch
  • FREE TIME: Available for 1:1 Healings, Massages, Spa, visiting town or Rest
  • Cacao Ceremony, Integration Circle & Final Crystal charging
  • Goodbye Dinner party


    After breakfast, we will head back to our center where you will have free time to integrate, rest, get healings, massages, hike, or walk around town. We will then regroup for a final group integration and Cacao ceremony!
    Cacao tea is a sacred and ancient brew, with heart opening properties (our recipe has been handed down from the Mexican Mayan tradition). This ceremony will greatly help balance our emotions and energy, as well as rejoice in the hard work finalized.
    Here we will also perform a Magic Crystal ceremony where we will finalize the charging and activation of our gifted crystals, so that you can then carry the energy of the full journey wherever you go..
    We will close the evening with a dinner party at the lodge, filled with well-deserved medicine-friendly treats.


Day 9:

  • Breakfast
  • Ride to Cusco for those who leave
  • * FREE TIME after breakfast: Massages, Spa, visiting town or Rest
  • * Drum making workshop
  • * Qero Shaman Karpay 1 evening ceremony (receiving the Apu Chakra energies)

                                  *(Day 9 extended stay options, additional $200)


After breakfast, we will say farewell and drive those of you who are leaving to Cusco.
Those who choose to stay for the additional ceremonies will have free rest time until the late afternoon when we will have a drum-making workshop. You will receive the necessary materials and be taught to craft and paint your own custom shamanic hand drum. In the evening, we will regroup for a very special Karpay ceremony with a traditional Qero shaman from the Andes. It will be a beautiful ceremony of deep spiritual transformation and alignment. Please prepare to receive this sacred ancient initiation by meditating on your intention, and choosing your offering to Pachamama / Mother Earth. Those who choose to also stay for the second Karpay will be receiving your healers Mesa as well.

Day 10:

*(Day 10 extended stay options, additional $200)

  • Qigong or Yoga
  • Breakfast
  • Qero ceremony Karpay 2 / Andean Shamanic initiation (the Healer’s Mesa)
  • Dinner & Good bye
 Qero Shaman

Qero Shaman

Day 11:

  • Breakfast
  • Farewell all! Transportation to Cusco or Pisac as needed


Base cost - $1650*, includes:
- 3 Ayahuasca ceremonies
- 1 Huachuma ceremony with dance meditation & Fire ceremony
- 1 Private healing & multiple group healings / Sound Healings
- 1 Cacao ceremony
- 1 Rapé ceremony
- 1 Gifted crystal plus ceremony
- 3 Pujas
- 2 Sacred site visits + Ceremony
- Esalen Massage with Mathieu Robards 90 mins
- Acupuncture with Paul Diamond 75 mins
- Spa session: Herbal Bath, Wood Heated & Rock Sauna, Outdoor Jacuzzi
- All meals (vegetarian)
- Qigong, Yoga Nidra & Yoga classes
- Mala beads class & materials
- Huachuma day lodging & meals
- Transportation to and from Cusco/Pisac for arrivals & departures
- 9-day/8-night Lodging: Shared or private arrangements at modern Peruvian lodge

*$1650 is for single or shared room & shared bathroom.
*$1725 for private double with private bathroom

Lodging: Guests have a beautiful space with shared living room and upper deck with 360° views of Taray, just 1 minute walk from Kali Wasi.


  • Added Qero ceremony with Andean Shamanic initiation - $200 each day
  • Additional Spa Packages also available at our neighbor Unucha Spa
  • NOTE: Those of you who would like to stay longer, we can help you with arrangements! (We have a 4 bedroom guesthouse overlooking Pisac)

may all beings be happy, may all beings be at peace, may all beings be free