Ayahuasca Retreats & San Pedro Retreats


So you want to come to Peru to experience the incredible healing power of Ayahuasca and San Pedro?

Our 10 day Ayahuasca retreat has proven a powerful transformative healing experience for some hundreds of past guests. The Spirit Plant Journeys family offers you a safe and dynamic healing experience. We are passionate about gracefully providing the highest level of healing work.

The ancient knowledge and wisdom of the sacred plant medicines guided by Shaman from ancient and potent lineages can be reached safely and with ease. Learn about our Ayahuasca retreat below, and please use the contact form if you have any questions about us or the way we work.

Retreat Details

The cost of our 9 night/10 day retreat is just $1800 USD (shared room or double for couples/friends). If you prefer to have a private room for the duration of the stay this is also possible at a cost of $2000 USD.

The retreat includes:

  • Luxury accommodation in the Peruvian Andes
  • 1 San Pedro Ceremony
  • 4 Ayahuasca Ceremonies
  • All food cooked with love and much thought (when at retreat venue)
  • Massage
  • Sessions of Yoga
  • Flower Baths
  • Time with the Shamans & group to discuss, process and integrate the powerful experince
  • Guided visits to the Sacred Historic sites of Pisac and Ollantaytambo
  • Multi-Lingual Facilitators ((English, Spanish, French, Dutch, and Swedish)

This video offers a glimpse of a spiritual Ayahuasca and San Pedro retreat with Spirit Plant Journeys. Relaxation, music, powerful visionary experiences, and deep healing.

2017 Dates: Jan: 19th – 29th All Other Months: 1st – 10th

Our Spiritual Retreat

We invite you to join our beautiful San Pedro and Ayahuasca retreat in the heart of the Peruvian Andes. Let the mountains cradle you through this powerful plant medicine retreat.

Welcome to Spirit Plant Journeys 10 day San Pedro and Ayahuasca Retreat. Our beautiful retreat center facing the breathtaking buttresses of the Pitusiray and Sawasiray Mountains.

Relax in one of our 4 beautiful cottages where you feel the comforts of home surrounded by the tranquility of the Sacred Valley. We are so pleased to provide you one of the most comfortable and beautiful venues in all the Sacred Valley.

Many of the Ayahuasca retreats in Peru are in the Amazon jungle and it is a special place, but our hearts belong in the mountains. The Sacred Valley outside Cusco is one of the most special places we’ve discovered. It may not be the spiritual home of Ayahuasca but the ceremonies here are no less powerful.

The Andes are the spiritual home of San Pedro (also known as Huachuma). San Pedro is a medicinal cactus that used for healing and religious divination in the Andes Mountains region for thousands of years. On our retreat, you will get to experience both of these profound medicines. These two plants complement each other.

We believe the world is in need of a shift of consciousness toward compassion and sustainability. This begins with personal healing. We are lucky to live in a time where the opportunity to travel and take part in Plant Medicine ceremonies has never been so possible. Through this pilgrimage, one is able to explore the deepest corners of the inner self.

Our Shaman – Gume & Bernhard

Gumercindo comes from a long line of traditional shamans of the Ucayali River in the Peruvian Amazon. ‘Gume’ carries a wonderful energy and conducts a powerful ceremony carried out in the traditional way as of his ancestors.

Bernhard has a broad understanding of thought processes and patterns. He is intuitive and has the ability to help people to look at situations from a different perspective, helping them to see through the layers of their thought and belief structures and guiding them to connect with their own truth.

What to Expect During Ceremony

Ayahuasca Ceremony

The group will gather in the evening and head to the Maloca. Each person will find their seat where they have access to pillows, blankets, and purge bucket.

Once everyone is settled in the candle lit Maloca, the Shaman passes around a cup of the medicine to each guest. Once everyone has drunk, the work begins with Gumercindo calling in La Mareación. (See the  Calling In La Mareación video). The powerful medicine songs fill the Maloca and after 20-45 minutes the medicine takes hold. What happens for each guest during this time is completely unique to their experience, and needs. Some guests feel the medicine much stronger than others.


Towards the end of the ceremony Gumercindo begins individual blessings. During this time, guests sit at the front of the Maloca for a blessing involving specific medicine songs called for the guest.

Songs and Praise

After the blessings, Gume begins a series of traditional Pervian folk songs and original compositions. Accompanied by acoustic guitar the songs are different from the Icaros, but provide and powerful healing.

San Pedro Ceremony

While just as powerful as our Ayahuasca ceremony, the San Pedro ceremony operates on a different axis. The ceremony begins at 8 a.m. after a night of fasting. The group gathers outdoors, and Bernhard explains how the ceremony will unfold. He then performs a brief ritual to start the day, and sings spiritual songs. The medicine is then distributed to each guest. After drinking the sacred medicine, each guests is free to roam about our facilities for the rest of the day. Guests should remain silent throughout the ceremony. Like Ayahuasca, the individual experience on the medicine varies for each guest. Bernhard will be present to assist your process with his endless wisdom and calming presence.

Our Venue in the Sacred Valley, Peru

We are so proud to present to you our brand new retreat venue “Petra”. It is one of the most beautiful retreat sites in the Sacred Valley. The staggering views of Pitisuray continue to leave us in awe and wonder. The cottages that make up our accommodations are brand new and designed with all the comforts of home.

This is the perfect setting for our retreat, acting as a solid foundation for the powerful plant medicine work that will take place. Spiritually, the mountains hold stern and powerful space. They support us while the tranquility of this wonderful area in the Sacred Valley allows us to find a quietude that settles deep into our beings.

Visit the Sacred Historical Sites of the Sacred Valley!

Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu

No trip to Peru is complete without visiting the incredible "Lost City of the Inca" - Machu Picchu. One of the New Modern Wonders of the world Machu Picchu is a sight to behold.

You are invited to join us to Machu Picchu at the end of our retreat program to finish off this amazing experience!



The Inca fortress and temples of Ollantaytambo were the only place that the Spanish lost a battle to the Inca. Breathtaking views from above the terraces by the "Temple of the Sun" overlook the valley looking east from this stunning and powerful Inca Site.



This hilltop Inca citadel lies high above the village on a triangular plateau with a plunging gorge on either side. It’s a truly awesome site featuring Inca terraces, temples and sites of worship and residential areas scattered along the ridge of the mountain.

Optional Machu Picchu Visit

There is also the option to join us to visit Machu Picchu at the end of the retreat! This will add an extra day and night to your retreat making it 10 nights/11 days. The cost of the Machu Picchu tour is $450 USD and includes:

  • Vistadome train to Machu Picchu and return to Ollantaytambo!
  • Luxury Accommodation at Aguas Calientes
  • Machu Picchu Entrance
  • Bus to Machu Picchu
  • Quality Guide at Machu Picchu
  • Facilitators with group every step of the way
  • Transportation back to Cusco

More About Our Shamanic Healing Retreats

Our 10 day Ayahuasaca retreat offers one San Pedro ceremony and four Ayahuasca ceremonies. This retreat is all inclusive.

Our Shamans have decades experience working with these powerful medicines and our attentive multi-lingual facilitators are there to support and guide you through your journey.

Find out everything you need to know before embarking on your journey. Learn how to prepare for an Ayahuasca ceremony, the best ways to travel to Peru, and more details about your stay.