I went to Cusco in Sep 2016. I attended the 6 day ayahuasca/san pedro/machu pichu retreat. I spend a lot of time researching different retreats and found the amount of options to be overwhelming. I chose Sapan Inka initially for a few reasons. I liked that it also included a San Pedro cermeony, and it also included machu pichu.
The main concern I had with booking a retreat through any of the many companies was to try to find one that offered what I was seeking; a genuine experience. I also didn’t want to break the bank.
My experience booking through Sapan Inka by far exceeded any of the expectations I had. The retreat house and surrounding property was absolutely beautiful. The shamans, Erik and Nilda were very prepared and knowledgeable. The food was delicious (all vegetarian – me, normally eating meat 3x a day, was very happy with the food).
The ayahuasca itself was as promised (legitimate, adequate dosages etc) and everyones experiences varied (as to be expected). Your individual experience will depend on you, but what you will for sure get with Sapan Inca is a genuine ayahuasca ceremony. It’s the real deal.
The San Pedro ceremony was a much more mild and ‘lighter’ experience. Very enjoyable, much more casual than the ayahuasca.
Not having attended any other retreats in Peru, it is hard for me to make a comparison. That being said, I have absolutely no regrets choosing Sapan Inka. Erik was the most knowledgable person I’ve met in real life in terms of psychology and philosophy, he was extremely knowledgable on nutrition, he knew a ton about Peru and its history, and was an encyclopedia of knowledge and experience when it comes to ayahuasca.
Contact me if you have any questions about my experience with Sapan Inka.