Sacre Valley, Cusco, Perú
I did 6-days Ayahuasca and Machu Picchu Retreat in Sapan Inka with Erik and Nilda. That is one of the most fantastic adventures in my life! In the beginning I planed to have ayauasca ceremonies in Amazonian Peru, but I wanted to visit Machu Picchu so much,so I stated to look for retreats near Cusco and found the Sapan inka’s website. The more I did read, the more I was getting a feeling that it’s the place to be for me . Just the way Erik and Nilda describe their approach to using ayahuasca in ceremonies, medical spiritual historical and cultural aspects,made me believe that they are not doing it for money, but really want to share their knowledge with other people. And I was 100% right about that.
In 6 days we have had 2 ayahuasca ceremonies, San Pedro ceremony and visited Machu Picchu. Pretty intense, but It was a very balanced program with enough time to learn your lessons, analyze them and relax and enjoy amazing surroundings of Sacred Valley. Erik and Nilda are such wonderful people, who make you feel very comfortable, safe, protected and cared of. They work with small groups of people (4-6 people) and create really family like atmosphere where everyone gets a lot of attention all the time. Taking the ayahuasca is a very unusual experience,sometimes even not so pleasant and it’s very important to have the Shamans, who you trust to, who will support you, protect, help you and after the ceremony describe and translate your experience to you. After each ceremony we had individual interviews with Erik where he listened to each of us and gave his insights and recommendations. He and Nilda generously shared with us their deep knowledge about medicine plants, healthy nutrition, psychology,spirituality and history of Incas and Peru. We had very interesting conversation with them. They are very good hosts: our accommodation was comfortable, food fantastic and all our transportation and the tour to Machu Picchu very well organized. I don’t write here about my Ayahuasca ,San Pedro and Machu Picchu experiences because you have to experience it for youself and I don’t want to spoil fun, but I highly recommend Sapan Inka and I am very grateful to Erik and Nilda for their fantastic job and dedication. Much Love!