|US$ 175||Price per person, based on 2 travelers|
Experience a true Andean ritual, which is that of giving thanks to Mother Earth or the Pachamama with the guidance of a Shaman, an Andean priest. This ceremony is part of a system of reciprocity between the material world and the spiritual world, to establish balance in our lives.
The ceremony is an offering of small amounts of native Andean seeds, grains, and fruits, together with coca leaves. During the ceremony, the Apus, who are the sacred mountain deities, and the four elements: Earth, Water, Air and Fire are welcomed. The three levels of life (hanan pacha: the world above, kay pacha: this world, and ukhu pacha: the underworld) are represented by the components of the offering and a ritual toast (challa) is made with chicha de jora (native corn beer). The ceremony ends with the ritual burning of the offerings so that they can return from where they came, rising into the sky while the remaining ashes are buried in the earth to complete the cycle.
This ceremony will take place at your hotel or at a temple and will last between 2 and 3 hours.
- Services of a Chaman in private service
- All the materials required for the ceremony
- Transportation to and from Chinchero (from Cusco) with driver
US$ 175.00 per person based on 2 travelers.
NOTE: If the Shaman who speaks English is not available, you will need to add US$ 45.00 per person for an English-speaking tour guide to act as your translator.