31st JULY – 19th AUGUST 2020


“This is no ordinary tourism but a profound opening unto a world of wisdom, intuition, friendship, and, above all, healing.”

Lead by Internationally renowned Archaeologist, Curandero and Maestro of Wachuma Dr Rubén Orellana and psychotherapist and shamanic practitioner Michele Costa Lukis, we are honoured to offer an authentic experience of Peru and its sacred plant medicines. We have offered this exclusive tour twice a year for the last fifteen years to a small group of individuals interested in working with medicine plants, exploring the archaeological sites of Peru and immersing themselves in the history and culture of this beautiful land.




Explore Machu Picchu, swim in the Amazon river, participate in traditional ayahuasca and wachuma ceremonies, absorb the culture of the Incas and meet local healers in this unique journey of Peru.

From the moment you arrive in Peru all details will be taken care of allowing you to truly relax and connect with your own spiritual path. Michele and Rubén will be with you each day offering support when needed to every member of the group. Small groups of no more than 14 are maintained to create a sense of community and to allow for more individual attention.

Your journey begins in Lima where we will make our way to Iquitos and into the Amazon Jungle. At our beautiful lodge on the river you will have the opportunity to work with ayahuasca in two traditional, safely held ceremonies with a highly skilled ayahuasquero with whom we have had the privilege to work with for over 15 years.

Departing the jungle, we will travel along the Amazon river to Iquitos and onto Cusco where we will begin our journey to explore numerous sacred sites including Machu Picchu and work with the powerful healing benefits of Wachuma. Dr Rubén Orellana has conducted traditional ceremonies since 1976 and is considered a Maestro of San Pedro. As the former head archaeologist of Machu Picchu, Rubén will lead a private tour of the sacred site for the group.




Our one of a kind retreat is designed to introduce you to the ancient ceremonies that have survived the test of time, showcasing the healing arts of the Andes and the Amazon, helping you to grow spiritually in a safe and supported environment.

As the popularity of medicine plants rises bringing more and more people to the jungle and highlands of Peru, we have designed a journey working with the plants in the traditional manner whilst remaining off the beaten track. From the Amazon to the highlands of Peru, we offer the opportunity to explore the profound healing benefits of ayahuasca and wachuma in small, traditional ceremonies held by Curanderos and Ayahuasqueros of authentic lineages with whom we have worked for over 15 years. We offer these ceremonies for the purposes of self-exploration, raising of consciousness and healing and any who journey with us should bear this in mind. We understand that in a time of high technology these power plants can aid people in confronting and repairing their place in this fast-paced modern world.

Please note that the option to work with the plants is completely up to each individual on the tour. Some prefer to explore the healing arts of Peru and its archaeological sites without ingesting the brew. Everyone is welcome to participate in the plant medicine ceremonies without drinking the medicine.

Safety during ceremony and providing aftercare is our first priority. For this reason we maintain small groups of no more than 14 individuals and work only with healers we have known for many years. If you decide to join us we would need to ask you a few personal questions regarding your medical history so we hope you don't mind. We ask these questions for your own safety should you decide to work with the medicine plants. 






True knowledge of Andean civilization, its history, culture, practices and ceremonies takes a lifetime of dedication and research. None know this better than your personal guide for this once in a lifetime experience, Dr Rubén Orellana, a Native Andean Curandero who held the title of Chief Archaeologist of Machu Picchu for over 25 years where he is credited with the discovery of forty-four new sites around the crystal city.

Having majored in chemistry and social sciences, Rubén is an expert on the historical and contemporary aspects of San Pedro shamanism and healing in Peru. It is his honour to share this knowledge with you.

In addition to his academic credentials as an archaeologist and anthropologist, Dr Orellana is a practicing shaman himself having studied with the healers or Paqo (Shaman) of the Andes from the age of seven. Ruben’s knowledge of how to prepare the seventy-nine varieties of San Pedro has been passed down to him through generations of Andean Curanderos and from the plant itself. Rubén is considered a maestro and has been holding ceremonies since 1976 with an unblemished record.

“My greatest joy is to share the knowledge that I have discovered through my work as an archaeologist and an anthropologist alongside the teachings of wisdom from my shamanic path. My spiritual path is to preserve the ancient Andean wisdom of my country and to bridge the understanding of these traditions into the modern world. This is of utmost importance to me.” Dr Ruben Orellana

Rubén is joined by psychotherapist and shamanic practitioner Michele Costa Lukis who brings her expertise of 25 years as a transpersonal-psychotherapist and medicine woman. She has spent over forty years studying spiritual and psychological healing, including the study of Shamanic traditions from around the world. Her work has lead her to study with indigenous healers in North America, South America, Hawaii, Europe, Australia and Fiji.

Michele is actively involved in providing Ayahuasca and other medicine plant aftercare and is committed to helping people to integrate and process their experience of the medicines. With the help of Rubén, Michele works to bridge her clients with the indigenous wisdom keepers of Peru.



Rubén and Michele are joined by local healers, ayahuasqueros and curanderos with whom they have worked for over 15 years.

“It’s difficult to put into words what an amazing transformational journey this retreat with Shamanic Space was. It couldn’t have been more comfortable and convenient (and fun.) From the time you land in Lima, all of your needs are met, freeing you to kick back and enjoy what an exotic beautiful place Peru is and to focus on the amazing inner adventure on which you are about to embark. Ruben’s encyclopedic knowledge of history, archaeology, flora and fauna and Michele’s expertise in trans-personal psychotherapy and psychotropic plant therapy combined with the warmth and humor possessed by both make them a dream team. If a shamanic journey, is on your radar and you are seeking a safe space in which to make it happen, I recommend doing yourself a favor and going with Ruben and Michele - they are the real deal.”
“My trip to Peru was very special. Not only is the atmosphere, history and landscape truly magical but the emotional journey Michele and Ruben take you on is incredible. Through their support and the use of natural plant medicines, I was able to release myself from past hurts and beliefs and move forward with my life. I feel mentally and physically lighter and am able to look to the future with more clarity than I have had in years. I look forward to exploring more of Peru and travelling with Michele and Ruben again.”
“This trip offers a truly unique perspective on Peruvian Shamanic tradition. Guided by Ruben, himself a shaman, we visited different regions and met with the local Shamans witnessing how this healing tradition has evolved. To experience such presence, service and love is a life-changing experience. After this trip you can’t help but see the world and yourself differently. Thank you Michele and Ruben for a wonderful trip. I’m planning to make it an annual event!”


  • Experience the true shamanic culture of The Andes under the guidance of Dr Rubén Orellana - archaeologist, anthropologist, Maestro of San Pedro and a leading authority on Peruvian and Andean culture and Michele Costa Lukis, Shamanic practitioner and Transpersonal Psychotherapist

  • Stay at a beautiful jungle lodge in the Amazon and work with the profound healing medicine plant Ayahuasca in two traditional ceremonies held by a highly trained and sought after Ayahuascero. All ceremonies are facilitated by a number of healers including Michele and Rubén for a group of no more than 14 individuals

  • Participate in six San Pedro Ceremonies brewed by Maestro of San Pedro, Dr Rubén Orellana who has held ceremonies since 1976 with an unblemished record

  • Processing and integration circles following ceremonies with trained psychotherapist and medicine woman Michele Costa Lukis and curandero Dr Rubén Orellana

  • An in depth discussion with our Ayahuasquero (Shaman) prior to working with the medicine, learning the tradition of the healers of the jungle and the sacred plant medicine, Ayahuasca. Don M’s training began at age seven and we have worked together for over fifteen years

  • Traditional ceremonies of detoxification including water and sound ceremonies with some of the most masterful healers in Peru

  • Two day entry tickets to explore the sacred site of Machu Picchu. Enjoy a private tour lead by Ruben, the Chief Archaeologist of Machu Picchu for over 20 years, credited with discovering 40 sites around the Crystal City, including the North Inca Trail

  • Option to climb Huayna Picchu Mountain

  • Fly over the Nazca Lines

  • Explore numerous other sacred sites including Killa Rumiyoq, Urco, Chan Chan, El Brujo, Túcume, the archaeological park of Saqsaywaman and the famous Playa Roja (Red Beach) and experience the powerful energies of the vortexes and ley lines upon which the archaeological sites have been built

  • Swim in the longest river in the wold, The Amazon and spot the unique Pink Dolphins

  • Take a night canoe down the Amazon to see the Southern Cross

  • Visit the native community of Yaguas and observe their traditions

  • Learn the tradition of a “Mesa” (Altar) of Curanderos of the north coast of Peru

  • Private use of hot springs with a water ceremony under the stars

  • Explore the cities of Lima, Cusco, Iquitos, Trujillo

  • Enjoy the specialties of Peruvian cuisine, its music and nightlife

  • Explore the markets of the healers and craftsmen

  • Accommodation in Peruvian owned hotels and retreat centres

  • All meals as listed on the itinerary

  • All internal transportation including private buses, boats and trains

  • All tickets to archaeological sites including two visits to Machu Picchu

  • Transfers to and from the airport

* Please note the fee does NOT include flights to and from Peru, internal flights, personal travel insurance, airport tax, personal spending, alcohol and other beverages.



This exclusive tour is limited to 14 places.

SHARED ROOM                             $4,750 USD

SINGLE ROOM                                $5,510 USD

The cost is based on 20 days and 19 nights.

Please note that the price per person is in American dollars.