We typically will have between 50 to 90 people in each Full Moon Ayahuasca ceremony, all coming from different paths from around the world.
The ceremonies are guided by several people that have years of experience taking Ayahuasca and they are used to dealing with different situations that may arise in this type of ceremonies. One person leads the ceremony and is supported by other experienced assistants. All of this is in place, in order to provide a safe environment for you to have the best experience. We understand it is important for you to feel safe, especially if it is the first time you are taking ayahuasca and we do our best to provide such a space.
We ask you to arrive here at 5pm, and no later than 5.30pm. It is ok to arrive earlier. You can also use this time to meditate in the temple or in the gardens in order to prepare for your Ayahuasca ceremony.
After getting to know the other people journeying, the guidelines for the ceremony will be given around 8pm, and the ceremony will start and will end around 2am. You are welcome to sleep at the temple until the morning.
We provide the basic necessities for the Ayahuasca ceremony, such as blankets, buckets, and cushions. However, we do ask that you bring water and comfortable clothes (not noisy synthetic clothes) for the night and, if you wish, something to eat and share in the morning. (fruit is recommended).
The Full Moon Ayahuasca Ceremonies are held in the Maha Temple at Km marker 24 on the way Pisaq-San Salvador (approximately 7min by car from Pisaq)
From Cusco, it takes 40 minutes to get to Pisaq, either by taxi for S/. 60 soles, or the shared taxis “colectivo” (S/.6 soles) departing from Puputi street stations.
Once in the town of Pisaq, go to the bus station of “Pisaq – San Salvador” (before crossing the bridge to Pisaq). There are mini vans that will take you in a 10 minutes ride for S./ 1 sol to “La Pacha – Maha Templo” stop (just before Cosco Ayllu local community, km 24.) The mini vans from Pisaq goes from 6am until 6.30pm.
For the transportation back to Pisaq, there will be taxies there after the ceremony although you will have to pay the fair, which is 4 soles. If you need special arrangements for transportation please let us know once you have arrived.
- Please only have a light vegetarian lunch, and reduce excessive amounts of sugar, salt and ají “chilies” in preparation to receive the ayahuasca medicine.
- Alcohol abstinence (48 hours prior to the ceremony).
- Avoid eating meat and heavy food (24 hours prior to the ceremony).
- Eat an early lunch, and NO FOOD after 3 p.m.
- Come with warm comfortable clothes and your water.