Maha Templo location
How to Arrive
From Cusco, it takes 40 minutes to get to Pisaq either by taxi for S/. 60 soles, or mini van (S/.4 soles) 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.
Please be no later than 7pm and go directly to the Maha Templo which is the last building on the property (around 200m from the main road). If you need assistance in Pisaq, you can go to Chaska Wasi hotel (50meters from Pisaq bridge on the left).
We usually have between 30 to 50 people in each Ayahuasca ceremony at the Maha Templo, all traveling along different paths from around the world.
The ceremonies are lead by people with years of experience taking Ayahuasca and they are well versed in dealing with different situations that may arise within ceremony. Logistically, one person leads the ceremony, while other experienced assistants support the participants, in order to provide a safe environment for you to go through the experience with peace of mind. We know it is important for you to feel safe, especially if this is the first time you are taking Ayahuasca and so we do our best to provide such a space.
We ask you to arrive here at 7pm, and no later than 7.30pm. 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, and the ceremony will start. The ceremony will start at 9pm and will end around 3am. You are welcome to sleep at the temple until the morning. We can also help you arrange transportation after the ceremony, if you need, so just let us know when you come.
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 for the night and, if you wish, something to eat in the morning. (fruit is recommended).