Here are some common questions about our Plant Medicine Retreats.
Where is Spirit Plant Journeys?
How do I get from Cusco to the retreat venue “Petra”?
When should I arrive in Cusco?
You will be given a PDF when you register that contains some hotel recommendations. However, if you must arrive in Cusco on the day the retreat begins please make sure that your flight arrives in Cusco no later than about 9am.
Do you provide transport from the Airport in Cusco?
Can I fly out of Cusco the same day the retreat ends?
Yes. On the final day of our retreat we will leave the retreat site at about 10.30am, and will arrive in Cusco around midday. So if necessary, you could fly from Cusco that day, though we recommend you book your flight for after 2pm. Most retreat guests choose to spend at least one extra night in Cusco to relax after the retreat.
If you are coming with the group to Machu Picchu at the end of the retreat, we will not arrive in Cusco until late afternoon/early evening the following day. We recommend that, just to be safe, you book your flight out of Cusco the next day. We cannot be held responsible if flights are missed because of roadblocks or train cancellations/delays.
I’m coming alone, is that safe?
Can you arrange a pick-up from the airport?
Do I need any vaccinations?
Is there electricity at the Lodge?
Do I need to bring bedding or a sleeping bag?
What are the size of your groups?
Is Spirit Plant Journeys a safe retreat for women?
Where does the water come from at the Lodge?
Can you help me book my hotel?
Sorry, we don’t provide that service! There are several Cusco hotels and hostels that you can easily book online using www.booking.com or www.hostelsworld.com .
Can I book a shared room?
Yes! There are a variety of rooms available. If you would like to share a room with your friend or partner you can apply for a shared room during registration. If you book a Machu Picchu trip, and you booked a shared room on your retreat with us, then your hotel room at Macchu Picchu will also be shared. If you booked a private room for the retreat, your Machu Picchu hotel room will also be private. All shared rooms will be same-gender.
Can I bring my laptop and mobile phone with? Do I need a different plug/converter?
Can I check email or receive phone calls or text messages during the retreat?
Can I bring a musical instrument?
What is the weather like?
I don’t speak Spanish, is that a problem?
Gumercindo does not speak English however both of our facilitators speak Spanish and will be available to translate anything if necessary.
Bernhard is a native English speaker.
What currency is the cost of the retreat?
Does the Shaman put any additives in his Ayahuasca?
Can I smoke Marijuana during/right before/after the retreat?
It will be in your favor however to quit smoking at least 2 weeks before the retreat. In this retreat we are working intensely with the the plants San Pedro and Ayahuasca and as such it is best to give these plants the centre stage. It would be a shame to come all this way only be clouded by the strong presence of another plant such as marijuana.
Should I stop taking the contraceptive pill during the retreat?
Can I have sex right before/during the retreat?
How long before the retreat should I begin the Ayahuasca diet, and how important is it?
We encourage our guests to follow a rigorous diet for 2 weeks prior to arriving at retreat.