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Spiritual Journeys to Machu Picchu : Shamanic Healing

An experience of a lifetime, sacred pilgrimage to Cusco and Machu Picchu Peru.

* Note* dates have changed March 24-31st 2018*

This is a small and intimate pilgrimage for people interested in experiencing deep sacred communion with their inner truth in the land of the Incas. This spiritual journey is open to both women and men seeking to experience a deep inner knowing of themselves and their life purpose. You will experience several sacred Ceremonies and multiple trips to sacred sites, and make pilgrimage to Machu Picchu. As well as many other sacred sites we will visit and make offerings for healing. 

You will meet with the indigenous Curanderos of Peru and experience the awe and wonder of Machu Picchu amongst other sacred experiences in the land of the Inca. This is a very personalized experience to connect with the ancient spiritual energies that exist at some of the most important sacred sites in the world. The travel itinerary is infused with spiritual connections with my personal mentors and sacred resources in Cusco.

The itinerary includes three sacred Ceremonies, two Inca Rites and a Sacred Amazonian Teacher Plant Ceremony, with Indigenous Curanderos from the Inca Q'ero and Amazonian Shipibo healing traditions. Each ceremony is powerful in its own right and alone can create deep transformation, the three combined create a container of deep spiritual cleansing and integration. We will make sure that you have the support to ground and integrate your deep personal awakenings. This pilgrimage will be nothing short of life changing.

Participating in Teacher Plant Ceremony is a rare opportunity to deepen and clarify your personal healing and spiritual evolution. Ayahuasca Sacred Ceremony is not just an opportunity to experience Madré Ayahuasca, the medicine you receive becomes a sacred conduit to help you understand the reality of you are. As you navigate the profundity of becoming this Ceremony and receiving the Medicine, you will have the opportunity to see and know the inner world of your own divinity.

In the realm of spirituality, there is a tendency to read books on the subject for years and years and years. But, can you feel the rain on your face when you read about it on your mobile device?

The fastest and most profound way to know your Divinity is to experience it yourself. That is why we make pilgrimage to Peru, to experience first hand these ancient energies and medicine so that we may experience lasting transformation in our daily lives when we return to our homes.

See itinerary below. 

Thanksgiving Ceremony, my Teachers, Maestro Lorenzo Inka Priest of the Q'ero tribe, and Maestro Juan Carlos Ayahuasca Curandero of the Shipibo tribe in the sacred Valley, Cusco Peru.

Thanksgiving Ceremony, my Teachers, Maestro Lorenzo Inka Priest of the Q'ero tribe, and Maestro Juan Carlos Ayahuasca Curandero of the Shipibo tribe in the sacred Valley, Cusco Peru.

Meditation at the top of the Machu Picchu Mountain.

Meditation at the top of the Machu Picchu Mountain.

Spiritual Healing Retreats
Receiving the blessings of Pachamama.

Receiving the blessings of Pachamama.

Sacred Journey to Peru Machu Picchu Explore Deeply
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I would absolutely recommend this trip to those who are seeking healing and connecting with the deeper truth of our existence. If this trip is for you, you already know.
— MF

If you are interested in joining the March 2018 pilgrimage please see the details below and let me know you are interested -- if you need different dates please email and let me know, right now the dates are flexible, if you would like to receive information on the October 2018 Pilgrimage please sign up → here. *An offering for advanced work and healing in Ceremony in Peru is being organized for March 2018 — if you are interested in going deeper with plant medicine please email me at chloe@exploredeeply.comItinerary below. 

The beautiful city of Cusco, Peru



Day 1 (March 24th)

Arrival to Cusco

  • Welcome, introduction
  • Day to explore historical downtown Cusco
  • Intention Ceremony

Day 2 (March 25th)

Sacred Valley Peru

Opening Ceremony in sacred Inca site: Cusco, Peru

  • Cleansing Ceremony & Healing Circle
  • Afternoon of sightseeing and shopping for magical things

Day 3 (March 26th)

  • Fasting, day of meditation, prayer, and journaling
  • Sacred Teacher Plant Ceremony

Day 4 (March 27th)

  • Integration ceremony and consultation with Shaman
  • Offering to Mother Earth Pachamama— Thanksgiving Ceremony


Day 5 (March 28th)

Machu Picchu

  • Departure to Sacred Valley - lunch in Ollantaytambo
  • Trip from Cusco city to Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu village) includes a train ride with scenic views of the Sacred Valley
  • Night Stay in Aguas Calientes

Day 6 (March 29th)

Sacred Journey to Peru Machu Picchu Cusco

Machu Picchu,  (Aguas Calientes)

  • Customized guided visit of Machu Picchu with emphasis on Inca´s cosmic vision and spirituality
  • Guided spiritual connection with the Inca ancestors
  • Lunch in Aguas Calientes
  • Return to Cusco
Moray, Inca Ruin

Moray, Inca Ruin

Day 7 (March 30th)

In the Sacred Valley – Sacred Inca site:

  • Group Healing Ceremony
  • Celebration dinner in Cusco

Day 8 (March 31st)

Group meets at breakfast to say goodbye before your return flight home

  • Closing Ceremony
  • Day of Exploration of Cusco City and sacred sites on your own


  • Cleansing Ceremony & Sacred Inca Rites
  • Sacred Teacher Plant Ceremony, and Thanksgiving Ceremony with Indigenous Curanderos
  • Transportation to/from sacred sites
  • Entrance Tickets to sacred sites
  • Hotel accommodations in Cusco and Aguas Calientes 
  • All set meals 90% organic and vegetarian as per itinerary from Day 1 to Day 8 breakfast.
  • Interpreter English/Spanish
  • Private Driver & Transportation while on pilgrimage
  • Personalized support and help with integration, and attention to all details of your experience
  • Organization and cultural liaison from the moment we meet you until your departure
  • Customized Guided Spiritual Experience of Machu Picchu
  • Train ticket and bus tickets to Machu Picchu
  • Entrance tickets to Machu Picchu
  • Guided meditation in Machu Picchu
  • Integration & healing circle as per itinerary

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Treking to the Temple of the Moon, Cusco Peru.

Treking to the Temple of the Moon, Cusco Peru.

The Spiritual Pilgrimage is all inclusive, and the itinerary is designed so that you may experience a deep and personal pilgrimage that includes individual and customized attention for Spiritual Integration, all Ceremonies with Indigenous Curanderos, transportation to and from sacred sites, as well as entrance fees, and almost all meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) while on pilgrimage, and all lodging.

Investment: $5000

 *Please expect same sex shared accommodations unless single room accommodation is reserved in advance per confirmation with Chloë. ($800 single room supplement.)

Due to the intimate and deep spiritual work on this journey, the group is limited to a very small number of participants. We will experience the rare gift of becoming Ceremony in an almost one to one setting with the Curanderos of the Inca Q'ero and Shipibo Healing lineages. If you have questions about the ceremonies please make an appointment to meet with me or contact me at chloe@exploredeeply.com.


To enroll, please send a non-refundable deposit check or money order in the amount of $1000 made payable to Chloë Rain Cunningham to 15584 Yankeetown Rd, Fulks Run, Virginia, 22830. Payment plans are available, complete balance is due February 1st 2018. To pay with credit card please select below, note there is credit card processing fee when paying via credit or debit card.

It is the most worthwhile thing I’ve ever done for myself.
— ES
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*Note: You will need to book your flight through Lima Peru to Cusco Peru. I have flown LAN Airlines most often because they are most direct from the United States and have a change of planes to Cusco from Lima. If you have questions or would like help getting to Cusco please ask me when we meet. 

*Please book your return international flight in the afternoon preferably departure after 2:00 p.m. or later is even better to have sufficient time for flight connections and international flight check in. If you would like to arrive in Cusco before the pilgrimage begins or stay after the end of the pilgrimage, let me know and I can help you make arrangements or suggest places to stay for your duration.

Please make an appointment to talk to me about the Pilgrimage to ask questions to determine if this trip is the Spiritual adventure that your soul has been seeking.


In indigenous cultures, healing services with a Curandero or Spiritual Guide are highly regarded and well paid for. From time immemorial medicine people have been paid for their services, whether in the form of animals like goats, chickens, or cows; or goods like tobacco. Money is now common currency for service. It is widely believed that if people don’t pay or exchange something for their healing then they won’t get better. The rate of exchange respects the spiritual lineage of the client and the Spiritual Guide, and is a symbol of taking spiritual growth and healing seriously.

I go to great lengths to support my clients and spend truly devoted time each day with each individual person's healing, and I charge a rate requisite with time spent as well as consideration to all the details of the pilgrimage and container of support.

In these times when many people are calling themselves shamans, one should spend time researching and determining whether a Spiritual Guide or Healer is the right fit for you. 

It is important to feel that your Spiritual Guide is authentically honoring the medicine and the teachings of the healing lineage and the ancestors who have offered their wisdom. Only you can make the right decision for you.

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Water Temple at Machu Picchu


The Peru Pilgrimage is a deep calling that can not be silenced or ignored. This trip is for those who long for true transformation from within. For those who need to get out of the “chop wood, carry water” routine of daily living and remember what it feels like to experience life fully in each moment with love, awe, and gratitude.  

The sacred lands, mountains, and culture of Peru cradle and hold space for reflection and new perspectives. There is something about being that much closer to the sky that somehow connects one deeper to this life, this Universe and this moment.  

Vacations can be a way of “checking out”, a momentary reprieve from the stresses of modern day living. Then, you return to that stress cycle. The pilgrimage to Peru is all about tuning in and listening deeply to begin the journey towards creating a life where there is no longer a need to escape on vacation. Life is the adventure. Each moment a new experience worthy of our attention.

"This trip has affected me deeply. Being supported by Chloë, the group, the Maestros, the Apus and Sacred lands of Peru has rekindled a courage within me to live my best life; a life where decisions are made from my heart."

"The depth of knowledge, experience and wisdom shared through the different ceremonies we participated in and the compounding effect each had was profound. I will carry these teachings close to my heart. I was also impressed by the level of detail and care paid to the trip itinerary.  All needs seemed to have been anticipated and met."

"This pilgrimage continues to change me everyday. The lessons I learned, the hope that I gained, and the love and support that I felt have helped me view situations and people from a different perspective, a perspective of love and understanding, an ability to feel like I can control my own destiny, if I’m willing to put in the work and do the right things. It’s made me feel more connected with people, animals, and nature....it’s given me greater empathy and the desire to share love, seeing how kindness grows."

"One of my favorite parts of the trip was experiencing each moment as a sacred unfolding miracle. This is how I want to live life!  The people in the group each brought a different yet equally integral quality to the group that created a safe and supportive container to see and be seen, to love, and be loved.  I am forever grateful for the opportunity to have such an experience."

"I was not expecting such comfortable accommodations and was pleasantly surprised how well our bodies were supported. Thank you!"

"Before saying “yes” to the Peru trip I was in a perpetual life cycle of not trusting my Heart’s wisdom. Going through this experience and pilgrimage has led me to a place of deep trust and peace. I now walk with two feet on the path of my Heart."

"On this pilgrimage I received a feeling of relief and flow down to the pit of my stomach, a feeling of love and true compassion & caring in my heart, and a connection with something bigger and grander than I’ve ever known before."

"Chloë's ability to bring other kind hearted people together and inspire is priceless. I would recommend this journey because it allowed me to take time to reflect inwards, while being surrounded by the universal miracles of nature and beauty. Along with the supportive company, I felt safe and like I was on the right path."

Healing Stones set on the PachaMama Altar in Machu Picchu to receive blessings.


"For millennia, the cry in the heart for embarking upon a meaningful journey has been answered by pilgrimage, a transformative journey to a sacred center. It calls for a journey to a holy site associated with Gods, saints, or heroes, or to a natural setting imbued with spiritual power, or to a revered temple to seek counsel. To people the world over, pilgrimage is a spiritual exercise, an act of devotion to find a source of healing, or even to perform a penance. Always, it is a journey of risk and renewal. For a journey without challenge has no meaning; one without purpose has no soul...

The object of pilgrimage is not rest and recreation — or to get away from it all.

To set out on a pilgrimage is to throw down a challenge to everyday life.

Nothing matters now but this adventure. Travelers jostle each other to board the train [bus, plane] where they crowd together for a journey that may last several days. After that there is a stony road to climb on foot — a rough, wild path in a landscape where everything is new.

The naked glitter of the sacred mountain stirs the imagination; the adventure of self-conquest has begun...."

Phil Cousineau, The Art of Pilgrimage: Conari Press, Berkeley, CA. 1998