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Sacred Valley Dieta

This Dieta is held in one of the most ancient, energetic places in the world: the Sacred Valley of the Incas in Cusco. 

The Valley Experience | 12-Day Dieta

The Sacred Valley Dieta takes place in April. This program is designed for people that are looking for a deep healing and awakening experience in the astounding Andes of Peru. You will reconnect with yourself while experiencing the powerful energy of the Apus and Pachamama, the wisdom and rich culture of its native communities, and the mesmerizing views of the Sacred Valley.


You will also have the unique opportunity to join us in our additional activities that include an Ancient Sites Tour in the Sacred Valley and Cusco and the Q’ero Nation Pilgrimage. These are truly unique experiences that will stay with you for the rest of your life. 

You are welcome to join us in this special journey and rediscover one of the most spiritual places in the world.

For booking your spot in the Program:

  • Contact us to apply to one of the programs

  • Download the Application Form PDF you will get in your email

  • Fill the Application Form and agree with the Terms and Conditions

  • Send back your Application Form PDF for review and approval 

  • Once approved you will receive the payment information to make your US$ 500 reservation deposit fee and the remaining payments schedule

  • Send a screenshot of your deposit

The Dieta Program

On the arrival day to the Retreat Center in Urubamba, Don Gino will give you a warm welcome and make you feel safe and part of our family. Then, the whole group will gather in the ceremony room where he will explain the wonderful process you are about to go through and answer any questions. This is also where you will be able to meet everyone and become part of the beautiful community that will support you during your entire stay. 

Later on, Don Gino will have a one-on-one conversation with you. The aim is to create a bond and understand what you are bringing into the ceremonies. This will give him the information and tools to provide a personal healing experience, opening the right doors for the Medicine to go where it is most needed. This personal approach has shown outstanding healing and awakening results on people from all walks of life around the world. In the evening, the group will gather in the dining room to have a last supper before opening the Dieta. 


The Dieta starts the next day with a traditional San Pedro Ceremony, which takes place in the Pumahuanca Mountain. The Maestro Wachuma will open you up, and create a deep connection with Nature and your heart, which will prepare you for your Plant Medicine journey.


On the third day, the whole group gathers in the gardens for the native plants’ flowering bath, which will cleanse you from the heavy energies brought from the cities and give you energetic protection through your Dieta process. The first Plant Medicine ceremony will be held on the same day at night. 


The next four Plant Medicine ceremonies will take place every other day throughout the remainder of the program. During the Dieta, a liter of Master Plants tea will be distributed daily to each participant. Drinking this tea is an important part of the Dieta, for it will help you connect with the spirits of the plants, allowing the Plant Medicine to work better within you.


On the fourth day, the Kambo, Rapé and Sananga Ceremony will take place. This Ceremony will deeply cleanse your emotional and physical bodies, resetting your energy field. The 4-day Visionary Painting Workshop and the Charango (Andean Guitar) Classes will start on the same day, and will be held in between Plant Medicine ceremony days. This will spark your creativity and allow you to express yourself, helping with your transformation and healing process, while also learning to play medicine music and Icaros. 


Before the end of the Dieta, there may be optional add-ons depending on the weather, for the people that want to have a day trip to local sites like the Lares Hot Springs, Maras and Moray, among other options. This will help you relax and put your mind at ease, preparing you for the last ceremony. 


The 5th and closing ceremony is held during daytime. This feels like a celebration full of joy that brings a deeper connection among the group, creating a community with a long-lasting bond. By the end of this ceremony, Don Gino will cut your Dieta by serving you a spoon of an old Mestizo-Shipibo recipe, which will make you appreciate the food and tastes we take for granted in our daily lives. This is truly an incredible and unforgettable experience to conclude a long and challenging journey.


On the same day after lunch, for the final closure, the whole group will gather in the ceremony room where Don Gino will explain the Post-Dieta Instructions and Integration Guidelines, that will help you when going back home. 

Accommodation and Food


The Casa de Campo Urubamba Retreat Center is a nice rustic country guest house with a lot of green areas, which you will find really comfortable, warm and cozy. It is located 15 minutes away from the city of Urubamba, uphill the Apu Pumahuanca Mountain. Throughout the gardens, and available at all times, there are many relaxing areas with rustic furniture, hammocks and umbrellas, as well as a stone-made pool and sauna. There’s also a beautiful ceremony room, with a nice fireplace to keep you warm during the ceremonies and sharing circles.


Single and double rooms are available, each one with a private bathroom. Since chemical toiletry products, such as toothpaste, deodorant and shampoo are not allowed, you will be given baking soda to brush your teeth and Guayusa leaves to soothe and cleanse yourself in your daily shower. 


The food is light, fresh and healthy, prepared daily from organic, pesticide-free, local sources. All meals during the Dieta are free from salt, sugar, spices, dairy and red meat. It is thoughtfully designed for the process to avoid getting in ceremony on a heavy stomach. Three meals a day will be served, and coca leaves and herbal teas will be available at all times. The Dieta is based on the Mestizo traditions and the menu includes rice, potato, quinoa, dried banana, carrots and eggs.


After cutting the Dieta, we will enjoy amazing native Peruvian cuisine with vegan and vegetarian options. If you have any special dietary requirements please advise us upon receiving confirmation of your participation.


Feb 23rd - Mar 05th

Option 1

Normal cost dieta:
US$ 2,700


Payments in parts:
US$ 700 to save your spot

US$ 1,000 before 15.11.2023
US$ 1,000 before 15.12.2023


Option 2

Former participant:

US$ 2,570
You can save 5% if you already did a Dieta with Don Gino.


Payments in parts:
US$ 570 to save your spot 
US$ 1,000 before 15.11.2023
US$ 1,000 before 15.12.2023

Option 3

Save 5% when you decide to go for the early bird. One Payment before 15.09.2023:
US$ 2,570

Option 4

Save 10% if you are a Former Dieta participant and you choose to pay the early bird before the 15.09.2023
One payment:
US$ 2,440

Please let us know which option you decide to take. Your spot will be confirmed once your application form is approved and we receive your payment confirmation.

Program Details


What’s Included:


  • Pre-Dieta instructions and safety guidelines

  • One-on-one conversation with Don Gino Chaka-Runa at arrival

  • Sharing circles the morning after each ceremony

  • Daily intake of Master Plants tea and lecture of the plants

  • 5 Plant Medicine ceremonies with Don Gino Chaka-Runa

  • 1 Personal cleansing and healing Arkana

  • 1 Floral Bath for cleansing and protection

  • Mapacho, Chacapa and Agua Florida cleansing during each ceremony

  • Palo Santo / Smudge personal cleansing before ceremonies

  • Rapé servings during ceremonies

  • Visit to the Lares natural hot springs

  • Participation in our circles of music

  • Talks on consciousness and life awareness

  • Peruvian Shamanism group talks

  • 11 nights / 12 days accommodation

  • Breakfast and lunch during the Dieta

  • Pick-up / Drop-off at Cusco airport

  • Post-Dieta instructions and guidelines




  • Kambo, Rapé and Sananga Ceremony | In the morning on the second day and in the morning the day before the last ceremony: US$ 150 each ceremony

  • San Pedro Ceremony | On the first day after the flowered bath. US$ 150

Charango Workshop | 4 days, 1h each day: US$ 150

  • Osteopathy | Each therapy 1h: US$ 100

Available Discounts (only on Dieta prices, not applicable to Add-Ons):

  • Early Bird: 5% (When saving your spot early!)

  • Former Participant: 5% (When you have participated in any Chaka-Runa Retreat or Dieta before)

  • Full Program: 12% (When paying for the Dieta, all Add-Ons and both Sacred Sites and Q'ero Nation Expeditions)

  • Back-to-Back: 15% (When paying for 2 Sacred Valley Dietas)

What’s Not Included:


  • Personal accommodation before and after the program

  • Personal expenses and meals outside of the program

  • Airfares to and from Peru and to and from Cusco

  • Travel insurance

  • Personal healthcare expenses if needed

  • Peruvian Visa (if necessary)

SV Price / Payment


This is a one in a lifetime opportunity where you will be able to truly embrace the ancient culture of the Incas by visiting two of the most unique places in the world: The Sacred Valley of the Incas in Cusco and the Q’ero Nation. Discover our programs:

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