Fire Ceremony in Cusco

A learning ritual
A learning ritual
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  • 3 hoursStarts at 4 pm
  • Starting point Your hotel in Cusco
  • Group size: 1 - 5this is a PRIVATE tour
  • All yearbring raingear if the season is on
  • Bookings At least 72 hours in advance
  • Price range$140 - 185

Every element has a special power. As part of this experience, you will learn about the sacred power of Mama Nina (Mother Fire) and the methods for doing a fire ceremony in order to have the best results when working with its special energy for offerings and in group gatherings.

In addition, you will learn about the song for Mama Nina. The teachings are for those who would like to learn how to prepare a fire ceremony in the ancient traditional ways of the Q’ero.

The Fire Ceremony in Cusco is powerful to bring families, friends and the community closer together as well as for strengthening one’s own energy.

You will be picked up from your hotel in Cusco and then taken to a special place to perform ceremonies of Andean tradition. Here, you will meet the “maestro” Paqo Qero, who will teach you about the Inca worldview and explain the procedure.

Please note: this session takes about 3 hours in total. However, the exact duration depends on the group size. If you are more people, the session can take longer, as the ceremony will be carried out for each participant.

Other ceremonies in Cusco

If you’re deeply drawn to these rituals and ceremonies, consider exploring further with our additional experiences. Dive into the Coca Leaf Reading Counseling, honor the earth with the Pachamama (Mother Earth) Ceremony, or immerse yourself in the transformative Four Elements Ceremony.

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Why is this experience Impactful?

The Fire Ceremony in Cusco embodies sustainability through its deep-rooted connection to Andean culture and its dedication to preserving ancestral wisdom. This experience, by immersing participants in traditional practices, cultivates a deep respect for nature and enhances spiritual and communal well-being. It not only aids in the preservation of indigenous traditions but also supports the local communities by providing a means of cultural and possibly economic sustenance. Furthermore, the ceremony’s emphasis on connecting with the natural world and its elements encourages a more harmonious and sustainable interaction with the environment, aligning with the broader mission to empower communities and individuals through the transformative energy of ancestral wisdom.

Read here how the Sustainability Score was elaborated


Price Includes

  • Spiritual guide translator (Spanish - English and Quechua)
  • Tools and instruments for the rituals
  • Private transportation to and from the ceremonial site
  • Master Paqo Qero guidance and explanations
  • Meditation and Music played by the Master

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Frequently Asked Questions

About the Fire Ceremony in Cusco

Do I need any kind of preparation?

Nothing extraordinary really. But, please avoid eating garlic and onions before and after tour dates. These products can have a strong influence on both good and bad spirits in general and do not allow us to work spiritually in ceremonies.

Could children participate in the ceremonies?

Yes, children starting from the age of 8 years can join to the ceremonies.

Can I take pictures?

Yes, there are certain moments where you can take pictures. Your tour guide will let you know.

Do maestros Paqo speak English?

No, they speak Quechua and Spanish. But there will be a translator who will help to communicate with the maestros.

What is the Q'ero Inca Nation?

The Q’ero Inca Nation is a tribe of approximately 1500 people. In the past, the tribe was living in their communities in the Andean highlands at altitudes above 14,000 feet in order to escape the conquistadors. They lived in isolation from the rest of the world, until their “discovery” in 1949.

What is a Paqo?

The Paqos are the native maestros from the Andes and come from a family lineage of shamans.

Is this tour private, shared, or mixed?

It’s private 

General questions

For questions about booking a tour, prices, preparation for your trip, health and safety or other themes, please check our Frequently Asked Questions page. If you can’t find your question & answer, email us and we’ll add it!

Your Host

Alejandro Apaza

Alejandro was born in the Qeros Nation in Cusco. He is a “maestro” Paqo, and wants to keep alive the healing techniques and costumes from his community and ancestors. Alejandro comes from a family lineage of shamans. His father, grandfather, and grandmother were helping people to practice reciprocity and live in health and harmony with the Pachamama (Mother Earth). 

The Apaza Family Paqos are the last shamans who have lived without contact to the outside world in their childhood. They have learned the rituals of their ancestors and have received special initiations, spending days of isolation in the most sacred mountains of the Andes. Alejandro wants to follow their path and share his ancestral knowledge with the world. He follows and respects the same principles of living in balance and harmony with all around us.