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Everything You Should Know to Select an Ayahuasca Retreat

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Embarking on an Ayahuasca retreat is a deeply personal and transformative journey. It's essential to choose the right retreat that aligns with your spiritual, emotional, and physical needs. This guide will provide you with comprehensive insights into selecting an authentic Ayahuasca retreat in Peru, particularly focusing on the offerings by a traditional Shipibo family in their home village. Let's delve into the details to help you make an informed decision for your healing journey.

Introduction to Ayahuasca Retreats

Welcome to the Home of the Shamans

As plant medicines like Ayahuasca become more popular in the West, retreats are set up by Westerners, for Westerners, often losing touch with the sacred nature of these ceremonies. Our retreat, however, is run by a Shipibo family deep in the Amazon, carrying centuries of experience working with the master plants used in their ceremonies. You’ll be entering their home to embark on your plant medicine journey.

What is Ayahuasca?

Ayahuasca is a powerful plant medicine used for centuries by indigenous tribes in the Amazon for spiritual and healing purposes. It is traditionally prepared from the Banisteriopsis caapi vine and the leaves of the Psychotria viridis shrub. The brew induces altered states of consciousness, often leading to profound insights and emotional healing.

Why Choose an Ayahuasca Retreat in Peru

Authentic Experience

Peru is renowned for its rich Ayahuasca heritage, particularly in the Amazon region. Choosing a retreat in Peru ensures an authentic experience with traditional shamans who have inherited this practice through generations. Our retreat is run by a Shipibo family, deep in the Amazon, who carry centuries of experience working with Ayahuasca and master plants.

Connection to Nature

Located in the heart of the Amazon rainforest, our retreat offers a unique opportunity to connect with nature. Living amongst the plants that are used in ceremonies enhances the healing process, grounding participants in the natural environment from which these powerful medicines originate.

The Significance of Shipibo Traditions

Who Are the Shipibo?

The Shipibo are an indigenous people of the Peruvian Amazon, known for their deep knowledge of medicinal plants and their intricate spiritual practices. Their traditions are woven into every aspect of the Ayahuasca ceremonies they conduct.

Why Shipibo Ayahuasca Ceremonies?

Shipibo ceremonies are known for their structured and disciplined approach. The shamans, or curanderos, guide participants through the process with traditional songs (icaros) that are believed to activate the healing power of Ayahuasca and other plant medicines. These ceremonies offer a safe and transformative environment for participants.

Understanding Ayahuasca and Master Plant Dieta

What is a Master Plant Dieta?

A master plant dieta is a spiritual and therapeutic practice that involves a strict diet and isolation, allowing for a deep connection with specific plant spirits. This practice is believed to enhance the healing properties of the plants and provide profound personal insights.

Benefits of Ayahuasca and Master Plant Dieta

The combination of Ayahuasca and master plant dieta can offer a comprehensive healing experience, addressing physical, emotional, and spiritual ailments. Participants often report significant personal growth, emotional release, and a deeper understanding of themselves and the universe.

Choosing the Right Ayahuasca Retreat

Factors to Consider

When selecting an Ayahuasca retreat, it's crucial to consider several factors to ensure a safe and meaningful experience:

  • Authenticity: Ensure the retreat is run by experienced indigenous shamans.
  • Safety: Check for protocols and medical screenings to ensure participants' safety.
  • Personalization: Look for retreats that offer personalized healing plans.
  • Environment: The retreat should be situated in a serene and natural environment.
  • Testimonials: Read reviews and testimonials from past participants.

Why Choose Us?

Our retreat is a fully immersive experience, living among the plants in the Shipibo center of the Amazon rainforest. With a maximum capacity of six guests and often three shamans present in each ceremony, you’ll receive the personal attention needed for a transformative journey. Our shamans have centuries of plant medicine ceremonies in their heritage, offering guidance and support throughout the retreat.

Ayahuasca Retreats in Pucallpa

Location and Accessibility

If you are looking for the best ayahuasca retreats in Pucallpa, look no further than us. It's an ideal location for those seeking an authentic Ayahuasca experience away from the more commercialized areas. Our retreat is just outside Pahoyan, a Shipibo village up the Amazonian river from Pucallpa.

Our Offerings

We offer various retreat packages to suit different needs and durations:

  • 7 Day Ayahuasca Retreat: Perfect for beginners or those with limited time.
  • 10 Day Ayahuasca Retreat: A more immersive experience with additional ceremonies.
  • 20 Day Ayahuasca and Master Plant Dieta: For a deeper connection and healing journey.
  • 30 Day Ayahuasca and Master Plant Dieta: The most comprehensive package for profound transformation.

Affordability and Pricing

Ayahuasca Retreat Peru Price

Our retreats are designed to be affordable without compromising on the quality of the experience. We believe that healing should be accessible to everyone.

  • 7 Days: $900 – Includes 3-4 Ayahuasca ceremonies, meals, and private accommodation.
  • 10 Days: $1800 – Includes 4-5 Ayahuasca ceremonies, 3 teacher plant ceremonies, meals, and private accommodation.
  • 20 Days: $2900 – Includes 8-9 Ayahuasca ceremonies, 6 teacher plant ceremonies, meals, and private accommodation.
  • 30 Days: $3900 – Includes 12-14 Ayahuasca ceremonies, 9 teacher plant ceremonies, meals, and private accommodation.

Cost Transparency

We believe in transparent pricing with no hidden costs. All packages are all-inclusive, covering ceremonies, accommodation, meals, and daily consultations with the shamans.

Personalized Healing Plans

Tailored to Your Needs

Our retreat offers personalized healing plans tailored to each participant's needs. This ensures that your journey is aligned with your specific goals and intentions.

The Process

  1. Discovery Call: Book a short 30-minute call with a member of our team to discuss your needs and expectations.
  2. Personalized Plan: Based on the discovery call, we create a personalized healing plan for you.
  3. Commencement of the Retreat: Upon your approval, we finalize the plan and begin organizing the details of your retreat.

Testimonials and Reviews

What Our Guests Say

Our guests' experiences speak volumes about the transformative power of our retreats. Here are some testimonials:

  • TJ – USA: “When I came here I was searching for death, I wasn’t searching for life. It was hard, but once I gave up the pride and the ego, it was such a beautiful journey.”
  • James Webb – UK: “Words can’t describe the time I’ve had here. I wanted to experience Ayahuasca with a traditional Shipibo family, and that is what you get here.”
  • Theo Sanchez – France: “The family is really here to support you, more than that, you become a part of their family. You feel so much cared for.”
  • Callum Rylance – UK: “I wasn’t very trusting coming here but in a matter of hours, and especially after the first ceremony, I completely changed my mind – The family were there to protect me, guide me and help me.”

FAQs About Ayahuasca Retreats

Common Questions

  1. How do I know if this is the right retreat for me? Trust what your heart says. If your mind needs more information, we invite you to book a discovery call with a member of our team, where all your questions can be answered.
  2. What are “Master Plant Dietas” and “Teacher Plant Ceremonies”? Master plant dietas involve a strict diet and isolation to connect deeply with specific plant spirits. Teacher plant ceremonies involve the use of these plants to enhance the healing process during Ayahuasca retreats.
  3. Is it safe? Yes, safety is our top priority. We require a discovery call to ensure participants are in good physical, mental, and spiritual health before attending the retreat. We also have specific protocols to follow for your safety.


Choosing the right Ayahuasca retreat is a significant step towards your healing journey. Our retreat, run by a traditional Shipibo family, offers an authentic, safe, and personalized experience deep in the Amazon rainforest. With affordable pricing, personalized healing plans, and glowing testimonials, we invite you to trust the process and embark on a life-changing journey with us.

Ready to begin your journey? Book a discovery call now and take the first step towards your transformation.



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