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Best Ayahuasca Retreats in Peru

Updated Oct 2022

Aside from the Amazon rainforest, diverse cultures, and ancient ruins, Peru is also known for Ayahuasca, a healing medicine of the indigenous peoples that have been a part of ceremonies and rituals for thousands of years. It is a psychoactive brew used to deal with physical, mental or spiritual issues.

Peru has retreat centers that offer a serene, safe, and well-facilitated setting with ceremonies led by highly-experienced indigenous shamans and healers. Some of the centers also have doctors, psychiatrists and nurses on site who will help and guide you throughout your healing journey.

Here is our hand-picked list of the best places for you to check out. If we are missing anything, please let us know!

San Salvador, Cusco - Peru
51 962 357 253

Etnikas is located in the Sacred Valley of the Incas nestled among the Andean Mountains. They integrate modern with ancient medicine. It is also recognized by the Ministry of Health of Peru and has 40 years of experience in shamanic healing and guiding Ayahuasca ceremonies.

They have a team of highly experienced indigenous healers from the Andes and Amazon, doctors, psychologists and nurses who will guide you in an authentic and traditional retreat that is based on the principles of the Inca philosophy. This unique team will provide you with high-quality preparation before the ceremony, and quality guidance during and after the ceremony.

San Francisco de Asís, Tambo, Peru
51 964 548 660

Situated in a quiet area in Tambo, Suipino Ayahuasca Retreat Center features a bar, a garden, a terrace and a complimentary parking area. They have 20 separate huts equipped with a fan and mosquito nets. Vegetarian and vegan meals are available for breakfast.

Authentic and traditional Shipibo Ayahuasca Ceremonies which are performed by indigenous shamans are offered here. They use medicinal plants native to the Peruvian Amazon. The center is near a river where you can swim or take a boat to watch pink dolphins.

Tarapoto, Peru
1-800-397-1730

Soltara Healing Center is a 30-hectare sanctuary and ecological preserve located in the High Protection Zone of the Cordillera Escalera National Park. From here you can walk straight into the untouched primary forest of the Amazon, visit the river running through the property, or sink into the lush and vibrant soundscape of the rainforest.

You can let your mind, body, and nervous system relax and rejuvenate in this rainforest haven which is fully off-grid through their technology-free Ayahuasca retreats for a deep digital detox. They have skilled facilitators who have decades of experience working in ceremonies who will help and guide you through the healing process. All the meals served are ayahuasca-friendly and are inspired by local Peruvian and Shipibo dishes.

152 JIRÓN FITZCARRALD, IQUITOS, LORETO, 16002, PERU
1 (480) 993.2240

Have an unforgettable healing journey at Arkana Spiritual Center. They offer various Ancestral Healing Medicines aside from Ayahuasca, such as Sapo, San Pedro, Peyote, Psilocybe Mushrooms & more. They also have guides who can take you to the different regions and sacred places of Peru.

Their high-quality and well-trained shamans and healers can provide you with the most diverse and safest healing experience. A sacred space is available where guests can participate in pranayama breathwork sessions, sound baths, and guided meditations. This center can also customize a private retreat, may it be on your own or with your group of friends.

Monitor Huascar #226 Iquitos, Peru
051 982 820 757

Located near Iquitos in a tranquil rainforest, Hummingbird Healing Center is a safe and supportive environment that offers ayahuasca retreats of different lengths to meet your personal needs. Their longer stays include a master plant dieta with a plant selected by a shaman that depends on what you are looking to heal.

Learn to live with self-awareness through the guidance of a traditional healer with 38 years of experience. They combine plant medicine ceremonies and dietas with regular integration sessions and lessons on mindfulness so you will be able to take charge of your own growth and healing over the long term.

La Florida, Pucallpa 25003, Peru

Nimea Kaya Healing Center is situated in the lowland jungles of the Amazon, on the outskirts of Pucallpa. They have various accommodation options and can host a variety of guests such as couples, groups and single travellers. Plant-based meals are provided throughout the retreat.

Release blockages and limitations through their 9-day program which includes four ceremonies guided by Shipibo Healers. This program can help cleanse and detoxify the physical body, heal past traumas and allow individuals to achieve heightened states of expanded consciousness and spiritual realizations.

Comunidad Varillal, 14km Iquitos-Nauta Hwy, Loreto, Peru
51 917 327 657

Experience the transformative and sustained healing benefits of Ayahuasca and Plant Dieta at Caya Shobo. They have highly skilled maestros and facilitators that will provide guidance and support as you undergo a deep cleansing and healing of your body, mind, heart, and soul.

This venue features a 12-day retreat that includes 8 Ayahuasca ceremonies and personally prescribed Plant Dieta treatment for each guest, as well as other daily plant therapies. The retreat is limited to a maximum of 10 guests, all with private accommodation, to ensure personalized attention.

Sgto. Lores 712, Iquitos 16000, Peru
51 921 301 119

Kawsay Ayahuasca Retreats, established in 2008, can help you heal and bring you hope and understanding about life. They offer Ayahuasca and San Pedro Cactus ceremonies which can guide you to a higher level of awareness of yourself so you can heal on the deepest levels possible.

Their healing process is a combination of addressing mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual issues. During your stay, you will also have limpiezas, or cleanses, through special healing plant baths. Excursions such as visits to the Yagua Indians and Monkey Island sanctuary, hiking through a local village, jungle walks, and piranha fishing can also be arranged.

AA.HH Pablo Hocking Weeks Mz. A, Lt 7., Pucallpa, Peru

Pachamama Temple is located just outside of Pucallpa city, in the heart of a Shipibo community. It is a place for people who seek personal transformation. They offer 7 and 12-day Ayahuasca Retreats which are led by experienced Shipibo shamans who work together with carefully selected and skilled western facilitators.

During the retreat, you will have the opportunity to have one-on-one time with the healers and facilitators and participate in the brewing process of Ayahuasca vine and Chacruna leaves. You will also be able to learn about the Shipibo culture through classes on Arts, Crafts, Language, and History.

Pevas, 113-C, Iquitos 16002, Peru
+51 931 465 194

Refugio Altiplano is a shamanic healing center located in the pristine Peruvian rainforest. A wide range of activities is available for you to enjoy such as swimming, sauna, fishing, kayaking, botanical garden walk, jungle hike, village visit, floral bath and more. There is also a library and sauna where you can relax.

Their retreat options may last from 7 days to 12 days. They also offer a longer immersion program that lasts for 26 days with 15 traditional ayahuasca ceremonies. This is for people who have physical, emotional, or spiritual concerns, or those who desire to study more about shamanism and ayahuasca medicine.

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More About Peru

Peru is a megadiverse country situated in South America. On its pacific coast lies its largest city and capital, Lima. This country is full of natural beauty, rich in biological diversity and has a broad array of landscapes and ecosystems. Peru is also home to the ancient Inca city and UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Machu Picchu, which is also known as “The Lost City of the Incas”. You can also find here the Ausangate Mountain, also known as the rainbow mountains, the world’s highest navigable lake, Lake Titicaca, and ancient geoglyphs, the Nazca lines. The world’s largest rainforest and home to more than 40,000 plant species and 1,300 bird species, the Amazon rainforest, covers almost 60% of Peru’s land area. Amazon river, the largest river in the world, is also known to start in Peru.

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Joseph Metta

Joseph Metta

Joseph is a wellness expert who has dedicated his life to helping others achieve optimum health. A former professional athlete, Joey knows firsthand the importance of living a balanced lifestyle. After years of research and study, he developed his own unique system of health and wellbeing, which he now shares with the world through his books, seminars, and online courses. Joey's approach is based on the belief that true health comes from a harmonious balance of mind, body, and spirit. By teaching others how to nurture all three aspects of their being, Joey helps them achieve a level of wellness that they never thought possible. Through his work, Joey has touched the lives of thousands of people and helped them to create more fulfilling and satisfying lives.

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