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Ayahuasca Retreat in the Amazon Forest

490 USD Per person

Ayahuasca Retreat in the Amazon Forest

Ayahuasca is a sacred brew and a very strong nature medicine, that must be taken responsibly. This sacred brew can solve and alleviate many diseases. But beware; it is not a quick solution either. it has to be a slow, gradual and deliberate process, that allows you to find your answers. This 3-day Ayahuasca retreat in the Amazon Forest of Cusco is ideal to connect yourself with your divinity and everything that surrounds you.

You should understand that Ayahuasca has no hallucination or amusement purposes. If you have either of those two purposes in mind; my honest advice would be to not perform the ceremony: because you will most likely be disappointed. Ayahuasca ceremonies awakens biological circuits and mechanisms that allow us to create new connections in our brain; especially in the hippocampus. Which allows you to have flashbacks and deep connections, with the most intimate part of your being; and the essential energy that surrounds us.

For more information about our Ayahuasca retreats, go to our website specialized in Ayahuasca therapies: Ikaro Ayahuasca Retreat. To see videos about the place where we do our Ayahuasca ceremonies, the facilities we have and the testimonials of our previous patients, go to: Ikaro Ayahuasca Retreat Videos.

Highlights of our Ayahuasca Retreat in the Amazon forest 

  • The shamans we work with are all from my town, located in the Amazon jungle of Cusco; The tribe to which they belong are known as the Matsigenka and Ashaninka and they have lived for hundreds of years in the Peruvian Amazon. Our healers have many years of experience healing and helping with Ayahuasca.
  • Your safety is our priority, that is why, we include coordinators who will be available 24/7 for you. Our coordinators are trained by doctors and firefighters to solve medical problems. We Also have an agreement with a local hospital to act in case of any emergency.
  • For the retreat place we have, for the shamans that work with us and the logistics that we use in our Ayahuasca retreats; the price of our programs are very affordable, we seek to help and heal people in the most authentic way possible, in an immersive and unforgettable setting.
  • My family has a paradise ranch in the jungle of more than 20 acres that will be all 100% at your disposal; it has crystalline rivers for tubing, bird observatories, medicinal plants, waterfalls, palm tree spots, horses and much more.
  • Be part of our social and environmental projects.
  • The groups are small, from 4 to 10 people maximum; this number of people allows the healer / shaman to have adequate control of the energies and frequencies of all participants.
  • We are located in the Amazon jungle; inside the Manu National park, 5-hour drive from Cusco and Machu Picchu. The amazon jungle is the original and adequate environment to experience this sacred Ayahuasca brew.
  • Our Ayahuasca Retreat includes incredible activities to connect you deeply with nature, the universe and your divinity (see the activities in the itinerary).
  • 2 hours of mountain biking, descending from the Andes to the Amazon Jungle (optional activity).
  • We prepare adequate diets for Ayahuasca on the days of the ceremony and also delicious food using organic products that we grow in our own farmland.

Trip Overview of our Ayahuasca Retreat

  • Tour localization: Manu National Park; inside the Amazon jungle.
  • Tour type: 3 day and 2 night Ayahuasca healing retreat in the peruvian amazon jungle
  • Good for: Everybody, done in groups from 4 to 8 or privately
  • Difficulty: Not trekking, but a lot of walking around the jungle
  • Season: All year around

Day 1: Cusco – Manu National Park – San Fernando Family House – First Ayahuasca Ceremony.

  • Driving hours:  5 to 6 hours.
  • Family house altitude: 689 meters above sea level.
  • Considered: 70 % of the car route is not paved track and there are some switchbacks.
  • Weather: Warm, humid and with mosquito

To start with our Ayahuasca Retreat in the amazon forest; we depart from cusco at 5:30 am. in our comfortable van. we’ll be driven for three and a half hours; until we arrive to the checking point of the Manu National Park. Along the way we will stop for a bit; to visit the pre-Incas tombs of Ninamarca.

Once we arrive to the Manu National Park entry; we’ll register to continue with our van ride for three hours, to San Fernando house.

Upon our arrival to my family house; you´ll leave your respective belongings in your rooms. To then enjoy a delicious organic buffet lunch; after digesting our meal we’ll head to a beautiful crystalline water river, to take a refreshing bath. One of the best way to interact with nature; is through clean water coming from the mountains.

Continuing with our Ayahuasca Retreat in the amazon forest; In the afternoon we wil horse ride enjoying a fantastic sunset.

At night we will have have tea time and will talk about our Ayahuasca Retreat and its amazing background.

** First Ayahuasca Ceremony.

Day 2: Yoga Session – Floral Spiritual Bath – Second Ayahuasca Retreat.

  • Family house altitude: 689 meters above sea level.
  • Considered: We will do many spiritual activities. That will help us; to have a better experience, in the Ayahuasca Retreat.
  • Weather: Hot and humid with mosquitoes

To start our Ayahuasca Retreat; we will wake up at 5:30 am. To meditate when is sunrising; another effective and powerful way to connect with nature is through sun. Then we´ll have a light organic breakfast.

Then we´ll go one of our crystalline rivers, to do a floral spiritual bath. This is a bathroom for the beginning of new stages in our lives. It will help you flourish; closing stages and allowing to start others with new energies.

Fo lunch we’ll have a light dietary lunch; then we’ll head up to a special place, to do a yoga session. After our session, you will have your own time to continue meditating by your own and do interactions with mother earth. We´ll also provide you fruits and seeds to you eat in the afternoon; so you have the strength to support the constant vomiting effort, during the Ayahuasca Retreat.

Around 20 pm. we´ll meet with our healer; and will go to our special building in the middle of the forest for the Ayahuasca ceremony.

** A transcendental day to connect yourself; and find deep answers through a sacred drink.

Day 3: Family House – Cusco.

  • Family house altitude: 689 meters above sea level.
  • Considered: 70 % of the car route is not paved track and there are some switchbacks.
  • Weather: Hot and humid with mosquitoes

After everyone has already woken up; we will provide you a post Ayahuasca Retreat meeting. so you can make your consults and resolve your doubts with the healer. then we´ll enjoy a delicious organic breakfast; let’s walk around the forest, the river bank or take a last soak. Around noon, we’ll prepare you, a typical amazonian dish. After lunch; we’ll goodbye our hosts and we’ll be driven for five hours to Cusco. Where we arrive around 18:00 pm.

** Our Ayahuasca Retreat service, is door to door.

Included on the Ayahuasca Retreat in the Amazon forest

Professional local english speaker Guides: all our super leaders grew up in cusco and in the amazonian region; and studied tourism for five years at cusco’s university. They are friendly, funny charming, knowledgeable, professional and will care your safety into our ayahuasca retreat. (Our guides will be awesome interpreters).

Healer: We work with an expert healer, belonging to the Huachipaeri Machiguenga tribe; who is my uncle and was my master in my personal retreat.

Nurse: Our top priority will always, be the safety of our customers and our crew; on that understanding, we have a nurse who will be checking our participants and team all day around. Our nurse, will be accompanying us from door to door.

Ayahuasca Retreat in the Amazon forest: The plants that make up, the ayahuasca brew grow in the Amazon rainforest; so the right place to drink it is the jungle itself.

Permits:  As soon as we get your details and deposit, we will purchase your permits for the Manu National Park.

Family House: This ayahuasca retreat program includes two nights in rooms with twin bed or king bed for couples; so if you are a solo traveller, we will provide you a private room ( you must add 50 dollars for a private room). The toilets are shared by all the participants, and we clean and disinfect it many times a day.

Briefing:  The night before your trip, you will come to our office for your informative meeting. You will receive a duffle bag, that you will bring to our ayahuasca healing retreat center; also you will pay the balance.

Transportation: Incas Path will be providing all transportation, for this ayahuasca retreat; our service is from door to door.

Food: Our ayahuasca retreat includes, a local chef who will will cook delicious organic meals; that many previous tourist have loved. We honor all food restrictions, so be sure to add any that you have on your booking form; and let us know. Food is typically all served as buffet.

Details: We profess that it is the attention to small details that separates us from other travel agencies; each tourist receives a duffle bag to carry their essential belongings to our ayahuasca retreat center. We include a yoga session in the river bank, one cleansing floral bath inside a crystalline river; one horse riding activity and also an amazonian souvenir made by my relatives.

First Aid: Every guide has got training in first aid; from a clinic and firemen. We elaborate mandatory training sessions, every February about ayahuasca retreat risk situations; which every Incas Path tour guide must attend. Your tour leader is going to have always a first-aid kit for basic medical problems.

Not Included on the Ayahuasca Retreat

  • Gratuities for our staff: Incas Path ensures all staff are fairly paid and therefore gratuities are optional; and at your own discretion.
  • Travel Insurance: Highly recommended for all tourist.
  • Water Bottle: You can buy it from my relatives in the ayahuasca retreat center.
  • Flight tickets
  • Hotel in Cusco


We would love to lead you, on this the Ayahuasca retreat and take care of you; during this life changing spiritual trip.

  • $490 per person

If you are a solo traveler, you must add 50 dollars for a private room.

Important Note: This ayahuasca retreat is done in groups from 4 to 10 people; if you would like a private ayahuasca retreat, coordinate it with your sale representative.

Important Note II: For patient safety, we reserve the right to refuse treatment to patients with the following conditions:

  • Pregnancy
  • Heart surgery, pacemaker, tachycardia, murmur, or other heart ailment
  • Blood disease.
  • Mental illness (Schizophrenia, Bipolarism,etc).

Important Mandatory Note III: Please you must send by email (scanned), and bring it to Cusco a letter from your doctor; outlining your good health or general health status. This document is mandatory for you to be able to participate in the ayahuasca retreat.

If you cannot bring the letter, you will have to make a check up in Cusco; with a doctor specialist on the preliminary meeting. This check up will be for an extra cost of $55 US.

If you have any physical or psychological medical conditions or are under any medication treatment; please let us know before you book your ayahuasca retreat.

Packing list

We suggest you to carry lightweight daypack; that the is key to feeling good during, the Manu Cultural Zone.

  • Original Passport,
  • Immigration Card (given on the plane as you enter Peru)
  • Water storage: Water reservoir like Camelbaks are encouraged – but enough for at least 2-3 liters (we have eco friendly bottle options to sell at our office; in our ayahuasca healing center we have mineral water to sell and refill your eco friendly bottles).
  • 04 long-sleeve shirts: (at least for the days you will be in the excursion and avoid black colors as they attract easily the flies and mosquitoes).
  • 03 tank top, for the nights as there is not air conditioning; but there is mosquito nets in the beds.
  • 02 quick dry full-length pants.
  • 04 Socks
  • Sunhat
  • Fleece
  • Rain jacket
  • Down jacket; people usually feel so much cold while doing Ayahuasca.
  • Camera
  • Power bank due we do not have electricity at our family house
  • Headlamp
  • Swimming suit
  • Flip flops or sandals
  • Music (IPhone)
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Personal medication
  • Sunscreen
  • Face Wipes: the humidity will cause you to sweat
  • Deodorant, you will use more than normal due to the sweat
  • Ziplocks or resealable plastic storage bags
  • Anti-Itch Cream
  • Extra Money for Souvenirs, Drinks & Tips

Ayahuasca Pre-Diet

“There are bodily and inorganic things that need to be cleaned before you can see the essential; Jan Kounen says in the book: «The Psychotropic Mind, the world according to Ayahuasca, Iboga and Shamanism. His words poetically sum up, why it’s important to physically prepare your body for taking ayahuasca.

Most of our bodies are cluttered, with all kinds of stimulating and inorganic foods, from our modern diets. Foods filled with salt, sugar, acids and caffeine. To open up and receive the answers you are looking for from our mother Ayahuasca; first you need to cleanse yourself of all kinds of toxins.

Ayahuasca expert Alan Shoemaker, expanded on this idea; in his book: «Ayahuasca Medicine, the Shamanic World of Amazonian Sacred Plant Healing». Plant diets are designed to help a person connect with the spirits of the plants, and to develop new healing capabilities, vision, and knowledge; that require much time, in solitude and a strict dietary regimen. When you follow a required strict diet, you make yourself to the spirit world, more accessible.”

Reassure or cleaning the body in order to reach a spiritual state; will be a familiar idea to anyone who has practiced yoga. Yoga asanas like the physical positions such as: the downward facing dog, or child’s pose; these poses were originally designed with the purpose of preparing your body to meditate. Like the asanas’ effect on meditation, the physical preparation of the ayahuasca pre-diet; goes hand in hand with being able to prepare yourself psychologically, for the healing experience.

Cleaning yourself from toxins, gives you a huge jumpstart in the ayahuasca experience; because, as Vincent Ravalee explains in the book called: «The Psychotropic Mind». ¡All the toxins we collect during our everyday life, are the first things that ayahuasca will attack!.

When you clean those toxins ahead of time, it’s easier for ayahuasca to work in your body; because there’s less “barriers” to cut through. By following the diet, you ensure your ability to make the most of the experience; and reach deeper levels of psychospiritual understanding.

While different amazonian healers and retreat centers vary on the specific restrictions; we have a huge list of restrictions based on our hamlet knowledge and our healer Alberto Manqueriapa. All of this is mandatory you follow, for a successful ayahuasca experience.
Our Wachiperi Machiguenga Restrictions are:

Foods Containing Tyramine.
Ayahuasca, specifically; the Banisteriopsis Caapi, which is creeper plant, and one of the principal ingredients in the ayahuasca brew. Is an MAO-inhibitor, meaning it temporarily inhibits the activation of the monoamine oxidase (MAO) a enzyme that is essential to process the amino acid tyramine.

if you take an MAO inhibitor, such as: ayahuasca and eat foods high in tyramine; it can quickly reach dangerous levels. This can cause a severe increase in blood pressure and require emergency treatment.

You should avoid products that contains tyramine; 15 days before the ayahuasca retreat and 15 days, after ingesting it.

  • Pork.
  • Red meat.
  • Aged cheeses.
  • Pickles.
  • Wine.
  • Sausages.
  • Fermented foods like soy sauce, fermented tofu, and sauerkraut.
  • Yogurt.
  • Alcohol.
  • Nutritional supplements, like protein powders.
  • Aspartame.
  • Chocolate.
  • Peanuts.
  • Walnuts.
  • Chicken liver.
  • Soy.
  • Bananas.
  • Avocado.
  • Caviar.
  • Herring.
  • Spinach.
  • Gig.
  • Coconut.

Other foods you should avoid:
In addition to foods high in tyramine, you should avoid, acidic foods, condiments, and conservants; these have toxins that are hard to remove from our body, and also that obstructs the energy of the plant medicine.

    • Salt (you should try only tiny amounts of salt).


Avoid all Type of Animal Products
Nowadays, animal products are packed full of chemicals; from vaccinations, antibiotics, to hormones and are raised and slaughtered in inhumane ways.

Unless you are consuming organic, free range poultry; or wild animals from the jungle. It’s better to avoid any industrialized animal product.

It is mandatory you don’t consume industrialized products; due you consume not only the substance of those food, but also the energy of it. So if you consume an animal, that was packed full of chemicals, and it spent the entirety of its life miserably crammed in a corral or stable; only to finally be slaughtered, en masse, in a mechanized way. You also ingest the energy of that animal´s experience.

Prescription Drugs
21 days leading up to the ayahuasca ceremony; we strongly suggest that you stop the following prescription drugs:

  • Antidepressants like SSRIs.
  • MAO-inhibitors.
  • Sleep medications.
  • Barbiturates.
  • Alpha- and beta-blockers.

Street Drugs
These includes:

  • Cocaine.
  • Alcohol.
  • Cigarette.
  • Amphetamines.
  • Heroin.
  • Cannabis.
  • MDMA.
  • Extasis.
  • LSD.

Sex and Masturbation
We mandatory recommend that you avoid sexual activity, including masturbation; 15 days before and after the ayahuasca ceremony.

Sex, masturbation or including any exchange of bodily fluids, is a powerful energetic exchange; which can deplete your backup of energy available to you: and thus inhibit the effectiveness of the plants to teach and lead you.

Mental Preparation
You should do it at least one month prior, to the ayahuasca retreat; and your whole life after finishing it.

In my hamlet, the diet is not only about meals; it also includes guidelines for mental, emotional, and spiritual preparation in the days leading up to your work with the Mother Ayahuasca.

Our experienced plant healer or shaman would have gone into the forest, on extended solitary retreat; in order to seek and diet with the plants. Surviving on their own, fishing and foraging. In my hamlet, the mental pre diet, would include keeping yourself in relative solitude and minimizing not helpful chatter and gossip. In industrialized countries; a modern diet would definitely include: a fast from television, radio, movies, news and social media.

You should spend as much as possible days, preceding your ayahuasca ceremony engaged in activities like: yoga, meditation, mindfulness practice, prayer. Solitary walks in the woods, mountains, river banks, ocean shores. Also walk at dawn and twilight to receive the solar energy; also walk at night, it is better if is full moon, so you receive fully the energy of the stars, moon and milky way.

Begin spiritually communing with nature, before your date-night with Ayahuasca; when our mother Ayahuasca will open the doors to direct communication with our mother earth.

It so dangerous and you may have a bad experience; if you do not do your diet responsibly and strictly.