Our Ayahuasca retreat experience

For more than eight years, we have invited people to join us in Iquitos, in the heart of the Peruvian Amazon, for life-changing ayahuasca experiences with Shipibo curanderos. We provide our guests with unforgettable, often life-changing journeys.

Firmly rooted in ancient tradition

Our retreats focus on education in the shamanic traditions of the Peruvian healers with classes and workshops on Icaros, Master Plants, and a variety of plant treatments. We are rooted in ancient traditions and we provide a fully immersive experience that includes much more than simply ayahuasca plant medicine!


Focus On Personalized Treatments

The holistic approach of traditional shamanic natural medicine is not only centered on Ayahuasca but also on a personalized care plan and plant treatments.

You are unique, and your experience here will be exceptional. Includes in-depth screening to ensure your physical, psychological, and spiritual well-being, one-on-one consultation with the healers, and an individualized program before, during, and after your stay!

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We Care

Everyone here at AYA Healing Retreats comes to their work from a place of love and care, and it shows in what we do:

We Care

Everyone here at AYA Healing Retreats comes to their work from a place of love and care, and it shows in what we do:

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11 Day Retreats

Shamanic Initiations

This program is designed for individuals who have had experiences and knowledge in working with plant spirits. Undergoing this dieta retreat requires a commitment to strict dietary and behavioral regimes. However, this commitment is a powerful expression of dedication, which fuels evolution and growth.

Level-up with us

Whether you’ve experienced the life-changing power of ayhauasca, or are curious to learn more, our convienent online classes will facilitate your growth, and knowledge of ancient plant medicines.

Master Plant Dietas

On your retreat your maestro curandero will determine which plants will be a part of your overall dieta, and in what order. Click to learn more about the different types of dietas which may called upon.

Trauma-Informed Plant Medicine

As pioneers in Trauma-Informed Plant Medicine Facilitation, our comprehensive online training offers essential insights and skills, enabling you to expertly guide and support transformative healing journeys with ancient plant medicines.

Kambo Training


At Aya Healing Retreats, we have the highest level of safety standards in the industry. We are committed to providing the safest and most authentic sacred plant medicine healing modalities in the Peruvian Amazon. Together with the International Centre for Ethnobotanical Education, Research and Service (ICEERS) we have created the most comprehensive screening process available for our participants. Our dedication to creating the safest possible plant medicine journey ensures that each participant is given every opportunity to reach their true healing potential during their time with us. 

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A Fully Inclusive and Immersive Journey

We do everything we can to provide you with the best possible experience on your journey with us. Part of that commitment to you includes providing ‘extras’ while you’re here – at no extra cost to you.

Why do we do this? Because in our experience these ‘extras’ are important elements of a potentially life-changing journey for you and it’s important to us that they are available for anyone and everyone. 

In other words, we want you to have the best experience possible without wondering whether extra expenses for additional services would make your journey more significant or profound in some way. We remove those questions from the very beginning of your journey to provide space for you to enjoy and immerse yourself fully in everything we have to offer.


Each retreat group consists of a maximum of 12-15 participants. Small numbers ensure that we can adequately guarantee everyone’s safety during their time with us. Your curandero or curandera of the Shipibo tradition, two English speaking facilitators and one ceremonial assistant will be present at each plant medicine ritual to fully supervise and support guests through the healing process.

We have taken additional precautions to guarantee the safety of our guests through:

  • Equipping the camp with a superior grade first aid kit
  • Offering 24-hour emergency transport to a local medical clinic
  • Emergency outside assistance from medical staff in Iquitos
  • Rigorous medical screening for all guests
  • Ensuring an after-ceremony sitter is available to care for and watch over participants until 4am in the morning following all ceremonies
  • A Skype session 1 month following retreat with our qualified Somatic Experiencing™ therapist *
  • Facilitation by expertly trained and extensively experienced staff