Gaia Tree Healing Center

Authentic Ayahuasca Healing Retreat Center in the heart of the Amazon, Peru.

Welcome to Gaia Tree Healing Center

Everything we do here at Gaia Tree is to create the most conducive space for you to re-connect with your truest Self through these profound and life-changing ceremonies.

We provide a simple, rustic jungle space for an immersive journey of deep healing with Ayahuasca and Amazonian plant medicines, for those seeking spiritual growth.

What people love about Gaia Tree healing center…


Authentic Shipibo Maestros
Segundo Pangoza Chani is 59 years old, has been a healer since he was 16 and he is joined by his wife Belmira Chavez Fernandez who is also a powerful healer. Together they create a powerful heart centered journey, harmoniously balancing masculine and feminine energy. They perform sublime ayahuasca ceremonies blending strength and depth.

Safe, Attentive Environment
Our team is known for creating a loving space. Apart from Segundo and Belmira, Gaia Tree retreat facilitators are also there to assist you. They speak your language, they are experienced, they are passionate about this healing tradition and will support your process with love and respect, holding a family space where you feel at home.

Affordable without compromise
Gaia Tree is one of the most economical retreats in Iquitos as we want to keep the center affordable for anyone looking for a powerful healing experience. Our retreats provide a traditional jungle experience: feeling yourself immersed in nature takes you home. Allowing you to connect deeper with yourself and with Ayahuasca.

Balance of privacy and sharing
We provide a pure, simple setting offering plenty of privacy. You’ll stay in your own ‘tambo’ in this beautiful part of the Amazon Jungle. You can connect in a friendly space during group circles or join our delightful communal hall as you wish.

Respecting your process/journey
From our own experience, we understand that Ayahausca healing is not restricted to ceremonies. It’s an ongoing process of reflection and integration, throughout the retreat and beyond. Therefore we don’t fill your day with distractions, we allow the medicine plants to work in their own way.

Last but not least… great food
Many of our guests praise the food at Gaia Tree. We prepare your meals with love, helping you feel healthy and nurtured.

Come to Gaia Tree Center If you are…

Looking for cleansing and healing for your body, mind & emotions
Seeking direction, guidance or a sense of purpose
Pursuing self-love, understanding and acceptance

If you are hearing a call to come back to the jungle to deepen your connection with Ayahuasca and yourself, or you want to go deeper on your spiritual journey

If you value a simple, rustic jungle experience allowing you to reconnect with Mother nature

If you know the power of connecting to Mother Ayahuasca with authentic Amazonian Shaman

If you are a person who appreciates a caring, family-like environment

If you feel this description fits you, this retreat is for you!

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  • Carina Engström   November 27, 2016

      A journey beyond my imgination

    This is the place for you who are looking for simplicity, silence and lots of space for body, mind and soul. Nothing that distracts you except your own mind :-) The people working there to create the best experience for you are generous, kind, full of laughter and very present. You feel very safe and very good taken care of and there is always someone to talk to and share your thoughts with. A very allowing and joyful atmosphere. The facilities are perhaps for some very primitive but for me that was just perfect; a lodge, a dry toilet is what you get and the torch is your light in the night. I loved it! No distractions such as electricity, swimmingpools, classes during day to participate in except for the daily group discussions - it's all about YOU and your inner journey + the physical experiences being in the jungle. I am so grateful and I found new and wonderful friends. I also learned about some medicine plants and I will dive deeper into the medicine plants we have here in Finland - we have lots of them :-) Very inspiring! This journey has been such a revelation for me and I will visit Gaia Tree Center again some day, hopefully with friends or/and famliy members. I came to the center with an intention and after five ceremonies and spending time with wonderful people in a beautiful and magical environment, I went back home with a lighter heart, a cleansed body and a peaceful mind. I asked Pacha Mama to take away what I no longer needed and she did. Gracias! Gracias! Gracias! Lots of Love and Appreciation <3 Carina

  • Julian Georgeo   November 27, 2016

      Well worth the trip

    the journey within begins at Gaia Tree. The experience was AMAZING. I'm a person that is spiritual but love the nice things about me. At Gaia Tree , nothing was lost and everything gained. I can not say enough incredible things about this retreat. First , the staff was warm and friendly and very understanding. Second, everything provided was absolutely everything I really needed. I thought I would have a hard time adjusting to the place and boy was I wrong. I found I took to the place like a duck to water. Really didn't miss my cell phone or the outside world. If you are looking for a journey into "YOU". This is the absolute experience. I met loving caring people who I am proud to call my family. The accommodations and atmosphere were perfect. I wanted to get to know the real me and I found him. Thank you!! Finding the peace within was the true gift that Gaia Tree helped me find. I liked the simplicity of things this place offers and not classes and fillers that others places offer. If you are looking for a true spiritual awakening this is the only retreat to consider. Thank you Victoria and staff.

  • Annie Stephany   November 28, 2016

      Gaiatree....deep medicine

    I am SO glad I chose Gaiatree for my traditional healing ceremonies. Having two shamans gave us a balanced feminine/masculine energy mix and twice as long exposure to their powerful sound ceremonies. Since they are husband and wife their energies are infused with love. The simplicity of the tambo and grounds suited me, I love the deep nature connection and 'roughing ' it. Our guides were caring, considerate, attentive and inclusive. I felt totally safe and protected. Having days off allowed integration time and time to connect with other participants. I really value the respectful way ceremonies and circle time were conducted. Ceremonies were powerful really powerful. Sharing in circle time revealed the wisdom of the medicine....every persons journeys were uniquely what they needed. Food was delicious, prepared with love you could sense and taste. Simply the best way to journey into the healing world of ayahuasca that I can imagine. Much gratitude ❤️🙏

  • Sunil Datla   November 28, 2016

      A Journey to remember

    First of all i am glad i chose to do aya ceremony in peruvian amazon jungle and it is definitely a never before experience , I am glad i chose GAIA TREE as it was just an awesome retreat to be with. Having come alone to the retreat the love and effection the group ,facilitators and support staff showed is incredible , those are the best 8 days of my life. Shamans are incredible with amazing positive energy , facilitators (zuzzane and silvu) are best with so much of patience and love towards the group , Food is fantastic with amazing support staff and place is really nice. I am planning to do another retreat next year and it will be again in gaia tree if everything falls in place. Kudos to Victoria and team.

  • Alice Hua   November 28, 2016

      A Must-Experience for us all.

    I'm not kidding. I came back from this a changed person, a better person. At first, I was skeptical of the center and what ayahuasca will do to me because I'd read that it's painfully transformative. At the point of my life where I needed more answers than questions, we all have those times...I took a leap of faith and flew to Peru all on my own. The facilitators Victoria and Susana picked me up with a van full of food and supplies as well as other participants who became good friends of mine. I felt supported and welcomed at the center, it's not a 5 stars hotel but it was sufficient to keep us fed and safe during the ceremonies. I have to say this, if you are ready to let go of your past and see what it is that you need, it might not be pleasant or pretty but it is the truth and you have to be able to handle it. The Shamans, husband & wife will sing throughout the ceremonies and they come to each person for a customized song, sit up and take it in as they mean to help you open up, facilitate your energy. I recalled Victoria & Susana were the most attentive people of all, I wouldn't have known what to do without them, they will be there whenever you need them during the ceremonies. We had one of the most memorable experience, filled with emotions & resolutions and much more that I cannot put them into words...all I can tell you is that bring yourself, a few essential things (bug sprays!!) and let it be. You will NOT regret it.

  • Bjorn Sture Eilertsen   November 28, 2016

      Journey to the other side

    I chose Gaiatree for to experience traditional ceremonies with icaros . The two shamans are very powerful. and the last ceremonies was beyond amasing Having days off allowed integration time and time to connect with other participants. I really value the respectful way ceremonies and circle time were conducted. Ceremonies were powerful really powerful. Sharing in circle time revealed the wisdom of the medicine....every persons journeys were uniquely what they needed. Food was delicious, prepared with love you could sense and taste. Simply the best way to journey into the healing world of ayahuasca that I can imagine. Much gratitude ❤️🙏

  • Jack Mizurak   December 01, 2016

      Real Magic

    I booked with Gaia Tree at the last minute after a particularly stressful time at work (enterprise programme sales and delivery consulting for F100s). I went to Peru to relax and ended up connecting with the people and the world around me meaningfully. I came back completely rejuvenated in a way I couldn't have anticipated beforehand. First contact is a very complete and useful information package, including an essential checklist of what to bring. I travel for business (writing this in a pub in Shoreditch, near the City) and my company's travel dept could learn something from Gaia Tree. Vic and Suze, the coordinators I met on the ground, were wonderful. They radiate exactly the calm, controlled, competent energy I needed and were completely trustworthy. And trust is ESSENTIAL to the work you'll be doing. Every detail is handled for you. I meditate and do yoga and during the retreat I was able to focus calmly, truly, and deeply, in a way that is just not possible in my regular life. The facilities are bucolic: gorgeous, like summer camp as a kid. The food is healthy and delicious (a tricky combo). The local staff are friendly and helpful. Belmira and Segundo are out of this world 😆 I don't normally review things online, but I've pointed enough of my closest friends this way that I thought I would share the love. Gaia Tree is an undiscovered gem.

  • Rome Jones   December 29, 2016

      Gaia Tree, experience of a lifetime

    Gaia tree gave me so much. A sense of being connected to the earth and the people around. I was able to share my experiences in a safe place with others who have great insight. I would recommend me Gaia tree to everyone and of course I'm coming back

  • Jana Bene   December 05, 2016

      Going to the unknown and don’t know what to expect? Supportive Gaia Tree & Amazing Amazon

    With Gaia Tree you will definitely feel safe, get all the support you need throughout the whole journey, all your questions will be answered and you will have an experience of a life time. Secondo and Belmira are beautiful people and very good Shamans. You won’t be able to miss their grounded and strong spirit. We got incredible support from the facilitators Victoria and Suzana throughout the sessions and after, the peaceful surroundings of Amazon added to the experience and having maximum of 10 people was perfect size to be able to connect with everyone and get the support we needed. I loved the simple accommodation, being so close to the nature and being away from any technology except my camera. I must say that Gaia Tree met all my needs in regards to what I expect from a retreat and even more. I would recommend Gaia Tree to everyone for its location, great staff and overall great experience. It is a perfect place if you are going for the first time. P.s. Look at the sky at night, the clearest sky and brightest stars ever!

  • Zbigniew Jack Wendolowski   December 05, 2016

      Amazing people and place!

    If you’re looking for 5 star resort will all the luxuries money can offer then this place is not for you. However, if you are looking to be turned off from the rest of the world, immerse yourself in nature, eat simple local delicious food, have the support you need during your journey and be in a small group that you can trust, then I recommend you visit Gaia Tree. Victoria and Zuzana are absolutely amazing facilitators. They were always there for me when I needed a chat, a genuine laugh, help walking during the ceremony or get my toilet fixed. Whatever my concern or issue was they were there for me every time and eager to help out. Tanita always made sure we were feed delicious clean food but more then that she always greeted me with joy and genuine happiness. What can I say about Segundo and Belmira the shaman, it’s unbelievable how hard they work during the ceremonies and the passion that they have for the medicine as well as helping others. Sleeping in a mosquito netted hut made me feel like was connected to nature, and I didn’t any issue with reptiles or creepy crawls. For me this was the ideal place to connect with mother nature and escape the all my first world problems. Thank you to those who were there for the journey.

  • Vishal Patel   December 09, 2016

      Great staff and an amazing experience

    I picked this centre due to the price and amount of ceremonies offered. If you feel like taking a break, there are always more opportunities. The centre is in the middle of the jungle with simple yet perfectly sufficient huts. The shamans come from the main tribe known for being Ayahuasca masters (shipibo) & the ceremonies carried out in a traditional manner. The staff of the centre were outstanding and were very good at being supportive during difficult times in the ceremony.

  • Connell Burke   December 13, 2016

      One of the best weeks I've had in years

    I've wanted to head to Peru for an aya retreat for years and I finally pulled the trigger and went to Gaia Tree. I can honestly say that I loved every minute of my experience and couldn't have picked a better place to go. Since returning, I feel like I'm living a more fulfilling life and am grateful for every passing moment. Gaia Tree really helped me find myself again!

  • Michelle Fletcher   January 15, 2017

      It worked

    And it's still working. One of best things I have done and I highly recommend it. The center is genuine and simple. Thank you for the abundance of support and acceptance from the shamans, facilitators and new found friends. I would tell you all about it but please find out for yourself and I'm sure you'll be as speachess as me.

  • Joe Jibreen   December 24, 2016

      Gaia tree is amazing!

    I went to Iquitos not really knowing what to expect despite the research I had done. My time at Gaia Tree was AMAZING! This was one decision I am truly proud to say I accomplished. Not many people can say they've done spiritual work in the Amazon with a shaman. The experience with the shaman and the facilitators was a truly eye opening experience that I won't forget. It wasn't always easy but the results were profound. Working with Ayhuasca may not be for everyone, but if she is calling to you I highly recommend going to Gaia Tree. I am a changed man for the better for having spent a week at Gaia!

  • Arno Mühren   January 04, 2017

      A magical place

    Back in July, 2016, I went to Gaiatree for a week-long retreat. It was a truly magical and healing experience. The jungle setting is pure and basic, no distractions, just nature. The shipibo shaman and his wife lead the ceremonies, held the space and sang beautiful icaros to support us in our journey. Our guides, Victoria and Zuzana, are wise and beautiful people with extensive experience. I have felt safe and supported all throughout my stay. The group process was powerful in itself, as sharing in our experiences was an important part of integration. Next time in Peru, I will be going to Gaiatree again. I highly recommend them!

  • Vinny   February 04, 2017

      Beyond my wildest dreams - lost myself and found myself

    What an amazing feeling being held in this space with abundant nature all around. Amazing shaman, supportive and caring staff and most of all feeling like I'd come home. My third jungle retreat and this is by far the best center I've come across, simple, loving and powerful - I went deeper than I have on my previous retreats, simply because of the intimate circles and the powerful healing space created.

  • Richard Sandilands   February 13, 2017

      Grounded Location, Tough Experience, Responsible Staff

    I chose Gaia Tree because of the simplicity of what was offered. I felt I needed to be very connected to the earth for the ceremonies and the site is very connected to nature. The retreat is very bare bones. I participated in 2 ceremonies. It was the hardest, most uncomfortable thing I have ever been through. The medicine was very hard on my system. I was very dehydrated and exhausted after the first 2 days. I told Victoria and Susana I had to leave. IT felt like the most self loving decision. And they did what they could to get me back into town the next day. I was very grateful to be able to leave. And grateful to the staff for doing what they could to get me out of there. I thought the owners may give me some money back or a credit for future ceremonies, but they did not. I learned many valuable lessons and purged soo soo much. Like very much. A ton. I couldn't believe the amount of stuff I had repressed. I think I probably drank too much. I am pretty healthy and very sensitive to energy, medicine, and sound, so If i could do it over again, I would drink less. The shamans used this perfume alcohol for cleansing (i guess?) and it made me sooo soo sick. It was hard for me to breathe and be in the ceremonial space. I just wanted fresh air and I could not find it. It was also very hard to be in the ceremonial space while everyone else is purging. Its hard for me to get into my zen place when people are screaming and puking all over the place. The staff did what they could to keep everything calm, but there is only so much they can control. Having said all that, it was very peaceful to sleep under the stars and be deeply connected to the amazon. I slept outside most of the nights I was there. I don't think the medicine is meant for everyone, but I do think it is life transforming. My love to Victoria and Susana! xoxo

  • Lacy   April 10, 2017

      If your looking for an adventure and a safe place to explore or heal yourself Gaia Tree is your best place

    There's magic that happens at Gaia Tree. Gaia Tree is here for a purpose whether the facilitators know it or not. Trust me if you are looking for a place to heal or explore yourself introspectively and be deep in the jungle Gaia Tree is the place for this. I have never felt so safe. The Shamans, Belmira and Sengundo were the most loving and caring people I have ever met a long with the whole Gaia Tree family. All very experienced and understanding. Also because you are farther in the jungle you get to see a lot of wild life. Every morning the birds sing symphonies. The food was great, even for the ayahuasca diet. I just felt love all the time even when I was by myself. I plan on going back in the future with my twin next time. If you are wondering whether Gaia Tree is the right place for you. I'll answer the question for you because that's what I would want someone to do for me. Yes 💗

You will receive everything you need when you stop asking for what you do not need. Nisargadatta Maharaj
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