- Iquitos, Loreto, Peru
Dreamglade is a beautiful, lake-side Shamanic healing center in the heart of the Peruvian Amazon rainforest, just one hour's drive from Iquitos. We offer safe, supportive Ayahuasca ceremonies, flower baths and plant diets under the guidance of our resident Shipibo ‘Curandera’ Estella Pangosa Sinacay.
Come to Dreamglade for as long as you like, whether just a week or for several months.
We charge an ‘all inclusive’ and very reasonable daily rate for your stay which includes….
* Free, comfortable 4×4 transportation to and from the healing center
* Free pick-up service from the airport
* Ayahuasca ceremonies 3 times per week with a maximum of 9 guests per ceremony
* One or more traditional plant ‘dietas’ if our resident ‘Curandera’ (traditional Shamanic healer) recommends it
* Plant/flower baths
* One-on-one healing sessions with the residing curandera
* Individually prepared, medicinal plant ‘steam baths’ for guests who are having trouble ‘opening up’ to ayahuasca
* All meals
* Comfortable lake-side accommodation
* Modern bathrooms and showers
* Free laundry service
* Lake for swimming
* English/Spanish translations
* Informative jungle walks
* Counseling to better help you understand the process you are going through
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I’ve just come back from Dreamglade, outside Iquitos. Wasn’t my first choice as everything was booked but I couldn’t have been luckier & happier to go to this wonderful place. Very reasonably priced and no time commitment necessary, stay for 3 nights or stay for 7. Brand new this year and highly recommended. The centre was built this year and is run by a wonderful Englishman called Stacey. He had been in Iquitos for over 8 years and has drank ayahuasca all over Peru. He had used this great depth of experience to create a really wonderful centre and a very powerful ayahuasca experience. Little things like the action of the Moloka door and where the toilets are located all really work. There’s also a small beautiful lake right next to Moloka which is full of life and lots of frogs, which really help to heighten the experience. Dreamglade doesn’t have the same ethos as the more business minded centres. You only have to pay a small deposit, you don’t have to commit to 7 sessions and there is never more than 11 people in the Moloka. Their Shaman Isabel was very powerful and some of the most beautiful Icaros that I have heard. In all I felt very safe while I was there and I had a incredible transformative experience
- December 29, 2015
I visited Dreamglade on my own for 11 nights/5 ceremonies at the end of 2015. The experience was amazing, and I met so many great people. Ayahuasca is hard work, and the intensity of it made me especially glad that I was somewhere like Dreamglade. The atmosphere at Dreamglade isn't overly serious or strict atmosphere. The food is good and it's a beautiful place. Dreamglade’s owner Stacy isn’t at the centre all of the time, but he’s there for every ceremony and the following day for group sharing sessions. You can tell that he’s sacrificed a huge amount to help people at Dreamglade, and he’s really down to earth. I can’t think of anyone better to help people through a difficult Ayahuasca experience. Drew, a facilitator who is at Dreamglade full time, is a massive asset to the centre. He’s always there for emotional support and he has a heart of gold. I could make a long list of times where he went out of his way to help me or others at the retreat. Estella the Curandera is the real deal, a Shipibo woman with decades of experience. The retreat seemed to focus on getting you to have a direct experience with the medicine and to find your own answers, rather than being lectured at or having detailed explanations/advice given to you by Estella or Stace. We were told that the brew at Dreamglade is particularly strong, although I don't have anything to compare it to. Of the two groups that I saw leave the retreat, I can’t recall anyone who didn’t have a powerful experience. Several people who only stayed for 3 ceremonies seemed to wish they had more time at Dreamglade. During the ceremony you're always supervised and afterwards most people slept in the maloca, including Drew and Stace. I ended up really appreciating this, especially after an intense night or if I was still feeling the effects of the brew after the formal ceremony ended. Outside of ceremony, most of the time was free to spend relaxing and reflecting. If you're the sort of person who wants a lot of organised activities, walks or lessons, it might not be the best place for you. At the end of the retreat there wasn't a formal integration program offered, instead Stace and Drew make themselves available over the internet and are able to provide any help that’s needed. Mosquitos didn't seem to be a huge problem compared to other parts of the jungle. I'm not aware of anyone at the retreat that took malaria tablets or any cases of people getting sick. I did get about 20 bites while I was there, so I'd encourage anyone going to bring good repellent and long clothes. If you're doing a plant dieta you won't be able to take malaria tablets. The ratio of facilitators/healers to guests is good. It's a small center, so they don't have huge numbers of staff or security like the bigger places might have. On some nights everyone in the maloca was drinking Ayahuasca, which I imagine some people wouldn't like. I ended up appreciating that element of the ceremonies though, as it created a nice atmosphere in the room where everyone was in a similar headspace. Dreamglade is a quality centre and the people there genuinely care about helping. We were told that the staff are paid very fairly, and I never got the impression that the people there were in it for the money. If you’re thinking of heading to a retreat in Peru, I’d encourage you to email Dreamglade and see if they’re right for you.
Elizabeth Sterling February 08, 2016
I spent five nights at Dreamglade last month, and am already planning my return trip. The setting, aptly named Dreamglade, is the definition of tranquility, with a large maloka and private tambos surrounding a lake. The constant hum of the jungle underlies it all. There is a fairy tale like ambience that leaves you feeling like you’ve stepped into the pages of a jungle storybook. You can see right away that a lot of heart and soul was poured into the making of Dreamglade, and the owner, Stace, is continuing his vision by the current additions that are in place. To come- a yoga center and music/entertainment space for guests. Another thing I loved about Dreamglade was the intimate, family-like atmosphere, with a small enough number of staff to get to know them, and not too large of a guest group. I happen to be a huge animal lover and was thrilled to meet the resident cats and dogs. The dogs, Ella and Mo, will happily be your hiking companions.The kids of the staff members interacted with our group a lot, which added to the family atmosphere. I unexpectedly had the first spiritual experience of my life at Dreamglade, and got so much more than I had dared to hope for when planning the trip. I believe this was due to the comfort I felt immediately with the setting and with Stace, Drew-the Retreat Assistant, and Estella and Robbie-the curandero and her partner. Stace and Drew are easy to relate to and both bring valuable gifts to their work. Stace is upfront and down to earth, with a way of setting you at ease by patiently explaining what will likely take place during ceremonies, giving you tools you might need if/when your experience gets really intense. He has a knack for picking out and reflecting on the most relevant aspects of people’s experiences during the group processing the next morning, asking you just the right questions to deepen your own understanding of your visions. Drew has an incredibly peaceful presence and is an ideal person to have around during an experience as intense and that leaves you as vulnerable as ayahuasca. Both are also fun to talk to outside of the ceremonies, and seem like interesting people who have chosen a road that is not well-traveled by coming to Peru and devoting themselves to the healing of strangers. Both are unmistakably in their element, and their authenticity shines through to Dreamglade’s guests and creates the safety needed to go deeper and deeper during each ceremony. It is clear that they both genuinely care about the comfort and happiness of their guests. I appreciated their hands-off approaches towards the guests by not having structured activities during the days and enjoyed the down time between ceremonies to reflect and get insight on the visions and feelings brought up during the nights. Estella’s powerful and sometimes melancholy voice still haunts me at times. Her partner, Robbie, sang during our ceremonies and I appreciated the contrast of having both of them. Estella radiates quiet strength and I am still in awe at the magnitude of what she does during each ceremony. I feel so lucky to have found Dreamglade and can’t imagine ever going anywhere else to do an ayahuasca ceremony!
Keith Merring March 03, 2016
Stace and Drew do a great job creating a safe environment so that you can work with the medicine. Estella (I hope I'm spelling that right) is an amazing shaman, you can just sense she has total control over the domain. This sense of safety and professionalism is crucial in order to go deep and get solid work done. During the day you can lounge in a hammock, go for a swim, read, or take a walk. Both Stace and Drew have a lot of experience and you can ask them anything. Highly recommend!
Dave M January 04, 2016
I'll start off by saying the place is beautiful. The facilities are all very nice and well-maintained. The bathrooms and showers are great. My tambo was comfortable and had everything I needed. The maloca is beautiful. The lake is really nice and warm. There are surprisingly few mosquitoes for being in the jungle. The dogs are some of the friendliest I've ever met! Ella even stood guard outside my tambo one night when no one else was sleeping out there. Stace and Drew are amazing. I'm sure there are some other great ayahuasca centres, but I'm having trouble imagining anyone running a better ayahuasca ceremony than these guys. They're constantly checking up on everyone, making sure everything's running smoothly, and they are great at offering advice or guidance in any situation. Stace has a ton of experience and plenty of wise bits of advice to give to newcomers. And Drew is always available to chat with throughout the day and his positive attitude is remarkable. I definitely felt like I was in good hands. Estella is incredible. For such a petite, quiet person, she exudes so much power. During the ceremony her singing was one of the most haunting and beautiful things I've ever heard. It's really worth the price of admission alone to see her in concert. I'm curious what some other centres are like, but I don't think I could go to Peru again and not go to Dreamglade. It's such a cool place and Stace, Drew, and Estella are really special.
Steve Harley January 30, 2016
I spent 5 amazing nights here in the summer. never have i walked in to a place and felt so safe and at peace. i wasn't actually planning to stay at dreamglade when i was organising the trip but circumstances (as they do) led me here as a last minute necessity. what i found gave me one of the defining moments of my life and set in motion a period of self discovery that has shone a light on everything that i needed to move forward i am eternally grateful, hence i'm writing this! everything about this place was perfect for me and while i have been to other ceremonies, if it is ever time for me to go back to ayahuasca, i will come back home to dreamglade. x
Justin Butterfield January 26, 2016
Justin- well this was my first trip to Peru and ill start off by saying the Amazon jungle is truly a piece of art. Upon arrival to Iquitos my flight was delayed and it caused me to be like ten hours late to dream glade. Sadly I missed the first ceremony but I was able to get a hold of Jan and she went out of her way to pick me up from the airport when I arrived. This was the first sign that the dream glade team truly cared for there guests. Even though she had to pick me up at a time that was inconvenient for her she was still in good spirits. I spent the night at a hotel in Iquitos and the following morning I meet with Jan and she took me to dream glad, she was such a blessing. When I arrived I had a warm greeting from everyone there and I was truly impressed by the beauty of the rain forest. As far as the food goes I was quite shocked by how delicious the meals were. Dream glade was a dream come true in my life, everyone was so caring and would go out of there way to help in anyway the could. I won’t even consider going to a different healing center because dream glade exceeded all of my expectations. I left at the end of the week feeling like a new person, the ceremonies healed me on many levels. I now truly enjoy life and have a new perspective on many things in my life. I highly recommend this place to any one interested in ayahuasca.
Linda Wiltshire January 30, 2016
I stayed at dream glade for 8 nights from 12 21st jan..my last ceremony was a tough one..all the staff at dreamglade were very kind to me and drew one of the faciliators was with me and talked me through the experience and helped sooo much..was very ill on my last day through swallowing river water by accident and all at dreamglade were so helpful and attentive..was in good hands all the way..well done to all of you..very glad i chose this retreat. Estella has helped with her knowledge of plant medicine..she was very powerful at what she does
Nikolai André Toverud March 08, 2016
How can you write a fear review for a experience that feels like 20 years of theraphy, turns your belifs upside-down and is totally beyond words? I wont be able to, but I give it a try. I booked in for 10 days, and finished up a month ago. Was scared as hell for what mother aya could show me, and decided to take a decition wether to drink or not when I first arrived the center. For me, feeling comfortable was everthing, and still will be everything if I`am ever drinking again, Not something I would do for fun. The staff was really helpful here. I had a great talk with the owner, Stacey, who made me comfortable to drink without ever pushing me. These guys made sure I never felt alone in my process, and even made sure I know that I could always contact the guys in the future if I should have any problems(my concern before drinking). The effects were strong, though never as I expected. Every though thing I was going thrugh was beautiful and spot on what I needed. Wont go into details, feels like enough info to write a cupple of books. Really liked the talk we had the day after the cermonia. The staffs experience with the drink helped alot to be able to make sense of my experience. What else? - Stella and Ron(shamans) is superb!(though have nevner tried someone else). They contributed alot to the safe athmosphare. - Great staff - Chill place - 2 shamans, 2 of the staff on max 9 guests each cermonia. Thank you Stacey, Drew, Stella & Ron for a life changing experience! I would recomend this place to anyone, in fact this is the first time I take time to write a review. Nikolai, Norway
Mateus Guillermo June 27, 2016
I was at Dreamglade a couple of weeks ago and had a wonderful experience. The location and buildings are lovely and the staff are both friendly and helpful. In ceremony Stacey and Drew take very good care of you, and the curandera Estella is excellent. You really feel very safe and looked after. In short, it is the people here that really make it. There is plenty of food (necessarily bland due to the diet) and the accommodation is clean and comfortable. I liked everyone else who was there with me and felt comfortable expressing my (very personal) experiences with the group. I can summarise my experience by saying that I got what I was hoping to come for three times over. I also had a specific physical issue that was fixed by Estella's limpiezas. The ayahuasca here is really strong btw :) You really need to book well in advance here, but it is worth it. I would suggest going for six ceremonies as possible as it can take a few ceremonies just to get into the swing of things, but you can book for as few as three if you can't commit to that many. The prices are incredibly reasonable. I can highly recommend Dreamglade, especially for first timers and solo travellers who might be nervous about going to the middle of the jungle to drink magical jungle juice. Thanks to everyone at Dreamglade!