About us

El Mundo Magico offers Ayahuasca and shamanic plant diet apprenticeship retreats in the Peruvian Amazon rainforest, in our centre in the jungle - near the Allpahuayo Mishana Natural Reserve, off the road Iquitos-Nauta - where you will directly be exposed to ancestral shamanic plant medicine like Ayahuasca, Camalonga, Toe', Mapacho and 28 different types of master trees.  Our teachers in Peru include master shamans Don Guido Tuesta Torres and Don Sixto Mejia Paredes, both highly experienced Paleros, Ayahuasqueros, Toeseros, Camalongueros and Sanangueros.

In Southern Colombia, near Villagarzon, we offer Yagé retreats with some of the most distinguished indigenous master shamans of Putumayo, traditionally working with the ancestral Yagé medicine. There we work with Taita Bonifacio Gabino Garreta, and - for small groups only - also with Taita Alfredo Juajibioy, from the Camsa' indigenous people.

The ongoing Spirit of Yagé retreat has a fixed length between 1 to 4 weeks, is currently only bookable with either Taita Gabino (no minimum number), or Taita Alfredo (5+ participants onwards, reserving together). Each ongoing retreat is *very intense* with up to five Yagé ceremonies per week. 

In the Peruvian Amazon we also offer an intensive Ayahuasca retreat (which includes: 5 Ayahuasca ceremonies, 1 Camalonga ritual, 1 Toe' ritual per week, at night; 3 rituals with master trees and an ancient ayahuasca vine in the jungle, per week; 2 cleansing rituals baths and 2 spiritual purification rituals per week) and the traditional shamanic plant diet apprenticeship retreats (13 weeks onwards, diet with 28 different kinds of powerful master trees,  take part to 3 Ayahuasca ceremonies + 2 Camalonga dream rituals + 3 Toe' ceremonies per week, as well as 2 smudging sessions, and 3 rituals with master trees in the jungle, each week) with master shamans Don Guido or Don Sixto.

At the present time, however, we shall be offering retreats via the Retreat Guru platform only for the Yagé retreat in Colombia.

If you would like to join one of our retreats in either Peru or Colombia, please drop us a line! :) Please quote "Retreat Guru" in all your communications. Thank you!


For more info, please visit:

http://www.elmundomagico.org  (El Mundo Magico Home page)


(Ayahuasca and shamanic plant diet apprenticeship in the Peruvian Amazon rainforest).


(Yage' retreats, with either Taita Gabino, or Taita Alfredo, minimum 30 days advance booking).


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"The Lord hath created medicines out of the earth; and he that is wise will not abhor them." Ecclesiastes 38.4

Venue Highlights

Retreat venue: a local Finca in the Putumayo's countryside, sitting on a hill, overlooking the mountains. UV-filtered drinkable water, hot water and free wi-fi. From here you may venture with our indigenous guide Gabriel to do one of our magical excursions to a sacred canyon and to splendid waterfalls.

Beautiful bungalows with private en-suite bathroom, screened from insects. Running water and flush toilet in the middle of the jungle! Surrounded by luscious jungle vegetation, you are at walking distance from the Allpahuayo Mishana Natural reserve and to the prestigious Botanical Garden of the Research Institute of the Peruvian Amazon (I.I.A.P., Instituto de Investigaciones de la Amazonia Peruana).


  • Free Wifi
  • Tour Assistance

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Pescetarian
  • Includes Meat
  • Dairy Free


Ayahuasca/Yage'-compatible meals for guests doing the Ayahuasca/Yage' retreat.

Plant diet-compatible food for guests doing the plant diet and shamanic apprenticeship retreat in the Peruvian Amazon with us.


Accommodation will be in single or double rooms in the Finca we hire in Putumayo, about 1 hour drive from Villagarzon airport. Two double rooms with en-suite bathroom (wash basin, flush toilet, shower and hot water). All the other rooms have shared bathroom at the floors. Free wi-fi in the Finca (located in the countryside, overlooking the mountains, at the merging of the Andes with the Amazon). Standing availability, we may offer the double room with en-suite bathroom to individual guests, at no extra price. UV-filtered drinkable water.

Accommodation will be in comfortable individual or double/triple wooden bungalows, with thatched roof, in the jungle. All bungalows have running water and a private bathroom (wash basin, flush toilet and shower). No hot water (not that you really need it, you are in the Amazon jungle, with a sub-tropical climate throughout the year!). The double/triple bungalow may be occupied by up to 3 people members of the same party and has an area of 36 square metres (single, twin or double beds available). The individual bungalows have only a single bed and measure 30 square metres. We are currently building 6 double, wooden, cabins (16 square metres each), all with en-suite bathroom (running water, wash basin and flush toilet), and shared showers at the end of the building. In each cabin may sleep up to 2 guests members of the same party.


Retreat in Putumayo, COLOMBIA.
Nearest airport: VILLAGARZON, reachable from Bogota' (El Dorado airport), with Satena airlines: www.satena.com

Retreat in Loreto, PERU.
Nearest airport: IQUITOS, reachable from Lima, with LATAM airlines: www.latam.com

Transfers to and from our retreat venues in Colombia and in Peru are included in the retreat fees.

Tags: ayahuasca ayahuasca adventure ayahuasca amazon ayahuasca experience ayahuasca initiation ayahuasca journey ayahuasca peru ayahuasca retreat ayahuasca trip retreat shamanic apprenticeship yage yage colombia

  Write a review - tell others about your experience.

  • Jonathan Swift   September 30, 2015

      Truly a magical experience

    i have taken part in two retreats organized by El Mundo Magico - one near iquitos peru in 2013 and in putumayo colombia 2015. both retreats were life transforming experiences conducted by authentic indigenous shamans and with expertly prepared ayahuasca / yaje. in a world with increasing amounts of "pseudo-shamans" eager to get cash from westerners in these countries of great poverty, it was of great importance to me to have authentic shamans conducting the ceremonies, (and in colombia perhaps the oldest living ayahuasca shaman on earth). the lodging, food, and excursions were all well organized, with the meals especially being so important while on la dieta. the attention to detail in the organizational aspects of the retreat is what allows true freedom in the ceremonies, knowing that you are well cared for and protected, so that you can focus on the ayahuasca and the visions. equally important to me is the dedication of El Mundo Magico to supporting these remaining indigenous tribes and their vast knowledge of medicinal plants and vines. many ayahuasca centers focus only on ayahuasca; in peru, i learned of the many other plant guides and palos maestros which have been used by indigenous shamans in concert with the ayahuasca, and to aid in the visionary realms. this is truly what sets El Mundo Magico apart from the vast majority of the other ayahuasca centers. much thanks to Francesco, Ignazia, and to the four shamans who taught me so much in so little time; i am eternally grateful!!!

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