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 112 years old grandfather Taita Laureano Piaguaje and his son, Taita Victoriano Piaguaje, both from the Siona people, and - for small groups only - also with Taita Alfredo Juajibioy, from the Camsa' indigenous people.
We offer two retreat formats, group and individual retreats, where you may choose your preferred dates for your journey. The group retreat in Colombia includes by default Taita Laureano - the only living 112 years old Ayahuasca (Yagé) grandmaster shaman we know of, and who we had the great good fortune and privilege to meet, be friends and work with - as well as traditional Yagé shaman Taita Victoriano, his son. The ongoing Spirit of Yagé retreat has a fixed length of 1 to 4 weeks, is currently only bookable with either Taita Victoriano (no minimum number), or Taita Alfredo (from 5 participants onwards, reserving together). Each ongoing retreat is *very intense* with up to five Yagé ceremonies per week staying. The Yagé varieties employed by the Taitas in Colombia are "masculine", cooked for 3 to 4 days in a row, making the brew usually stronger and more concentrated than the equivalent Ayahuasca generally used by the curanderos in Peru.
Although we also offer Ayahuasca and shamanic plant diet apprenticeship retreats in Peru with Don Guido, Don Sixto - and, in special occasions, like the 11-19 August "Deep Medicine" retreat, dieting 'love plants' with special guest Dona Edith - in the "Ayahuma" venue, at the present time, we shall be offering retreats via the Retreat Guru platform only 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 Victoriano, Taita Laureano and Taita Victoriano, or Taita Alfredo, minimum 30 days advance booking).
(Profile page of Taita Laureano)
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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 HighlightsIn COLOMBIA;
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
- Includes Meat
- Dairy Free
Menu/CuisineIn COLOMBIA & in PERU':
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.
DirectionsRetreat 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.
ReviewsWrite a review - tell others about your experience.
Jonathan Swift September 30, 2015
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!!!