About This Center

Welcome to Kawsay Ayahuasca Retreat. We are honored to be able to offer to you the opportunity to take part in Ayahuasca ceremonies and Huachuma(San Pedro) journeys with four shamans,

You will be able to explore traditional plant spirit shamanism that dates from time immemorial in a safe and secure environment. Join us during our Ayahuasca retreat & Huachuma(San Pedro) journeys. We work with integrity and the best of intentions for spiritual awakening, and holistic healing of the mind, body, and spirit. We have put together these programs with great intention to provide for you the ability to come to the Amazon Jungle and feel safe knowing that we have worked hand in hand with these shamans having deep comprehension of their ability and nature, having confidence that you can come to immerse yourself in the realms of Peruvian shamanism with Ayahuasca, Huachuma(San Pedro) and these shamans with security that you are with people who have dedicated their lives to helping others.

In the interest of healing, all the shamans work as a team, providing a large healer to guest ratio. By directing this in this manner each guest receives the personal care and treatment needed during their stay with us during our ayahuasca retreats.

Our intention is the real healing of the individuals' lives and a real focus during our Hauchuma ceremony for you to find your life’s purpose.

Peru has an extremely rich mixture of spiritual traditions that remains very much alive today from the shamans of the jungle using their sacred spirit plant medicine Ayahuasca that enables them to transcend ordinary states of consciousnesses while having an effect on reality with their intention. To the more mysterious spiritual work that has been and continues to be performed with the sacred plant medicine Huachuma(San Pedro) during mesa works and at sacred temples.

We have great experience in shamanic healing work and spiritual practices, our combined experience equals more than 105 years

I can categorically say that any other ayahuasca retreat center would not have been able to match what Qhispikay Kawsay Ayahuasca Retreat offered during my stay. Michael G. - USA


  • Free Wifi
  • Towels
  • Kitchen
  • Tour Assistance
  • Coffee/Tea
  • House-Keeping

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Pescetarian
  • Meat
  • Organic
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free

  Write a review - tell others about your experience.

  • Tomas Robinson   August 06, 2019

      Safe, Unbelievable, Amazing, A 'Must Do' Experience.

    Everything taken care of. Modern living in the jungle. Excellent food. Incredible location. Very experienced ayahuasca practitioners. Very loving and comforting atmosphere. Small trips were included within the retreat which I was unaware of but was pleasantly surprised by. William (the American host and owner of Kawsay) and his ayahuasca shamans Don Romelo (86yrs old) and his son Winnester are an extremely experienced team which put your mind at rest. My travelling companion and I didn't put a huge amount of effort into looking for the "right" retreat but I can't imagine another even coming close to the safety and security of this one. Did I have some intensely emotional experiences and work through deep problems that I found hard to talk about? Yes. This experience will be a healing one and will open you if you allow it.

  • Cj Fleming   June 27, 2019

      Safe, Peaceful Retreat That Focuses on Healing with Transformative Potential

    William and the team at Kawsay provide a safe and recluse ecosystem for travelers looking for personal growth. I had never done Ayahuasca before, and I feel so lucky to have found them for my first experience. They prioritize safety before and after a ceremony to maximize integration learnings from the medicine. The shamans also provide valuable insight into post-ceremony meetings to help provide context and understanding of ceremonial insights. After doing Ayahuasca I now fully understand the dangers and responsibilities that come with the gift. Kawsay stresses this throughout the retreat and I couldn’t be happier with my stay. Anyone looking to try Ayahuasca for the first time but doesn’t know much about it should HIGHLY consider choosing Kawsay. There are some bad actors out there, and working with the wrong people can have devastating long term effects!! I hope to be back one day! Oh yeah, and the food was GREAT!!

  • Heather Clouting   May 16, 2019

      Best retreat by far!

    Kawsay is truly a unique and beautiful place for healing and learning! Both because of the setting and care taken in the physical experience and the quality of the Shamans and related support and education that is needed to ensure that the experience creates lasting change. I cannot recommend this place more highly. I had the most transformative experience during my time there and since, hence my only writing this review now. I work in psychedelic research for one of the leading organizations in the field and so I have a lot of personal and professional experience with the healing potential of these ancient medicines. I have also been to 4 different Ayahuasca retreats over my 4 year journey. A lot of those experiences were very positive but I also had experiences that were less so and left me with difficulties that were not well supported. When I heard about Kawsay from a friend and spoke to the owner and San Pedro Shaman, William, I knew I had found a place that was really focused on healing and would support me through the difficulties I was experiencing. We spoke many times on the phone and experienced remote work that he did for me out of the kindness of his heart to support me, all long before I was able to come back to Peru and finish the work I had started. There are many retreats available for people to choose from, but what makes Kawsay different is that they are focused on the journey of the individual and ensuring they get all they need from that visit and not setting up a dynamic where repeat visits are required, which is something I have seen elsewhere. The spiritual, emotional and physical guidance I recieved from William and the rest of the team at Kawsay was invaluable and has continued to serve me as I have gone through the experiences and changes in my life that have followed since my visit last August. The integration following Ayahuasca is so key and was never taught to me correctly. It was at Kawsay and this is what I credit for the changes I have seen. My life has literally over time been purged of the experiences and influences that no longer serve me and although it has been tough at times, what has come out is lasting change. I am so thankful to William and all at Kawsay for that gift and would encourage anyone thinking of taking this trip to choose Kawsay.

  • RK   February 08, 2018

      Life changing

    My journey to this retreat was more than I could ever ask for. It was my first Ayahuasca experience so I was slightly nervous on what to expect. William and everyone else involved at this retreat did everything to answer any and all concerns. Everybody in my group had many questions and he made sure they all got answered. This place is the real deal, the Shamans are truly amazing with great abilities. I felt safe every step of the way. From start to finish these people are caring, patient and most importantly genuine. I didn’t want to leave...a piece of my heart stayed out there because I know I’ll be back again soon! A huge thank you to everyone that works at Kawsay for a memorable stay and all the wonderful food too!!! Until we meet again ❤️

  • Greg Souza   February 07, 2018

      Best retreat i’ve been to

    When I arrived William was there to meet me at the Dawn of the Amazon. We then took a beautiful one and half hour boat ride down the Amazon river to the center. The lodging is a half hour boat ride to the maloka for ceremonies, it’s such a beautiful piece of land, so quiet and peaceful. The ceremonies are the best I’ve ever sat in, the healing you get here is amazing, I’ve never experienced anything like it, Romolo ,Winister and William are so full of love and compassion. I experienced my first San Pedro ceremony with William which was great to have someone knowledgeable to guide the ceremony, it was a unique experience and I’m looking forward to learning more about San Pedro in the future. I was so impressed with the healing Romolo and Winister did on me that I can say there are not a lot of center in Peru doing what they do, and the experience they have. In this work, unfortunately, there are bad shamans out there, and I’ve experienced more than a few. I can only say that for now on I’ll just be going to Qhispikay I don’t need to explore any more centers, I found a place where it’s the healing that really matters through genuine good hearted people that care. If you want the true healing just this is the place

Safe Ayahuasca Retreat 2017 Award - Kawsay Ayahuasca Retreat E.I.R.L.

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After the past two years of transition on every level, I would absolutely LOVE a retreat! :) Chelsee

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