7 Day 5 Ceremony Ayahuasca Retreat and Plant Dieta With Maestro Alberto Torres Davila and Maestro Hamilton SoutherJun 28 - Jul 4, 2020 (7 days)
Jul 19 - 25, 2020 (7 days)
About This Center
The Focus Of Blue Morpho’s Ayahuasca Workshops Are On Your Personal And Spiritual Growth, Transformation And Evolution.
Blue Morpho offers traditional ayahuasca retreats and plant medicine dietas in a safe, professional and engaging environment. We specialize in guiding traditional ayahuasca ceremonies in a way that is understandable, impactful and results-oriented. In the last 16 years we have successfully led over 5,000 people through life-changing experiences and this continues to be the heart and soul of our work. We strive to embody 7 Core Principles: Medicine, Safety, Service, Professionalism, Integrity, Community, and Heart. These principles form the bedrock of what we do, and represent our commitment to helping others achieve profound and lasting change through ayahuasca and sacred plant medicine.
Our plant medicine programs are organized into three levels: beginning with our ayahuasca retreats as the Initiation Experience for new participants, followed by plant medicine dietas as an Advanced Shamanic Experience, which are open to return guests; and concluding with Sanango dietas as the Pinnacle Experience of Amazonian Shamanism, available to guests who have completed both previous retreat types. The three levels on this pathway lead to a comprehensive understanding and energetic integration of the traditional practices associated with our lineage. We have found this to be the most beneficial and effective way to learn from the plants and evolve personally and spiritually.
Recognized as one of the most renowned shamanic centers in the Peruvian Amazon, all our retreat programs are led by 7th Generation Master Shaman, Maestro Alberto Torres Davila, who has over 50 years of experience working with ayahuasca and medicinal plants. Together with our team of dedicated shamans and assistants, our work helps unite these ancient practices with modern needs to illuminate and unlock the many benefits that ayahuasca and the shamanic arts have to offer you.
OUR AYAHUASCA RETREATS INCLUDE:
TRADITIONAL AYAHUASCA CEREMONIES: Led by 7th Generation Master Shaman Don Alberto Torres Davila, who has over 50 years of experience working with medicinal plants and is recognized as one of the best ayahuasca healers in the Ucayali River region. Together with Blue Morpho’s team of skilled shamans and assistants, come experience the mysterious and transformational power of sacred plant medicine. The focal point of our retreats, ayahuasca ceremonies help you release, cleanse, purify and learn through direct connection to spirit, love, wisdom, and your heart.
COMMUNITY-FOCUSED GROUP ACTIVITIES: Group dynamic is central to our approach. During the retreat, Blue Morpho becomes its own tribe bonded together by group activities that encourage sharing, connection, heart-opening and authentic expression. Activities include:
Breathwork and integrative yoga classes
Medicinal plant walks
Integration: tools, applications, going home
DYNAMIC GROUP DISCUSSIONS: Discussion sessions are held on most days, offering you the chance to deepen, reflect upon and integrate your ceremonial experiences. With a multi-perspective approach, we unearth the anthropological and shamanic, the mystical and the practical, the humanistic and the heart-based. A non-judgmental and exploratory space to learn, share, and grow.
PERSONAL SHAMANIC CARE: Each person receives the shamanic attention they need, both in and out of ceremony. We perform individual healing sessions (called venteadas) for each guest and offer one-on-one time with the shamans and assistants throughout the week. Help and support are available to you the entire time.
DISCUSSION AND IDENTIFICATION OF MEDICINAL PLANTS: Learn about the unique properties of the indigenous flora. The Amazon is home to thousands of medicinal plants used by the locals to cure many illnesses ranging from headaches to cancer. As part of the ayahuasca cooking process, you will learn about the medicinal plants that go into our ayahuasca brew. You also have the opportunity to visit and get to know many of these plants that grow on the property during a medicinal plant walk.
AYAHUASCA COOKING PROCESS: Join the group for a special opportunity to participate in making fresh ayahuasca that you will drink during the retreat. Learn about Maestro Alberto’s 50+ years as a medicine man while participating in the entire process. See firsthand the care and expertise Maestro puts into each batch of medicine.
SHAMANIC SKILL PRACTICE: Our team of skilled and experienced facilitators offers creative and practical ways that help bridge the shamanic and spiritual into meaningful tools that you can take home and apply to everyday life. With a variety of backgrounds and healing modality expertise, our entire retreat environment is a week-long workshop on how to turn ordinary living into something magical, exploratory and transformational.
INTEGRATION PRACTICE: From the very first day, we emphasize the importance and value in integration. We offer comprehensive integration practices that enhance not only your time on the retreat, but that support your continued learning and evolution at home. Each participant receives our Video Integration Package, as well as a series of emails containing information that highlights additional tools to make use of post-retreat.
SHAMANIC DIETING: On select retreats, shamanic plant dietas are offered to guests who have completed an ayahuasca retreat with us. Traditionally used as the means of apprenticing in the jungle, a shamanic dieta can help provide deep personal healing, learning, and significant life transformation. Dietas are very powerful and recommended only for those who are ready to seriously commit to their plant medicine work. Follow these links for more information on our shamanic plant dietas and Sanango dietas.
As one of the most well-respected and longstanding shamanic centers in the Peruvian Amazon, Blue Morpho is honored to represent the preservation of plant spirit medicine and ayahuasca traditions through dedication, spiritual and professional integrity, and a genuine love for this work. We are indebted to the unending generosity of the plants and look forward to sharing this extraordinary journey with you…
Venue HighlightsBlue Morpho’s Shamanic Retreat Center is purpose built for ayahuasca retreats and shamanic plant dietas. Located in the jungle outside of Iquitos, Peru, near the Itaya River, this location has been Blue Morpho’s home since 2005 and continues to represent the roots and foundation of our plant medicine work. Surrounded by lush, vibrant rainforest and nestled on 180 acres of Private Reserve, our retreat center is an ideal location that offers an intimate ambiance for your ayahuasca experience.
Featuring common areas with a tasteful, comfortable layout that encourages community bonding, a staff of top-tier chefs specially trained for creating wholesome ayahuasca-friendly meals, and several activity spaces for gathering and sharing. There is also an extensive network of hiking trails, two meditation bungalows, ornamental gardens, medicinal plants and a natural swimming lake. Local architecture, natural spaces, modern amenities and artesanal touches help make your time with us as unique and comfortable as it is transformational.
- Free Wifi
- Yoga Studio
- House Keeping
- Gluten Free
- Dairy Free
ReviewsWrite a review - tell others about your experience.
Sheldon James February 11, 2020
I found out about Blue Morpho in a podcast with Aubrey Marcus. I'm so glad I did because it was easily one of the best experiences I've ever had in my life...and I've done a lot of psychedelics in the last ~10 years. It is, in my opinion, the most healing plant/brew/medicine on this planet. And you're in the presence of 4 Master Shaman who know exactly how to make your experience great and worthwhile. They are capable of creating a space that's ideal for healing and fun despite some of the stories you may hear about how difficult taking Ayahuasca can be. Which is true, but doing it at Blue Morpho basically makes it easy. I wouldn't even consider going to any other retreat now that I've experienced Blue Morpho because of how perfectly setup everything was. It was a perfect mix of authenticity and "luxury" because they do provide amenities that you would otherwise likely not find in the middle of the Peruvian jungle. Their staff is totally on their game and there wasn't a single thing they did wrong. Overall, the experience was an 11/10 and I plan on going back next year (and every year after that) with a large group of the same people that I met during my recent trip. We are all very close now and have maintained contact regularly since leaving the retreat two weeks ago and I can't thank Blue Morpho enough for being the place that brought us all together and guided us through this life-changing experience.
Joel Harrop February 11, 2020
We all have trauma. We all have issues that weigh us down. I don’t know your story, but mine has been brutal. I was raised in a war zone, where my father was captured at gunpoint by rebels twice. My mother was also captured once when our house was attacked by rebels. They stripped her naked and dragged her through the streets as a human shield in a gun battle. At the age of 10 I had been inside a mass grave. At 12, people tried to stab me to death for the first time. At 16, I had my first gun pulled on me with violence. As I grew older, I found myself an Army Officer and deployed to Iraq. However, the main triggering event occurred after Iraq, when I was attacked by three people in my Army (Australian Army). They forced me into a small animal cage and sexually assaulted me, filming the degrading event. It was about power and they reveled in my humiliation. This event unleashed all of the trauma from my youth. It destroyed my sense of self and place in the community. I lost my family, had multiple stays in the nut house. I became a drug addict, injecting crystal meth, sometimes into my neck. I let men have sex with me for drugs or small amounts of cash. I’m heterosexual, but was so damaged at this point that I let people do whatever they wanted to me. I was filled to the core with a profound sense of self loathing and disgust. I reached a point when I knew the greatest gift I could give my children was my death. I failed at suicide twice. Then I overdosed and was left for dead, naked and alone, by the man who gave me the drugs. Somehow I survived. And so my path led me to Blue Morpho. I was an atheist, devoid of any connection to spirit or love. Hate, rage, bitterness and anger were my song, and there was nothing I hated more than myself. I had extreme trauma which created extreme pain. I turned this back on myself, now I was the one hurting me. I took extreme action. When I arrived at Blue Morpho, tears streaming down my face, I told Christian, one of the amazing Shaman, that I needed deep healing. He supported me, and my journey with large doses of Ayahuasca began. 5 ceremonies… 6 nights. To each ceremony I brought an intense intention, an intention as extreme as my pain. I completely surrendered to the medicine, though I was afraid. I asked for love to push the darkness out. I asked for total healing. I asked to be taught how to live the rest of my life in paradise, happy, content and connected. The Shaman guided me, Ayahuasca came for me. The spirits healed me. I received a greater gift than I ever could have imagined. 5 ceremonies, and by the end of the second, I was completely healded. I arrived with a list of mental health conditions, all healed. My pain, sorrow, suffering, rage and hate all gone. By the end of the final ceremony, I realised I was a miracle and creature of love. I create beauty and spread love like the flowers of spring. Every facet of my life was transformed. I’m so grateful. So deeply deeply humbled. And so now I share this with you, because if you walk in pain, there is an answer. If you are broken, there is an answer. If you know the kind of suffering that feeds on your soul, there is an answer. I found that answer at Blue Morpho, and maybe you will too. If you would like to discuss my review, you are welcome to email me at email@example.com.
Kaitlin Wright January 27, 2020
I can't recommend Blue Morpho enough! Absolute life changer! The staff are extremely kind and always prepared for every situation with a non-judgemental attitude. I felt very safe and always taken care of and watched after. They are always willing to sit with you and answer any question that you throw at them with helpful, insightful answers. The retreat center is also a perfect place to hold these ceremonies and well equipped with anything and everything you might need. The sounds of the jungle surrounding you were complimentary to the experience had. Everything was clean and well taken care of everyday by the staff on duty. All the activities that they provided were also amazing to integrate into the experience. The food was delicious considering I was struggling to comply with the Ayahuasca Dieta leading up to arriving at Blue Morpho. It was a home away from home, if not better! The friendships made there are lifelong and the staff have given us their personal contact info for us to reach out whenever we might feel the need. Plus they include a few free courses on their website to help with afterwards and the integration process. Totally worth every penny! I would do it all over again in a heartbeat! Thank you so much Blue Morpho! You all helped change my life for the better...along with many others if not all in our group =D
Callum Barnes October 30, 2019
Before heading to Peru, I did some research on who to undertake Ayahuasca with. Blue Morpho came highly recommend and I was very pleased I chose to go with them. I returned for my second experience in August of 2019 which was a much more positive and calming from a ceremony perspective. My first experience (Nov 2017) was an intense life changing week full of lessons and direction. Mother Aya showed me where I was failing in life, where bad thoughts and feelings came from and how to overcome certain obstacles in my life. I took these lessons with me, putting them into action over the next two years before returning. I decided to return to BM as the, shamans, helpers/ camp staff and overall setup was exactly what I needed and the level of care and attention you receive is at a very high level.
William Alexander Roertgen July 08, 2019
Life has been such a beautiful journey since my time at Blue Morpho. I can't even begin to tell you how transformative the experience was, and how much has changed in my life. I feel like a completely different person. Looking back 8 months later, I can honestly say that it might be the single greatest and most transformative thing I've ever done in my life. Before I went to Peru, I was broken and had no idea what I was going to do with my life. The reasons I went to Peru were for some deep introspection and healing. I’ve been haunted by my past for a long time. I made tons of stupid mistakes growing up that I’ve always held onto. I’ve been so hard on myself for them. I was constantly punishing myself and telling myself I wasn't worthy or didn't deserve the life I've wanted. I felt lost and completely weighted down. I had so much mental and emotional baggage, but I was able to completely purge myself of that in Peru. I had always thought there was something wrong with me. Ayahuasca helped me to see how wrong I’ve been, and to embrace and be completely comfortable with who I am. I forgave myself of my past and let go of everything I had been holding on to. I physically felt weighed down and so heavy. I no longer feel that. I am as light as a cloud. I can't even begin to tell you how radically different my thinking process is now than it was before Blue Morpho. I’ve removed myself of almost all of my limiting beliefs. I am learning to no longer doubt myself, and I've become a complete believer. I've been on a mission since Peru. I feel like I have so much momentum. I feel like ever since Peru I’ve been making all of the right choices, and like I’m starting to finally figure out what my purpose and mission in life is. Thank you Blue Morpho for helping me to discover all of this! I’m looking forward to the day that I can go back again and do some further work and exploration. I can't rave enough about Hamilton, Sameer, Anna, Terri and all of the Blue Morpho staff. They have created such a warm and safe environment within the camp that you feel at home and among family. I left there feeling closer to everyone at Blue Morpho than I do to everyone else in my own life. The facilities are also beautiful and the food was absolutely delicious! I could go on and on and on. I wholeheartedly recommend Blue Morpho to everyone!
J Singh February 04, 2019
I completed a Blue Morpho tour in mid-January of this year and I have to echo the sentiments of others who have written reviews here. There are no words that can faithfully capture the power, beauty, and profundity of an ayahuasca experience, because it is so far beyond the reach of the mind to understand. It can only be experienced with the heart and the totality of the energy centers of the body. (That sounds like fluffy stuff, but anyone who has experienced ayahuasca knows this instinctually.) That said, bear in mind that it is an extremely powerful plant medicine and should be experienced in the correct environment. I did a lot of research on all the different options for trying ayahuasca and I have to say I cannot be happier that I chose Blue Morpho Tours. Here are the main reasons why: 1. You will feel safer than you do in your own home. Maestro Hamilton, founder of Blue Morpho, has lived in the Amazon jungle for nearly two decades, much of that time training under Maestro Alberto, who comes from a lineage of more than seven generations of shamans, who have dedicated their lives to plant medicine. The level of their experience far surpasses that of any other shamans I’ve researched. They are prepared for all contingencies in an ayahuasca ceremony and know how to address each one most efficiently. 2. You will feel loved. The relationship between Maestro Hamilton and Maestro Alberto is born out of love, first and foremost. This relationship is at the epicenter of everything Blue Morpho represents and permeates the entire organization. Nothing about the retreat experience feels transactional. From beginning to end, every member of the staff, including the managers and assistants, radiates love (both for plant medicine and for you) and is genuinely invested in your healing and evolution as human beings. It’s important to note that an ayahuasca ceremony can be incredibly physically and psychologically challenging on many levels. At all times, someone was available to bring me a bucket, assist me to the restroom, walk me to the shower, and even wait until I’d fall asleep. I don’t think I could ask for that level of care from my own mom. :P 3. Listening to Hamilton Souther can be liberating and transformative in and of itself. Hamilton is a very quirky soul and can come across as brusque at times, but he is an absolute sage and draws on worlds of wisdom. Listening to him speak on a variety of topics helped me to shift some of the basic assumptions that have always guided my beliefs. The latter in turn has helped me to become more non-judgmental and understand how I can heal myself through honing my connection with the universe. I have no words for my gratitude. 4. The icaros that are sung during ceremonies transported me to a different realm. Both the maestros have incredible voices that complement each other very well. I personally wasn’t expecting much from an icaros but when I heard the music in the ceremonies, it touched my spirit in ways I can’t describe. 5. This is about as authentic an experience as you can get. The Blue Morpho lodge is set in a beautiful, rustic area of Iquitos. This is a place to commune with nature in an environment where the indigenous people of Peru first began to experience the magic of ayahuasca medicine. I’ll never forget the sounds of the birds serenading me to sleep outside the ceremony house at night and waking me up the next morning. 6. If you like efficiency and time management, you can’t go wrong here. Blue Morpho has been around for nearly twenty years. For that reason, everything functions like clockwork. Breakfast and lunch are delicious and served on time. The ceremonies begin on time every evening. And yet, nothing ever feels rushed. 7. You’ll get a deeper ayahuasca experience here than anywhere else. This was the only place I could find that offered five ceremonies within a week. While the number of ceremonies doesn’t determine everything, it certainly helps. I found the first three ceremonies helpful to just get my body adjusted to the medicine, and then went a lot deeper in the final two ceremonies. 8. If you’re at all interested in having an aya experience with a company that is invested in natural resource conservation and sustainable development, Blue Morpho is the place. As Hamilton said many times during my retreat, “what’s the purpose of enlightenment if we go extinct?” Blue Morpho is developing partnerships around the world to help with research and development efforts to aid the well-being of the planet. I hope to go back soon.
Dakini Skye November 22, 2018
I have been to a couple of places to do Ayahuasca retreat in Peru, and many meditation retreats around the world. But nothing compares to Blue Morpho. I have done 9 retreats with BM so far and hope to do many more. BM is absolutely amazing, and, for me, the safest and most loving place to work with plant medicine. I found BM in "The Ayahuasca Test Pilot´s Handbook", an excellent book by Chris Kilham who has been exploring plant medicine and medicinal plants in the Amazon for several decades. I was scared sh*tless when I first arrived at retreat. It was my first time trying a mind-altering substance. Having been a meditator for 20 years, I hit a glass ceiling in my practice and wanted to see if working with Aya would help (and it did! :,)). The whole BM team, shamans, assistants and staff, made me feel so safe and welcome when I arrived and during the whole retreat. They are all so incredibly professional and integer. My fear totally disappeared immediately. During ceremony when there was any problem, someone was there in a whisk to attend to you. Absolutely mind-blowing! Furthermore, the team makes you feel like you are part of the family. There is never a feeling that the staff is somehow cliquey or “beyond” you, something I have experienced in other places. The head shaman, Don Alberto, is so extremely knowledgeable, sweet and kind. Beyond being an Ayahuasquero, he is also a herbalist. This is why at Blue Morpho the Aya is made by the Shamans. Many places just get their Aya from somewhere else. At BM, on the second day of retreat, all participants help in the cooking process! This is an incredibly beautiful process and really made me connect deeply with the medicine and spirit of Aya. Furthermore, Don Alberto´s icaros are from the Mestizo tradition and so stunningly beautiful. I listen to his whisteling all the time at home, and it connects me back to my BM family. The Shipibo/Conibo traditional icaros were always a bit challenging for me. : ) I also found it so refreshing, that the shamans at BM, while keeping the ceremonies still traditional, have no problem with women taking part while they have their period (not so in other traditions). The center itself is small but exquisite. The love and detail that has gone into the planning of the place and garden is obvious. Cleanliness and a love for aesthetics is something that resonates a lot in me and just generally gave me a feeling of being somewhere familiar. The rooms are immaculately clean, and all the mosquito and bug netting is impeccable – something that was important for me to feel safe and comfy, coming from a big city and having had a slight arachnophobia (gone now, due to BM and AYA!). Many of the trees that are added to the Aya actually grow on the premises. We did jungle walks to meet these trees, honor them, and offer them mapacho - another moment that reignited my connection to nature. These walks have turned me into a fearless tree hugger that I now cultivate in the city of London, no matter how crazy people think I am. ; ) I cannot recommend this place enough. There was not once a moment where I did not feel showered with the kindness, patience, compassion and beauty of the shamans, staff, and everyone working there. It is, for me, and always will be, a home away from home.
Dakini Skye November 22, 2018
I have been to a couple of places to do Ayahuasca retreat in Peru, and many meditation retreats around the world. But nothing compares to Blue Morpho. I have done 9 retreats with BM so far and hope to do many more. BM is absolutely amazing, and, for me, the safest and most loving place to work with plant medicine. I found BM in "The Ayahuasca Test Pilot´s Handbook", an excellent book by Chris Kilham who has been exploring plant medicine and medicinal plants in the Amazon for several decades. I was scared sh*tless when I first arrived at retreat. It was my first time trying a mind-altering substance. Having been a meditator for 20 years, I hit a glass ceiling in my practice and wanted to see if working with Aya would help (and it did! :,)). The whole BM team, shamans, assistants and staff, made me feel so safe and welcome when I arrived and during the whole retreat. They are all so incredibly professional and integer. My fear totally disappeared immediately. During ceremony when there was any problem, someone was there in a whisk to attend to you. Absolutely mind-blowing! Furthermore, the team makes you feel like you are part of the family. There is never a feeling that the staff is somehow cliquey or “beyond” you, something I have experienced in other places. The head shaman, Don Alberto, is so extremely knowledgeable, sweet and kind. Beyond being an Ayahuasquero, he is also a herbalist. This is why at Blue Morpho the Aya is made by the Shamans. Many places just get their Aya from somewhere else. At BM, on the second day of retreat, all participants help in the cooking process! This is an incredibly beautiful process and really made me connect deeply with the medicine and spirit of Aya. Furthermore, Don Alberto´s icaros are from the Mestizo tradition and so stunningly beautiful. I listen to his whisteling all the time at home, and it connects me back to my BM family. The Shipibo/Conibo traditional icaros were always a bit challenging for me. : ) I also found it so refreshing, that the shamans at BM, while keeping the ceremoines still traditional, have no problem with women taking part while they have their period (not so in on ther traditions). The center itself is small but exquisite. The love and detail that has gone into the planning of the place and garden is obvious. Cleanliness and a love for aesthetics is something that resonates a lot in me and just generally gave me a feeling of being somehwere familiar. The rooms are immaculately clean, and all the mosquito and bug netting is impeccable – something that was important for me to feel safe and comfy, coming from a big city and having had a slight arachnophobia (gone now, due to BM and AYA!). Many of the trees that are added to the Aya actually grow on the premises. We did jungle walks to meet these trees, honor them, and offer them mapacho - another moment that reignited my connection to nature. These walks have turned me into a fearless tree hugger that I now cultivate in the city of London, no matter how cray-cray people think I am. ; ) I cannot recommend this place enough. There was not once a moment where I did not feel showered with the kindness, patience, compassion and beauty of the shamans, staff, and everyone working there. It is, for me, and always be, a home away from home.
Märt Lume November 06, 2018
I took part in a week-long Ayahuasca Retreat with Blue Morpho in September. In short, it was amazing, and if you are considering this evolutionary step to transform your life using Ayahuasca, I cannot recommend Blue Morpho enough. I'll try to describe why. Blue Morpho's shamans are amazing people, inside and outside the ceremonies. Their open-heartedness, kindness, wisdom and professionalism at all times of day was inspiring and caused many of us to have little breakthroughs both in and out of ceremonies. Ayahuasca is powerful stuff, at times you might be facing your deepest fears or trying to free from most held-on convictions, so you'll want to be in the hands of someone you can trust to the moon and back. Blue Morpho team I would go with until the end of the Universe! For me the ceremonies were very powerful, but it was the conversations with the group and with shamans during the week that helped unpack a lot of the meaning of this new world I was discovering. Facilities, food and every detail about the experience has been thought through and refined to perfection over the years. The property is gorgeous, the four rooms in each bungalow are huge and comfortable, the ceremony house and main house are wonderful places to hang out, there is a lake (and soon a pool) to chill around in a hot day, there are also jungle trails where it's neat to walk. Every small detail is in place, from the laundry getting done, to the time when lantern batteries are replaced for the night, from until when biscuits and tea are served, to the myriad of ways you can get help and support during the ceremony. And the food!!! It is heavenly, fresh buffet every morning and lunch which both vegans and meat-eaters find amazing. The food is so tasty you won't even notice the restrictions (no sugary foods, no pork). I also want to praise the daily schedule. There is an optional activity or two each day, which usually have to do with short walks in the jungle, planting or making ayahuasca, group discussions, or getting a massage. When the week is over, you'll have the amazing time of "normalization" when you'll see very sharply the differences between the "pre-retreat you" and the "post-retreat you" in everyday activities. You'll have become different, and will integrate these new learnings into your life during the next 3-6 months. I did not consider myself spiritual before this experience, but it did not matter, since Ayahuasca and the "Blue Morpho method" would work anyway. I went with my wife and was very happy about that, since although intimacy is forbidden (it's harmful to the process), it would have been very difficult to explain her the experience otherwise.
Peter Savvas October 27, 2018
I’ve known Blue Morpho (and Blue Morpho International) for over two years now. I’ve been on five Ayahuasca retreats and one San Pedro retreat with them. It’s very clear that I only ever wish to have such transformational experiences with Blue Morpho. They’ve created an atmosphere of safety, non-judgment, support, healing, growth and love that is extremely rare. A few things stand out for me… - Safety. I feel completely safe at Blue Morpho, on every level…physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Since my first retreat, it was evident that I needn’t concern myself with safety while in their care. This allows me to totally focus on my experience. - Non-judgment. They’ve achieved an environment that promotes trust, openness, genuine care, love and non-judgment. This makes me feel comfortable to open up about anything. - Character. The Blue Morpho people are exceptional individuals. Their depth of character flows through everything at Blue Morpho. It’s rare to meet people who are as authentic, honest, committed and supportive. They are totally focused on helping people to heal, grow, explore and learn. And, they do this with complete integrity, love, humility, kindness, strength and wisdom. - Experience. They possess so much collective expertise in this domain…and all the wisdom that comes with it. In challenging moments, I wouldn’t want anyone else to be guiding and supporting me through whatever I’m going through. - Support. There’s a strong emphasis on having a lot of support on hand. It’s comforting to know that experienced people are always available to provide as much focused attention as anyone desires. - Pragmatic. It’s clear that Blue Morpho has fine-tuned the guest experience over many years. The Blue Morpho people are all former long-time guests. They know what everyone is going through. They’ve put so much care into every detail…even practical day-to-day things. This attention to detail brings me even more confidence in Blue Morpho. Their expertise, wisdom, strength, love and humility radiates through the entire experience at Blue Morpho (and Blue Morpho International). I am deeply grateful for being able to share part of my journey with such beautiful people.
David Bressler October 12, 2018
I've been to Blue Morpho 5 times and had an incredible experience each time. The food is excellent, and they even do your laundry (though getting it dry in the jungle is a test of patience). The food at Blue Morpho is totally yum. It's prepared fresh, healthy, and just enough. Of course, they offer traditional "fasts" as well... and the food is sustaining. Blue Morpho also, to my knowledge, does more ceremonies than others over a period of time... AND offers plant diets (others do too) that allow you to get deeper into the medicine in a safe and supported environment. I've made many friends here over the years, which has added an element of support for when you return.
Phill October 09, 2018
I initially did 5 Ayahuasca ceremonies and Plant Dieta and after a truly life changing experience the Blue Morpho team were very accommodating in allowing me to book another tour- just a couple days before it commenced! I couldn't imagine how different things would be if I just did the one. The positive effects accumulated by doing two tours consecutively. I've already seen and made so many profound changes in my life. It has only been a few weeks since the tour and I have developed a new deep love, appreciation and motivation for life. Also, each tour was unique, both in the things I learnt and the life long friendships developed by sharing such a deep experience. A lot of other people have gone into depth about the facilities in their reviews, so I won't spend much time describing them other then saying that they are excellent and I wish I could live at the camp longer haha. The sound, smell and sight of the Amazon is a experience within itself and I never knew that stars could be so vivid at night. It is magical 🙂! What I appreciated most about Blue Morpho was the team; their friendship, values and who they are as people. They have created such a warm and safe environment within the camp that you feel at home and among family. They constantly share their experience and support to help guide you through your Ayahuasca journey and even during difficult times you feel completely safe and trust the process. They offer so much more than just Ayahuasca ceremonies, it is truly a center of medicine, healing and self discovery/ growth. I would only recommend Blue Morpho if any of my friends/family/whanau felt like experiencing Ayahuasca. For me there is no alternative. Thank you so much for everything! Kia kaha and much love, Phill (NZ)
Richard Boothroyd September 22, 2018
The experience at Blue Morpho exceeded my expectations in every way. The staff are outstanding, thoroughly professional and very experienced/educated in the use of sacred plant medicines. The premises are beyond the standard one would expect from a secluded jungle retreat. Hot water is available 24/7. Food is prepared by professional chefs and there is a good variety of culinary options that change daily. Electricity is available in the main communal building so electronic devices can be kept charged. The accommodation is comfortable and room service is provided. There is also a free laundry service. Many activities are provided during the day so there is no chance of boredom setting in between ceremonies. Traditional jungle tobacco is available to buy as are professional massages. The facility has a natural lake for swimming and several trails through the jungle within the private reserve. There are also two quiet meditation bungalows. A swimming pool is currently under construction and close to completion as of September 2018. The way the shamanic team conduct the ceremonies is excellent and feels truly authentic. The ambience created in the ceremony hall is perfect before, during and after the ceremony. Throughout the process the participants are under constant supervision with immediate assistance available if required. The environment feels 100% safe at all times. To summarise, I cannot fault the Blue Morpho experience. I strongly recommend this retreat as the perfect place to go for your Ayahuasca journey. You will not be disappointed. Richard B (UK)
Ame White May 07, 2017
The Blue Morpho team is extraordinary. I was thoroughly impressed with their professionalism, compassion, and support they provided throughout the journey. The staff worked tirelessly before, during, and after the ceremonies to make sure each guest was well cared for. The staff seem to have endless stores of energy to conduct the ceremonies and give individualized attention to each guest 24/7. I'm sure the plant spirits must be helping them, help us too! The medicine is strong and the shamans guide you throughout your stay with advice and assistance on dosing to ensure guests get just the right amount for healing. More importantly, they have discussions nearly every day as a group and privately, if desired, to help process and integrate the experience. I attended the 7 day retreat and expected a much more rustic accommodation. I was pleasantly surprised by the beautiful surroundings, the comfortable rooms, and the fantastic and healthy food. The surroundings are majestic and the tour options during the day were an added bonus. I highly suggest the stargazing, giant lily pad, and Mono Island tours. This is just another reason why this retreat is worth EVERY penny. The inner peace and integration tools I gained through my experiences here have stayed with me and I am so grateful to the beautiful people at Blue Morpho. I completely trust the Blue Morpho team with my consciousness and I respect and appreciate their mission as an organization to help humanity heal. With gratitude <3
John Kurtz May 05, 2017
I was willing to pay a little extra for a safe and wonderful experience. I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Blue Morpho and I loved all of the guests and the people that worked there. I would go again.
Dessi Issaeva April 20, 2017
I have been to BM for two 6-day Ayahuasca retreats and will be returning for a third one later this year. For me the experience is a pilgrimage, my secret for being a wiser human being in this world, my soul time. I chose BM for the safety record and for the experience of its team upon the recommendation of a friend. Investing in a retreat was described to me as "the best present you could give to yourself" and this indeed couldn't be more true. The team is extremely experienced in providing the healing, emotional and logistic support throughout the entire week, in ceremony and outside, in guiding each and every one of us through the tough parts and ecstatic self-discoveries. I have seen them at work in many difficult situations, and it always amazes me to see a new level of depth in their devotion to healing every human being who comes to their door. The retreat lodge is beautiful and takes care of every need. The Amazon jungle is healing and re-aligning like no other place. This team has really got the process well organized to the dot. The connection that they develop is incredibly personal, yet providing the freedom that each of us needs in the self-exploration process. The support after a retreat is also outstanding, both in the form of integration information and videos, as well as advice when someone needs to do deeper homework. Can't wait to see them all and share with them the new journey!
Ryan March 17, 2017
I had no expectations before going to the beautiful and sacred retreat deep in the Amazon. All I knew was that Papatua was calling me to him and brought me to Blue Morpho. From the moment I was accepted into my program, I felt taken care of and safe. This feeling was only further reinforced with the careful care and instructions Malcolm and all of the Blue Morpho family gave us from the moment we arrived to the moment they saw us on our way. The experience itself is unlike anything I could have imagined - deeper, harder, more painful, and more beautiful than anything I could have imagined. Throughout the entire process, there was support and guidance (whether to breathe, to cry, and - most importantly for me - to simply let go) to help navigate the process. Don Alberto and his son were all around us throughout each ceremony and they were careful to push our limits but not let us fall away. It has been about 7 months since I returned from the Amazon and I know I will return - but the lessons of loving unconditionally and letting go are still being unveiled to me. If you feel aya calling you, I cannot think of a safer and more beautiful environment and body of people to work with than that of Blue Morpho.
Seth March 13, 2017
Before even meeting the team, or making the life changing acquaintance with ayahuasca, I could feel I was in a place that is made up of one thing and one thing only, and that is love. The entire Blue Morpho experience allows a person to feel completely comfortable, safe and at ease to begin a journey of healing and discovery. Every small detail of what I went through - of making the journey to Iquitos, of meeting the most amazing team on earth, of being guided through the ceremonies, of being given the wealth of insights just by being there and by awakening to the divine force within through the medicine - was filled with love and understanding. The camp and facilities are amazing. Everything is put in place so that visitors only have one thing to do and that is to relax and enjoy the healing of the beautiful, magical yet oh so real and sometimes challenging ayahuasca medicine. At Blue Morpho you discover your truth, and you can discover the universe of wisdom and the universe itself. It was incredibly hard for me to leave after a week of receiving and finding divine love. But the most amazing thing is that you get to take it all with you. Because the love and the medicine never leave.
Scot Fleck March 06, 2017
Prior to going to Peru, I had done some reading about Ayahuasca. I was intrigued and excited about the prospects. I went to Peru with a significant amount of emotional baggage. I'm a a very sensitive and emotional person and feel things very deeply. My experience was truly life changing. I went with the feeling that I have never been ENOUGH. I know now that I am enough and that if a situation does not fit me, it doesn't necessarily mean it is my fault. The experience was frightening and very hard. I went to some dark places. At times I was terrified. Matt, Malcolm, Don Pedro and the wonderful angels in the room helped me through. Even though it was scary, I have no regrets. I was resistant at times to let go of some of "my stuff" as it had defined me for so long. Who would I be if no longer defined by my depression and sadness. 25 years of my life had been shaped and molded by unhappiness. I went through a day of mourning, I cried a lot. Its hard to let go of something so familiar, while all the while realizing that the familiar is toxic. But let go I did.... I feel lighter now and realize that I can be happy. I know I deserve to be happy. Ayahuasca and the journey helped me to fully see that. I would recommend this for anyone who is seriously considering it. Do not enter lightly however as this is REAL medicine. Papatua knows... Love, light, and blessings, Scot
Carmelle Kemp February 09, 2017
Trying not to have expectations I made the commitment to myself to completely surrender and let the spirits take me and give me the good scrubbing I desperately needed. Papa Tua did not disappoint and with 3 pretty BIG nights out of the 5 I released deep guilt and shame and the self destructive patterns that manifest from them, forgave many including myself, understood that I am worthy, and heard my late mother tell me that she did in fact love me. Nothing could have prepared me for this experience but I know deep within that it was, is and always will be a life-changing turning point setting me on a completely different path than I was on. Through the purging, laughter and tears the Blue Morpho team was there with me the entire time, holding my hand and my heart when it became heavy and encouraging me throughout. I literally trust them with my life and am looking forward to my upcoming return to explore, learn and grow.
Maelys de Rudder February 07, 2017
Before participating in my first Blue Morpho ayahuasca tour, I was a concept to myself. Not a false concept, but still only a concept. My understanding of myself had been built on years of trying to figure out who I was, what I was good at, what I had come to achieve. I had pretty much explored all tools available to me and had reached a relative level of balance and success. I had gathered a lot of information. Put myself through a lot of challenging experiences. And here I was, this interesting multi-dimensional concept, that felt dead inside. During my week in Iquitos, I was given the gift of the experience of myself. I was offered the blessing of the experience of true love and the peace that comes with it. I received insight on the workings of my mind and how to put it at the service of my experience instead of the other way around. I have never felt so alive as I do today after this extraordinary experience. I am in motion again, moving onwards on the path of this incredible journey that is life. I feel immense gratitude towards Blue Morpho shamans and team for creating a safe and protected environment for this life-transforming experience. I have felt supported, loved and accepted every step of the way. The Heliconia camp is set in a unique environment, conducive to a communion with nature and yourself; it is beautiful and intimate. The Heliconia team is friendly, cheerful, discrete and customer-oriented. Food is delicious. Finally, I am blessed with many new friends who have reminded me how beautiful and vibrant our human connection is.
Victoria Nicholas January 22, 2017
I have participated in a few ceremonies in January 2017 and it has been an amazing journey. It helps that the camp has everything necessary for the comfortable rest as aya experiences can be rather intense. I simply loved the team, they are angels and appear by your side just when you need them. I will be coming back soon.
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