Enchanted Earth Visionary Arts Intensive

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Enchanted Earth Visionary Arts Intensive

August 21st – 27th, 2017!

  • Flex your creative powers on a creative vision quest in the rainforest with well known visionary artists.
  • Visit artists’ studios and art schools such as the famous Usko-Ayar School of Amazonian painting in Pucallpa, founded by the famous artist/shaman Pablo Amaringo.
  • Travel by boat on the Ucayali and spend a day and night at the Shipibo villages of Santa Clara and San Francisco learning the ancient tradition of hand-built ceramics, fishing, and permaculture.
  • Then travel to the magical rainforest and  Santuario Huishtin shamanic center where you will spend three days working with visionary plant medicines that boost dreaming and creativity.
  • Finally, give a little something back and make new friends at a local community arts project in a local Shipibo community with a participating non-profit!

$1600 USD – 20% deposit required to reserve**

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Visitors learning how to create Shipibo “quene” designs on pottery during a workshop at Santuario


Angela O'Hara
Sketching from the abundance of fossils and other intriguing natural forms found at Santuario


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Visionary artist, Dimas Paredes Armas, hard at work on a new painting.


Arts students drawing “quene” designs while preparing rough plans for paintings at Eduardo Seravia Mesa.


Mauro Reatigue Perez
Visionary artist, Mauro Reatigue Perez, giving a painting demonstration at at Santuario.


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A visit to the Eduardo Mesa Seravia art school in Pucallpa


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Learn how to identify powerful medicine trees and drawing them during a botanical walk at Santuario


Venue Highlights

Situated on the famous "boiling river of the Upper Amazon," Santuario Huishtin is a centre unlike any other in Peru for its unique beauty and magical environment. Here, the rainforest shimmers with energy and you will experience tranquility and the ability to go deep in your healing work not found any where in the world. Founded and run by the maestros and their family (Maestro Santiago Enrrique Paredes Melendez, his partner and wife Maestra Ayme Vargas, and brother Maestro Hegner Paredes Melendez) you will participate in authentic healing practices in the tradition of "vegetalismo" (plant spirit shamanism) in a safe and comfortable environment. Here the medicine is pure and powerful. Santiago Enrrique Paredes Melendez and his family have become renown in Peru for their knowledge of plant diets and Santuario has become the best place in Peru to commit to apprenticeships and long term, individualized study with Amazonian plant teachers.


  • Kitchen
  • House-Keeping

Menu Types

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


We serve the traditional Amazonian diet for working with plant medicines that involve rice, plantains, fish, eggs, and vegetables. We can accommodate your diet if you are vegan or vegetarian or require gluten or dairy free.


Santuario is a very peaceful and secure environment. Everyone has their own private room and bed (including bedding and towel) and mosquito net at the center. There are proper toilets and water is drawn from the boiling river for bathing. It is a natural, ecological environment that is profoundly beautiful and simple.


Pucallpa is the nearest city and airport. We work with professional and talented English speaking guides that will meet you at any location in Pucallpa and bring you to Santuario. Santuario is located approximately 3 hours outside of Pucallpa and requires a journey by dirt road, boat, and by foot through the jungle. The journey to Santuario is a fascinating adventure unto itself!

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  • Aug 21, 2017 - Aug 27, 2017 (7 days)


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