12 Days Ayahuasca retreat – $500 discount with a friend

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12 days Ayahuasca Retreat 500$ discount! June 13 – June 24 2018. Bring your best friend with you and receive 500$ discount!

We know it’s much better with your best friend by your side during this beautiful experience and for this we have created a special package! Book together with your best friend and receive 500$ discount on your booking! Contact us to find out more.

You will experience profound healing and immerse yourself deeper into the medicine and the Shipibo culture with this 12 days retreat, where you will be participating in 8 sacred Ayahuasca ceremonies, plant medications, art workshops, medicinal flower baths, healing massages, you will also get plenty of one-to-one moments with our Maestros and so much more!

On the edge of the jungle just outside of Pucallpa, right in the middle of the Shipibo homeland, you can find Pachamama temple. Our ayahuasca centre was built especially around Mama Rosa, well known in the ayahuasca world as heart on legs, and her loved ones.

Most of the Peruvian ayahuasca centres are located in and around Iquitos and mama Rosa, like many other shamans from Pucallpa, worked there for many years. This meant being apart from her family for months at a time just to make a living, not an ideal situation. With the founding of Pachamama Temple in Pucallpa this belongs to the past. Mama Rosa now works with her family, also trained and skilled shamans, to create a space with a beautiful family atmosphere and very powerful healing ceremonies. In addition to this loving family you will find a team of experienced English speaking facilitators working alongside them, there to guide you through your ayahuasca experience. Pachamama Temple is a place where you can feel at home and where a genuine loving energy and personal attention are a big part of the retreat experience.

Pachamama Temple was founded for those who are seeking profound personal transformation and true healing of the mind, body and spirit.

Do you feel lost or out of balance? Like there is something missing in your life? You feel you are cut off from a deeper connection to yourself and the people around you? Are you struggling to find meaning in it all? Are you carrying around old baggage that you are not able to let go of? Do you find it hard to love yourself ? You will be amazed how many people, especially in the western world, are struggling with these feelings and the inability to heal themselves from past trauma and loss.  More and more of us are waking up. We no longer feel we can just keep going on like this, unfulfilled and unhappy. So we make a choice. No more. There is more inside me, and out there, and I am going to find it!

Transformation and healing. What does that really mean? These are big and abstract words and we don’t want to use them lightly. We don’t want to use them just because they are good words for marketing. We use them because they are the true goal of the Pachamama Temple and we deeply believe that everybody can achieve them working with the ayahuasca medicine and the right support. We invite you to come over to find out what personal transformation and healing means for YOU.

The Venue

Pachamama Temple is located just outside the city of Pucallpa. Why? Because this is where our Shipibo healers live! Unlike many other retreat centers, we chose to come to the heart of the Shipibo community instead of taking the Shamans away from their family and friends for months at a time to work in locations deep in the jungle of Iquitos. We strongly feel that the happiness of the Ayahuasqueros is of the utmost importance and reflects on their healing work in a positive way. Visiting Pachamama Temple will give you the feeling of visiting the healers in their own home, where they are open, joyful and relaxed.

12 day retreat page (2)If you wish to arrive a day in advance, we have an arrangement with the Los Gavilanes Hotel and can provide booking for you at a rate of 105 Soles (US$30-35) for a single room. The hotel will also provide free transport from the airport to all overnight guests. You can find reviews for Los Gavilanes Hotel on Facebook. Please contact us to initiate your booking.

Venue Highlights

Pachamama Temple has made a bold step out of the jungle of Iquitos where most Peruvian Ayahuasca retreats take place, and into the native land of the Shipibo people where we strongly feel it belongs. Located in Pucullpa, Peru, our shamans work in their natural, family-like environment where our guests can be provided with the highest level of safety and service. Visiting Pachamama Temple will give you the feeling of visiting the healers in their own home, where they are open, joyful and relaxed.


Preparations for our Ayahuasca Retreats begin weeks in advance, starting with following a traditional Ayahuasca diet. This diet will prepare you for your journey by cleansing your body. This ensures that you will get the most out of your experience by minimizing things like digestive upset. Your commitment to this diet will also show the seriousness of your intention and your respect for the medicine, which are crucial in developing a strong relationship with the spirits of the plants. The menu at Pachamama Temple reflects these restrictions.

Please abstain from:
All street drugs (cocaine, MDMA, amphetamine, etc). These drugs in combination with Peruvian Ayahuasca can present a serious danger to your mental and physical health. See our Medical guidelines.

Salt and pepper. (We recommend a small intake of salt every 3 days).
Chilies or other hot peppers.
Refined sugars and sweets.
Cacao, cocoa, and chocolate.
Dairy produce, including cheese.
Red meat.
Oils and fats (use very sparingly).
Carbonated beverages (including diet soda), energy drinks, non-alcoholic beer.
Fermented foods (such as tofu, saurkraut pickles, etc).
Overripe, bruised, and dried fruit.
Protein extracts, powdered protein supplements and shakes.
Yeast or yeast-based supplements


Our Ayahuasca Retreats take place in two Ashram style buildings on the Temple grounds in which all of our guests have a single room for themselves. These simple and rustic rooms are comfortable, safe and protected by mosquito netting. There is a single bed, a desk and a wooden safe box in every room. You can secure the safe box with your own travel lock. There are showers nearby, not more than 50 meters away from your room


Pucallpa (which means “red earth” in the native tongue) is located in eastern Peru on the banks of the Ucayali River, which is a major tributary of the Amazon River. Pucullpa still remains quite isolated from the rest of the country by the Amazon Rain Forest and the Andes mountain range. The city is pretty much unspoiled by mass tourism. Here you can still walk the streets without persistent vendors trying to sell you something at every corner. We have found the local residents of Pucallpa to be very friendly and helpful people. We love the place.

Most retreat guests arriving at the Jorge Chavez International Airport in Lima choose to connect their flights straight to Pucallpa, the home of the Pachamama Temple. We do recommend that you leave enough time in between your flights for any delays. You will also want enough time to get your luggage, get to domestic departures and check in again. We recommend that you leave 2.5 to 3 hours between the flights. Pucallpa is easily accessible from Lima, only a little over an hour by plane. There are three domestic airliners that make this commute from Lima to Pucallpa. These are LAN, Star Peru and Peruvian airlines. These flights vary from about US $180 round trip to $300 depending on the airline and how far out you book.

pucullpa to pachamama temple

When booking your international flight into Peru, its important to keep in mind the time of your connecting flight to Pucallpa. If you are planning to arrive on the day of the retreat, we recommend that you arrive in Lima no later than 5:30 am and make sure your departing flight from Lima to Pucullpa leaves before 8:30 am, as all our guests will be picked up at the Los Gavilanes Hotel in Pucallpa at 11:00 am. This ensures that you have enough time to get to the hotel before the pickup time. The way to get around in Pucallpa is by Motortaxi, which is a kind of tuck tuck. Getting from the airport to the hotel will cost about 8-12 Soles (US$3.00-5.00), depending on your negotiation skills, and will take about 10 minutes.

If you wish to arrive a day in advance, we have an arrangement with the Los Gavilanes Hotel and can provide booking for you at a rate of 105 Soles (US$30-35) for a single room. The hotel will also provide free transport from the airport to all overnight guests. You can find reviews for Los Gavilanes Hotel on Facebook. Please contact us to initiate your booking.

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12 Days Ayahuasca retreat – $500 discount with a friend

at Pachamama Temple

  • Jun 13, 2018 - Jun 24, 2018 (12 days)


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