5 Day Jungle Yoga Vacation in Peru

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Jungle Yoga Retreat in Peru

Join us for a transformational yoga vacation in the Amazon rainforest.  This is an intimate retreat experience for wellness seekers.

Although completely submerged in nature once on the property, we are conviniently located 15 minutes from the local airport and from the center of town (Tarapoto).  It is easy to get here, but you won't want to leave once the retreat ends!

This five day program includes daily Hatha yoga classes (a total of 8 sessions), a complimentary 30-minute Reiki session, an herbal bath to cleanse the aura, a guided walk in the protected forest of Tambo Ilusion nature reserve, an short excursion to discover a 35 meter waterfall, a happy hour sunset equine-imity stroll, daily activities and, of course, free time for swimming, resting, observing birds and monkeys, reading and relaxing, living in harmony with nature.

Experience the peace that comes from practicing yoga and becoming more connected with nature. A yoga vacation offers the perfect opportunity to connect with your Self and nature by slowing down, breathing fresh air, observing the present moment and developing physical and mental health. Practice relaxing and reducing stress in your life through a program based on a yoga practice, a healthy lifestyle and diet!

There is a good balance of activities and down time in this retreat. After your morning yoga session in a gorgeous space and wholesome breakfast, enjoy a swim in the beautiful private lagoon, walk along the trail of the protected forest and hug a tree, receive a Reiki treatment, cleanse your aura by taking a “baño de plantas”, etc. What you choose to do is completely up to you. It's your choice how much or how little you do during your stay with us.

Life In The Amazon Paradise

We are happy to share with our guests our unique home and the activities we do in order to achieve to live in harmony with nature in a sustainable manner.  You will enjoy the peaceful surroundings. The jewel of Tambo Ilusión is its secluded fresh water lagoon which is cool and refreshing, just a joy to swim in. Relax and meditate on the dock while enjoying the chant of the birds and the murmur of the creek's running water.

Excellent reviews

Tambo Ilusión Retreat Center is a proud winner of the prestigious Certificate of Excellence designation received from TripAdvisor: "Certificate of Excellence 2015”, “Certificate of Excellence 2016" and “Certificate of Excellence 2017". This award recognizes establishments that consistently earn glowing traveler reviews on TripAdvisor.

Tambo Ilusión was chosen as one of Peru's top five yoga retreat centers in a publication of El Comercio, one of the main national newspaper!

Guests rave about the food served here. We prepare delicious vegetarian and vegan meals using all fresh produce, with a fresh salad served with every meal. 

You can trust you will have an unforgettable and lasting experience.

You will also have the opportunity to take a stroll with Johanne and escort Ayla, our equine friend to her paddock and feed her. You will stop at a viewpoint on the way to enjoy a healthy drink while admiring the stunning sunset (weather permitting) and Ayla grazing, benefitting from both equine and sunset therapy; both known to be soothing for the soul!

Vacation highlights:

  • 4 nights' cozy accommodation
  • Wholesome vegetarian or vegan breakfasts, lunches and suppers
  • filtered drinking water
  • Daily yoga classes (total of 8 classes)
  • Guided nature walk
  • A complimentary Reiki session to help balance the chakras (30 minutes)
  • Daily activities: nutritional talks, "baño de plantas" to cleanse the aura...
  • A happy hour sunset equine-imity stroll
  • Free time for swimming in the amazing fresh water lagoon, reading, journaling, relaxing...
  • Half day excursion to Awashiyacu waterfall

All of the above activities are included and are also optional. If you prefer, you can simply lounge in a hammock reading, do a bit of bird and monkey watching, take a siesta or do whatever it is your heart desires. Essentially, the experience is yours to create. You will also be encouraged to keep a journal for the week. Suggestions and writing exercises will be provided to get you started.

If you are interested in participating in an ayahuasca ceremony, it can be arranged for you at an extra cost. If you are interested in getting a massage or receiving a healing session from a local traditional healer, this can also be arranged for you at an extra cost.

The mind has limitless power and adaptability. If anything can be changed, it is the mind.

~Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche

"After hundreds of hours of health coaching and training, I've learned that, without a doubt, attending a wellness retreat is one of the best things you can do to create a dramatic shift in your life. Being in an environment where you can focus and make a commitment to your well-being, can alter your life forever in the most amazing ways. As you spend several days moving closer to a "new" way of being, you are actually announcing to the Universe that you are ready to live this way permanently".

           -- Sarah Anne Stewart

Hatha Yoga

The retreat includes daily yoga classes in our gorgeous yoga space which looks out on the surrounding natural beauty and gives the impression of being perched high. The soundscape (the natural chorus of wind, birds, monkeys, insects,...) will transport you to a place of natural serenity deep within yourself during your practice; especially in Savasana (the final resting pose). Yoga props and accessories are provided. 

Hatha yoga classes will be held twice daily with the morning session being an uplifting, energizing class and the afternoon session designed to calm and restore mind, body and spirit. Meditation and pranayama (breathing techniques) will also be practiced daily during class. 

Not only will you leave this yoga vacation feeling recharged, refreshed and inspired, you will also have the satisfaction of having made a difference contributing in helping protect a small part of the Amazon rainforest.

This yoga retreat is designed for beginners and intermediate yogis and yoginis. There is a maximum of 6 guests per retreat.  Beginners and intermediates of all ages are welcome.  Everyone works from their own body awareness giving the best of him or herself.  For those who simply wish to accompany their partner during this yoga retreat, it is indeed possible.


Start a conscious and healthy life style. If the luxury of a 5 star establishment is what you are looking for, Tambo Ilusión might not be for you. Tambo Ilusión retreat is not a resort, it is a countryside home and you are welcome to stay and live an alternative transformational and "experiential" experience, that is, we wish to make you feel at home here. 

Accommodation: the wooden tambos (cabanas) are rustic and quaint, they have two very comfortable double beds and mosquito netting.  A hammock hangs on the porch of each tambo.

Amenities: shared bathrooms, flush toilets, hot water showers and we offer an electricity-free environment (except in the dining area).


Wholesome vegetarian meals are prepared 3 times daily. Meals are shared in our house family style. Fruits and vegetables are fresh and seasonal. Some of the fruit come from our own trees (citrus, papayas, mangoes, bananas, star fruit...). Special dietary needs can be accommodated with advanced notice.


The program starts on Mondays at 3:00 pm. Airport transfers are included in the package.

Day 1

 Airport pick-up
3:00 pmWelcome drink and orientation
4:30-6:00Yoga session

Free time for star gazing

Day 2

7:30 amCleansing lemon water

8:00-10:00Yoga and guided meditation practice
10:00-10:15Meditative stroll**
11:00Individual Reiki sessions (of 30 minutes)

Leisure time
2:00 pmLunch
3:00 pmGuided nature walk along the forest trail of Tambo Ilusión (1.4km)
4:00 pmSwim in the lagoon
4:00 pmHerbal bath (ritual of showering with healing herbal water) & free time
5:00 pmYoga and pranayama practice
7:00 pmDinner followed by free time for self-reflection

Day 3

7:30 amCleansing lemon water

8:00-10:00Yoga and guided meditation practice
10:00-10:15Meditative stroll

Individual Reiki sessions (of 30 minutes)
Leisure time
2:00 pmLunch
3:00Mind-body nutrition coaching session
5:00Pranayama and yoga practice

Day 4

6:00 amCleansing lemon water
6:30-7:30Yoga practice
9:00Excursion to Awashiyacu waterfall

Enjoy a short outing only 15 kilometers away from Tambo Ilusión to discover Awashiyacu waterfall, which is 35 meters high. The waterfall runs down rocks with dense vegetation, ending in a pool where you can taking a dip in its cold water. If it rains, other activities will be proposed at Tambo Ilusión.

-If you prefer to stay at Tambo Ilusión, you are free to do so. You can do as your heart desires.
1:00 pmLunch
3:30-5:00Restorative yoga practice

Equine-imity and sunset stroll


Free time for inner reflection.

Day 5

7:30 amCleansing lemon water

8:00-10:00Yoga and guided meditation practice
10:00-10:15Meditative stroll
10:15Farewell breakfast

Carry what you have learnt from this vacation into the world.
Transfer to the airport (or bus station)

This is to serve as a general outline; activities and times may shift.


Muchas muchas muchas gracias por todo. I am very grateful for the wonderful experience I had these past five days during the yoga retreat. Words fall short to describe how good and at peace I felt here at your beautiful little paradise Tambo Ilusión. The yoga sessions, meditation, Reiki, apiculture and nutritious delicious meals made me experience sensations, emotions and a relaxed state of mind I have never felt before. I am very very grateful to this all. I have felt deep love for myself, yoga, the jungle with all its animals and insects. In other words I have felt deep love for everything that surrounded me and with whom I live my life on this beautiful and amazing world. ...I feel my body, heart and my wings have grown bigger after spending time here. That's why I would like to thank you again with all my heart and light.

-- Berber Meinderstsma, Friesland, Holland

We weren't quite sure what to expect on this trip but this time we spent in Tambo Ilusión surpassed all our expectations and we're sad that we have to leave so soon. It's not often that you meet people who are so willing to share their time and their home with people they've never met and have the ability to make them feel like family. You've given us more in these few days than we could ever hope to give in return. We'll do our best to make your dream of Tambo Ilusión grow in whatever way we can. Armando, it's really inspiring to meet a person who is so passionate about what they do and how everything in your life is focused towards making your vision a reality. You took the time to teach us that everything is connected and even the littlest action can have a direct impact on the big picture. Johanne, you are our first yoga teacher and we'll always be grateful that you were so patient with us. You made us feel comfortable and helped us connect to a part of us that we were not aware of before. We're excited to see what more yoga has to offer thanks to you. We've told you already how much we like your food but we're super excited for your cookbook and WE LOVE YOUR COOKING!! Thanks again for everything and this is just the first of many visits.

-- Malena & Richard, Peru/USA

Muchas gracias Johanne y Armando!
We have had the most incredible 5 nights with you, thank you for everything you have taught us. You have the perfect place to relax and feel at peace, after 12 months traveling we were ready for an oasis of calm and that is what we found!
The yoga and meditation sessions were wonderful. We both want to build on what you taught us. We couldn't have asked for a more tranquil setting, looking out to the beautiful nature and hearing the noises of the jungle. Especially the evening yoga sessions when the sun is setting and the shadows look incredible.
Thank you for the amazing food, the colours and flavours and the delicious smoothies, we will attempt to recreate them at home! Hiking to the cascades with Armando was a beautiful day, he is a great host with lots of knowledge, we felt very looked after by both of you.
Doing the 4 nights yoga retreat was the perfect way to prepare for the ayahuasca ceremony of the 5th night. Yoga, hiking, relaxing in the hammocks, swimming in the lagoon, amazing food, comfy beds and learning about the amazing environment we were in. The ayahuasca ceremony was in the perfect setting and we both felt completely safe and relaxed with the shaman recommended by you both. We are so happy we found you and Tambo Ilusión, hopefully one day we will return!

-- Charlotte and Stewart, England


  • Towels
  • Free Parking
  • Tour Assistance
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Yoga Studio

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Nut Free

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