"WOW! Such a powerful shaman ! The Maestro and his family are so caring and loving people. They make you feel like at home. This place is magic and so beautiful! Attilo, D.
"Santuario Healing provides a unique experience like no other! It is an otherworldly life changing experience set deep within the jungle near a boiling volcanic river." Melanie, M.
“Amazing place! True healing can happen here!” Rasa, C.
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.
- 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!