Two Day Rainforest Adventure
- Santuario Healing Center
- Pucallpa, Peru
- $295.00 - Discounted Individual Program Price - accommodations, food, guide and transportation included. $230.00 - Group of 6-8 Programme Price $190.00 - Group of 10-12 Programme Price
Two Days to Visit the Boiling River and Santuario Shamanic Center!
Embark on an exciting eco-adventure to visit Santuario Huishtin, a traditional Amazonian Plant Medicine Center set on a natural wonder of the world, a boiling river!
During this outing, you will be escorted by our expert guidel through country roads, along beautiful Amazonian river ways, and hike through rainforest to visit a secluded shamanic plant medicine center, Santuario Huishtin (Sanctuary of the Stars) set on the famous Boiling River of the Amazon, the Shanay-timpiska! Here you will spend the night and have the opportunity to participate in a transformative shamanic ceremony! (optional)**
Ceremony attendance is optional and must be booked for a Monday, Wednesday or Friday in accordance with out ceremony schedule.
**Guide, translation and one night’s accommodation and evening meal and breakfast are included in the price.
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**Additional proceeds are donated to our conservation project.
Good deductions given for groups
Proceeds are donated to Arkana Arts, our New NGO and Conservation Project!
"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.
- Two Days to Visit Some of the Most Exciting Rainforest in the Upper Amazon!
- Embark on an exciting two day rainforest adventure to visit Santuario Healing Center, a traditional Amazonian Plant Medicine Center set on a natural wonder of the world, a boiling river!
- During this outing, you will be escorted by our expert guidel through country roads, along beautiful Amazonian river ways, and hike through rainforest to visit a secluded shamanic plant medicine center, Santuario Huishtin (Sanctuary of the Stars) set on the famous Boiling River of the Amazon, the Shanay-timpiska! Relax in the serene beauty of this magical place and experience some of the most ancient forest and fascinating flora and fauna. Here you will spend the night and even have the opportunity to participate in a transformative shamanic ceremony, if you choose (drinking the medicine is optional). **
- Ceremony attendance is optional and must be booked for a Monday, Wednesday or Friday in accordance with out ceremony schedule.
- **Guide, translation and one night’s accommodation and evening meal and breakfast are included in the price.
Venue HighlightsSet on a highly unique geological phenomenon, a boiling river, Santuario resonates with incredible energy. Known locally as "Shanay-timpishka" or “heated by the sun,” the river stretches up to seven kilometres through the rainforest, enshrouding the area in a vapour of mystery. Possessing great spiritual significance to the communities that surround it, the river is reputedly the home of "Yakumama," the world serpent that breathes life and death into the Amazon. Interestingly, the river has remained a secret in Peru for thousands of years until now, only known to the local communities.
The whole region and surrounding rainforest is fascinating. There are many ancient and rare species of plants and animals, gigantic medicine trees, and an amazing variety of birds, monkeys, and insects. The area was once long ago home to the Cashibo people, famed for their fierceness and refusal to be converted by missionaries.
Santuario is the destination for those who are looking for an authentic experience working with Amazonian plant medicine for healing and knowledge in the tradition of vegetalismo. Many return year after year to deepen their work in this beautiful and mysterious place which is truly a hidden jewel in Peru.
ScheduleDuring the Two Day Rainforest Adventure, you will embark on an adventure to see a rare geological site, the boiling river Shanaytimpiska, the magical setting for Santuario Healing Center. You will travel in scenic country roads, beautiful rivers and rainforest, see highly unique ecology and rare species of plants and trees.
When arriving at Santuario, you will rest and then have the opportunity to participate in a traditional shamanic ayahuasca ceremony that evening. The next day after breakfast, you have the option (depending on how you feel) to go for a botanical walk to see giant medicine trees in the surrounding rainforest before heading back to Pucallpa. You will arrive back early evening.
- Includes Meat
- Gluten Free
- Dairy Free
- Nut Free
Menu/CuisineMeals are tailored to comply with the dietary restrictions of a traditional shamanic dieta and are simple, bland, easy to digest foods that do not inhibit the working of the medicine or create unwanted side effects. They include boiled rice (without oil or salt), boiled or roasted plantains, boiled potatoes or manioc (yucca/cassava), cleansing vegetable soups, fresh salads, and at times some (toothless) fish (particularly boquichito). Also served occasionally are eggs. Fruits (mangoes, guava, bananas, etc) may be offered but are not recommended due to their high sugar content. For some dietas, you may require a stricter diet of only plantains and rice.
The meals can be adjusted to accommodate vegetarian, vegan, dairy, and gluten free restrictions.
AccommodationsAccommodations at Santuario are simple and ecological, constructed in the traditional palm thatch buildings. Every visitor has their own room, comfortable bed, bedding, towel and mosquito net. The rooms are airy and open to the sounds and ambiance of the rainforest but protected with screened windows.
DirectionsFirst your will need to fly into Lima's Jorge Chavez airport and take a connecting one hour flight to Pucallpa. Our English speaking guide can bring you to the center directly from the airport or collect you from a hotel. The journey to Santuario is an exciting ecotour by itself! You will travel in an all terrain truck along country roads to the small port village of Honoria and take a motorized canoe along the tranquil Pachitea river. From their your will embark on a 45 minute hike trough beautiful hilly rainforest until your arrive at the steamy boiling river, the amazing geological phenomenon that provides the setting of Santuario. Please ensure that you are in good physical health for the journey. Altogether, it takes approximately five hours depending on roads. Rubber boots are needed in case it is muddy.
To arrive in time for an evening ceremony at 8pm, please arrive in Pucallpa by the morning and book your returning flight in the late afternoon evening from Pucallpa. Your guide will meet you at Santuario in plenty of time to bring you to the airport.