5 Day Jungle Yoga Vacation in Peru

  • Tambo Ilusion Tambo Ilusion
  • Tambo Ilusion, Tarapoto, jungle of Peru
  • Ongoing package (5 days / 4 nights)

About us

Join us for a nourishing and inspiring yoga vacation in the Amazon rainforest.  This is an intimate retreat experience for wellness seekers who enjoy spending time outside in nature.

Your hosts, Johanne and Armando, a Canadian/Peruvian couple are happy to greet you in their little paradise and share some of their passions for nature and self-care practices.  Your retreat leader, Johanne is a Hatha yoga instructor, Reiki master/teacher, vegetarian cook and wellness coach.  She treasures creating connections with her guests through fulfilling conversations and sharing some of her passions for holistic health (yoga, Reiki, equine therapy...).

Although completely submerged in nature once on the property, Tambo Ilusión Retreat Center is conveniently 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!

Skill level: beginner & intermediate

What is not included in the package:

  • Flights
  • Gratuities
  • Travel insurance
  • SUP yoga classes (Stand-Up Paddleboard)
  • Bank and/or other fund transfer fees

This retreat is offered all year round (except for March and August). There is a maximum of 6 participants per retreats to ensure an intimate experience for all.

We offer this retreat at these fixed dates at the price of 860 USD per person in single occupation.  If you are two people sharing a room (that has two double beds), the cost is 1490 USD (745 USD per person).     

  • Jul 1st - 5th
  • Sept 9th - 13th
  • Dec 16th - 20th          

If these dates do not work for you, this retreat can be hosted at a date that is convenient for you (ideally starting on a Monday) depending on availability, of course.  The cost of running a retreat for one person at your convenience is 1060 USD. We guarantee that this retreat runs even for only one participant!  If the reservation is for two people sharing a room, the cost is 1690 USD (845 USD per person).

Come 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. Every morning starts with mindfully sipping a cleansing and alkalinizing cup of warm lemon water on your porch watching nature wake up around you followed by a morning yoga session in a gorgeous space.  You will feel nourished after a wholesome breakfast.  Then 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.

You will also have the opportunity to take a stroll with Johanne and escort Ayla, our equine friend who is pregnant to her paddock and feed her, benefiting from equine therapy which is so soothing for the soul!

You will 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 getting a massage or receiving a healing session from a local traditional healer, this can also be arranged for you at an extra cost.

Hatha Yoga

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.


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

Best place for yoga in the Amazon. Tambo Ilusión is remarkable for two reasons: 1) it is an actual ecolodge, in the sense that the owners of the place are truly committed conservationists. The owner has bought the 14 ha in 1985 and converted a plain field that looked like a golf course to a lush forest. Tambo ilusión hosts a variety of bird specie, monkeys (including rare ones) and an overall impressive flora y fauna. Conservationists will love the place! 2) Tambo Ilusión offers amazing yoga classes in a beautifully built huge maloca. Johanne, the yoga teacher wakes you up in the morning with a nice hot lemon tea and her yoga class is so good! The maloca and cottages also ideal for yoga retreats. The best ad on is probably that one can observe monkeys during the yoga class in the reforested area.

Event Highlights

  • 4 nights' cozy accommodation
  • Wholesome and delicious 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)
  • Nutritional talks, "baño de plantas" which are plant baths to cleanse the aura
  • An equine-imity stroll. Accompany Johanne and her equine friend Ayla and her offspring Paco to their paddock and feed them. You'll witness spectacular scenery on this stroll.
  • Transfer to and from the Tarapoto airport
  • Free time for swimming in the amazing fresh water lagoon, reading, journaling, relaxing...
  • A raw cooking class

Venue Highlights

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 gorgeous and peaceful natural surroundings. The jewel of Tambo Ilusión is its secluded fresh water lagoon which is a cool and refreshing natural spring, 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. It's the perfect spot to do some soul searching.

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 Ilusion is also the 2018 winner of the LTG Award (Luxury Travel Guide).
Tambo Ilusión was also 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 as well as the personalized attention, the beauty of the surroundings and the quality of the self-care practices offered (yoga, Reiki session, guided nature walks, etc.).

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

Tambo Ilusión offers an environment that is conducive to many A-ha moments.

More highlights of Tambo Ilusión Retreat Center

Ideal location - close to the local airport and the center of town yet, surrounded by forest.
It's owner, Armando Rodriguez is a visionary. He is passionate about his 34 acre (14 hectare) garden!
Everybody that sets foot on this property is taken by its beauty and its energy. No one wants to leave!
Low magnetic field on the property. We encourage doing a digital detox during your time here.
There is no electricity in the rooms. Using candles creates a romantic atmosphere and guests claim to sleep so well here.
You will get off the grid and connect with the planet.
Tambo Ilusion Retreat Center is family run. Expect receiving a very personalized attention as well as an intimate experience.


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


15:00 Welcome drink and orientation
15:30 Pranayama and gentle yoga practice
17:00 Sunset equine-imity stroll
19:00 Supper followed by free time for stargazing

07:30 Cleansing lime water
08:00 Guided meditation and yoga practice
10:00 Meditative stroll to give yourself time in silence to observe the effects of the practice
10:15 Breakfast
11:00 Individual Reiki session, followed by leisure time
14:00 Lunch
15:00 Free time
16:00 Swim in the lagoon and free time
17:00 Pranayama and gentle yoga practice
18:30 Free time
19:00 Supper

07:30 Cleansing lime water
08:00 Meditation and yoga practice
10:00 Meditative stroll
10:15 Breakfast
11:00 Leisure time
13:00 Lunch
15:00 Herbal bath (a ritual of showering with herbal water to clean the aura), individual Reiki sessions, free time
17:00 Pranayama and yoga Nidra practice
19:00 Supper

07:30 Cleansing lime water
08:00 Meditation and yoga practice
09:30 Breakfast
10:30 Guided walk in Tambo Ilusión's protected forest
13:00 Lunch
16:00 Pranayama and restorative yoga session
19:30 Supper followed by free time for inner reflection

07:30 Cleansing lime waterd
08:00 Meditation and yoga practice
10:00 Meditative stroll
10:15 Cooking workshop
11:15 Breakfast; carry what you have learnt from this vacation into the world

Menu Types

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


Guests rave about the nourishing and delicious food served here, especially omnivores who were a little concerned about eating a vegetarian diet for the duration of their stay with us!
Healthy, colorful, varied and nourishing meals are prepared with care and love.

Wholesome vegetarian meals are prepared 3 times daily. 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 wooden tambos (cabins) are rustic and quaint. They have two very comfortable double beds and mosquito netting. A hammock hangs on the porch of each tambo. Each tambo has a solar lamp. There is a total of 6 tambos. There’s no need to bring your nature white noise music, you’ll have the real thing right outside your door!

Although the cabins are simple, most guests' first reaction when they enter their room is 'WOW!'.

Amenities: shared spacious bathrooms, flush toilets, hot water showers and we offer an electricity-free environment (except in the dining area where you can charge your camera...). There is no wi-fi service at Tambo Ilusion. You will benefit greatly from a digital detox.


Tambo Ilusion is situated in the high jungle mountain region of the Amazon rainforest (400 meters or 1300 feet above sea level).
It is a short 1h15 minute domestic flight from Lima's International Airport to Tarapoto. There are many flights daily.
Tambo Ilusión is located only 20 minutes away from Tarapoto's local airport.
Transfers to and from the airport by mototaxi are included in each of our programs.

Tags: holistic lifestyle meditation nature walks reiki swim vegetarian waterfall wellness yoga

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