Traditional Amazonian Plant Dieta with Ayahuasca in Portugal

  • Sinchi Runa Sinchi Runa
  • Evoramonte, Portugal, Europe
  • Jul 18 - 29, 2019 (12 days)
  • $1,680.00 - Retreat Price

About us

This unique retreat called “dieta” or “shamanic diet” is an opportunity to experience a traditional way of working with Ayahuasca and Amazonian Master Plants. The dieta is a spiritual exercise that works through the guidance and intelligence of one or various master plants. It is considered one of the most important rituals and elements within Amazonian shamanism.

The context of the diet is done in complete isolation and silence; allowing one to fully open up to stillness, contemplation and communion with the natural world, the cosmos and one’s innate wisdom. In essence, a shamanic diet offers a process of death and rebirth. It is a process of restoration; restoring the natural balance between the body, mind and spirit. The shaman will be present to invoke the spirit of the plant, to protect and energetically clean the environment of the diet and to guide the participants towards their inner master.

The diet is a process founded on one’s own direct experience and capacity to surrender and heal without actively needing to manage and control the experience. It is experienced, lived, suffered and understood directly, through awakening to one’s inner truth or the voice of the heart. The beauty of the diet is found within the ability to authentically observe and witness the experience with humility, transparency, and purity of intention. The process blossoms through one’s own sincerity, willingness to listen and openness to learn.



About Sanango

Sanango has over 20 years of experience with inviting Ayahuasca and other Amazonian Master Plants. Before Sinchi Runa, he dedicated many years to learning with different masters in the Peruvian Amazon as well as prolonged retreats in solitude with master plants in what is traditionally called dietas or shamanic diets. During this time he created a deep bond with the spirit of Ayahuasca and other medicinal plants and divine deities which allows him to hold safe ceremonies and processes that lead to profound spiritual realization and soul healing.Through our retreats we aim to create a safe and sacred space that allows each individual to experience profound spiritual healing and understanding. We do this with the hope that we may contribute to the healing of humanity as a whole and to a more peaceful world that is based on love, care, understanding and the genuine search for truth.

With much gratitude we share this invaluable medicine and sacred journey with all those who feel called to join.

Purge Ceremony (La Purga)

All genuine spiritual paths must begin with the stage of purification; In order to comprehend, heal and grow spiritually we must dare to step out of our comfort zone. This requires an act that will always demand sacrifice. The purge in Amazonian Shamanism, can be linked to a religious pilgrimage or fasting taken upon the disciple be able to receive greater spiritual insight and awareness.

The purge is an act of humility and reconciliation with our essential being, an act to free ourselves from constraints and ego as well as to prepare us to enter into world of Ayahuasca, or as Sanango says “the world of the Gods”. It is the act of letting go, using our human nature, defecating and/or vomiting, cleaning ourselves from the unnecessary, from toxins accumulated in our body, from feelings of suffering, beliefs and ideas that do not belong neither to our physical, mental or spiritual being.

Ayahuasca Ceremonies

“Ayahuasca is a portal to the essence of humanity, a portal where all the memories and dreams of the species can be found. This opening can bring an understanding of the higher Self and the purpose of being, not only as an individual, but as humanity as a whole. Ayahuasca is a chance to heal the soul and reach the truth that lives within each one of us.” 

Maestro Sanango


Silence and Contemplation in Nature

Disconnection with the exterior allows participants to concentrate all their energy on the healing process and gives place to observe their lives without interference from the elements that one way or another have created the circumstance they are living. We nurture and provide the space for self-observation, introspection, and contemplation.

The opportunity of a process with master plants is to become aware of and release what causes one harm and to understand oneself and one’s relationship to the entire movement of life and existence. This is a beautiful and challenging process of comprehension, reflection and silence that requires great willpower, dedication, honesty, sacrifice and pure intention.


“Sanango is an incredible healer, full of love, compassion, and truth. You feel immediately his thousands of years of wisdom and deep connection to the Universe, it is truly an honour and a pleasure to be in his presence. He has such a deep understanding of every being, I feel that he sees all of my layers and right into my soul. I am certain he knows and understands me more than I do. His way is beautiful – deep, direct and honest communication, and also a lightness that heals and means it’s difficult not to smile in his presence. His icaros are so powerful, it is a real and humbling honour to journey with Sanango, and he is ever present for each participant in the sessions, and throughout the dieta, really it is something very incredible to experience this. I feel deeply blessed to have received so many gifts during my dieta and through the sessions.” Emma Dibben, UK

Event Highlights

  • Four ayahuasca ceremonies with Maestro Sanango
  • Purification with purgative plants and/or diuretics
  • Purging ceremonies (purge) with purgative Amazonian plants
  • Amazonian Plant Diet with designated Master Plant
  • Medicinal plant baths and saunas for purification and energy protection
  • Introduction, Q&As and post ceremony integration with shaman (Sanango)
  • Private consultations and one on one guidance with Sanango
  • Agni Hotra - Vedic fire ceremony for purification and transmutation
  • English translation between Sanango and participants
  • Option to add a kambo initiation (3 sessions within a lunar cycle)

Venue Highlights

The retreat will be held at a beautiful space immersed in nature in Alto Alentejo in Evoramonte. There is a biological swimmingpool and sauna, the sauna will be used for medicinal plant baths.


  • Sauna
  • Pool

Menu Types

  • Vegetarian
  • Organic


The meals served are in accordance to the traditional plant diet and are highly cleansing and purifying. They food is a mixture of unsalted whole grain rice or quinoa and boiled vegetables. No salt, oils or condiments are used since these interrupt the work of the master plants in this of process.


The accommodation is private and beautiful and allows for contemplation and silence amidst nature.


The retreat will be held on the beautiful country side close to Evoramonte, Portugal. The closest airport is Lisbon and from there you will have to take a 1,5 hour train to reach Evora. There will be a shuttle picking you up from the train station and take you a 20 minute drive to the retreat center.

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Traditional Amazonian Plant Dieta with Ayahuasca in Portugal

at Sinchi Runa

  • Jul 18, 2019 - Jul 29, 2019 (12 days)


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