About This Event

Our 12-Day Ayahuasca Retreat is developed in close cooperation with the Temple’s team of Shipibo healers, as far as possible in accordance with their traditional use of the medicinal plants of the Amazon. Our approach to healing, our staff and overall facilitation has evolved since 2007 into a highly effective healing retreat.

An ayahuasca retreat at the Temple offers our guests an opportunity to experience deep healing that reaches into the energetic roots of trauma, imbalance and disorder, as well as initiates a long-term journey of self-reflection, self-discovery and spiritual transformation. The foundation of our retreats is traditional Amazonian plant-spirit healing complemented by progressive therapeutic and Eastern psycho-spiritual practices to ensure effective and long-lasting integration.

We are committed not only to providing the safest and deepest ayahuasca healing and plant-spirit shamanism experience in the Amazon, but of equal importance, ensuring that you are able to sustain, cultivate and integrate your healing experiences back into day-to-day life after your retreat.

We constantly strive to create the optimal conditions and orientation to work with ayahuasca and since 2007 have been passionately dedicated to providing a caring, professional and supportive setting. Creating a safe, sacred space for our guests to heal, integrate and transform is our priority.

The Temple is open to those* who are seriously committed to healing their body, mind, emotions and spirit and who are looking for a deeper understanding of themselves and the spirit world that surrounds us all.

What’s included:

A high ratio of healers to guests – 5 healers per retreat.

Group size limited to 23 people.

7 ayahuasca ceremonies over the 12 day retreat.

Experienced team of facilitators to guide guests throughout the retreat with processing and integrating the healing experiences.

A cleansing steam bath on the first day of the retreat.

Jain Póiti (banos de florecimento) – cleansing, purifying and strengthening floral baths.

Energetic healing massages (where necessary as part of your healing process).

Vomitivos (stomach cleansing) to rid the stomach of some toxins.

All food and drink – a deliciously simple diet suitable for working with medicinal plants / ayahuasca.

Explore the jungle and see medicinal plants in their natural environment.

Individual consultations with the healers to discuss your healing needs.

Plant remedies individually prescribed by the healers subject to healing requirements.

Group processing and integration meetings.

Completely private and individual accommodation in comfortable tambos (bungalows) spread out throughout the Temple grounds (fully protected with mosquito netting, hammocks for relaxing, with toilets and some with verandas).

Laundry service.

Translation from Shipibo / Spanish to English.

All workshops facilitated in English.

Porters to carry your luggage in and out of the Temple from the boat.

All transportation to / from the Temple.

 What’s not included:

Airfares (International and National).

Airport Transportation.

Travel Insurance.

Accommodation in Iquitos.

Peruvian Visa costs for non EEC or USA nationals.

Personal expenses (meals and drinks in Iquitos, etc).

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Day Two
07:00 am Vomitivo at Maestras’ Casa
09:00 am Breakfast
10:00 am Group meeting – Introduction to the Healers, Discussion about Ayahuasca, ceremonies, and intentions
01:00 pm Lunch
02:00 pm Group consultations with Maestras and Maestros
02:00 pm Time for relaxation and introspection
05:00 pm Floral baths
06:30 pm Preparation for the ceremony, Yin Yoga, quiet/personal meditation time in Maloka
08:00 pm 1st Ceremony

Day Three
09:00 am Breakfast
10:00 pm Individual Physical consultations with Maestras and Maestros
01:00 pm Lunch
02:00 pm Individual Physical consultations with Maestras and Maestros
05:00 pm Floral Baths
06:30 pm Preparation for ceremony, Yin Yoga, quiet/personal meditation time in Maloka
08:00 pm 2nd Ceremony

Venue Highlights

The Temple recognizes our ayahuasca healing retreats as sacred work and is dedicated to providing the optimum conditions for profound, long-term healing. Through ayahuasca, our retreats move us into right relationship with ourselves and others. By bringing clarity to where and how we must change – and treating the psycho-spiritual and emotional imbalances that impede change – ayahuasca and the Temple’s Shipibo healers help guests toward a healthier, more integral, and joy-filled life.


All of our accommodations are private. For our retreats hosted in Center 1 (9 and 12 Day Retreats), you will have the option of your own tambo (jungle hut) which has a private compost toilet inside. Most guests are in their own tambo unless they are coming with a partner with whom they would like to share.

If you participate in a retreat in Center 2 (14 and 23 Day Retreats), you will have a private room in a shared building and will share a compost toilet with a few other guests. We currently cannot accommodate two people in one room in the Center 2, however couples can be placed in rooms next to each other.

Both centers provide a central showering area with 3-4 showers.

We provide you with linens for your bed and a towel. These are changed for you several times during the course of a retreat.


  • Towels
  • Yoga Studio
  • House-Keeping
  • Ceremony Space

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Pescetarian
  • Includes Meat
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Nut Free



In order to come to the Temple you would need to fly into Iquitos International Airport. We recommend booking your flights for one day before and after the start and end date of your retreat to first allow yourself time to acclimatize to the environment and then allow yourself ample travel time and time to reintegrate into the “mainstream” world once the workshop has ended.

**Please do not book flights or make any travel arrangements until your registration and medical information has been reviewed and you have been approved to attend a retreat.**

Each retreat group will be picked up on the first morning of the retreat at a designated pickup location in central Iquitos by one of our staff members and then travel to the Temple together from there. The group will be brought back into Iquitos after breakfast on the last morning of the retreat and will arrive in town by early afternoon (usually 2pm at the latest).

The price of a Temple retreat includes transportation from the group pickup place in Iquitos to the Temple on the first morning of the retreat and transportation back to Iquitos on the last morning of the retreat. The price does not include any flights, hotel costs, or transportation to the group pickup on the first morning.

Thank you!

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