8 Day Retreat: 3 Ayahuasca Ceremonies
- 7 Night Accommodation
- 3 Ayahuasca Ceremonies
- 3 Meals a day
- Jungle excursion with Guido Perez
- Access to clean and comfortable sleeping and sanitary facilities
7:15AM-8:00AM- Quiet reflection time
12PM- Jungle walk
7:00PM- Begin preparation for ceremony
7:30PM- Ceremony begins
About This Event
Hi there! Welcome to the Otorongo Center. We are a Peruvian-owned Ayahuasca healing and plant medicine center. Our 8 day experience is led by Don Segundo, the personal shaman of the Perez family. Don Segundo is a descendant of the Cocama tribe, and his grandfather, a well-respected Curandero in his village, was his first teacher. This is our introductory experience and is perfect for people looking for guidance and an introduction to the world of plant medicines.
Our intention at the Otorongo Center is to facilitate healing through deep work with plant medicine, in a way that is safe, ethical, sustainable, and affordable. We are not a luxury center- you will not find pools, WiFi, or forced activities here, as we feel those structures can take away from our guests attempting to engage in deep introspective work. What you will find is a team dedicated to providing the optimal plant medicine experience.
We do not consider ourselves a retreat center, because when you come to stay with us you are not retreating from your life- you are living it.
All guests must submit a medical form before booking their stay, in order to make sure working with the medicine is safe for them.
Feel free to contact us if you have any questions :)
"The Quality job he didn't think anyone was going to see is seen, and the person who sees it feels a little better because of it, and is likely to pass that feeling on to others, and in that way the Quality tends to keep on going" (Robert M. Pirsig)
- 3 Ayahuasca Ceremonies
- 7 Nights accommodation
- All meals prepared with Love
- Talks with Don Segundo, our experienced Shaman
- Jungle excursion
- On past retreats, clients have had the opportunity to help prepare the Ayahuasca, helping them to be connected to the holistic process.
What's Not IncludedAirfare
Venue HighlightsWe are located less than an hour from the Plaza de Armas in Iquitos, Peru. We have strong safety protocols in place, and a vehicle dedicated to transporting clients to nearby medical care in the case of emergency, (Luckily, due to these very same screening and safety protocols, we have never had to utilize our emergency vehicle).
AccommodationsOur accommodations are rustic, beautiful, clean and comfortable. Our rooms are held in a traditional long house, giving the clients a sense of communal living, while simultaneously offering privacy and a quiet place to reflect. Seeking constant improvement, we have recently added two more bathrooms to our facility, both equipped with showers.
All bedding is provided.
- Tour Assistance
- Ceremony Space
- Gluten Free
Menu/CuisineOur meals are vegetarian, gluten free and adhere to the Ayahuasca diet. Meals are served with lots of love from our head chef, sans salt or sugar.
Breakfast- Fresh, locally sourced, organic fruit is provided daily. For those who want protein, we also provide eggs upon request.
Lunch- Stir fry of rice, carrots, broccoli, and peppers. Garnished with cilantro and avocado.
Dinner- Vegetable soup.
Snacks- Fresh fruit is provided throughout the day
Coffee and tea are constantly available
DirectionsOur center is very close to the airport. We have our own boat to travel to the center. We can arrange all travel.
ReviewsWrite a review - tell others about your experience.
Mattia Arya Gozzini July 07, 2019
Io e la mia amica Grazia abbiamo passato due settimane meravigliose nel centro. Gli aspetti positivi sono stati la natura pura e libera, il cibo semplice e gustoso, la preparazione e l'accoglienza delle guide e dello sciamano, la purezza e forza della medicina, locali puliti comodi e attrezzati. Abbiamo veramente lasciato il cuore in questo pezzo di paradiso. Grazie grazie grazie Yo y mi amiga Grazia pasamos dos semanas maravillosas en el centro. Los aspectos positivos fueron la naturaleza pura y libre, la comida simple y sabrosa, la preparación y recepción de guías y el chamán, la pureza y la fuerza de la medicina, las salas limpias y cómodas. Realmente dejamos el corazón en este pedazo de paraíso. Gracias gracias gracias
Olga BO July 04, 2019
Absolutely amazing experience at Spirit of Otorongo. What can I say... Just thank you for all the services and the hospitality received! The centre is located in a very special and magic place, not far at all from the city of Iquitos, (50 mins approx: peke-peke, moto taxi and 15 mins walking) you can find it in the middle of the jungle, completely isoleted from noises, pollution and humans; sounds of birds, toads and animals, beautiful moonlight at night... Perfect place to meditate, read, and connect with yourself and nature. About the services, I have nothing to object, Perez Family is very professional in what they do. During my stay I did Ayahuasca ceremony and Kambo, the first one was guided by Segundo, a powerful and energetic shaman with a lot of experience, we cooked the plant together so I could learn a bit more about it. Kambo was done by Guido, the young son of the family, also with a lot of experience on it. The food was healthy and good quality. They took care of every single detail during my stay, even being lost in the middle of the jungle I didn't miss a thing, Guido went to the city every day to buy food and every single thing I may need. I highly recommend this centre, peaceful and magic place run by a very friendly and profesional family. Thank you for all!! I will come back for a second vol. Of sprit of Otorongo.
Liam Higgins April 06, 2019
walk 2 center difficult for me. see now they put path so vehicle can take u there. this is good. this my 3rd retreat ever. think this was the best prepared ayahuasca. good organized system. offered post integration but didnt force me to talk. liked the talks about good practices and integration. helped me to get thru the aya process. would go again.
Rebecca Kramer April 02, 2019
My work with Ayahuasca has been so important to my life. It probably saved my life to be honest. The time I spent dieting helped me to realize things in my mind which have been holding me back. Now I feel like I have a clear lane for success. I first heard about Ayahuasca last year but never imagined it could have such deep impact on me. The Otorongo Center is such an amazing place. It is immersed in nature and the only sounds are the birds and frogs. I thought I would be the oldest of the retreat and I was pleasantly surprised to find a wide range of age groups and ethnicities. Thank you so much to all the staff.
Amanda Lynn March 18, 2019
I stayed at the Otorongo Center over the summer and I really recommend it. It was easy to book through their coordinator, Luke. He sent me the medical forms and helped me to figure out what my goals were for the Retreat. Everybody made me feel so safe and cared for. Thank you to all of the people at the Otorongo Center!! I am happy to see they are on RetreatGuru now and are using the internet more to spread their message :) This has a special place in my heart and I hope to go back soon.
Jan-Kai Hügel March 16, 2019
Als ich im Oktober in Iquitos war, hatte ich das Glück, im Hostel eine Bekanntschaft zu machen, die mir von ihrem Aufenthalt im Otorongo Center erzählt hat. Die Erzählungen klangen genau nach dem, was ich am Suchen war. Ein Ort, fernab vom Lärm der Stadt, mitten in der Natur. Kaum zu glauben, dass es nur zwei Fahrten mit dem Tuctuc und 20 Minuten über den Fluss dauert, bis man diesen Ort erreicht. Das Otorongo Center bietet die ideale Umgebung um abzuschalten und den Kopf zur Ruhe kommen zu lassen. Ob bei Wanderungen durch die Natur, beim Baden im Fluss, dem Relaxen in der Hängematte, oder Nachts auf der Veranda zu sitzen und in den Nachthimmel zu blicken. Ich habe meine Zeit "im Dschungel" sehr genossen. Die umgebende Natur bietet eine so friedliche Atmosphäre, die ideale Umgebung für Innere Arbeit. Die Familie ist super herzlich und hat mir von Anfang an ein Gefühl des Willkommenseins vermittelt. Da man Iquitos relativ unkompliziert erreicht, bietet sich das Otorongo Center definitiv auch für längere Aufenthalte an. Ich kann es kaum erwarten zurückzukommen und freue mich schon jetzt auf meinen nächsten Aufenthalt.
Jan-Kai Hügel March 16, 2019
Highly recommended!!! I loved staying at Otorongo Center. Even though it's only two rides with a Tuctuc and maybe 20 minutes by boat, I enjoyed the feeling of seclusion, surrounded by the jungle, without man made noise. No traffic, no stress, just silence and tranquility. It's the perfect place to connect with nature and yourself. The family that is running the place is super lovely and will definitely make you feel welcome there and safe. During my stay I also got to meet Luke with whom I had a great time. May the force be with him!
Eden Durand February 20, 2019
Sorry for grammar- English is not my first language! I have done Ayahuasca retreats in Europe but this was my first in South America. I was very nervous but I greatly trusted the friend who recommended the Otorongo Center. This friend told me about a small but good center that is mostly spread by word of mouth. She said it was very affordable and just all around beautiful. Best words to describe the place!! I sent them an email before heading to Iquitos and coordinated with their facilitator Luke. I am a solo female traveler and just want to thank thank so much all those at the Otorongo Center for taking such good care of me. Special thanks to Guido and Luke. They both made me feel so comfortable. My Ayahuasca experience in Peru was beautiful. The location is beautiful and all of the people I met are kind souls. From very deep in my heart... Thank you... I deeply recommend to all my friends.
Charlotte C February 18, 2019
I have been there at the Otorongo Center for two - three months, I guess I was one of the first guest :). I can't tell much about the master plants themselves as I was there to help them as a translator ( and finally friend or sister (and work on a personal project), but I can say they helped me so much more than I helped them, it has been a wonderful and real human sharing. All family Perez welcomed me in their life with so much kindness without expecting anything in return, they are amazing people... Guido and Cristian are always smiling, always trying to do their best to give the more they can to the people they meet on their path, they are really interested in the human sharing. They built this project up themselves (I mean with their arms and sweats) on Guido’s idea as he was still working on his Environmental engineering diploma. Bethzi and Luis supported them and at the time they were really taking the time to welcome the new persons coming to the center, and to show their land (and cows, organic cheese and organic trout farming…). The place is very wild and peaceful (and beautiful..), for my personal project I visited many centres around Iquitos at the moment, and this one is clearly located at the best spot I ever chilled in… If you are scared of wild nature don’t go, if you want to relax and heal yourself without feeling that you are in a healing factory don’t hesitate… and if you have special request or if you don’t feel confortable about anything, don’t worry and confide in them, they will never judge you. Sorry if my english is a bit strange, I’m french and my translator adventure didn’t make me that bilingual :^). A kiss to the team <3
Shawn N February 12, 2019
I'm writing because it's the only way I can begin to pay back all that the people at the Otorongo Center did for me. The entire Perez family went out of their way to make me feel comfortable and safe. Guido especially went above and beyond anything I could have asked for and I am happy to say that I consider him to be a lifelong friend now. The Ayahuasca itself was well-prepared and I even had the opportunity to help prepare it. I worked with Ayahuasca, as well as spending time in Dieta with other plants. The whole thing was just incredible and cyclical. I got to help prepare my own Ayahuasca medicine, just like I got to go see where they got our food from. The Shaman's Icaros were beautiful and guided the experience. I had the opportunity to spend extended time with the Healer and felt like I received personalized attention- which I really appreciated. As I do not speak Spanish, the young facilitator, Luke, translated for me. I feel super appreciative for all of the attention that he gave to me, and the effort he put in to making sure I had the best experience possible. The food was delicious, the beds were comfortable, and the Center was absolutely beautiful. The other clients there are now some of my closest friends. I found great people there. I paid under $1000 the entire month I was there- for food, water, everything. And really a top notch experience. I highly recommend that anybody looking to work with the medicine check out this center. I wish that I could do more to thank their whole team, but hopefully this rambling review is a good start.