An Amazon Ayahuasca and San Pedro Retreat held in its home land – Peruvian Amazon jungle – is a journey into the depths of inner shadow and light, to re-evaluate the paths and possibilities, reclaim one’s energy and celebrate the beauty and mistery. While the power of jungle render the energies of surrounding medicinal and teacher plants more accessible, the comfort of a jungle lodge contributes to a safe setting for opening to the work with Ayahuasca – a powerful medicine for the soul.
Upcoming dates: Dec 28 – Jan 6
Location: “Corto Maltes Amazonia” lodge, Puerto Maldonado, Machu Picchu
Duration: 10 days
Included: three (3) Ayahuasca and one (1) San Pedro ceremony, group activities, ground transport, meals, accommodation (see Itinerary below)
During the retreat we hold three Ayahuasca ritual ceremonies (the 1st, 3rd and the 5th night) and one San Pedro ceremony (Machu Picchu) and in a traditional but comfortable ritual setting, inside a building called maloca (temple), screened from the insects.
Ayahuasca ceremonies are conduced in traditional way, during the night. During the week the group goes on a few excursions and near-by walks. There’s also plenty of free time periods that can be used for resting, walking and reflection. Corto Maltes offers guided walks in the forrest surrounding the lodge. On the hike we will see a variety of trees and medicinal plants. We will learn how they are used in local Amazon traditions. During the week we visit the Tambopata natural reserve at the lake Sandoval, excursion to Ese Eja indigenous community and various walking excursions in the rain forest near the lodge (depending from the season).
Healing and cleansing
The ceremonies with Ayahuasca provide a deep cleanse on all layers of our being, facilitating a physical purge, cleansing of the mental and energetic aspects of our being. The introspective journeys with the teacher plants guide through emotional processes provoking a deeper inner awakening. The meals during the retreat are prepared with care and most of them served on site.
Ayahuasca ceremonies facilitate a deeper connection with the senses, thoughts, and spirit through a process of cleansing, insights and guidance in a ritual setting. The main focus of our work with Ayahuasca is to learn to connect the experiences from the ceremonies and meditation with one's life situation. It's easy to absorb what the plants say to us, but only practical application of those experiences make a real change in our lives. Thus everyone is encouraged to share and practice in the group and/or individually to get the most out of the retreat.
Accommodation and facilities
The retreat unfolds in Corto Maltes Amazonia lodge, near the jungle town of Puerto Maldonado, accessible by 90min flight from Lima or 40min flight from Cusco (see details below). P.Maldonado is a regional center for Madre de Dios region, located in the south-east of the Peruvian Amazon. Upon arrival you are picked-up in the airport and then transferred to the jungle lodge by a boat, 40min drive down by Madre de Dios river . The lodge is located on a beautiful and peaceful place in the rain forest, surrounded by the nature of Amazon jungle. After a refreshing welcome drink and light lunch, everybody receives accommodations in a comfortable double bed bungalows, with private bathrooms, 24h hot and cold showers, screened by a mosquito net. The lodge offers healthy vegetarian meals, using fresh products from the jungle.
The second part of retreat is a trip to Machu Picchu, where Juan De Dios Kucho, Andean medicine man, will guide the group for a full day visit to Machu Picchu Sanctuary and conduce San Pedro ceremony. On day 9 group travels back from Machu Picchu to Cuzco, to visit the Andean capital, see the market and the historical center to conclude the day with a gourmet meal in the organic restaurant offerings local and international dishes for all tastes. The closing of the retreat and departure is on the morning of day 10 day.