ayahuasca retreat

This is a magical and transformative journey into the depths and sacred realms of the Amazon Rainforest of Peru. A unique opportunity for your personal growth, inner discovery and spiritual well-being.

From the moment you set your intention to come with us, you will begin to notice subtle changes within yourself, with each day bringing new awareness t to the inner journey you have set forth on. This will be a time of insight and illumination.

Under the guidance of Ayahuasca Shaman Don José Campos we will work, honoring the shamanic tradition of the jungle, with the visionary Ayahuasca vine as well as with other Master plants.

The purpose of this retreat is of healing and transformation; purifying and cleansing the body, mind and spirit.

don josé campos

At INamazonia we are honored to have all our Ayahuasca Retreats and shamanic plant spirit healing guided by internationally respected Peruvian shaman Don José Campos.

the experience

This is a life changing experience, a journey unlike any other and a way for reconnecting with your true nature.

We will work with the healing traditions of the Amazon jungle, experiencing the benefits of the powerful plants and medicines, physical cleansings and spiritual teachings will allow us to access deeper levels of consciousness, heal emotional wounds, expand the heart and open new channels of understanding. This precious experience is also a great window for insight, inspiration and creativity.

The Amazon Rainforest has been described as the “Lungs of our Planet” because it provides the essential environmental world service of continuously recycling carbon dioxide into oxygen. The Peruvian Amazon is considered to be one of the best preserved parts of the Rainforest, and its location in the tropics makes it particularly biodiverse, holding over 70% of the living species of the planet. It is a botanical emporium of countless medicinal plants that may hold the possibility to cure many diseases.

It’s a wild symphony of day and night; the sound, the nature, the mystery, the depth and magic of the jungle, makes it the perfect place for healing and recovery of the natural balance sometimes lost in the modern world lifestyle.

  • heal your life

    A time to bring balance to your life, heal yourself and all your relations. Find peace and tranquility as you let go of the stress and negativity.

  • enlight your soul

    Bring light into your soul and uplift your spirit as the shaman’s songs guide you, reminding yourself of who you are becoming.

  • traditional ceremony

    Step outside of ordinary reality and capture a glimpse of your essential, pure and eternal self – the realm of infinite possibilities.

  • natural harmony

    From the moment you step upon the sacred earth of the Amazon jungle, a natural harmony will be felt deep within your core.

  • the shaman’s path

    Explore the ancient shamanic wisdom teachings that have been passed down through generations. Walk the same path shaman’s have been walking.

  • detox & purify

    New horizons start to unfold as you deeply detoxify and purify your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual dimensions of your being with nature’s support.

  • one with the jungle

    Feel the Amazon spirit and connect with the power of this place. Quiet your mind and breath all the beauty around. Become one with the jungle.

  • plant spirit wisdom

    A unique opportunity to learn from Mother Earth together with a vaste range of teacher and medicinal plants of the Amazon Rainforest.

the shamanic diet

In the shamanic tradition of the Amazon, the shaman learns and collects his wisdom directly from the spirit of the plants, going through a very restrict diet by drinking preparations made of this medicinal plants and eating only certain foods.

The term plant dieta refers to this ancient process, when one dives into the rainforest in deep contemplation to become a healer, a shaman, to gain vision and become a better human being. The other reason one does “la dieta” is the focus on the physical, psychological and emotional healing; to re-balance the body, mind and spirit or to overcome illness.

You will participate in five traditional Ayahuasca healing ceremonies along with the plant dieta, as shamans and spiritual seekers have undertaken in complete isolation in the jungle for specific periods of time. During this period, the spirit of the plants you are drinking may reveal itself, in order to teach and heal.

Dieting with plants opens the consciousness of each one of us, stimulates personal growth and spiritual awakening. It clarifies the mind, inspires lucid dreaming, facilitates meditation and unlocks intuition, unveiling the immense spiritual world and wisdom.

It’s a rare opportunity to connect deeper to the plant spirit medicine that will guide you into a deeper connection with your soul.

read more about the shamanic diet

Each one of us will be staying isolated and in silence in our own tamboo (a very simple wooden hut) with very little contact with others during this period. All the tamboos are spread out along the beautiful river, where you can swim. Everyday the staff will give you waiusa leaves, for you to wash and bath yourself with it (this leaves have a wonderful fragrance)

In the diet, we will be eating food with no sugar, salt or spices: rice, quinoa, green plantains and sometimes fish or chicken will be served (unless you are a vegetarian). Without salt or sugar, one becomes very sensitive. Due to the increased sensitivity we won´t use anything chemical or with smell such as shampoo, deodorant, perfume, body lotions or toothpaste.

For you to gather the greatest benefits of this plant dieta, the invitation is to be in silence and by yourself as much as possible. We will gather every other day in the Maloca (common temple where the Ayahuasca ceremonies are held), to take part of five Ayahuasca Ceremonies (four will be at night and the last one in the morning).

Before ceremonies is usually the time where Don José Campos teaches and shares about different subjects related to this work, and it’s also an opportunity for you to share your experience and ask questions.

INamazonia and Munay Camp staff will be there available and open to support you in whatever you may need.

practical information

pricing

For registrations please fill the online registration form bellow.

Price
1.600$ USD

Included
- Airport pick up in Pucallpa
– Transportation to/from Munay Camp Retreat Center (5 hours car & motorized canoe trip each way)
– 10 days lodging and dieta in the jungle in a single occupancy tambo (wooden bungalow)
– 5 Ayahuasca ceremonies guided by Don José Campos
– 2 Nights at Don Jose Guesthouse in Pucallpa
– all meals at Don Jose Guesthouse and Munay Camp Retreat Center
– Transportation to Pucallpa Airport

Not included
– Flights to Lima and Pucallpa
– Travel and health insurance
– Any personal expenses, such as additional food or drinks, laundry and telephone calls, trips to the markets or any other places you wish to visit in Pucallpa.

To register and reserve your place
– Places are limited to 20 participants per Ayahuasca Retreat and usually booking fast.
– We require a deposit of 600$ USD to hold your space. The remaining 1000$ USD must be paid in cash once we meet in Peru.
– Please fill the registration form below and once we are sure that is safe  for you to join us we send you the bank details so you can make the deposit to assure your place and proceed with your registration.

Cancellation and refund policy
– If you cancel your registration more than 6 months before the initial date of the retreat your deposit will be refundable, less 300$ USD for administrational purposes.
– After 6 months before the initial date of the retreat, any fee you paid is absolutely non-refundable.
– If you choose to leave the retreat at any time after you arrive Peru, no part of the fee is refundable.

dates & itinerary

New dates will be available online soon…

travel

– If you come to Peru for a shamanic healing dieta, you may want to also visit other places like Machu Picchu, Cuzco and the Sacred Valley, etc. Feel free to plan your tourist vacations either before or after your Munay healing experience.

– Our meeting point is in Pucallpa, at Don José Guesthouse. To fly there you need to book a flight to Lima (Peru’s Capital) and from Lima a domestic flight to Pucallpa.

– You must arrive Pucallpa on the morning of the first day, so you can rest, get used to the different environment and climate and take some time to go to the local markets if you want. We go to the jungle camp on the early morning of the second day. Then you can leave Pucallpa any time on the last day of the scheduled journey.

– A round trip should be around 150$ (USD). Please send us your arrival information so we can pick you up at the airport. There are 3 airlines flying Lima – Pucallpa – Lima

Star Peru

Lan

Peruvian Airlines

accomodation & food

Accommodation

The first and last night of the scheduled journey will be spent in Pucallpa, at Don José Guesthouse. There you will share rooms with other participants (some bedrooms have two beds and others have four).

Then during the Ayahuasca Retreat at Munay Camp, each one will be staying in a tamboo. Although couples are welcome, the tamboos are single occupancy for healing purposes. The tamboos are located approximately 25 meters from each other with little or no visual contact between them.

A tamboo is a simple wooden bungalow with:
– bed with pillow, sheets and blanket
– hammock
– mosquito net
– table and chair
– small chest of drawers
– candles
– big water container

Food

At Don José’s Guesthouse normal meals will be served (please let us know if you are vegetarian or have any specific diet). Red meat, pork, refined sugar, dairy products will not be included, as we are already preparing ourselves for the Ayahuasca Retreat and Shamanic Plant Diet.

At Munay Camp Retreat Center we will have our “normal” meals only in the day we arrive and the last two days. Besides that and during the all retreat, we will be eating according to the shamanic diet tradition: rice, quinoa, green plantains and sometimes fish or chicken will be served (unless you are a vegetarian) All food will be served with no salt or spices.

what to bring

To ensure a comfortable experience, you should bring with you
– Good intentions
– An open mind and heart
– A valid visa stamp in your passport (if required)

Light, comfortable, casual clothing
– T-shirts
– Long sleeved shirts
– Jumper, sweater or light jacket
– Lightweight pants that dry quickly
– Shorts, sarong and light dresses or skirts
– Bathing suit for swimming in the river
– Rain poncho (you can buy very cheap at Pucallpa’s market)
– Good walking waterproof shoes
– Sandals and/or crocs (these are great for the jungle, you can buy a cheap imitation at Pucallpa’s market)
– Rubber boots (you can buy very cheap at Pucallpa’s market)
– Socks and underwear
– Sun hat

Also bring
– 2 flashlights: a strong one to use outside of ceremony (either a hand lamp or headlamp which works very well for reading at night as well) and a small flashlight for use in ceremony. Please don’t use a bright flashlight during ceremony, as it can be very disturbing to others when on Ayahuasca.
– Extra batteries for the flashlights
– Mosquito repellent and Sunscreen
– Please bring anti-histamine creams (like Benedryl or oral form) in case you have allergic reactions to insect bites.
– Small shoulder bag or backpack if you want to go for a walk and take something with you
– Water bottle or container (so you can fil it up and carry it around with you in the jungle)
– Lighter
– Light blanket (although you have one in your bed, its nice to have an extra one if you want to use it during ceremony… Feeling cold is a common effect of Ayahuasca.)

During the time you spend in the jungle it’s a great opportunity to expand your creativity, so you may want to take with you
– Writing journal for keeping note of your experiences and insights
– Inspirational/spiritual books
– Art supplies to draw and paint
– Musical instrument
– Camera

health & medical

Health restrictions for this experience

– People with mental health problems or disorders (such as schizophrenia, manic depressive/ bipolar disorder, psychosis, suicidal ideation) cannot participate.
– Any person with related history with psychiatric support must contact us and let us know before booking this journey.
– Any person suffering from  epilepsy and other seizure related conditions cannot participate
– Anyone with severe heart problems cannot participate.
– Other cardiovascular problems or past issues regarding heart problems, high blood please write to us before you book this journey.
– Any person with diabetes please contact us before.
– For women who are pregnant please contact us before, so we know wich stage of the pregnancy you are in.
– And please let us know about any health restriction, disease or unbalance you may have, 
so we can serve you in the best way.

These drugs and medications are dangerous with Ayahuasca

– The consumption of antidepressants should be stopped at least one month before the 1st ceremony. (MAOInhibitors are highly contraindicated). This is really important point as a mix of these prescribed medications with Ayahuasca can be fatal.

Also stop 2 to 4 weeks before
– other MAOInhibitors
– SSRI’s (any selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor)
– medicine for asthma, bronchitis, or other breathing problems; antihistamines, medicines for colds, sinus problems, hay fever, or allergies
– CNS (central nervous system) depressants
– antipsychotics
– barbiturates
– alcohol

Illegal or recreational drugs that are very dangerous to combine with Ayahuasca
– amphetamines (meth-, dex-, amphetamine), MDMA (Ecstasy), MDA, MDEA, PMA
– dextromethorphan (DXM)
– cocaine
– opiates

Important
If you have any doubt about whether you should participate, if you are taking medications or have a known medical condition it is essential that you consult your healthcare professional as well as the retreat organizers before booking this journey.

preparation for your trip

* First make sure you read the Health & Medical session, to make sure this is a safe experience for you.

As a preparation for your Ayahuasca Retreat we highly recommend a pre-diet, two weeks before (or at least seven days before)
– alcohol (two weeks before)
– any recreational drugs (including marijuana or hashish)
– Without any anti-depressants or sleeping pills (this is a must)
– Without consuming pork and red meat (one to two weeks before)
– Avoid excessively greasy and fatty foods (especially fried)
– Avoid dairy products
– Avoid sugar
– Sexual abstinence (one to two weeks before)

After the experience, the post-diet
– This post diet is extremely important to respect two weeks after the retreat in the jungle. The restrictions are similar to the pre diet above, and will be given to you in the end of the Ayahuasca Retreat, and in this case it’s not a suggestion but something essential for the integration of the entire process and the plant spirit shamanic work,  so you can have the best benefits possible to your life.

language & translation

All INamazonia Ayahuasca Retreats are given in Spanish with translation to English and Russian.
In case you need translation to other language please contact us before.

Online Registration

Please answer the following questionnaire. All the information provided will be kept private.

important

By clicking the REGISTER NOW button above you agree to the following terms:

I understand this shamanic work includes the use of traditional healing plants. I know and agree that I always have a choice whether or not to participate, and I take full responsibility for the choices I make involving this work, both during and after the retreat.

I read the health and medical conditions and I affirm that, I am in good physical condition and I am not aware of any physical, physiological, or psychological infirmity which would place me at risk to participate in any way within the ceremonies and shamanic diet. I also affirm that I’m not taking any kind of prescription medications or drugs which are a contraindication with this work.

I take full responsibility for my own belongings and safe transportation to and from the retreat.

I understand and agree that the facilitators reserve the right to deny my participation if they deem/decide that it would be unsafe for me, or for others, or for any other important reason.

I agree to listen and follow the instructions given by the facilitators.

To maintain the safety, trust and respect for all participants, I agree to hold this work confidential. I will not reveal to anyone the identity of those who are participating in the retreat. This includes maintaining confidentiality for all facilitators, staff, helpers, shamans or healers who are also participating in the retreat.

I hereby release, waive, discharge and commit not to sue the retreat leader, organizers, staff and/or participants for any and all liabilities, claims, demands arising from or related to the event. I agree to participate with the purest intention of heart, appropriate behavior, promoting the health and well-being of all participants.

In signing this release (Clicking the Register Now button above), I acknowledge and represent that I have read and understand the above and sign voluntarily; I excuse this release for full, adequate and complete release of liability.