Ayahuasca (Yagé) retreats and shamanic plant diet apprenticeship with indigenous master shamans in the Colombian and Peruvian Amazon

Master shaman Don Sixto, in the jungle of the Ayahuma Ayahuasca retreat and shamanic apprenticeship venue

Master shaman Don Sixto, in the jungle of the Ayahuma Ayahuasca retreat venue, in front of a Caballo sanango white shrub.


You will find more [things to know] in woods than in books, trees and stones will teach you the things that no master will tell you
(St. Bernard of Clairvaux)

In the Amazon rainforest of PERU, near the jungle town of Iquitos, we offer 1 to 13 weeks Ayahuasca, Toé, Camalonga and shamanic plant diet apprenticeship retreats, under the expert guidance of distinguished master shaman Don Sixto Paredes, a Maestro Palero, Ayahuasquero, Camalonguero, Tabaquero, Toesero and Sananguero of Jebero descent. FIVE Ayahuasca rituals and one Toé ceremony per week (in the Ayahuasca retreat), with complimentary Camalonga Dream rituals. Shamanic plant diet testers (pre-dieta) from 2 weeks onwards, and shamanic plant diet apprenticeship with Master Trees, from 45 days to 13 weeks in length. Complement your retreat with private Amazon river boat trips and jungle trips, visiting local Yagua and Bora native communities, seeing the giant Lupuna master tree (the master of all master plants and trees), in the primary rainforest of the Yanamono reserve and a lot more! Please contact us for more info re. dates and availability.

Don Laureano, 111 years old elder, Yagé grandmaster shaman, Taita Mayor and sage of the Siona people of Colombia. Photo © El Mundo Magico

In the Colombian Amazon we offer special, very intensiveYagé (Ayahuasca) retreats, 1 to 4 weeks (7/28 days) in length, with FIVE Yagé (Ayahuasca) ceremonies per week, with indigenous shaman Don Victoriano, from the Siona people, and optional excursions to sacred and magical wilderness places in the Putumayo jungle, escorted by shaman and indigenous guide.

Yagé (Ayahuasca) retreats may be integrated with optional San Pedro rituals, in care of visiting Maestro Huachumero Don Alejandro. Participants wishing to add San Pedro ceremonies to their retreat should allow enough time for the intensive Yagé schedule to be smoothly accommodated alongside the San Pedro rituals. Our Yagé retreats are ONGOING, all year round, and open to individual participants, couples, or small groups, suitable for absolute beginners, advanced apprentices, and accomplished shamanic healers alike. Based in our Finca, in Putumayo (Southern Colombia), participants may choose their own preferred dates (subject to availability, MINIMUM 30 days advance booking, for individual retreats; 40 days, if interpreter Spanish-English is required; or 50 days, for groups of 5 or more). Groups of 5+ participants (members of the same party) may also book a Yagé retreat with indigenous shaman Don Alfredo, from the Camsá people. Learn more, or inquire for more details. AVAILABILITY: 27 June 2017, onwards.

Yage ceremony in Colombia with Grandfather Taita Laureano and Taita Victoriano. Photo: F. Sammarco

Yagé (Ayahuasca) ceremony with Grandfather Laureano (left) and Don Victoriano (right). Photo © El Mundo Magico

In the Colombian Amazon we also offer a Yagé (Ayahuasca) retreat option with grandfather Don Laureano – 111 years old indigenous grandmaster shaman from the Siona people (as far as we know, the oldest living and practising Yagé/Ayahuasca shaman in Colombia/South America, and possibly on earth) – and Don Victoriano, with FIVE Yagé ceremonies and excursions to magical, beautiful places in the Putumayo jungle, accompanied by shaman-s and indigenous guide. (MINIMUM 8 / MAXIMUM 11 Participants, including group leader, MINIMUM 50 days advance booking). Learn more, or inquire for more details. ALL our Finca-based retreats have Wi-Fi, electricity, running water, UV-filtered drinkable water and single/double/twin rooms (some with en-suite bathroom). Shaman-led excursions to sacred and magical wilderness places in the jungle of Putumayo, may also be chosen for an optional little extra. AVAILABILITY: 27 June 2017, onwards.

And lastly, for the more seasoned and adventurous travellers, again in Colombia, we offer a special voyage to the Rio Putumayo, near the border with Ecuador, to visit Don Laureano in his own place there and do a Yagé (Ayahuasca) retreat with him and Taita Victoriano. This journey will be fully escorted by Don Victoriano, shamans’ assistant, indigenous guide, and – when required – by our lady interpreter/facilitator Spanish-English. This last retreat option is most suited for those who don’t mind Spartan accommodation, are happy to sleep on a hammock and/or do camping (bring your own tent). THREE Yagé (Ayahuasca) and TWO Rapé (tobacco snuff) ceremonies per week. (MINIMUM 2 / MAXIMUM 5 Participants, 1-2 WEEKS retreat, MINIMUM 50 days advance booking).

Learn more, or inquire for more details.

Serious inquires only.