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

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

Yagé ceremony with Grandfather Laureano and Taita Victoriano. Photo © El Mundo Magico

“It all depends on you. You can go on sleeping forever, or you can wake up right this moment.”

In the Amazonian piedmont of COLOMBIA, we offer very intensive Yagé (Ayahuasca) retreats, 1 to 4 weeks in length, with FIVE Yagé (Ayahuasca) ceremonies per week, with Taita Victoriano and optional excursions to sacred and magical wilderness places, escorted by shaman and indigenous guide. The Yagé (Ayahuasca) retreat may now be integrated with San Pedro rituals (MINIMUM TWO, bookable in advance, as an extra, for those staying over a week) and is open to individual participants, couples, or small groups. Based in a Finca, in Putumayo (Southern Colombia), you may choose your own preferred dates, any time of the year, subject to availability. (MINIMUM 30 days advance booking, for individual retreats; 40 days, if the interpreter is required; or 50 days, for groups of 5+ participants). Groups of 5+ participants (members of the same party) may also book a Yagé retreat with Taita AlfredoLearn more, or inquire for more details.

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

Small groups may book a 12-days-long Finca-based retreat with both grandfather Don Laureano – 111 years old indigenous grandmaster shaman from the Siona people, to the best of our knowledge the oldest living and practicing Yagé (Ayahuasca) shaman in South America, and possibly on earth – and Taita Victoriano, with FIVE Yagé (Ayahuasca) ceremonies and excursions to wonderful wilderness spots 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 tap water and single/double/twin rooms (some with en-suite bathroom).

For the more adventurous, 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. Each journey is fully escorted by Taita Victoriano, shaman assistant, indigenous guide and – if and when required – interpreter/facilitator Spanish-English. The Rio Putumayo retreat option is most suitable for seasoned travellers, who don’t mind Spartan accommodation (no running water, no electricity, no shower), and are happy to sleep on a hammock, or bring their own tent (and camp outside). THREE Yagé 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.

Breathtaking, secluded waterfall in Putumayo. Photo © El Mundo Magico

Beautiful, secluded, waterfall in Putumayo (Colombia). Photo © El Mundo Magico

In the Amazon rainforest of PERU we currently offer Ayahuasca and shamanic plant diet apprenticeship retreats in the Ayahuma Ayahuasca Retreat Centre, a retreat venue located one and half hours drive from Iquitos, in the jungle. The centre is surrounded by 600 hectares of luscious rainforest, with a great array of medicinal and teacher plants (plantas maestras), as well as countless master trees (palos maestros), including the magical Lupuna blanca (Kapok) giant tree. Here international guests may take part to FIVE Ayahuasca ceremonies per week, as part of their Ayahuasca retreat (MIN 1 WEEK staying).

Complement your retreat in Peru with private Amazon river boat trips and jungle trips, visit local Yagua and Bora native communities, see 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 inquire for availability.

Serious Inquires Only.