Recommended Ayahuasca Retreats

We have experience at the following ayahuasca retreat centers, and we think they do a great job. All four are outside of Iquitos, Peru. You will find them below, in no particular order. Click on either their names or the images above them to visit a simple page on our site that will then direct you to further. We welcome invitations to visit other centers, but until we have done so, we can not recommend them.

Nihue Rao Centro Espiritual

Maestro Ayahuasca Shaman Ricardo Amaringo was apprentice to Guillermo Arevalo, master ayahuascero. Ricardo sings the sacred icaros like almost nobody else, and is absolutely spellbinding in ceremony. Ricardo is a first-rate, profoundly talented shaman, and works extraordinarily hard.” - Chris Kiham

Photo by Tracey Eller / Cosmic Sister


Dreamglade is a beautiful, lake-side Shamanic healing centre and Ayahuasca retreat right in the heart of the Peruvian Amazonian rainforest. Shipibo Maestra
Estella Pangosa Sinacay was born just a short canoe ride from the isolated Amazonian town of Puerto Firmesa, deep in the heart of Shipibo territory. She is outstanding.

Photo by Tracey Eller / Cosmic Sister

The Temple of The Way of Light

“Temple Of The Way Of Light sets a high bar for ayahuasca retreat centers. The setting is splendid, the people dedicated and lovely. The shamans are highly talented, and the ayahuasca is excellent. Founded on high principles of service and humanity, this is a place I enthusiastically endorse. ” - Chris Kilham

Photo by Chris Kilham / Medicine Hunter

Blue Morpho

“The shamanic landscape is changing and mutating, as shamanic teachings are working their way well past traditional cultural borders. As one of the leading entities of that emergence, Blue Morpho is doing a great job, providing an excellent experience for the seasoned and new alike.” - Chris Kilham

Photo by Zoe Helene / Cosmic Sister