Chamisal Retreat Center
The Ayahuasca Foundation has its own jungle camp, located deep within the Allpahuayo-Mishana National Reserve. Getting there takes about 2 hours and requires a gorgeous one-hour boat ride up the Nanay river, a tributary of the Amazon. With hundreds of miles of virgin protected land, the camp is secluded and quiet. The Mishana community lives nearby in a jungle village that was established in 1924. The village has clean drinking water thanks to a 45 ft. deep cistern and pump. The Foundation Camp has running water from its own clean well, but drinking water is provided by the village, as well as local fish and produce.
The camp can accomodate a total of 12 people in six rooms, each with two beds and its own bathroom. The bathrooms are fully tiled and have sinks, flushing toilets, and showers, as well as the amenities of home. The rooms have locking doors and screened windows and contain two beds, a table, and shelves for storing clothes and personal items. Two rooms make up one cabin, which has its own balcony for lounging in hammocks or hanging clothes or towels to dry.
In addition to the rooms are the kitchen, dining room, guest room, two additional bathrooms, and a small communal porch. Like the eight bathrooms, the kitchen is also fully tiled and equipped with a sink and gas stove. The dining room can double as a ceremony space and classroom, as well as a place to just hang out during free time. Hammocks are hung around the edge of the open air space and are perfect for lounging and reading or journal writing. The camp is a short walk from the nearby river, a great place to have a swim or watch the water drift by. It is truly a paradise.
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