Ayahuasca Foundation Eighteen day ayahuasca retreat in Peru

18 Day Shipibo Ayahuasca Retreats


Ayahuasca Foundation shipibo ayahuasca retreat led by authentic Shipibo curanderos in Iquitos PeruThe eighteen day Shipibo ayahuasca retreat is an opportunity to receive a complete plant medicine treatment from an authentic curandero in the Amazon rainforest. Participants spend 18 days at the Ayahuasca Foundation’s Riosbo Research Center, participating in 9 ayahuasca ceremonies led by a Shipibo curandero and the assistant healers. In addition to the ayahuasca ceremonies, participants also receive a wide variety of natural plant remedies that cleanse the mind, body, and spirit, as well as remedies specific to their afflictions.

The Shipibo plant medicine tradition empowers participants to take greater control of their lives and their overall health. The unique qualities of the ayahuasca ceremonies provide participants with the chance to play an active role in the healing process, confronting their negativity, releasing past traumas, and pulling the roots of their illnesses. The plant treatments further enhance this process, working to boost the immune system, balance the digestive system, purify the nervous system, cleanse the circulatory system, and heal the emotional body. The treatment is complete and total, producing lasting positive changes on all levels and guiding you to realize for yourself the path to your health and happiness.

Complimentary practices enhance the effects of the treatments by helping retreat participants connect more with their consciousness through guided meditations, connect more with their bodies through yoga and massage, connect more with their emotions through breathwork and counseling, and connect more with their true nature through hiking and swimming. This retreat is intended for people who are committed to their healing and want to go all the way with their healing process to achieve the highest outcome.


Ayahuasca Foundation eighteen day ayahuasca retreat plant bath and happinessOf course the ayahuasca ceremonies are at the core of the eighteen day ayahuasca retreat, but those ceremonies are supported by a wide variety of treatments all designed to remove the obstacles preventing healing from naturally taking place as intended. All living beings are designed to return to balance and harmony. We all have a divine motivating principle to heal within us, evident when a cut heals or aches and pains go away.

But, when there are obstacles in the way, they become a hindrance to the healing process, which is why we keep wounds clean or reset bones. The Shipibo healing tradition focuses on removing obstacles. The treatment provided on this retreat cleanses various systems:

  • DIGESTIVE – Cleansing the digestive system is done first so that plant medicines taken orally, as well as food, can be better absorbed. This also begins to target the overall immune system, which relies on a healthy balance of bacteria in the gut to enhance the healing process.
  • CIRCULATORY – Increasing circulation and oxygenation of the blood is done with a medicine taken daily that we call the blood/brain remedy, named for its ability to improve blood flow and as a result improve brain function. This remedy is taken every day of the retreat.
  • RESPIRATORY – Returning the mucus levels and production into balance helps to restore healthy breathing, the cornerstone of healing living. The results are seen in better sleep and improved response to negative elements in the environment.
  • NERVOUS – Cleansing the nervous system shakes loose long held emotions and increases communication within the biological system, enhancing the immune system response and stimulating more subtle sensory perceptive abilities.
  • IMMUNE – Reducing inflammation and increasing sensitivity, achieved through two other remedies taken every day, as well as following a healthy diet, getting quality rest, connection to nature, reduction of stress, and increase of positive emotion. The entire retreat is a loving embrace of the immune system.

The Ayahuasca ceremonies provide an incredible opportunity to remove our greatest obstacles: the deep traumas that have caused us to misidentify ourselves as undeserving of love, unworthy of happiness, infecting our relationships with inaccurate interpretations of our experiences. Through the amplified awareness that the ceremonies bring to our perceptive abilities, we can remove the detrimental misinterpretations of our past and replace them with the accurate truths of our expanded perspectives. We can remember our true nature, our childhood innocence, our divinity as spirits, completely deserving of joy, happiness, and love.

We can regain balance and harmony on every level, and achieve optimum health again. This is the intended goal of the eighteen day ayahuasca retreat.  This retreat has been offered for over a decade, and incredible healing has taken place. It is possible. It will require great effort, great commitment, and a great will power, but our team will be there to support you every step of the way.

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If you are traveling with a friend, family member, or partner, you can each save $450 by sharing a room.  Rooms contain two beds and en suite bathroom. To receive the discount, simply state on your registration forms that you’ll be sharing a room and provide the name of the other person. The discount will be applied to the remainder due after the deposit.

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Cost of the 18 Day Ayahuasca Retreat: $4,650

The $4,650(USD) price includes:


9 traditional Ayahuasca Ceremonies

Led by an indigenous curandero and the AF assistants
Private consultations with the curandero
Translated by the assistant healers
Daily Piñon Colorado brain/blood remedy
Taken three times a day for the duration of the retreat
Sangre de Grado digestive system cleanse
Reset digestive enzymes and enhance nutrient absorption
Vapor Baths with five medicinal plants
Sweat out toxins and replace them with healing medicine
Mucura sinus cleanses
cleanse the sinuses and boost immunity against allergies
Plants Baths
Connect further with the plants and soak in the medicine
Blood purification treatment
Remove parasitic organisms and cleanse the blood
Smoke Baths
Increase energetic defenses and protection from negativity
Chiric Sanango nervous system cleanse
Boost the immune system and release emotional blockages
Love Baths
For attracting positive energy, good luck, and love
Any additional treatments
Poultices, medicines, or whatever is needed
Complimentary practices
Yoga, meditation, and counseling



Pre-program counseling session with AyaHelp.com
Gain insights into how best to prepare for the experience
Airport pickup
You’ll be met at the Iquitos airport and brought to the hotel
Accommodations for two nights at a hotel in Iquitos
The nights before and after the retreat – hotel has wi-fi
2 meals in Iquitos – before and after the retreat
Breakfast is included at the hotel
Accommodations for 17 nights at the Retreat Center
Screened in rooms with private bathrooms and electricity
Transportation to and from the Retreat Center
Air conditioned bus (1hr) and an amazing boat ride (1hr)
At least two meals a day, following a healing diet
Fruit, vegetables, quinoa, lentils, grilled fish, eggs, etc.
Translation of entire program when needed
Assistants also add their own experiences and teachings
Access to the Assistants for counseling/guidance
3 assistants will be available throughout the retreat
USB of retreat photos and ceremony recordings
Audio recordings of ceremonies and digital photos
Other gifts and educational items
You’ll receive other gifts and healing tools as well
Post-program counseling session with AyaHelp.com
Enhance the process of integration when you get home


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An Example Itinerary for the Retreat:

Schedule of Treatments and Activities

DAY 0 (Saturday) Regardless of what day or time you arrive, you will be met at the Iquitos airport and accompanied to the hotel where all the participants stay the night before the retreat. At 4pm: Attend a meeting to get to know the other participants and discuss the retreat itinerary and details.  

DAY 1 (Sunday) At 10am: Take an air-conditioned bus for one hour to the village of Nina Rumi along the Nanay river. Travel by boat for one hour into the National Reserve. Arrive at the Riosbo Center, get settled, have lunch, and attend a meeting to discuss the upcoming ayahuasca ceremony.

DAY 2 (Monday) Wake up early to take Sangre de Grado, a purgative that cleanses the digestive system. Have a private consultation with the curandero, translated by the assistants to discuss a personalized treatment plan. Begin taking plant remedies. Take the first vapor bath to remove toxins. Attend a sharing circle.   

DAY 3 (Tuesday) Morning yoga sessions will take place every other morning. Continue the plant remedies to increase circulation, decrease inflammation, and boost your immune system. Take a second vapor bath to release physical and emotional toxins. Guided meditation in the evening before the ceremony.

DAY 4 (Wednesday) Plant remedies continue.  Vapor baths continue. Use an inhalant called Mucura to cleanse the sinus system. Sharing circle. Attend a workshop on mapacho and healing techniques used in the ceremony. Individual massages and personal treatments, if needed, in the afternoon.  

DAY 5 (Thursday) Morning yoga session. Plant remedies continue.  Vapor baths continue. Individual massages and any personal treatments continue, if needed. Enjoy clay baths and swimming in the river.  Rest and relaxation in hammocks. Guided meditation before the ceremony.

DAY 6 (Friday) Plant remedies continue. Take the powerful plant medicine Chiric Sanango to cleanse the nervous system. Vapor baths continue. Sharing circle. Attend a workshop on icaros, the Shipibo healing songs used in ceremonies, and begin learning one of don Ronor’s icaros.

DAY 7 (Saturday) Morning yoga session. Plant remedies continue. Receive your last vapor bath. Individiual massages and personal treatments continue, if needed. Practice the icaro learned in the previous workshop. Guided meditation before the ceremony.

DAY 8 (Sunday) Take the powerful plant medicine Ojé to cleanse the lower intenstine and purify the blood. Plant remedies continue. Sharing circle. Receive a smoke bath to remove dark and negative energies. Attend a workshop on navigation and practice the icaro you learned.

DAY 9 (Monday) Morning yoga session. Plant remedies continue. Take a second smoke bath. Begin a stricter diet to continue the purification process of the Ojé treatment from the previous day.  Practice your icaro as a group to sing together in the evening. Guided meditation before the ceremony.

DAY 10 (Tuesday) Plant remedies continue. Sharing circle. Receive a final smoke bath. Spend the day in silence to increase focus and determination on the healing process. Write in your journal, watch the river go by, and get plenty of rest. You’re halfway through the retreat…

DAY 11 (Wedesday) Morning yoga session. Plant remedies continue. Take a more powerful sinus cleanse called Sacha Mango. Receive a plant bath for protection in the afternoon.  Spend the rest of the day in silence to deepen your awareness in preparation.  Guided meditation before the ceremony.

DAY 12 (Thursday) Plant remedies continue. Sharing circle. Take another plant medicine, like Chiric Sanango, a second time, if needed. Plant baths for protection continue. Attend a workshop on lifestyle changes and staying connected to nature and the plants.

DAY 13 (Friday) Morning yoga session. Plant remedies continue. Plant baths continue. Attend a breathwork session to further release deep seated traumas and gain insights into the path forward in your personal healing process.  Guided meditation before the ceremony.

DAY 14 (Saturday) Plant remedies continue. Sharing circle. Take a boat ride on river and soak up the energy of the rainforest. Receive another plant bath in the afternoon. Enjoy an evening of music and conversation, play games and have fun together.

DAY 15 (Sunday) Morning yoga session. Plant remedies continue. Receive the final plant bath for protection. Relax in hammocks, write in your journal, and prepare for another deep healing ceremony. Guided meditation before the ceremony.

DAY 16 (Monday) Plant remedies continue. Take a hike into the jungle and learn about wild medicinal plants from your guide. Swim in the river.  Receive a special plant bath called a Love Bath to attract positive energies. Attend a workshop on integration to plan changes to your life upon return home.

DAY 17 (Tuesday) Morning yoga session. Meet with the curandero for a final consultation regarding your personal progress and recommendations for the future. Give each other love baths and spend time relaxing and preparing for the last ceremony of the retreat.  Guided meditation before the ceremony.

DAY 18 (Wednesday) Have one last love bath after breakfast.  Final sharing circle. Say goodbye to the Mishana community and board the boat to head back to Iquitos. Check back into the hotel at around 2pm – take showers, check emails, etc. Do some shopping for gifts and enjoy some free time in town.

DAY 19 (Thursday) Meet with the group at 9am for breakfast at the hotel. Receive your USB with the pictures taken during the retreat, the audio recordings of the ceremonies and other helpful materials. After breakfast, say goodbyes and prepare for your next journey…

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Photos of Past Retreats

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