8 Day Shamanic Ayahuasca Healing Retreat in Iquitos, Peru

Our 8-day intensive retreat provides you the opportunity to connect with Ayahuasca for spiritual growth and healing, immersed in the heart of the Amazon.

We put significant energy in the integration side of your experience so you can go deeper in transformation and ground yourself during this intense process. For that matter, we have developed a meditation program before, during and after the retreat.

The 8-day, 7 nigh retreat includes:

Before arrival

  • Pre-Arrival preparation support
  • Diet recommendations
  • Free e-book on Ayahuasca

On arrival

  • Transportation to the center via private bus and fast boat
  • Five ayahuasca ceremonies
  • Two personalized consultations with shamans.
  • Sharing circles after ceremonies
  • Open forum with Segundo & Belmira for general Q&A
  • Multi-lingual facilitator support
  • Large bed shared accommodation in a jungle lodge cabin
  • All food and drink – Fresh, healthy, tasty, purification menu, herbal-fruit drinks and infusions.
  • Pre-ceremony flower and plant baths
  • Meditations for ceremony preparation & integration
  • Guided Jungle Walks and Medicine plant walks with shaman
  • Group up to 12 people

Post retreat

  • Meditation integration program

Our choice at Gaia Tree is to have the medicine prepared by the shamans in Pucalpa, their home. They prepare the Ayahuasca brew themselves with help from a few from their community.

This brew contains only Ayahuasca and chakruna…. Bla bla (pics of the plans)

Many centers offer the experience to be part of the preparation of the medicine, however as part of Segundo and Belmira tradition its cooked in isolation, also avoiding mixed energies to embed the medicine. We recognize their medicine as one of the most powerful we have experienced in our journey with Ayahuasca.

Another major medicine is delivered through icaros. Icaros are one of their maestros primary tools for healing, for traversing energetic realms and for the transmission of power and healing. The icaros are typically vocalised in some way in the form of songs, whistling, humming or other phonetic means.

In ceremony, icaros can induce visions, emotions, purging, shifting individuals experiences on deep subconscious layers. Whether the icaro is connecting with a helper spirit, protecting the space from malevolent spirits, to deepen the Ayahuasca mareada (trance/dizziness), to ‘see’ the cause of an illness, to connect with energies to heal an illness and much more.

Below is a sample itinerary for our 8-day Ayahuasca Retreat.

8:00 amMeet outside of Hotel la Casona
9:00 amBus – boat
11:30 amArrive at Gaia Tree & meet at the Maloka
1:00 pmLunch
2:00 pmGroup meeting (Introduction to Pisatahua)
3:00 pmRelax and explore grounds
7:00 pmDinner

The cost of the retreat is just $990, all inclusive, for 7 nights/8 days and 5 Ayahuasca ceremonies – making it one of he best value premium retreat. At Gaia Tree, you’ll be immersed in primary rainforest – offering you a real jungle experience that would cost at least $300 per night at our neighbouring jungle lodge!  

Payment terms

  • We accept payment by credit and some debit cards through the retreat.guru booking system.
  • When you register you can choose to pay in full or pay a deposit of $550.
  • If you pay a deposit, the remaining balance will be automatically charged to your credit or debit card 6 weeks before the retreat starts.
  • Payments are only refundable if you cancel 4 or more weeks before the start of the retreat. However, if you cancel less than 4 weeks before the retreat you can transfer the deposit to a future retreat.

How to Register

  • To register, please click on the links below for the retreat you wish to register for
  • If you are coming with a friend or partner then we must receive a separate registration from each of you. If we do not receive a registration you will not be put on our reservation list and will not be able to attend the retreat together. If you would like to share a tambo, please mention when registering.
  • Very important – Please do not book your flights until you have had your booking confirmed.

Ayahuasca itself is a very safe medicine. When taken in conjunction with certain other medications, drugs or health conditions can be dangerous or even life-threatening. It’s important to be open and honest when registering, this is for your own well being which we take very seriously. 

  • If you are taking any medications and will not be able to stop taking them 6 weeks before the retreat starts, please contact us before registering.
  • If you have any kind of serious medical condition please also contact us before registering.
  • We reserve the right to refuse anyone for any reason. If we feel it will be unsafe for you to attend the retreat we will cancel your booking and refund your payment.

Click on a ‘register now‘ link below to register

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Segundo & Belmira – Shipibo Shamans

We are proud to be working with indigenous Shipibo shaman Segundo Pangoza Chani and his wife Belmira Chavez Fernandez, both powerful and loving healers. Segundo is 59 years old and has been working with the medicine for over 40 years, since he was 16. He offers a wealth of experience felt through his powerful, deeply grounded healing. Belmira has been working with the medicine for many years going to the root of issues, with a history in healing feminine issues, also practicing indigenous midwifery since her teens.

The Shipibo tradition is known as the best preserved and profound of the indigenous cultures that use Ayahuasca, hence their reputation as masters of the medicine among the indigenous people of the Amazon.

Segundo and Belmira assist you personally to understand your particular needs, they are spiritual doctors working in the physical and spiritual realms. They are deeply respectful in their way of connecting to and sharing the medicine – the dietas they have completed follow a long held ancestral path. They perform sublime ceremonies, guiding and supporting with strength, love and humility.

“With Gaia Tree you will definitely feel safe, get all the support you need throughout the whole journey, all your questions will be answered and you will have an experience of a life time. Segundo and Belmira are beautiful people and very good Shamans. You won’t be able to miss their grounded and strong spirit. ” – Jana Bene

The Ayahuasca Ceremonies

There are 5 Ayahuasca ceremonies throughout the week. The week is an intense, profound and usually highly transformative experience that can facilitate deep healing on all levels of your being – physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. Ayahuasca is a doorway to inner worlds that allows us access to higher states of consciousness many has been an experience of spiritual awakening. To many people it reveals the multi-dimensional nature of reality and ourselves and it leads us back to who we truly are.

Segundo & Belmira work with their icaros (healing songs) on each individual, giving care, energy and intention each individual needs during each ceremony.

“I’m grateful to Gaia Tree for providing me just what I was looking for, it was important for me to drink Ayahuasca in a safe and loving environment and I wanted to be immersed in the jungle away from the madness of the outside world. And as an added bonus, I was hoping to connect with like minded folk from around the world and I surely wasn’t disappointed on any counts. ” – Nancy, Canada

Detoxing, Purging & Cleansing

Purging and cleansing play a fundamental role in Amazonian shamanic healing traditions. Ayahuasca is an effective medicine because it is purgative meaning that it usually (but not always) causes you to purge or vomit during the experience. This purge is obvious on a physical layer, more importantly you release unhealthy mental and emotional energies that you may have been carrying. For many they are related to difficult experiences in your life such as emotional wounds, abuse, relationship difficulties and depression. We create a safe, supportive space at Gaia Tree to aid your release process in every way.
For many, by the end of the retreat you will feel like a new person, fully cleansed of many of the negative and harmful toxins in your body, be they physical or emotional toxins.

Who Should Attend

Be aware, Ayahuasca is a challenging process for many – this with 5 ceremonies over 7 nights s an intense retreat and it is not aimed at people who are simply looking for a new experience or to check something off their bucket list. We create a loving family space at Gaia to support your process, there are children and animals running around so you’ll feel welcome in the space. We’ve seen from our own experience over the years that working with individuals significantly aids the personal journey, therefore we limit the group size to ensure you have the personal care and attention you need from our shamans and facilitators. Many centers hold ceremonies with groups of 25-30 participants, our focus is to provide for smaller groups – allowing the shaman to work in a way closely aligned with their ancestral path.

Our center is free from distractions, minimal use of electrical devices, there no internet or telephone signal – so you’ll be able to direct all your energy into your process with ayahuasca.

If you enjoy the simple pleasures of life and being deeply connected with ancient healers in a real jungle environment then this retreat is ideal for you.

We provide a traditional setting for connecting with Mother Ayahuasca and we deeply respect the ancestral paths our shaman follow in sharing their healing practices with you. To complement this, we offer some of the  most effective means to help integrate your experience. We share from a rich understanding of the inner dimensions through holistic approaches of transformation from the East, including Qi Kung, Taoism, Tantra Meditation, Yoga, Osho meditative therapies and more. Rest assured we can help you on your journey in any way you need. 

Many of our guests have commented in the past that there is a family environment at Gaia Tree, so if you like the idea of connecting with a small group of like-hearted souls on this profound journey – this retreat is for you and we look forward to welcoming you to our Gaia family.

We offer personal support after the retreat to help your integration of these profound experiences, so if you need anything we’re here for you.


“I am SO glad I chose Gaiatree for my traditional healing ceremonies. Having two shamans gave us a balanced feminine/masculine energy mix and twice as long exposure to their powerful sound ceremonies. Since they are husband and wife their energies are infused with love. The simplicity of the tambo and grounds suited me, I love the deep nature connection and ‘roughing ‘ it. Our guides were caring, considerate, attentive and inclusive. I felt totally safe and protected. ” – Annie S.

La Dieta & Food

We provide delicious meals which include Salads, vegetable stews, quinoa, rice and some chicken and fish – all meals are provided. We offer a healthier and more varied diet than most centers. Also we’re slightly less strict with our diet, whilst maintaining tradition so food may contain tiny amounts of salt as well as small amounts of garlic and ginger. We’re easily accommodate most dietary requirements including vegetarians and vegans.

Our diet includes the following foods:

  • Chicken, Fish & Eggs

  • Rice & Quinoa

  • Fruit, Vegetables & Potatoes

  • Herbal Teas & Fruit juice

Foods that are excluded from the dieta:

  • Sugar, Spices & Dairy

  • Red meat or Pork

  • Coffee or Caffeinated Drinks

  • Processed foods

“This is the place for you who are looking for simplicity, silence and lots of space for body, mind and soul. Nothing that distracts you except your own mind 🙂 The people working there to create the best experience for you are generous, kind, full of laughter and very present. You feel very safe and very good taken care of and there is always someone to talk to and share your thoughts with. A very allowing and joyful atmosphere.” – Carina

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