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Location

Gaia Tree Healing Center is located on the beautiful black waters of the Yarapa River – a tributary to the Amazon River near Iquitos, Peru. There are no roads connecting Iquitos to the outside world and the only way to get here is by boat or airplane. From Iquitos, the journey to the center – first by bus, then by boat – takes approximately 3 hours. The boat ride begins on the Marañón River, crosses the Amazon River, and continues up the Ucayali River before connecting to the Yarapa. The center is a little way down from the where the Yarapa connects with the Cumaceba, giving a beautiful view of the black and brown water confluence.

Arriving at the center you’ll be completely immersed in the Amazon rainforest. We’re surrounded by over 300 acres of preserved, primary Amazon rainforest, beyond that are several thousand acres of protected land close to the Pacaya-Samira National Reserve which is one of the largest protected regions in Peru.

The Amazon Rainforest

While the previous century has seen the destruction of more than two-thirds of the world’s tropical rainforests, the Amazon Basin of northern Peru has the best-preserved rainforest in the world. Ten percent of all species on Planet Earth live here. It has the highest biodiversity of any place on Earth, with an average of 750 plant and tree species per square kilometer. For example, there are 2500 species of butterflies here, 880 species of birds, and more than 3000 species of fish. The Amazon is home to legendary creatures like the pink river dolphin, the caiman, the anaconda and the jaguar. More than 300 species of monkeys reside in the Amazon rainforest.

The Amazon River itself is the mightiest river on earth. It discharges more water into the ocean than the next seven greatest rivers combined. It contains one-fifth of all the fresh water on earth. It drives its own climate system and plays a significant role in the world’s climates.

Transformational Retreats & Tours

Travel, transformation and tribe – co-creating a more conscious world with each journey

Gaia Tree Ayahuasca Retreat (7 Nights)

Our 8-day ayahuasca retreat in the Amazon rainforest is perfect for anybody looking to connect with the sacred medicine in a safe and loving environment,  immersed in pristine jungle. We run 2 retreats every month.

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Peru Odyssey (23 Nights)

Peru Odyssey is an incredible 24-day spiritual adventure in Peru that starts with a week at Gaia Tree. We run this twice a year, the May 2017 journey is open for booking.

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Peru Pilgrimage (8 Nights)

Peru Pilgrimage is a 9-day tour that culminates at Machu Picchu. It can be done stand-alone or combined with an 8 day Gaia Tree Ayahuasca retreat. Peru Pilgrimage runs every month.

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Combine your Gaia Tree retreat with an amazing group journey through the Inca heartland to Machu Picchu

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