FAQs

Can I check email or receive phone calls or text messages at Gaia Tree?

2018-07-23T20:20:16+00:00

Not easily, we have a land line which we use for essential calls, otherwise there is no mobile phone reception this deep in the forest. We strongly recommend that you don't engage in electronic communication or activity while at our center other than the most essential. If you'd like to let friends and family know [...]

Can I check email or receive phone calls or text messages at Gaia Tree?2018-07-23T20:20:16+00:00

How long before the retreat should I begin the ayahuasca diet, and how important is it?

2018-07-23T20:34:02+00:00

There is no definite answer to this question and different people have their own ideas. Some people are naturally very sensitive to ayahuasca and they will have powerful experiences no matter what kind of food they eat and so they don't consider the diet to be important for themselves. However, many people, particularly if they're [...]

How long before the retreat should I begin the ayahuasca diet, and how important is it?2018-07-23T20:34:02+00:00

Do I need any vaccinations?

2018-07-23T20:28:58+00:00

There are no compulsory vaccinations in order to visit Peru. Yellow Fever is not necessary for Iquitos. The vaccinations that are the most recommended are Hepatitis A and Typhoid.

Do I need any vaccinations?2018-07-23T20:28:58+00:00

Should I take anti-malaria medication?

2018-07-23T20:29:57+00:00

Although it’s not usually considered dangerous, mixing ayahuasca with anti-malaria medication can often have adverse effects on your experience and is generally not recommended. There is not a high risk of catching malaria in our location.

Should I take anti-malaria medication?2018-07-23T20:29:57+00:00

What is the weather like?

2018-07-23T20:32:55+00:00

Typically it rains more often between January and April. However, the weather in the rainforest around Iquitos is unpredictable all year around. There is no distinct dry season and wet season like you find in the mountains of Peru. Sometimes there are weeks where it hardly rains at all and other weeks can have a [...]

What is the weather like?2018-07-23T20:32:55+00:00

Can I share accommodation with my friend/partner?

2018-07-23T20:36:13+00:00

Currently, all our accommodations are large shared rooms only, of course we can accommodate you in the same space as your friend/partner.

Can I share accommodation with my friend/partner?2018-07-23T20:36:13+00:00

Can you help me book my hotel?

2018-07-23T20:38:58+00:00

Sorry, we have enough things to take care of without getting involved with hotel reservations. There are several Iquitos hotels and hostels that you can easily book online using www.booking.com or www.hostelworld.com We provide several hotel recommendations in a PDF document you will receive after registration.

Can you help me book my hotel?2018-07-23T20:38:58+00:00

Can I smoke Marijuana during/right before/after the retreat?

2018-07-23T20:41:33+00:00

We strictly forbid the use of marijuana and all other drugs during the retreat. Anybody caught using drugs may be asked to leave. For some reason marijuana and ayahuasca don't get along too well. Often heavy marijuana smokers find it difficult to have a strong ayahuasca experience. We highly recommend that you quit smoking marijuana as [...]

Can I smoke Marijuana during/right before/after the retreat?2018-07-23T20:41:33+00:00