La Luna del

Ayahuasca retreat outside
Iquitos, Peru

Welcome to La Luna del Amazonas

Nestled deep within the lush expanse of the Amazon rainforest, a tapestry of ancient spiritual practices and profound cosmological insights has flourished for centuries. At the heart of this mystical world lies Amazonian shamanism, a tradition interwoven with the sacred brew known as ayahuasca, offering a window into realms that transcend the ordinary.

We are a holistic Ayahuasca retreat center located one hour from Iquitos, where you are surrounded by medicinal plants, animals, and virgin rainforest. We work to preserve ancient Amazonian healing traditions.

Here you come to heal, release stress and absorb nature. This immersion in nature aids the healing process by allowing you to reconnect with your roots and nourish your mind, body, and spirit.

“The Ayahuasca allowed the ancient people here, and for a brief time me, to touch a hidden universe, It was the most religious experience in my life.“

-Josh Gates, Expedition Unknown at La Luna Del Amazonas

Safe and Authentic practices

Safety is our highest priority and we have implemented serious safety protocols that our highly experienced healers, facilitators and staff are familiar with.

We offer an authentic experience with traditional use of the medicine in ceremonies, healing with sound (icaros) and individual spiritual healing sessions by shamans from a long lineage of healers.

Our sacred ceremonies start after dark in our maloka (temple) that is made from natural materials and built directly on pachamama (mother earth), for a true connection to the elements.

In the rainforest you are completely disconnected from the modern world. There isn't electricity, noise from the city, or smell of cars. Instead you enjoy a harmonious orchestra from the life of the jungle. With more living things per square meter than any other place on Earth… you are surrounded by healing energy!

We intentionally selected this location for safety reasons and to be one with nature, to quiet the mind, and increase the quality of healing for our guests.

Read more about our ayahuasca ceremonies

Healing experience

Modern medicine focuses on treating the symptom separate from the person. The industry creates customers, not cures. Healers must take all aspects of the person into consideration for the best results, and Ayahuasca is a master of this. Ayahuasca heals on all levels; physical, mental, and energetic…because they are all connected.

We understand that each guest arrives with a unique intention, and our team of dedicated healers is committed to supporting you in your personal journey. We maintain small and intimate group sizes to ensure that our shamans can provide individualized attention and care. A key aspect of our retreats is the personal shamanic limpieza (energetic cleanse) that each participant receives during every ceremony and throughout the entire retreat.

Keeping the group size below 12 participants is essential, as it allows our shamans to manage the energies in the ceremony room effectively and focus on their healing work, rather than simply serving medicine and singing songs. This approach ensures a profound and transformative experience for all guests, fostering a deeper connection with the healing power of Ayahuasca and the ancient wisdom of our shamanic traditions.

The shamans are intermediaries between the physical and spiritual realms, harness the knowledge gained from their own journeys to aid in physical, emotional, and spiritual healing. Ayahuasca's insights offer guidance for personal growth, unlocking deep-seated traumas, and aligning with one's purpose.

Amazonian shamans are true masters of energy and are trained to work with an individual’s unique energy, and will during your stay work on cleansing self limiting patterns, trapped energies that hold you back in life, and blockages that cause emotional stress or sometimes manifest as disease.

While our shamanas are all native Peruvians, our international facilitators are English/multilingual with different sets of skills to enhance and support your experience.

Our ayahuasca retreat program ensures you an optimal healing experience with enough time set aside for meditation, self reflection, and integration of the experiences during your retreat.

A visionary journey

“The medicine shows you what you need to see, not what you want to see.”

Ayahuasca will often produce visions. Some can be very clear, others more dreamlike. Some scary and others beautiful. They all help you in the healing process, and difficult experiences, which are sometimes perceived as negative, are usually the most profound. These experiences help you purge or release energies that do not serve your highest good.

The day after each Ayahuasca ceremony we meet in the Maloka (temple) to discuss the experience with the shaman and help you integrate it. You will also get a personal consultation.

La Luna del Amazonas and our translator Enrique are credited in the Swedish translation of Michael Pollan's book "How to change your mind" for contributing to the translation.

“We are completely unaware of the magical world of the shaman. It is quite simply stranger than we can suppose.“

— Terrence McKenna