La Luna del Amazonas

Ayahuasca retreat outside Iquitos, Peru

About us

La Luna del Amazonas is a traditional healing center honouring the ancient Amazonian shamanic traditions. We offer ayahuasca retreats and individual treatments for personal growth and spiritual development.

La Luna del Amazonas means The moon of the Amazon, and during a full moon it will be clear where it gets its name from. On clear nights we have a beautiful sky and endless stars for you to enjoy!

Thru the reflection in the moon, we can study the source...

History of La luna del Amazonas

The center was first opened in 1987 as the local village clinic and used to serve mainly local patients. As time went on the word was spread, and patients from all over Peru and the rest of the world started to show up. Throughout the last 30 years people have travelled here for healing.

When Enrique finished his treatment at the small village clinic they decided to extended into a full-service Ayahuasca healing center with private bungalows and comfort for visitors traveling abroad, wishing to stay many nights and focus on personal healing.

Our shamans work the traditional way with Ayahuasca, passed down through many generations.

Today, La Luna del Amazonas is both one of the oldest and the newest centers around. The center is traditional yet modern, perfect for those who want access to ancient healing in a comfortable and safe environment.


We are about 1 hour outside Iquitos (25min with speed boat) down the Amazon River.

Our team of Shamans have worked for decades as village shamans, and still attend locals and are respected medicine men in the area. We are also close to the native community of the yagua tribe in Nuevo Peru.

On non dieta days we try to visit the both villages.

Occasionally we hear some local Amazonian cumbia music from the village on Saturday nights. We don't do Ayahuasca ceremonies on Saturdays, but finish of our retreat with a nice dinner and bon fire under the stars.

The motorcycle diaries

The beautiful movie "The motorcycle diaries" recorded the Peruvian part in the beautiful village of Santa Maria, 2004.

Our translator Enrique and La Luna del Amazonas contributed to the Swedish translation of Michael Pollans book "How to change your mind".