The Hummingbird Center is located outside of Iquitos, Peru, near kilometer 14 on the Iquitos-Nauta highway near the village of Varillal. At 2.6 kilometers off the main road, our location offers a quite, peaceful environment removed from the noise and distractions of modern jungle-town life. The center is an oasis of tranquility, full of the sounds of jungle wildlife such as the screech of hawks, the lively prattle of 15-20 parrots flying overhead, or the gentle whirring of hummingbird wings. Nights are filled with the sounds frogs singing their joy of life, owls trilling for their mates, and the ubiquitous symphony of hundreds of different types of insects. These beautiful jungle night-noises are a wonderful accompaniment to the icaros sung during an ayahuasca ceremony.
All participants of the 12 or 9 day retreast will be met at the Fitzcaraldo restaurant on the Boulevard, a river front park a block away from the Plaza de Armas and near the hotels. Here is a link to Google Maps for Fitzcaraldo. It is on the left corner facing the buildings. You will be picked up at 10 am on the 1st day of the retreat. This is a very easy restaurant to find, just ask your hotel or any motocar driver.
For those on Personalized Retreats, we will work out the pick up on an individual basis. We do encourage you to start your stay with the 12 or 9 day retreat programs as it flows smoother than other starting dates.