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12 Day Ayahuasca Retreat With San Pedro

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Experience the deep healing and teaching of Peru’s two visionary medicine plants on a 12-day ayahuasca retreat at the Hummingbird Center.

Allow both ayahuasca and san pedro get at to root or your problems, clearing energies, beliefs and thought patterns that keep you limited in your daily life. The profound wisdom of the plants can reveal your true self and your unique nature to you during ceremony and afterwards. Their teachings can set you on a path of self-discovery and transformation, or enrich the spiritual journey you may already have begun.

Our 12-day ayahuasca retreat with san pedro was developed in conjunction with our local Peruvian shaman, so we remain as faithful as possible to the traditional use of ayahuasca and other plant medicines for healing and visionary journeys.

The 12-day retreat at our ayahuasca center offers you a broad-ranging healing experience within a safe and supportive environment. Your personal healing and spiritual transformation is our key focus. Emphasis is on time in ayahuasca ceremony, balanced by insightful activities and periods of relaxation and rest so you’ll be well prepared for the next ceremony.

What You Can Expect on a 12 Day Retreat

You will get:

You will be staying close to nature in a typical South American jungle setting that has been modernized to include the comforts of daily life that you are used to.

Our ayahuasca center follows traditional practices that have proven to bring healing results and the growth and change you are looking for in your life.

Each ayahuasca ceremony is led by our master ayahuasca shaman, Manain Amacifen, who has over 43 years’ experience working with the healing powers of this medicine. His powerful icaros and prayers purify and heal the body and mind. Manain’s energy is so commanding that many people who’ve experienced his work say that while he’s doing personal healings, it’s as though they can feel the negative energies being pulled from their bodies.

While you’re on the retreat additional cleansing processes will be planned to help you get the most out of your time with the medicine plants at the ayahuasca center. These planned activities are intended to facilitate your healing process and will comprise of various traditional healing practices.

All meals and lodging are included , and you’ll be housed in a private room in our new guest house overlooking a beautiful lake.

Who Should Come on a 12 Day Retreat?

Much the same as on the 9-day retreat, anyone who’s looking to clear blockages in their life, wanting to gain deeper insight into themselves or wants to free themselves from moderate anxiety or depression will benefit. Our 12-day retreat offers more time with the medicine so that the awakening will be on a deeper level.

Our 12-day retreats emphasize time in ceremony and discussion meetings to understand more of how the medicine works and how to integrate your experiences into your life.

How do I get to the Hummingbird Center?

We’ll meet you at 10 AM outside Fizcaraldo which is a restaurant on the "Boulevard". There are a number of restaurants on the Boulevard which is a park fronting the river that’s a block away from the Plaza de Armas. From there you’ll be transported to the Hummingbird Center.

You’ll arrive at the ayahuasca center with enough time to get your room assigned, take some time out to relax and then have lunch. An orientation meeting will begin at 2 PM in the moloca, followed by a plant bath to prepare for your first ayahuasca ceremony.

We strongly recommend that you arrive in Iquitos the day before the program begins. This allows you to enter the healing journey well rested and relaxed.

Shifting Your Perception of Yourself and the World

Unique to our ayahuasca retreat are two talks about belief systems and our subconscious minds, and how to change the often unproductive programming we received as children. This is a detailed discussion of how our thoughts and beliefs influence not only our perception of life but also the body’s physiology.

We all have the ability to change our thinking. What we think and believe has a significant impact on our lives for better or for worse. Often we’re unaware that the pain and struggles we face are as a result of our thoughts and beliefs. Once we can identify the negative views we hold on to we can alter them to bring about positive changes in our lives.

As we change our perception of the world around us, we change our experience of life!

Highlights of our 12 Day Ayahuasca Retreat:

  • Six ayahuasca ceremonies      
  • One San Pedro ceremony. You may choose to work with San Pedro instead of ayahuasca moving forward.
  • Private Room with very comfortable bed.
  • Cleansing vapor bath with guided meditation.
  • A series of medicinal plant baths to cleanse and strengthen your energy body
  • Individual healings by the shaman during ayahuasca ceremonies
  • Additional healings outside of ceremony if the shaman sees it is required
  • Art supplies for painting and drawing to bring your visions to life using color and texture.
  • Group circle meetings where you can share your experiences, gain new insights from them and ask questions of our shaman.
  • Shamanic diet with delicious, wholesome and simple meals suitable for working with medicine plants.
  • Guided jungle walk to view the plants in their natural environment and understand their healing purposes
  • A mud bath to draw toxins out of your body
  • Two talks on how the childhood programing of our subconscious mind determines our experience of life and how to change it.
  • $1700 all inclusive price.

You Will Get a Guided Retreat Experience Focused on Healing

Throughout your retreat our expert facilitators will be available to help you understand your journeys and assist you in integrating your experience. They will provide coaching and guidance on how to navigate the process, recognizing that everyone's healing journey is unique. Our focus is always on healing and we will encourage you to push your comfort zone and step into new productive behaviors and patterns of thinking about yourself and those around you.

Swimming pond at Hummingbird Center

On this program we encourage you to relax. Time alone to reflect and integrate your work with ayahuasca is an important part of the healing process. Journaling and the expression of your visions and creativity through art are also recommended and materials are provided for you.

On the mornings following ayahuasca ceremonies, circle meetings are held so you can discuss your experience with the shaman and facilitator and ask questions to get deeper insight into your journey. These meetings are an excellent place to learn more about how ayahuasca works, as everyone's journey is different and variety of explanations and teachings are offered in response. Through other people's stories you will clearly see the incredible variety in how ayahuasca works and be encouraged to honor and value your own experience, to tell your story honestly without need for it to be like anyone else's.

Shamanic Journeying - Meet Your Power Animal and Spirit Guides!

In each retreat we teach the basics of shamanic journeying with a drum to connect with your spirit helpers and get their help and advice. Everyone has the ability to learn shamanic journeying and benefit from a direct connection with their spirit guides. Shamanic healer and teacher Stacy Keast says "It is simple, and Spirit doesn't want us to complicate it, they just want us to connect, heal and look after our world." These are skills you can take with you and apply in your daily life. You will be guided in the following journeys:

  • Finding your anchor spot, or safe spot
  • Finding your power animal
  • Getting your Protection Cloak
  • Reclaiming your Personal Power
  • Meeting Your Spirit Teacher

Booking Your 12 Day Ayahuasca Retreat in Peru

To book your place in a retreat please download the booking form found on our Make a Reservation page and follow the enclosed instructions. Directions to the pickup location are at the bottom of that web page. Please also read our What to Bring and Medical Safety pages.

Have questions or concerns you'd like addressed before you move forward with booking your reservation? Send us an email at hummingbirdretreats@gmail.com. We'd be happy to answer your questions via email, or arrange a time for us to speak over the phone.


12 Day Ayahuasca Retreat Daily Schedule

The following schedule is a general outline of the program offered. There may be some variation in the schedule based on the shaman's judgment, the energy level and desire of the group, and the weather.


•  Day 1 Pick up at 10 AM at the Fitzcaraldo restaurant on the Boulevard. Rooms assigned, followed by lunch. An orientation meeting at 2 PM followed by a plant bath and our first ayahuasca ceremony at 7 pm.
•  Day 2  After breakfast we will have a circle meeting to discuss your ayahuasca experience.  The afternoon is spent relaxing with another plant bath at  3 pm and our 2nd ayahuasca ceremony at 7 PM.
•  Day 3  After breakfast we will have a circle meeting to discuss ayahuasca insights from the previous night's ceremony. Bone doctor arrives at 2 pm for his first round of healing work. The afternoon is free to rest and relax as most will be quite tired by this time.
•  Day 4 3rd ayahuasca ceremony. First talk on beliefs and how the programing of our subconscious mind affects our experience of life. A vapor bath with the plants ajo sacha and mucura will be held in the early afternoon to help clean your energy, remove blocks and prepare you to get the most out of the ceremony.
•  Day 5 Circle meeting to discuss ayahuasca insights. Second talk on beliefs and the subconscious mind. The afternoon has free time to swim or relax before dinner.
•  Day 6 San Pedro ceremony in the morning. The San Pedro effects last 10-12 hrs, so this takes most of the day.  A fruit buffet will be available in the early afternoon, with a delicious soup for dinner.
•  Day 7 Circle meeting to discuss San Pedro insights. Most are very tired after San Pedro and the day is spent relaxing and mostly sleeping. Shipibo market after lunch where ladies from the Shipibo tribe sell thier arts and crafts.
•  Day 8 4th ayahuasca ceremony. You may choose to work with San Pedro instead. In the morning there will be a jungle walk to identify different plants. Rest time in the afternoon. Ceremony at night.
•  Day 9 5th Ayahuasca ceremony. You may choose to work with San Pedro instead. We will have a plant bath in the afternoon to prepare for the ceremony at night.
•  Day 10 Circle meeting to discuss ayahuasca insights, followed by the 4th plant bath.  In the afternoon you can rest, swim, read, write or paint. Dinner. 
•  Day 11 6th ayahuasca ceremony. We will have a plant bath in the afternoon to prepare for the ceremony at night. You may choose to work with San Pedro instead.
•  Day 12 Transport back to Iquitos arriving around 11 am. If you have an early flight we can drop you off at the airport on the way back into town.

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