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For over two decades, the team at Refugio Altiplano have been giving their guests a truly life-changing experience through ayahuasca ceremonies (according to the testimonials, anyway.) There are different retreat stay lengths available so guests can choose their own adventure when it comes to their healing journey. They can choose from 12-day, 9-day, or 7-day retreats.

Refugio Altiplano also offers guests the option to try an authentic immersion experience. This gives them the opportunity to stay for 26 days and envelope themselves in everything the retreat has to offer. During the immersive experience, guests have many options, including studying shamanism and ayahuasca medicine, eating a shaman diet, and participating in 15 ayahuasca ceremonies.

Refugio Altiplano has two shamans: Jose Huanaquiri who has decades of experience and is a Mestizo Ayahuascero and Rosendo Marin Lopez, who is from the Shipibo tradition.

Guests should understand the risks of self-medicating with psychedelics. This gives a better idea as to why medical professionals are best trusted for this type of therapy. And why the future of psychedelics looks so positive when administered correctly.

As always, we recommend doing additional research into any retreat you may be considering. There are many retreats across South America, and each has its own unique way of doing things. Some may be better suited to your needs and interests than others. Always check out their website (especially any ceremony videos they may have posted) as well as give them a call. It’s always great to speak to an actual human who can answer your questions. That way you’ll know if Refugio Altiplano is right for you.

Also Read:
An Ayahuasca Retreat Brings Powerful Changes
Ayahuasca Dangers: The Do’s And Don’ts When Preparing For Your First Journey

What’s Included

  • Transport between Iquitos, Peru & the retreat facilities
  • Accommodation
  • Healthy meals
  • House cleaning and laundry service
  • Traditional Ayahuasca ceremonies (5 times per week)
  • Plant medicine (as prescribed)
  • Consultations with the Shaman
  • Guided activities
  • Sauna (available on non-ceremony night)

Important Info

  • The center is located in the Loreto Region, 40km outside of Iquitos in Peru. The center is accessible only by boat, which takes 1-2 hours to travel (depending on the boat and river conditions).
  • There’s no phone or internet at the center. If your cellular phone is on roaming you may periodically pick up a signal, but you should plan to be out of contact while on retreat. The center’s staff can always arrange an email to your family to confirm your safe arrival, and every few days you will go to a local village where you can use the internet cafe.
  • You do not need to pre-arrange a VISA for entry in to Peru. On arrival you will be given a 90 day VISA. This VISA can be extended at the local Consulate in Iquitos.

Contact Information

  • Address: 746 Altos Oaks Drive, Los Altos, CA 94024
  • Email:
  • Phone:
    • Kelly: +51 931.055.959
    • Mariela: +51 950.510.266 (spanish only)

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