The Amazon Jungle is an immense natural pharmacy rich in healing potential and spiritual wisdom. The Ayahuasca vine is infamous for its spiritual powers and deep healing capacity but Ayahuasca is not the be all and end all of shamanic plant medicine in Peru.
Here at Eco Journeys Peru, we have a deep passion for the healing power of all the traditional plant medicines. We are committed to promoting the safe and responsible use of them with total respect for the traditional custodians of this knowledge, the healers of the Peruvian upper Amazon. A one week stay at our affiliated Ayahuasca centre - including 3 or 4 ceremonies, flower baths, Amazonian Saunas, shamanic clensing and more are all part of your time with us.
We are currently partnered with a highly reputable Ayahuasca and Plant Medicine retreat centre in Peru where we ourselves have done deep transformational work. Located in Tarapoto, a lesser known jungle city with a fresh climate, lower population and far fewer bugs. It is home to a majestic river and hidden waterfalls and an immense jungle experience.
What is Ayahuasca?
Ayahuasca or Banisteriopis Caapi is a vine native to the Amazon Basin, found from Bolivia all the way to Columbia. When prepared in a traditional manner generally alongside leaves of the Chacruna plant Ayahuasca is traditionally consumed ceremoniously under the guidance of a Shaman and assistants.
The effects of Ayahuasca can range from very mild to very intense; some of the effects include, sensations of energy in the body, emotions and insights, hallucinations and visions, purging via vomiting, diarreaha, sweating, crying, laughing etc. Ayahuasca is a powerful spiritual teacher and medicinal plant.
However, not all medications and health conditions are safe to combine with this plant so we always follow a strict screening process before confirming any retreats.
In Peru, Ayahuasca is the cornerstone of an entire shamanic plant medicine system which we believe is the best and most effective way to approach this work.