21+ Day Intensive Dieta Retreat

With Peru's leading Shipibo Maestro & Maestra Onányas and our highly experienced Western facilitators

US$2940+ retreat includes:  


  • 21 nights accommodation, delicious dieta-friendly meals, wi-fi, laundry service

  • Personalized diagnosis and Shipibo plant dieta immersive healing/learning plan

  • Minimum 12 Ayahuasca Ceremonies (or more if you reserve extra nights) with highly skilled Shipibo Maestro Onányas

  • Discussion groups, plant medicine & dieta conferences & other activities

  • Daily plant therapies such as repote sinus flush, eye cleanse, flower baths

  • Expert support and care, and translation from experienced Western facilitators (English, Russian, Spanish)

  • Very safe, comfortable and beautiful facility, close to Iquitos, Peru

  • 4 x Jungle Tambos available for an extra $15 per day

 DATE AND TIME DETAILS: Starts Mondays 10am (please schedule your arrival no later than 5pm)



LOCATION: Caya Shobo Ayahuasca Healing Retreat Center

ADDRESS: Carretera Iquitos-Nauta 14km
El Varillal
Loreto, Peru



  • Standard Room (with bathroom) – $2,940.00

  • Jungle Tambo – $3,255.00


Extend your stay beyond 21 days:  

This minimum 21-day plant dieta retreat may be extended by up to 7 days (at a cost of $140 per day), giving you access to more Ayahuasca ceremonies and a longer plant dieta.

Arrival day is Monday and ceremonies are held on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays. For example, extending your stay by 7 days for a 28-day retreat will give you access to a total of 16 ceremonies. 

Please email us for more information.

A longer stay at Caya Shobo allows for a more immersive healing and/or learning journey in the traditional way of Shipibo plant medicine. This retreat is especially recommended for guests needing help with more serious health concerns, and for apprentices of Shipibo shamanism.

Caya Shobo offers one of Peru's most experienced and dedicated teams. We are the only western-operated Ayahuasca center endorsed by the Shipibo tribal council for the quality and authenticity of our master Onanya healers, our in-house brewed Ayahuasca and our plant dieta healing treatments.

Read more about Plant Dieta & Ayahuasca healing.

Not included:

  • Flights or other transport to/from center 

  • Iquitos Airport/hotel pickup/drop-off is available (US$20 return, per person)

  • Massage/body-work from experienced therapists available (US$30 per hour)

  • Perfumes, mapacho tobacco, dieta plant preparations available at affordable rates

Testimonials from past participants:

Each ceremony was incredible and transformational for me. I am in awe and really thankful for the maestros. They were very compassionate and caring with each of us. Their plant and spiritual knowledge amazed me.  I also had a profound experience with the plant dieta. In combination with Ayahuasca, the dieta helped me to calm my mind, become more present and connect my soul and heart.

I definitely recommend Caya Shobo – the quality of the medicine, the knowledge and experience of the maestros, and the love and care of staff and facilitators is unique and worth living.



I feel extremely blessed to have had the opportunity to experience this miraculous place and the wonderful people and plants living there. The other participants and the people running the centre were extremely friendly, generous, and helpful to me. I could always ask if I had any questions or felt like I needed support in any way. I have so much gratitude and love for the amazing people who keep Caya Shobo alive – Julien, Katy, Becky, Miguel, thank you!!


About the leaders:

Maestro Arturo Izquierdo Valles

Born in a small native community village down-river from Atalaya, Arturo started learning the medicine path at a very young age (under 10 yrs old) from his mother and father who are both Maestro Onánya healers of the Shipibo tradition. By age 18, while studying Teaching at university in Lima, Arturo was already holding healing ceremonies for his university professors.

Now 40 years old, we believe Arturo is one of the most talented young Shipibo Maestros working in Peru today. Arturo holds an advanced technical knowledge of Shipibo healing and medicine plant dietas. Read more...

We welcome you to safely embark on this remarkable journey of personal, spiritual & medicinal discovery with expert guidance and care from our highly experienced team.

Maestro Walter Martinez Guimaray

Born in the small jungle village of Nuevo Loreto, 3 hours boat journey from Pucallpa in the Imiria National Forest, Maestro Walter opened his first dieta at age 15, and learned the way of the medicine with his father. He is now 55 years old, and lives close to Caya Shobo with his wife and 5 of his children.  

We met Walter 4 years ago and immediately recognized his natural warmth and humility as a person, as well as his impressive capability as a Maestro healer. His beautiful, lower toned voice and variety of melodic Icaros... Read more...

Maestro Maricela Rios Inuma

Maestra Maricela was born in the Alto Ucayali river village of Roya, south of Pucallpa. Her father Nicolas Vardales is a well known Shipibo medicine man with a strong famileal lineage of medicine knowledge. At 13 years old, in receiving treatment for some serious health issues of her own, Maricela started to learn about the healing properties of Amazonian medicine plants. She continued dieting with different master plants until she started her learning path with Ayahuasca in her early 30's.

Now 47, Maricela is an experienced Shipiba Maestra of high levelRead more...

Learn more about some of the other amazing Shipibo Maestro and Maestra Onánya healers that share their traditional healing knowledge with guests at Caya Shobo during plant dieta retreat.

* Please note:

  • Confirmation of your stay at Caya Shobo is conditional upon review of your medical status, and may be subject to preliminary psychological evaluation. More serious healing cases may require a unique treatment and support plan or in some cases may not be able to be treated at Caya Shobo.  Please Enquire to discuss options for your particular healing needs. 

  • It is necessary to follow certain food restrictions during the time you are participating in Ayahuasca Ceremony and while taking prescribed Dieta Plants, as well as certain restrictions regarding social behaviour and private relationships. Read our Preparation & Integration page for more information. 

  • Women in the first days of menstruation are not able to participate in Ayahuasca Ceremony. During the first 2 days of your moon-time you will will be asked to take rest from ceremony and focus on connecting with your Dieta plants in quiet meditation.​  If your flow has significantly diminished by day 3, you may return to ceremony.  Please ask if you have questions about this restriction.

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Caya Shobo is one of the only Ayahuasca Healing Centers in Peru to have received endorsement from the Shipibo Konibo Tribal Council as to the authenticity of our maestros and medicine offering in accordance with the true Shipibo plant medicine tradition.

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