at Caya Shobo Healing Center

Ayahuasca Retreat Choices

Welcome to your healing retreat at Caya Shobo! We are happy to offer a range of options for your stay. Our highest priority is to help with your healing and learning within the Shipibo plant medicine tradition

We offer a range of retreat program schedules, with flexibility for guests to experience the medicine of Ayahuasca and enter Shipibo Plant Dieta treatment during both short-stays and longer-term stays:

  • Ayahuasca Healing Experience Retreat (5 days) 

  • Shipibo Plant Dieta Retreat (10+ days)

  • Intensive Healing/Learning Retreat (21+days)

Please note that a stay of 10 nights or more is required if you wish to enter a Shipibo Plant Dieta.

We also offer some special programs throughout the year, including our Women's Healing Retreat, the Visionary Art Retreat, and Private Plant Dieta Retreats.

Most of our retreats commence on Mondays. 


We ask guests to please schedule your arrival at Caya Shobo before 5pm (i.e. aim to arrive at Iquitos airport no later than 4.30pm).

See our calendar of upcoming group Ayahuasca Healing Retreats below for more information.

To ensure availability for your entire stay at Caya Shobo, we strongly recommend making an advance reservation.

*Please note: Confirmation of your stay at Caya Shobo is conditional upon review of your medical situation, 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.


Ayahuasca Retreats Program Pricing*

Extend your stay beyond the minimum 10 days:  

This plant dieta retreat may be extended by up to 8 days (at a cost of $160 per day), giving you access to more Ayahuasca ceremonies and a longer plant dieta. For example, extending your stay by 4 days for a 14-day retreat will give a total of 8 ceremonies during your stay. 

Our most popular and recommended retreat, Master Plant Dieta retreat will provide you a deep cleansing and healing of body, mind heart and soul with expert support and guidance throughout your process. 

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

  • Personalized Shipibo plant dieta prescription and treatment​

  • Minimum 6 Ayahuasca Ceremonies (or more if you stay extra nights)

  • Daily plant therapies (repote, eye drops, flower baths, etc)

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


A safe, powerful introduction to the sacred Ayahuasca plant medicine tradition of the Shipibo people. Experience Ayahuasca, the healing Icaros (songs) and meet the maestros in their home environment.​ Includes:

  • 5 nights accommodation, delicious dieta-friendly meals

  • 4 Ayahuasca Ceremonies with highly skilled Shipibo Maestro Onányas

  • Daily plant therapies (such as repote, eye drops, flower baths)

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

A longer retreat stay allows for a more immersive healing or learning journey in the traditional way of the Shipibo maestro Onánya healers. Especially recommended for guests needing help with more complicated health concerns, and for apprentices of Shipibo shamanism. Includes:

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

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

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

  • Expert ongoing support and care from experienced Western facilitators

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

  • Daily plant therapies (such as repote, eye drops, flower baths)


What's Included in Caya Shobo's Ayahuasca Retreat Programs?

Caya Shobo's standard 5, 10+ and 21+ day retreat programs are all-inclusive of:

  • 4 ceremonies per week with high-level Shipibo Maestro Onányas, supported by expert Western facilitators

  • High-quality Ayahuasca brewed in-house (with only chacruna & ayahuasca cielo or amarillo)

  • Daily plant therapies (repote sinus flush, clarifying eye drops, flower baths, etc)

  • Accommodation in standard room with private bathroom (shared with 1 other)

    • 4 stylish isolation Tambos are available​ for an extra $15 per day

  • Dieta-friendly meals - diverse, delicious and appropriate to the medicine work (special dietary needs are easily attended to)

  • Wi-fi internet in common areas

  • Post-departure integration support from experienced facilitators and plant medicine community, plus access to expert psychological therapeutic support as needed

Services available for a small additional fee include:

  • Airport or Hotel Transfers ($20 return)

  • Massage/Bodywork treatments with experienced practitioners ($30 per hour)

  • Day trips to plant and textile markets, and other adventures further afield such as Amazon river tours, visits to local plant and animal sanctuaries (variable prices, from $30)

  • Short trips to town on your behalf to source small items (50 soles per trip, plus cost of item/s), such as high speed wi-fi chip for your personal phone

Read more about therapeutic treatments at Caya Shobo.

*Prices shown are minimum amounts for 5, 10 or 21 days respectively.

For a 5 or 10 day Retreat Stay, arrival must be before 5pm on a Monday or anytime on Sunday.

Higher rates apply for longer stays and private Tambo accommodations.


Visionary Art

Ayahuasca Retreat



Program Dates:

Next dates: TBA

An exploration of the exquisite universe, energy and patterns of visionary painting with some of Peru's most renowned visionary artists such as Luis Tamani, Juan Carlos Taminchi, Luis Tamani, Ruysen Flores.


7 Ayahuasca ceremonies


Master Plant Dieta Prescription


Group & Personalized Art Instruction


Daily Plant Therapies (repote, flower baths, eye-flush, etc)


Accommodation & meals


Diet special sacred plants and receive treatment from high-level Shipibo Maestro Onanyas.

Beginner to advanced artists welcome.

Please Enquire to learn more about our next program dates.

Program Dates:

Nov 4-15, 2019: FULL

Next dates: tbc


7 Ayahuasca ceremonies​​​​


Master Plant Dieta Prescription


Daily Plant Therapies (repote, flower baths, eye-flush, etc) 


Regular discussion with Maestras and facilitators 


Other special shared activities


Accommodation & meals 


Receive profound support for healing of traumas and sadness, deepen your connection with yourself and the master teacher plants.  

A wonderful opportunity for women to safely explore the sacred medicine of Ayahuasca and other Master Healing Plants with high-level Shipiba Maestras and experienced female facilitators.

Private Group Retreats



Flexible Rates and

Program Dates

to suit your group

We are happy to help plan your private group Ayahuasca and Shipibo Plant Dieta Retreat at Caya Shobo and design a program especially suited to your own community of friends and clients.


Ayahuasca ceremonies


Personalized Shipibo plant dieta Prescription


Facilitated discussion circles and activities to suit your group's particular interests


Daily Plant Therapies (repote, flower baths, eye-flush, etc)


*Slightly higher rates apply for special private Tambo accommodations.










Registration & Orientation



Plant Treatments & Flower baths



Integration talks w Facilitators

Rest / Social

Integration talks w Maestros



Guided Tour medicine gardens




making class

Rest / Social


Rest Day

Caya Shobo's weekly schedule is the same year-round*, with four ceremonies held each week on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday nights, allowing intensive healing over consecutive nights and convenience for those travelling on a tight itinerary, plus rest between ceremonies.

Most scheduled retreats commence on a Monday.  We ask guests to plan to arrive at the center before 5pm on Monday (i.e. plan to arrive at Iquitos airport no later than 4.30pm).

In attendance at each ceremony are experienced Shipibo maestros or curanderos plus experienced Western facilitators.

Wednesday and Saturday nights we have an optional Social Gathering/Activity, and Sunday is a rest day.

*Special holiday weeks such as Christmas and New Year have a reduced ceremony schedule, with prices discounted accordingly.


Please note that in order to ensure your safety and optimal benefit from your healing retreat stay at Caya Shobo, it will be important for you to follow certain preparatory dietary and lifestyle restrictions.

You can read more about the required preparation here.

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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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