We are getting closer to announcing our re-opening plans for the new year, as we carefully consider the key factors to ensure the best experience and outcome for our first 2021 plant medicine retreat.
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In light of current international travel restrictions, local quarantine instructions in Peru, and in the interest of protecting our guests and team members, Caya Shobo is now temporarily closed.


Strict restrictions are in place in Iquitos in regards to ceremony facilitation, with many Shamans and locals unable to work due to the COVID 19 situation.


Caya Shobo is taking all appropriate measures to care for the centre while closed and will be implementing new protocols as soon as we are able to re-open.  We are committed to doing all we can to support our staff, guests and the community at large.


Please subscribe to our newsletter (below) for the latest updates on re-opening dates, retreat programs and other support services available during the Covid-19 restrictions. 


Until further notice, we are also supporting flexible booking deposit options. Please enquire for more information.

Tentative Opening Date

At this stage, Caya Shobo is hoping to re-open in February 2021.


We will be aiming for a 12-day retreat (with 7 or 8 Ayahuasca ceremonies and master plant dieta) commencing in mid-late Feb, and will be sharing more information here and in a mail-out to our subscribers about the details in the coming days.

Presently international visitors are permitted to enter Peru (with a negative covid test taken within 72 hours of arrival in Peru), followed by a minimum 14 day quarantine requirement upon entry. We are expecting new information regarding changes to these rules in the coming weeks.


Read more about the new travel protocols here: https://www.lima-airport.com/eng/for-passengers/covid-19-protocol/question-covid-19 

Airport updates and likely changes to travel

For live updates regarding Lima airport reopening, please visit https://www.lima-airport.com/eng 


It is likely that some international corridors of travel (between specific countries) will open before

those with a higher number of cases, so please check in with your local airport before making any travel plans.


We always recommend if you are booking flights to only go through reputable agencies and to make sure you buy comprehensive travel insurance.


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Live local?

If you are already in Peru, or live in neighbouring countries you may be able to access the center by boat as an alternative to air travel.  If you are considering this option, or arriving via a different route please contact us directly for our recommendations. 


Showing symptoms?

If you are showing symptoms of a dry cough, severe cold or are running a fever it is

likely you will be tested at the airport (or possibly refused boarding) so please take

this into account before you book. If you show up at the retreat with symptoms, please understand we may not be able to accommodate you.


Changes to jungle life

A number of new safety measures will be introduced at Caya Shobo in accordance with strict regulations designed to prevent the transmission of covid, and protect our guests, resident staff and community.  More details about these new protocols will be shared in the coming days.


Online support and integration now available

Our monthly ZOOM support calls are continuing and we would like to extend this

service to all past retreat attendees to help you stay connected to each other at this time. These sessions are offered by donation to help support the facilitators who are making their time available to the community. If you are in financial distress, free attendance is welcomed. 

  • Stay updated on call dates and times by subscribing now or through our Facebook Integration Forum.


If you require extra support and integration at this time you can book in for online sessions with one of our lead facilitators - see our Guidance Sessions page for more information. These sessions can be especially helpful if you are on a plant dieta. If you feel you have compromised your plant connection, are feeling anxious or depressed or simply need extra help, please feel welcome to reach out.


We wish all our community members good health and calm during these times.  If you would like to book in early so as to secure your spot for when we reopen, please contact us directly.

Last updated: Nov 6, 2020

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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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