SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: CAYA SHOBO COVID19 UPDATE
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 August.
The main issue affecting the re-opening of the centre is the current closure of Peruvian borders to international travel. Domestic travel is scheduled to recommence in Peru from June 1st, and we remain attentive to notices regarding reopening of Lima International Airport.
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.
Want more information?
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.
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 upon re-opening to ensure we do our best to protect both guests and resident staff. They will include:
Maximum guest numbers will be reduced to 14 at any one time until further notice — thus allowing one room per quest and greater physical space between guests during ceremonies in our large maloka. Be sure to book early to avoid disappointment.
Increased sanitisation - extra hand wash and hand sanitizer will be provided on site at all amenities with guests asked to bring their own hand towel.
Individual glassware and crockery will be assigned for mealtimes, ceremonies, and medicine treatments
Immunity boosting teas will be offered free of charge, such as Ajo Sacha and Qion (jungle ginger).
We will maintain our excellent relationship with local medical clinics to assist with rapid response to any signs of illness or other guest needs for medical attention
Other possible changes may be introduced at a later time as we become more clear about best practice solutions to ensure the health of guests and team members.
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.