A PARADISE OF NATURAL HEALING AND INSPIRATION LOCATED DEEP IN THE AMAZON BASIN
Questions? We are here to answer all your questions about our retreat and our services.
A Genuine and Authentic Ayahuasca Healing Experience
Premiere Ayahuasca Retreat in Peru
For over 20 years we have been offering guests a personalized experience to meet their individual physical, emotional and Spiritual needs for plant medicine Healing
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We Offer 4 Different Retreats -
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A Highly trained staff of Healers and facilitators
We give each guest the attention needed to process and assimilate their own experience at Refugio Altiplano.
A first class center offers private residences, house keeping and Laundry services .
Our talented kitchen crew can accommodate the dietary needs of Each guest during your stay.
WHAT WE DO...
ACHIEVING HIGHER STATES OF BEING
In order to access these altered states of consciousness, we use the sacred plant medicine ‘Ayahuasca’. The brew is the result of the combining the ayahuasca vine and the leaves of the chacruna plant. The ingredients are sourced from our botanical garden, and we do not use any foreign admixtures. For more information on ayahuasca please click here.
The ayahuasca is considered a medicine and a powerful teacher. It is during a formal, structured ceremony that this sacrament is consumed by the Shaman and the participants. The ceremony lasts for several hours, directed by the Shaman and supervised by our support staff.
WHO WE ARE...
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Ayahuasca legal?
Why do people take ayahuasca?
Do you use any additives in your ayahuasca brew?
How is ayahuasca made?
What are the purgative effects of ayahuasca?
What is Ayahuasca Shamanism?
What does medical research say about ayahuasca?
Where is your center located?
Is there phone and / or internet at the center?
Is there electricity?
Is the water safe to drink?
Are there mosquitoes?
Will I be served the ‘ayahuasca diet’
The ‘ayahuasca diet’ means different things to different people. We serve balanced healthy meals made with fresh produce sourced locally. The diet does not include red meat or pork, and limited use of oil and salt in cooking. We can accommodate vegetarian and vegan diets, and others with notice and instruction.
Health & Medical
Should I get vaccinations?
Please consult your physician. If you do choose to have vaccinations, please get them well in advance of your arrival. Most of our guests choose not to have vaccinations unless they intend to travel for extended periods of time.
Should I take malaria pills?
Can I take ayahuasca if I am menstruating?
Should I stop taking the contraceptive pill when drinking ayahuasca?
Can I attend your ayahuasca retreat if I am taking medication?
What is a 'psychedelic intervention'?
Can I arrive in Iquitos the day the retreat starts?
Are there communal bathroom and shower facilities?
Arriving in Iquitos
Please arrive 1 day prior to your retreat! Our Boat leaves Saturday@ 11:00 am the day of retreat from our office at 113-c jr Pevas Iquitos Peru.
Garden house Hotel from Explorama, offers our guests a special discount rate:
Economy room: US$45.00* per night. Simple or double room.
Standard room: US$70.00* King size bed. Simple or double room
Superior room: US$90.00* King size bed. Simple or double room. This can be a triple room.
Breakfast and pick up service from and to the airport is included.
*Prices subject to change
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Also, you can call them at +51-065-231679
Mention that you are with Refugio Altiplano.
Our group will meet at 11:00 am on Saturday mornings 11am the first day of each Retreat in the lobby of the Garden house hotel, located at Calle Pevas 133, 2 blocks away from the Main Plaza de Armas in Iquitos (next door to our office at 113c Callé Pevas)
Will you transport me to and from your center?
• It is required You arrive one day early in Iquitos to accommodate any flight delays and ensure You will be on time for our departurate to Refugio AltiplanoOur Groups meets at 11 am on the first day of Each retreat in Iquitos (Saturday)• We provide transportation to our center located 1.5 hours from Iquitos by Boat• The hotel offers airport pick up included with your accommodation• We do not offer airport pick up , we will arrange transportation to the airport at the end of each retreat .• We will return by 2 pm the last day of retreatSo make sure your flight is for late afternoon or evening if you choose to fly out that day .* Our group will meet at 11:00 am on Saturday mornings 11am the first day of each Retreat in the lobby of the Garden house hotel, located at Calle Pevas 133, 2 blocks away from the Main Plaza de Armas in Iquitos (next door to our office at 113c Callé Pevas)