What is Immersion

Some of our guests have specific aspirations that require significant commitments of time to achieve. This may include physical health issues, mental and emotional disturbances and spiritual complaints. Others may have an interest in learning more about shamanism, working extensively with ayahuasca medicine and participating in plant and shamanic diets. To read more about plant medicine and shamanic diets please.

To accommodate guests who are looking for an extended stay at the ‘Refugio’, we offer a long-stay ‘Immersion’ program lasting 26 days.  Immersion Programs begin the first day of every 12 day retreat and finish the last day of the 12 day retreat that follows.  Please refer to our calendar for retreat dates.  For bookings of 25 nights or more, the cost is reduced to US$120 per night.  As we run ayahuasca ceremonies 14 times per immersion you will have the opportunity to take your healing and learning to new levels during your long stay with us.

For more information on what is included in a stay at Refugio Altiplano Healing Center, please click here

To discuss your specific healing needs and aspirations, please contact us.

Immersion Start Dates

  • Saturday February 13th
  • Saturday February 27th
  • Saturday March 13
  • Saturday March 27th
  • Saturday April 10th to
  • Saturday April 24th
  • Saturday May 8th
  • Saturday May 22nd
  • Saturday June 5th
  • Saturday June 19th
  • Saturday July 3rd
  • Saturday July 17th
  • Saturday July 31st
  • Saturday August 14th
  • Saturday August 28th 
  • Saturday September 11th 
  • Saturday September 25th
  • Saturday October 9th 
  • Saturday October 23rd 
  • Saturday November 6th 
  • Saturday November 20th 
  • Saturday December 4th 

BREAK FOR CHRISTMAS: Saturday, December 16th to January 1st, 2022

Arriving in Iquitos, Peru

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$50.00* per night. Simple or double room.

Standard room: US$90.00* King size bed. Simple or double room

Superior room: US$110.00* King size bed. Simple or double room. This can be a triple room.

 *prices subject to change

Breakfast and pick up service from and to the airport is included. 

Please email them at: 

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)

What is a Typical Day Like?
A Typical Day
7:30am Fruit delivered to your house
10:00am Group breakfast in El Centro
11:00 – 3:00pm Free time or guided activity
3:00pm Lunch in El Centro (last meal on ceremony night)
4:00pm Free time or swimming
5:00pm – 7:00pm Free time or sauna
7:30pm Dinner in El Centro or pick up for ceremony
8:00pm Ceremony starts or free time