Dr. Sanango provides authentic shamanic healing with Ayahuasca, Sanango, and other indigenous rainforest plants.
We facilitate ayahuasca and plant dieta retreats at Chinchelejo (Dragonfly) Lodge, the family home of indigenous ayahuascero Don Eluco Navarro, and do ceremonies in our secluded maloca in the forest nearby.
We offer 8 day plant dieta retreats and ayahuasca retreats for $750 and 4 day ayahuasca retreats for $375. Retreats include medicinal plant collection, ayahuasca cooking, jungle activities such as boat trips and jungle treks, and complementary practices yoga and meditation, as well as ayahuasca ceremonies (5 in 8 days, 2 or 3 in 4 and dieta retreats).
Located in the Amazonian village of Jenaro Herrera deep in the jungle 200km from Iquitos, we provide guests with a taste of Amazonian living as well as an authentic healing experience.
Dr. Sanango is a family run retreat and all our guests become part of our ‘familia de la medicina.’ They receive the shamanic guidance of our experienced Shaman Eluco and his apprentice and son Jolker, and the pastoral guidance of our English retreat co-ordinator, shamanic apprentice and anthropologist, Emily.
Unlike many Shamans working in the Iquitos area, Don Eluco, Jolker, and the shamanic group to which they belong in Jenaro Herrera are vegetalistas or ayahuascero paleros (palo meaning wood), meaning they have an incredible knowledge of medicinal rainforest plants, include many of them in their ayahuasca brew and can employ different plants to treat different ailments.
We believe ayahuasca healing should not be exclusive or over commercialised and are dedicated to keeping our retreats affordable as well as authentic, welcoming guests for one or two ceremonies and shorter retreats of 4 days as well as the usual 8 days. If deeper healing is needed, 1 month stays or longer are also available. Just ask and we will accommodate you if we can.