The Pachamama Temple is a Retreat and Healing Center dedicated to sharing the medicine of Mother Ayahuasca, Mother Earth and the ancient wisdom of the Shipibo people. We provide Ayahuasca ceremonies in Peru for people seeking deep healing and personal transformation, and who want to participate in a powerful exchange with our community of healers and teachers.
We offer 7 and 12 days Ayahuasca Retreats led by experienced Shipibo shamans who work together with carefully selected and skilled western facilitators. We provide a genuine, caring and safe environment for guests who want to work with the sacred medicine. The Temple also offers longer stays for those who are interested to learn more in-depth about the medicine, experience plant dietas and study Shipibo culture.
Pachamama Temple’s beloved Shipibo name is Roa Niwe Nate, which translates to “the realm of the medicine wind”. This name foretells that the Ayahuasca vine and the Chacruna leaf, which together make the Sacred Medicine of the Shipibo Healers, will blow across the world, traveling far beyond the Amazonian rainforest. Ayahuasca’s healing potential is unknown to many, but ready to be discovered for those spiritual seekers that are willing to go on a journey and benefit from her wisdom.
We at Pachamama Temple are in awe of her healing power and have dedicated ourselves to spreading her medicine for the benefit of all.
ROOTED IN TRADITIONAL HEALING PRACTICES
Before the western interest in drinking Ayahuasca, only shamans drank the brew. At the request of our healers, we honor this ancient practice by starting our retreats with one ceremony where only our shamans drink. This traditional ceremony gives them a chance to read our guests energetically, with the help of the plants, and allows them to better tailor their healing work for each person throughout the retreat. We are proud to say we are the only center we know of that takes time to honor and practice this traditional way.
CARING FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS
Humanity is awaking and reaching deeper into the ancient cultures to learn the old paths of wisdom. One of the cornerstones of the Pachamama Temple is our Vision for a Shipibo school will preserve and carry on the traditional ways of the Shipibo, while also integrating with the demands of the modern world. We strongly believe that education is a key step if we want to leave this world a better place for our children.
WHY CHOOSE US?
Many Ayahuasca Retreats in Peru are owned solely by westerners who often keep most of the profits for themselves. Pachamama Temple works closely with the local community and our healers have a big share in the organization and own part of the land that the Temple is built on. We don’t just employ these remarkable people. Instead we have decided to work with them on a basis of equality.
Pachamama Temple is built in the Shipibo homeland which means our shamans don’t have to leave their families and loved ones for months at a time just to make a living in the jungle of Iquitos.You are safe and well looked after. English speaking facilitators are available 24 hours per day. Help is always available if you need it. Our program also allows for a lot of personal time with our healers and they are happy to answer all of your questions.We work with very experienced shamans. They work as a family and create a great energy which can be felt during ceremony.
We also have a high ratio of healers to guests.Pachamama Temple’s Ayahuasca is pure made from only the Ayahuasca vine and Chacruna plant. There are no other additives except for a tiny amount of Mapacho (jungle tobacco). All of the Ayahuasca we work with is cooked here at the Temple and guests get the chance to help with the brewing process. Venue Highlights Pachamama Temple has made a bold step out of the jungle of Iquitos where most Peruvian Ayahuasca retreats take place, and into the native land of the Shipibo people where we strongly feel it belongs.
Located in Pucullpa, Peru, our shamans work in their natural, family-like environment where our guests can be provided with the highest level of safety and service. Visiting Pachamama Temple will give you the feeling of visiting the healers in their own home, where they are open, joyful and relaxed.
Menu/Cuisine Preparations for our Ayahuasca Retreats begin weeks in advance, starting with following a traditional Ayahuasca diet. This diet will prepare you for your journey by cleansing your body. This ensures that you will get the most out of your experience by minimizing things like digestive upset.
Your commitment to this diet will also show the seriousness of your intention and your respect for the medicine, which are crucial in developing a strong relationship with the spirits of the plants. The menu at Pachamama Temple reflects these restrictions.
Please abstain from:
TWO WEEKS BEFORE AND AFTER CEREMONY
Pork Marijuana All street drugs (cocaine, MDMA, amphetamine, etc). These drugs in combination with Peruvian Ayahuasca can present a serious danger to your mental and physical health. See our Medical guidelines. Alcohol ONE WEEK BEFORE AND AFTER CEREMONYSalt and pepper. (We recommend a small intake of salt every 3 days). Chilies or other hot peppers. Reﬁned sugars and sweets.Caffeine.Cacao, cocoa, and chocolate.Dairy produce, including cheese.Red meat.Oils and fats (use very sparingly).Carbonated beverages (including diet soda), energy drinks, non-alcoholic beer.Fermented foods (such as tofu, saurkraut pickles, etc).Overripe, bruised, and dried fruit.Protein extracts, powdered protein supplements and shakes.Yeast or yeast-based supplements
Accommodations Our Ayahuasca Retreats take place in two Ashram style buildings on the Temple grounds in which all of our guests have a single room for themselves. These simple and rustic rooms are comfortable, safe and protected by mosquito netting. There is a single bed, a desk and a wooden safe box in every room. You can secure the safe box with your own travel lock. There are showers nearby, not more than 50 meters away from your room
Directions Pucallpa (which means “red earth” in the native tongue) is located in eastern Peru on the banks of the Ucayali River, which is a major tributary of the Amazon River. Pucullpa still remains quite isolated from the rest of the country by the Amazon Rain Forest and the Andes mountain range.
The city is pretty much unspoiled by mass tourism. Here you can still walk the streets without persistent vendors trying to sell you something at every corner. We have found the local residents of Pucallpa to be very friendly and helpful people. We love the place.
DOMESTIC FLIGHTS TO PUCALLPA
Most retreat guests arriving at the Jorge Chavez International Airport in Lima choose to connect their flights straight to Pucallpa, the home of the Pachamama Temple. We do recommend that you leave enough time in between your flights for any delays. You will also want enough time to get your luggage, get to domestic departures and check in again. We recommend that you leave 2.5 to 3 hours between the flights. Pucallpa is easily accessible from Lima, only a little over an hour by plane. There are three domestic airliners that make this commute from Lima to Pucallpa. These are LAN, Star Peru and Peruvian airlines. These flights vary from about US $180 round trip to $300 depending on the airline and how far out you book.
PLANNING YOUR ARRIVAL TIME IN PACULLPA
pucullpa to pachamama temple
When booking your international flight into Peru, its important to keep in mind the time of your connecting flight to Pucallpa. If you are planning to arrive on the day of the retreat, we recommend that you arrive in Lima no later than 5:30 am and make sure your departing flight from Lima to Pucullpa leaves before 8:30 am, as all our guests will be picked up at the Los Gavilanes Hotel in Pucallpa at 11:00 am.
This ensures that you have enough time to get to the hotel before the pickup time. The way to get around in Pucallpa is by Motortaxi, which is a kind of tuck tuck. Getting from the airport to the hotel will cost about 8-12 Soles (US$3.00-5.00), depending on your negotiation skills, and will take about 10 minutes.If you wish to arrive a day in advance, we have an arrangement with the Los Gavilanes Hotel and can provide booking for you at a rate of 105 Soles (US$30-35) for a single room. The hotel will also provide free transport from the airport to all overnight guests. You can find reviews for Los Gavilanes Hotel on Facebook. Please contact us to initiate your booking.