Coming Home to Santuario…Santuario saturates the senses. Whether due to ancient boiling river, a geological world wonder, that is the phenomenal setting of Santuario or the natural surround sound of birds and insect life that constantly reverberate the air, the ambience of Santuario Huishtin is one of deep tranquility and powerful magic.
In fact, one doesn’t simply visit Santuario Huishtin, one becomes immersed and transformed by it. The jungle and ancient boiling river trigger memories in the human psyche of a primordial life on earth. The family are warm, caring and treat you like they have known you all their lives.
When you visit Santuario, there is a common experience of familiarity, as if you had been there before—and are finally coming home again.Here at Santuario, the ancient visionary practices of Upper Amazonian “vegetalismo” (plant spirit shamanism) are carried on by Maestro healer Santiago Enrrique Melendez, his wife, Maestra Ayme, brother Maestro Hegner, and extended family. Whether you are interested in a personalized shamanic retreat of flexible length or heeding the call to mystery in a shamanic apprenticeship, Santuario is an ideal setting for a longer term immersion with the plant teachers.
With over thirty years experience, Maestro Santiago has developed a profound wisdom of not only working with Ayahuasca but of the potential of the thousands of plant medicines in the rainforest to heal disease.Here at Santuario, you are guaranteed pure medicine in a safe and secure environment. Our prices are reasonable and our retreats, small and intimate, personalized according to your unique needs.
We follow the traditional pathway of Amazonian shamanism that focuses on deep immersion and solitude in the rainforest and concentrated work with the plant teachers over time. It is a fascinating and unique pathway full of challenges and life changing rewards. Your work at Santuario has the potential to change your life forever!
Some brief excerpts of our testimonials on Trip Advisor!
“WOW! Such a powerful shaman ! The Maestro and his family are so caring and loving people. They make you feel like at home. This place is magic and so beautiful! Attilo, D.
“Santuario Healing provides a unique experience like no other! It is an otherworldly life changing experience set deep within the jungle near a boiling volcanic river.” Melanie, M.
“Amazing place! True healing can happen here!” Rasa, C.
Venue Highlights Situated on the famous “boiling river of the Upper Amazon,” Santuario Huishtin is a centre unlike any other in Peru for its unique beauty and magical environment. Here, the rainforest shimmers with energy and you will experience tranquility and the ability to go deep in your healing work not found any where in the world.
Founded and run by the maestros and their family (Maestro Santiago Enrrique Paredes Melendez, his partner and wife Maestra Ayme Vargas, and brother Maestro Hegner Paredes Melendez) you will participate in authentic healing practices in the tradition of “vegetalismo” (plant spirit shamanism) in a safe and comfortable environment.
Here the medicine is pure and powerful. Santiago Enrrique Paredes Melendez and his family have become renown in Peru for their knowledge of plant diets and Santuario has become the best place in Peru to commit to apprenticeships and long term, individualized study with Amazonian plant teachers. Amenities Kitchen House-
Keeping Menu Types Vegan Vegetarian Pescetarian Includes Meat Gluten Free Dairy Free Nut Free Menu/Cuisine We serve the traditional Amazonian diet for working with plant medicines that involve rice, plantains, fish, eggs, and vegetables. We can accommodate your diet if you are vegan or vegetarian or require gluten or dairy free.
Accommodations Santuario is a very peaceful and secure environment. Everyone has their own private room and bed (including bedding and towel) and mosquito net at the center. There are proper toilets and water is drawn from the boiling river for bathing. It is a natural, ecological environment that is profoundly beautiful and simple.
Directions Pucallpa is the nearest city and airport. We work with professional and talented English speaking guides that will meet you at any location in Pucallpa and bring you to Santuario. Santuario is located approximately 3 hours outside of Pucallpa and requires a journey by dirt road, boat, and by foot through the jungle. The journey to Santuario is a fascinating adventure unto itself!