Kawsay Ayahuasca Retreat

Traditional, Safe, Authentic
Ayahuasca Retreat

The Kawsay Ayahuasca Retreat Center, located just a few hours from Iquitos, Peru, in the Peruvian Amazon rainforest, was created to help you heal and give you hope and understanding about life. All our healers are motivated by love. We have worked diligently since 2008 at our beautiful Ayahuasca Retreat healing center to help you with your healing processes and spiritual growth. We work with excellent traditional Ayahuasca shamans who have great integrity. Our Ayahuasca shamans have worked with our family for over 20 years and Kawsay Ayahuasca Retreat since 2008, when we began bringing people to Peru to heal with the shamans and ayahuasca.

Our intention at Kawsay Ayahuasca Retreat is to guide you to a higher level of self-awareness so that you can heal at the deepest possible levels of which you are capable. At Kawsay Ayahuasca Retreat, we do powerful work within our Ayahuasca and San Pedro Cactus ceremonies. Our work opens up an opportunity for you to heal on deep levels.

We collaborate with you to uncover the source of your pain and suffering, guiding you toward self-love through our Ayahuasca and San Pedro Cactus ceremonies. Our experienced healers and facilitators spend dedicated time conversing with you during your journey. Please understand that, at Kawsay Ayahuasca Retreat, our foremost commitment is ensuring your safety throughout your healing and personal growth process.

We are all authentic shamans & healers: Trunco Don Romulo Ayahuasquero, Maestro Ayahuasquero Don Winister, Don Juinor, William Menech, and Viviane Fahs. We possess more than 100 years of extensive shamanic healing knowledge, spiritual experience, and a history of practice within Ayahuasca and San Pedro Cactus shamanism. Our lives have been dedicated to serving our fellow man and woman, the planet, and the Creator by helping you heal on the deepest levels possible with these sacred plant medicines, Ayahuasca and San Pedro.

The work with Ayahuasca and San Pedro Cactus in genuine healing ceremonies can assist, heal, and process the heavy energy accumulated throughout your life and these last few years. It is time to heal from the stress and trauma of the time we are living and the past. The healing process is a combination of addressing mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual aspects of what is ailing you. Together, we will discover the root of issues that need healing through this work with these sacred medicines and what we offer at the Kawsay Ayahuasca Retreat.

At Kawsay Ayahuasca Retreat, we will guide you and help you grow and evolve in the shamanic world of consciousness.

Our commitment to you is why we are here, with the highest integrity, with our model that is genuine, true, traditional, authentic work that comes from the heart.

We look forward to sharing your journey with us! – William Menech

“We only work with a maximum of 12 persons per retreat.
This is ethical and provides the maximum amount of healing and attention needed for each of our guests.”

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Our previous guests have asked us to present the Kawsay Ayahuasca Retreat location and experience on the website, stating that they had no idea of the lodge’s beauty, location and depth of the experience. Many guests are amazed at the beauty of what we offer, stating that we are in paradise. We have worked hard since 2008 to create a beautiful space in the Peruvian Amazon Jungle to make your healing process as comfortable and beneficial as possible

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2024 15-Day Ayahuasca Retreat

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Liberate and elevate your being to higher levels of awareness at our ayahuasca retreat

Kawsay Ayahuasca Retreat, Peru. The name Kawsay, pronounced “Cow-sigh,” represents the life-giving energy that flows through all things in Quechua, the language of the Incas. The journey and process with Ayahuasca and San Pedro Cactus (Huachuma) are beautiful and quite complex on spiritual levels through the traditional initiatory and healing experiences you will have. The Ayahuasca and San Pedro Cactus (Huachuma) ceremonies will liberate and elevate you to higher levels of awareness and comprehension to bring you to true healing.

We are honored to be able to offer you the opportunity to take part in Ayahuasca and San Pedro Cactus (Huachuma) ceremonies at Kawsay Ayahuasca Retreat outside of Iquitos, Peru, with four shamans & healers; Banco of the Earth or Trunco Ayahuasquero Don Romulo, his son Maestro Ayahuasquero Don Winister, Viviane who is a healer and our After-Care specialist and William James Menech having been trained in both Ayahuasca & San Pedro Cactus (Huachuma) ceremonies since 2004 will be conducting the Huachuma ceremonies. You can learn more about our family by visiting our page where you’ll find information about us by clicking here.

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Also included during your stay at Kawsay Ayahuasca Retreat, you will have limpiezas, or cleanses, with special magical healing plant baths. At Kawsay Ayahuasca Retreat in Peru, you will be able to explore traditional plant spirit shamanism that dates from time immemorial in a safe and secure environment.We work with integrity and the best intentions for spiritual awakening and holistic healing of the mind, body, and spirit. Therefore, you can have the confidence to immerse yourself in the realms of Peruvian shamanism with Ayahuasca and San Pedro Cactus (Huachuma), knowing that you are with healers at Kawsay Ayahuasca Retreat who have dedicated their lives to help you heal.

You will be able to explore the nature of reality and the shamanic realms of this ancient healing practice at the heart of this phenomenon in the jungle close to Iquitos, Peru. We have extensive experience in shamanic healing work and spiritual practices. Our combined immersion in shamanic realms equals more than 100 years and 80 years of consolidated time working within the Ayahuasca retreat format in Iquitos, Peru.

Please visit the ayahuasca retreats page where you can find all our programs with their respective dates, or the individual pages 7-Day Ayahuasca Retreat, 8-Day Ayahuasca Retreat, and 15-Day Ayahuasca Retreat. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions or concerns. We look forward to welcoming you!

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Knowing how safe our center is and the beautiful level of healing we have done since our inception, you can read about us from our previous guests who decided to share on TripAdvisor. The official reviews on TripAdvisor will help you understand what Kawsay Ayahuasca Retreat provides for you from our guests’ words and hearts. Love & integrity.


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By request of many past guests, we are providing a link to view our beautiful healing center in the Peruvian Amazon Jungle. Most that come are completely surprised at the beauty of our center and location in paradise. The perfect place for your healing journey as we have always updated and improved our healing center for your comfort for your healing process.


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Hello friend, this is William Menech, the owner of the Kawsay Ayahuasca Retreat. Since we are located in the Amazon Jungle, the best way to contact us would be through WhatsApp at +51 921 301 119. If you contact us through WhatsApp, you can usually connect with us almost immediately. Feel free to call or text us through WhatsApp.


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Authentic shamans of this time-honored spiritual healing tradition

When you come to the Kawsay Ayahuasca Retreat healing center in the Amazon Jungle of Peru, where this spiritual healing practice is born, you will have the opportunity to be guided by high, caliber shamans. We will enable you to experience the curative effects of the Ayahuasca brew and the power and direction of shamanic Ayahuasca master healers. Since we work with masters of Ayahuasca in the Peruvian Amazon Jungle who dedicate incredible time and energy to learning the innermost secrets of Ayahuasca, your experience will be unparalleled.

Kawsay Ayahuasca Retreats Ayahuasca healers have spent months to years fasting during isolation in the jungle, eating only one small fish a day and one plantain grilled on fire. While not having any human contact, these extreme fasts and diets have given them the ability and knowledge to help you heal on profound levels. Kawsay Ayahuasca Retreats Peruvian shamans’ sacrifice of their lives to healing is extraordinary.

To have the opportunity to come to the Kawsay Ayahuasca Retreat healing center in Peru with excellent shamans and healers committed to your healing is a gift to your life. By coming to the Kawsay Ayahuasca Retreat center in Peru, knowing we hold high values, you will be in safe hands with the real-time proven and tested Peruvian Ayahuasca and San Pedro (Huachuma) healers. We will bring your level of healing, experience, and understanding to a much higher level which would be otherwise difficult to attain. We hope to see you here and that you become a part of our beautiful family here in the great Amazon Jungle of Peru.

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  • Ayahuasca Retreat Programs

    7-Day Ayahuasca with Bobinsana, 8-Day Ayahuasca with San Pedro cactus and 15-Day Ayahuasca with San Pedro ceremony programs. We designed several intensive programs to suit your healing and shamanic training needs at our Ayahuasca Retreat healing center.

  • Kawsay Retreat Shamans

    Trunco Ayahuascaero Don Romulo over 80 years old one of the few shamans of his caliber remaining with his son Maestro Ayahuascero Don Winister conduct our ayahuasca ceremonies. Trained in the use of Huachuma or San Pedro cactus for over 13 years experience William holds the San Pedro ceremonies.

  • Ayahuasca Retreat Ceremonies

    Our ayahuasca ceremonies are excellent utilizing a traditional brew of Don Romulos lineage. Cielo ayahuasca, chacruna, huambisa, and bobinsana. Ayahuasca ceremonies lasting from six hours and beyond. San Pedro ceremonies last twelve hours with our San Pedro elixir brewed in the correct way of the secrets of the Incas.

  • Personal Shamanic Treatments

    During our ayahuasca ceremonies, Don Romulo and Don Winister begin their treatment individually on every guest making sure that everyone’s healing is complete. They also do special shamanic plant baths used in traditional shamanic practice to further your energetic cleansing.

  • Individual & Group Meetings

    You will meet with the shamans both as an individual to discuss your processes and also within a group setting. We make sure you have a well-rounded comprehension of the entire process. Much shamanic and spiritual wisdom is shared and learned.

  • Ayahuasca After Care

    Following the ayahuasca and San Pedro retreat is the beginning of the journey. There is much processing and healing continuing long after the end of the ayahuasca retreat. We are always open to assist long after you leave. Also working with a healer that can help you with your integration.

    Ayahuasca After-Care with Viviane

  • Lodge Accommodations

    All your lodging is included at our ayahuasca retreat center. The rooms are spacious and clean with each room having its bathroom and shower. The healing center is located in the middle of paradise in a section of the Amazon Jungle that is tranquil and secure.

  • Meals

    Included All of your meals are provided at the ayahuasca retreat center. We provide delicious omnivore, vegetarian and vegan meals as well as any other dietary needs you have. Meals consisting of the highest quality fish, chicken, eggs, vegetables, grains, and some unsweetened jungle fruit juices.

  • Excursions

    During our ayahuasca retreat, we will explore a little of the Amazon jungle and learn about some of its medicinal plants, visit the Yagua Indians, veer the majestic Lupuna tree and hike through a local village and visit the Monkey Island sanctuary. Additional jungle walks and piranha fishing can be arranged as you desire.

  • Hotel Aquisition Assistance

    Milagros, our administrative, will be happy to help you with your hotel reservations. We partner with several hotels to make your stay in Iquitos more comfortable and secure. The hotels we work with are historical relics of a time long gone. Perfect place to relax before and after your journey.

  • Airport Pick-up

    If you use one of our partner hotels, we will provide them with all of your information, they will pick you at the airport as you arrive in Iquitos bringing you directly to the hotel. If any other arrangements for airport pickup are needed for you, we will be happy to accommodate your need. Call our office and we will organize everything.

  • Transportation

    Transportation to the docks by tuk-tuk and then boat transportation to and from the ayahuasca retreat center are all included. A memorable favorite part of the journey as we travel directly on the Amazon River and some of its tributaries at the beginning of this fantastic healing adventure.

Please visit our individual ayahuasca retreat pages

Includes “ALL” of our ayahuasca retreats dates and details of each retreat

7-Day Ayahuasca retreat programs

8-Day Ayahuasca and San Pedro retreat programs

15-Day San Pedro and Ayahuasca retreat programs

The Shamanic Call of Ayahuasca & San Pedro in the Jungle of Peru

Mystical Ayahuasca Retreat & San Pedro Ceremonies open Shamanic healing and worlds of awareness

We intend that you will benefit as we have from these divine gifts, Ayahuasca and San Pedro Cactus (Huachuma), the sacred plant medicines, and teacher plants. During your stay at Kawsay Ayahuasca Retreat in the Peruvian jungle, you will be initiated into the realm of San Pedro Cactus healing if you attend the 8-Day Ayahuasca & San Pedro Cactus Retreat or the 15-Day Ayahuasca & San Pedro Cactus Retreat. San Pedro Cactus, known by its traditional name Huachuma is a sacred healing cactus used for thousands of years in shamanic curing ceremonies throughout Peru and other South American countries.

Join us on your journey into the heart of the Amazon jungle in Peru to further develop a greater understanding of life, love, and spirit through the greatest spirit plant teachers on our planet. The discovery that awaits you will be a great reward and a blessing for you to have the opportunity to explore in this lifetime.

In addition to working within the context of our Ayahuasca and San Pedro Cactus (Huachuma) ceremonies and with Kawsay Ayahuasca Retreats gifted Shamans, you will also get to explore a little of the traditional people and land. You will be in the awe-inspiring Peruvian Amazon jungle; travel back and forth to and from our Ayahuasca Retreat center on the Amazon River and tributaries. Jungle hiking and/or canoeing and visiting local villages. During your visit, you’ll have the chance to explore the traditions of the Yagua Indians as they showcase their ancient dances, original tribal language, and hunting methods. You can also shop for handcrafted items made from jungle plants and animals. You’ll get to witness the exotic flora and fauna of the jungle, and for an extra special experience, we’ll take you to Monkey Island, a rescue center where you can learn, interact, and even cuddle with various monkey species. Next, visit Iquitos, an anomaly in the Amazon Jungle, a bustling, thriving town in the middle of the Amazon Jungle shrouded in much mystery. Iquitos is the only city in the world where no roads lead. Some call Iquitos the city of atonement.

Shamanic Initiation & Purification with Ayahuasca & San Pedro in Peru

Ayahuasca retreat initiation, purification & purgation of true shamanic healing

Shamanic initiation with Ayahuasca and San Pedro Cactus(Huachuma) is the commencement of being exposed to and working with genuine shamans with the sacraments or sacred plants that shamans use to transcend ordinary states of consciousness. You will experience firsthand the opening of these realms through your initiation, so you can begin to learn and grow in the spiritual and shamanic realms of awareness.

The ¨Purge¨ in shamanism is a form of purification which causes vomiting during the Ayahuasca ceremonies. Through the words of the Ayahuasca shamans in Peru, this ¨Purge¨ will expel negative energy from you purifying your mind, body, and heart. The ¨Purge¨ with Ayahuasca will clean negative energies from different difficult events in your life and the accumulated energy from those experiences. These events will leave an energetic imprint upon you as you go through such adverse situations in your life that Ayahuasca can clean. The San Pedro Cactus (Huachuma)¨Purge¨ is on a much higher level helping you in the ceremony to release more difficult energies getting to the heart and root of healing.

By participating in Ayahuasca and Huachuma ceremonies with genuine shamans, they will be able to detect and help you expel such imprints. The Peruvian shamans teach that these imprints first manifest as negative energies and afterward begin to manifest as mental, emotional, and possibly even physical imbalances or illness. The Purge enables you to be free of these energies from the shamanic viewpoint. Thus the term “shamanic purification” is appropriately used to describe this process of purgation or purification.