Refugio Altiplano is an Ayahuasca Retreat located in Peru which has been in operation for over 23 years and sets a benchmark for excellence for Ayahuasca healing centers across the region of Iquitos, Peru.

One reason to visit this beautiful retreat is that it offers authentic Ayahuasca ceremonies in the heart of the Amazon rainforest in Peru and they work directly with the Shipibo peoples of the Amazon.

Ayahuasca is a medicinal plant that has been used for thousands of years by Amazonian shamans. For many years, the scientist has been trying to decipher the secrets of this ancient plant.

Ayahuasca retreat centers like Refugio Altiplano in Iquitos, Peru, prescribe pre and post-ceremony dietary and behavioral requirements for drinking Ayahuasca. The information can be found on their website. It outlines ceremony preparation rules and discussions and conversations online and in person.

With the spread of Ayahuasca beyond the Amazon into Western countries, it is being subjected to more scrutiny by national and international drug control agencies questioning its safety and validity as a medicine. Due to this, the Ayahuasca retreat in Peru has noticed growing repression and continuing arrests associated with Ayahuasca.

However, Western-run Ayahuasca retreats are precise with their instructions to their attendees at the ceremonies by emphasizing that they avoid red meat, pork, sugar, spicy foods, coffee, alcohol, illicit drugs, or anti-depressant medications for three days before and drinking Ayahuasca.

Some Ayahuasca retreats have much more extensive lists of restrictions.

Part of their ground breaking work at Refugio Altiplano is that they want to stress the importance in providing empirical evidence for the safety and medicinal value of Ayahuasca and other plant medicines when used in the right context. So, they are working with the Imperial College London Psychedelic research department and the scientists from the Centre for Psychedelic Research, led by Dr. Robin Carhart-Harris.

They have set up a study which allows you to share your ceremony experience through online surveys and thereby support the empirical investigation of plant medicines.

They believe that by combining streams of psychological and anthropological research on psychedelics, it aims to show how a broad range of social, contextual, and psychological factors come together during ceremonies to produce the healing and therapeutically relevant effects of psychedelics and plant medicines.

Refugio Altiplano has a positive approach which involves effective individualized shamanic healing, so your healing and growth process is compatible and sensitive to coordinate with your individual needs and aspirations. When you arrive at the retreat, you will have the opportunity to talk privately with the shaman about your reasons for coming to the Refugio Altiplano and the goals you would like to achieve while you are at the retreat.

There is a lot on offer at Refugio Altiplano Peru. All of the options available at the ayahuasca center include the following:

  • Transport will be provided between Iquitos, Peru and the retreat facilities
  • Accommodation
  • Healthy meals
  • House cleaning and laundry service
  • Traditional Ayahuasca ceremonies (5 times per week)
  • Plant medicine
  • Consultations with the Shaman
  • Guided activities
  • Sauna

Refugio Altiplano is proud to have provided over two decades of safely guided, excellent shamanic healing services to a global clientele. With over 20 Years of carefully guided healing as well as affordable rates and group discounts available.

Go online today and find out more about Refugio Altiplano, the Ayahuasca Retreat in Peru at Or you can email Kelly at [email protected].


About Refugio Altiplano

Kelly has been part of the Refugio Family for over 15 years and continues to help as we move forward into the future of creating a center based on an enthusiasm for healing and the teachings of plant medicine.

Contact Refugio Altiplano
+51 931 465 194