Duration: 4 Days
Type: Peru Mystique
Destinations: Iquitos, Amazon, Ayahuasca ceremony, Yagua tribe.
Description: Ayahuasca Ceremony or “vine of the soul” in Quechua, is shorthand for a variety of Amazonian plants and roots that shamans have been boiling down for centuries to use for healing and spiritually enlightening rituals. After being ignored and demonized by Western civilization for centuries recently there has been a huge surge of interest in Ayahuasca.
This Peru Mystic Tour is gaining acceptance as a kind of ‘medicine for our times’, giving hope to people with ‘incurable’ diseases like cancer, HIV, addiction, self-hatred, depression, hopelessness and misanthropy. Ayahuasca has been said to be inspiring answers like achieving peace and solving the problems we seem be having being good caretakers of our planet.
Ayahuasca Ceremony is not for everybody this experience should NOT be entered into without much consideration. Only those who have researched it thoroughly and read or spoke to others about their experience with Ayahuasca should consider embarking on this powerful inner journey of self-discovery. Ayahuasca Ceremony should ONLY be experienced under a trusted shaman’s guidance in a safe, controlled environment.
Upon arrival you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel in Iquitos. First take a tour around the center of the city to get to know the most significant landmarks, many from the rubber boom. After the tour have dinner in one of the nice restaurants in the city center.
After breakfast in the hotel transfer to the lodge by boat down the Amazon River. Visit a ‘paiche’ fish farm. Paiche is one of the largest freshwater fish in the world. During the transfer we will note various different communities on the banks of the Amazon.
After arriving at the Amazon Botanical Lodge we will be welcomed with a local drink and will be shown our rooms to settle in.
Later we will take the ‘medicinal plant’ walk and get to know such plants as ‘uña de gato’, ‘sangre de grado’ and ‘clavo huasca’ amongst others. Enjoy spectacular views of the Amazon from a well placed viewpoint and finish the day with a night walk to see tarantulas, insects and alligators.
After breakfast see the local birds in their natural habitat. Take a walk deep into the jungle to find the giant trees – including the voluptuous and impressive Ceiba-Lupuna.
Take in the local flora and fauna then tour down the river to see an artisan press in which juice is extracted from the sugar cane and where various derived products are manufactured like rum and molasses. Take a night trip in a canoe around the lodge and enjoy the sounds of the forest at night. Ayahuasca ceremony begins at approx 21:00.
Visit the native Yagua tribe and discover their methods of manufacturing artisan products and their abilities with the blow-pipe. Visit the monkey island before returning to the airport.
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