Peru has recently become a hotspot for wellness retreats because of the country’s unique ability to offer visitors beautiful landscapes, ayahuasca ceremonies and yoga retreats, all within the same healing center. If you’re in need of spiritual healing, or just a relaxing vacation in the sacred land of the Incas, Peru has it all. Here is a guide to some of the wellness options that Peru has available.
Treehouse Lodge is a gravity-defying set of 12 treehouses found in the tree canopy meters above the jungle floor. The lodge is tucked into a 345-acre jungle preserve, where wildlife is protected. The magic begins the moment you arrive, by boat, to the Treehouse Lodge, in the Amazon Jungle. Walk up the winding path to soak up your first moments of this otherworldly experience. The wooden pathway will take you over a lagoon or the jungle floor, depending on the season. With various treehouses all connected by bridges, it is reminiscent of something from a fairy tale. The tallest room, at 20 metres above the ground, offers panoramic views of the jungle and its inhabitants. The main lodge was designed with yoga retreats in mind, with large spaces and an upper round balcony.
Located in the Sacred Valley, surrounded by mountain tops, this retreat sets the stage for relaxation and healing. Those who come to the center will have the opportunity to hike the nearby mountains, as well as work with the local shamans and pacos (healers), who will lead ancient Andean ceremonies. Programs here range from yoga and other practices, to personal healing and reflection, as well as practical workshops on permaculture.
La Luna del Amazonas is a healing center found just outside of Iquitos in the Peruvian Amazon. La Luna is run by two curanderos, Maestro Don Guido Rimachi and Don Benigno Dahua. The center was first opened in 1987 as a clinic serving the local community. In 2015, Don Guido and Don Benigno expanded the village clinic into an ayahuasca healing center with private rooms and other accommodation. The retreat now services those from all over the world looking to find new meaning in their lives.
Melissa Wasi is a spiritual retreat center in the Sacred Valley near Pisaq. The stunning valley is beautiful and relaxing and the perfect escape from the near-by tourist attractions. There are lesser-visited Inca sites near-by if you feel the need to connect to Inca history.
Willka T’ika is an eco-friendly sanctuary for rejuvenation and relaxation, located in the Sacred Valley, close to Machu Picchu. The sanctuary serves organic vegetarian cuisine and offers tours to all the nearby cultural and archaeological sites. Find inspiration, refreshment, revitalization, and a wonderful connection to Mother Nature through Willka T’ika’s peaceful energy and mystical surroundings, to facilitate mind, body, and spirit connection.
Yoga Mandala takes Andean tradition seriously. This sanctuary in Arin, in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, helps to organize and share workshops & retreats to yoga and conscious living. They perform elaborate ceremonies and rituals that are part of a system of reciprocity between the material and spiritual world. The retreat has a yoga and meditation temple with wooden floors and windows from floor to ceiling that allow unrivalled views of the stunning surrounding area.
This Ayahuasca retreat in Peru combined with entering the master plant dieta, allows you to understand the power of Amazonian plants and how you can use it. Located in the small town of Nauta, this retreat by the Psychonauta Foundation allows you to stay in a forest hut. You will join ceremonies under the care of Shipibo Shamans and get a private consultation. It also includes a plant bath, plant medicine, meals, and interpreter for English, Spanish and Polish. There are at least two shamans and experienced facilitators in the ceremony. A female curandera is also present to ensure that if physical therapy for female guests is required, it will be done in a safe and open manner. Ayahuasca ceremonies and the Shipibo tradition of plant medicine provide an incredibly effective way to achieve balance, harmony, and happiness. If your goal is to experience how to use master plants, this retreat is definitely for you.