Preparing your retreat is very important for you to experience it in the best conditions and benefit its full potential.


  • Please consult our medical guidelines pages for your Ayahuasca retreat preparation, this is required before attending a retreat at Selva Madre.


Highly suggested

  • Please consult our Ayahuasca dietary information.
  • Pick an healthy diet prior to attending the retreat and practice some physical exercises or yoga.
  • The practice of meditation and relaxation helps to focus during ceremonies.
  • Long walks in the nature will help to balance your energy.
  • Abstaining from sexual intercourse three days before the retreat will help to empower your vital energy.


Things to bring during Ceremonies

  • Flashlight or frontal lamp, it will help you to go to the temple or if you need to go outside the temple during the ceremony.
  • Long sleeve clothes, it is recommended during the nights as they can be fresh.
  • White clothes for ceremonies.


Packing list

  • 1 Backpack
  • 1 Day-pack/carry-on bag
  • Sandals or flip-flops
  • Outdoor shoes
  • Swimsuit
  • Long sleeved shirts for jungle and ceremonies
  • 1-2 pairs rugged pants for hikes (lighter is better)
  • 1 Warm sweatshirt (just in case)
  • Sun hat
  • Rain poncho
  • Peruvian Currency (PEN) as pocket money
  • Passport (valid for at least six months)
  • 2 Photocopies of passport
  • Remember to notify financial institution of travel plans
  • Insect repellent
  • Sunscreen (30+ SPF Recommended)
  • Flashlight(s) (For walking to dining/ceremonial temple after dark)
  • Small first-aid kit
  • Multi-use knife
  • Toiletries
  • Towel

The rest is provided by Selvamadre!


If you have any question regarding your retreat preparation feel free to contact us.

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