You will need to bring long sleeves, mosquito repellent, sunscreen, a swimsuit and Peruvian Soles as the local currency is needed for purchases and services. Please visit the Ayahuasca retreat preparation page for more information.
The cost of the retreat has to be paid in US Dollars, the bills need to be new without scriptures, tears, or scratches.
We provide filtered water on site.
At Selva Madre everything is in English, Don Luis and some staff members do not speak English.
There are always facilitators and translators on site.
It is recommended not to take anti-malaria medication as it can have side effects with Ayahuasca. The mosquitos on site are minimal. All of our building structures are mosquito proof. Also, Ayahuasca is a good protection against malaria.
It is important to make sure that routine immunizations such as Tetanus & Diphtheria are up-to-date. Please visit https://www.passporthealthglobal.com/ca/destination-advice/peru/ about whether Yellow Fever vaccination is required. You may consider other vaccinations like Hepatitis A & Typhoid depending on your individual risk. Check Peru on travel Doctor.
We have a solar panel and electricity generator on site, you can easily charge your electronic devices, all rooms are equipped with light.
The humidity here is very high and it could cause problems with your laptop computer. Mobile phones and cameras are totally fine, make sure you have a US or Peruvian adapter.
We have a maximum of 12 people at the same time, generally there is an average of 7 to 10 people.
All the rooms are private, if you come with your partner you can ask to be in the same room.
We use only Cielo (Heaven) Ayahuasca