What do I need to bring?

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.

What currency is the cost of the retreat?

The cost of the retreat has to be paid in US Dollars, the bills need to be new without scriptures, tears, or scratches.

Where does the water come from at Selva Madre?

We provide filtered water on site.

I don’t speak Spanish, is that a problem for my stay?

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.

Should I take anti-malaria medication?

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.

Do I need vaccination?

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.

Is there electricity at Selvamadre?

We have a solar panel and electricity generator on site, you can easily charge your electronic devices, all rooms are equipped with light.

Can I bring my laptop and mobile phone with? Do I need a different plug/converter?

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.

How many people do you have currently staying at your center?

We have a maximum of 12 people at the same time, generally there is an average of 7 to 10 people.

Are the rooms single or double occupancy?

All the rooms are private, if you come with your partner you can ask to be in the same room.

Which type of Ayahuasca do you use?

We use only Cielo (Heaven) Ayahuasca



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