The Medicine

Ayahuasca medicine is a sacred plant brew that has been used by indigenous Amazonian cultures for thousands of years – primarily for healing, divination and spiritual awakening. The Ayahuasca brew is the product of a long term cooking process using two different plants. The Ayahuasca vine and the chacruna, which is a little fruit and flowerless bush.

The Chacruna contains the halucinogenic substance dmt, which is a naturally occurring substance in a large variety of plants . The human body produces dmt in the pineal gland.

The Ayahuasca vine contains an MAO Inhibitor which blocks an enzyme in our digestion. This enzyme would break up the dmt molecules before they could take effect. It is still a mystery how the ancient shamans discovered this powerful combination out of the 18,000 different plant species that grow in the amazonian rainforest.

How can Ayahuasca help?

Working with Ayahuasca is an intense, profound, and almost always a highly transformative experience that can facilitate deep healing on all levels of your being – physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. Ayahuasca is a doorway to inner worlds that allows us access to higher states of consciousness and the experience of spiritual awakening. To many people it reveals the multi-dimensional nature of reality and ourselves and it leads us back to who we truly are.

The Kapitari Ayahuasca retreat is located in the middle of the amazon rainforest, approximately a 40 minutes hike from the famous city of Iquitos.

Our 24 tambos (jungle huts) are built in the traditional manner and are situated around 2 large lagoons, embedded into the amazon rainforest… a perfect place to relax, calm down and to concentrate on your spiritual healing process.

You can take a swim in the lagoon at any time, there are no dangerous animals, and it is filled with pure rainwater. All tambos are equipped with a bed, a hammock, electricity, blankets and towels. We also have several showers that you will share with the rest of your group. Kapitari is a peaceful, beautiful place that will allow you to experience a deep connection to the incredible biodiversity of the Peruvian rainforest.

Watch the short trailer below made by Shawn one of our dear guests, or visit our gallery to see more photos and videos taken at our beautiful retreat.


The Scientific Background

Memories are built into our brains in the form of a neuronal connection between the amygdala and the hippocampus. The hippocampus is responsible for the processing and storage of short-term memory. The amygdala is responsible for emotions, moods, and other functions related to depression and anxiety. Traumatic experiences create behavioural patterns which in worst cases can lead to depression, addictions and detachment from social life. Western medicine only offers treatment of the symptoms without healing and it can create a long life dependency on pharmaceutical drugs. Ayahuasca has proven to repair brain structures related with the above mentioned psychological problems.

After 15 years of research at the San Pao Hospital in Barcelona (Spain), the team around Dr. Jordi Riba has presented astonishing results, proving under clinical conditions that Ayahuasca Medicine offers healing in a substantial and long lasting way.

Plant Diet

We have more than 20 master plants available for healing and learning diets

Laundry Service

Everyday of the week free laundry service available


Power is on from 4-8am and in the afternoon from 3-6pm to charge phone, cameras, tablets, etc.


All of the food that we serve in our buffets is appropriate for plant diets. No red meat, sugar and salt

25 Tambos

Individual or double bedrooms with electricity. One matrimonial or family with electricity

24-hour Security

24/7 video security and guardian surveillance on the property. Surveillance during ceremonies.

Airport Service

Airport pickups (included) and returns (extra fee) available with our trusted drivers.

Easy Contact

You can have signal all day in collective areas

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It was a very intense experience, but the people there are so loving and accepting, I cannot thank them enough! A special thanks to Robinson who helped with every little detail, I am so glad I got to meet such an amazing person!!

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enero 3, 2022

I cannot recommend Kapitari highly enough. Ive read negative reviews and they leave me questioning if they even went to Kapitari. The moment you arrive you feel how special the place is. The love and caring and support from Don Lucho and the facilitators( David and Steven on my trip) is second to none. If you want somewhere you feel safe and loved during your experience then Kapitari is the place to go!!!

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agosto 3, 2019

An amazing experience all around. Truly an authentic ayahuasca retreat that clearly pleases Mother Ayahuasca. I recommend Kapitari as a place you must stop on your spiritual journey. I received exactly what I needed. Come to Kapitari to heal and discover. Open your heart to her and she will provide.

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enero 3, 2022

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