If you are interested in drinking ayahuasca in Iquitos then Kapitari is one of the best places you can come. Don Lucho is a highly experienced shaman/curandero with over 30 years experience and is highly regarded in Iquitos.
Ayahuasca ceremonies usually take place on Tuesdays and Fridays but there are sometimes additional ceremonies throughout the week. It’s better to contact us first to find out.
We recommend you arrive in the afternoon before 3pm to give yourself time to get settled in and you can also swim in the beautiful lake and take a flower bath before the ceremony.
You need to be in the ceremony maloka before 7pm and ceremonies usually begin between 7pm and 7.30pm and finish about 11pm.
There are usually between 5 and 10 people in ceremonies
What to bring:
- Toilet paper (usually provided, but bring some just in case)
- Warm clothes (occasionally nights in the jungle can be quite cool)
- Water bottle (you can refill at Kapitari)
- Swim wear (if you wish to swim in the lake)
- 1 change of clothes
Please note that the path to Kapitari can be very muddy after heavy rains so do not wear nice shoes. Boots are a better option.
Please note that Kapitari is a non-profit organisation and all money raised through ceremonies and retreats goes towards the running of Kapitari and its many projects teaching sustainability and ecological awareness to members of the local communities in the area.
If you travel to Kapitari alone then the cost of staying 1 night and doing 1 Ayahuasca ceremony is 150 soles (about $60).
If you would like to be met in Iquitos and escorted to Kapitari (travel time is about 90 minutes) then the cost is 175 soles (about $64). We will also bring you back to Iquitos the next day.
We will meet you outside Dawn on the Amazon Cafe on the Boulevard, about 1pm, on the day of a ceremony, but please book your place in advance.