Before participating in my first Blue Morpho ayahuasca tour, I was a concept to myself. Not a false concept, but still only a concept. My understanding of myself had been built on years of trying to figure out who I was, what I was good at, what I had come to achieve. I had pretty much explored all tools available to me and had reached a relative level of balance and success. I had gathered a lot of information. Put myself through a lot of challenging experiences. And here I was, this interesting multi-dimensional concept, that felt dead inside. During my week in Iquitos, I was given the gift of the experience of myself. I was offered the blessing of the experience of true love and the peace that comes with it. I received insight on the workings of my mind and how to put it at the service of my experience instead of the other way around. I have never felt so alive as I do today after this extraordinary experience. I am in motion again, moving onwards on the path of this incredible journey that is life. I feel immense gratitude towards Blue Morpho shamans and team for creating a safe and protected environment for this life-transforming experience. I have felt supported, loved and accepted every step of the way. The camp is set in a unique environment, conducive to a communion with nature and yourself; it is beautiful and intimate. The team is friendly, cheerful, discrete and customer-oriented. Food is delicious. Finally, I am blessed with many new friends who have reminded me how beautiful and vibrant our human connection is.
Before even meeting the team, or making the life changing acquaintance with ayahuasca, I could feel I was in a place that is made up of one thing and one thing only, and that is love. The entire Blue Morpho experience allows a person to feel completely comfortable, safe and at ease to begin a journey of healing and discovery. Every small detail of what I went through – of making the journey to Iquitos, of meeting the most amazing team on earth, of being guided through the ceremonies, of being given the wealth of insights just by being there and by awakening to the divine force within through the medicine – was filled with love and understanding. The camp and facilities are amazing. Everything is put in place so that visitors only have one thing to do and that is to relax and enjoy the healing of the beautiful, magical yet oh so real and sometimes challenging ayahuasca medicine. At Blue Morpho you discover your truth, and you can discover the universe of wisdom and the universe itself. It was incredibly hard for me to leave after a week of receiving and finding divine love. But the most amazing thing is that you get to take it all with you. Because the love and the medicine never leave.
Two years ago I visited Blue Morpho for the first time and came back twice since then in search of deeper internal shifts. The trip to Peru itself is the most magical experience one can think of: the peacefulness of the jungle, the safe feel of the camp, the beauty of the ceremonies, the kindness of Blue Morpho team – all have stayed with me. As did the medicine, that has guided me ever since and has helped me heal a lot of emotional and even physical issues. Not only I was able to let go of a lot of pain from the past relationships but also my health improved greatly: untreatable – according to my doctors – autoimmune condition just disappeared, and I was able to overcome drug and alcohol addictions. I look forward to returning to Blue Morpho and continuing my journey soon!
Coming to Blue Morpho and experiencing ayahuasca has been the best thing to ever happen to me. I experienced a deep transformation and awakening, which still continues for me, almost a year later. The Blue Morpho team is amazing. They truly are Masters of the Medicine World. You are in very safe hands at Blue Morpho. This is the place to go.
I would not entrust my soul journeys and my healing process to anyone else. Going for a BM retreat is a pilgrimage for me, a special secret on my path of becoming a better human being and contributing to this world my best. BM has been reviewed by so many media organizations and has such an incredible safety record. This and the recommendation of a friend was what drew me to it. The sharing, advice, guidance and communion that I receive there is what keeps me going back. What an incredible place with an incredible team. Love my journeys to the moon and back and can’t wait to go back there. The connection with the BM team is very personal and they know how to handle the journey of all of us in the group, to mediate the energies of a ceremony, to guide and assist everyone’s journey when it gets tough and when it’s elated. I cherish those days and conversations so much! Thank you, BM for all that you do and for the devotion everyone on the team has to making this a better, more healed world.
The overall experience at Blue Morpho was the safest and supportive environment to work with sacred plant medicine that I could have ever imagined! The staff upheld the highest level of integrity for our community, and the plant medicine was pure and prepared in the traditional manner with the sacredness, respect, and love. We received an abundance of information, instruction, support, and guidance, before, during, and after the retreat. The retreat location was pristine, clean, comfortable, and anything that was needed was available and provided for. The food was fresh, delicious, generously and beautifully prepared with respect to individual and dietary needs. The extra tours and yoga classes were a welcome addition to soothe the soul! Above and beyond the creature comforts, there was a sense that everything was infused with genuine kindness, caring, and compassion. The healing and transformation that took place was life-changing… We not only participated in the journey, we became the journey!
I came to Blue Morpho with a broken heart. My husband of 14 years and I had abruptly split up nine months prior. I was completely blindsided by it. I knew that I loved him like I knew the sky was blue; it was an absolute truth. I was devastated. In the months since, I had been in so much pain. I couldn’t feel anything else. I couldn’t process anything else, I couldn’t rest, I couldn’t sit still. I was expending time and energy on things that were not serving me, anything to distract myself from the howling hole in my heart. I had become angry, and my relationship with my ex had deteriorated to a point that we couldn’t even have a conversation anymore without it exploding into a fight.
My first ceremony felt like ripping my heart out all over again. I cried the entire time. It was like re-living our breakup. It was so gutwrenchingly painful; I could feel myself splitting open inside. But I also gained a lot of insight. I saw how hard I had been on him at various points in our marriage, how little sympathy and compassion I had given him at times when he was struggling. For the first time, I really allowed myself to see the role that I had played in our undoing and to feel accountability and remorse for that. I also realized that I don’t have to stop loving him. I think part of what had been stifling me was trying to stop those feelings. The ayahuasca showed me that I don’t have to. That I love him so so much and that’s what my heart wants to do. Even if our marriage didn’t work out, I can still continue to love this beautiful human being. Because I do.
I went into my second ceremony with a sense of dread because I didn’t want to feel all that hurt again. The shamanic team encouraged us to talk to the ayahuasca and to ask for what we need. I asked – no, begged – the ayahuasca to go easy on me that night. And it did. I still cried a bit, but not the whole time, and then the medicine actually felt very gentle and soothing, raining beautiful patterns on the backs of my eyelids and sending delicate crystalline currents through my body. I felt safely embraced and tenderly nurtured. The first night was like ripping open and the second night was like a gentle irrigation of the wound.
On the third night, I had a profoundly beautiful heart opening. The ayahuasca was strong and it felt good. I actually felt a little guilty, like I wasn’t doing any work, I was just enjoying the sensations. I was listening to maestro singing (he has this deep, resonant, wonderful voice) and he was moving these huge torrents of energy around the room and through all of us, SO powerful, and he was just dancing with it. I was filled with so much awe and reverence for the amount of knowledge and understanding and respect that he has for this medicine. It was so beautiful and amazing! As the ceremony intensified, I had the sensation of being energetically deconstructed – as though all of my pieces were held in suspended animation – and I felt this incredible movement of glorious energy wash through me. I felt the blockage in my heart move! That thing that had been stifling me like a cork MOVED! It was gone. I took the deepest breath I had taken in nine months. I could instantly feel my own energy flowing clean and unobstructed. It’s the most beautiful thing that has ever happened to me. I am so grateful. Even as I’m typing this, tears are welling up again, because I am so so so thankful to have my happiness back. This experience has been the most incredible gift. I am humbled, awestruck, and forever grateful.
There couldn’t possibly be a better place than Blue Morpho. The Blue Morpho team is extraordinary. I was thoroughly impressed with their professionalism, compassion, and support they provided throughout the journey. The staff worked tirelessly before, during, and after the ceremonies to make sure each guest was well cared for. The staff seem to have endless stores of energy to conduct the ceremonies and give individualized attention to each guest 24/7. I’m sure the plant spirits must be helping them, help us too!
The medicine is strong and the shamans guide you throughout your stay with advice and assistance on dosing to ensure guests get just the right amount for healing. More importantly, they have discussions nearly every day as a group and privately, if desired, to help process and integrate the experience.
I attended the 7 day retreat and expected a much more rustic accommodation. I was pleasantly surprised by the beautiful surroundings, the comfortable rooms, and the fantastic and healthy food. The surroundings are majestic and the tour options during the day were an added bonus. I highly suggest the stargazing, giant lily pad, and Mono Island tours. This is just another reason why this retreat is worth EVERY penny.
The inner peace and integration tools I gained through my experiences here have stayed with me and I am so grateful to the beautiful people at Blue Morpho. I completely trust the Blue Morpho team with my consciousness and I respect and appreciate their mission as an organization to help humanity heal. With gratitude <3
If you are looking for the authentic experience in the safe environment, then you are on the right address Many people are asking me about my experience in Peru, but honestly it is impossible to put in words all about it, as much as you try to describe an out of body and out of mind experience. The journey is so individual and it is only yours, therefore try to have as less as possible expectations in order to be able to fully experience the medicine world and trust me, Mother Aya exactly knows what to do.
I have no enough words to describe my gratitude to all Blue Morpho team members, maestros, shamans and sober staff members who are there to help you in every single moment making sure everyone is comfortable and has what they need not only during the ceremony but at all times. Blue Morpho staff members are very special to me, as their commitment to the healing work resulted in an extraordinary shift of consciousness. The whole tone of the retreat was nothing but real support and care from absolutely everyone, which makes you feel safe and loved. I am looking forward to go to Peru again. I do not know when, but one thing I know for sure – it will be definitely with the Blue Morpho team again.
Have you ever asked yourself is there such a thing as rehab for life? The answer is yes! The wonderful people at Blue Morpho and the medicine has helped change my life forever. I call it rehab for life because for me that’s exactly what I needed.
For many years I suffered from childhood traumas, physical abuse, emotional abuse, neglect, sexual abuse, drug and alcohol abuse, low self esteem and especially depression. I saw countless therapists over my life with little success. I was at point where I no longer wanted to continue with life. One day i stumbled upon the Joe Rogan podcast. He had a guest on named Aubrey Marcus who spoke about plant medicines in the Amazon and how there are centers that are helping heal traumas, PTSD, mental illnesses, life issues with Ayahuasca. From that moment on is where my journey began. I researched Ayahuasca and searched countless healing centers in South America. Many had hundreds of reviews but I was unsure of where to go. Then I searched on YouTube for ayahuasca videos and that’s where I came across a video called Metamorphosis Ayahuasca Documentary. After watching that video I decided over 1 year ago to take a chance on healing my life.
I flew down to Peru to do my very first Ayahuasca ceremony with Blue Morpho. Maestros Don Alberto, Eliseo, Malcom, Lorreta, Matt, Alex, Terri, Maya and the entire Blue Morpho staff are just the most amazing people you will ever meet. If you ever wanted to take a break from life and be one with the Amazon jungle while being in a safe place with people that practice medicine then Blue Morpho is your place. The medicine has helped me deal with addiction and I have remained sober since. My relationships with my loved ones have improved dramatically. I’m able to be in the moment and communicate better. This medicine is not a cure all and it is not meant for everyone. It is a medicine that shows you the truth about yourself while helping you release the things in your life that no longer serve you. So if you are willing to do the work then by all means give yourself the opportunity to heal. Give yourself the opportunity to reconnect with yourself. Trust Blue Morpho and believe that this is the right path. I see a brighter future for myself and for you. I see that once again “Life Is Good!” Thank you Blue Morpho for making my life better. Much love for you!
I have never felt so alive as I do today after this extraordinary experience. I am in motion again, moving onward on the path of this incredible journey that is life. I feel immense gratitude towards Blue Morpho shamans and team for creating a safe and protected environment for this life-transforming experience.
Maelys d R.
I had no expectations before going to the beautiful and sacred retreat deep in the Amazon. All I knew was that Papatua was calling me to him and brought me to Blue Morpho. From the moment I was accepted into my program, I felt taken care of and safe. This feeling was only further reinforced with the careful care and instructions Malcolm and all of the Blue Morpho family gave us from the moment we arrived to the moment they saw us on our way. The experience itself is unlike anything I could have imagined – deeper, harder, more painful, and more beautiful than anything I could have imagined. Throughout the entire process, there was support and guidance (whether to breathe, to cry, and – most importantly for me – to simply let go) to help navigate the process. Don Alberto and his son were all around us throughout each ceremony and they were careful to push our limits but not let us fall away. It has been about 7 months since I returned from the Amazon and I know I will return – but the lessons of loving unconditionally and letting go are still being unveiled to me. If you feel aya calling you, I cannot think of a safer and more beautiful environment and body of people to work with than that of Blue Morpho.
I can’t give this place enough hearts. Drinking ayahuasca for me was the most life transformative thing I’ve ever done. Hands down. Everything else prior, skydiving, martial arts, yoga, and meditation, was like playing in the kiddy pool. All those experiences were leading up to this. I’m eternally thankful for Blue Morpho, and I have no doubt I was guided there by spirits who wanted to ensure my safe and positive transformation.
And that is what Blue Morpho is really about, transformation. Sure there are other centers where you can drink and have a trip. Some of them even have traditional jungle shaman who may understand a bit of medicine. But Blue Morpho goes way beyond those centers, giving you the tools, guidance, and support to make the life transformation you need. Blue Morpho shamans understand the traditional practices, and then take it to another level, adding universal shamanism, and incorporating western understandings and even some creature comforts.
A jungle shaman’s psyche is completely different to a westerners. They have an entirely different world view. So this combination of western and jungle experience is tremendous, and insures that you not only have the best experience possible, but you get the transformation you need. This experience is forever going to change your life, and it doesn’t end after you leave the jungle. There online tools to aid your transition back into western culture.
I know Blue Morpho’s Shamans have done the hard work. They have earned their reputation as the best for good reason. I can’t endorse this place enough. Other centers are modeled after this one for good reason.
Trying not to have expectations I made the commitment to myself to completely surrender and let the spirits take me and give me the good scrubbing I desperately needed. Papa Tua did not disappoint and with 3 pretty BIG nights out of the 5 I released deep guilt and shame and the self destructive patterns that manifest from them, forgave many including myself, understood that I am worthy, and heard my late mother tell me that she did in fact love me. Nothing could have prepared me for this experience but I know deep within that it was, is and always will be a life-changing turning point setting me on a completely different path than I was on. Through the purging, laughter and tears the Blue Morpho team was there with me the entire time, holding my hand and my heart when it became heavy and encouraging me throughout. I literally trust them with my life and am looking forward to my upcoming return to explore, learn and grow.
Deeply profound transformative experience in a safe and heartwarming environment. Loved every piece of it!