Shamanic Ayahuasca Retreats at Heliconia Lodge

Your Shamanic Journey of Personal Transformation

Your transformation and evolution is our focus. Ayahuasca medicine is a very powerful modality for healing to take place. Our job on this journey is to 100% support and guide your process the whole way through. Everyone comes to Blue Morpho and to ayahuasca with a unique set of reasons and intentions. Our shamanic retreats are created to help facilitate and bring resolution to your reasons for embarking on this journey. Incorporating a number of shamanic and transformational tools, together we explore the mystical reality of shamanism, spirit, self, plant medicine, consciousness, transformation, and ultimately your life.

This retreat is a gift to yourself!

A shamanic workshop at Blue Morpho is designed to help participants achieve personal and spiritual transformation through Amazonian shamanism, mystical exploration, and personal experience. Our retreats incorporate the traditional use of the sacred visionary plant medicine ayahuasca in conjunction with universal spirituality and modern disciplines of shamanism. We focus on bridging the gap between Western cultures and these ancient practices to offer an experience that truly impacts the entirety of your life.

You Will Finally Receive the Healing you Need

Ceremonies and retreat activities address all aspects of your being at once. The experience both generates and supports total life transformation and improvement. Ayahuasca is immersed in a longstanding Amazonian tradition of plant-based healing and medicine practice. As part of Blue Morpho’s unique approach, the practices of Amazonian shamanism are wielded to support you on your journey towards living a life filled with more love, beauty, joy and compassion. Where healing is just the beginning, this is an experience that transforms the entirety of who you are.

AYAHUASCA: Healing Trauma at Blue Morpho

Maestro Malcolm Rossiter: Connecting with Nature

Ayahuasca Retreats Include

  • 5 ayahuasca ceremonies
  • Full shamanic support
  • Personal shamanic healing
  • Participation in the ayahuasca cooking process
  • Medicinal plant discussions
  • One-on-one time with the shamans
  • Group talks to share and illuminate experiences
  • Group talks on shamanism, mysticism, and personal transformation
  • Courses offered during the day that cover shamanic skills, relaxation and release
  • Variety of excursions including jungle hikes, Amazon river boat trips, pink dolphin viewing, piranha fishing, trips to local communities, and more
  • Visit to Monkey Island
  • Yoga classes
  • Integration Skills
  • All meals, teas, fresh filtered water

Shamanic Ceremonies That Heal Your Trauma

Traditional Ayahuasca Ceremonies: Led by 7th Generation Master Shaman Don Alberto Torres Davila and the Blue Morpho Shamans. Experience the mystery and transformational power of sacred traditional rituals and plant medicines. The ayahuasca ceremony will help you release, purge, purify and learn through direct personal experience of Spirit, medicine and universal wisdom.

Discussion and Identification of Medicinal Plants: Learn about the amazing properties of the indigenous flora. The Amazon is home to thousands of medicinal plants used by the locals to cure many illnesses ranging from headaches to cancer. As part of the ayahuasca cooking process, we will learn about the medicinal plants that go into the ayahuasca brew.

Personal Shamanic Healing: Each person receives the shamanic attention they need, both in and out of ceremony. We perform personal healing sessions (called venteadas) for each guest and also offer one-on-one time with the shamans throughout the week. Help and support are available to you the entire workshop.

Shamanic Journey and Skill Practice: As part of the ayahuasca ceremonies, explore shamanic journeying into the spirit world to connect with spirit guides, plant spirits, guardian angels, and power animals. Learn how to work with spirits in everyday life to harness their healing and teaching power, turning ordinary life into something magical. You can also take part in our video courses during the day to learn shamanic skills that can be applied both in and out of ceremony.

Discussion of Universal Spirituality: Universal spiritual understanding brings resolution to psychological, emotional and spiritual challenges. As you awaken to your universal truth, the very understanding of your universe is redefined. These discussions and realizations help you to gain deeper knowledge of the powerful energetic changes you are experiencing.

Soul Retrievals: A traditional shamanic technique that reconnects lost or separated spirit parts. It restores the balance of the subtle energetic body (spirit) as past traumas are released and the separated parts are healed and returned home, replenishing the soul and life forces. Soul retrievals are performed during ayahuasca ceremonies.

Shamanic Dieting: On select workshops, shamanic dietas are offered. Traditionally used as the means of apprenticing in the jungle, a shamanic dieta can help provide deep personal healing, learning, and profound life transformation.

Integration Practices: Explore a variety of integration practices to enhance not only your time on the workshop, but to support your continued learning and evolving at home.


Blue Morpho Ayahuasca Center at Heliconia Lodge

Luxury Lodge and Safe Ayahuasca Ceremonies

The Blue Morpho Shamanic Center is surrounded by lush, vibrant rainforest, islands and lagoons teeming with wildlife. Located on the banks of the Amazon River about 50 miles (80km) down river from Iquitos, this optimum location offers the perfect mix of jungle activities, comfort, and amenities in a pristine environment for your Blue Morpho ayahuasca experience.

The luxury jungle lodge is nestled between beautiful flower gardens, connected via a network of stilted covered walkways. A comfortable and breezy gazebo overlooks the open expanse of the Amazon River. Everything is green and colorful and full of life; an ideal space for you to experience a shamanic retreat in the spacious, natural setting of the Amazon jungle.

Primary structures include

  • Gazebo
  • Dining Hall
  • Pool Area
  • Ceremonial House
  • Reception and Lounge
  • Guest Accommodations
  • Ayahuasca Cook House
  • Reading/Yoga Room

Your Perfect Activities and Amenities

Throughout your stay there will be generator-powered electricity at certain times during the day and evening. You will also have hot water in your rooms 24/7, along with daily room service, fresh towels and linens. Each room has lights and a ceiling fan. There is cold bottled water available for purchase in the lounge. You will find small tables and chairs nestled throughout the property, water stations and even an exercise bike for your use. There is also an onsite laundry service for a small fee.

During your stay you will have the opportunity to experience a number of activities, including: several trips into the jungle, boat ride excursions to view the famous pink river dolphins, piranha fishing trips, enjoying the pool area during the day, yoga classes, as well as a night time star viewing ride down the Amazon River.

Each day there will be at least 2 activities offered by professional local guides. Here is a list of what you can experience:
  • Pink dolphin boat trip
  • Jungle walks
  • Piranha fishing
  • Giant lily pad trip
  • Night time star gazing boat trip
  • Trips to visit local villages including the Yaguas native community and the village of Francisco de Orellana

Comfort in the Amazon Jungle

Maintaining the rustic appeal of a jungle lodge with the amenities of a hotel, each room offers twin, full or queen beds, a full bathroom, electricity and a ceiling fan. There are private, open-air hammock lounges attached to each room for some well-earned rest and relaxation. The rooms are serviced daily, with fresh linens and towels provided. Rooms are key-locked and also come with a lock box to safe keep your valuables.

The entire camp is equipped with running water showers, sinks and fully flushed toilets. Each sleeping quarters has hot water available 24 hours per day. Bathroom facilities are modern and clean, with tile floors, privacy screens (in the common areas) and each is well-stocked and cleaned daily throughout your stay. Each guest room has a full bathroom facility, with the reading room, dining hall, and ceremonial house equipped with multiple private facilities. There is also a bathroom located near the pool.

High Quality Ayahuasca Friendly Cuisine

All meals are made fresh in a licensed kitchen and served in the dining hall. The menu is a traditional selection of savory, fresh local ingredients deliciously prepared by local cooks and staff. Includes a variety of salads, fresh vegetables, fish and chicken main courses that combine the regional Peruvian and international cuisine.

  • Only high-quality filtered water is used in cooking and provided as drinking water
  • Hot high-quality filtered water is available in common areas 24 hours a day for you to make your own hot beverages
  • A selection of herbal teas and coffee substitutes are available each day

All food adheres to the restrictions of a safe ayahuasca diet

– No added sugar or available sugar products (jam, etc.)
– No alcohol used in cooking or allowed in camp
– No pork products
– No red meat

Personal nutritional restrictions can be accommodated for, within the boundaries of shamanism and the limits of food variety and availability in Iquitos. This includes ovo-lacto, vegetarian and vegan diets. Please make your specialty diet requests at the time of booking.

Normal meals include the following

Breakfast: A selection of eggs, breads, fresh vegetables, cold cereals, local juices accompanied by tea and other hot beverages.

Lunch: The largest meal in the jungle, is a combination of salad, a fish and chicken dish at each meal, rice, quinoa, beans, plantains or yucca, and potatoes. Accompanied by water, juices, and tea. The specially selected local juices including Camu Camu, Cocona and Maracuya, are made fresh from sugar-free fruit, making them safe to consume as part of the ayahuasca diet.

Dinner: On our night off, we will enjoy a meal prepared special for this mid-week break from ceremonies.

Real Life Transformation in just 7 Days: Itinerary

1st day / Sunday

Arrival at Blue Morpho Shamanism Center
Afternoon – Discussion of visionary medicines, Orientation meeting
Evening – Blue Morpho Ayahuasca Medicine Ceremony
Meals: Lunch

8:30 a.m. – Guests meet at Victoria Regia Hotel.

9:00 a.m. – Leave Victoria Regia Hotel by bus to the Bellavista Port, where we will take a speedboat to the Jungle Lodge along the Amazon River. During this boat ride you will have the opportunity to observe the convergence of the brown turbid waters of the Amazon River with the dark waters of the Nanay River. Enjoy the impressive jungle landscapes with the rustic small houses of the riverside towns.10:30 a.m. – Spend some relaxing time at Monkey Island, getting to know the friendly resident monkeys as we begin to unwind from the long journey to Peru.

12:00 p.m. – We arrive at the Blue Morpho Shamanic Center and Jungle Lodge. Staff will welcome you and show you to your room. After settling into your accommodations, you can go on a short walk around the area to familiarize yourself with your surroundings and return for lunch.

1:00 p.m. – Lunch

2:30 p.m. – Attend a presentation about the visionary ayahuasca medicine and a group orientation meeting. Learn how Blue Morpho works to make sure the experience is safe, fun and life-changing.

6:30 p.m. – Begin the Blue Morpho visionary medicine ceremony with Master Shaman Curandero Alberto Torres Davila. Relax into the ethereal sounds of the magical icaros as the shamans conduct this sacred ceremony.

After the ceremony adjourn to your bed and rest.

2nd day / Monday

Morning – Preparation of visionary medicine, Post-ceremony discussion and Q&A with Malcolm Rossiter
Afternoon – Jungle activities, Free time
Evening –
Blue Morpho Ayahuasca Medicine Ceremony
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

7:00 a.m. – Help prepare and cook ayahuasca for the rest of the week. Awake early to a hot cup of tea or coffee, and then begin the preparation of ayahuasca at 7:30 a.m. Get to know this ancient plant teacher that will be utilized in our ceremonial work. Connect with its spirit through the beginning stages of preparation.

10:00 a.m. – Boat ride on the Amazon where we will have the chance to observe pink dolphins.

11:30 a.m. – After the boat ride, take part in a rejuvenating yoga class.

12:30 p.m. – Lunch, our last meal for the day, in observance of a mandatory evening fast before the ayahuasca ceremony. Join in the final stages of cooking the ayahuasca.

1:30 p.m. – Jungle hike with local guides. Enjoy bird watching and learning about medicinal plants and other jungle flora.

5:00 p.m. – Q&A session with Malcolm Rossiter. Share in the experience of others and the subsequent question and answer session. Continue your exploration of and connection to Spirit.

6:30 p.m. – Second Blue Morpho Ayahuasca Medicine Ceremony

After the ceremony adjourn to your bed and rest.

3rd day / Tuesday

Morning – Breakfast, Guided jungle excursions
Afternoon – Free time, Visit to the Yaguas community close to the Lodge
Evening – Blue Morpho Ayahuasca Medicine Ceremony
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch 

8:00 a.m. – Breakfast

10:00 a.m. – After a nourishing breakfast head onto the river and search for the Pink Amazon River Dolphin

11:30 a.m. – Connect with your body in today’s yoga class

12:30 p.m. – Lunch

1:30 p.m. – Visit to the Yaguas community close to the Lodge

5:00 p.m. – Group Q&A session with Malcolm Rossiter. Share in the experience of others and the subsequent question and answer session. Continue your exploration of and connection to Spirit.

6:30 p.m. – Third Blue Morpho Ayahuasca Medicine Ceremony

4th day / Wednesday

Morning – Breakfast, Boat trip
Afternoon – Free time, Jungle excursions
Evening – Night off from ceremony
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

8:00 a.m. – Breakfast

10:00 a.m. – After a nourishing breakfast we will again have the opportunity to look out for the Pink Amazon River Dolphin.

12:30 p.m. – Lunch

1:30 p.m. – Visit the very impressive giant Victoria Regia flower (Giant Water Lily) inside the lakes of Yanamono Island (If the water level permits).

4:00 p.m. – Enjoy today’s afternoon yoga class.

6:30 p.m. – Dinner (Night off from ceremony)

After observing the Amazon sunset, we will take a night boat ride to a stream if the river is high enough, or along the Amazon River to enjoy the magical sounds of the jungle, the light of the moon, or if it is a clear night, the many stars and constellations.

5th day / Thursday

Morning – Free time
Afternoon – Q&A with Malcolm Rossiter
Evening – Blue Morpho Ayahuasca Medicine Ceremony
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

8:00 a.m. – Breakfast

10:00 a.m. – After breakfast we will head to the Napo River, one of the most important affluent rivers of the Amazon, where we will visit a riverside community called Francisco de Orellana. We will learn about their way of life and customs. If the river conditions permit, we will be able to see pink and grey river dolphins.

12:30 p.m. – Lunch

1:30 p.m. – Jungle hike for bird watching and to observe medicinal plants.

3:30 p.m. – Yoga

5:00 p.m. – Group Q&A session with Malcolm Rossiter. Share in the experience of others and the subsequent question and answer session. Continue your exploration of and connection to Spirit.

6:30 p.m. – Fourth Blue Morpho Ayahuasca Medicine Ceremony

6th day / Friday

Morning – Breakfast, Piranha fishing
Afternoon – Preparation for going home meeting, Rest and relax
Evening – Blue Morpho Ayahuasca Medicine Ceremony
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

8:00 a.m. – Breakfast

10:00 a.m. – Piranha fishing on the Amazon River.

12:30 p.m. – Lunch

1:30 p.m. – Preparation for going home talk where we will spend time learning about ways to integrate your experience once going home.

3:30 p.m. – Yoga

5:00 p.m. – Group Q&A session with Malcolm Rossiter. Share in the experience of others and the subsequent question and answer session. Continue your exploration of these diverse places connecting to Spirit.

6:30 p.m. – Fifth Blue Morpho Ayahuasca Medicine Ceremony. The fifth ceremony will bring closure to our work. The shamans will offer individual venteadas (blessings and protection) to each guest. Bask in the glory and infiniteness of Spirit cleansed and transformed.

7th day / Saturday

Return to Iquitos
Morning – Pack and prepare for return, Group photos and photos with shamans
Meals: Breakfast 

In the morning, bathe to release the last effects of the previous night’s ceremony. After breakfast, pack and prepare for your return.

7:00 a.m. – Breakfast

8:30 a.m. – Enjoy the morning hour for goodbyes, photos with the shamans and friends, and a photo taken with the whole group. Turn in keys and prepare for the return to Iquitos.

9:00 a.m. – Head to the docks and board the speed boats for our return trip.

11:00 a.m. – Arrive back at the Bellavista Port. Hop on the buses for the ride across town, feeling renewed from an incredible ayahuasca retreat and excited for what’s to come.

11:30 a.m. – Buses drop everyone off at our initial meeting point, the Victoria Regia Hotel. Check out some ayahuasca artwork by renowned artist, have your last goodbyes, or plan lunch with other group participants. Tour is complete.

Note: Purified water and a selection of teas available at all times.

The Blue Morpho Video Integration Package is included with your retreat.

Lead by two master shamans and a master yogi and reiki practitioner, the Blue Moprho’s Flagship Integration Process. When done with love and medicine, Sacred Plant Ceremonies are a gift that keeps giving. You can continue to experience direct change in your life over the course of 6 months to 1 year from participating in just a few ceremonies. Integrating and guiding this long process is the most important part of any life changing experience. When you integrate you make the change real, lasting and complete. This is the moment to begin integration and learn how to receive as much benefit as possible.

Like the Sacred Plant Optimization Guide, the Blue Morpho Integration Package synthesizes the most important skills and activities for integrating Sacred Plant Ceremonies and Peak Life Experiences into a convenient video based course. It can help you integrate any major life experience or transition, whether it originates in Sacred Plant Ceremony, a yoga retreat, new job, move or breakup etc. Integration is the most important part of any life changing experience and now it is as easy as ABC Activated Balanced Consciousness.

This Video Based Integration Package includes 9 Videos to cover all your integration needs.

  • Lead by Master Blue Morpho Shamans Hamilton Souther and Christian Gearhart
  • Special guest appearance by Master Yogi and Reiki Practitioner Louise Carpenter
  • Introduction to the Blue Morpho Sanctuary and Medicine World
  • Videos that guide you to center, ground, feel and connect
  • Videos that explain the process and the basic skills you need to integrate
  • Video integration ceremonies
  • Videos that lead you through guided meditations to relax, fall asleep, release anxiety and open up to the transformational process.

The entire package is conveniently ready for download via VIMEO.

Maestro Hamilton Shares the Video Integration Package

Our Mission & Commitment

Blue Morpho has blended traditional shamanism and shamanic retreats into an all-inclusive tour that offers you a truly unique and life-altering experience in the heart of the Amazon. Blue Morpho’s mission is to provide a safe, supportive space where you can experience personal growth, energetic evolution, and healing through traditional Amazonian shamanism as part of Blue Morpho’s unique approach to medicine practice and life transformation. This mission has been, and will always be Blue Morpho’s goal. Having already welcomed over 4,000 satisfied guests to the lodge, it’s what drives us forward today.

A Spiritual Gift to Yourself that Keeps On Giving

Our workshops illuminate the reality of Amazonian shamanism and universal spirituality in a sacred and ceremonial setting. As we journey into the depths of the Amazon rain forest, together we hold the intent for spiritual transformation and learning through direct experience during these magical days. This will be a time to not only benefit from the shamanism and transformational techniques utilized during the workshop, but to learn how to incorporate them into your life. You will take the knowledge home and gain benefit from implementing what you have learned well after the workshop’s conclusion.

To reserve your spot on a Shamanic Ayahuasca Workshop, book your tour in advance online.

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BMT Cancellation Policy

Payments are refundable if you give Blue Morpho admin at least 60 days’ notice in writing that you will not attend the tour you signed up for. However, there is an administrative cost to cover bank transaction fees of 10% of amount paid. Alternatively, if you cannot attend your tour and have given us the 60 days’ notice, you may transfer your payment to a different tour within the following 12 months at no charge (for the first transfer; any additional transfers can be made with an admin fee of $50). If you elect to transfer your payment, this cannot later be refunded. For this reason we strongly recommend you take out comprehensive travel insurance that will cover any financial losses should you have to cancel your visit within 60 days for any reason.