The shaman pours my ayahuasca while I prepare for the journey.
One of the shaman smoking tobacco before the ceremony.
Preparing for an ayahuasca ceremony, note toe vomit buckets.
Backflipping into the river. We could swim here everyday.
This cute little guy was found on our patio.
I found this little spider in my room.
After leaving Iquitos, we headed down the Amazon River to our retreat center.
Ayahuasca tea being prepared. The chacruna leaves (contain DMT) are mixed with the ayahuasca vine (MAOI) and boiled with water.
The shaman is pouring water to make the ayahuasca.
An interesting millipede our guide found while hiking through the jungle.
After my tuk-tuk ride, fellow ayahuasca seekers and I left Iquitos and headed down the Amazon River.
Yes, there are big spiders and bugs.
A cute group of saddle-back tamarins joined us for breakfast one morning.
After arriving in Iquitos, the retreat center met me at the airport and put me on a tuk-tuk headed to the port (10 minute ride).
My friends and I watched the sunset from above the canopy in a treehouse.
My friend lounging at the top of the treehouse, which is just above the canopy.
This beautiful ceremony house was built entirely of materials grown onsite.
An ayahuasca ceremony house in the Peruvian amazon rainforest. The ayahuasca ceremonies are conducted on the second floor.
The lodging at this retreat center consisted of open air screen huts like this one. Listening to the jungle sounds at night is amazing!
This is where we ate.
The kitchen is downstairs, and we ate meals on the third floor.
There was a hammock in my room.
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