Trip Summary

Duration: 7 to 14 Day Retreats
This retreat is for those who are eager for a deep immersion with the healing powers of true Amazonian shaman and the power of natural medicine. You will be able to look behind the veil of what limits your perception and see the world and your life in a new way.

The traditions that have been preserved for thousands of years in the Amazon jungle will be available to you. Your recurring patterns and questions will appear in a broader perspective and you will receive your own answers through a unique Ayahuasca experience.

You don't have to build expectations and think about how and what will happen. All that is required is an intention to discover what's at the core of the issues that still escape you. The rest will be done by the hereditary Shamans of Ecuador and Ayahuasca.

The retreat takes place near the city of Puyo in the Amazon Jungle. We will get there by bus. The city of Puyo is located at an altitude of 953 m above sea level, on the Puyo River, 155 km from the capital of the country, Quito. The road is very beautiful, you can take beautiful photos and videos everywhere.

If your arrival is different than the schedule set below, contact us so that we can help you with the transfer to the Sachi Wasi village.

Get in-depth description of your custom retreat options by exploring the daily itinerary below. The itineary below is an example of a 10 day | 11 night retreat. Choose the options that fit your desires.
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DAY # 1 Travel Day
  • Travel day to Quito, Ecuador. Plan to arrive between 12pm to 7pm
  • You are picked up from the Airport - $30 fee (not included)
  • Check into the Hotel near Quito
  • Relaxation
  • Dinner 7pm
  • Opening Circle: Introduction to the Psycho-Spiritual Integration Process with Dr Scott
DAY # 2 Travel to Sachi Wasi / Amazon Jungle 
  • Breakfast
  • Transfer to the Amazon Jungle on private charter bus - 6 hours into the rainforest near Puyo, Ecuador
  • Arrive at Sacha Wasi Indigenous comunidad
  • Group is greeted by the Kichwa tribal members, group interpreter, and others
  • Check into individual (private) casitas (bamboo hut)
  • Welcome gathering in the Maloca: Cecha Drink, Rapé ceremony
  • Dinner
DAY # 3 Ayahuasca Ceremony #1
  • Dieta Breakfast
  • Ritual face painting
  • Traditional Hunting Dance
  • Drink Chuchuhuasi & Guayusa
  • Jungle hike to harvest Ayahuasca & Yaje for ceremonial medicine
  • Wash & prepare Ayahuasca and Yaje, build fire, start cooking medicine
  • Dieta Lunch
  • Integration: Preparing for your Ayahuasca ceremony: setting intentions, navigation during the ceremony, rules & guidelines with Dr. Scott
  • Break
  • Tribal Welcome with formal introductions & gift exchange
  • Ayahuasca ceremony #1
  • Limpieza - La Madre Shaman performs a "limpia" or spiritual cleansing for each individual in the ceremony to destroy negative energy, remove envy, negative blocks, and fears.
DAY # 4 Ayahuasca ceremony #2
  • Herbal cleansing bath
  • Breakfast
  • Jungle Exploration into the tropical Amazonian rainforest to La Cascada Hola Vida ( 25-meter waterfall with natural swimming pool base). The natives say that this waterfall has healing powers. It was a place for ancient walkers and was used for sacred rites and ceremonies for those seeking healing.
  • Dieta Lunch
  • Integration
  • Ayahuasca ceremony #2
DAY # 5 Ayahuasca Ceremony #3 (Optional)
  • Breakfast
  • Integration
  • Bronco Rio (river): ride in traditional hand carved tribal canoes to drop off point
  • Hike mountain to Mirador Indichuris: Mirador Indichuris is a 1000 meter high viewpoint in the Amazon jungle with one of Ecuador's most spectacular views. A place with exceptional mountain top views of the rainforest, hammocks to enjoy the vista, and a tall swing that sends guests soaring over the river Pastaza.
  • Ayahuasca Ceremony #3 (Optional)
DAY # 6 Ayahuasca Ceremony #4 (Optional)
  • Breakfast
  • Integration 
  • Lunch
  • 1.5 Hour / Holotropic style Breathwork
  • Ayahuasca Ceremony #4 (Optional)
DAY # 7 other ancestral Plant medicine Ceremony (Optional)
  • Breakfast
  • Integration · 1:1 private sessions with Dr Scott
  • Lunch
  • Integration · 1:1 private sessions with Dr Scott
  • Other Ancestral Plant Medicine Ceremony (Optional)
  • Late snack/dinner
Day # 8 other ancestral Plant medicine Ceremony (Optional)
  • Breakfast
  • Integration
  • Lunch
  • Other Ancestral Plant Medicine Ceremony (Optional)
  • Dinner
Day # 9 Wachuma/San Pedro Ceremony (Optional)
  • Breakfast
  • Integration
  • Lunch
  • Ceremony Wachuma (Cactus San Pedro) approximately 12 hour ceremony (Optional)
  • Dinner
Day # 10  Closing Ceremony
  • Breakfast 
  • Closing ceremony
  • Lunch
  • Charter Bus ride back to Quito / stay at Hotel 
  • Dinner 8pm 
  • Closing circle / invitation to free online aftercare group
Day # 11  Travel Day 
  • Breakfast 
  • Airport / Travel home 
Certain dietary restrictions must be observed while you are attending the Ayahuasca ceremony and when taking prescribed dietary plants, as well as certain restrictions on social behavior and personal relationships.

Consumption of red meat, salt, dairy, citrus fruits, acids, sugar, sweeteners, and other foods not only interfere and delay the patient's healing but in many cases can lead to undesirable consequences. For this reason, in this medical tradition, discipline about restrictions and Diet is of vital importance.

It is recommended to eat salads dressed with healthy oil, potatoes, porridge without milk, vegan soups. You can eat chicken, cereals, rice, buckwheat, couscous. It is best to drink herbal instead of black tea, i.e., linden with flowers, wormwood, oregano, chamomile, thyme, eucalyptus. The best fruits are apples and bananas.

Being alone and abstaining from sex is also essential during retreats and ceremonies.

Be sure to click on the button below and check out the diet details.
An Ayahuasca ceremony experience without integration makes no sense. Integration will be carried out by Transpersonal Psychologist and Integration Specialist - Dr Scott

General dietary advice and restrictions


Things you'll need to participate in the Jungle Medicine Retreat program

Documentation. Passport (valid until the end of at least 6 months from your date of travel). Upon entry to Ecuador, all travelers must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken no more than three (3) days before entering Ecuador. A tourist visa is not required for stays less than 90 days in any 12-month period. Take into account flights along your route. (Make photocopies of all your documents.)

Rainforest clothing. Bring long sleeves, T-shirts, and pants made of lightweight, breathable fabric. Mosquitoes can bite tightly-fitting clothing, so it is best to have a light baggy top layer. Shorts or skirts are good for hot times of the day when insects are less active, or during the colder months of April to September.

Footwear. Bring waterproof and comfortable shoes that completely cover your feet (for example, regular trainers). For hiking in the jungle, you will be given rubber boots. Though it is likely that most of the time you will prefer flip flops or sandals, bring long, lightweight socks to wear during the ceremony.

Rain protection. A lightweight waterproof jacket or poncho raincoat is required.

Mosquito repellent. Bring mosquito repellent, especially between November and March, as they are not easy to find in Quito. Picaridin repellents are less toxic but generally more effective than DEET. You can also bring a natural blend of essential oils like tea tree, citronella, geranium, etc. Avoid permethrin, which is highly toxic.
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Treatment for mosquito bites. We recommend peppermint essential oil as the best natural remedy for mosquito bites. A pungent-smelling oil is more effective than a delicate and lighter oil.

Small flashlight. Preferably with different power settings and a red color mode, so you can use softer settings for movement during the ceremony and stronger settings when walking outside at night.

A small, quick-drying towel. There are towels in the center but it's worth having extra.

Toiletries and other personal hygiene items:
Soap, shampoo, and conditioner - preferably natural
Deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrush, etc.
Earplugs and eye mask
Swimsuit for swimming
Water bottle
Adapter from 220v to 110v

Computer/Cell phone. DO NOT bring your laptop or other electronic equipment with you, we recommend taking only your phone. At Quito Airport you can buy a local SIM card for your phone for $25 for 10Gb, this should be enough for the retreat. You can also check with your cell phone carrier and inquire about international plans for your travel window.

What not to take with you: Makeup. Jewelry. Alpha hydroxy skin products (mosquitoes love them). This is a REAL Jungle!!! Leave all valuables at home.
Direct flights are available from some cities in the United States to the capital city of Quito.

Your estimated travel time depends on your departure city. For example, it takes just under 14 hours to reach Ecuador from Los Angeles while it takes less than five hours from Miami. Flight time ultimately depends on the airline, location, destination, and whether you are taking a direct flight or not.

The price for a trip ranges between $450 to $750 when you book a couple of weeks in advance. Unfortunately, if you need to hop on a flight last minute, it could cost you more than a thousand dollars. You’ll save a lot of money on airfare if you book your flight several weeks or months in advance.

November to January is the highest season in terms of air traffic, meaning you’ll pay for more a flight. The cheapest time to fly is October.

However, if your goal is to be in Ecuador during the warmest and sunniest time of year, you’ll want to visit between December and May. It’s very cloudy and much cooler from June through November.
To get the most out of your participation in Jungle Medicine Retreat with Dr Scott, you need to prepare properly. We have prepared detailed instructions for you

Route to Ecuador during limited flight periods

In Ecuador, the official currency is the American dollar, so change and take the required amount with you. Since we are going to the jungle and there are no ATMs, make sure to exchange dollar bills up to $20, otherwise, you will not be given change.


Bring changed small bills up to $20 USD with you
Our retreat location sits in the lowland rainforest of the Amazon. It is tropical and has the sort of climate you would expect for an equatorial region: hot and humid with steady rainfall throughout the year. It rains during most months here, though it is usually a bit drier in August, December, January, February, and March. Temperatures in this part of Ecuador are between 64 to 90 degrees Fahrenheit. A pair of T-shirts and a light windbreaker should be enough for you.


You will be very comfortable in Ecuador
You will have the opportunity to capture your trip with CANON technology, on which we will take high-quality pictures that you can use for yourself and your business.
Throughout the program there will be video and photo filming

Restrictions during the quarantine period

Passengers on international flights must present a negative RT-PCR test result before boarding Ecuador. A negative COVID-19 test must be passed within 72 hours (3 days) prior to departure.

During the period of restrictions due to COVID-19, to enter Ecuador, adhere to the following:
Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative RT-PCR test (COVID-19), or an antigen test result, or a medical certificate of an epidemiological statement valid for no more than 3 days.
"Medical electronic sworn statement and commitment to isolate or quarantine the traveler", which can be found on the website of the National Directorate of Migration: 3 days before departure.
The two previous documents must be with you at all times, since they may also be requested when checking in for domestic flights.
Passengers on connecting flights must wear a face shield and face shield at all times.
Failure to comply with mask requirements or instructions given by airlines, the airport, or others may result in canceled boarding or may cause a passenger to be denied boarding in Ecuador.
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