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Blue Morpho Shamanic Ayahuasca & Sacred Plant Retreats

Listed in Ayahuasca

Iquitos Peru

Reviewed on January 23, 2014. #1 of 39 Reviews

I attended a seven day tour at Blue Morpho in June 2013, and it was the most incredible experience of my life. It was my first time drinking aya, and I did my research carefully. I selected Blue Morpho because it had the reputation for being very safe, supportive, and educational. Also, the fact that they had showers and flushable toilets was a plus (not gonna lie!). My time at Blue Morpho exceeded everything I hoped for. The facilities are great. Comfortable bungalows, large and well equipped ceremony house, plenty of space for lounging during the day, and a lovely lake for swimming. The food was fantastic, especially given the dietary restrictions when drinking! They did an impressive job. But what really made Blue Morpho stand out to me was the staff. Right away, they were there to support us and told us from the very beginning that if we had questions about anything at ANY time we could talk to any one of them. Malcolm (the shaman) was so personable, accessable, and good at reading peoples energy and needs. In every ceremony, there were the two shamans (Malcolm and Don Alberto), two apprentice shaman, several assistants who were very experienced with the medicine and made themselves available to help whenever needed, and a host of local men and women who were not drinking, but just there to help with water, bathroom trips, etc. My first ceremony was VERY hard, but even in the thick of it, I felt ultimately so safe because there were people by my side helping me through the whole time. The staff at Blue Morpho obviously has a deep respect for the medicine and for educating their guests about it. They aren’t into giving you a cheap thrill, they want you to fully understand what’s happening. We had question and answers sessions with the shaman every day for several hours, and were encouraged to talk about anything that came up for us during our time there. They were fantastic at creating and holding a safe, supportive space for all guests to grow and transform within. All in all, It was perfect. I can’t imagine a better experience, and I would think long and hard before drinking anywhere else in Peru. My time at Blue Morpho was a turning point in my life and I will always look back at it with love and tremendous gratitude for these people and this place.

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