Carr. Iquitos-Nauta, Iquitos, Peru
I posted my initial review of Caya Shobo shortly after my retreat ended in June 2018.
In it, I mentioned that after participating in countless ceremonies around Iquitos, this was the first ayahuasca center which I considered visiting again.
I decided to update my original review to include some additional observations.
As time goes by, I have even more appreciation for this place. It doesn’t have a commercial feel like other centers. Also, the ayahuasca brew itself is one of the best. I drank a variety of ayahuasca teas in the past, such as thunder or black and yet, the one at Caya Shobo is so unique, it lasted longer and created new sensations which I never felt before.
Shamans at Caya Shobo are another reason why this place is so special.
When I was having a difficult time during the ceremony and needed help, their icaros did wonders on my body. I could feel their power, the songs were guiding my body and mind in a way I never felt before.
Also, I believe that the plant diet was another important factor which enhanced my experience. The appropriate plant is selected for you by a shaman and even though I wanted to diet on a different plant than the one recommended by the shaman, I came to understand why the other one was prescribed to me.
My recommendation for potential guests at Caya Shobo is to come for at least two weeks in order to fully benefit from what this place has to offer. Also, participants attending short-term retreats will not be able to eat some of the healing plants because they require a longer diet.