It was my first time taking ayahuasca so I was a bit nervous and unsure about the experience. As soon as I arrived at nihue Rao I was greeted by smiling faces and friendly down to earth staff. I was made to feel comfortable straight away. Talking with other people there who were more experienced then me I kept hearing how lucky I was to have found this place as their experiences at other places had not been nearly as deep and special as theirs at nihue Rao. Ricardo the shaman was fantastic and I walked away with alot of respect for the work that he does and what he has created at nihue Rao. I did alot of work on myself while I was there and so much inside me has shifted thanks to nihue Rao. I could not recommend this place enough and will be back as soon as I can!