Iquitos and Urubamba in Peru
Arkana changed my life.
It’s now been eight months since my visit and I’m still learning and growing from my experience at there each and every day. I’ve been able to overcome a lot of personal issues I was dealing with for many years and have a new found love for myself, for others and for life. I am now deeply connected to nature.
As a female solo traveler and it being my first time to South America, I did a ton of research online and ended up booking the 14 day Amazon to Machu Picchu Ayauasca Expedition. I chose Arkana because I was really interested in visiting both the Amazon and the Sacred Valley (the only retreat center in Peru I could find that offered this package) and I was very intrigued that Arkana offered several other sacred medicines in addition to Ayauasca, such as San Pedro, Bufo, Rapé, and Kambo (the most options offered by a retreat center I was able to find). This was such a big investment for me (and the best investment I’ve ever made for myself), I figured I might as well get as much out of the experience as possible regardless of how scary and unknown it seemed at the time.
Both facilities are extremely well-maintained and surrounded by the most beautiful nature. The food was delicious and the group activities were very well thought out and fun. During one of the activities, a monkey jumped out of a tree and onto our boat and decided to sit right next to me while allowing me to pet it for several minutes. I fell in love with the sloths we were able to hold during another group activity. They were adorable.
I’m so grateful for my experience at Arkana and for all of the wonderful facilitators, shamans and staff members who helped me along my healing journey. Their love, compassion and genuine care for my experience made me feel so safe and comforted throughout my time at Arkana. The icaros and other music played and sung was simply breathtaking.
If you are looking to make positive changes in your life with unlimited personal and spiritual growth, consider Arkana. It’s an experience that changed my life and one that I will never forget.