I stayed at Nihue Rao for 12 days from December 3rd to December 15, 2017. During this time I participated in 8 ceremonies while also doing a “Plant Dieta”.
Everything about my experience was absolutely amazing! The center is safe, comfortable, and peaceful. The staff is friendly and welcoming and the Shamans are on another level.
Looking for a place to do ayahuasca in Peru can be scary, there are lots of horror stories. Well take my word for it, Nihue Rao is a great center. The whole time I was there I felt completely safe and I was impressed how during the ceremonies the shaman controlled the energy in the room never letting anyone get out of control.There were even staff members outside of the Maloka during ceremony nights to keep an eye on you should you need to go to the restroom or just get some fresh air. Like I said, the staff was amazing!!!
It is also worth noting that they make the ayahuasca on site using only Chacruna and Ayahuasca vine. This is important because other centers can often spike their brew to enhance the intensity (which is not necessarily a good thing). It was nice to know that I was drinking pure ayahuasca made fresh daily.
Nihue Rao is a magical place! I can’t recommend this place enough. I will definitely be back.