Iquitos and Urubamba in Peru
A 5-star review doesn’t do justice to the remarkable environment and experience that Arkana has cultivated. While I knew little about Ayahuasca prior to my journey, I will forever be grateful for whatever drew me to Arkana. It quickly became clear that set and setting were of the utmost importance in their approach to healing. I am still amazed at the selflessness and dedication displayed by all of their healers. The family they have assembled is truly a miracle in itself, I will cherish having met all of the guides, many of whom I still chat with regularly.
The center also embodied a commitment to authenticity. The rooms were quaint but minimalist in nature, fitting of the experience. The food was some of the best I have ever had, prepared by a chef who was as much a part of the experience as any of the staff.
The Shamans were beyond words. Their respect for everyone involved, their dedication to healing, exceeded all expectations. There were several occasions they spent significant time working with individuals that needed additional assistance even after ceremony had concluded.
But more than anything else, the family of healers that Arkana has attracted made it the most powerful and important experience of my life. They were tireless in their approach to healing, leaving no stone unturned.
There is not another place I would ever go, nor recommend. If you are thinking about this experience, save yourself the time, trepidation, and questions and book with confidence. You will not regret putting your trust in the hands of these special people.