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Etnikas Ayahuasca Retreats

Cusco, Peru
+51 84 244516
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Ayahuasca 3 Day Visit

Perfect Perfect Perfect Experience. The staff includes doctors, nurses, psychologists, shamans... read more

Reviewed 14 July 2017
Christopher L
via mobile
An Incredible Journey

I had a very intense and rewarding experience with Etnikas. I couldn't imagine taking this medicine... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2017
South America
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Our ayahuasca retreats have been developed with both Andes Qero and Amazonian Shipibo Shaman. They come from families with traditions of shamanism, using centuries-old traditions and techniques. The retreat is run in a traditional manner extending from the way the plant medicine is prepared to the ancient knowledge and customs of the Shipibo and Qero cultures.The traditional base of the retreat is tempered with modern medical practices to ensure our guest safety and allow them to assimilate the experience in the best way possible. The retreat include two ayahuasca ceremonies. Etnikas has a multi-disciplinary health team consisting of a Cardiologist, Psychiatrist, Psychologist, General Practitioner, Emergency nurse who complement the highly experienced native Andean and Amazonian shaman. A Doctor is on site 24 hours a day during retreats with access to a full range of state of the art emergency medical equipment. We have been operating for over 30 years (much longer than other retreat centers) and safety has always been our top priority. We have a vast amount with over 7200 satisfied guests coming to our center. Trip advisor have granted us the ‘certificate of excellence’ for the last 4 years consecutively (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016) with over 200 five star reviews.
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  • Very good3%
  • Average1%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Cusco, Peru
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Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Perfect Perfect Perfect Experience. The staff includes doctors, nurses, psychologists, shamans, and more. This experience is safe and LEGIT. Our coordinator, Nimrod was incredibly informative, supportive, and courteous. The ceremony is one for those who seek growth. And those who seek and set their intentions...More

5  Thank Christopher L
Reviewed 11 July 2017

I had a very intense and rewarding experience with Etnikas. I couldn't imagine taking this medicine at any other ayahuasca retreat. Staff: The staff were incredibly kind and empathatic. You are very vulnerable during an ayahuasca ceremony and the staff were always happy to assist...More

2  Thank jahphoto
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

There are a handful of times in my life where I can say something was pivotal and life changing. This retreat was one of those experiences. The love I felt from my fellow retreaters, was simply overwhelming. I am so grateful I found this place...More

Thank Branden B
Reviewed 19 June 2017

There really is no way to describe this experience. What I can say is that this a an experience of a lifetime in a safe and secure environment where you will feel comfortable and supported on you journey. I did a 3 day retreat in...More

3  Thank Ania W
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

I was fortunate enough to experience a 3-day retreat with Etnikas last July. I'm only getting down to writing a review now because I'm still learning from the experience, and well, time flies. The plant medicine is amazing, all I dreamed of for 10 years...More

7  Thank Nick B
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Initially I was reluctant to stay here as I'm not one who normally shares rooms or stays in rustic retreats. But I was blessed with a wonderful roommate who is now a great friend, and the place is well located in one of the most...More

4  Thank hoyden666
Reviewed 14 May 2017

This was the most important experience of my life I found spirituality as well as answers to a wide variety of questions that I brought about my past, present and future. The staff is so loving and great at what they do. Everything was very...More

Thank Mitchell D
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

I love Etnikas and the staff. These people will make you feel safe and loved which is what you want if is your 1st time trying Ayahuasca. A bit pricey for 5 day ceremony but it's worth it! Everyone has a different experience but you...More

1  Thank traveling-Liv
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Have not been there, however I sent an email & resume regarding a program listed on their website, and received back an abrupt/curt one line response that the program was no longer available. Not even a "thank you for your interest." Not terribly personable, or...More

4  Thank baffledbyhumanity
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Imagine sitting for your first Ayahuasca ceremony and being taken care of by a medical doctor, a nurse, the retreat coordinator a Shaman and an Andean Priest. The next day the Shaman, The Doctor, a Psychologist and the retreat coordinator meet with you to talk...More

10  Thank Laura Y
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Martyn J
20 August 2017|
Response from jahphoto | Reviewed this property |
Hey Martyn, I just finished with a retreat there. The center sent us all a retreat guide beforehand that had a list of hotels that were nearby. Check with them and they'll be happy to help. Get ready for a transformative... More
30 June 2017|
Response from Christopher L |
First and foremost understand this is a trip to heal mind, body, and spirit. And that your trip has already begun if this is what you seek. My experience was sublime - denotatively. You must fast for two weeks to prepare... More
27 June 2017|
Response from Christopher L |
This takes place at a location called the Etnikas Water Place on 674 Calle de Recoletas. It is about a fifteen minute cab ride from the Plaza de Armas, which should cost no more than 8-10 Sollas. There are 5 or 6 bathroom... More