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Etnikas Ayahuasca Retreats

Cusco, Peru
+51 84 244516
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7 Day Etnikas trip

I went for the 7 day experience at Etnikas and it was amazing! The staff were so sweet, the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jen H
Truly a Game Changer

I went to Etnikas looking/wanting/needing a major reset in my life and I got what i was hoping for... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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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“volcanic water” (11 reviews)
“mother earth” (14 reviews)
Cusco, Peru
+51 84 244516

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I went for the 7 day experience at Etnikas and it was amazing! The staff were so sweet, the location was beautiful and the food was delicious. I was surprised at how nice the additional hotels were that they arranged for us in Agua Caliente...More

Thank Jen H
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to Etnikas looking/wanting/needing a major reset in my life and I got what i was hoping for. First off the people that tend to you and your well being are heart motivated and you are in safe space. That was paramount to me...More

Thank lsl428
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Today I left the mystical healing centre that is Etnikas. My wife and I stopped for a 5day/4night Ayahuasca ceremony and even though it was at times exhausting and extremely tough I cannot recommend this centre enough. Pro's Attentive and professional staff. Great food Authentic...More

1  Thank Martyn J
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Loved this place!! My experience was first class. Well worth the money and time. I did a three day retreat. I would advise that you do the volcanic water cleanse. A couple of people missed this part the day before and really felt it affected...More

1  Thank Sam C
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

6  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

10  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

5  Thank hoyden666
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Elaine B
1 September 2017|
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Response from traveling-Liv | Reviewed this property |
I was there in March and I recommend that you arrive in Cusco a few days before to get use to altitude as it is much higher than what your body is use to. Cusco is safe and very beautiful, You will love it. You will partake... More
Martyn J
20 August 2017|
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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