Shamanic Medicine Retreats

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Leave as Family.

We are devoted to creating an immersive healing process with ancestral plant medicines, rituals and workshops. The Casa del Sol environment was intentionally nurtured for spiritual exploration, self-growth, and reflection. Our retreats are for those on a journey of personal growth, clarity in their life purpose, emotional and physical healing. Through the indigenous teachings, we help our family to develop a stronger spiritual connection to the world around them.

Ayahuasca & San Pedro Retreat

Our 11-Day Ayahuasca & San Pedro monthly Retreat includes:

  • Lodging for 11 days and 10 nights in pristine natural environment close to the river.
  • All meals, 3 per day except when there is ceremony. All vegetarian, organic, mostly vegan.
  • 2 Ayahuasca Ceremonies
  • 1 San Pedro Traditional Ceremony
  • 1 San Pedro with Sweat Lodge
  • 1 San Pedro Mountain Hike
  • Rape medicine with each ceremony (optional)
  • 2 Sweat Lodge (one of the with San Pedro medicine)
  • 1 Laundry service
  • Workshops, Sharing Circles & Integration Activities (including transportation)
  • Rest Days

What’s NOT included: Airfair tickets, Kambo Sessions, Massage Sessions, Optional Healing Activities, Airport Pick-up or Drop-off

Daily Activities Schedule

Day 1
  • Arrival
  • Personal Interview
  • Introduction of the group
  • Sweat Lodge
  • Sharing and guidelines
Day 2
  • Kambo (extra and optional)
  • Meditation and resources to work with plant medicines Workshop
Day 3
  • Daytime San Pedro traditional ceremony
  • Sound healing relaxing bath
Day 4
  • Yoga
  • Rest / Integration
  • Sharing Circle
  • Ayahuasca nighttime Ceremony
Day 5
  • Rest
  • Optional activities
Day 6
  • Hike with San Pedro Medicine and traditional offerings
  • Voice activation workshop
Day 7
  • Connection with the body: The Joy of Dance
  • Rest
  • Sharing circle
  • Ayahuasca nighttime ceremony
Day 8
  • Kambo II (extra and optional)
  • Optional activities
  • Art watercolor painting workshop
  • Rest
Day 9
  • San Pedro daytime ceremony with Sweat Lodge
Day 10
  • Kambo III (extra and optional)
  • Workshops and resources for a proper integration
  • Closing circle
Day 11
  • Departure

Special Retreats

Each year, we bring in shamans from many parts of South America to help host retreats with shamanic medicines such as Yopo and Peyote. These retreats are not upon request, but will be shared with our previous family members that have joined a Casa del Sol retreat in the past. We also curate a sacred space to dive deeper into a vision (Vision Quest) and to honor the divine Masculine and Femenine (All Women or Men Retreat), as well as the Ancient Andean Traditions in Perú.

Women Retreat: Sacred Womb Healing & Wisdom

January 22 - February 01, 2023

Special Yopo, San Pedro & Peyote Retreat

February 20 - March 02, 2023

Sacred Initiation in the Peruvian Andean Tradition (Part 1)

June 20 - July 02, 2023

Vision Quest 2023

November 10 - 21, 2023

2023 Retreat Calendar


[January 2023] Women Retreat: Sacred Womb Wisdom

Jan 22 – 01 FULL
[February 2023] Ayahuasca & San Pedro Retreat  Feb 05 – 15 APPLY NOW 
[February 2023] Special Yopo, Peyote & San Pedro Retreat Feb 20 – 02  APPLY NOW
[March 2023] Ayahuasca & San Pedro Retreat Mar 21 – 31  WAITING LIST
[April 2023] Ayahuasca & San Pedro Retreat Apr 20 – 30 APPLY NOW
[May 2023] Ayahuasca & San Pedro Retreat May 20 – 30  FULL
[June 2023] Sacred Initiation in the Peruvian Andean Tradition (Part I) Jun 20 – 02  MORE INFO
[July 2023] – Ayahuasca & San Pedro Retreat Jul 19 – 29  APPLY NOW
[August 2023] – Ayahuasca & San Pedro Retreat Aug 17 – 27  FULL
[September 2023] Ayahuasca & San Pedro Retreat Sep 20 – 30 APPLY NOW
[October 2023] Sacred Initiation in the Peruvian Andean Tradition (Part II) Oct 14 – 27  MORE INFO
[November 2023] Vision Quest Special Retreat  Nov 10 – 21 APPLY NOW
[December 2023] Ayahuasca & San Pedro Retreat  Dec 12 – 22 APPLY NOW

Our retreats are capped at 13 participants so we recommend you book ahead of time to guarantee your spot.

Accommodation & Cancellation Policy

We have a wide choice of rooms that suit every need. At maximum retreat capacity, we have 4 private rooms and 6 shared rooms. We have both shared and private accommodations located in our main house and cabins by the river. All rooms are in close proximity to clean bathrooms and include electricity.

Our main home has a spacious living room for relaxing, a large kitchen for a handful of cooks, a dining room that seats sixteen, a grassy courtyard and a terrace surrounded by climbing flowers that overlook the valley. There are nearby walking trails for short day treks and flourishing gardens for lounging at home.

Cancellation Policy:

  • The payment of your retreat deposit is 100% refundable if your application is approved and you decide to cancel 60+ days before the start date. 
  • Your full deposit is maintained to be rescheduled up to 21 days before the retreat start date.


COVID Regulations:

  • Ecuador no longer has COVID documentation requirements, meaning you can enter the country without a vaccination card or PCR test.

Preparation Dieta & Medical Guidelines

These plant medicines work in various dimensions to purify the mind, body and spirit. They cleanse physical, emotional, and energetic impurities that have accumulated over one’s lifetime and even in the ancestral lineage. They also hold space as spiritual teachers who tend to our inner fire of deep transformation, creating a closer connection with the Divine.

The preparation Dieta (or regime) combines a food diet, as well as a lifestyle diet (emotional habits, attitudes, information we receive, and actions we engage in). Contemplative practice and physical conditioning are needed to prepare oneself to be a pure container to receive the medicine.

  • Review our Preparation Guide: and our Directions Guide 
  • Bring spending money in $20 bills or less – there are ATM’s that you can use but bills larger than $20 notes are difficult to change in this economy.
  • Check your passport expiration date – Passport expiration dates are strictly enforced in Ecuador. You must have more than 6 months remaining before the expiration of your passport or you will not be denied boarding your flight to Ecuador.


See what our past family members have said about their experience with Casa del Sol!


Casa del Sol Retreat Center is located in the beautiful Sacred Valley of San Pedro in Vilcabamba, Ecuador. The closest airport is Catamayo Loja Airport (LOH). 

International flights arrive in Quito or Guayaquil and then there are domestic flights to Loja everyday, which you can book directly through Aeroregional.

Review detailed Directions here.

We do offer pick up from Loja Airport to Casa del Sol in Vilcabamba for $30. There is also an additional charge for staying extra nights. Please inquire further if you have interest in either of these options.

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The sacred mountains and rushing river await!