Casa del sol shamanic medicine retreatS

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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.

Current Retreat Calendar

Retreats 20217-Day Retreat11-Day Retreat
July: General Retreat Jul 19 - 25 Jul 19 - 29
August: General Retreat Aug 02 - 08 Aug 02 - 12
September: General Retreat Sep 11 - 17 Sep 11 - 21
October: General Retreat Oct 01 - 07 Oct 01 - 11
November: Vision Quest Special Retreat* Nov 06 - 12 Nov 06 - 16
December: General Retreat Dec 01 - 07 Dec 01 - 11

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

Retreat Types

7 or 11 Day Retreats

All of our retreats extend 11 days, but we give participants the option to stay for only 7 days within the 11 day period if they are seeking a shorter experience.


General Shamanic Medicine Retreats:

Our 11 day are general retreat includes the following activities:

  • Lodging for 11 days and 10 nights
  • All meals, 3 per day except when there is ceremony. All vegetarian.
  • 2 Ayahuasca Ceremonies
  • 2 San Pedro Ceremonies
  • 1 San Pedro Temazcal (Sweat Lodge)
  • 1 San Pedro Mountain Hike
  • 1 Mushroom Mountain Hike
  • Rape medicine with each ceremony
  • 2 Temazcales (Sweat Lodge)
  • Morning Breathwork, Meditation & Cold Plunge in the River Rituals
  • Workshops & Integration Activities
  • Rest Days & Optional Healing Activities

Specialty 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 dive deeper into a vision (Vision Quest) and to honor the divine Masculine and Feminine (All Womens or Mens Retreat).

If you are interested in learning more about specialty retreats, please contact us.

General Retreat Activities Schedule

Day 1
Arrival & Personal Interview
Welcome Sweat Lodge – Time of Intention Setting

Day 2
San Pedro & Mushrooms Medicine Mountain Hike with Andean Offering – Full Day

Day 3
Morning Breath Activation
River Bath
Qigong, Mudras and Meditation
*Optional Activities – see below*

Day 4
Morning Yoga
San Pedro Ceremony in our Mountain Maloka – Full Day

Day 5
Morning Kambo I (extra and optional)
Sharing Circle
Ayahuasca Night Ceremony

Day 6
Rest Day
*Optional Activities – see below*

Day 7 – (Departure 7-Days retreat participants)
San Pedro Medicine Hike to the Waterfall – Full Day
Voice Activation Workshop

Day 8
Kambo II (optional)
Sharing Circle
Ayahuasca Night Ceremony

Day 9
Rest Day
*Optional Activities – see below*

Day 10
Morning Yoga
San Pedro Ceremony with Sweat Lodge – Full Day

Day 11
Kambo III (extra and optional)


We also have Optional Activities


We have a wide choice of rooms that suit every need. At maximum retreat capacity, we have 3 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.

Rates & Cancellation Policy

  • All deposits are nonrefundable.
  • Cancellations within 30 days prior to your scheduled retreat will forfeit their deposit and opportunity to reschedule their retreat. There are no refunds for cancellations within 30 days of a retreat.
  • We will hold retreat deposits that are cancelled prior to the 30 day cut off for rescheduling. You will be able to transfer your deposit to a future retreat within the following 6 months. However….
  • Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are temporarily extending the time frame for retreat reschedules during 2021. If you book a retreat in 2021 and a cancellation notification is received prior to the 30 day cut off, your deposit remains valid until you can attend.
  • As of March 22, 2021, Ecuador requires a COVID Vaccination Passport OR a negative COVID test taken within 72 hours before arrival in Ecuador. We can also assist you in getting a COVID test upon leaving the retreat.

Preparation Dieta & Medical Guidelines

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

The preparation Dieta combines diet, contemplative practice and physical conditioning to prepare the self to be a pure container to receive the medicine.

  • Review our Dieta 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 take an additional domestic flight to Loja.

Review Directions Here

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

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