Mai Niti Ayahuasca Retreat Center (and plant medicine!)

Mai Niti Ayahuasca Retreat Center (and plant medicine!)

Nuestro centro de retiro está ubicado en San Francisco, una comunidad de Shipibo al norte de Pucallpa, Perú.

WARNING! If you’re looking for an ensuite bathroom, warm water, a toilet that has a flush and no insects, you are likely best off looking at another center. Mai Niti is NOT a 5 star (or 4!) luxury resort! However, most guests get used to the rustic rooms and jungle lifestyle quickly, and come to appreciate the simplicity of the center and living here. Edit: We now have flushing toilets! (no change with the insects and all the rest though ;D)

Staying here is an opportunity to experience life in a Shipibo Community. You’ll live in harmony with the earth as the Shipibo do – consuming a healthy but scrumptious vegetarian (mainly) diet and living in basic wooden cabins / dorms, hand built on a small clearing of this Amazon Jungle village.

Los huéspedes son libres de explorar el centro cuando lo deseen, y tendrán acceso 24/7 a la casa comunitaria y Maloka.

La Maloka

La maloka es donde sostenemos. ceremonias de ayahuasca, charlas individuales con los Maestros, y también un espacio donde encontrará paz y tranquilidad para practicar yoga, meditación, arte, escritura, ejercicio y cualquier otra cosa.

Fuera de la maloka
Ayahuasca retreat center maloka
Dentro de la maloka

La casa comunitaria

Hammock at the ayahuasca retreat center
Centro de retiro de ayahuasca - hamaca

La casa de la comunidad es donde los huéspedes y voluntarios pueden relajarse en su tiempo libre. Hay hamacas y sofás para relajarse y una mesa para comer.

El salón para huéspedes está abierto las 24 horas. Aquí, hay acceso a wifi, asientos cómodos, hamacas y puertos de carga. Le invitamos a usar el salón para relajarse solo o para socializar con otros huéspedes (¡y pronto para ser amigos!)

Casa comunitaria

La cocina

Cocinaremos para usted, pero si decide traer su propia comida, hay mucho espacio para que la almacene y la cocine.


We have private rooms and private tambos available for those who need to be in solitude while undergoing a strong plant dieta.

¡Algunos de los edificios en el centro están abiertos, lo que significa que puede estar compartiendo espacio con algún insecto ocasional! Sin embargo, no se preocupe: su cama viene equipada con una mosquitera para asegurarse de que usted es el único allí, y la mayoría de los insectos se mantienen alejados por las ventanas y entradas con malla.

Las sábanas, una almohada, una manta y un mosquitero están incluidos. Póngase en contacto con anticipación si necesita una toalla.

Un dormitorio en el centro.

Private tambos are available for guests who need the space to undergo an intensive plant dieta. This room has a single bed – but most have a bigger bed!

Las comidas

Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be cooked and served by the center’s wonder Peruvian cook. Since we’re working traditionally with Ayahuasca and other plant medicines, there are many food limitations – so we won’t be able to prepare anything like what you’re used to! We do our best to ensure that everyone loves their food though – or enjoys it as much as possible cosidering the limitations (no oil, no salt (usually), no spices, and many foods that we can’t eat in order to ensure that you get the most out of working with the various medicines). Those with special dietary requirements are welcome – just let us know in advance what you can and can’t eat.

Volunteering at our Ayahuasca Center

If you speak fluent Spanish and English and have a keen interest in plant medicine and helping people we’d love to hear from you. Please send an email to mainitiretiro@gmail.com.

Living in the Native Community of San Francisco

Puedes estar con nosotros el tiempo que desees, estamos felices de compartir nuestra cultura y nuestro estilo de vida contigo!

We are located in San Francisco, a Shipibo village one hour north of Pucallpa. When you arrive by plane, we’ll arrange for one of our trusted Taxi drivers to come and collect you and bring you straight to the retreat center (about 45 mins – 1 hour from the local Pucallpa airport)

As the center is based in a native community, there are sometimes noises from the local people: music at times, the local fruit seller riding by letting us all know what he has, and the occasional tuk tuk in the distance. There is not always complete silence, but most of the time it’s peaceful at the center.

Those looking for complete silence, a jungle environment, or luxury, are best off looking for another center – those who are looking for deep healing with highly experienced shamans who aren’t bothered (or are even interested to) live in a native Shipibo village should.

We often visit the Chakra (a farm / jungle) where we’re fully surrounded by nature and no people are around. Some guests opt also to complete their dietas there in silence, especially those undergoing deeper processes. Even here – there’s occasional noise, but very only very faint and far less frequently.