March 5 Ayahuasca + Plant Medicine Diet w/ Sanango

Jenaro Herrera, Peru

20 reviews
Mar 5 - 16, 2023
Group size: 1 - 7
March 5 Ayahuasca + Plant Medicine Diet w/ Sanango
Jenaro Herrera, Peru

20 reviews

Mar 5 - 16, 2023
Group size: 1 - 7

About this trip

Immerse yourself in traditional Amazonian ayahuasca ceremonies and plant dietas in a safe, tranquil environment guided by highly-experienced Maestros with professional facilitation.

See more at Casa Del Maestro Plant Medicine Center.

About the Plant Dieta:

This program includes a plant medicine dieta with Sanango or Tobacco. Dietas often take participants much deeper than ayahuasca ceremonies alone. The process requires a commitment on behalf of the participant that includes a series of behavioral restrictions that one is required to follow before, during and after the dieta. Please make sure you are committed to the entire process!

The dieta lasts for eight days, consisting of 3 ceremonies with your elected plant: Sanango or Tobacco. Ceremonies are held at 3 a.m., with the effects of the medicines lasting through the next day. On the eighth day the dieta is "cut" with salt and normal food is reintroduced into the body. This will also begin a series of ayahuasca ceremonies over the following three nights.

Food for the dieta follows the traditional guidelines: plain, bland food free of any salt, spices or sauces. You can expect mild river fish, plain chicken, yucca, cucumbers, hard boiled eggs and white rice.

Dieta participants are also to refrain from physical contact with others, and there will be limited participation in retreat activities. Dieters are required to remain free of sexual activity during the dieta and for 30 days afterwards, as well as 30 days without the use of any drugs or alcohol, including other plant medicines.

For more information Sanango and Tobacco dietas, view our website and feel free to contact us with any questions.

What’s included

  • Accommodations
    Simple, private room in shared lodging with shared bathrooms
  • Meals
    All meals are included throughout the duration of your stay. Meals are prepared in accordance to safe ayahuasca dietary restrictions. Dietary preferences available (vegan, vegetarian, etc.)
  • Local Transportation
    Round trip transportation between Iquitos and Casa Del Maestro in Jenaro Herrera
  • Translation
    English-Spanish translation
  • Program Facilitation
    Professional facilitation and assistance during ceremonies and throughout your stay
  • Medicine Preparation
    Help prepare plant medicines (when available)
  • Retreat Activites
    Group discussions, questions with the Maestro, trip to local swimming area, walks on the property. Activities vary by program
  • Flights
    International flights to Lima, Peru and domestic flights from Lima to Iquitos, Peru
  • Hotels in Iquitos
    Hotel stay while in Iquitos before or after the retreat

Your Organizer

Casa Del Maestro
20 reviews
Casa Del Maestro is a family-run plant medicine center located outside of Genaro Herrera, Peru. It is owned and operated by Maestro Don Alberto Torres Davila and three generations of his extended family. Situated outside the village on private land, Casa Del Maestro represents a return to the origin of Don Alberto's lineage and the roots of his plant medicine tradition.


To say I had a great time, would be a disservice to the Casa Del Maestro. The Maestro and his family were so welcoming, I felt right at home. Everyone went above and beyond to make us feel comfortable. The accommodations were clean and stayed that way the whole visit. I left feeling more alive than when I arrived, my family and friends commented on it as well. The Casa changed me as a person for the better, and though the work continues, I look forward to coming back and working with the Maestro again.
By James B for June 5 Ayahuasca Retreat with Optional Plant Dieta on 29 Jun, 2022
It was a profoundly healing experience, if at times overwhelming and scary, but well worth it. The Maestros and facilitators were so kind, obviously experienced, and well-suited to their jobs. I truly am thankful to Maestro Alberto and his wonderful team. I encourage anyone who is looking for a powerful and protected space to experience the plant medicines to come here.
By Casey B for June 5 Ayahuasca Retreat with Optional Plant Dieta on 22 Jun, 2022
This place and the people were equally magical. Ayahuasca isn't always the most pleasant medicine, and yet on the last day I was really sad to leave. Casa del Maestro provides such a great experience from beginning to end, it's sometimes hard to believe it's real.
By Lindsay V for June 5 Ayahuasca Retreat with Optional Plant Dieta on 22 Jun, 2022
After an 8 yr hiatus from ayahuasca i couldnt have imagined a more welcoming and smooth re-entry into the Medicine Space than this reunion with Matt and Don Alberto! It was so clear to me and others that Great New Glorious Beginnings are afoot at Casa De Maestro. Having worked with Don Alberto at Blue Morpho several times in the past it was so wonderful to see him shining and buoyant and distinctly happier now that he has his own Center underway! And Matt (Mateo)...wise beyond his years! And such integrity, humility, humor & light-heartedness and obvious dedication to serving humankind, serving pacha mama, serving la Pura Medicine, and serving Don Alberto and Eliseo and their sacred lineage. And Ania added another element of kindness, gentleness and burgeoning wisdom. And the family feel of the Casa added a comforting and warm vibe to the whole week. The facilities, grounds and new plantings are very nicely done and are quickly progressing. I cant wait to see it again in a year or two. While you wont find deep jungle right outside your bungalow door it isnt far away! And the open, farmstead scenario actually lends itself to some spectacular sunsets, cloud watching, and star gazing! Before arriving, i honestly was expecting maybe some mild disappointment not being in deep jungle but alas Beauty is EVERYWHERE:))). In sum, I would not hesitate one iota to send a friend to Casa De Maestro. Its the real deal through and through. Just imagine of a beautiful, massive, towering, multi-buttressed, glorious tree shining in the Amazon, root-root-rooted deep on the heart of Pacha Mama and that is the Casa De Maestro.
By Matthew L for June 5 Ayahuasca Retreat with Optional Plant Dieta on 20 Jun, 2022
When it comes to ayahuasca, trust is huge. That is the main reason I have worked only with Don Alberto for so long, almost 11 years now. After experimenting with a couple other Ayahuascueros back in 2012-2013, I have never found a reason to go anywhere else. He is dedicated to his profession, and his Ayahuasca has a power to it that has no equal. And somehow, the past couple of tours at his ranch in Herrera have been the deepest and most profound, with results that will last the rest of my life, especially with the last Sanango tour. It's amazing to hear hear him speak about the medicine with such enthusiasm. That is his love for the medicine. Matt, Don Alberto's apprentice and director of the retreat center, has a dedication and work ethic that is an inspiration to me. A good friend for advise, and full of fun. And so funny! Good man. Anna makes a fine balance, and I am grateful. Thank you.
By Ian B for March 27 Ayahuasca + Plant Medicine Diet w/ Sanango or Tobacco on 26 May, 2022
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Casa del Maestro is the only place I would want to have this experience. Casa del Maestro is an incredibly safe space so much so I brought my loved ones for their first experience. The staff are outstanding, caring, and loving. Great experience, great people, great medicine.
By Christian M on 30 Jun, 2022

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