We are a traditional Shipibo healing retreat center in the Amazonian Rainforest.  We offer healing ayahuasca retreats with master plants, traditional Shipibo diets, and ayahuasca ceremonies. We are specialists in shamanic treatment under the guidance of master healer and ayahuasquero Ricardo Amaringo. We are an integrative healing center also providing training in Amazonian shamanism, medical education and opportunities for visionary art.


Our master curanderos treat their patients through traditional healing diets, plant medicine and ayahuasca ceremony. Ricardo is a gifted healer, well known for his dedicated healing work and his powerful icaros.



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We charge an all-inclusive  daily fee for our services, which includes transport from the Iquitos airport, private rooms, modern bathrooms and shower, meals, laundry, wifi internet and traditional medicine, including ayahuasca retreats and other plant treatments.

We require a 7-day minimum stay ($180/day).  For stays of 10 days or more our price is $150 per day.  For further questions concerning pricing, please contact us at  nihuerao@gmail.com





Ayahuasca is a traditional Amazonian plant medicine utilized in ceremonial healing at our retreat center.  Ayahuasca is made from potent psychotropic plants indigenous to the Amazon Rain Forest and has been used in traditional Shipibo healing for countless generations.


About our Center

Nihue Rao Centro Espiritual was established in 2011.  We are traditional healing center in the Amazionian Rainforest of Peru, South America.  We offer ayahuasca retreats, traditional healing and training with master plants and traditional ayahuasca ceremony.  We also provide further opportunities in integrative healing, medical education, and visionary art.

We are now treating and training "pasajeros" from all over the world.  Please come and visit us.

Our center is located near the beautiful Allpahuayo Mishana National Reserve, close to the small village of Llanchama along the Nanay River in the Amazon Rainforest.  

Under the guidance of master Shipibo healer and primary owner Ricardo Amaringo, Nihue Rao Centro Espiritual provides visitors with profound experiences in Traditional Amazonian Plant Medicine, specializing in traditional ayahuasca ceremony.  Ricardo Amaringo is one of the most talented and generous Shipibo healers of his generation and is dedicated to sharing this vital medicine to those who need it the most.  At Nihue Rao, he is assisted assisted by his gifted Shipibo colleagues.

Ricardo initially founded the center with his apprentices Colombian-American Family Physician Joe Tafur MD and Canadian Artist Cvita Mamic.  He is now taking over full ownership of the Nihue Rao making it one of the largest indigenously owned healing centers in Peru.

Visionary Art

Under the guidance of co-owner Canadian artist and healer Cvita Mamic, we have developed an art studio at Nihue Rao, the Art Maloka.  Cvita's success in the art world has helped to inspire the Art Maloka, where visionary art inspired during ayahuasca ceremony can be explored and celebrated.  We have hosted a number of visionary artists who have shared their expertise with our guests as they progress through their healing journey.  Cvita is a gifted artist and healer.  She has apprenticed under Maestro Ricardo and is herself a gifted curandera, traditional shamanic healer, assisting at all levels of treatment at the center, sharing both her creative spirit and her healing gifts.