Vikara Transformation Retreats

9-Day Ayahuasca Retreat


In this retreat, we use sacred plant medicine  Ayahuasca to help you connect with the spirit of the universe and the wisdom within in order to bring peace, love, and clarity to your life. Our 9-day retreat is held every month, and features two Ayahuasca ceremonies, one San Pedro ceremony, and a Temazcal (Sweat Lodge) ceremony. We include a mindful yoga practice throughout the retreat that integrates breathwork and movement as another form of medicine to support your transformation. You’ll also have the opportunity to swim in the ocean, learn to surf, witness epic sunsets, go horseback riding, connect with your retreat cohort who becomes like family, and enjoy nutritional, high vibration meals. This retreat is a holistic experience that is truly life-changing.


Healing from emotional wounds, trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression, or addictions
Spiritual growth and evolution
Greater awareness of your blockages so you can finally release them and feel more self-love
Clarity of the truth of the Universe and your purpose in it
New perspectives to get yourself out of old patterns and habits
A deeply fulfilling connection to something greater than yourself
Inner peace and more joy in life

"I couldn’t have dreamt of a better experience. I felt protected and listened before, during and after the ceremony. This Ayahusca retreat has been the most powerful & enlightening experience I’ve had to live."

Amelia, FRANCE

Yoga & well-being Retreat - Vikara in Ecuador

What's Included



  • 8 nights upscale, beachfront private accommodations with king-sized bed and en suite bathroom
  • Personal call with facilitators before arrival for introduction and intention setting.
  • Opening and closing ceremony
  • Demonstration of how to set your intention with tobacco and other herbal remedies, which you can incorporate in your daily life
  • 3 Plant Medicine Ceremonies (2 AYAHUASCA +1 SAN PEDRO)
  • 1 Temazcal/ Sweat-lodge ceremony for detoxification and rejuvenation.
  • Yoga classes designed especially for this program, incorporating movement and breathwork as medicine
  • Daily delicious meals from locally sourced produce following a
  • Plant Medicine diet
  • Personal access to the Shamans on a daily basis
  • Integration and Sharing circles with Shamans and facilitators after the ceremonies
  • Fresh fruits/snacks, water and tea available at all times
  • Lifetime 10% discount on return visits to Vikara

Additional costs: 6.9% credit card fee, airfare to Ecuador, travel insurance, optional gratuities for retreat staff, optional add-on activities. If you are in financial need, but feel strongly that this retreat is for you, ask us about our Scholarship Program.

$1990 Private Single Room
$3490 Private Double Room (2 people )

15% off for Group package (3 people +)


You will receive a 100$ discount when booking up to 2 months before the retreat begins.


Optional Add-on Activities

There are many other activities and services we can add to your package. When you book, simply let us know what you'd like to add, or we can usually arrange these services or activities when you arrive. 

Shamballa energy healing 
Boxing lessons
Thai massage
Dynamic physical training
Horseback riding (2-3 hours)
Isla de la Plata excursion (full day)
Kickboxing and personal training
Sound Healing Therapy
Surf trips
Private yoga
Spanish lessons
Plant medicine ceremony (Ayahuasca and Sanpedro)

Retreat dates 2021

January 6-14
January 25-Feb 2
February 22-March 2
March 8-16
April 22-30
May 19-27
June 7-15
July 23-31
August 3-11


Sample Daily Schedule

8:00am Yoga
9:45am Breakfast
10:30 free time to take surf lessons
13:30 Lunch
16:00 afternoon free time for massage, horseback riding, meditation, intention setting
20:00 Ayahuasca Ceremony

Healthy nutritious meals

During our Plant Medicine retreats, food is considered medicine as well. As Hippocrates said, "let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food." We use only fresh and locally sourced ingredients, and our menu during retreat is designed to provide great tasting meals that are delicious, wholesome, nutritious, and well balanced.

With the chef’s flair in design and knowledge in healing foods, you can expect your plate to look like art, even while delivering amazing taste and nutritional value.

Post retreat, your body will feel cleaner and healthier than ever.

We are also happy to accommodate your dietary requirement(s) if needed.

What Else to Expect

Safety and wellbeing are our main priorities at Vikara. We are passionate about creating an environment where you feel comfortable, safe, and supported through the entire process.

Our Shamans
We only work with experienced shamans that have trained for years with plant medicines. Our compassionate and well-trained healers share their teachings, healings, songs, capabilities with integrity and honor. We work with bilingual Shamans, and ceremonies are conducted in English.

Our Shaman, facilitator and team are all here to prepare and guide you through the process. We offer consultations with the Shaman and facilitator before and after the Ayahuasca experience to discuss questions and share your experience. We are also available for post-retreat consultations via Skype.
Throughout the retreat, we offer several opportunities for integration and sharing in order to process your experience in a safe and comfortable way. Both our Shamans as well as retreat facilitators are here for you to support you through your experience and transform your insights from the medicine into actionable steps.

Group size
Our ceremonies are limited to a maximum of 10 participants in order to make sure that the Shaman can take care of everyone individually during the ceremony. This creates a very unique and personalized atmosphere, which separates us from other retreat centers, who work with much larger groups.


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Preparing for your Retreat

Setting your Intention
The plant medicine works best if you have a clear intention going into ceremony. The more clear your intention, the better chance you get clarity and the answers you are seeking. During our initial interview, we will coach you on intention setting if you request assistance.

In order to prepare your body for plant medicine, we recommend a cleansing diet at least a week to two weeks in advance. This diet excludes red meat, pork, caffeine, onion and garlic, acidic fruits, fermented foods, alcohol, refined sugar, excessive salt and spicy foods.

Alcohol, recreational drugs, and antidepressants
We advise our guests to avoid alcohol and recreational drugs before attending our retreat.
We cannot accept guests who within 3 weeks of the retreat are actively on SSRIs and MAO Inhibitor medications( i.e. Wellbutrin, Prozac, Zoloft, Effexor etc). Combining these medications with Ayahuasca can induce serotonin syndrome that can lead to severe reactions. Please do not stop taking prescribed medications (including antidepressants) without consulting your doctor.
Before booking a retreat, it is important that we have full disclosure of all medications/drugs and the length of time any guest/volunteer has been taking them. We also need full disclosure of any serious mental health issues or history of psychosis.
Heart Conditions
For your own safety, we cannot accept guests who have a heart condition or chronic high blood pressure.


Please contact us if you have any concerns or/and questions.
We will make sure to discuss all details and preparations prior to your retreat.

" If you have been looking into other retreats, save yourself the time, they have it all right here. I look forward to returning one day."

Shannon & Keena, USA

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