Nihue Rao’s maloka is a beautiful building constructed in traditional Shipibo style. It can hold up to 30 people, including shamans, staff, and participants.
Maestro Ricardo Amaringo limits the number of passengers in the maloka to 20 guests or less, in order to optimize the healing experience and provide all guests with excellent service. The other seats in the maloka are reserved for our team of shamans and staff assistants.
Inside the Maloka
Inside Nihue Rao’s maloka all guests sit on their individual mat, in a circle so that everyone may face one another and the maestros. Each guest will receive a personal song or icaro, which can help open them to the extraordinary medicinal visions from the world of the plants and also provides spiritual healing.
Inside the Maloka
Group & Tours
Nihue Rao welcomes groups and tours at our center. We encourage visits from professional tour groups, as well as groups of friends, family, or shamanic students to travel together to share the experience and spiritual healing at Nihue Rao.
If you wish to organize a group tour, you can receive a special price for yourself for being the group facilitator. Please inquire for more information, or read more about our special offers at the bottom of the page.
Maestro Ricardo Amaringo offers spiritual weddings in the Shipibo tradition. In the spiritual wedding, the maestro unifies the souls of the two people getting married for this lifetime in the love of God. Married couples can also come to have a spiritual wedding, in addition to the traditional wedding they have already had. Couples will stay in a matrimonial room for the night, and photography is available.
Contact us to make reservations for your spiritual wedding.
At end of the day, the energies settle at Nihue Rao in preparation for the ayahuasca ceremony. The sun sets and the night sky awakens. Guests begin to arrive at the maloka around 7 p.m., frequently coming early to meditate and focus on their intentions for the night. At 8 p.m. the medicine is served, and guests experience the tradition of ayahuasca, opening themselves to powerful healing and life-changing experiences.
During a ceremony of ayahuasca many visions from the spiritual world can be seen. Here the "kene" on the face of the spirituals doctors (shaman) of master plants...
Mother ayahuasca most tipicaly present herself as a snake...
and many other spirits might be seen too...
Painting by Mauro
All rooms are double bedroom convertible. One matrimonial house is available
for couples coming to the center for spiritual marriages and families.
All rooms have electricity 24 hours a day and a wall plug to recharge devices.
Sheets, polar fleece, mosquito net, pillow, and a towel are provided.
We have dedicated security guards who patrol the property 24 hours a day.
The center is also equipped with a small safe for valuables.
comfy space with couches, hammock, and 24 hour a day electricity and
Wi-Fi. Many guests use the lounge to socialize and meet new friends.
On nights with no ceremony, we often convert the lounge into a mini-
cinema, with a projector and popcorn.
Guests are free to wander about the center and chat or relax in
the main lounge area, the covered porch, the kitchen, the art maloka,
several small outdoor pagodas and seating areas, individual rooms, or
the ceremonial maloka space. Guests are asked to avoid walking
down paths that lead to the long term dieters’ tambos, to allow them
to remain in isolation.
friendly food is prepared by our kitchen staff. You can come enjoy breakfast
from 7:30 to 9 a.m., lunch from 12 to 1 p.m., and dinner from 5 to 6 p.m.
Depending on the season and local availability, you can expect to find fish
from the Amazon river such as boquechico and doncella, grilled green plantain,
chapo, potatoes, quinoa, wheat, oatmeal, rice, lentils, beans, apples, bananas,
and bread. We also have hot tea available all day. All of our water is
filtered and safe to drink, please bring a water bottle.
dieters. These tambos are made in natural wood construction with walls
made of mosquito netting. They are equipped with a simple bed, desk,
and hammock, are isolated in a beautiful jungle environment on
Nihue Rao’s property.
Most tambos are located at least 20 to 40 meters far from the main
center so that dieters are within easy walking distance of the
ceremonial maloka and bathrooms, but have a necessary distance
from the main center’s activity. This allows for isolation, immersion,
and optimum concentration in the diet process. Sheets, polar fleece,
pillow, mosquito net, and a towel are provided. Dieters can request meal
delivery if they prefer additional isolation.
vapor baths, and vomitivo in a medicine house outside the ceremonial
maloka. Guests who are dieting a plant come to take their plant remedies once
a day, Monday through Saturday, often at 10 a.m. or 3 p.m.
traditional Shipibo ceremony clothes, visionary embroideries, jewelry, and
shamanic gear for the ayahuasca ceremony, including pipes, tobacco, and
Agua de Florida.
Occasionally, Nihue Rao hosts workshops for guests with visionary
artists. Please contact us to learn about art workshop availability.
Our staff can organize day tours to visit local jungle flora and fauna,
river boat trips, or other activities with a local guide. These trips require
an extra fee, please inquire if you are interested.
Every week, a master shipibo massage therapist and bone setter offers a
session of traditional massage in our massage room. Massage is available for
an extra fee, this price is not included in your stay.
- Nihue Rao Center Espiritual holds four ayahuasca healing ceremonies each week, on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday in a traditional maloka.
- Most guests stay in one of 20 individual rooms, which are all double bed convertible and have electricity 24 hours of the day.
- Long term dieters are given one of nine isolated bungalows, called tambos.
- The center also has one matrimonial room for couples who come to the center for a spiritual marriage.
- Indoor lounge with a movie projector, an open air covered terrace, a collective dining room, and an art maloka.
- Guests can take advantage of our free laundry service, and 24 hour a day Wi-Fi in collective areas.
- All food served in our collective dining room at Nihue Rao matches the requirements of a healing diet.
- For the strict learning diet, the food is directly served to the dieter’s tambo.