Puerto Maldonado Eco-Lodge - Hotel

Wasai Tambopata Lodge

Tambopata Wildlife Centre


 macaw clay lick & Sandoval lake

Wild Amazon Expedition Tambopata WTE5/4

Amazom Expedition Tambopata


Amazon Expedition Tambopata

TE 3/2

Amazon adventure trek
AATE 4//3



Sandoval Lake 2/1

Sandoval Lake Paradise 3/2


Sport & Adventure

 Amazon Adventure tour AA3/2

Alternative tourism

Educational Program

Amazon Research Projects 

Mystic, Ayahuasca in the jungle


Cuzco classic

Inca trail 2 days

Inca Trail standard


South Peru

Peru Express: Cuzco and Amazon  9 days

Peru Wildlife: lima  Puerto Maldonado, Cuzco, Paracas 10 days 











































ayahuasca ceremoniesAYAHUASCA,  SANTO DAIME,  YAGUE

Come to the Peruvian Jungle to participate in an AYAHUASCA session, have a deep and special experience.


  Ayahuasca 3 days        Ayahuasca 6 days

In 1987, it was legalized in Brazil, a beverage that had been forbidden  for many years because it was supposed to be alucinogenous and so, considered as a drug. 

Nevertheless, this beverage,  known and used for centuries for health uses, was  never taken seriously.

Since the beginning, human beings have used plants in their search of a superior knowledge, and probably were plants  who gave men consciousness to display all his potential,  giving birth to homo sapiens. 

In the same way that we read in the Holy Bible that a forbidden fruit opened Adam and Eve eyes, we could well point they  were plants which first made changes in human beings minds. 

Our ancestors used every resource available in their homelands  not only for medicinal purposes but also as a way to interact with the world and their gods. 

Nowadays, these are called “entiogenous” which means “God inside us” , and are mostly plants that let us have  a full,  vital experience and with remarkable results in our behavior and  the way we live our surrounding world.

 Nevertheless there  exists an infinite number of  “entiogenous”  and not all are available and can be used freely by everyone;  this products have to be carefully supervised by professionals or by experts in their use. 

In many countries, these products should  be only  prescribe by doctors or are forbidden.

The original word to name this beverage, is “Ayahuasca” a quechua word that means “rope that links the world of the dead with the world of the living”.  This language is very extended in South America : Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, part of the Brazilian Amazon, Bolivia, North of Argentina, and North of Chile.  That is,  the ancient territory of the Inca Empire. 

In more recent years,  it has been known as “Santo Daime” which means “to give santity” and has more relation with Portuguese spoken in Brazil,  but  both names are correct to named it.

This beverage is produced by a mixture of  various plants and where a liana or vine (Banisteriopsis caapi)  plays a principal role. 

Many think that  the beverage is obtained  just boiling this vine and the resultant juice  is Ayahuasca, but this is not true.  The vine by itself doesn’t  produces any effect.  Nevertheless, it contains  a very powerful inhibitor of the monoxidase  that combined with other vegetals which probably contains DMT (dimetiltriptamina)  produces the known entiogenous effects.

There are 90 different plant species that contains DMT and some have this effects.  Others could be used in combination to produce Ayahuasca.

Those who use this beverage in rituals to heel their spiritual and medical illness have different sensations; such as cold, heat, sweat etc.  This has a lot to do  with the vegetals used in the preparation.  Active synthetic  components are forbidden everywhere, but no South America country  forbids the use of Ayahuasca in its natural state or prepared according to ancient and traditional recipes.

Is very common to find “curanderos”  (masters) that treat sickness  only with Ayahuasca and are known as “ayahuasqueros” due to their skills in the preparation and use of this beverage that contributes to physical and spiritual health .

This means that Ayahuasca is considered a sacred and therapeutical beverage;  an important goal, considering human beings in its context  and not as a organism that only  responds to external stimulus . 

The use of entiongenous has been extended  from South America to Europe through  its religious movements  which openly and without restrictions  practice their religion known as Church of Santo Daime.  They are known as “daimistas”.  Also towards north, in California, USA, there  exist plantations of this vine to produce Ayahuasca. 

The  different countries  that consume Ayahuasca give different names according to their own languages.  It is prepared for different uses and is administer according to different ages, objectives, purposes etc.  This means that  a “chaman” takes it for clarividence, dream interpretations etc.  An older person to make its life more full and productive.  To youngster, it is use to make them stronger and to prepared their personalities so that they  do not undermined their future development. 

It is also remarkable the different cultural trends that there exists and  which are strongly against the use of Santo Daime or Ayahuasca because they considered that they are related with religious or sincretic sects that try to separate from reality those  persons  who get in their discipline.  Besides,  they argue facts  that must alert authorities; but actually the problem is not the product itself  but the misuse of it, just as alcohol introduce by Europeans in America during conquest. 

Anything could be used for different uses according to those who used it.  The fact is that Ayahuasca is not forbidden and its use only in certain places.

Santo Daime or Ayahuasca is used to catalyzed de process of spiritual growth with therapeutical benefits to correct behavior and physical illness caused by different way of seeing the world.  It unifies, oriental believes with christianism.  From orient it takes the knowledge to unify individual soul with universe, karma, reincarnation, meditation etc. While from christianism takes charity, forgiveness, generosity, love and Christian conduct with oneself and fellow men.

The use of Daime is everyday more extended in many parts of the world and  has a lot to do with a change in the evolution of human beings and the contemporary culture that is radically   changing lately.

Anybody interested to know more about this beverage, can contact through the web in many different pages specialized on the theme or visiting the nearest church were this ritual is held.

Those who have some time and money to spend can visit the Amazon Jungle and contact renowned “chamanes” and participate in one or more rituals of Ayahuasca.  Also, you can visit Rio Branco from Puerto Maldonado where all this current get started and where lives a big number of families that belong to these groups.

For more information about travels and   lodging you can contact with  wasai@wasai.com

Ayahuasca three days two nights

A short tour in which you will be part of an old amazon ritual, feeling a deep experience and enjoy a nice adventure with a local shaman.

This program includes 1 session of ayahuasca and visits to the Sandoval Lake

Ayahuasca six days five nights

Surrounded by lush vegetation and pristine nature, in the heart of the Tambopata CandamoNatural Reserve.

This program includes, walks through the heart of Tambopata Candamo natural reserve, the famous macaw's clay lick , Relax... and meeting with the wild fauna and the amazing flora . A shaman will teach you about ayahuasca, but sesions are not included in price. Visitors will pay directly to him.

Also you can take any of the  amazon rainforest tours and ad a extra day to drink ayahuasca .