Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Q.What type of lodging and accommodations?
A.Our Tambos (bedroom) are large, spacious, and very comfortable, you will feel at home. Each bedroom has two or three beds with clean sheets and pillowcases and a private bathroom with a shower and running water. Completely sealed with wood and screens for the prevention of mosquito entry. Electricity and lighting.
Q.Will there be telephone service during the retreat?
A.Yes. We will always have a telephone with us during the retreat in the jungle, but there is no guarantee as to the times we will have service, the isolation of the retreat causes service which is transmitted through cellular towers to be spotty especially if it is raining. But if necessary for emergency purposes we have a village close by with a more secure connection.
Q.What provisions do you have in place in case of a medical emergency?
A.We have necessary provisions for insect bites, venomous snake bite antidotes, a basic first aid kit and William is trained in CPR. There is a hospital 15 minutes away in a village named Indiana for anything more serious and if necessary the hospital in Iquitos is one hour away by speedboat.
Q.Is there internet service available during the retreat?
A.There is internet service during the retreat. But, this is a spiritual retreat and immersion and isolation without the distractions of modern technology is recommended and required to benefit the most.
Q.What medical conditions will prevent me from participating in Ayahuasca ceremonies?
A.Diabetes, previous heart attack, irregular heartbeat, low blood pressure, high blood pressure, had heart surgery, aneurysm, stroke, schizophrenia, epilepsy, and infectious disease. These conditions are conditions that would restrict your ability to participate in Ayahuasca Ceremonies because of the risk of complications your health or the inherent risk to other participants.
Q.When should I arrive in Iquitos?
A.We recommend you come one day before the retreat and stay one day afterwards to have a little downtime right before and after the retreat as we feel this is necessary for recuperation.
Q.What is the name of the Iquitos airport?
A.Crnl. FAP Francisco Secada Vignetta International Airport (IQT), Iquitos’ small but busy airport, 7km from the center, receives flights from Lima, Pucallpa and Tarapoto. Usually, visitors first fly to Lima, the Peruvian capital, and then connect for a direct flight to Iquitos.
Q.Can I extend my trip and stay in Iquitos after the Retreat?
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Q.Is Iquitos dangerous?
A.Iquitos can be dangerous mainly from theft. So it is necessary to take the proper precautions of guarding your possessions properly as you travel and walk. I recommend not wearing any expensive jewelry as not to become a target.
Q.Where is it recommended to stay in Iquitos?
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Q.What are tourist points of interest to visit in Iquitos?
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