APRIL Amazon IntensivE
AN INTIMATE JOURNEY TO YOUR DEEPEST HEALING
Experience the extraordinary healing of sacred plant medicine
with Linda Fitch and renowned jungle shaman
Don Guido, Ayahuasca Curandero of the Shipibo Tribe
May 2-14, 2024
TRIP COST: $6,990
Journey with Linda Fitch on this profound and life-changing spiritual expedition to the Amazon
Travel with a small, private and intimate group
Be held gently in ceremony with the healing of the sacred plant medicine and herbs of the jungle
Take part in 8 evening Ayahuasca Ceremonies, individual private sessions and additional healing rituals under the guidance of renowned jungle shaman and Ayahuasquero Don Guido
Experience rainforest hikes with experienced and knowledgable English-speaking local guides
Commune with tropical wildlife, from pink dolphins to scarlet macaws
Ceremony & Sacred Plant Medicine
The term Ayahuasca is derived from the Quechua words aya, meaning soul or spirit, and huasca, meaning rope or vine. This roughly translates to "cord of the dead" or "vine of the soul," and refers to a sacred plant medicine brew made from the Banisteriopsis caapi vine.
Believed to open a window into the soul, Ayahuasca is used as a traditional spiritual medicine by indigenous peoples throughout the Amazon basin in ceremony to communicate with the world of the spirits. It is respected by indigenous peoples as a healing plant or master “teacher plant” and represents the basis of their traditional medicines and the foundation of the magical-spiritual connection.
Working with Ayahuasca is an intense, profound and nearly always highly transformative experience that can facilitate deep healing on all levels of your being – physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. It can serve as a doorway to inner worlds that enables us access to higher states of consciousness and the experience of spiritual awakening.
When taken in ceremony under the guidance of skilled and respectful shaman, Ayahuasca can bring about a profound state of altered consciousness and temporary "ego disintegration," allowing the initiated to move beyond their defense mechanisms into the depths of the unconscious mind — offering a unique opportunity to touch healing places that might not otherwise be possible. For many, it reveals the multi-dimensional nature of reality and ourselves and it leads us back to who we truly are.
Shaman Don Guido's brew is gentle and is typically cooked for 12 days prior to ceremony. He begins each evening ceremony by taking the pulse of all participants and checking their energy before determining the amount of plant medicine each individual may take. The experience is enhanced by his singing of a unique Icaros , or ceremonial medicine song, for each person in the group, to induce a profound state of healing, awareness or amazement, to help them deepen, integrate and take home their healing.
$6,990 (single occupancy)
$1000 deposit ($500 non-refundable) will secure your place
1 night at the first-class Wyndham Costa del Sol, Lima Airport (first night of arrival)
12 nights in the beautiful rustic Heliconia Amazon Lodge, nestled in the Peruvian Rainforest on the banks of the Amazon River.
Every bungalow has a private terrace, en-suite bathrooms with wall tile, and access to the main garden
All rooms are single occupancy
Meals included per itinerary
In-country ground and river transportation and all excursions included
International airfare to and from Lima, and in-country flights between Lima and Iquitos are NOT included.
Your Guide: Linda Fitch
Linda Fitch has led spiritual trips to Peru for 20 years. Her passion is to create a sacred journey for you to connect to the land, its sacred waters and its holy mountains. You will be held, nurtured and loved as you are held in sacred space to experience the heart of the mysterious and the deep sacredness of the Jungle, the mountains and the Sacred Valley.
Our Shaman: Don Guido Rimachi
Don Guido Rimachi is a respected Ayahuascero and curandero descended from a long lineage of healers in the Shipibo tribe of the Amazon jungle. Trained both as a traditional healer and indigenous ethnobotanist, he has a deep understanding and knowledge of the region's plants and their traditional and medicinal uses. He has been leading Ayahuasca ceremonies for more than 20 years.