FAQs

There are no silly questions. If you have a question that isn't listed here please contact us, we're here to help.

Ayahuasca

Is it normal to feel nervous before Ayahuasca?

Is Ayahuasca safe?

Is Ayahuasca legal in Peru?

How do I prepare for the experience?

What about purging?

What if I've never worked with psychedelics or plant medicine before?

Will I have visions?

How long do the effects last?

Is it normal to feel nervous before Ayahuasca?

Is Ayahuasca safe?

Is Ayahuasca legal in Peru?

How do I prepare for the experience?

What about purging?

What if I've never worked with psychedelics or plant medicine before?

Will I have visions?

How long do the effects last?

Is it normal to feel nervous before Ayahuasca?

Is Ayahuasca safe?

Is Ayahuasca legal in Peru?

How do I prepare for the experience?

What about purging?

What if I've never worked with psychedelics or plant medicine before?

Will I have visions?

How long do the effects last?

Is it normal to feel nervous before Ayahuasca?

Is Ayahuasca safe?

Is Ayahuasca legal in Peru?

How do I prepare for the experience?

What about purging?

What if I've never worked with psychedelics or plant medicine before?

Will I have visions?

How long do the effects last?

Andean Shamanic Energy Medicine

How does Andean Shamanic Energy Medicine work?

How does Andean Shamanic Energy Medicine work?

What are the main protocols used?

What are the main protocols used?

How does an Illumination work?

How does an Illumination work?

How does a Soul Retrieval work?

How does a Soul Retrieval work?

How does a Destiny Retrieval work?

How does a Destiny Retrieval work?

What are the Bands of Power?

What are the Bands of Power?

How does it feel to receive Andean Shamanic Energy Medicine?

How does it feel to receive Andean Shamanic Energy Medicine?

Travel & Logistics

Do I need a visa to enter Peru?

Do I need a visa to enter Peru?

Which airport should I fly into?

Which airport should I fly into?

Which airlines fly into Peru?

Which airlines fly into Peru?

How do I get from the airport in Iquitos to Casa Del Otorongo?

How do I get from the airport in Iquitos to Casa Del Otorongo?

When should I arrive?

When should I arrive?

I'm a vegan or vegetarian, can you accomodate my diet?

I'm a vegan or vegetarian, can you accomodate my diet?

Do I need to take malaria medication?

Do I need to take malaria medication?

Is there Wi-Fi or cell service at the retreat center?

Is there Wi-Fi or cell service at the retreat center?

Do I need to bring cash?

Do I need to bring cash?

Should I tip the staff?

Should I tip the staff?

How's the weather in the jungle?

How's the weather in the jungle?

What should I pack?

What should I pack?

What if I don't speak Spanish?

What if I don't speak Spanish?

Is it safe to come alone?

Is it safe to come alone?

Can couples participate together?

Can couples participate together?

May I attend if I'm under 18?

May I attend if I'm under 18?

Can I bring my children?

Can I bring my children?

Testimonials

Testimonials

Testimonials

Testimonials

What our guests are saying …

Your safety, transformation and experience is our top priority.

Your safety, transformation and experience is our top priority.

Your safety, transformation and experience is our top priority.

Your safety, transformation and experience is our top priority.

  • We can't say enough about Bram. The knowledge of working with this medicine is excellent. I've sat with a number of other groups over the last 18 years and they provide a safe and healthy container for anyone's journey. Highly recommended.

    Paul & Heather C.

    USA

    I have been doing medicine (Aya and Dieta) work with Bram for almost five years. It has been life changing. To have such a gifted Shaman helping you along your own personal, spiritual path in life is a true gift and blessing. Once you find the right mechanic or barber in life you don't want to change. It just works. That is Bram.

    Scott P.

    USA

    This was one of the best experiences of my life!! I've been to many places around the world, but working with Bram is something special. If you're looking for an awesome time with great people, this is it. I learned so much about my self in such a small amount of time & the learning keeps going. I am definitely sticking with Bram & not going anywhere else!! Seriously blessed.

    Juan Z.

    USA

    One of the most magical experiences of my life… I can not speak highly enough when it comes to the experience I recently had… Words don't quite do it! What I can say is, since leaving, I can't stop raving about these awesome humans and the magical space they create and hold for retreat guests. I felt safe, cared for, respected, nurtured and able to be totally open and vulnerable. I can not recommend highly enough.

    Hannah M.

    New Zealand

    Great for beginners, even better for the experienced-

    I've sat with Bram 9 times now. I'm looking forward to my next retreat. If for no other reason, I choose to sit with them because they put my safety and health first. I've experienced profound personal insights during their ceremonies.

    Ryan E.

    USA

    The space that Bram holds in the medicine is second to none. Knowing that you are safe and taken care of is of the utmost importance in ceremony, and even when I am on the struggle bus in ceremony, I know ultimately that everything is going to be all right because of the care and reverence that Bram has for the ceremony space. His energy work is also amazing! He is so great at identifying patterns and helping to cut ties with energies that are no longer serving you.

    Randy H.

    USA

  • We can't say enough about Bram. The knowledge of working with this medicine is excellent. I've sat with a number of other groups over the last 18 years and they provide a safe and healthy container for anyone's journey. Highly recommended.

    Paul & Heather C.

    USA

    One of the most magical experiences of my life… I can not speak highly enough when it comes to the experience I recently had… Words don't quite do it! What I can say is, since leaving, I can't stop raving about these awesome humans and the magical space they create and hold for retreat guests. I felt safe, cared for, respected, nurtured and able to be totally open and vulnerable. I can not recommend highly enough.

    Hannah M.

    New Zealand

    I have been doing medicine (Aya and Dieta) work with Bram for almost five years. It has been life changing. To have such a gifted Shaman helping you along your own personal, spiritual path in life is a true gift and blessing. Once you find the right mechanic or barber in life you don't want to change. It just works. That is Bram.

    Scott P.

    USA

    Great for beginners, even better for the experienced- I've sat with Bram 9 times now. I'm looking forward to my next retreat. If for no other reason, I choose to sit with them because they put my safety and health first. I've experienced profound personal insights during their ceremonies.

    Ryan E.

    USA

    This was one of the best experiences of my life!! I've been to many places around the world, but working with Bram is something special. If you're looking for an awesome time with great people, this is it. I learned so much about my self in such a small amount of time & the learning keeps going. I am definitely sticking with Bram & not going anywhere else!! Seriously blessed.

    Juan Z

    USA

    The space that Bram holds in the medicine is second to none. Knowing that you are safe and taken care of is of the utmost importance in ceremony, and even when I am on the struggle bus in ceremony, I know ultimately that everything is going to be all right because of the care and reverence that Bram has for the ceremony space. His energy work is also amazing! He is so great at identifying patterns and helping to cut ties with energies that are no longer serving you.

    Randy H.

    USA

  • We can't say enough about Bram. The knowledge of working with this medicine is excellent. I've sat with a number of other groups over the last 18 years and they provide a safe and healthy container for anyone's journey. Highly recommended.

    Paul & Heather C.

    USA

    One of the most magical experiences of my life… I can not speak highly enough when it comes to the experience I recently had… Words don't quite do it! What I can say is, since leaving, I can't stop raving about these awesome humans and the magical space they create and hold for retreat guests. I felt safe, cared for, respected, nurtured and able to be totally open and vulnerable. I can not recommend highly enough.

    Hannah M.

    New Zealand

    I have been doing medicine (Aya and Dieta) work with Bram for almost five years. It has been life changing. To have such a gifted Shaman helping you along your own personal, spiritual path in life is a true gift and blessing. Once you find the right mechanic or barber in life you don't want to change. It just works. That is Bram.

    Scott P.

    USA

    Great for beginners, even better for the experienced- I've sat with Bram 9 times now. I'm looking forward to my next retreat. If for no other reason, I choose to sit with them because they put my safety and health first. I've experienced profound personal insights during their ceremonies.

    Ryan E.

    USA

    This was one of the best experiences of my life!! I've been to many places around the world, but working with Bram is something special. If you're looking for an awesome time with great people, this is it. I learned so much about my self in such a small amount of time & the learning keeps going. I am definitely sticking with Bram & not going anywhere else!! Seriously blessed.

    Juan Z

    USA

    The space that Bram holds in the medicine is second to none. Knowing that you are safe and taken care of is of the utmost importance in ceremony, and even when I am on the struggle bus in ceremony, I know ultimately that everything is going to be all right because of the care and reverence that Bram has for the ceremony space. His energy work is also amazing! He is so great at identifying patterns and helping to cut ties with energies that are no longer serving you.

    Randy H.

    USA

  • We can't say enough about Bram. The knowledge of working with this medicine is excellent. I've sat with a number of other groups over the last 18 years and they provide a safe and healthy container for anyone's journey. Highly recommended.

    Paul & Heather C.

    USA

    One of the most magical experiences of my life… I can not speak highly enough when it comes to the experience I recently had… Words don't quite do it! What I can say is, since leaving, I can't stop raving about these awesome humans and the magical space they create and hold for retreat guests. I felt safe, cared for, respected, nurtured and able to be totally open and vulnerable. I can not recommend highly enough.

    Hannah M.

    New Zealand

    I have been doing medicine (Aya and Dieta) work with Bram for almost five years. It has been life changing. To have such a gifted Shaman helping you along your own personal, spiritual path in life is a true gift and blessing. Once you find the right mechanic or barber in life you don't want to change. It just works. That is Bram.

    Scott P.

    USA

    Great for beginners, even better for the experienced- I've sat with Bram 9 times now. I'm looking forward to my next retreat. If for no other reason, I choose to sit with them because they put my safety and health first. I've experienced profound personal insights during their ceremonies.

    Ryan E.

    USA

    This was one of the best experiences of my life!! I've been to many places around the world, but working with Bram is something special. If you're looking for an awesome time with great people, this is it. I learned so much about my self in such a small amount of time & the learning keeps going. I am definitely sticking with Bram & not going anywhere else!! Seriously blessed.

    Juan Z

    USA

    The space that Bram holds in the medicine is second to none. Knowing that you are safe and taken care of is of the utmost importance in ceremony, and even when I am on the struggle bus in ceremony, I know ultimately that everything is going to be all right because of the care and reverence that Bram has for the ceremony space. His energy work is also amazing! He is so great at identifying patterns and helping to cut ties with energies that are no longer serving you.

    Randy H.

    USA

Safe, transformational retreats in the heart of the Peruvian Amazon

Casa Del Otorongo is dedicated to protecting the jungle & sharing its medicine.

Retreats

Resources

Safe, transformational retreats in the heart of the Peruvian Amazon

Casa Del Otorongo is dedicated to protecting the jungle & sharing its medicine.

Retreats

Resources

Safe, transformational retreats in the heart of the Peruvian Amazon

Casa Del Otorongo is dedicated to protecting the jungle & sharing its medicine.

Retreats

Resources

Safe, transformational retreats in the heart of the Peruvian Amazon

Casa Del Otorongo is dedicated to protecting the jungle & sharing its medicine.

Retreats

Resources