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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How do I get to Huaira Caspi Spiritual and Healing Center? How far is the center from the airport and will you provide pick-up?

Q. I don’t speak much Spanish. Is that going to be an issue?

A. No. We have an English-speaker on staff at the center.

Q. Do I need vaccinations and anti-malaria pills?

A. Tarapoto isn’t a lowland jungle, so there isn’t much risk of mosquito-borne diseases. However, the antibiotic Doxycycline provides full prevention against malaria when traveling around Peru.

Q. Who cannot take ayahuasca?

Q. Is it dangerous to combine some pharmaceutical drugs with ayahuasca?

Yes. Interaction with certain pharmaceutical medications (including some over-the-counter drugs and certain herbs) can be potentially life threatening. It is safest to avoid all drugs when taking ayahuasca, but certain psychiatric medications, stimulants, antihistamines and antibiotics are all substances that may have interactions with ayahuasca. A two-week period during which these substances aren’t used is advised, but this should be reviewed on an individual basis.

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Q. Do I need to start the diet before I arrive at the center? What kind of diet?

Q. Do I need to bring my own bedding, mosquito net, food or water?

No, those things will be provided.

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Q. What should I bring?

Q. What kind of retreats does the center offer?

Q. What are your accommodations like?