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Top 5 Ayahuasca Retreats in Thailand (2023)

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Like most things in life, there are a broad variety of Ayahuasca retreat options, and a number of factors that effect the safety, quality, and cost of an ayahuasca retreat:

  1. Safety First: Unfortunately, many small retreat centers are not in a position to make meaningful investments into screening and safety. Even if you're fine, someone else on retreat might not be, which can affect the overall experience. Our recommendation is to choose a retreat provider that does in-depth conversational, medical, and psychological screening to protect your safety and well-being.
  2. Legality: Experienced practitioners who have dedicated their lives to plant medicine typically live in locations where the work is legal, so they don't have to live in a state of uncertainty about their work Our recommendation is to travel to legal locations where you can benefit from legitimate healers who operate above the radar, so you can truly relax on retreat.
  3. Size of the group: It's common for retreats to have 20, 50, even 100 people in ceremony, which can be chaotic to say the least. In such large groups you are less likely to receive a sufficient level of attention from the facilitators. Our recommendation is to choose a retreat with an intimate group, in the range of 8-15 people.
  4. Length of the retreat: Shorter retreats feel rushed, do not support the cultivation of meaningful relationships, and can limit what can be achieved in time available. We recommend you spend at least a week for an ayahuasca retreat to give your mind, body, heart, and soul the attention it deserves.
  5. ‍‍Comfort: We recommend you choose a retreat where you are confident that you will be physically comfortable and have your own private bedroom to decompress and integrate, especially if this is your first time. Go for the full jungle mosquito immersion another time, your future self will thank you later.
  6. Alignment: Select a retreat that feels aligned with your values and allows your own subjective experience to unfold naturally. There are many different worldviews out there and having a different worldview pushed on you through the retreat may not be in your highest healing interests. This is also particularly relevant for first-timers.
  7. Holistic approach: Work with an organization that takes a holistic approach to working with plant medicine, and has options to support and guide your mental and emotional evolution alongside a retreat. If a provider implies that "medicine will solve all your problems", proceed with caution.
  8. Service: Select a retreat that you believe can meet your individual needs. Are you being treated as a human, or as participant #22 in their fourth retreat this month? Consider whether or not they've taken the time to get to know you and understand you, or it's more of a take it or leave it retreat center.
  9. Booking process: Take the time to speak with the provider before finalizing your booking. If the provider does not have a screening process in place during the booking process anyone could be sitting next to you in ceremony. Some people are not in the right place to work with this powerful plant medicine, and it is the responsibility of the organizers to ensure that only people who can handle ayahuasca are accepted onto the retreat.
  10. Expertise: Find an organization that emphasizes healing, and you believe has the breadth and depth of expertise to guide your transformation. Look for facilitators and healers who have a lightness of being and a sparkle in their eyes. Healing work is all about the transmutation of energy, so you are looking for people who have the energy you aspire to. If they aren't able to keep their energy right, that tells you quite a bit about either where they are at and their capabilities.
  11. Reputation: At a minimum, Google the provider, you may be surprised by what you find. If there's not much information, that is also information. A reputable retreat center will have a professional online presence with testimonials from previous retreat attendees. This is essential for you to see that they are a legitimate organization who you can trust to contain this powerful experience.
  12. Volunteers: Please support ethical plant medicine work by selecting an organization that pay their team. Unfortunately, it is common practice for retreat centers to cycle through young, eager, and worn out volunteers and/or not pay healers fairly. If the people supporting your retreat aren't living their best lives , they're not going to be able to lead you to yours. Don't be shy to ask this question directly when you speak to prospective centers.


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Ayahuasca is a powerful psychedelic plant medicine from the Amazon rainforest with a long history of traditional use. The plant contains the psychoactive compound DMT, which produces intense hallucinations when consumed. Ayahuasca is used by indigenous people in Peru, Ecuador, and Brazil for spiritual healing ceremonies.

In recent years, ayahuasca has become popular among Westerners looking for an alternative to traditional medicine. People travel to countries like Peru, Costa Rica and Mexico to participate in ayahuasca ceremonies led by experienced shamans. Currently, Thailand has no retreat centers which offer plant medicine legally. For this reason, the focus of this article is on ayahuasca retreats that are offered in other countries.

Ayahuasca can produce powerful, sometimes intense, hallucinations. The experience can be overwhelming, and it is not recommended for beginners. It is important to do your research and find a reputable shaman before participating in an ayahuasca ceremony.

5 Best Ayahuasca Retreats in Thailand (Ayahuasca Thailand)

Ayahuasca is a powerful plant medicine used for spiritual and mental healing. Although the use of ayahuasca is not legal in Thailand, many people travel outside of Thailand to experience the healing benefits of this ancient plant medicine. Here are the 5 best ayahuasca retreats in Thailand that offer the most powerful and transformative experiences. 

These retreats all offer Mother Ayahuasca ceremonies, which are a unique blend of Shamanism and the modern Western world. These ceremonies create a powerful spiritual awakening and provide deep insights into one’s own self. The retreats all have different start dates, so be sure to check before you book. 

People have been looking up ayahuasca retreats in Chiang Mai, and there have been secret ayahuasca ceremonies sprouting up recently, so it is important to be aware and do your research before attending any ceremony.

We hope that you find the perfect ayahuasca Thailand retreat alternative for you and experience a powerful spiritual awakening.

1. Behold Retreats - Costa Rica, Mexico

Any person looking for the experience of an ayahuasca ceremony will have heard of the healing benefits of this sacred plant medicine, and its history of profound healing effects when used in a ceremony by a shaman. If you want to find the best ayahuasca retreat for you, contacting them is a good place to start.

While ayahuasca retreats are not currently available in Thailand, anyone interested in such a retreat would do well to look into Behold Retreats, which gives participants their chance to experience mother ayahuasca with personalized healing ceremonies in the most luxurious settings, such as a beachfront villa or rainforest retreat center.

Plant medicine has begun to take the stage in the world of healing modalities that are alternative to Western medicine. Any person interested in healing through medicinal plants would find nothing more powerful than an ayahuasca retreat in a scenic location, with an experienced shaman and healer as the facilitator.


Behold Retreats retreat center surrounded by jungle | nearby areas to ayahuasca thailand
Smiling woman holding an ayahuasca ceremony | nearby areas to ayahuasca thailand

2. Sinchi Runa - Portugal

For those seeking an ayahuasca retreat, Sinchi Runa has been providing and perfecting this ayahuasca ceremony experience for over 25 years, focusing on healing through the method of a spiritual awakening, and other age-old healing modalities such as day yoga classes and plant treatments.

Participants are given luxurious and private accommodations. Every ayahuasca ceremony is led with care by a shaman with experience in caring for those looking for the ayahuasca experience.

The transformational experience of an ayahuasca retreat is becoming more renowned worldwide, for its ability to help a person address past trauma and provide a uniquely personal healing journey.

3. Spirit Vine - Brazil

If you are looking for a retreat center with an emphasis on plant medicine, a traditional ayahuasca ceremony is about as complete and healing as any you could hope for. Spirit Vine has been conducting this sort of healing retreat using native plant medicine from the mother ayahuasca vine for the past 30 years. Founded by an expert with a professional interest in the psychology of traditional shamanic ceremony and the healing experience it can create, they have begun to provide their own ayahuasca retreat, right in the rainforest of Brazil, where native shamans first conducted the ayahuasca ceremony.

4. Soltara Healing Center - Costa Rica, Peru

When choosing a retreat, one needs to consider the focus and the priorities for the experience. For any person interested in plant medicine as a method of healing, they might find Soltara Healing Center to be a great option. Does an Ayahuasca ceremony in Costa Rica sound like an incredible experience? If so, any person interested in mother ayahuasca and the healing properties of this plant medicine would do well to look into this retreat option.

Ayahuasca Retreats have begun to grow in popularity around the world, as this sacred plant is such a profound tool for any spiritual retreat, and the ayahuasca journey has long been known for its powerful healing effect, when performed in a ceremony by a real shaman with real experience. The ayahuasca retreat center at Soltara is committed to caring for its participants and giving personalized healing opportunities at their beautiful plant medicine retreat center.

5. Etnikas - Peru

In the Andes Mountains, near Machu Picchu, in the Incan Sacred Valley, you can find Etnikas, a plant medicine retreat center that is providing one of the best ayahuasca retreats a person could want. Each ceremony is performed by a traditional shaman and personalized for the healing experience of each of its participants.  

Ayahuasca Thailand - Best Ayahuasca Retreats Thailand

The five best ayahuasca retreats in Thailand offer an opportunity for spiritual awakening, allowing travelers to connect with their innermost being and explore the depths of their consciousness using ayahuasca Thailand. However, for a full ayahuasca experience, travelers must look outside of Thailand, like a retreat Costa Rica, Peru, Mexico, Portugal, and Brazil, where experienced retreat centers have been working with these ancient plants for decades. 

When planning a trip, travelers should be wary of secret ayahuasca ceremonies, as they can be dangerous and unpredictable, and should always research the retreat centers beforehand to make sure they’re reputable and have good reviews. 

Additionally, travelers should consider their schedule and the retreat start date (opt for longer retreats when possible) and the availability of ayahuasca Thailand and other plant medicines like magic mushrooms (if desired) in their chosen retreat, as these can often be part of the journey.

Considering Behold Retreats for an ayahuasca retreat?

Are you looking to experience the healing power of ayahuasca? Then join us for an ayahuasca retreat! Our ayahuasca retreats are designed to provide a safe, nurturing, and supportive environment that is conducive to healing. We have highly trained facilitators and traditional healers who will guide you through the healing process. Our retreats take place in beautiful, natural settings, and include yoga and meditation practices to help you deepen the healing process. Experience the power of ayahuasca and take the first step towards healing at Behold Retreats!

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