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Gaia Sagrada Eco-Lodge & Retreat Center

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Sleeps 46. Relax in the real countryside of Ecuador on a mountain where a real Ecuadorian community thrives, enjoy fresh air and quiet, a hike, or sit by the campfire! Just outside of Cuenca, Ecuador, Gaia Sagrada is easily accessed by car, bus or taxi (driver must know where we are). Bring your own food and cook for yourself if you are staying between retreats, or enjoy one of the many retreats we offer. AYAHUASCA RETREATS and SAN PEDRO RETREATS with real Ecuadorian shamans are offered monthly, providing a safe, secure, nurturing environment in which to experience this amazing adventure. Wifi Internet, Clean, modern housing, electricity, 24hr hot water, Sauna, Hot Tub, Hiking, Kitchen to cook for yourself or $15/day for food during retreats even if not participating in retreats, help yourself to the buffet! Yoga room, movie room, games, light a campfire at patio if you like, walk 3/4 mile to little store nearby, gardens, organic farm, fireflies, stars and moonlight! See our Ayahuasca Retreats and San Pedro Retreats with Ecuadorian shamans schedule if you are interested in Ayahuasca Retreats dates.
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Cuenca Airport10 mi
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My days at Gaia Sagrada where truly amazing. The most healing I have ever done. It was everything I could have hoped for and way more. Ayahuasca is so powerful, I am beyond grateful to get to know this medicine plant. Also, very thankful to...More

1  Thank charlotten481
Reviewed November 2, 2018

I went here in 2015 and just returned in September 2018. The volunteer staff was better this time and the shamans who did the San Pedro ceremonies were better this time. There was some new construction which made the place a little bit more attractive,...More

2  Thank Ryan D
Reviewed October 29, 2018

Experienced, organized folks doing good work while helping guide you through the plant medicine process. I felt safe and taken care of. The food was good. Space to be both social if I wanted and solo if I chose.

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Reviewed October 19, 2018 via mobile

If you want to experience the healing plant medicines of Ayahuasca and San Pedro in an extremely safe and beautiful environment with caring, understanding and knowledgeable Shaman this is the place to come. The Shaman, both male and female speak both Spanish and English so...More

2  Thank Havana15
Reviewed October 13, 2018 via mobile

I went to Gaia Sagrada with no expectations and not knowing what to expect. This trip helped transform my life. It exceeded any expectations I could have had. It was a safe, nurturing, healing environment. The staff is amazing, the food was great and the...More

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Gaby S
April 12, 2018|
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Response from hi2018 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Gabby, it depends on the lodging you choose. Pricing is on their website (which tripadvisor won't let me share in this message because you can't share hyperlinks). I paid $1375 for a shared room with one other person... More
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Robert8745
December 21, 2017|
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I also am sometimes shy especially about speaking in public. I didn't find it to be much of a problem. It was a very supportive and welcoming environment; the staff, shamans and leaders were so in tune with the problems of... More
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October 31, 2017|
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Hi - I found it to be a minor issue. It is hilly and I definitely got a little more winded that usual going uphill to the showers and rooms. There was so much to recommend it, I didn't find it to be a big problem.
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"Casa Del Sol are right by the showers ;)"
Sim1W
Feb 27, 2018
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"Double rooms are a great choice! Ample private time and a great way to decompress after a ceremony by..."
ajayespinoza
Dec 31, 2017
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"If you get cold at night, choose are room instead of the dorm!"
brendakimbley
Dec 22, 2017
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"On a budget, the dorm rooms are the way to go. For more alone time before bed time, opt for the more..."
mieshca
Dec 14, 2017
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LOCATION
EcuadorAzuay ProvinceCuenca
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