If you are interested in Amazonian medicine and/or detoxing your body this is the place to be. Slocum (David) got a unique way of combining the old traditional medicines with a modern western knowledge of food and nutrition. The center is also located very beautifully next to the river, away from the noise of Iquitos but close enough to get into town in about 20-30 minutes.
With plenty of wisdom and an enormous amount humility Slocum takes his time with all his guests even though he has many things going on. Both the food and the medicine is of top quality. That is more than you can expect from most similar centers.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Amaru Spirit is a holistic healing retreat center located in the jungle outside of Iquitos, Peru. We emphasize the creative element in life-- it is a place where you can explore questions of the spirit in a creative way. We use raw foods, superfoods, plant diets, liver/gall bladder flushes, and other methods for connecting people back to their true nature by providing time and space for our guests to harmonize with the nature around them. ... more less