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12 Best Yoga Retreats in Peru for a Powerful Experience [2023]

Looking for yoga retreats in Peru? You’ve come to the right place. I’ve sorted through all of them and am sharing the best of the best here.

Known for its ancient ruins, vibrant culture, stunning natural landscapes, and diverse flora and fauna, Peru offers some of the most life-changing wellness retreats there are.

From rustic retreat centers in the heart of the Amazon jungle to boutique bungalows nestled in the Sacred Valley, there’s no shortage of options for those seeking a transformative yoga experience in Peru.

In a hurry? Here are my top three picks (although this was hard – there are some very special and unique retreats in Peru!!):

These are the Best Yoga Retreats in Peru

1. 7-Day Ayahuasca, Meditation, and Yoga in the Amazon Rainforest

This is one of the most popular yoga retreats in Peru.


Location: Naturalia Retreat Center, Iquito, Peru

Dates: Year-round dates, starting every Monday morning

Highlights: Ayahuasca, staying in the jungle, flower-bath

Ayahuashca at a yoga retreat in peru

Naturalia Retreats hosts small groups for a highly personalized experience. They create a welcoming space to unwind, transform, and revitalize.

Throughout the week, you will take 9 yoga classes, two jungle walks where you will learn about the jungle plants and medicine, and have three guided meditations. You will also have the opportunity to participate in three Ayahuasca ceremonies and take an energy-cleansing flower bath.

While this type of retreat might not be for everyone, for those who are interested in exploring plant medicine, this is a great place to do it. The staff, including the Shaman, are highly experienced and very friendly and welcoming.

The staff also speak multiple languages including English, Spanish, French, Italian, and Portuguese. The food is amazing and 100% organic. Naturalia does not use plastic and they participate in reforestation projects.

**You will stay in a rustic bungalow but it is equipped with everything you need. If you are the type of person who doesn’t need a boutique hotel room, this retreat will surely be one of the best experiences of your life.

2. 8-Day Machu Picchu Hiking the Inca Trail and Yoga Holiday

Llama and Machu Picchu


Location: Cusco, Peru

Dates: April 23-30, 2023

Highlights: Two full days of excursions,  deluxe Inca Trail service, daily yoga, and massage

If Ayahuasca and rustic bungalows aren’t your things, but hiking and boutique hotels are, THIS is the retreat for you. How would you like to set off on the Inca Trail with certified guides, massage therapists, and chefs?

This is an action-packed trip! In addition to daily yoga classes, and a three-day guided hike to Machu Picchu, you will have two days of guided exploration of Cusco. You will also have time to explore on your own, get massages, and cap off the week with an incredible private dinner in the Museo de Arte Precolombino.

Prior to heading out you will stay in a beautiful hotel in the Sacred Valley, and during the three-day hike, you will stay in luxury glamping tents. Upon your return, you’ll stay in the lovely Casa Andina Premium Valle Sagrado Hotel & Villas. This is a truly well-rounded trip for hikers and yogis alike interested in exploring all that Peru has to offer!

3. 5-Day Vegetarian Cooking and Amazon Yoga Holiday

This is one of the most popular yoga retreats in Peru.


Location: Tambo Ilusion Wellness Retreat Center outside of Tarapoto City (northeast of Lima)

Dates: Year-round dates

Highlights: Featured in National Geographic Traveller and the Rough Guide. visit to a local market 

This retreat includes 4 daily three-hour hands-on culinary workshops, 4 yoga and meditation classes, and swimming in a freshwater lagoon.

You will learn how to prepare vegetarian, vegan, and raw food, including desserts, and taste delicious food. You will also have the opportunity to explore the local food market and regional cuisine.

Enjoy peaceful nights hanging in the hammocks and observing the amazing stars. The retreat promises to leave you feeling rested, empowered, and inspired.

Stay on a beautiful 34-acre nature reserve in the Amazon rainforest. Tambo provides basic but perfectly lovely and clean accommodations. This is a place for nature lovers who want to experience living in a conservation area in the jungle.

Fully immersed in nature, yoga, INCREDIBLE food, meditation, and bathing in the natural spring – Tambo is a full-on wellness retreat not to be missed.

4. 7-Day Sacred Solace Amazon Jungle Wellness Retreat


Location: Kantu Garden Lodge in Moyobamba (northwest of Tarapoto)

Dates: One retreat each month

Highlights: Optional ayahuasca ceremony, Abhyanga Ayurvedic oil massage, excursions, optional digital detox, stunning accommodations and yoga shala

man meditating in the jungle at a yoga retreat in peru

This retreat is packed with dynamic yoga classes and workshops. Beyond the daily sunrise and sunset yoga and meditation practices, all workshops are optional so if you are looking for more free time you can have it. However, if you are looking to deepen and advance your practice you will have the opportunity to do so here.

In addition to several cultural excursions, a traditional massage, and amazing vegetarian meals, you will also have the option to participate in an Ayahuasca ceremony on the last day of this retreat.

Stay at a beautiful modern jungle bungalow with a pool and lots of nooks for private meditation. The rooms are new and spacious and have new and comfortable mattresses, private balconies, Wi-Fi, and modern private bathrooms. Although there is wi-fi there is an option to turn the retreat into a digital detox as well.

Anyone looking for wilderness immersion, a sense of community, and an adventure in the amazon jungle, all while deepening your yoga practice and tuning into your intuition in a BEAUTIFUL bungalow, this retreat is for you. Personally, this is the retreat I would choose – I think its one of the best and most well-rounded yoga retreats in Peru.

5. 8-Day Peruvian Shamanic Yoga, Plant Medicine, & Energetic Healing


Location: Munay Sonqo Retreat and Yoga Center near Arin (1 hr from Cusco)

Dates: October 24-31, 2023

Highlights: Sound healing, optional plant medicine ceremony, cacao ceremony, Peruvian Q’eros Despacho ceremony, Temazcal ceremony

This retreat blends meditation, yoga, and Qi Gong practices with indigenous plant medicine and energetic healing. All yoga is restorative.

It includes several traditional ceremony experiences for your well-being and the well-being of mother nature. Additionally, it includes a cultural excursion to various sacred sites and some built-in free time.

Sacred Paths Yoga provides a safe environment for deep healing work and follows the transformative levels of the Native American Medicine Wheel, yoga, and shamanic traditions. The program aims to offer a culturally rich experience and a powerful and holistic approach to healing.

You will stay at a beautiful retreat center at the base of the mountains and practice yoga in a beautiful yoga shala and outdoors.

If you are looking to find clarity, release past traumas, let go of self-limiting beliefs, or are just looking for a retreat rich in culture, this might be the retreat for you.

6. 5-Day Paddleboard (SUP) Yoga and Meditation Holiday


Location: Tambo Ilusion Retreat Center

Dates: Year-round dates

Highlights: SUP, Reiki, cooking lesson

At this SUPer fun retreat, you’ll have morning and afternoon SUP yoga classes in the beautiful natural spring located on the property. The natural spring is the ideal environment for beginner SUP yoga practitioners because the water is super smooth and calm, making it easier to balance.

Also included is a reiki session, a cooking class, breathwork, an herb bath, and a sunset stroll to meet and feed the owner’s horse.

Stay in a rustic and quaint wooden bungalow with a comfortable bed/s, mosquito netting, and a private bathroom with a heated shower. Spend your free time walking in the forest, reading, napping, or bird and monkey watching!

Enjoy the tranquility of being immersed in the Amazon rainforest, savor delectable home-cooked vegetarian meals, and enhance your connection with nature at this award-winning retreat.

7. 7-Day Women’s Beginner Surf and Yoga Holiday


Location: Surf Sisters’ house on Punta Farallon, next to Ñuro beach

Dates: Year-round dates

Highlights: Surfing, Hatha yoga,

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Expect to learn to surf or improve your existing surf skills at this laid-back adventure yoga retreat. It is not uncommon to see dolphins while you’re surfing! Enjoy amazing Peruvian food and multiple massages as well.

There is an option for beginner, intermediate, and advanced surf lessons so this retreat accommodates all surfing levels. Yoga is every other day and is mostly Hatha.

You will stay at the Surf Sisters’ house, a large modern industrial-style house with Peruvian inspiration, located in a quiet and relaxed area. There is a small town located two minutes away and there is no nightlife in this area. It’s a great location to disconnect, relax, and enjoy sports, yoga, and nature.

This retreat is perfect for women who are looking for a secluded getaway in a relaxed, welcoming, and friendly atmosphere! This is probably one of the more “chill” yoga retreats in Peru.

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8. 9-Day Amazon Nourishing Detox and Yoga Retreat


Location: Tambo Ilusion Retreat Center

Dates: Year-round dates

Highlights: Facilitated dietary detox, nature immersion, incredible hosts

At this retreat you’ll take four yoga classes, lots of nature walks, swim in a freshwater lagoon, and have a nutrition coaching session.

This is a detox retreat, and not just in the food sense. The idea is to detox from smog and other environmental stressors, technology, and poor dietary habits. The program is focused on cleansing the liver.

You will follow a schedule and consume fresh fruit extracts, superfoods, and a healthy balanced vegan and gluten-free diet to help eliminate toxins accumulated in the body.

You will stay in a rustic wooden bungalow with a comfortable bed/s, mosquito netting, and a private bathroom surrounded by jungle.

9. 7-Day Unlock the Power of Breath – Breathwork Facilitator Training


Location: Paz y Luz retreat center in Cusco

Dates: April, May, and June 2023

Highlights: Breathwork Facilitator Certification, hike, cacao ceremony

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Ever heard of Wim Hof? Well, you will have the opportunity to learn is breathwork method at this retreat. You will also learn other types and techniques of breathwork and study the theory behind them.

This is a small group setting so you will get a lot of personalized training and guidance and have the chance to practice teaching. In addition to breathwork, you will learn trauma management, and coaching basics and receive breathwork facilitator business guidance.

The retreat center is surrounded by beautiful mountains and offers lovely rooms. Food/meals are not included in this retreat but HĀ Yoga (the host) will recommend affordable and healthy restaurants nearby.

While you will practice gentle yoga, the emphasis of this retreat is on the meditation and breathwork elements of yoga.

This intensive breathwork facilitator retreat is for anyone, beginner to advanced in breathwork, looking to develop their own intuition or interested in helping others through breathwork.

10. 7-Day Women’s Kiteboarding and Yoga Holiday


Location: El Nuro (a small village on the north shore coast of Peru)

Dates: Year-round dates

Highlights: Kiteboarding lessons, free time, laid-back

Did you know that Peru is a highly recognized surf and kite destination worldwide? Thanks to its year-round nice weather and reliable wind it’s the perfect place for a kiteboarding and yoga retreat!

The retreat house is located in a quiet and relaxed town making it the perfect place to truly feel escape and just enjoy nature and the people you’re with.

This program offers 5 lessons for beginner to intermediate kiteboarders and you’ll receive your International Kiteboarding Organization (IKO) certification at the end of it.

Practice restorative yoga every other day and have lots of free time for hiking, running, chilling, or socializing with some beers.

11. 7-Day Soul Song Retreat with Jiya Julia Randall and Cher Joy


Location: Munay Sonqo Retreat and Yoga Center (about 1 hour from Cusco)

Dates: August 6 – 12, 2023

Highlights: Songwriting, microdosing, cacao, sauna, the retreat center

This retreat is for anyone called by music! You’ll embark on a journey into the power of your own voice, through songwriting, sound healing, plant medicine, and ceremony.

Practice yoga and meditation daily and learn the basic tools needed for songwriting. You will have the opportunity to create and share your own material and receive feedback from the facilitators.

You will have the opportunity to microdose with the local plant Washuma (a cactus) to facilitate creativity and release energy blockages and limiting beliefs. On a similar note, you will have the opportunity to participate in a heart-opening cacao ceremony and take a cacao-making workshop.

The Soul Song retreat has curated a deeply intentional experience for all levels of musical and spiritual experience. The daily yoga, meditation, and movement sessions focus on empowerment and sound and a week here will leave you feeling transformed, inspired, and comfortable using your voice as a healing tool.

You will stay at a beautiful retreat center with shared or private bungalows nestled high in the Andes surrounded by a natural oasis. The retreat has a pool and sauna. This retreat would push me so far out of my comfort zone but I think it’s probably one of the most unique and powerful yoga retreats in Peru.

12. 4-Day Amazon Reiki Level 1 Initiation & Yoga Retreat


Location: Tambo Ilusion Retreat Center, Tarapoto, Peru

Dates: Year-round dates

Highlights: Reiki certification, Reiki attunements, Amazon rainforest immersion

reiki session at a yoga retreat in peru

At this 4-day retreat, you’ll receive your level 1 Reiki certification. Reiki is a simple, holistic, non-invasive healing system that balances the body’s energy center. It can reduce stress and bring about an overall sense of well-being.

Additionally, you’ll have two yoga and meditation sessions, and take an aromatic herbal bath to cleanse your aura. Each participant will also receive two full-body Reiki healing sessions to experience the amazing power of Reiki themselves.

This is a great retreat/workshop for anyone interested in stress management, self-healing, and personal growth with the added benefit of learning how to channel healing energy to help others.

Enjoy healthy vegetarian meals, evening strolls in the jungle, and hammock hangs by the lagoon. You’ll stay in a quaint rustic bungalow in the jungle.

Why Peru Makes for a Great Yoga Retreat Destination

Peru is an exhilarating yoga retreat destination for several reasons. Firstly, it’s breathtaking natural landscapes.

From the snow-capped Andes mountains to the lush Amazon rainforest and the stunning beaches of the Pacific coast, Peru has so much to offer. The stunning scenery creates a calming and serene atmosphere, which is ideal for connecting with oneself and nature.

In addition to the natural beauty, Peru has a rich cultural heritage that is deeply intertwined with spirituality and wellness. Peru is home to some of the world’s most ancient and awe-inspiring archaeological sites, such as Machu Picchu, which is considered one of the Seven Wonders of the World.

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Peru is also home to a variety of traditional healing practices, including shamanic rituals and plant medicine ceremonies, which can complement yoga and meditation practices.

These practices can help to deepen one’s spiritual practice and promote physical and emotional healing.

Lastly, Peru has a thriving yoga community, with many skilled and experienced yoga teachers and retreat centers. These centers offer a range of yoga styles, including traditional Hatha, Vinyasa, and Ashtanga, as well as more specialized styles like Kundalini and Yin yoga.

Many yoga retreats in Peru offer additional activities like trekking, surfing, and cooking classes, which allow visitors to experience Peru’s diverse culture and natural beauty.

How to Choose the Right Yoga Retreat in Peru for You

Choosing the right yoga retreat in Peru can be an exciting and sometimes overwhelming task. Here are some things to consider to help you choose the perfect retreat for you:

  • 🙏 Intention: The first thing to consider is your intention for the retreat. Are you looking to deepen your yoga practice, relax and rejuvenate, or perhaps explore Peru’s rich culture and natural beauty? Understanding your intention can help you identify the retreats that align with your goals. For example, if you enjoy hiking and want to see more of Peru, you might be interested in this 5-star 8-day Yoga and Hiking Holiday.
  • 🧘 Yoga Style: Consider the style of yoga that you practice or would like to explore. A lot of the yoga retreats in Peru offer restorative classes and focus on more intense mental and spiritual growth. Make sure to check the style of yoga offered and the # of classes offered during the retreats if you are looking for a more intensive yoga experience.
  • 📍 Location: Peru has a diverse landscape, from the Andes Mountains to the Amazon rainforest and the Pacific coast. Consider what type of environment you prefer and choose a retreat center that’s located in a place that appeals to you.
  • 🗓️ Retreat Length: Retreats in Peru can range from a few days to several weeks. Consider how much time you have available, and what type of experience you’re looking for.
  • 🏠 Accommodation and Amenities: Different retreat centers offer various types of accommodation, from rustic to luxury bungalows. Consider the level of comfort you require and choose a retreat center that aligns with your preferences.
  • Reviews: Finally, read reviews from previous retreat participants to get an idea of their experiences and determine whether the retreat is a good fit for you.

Yoga Retreats in Peru: FAQ

Is Peru friendly?

Yes, Peru is generally considered to be a friendly and welcoming country. Peruvians are known for their warmth, hospitality, and kindness toward visitors

What is Peru known for?

Generally, Peru is known for its rich history and diverse culture, as well as its stunning natural landscapes and delicious cuisine. Specifically, it’s known for Machu Picchu, the Nazca Lines, the Amazon Rainforest, Llamas and Alpacas, ceviche, the Inca Empire, and Peruvian textiles.

Can you drink the water in Peru?

No, it is not recommended to drink tap water in Peru. Always drink bottled water or water that has been boiled or treated with a water purifier before consumption.

What is Peru’s most popular food?


Is Ayahuasca legal?

The legal status of ayahuasca varies depending on the country and jurisdiction. In Peru, the consumption of ayahuasca is legal and regulated. However, it is only legal when consumed in a ceremonial context led by a qualified shaman or healer.

What is Ayahuasca?

Ayahuasca is a powerful psychoactive brew that has been used for centuries by indigenous communities in the Amazon Basin for healing, spiritual, and cultural purposes. The brew, or thick tea, is made by boiling the ayahuasca vine and leaves of the chacruna plant. Ayahuasca contains the psychoactive compound DMT, which can cause intense and often profound sensory and psychological experiences

What is the purpose of taking Ayahuasca?

In traditional indigenous cultures, ayahuasca is often used as a tool for healing and spiritual growth, as well as for communing with nature and the spirits. The use of ayahuasca is seen as a way to connect with one’s inner self, the natural world, and the spiritual realm, and to gain insight into one’s purpose and place in the world.

How long does it take to climb Machu Picchu?

The Inca Trail is a multi-day trek that takes 4 days and 3 nights to complete.

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If you’re looking for a transformative experience that combines physical, mental, and spiritual growth, then a yoga retreat in Peru is the perfect destination for you. From the breathtaking landscapes to the rich cultural heritage, Peru offers a unique and immersive experience that is hard to find elsewhere.

Yoga retreats in Peru provide a powerful platform for self-exploration and personal growth, allowing you to deepen your yoga practice, connect with like-minded individuals, and explore new aspects of yourself. Whether you’re a seasoned yogi or a beginner, Peru’s yoga retreats offer a welcoming and supportive environment for all levels.

Immerse yourself in the beauty and culture of Peru by exploring the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu, indulging in the delicious local cuisine, and bathing in its jungle.

Ready to embark on a journey of self-discovery and transformation? Look no further than one of these incredible life-changing yoga retreats in Peru.

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