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Why Choose the Hummingbird Healing Center

“Change starts in your thoughts.” Anonymous

The Hummingbird Healing Center offers a unique approach to the ayahuasca healing and transformative process with excellent outcomes for our clients.

Dedicated to Healing

We are an ayahuasca retreat and healing center focused on what each individual needs to receive the healing they come for. We follow a very traditional process because it works, and have intentionally resisted adding many of the diversions that are becoming increasingly popular. This is a center for growth, healing and transformation where we encourage people to disconnect from the outside world, dive into nature and let these wonderful medicine plants work their magic.

We have a long history of excellent results and since 2010 have helped people with diabetes, asthma, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibro myalgia, arthritis, depersonalization disorder, depression, anxiety, irritable bowel syndrome, drug addiction and others. Many come just to improve their personal and spiritual lives, and most have left saying they received more than they thought was possible.

A Safe Environment

The Hummingbird Ayahuasca Retreat Center provides a safe, caring environment for clients to open up and face their issues, to discuss them with others, and be able to process them in whatever method is appropriate. This helps a person deal with what comes up from their ayahuasca ceremonies. Believing it is an integral part of healing, we encourage people to feel what ever comes up as deeply and completely as they can, and assure them they will be fully supported during their emotional release, however it manifests.

Master Shaman

Don Manain, our curandero, is a Master Ayahuasquero with over 45 years of experience and began learning this natural science at the age of 16. Manain is also an oracionista, a prayer healer, with profound faith in God.

Expert Facilitator

At the Hummingbird, the primary facilitator is the owner of the center, Jim Davis. Since 2010, guiding people people through this plant medicine healing tradition has been his daily work, couching over 1400 people through this journey. His 12 master plant dietas and facilitation of over 1000 ayahuasca ceremonies have imprinted a depth of experience helping people through this process that few can match.

His own healing and spiritual journey and vast experience with ayahuasca allow him to understand people on a deep level and help them tap into their own inner wisdom. His focus is on empowering people to trust their hearts and intuition and to know that they can be in control of their lives.

Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life

Two talks are given about how our beliefs determine our experience of life and how the programming of our subconscious mind in childhood is the source of many of our struggles. Included in these talks are techniques on how to effectively and rapidly change this programming. We learn about the incredible power of this part of our mind and how we can harness it. If we change our thoughts and beliefs, we change our experience of life.

Our clients have found these talks very beneficial in understanding how they came to have the troubles in their lives and how they can change the unproductive patterns of thought and behavior.

We have received outstanding feedback about these talks. People say they get a clear understanding of the tricks their minds play, why they get stuck in unproductive patterns, how those patterns developed in their lives, and most importantly how to change them. If we change our thoughts and beliefs, we change our experience of life!

Healing as a Process

We see healing as a process, so we provide the support for people to do this process as easily and effectively as possible. It is not just about drinking ayahuasca. It is also about what happens for a person before and after ayahuasca ceremony. Support for a person at the Hummingbird Ayahuasca Retreat Center includes:

  • Lifestyle coaching to help people understand what they are going through and provide strategies to deal with it effectively and efficiently.
  • Helping people to set clear intentions to maximize the outcome from healing in ceremony.
  • Circle meetings each morning after ceremony where people share their ayahuasca experiences and have a chance to get feedback from the shaman about the healing going on in ceremony. This is a great opportunity for people to ask the shaman for clarification on things they experienced during ceremony. A lot of good information about how ayahuasca works is shared.
  • The openness and honesty we encourage and facilitate results in a positive and supportive group dynamic where people genuinely care for each other and their healing process. Many clients have commented on how important the group support has been to their journey.
  • We provide a range of natural cleansing processes such as plant baths, tobacco purges, vapor baths and mud baths to prepare the body for ceremony. Plant dietas and additional medicinal teas are prescribed as needed.
  • A variety of reading material is available, both books and articles, for people during their ayahuasca retreat to help them understand and better participate in their healing process.

San Pedro Ceremony

All of our ayahuasca retreats also include at least one San Pedro ceremony (aka Huachuma) to help people connect with themselves and the physical world in a more harmonious way. San Pedro is known as a heart opening medicine, and it is very good at helping us release any accumulated emotional baggage.

We have found that, for many people, San Pedro has cleared certain blocks that subsequently opened up their ayahuasca ceremonies. Ayahuasca and San Pedro are very complementary and the combination has resulted in major shifts for some clients that may not have occurred with ayahuasca alone.


The variety of methods we use also makes healing an interesting journey. Our clients acquire a lot of knowledge about the spiritual and energetic realms and how to maintain their health moving forward. This process yields excellent results. Our clients leave healed and transformed with new tools and information to keep their lives on track.


The Hummingbird Ayahuasca Retreat Center is dedicated to keeping this magical healing tradition accessible for all who are looking for an effective alternative to western medicine. While maintaining focus on our mission of healing and providing the highest level of individual care and attention, we will always be one of the lower priced premier ayahuasca retreat centers in Iquitos and the surrounding area. The majority of centers with quality accommodations are charging $275 per day or more, while our rates are only $175 - $245 per day. Based on client feedback, we also have one of the most beautiful and supportive centers around.