Welcome El Purguero Ayahuasca Retreats & Healing Center

El Purguero is an Ayahuasca Camp situated 23 km from the jungle city of Iquitos, Peru. It is owned and operated by The Gringo Shaman, Ronald Joe Wheelock. Ron has been serving the community as an ayahuasquero for over 20 years. As his reputation as a strong healer and expert brewer has strengthened the need for more space prompted Ron to buy land at km 23 and build El Purguero. The camp has been opened since November 2012 and hosted it’s first private group of 30 people in December 2012.

El Purguero is dedicated to healing. We serve the best ayahuasca, cooked by Ron. The camp is set in lush jungle with natural streams and an abundance of fruit and medicinal plants.
Accommodation is provided in a communal bunkhouse or jungle huts that sleep one or two. We serve fresh local produce and clean drinking water. We support the community by employing local people and buying local produce. The camp is maintained by  Don Alberto, his wife Isabela and their 2 daughters. Ceremonies are performed by Ron Wheelock. Ron’s partner, Karina Maria Diaz Parades, has a small shop at the camp that provides local artisans a place to display their crafts. We work as a team to offer a safe, supportive environment in which to heal either physically, emotionally or spiritually, a place to learn about plant medicines and a place to learn how better to live on the face of this earth.
If you are interested in one of our Workshops please contact us for dates and availability.