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RESERVING A PLACE IN ONE OF OUR PROGRAMS

To reserve a place in one of our programs, please first contact us via email at hummingbirdretreats@gmail.com. Once specific dates have been arranged, download the following registration form and follow the included instructions.  Please fill out and read the entire form as it contains other policies and information not described on this web site. After we have reviewed and approved your booking form we will notify you of acceptance to the retreat and you may then pay the deposit to reserve your spot.


Specific payment options and instructions are listed below. A 50% deposit is required to reserve a spot, and you can pay the remaining balance in $US cash on arrival. Your reservation will not be confirmed until we receive the deposit.


We highly recommend you read the following article before coming to drink ayahuasca. It will help you understand your role in this process. The Joys and Pains of Visionary Medicine: Why the Ceremony of Life Comes Before the Ayahuasca Ceremony


Please also read all of the following pages as they contain important information for your health, safety and comfort:


Click on the desired format to download the booking form.


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PAYMENT OPTIONS

We will notify you after we have approved your booking form. To confirm your reservation please send a 50% deposit using one of the following methods:

Credit Card or PayPal

You may also pay by credit card using the PayPal service or with  your PayPal account. If you want to pay by credit card but do not have a PayPal account, PayPal may ask you to create one depending on which country you are in.  In the drop down list below, please select either 50% Deposit or  full payment Retreat for the length of time you are reserving.

Retreat Options

Cash on Arrival

You may also pay in cash in $US on arrival. We will need  your complete flight itinerary in an email to confirm your reservation. Please bring only crisp new bills with no writing and no tears along the crease . The banks here will not accept bills with minor damage that are fine in most other places, and you will need to pay a taxi to go back to town and get other bills from a cash machine. Please plan ahead for this and only bring pristine bills. When you pick up the money to pay us please review it and ask for other bills for anything that is not in very good condition. 


Bank Wire Transfer

The information below can be used to wire your payment from your bank to ours.  If you choose this option please confirm with your bank all fees that will be charged en route. Please note wire transfers routinely show up $30-$100 short, and neither the sending or receiving bank has ever claimed responsibility for the shortage. For this reason we recommend paying by Western Union. If you prefer to send via wire, please include an extra $50 to cover this  shortage. We will settle the difference between the cost of the program and what we received when you arrive.

Peruvian banks do not use an IBAN.  They are identified using a Swift Code.

Bank Name:Scotia Bank
Bank Address:Calle Prospero 278, Iquitos, Peru
Bank Branch:Iquitos
Recipient Name:James Drake Davis
Recipient Email:hummingbirdretreats@gmail.com
Bank Account #:009 754 217540001963 32
Swift Code:BSUDPEPL

If your bank requires a recipient address please use the following.  There is no zip or postal code in Peru.

      Monitor Huascar #226
      Iquitos, Peru


Western Union

 Send your payment to any Western Union office in Peru in the name of "Gina Ysabel Mosquera Vega de Davis" (yes, all that!) and email the transfer number (mtcn) to hummingbirdretreats@gmail.com . Please be sure to  email us the name of the person paying,  the MTCN number, and the exact amount sent.  We cannot pick up the funds without all three pieces of information.

Gina has five names.  For online systems that only accept two names you can put her first two names in the First Name field and her other three in the Last Name field.

If you are asked for an address please use the following.  There is no zip or postal code in Peru.

      Monitor Huascar #226
      Iquitos, Peru

 


GETTING TO THE HUMMINGBIRD CENTER

All participants of the 12 day retreat will be met at the Fitzcaraldo restaurant on the Boulevard, a river front park a block away from the Plaza de Armas and near the hotels. Here is a link to Google Maps for Fitzcaraldo. It is on the left corner facing the buildings. You will be picked up at 10 am on the 1st day of the retreat. This is a very easy restaurant to find, just ask your hotel or any motocar driver.

For those on Personalized Retreats, we will work out the pick up on an individual basis. We do encourage you to start your stay with the 12 day retreat program, as it flows much smoother than other starting dates.

Note there are a number of hustlers at the airport that can be pretty aggressive.  There is no need to give money to anyone at the airport.  If you want to tip someone for helping with your bags 2 or 3 soles is sufficient. A moto-taxi into town is normally 12 soles and is about a 30 minute ride. Perhaps 20 soles if it is a car. Always agree on the price before getting in, and if they try to over charge simply take another taxi. If when you arrive at your destination they try to increase the price, refuse to pay it and only pay the agreed amount.



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