Health & Fitness activities in Tarapoto
Brujos play a pivotal role in the pueblos of the jungle. A few kilometers north of Tarapoto, in a small jungle village, you'll find the Takiwasi Centre . Started in the early 1990s by French physician Jacques Mabit, this rehabilitation and detox center combines traditional Amazonian medicines and plants, as used by brujos or curanderos (healers), with a tailored combination of psychotherapy.
This treatment is not for the fainthearted: intense 'vomit therapy' and ayahuasca (hallucinogenic brew made from jungle vines), are used as part of the healing process. Rehabilitation programs run for nine months and cost around USaround S/500, though no one is turned away for lack of…