Attending a psychedelic retreat is an important decision. For many, it is one of the most profound and meaningful life experiences to date. For this reason, understanding the proper context and conducting thorough research is essential to having an optimal experience. This is why we recommend you take plenty of time to vet the right opportunity, as an optimal plant-medicine journey will impact both you and those you love. Diving deep into the psyche is a vulnerable and often difficult journey, so it’s critical to treat each detail with care.

Third Wave has created its own psychedelic provider directory for you to find curated psychedelic retreat offerings. All retreat centers and organizers listed have either been verified or rigorously vetted by the Third Wave team, so you can feel confident knowing that these retreat offerings are worth considering in this vulnerable and transformative experience. We will continually add more high quality (over quantity) retreat centers and organizers as time moves forward, so be sure to bookmark the directory or share it with loved ones looking for support.



Your top priority is to understand why you want to attend a psychedelic retreat. These are the most common reasons:

  • Heal unresolved trauma
  • Shed limiting beliefs
  • Support spiritual growth
  • Optimize human performance and productivity
  • Enhance creativity
  • Discover a sense of purpose and meaning
  • Seek balance and awareness

Retreat Reviews & Guides

Our Guides dive deep into substance-specific retreats such as Ayahuasca and Psilocybin. We have also vetted  a number of retreats and provided reviews on each.


Once you have a clear understanding of why you’re embarking on this journey, there are a number of important factors to keep in mind. Whether you are planning to attend an Ayahuasca Retreat in Costa Rica, a Psilocybin Retreat in the Netherlands, or a San Pedro Retreat in Mexico, each factor will play an important role in the quality of your experience.


  • Preparation & Integration
  • Psychedelic Substance(s)
  • Supporting Modalities
  • Programming


  • Host
  • Staff
  • Guide / Shaman / Facilitator
  • Fellow Voyagers


  • Duration
  • Location
  • Accommodations
  • Cost


  • Credibility of Retreat
  • Legality of Substance
  • Timing
  • Why you’re going