Ready for a trip? Psychedelic retreats are going mainstream

The next travel trend is one strange trip.

When planning your next vacation, your options might include destinations like Italy, Greece, or Spain.

A woman with black hair and a black tank top doing a yoga pose and smiling, slightly blurry with a rainbow effect. Brown mushrooms in the background on a blue backdrop.

But a growing number of adventurous travelers are looking for a different kind of trip: a psychedelic one.

Though they’re still illegal in much of the US, psilocybin mushrooms are gaining popularity as states, like Oregon and Colorado, introduce new regulations and ease restrictions.

In the meantime, psychedelic retreats are taking travelers abroad to legally experience magic mushrooms along with some spiritual guidance:

  • Beckley Retreats runs psilocybin retreats in Jamaica and the Netherlands.
  • Also in the Netherlands, Alalaho hosts guided retreats.
  • The Buena Vida holds women-led psilocybin retreats in private villas around Mexico.
  • Silo Wellness offers retreats in Jamaica, with Oregon trips coming soon.

And some companies are already catering to specific niches: The Journeymen Collective is an invitation-only luxury experience in Canada designed for executives and entrepreneurs.

Psychedelics are gaining momentum…

… as more than just a fun trip. They’re increasingly being used to treat mental health conditions like depression and anxiety.

And researchers are exploring whether psilocybin can be used to alleviate issues beyond mental health, like Alzheimer’s disease and smoking addiction.

Plus, other psychedelics are gaining popularity at retreats and clinics alike: ayahuasca, LSD, and ketamine in particular.

But no cure…

… comes without a cost — and psychedelic retreats can get pricey.

Prices vary depending on the duration and location of the retreat, but can range from $2k to $10k+. They’re also not for everyone, and come with some serious risks.

But, for the right traveler, a psychedelic retreat might be the perfect vacation.

You’ll just have to figure out how to explain it to your boss…

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