Icaros explores the spiritual universe of the Shipibo indigenous people who live by the Ucayali river, one of the main tributaries of the Peruvian Amazon. Young Mokan Rono sets outs on a journey to discover the ancestral knowledge of ayahuasca, mentored by a wise shaman and by his mother, a master healer.
In the 1970s, a young Spaniard, refusing to do his military service, deserts and flees to Latin America. Today, lost in the forests of Costa Rica, he lives a new existence as a shaman, and carries out rituals for young fugitives from Western civilisation. A visionary film that relates the loss of a man from his own world and his arrival in an unreal Edenic setting.
In search of a miracle, an American woman embarks on a journey to the Peruvian Amazon and finds hope in a community, through rituals involving an ancient psychedelic plant known as ayahuasca. With her perception forever altered, she forges a bond with a young indigenous shaman undergoing a crisis of his own, and a motley crew of psychonauts seeking transcendence, companionship, and the meaning of life and death.