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Vision Quest
Aya Puma Samay
2021

  
 
VISION QUEST AYAPUMA SAMAY 2021

 
IMBABURA VOLCANO, CLOUD FOREST
NATURAL RESERVE & GEOPARK
VISION QUEST AYAPUMA SAMAY 2021
JULY 27 th – AUGUST 10th  
SUNDANCE AUGUST 12th – 15th
TREE OF LIFE AUGUST 11th  

Taita Imbabura, Sacred Volcano.  Ancestral Territory of the Karanki Tribe.
Ceremonies and Circles during our Vision Quest:
Opening Ceremony JULY 27th at 21h00  
Four Tobaccos in the Altar of the Halfmoon  
July 28th WE PLANT OUR QUESTERS IN OUR MOUNTAIN (DAY 1) AFTER CEREMONY AND TEMASCAL IN THE MORNING.
August 1st    
Harvest of Vision Questers of 4 days
CIRCLE OF SONGS WITH PLANT MEDICINE.
August 4th  
Harvest of our Vision Questers of 7 days
August 6th  
Harvest of our Vision Questers of 9 days
PLANT MEDICINE TEMASCAL CEREMONY
August 8th
POWER WALK, CEREMONY OF OFFERING WITH MEDICINE.
We will walk on the volcano to meet our ancestors and the ancient sacred rock of the AYAPUMA.
August 10th  
Harvest of our Vision Questers of 13 days
Celebration and songs to receive our family during the afternoon.
4 Tobaccos in the Altar of the Halfmoon  
Plant Medicine Ceremony at night. Closure of Vision Quest.  
AUGUST 11th  
Rest and preparation for Sundance.
Preparing the Tree of Life and sundancer prayers.
AUGUST 12th
Temascal at 6:00 a.m for purification before SUNDANCE first day.
AUGUST 15th
FINAL DAY OF SUNDANCE  
CLOSURE OF CAMP  
During our Vision Quest we will have daily TEMASCALES (Sweat Lodges) and songs to the four directions in the morning and night.  
We will be sharing different activities and workshops, daily community work etc.  
We will be rehearsing our songs for the SUNDANCE as a family every afternoon with our grandfather drum.
The grandmothers, midwives from Cotacachi will come to visit the family of AyaPuma Samay. Also Native relatives, musicians and other medicine leaders will be in the community with the family that arrives from the 4 directions.
WELCOME TO EACH ONE OF YOU, FAMILY OF OUR SACRED MOUNTAIN, AYAPUMA SAMAY, VOLCANO OF THE IMBABURA.

********IMPORTANT INFO*********
VISION QUESTERS AND SUPPORT
*****PLEASE READ****
ARRIVING TO AYAPUMA SAMAY, VOLCAN IMBABURA
CAMP IS LOCATED ON THE VOLCANO AND IN THE CITY OF IBARRA, APROX 1.5 HOURS AWAY FROM QUITO AIRPORT.  

****CAMP SETUP FOR EVERYONE,  
July 27th **** ONLY DATE TO ARRIVE TO CAMP WITH TRANSPORTATION COORDINATED.
SUPPORT GROUP AND QUESTERS CAN SET UP CAMP THE DAYS BEFORE BUT WE WILL NOT PROVIDE TRANSPORTATION, ONLY THE DAY OF CEREMONY. (EACH PERSON WOULD NEED TO COORDINATE THEIR OWN TRANSPORTATION IF THEY WANT TO GO UP TO SETUP TENTS BEFORE DATE OF START.)
ARRIVING TO CAMP  
July 27th at 2 p.m sharp at meeting point. (map provided on the event)
Drivers will wait 20 min only. 4X4 rides will be there waiting for all the family.
****Please, you must confirm via whatsapp or email that you will be taking this option.***
Any person arriving later to camp will need to arrange their own way up. For further info contact administration.  
INFO whatsapp
Paola and Pamela +593 98 1410508 or +593 98 9401256.
MEETING POINT: Central Park of SAN ANTONIO TOWN, few minutes outside of Ibarra city.   https://goo.gl/maps/FHdvLt4kDBiDGBnV7  
***Different location than past years.
Transportation to AYAPUMA will cost aprox 4US depending on the number of people in each ride. Cost of each ride is $40 US divided by the number of people. 25 min aprox.
AIRPORT TRANSPORTATION
Airport of QUITO is located 1.5 hours away from Ibarra city, we have different options available.
-You can take a taxi to Quito bus terminal, then a bus to Ibarra city. But, this means ending up at the opposite side of camp and probably taking longer time to arrive to Ibarra.
-We recommend reserving private transportation. It'd cost $65 to $70 US and someone close to the family will be there waiting for you at the airport. This must be arranged in advance with the administration, Airport Taxi will ask for more than $85 US.
-Airport Shuttle TAXILAGOS can take you from the airport to Ibarra, if you reserve ahead of time. The shared ride is 25 US. You can find numbers online. We will post them soon here.
-You can also go to closest terminal PIFO to take a bus to Ibarra. This is faster than going all the way to Quito.
ACCOMODATIONS IN IBARRA
We recommend:
- Hostal Orlando's   https://www.facebook.com/hostalorlandos/
- San Isidro Bungalow  
http://www.booking.com/Share-suZV2L
- Casa Tahuando **only two rooms available  
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/39083049?check_in=2021-04-30...
- Hotel Casa Aida  
https://casaaida.com/
These Hostals offer good locations and they are very close to each other for convenience of the family. (About 15 to 50 US)  
PLEASE CONTACT US FOR ANY ADDITIONAL INFO. WE ARE HERE TO HELP.  
THINGS TO REMEMBER
- Tent must be Weatherproof  
- Rain Boots
- Flashlight
- Bring dishes if possible (bowl for soup, plate, fork, knife, spoon, cup). (*AyaPuma will provide all of these if you need and a deposit of US$15 will be asked for this service at registration.  
- Temascal dresses, shorts and towel for sweats.
- Poncho and/or blanket, you can buy blankets at Ibarra´s HIPSTER PUMA Shop and also pre-order your Vision Quest Kit (4 tiger woolen blanket, matress, poles, mosquito net, set of flags for prayers). Link coming soon.
If not buying at our shop please bring:
- Mosquito Net for Vision Questers  
- Vision Questers can bring waterproof sleeping bag and up to two blankets to the mountain.
- We recommend to bring a 4mm plastic to use under the tent, this shields humidity from the tents that are not made for mountain conditions and to keep you warm in the morning when the dew and the clouds visit us.
- Shampoo and soap MUST be Biodegradable.
-Hat and sunscreen are highly recommended.
- Offerings for the water of the mountain.
-Bring tobacco for the Vision Quest Leader, and also INCENSE OFFERING for our Quest. Bringing local incense from the place you come from brings the memory of your land and it is a way to relate between our families.
- Bring masks for entire quest, we will ask for masks and social distance when serving food and registration. Ecuadorian government will probably ask for Covid test before your arrival to airport. You must check with your airline before departure from your country.

QUESTERS
- HAVE YOUR PRAYER TIES, POLES AND FLAGS READY  
- REGISTER BEFORE CEREMONY
SUPPORT
PEOPLE THAT COME TO SUPPORT THE VISION QUEST AND SUNDANCE MUST BE INTEGRATED IN ALL ACTIVITIES, YOU WILL BE ASKED TO ATTEND SONGS AND SWEATS, DAILY WORK AND ACTIVITIES OF OUR COMMUNITY.  
FAMILY, OUR SACRED TIME HAS ARRIVED!!! AYAPUMA VISION QUEST 2021 IS HERE!!  
REGISTRATION
ayapumainfo@gmail.com or info@ayapuma.com or via whatsapp to administration phones.



 
 



DESIGN OF OUR VISION QUEST
DESIGN OF VISION QUEST
4 days, 4 nights
First year
365 RED tobacco prayers  
Door of the EAST, Humbleness
7 days, 7 nights
Second year
365 YELLOW tobacco prayers
Door of the SOUTH, our Will
9 days, 9 nights
Third year
365 BLACK tobacco prayers
Door of the WEST, our Sincerity
13 days, 13 nights
Fourth year
365 WHITE tobacco prayers
Door of the NORTH, our Integrity
This is a full Circle of four years, opening the Sacred directions of the four winds; the path to our healing and knowledge of Spirit, the Red Road of our heart in the Heart of our Ancestors; the way to honor our lives and to find purpose and direction in this sacred space and time.  
ANY ADDITIONAL INFO WE ARE HERE TO HELP SO PLEASE CONTACT US  
PLEASE SEND YOUR CONFIRMATION OF ASSISTANCE WITH:
NAME  
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN  
ARE YOU VISION QUESTING OR SUPPORTING? IS THIS YOUR FIRST YEAR?
Date of Arrival to Ecuador and if you need assistance of transportation from airport to camp.


FOR ALL OUR VISION QUESTERS
365 TOBACCO PRAYERS (RED, YELLOW, BLACK OR WHITE)
(***VIDEO ON PRAYER TIES ON THE WALL OF EVENT.)
7 FLAGS / ONE FOR EACH SACRED DIRECTION  
(Flags should be cut in a rectangle size and at list 30 cm wide is our recommendation)
7 POLES / ONE FOR EACH DIRECTION
In Ibarra you can buy or look for your poles.  
RED, EAST  
YELLOW, SOUTH
BLACK, WEST
WHITE, NORTH
GREEN, MOTHER EARTH
BLUE, FATHER SKY
PURPLE, HEART OF OUR LIFE  
DONATION
VISION QUEST FOR SUPPORT AND QUESTERS $350
SUNDANCE - SUNDANCE IS FREE OF CHARGE, WE WILL ASK FOR OPEN DONATION OF $55 US FOR FOOD AND ORGANIZATION OF THOSE 4 EXTRA DAYS. SUNDANCERS AND SUPPORT.
COLOMBIA AND ECUADOR HAVE PRICES IN PESOS. ADMINISTRATION WILL GIVE DETAILS BY PHONE, TEXT OR EMAIL.
IT IS IMPORTANT YOU CONFIRM ASSISTANCE SOON AND SEND EMAIL SO WE CAN HELP YOU ORGANIZE ALL DETAILS.
MITAKUYE OYASIN
WELCOME TO THE TIME OF OUR LIVES!!
OKA HE!!

SANTIAGO ANDRADE LEÓN, CHIEF OF VISION QUEST AND SUNDANCE. KURAKA OF ECUADOR AND SPIRITUAL LEADER.  


365 TOBACCO PRAYERS (RED, YELLOW, BLACK OR WHITE)
 
 

(***VIDEO ON PRAYER TIES)