Spirit of Yagé Ayahuasca journeys to Colombia – Cost, Payment & Reservation

 

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Where the Gods reign… On the way to the sacred Hornoyaco waterfall. Photo © El Mundo Magico

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”

Lao Tzu

"Spirit Of Yagé"
Journeys
Colombia
(Deposit)


£400
"Spirit Of Yagé"
Journeys
Colombia
(Full Payment,
1 Participant,
1 Week, 5 Yagé)
£918-976
"Spirit Of Yagé"
Journeys
Colombia
(Full Payment,
1 Participant,
2 Weeks, 10 Yagé)
£1785-1876

 

"Spirit Of Yagé"
Journeys
Colombia
(Full Payment,
2+ Participants,
1 Week, 5 Yagé)
£870-915
"Spirit Of Yagé"
Journeys
Colombia
(Full Payment,
2+ Participants,
2 Weeks, 10 Yagé)
£1585-1676

 

"Spirit Of Yagé"
Journeys
Colombia
(Balance,
1 Participant)

£518-1476
  •  
"Spirit Of Yagé"
Journeys
Colombia
(Balance,
2+ Participants)

£470-1276
  • Price per Participant
"Spirit Of Yagé"
Journeys
Colombia
(Consultancy Services)

£115
  • Price per Consultation

SPIRIT OF YAGE JOURNEYS

Please Note: No menstruating/pregnant women allowed at the Yagé retreat. If you think you may be menstruating in coincidence with the timing of your retreat, you should make provisions to either stop/postpone your period (consulting with your medical/healthcare specialist first), or else, change your journey dates altogether.

Optional female interpreter Spanish-English (from Bogotá), available as an optional extra. Retreats are open to both Spanish and English speakers. The interpreter may facilitate your journey from the moment you land in Colombia to the moment you leave Bogotá, at the end of your trip. Minimum 7 days retreat, and 40 days advance booking/payment. Please inquire for details.

Visiting a wonderful secluded waterfall during the Yage retreat. Photo © El Mundo Magico

The wonderful Golondrino waterfall, visited as part of our Yagé retreats. Photo © El Mundo Magico

Ongoing Yagé Retreats. Choose your own dates, 30/50 days reservation & Minimum number

Retreats are ONGOING, subject to availability. Simply contact us with your preferred dates (subject to confirmation), indicating an alternative date as well as the shamans you would like to do your journey with. We will get back to you within a few days with either a confirmation of dates, or a request to modify the original schedule according to the Taita-s’ availability. Upon receiving our confirmation, please send immediately the deposit payment of £ 400 GBP p.p., followed by your reservation documents (booking form, agreement of participation – which will be emailed to you – and copy of your passport). Balance payment must be received – with funds cleared – *at least* 30, 40 or 50 days ahead of your chosen retreat type and start date, depending on the type of retreat chosen, as explained below.

Currently, INDIVIDUAL retreats are with Don Victoriano (fully residential, Finca-based), OR with Don Victoriano and grandfather Laureano (by the Putumayo river, where Don Laureano lives with his wife. Minimum 2 Participants).

Any residential GROUP retreat (off Villagarzon) in the Finca, with Don Alfredo will require a minimum of 5 Participants.

Any residential GROUP retreat (off Villagarzon) with both grandfather Laureano and Don Victoriano will require a minimum of 8 Participants. 50 days minimum advance booking (with or without interpreter).

Any residential INDIVIDUAL retreats (off Villagarzon) with Don Victoriano will require a minimum of 1 Participant. 30 days minimum advance booking (40 days minimum advance booking, if the optional interpreter Spanish-English is required).

Any SMALL GROUP retreat (off Puerto Asis) to the Rio Putumayo, with grandfather Laureano and Don Victoriano will require a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 5 Participants50 days minimum advance booking (with or without interpreter).

Spanish and interpreter Spanish-English: If no Spanish-English interpreter is required, you need to be acquainted with Spanish for joining any of our Yagé retreats in Putumayo (the Taitas don’t speak/understand any English).

Serious inquires only. Please read carefully the information provided on our website before contacting us, and kindly respect our time and mission, the time and mission of the shamans and of all local & indigenous people who associate with us in the running of these very special journeys.

SHAMANIC CONSULTANCY SERVICE

Our initial consultancy service is designed for people who need a Yagé consultation with the Taita at distance, for a diagnostic, being it a health issue, or a problem of other nature, and who may not be able to travel to physically attend the retreat and therefore drink Ayahuasca themselves. This service covers our time in understanding, evaluating and explaining your case back to the shaman (in Spanish), an initial assessment by the Taita himself who will consult  the spirits of the ancestors during a Yagé ceremony (asking for their guidance and their divinatory response, in line with the Siona shamanic tradition), the Yagé ceremony itself (done specifically for you), the materials for the Ayahuasca ceremony, our dealing with the Taita afterwards, and finally referring back to you the results (in English) and recommended course of action. You may book as many consultancy sessions as necessary, but if you are in position to physically travel to Southern Colombia and your health conditions will allow you to attend the Yagé” ceremonies, you may be asked to attend a residential, individual Yagé retreat instead (5 Yagé ceremonies per week, choose between 1 and 2 weeks).

Where the Gods reign. The sacred landscape of the Mandiyaco river. Photo © El Mundo Magico

Where the Gods reign. The Mandiyaco river, sacred to the Inga people. Photo © El Mundo Magico

Yagé retreat with Don Victoriano – or Don Alfredo – and indigenous guide

Includes:

Airport transfers from/to Villagarzon (Southern Colombia), overland transportation (from/to Villagarzon airport to our Finca, in Putumayo); all Yagé (Ayahuasca) ceremonies with either Don Victoriano or Don Alfredo, as detailed in the ONGOING individual retreats journey programme (5 Yagé/Ayahuasca ceremonies in one week retreat, 10 Yagé/Ayahuasca ceremonies in two weeks retreat), all meals (breakfast, lunch, snack and dinner) during the retreat (no dinner on the nights of the Yagé/Ayahuasca rituals); native indigenous guide; accommodation in our friendly, family-run Finca, in the countryside, overlooking the cloud forest and the mountain (two twin/double rooms with en-suite bathroom, all other single/twin rooms have shared bathroom on the floors). For those who feel more adventurous, there is also the possibility of camping and staying in tent (tent and mat provided, bring your own sleeping bag). ALL excursions to magical and sacred wilderness places and power spots are an optional extra, but we are offering them below cost-price, and they will add lots of charm and great memory to your Yagé/Ayahuasca experience and trip to Colombia.

Excludes:

Flight tickets to/in Colombia; airport taxes; travel insurance; interpreter Spanish-English; soft/alcoholic drinks; food, Hotel and transfers in Bogotá; personal expenses; tips; optional excursions to wilderness power spots; any other thing not specifically mentioned as included in the journey programme.

12 DAYS Yagé GROUP retreat with Don Laureano, Taita Victoriano, assistant and guide (minimum 8 participants, tailor-made dates)

Includes:

Airport transfers from/to Villagarzon (Southern Colombia), overland transportation (from/to Villagarzon airport to our venue, in the countryside); 5 Yagé/Ayahuasca ceremonies with grandmaster shaman Don Laureano, Don Victoriano and assistant, all meals (breakfast, lunch, snack and dinner) during the retreat (no dinner on the nights of the Yagé/Ayahuasca rituals); native indigenous guide; accommodation in our friendly, family-run Finca, in the countryside, overlooking the cloud forest and the mountain (two twin/double rooms with en-suite bathroom, all other single/twin rooms have shared bathroom on the floors). For those who feel more adventurous, there is also the possibility of camping and staying in tent (tent and mat provided, bring your sleeping bag).

Please Note: GROUP retreats have a different programme, price and schedule from the ONGOING retreats, depending on the total number of participants and the chosen timing of the journey. The group leader/facilitator must either be familiar with Spanish and be happy to act as interpreter for the rest of the group. Or else, the group must choose our lady interpreter Spanish-English (travelling from Bogotá), who will be happy to facilitate in English for all participants. Please inquire for details.

Excludes:

Flight tickets to/in Colombia; airport taxes; travel insurance; interpreter/facilitator Spanish-English (available as an optional extra); soft/alcoholic drinks; food, Hotel and transfers in Bogotá; personal expenses; tips; optional excursions to wilderness power spots; any other thing not specifically mentioned as included in the journey programme.

7-14 DAYS Yagé Journey by the Putumayo river, in Don Laureano’s house, with Grandfather Laureano, Don Victoriano, assistant and guide (minimum 2 participants, WEDNESDAY to TUESDAY). Arrive in Puerto Asis 1 day earlier, leave Bogotá 2 days after the retreat ends

Includes:

Airport transfers from/to Puerto Asis (Southern Colombia), OR transfer Hotel-river port and river port-Puerto Asis airport,  overland and river transportation (from/to Puerto Asis airport – or Hotel – all the way to Don Laureano’s house, along the Putumayo river); 3 Yagé/Ayahuasca ceremonies per week with grandmaster shaman Don Laureano, Don Victoriano and assistant, all meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) and boiled drinkable water during the retreat (no dinner on the nights of the Yagé rituals); native indigenous guide. Requires spirit of adventure and flexibility due to the Spartan living conditions. Sleep on a hammock, or else bring your own sleeping bag, hammock, or tent. Possibility of camping outside Taita’s Laureano house, by the river.

Please Note: Participants need to be familiar with Spanish and be happy to act as interpreter for your travel companion-s. Or else, must book our interpreter Spanish-English (travelling from Bogotá), who will be happy to facilitate in English. Interpreter cost & expenses are NOT included in the retreat price. Please inquire for details.

Excludes:

Flight tickets to/in Colombia; airport taxes; travel insurance; interpreter/facilitator Spanish-English (available as an optional extra); soft/alcoholic drinks; food, Hotel and transfers in Bogotá; Hotel in Puerto Asis, personal expenses; tips; any other thing not specifically mentioned as included in the journey programme.

Spectacular specimen of "Yagé Guacamayo" (Macaw Ayahuasca), in the Finca of Taita Alfredo - Photo F. Sammarco © El Mundo Magico

Spectacular specimen of “Yagé Guacamayo” (Macaw Ayahuasca), in the Finca of Taita Alfredo – Photo F. Sammarco © El Mundo Magico

Reservation and booking:

To reserve your spot for the “Spirit Of Yagé” Ayahuasca retreats – after checking availability of dates and receiving confirmation back from us in writing (whether with or without interpreter) – please send your initial Deposit of £ 400 GBP per person, email us the copy of your valid passport (only the page with your details on) and forward your completed ONLINE BOOKING FORM. A PDF Agreement of participation will be sent to you by email, upon receipt of payment.

Booking Deadlines:

INDIVIDUAL residential retreats (off Villagarzon airport, MINIMUM 1 Participant): Initial deposit of £ 400 at the time of booking + full payment/final balance to be received – with funds cleared – at least 30 days ahead of the journey’s start date. 40 days, if interpreter is required.

SMALL GROUP Putumayo journeys (off Puerto Asis airport, MINIMUM 2 – MAXIMUM 5 Participants): Initial deposit of £ 400 at the time of booking + full payment/final balance to be received – with funds cleared – at least 50 days ahead of the journey’s start date.

GROUP retreats (off Villgarzon airport, Finca-based): Initial deposit of £ 400 at the time of booking + full payment/final balance to be received – with funds cleared – at least 50 days ahead of the journey’s start date, with or without interpreter.

Payment:

You may pay with your credit/debit card by PayPal or electronic wire transfer, via your bank. If your payment is for a last minute booking, you may have to use Western Union to send an instant payment. Bank transfer is only to be used for booking done within the official payment deadline.

Refunds, deposit and cancellation policy for INDIVIDUAL and GROUP retreats, with and without interpreter:

Refunds – net of £ 400 GBP deposit and any PayPal/bank/World Remit fees (if applicable) – will be issued by PayPal, bank transfer, or World Remit, for any reason, for cancellations received by email by 17:00 hrs (5:00 PM), GMT time zone, up to 26 days before the *ONGOING individual journey* start date, and for cancellations received by email by 17:00 hrs (5:00 PM), GMT time zone, up to 46 days before the agreed *GROUP journey* start date (whether with or without interpreter Spanish-English).

Maria Alejandra, our interpreter Spanish-English for the retreats.

Maria Alejandra, our interpreter Spanish-English for the retreats.

When the interpreter Spanish-English is booked/required for *ONGOING individual journeys* (40 days minimum advance booking), for cancellations received by email by 17:00 hrs (5:00 PM), GMT time zone, the deadline for refunds – minus the £ 400 Deposit fees – is up to 35 days before the confirmed journey start date.

When the interpreter Spanish-English is booked/required for *SMALL GROUP journeys* with Don Laureano and Taita Victoriano to the Putumayo river (50 days minimum advance booking), for cancellations received by email by 17:00 hrs (5:00 PM), GMT time zone, the deadline for refunds – minus the £ 400 Deposit fees – is up to 46 days before the confirmed journey start date.

NO refunds for cancellations received after those times. Should you need to cancel AFTER the deadlines, you must lodge your claim for refund directly to your travel insurance company. Deposits are non refundable in case of trip cancellation on your side. However, in the unlikely case of a retreat cancellation on our side, they will be refundable 100%. Please note it’s not possible to swap the cost of our journey programmes in Colombia with any other programme we offer, including programmes in Peru.

Travel and medical insurance:

To protect yourself from last minute cancellations, unexpected family emergencies, or change of your circumstances, we request – in your best interest – that you buy a comprehensive travel and medical insurance cover (of your choice) for your trip to Colombia. Thank you for your co-operation. We recommend a policy which would offer you “cancel for any reason” protection, like Travelex (in the USA), if available in your area.