First Edition: Conception
11-15 August 2021
feat. Land Art Finissage 1-8 aug
Tilos Forest Carneval 8-15 aug
Dharma Yoga Garden 10-15 aug
Chillwood Main Stage 11-15 aug
Stellar Hide&Trance It 11-15 aug
Samsara Memories saturday 14 aug
ticket presale starts in September 2020 at www.hadra.net and Lotus Shop
Samsara 6th On Tour Edition 2021 is a transformative “on the road” festival travelling 8 days from Lima in Peru deep into the Amazon Rainforest in Brazil and then spend 10 days with shaman Yawa Bané and his Huni Kuin tribe in the remote village of Kaxinawá Indigenous Land at Tarauaca river.
Our festival buses leave in the morning of 1 April 2021 and during the first 7 days we will see the world from the steep hills of the Andes Mountains along Paracas - Pisco - Nazca - Abancay - Ollantaytambo - Sacred Valley - Machu Picchu - Cusco - Puerto Maldenado - Assis. Entire journey with accommodation and food is included and organised by the festival.
We arrive in Rio Branco in Brazil on the evening of 7 April.
Following day from Rio Branco we will have to fly the festival’s own small charter planes into the remote village Jordao - this round trip also included - since flight is the only way to get there.
From Jordao to the Huni Kuin tribe village deep in the forest we will be transported in motorised canoes by the tribe. After festival ends 18 April, visitors will be flown back to Rio Branco international airport at the festival’s cost. From here all visitors need to find their way home: domestic flight to Rio de Janeiro/Sao Paolo or international flight back to Lima are two of the options.
Instead of tickets visitors first need to register and apply for a year long membership.
The 2021 Samsara membership fee is 1680 €
and gives free access to all other Samsara events as well after Samsara 6th On Tour Edition in Peru and Brazil. There are three ways of getting 2021 membership: email us for direct transfer to the bank account or pay via www.hadra.net or visit Lotus Shop in Budapest.
What is included:
bus, flight, boat transport Lima-Rio Branco-tribe village-Rio Branco
shared accommodation in Peru, free camping in tribe village
2 meals per day 1-18 April
access to all festival music program and yoga workshops
flights to Lima before festival
flights from Rio Branco after festival
jungle essentials: mosquito net, hammock, tent, sleeping bag etc
Machu Picchu entry
donations to tribe at ceremonies
Samsara 6th On Tour Edition is a community-based project with the participation of local leaders and communities. Instead of tickets you will need to apply for membership and pay a contribution that is made as a donation to the village through the festival that organises your experience in the forest and also contribute to local projects and improvements in Acre.
We will organise your trip and coordinate it with local businesses and services to make sure the wild forest will accept you and treat you well.
The Amazon fires have done more than damage the lungs of the earth: they have and continue to threatening indigenous communities that live in the forest, too.
However, Samsara 6th On Tour Edition will not travel to the northwestern
Brazilian state Acre only to show solidarity with the local people
but also to visit shaman Yawa Bané and his Huni Kuin tribe for a very special reason: the Amazon Rainforest is the largest reserve of medicinal plants in the world.
Until today, traditional medicine remains the primary healthcare system in the Huni Kuin communities. The Huni Kuin people safeguard a broad knowledge of the local flora through a highly structured system of plant classification. Many plant species are used as medicines for multiple ailments, a knowledge that has been handed down from generation to generation for hundreds of years and is now beginning to be acknowledged by the rest of the world.
The festival is an opportunity to delve deeper into the jungle and better understand the connection between the Huni Kuin and the plant medicines. At this time, we will be under the guidance of experienced medicine men and women during the spiritual works with Nixi Pae (ayahuasca) and other activities involving traditional forest medicines.
Firstly, a moment of deep concentration and visionary meditation where the medicine men perform traditional chants in order to draw strength, bring visions and lower the pressure. The second part of the ceremonies is marked by joy and movement with dances around the fire and songs played with guitars and drums. During ceremony, participants can experience a wide variety of effects that inspire physical, mental, emotional and spiritual revelations and healings.
The Huni Kuin have a broad variety of delicious and healthy dishes.
We invite visitors to try the forest diet with local and organic foods
as part of of deep detox and healing.
Beside Samsara music stage and yoga workshops,
other cultural activities include:
Hãtxa-kuin (local language) class
Kene (sacred geometry)
Weaving, pottery, basketry, body painting workshops
Agricultural practices and visit
to local fields
Local cuisine with Huni Kuin
Huni Meka songs workshop
Traditional Huni Kuin games
Arts and Handicraft market
Medicine workshops conducted by the tribe:
Hike through the forest and medicinal gardens
Healing songs circles
Local medicinal practices, workshops
Baths and smudging with medicinal herbs
Nixi Pae (ayahuasca) ceremonies
Kãpun vaccine introduction
Dume deshke (rapé) circles
Traditional medicinal practices
Important note: all visitors participate in the expedition at their own risk. Samsara and its organisers are not responsible for any accidents, diseases, conflicts and any other unfortunate events that may occur during the adventure.
Europe Editions only: Prepare your Zero Waste Survival Kit at home!
Take a strong cloth bag or small backpack, and pack a soup plate, cutlery, mug or pint glass, water bottle, biodegradable soap and hygiene productsIt will be hot, so be sure not to forget your water bottle.
A real zero waste solution is to reuse your empty wine bottle at home: tie a string to the cork so you won’t lose it, and pull the bottle into a used sock or thin fabric sleeve against breaking. A shoulder strap fixed to the bottle neck let’s you carry it hands-free around. (If you need help, there will be water bottle workshops at the Zero Waste Info tent.
You will be able to refill your bottle any time at various points at the festival with filtered, potable water. We do not recommend reusing plastic water bottles for health reasons, and you will not be allowed to bring in mineral water in plastic (PET) bottles.
Beer! It is a music festival, so all sorts of drinks are consumed. We recommend you buy your favourite alcoholic beverage at our community bar in your own cup, but if you need to bring in your own beer, please buy bottled, and not canned beer. You can take the empty beer bottles back to the same shop where you purchased them and get your deposit back.
The bottles of other drinks (wine, spirits, etc.) can also be returned or placed in selective glass containers on the way home.
When buying groceries, small single-use plastic bags for veggies and fruit can be avoided if you put them in paper bags found at the bakery section, or don’t use any bags, just pack everything out on the counter bare, and pack it straight into your backpack or shopping bag.
You will be able to purchase all kinds of packaging-free products in our community store, but if you decide to buy food before the festival, prepare for shopping with resealable plastic containers, empty tins or glass jars. If a certain food cannot be purchased packaging free or with biodegradable packaging, then later you can place the contents into your container and discard the packaging in the proper selective bin. PET bottles, aluminium cans and plastic packaging account for the largest part of campsite waste at Samsara, so if you don’t want to carry too much trash back home, it could be effective to focus on these three.
If you want to know more about zero waste issues during festivals or at home, you can find our partner organization Rendezöldj! near the Tilos Stage at the Zero Waste Info Tent. They are a local NGO dedicated to help design and implement zero waste festivals all around Europe.