Hosted by Marcela Lobos, Four Winds Senior Faculty



The Taypikala Lago Hotel is located only 15 minutes from the city of Puno, near the Inca Uyo or temple of fertility in the village of Chucuito, on the shores of Lake Titicaca. The Taypikala has attractive colonial-style architecture and majestic views of Lake Titicaca and the surrounding panorama.

At Amantani we spend two nights in the homes of villagers and enjoy their warmth and hospitality. Their rustic lifestyle affords a unique opportunity to step back in time and dwell in close contact with Pachamama, letting go of modern conveniences to completely immerse ourselves in the local culture.


Sample itinerary subject to change.

Day 1: Early morning departure from the Hotel Aranwa Valle by luxury bus, where we enjoy breathtaking views of the Andean Altiplano with herds of wild vicuñas and llamas. Along the way, we make a quick stop to visit Raqch’i, home to the Temple of Wiracocha. As we continue our journey across the Altiplano we will also visit sacred waters and caves in Tinajani to honor the feminine. Following a late afternoon arrival at our hotel by the lake, we celebrate evening opening ceremonies.

Day 2: Early morning visit to the Temple of Fertility. Here, we will call forth the seed within us that is ready to blossom into life. Later in the day we visit Amaru Muru (the Gate of the Gods) and the ancient towers of Sillustani, a pre-Inka burial ground of nobility and shamans. Return to our hotel by the lake.

Day 3: Boat ride on the “Sea on Top of the World.” First, we visit the floating reed islands of the Uru people, and then make our way to the island of Amantani, where we will spend two nights in the adobe homes of the islanders.

Day 4: Explore Amantani and take part in ceremonies at the ancient pre-Inka temples of the masculine and the feminine. We participate in evening celebrations with villagers.

Day 5: We return to Puno and take a luxury bus to the Bolivian border, where our paperwork is processed. From there we continue to the town of Copacabana and take a boat to Isla del Sol (Island of the Sun), where we will spend the night in a lodge.

Day 6: We explore the Southern part of Isla del Sol, participate in a grand healing ceremony and honor the Divine feminine before boating to the Isla de la Luna (Island of the Moon) for the highlight of our journey: Celebrating the cosmic convergence of the winter solstice and the new moon at the ancient Temple of the Moon. We overnight as guests of villagers in their modest homes.

Day 7: We explore the Isla de la Luna (Island of the Moon), before returning to Copacabana and traveling via luxury bus to La Paz, Bolivia, where we will spend the night.

Day 8: Depart our hotel in La Paz for return flight to your international destination.

Sample itinerary subject to change.