7 day Ayahuasca Plant Medicine Retreat on Lake Atitlán, Guatemala

About This Event

Join us on beautiful Lake Atitlan, Guatemala for a 7 day Journey with the Sacred Medicine Ayahuasca. The retreat is held by One Light Tribe, a community based in SF Bay Area, California and San Marcos La Laguna, Guatemala. Circles will be led by Isabel, assisted by Ari and other musical guests. 

We will hold 4 ceremonies during the week. We will work with Ayahuasca in conjunction with some other medicinal plants Other activities include a Mayan fire ceremony with a Mayan elder, yoga, a tour of Atitlan Organics Permaculture Farm with Shad, hikes and a day to explore the lake. Other optional activities available. 

This retreat is all inclusive with meals on the ayahuasca diet and lodging. Lodging is shared rooms of 4-6 people. Maximum participants 15, including the facilitators. 

Round trip flights to Guatemala City and transportation to the retreat center are not included in the cost. The drive from the airport to Tzununa can take approx 3-4 hours. We can assist you in arranging your transportation as well as find others to share the cost of the taxi or shuttle.

We suggest that you arrive a day or two before, in case you want to visit Antigua or another town on the lake. Arrival to the retreat property should be between 1-5 on Sunday, March 24. 

Event Highlights

  • -4 Ceremonies with Ayahuasca
  • -Sunrise Mayan Fire Ceremony
  • -Delicious nutritious meals prepared with LOVE on the diet
  • -Tour of the permaculture farm
  • -Kundalini Yoga
  • -Temescal Sauna
  • -Heart Opening Cacao and Breathwork Ceremony


We will hold 4 evening ceremonies with the sacred medical plant Ayahuasca, led by Isabel and other assistants in our tribe. During the day there will be time to relax, explore the lake a little, go for hikes and practice yoga. We will participate in a traditional sunrise Mayan are ceremony the morning after we arrive, on another day we will have a morning tour of the permaculture farm and we will close the retreat with a cacao ceremony.

Venue Highlights

Lake Atitlan has been called one of the most beautiful lakes in the world, and in our humble opinion it is! At the Bambu you will re-connect with nature, falling asleep to the sounds of the nearby stream burbling past and waking to amazing sunrises over the lake. Nearby Atitlan Organics permaculture farm is a great opportunity to connect with Mother Earth and re-discover the harmony between humans and the natural world.


Lodging is in shared but spacious rooms. Twin and double beds available. Each room has a private bathroom with hot water, wifi, a balcony with hammocks and seating, amazing views, and comfy beds!


Retreat participants will receive 2-3 delicious, nourishing meals throughout the day as well as mid-morning and mid-afternoon snacks, and tea, coffee, and filtered water throughout the day. Our menu will adhere to the Ayahuasca diet. Our restaurant is supplied by Atitlan Organics permaculture farm and other local producers to ensure the freshest meals possible. On ceremony days we will not have dinner. Trust us, your belly will be happy!


Coming from Antigua or Guatemala City you must travel to Panajachel, which is one of the three big towns on the lake and takes about 3-4 hours by shuttle. To get to Panajachel, you can take a tourist shuttle from Antigua for roughly Q100 per person or Q225 per person from Guatemala City. There are also private shuttle options that will you take you straight to our door in Tzununa. We can help make arrangements with any of this, so just let us know if you want some help.

From Panajachel, you take a boat (lancha) at the public dock. Tell the captain that you are going to the town of Tzununa ("zoo-new-nah") which is three public stops from Panajachel. This costs roughly Q15-20 per person.

Get off at the public dock in Tzununa and take a tuk tuk (little three wheeled car), tell them you want to go to El Bambu. This costs Q5 per person. When you get to El Bambu, go through the gate and up to the main building.

As noted, we are in the quiet, little town of Tzununa. From the guest house you are less than a 10-minute walk to the lake and less than 20 meters from beautiful rivers. You are a 45-minute walk or a 10-minute tuk tuk ride away from the town of San Marcos La Laguna. This has many places to eat, drink, practice yoga, etc.

We can help you get to the lake from Antigua, the airport, or from anywhere. Just contact us and we can arrange a shuttle for you.

Tags: ayahuasca kichwa healer lake atitlan medicina plant medicine self healing

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