GUATEMALA

8 DAYS, 7 NIGHTS:

January 14 - 22 2022 

January 28 - Feb 5 2022

EXPLORING ANTIGUA,
AND LAKE ATITLÁN
!

DESTINATIONS:

Antigua, Panajachel, Santa Catarina Palopó, and San Juan La Laguna

TRIP COST:

Deposit to reserve spot; $450
$1,885 (shared room)
$2,200 (solo room)

Flexible payment plans available

SMALL GROUP TRIP:

6 spots available

Explore the beautiful city of antigua!

We invite you to join us on this journey to Guatemala. Experience Guatemala's infinite beauty as we explore the city of Antigua and Lake Atitlán. This trip is designed to immerse yourself in nature, learn more about the indigenous Mayan culture, dance the night away, and support 'Ninos De Guatemala'. Also, deeply connect with the people of Guatemala and support the local community.

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our trip highlights 

WHAT WE MEAN BY

"TRAVEL THAT EMPOWERS ALL" 

By staying at Good Hotel during our stay in Antigua, we support of our amazing partner, Niños de Guatemala. we support their local schools to help children in the community get quality education.

The investment

Deposit $450 or $650 | 8-day experience from $1,855

Secure your spot now, pay the rest later
 

 $1,855 per person - shared room with one person

 $2,200 per person - single room with one bed

Spots will be allocated on a rolling basis until the trip is full.

International Flights are NOT included in the price, as travelers will be departing from different cities in the world, and flight prices vary depending on location. Custom payment plans available.

This trip has a 45-day cancellation policy, all travelers are responsible to fill their spot on the trip if any cancellations need to be made. All payment installments must be made between July 15th– December 5th. The final balance must be paid by December 5th. Paying in full is also encouraged

Payment plans 

We believe in making travel affordable. Flexible payment plans can be designed to provide travelers the financial flexibility to complete the payments within the December 5th deadline.

Optional payment plan
- shared room

 

Deposit - $450
August 15th - $287
September 15th - $287
October 15th - $287
November 15th- $287
December 5th - $287

Fully Paid.

Pay in full: $1,855

 

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WHATS INCLUDED

 8 Days of Accommodations

• Roundtrip transportation to/from airport transfers

• Breakfast every morning

• Walking tour of Antigua

• Opening and Closing Dinner

• Zip-lining in Lake Atitlan

• Cocoa Ceremony

• Morning hike to Volcan Pacaya

• Traditional Mayan Cooking Class

• Spanish Introduction Class

• All internal transportation

• Worry doll indigenous workshop 

• Visit to Ninos De Guatemala school and NGOs

ITINERARY 

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Day One: Arrive in Guatemala, our first destination for this trip. Be greeted at the airport by our local driver and transported to your hotel. Check into our accommodation and meet fellow travelers. 

Booked an early flight? Spend the day at Aqua Lounge and have a chair ready for you to soak up some sun or explore the city  at your leisure.

In the evening get together for our opening dinner with authentic Guatemalan food!

Day Two: Enjoy a walking tour of Antigua with our guide, Tania! Explore all the highlights, including Cerr0 de la Cruz, Iglesia del Merced, Plaza Central and more.

Freshen up then take an afternoon cooking class at a women-owned cooking school, La Tortilla. Learn how to make hand-made tortillas and other amazing local dishes.

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Day Three:

Visit Ninos de Guatemala, teach xxx to the children, deliver gifts, and spend quality recess time!

In the afternoon get a local colorful 'Chicken Bus' to San Lorenzo el Cubo, a town outside of Antigua to visit a friend of Ninos De Guatemala, Doña Rosa. Worry dolls or quitapenas are traditional Mayan dolls which Guatemalans put under their pillow when they sleep to get rid of worries. It also is said to help with insomnia and stress. 

 

Sit and learn how to make a Worry Doll, and hear from Doña Rose the legends and history of quitapenas. Enjoy this experience and leave with your own hand-made worry doll.

Day Four:

Relax on a 3 hour private drive to Lake Atitlán. Visit the archeological site on the way called Iximche, and stop at a local indigenous-owned restaurant, Chichoy.

Spend the next few days based out of Panajachel. Be picked up the local way, in 4x4 pick up and explore the neighboring town of Santa Catarina. Visit the Santa Catarina Palopó Church, explore the colorful streets, and visit the Mayan Cultural center. In the late afternoon enjoy a wonderful meal then board a party boat and enjoy the breeze and views of Lake Atitlán. 

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Day Five: 

Spend the day at Reserva Natural Atitlán, enjoy the private lake shore, nature trails, hanging bridges and zip-lining! 

Set out for an extreme and thrilling adventure, on the X-Tremos zip-lining lines. Each group will be joined by harnessed guides to support and get you hooked up to each zip-line along the way. The lines and park are also US / European safety certified.

Day Six:

Start the morning with a Mayan Cacao ceremony led by Izaias, a local shaman and native of Lake Atitlán. Be guided through a ceremony that connects you to the five elements, energies of fire, air, water, earth, and sun. Cacao opens your heart, allows you to open your mind, and connect with your ancestors. 

A true once in a lifetime cultural and spiritual experience. Spend the afternoon exploring San Juan De Laguna, learn more about the indigenous Maya culture and explore the storytelling of the beautiful street murals.

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Day Seven:  

Travel back to Antigua, check into the hotel and then visit the Jade Museum. Jade is a rare stone found in the heart of Guatemala. Learn about the history, and significance to the Mayan people. If you desire purchase your own custom stone, rosary beads, or jewelry as a souvenir memory.

Afterward, visit the Artisan market located in central Antigua. Explore all of the beautiful hand-made artisan items ranging from huipils, embroidered bags, shoes, bedroom items, paintings, and ceramics. It's the perfect place to pick up souvenirs for yourself and family members.  By visiting the artisan market we also support the local economy and primarily the indigenous Maya community.

In the evening join a Sala dance class taught by a local couple to learn the techniques and prepare you for your last nights out in Antigua!

Day Eight:  

Wake up for a morning hike to the top of Pacaya and witness the lava spewing from the mountain. Roast marshmallows at the top and take in the moment.

Guatemala is home to 37 volcanoes. Visit Volcan Pacaya, one of the three active volcanoes. 

In the evening enjoy our 'Closing Dinner' together and relive the memories of the trip over local food, also known as comida tipica.

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Day Nine: Departure Day.

This trip is for individuals that

  • Want to explore Guatemala and are open to new opportunities

  • Want to learn about the global goals and sustainability

  • Want to be hands-on with our nonprofit partners

  • Want to invest in personal development and meet like-minded people

This trip is not for individuals that

  • Are only interested in taking photos and not engaging in immersive activities and learning

  • Are focused solely on pampering and chill time

  • Aren't willing to experience things out of their comfort zone

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MEET YOUR HOSTS 

​ Anina traveled to Guatemala for 2 months back in 2021 to become fluent in Spanish and learn more about the indigenous Mayan culture. During her travels, she fell in love with the music, the delicious food, and the city of Antigua. The World Within Us invites you to join us as we experience nature's wonders and connect with the people of Guatemala.

Guiding you on this amazing adventure is Tania who is a guide for the nonprofit, Niños De Guatemala. She is a native of Antigua and speaks fluent in both English and Spanish. She is a free-spirit, adventure foodie, and happy to share with you her favorite things about her hometown Antigua. You'll be in the best of hands!

PROUDLY PARTNERED WITH

Niños de Guatemala
 

Niños de Guatemala operates three schools providing education to 500+ low-income family children in the towns outside of Antigua. With partnerships all over the world, they provide quality education to children from low-income families across Guatemala.​ NDG focuses on the well-being of each student through Family Support and Nutrition and Health Programs. In addition to an advanced curriculum, NDG ensures that the mental and physical needs of students are taken care of allows for students to focus on their education.

Our Partnership
 

The World Within Us will partner with Niños de Guatemala to support their quality education programs, and unlock the potential of young changemakers in Guatemala. Our contributions supports to funds their schools and also supports their mental health support programs 

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SDG 4: quality education

Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.

 

Education enables upward socioeconomic mobility and is a key to escaping poverty. Over the past decade, major progress was made towards increasing access to education and school enrollment rates at all levels, particularly for girls. Nevertheless, about 260 million children were still out of school in 2018 — nearly one fifth of the global population in that age group. And more than half of all children and adolescents are not meeting minimum proficiency standards in reading and mathematics.

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Fill out the form below if you are interested in joining us in Guatemala!

Guatemala Booking Interest Form

Once you submit the form, you will receive instructions via email.

Submit your signed booking package, and deposit to secure your spot.

Spots are extremely limited and are accepted on a rolling basis.

Have any questions or concerns? - Reach out and let’s chat about them.

 

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