Destinations: Antigua and Lake Atitlán
8 Days, 7 Nights
Trip Cost: Shared Option $1,975
Deposit to reserve spot: $450
EXPLORE THE MAGIC OF GUATEMALA AND ANCIENT MAYAN CULTURE
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.
November 25 - December 3, 2022
March 25 - April 2, 2023
(8 spots available)
November 11 - 19, 2023
(8 spots available)
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8 Days of Accommodations
Roundtrip transportation to/from airport transfers
Breakfast every morning
Walking tour of Antigua
Zip-lining in Lake Atitlan
Mayan healing Cocoa Ceremony
Morning hike to Volcan Pacaya
Traditional Mayan Cooking Class
Spanish Introduction Class
All internal transportation
Worry doll indigenous workshop
Visit to Niños De Guatemala school and NGOs
International flight to and from
Gratuities for Guides & Lodges (Suggested, up to client’s discretion)
Shopping /Things of Personal Nature
Meals other than those specified in 'What's Included'
Travel and Medical Insurance
Other optional activities,
not specified above included
8 days, 7 nights
Shared room, per person
8 days, 7 nights
Solo room, per room
Deposit: $450 USD
Flexible Payment Plans Available
Small Groups: 6 - 8 People
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our trip highlights
Climb Volcán Pacaya, 1 of the 3 active volcanos.
Dance the night away! Learn to Salsa in the heart of Antigua!
Meet our partners, 'Niños De Guatemala' and support their education program
Zip-line above Reserva Natural Atitlán!
Learn more about the indigenous Mayan culture!
Learn to cook fresh hand-made tortillas!
Where you’ll get beauty sleep
SOCIAL IMPACT / SUSTAINABLE HOTELS
We select hotels that partner with nonprofits, like Niños de Guatemala, provide employment and educational opportunities for locals, and value sustainability
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 SDG we support
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.
PEOPLE You'll Meet
Guatemala Host & Tour Guide
Mayan Healer and
Cacao ceremony , and Nahual Reading Leader
Cacao ceremony, and Nahual Reading Leader
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.
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
Payment Plan Example
We believe in making travel affordable. Flexible payment plans can be custom designed to provide travelers the financial flexibility to complete the payments. The trip total must be fully-paid by 30 days before departure.
Payment #1 $305
Payment #2 $305
Payment #3 $305
Payment #4 $305
Payment #5 $305
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.
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.
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.
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 final dinner together and relive the memories of the trip over local food, also known as comida tÍpica.
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.
Visit Ninos de Guatemala, teach 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.
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.
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 Nine: Departure Day.
See what to do next
Step 1. Review details
Ensure the dates and trip price work for you. If you have any questions please schedule a call with our team. Once you are ready to book that dream vacay go ahead and pay your deposit! Please note spots are open on a rolling basis until the trip is sold out. We highly suggest securing your spot on the trip by paying your deposit promptly.
Step 2. Pay deposit
Once your trip is confirmed log into your account on our website and stay up to date with the latest info for your upcoming trip! You will also have access to your trip group chat where you can meet & connect with the other travelers and coordinate flights. You will receive monthly payment reminders and updates leading up to departure with everything you need from a finalized itinerary to travel guides, a packing list and more!
3. Pack your bags!
Arrive and get ready for an adventure! Our suggestion would be to look for arrival time in the early afternoon as check in starts at 2pm. If you arrive early, you will have more time to settle into your hotel and explore while getting adjusted to your new surroundings! Our welcome dinner starts in the evening at 6pm, this is where our official introduction begins!
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