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GUATEMALA

DESTINATIONS: Antigua and Lake Atitlán

8 Days, 7 Nights

Trip Cost: Starting at $1,885
Deposit to reserve spot: $450

Flexible Payment Plan Available

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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.

 

• Dec TBD 2022​ (Join our wait-list)

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Inclusions

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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

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 Ninos De Guatemala school and NGOs

Payment Info

Deposit: $450 USD

$1,885 USD

 8 days, 7 nights
Shared room, per person

$2,200 USD

 8 days, 7 nights
Solo room, per room
Small Groups: 6 - 8 People
Flexible Payment Plans Available

Exclusions

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International flight to and from

Guatemala

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 

Alcoholic beverages

Laundry service 

Other optional activities,
not specified above included

our trip highlights 

TRIP OVERVIEW

Scroll to the bottom for the day-to-day breakdown 

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

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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

Example 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

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 plans 

Payment Plan Example
$1,885
Deposit $287
Payment 1  $287
April 15th
Payment 2  $287
May 15th 
Payment 3  $287
June 15th 
Payment 4  $287
July 15th 
Payment 5  $287
August 15th 
September 15th 

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Next steps

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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!

Women You'll Meet

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Tania

Guatemala Host & Tour Guide

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Izaias

Mayan Healer and Cacao ceremony , and Nahual Reading Leader

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Ana Izabel

Cacao ceremony, and Nahual Reading Leader

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.

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Proudly partnered with: 

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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 

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.

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

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 want to be added to our waitlist - email to hello@theworldwithinus.org

 

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