Advanced Spanish Immersion in Guatemala

Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala

Ho
Heart of Travel
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40 reviews
Mar 20 - 31, 2022
Group size: 6 - 12
Advanced Spanish Immersion in Guatemala
Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala

Heart of Travel
  • Facebook verified
40 reviews

$NaN
Mar 20 - 31, 2022
Group size: 6 - 12

About this trip

 ** Scroll down this page to view the complete, day by day, itinerary**


Experience nature, culture, and Spanish language learning on our 12-day/11-night immersion trip to Guatemala in collaboration with Dominique Cordero of La Mariposa Spanish Lessons.


This trip is designed for students at the Advanced level, with nearly all activities conducted in Spanish. Your program directors, Chelsea, Dominque, and Pamela, will be available to provide translations and language correction when necessary. 


Our classroom time will be limited to 16 hours throughout the duration of the 12-day trip. In class, we will learn about Guatemalan history, politics, and culture and enjoy open discussion and debate in Spanish. The remainder of the trip will be filled with opportunities for practical application of Spanish, be it in a cooking class, on a jungle hike, or at the market! 

What’s included

  • Spanish Classes
    16 hours of structured Spanish immersion in the classroom while we study Guatemalan history, politics, culture, and the arts
  • Entrance & Guide Fees
    Entrance fees, tickets, and local guide fees for all activities included in the itinerary. All activities will be conducted in Spanish.
  • Transportation
    All transportation within Guatemala including domestic flights, private shuttles, boats, etc.
  • Accommodations
    11 nights of 3.5 - 4* boutique hotel accommodation
  • Meals
    12 breakfasts, 8 additional meals (not including alcoholic beverages)
  • 24/7 Assistance
    24/7 access to bilingual (native English speaking) Heart of Travel guides
  • Airfare
    International airfare to and from Guatemala City
  • Meals
    Meals not indicated on the itinerary
  • Tips
    Tips to local guides and tour leaders
  • Extra Activities
    Additional classes, tours, or activities done individually during free time (we can assist in coordinating these for you)
  • Travel Insurance
    We can gladly recommend a policy!

Available Packages

Double Occupancy Rate
Available until January 14, 202212 left

Price per person when booking a double occupancy spot. 


If you're traveling alone and are open to having a roommate please sign up for double occupancy and indicate that you're in need of a roommate.

$2,395
Deposit: $750
Single Occupancy Rate
Available until January 14, 202212 left

Price per person when booking a single occupancy spot. 

$2,700
Deposit: $750

Itinerary

Day One
Arrival to Guatemala & Welcome Dinner

Upon arrival at the La Aurora international airport in Guatemala City, you will be greeted by one of your Tour Leaders.  She will escort you to Antigua Guatemala via private shuttle to get you settled into your hotel and show you around town. 


In the evening we will enjoy an interactive Guatemalan cooking class at a small, locally-owned cooking school in Jocotenango, a quick 10-minute drive away from the bustling tourist center of Antigua Guatemala. In addition to the cooking class and dinner, we will have a brief orientation to give you travel tips and tricks as well as discuss ways to be more ethical and responsible travelers. 

Your Organizer


Ho
Heart of Travel
40 reviews
The Heart of Travel was born out of a deep-rooted love and passion for travel, art, history, food, nature, culture and adventure as well as a call to give back to the communities and people that had already provided us with so much. The travel industry has long been bombarded with double decker tour busses, beach front resorts and cruise ships, often at the expense of the local communities. As a response to this failing system, we began a boutique travel company that allows clients to explore new places in an authentic and non-touristy way, offering travelers a more intimate and unique experience all while removing the stress and hassle of researching, planning, bargain hunting, reserving and more that goes along with planning a trip or vacation.

Reviews

I highly recommend the HoT team if you're looking to get the most out of your trip to Guatemala. I have known Chelsea for a while and was delighted to be able to use the HoT teams services. From the moment I outlined what we were looking for, Chelsea made sure to get me all the information I needed and a quote really quickly. We arranged the Acetenango volcano hike with HoT and it couldn't have been better. Our guides were incredible and went above and beyond (including carrying our backpacks - this hike is not easy!) and we had the best time. I felt incredibly safe and well looked after. Chelsea also made sure we had a ton of food and snacks, even catering for a vegan which is not easy for an overnight expedition with very little amenities! We also booked transfers in and around Guatemala with HoT - they all went very smoothly and every trip was well organized. When we threw in a last minute change, they were super accommodating which meant we were able to squeeze in even more sightseeing! If you're into attention to detail, great customer service, flexibility and a sense that someone else is doing the thinking and organising for you, choose HoT!
By Lucy F for Custom Services - Lucy on 21 Oct, 2021
We did the Mountaintour with Quads. Grest Tour, niice guide, delicious food. Even my 15 year old son enjoyed it so much. Also we enjoyed the volcano Tour. One by horse and one hiking. Sat in the "Lava" had picknick and of course warm marshmellows. Unforgetable day.
By Sandra D for Custom Services - Sandra on 19 Oct, 2021
I found Heart of Travel through a blog by a Claire. I inquired about a shuttle between Guatemala City and Antigua, and how it was complicated by meeting up with family members and luggage. Chelsea met us at the airport with two vans. It was an incredible way to begin our ten days vacation. We used Heart all through the week. Chelsea also set us up for our return trip to airport and Rio Dulce, and the Covid tests needed for return to US. Thank you!! I can't say it enough. Thank you also for Hobbitland, volcano and coffee farm. I leave feeling we did some of the real Guatemala.
By Deborah S for Airport to Antigua: Pick-up/Drop-off on 09 Oct, 2021
KP
One of the best cooking classes I've ever done! The Heart of Travel + Cuscun Team catered the meals to be veggie friendly for us so we were able to try traditional Guatemalan food with a veggie twist - which is difficult to find in the country. The views, atmosphere, outdoor rooftop kitchen, and mainly the company was incredible. Felt like we were getting together with old friends, having some drinks, and making a meal together. Learned a lot and 100% recommend this! Antigua highlight for sure!
By Keri P for Antigua Cooking Class on 01 Sep, 2021
KP
10/10 recommend. Incredible pre & post communication from the Heart of Travel team which also included some Guate recs; which I loved! Specifically, the book & film recommendations to learn from before arriving. The airport transfer was seamless, Luis Miguel was there on time, easy to find, and great! Can't wait to do more experiences with them during my trip!
By Keri P for Airport to Antigua: Pick-up/Drop-off on 16 Aug, 2021
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