Adventure and Cultural Immersion in Guatemala

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Heart of Travel
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Jun 18 - 29, 2022
Group size: 6 - 12
Adventure and Cultural Immersion in Guatemala
Guatemala

Heart of Travel
  • Facebook verified
40 reviews

$NaN
Jun 18 - 29, 2022
Group size: 6 - 12

About this trip

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


Upon touching down in Guatemala City, your Heart of Travel Tour Leader will be waiting for you just outside the airport doors ready to escort you to the colonial town of La Antigua Guatemala. But before you arrive in this picturesque little town, complete with cobblestone roads and nestled in a valley surrounded by volcanoes, you'll buzz through the busy urban streets of Guatemala City. 


Once settled into Antigua you'll be able to enjoy all that the town and surrounding areas have to offer from coffee farms, to artisan chocolate & wine, beautiful historic buildings, cheerful marimba music, delicious food, colorful markets, quiet mornings, and bustling nightlife. There is no shortage of activities in Antigua, trust us!  


The fun doesn't stop there, during our adventure in Guatemala we will also explore the massive Tikal ruins that loom over the jungle canopy, home to many species of birds, monkeys, jaguars, and other critters. After an exciting adventure in the north, we will enjoy a peaceful day floating leisurely down the expansive Río Dulce before arriving on Guatemala's Caribbean coast. 


Finally, our trip will conclude with a visit to the famed Lake Atitlán, where we will spend the night with local families and learn more about cultural customs and traditions in the area along with the artful skill of weaving. 

What’s included

  • 11 nights accommodations
    10 nights in boutique hotels, 1 night with local family
  • Transportation
    All transportation within Guatemala including domestic flights, private shuttles, boats, etc.
  • Entrance & Guide Fees
    Entrance fees, tickets, local guides for all activities indicated on itinerary
  • Meals
    11 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners each with one beverage included
  • Spanish immersion
    Opportunities for those interested in practicing their Spanish, just let us know!
  • Airfare assistance
    We will help you find the best flight deal for your trip
  • 24/7 Assistance
    Heart of Travel tour leaders (fully bilingual) available 24/7 during your trip
  • International airfare
    To/from Guatemala
  • Meals
    Meals not indicated on the itinerary
  • Additional Beverages
    Beverages not indicated as included on the itinerary
  • Additional tours
    Extra activities done individually during your free time
  • Tips
    To local guides and drivers

Available Packages

Double Occupancy
Available until April 1, 202211 left

Per person price when booking double occupancy for a 12 day/11 night trip in Guatemala including visits to Antigua, Flores, Tikal, Río Dulce, Tecpán and Lake Atitlán. 

$2,295
Deposit: $750
Single Occupancy
Available until April 1, 202211 left

Per person price when booking single occupancy for a 12 day/11 night trip in Guatemala including visits to Antigua, Flores, Tikal, Río Dulce, Tecpán and Lake Atitlán. 

$2,700
Deposit: $750

Itinerary

Day One
Welcome to Guatemala!

Participants will be flying in from a variety of different places, therefore, travelers are welcome to choose the flight path that best suits their travel preferences and needs. That being said, we encourage participants to book flights that arrive in Guatemala in the morning or early afternoon so that they have time to get settled before the welcome dinner that evening. If you need assistance booking your international airfare please let us know!


Upon arriving at the airport one of our Program Directors will be waiting to escort you to the beautiful colonial town of La Antigua via private shuttle (approx 1 - 1.5 hour drive). Once in La Antigua, you will be checked into your hotel and given a brief orientation of the city. If you need any assistance going to the bank, store, pharmacy, etc. one of the Program Directors will be more than happy to accompany you. In the event, you arrive early in the morning and would like to coordinate any specific activities during the day just let us know so we can accommodate your requests.


Later at night we will enjoy a traditional Guatemalan meal and learn how to make tortillas during an interactive dining experience at our friend Joaquín’s cooking school just outside of La Antigua. Here we will in the rooftop kitchen and dine on the terrace while you will meet the guides and fellow travelers to discuss the upcoming activities for our adventure here in Guatemala.

Who’s interested

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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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