Adventure & Cultural Immersion in Guatemala

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Heart of Travel
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Jun 4 - 15, 2022
Group size: 4 - 12
Adventure & Cultural Immersion in Guatemala
Guatemala

Heart of Travel
  • Facebook verified
13 reviews

Jun 4 - 15, 2022
Group size: 4 - 12

About this trip

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. 

Learn more on our free Discovery Calls!

For those interested in joining our Cultural Immersion trip in Guatemala, we will be hosting two Discovery Calls via Zoom. These calls consist of a brief presentation as we walk through the itinerary together before opening up the session to questions and general conversation. 


Join us on Wednesday, January 12th at 6:00 pm PST here


Join us on Sunday, January 29th at 11:00 am PST here


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 4, 202212 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. 

$2195
Deposit: $500
Single Occupancy
Available until April 4, 202212 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. 

$2650
Deposit: $500

Available options

$25 to Heart of Travel Scholarship Fund
$25
$50 to Heart of Travel Scholarship Fund
$50
$100 to Heart of Travel Scholarship Fund
$100
$250 to Heart of Travel Scholarship Fund
$250

Itinerary

Day One
Welcome to Guatemala!

Arrive in Guatemala City: 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 this interactive dining experience at our friend Joaquín’s cooking school just outside of La Antigua. Here we will dine on the terrace while you will meet the guides and fellow travelers to discuss the upcoming activities for our adventure here in Guatemala.

Your Organizer


Ho
Heart of Travel
13 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

FY
Heart of Travel thinks of every possible scenario and detail and made every thing so effortless for us so we could just enjoy our trip. Will be using heart of Travel again and again! Great guides, shuttle drivers, and support through out the trip.
By Flow Yoga Adventures for Transportation and Tours Services: Suzanne on 10 May, 2021
JD
Thank you for getting us safely from the airport to the retreat and back! Staff was very nice and accommodating.
By Jamie D for Transportation and Tours Services: Jamie, Jamie, Erica, Julie, Anna on 06 May, 2021
We had an amazing trip with Heart of Travel! We were able to experience things we would have never been able to do without their help. Our hike up Volcan Acatenango was an exertion we will never forget. Heart of Travel took care of the details for us, making the trip smooth and simple on us. I highly recommend booking an experience with them.
By Ashley G for Ashley & Mike's Adventure on 10 Mar, 2021
Prompt service. Excellent driver and comfortable ride. Heart of Travel made my arrival from Guatemala City to Antigua very enjoyable. I would highly recommend their services.
By Sande I for Airport to Antigua Shuttle on 13 Feb, 2020
This was my second trip with Heart of Travel and it was perfect in every way. The Parque Hotel was beautiful and in a wonderful location. Dylan and Daniel were the best guides and Allie—an added bonus— The Heart of Travel’s photographer. Daniel, the local guide, is so knowledgeable that you will learn so much from him. Dylan also. The Restaurant’s Chelsea picked were all different and wonderful. Lisa, our food tour guide, gave us the best experience at The Market we went to. I loved Mexico City and I look forward to my next journey with Heart of Travel—where ever that may be. Thank you Everyone who made this trip so perfect and memorable. CRP
By Cathie P for New Year's Eve in Mexico City: Dec 2019/Jan 2020 on 09 Jan, 2020
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