Adventure to Atitlan with Greener Postures Yoga

      Tzununa, Guatemala

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      Jan 20 - 27, 2024
      Group size: 10 - 25
      Adventure to Atitlan with Greener Postures Yoga
      Tzununa, Guatemala

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      311 reviews

      Jan 20 - 27, 2024
      Group size: 10 - 25

      About this trip

      Escape with Heidi MacVane and Sandy Bechard to Lake Atitlan, a magical crater lake located in the heart of Guatemala. This retreat will provide you with the perfect opportunity to invest in yourself, as well as explore a remote and sacred part of the world that will open your heart and your perspective to what could be.


      What can you expect on this retreat?


      Our journey begins with an overnight stay in the colonial city of Antigua, where our community will gather and connect for the first time. You'll have time to explore the unique architecture, rooftop restaurants, and boutiques of Antigua prior to meeting up for a welcome dinner that evening. We highly recommend coming in a night early, if you can, to enjoy even more time in this city! 


      On day 2, we will make our way to Lomas de Tzununa, a lakefront retreat center with a relaxing vibe, and stunning views of Lake Atitlan. Once there, you will have ample opportunity to experience the Mayan culture of Lake Atitlan, connect with nature, practice yoga in community, and create your own adventure.


      Our time together will include daily all levels yoga classes with Heidi and Sandy, locally sourced meals, two included cultural and adventure-driven excursions, and plenty of time for you to relax and recharge amongst the stunning hillside grounds of Lomas de Tzununa and Lake Atitlan. Our retreat center features an on-site pool, temazcal sauna, and restaurant / lounge area, all available for you to enjoy! Heidi and Sandy will offer a variety of yoga classes, from vinyasa to restorative to nidra, to keep the week's practices well-rounded and offer something for everyone.


      Outdoor lovers will have ample opportunity to partake in many activities throughout our week including: kayaking, hiking, stand up paddle boarding, horseback riding, zip lining, and paragliding, to name a few. Cultural activities include local cooking and weaving classes, and coffee farm tours. Boat rides are readily available to visit neighboring Mayan villages where you can enjoy local foods, markets, and some of the best textile and arts shopping in Central America.


      Come experience Guatemala with Heidi, Sandy and the GPY Community. This week will change your life, if you let it. ;) 


      Here's how you can get started...


      A $500 deposit is required to reserve your spot on this retreat. The balance is due 120 days before trip departure, by September 15th. Flexible payment plans can be set up at no extra charge. Simply email kristin@solseedretreats.com to inquire.


      Please read on for important info on: What is Included, What is Not Included, Passport, Immunization & Covid-19 Entry Requirements, Our Cancellation & Refund Policy, and Required Travel Insurance. 

      What’s Included

      -7 nights / 8 days in Guatemala, including:

      *6 nights, 7 days lodging at Lomas de Tzununa, located right on beautiful Lake Atitlan

      *1 night's lodging, dinner and breakfast in the beautiful, colonial city of Antigua

      -3 locally sourced meals daily plus unlimited tea, coffee and filtered water

      -Daily all levels yoga classes with Heidi and Sandy

      -1 guided hike to San Marcos and entrance to Cerro Tzankujil Nature Reserve, where we will spend the afternoon lounging lakeside + time for town exploration.

      -Visit to the cultural village of San Juan + a demonstration at a women's weaving cooperative

      -Free use of on-site swimming pool & temazcal sauna 

      -WiFi (although please don't expect it to be as reliable as back home)

      -Base Gratuities for your retreat center staff, boat drivers, van drivers and included tour guides

      -Round-trip transfers to and from Guatemala City (GUA)*. Flight Parameters will be released once trip minimums are met.


       *Included group transportation scheduling is done at the sole discretion of SolSeed Retreats, and may result in lengthy waits at the airport. SolSeed will always help people book their own, private transfers, according to their specific travel itineraries and/or desires. Individuals will be liable for the cost of their separate transportation bookings. 

      Not Included

      -Roundtrip airfare to GUA (Guatemala City) 

      -Massages & energy healing sessions (can be booked directly at Lomas de Tzununa)

      -Other optional excursions

      -Required Travel Insurance

      Flight Parameters

      Arrival Date: January 20th, 2024


      Arrival Time: Arrive between 11am and 4pm Guatemala time to take part in included group transportation from the airport to our hotel in Antigua, Guatemala, where we spend the first night of the retreat.

      Arrival Airport: Guatemala City International Airport (La Aurora)

      Airport Code: GUA


      Note: If you arrive before 11am or after 4pm, we can arrange a driver for you for an estimated cost of $55, which will be payable directly to our hotel in Antigua upon check-in. Our first scheduled event on Saturday is a group dinner in Antigua at 7pm, so please arrive by 4pm to ensure you make dinner.


      Pro Tip: Antigua is a very safe, beautiful and cultural city (also a World UNESCO Heritage Site)  with lots to see and do! If you’re thinking about coming in a night or two early to have more time to explore, we highly recommend you stay in this town, versus Guatemala City. We are happy to help with arranging additional transportation, and we can make recommendations on hotels to stay in. 


      Departure Date: January 27th, 2024


      Departure Time: Please only book flights that depart AFTER 12pm as we will be making the 3 hour drive from the lake to the airport that morning

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      Note: If you book a flight that departs prior to 12pm, you could incur additional costs of as much as $200. 


      Once you have booked your flights, please forward your itinerary to info@solseedretreats.com.

      Passport & Optional Vaccination Info

      You must have a valid passport to travel to Guatemala. Please check your passport expiration date and make sure it is valid for at least 6 months after the end date of your retreat.


      Effective August 12, 2022, the Government of Guatemala no longer requires passengers arriving by air to present proof of a negative COVID test or proof of a complete COVID vaccine course to enter Guatemala.


      Stay up to date on Guatemala Entry Requirements here: https://gt.usembassy.gov/alert-covid-19-2/


      There are no required vaccinations to enter Guatemala. If you'd like to see what optional vaccinations the CDC recommends, please visit: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/traveler/none/guatemala


      Note: We do not visit areas at risk of Malaria, Dengue, or Yellow Fever.

      Cancellation & Refund Policy

      All retreats include a $500 non-refundable / non-transferable deposit, which is required to hold your spot on the trip. Any balance payments made are also non-refundable / non-transferable. SolSeed Retreats can only make an exception to these terms if:

      1. The host government forbids us to visit as tourists.
      2. The host government forbids our vendors from hosting us as tourists.
      3. The US government forbids us to travel to the host country as tourists.

      If SolSeed must further postpone or cancel the trip for any of the above reasons, all registrants will receive a refund of all deposits paid less $200.


      If you refuse to comply with the entry laws of the host country, region, town, etc; SolSeed will not consider this a valid reason for receiving any refund. SolSeed will ensure to the best of their abilities that all registrants comply with all then current laws and regulations.

      Required Travel Insurance

      The purchase of travel insurance is required for this trip.


      Most policies protect you against potential trip delays or cancellations due to airline issues, family emergencies, illness, injury, etc. The travel insurance will also demonstrate to the host country that you are able to pay for any emergency services which may be necessary during your stay.


      SolSeed is not authorized to sell travel insurance. Any offer to purchase travel insurance that you encounter during the checkout process are third party offers. You are free to select your own policy provider. If you would like to review options in a convenient online marketplace, we like what www.insuremytrip.com has put together. We have also had great experience with Trawick International and their customer service, and heard very good things from AAA and AMEX Members who have purchased their travel insurance through those respective agencies.


      We strongly encourage you to speak with a travel insurance agent to discuss your specific coverage needs, and to clear up any questions you may have relative to travel insurance coverage, including questions about COVID-19.


      Please make sure you purchase a plan that includes coverage for COVID-19 related trip cancellations and trip interruptions as not all do.


      If you'd like to read more about Travel Insurance and our suggestions, please visit this blog post: https://solseedretreats.com/travel-insurance-faqs/

      About Lake Atitlan

      Lake Atitlan is a magical, 50 square mile, crater lake located in south-east Guatemala. At its deepest point, it’s over 1,100 feet! It’s approximately a 3.5 hour drive from Guatemala City and 2 hours from the beautiful colonial city of Antigua. Surrounded by majestic volcanoes and cultural Mayan villages, Lake Atitlan is the perfect place to disconnect, explore, and open your heart and perspective to what could be.


      The climate at Lake Atitlan is also perfection, and incredibly complimentary for yoga classes, as well as outdoor adventuring. From January - April, daytime highs average a comfortable 75 - 80 degrees. Evenings are cooler, with temperatures in the low 60’s / high 50’s, perfect for sleeping. At a mile high in altitude, warm days of swimming and exploring are followed by cool nights in flannels by the fire, or relaxing in the wood-fired sauna.

      Available Packages

      Triple Occupancy Room with Private Bath

      This room features one double bed and set of twin bed bunk-beds, sleeping a total of 3 people. This room also includes a private bathroom with on demand hot water, and a private deck with stunning views overlooking Lake Atitlan. 


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      **If you have someone you would like to room with, please indicate their name upon sign up, or else we will pair you with a like-minded roommate. Depending on how registration goes, this room might be co-ed.**

      $2,199
      Double Occupancy Room with Private Bath

      Perfect for two friends seeking a bit more privacy, or a couple, this spacious and bright room features one double bed and one twin bed, sleeping a total of 2 people. This room also includes a private bathroom with on demand hot water, and a private deck with stunning views overlooking Lake Atitlan. 


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      **You must have a roommate in order to sign up for this option. If you're interested in booking this room with a group of 3 and getting the triple occupancy pricing, please email info@solseedretreats.com.**

      $2,399
      Single Occ Bunk Room with Shared Bath

      Ideal for the solo traveler seeking their own private sleeping space, this small and simple room features one set of twin bunk beds, views of Lake Atitlan, and an outdoor seating area.


      This room SHARES a bathroom with one other person / bedroom, and features a shower with on demand hot water. The person you share your bathroom with could be of another gender, unless you indicate whom that person will be.


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      **If you would like to book this bedroom as a double with a friend, please email info@solseedretreats.com for pricing.**

      $2,699
      Single Occupancy Room with Private Bath

      Ideal for the solo traveler seeking their own private space, this spacious and bright room features one double bed and one twin bed. This room also includes a private bathroom with on demand hot water, and a private deck with stunning views overlooking Lake Atitlan. 


      CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS OF THIS ROOM

      $2,899


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