Adventure to Atitlan with Mary Beth LaRue

Santa Cruz la Laguna, Guatemala

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Mar 19 - 26, 2022
Group size: 15 - 32
Adventure to Atitlan with Mary Beth LaRue
Santa Cruz la Laguna, Guatemala

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Mar 19 - 26, 2022
Group size: 15 - 32

About this trip

Escape with Mary Beth LaRue, creator of Embodied by MB, to Lake Atitlan, a magical crater lake located in the heart of Guatemala. 


This retreat will provide you with the perfect opportunity to explore a remote, sacred part of the world that will open your heart and your perspective to what could be. 


Our trip begins with an overnight stay in the beautiful city of Antigua, where the group will gather. You'll have time to explore the unique architecture and funky boutiques of Antigua prior to meeting up for a welcome dinner that evening.


On day 2, we will make our way to Isla Verde, a lakefront hotel with a tranquil bohemian 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, and create your own adventure.


Our days will include daily yoga classes and workshops with Mary Beth, locally sourced meals, two included excursions, and plenty of time for relaxation and reflection amongst the grounds of Isla Verde and Lake Atitlan. Our retreat center features a lakefront sauna, hot tub, and restaurant / lounge area, all available for you to enjoy!


Outdoor lovers will have ample opportunity to partake in many activities throughout our week including: kayaking, volcano hiking, stand up paddle boarding, horseback riding and zip lining, to name a few. There are also local cooking and weaving classes that can be arranged upon arrival. 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 MB for a soulful, restorative journey that you won't forget.

What’s included

-7 nights / 8 days in Guatemala, including:

*6 nights, 7 days lodging at Isla Verde, located right on beautiful Lake Atitlan

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

-Daily yoga classes and workshops with Mary Beth

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

-1 guided intermediate level hike to San Marcos and entrance to Cerro Tzankujil Nature Reserve where we will enjoy a picnic lunch and spend the afternoon lounging lakeside and cliff jumping (if you dare!) 

-1 group visit to a Women's Weaving Cooperative in San Juan la Laguna

-One group sauna and hot tub experience

-Round-trip transfers to and from Guatemala City (GUA) if you adhere to our flight parameters

Not included

-Roundtrip airfare to GUA (Guatemala City).  Flight parameters will be sent out once trip minimums are met.
-Gratuities ($30 - $50 per person is super nice for the week, but always optional)

-Massages (~$50/hr) and can be booked directly at Isla Verde

-Kayak and SUP rentals (~$7/hr) which can be booked at the rental facility next door to Isla Verde

-Other optional excursions such as cooking classes ($35), horseback riding ($45), zip lining ($35 - $50), Volcano hikes ($50), a Preschool Volunteer Project ($25), and more! 

-Required Travel Insurance

Passport & Immunization Requirements

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. 


SolSeed is uncertain exactly what the VISA and Immunization requirements may be at the time of your retreat. However, you can stay up to date by visiting the CDC's guidelines regarding Guatemala's requirements here

Cancellation Policy & Trip Insurance

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.


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 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


If you refuse to comply with the 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. Registrants are personally responsible for complying to local laws, at their own expense. Such expenses may include, but are not limited to:

  1. Proving adequate vaccination status
  2. Providing a negative PCR test(s)
  3. Providing proof of adequate travel insurance

About Mary Beth LaRue

Mary Beth LaRue is a yoga and meditation teacher, writer and the creator of Embodied by MB. During her journey of teaching yoga for over twelve years, she's traveled the world teaching yoga with Wanderlust Festivals, designed custom yoga programs for rehabilitation centers, homeless shelters and the Down Syndrome Association of Los Angeles and written about her journey to motherhood through foster adoption for HBO, Yoga Journal and Good Morning America. She lives in Evergreen, Colorado with her husband, their son Angel, English bulldog Rosy and six crazy chickens. She loves road trips, library books, writing, a strong cup of chai, being in nature and all things and all things with soul.


Website: http://www.marybethlarue.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/marybethlarue/

Available Packages

Shared Red Suites
10 left

This spacious suite sleeps up to 6 people very comfortably. All guests will have their own bed - some on the first level, and some on the second "loft" level of the suite. This suite has one shared bathroom, as well as an outdoor deck with stunning lake views.


CLICK HERE for photos of these suites.


If you have any people you would like to room with, please indicate their names upon sign up. If you are traveling solo, this is also a great option, and we will pair you up with like minded roommates. 


*Hot water in this room is solar based, and quantities are limited. It is not always available on demand. If this is a deal breaker for you, please book the Garden Suites. 


**This room is also about a 5 minute walk uphill from lake level. It involves stairs. If you have mobility issues, please book the Garden Suites.

$1999
Deposit: $500
Shared Garden Suites
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This spacious, new suite features 2 floors and 2 full bathrooms and sleep up to 4 people very comfortably.  It also includes a large, outdoor deck area. 


CLICK HERE for photos of these suites.


This suite also features gas hot water tanks, and gets the most reliable hot water for showers out of all of the rooms at Isla Verde.


If you have any people you would like to room with, please indicate their names upon sign up. If you are traveling solo, this is also a great option, and we will pair you up with like minded roommates. 

$2199
Deposit: $500
Double Occupancy Cabin w/ Private Bath
6 left

Perfect for two friends seeking a bit more privacy, or a couple, these beautiful tree house style cabins all have private, open air showers & baths, brand new decks, and stunning views of Lake Atitlan.


CLICK HERE for photos of these cabins. Can be set up with two twin beds, or one queen bed. Please let us know your preference upon booking & your roommate's name. 


*NOTE: These cabins are a 5-10 min walk UP HILL from the lake and require walking up many stairs, so please let us know if you have physical limitations and require a room that is a shorter walk and we will do our best to accommodate your request.  Those with serious physical limitations should book the Garden Suites.


**Hot water in the cabins is solar based, and quantities are limited. It is not always available on demand. If this is a deal breaker for you, book the Garden Suites.

$2399
Deposit: $500
Single Occupancy Cabin w/ Private Bath
only 2 left

Ideal for the solo traveler seeking their own private space, these beautiful tree house style cabins all have private, open air showers & baths, brand new decks, and stunning views of Lake Atitlan.


CLICK HERE for photos of these cabins.


*NOTE: These cabins are a 5-10 min walk UP HILL from the lake and require walking up many stairs, so please let us know if you have physical limitations and require a room that is a shorter walk and we will do our best to accommodate your request.  Those with serious physical limitations should book the Garden Suites.


**Hot water in the cabins is solar based, and quantities are limited. It is not always available on demand. If this is a deal breaker for you, book the Garden Suites.

$2699
Deposit: $500


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