GLT Antigua Long Weekend Cultural Adventure

      Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala

      GL
      199 reviews
      Duration: 4 days
      Group size: 4 - 14
      GLT Antigua Long Weekend Cultural Adventure
      Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala

      199 reviews

      Duration: 4 days
      Group size: 4 - 14

      About this trip

      Girls LOVE Travel is thrilled to work with GLTer-owned Heart of Travel to bring you an incredible adventure through Antigua for a long weekend getaway!

      Wander the cobblestone streets, learn salsa, and taste incredible food on this 4 day/3 night tour in this enchanting destination. 


      We are offering one departure date for this trip: 


      August 5-8, 2023 (womxn only)

      Our First Priority is Your Safety

      As much as we want for this trip to go exactly as planned, we can not plan for complications that arise especially due to inclement weather or closures due to extenuating circumstances like Covid-19.  


      While we hope that our trip attendees are vaccinated against COVID-19, we will not be requiring proof of vaccination to attend the trip. To ensure the safety of all GLTers on the trip, everyone will need to provide a negative covid test prior to the trip.  Home tests are accepted. You can email it to glttrips.covid@gmail.com. 


      For updated information on COVID-19 in Guatemala- click here:  US Embassy Website for Guatemala.


      Girls LOVE Travel will not be giving any refunds for those who test positive and are not able to join the trip. We highly encourage travel insurance to cover instances like this. 


      We will be following all COVID protocols to ensure the safety of everyone on the trip.  Please be prepared to bring a mask to wear, just in case.


      Additionally, the tour is listed as a package, and no price adjustments will be given if someone wants to "opt-out" of an included activity. 

      Costs and Payments

      Your spot will be secured when we receive a deposit of $250.  Upon receipt, the deposit paid is nonrefundable and non-transferable.


      Below are the payment schedules: 


      The remaining balance is due 60 days before departure

      In the event that you need to cancel your trip, these fees will be applied:  

      • Between Now - 60 days before departure - GLT retains only nonrefundable deposit
      • Between 46 - 59 days before departure - GLT retains 50% of the tour price

      • Between 31 - 45 days before departure - GLT retains 75% of the tour price

      • Less than 30 days before departure - GLT retains 100% of the entire tour price 


      ADD ONS - you can choose to add these up until 30 days before the trip.


      Single room for the duration of the trip is an extra cost of $250.
      -- This can not be canceled or refunded closer than 45 days prior to your trip.  

      Recommended Flights

      Arrival: 

      We recommend arriving on the first day around 1:00 pm to GUA (Guatemala City). This leaves time to arrive, transfer to Antigua and check in to your hotel before the welcome dinner that evening.


      Departure: 

      We recommend departing after 12:00 pm from GUA (Guatemala City) on the last day to allow time to have breakfast, and transfer to the airport. 

      What’s included

      • Accommodations
        3 nights of accommodations at a 3 or 4 star boutique hotels
      • Airport Pickup
        You will be met at the airport by program directors who will bring you into Antigua at the start of the trip!
      • Certain Meals
        3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
      • Cooking Class
        Cooking class, live music, and salsa lesson
      • Activities in Antigua
        Scavenger hunt, walking tour, coffee tour, chocolate tour, and more
      • Transportation
        Private transportation throughout the entire trip
      • Fees
        Entrance Fees and local guide fees for all activities
      • Tour Leader
        Bilingual (English/Spanish) Heart of Travel Tour Leader to make sure the trip goes smoothly!

      What’s not included

      • Airfare
        International airfare to and from Guatemala City
      • Travel Insurance
        This is recommended- better safe than sorry!
      • Certain Meals
        Meals not included in the itinerary
      • Tips
        Tips to local guides, drivers and tour leaders
      • COVID Test for Return
        For return, if needed, COVID-19 tests are not included. The cost is approx. $20-60 per person
      • Additional Activites
        Additional tours and activities done individually during your free time (we can help coordinate!)
      • Service Fees
        All service fees and credit card fees on the WeTravel booking platform

      Available Packages

      Trip Price
      $975

      Available options

      Single Room Upgrade
      $250

      If you would be in a solo room for the entire trip, please add this to your package. The $250 is an additional upgrade cost.

      Pre-Trip Extra Night (Shared)
      $130

      If we are able to match you with another GLTer, we will refund you both $65 to split the room cost ($130).

      Pre-Trip Extra Night (Solo)
      $130
      Post-Trip Extra Night (Shared)
      $130

      If we are able to match you with another GLTer, we will refund you both $65 to split the room cost ($130).

      Post-Trip Extra Night (Solo)
      $130

      Itinerary

      Day 1
      Welcome to Guatemala!

      Arrive in Guatemala where your Program Directors will be waiting to greet you at the airport and escort you via private shuttle to the charming town of La Antigua Guatemala, approximately 45 to 90 minutes from the airport depending on traffic. 


      We will have a welcome dinner with a short cooking class to kick off the trip. We will enjoy a delicious dinner and finish the night with a salsa class and an optional night out!


      Included Meals: Dinner

      Your Organizer


      GL
      Girls LOVE Travel
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      Joined in April 2018
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      Reviews

      This was my first GLT trip and it will not be my last! I didn’t know a single person beforehand but left with several new friends and travel buddies. We maximized our time in Guatemala and got to see and do so many incredible things like hike a volcano, make our own pierce of Jade jewelry, meet incredible Mayan women and learn about their trades (textiles, chocolate making, ceramics, midwifery and medicine). I was unfortunately delayed by a day in arriving due to severe weather, but the team handled it with grace and was helpful in providing documentation to my travel insurance. Haley even offered to get me some coffee beans as I would be missing that tour! I have many wonderful memories of Guatemala and the girls of GLT that I will cherish forever.
      By Caroline A for GLT Guatemala on May 06, 2024
      LK
      The La Karavana hosts were amazing, they treated us so well and everything on the itinerary was fun and interesting! I really had a blast and met some great women! The food they prepared for us was delicious, too!
      By Lisa Kay H for GLT Netherlands Tulip Adventure 2024 on Apr 15, 2024
      LH
      I had a wonderful time! Enjoyed the entire unique experience of camping in this beautiful country with a bunch of sweet people. The sights, food and activities were great
      By Lynn H for GLT Netherlands Tulip Adventure 2024 on Apr 12, 2024
      Two weeks later and I still cannot stop thinking about what an amazing trip this was and how much I want to go back! Yasser was the most incredible tour guide and honestly made the trip what it was. It was the perfect balance of hitting all the touristy landmarks and visiting hidden gems where you are able to feel immersed in the culture. The food- AMAZING. The people- so kind. I never once felt unsafe and felt truly cared for by our guide, our bus driver, and the hotel staff. Had I visited and planned the trip myself I would not have been able to appreciate the city as deeply, and it is 100% thanks to Yasser! Truly one of the best experiences of my life. If you're on the fence like I was about booking a trip, this is your sign to do it now! You won't regret it(:
      By Adria F for GLT Egypt- Cairo/Giza Taste of Egypt Tour on Dec 21, 2023
      Amazing trip! This was my first group trip like this and I’m so glad I did it. The group of women I met were amazing. I did activities I wouldn’t have thought of otherwise, and they were all so much fun. Guatemala is absolutely beautiful and the culture is so cool. I’d 100% do this again.
      By Ashton S for GLT Guatemala Cultural Adventure on Dec 17, 2023
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      References

      CM
      I really had no idea what I was in store for when I booked this trip. Egypt is on most of our “bucket lists,” so expectations were high. Before leaving, GLT makes everything seamless. Booking is easy, communication lines are open and responses are prompt. I also found the Facebook Group to be particularly helpful with the expertise of people who have either traveled to Egypt or have gone on GLT trips. The itinerary is thoughtfully curated to allow time for rest if you want (you won’t want, trust me!) or you can choose to go on other excursions. As soon as you land you’re met by an agent who guides you through customs and gets you in transportation to the hotel. When we arrived at the hotel it was close to 2a. Enter Yasser, our guide. He welcomed us with his warm smile even though it was early morning. We were impressed. I remember getting the feeling we were in good hands, but that was only the beginning. From day one you could tell Yasser was full of knowledge. He answered every question with love and passion. We were mesmerized by the stories he told us and we quickly became family. Everywhere we went Yasser knew someone. After a quick hello and a hug, Yasser’s friends would be on their way, but not before yelling things like, “you have the best guide” and “that’s my teacher. You’re very lucky!” As I write this, I can’t help but to smile. Yasser made this trip memorable. I felt extremely safe and loved the opportunity to meet new people and socialize. If you’re on the fence and thinking about going on this trip, don’t think! You’ll leave in awe of this magical country and you’ll leave with a new extended family member with the name of Yasser. You won’t be sorry.
      By Catherine M on 05 Oct, 2023