Guatemala: Artisans, Adventure & Cultural Immersion

      Heart of Travel
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      114 reviews
      Jul 15 - 26, 2023
      Group size: 6 - 10
      Guatemala: Artisans, Adventure & Cultural Immersion

      Heart of Travel
      • Email address verified
      • Facebook verified
      114 reviews

      Jul 15 - 26, 2023
      Group size: 6 - 10

      About this trip

      Click here to view a detailed itinerary of this exciting trip! 

      Upon touching down in Guatemala City, your Heart of Travel Tour Leader will be waiting to greet you and accompany you to the colonial town of La Antigua Guatemala. Before you arrive in this picturesque little town, 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, and 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

      What’s not included

      • 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

      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. 

      Deposit: $750
      Single Occupancy

      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. 

      Deposit: $750

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      Heart of Travel
      114 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.


      What an amazing experience!!!! I am a single woman in my 60's who wanted to travel to Guatemala alone but didn't feel safe to do it. Heart of Travel made this dream trip come true for me. With the knowledgable guide of Selvyn, I was well cared for and highly informed about life and culture in Guatemala. Before my trip Chelsey, the owner of Heart of Travel, had a zoom conference to get to know me and my interests. Chelsey hand designed this trip to my needs and interests. Guatemala exceeded my expectations. Each day I was more and more surprised by the service of Heart of Travel and the beauty and colors of Guatemala. I was most impressed that Heart of Travel found local vendors ,for example a weaving coop ,to help individual single moms to help support their families. A great experience. I want to go to Cuba next with Heart of Travel. I love you guys!!!!!
      By Blyth R for Semana Santa & "Sincretismo" in Guatemala on Apr 08, 2024
      The journey to the Galapagos turned out to be a bucket list adventure I hadn't realized I was longing for. It was simply incredible. I wholeheartedly recommend it to everyone. I ended up booking this trip because it was the only one available that fit into my academic schedule, and I'm so thankful I did. This marks my third journey with Heart of Travel, and I'm eagerly anticipating my fourth in August. Heart of Travel consistently excels in crafting their trips. They have a knack for selecting tour leaders who are truly passionate about their work.
      By Holly R for Wildlife Discovery in a Galapagos Paradise on Apr 03, 2024
      This was an amazing trip! The itinerary was fantastic and the tour leader, Chiva, made it a personal adventure for each of us. She made a sincere effort to get to know each participant and ensure that theirs was a wonderful experience. The hotels were very good, and the restaurants were equally as wonderful. I loved the preorder option at some of the restaurants because it made efficient use of our time while giving us local options without asking a million questions. Isabela Island was like a fairytale, and I would have loved an extra half of day (or more) there. Julio in Isabela Island was my favorite local guide. His demeanor was laid back and patient (which is really helpful with a herd of women!) Wildlife Discovery was definitely that! We encountered so many animals on the land in the sea. The snorkeling excursions were definite highlights.
      By Karen B for Wildlife Discovery in a Galapagos Paradise on Apr 02, 2024
      This was a fabulous day! We relaxed and soaked and got acquainted with some of our trip mates. The pools were amazing and lunch service was very good. The food was delicious: best potato soup I had during my time in Ecuador! Checking in and out was easy for us since we had the group reservation. Our driver, Mario, was professional, yet friendly and accommodating.
      By Karen B for Custom Services: Karen, Andrea, & Jane Extra Days in Quito on Apr 02, 2024
      A once in a lifetime opportunity to see nature in it's glory, with minimal human interference. Great leaders, food and experiences. I fully enjoyed my adventure in the Galapagos Islands.
      By Alison M for Wildlife Discovery in a Galapagos Paradise on Mar 26, 2024
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      Heart of Travel is the best for magical and ethical vacations! Chelsea and her incredible team first won me over in Guatemala in 2023 as they planned a beautiful trip that allowed us to see and experience so many different places, people, and things. A helicopter ride, a volcano hike, spa day, meeting the most badass Mayan weaver!!, a once-in a lifetime sunset tour in Tikal - done. I'm still trying to get over this trip lol. They knocked it out of the park again in Cuba for NYE! Chelsea and the spectacular Paloma had us dancing multiple nights away, eating the BEST food, and seeing ALL the sights while also giving us ample opportunity to support the Cuban people and educating us on why that is so important. You will leave their trips with new memories, new friends, and possibly, some new perspectives. Do it!!!
      By Amber S on 08 Feb, 2024
      Words can’t begin to express the way this trip impacted me! Every single person we met was so amazing, so kind, and truly opened their hearts and lives to us! Cuba, you have left an undeniable mark on my soul… Your people, your colors, your food, your history… Thank you for sharing this world with us! Cannot wait for our next trip! We love you 🥰
      By Krista L on 24 Jan, 2024
      I just returned from a two week trip to Ecuador and the Galapagos. The trip was an incredible balance of learning, discovery, and recreation. Both the local guides and the Heart of Travel coordinator, Chiva, were excellent!!! The accommodations, food, and itinerary were fantastic. I will definitely travel with Heart of Travel again.
      By Lina A on 27 Jun, 2023
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