Guatemala: Intermediate Spanish Immersion

Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala

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Heart of Travel
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59 reviews
Jul 15 - 26, 2023
Group size: 6 - 12
Guatemala: Intermediate Spanish Immersion
Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala

Heart of Travel
  • Facebook verified
59 reviews

$NaN
Jul 15 - 26, 2023
Group size: 6 - 12

About this trip

 ** Scroll down this page to view the complete, day by day, itinerary**


Experience nature, culture, and Spanish language learning on our 12-day/11-night immersion trip to Guatemala.


This trip is designed for students at the Intermedio level, with nearly all activities conducted in Spanish. Your program directors, Chelsea and Dominique will be available to provide translations and language correction when necessary. 


Our classroom time will be limited to 14 hours throughout the duration of the 12-day trip. In class, we will learn about Guatemalan history, politics, and culture and enjoy open discussion and debate in Spanish. The remainder of the trip will be filled with opportunities for practical application of Spanish, be it in a cooking class, on a jungle hike, or at the market! 

What’s included

  • Spanish Classes
    16 hours of structured Spanish immersion in the classroom while we study Guatemalan history, politics, culture, and the arts
  • Entrance & Guide Fees
    Entrance fees, tickets, and local guide fees for all activities included in the itinerary. All activities will be conducted in Spanish.
  • Transportation
    All transportation within Guatemala including domestic flights, private shuttles, boats, etc.
  • Accommodations
    11 nights of 3.5 - 4* boutique hotel accommodation
  • Meals
    12 breakfasts, 8 additional meals (not including alcoholic beverages)
  • 24/7 Assistance
    24/7 access to bilingual (native English speaking) Heart of Travel guides
  • Airfare
    International airfare to and from Guatemala City
  • Meals
    Meals not indicated on the itinerary
  • Tips
    Tips to local guides and tour leaders
  • Extra Activities
    Additional classes, tours, or activities done individually during free time (we can assist in coordinating these for you)
  • Travel Insurance
    We can gladly recommend a policy!

Available Packages

Double Occupancy Rate
Available until February 28, 202312 left

Price per person when booking a double occupancy spot. 


If you're traveling alone and are open to having a roommate please sign up for double occupancy and indicate that you're in need of a roommate.

$2,500
Deposit: $750
Single Occupancy Rate
Available until February 28, 202312 left

Price per person when booking a single occupancy spot. 

$2,999
Deposit: $750

Available options

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Itinerary

Day One
Arrival to Guatemala & Welcome Dinner

Upon arrival at the La Aurora international airport in Guatemala City, you will be greeted by one of your Tour Leaders.  She will escort you to Antigua Guatemala via private shuttle to get you settled into your hotel and show you around town. 


In the evening we will enjoy an interactive Guatemalan cooking class at a small, locally-owned cooking school in Jocotenango, a quick 10-minute drive away from the bustling tourist center of Antigua Guatemala. In addition to the cooking class and dinner, we will have a brief orientation to give you travel tips and tricks as well as discuss ways to be more ethical and responsible travelers. 

Your Organizer


Ho
Heart of Travel
59 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

It was a very pleasant trip, with a well balanced combination of activities. There was the Sunday bike ride on closed-to-car-traffic Reforma Blvd, visits to neighborhoods and coffee shops (including as a site for one of our many Spanish lessons!), visits to the main parks, several museums (Frida Kahlo, Palacio des Bellas Artes, and the Anthropology Museum), artisanal markets, the historic district, Xochimilco, Teotihuacan, Ballet Folklorico. To name a few of our outings! There were also quite a number of absolutely fabulous restaurants (lunch or dinner). Dominique prepared an excellent Spanish workbook directly related to our activities which was very helpful and explored new vocabulary and expressions for an intermediate level of students. Our local guide Daniel was extremely knowledgeable and Dominique and Eimy (both with Heart of Travel) were both very attentive to the needs of the group. The fact that Dominique has lived in Mexico City was also helpful. We did a lot of activities - but not too many! The pace was good. There was adequate solo time. I would definitely go on another trip with Heart of Travel!
By Barbara G for Intermediate Spanish Immersion in Mexico City on 26 Sep, 2022
PF
Just the right amount of time. Suggest 1 day less in Barcelona, 1 day more in Madrid. HeartofTravel is special for its personalized services before, during and after trip
By Pamela F for Sampling History, Art, Culture & Cuisine in Spain: Pam and Randy on 26 Sep, 2022
Very accommodating to our request to add extra nights to our Barcelona trip. Hotel room was very comfortable. Chelsea and Pamela were a great help in directing us to activities for our extra days.
By Lynn M for Additional Night(s) in Barcelona on 20 Sep, 2022
This was my first organized tour. I absolutely loved it! I had such a great time and enjoyed the places we went and the food we ate on this tour. Eimy, ,Dominique and Daniel were the best guides! Especially thought Eimy did a wonderful job taking care of us all with whatever was needed. Daniel is so passionate and knowledgeable about the history of Mexico, that I learned so much from him. Dominique’s class materials were so helpful to me. She really helped me with pronunciation and reading, which was much appreciated. I am definitely going to do another trip in the future! Muchas Gracias, Sharon Wright
By Sharon W for Intermediate Spanish Immersion in Mexico City on 19 Sep, 2022
BR
This was my fourth trip with Heart of Travel and as always, it did not disappoint! The accommodations, excursions, restaurants, and communication were all top notch. Daniel was very knowledgeable and hilarious. Traveling with Heart of Travel is not the typical touristy trip - they take the time to expose you to the locals, where you learn the history and culture of each place firsthand. It’s an authentic experience each time.
By Barbra R for Intermediate Spanish Immersion in Mexico City on 19 Sep, 2022
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