Guatemala New Years Retreat

Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

WW
23 reviews
Dec 30, 2021 - Jan 5, 2022
Group size: 1 - 15
Guatemala New Years Retreat
Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

23 reviews

Dec 30, 2021 - Jan 5, 2022
Group size: 1 - 15

About this trip

Join us on an all inclusive 7-day / 6-night retreat at one of the world's most beautiful natural lakes.


Your Trip Will Include:

  • Explore mystical Lake Atitlan and its indigenous Mayan culture
  • Stay in a wild, jungle paradise
  • 2 vegan/vegetarian meals prepared daily
  • Yoga, meditation, and group workshops
  • Cacao ceremony
  • Mayan fire ceremony
  • Temazcal sauna 
  • Sunrise hike with a geologist guide
  • Mayan cooking class with a local & visit the local market
  • Shop at a local women's co-op 

ADMIN, POLICIES & FINE PRINT

ADMIN, POLICIES & FINE PRINT

Wild Within LLC is a California-based company.

Cancellations

If you cancel for any non-Covid reason:

Cancellations made at least 60 days prior to the trip's starting date receive a full refund, less the deposit.

Cancellations made 30-59 days prior to the trip’s starting date will receive a 50% refund, less the deposit.

Cancellations made 15-29 days prior to the trip’s starting date will receive a 25% refund, less the deposit.

Cancellations made 14 days prior to the trip's starting date, or after the trip has begun, will not receive a refund.

Refunds will be issued promptly via physical or electronic check.

If you cancel because of Covid:

For the 2021 season, Covid is a known variable and should be accounted for when applying for and paying for a trip. If you cancel because of general Covid concerns (e.g. current cases in your community, availability of vaccines, risk to your household as a result of your participation), it will be treated the same as a non-Covid reason, described above.

We will treat cancellations differently if you:

  1. Contract Covid, or
  2. Are exposed.

In the event that you are infected with COVID, exhibiting symptoms of COVID or know that you have been exposed to COVID please DO NOT attend this trip. If you cannot attend a trip for these reasons your deposit will be applied as a credit on any future Wild Within adventure or offering and any additional payments made will be refunded.

Documentation (e.g. Covid test, or a letter from a doctor, employer, or school administrator) may be requested to verify your health status.

If we postpone or cancel your trip:

You will be refunded all payments made in excess of your initial deposit. Your deposit will be applied as a credit to use toward future Wild Within trips and offerings. 

Travel insurance

There are two main reasons we strongly recommend purchasing travel insurance for your trip:

1) Travel insurance provides financial protection in the event you must cancel due to personal injury or illness, unexpected scheduling conflicts, the health or death of loved ones, job changes, and other reasons. Cancellations are a lose-lose-lose situation: for you, for us, and for the group (which will miss out on your wildness).

2)  Travel insurance provides supplementary medical insurance in the case you are injured or become ill during your trip. 

We strongly encourage that you purchase travel insurance, especially if you must fly to the trip location and we require you to have travel insurance that includes coverage for medical emergency for Wild Within trips conducted outside the U.S. 

Here’s a few travel insurance companies where you can purchase travel insurance for your trip:

Commercial permitting

Wild Within LLC has a permit to operate commercially in Yosemite National Park.

Wild Within LLC is registered as a Seller of Travel with the state of California (Registration #2139600-50).

Medical Certifications

All guides are certified in (at a minimum):

  • Wilderness First Aid (WFA)
  • CPR
  • Leave No Trace Awareness

Required Forms

Before participating in any guided trip, clients must complete three forms:

  • Participant Agreement
  • Health History
  • Liability waiver

Available Packages

Queen bed - Double Room (2 people total)
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Shared room with one additional person.

Each room has one queen and one twin. 

Booking this option means that you will sleep in the queen bed.

$2450
Deposit: $500
Solo Traveler - Private Room
only 3 left

Private cabin with a queen bed.

$2650
Deposit: $500
Solo traveler - twin bed
4 left

Shared room with one additional person

Each room has either two twin beds or refers to the twin bed that shares a room with a queen bed.

$2200
Deposit: $500


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WILD WITHIN
23 reviews
We believe the greatest adventure of all is in living our one wild life—the life that is entirely our own and has been waiting for us since we were born. Wild Within was founded to help you step into that life. We support those on this journey through retreats, gatherings, courses and workshops. We draw upon the healing and transformative power of community, the wilderness, the journey and a wide range of ancient traditions and modern teachings to aid those who hear the call of the Wild Within.

Reviews

If I had only one chance to see Yosemite National Park in my lifetime, the experience I had with The Wild Within would be the only one I'd need to satisfy my yearning for adventure. The whole time I felt like I was immersed in a story - a novel that was written by someone or something else and I was a character with an arc and a role throughout the entirety of the trek. Kelly and Alasdair are masterful at creating space for deep self-exploration, with "noble silences", breathwork, meditation exercises, as well as introspective thought prompts each day. Even though I decided to take most of my own backpacking gear, everything was supplied by Wild Within including the most delicious backcountry meals I've had to date (prepared by the lovely Julie Roxanne <3). While it is true that the landscape, the views, and the terrain does a lot of the work for the leaders, it takes a tremendous amount of time, research, and reconnaissance to develop and execute an excursion of this degree - and it was executed to impeccable standards. From Starting at Tuolumne Meadows to sleeping beneath the sheer granite faces of Wildcat Point to making "Turtle Valley" our little family home for 36+ hours, the route was perfect. It offered something for everyone - the novice, the thrill-seeker (approaching Clouds Rest), and the tree hugger (sleeping amongst the majestic Ponderosa Pines) alike. I have zero regrets about my decision to join The Wild Within on this incredible journey they've crafted. I can only wait now until the opportunity to be able to do something more challenging, deeper, and even more rewarding next time. Thank you Kelly, Alasdair, Julie Roxanne, Lou, and our Turtle Valley Family for opening my soul to such a loving and fulfilling experience.
By Devin C for YOSEMITE 2021: Group A on 11 Oct, 2021
TW
Always a stimulating read and conversation with the Wild Within leadership and participants. Although each book can stand alone on its merits, the connection between previous books emerges as we gain a better understanding of ourselves and the world around us. A very welcoming and accepting crowd shows up consistently and restores the beauty of reading and talking our way into deeper understandings. Everyone is honored and invited to freely share with skilled monitoring to assure all voices are heard. I highly recommend this group if you are looking for deeper ways to connect and grow.
By Thomas W for September Book Club with the Wild Within on 28 Sep, 2021
Trekking through Yosemite was absolutely incredible! It was my very first time camping, hiking for more than a couple of hours, swimming in some of the most enchanting bodies of water all while meeting some of the most wonderful people I'll treasure for the rest of my days. And the food!! my gosh!! From the Thai noodles, to the apple crisp, rice and beans...all so delicious and made in minutes with a little water and heat. This experience opened me up to do and feel so much more than I had in a long time, I'm so grateful to Kelly and Alasdair for making it happen. If you're looking to expand your horizons, build community and challenge yourself to cherish nature in a truly unique way -- this trip is for you! Thank you for everything Yosemite fam, missing you!
By Karla E for YOSEMITE 2021: Group B on 10 Sep, 2021
I experienced many different emotions on my Yosemite trip. Looking back, I consider myself incredibly lucky to have experienced it, and I know it will be a clear and cherished memory I will have for the rest of my life. The trip entails a 6-7 day trek though the backwoods of Yosemite (on trails). The first and last days are in well-traveled areas, but while in the backwoods you rarely see other hikers. The trip is physically challenging. We covered over 40 miles in 6 days. If you go on the trip, prepare accordingly. The trip covers a wide variety of landscapes--forests, both lush and burnt, hill sides, mountain tops, valleys, lakes, etc. Self-reflection is embedded throughout trip, which was my favorite part. The trip has ample opportunities for social interaction, but it is not forced. Finally, Alasdair and Kelly are true professionals, and they put an incredible amount of work into ensuring the trip is a success. Overall, I'm incredible happy I decided to go on this trip.
By Mike B for YOSEMITE 2021: Group A on 03 Sep, 2021
It was simply amazing!! It is almost hard to even put into words, because it is one of those trips that each moment (step) was just as great as the last. Yosemite was beautiful and set the scene. However, The Wild Within crew is what elevated the experience into not only an adventure but also a spiritual adventure. Our entire group and everything in-between felt amazingly curated. It was monumental and life changing. I want to take all the trips with them haha!
By Jordan S for YOSEMITE 2021: Group A on 31 Aug, 2021
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