Guatemala New Years Retreat

Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

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

9 reviews

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

About this trip

Join us on an all inclusive 8-day / 7-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
  • 3 vegan/vegetarian meals prepared daily
  • Yoga, meditation, and group workshops
  • Cacao ceremony
  • Mayan fire ceremony
  • Temazcal sauna 
  • Sunrise hike
  • Mayan cooking class with a local & visit the local market
  • Shop at a local women's co-op 



Wild Within LLC is a California-based company.


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

Double Room (2 people total)
4 left
Deposit: $500
Shared Room (3 people total)
Deposit: $500

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Yosemite and the people in our group will forever hold a special place in my heart. Kelly and Alasdair created such a beautiful trip!! The attention to detail throughout the 10 day retreat made the trip so special and unlike anything I have ever attended. I had never backpacked before this and now I cannot wait to do it again! I felt fully supported while getting out of my comfort zone both physically and emotionally. I took away from this trip a powerful reconnection to myself and a deeper appreciation for nature and the wild. ... Oh, And the views were ASTONISHING!!!! Yosemite is stunning beyond words.
By Michelle B for YOSEMITE 2021: Group A on 25 Jul, 2021
It’s hard to find the words that can truly describe how incredible this trip was to Yosemite. Kelly and Alasdair cultivated an environment where we all could feel physically and psychologically safe, not only guiding us through the beauty of the mountains but also helping us go inward and truly connect with your minds and bodies. I am so so grateful for their hard work, their encouragement, and their passion for their company’s mission. From the group meditations, yoga practices, hikes, food, little gifts, and so much more, everything was thought through to make sure our experience was wonderful. I 100% recommend this trip for anyone looking to reconnect with nature in a beautiful way that is challenging but so rewarding at the top. Thank you The Wild Within <3.
By Yevgeniya S for YOSEMITE 2021: Group A on 23 Jul, 2021
It was an incredibly eye-opening experience! The food was more than amazing, the conversations had and connections made were positively enriching. Perfect for my first time camping/trekking. 10/10!
By Kyle S for YOSEMITE 2021: Group A on 21 Jul, 2021
Kelly, Lou and Alasdair honor every participant, have a gift of monitoring and adjusting the discussion so that deeper meanings are revealed, and quickly establish rapport that creates an environment of connections to the literature and readers. I look forward to book talks with these gifted teachers as the group talks their way into greater enlightenment.
By Thomas W for June Book Club with the Wild Within on 23 Jun, 2021
Book Club is always an amazing experience. The zoom calls are truly something to be grateful for, it's wonderful getting together with like-minded people and learning from not only what the book can teach but what everyone's different perspectives can teach as well.
By Kyle S for May Book Club with the Wild Within on 09 Jun, 2021
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