Guatemala

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Travis Bluemling
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4 reviews
Apr 4 - 12, 2020
Group size: 1 - 10
Guatemala
Guatemala

Travis Bluemling
  • Email address verified
  • LinkedIn verified
  • Twitter verified
4 reviews

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Apr 4 - 12, 2020
Group size: 1 - 10

About this trip

Guatemala holds one of the most elaborate Semana Santa (Easter Week) celebrations in the world, so we thought this would make for an idyllic time to host a trip! For the 9 days and 8 nights you’ll be with us, we’ll be hiking up volcanoes, learning about Mayan traditions, swimming in crater lakes and visiting coffee plantations, all the while enjoying Guatemala's unique Easter celebrations. From the colonial capital of Antigua to the shores of Lake Atitlan & markets of Chichicastenango, you’ll get to explore the Mayan heartland whilst staying in some of our favorite lodges in the country.

What’s included

  • Vehicles
    Private transport
  • Transportation
    All transport outside of Antigua during the duration of scheduled trip
  • Breakfast
    8 breakfasts (02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, & 09)
  • Lunch
    1 lunch (Day 05)
  • Dinner
    7 dinners (Days 01, 02, 03, 04, 06, 07, & 08)
  • Guides
    2 main guides (Travis & Ross) & guides during some planned activities
  • Listed Tours
    All scheduled & listed tours (see website for details)
  • Boat
    Boat from Panajachel to Lake Atitlan accommodation & boat to all listed activities
  • Accommodations
    8 nights accommodation
  • Drinks
    Drinks during indicated meals
  • Non-Listed Tours
    Entry fees to non-listed tourist locations
  • Misc Items
    Passports, travel insurance, Guatemalan entry visas (if required)
  • Flights
    International or domestic flights
  • Transport Not Listed
    Transportation to & from the airport
  • Accommodations
    Evening of Day 09 (April 12th)
  • Non-Listed Activites
    Cost for any add-on activities not listed in itinerary
  • Breakfast
    1 Breakfast (Day 01)
  • Lunch
    8 Lunches (Days 01, 02, 03, 04, 06, 07, 08, 09)
  • Dinner
    2 Dinners (Days 05, & 09)

Itinerary

Day 01 (April 4th)
Welcome to Antigua

Arrival in Guatemala! Once you’ve landed, you’ll be met at the airport and whisked away to the stunning UNESCO Heritage city of Antigua, an hour's drive from the International airport in Guatemala City. We’ll be around to meet you, greet you and get you settled with a quick intro to this ancient city. We are spending one night in Antigua, so once you’re checked in, you can wander through the cobbled streets and take in all of the city’s delights. We absolutely love Antigua so if you have the option, we’d thoroughly recommend arriving into Guatemala as early as possible on this day. It really is a stunning place! In the evening we’ll all come together for a traditional Guatemalan dinner, and discuss our adventures for the week.

Your Organizer


TB
Travis Bluemling
4 reviews
In Scottish Gaelic, 'breacan' means tartan. Tartans are a big part of Scottish culture, with each clan (or family) having their own tartan. Now that might seem confusing, because we don’t actually sell tartan (!!), but we’re big fans of it since Ross kicked off his kilted adventure around the world. We landed on the word breacans because we liked the sound of it (!!), and to us, it represents community, family and being inclusive!

Reviews

I had a great time on the trip. The trip was well planned , memorable and organized. Breacans went above and beyond to make sure that everyone’s experience on the trip was great. This was the first time I use Breacans and they exceeded all my expectations. Travis and Ross from the beginning shared with us a prelim itinerary to give us an idea Of what to expect on the trip. They both made sure that we spent the appropriate time at each of the locations that we visited to experience Botswana and Zambia and being travelers themselves they knew how to allocate the time appropriately each day between safari , site seeing, etc . so Our time was spent very efficiently through the week long trip. The food provided was great and the hotels we stayed at were very clean and in good locations. The hotels were chosen carefully and it showed (friendly staff, clean rooms, etc). The safari itself was great , we spent two nights in Chobe national park and enjoyed it all (tents were clean, food was great, we even got a shower ;)) . Ross (who accompanied us on the trip) was always there for us and was very knowledgeable with the region . he taught us a lot about the countries’ culture and its history. He made sure that everyone had a great time and that he is always available to answer/help with any request. The time and attention he gave everyone was above and beyond (I guess this is one of many perks that came with booking through a small boutique company such as Breacans) I had a great time and I would not hesitate to recommend Breacans to anyone . Personally, I can’t wait to join future trips with them.
By Wael Y for Botswana & Zambia on 05 Nov, 2019
If you want a one of a kind, well rounded experience with a knowledgeable travel host, Breacans is for you! From the safari camping experience, aerial views via helicopter rides of Victoria falls, to navigating cliff hanging waterfall experiences; this trip combines adventure, supporting local communities and feeling the heart and soul of the native lands explored. Thank you Ross for your travel host Extraordinaire expertise! Thank you Travis for your energy in helping put this trip on. If I can give it more stars I would , and highly recommend
By Dora K for Botswana & Zambia on 28 Oct, 2019
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I had an AMAZING experience in Scotland! Travis and Ross are the best guides I’ve ever had; and they showed extreme care and love to every single person in our group! Not only did they take amazing pictures of us for our Instagram and Facebook uploads, but they also cooked delicious breakfast and meals for us! One of my favorite meals is homemade spaghetti and they made the best homemade spaghetti! We got to visit great and tasty restaurants and the most iconic and touristic places in Scotland, while still enjoying unique places, only locals might know about (since Ross is from Scotland)....We even got the cutest welcome gift from Breacans upon our arrival; extremely thoughtful gift I will cherish for years! I could go on and on about the AMAZING time I had on this trip! A+, 5 star, top of the line tour of Scotland! Definitely recommend this trip for anyone looking for an adventure, a break from a monotonous routine, someone wanting to make new friends or simply wanting to add a new country to their travels!
By Genesis C for Outlandish Scotland on 03 Aug, 2019
I have traveled a lot but this trip was the best in my life. Everything was perfectly organized and I had the time of my life. Thanks for Wetravel who offers this payment option.
By Milica L for Outlandish Scotland on 30 Jul, 2019