Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

35 reviews
Jan 9 - 15, 2023
Group size: 1 - 17
Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

35 reviews

Jan 9 - 15, 2023
Group size: 1 - 17

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, guided meditations, and group workshops
  • Cacao ceremonies
  • Mayan fire ceremony
  • Personal Mayan Calendar Reading 
  • Temazcal sauna 
  • Guided Breathwork
  • Ecstatic Dance



Wild Within LLC is a California-based company.


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 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 in shared room
4 left

Roommate may be male or female

Deposit: $600
Solo Traveler - Private Room
5 left

Vishnu lodging option - private room with queen bed

Deposit: $600
Solo traveler Share - Twin bed
7 left

Roommate may be male or female

Deposit: $600

Who’s Going

Your Organizer

35 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.


If you seek transformative growth over time, book clubs through Wild Within provide a safe space to ask questions and dig deeper into the aspects that make us human. From participants all over the world, to the facilitators, there is honor and inclusivity with books providing a springboard for discussions. Although books are carefully selected with a common thread weaving them together, they also can stand alone, allowing participants flexibility in joining the discussion and books when interested, or time permits. Highly recommend.
By Thomas W for March Book Club with the Wild Within on 07 Mar, 2022
Guatemala is a truly a magical place and beauty abounds. It is even more so when you join Wild Within and connect with yourself, your spirit and inner voice. They create an incredible container to gently, thoughtfully and strongly hold space for your journey of discovery and exploration. I felt safe and cared for by al the leaders, Kelly, Alasdair, Julie Roxanne and Lou. I laughed, I cried, I listened. I felt seen and supported. The ceremonies were filled with beautiful humans in our group who were truly open, honest, and inspiring every day. We became a family throughout the course and it was joyous. I feel so much love for everyone on our trip. The venue was stunning and the lodging was so cozy with beautiful views. The concept of gathering here in Guatemala together was deep and powerful. We gathered every day in the most unique and beautiful ways--in yoga, hikes, in ceremony, with breath work among rose petals and under steep rock cliffs, in dance, with cacao, over delicious healthful food (and smoothies) with a mayan shaman, with an inspiring local chef touching beautifully handmade textiles and local foods and with a guide to see sunrise and explore the geology of this amazing land! This trip truly had so many things to offer. Each one gives you time to learn more about yourself and listen to your inner voice and connect to the spirit within you. I feel like Im able to understand myself and my spirituality more than ever even possible before. Im truly grateful for all the people I met in Guatemala and such an amazing experience I will enjoy the memories for lifetimes!
By Kate K for Guatemala New Years Retreat on 01 Mar, 2022
I've taken many backpacking trips over the past 7 years and this one takes the cake! This backpacking trip Is so much more than any other backpacking trip you will find. The activities along the route are intentional and thoughtful to help you connect with yourself, the wilderness and others on the journey--you are so held and guided on so many different levels. Getting out in nature is one of my favorite things to do. The trip is beautifully curated every step of the way...from the trail route, to the camp spots, to the way the level of intensity rises and one is soooo doable! You just get stronger every day and when you don't think you can do it, you have support (physical and emotional!) all around you from Kelly, Alasdair and Julie-Roxanne as well as the absolutely beautiful, amazing people who accompany you on this journey. They are dear dear friends. There is yoga after hiking which is amazing and wonderful circles to share about your journey as well as hidden treats along the way. The food is the best backpacking food I probably will ever eat. (Thank you dearly, Julie Roxanne!) And actually, going to the bathroom in the woods is fresh and not as horrible as you might think. If you are a beginner -- it is amazing. They help you through the entire process wonderfully! If you are even thinking about it slightly, I encourage you to, sign up! You will thank yourself a million times over!
By Kate K for YOSEMITE 2021: Group B on 01 Mar, 2022
I cannot say enough good things about this adventure. I was called to this trip because it was timed after I finished school, and I needed, more than anything, a reminder of my “why.” This retreat was carefully curated and facilitated, and participants could be as involved as they wanted in group activities while still having plenty of time for self-reflection (which I needed a LOT). I am grateful for the amazing people I met during this retreat, and I know they will continue to enrich my life. I recommend retreats with The Wild Within for anyone looking to do the important work of the self. Kelly, Alasdair, Lou, and Julie-Roxane are truly wonderful people, and my heart is warmer for receiving even a fraction of their love and medicine. I am changed for good.
By Hallie H for Guatemala New Years Retreat on 24 Feb, 2022
My life changed because of this experience. I was finally able to step into my truth because of this trip. The wild within crew delivered and then some. Their passion and dedication for what they do is unmatched. I went through release and transition in such a beautiful and magical way. From beautiful cacao ceremonies to breath work to community and love and connection. I don’t think I could ever thank them for what they did for me. The incredible souls and now family that I gained. Thank you Kelly, Alasdair, Julie-Roxane, and Lou for being true examples of spiritual leaders and pouring yourselves into us and our journeys. Thank you for your light. Im so excited for our next adventure together.
By Nataly Q for Guatemala New Years Retreat on 22 Feb, 2022
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