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Join us on this off the beaten path trip in Guatemala, as we visit the northwestern region of the country including visits to Chichicastenango, Quetzaltenango and the main event: Huehuetenango. During our time here, we will be exploring the most beautiful cenotes and lagoons in the area during the week, allowing you to reconnect with nature.
View an epic video of our latest trip to Huehue here!
We start our trip with a fun cooking class in Antigua Guatemala for your welcome dinner and some general information about the trip.
The next morning we head out to Chichicastenango to visit one of the largest indigenous markets in Latin America.
Next, we will continue to Quetzaltenango where we will relax in some natural hot springs and visit the first church ever built in Central America.
On the last part of our trip, we will head to Huehuetenango, a mostly unexplored and untouched natural gem. Here we will see dry cenotes that are over 500 ft, deep, wet cenotes where we will be able to take a swim and a turquoise water lake that will take your breath away! We will also visit the interesting town of Todos Santos where the men can still be seen using their traditional garments, something that isn't seen in the rest of the country very often.
Remember, we will be getting fairly off the beaten path during our time in Quetzaltenango, and even more so in Huehuetenango. These areas have yet to develop as tourist sites to the same degree as La Antigua or Lake Atitlán. Be prepared for a few bumpy rides and more modest accommodations at times, but rest assured we've done everything possible to make the trip as comfortable and enjoyable as possible, and above all else to keep you safe and healthy!
For those interested in joining our Altiplano trip in Guatemala, we will be hosting two Discovery Calls via Zoom. These calls consist of a brief presentation as we walk through the itinerary together before opening up the session to questions and general conversation.
Join us on Wednesday, January 12th at 6:00 pm PST here.
Join us on Sunday, January 29th at 11:00 am PST here.
Arrive in Guatemala City: Participants will be flying in from a variety of different
places, therefore, travelers are welcome to choose the flight path that best suits their travel preferences and needs. That being said, we encourage participants to book flights that arrive in Guatemala in the morning or early afternoon so that they have time to get settled before the welcome dinner that evening. If you need assistance booking your international airfare please let us know!
Upon arriving at the airport one of our Program Directors will be waiting to escort you to the beautiful colonial town of La Antigua via private shuttle (approx. 1 - 1.5 hour drive). Once in La Antigua, you will be checked into your hotel and given a brief orientation of the city. If you need any assistance going to the bank, store, pharmacy, etc. one of the Program Directors will be more than happy to accompany you. In the event, you arrive early in the morning and would like to coordinate any specific activities during the day just let us know so we can accommodate your requests.
Later at night we will enjoy a traditional Guatemalan meal and learn how to make tortillas during this interactive dining experience at our friend Joaquín’s cooking school just outside of La Antigua. Here we will dine on the terrace while you will meet the guides and fellow travelers to discuss the upcoming activities for our adventure here in Guatemala.