Guatemala - Immersion Trip
February 7-13 2024
March 6-12 2024
March 13-19 2024
This 7-day/6-night adventure is an opportunity to see the world differently. Outside of resorts, all paid inclusive, and other bubbles. A chance to make friends with people from ALL over the world, while learning more about ourselves.
We will explore three of Guatemala's most iconic locations.
A small colonial town, Antigua, Volcan de Acatenango and the world famous, Lake Atitlan.
Explore the town of Antigua
Active volcano overnight hike
Recharge for a couple days on Lake Atitlan.
Enjoy local gastronomy & customs
🍽 DINNER 🏨 Why Not Hotel 🌤 71-82F°
You will arrive at: La Aurora International Airport (GUA), located in the capital, Guatemala City. Chris will be waiting for you at the airport upon arrival. We will check in at: Why Not Hotel, located at 6a Avenida Norte No. 1A, 03001 in Antigua. Our hotel is one block from Central Park but still quiet enough at night. Once all our travelers have checked in and freshened up, we will grab dinner. Dinner and soft drinks are included. Alcoholic beverages are not. Optional: Bar crawl with a local hostel.
🍽 BREAKFAST, DINNER 🏨 Why Not Hotel 🌤 71-82°
Our tour begins with breakfast at one of my favorite restaurants for typical Guatemalan cuisine. After, we will walk to one of the biggest landmarks in Antigua, that has survived many natural disasters, Santa Catalina Arch. From there we tuk tuk to Cerro de la Cruz. A great viewpoint of the city. We finish our walking tour with refreshments in Central Park before heading back to the hotel for downtime before dinner. Tomorrow, we climb a volcano!
🍽 BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER 🏨 Volcano de Acatenango 🌤 Day time: 55° Night Time: 32°
Located about 40 minutes from Antigua, we take a "Chicken Bus", a true Guatemalan experience, to Saul's house, our guide for the volcano. We eat a light breakfast, meet his family, and hop in the back of a pick up truck to the beginning of the hike. When we arrive to camp, sit down and relax to wait for nightfall. to watch the lava explode from Volcan de Fuego. Optional: Hike to Volcano de Fuego to get as close as possible to the eruptions.
🍽 BREAKFAST, DINNER 🏨 Iguana Perdida Hostel 🌤 50-73°
Today, we wake up early to catch the sunrise from 12,000 feet. Hiking back down the takes around 2.5 hours and once at the bottom, we will head back to our hotel to shower and relax for a couple of hours. We are on the move to our next destination, Lake Atitlan. Once arriving to the dock, we will take a boat taxi to our accommodation in Santa Cruz. Enjoy the breeze and beautiful landscapes as we feel the energy of this special location. We will end the day with dinner and dessert at Iguana Perdida.
🍽 BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER 🏨 Iguana Perdida 🌤 50-73°
Grab your swimming trunks – we're hitting the lake! Hop on a boat taxi as we go to San Marcos for the day, from the dock, we will walk to a nature area where we can swim, cliff jump, kayak, and catch some sun rays. For lunch, we head to an incredibly tasty vegan restaurant that also has some great photo ops. After lunch, we walk to the "Eagles Nest". A community center with a great viewpoint of the lake. Feel free to support local artists, hop in the sauna, or have a cup of coffee. We walk back to the docks and catch a boat taxi back to our sanctuary and have free time for the rest of the night.
🍽 BREAKFAST, DINNER 🏨 Iguana Perdida 🌤 50-73°
We wake up at whatever time we want to. We take a boat taxi to another part of the lake, San Juan. This colorful Mayan town is full of artsy cafes, textile shops, and an overall peacefulness. While we explore this town, we make our way towards El Mirador. This viewpoint offers a different perspective of the lake. After the hike, we will grab lunch in town and have some time for souvenir shopping before heading back to Iguana Perdida.
🍽 BREAKFAST, DINNER 🏨 Why Not Hotel 🌤 77-82°
Today, we return to Antigua in preparation for your flight. We will leave the Lake at 12pm and get back to Antigua around 3pm. It's never easy leaving Lake Atitlan but we hope you enjoyed your time in such a special place. After checking back into Why Not Hotel, we will have some down time before meeting for our last dinner together as a group.
🍽 BREAKFAST 🏨 Home
Depending on what time your flight is, we will have our final cup of coffee or breakfast together. We hope you enjoyed your trip and was able to recharge your batteries and return home with a clear mind. Thank you again for choosing #CMTours.
Accommodation for 7 nights
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Meals as listed above
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February 7-13 2024
3/4 Spots Remaining
Airfare in and out of the country
Mandatory travel insurance