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Guatemala Yoga & Wellness

Guatemala, Central America

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Comfort accommodations Exertion level: 3
Operator: Horizon And Company 12 people max
  • Guatemala airport, guatemala city
  • Culture & Nature trips
Let this one week journey embrace you with warmth of mind, body and spirit. Upon arrival you will be met at Guatemala City airport and transferred to the charming town of Antigua. After 3 nights in Antigua transfer to Lake Atitlan where you will spend the remainder of your time. Sites include: the town of Antigua, Lake Atitlan, Iximche, the Chichi Market, San Juan La Laguna and more! Each day includes yoga sessions with a certified yoga instructor at each hotel. This tour is sure to centre the body and mind and allow you to return home feeling relaxed and refreshed.

Locations visited/nearby

Guatemala, Central America

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  • Reviewer: located in Ottawa
    "This tour was a "voyage of discovery". We very much appreciated having contact with the local people and their culture. It was refreshing not to be 'cocooned' as tourists."
    5
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    "It is not possible to find the words to thank you for your help and sincere caring on our fabulous trip to wonderful Labrador! To mention a few treats and surprises – the gifts of tea, syrup and spread – Horizon is excelling itself."
    5
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    "My wife and I would like to add an extra 'thank you' to all of your staff, and especially to the tour escort, for the superior quality of our recent Newfoundland and Labrador holiday. Horizon has gained our loyalty as the best escorted holiday company, and I have conveyed this belief to our travel agent."
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Special information

  • This is a custom departure, meaning this trip is offered on dates that you arrange privately with the provider. Additionally, you need to form your own private group for this trip. The itinerary and price here is just a sample. Contact the provider for detailed pricing, minimum group size, and scheduling information. For most providers, the larger the group you are traveling with, the lower the per-person cost will be.

Itinerary

Day 1: Guatemala City - Antigua

Upon arrival you will be met by our local representative who will help you locating your vehicle.

Transfer to Antigua by private vehicle and professional English-speaking driver.

Enjoy time at leisure to explore at your own pace, or relax at your hotel.

Enjoy dinner (included in tour price).
Accommodation: Meson Panza Verde

Meson Panza Verde is a gorgeous hotel in Antigua Guatemala, a five minute walk from the plaza. It has successfully captured romance and enchantment in its facade and decor. Though only built in the 1980s, the 12 rooms have a faded and tasteful appearance upheld by the modern necessities of home and excellent service. The hotel's French chef ensures the finest of European standards is met in the kitchen and on each dining table. To add to the joy of this culinary experience, live music is often played and candles lit to set the atmosphere. Spend time in the courtyard, or get to know Antigua for its own ancient appeal. It is paramount that guests learn about the architecture and church ruins here in order to understand this city's inner workings.

Day 2: Antigua

Enjoy breakfast (included in tour cost).

A custom designed Yoga Session built around your own needs and wants.

Duration: 1 Hour

Includes: Certified Yoga Instructor, Yoga Mat & Bottled Water

Enjoy lunch at leisure (not included in tour price).

You will be met at your hotel reception by your private guide to begin your half day walking tour of Antigua. Your tour will cover the architectural & historical highlights of this colonial city with a behind-the-scenes look at some of the many ruined churches, convents and cathedrals. Entrances are included to the Iglesia San Francisco (church), the Cathedral, Central Park and La Merced Church.
Accommodation: Meson Panza Verde

Day 3: Antigua

Enjoy breakfast (included in tour cost).

A custom designed Yoga Session built around your own needs and wants.

Duration: 1 Hour

Includes: Certified Yoga Instructor, Yoga Mat & Bottled Water

Enjoy lunch at leisure (not included in tour price).

Enjoy time at leisure to explore at your own pace, or relax at your hotel.
Accommodation: Meson Panza Verde

Day 4: Antigua - Lake Atitlan

Enjoy breakfast (included in tour cost).

A custom designed Yoga Session built around your own needs and wants.

Duration: 1 Hour

Includes: Certified Yoga Instructor, Yoga Mat & Bottled Water

Transfer 1hr from Antigua to the famous Maya archaeology site of Iximche for a tour of this fascinating site. Towards the back of the site is a lesser known (to visitors) yet extremely important Maya spiritual, ceremony site. Here our guests will meet a local Shaman who will perform an authentic Maya ceremony for them in a local Maya language and include them in the ceremony as they wish. After the ceremony guests can enjoy a traditional lunch in a local restaurant before continuing on to Lake Atitlan and their hotel (1.5hr).

Enjoy lunch at leisure (not included in tour price).
Accommodation: Casa Palopo

Situated outside of Guatemala City, at the edge of Lake Atitlan in a hilly countryside getaway circling Catarina Palopo village, Casa Palopo is surrounded by a wealth of forest and volcanoes. The 8 rooms are adorned with the finest of linen and toiletries, and further equipped with to-die-for views. Sleeping in these impressive rooms is an experience like no other. Look forward to the height of hospitality, as the staff provides sincere and consistent service. Cuisine is enjoyable, though many opt for trying the restaurants in the nearby towns. Relax in the heated pool, and absorb the surrounding views. Or, plan a boating trip and get to know the lake which some consider the most beautiful in the world.

Day 5: Lake Atitlan

Enjoy breakfast (included in tour cost).

A custom designed Yoga Session built around your own needs and wants.

Duration: 1 Hour

Includes: Certified Yoga Instructor, Yoga Mat & Bottled Water

Enjoy lunch (included in tour price).

You will be met at the hotel by a private driver & guide for the 1hr transfer out to the highland town of Chichicastenango. Along the way you will pass through the central highland region and see the local Maya people in their traditional dress going about their daily lives - working in the fields, collecting firewood, travelling between markets, selling their wares. Upon arrival at Chichicastenango your guide will take you to explore this famous market both the local areas of the fruit & vegetables & everyday items as well as the craft area where you can find endless variety of beautiful textile, wooden & ceramic crafts. Guests can also visit the famous St Tomas Church where local Maya people come to perform Maya rituals within the Catholic church - demonstrating the interesting way the two faiths have combined in recent times. **Optional- hike up the hill to the Pascaul Abaj ritual site to see if any local shaman are performing rituals and/or to the cemetery on the outskirts of town.** Lunch is provided in the Hotel St Tomas.
Accommodation: Casa Palopo

Day 6: Lake Atitlan

Enjoy breakfast (included in tour cost).

A custom designed Yoga Session built around your own needs and wants.

Duration: 1 Hour

Includes: Certified Yoga Instructor, Yoga Mat & Bottled Water

Enjoy lunch (included in tour price).

You will be picked up from the hotel & transfer to San Juan La Laguna Village where you visit a local textile cooperative to see the back strap loom in use and to see how they still dye with natural dyes. You will also visit the home and workshop of local naïf painters before boarding the boat onto Santiago Village for lunch. After lunch walk with your guide to find the house where the Maya God Maximon is living. Each year a different "brotherhood" has the privilege of taking care of their God so his location changes. Once with Maximon you may see local shaman performing rituals for local people and if you wish you can ask your guide to help you hire the services of a shaman for you to have a personal ceremony performed. After visiting Maximon guests can visit the local church and learn about the history of this very traditional town and also see the market and learn about the distinctive textiles and primitive art that is famous from this area. When guests are ready they will be transferred back to their hotel.
Accommodation: Casa Palopo

Day 7: Lake Atitlan

Enjoy breakfast (included in tour cost).

A custom designed Yoga Session built around your own needs and wants.

Duration: 1 Hour

Includes: Certified Yoga Instructor, Yoga Mat & Bottled Water

Pick up from your hotel in Lake Atitlan and a private transfer to Guatemala City (2.5 to 3 hours).
Accommodation: Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard)

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