TUE Nov 19 - TUE Nov 26, 2019
*Back before Thanksgiving, Nov 28*
10 People Max
Early-Bird Special: Prices go up $200 per person after Aug 15
One Room left: Option for 1 or 2 beds to accommodate 2-4 friends/couples email if you have questions*
Enjoy the perfect mix of adventure and relaxation
on this 7 night trip to Guatemala
Our first 4 nights will be spent in a five room boutique hotel in the colonial town of Antigua. There we will enjoy daily yoga, massages (one at our hotel & one at the Thermal Hot Springs, included in trip cost) & a market tour. From Antigua, we will venture out for a full day trip to hike the Pacaya Volcano (2 hour hike) followed by a few hours soaking at the Santa Teresita Thermal Hot Springs.
Yoga: In Antigua we will have the chance to practice in 2 different studios/locations near our hotel. These five days in Antigua will include two Restorative/Yin Yoga classes with Singer, with 3 optional morning Hatha/Vinyasa Classes (in English) with local teachers.
The second half of our trip, we will travel by plane together (1 hour flight) to another colonial town in northern Guatemala, called Flores. This tiny town is an island in the middle of Lake Petén Itzá, and is conveniently only one hour away from the Tikal Mayan Ruins. We will spend a full day exploring the ruins and temples, and our last full day in Flores will be spent relaxing by our hotel rooftop pool, enjoying the view of the lake, and taking a short boat ride to a special rope swing spot for some fun by the water.
Early-Bird Special: Prices go up $200 per person after Aug 1
Double occupancy per person rate (friends or couples): $1825 per person/$3650 total
Single occupancy per person rate: $2475 (Private Room)
DISCOUNT *Put 50% down as your first payment, for $200 off your final payment*
Payment plan starts 30 days after your first payment, to be paid in full by September 1st
One Room left: Option for 1 or 2 beds to accommodate 2-4 friends/couples
*email if you have questions*
Rooms will be assigned. If you are signing up solo you are guaranteed a private room in both Antigua and Flores. If possible, we will assign friends or couples signing up together to the available rooms with either 2 beds (limited availability at our Hotel in Antigua) or a larger King Size Bed. For our 3 nights in Flores, double occupancy guests will be assigned rooms with 2 beds.
Itinerary for Antigua Guatemala, 4 nights (slight changes may occur)
Day 1 (TUE) - Fly into Guatemala City by 1pm (latest 3pm)
After we check into our hotel, you are free until 6pm
6pm Restorative Yoga at hotel with Singer
7:45pm Group Dinner at Panza Verde (next to our hotel)
Day 2 (WED) - Yoga, Massages & Sauna + Free Day in Antigua
8:30am-9:50 Power Yoga at Panza Verde or 10-11:30am Gentle Yoga
12-3pm 60 min Massages (depending on schedule)
3-6pm Temazcal-Sauna (Ladies only) at Hotel
Free time after afternoon massages & sauna time. Explore the town and food spots on your own or small groups. Dinner as small groups or solo if you’d like!
Day 3 (THUR) - Pacaya Volcano Tour & Hot Springs + Spa Day (9+ hours)
Day 4 (FRI) - Free Day in Antigua to Explore or Relax
8:30am-10am Sivananda Yoga at Panza Verde
11am Market & Street Food Tour with David (optional)
4:00pm Restorative Yoga with Singer before dinner
Walk 20 min for organic dinner at Caoba Farms & Cafe
Day 5 (SAT) - Travel Day
9:00am-10:30am Vinyasa Flow Yoga at Panza Verde
1pm check out of hotel (hangout in lobby/courtyard
Time for lunch in Antigua. Pick up from hotel at 2pm for 1 hour drive to Guatemala City airport
5:30pm flight to Flores, 1 hour flight
Cobblestone streets lined with brightly coloured colonial buildings, a jacaranda-wreathed central plaza, 16th-century ruins and with volcanoes surrounding it … Few cities in Latin America can match Antigua Guatemala (usually referred to as just Antigua) for postcard prettiness.
ITINERARY for Flores Guatemala, 3 nights
Day 5 - Catch 5:30pm Flight from Guatemala City. Arrive in Flores at 6:30pm after 1 hour flight. Check in to hotel by 7:30pm, late dinner, free time.
Day 6 - Morning 1 hour drive to Tikal Maya Ruins (9 hour tour)
Day 7 - Free Day. Kayaking or paddle-boarding on the lake, dining, relaxing. Boat ride to “Jorge’s Rope Swing Hangout” as a group
Day 8 - 5am drive to airport for 8am flight back to to Guatemala City. Arrive at airport by 9am for those returning to the states on flights no earlier than 12pm*
The town of Flores is a peaceful place with a relaxed, slow-paced and laid-back atmosphere where you can find quiet and narrow cobblestone streets, hidden alleyways, colorfully painted buildings, colonial architecture, a charming plaza and park with the town’s historic church, and a handful of cute cafes, restaurants and shops.
What’s Included in the Cost?
7 Nights Lodging (4 in Antigua at Palo Santo Hotel, 3 in Flores at Hotel Isla de Flores)
7-9 Hour Volcano & Hot Springs Tour from Antigua (the hike is only about 2 hours)
8 Hour Tikal Mayan Ruins Tour from Flores
Roundtrip Flights from Guatemala City to Flores (1 hour flight) for second half of trip
Breakfast 4 days in Antigua at Panza Verde (next door to our hotel - its Mother hotel)
Lunch during Hot Springs & Volcano Tour Day
2 Restorative Yoga classes with Singer
3 Optional Hatha/Vinyasa Morning yoga classes at nearby studio
1 Massage (60min) per person/or Pedicure at Antigua Hotel
1 Massage (50min) per person at Thermal Hot Springs after Volcano Hike
Body Treatment of Coffee and Chocolate or Dead Sea Salt at Thermal Hot Springs (50 min)
Mayan Temazcal (Sauna) use on “Spa Day” in Antigua at our Hotel
Boat ride in Flores over to “Jorge’s Rope Swing”
Ground Transportation 4 ways (airport to Antigua & back, Flores airport to hotel & back)
All gratuity & tips for tours, include spa treatments, hotels and transportation
What is not included?
All other meals not listed above
Horseback riding option for Volcano Hike
Flights to Guatemala City and back
Extra luggage costs from Guatemala City to Flores and Back (allowance is one 40 pound checked or carry on bag + personal item)
Additional massages or yoga classes not on itinerary
Travel Insurance (highly recommended)
DAY 2 - Pacaya Volcano Tour and Hot Springs with Lunch from Antigua
Includes 4.5 hour Spa Package (50 min massage + 50 min cacao treatment)
Enjoy the perfect mix of adventure and relaxation on this 9-hour day trip, ascending Pacaya Volcano and then soaking your muscles at Kawilal Hot Springs. Scale the 8,300-foot (2,500-meter) heights of Pacaya, one of the most active volcanoes in Guatemala. At the top you’ll be able to peer down into the boiling lava of the crater and feel the earth’s rumble. Descend back down from the summit to enjoy an included lunch and soak in the thermal waters of Kawilal Hot Springs, including 12 soaking pools, 25 steam baths and 3 hydrotherapy baths. Your Pacaya day trip also includes entrance fees, a guide and round-trip hotel transport. Hike Pacaya Volcano and visit Kawilal Hot Springs with an included lunch from Antigua Climb to the top of one of Guatemala's most active volcanoes and peer down into the lava in its crater Soothe your aching hiking muscles in the thermally-heated waters of Kawilal Hot Springs Enjoy the hot springs' collection of 12 soaking pools, 25 steam baths, and 3 hydrotherapy baths Great combination of active adventure and relaxation. 9 hours (Approx.)
Day 6 - our biggest adventure (1 hour drive from flores)
Stop At: Tikal National Park, Tikal National Park, Peten Department
Visit one of the largest and most important Mayan places in Central America.
Once we are in the Park let your imagination fly, we'll enter a mysterious world where there are more than 3000 structures and only 30% of them are discovered. We'll tell you how the Mayans lived as we'll pass through the Palaces of the Mayan Aristocracy, we'll teach you what their values were, their structure, their religion. We'll arrive at the Central Park where you'll get to know the spectacular Pyramid symbol of Guatemala: The Great Jaguar and you'll be able to go up to the Temple of the Masks: The Temple 2. Then we'll continue our journey in El Mundo Perdido to understand where the City started and the calculation accuracy of the ancient civilization. But it does not end here!!! We'll finish the tour climbing one of the highest pyramids in the world: Temple IV, with a height of 64 meters, which has been used as a stage for several films, one of them the first Star Wars movie of 1977, as well as the eleventh James Bond movie of 1979.
After 3 to 4 hours of tour we'll end up delighting with typical Guatemalan food in the best restaurant of the Park.
Discover the history of the Mayans and delve into their culture where science, mathematics, wars, arranged marriages between families, religious sacrifices and their impressive capacity to build make us understand how this civilization was one of the most important the history of mankind. 9 hours (Approx.)
Day 7 - Boat ride from Flores to “Jorge’s Rope Swing Hangout”
A 6-meter wooden diving board and an epic rope swing were the main attractions. A thatched hut with chairs, hammocks was set up the side for the ultimate chill spot. The family who lives here charges just 10 Quetzal for entry. Not more, not less if you jump a million times or just one. I loved that because I was planning to jump a lot and some tourist spots charge you per activity. https://www.journeyera.com/jorges-flores-rope-swing/
PAYMENT AND CANCELLATION POLICY:
A non-refundable deposit of $500 is required to hold your space (PER PERSON)
Monthly Installments to pay off the remaining balance will start 30 days after your deposit is paid.
Final Balance Policy: Your Final Payment must be received by September 1st, 2019, and all payments after this date are non-refundable.
Cancellation Policy: In the event of cancellation, 75% of your entire payment will be refunded less the $500 non-refundable deposit and a $50 processing fee if the cancellation is made before September 1st, 2019. Payments are non-refundable after this date.
This is a NON smoking retreat: Smoking is not allowed at our hotels, the property or inside of the hotel rooms. You must be 21 years or older to attend. 14-20 years old if accompanied by a parent* Please inquire if under 21.