Perhaps one of the most culturally rich destinations in Central America, Guatemala is a land filled with outstanding natural beauty, a strong national identity and a rich mix of in-digenous cultures. This remarkable journey not only takes you into the heart of this fasci-nating world of Mayan tradition, by way of two of the country’s most bewitching treas-ures, but in addition offers a truly unique experience that will get you off the beaten path and right to the core of the country’s most stunning landscapes and fascinating cultures.
There is no finer way to experience this natural beauty and rich native culture than on ru-ral hikes through the Mayan highlands, journeying between colonial Antigua and Lake Ati-tlán. Trekking off the beaten path you will come across indigenous communities, colourful farmlands and lush nature reserves, all the while backed by glamping tents fully equipped with queen-size beds and first rate meals each night.
With the rustic colonial grandeur of Antigua and the emerald waters of Lake Atitlán on both ends of this trek, this is without doubt one of the most beautiful and inspiring natural settings you are ever likely to encounter. Here you will have time to relax and reflect, vis-it local workshops and learn more about the cultures and customs of the indigenous lakeside communities before heading back to Guatemala City and home.
*Please note the prices shown above are per person and based on two persons sharing a twin or double room
Textiles from the Santiago Zamora community near Antigua make for great presents and help the women-only cooperative.