Guatemala Journey Overview

Journey with us to the Land of Eternal Spring and the birthplace of the Mayan Civilization.  Experience a different side of Guatemala in the Western Highlands, meet with Impresarios, travel to the worlds most beautiful lake, and enjoy authentic Guatemalan cuisine alongside our Field Workers. 

Below you will find the following

  • Dates

  • Costs

  • Itinerary

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 One of the many colorful buses that provide transportation throughout Guatemala

One of the many colorful buses that provide transportation throughout Guatemala

Current and Future Journey Dates

February 15th - 22nd, 2019

November 22nd- December 1st, 2019

 

 

Cost and Features

Total Cost: $1,250 plus round trip airfare to Guatemala City

What you get: 7 nights, 2 meals a day, transportation, daily excursions, full-time bilingual guides and pre-trip assistance with key logistics. Oh, and an incredibly authentic immersion into Central American culture.

Note:  Cost of trip includes 2 meals a day. A meal stipend will be offered daily. That stipend will reflect the local costs of breakfast and dinner. We like to leave lunches open so travelers have flexibility during the day.

 Late night Mayan Ritual

Late night Mayan Ritual

 

 

current itinerary

 

Day 1: Lake Atitlán

  • Arrive in the bustling capital of the country, Guatemala City

  • Travel to what many consider to be the most beautiful lake in the world and relax after a day of travel

Day 2: Lake Atitlán

  • Take a boat ride to one of the 3 surrounding lake villages and explore the shops, delicious food, and cultural events that are always happening nearby.

  • That night join the team for a powerful FTF tradition, the 16-toast Keipi Dinner from a lakeside view.

Day 3: Momostenango

  • Travel to the local, seldom-seen delight in the Western Highlands of Guatemala – Momostenango.

  • Spend time visiting the beautiful mountaintops with views of the Cuchumontanes, learn the local dialect, K’iche’ from a revered Mayan teacher, and participate in a traditional Mayan ceremony.

Day 4: Momostenango

  • Take to the streets to experience the thriving Momostecan market, take a haggling lesson from a seasoned expert, and visit one of FTF’s very first Impresarios, Abraham at his school.

  • Head to Abraham’s house for a night of food, music, stories, and to be challenged into seeing the world from a different perspective.

Day 5: Momostenango

  • Visit a rural Russian clinic run by some of FTF’s oldest friends, hear about witch medicine traditions, and learn how you can help with some of the community’s most pressing issues.

  • Enjoy an afternoon hike led by some locals to a waterfall oasis or relax in the clinic and donate your help where it is needed.

Day 6: Momostenango

  • Take part in the Momos Impresario Expo. See what people and projects we are working with and get a feel for how people are changing their community.

  • Have dinner with a local host and prepare for the final leg of our journey.

Day 7: Antigua

  • Travel to Antigua, Guatemala the former Capital and now preserved colonial town

  • Explore the city stopping by the famous chocolate museum, a local cigar bar, beautiful lookouts, or take a short volcano hike

  • Have a final dinner with the FTF crew as we prepare to leave the next day.

Day 7: Antigua

  • A final, delicious breakfast in the old Capital.

  • Departure back home.


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