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8 days,Antigua to Antigua

Cultural immersion into Mayan life on Lake Atitlán, learning about day-to-day agricultural and artisan trades, colonial Antigua.


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Stunning Lake Atitlán—ringed by volcanoes and home to a large Mayan community—just begs to be appreciated. And there is no better way to really experience a place than by having a local show you around. Quickly becoming a fan-favourite, this Local Living adventure offers the chance to live, work and play like the locals in this off the beaten path community. A helpful CEO is there to help you smooth out any wrinkles, but this ain’t a hotel’s staged cultural show—get ready for real life, Mayan style. Live it.

What's Included

  • Boat tour to visit other villages on the lake, coffee tour, weaving demonstration and class, tour of San Juan la Laguna.
  • 5 breakfasts, 5 dinners. (Allow USD100-150 for meals not included.)
  • Simple hotel (2 nts), local homestay (5 nts).
  • Public bus, boat, walking.
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
  • Small group experience; Max 15, avg 8.

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Day 1 Antigua

Arrive at any time.

Day 2-6 San Juan la Laguna Homestay / Lake Atitlán (4B,5D)

Boat tour to visit other villages on the lake, coffee tour, weaving demonstration and class, tour of town and daily food preparation with your family. Options to participate in local hikes, go fishing the local way, or attend a Mayan tree-planting ceremony. If you're up to it, head to the fields with a member of your host family and see just what the day-to-day of Mayan living is all about.

Day 7 Antigua (B)

Transfer back to Antigua.

Day 8 Antigua

Depart at any time.