Guatemala City to Antigua to El Paredon, Guatemala

Guatemala Artisan Stories and Uncharted Beach Adventure

Experience the beautiful and globally recognized artisan traditions of Guatemala and explore some of its incredible, overlooked beaches. This inspirational trip will bring you in touch with true local experiences through workshops and hands-on activities done in collaboration with artisans, women weavers, farmers, fishermen and local families. 
You'll learn about Maya cosmovision and spirituality, natural dyes and textiles, medicinal plants and healing, ceramics and primitive arts. Visit archaeological monuments, local markets and enjoy the lush green surroundings of Lake Atitlán, colorful Antigua and uncharted beaches in El Paredón.  

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Duration

12 Days / 11 Nights

Travel Style

Cultural Immersion

Languages

Spanish and English

Physical Activity

Light activity

Location

Small Towns/Villages, Lake, Rural Communities and Beach

Connect

Wifi: Available
Cell: Available

Etnica

Locally Owned Social Enterprise
Starts at:

$2,100/person

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Speaks: Spanish and English

Highlights

  • Do hands-on carpentry and chocolate workshops with local artisans near Antigua
  • Work hand-in-hand with Tulle farmers at Lake Atitlan to create your own "petate"
  • Stay in unique boutique hotels and spend a night with Maya family in a comfortable homestay
  • Visit a turtle sanctuary with a local NGO to see turtles and explore mangroves
  • Surf or paddle board in the beautiful beaches and lagoons of El Paredon

Details

Schedule

Itinerary typically begins Fridays or Mondays due to market days.

Availability

Flexible Departure Date
All year

What's Included

Lodging

11 Nights Hotel and Family Homestay

Guide

Local guide (not bilingual)

Room

Private Room

Food

Some meals included (see itinerary)
Veggie, Vegan and Gluten-free options are available.

Transport

Private van, Tuk tuk and Other local transport

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Etnica

Locally Owned Social Enterprise

Partnering directly with local associations, cooperatives, independent artisans, fishermen, farmers and local families, Etnica offers community tourism experiences in areas throughout Guatemala. Their experiences are personalized and founded on the empowerment of local community members - providing travelers with a unique and culturally immersive adventure.

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Getting There

Transport options

Get picked up (included)
You'll fly into Guatemala City where you'll get transported to Antigua to begin the tour!
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