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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12 Days / 11 Nights

Travel Style

Cultural Immersion


Spanish and English

Physical Activity

Light activity


Small Towns/Villages, Lake, Rural Communities and Beach


Wifi: Available
Cell: Available
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Speaks: Spanish and English


  • 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



Itinerary typically begins Fridays or Mondays due to market days.


Flexible Departure Date
All year

What's Included


11 Nights Hotel and Family Homestay


Local guide (not bilingual)


Private Room


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


Private van, Tuk tuk and Other local transport

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Locally Owned Social Enterprise

Etnica partners directly with local associations, cooperatives, independent artisans, fishermen, farmers and local families throughout Guatemala, so they can provide travelers with a unique and culturally immersive adventure. They specialize in creating personalized travel experiences, founded on the empowerment of local communities.

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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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