Guatemala Artisan Stories and Uncharted Beach Adventure

Guatemala City to Antigua to El Paredon, Guatemala

Guatemala Artisan Stories and Uncharted Beach Adventure

On this 10-day journey, you will explore the country's colonial cities and vibrant street markets, learn traditional Mayan crafts, and even take a surf lesson at the end of your trip. You will be able to immerse yourself in the culture and customs of the locals and get a true taste of the country's hidden gems.

Your journey will start in the colonial city of Antigua, where you will explore the colorful streets and vibrant markets. After some sightseeing, you will visit a women's weaving cooperative to learn about traditional fabrics and how to make worry dolls. Then, you'll head to Lake Atitlan where you will participate in a textile workshop and interact and learn the way of life and customs of its T’zutujil villagers.

You'll also get to explore the country's archaeological sites, learn about Maya cosmovision, and visit a local family for a cooking lesson in traditional Mayan cuisine. Finally, you'll end your trip with a surf or paddle board lesson at El Paredón Buena Vista – a beautiful beach town on the Pacific coast of Guatemala.

Whether you're looking to explore the country's colonial cities, learn traditional Mayan crafts, or go on a beach adventure you can experience the best of Guatemala and make a lasting impact on the local communities on this incredible adventure.

Right for You?


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

One of our local experts in Guatemala will make this the perfect trip for you!

Base Price:


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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

Your Local Host



Locally Owned Social Enterprise

Etnica is a travel company that specializes in creating personalized, culturally immersive adventures in Guatemala. They work directly with local associations, cooperatives, independent artisans, fishermen, farmers, and families to provide travelers with uniqu

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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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