Day 1
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Departure

Arrive in Guatemala City and transfer to your hotel in Antigua. 

Included Meals: None

Day 2
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Antigua

Lace up your shoes for an exploratory walking tour of Antigua’s most historic streets, churches, and parks including Iglesia de La Merced, El Arco de Santa Catalina, Plaza Central, and more. After lunch, meet your antigüeño host family and enjoy your first family dinner. 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Days 3-7
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Family Stay

Begin classes at the esteemed Christian Spanish Academy and a five-night family stay with your Guatemalan hosts. After breakfast with your host family, spend the mornings practicing your language skills. In the afternoons, learn how coffee is produced by visiting a local coffee farm, listen to Mayan music at the Casa K’ojom museum, get your hands dirty in a ceramics class with internationally-acclaimed artist Cruz Enrique España, buy souvenirs at Antigua’s artisan market, and hike the Volcán de Pacaya and Cerro de la Cruz for some majestic views of the city. Enjoy the evenings and family dinners with your Guatemalan host family.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8
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Lake Atitlán

Hop in for a scenic ride to Lago de Atitlán, a dazzling lake bordered by volcanoes and Mayan villages. You’ll take a boat ride across the lake to the Tz’utujil community of San Juan La Laguna. Lunch will be served at Café Alma de Colores, a restaurant supporting people with disabilities in the region, where you’ll enjoy a meal prepared with produce from their garden while learning more about the organization’s mission. In the afternoon, experience an indigenous weaving workshop and climb Cerro de La Cruz for a breathtaking view of the lake, then transfer to your hotel in San Juan La Laguna. 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9
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Lake Atitlán

Spend the morning taking in the natural beauty of Lake Atitlán by kayak. Then, visit a local chocolate shop to learn how locally sourced cacao is turned into this delightful dessert. In the afternoon, return to your hotel in Antigua and enjoy a farewell dinner with your fellow travelers.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10
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Return

Transfer to the airport and arrive home in the United States.

Included Meals: Breakfast