You will be met at the airport by our personal staff and driven to Lake Atitlan, with an enroute stop at the historic ruins of Iximche, ancient capitol of the Kaqchikel Mayans. Among the scheduled experiences after arriving at Atitlan, are:
  • A Welcoming buffet of regional cuisine.
  • A Mayan Ceremonial fire ceremony.
  • Your choice of either a personal Mayan healing or spiritual cleansing treatment.
  • An Individual reading of your birthdate based on Mayan calendar interpretations. You will be given a symbolic recuerdo of your personal Nahual (partner animal spirit).
  • Tours to traditional, native Mayan Villages.
  • Lakeside trail hikes to include a visit to La Cueva de los Brujos (Cave of the Witches), an ancient Mayan ceremonial cave still in use.
  • A cultural and shopping trip to Chichicastenango, site of the famous Spanish colonial church of Santo Tomas, the hillside Mayan worshipping site of Cerro de Pascual Abaj, and the largest outdoor indigenous artisan market in Central America.

* Optional private consults with local Mayan healers can also be arranged at reasonable prices.

* Personal discretionary time will be offered for individual exploring to include: guided or un-guided visits to Mayan weaving and medicinal plant co-ops and the homes and galleries of international shown native artists.

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7 day Maya culture tour,
Lake Atitlan, Guatemala.

This 7-day tour is to Lake Atitlan, center of the living Mayan culture. It is offered by Aventuras en Educación, S.A. It will be personally led by Richard Morgan Szybist, resident expert and author of several books on the Lake basin and its culture. Lake Atitlan, located in the Guatemalan Highlands of Central America, has long been considered the most beautiful lake in the world by such notable world travelers as Alexander von Humboldt and Aldous Huxley. It was recently highlighted by CNN as a premier travel destination. The lake has also been identified as one of the planet’s energy vortexes by shamans and New Age advocates.

This tour will be centered at Panajachel, the Lake’s most developed community, offering all modern conveniences to include quality restaurants, banking, and internet cafes. Panajachel is surrounded by traditional Mayan villages and awesome natural features to include the Lake itself and three lakeside volcanoes. You will be lodged at either (your choice) the mid-range Posada Los Encuentros (recently named top lodging pick in Panajachel by Lonely Planet travel guide) or the upscale lakeside Hotel San Buenaventura de Atitlan. Both hotels are on the edge of Panajachel, only 10 minutes from downtown.

Note: Available on demand for groups of a minimum of 4 people.

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Note: An optional add-on module trip to the Petén, to visit the premier ancient Mayan ruins of Tikal & other sites is also offered.

Contact us for prices & detailed information at: panajachel01@yahoo.com.