TUE Nov 19 - TUE Nov 26, 2019

*Back before Thanksgiving, Nov 28*

Yoga with Singer will be your guide while you enjoy the perfect mix of adventure and relaxation on this 7 night trip

We will stay 4 nights in Antigua & 3 in Flores to explore these colonial towns. Excursions include a 2 hour Volcano Hike & Hot Springs Day, plus a full 9 hour trip to the Mayan Ruins of Tikal & more. View the full daily itineraries below.

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Our first 4 nights will be spent in a five room boutique hotel in the colonial town of Antigua. There we will enjoy daily yoga, massages (one at our hotel & one at the Thermal Hot Springs, included in trip cost) & a market tour. The town is extremely walkable and full of shopping, 5 star foodie spots, street food, and amazing colonial architecture.

On our 3rd day in Antigua we will drive 1 hour out of town for a 2 hour hike (or horseback ride) of Pacaya Volcano. After our hike we will be treated to lunch and soaking at the Santa Teresita Thermal Hot Springs where each of us will enjoy a massage & body treatment (included in cost of trip).

Tikal Mayan Ruins - 1 hour from our Flores Hotel

Tikal Mayan Ruins - 1 hour from our Flores Hotel

Yoga: In Antigua we will have the chance to practice in 2 different studios/locations near our hotel. These five days in Antigua will include two Restorative/Yin Yoga classes with Singer, with two optional morning Hatha/Vinyasa Classes (in English) with local teachers.

After our 4 days in Antigua, we will travel by plane together from Guatemala City (1 hour flight) to another colonial town in northern Guatemala, called Flores. This tiny town is an island in the middle of Lake Petén Itzá, and is conveniently only one hour away from the Tikal Mayan Ruins. We will spend a full day exploring the ruins and temples, and our last full day in Flores will be spent relaxing by our hotel rooftop pool after morning Yoga with Singer, enjoying the view of the lake, exploring town and taking a short boat ride to a special rope swing spot for some fun by the water.

PRICING:

Double occupancy per person rate (friends or couples): $1825 per person/$3650 total

Single occupancy per person rate: $2475 (Private Room)

Almost all inclusive: 7 nights lodging, 4 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 5 yoga classes, 2 massages, volcano hike & hot springs tour, Tikal mayan ruin 9 hour tour, airfare from Guatemala City to Flores, airport transfers all ways to/from hotels and more.

Prices above include the $500 non-refundable security deposit per person, and all taxes, including Guatemalan taxes on rooms & services.

Cancellation Policy: In the event of cancellation, 75% of your entire payment will be refunded less the $500 non-refundable deposit and a $50 processing fee if the cancellation is made before September 1st, 2019. Payments are non-refundable after this date. 

Rooms will be assigned. If you are signing up solo you are guaranteed a private room in both Antigua and Flores. If possible, we will assign friends or couples signing up together to the available rooms with either 2 beds (limited availability at our Hotel in Antigua) or a larger King Size Bed. For our 3 nights in Flores, double occupancy guests will be assigned rooms with 2 beds.

 
Antigua Guatemala:  4 Nights

Antigua Guatemala: 4 Nights

Itinerary for Antigua Guatemala, 4 nights (slight changes may occur)

Day 1 (TUE) - Fly into Guatemala City by 1pm (latest 3pm)

  • After we check into our hotel, you are free to explore the hotel or take a nap until around 4:30pm

  • 5:00pm Group Dinner at Quiltro (3 blocks from our hotel)

  • Early night!

Day 2 (WED) - Yoga, Massages & Sauna + Free Day in Antigua

  • 7am-9am Complimentary Breakfast à la carte, at Panza Verde

  • 9:30am-10:45am Restorative Yoga with Singer at Palo Santo

  • 11-1pm 60 min Massages (depending on schedule)

  • 1:30pm-3pm Market & Street Food Tour with Davíd (optional)

  • 3-6pm Temazcal-Sauna (Ladies only) at Hotel * Optional *

  • 6pm…Free time to explore the town and dinner on your own, or in small groups

Day 3 (THUR) - Pacaya Volcano Tour & Hot Springs + Spa Day (9+ hours)

  • 6:30am Pickup at hotel for 1.5 hour drive to Volcano.

  • Pack a snack the night before. A sandwich for the morning will be provided by the tour company. (We will try and coordinate coffee for the ride from our hotel*)

  • 6:30am-5pm We will be picked up from the hotel for our full day excursion (1.5 hour drive to Volcano. 2 hour hike. Lunch and Full Spa Day at Hot Springs after Hike)

  • 6pm Free time when we get back to Antigua. Eat as small groups or solo. Long Day? Enjoy dinner solo next door at Panza Verde and head to bed early!

Day 4 (FRI) - Free Day in Antigua to Explore or Relax

  • 7am-10am Complimentary Breakfast à la carte, at Panza Verde

  • 8:30am-10am Sivananda Yoga at Panza Verde

  • Free day until 3:30pm (lunch and exploring the town)

  • 4:00pm Restorative Yoga with Singer before dinner

  • Walk 20 min for organic dinner at Caoba Farms & Cafe

Day 5 (SAT) - Travel Day

  • 7am-10am Complimentary Breakfast à la carte, at Panza Verde

  • 9:00am-10:30am Vinyasa Flow Yoga at Panza Verde

  • 12pm check out of hotel (hangout in lobby/courtyard). Have hotel hold bags.

  • FREE TIME 12pm-3pm (Farmers Market at Caoba Farms for lunch?)

  • Time for lunch in Antigua.

  • 3:30-4:30pm Pick up from hotel for 1 hour drive to Guatemala City airport

  • 6:30pm flight to Flores, 1 hour flight

Cobblestone streets lined with brightly coloured colonial buildings, a jacaranda-wreathed central plaza, 16th-century ruins and with volcanoes surrounding it … Few cities in Latin America can match Antigua Guatemala (usually referred to as just Antigua) for postcard prettiness.

https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2018/mar/30/antigua-guatemala-city-guide-what-to-see-where-to-eat-drink-stay

Our hotel in Flores: Flores is town in northern Guatemala, located on an island on Lake Petén Itzá

Our hotel in Flores: Flores is town in northern Guatemala, located on an island on Lake Petén Itzá

ITINERARY for Flores Guatemala, 3 nights

Day 5 - Catch 6:30pm Flight from Guatemala City. Arrive in Flores at 7:40pm after 1 hour flight. Check in to hotel by 8:15pm, late dinner, free time.

Day 6 - 8am Pickup from Hotel. Morning 1 hour drive to Tikal Mayan Ruins (7-8 hour tour with lunch provided). Dinner back in Flores. Relax.

Day 7 - Morning Yoga: Hatha/Restorative Flow with Singer on Rooftop. Free Day: Kayaking or paddle-boarding on the lake, dining, relaxing. Boat ride to “Jorge’s Rope Swing Hangout” as a group

Day 8 - 5:30am drive to airport for 7:30am flight back to to Guatemala City. Arrive at airport by 8:30am for those returning to the states on flights no earlier than 12pm*

The town of Flores is a peaceful place with a relaxed, slow-paced and laid-back atmosphere where you can find quiet and narrow cobblestone streets, hidden alleyways, colorfully painted buildings, colonial architecture, a charming plaza and park with the town’s historic church, and a handful of cute cafes, restaurants and shops.

http://www.brittanymthiessen.com/2017/10/exploring-the-charming-town-of-flores-guatemala-guide/

What’s Included in the Cost?

  • 7 Nights Lodging (4 in Antigua at Palo Santo Hotel, 3 in Flores at Hotel Isla de Flores)

  • 7-9 Hour Volcano & Hot Springs Tour from Antigua (the hike is only about 2 hours)

  • 8 Hour Tikal Mayan Ruins Tour from Flores

  • Roundtrip Flights from Guatemala City to Flores (1 hour flight) for second half of trip

  • Breakfast 4 days in Antigua at Panza Verde (next door to our hotel - its Mother hotel)

  • Lunch during Hot Springs & Volcano Tour Day

  • 3 Restorative/Gentle Hatha Yoga classes with Singer

  • 2 Optional Hatha/Vinyasa Morning yoga classes at nearby studio

  • 1 Massage (60min) per person at Antigua Hotel

  • 1 Massage (50min) per person at Thermal Hot Springs after Volcano Hike

  • Body Treatment of Coffee and Chocolate or Dead Sea Salt at Thermal Hot Springs (50 min)

  • Mayan Temazcal (Sauna) use on “Spa Day” in Antigua at our Hotel

  • Boat ride in Flores over to “Jorge’s Rope Swing”

  • Ground Transportation 4 ways (airport to Antigua & back, Flores airport to hotel & back)

  • All gratuity & tips for tours, include spa treatments, hotels and transportation

What is not included?

  • All other meals not listed above

  • Horseback riding option for Volcano Hike

  • Flights to Guatemala City and back

  • Extra luggage costs from Guatemala City to Flores and Back (allowance is one 40 pound checked bag + one personal item)

  • Additional massages or yoga classes not on itinerary

  • Souvenirs

  • Travel Insurance (highly recommended)

 

INCLUDED TOURS

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Near Flores - Rope Swings!

Near Flores - Rope Swings!

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DAY 2 - Pacaya Volcano Tour and Hot Springs with Lunch from Antigua

Includes 4.5 hour Spa Package (50 min massage + 50 min cacao treatment)

Enjoy the perfect mix of adventure and relaxation on this 9-hour day trip, ascending Pacaya Volcano and then soaking your muscles at Kawilal Hot Springs. Scale the 8,300-foot (2,500-meter) heights of Pacaya, one of the most active volcanoes in Guatemala. At the top you’ll be able to peer down into the boiling lava of the crater and feel the earth’s rumble. Descend back down from the summit to enjoy an included lunch and soak in the thermal waters of Kawilal Hot Springs, including 12 soaking pools, 25 steam baths and 3 hydrotherapy baths. Your Pacaya day trip also includes entrance fees, a guide and round-trip hotel transport. Hike Pacaya Volcano and visit Kawilal Hot Springs with an included lunch from Antigua Climb to the top of one of Guatemala's most active volcanoes and peer down into the lava in its crater Soothe your aching hiking muscles in the thermally-heated waters of Kawilal Hot Springs Enjoy the hot springs' collection of 12 soaking pools, 25 steam baths, and 3 hydrotherapy baths Great combination of active adventure and relaxation. 9 hours (Approx.)


Day 6 - our biggest adventure (1 hour drive from flores)

Stop At: Tikal National Park, Tikal National Park, Peten Department

Visit one of the largest and most important Mayan places in Central America.
Once we are in the Park let your imagination fly, we'll enter a mysterious world where there are more than 3000 structures and only 30% of them are discovered. We'll tell you how the Mayans lived as we'll pass through the Palaces of the Mayan Aristocracy, we'll teach you what their values were, their structure, their religion. We'll arrive at the Central Park where you'll get to know the spectacular Pyramid symbol of Guatemala: The Great Jaguar and you'll be able to go up to the Temple of the Masks: The Temple 2. Then we'll continue our journey in El Mundo Perdido to understand where the City started and the calculation accuracy of the ancient civilization. But it does not end here!!! We'll finish the tour climbing one of the highest pyramids in the world: Temple IV, with a height of 64 meters, which has been used as a stage for several films, one of them the first Star Wars movie of 1977, as well as the eleventh James Bond movie of 1979.
After 3 to 4 hours of tour we'll end up delighting with typical Guatemalan food in the best restaurant of the Park.
Discover the history of the Mayans and delve into their culture where science, mathematics, wars, arranged marriages between families, religious sacrifices and their impressive capacity to build make us understand how this civilization was one of the most important the history of mankind. 9 hours (Approx.)


Day 7 - Boat ride from Flores to “Jorge’s Rope Swing Hangout”

A 6-meter wooden diving board and an epic rope swing were the main attractions. A thatched hut with chairs, hammocks was set up the side for the ultimate chill spot. The family who lives here charges just 10 Quetzal for entry. Not more, not less if you jump a million times or just one. I loved that because I was planning to jump a lot and some tourist spots charge you per activity. https://www.journeyera.com/jorges-flores-rope-swing/



PAYMENT AND CANCELLATION POLICY:

A non-refundable deposit of $500 is required to hold your space (PER PERSON)

Monthly Installments to pay off the remaining balance will start 30 days after your deposit is paid. 

Final Balance Policy: Your Final Payment must be received by September 1st, 2019, and all payments after this date are non-refundable. 

Cancellation Policy: In the event of cancellation, 75% of your entire payment will be refunded less the $500 non-refundable deposit and a $50 processing fee if the cancellation is made before September 1st, 2019. Payments are non-refundable after this date. 

This is a NON smoking retreat: Smoking is not allowed at our hotels, the property or inside of the hotel rooms. You must be 21 years or older to attend solo. 14-20 years old if accompanied by a parent* Please inquire if under 21.