6 Day Women's Wellness Adventure in
March 3-8, 2024
Join a Lifestyle Health Adventure in Guatemala! Be in a community of like-minded women as we move our bodies amid breathtaking landscapes, nourish ourselves at a beautiful spa hotel, and immerse ourselves in the vibrant tapestry of Guatemalan culture.
Our stay will be based in Antigua, a UNESCO World Heritage site with colonial charm, world class restaurants, and rich history. From tranquil kayaking on Lake Atitlan to hiking Pacaya Volcano and an invigorating ATV ride to a local coffee plantation, each day will be an opportunity for discovery and awe-inspiring experiences. We will also have time to relax and explore local crafts and cooperatives.
This specially crafted itinerary is designed to nourish the mind, body, and soul, embracing the spirit of wellness adventure travel for women while fostering a sense of community and connection.
DAY 1. Welcome to Guatemala!
Arrive at Guatemala International Airport (GUA), where a friendly driver will be waiting to take you to Antigua's breathtaking Spa Hotel Museo Casa Santo Domingo. (approximately 1-hour drive). Many direct flights from the US arrive in the later evening. You will have a comfortable check-in and settle in for a restful night.
DAY 2: Unveiling the Charms of Antigua
After a welcome breakfast, we immerse ourselves in the colonial charm of Antigua, a UNESCO World Heritage site. A walking tour will take us through cobblestone streets, revealing the city's rich history and vibrant culture. After lunch, we will hop on ATVs to visit a local coffee plantation to discover the secrets behind Guatemala's renowned coffee beans.
DAY 3: Visit beautiful Lake Atitlan
Just before the break of dawn, we set off on a scenic drive to the picturesque Lake Atitlan. We will take a short boat ride to Santa Cruz La Laguna, where we'll kayak on the lake and hike along the shores. Afterward, another short boat ride takes us to San Juan Laguna, populated by indigenous communities, where we will eat lunch, visit a weaving center and walk through a medicinal herbal garden.
DAY 4: A Day of Self-Care and Chocolate
Indulge in a morning dedicated to self-care and relaxation. Choose to pamper yourself with an optional spa treatment, unwind by the pool, or explore Antigua's charming cobblestone streets. Additional tours and a yoga class are available for those seeking structured activities. Later in the day, we will all enjoy an authentic bean-to-bar chocolate-making workshop, where we can also taste cacao tea and hot chocolate.
DAY 5: Hike Pacaya Volcano
Today, we will hike Pacaya Volcano. This is a moderate hike with a 1,500 feet climb over a distance of approximately 3.1 miles led by an expert guide. The terrain is mainly soft earth and sand. In the later afternoon, we will have time to rest and rejuvenate before a memorable final group dinner.
DAY 6: Farewell, Guatemala, Until We Meet Again
After breakfast, we can explore Guatemala's crafts and shop at jade and other artisanal stores. Alternatively, you can stroll through the park or savor the final moments at the hotel. Depending on your flight time, we'll enjoy a delightful lunch before your driver brings you to the Guatemala International Airport for your journey home.
*Itinerary changes may occur based on group preferences, weather conditions, volcanic activity, and tour operator decisions.
COST AND CANCELLATION POLICY
$3,300 for registration by September 1
$3,400 for registration by November 1
$3,500 for registration after November 1
*Prices include all tips and entrance fees for scheduled activities
**Prices are based on shared double.
*** CME is available for this trip. Please inquire.
If you are seeking a roommate, we can arrange for you to meet other members of the trip virtually.
A single supplement is $800.
A nonrefundable deposit of $500 is required at the time of registration.
Full payment is due by January 7th.
This trip is nonrefundable .
Personal trip insurance is required.
WHAT IS INCLUDED AND NOT INCLUDED IN THE COST:
All entry fees and tips for guides
Five nights at the luxury spa hotel
Travel to and from designated airports and during all group activities
All meals from day 2 through 6, except one lunch on free day #4
Price does not include:
Flight to Guatemala
One lunch on day #4
Alcohol, drinks and snacks between meals.
Spa treatments, optional activities on free day, spending money, and shopping
THE SPA HOTEL-Hotel Casa Santo Domingo in Antigua, Guatemala, is a distinctive five-star luxury hotel housed within a beautifully restored convent following destruction during an earthquake in 1773. Amidst its serene gardens, you'll find lovely accommodations and an impressive on-site museum brimming with captivating artifacts and historical treasures. Our rooms offer direct access to the spa area, where we can enjoy a more intimate experience, complete with a beautiful pool, jacuzzis, wet and dry saunas, and a sunbathing area.
MEALS-The rich culinary scene in Antigua, Guatemala is a delicious fusion of traditional Guatemalan flavors and international influences. For dinner, we will visit a few of the many rooftop and garden restaurants for a unique dining experience surrounded by stunning views or lush greenery.
GROUP SIZE-There is a minimum of 5 guests and a maximum of 11 guests.
TRIP INSURANCE-It is required that you have your own travel insurance policy with adequate medical coverage and emergency evacuation. Depending upon where you live and your age, this usually costs less than $150. Recommendation for an agent is available upon request or you can acquire your own policy.
SAFETY-Antigua is a beautiful and tranquil colonial city known for its rich history, vibrant culture, and lower crime rate compared to larger urban areas like Guatemala City. A driver will be waiting for you at the Guatemala airport to drive you directly to our hotel in Antigua. We have private transportation and guides for the day trips outside Antigua to Lake Atitlan and Pacaya Volcano. We are staying in a five-star hotel that is centrally located. As with any travel, general caution and common sense are necessary.
WATER-Please note that tap water in Guatemala is unsafe for visitors to drink. Bottled water is recommended for drinking and brushing your teeth. If you prefer to bring your water bottle, I can offer recommendations for options with built-in filters.
CME-available through a 28 Category 1 AMA credit program by Dr. Kara Pepper on physician wellness and through Category 1 AMA PRA credits based on experiential learning in Lifestyle Medicine during out adventure, powered by CMEfy. Please contact for more details.
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