Guatemala

Land & Spirit

A 10-Day Adventure For Adults

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Duration
10 Days
Description

Explore the convergence of tradition and modernity: investigate Maya spirituality, live with local families, and practice Spanish while basking in Guatemala’s idyllic landscapes.

Dates

Oct 25 - Nov 4, 2018


Suggested Ages

Adult Participants

Number of Participants

8-12


Availability

open

Begins In

15 Weeks

Tuition

$3,495


Estimated Flight Cost

$1,200

Tikal

coban

todos santos

Santiago Atitlan

Program Overview

MORE THAN A COUNTRY, GUATEMALA IS A COLLECTION OF PEOPLES WHO RANGE FROM THE HIGHLAND MAYA IN THE MOUNTAINOUS NORTHWEST,


to the descendants of African slaves on the Caribbean coast.  All have distinct histories and cultures which have melded into the broader identity of this nation with a majority indigenous population.   Guatemala is a place where traditional wisdom runs deep and often comes into conflict with Western ideas of development and progress.

Our journey takes us through a myriad of landscapes ranging from the magical shores of Lake Atitlan to the colonial capital of Antigua, now a UNESCO World Heritage site.  We explore the ways in which Maya communities maintain traditional ways of life while adapting to an increasingly globalized world. While staying with families in a highland Maya town, we visit milpa agricultural sites, weave and paint alongside local artisans, and gain an understanding of primordial concepts of time and the cosmos.  On this investigation of culture and historical relationships to the land, we open our eyes to Guatemala, a land of profound beauty and deep contrast.  

Sample Itinerary