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OUR GUATEMALA TOUR

 
Green Belly is going to Guatemala!

We believe food, culture and commerce are key to building connections across borders. With this in mind we are leading a tour through Guatemala to learn about the people, culture and farmers that define Guatemala and inspire Green Belly Foods.

The adventure is lead by expert guide and family friend Nancy Bosarreyes, who you may have met at the farmers markets. Nancy has 15+ years of experience as a guide in Guatemala and Central America. Along the way we will look for an opportunity to give back in a way that is unique to each group so we can leave a better world behind. Our space is limited, so please let us know as soon as possible to book your spot, and get ready to adventure across Guatemala with us!

 


 

Travel Itinerary


 

DAY 1

Transfer in Guatamala City

Welcome meeting at La Aurora international airport in Guatemala City. Chauffeured to accommodations at Barcelo Premium hotel, 15min.
DAY 2

Transfer in Guatamala City

After breakfast, early departure to the central mountain region of Coban where Green Belly sources their Cobanero peppers. En route visit El Quetzal biotope, a 2,580 acre reserve that protects a vast swath of cloud forest that includes the endangered habitat of the quetzal. Then continue to Coban for lunch and then visit the Chirrepeco farm, a Mayan Q’eqchi’ cooperative that grows Chirrepec tea. In the evening our accommodations are at Park hotel.

DAY 3

Transfer in Guatamala City

After breakfast, depart to Semuc Champey national park just outside the small Mayan Q’eqchi’ village of Lanquin. Upon arrival, hike to amazing views of the park and swim in the natural stepped, turquoise pools of the Cahabon river. In the afternoon return to Lanquin for accommodations at El Oasis eco-lodge. Before sunset visit nearby caves to see thousands of bats leaving to forage in the jungle.
DAY 4

Transfer in Guatamala City

After breakfast, early departure to the lowlands and jungle of Peten. En route visit the Candelaria caves, the largest system of underground caves in Central America, containing 25 million year old stalactites and stalagmites. Then onward to the island of Flores on Lake Petén Itzá for sunset, with accommodations at Villa Maya hotel.
DAY 5

Transfer in Guatamala City

After breakfast, visit Tikal National Park for a great mixture of jungle, nature, archaeology, bird watching and wildlife. Tikal was the largest and most important political, religious and economic city in the Mayan world. We visit the most important plazas, temples and pyramids. Our lunch is included in the park. In the afternoon we travel to National Park Rio Dulce with over the river accommodations at Catamaran Island Hotel.
DAY 6

Transfer in Guatamala City

Today we visit sites around Lake Izabal and Rio Dulce. We will boat down the Rio Dulce river to Livingston, a sea-port town famous for its mix of Garifuna, Afro-Caribbean, Maya and Ladino people and culture. We visit the Ak Tenamit project, a Q’eqchi’ non-profit which provides access to education, healthcare and micro-enterprise efforts. In the afternoon we will visit a hot-spring waterfalls at Finca Paraiso, a toasty slice of paradise in the middle of the jungle. Then return to our accommodations at Catamaran Island Hotel.
DAY 7

Transfer in Guatamala City

After breakfast, early departure to the colonial city of Antigua. En route visit the archaeological site of Quiriguá, a medium-sized Mayan site along the Motagua river. Quiriguá’s importance lies in its wealth of sculpture and has the tallest stone totems ever carved in the America’s Then continue to Antigua for accommodations at Villa Colonial hotel.
DAY 8

Transfer in Guatamala City

After breakfast, depart to the west highlands of Solola. En route visit the Chichicastenango market that is considered to be one of the largest in the America’s. Vendors sell a mixture of local handicrafts, textiles, fruits and vegetables, flowers, pottery, medicinal plants and incenses, and so much more. Next to the market is the 400 year-old Santo Tomas church. Built on top of a pre-columbian Mayan temple, Q’eqchi priests still use the church for their rituals. In the afternoon travel to Panajachel village for accommodations at the Atitlan Hotel.
DAY 9

Transfer in Guatamala City

Today from our hotel pier, we will boat across Lake Atitlan to San Juan la Laguna, a Tz’utujil Mayan village well known for their women-led textile cooperatives, medicinal gardens, and artisanal chocolate factory. We then travel by rickshaws called “tuk tuks” to San Pedro la Laguna and in the afternoon Santiago Atitlan. In Santiago we’ll visit the Maximón, a Mayan deity sculpture. In the evening we’ll boat back to Panajachel for accommodations at Atitlan Hotel.
DAY 10

Transfer in Guatamala City

After breakfast, we’ll return Antigua and finalize our tour with a visit to De La Gente Coffee, a small-holder coffee farm. We will visit the coffee fields and be invited into the farmer’s house to learn about and utilize the machinery used to process coffee. You get to roast coffee in the traditional Guatemalan way, over the fire, and share a fresh cup of coffee with the farmer and their family. In the afternoon we take a walking tour of Antigua’s iconic landmarks such as the Calle del Arco, La Merced church and the beautiful central park plaza. Our accommodations at the world famous Casa Santo Domingo and in the evening farewell dinner at Welten restaurant.

 


 

THIS PROGRAM INCLUDES

10 overnights at the hotels mentioned above or similar in double bedrooms (2 people per room)
American breakfast, taxes and bellboys
1 lunch in Tikal and 1 Dinner in Antigua
Bilingual tour guide for the whole trip Professional bus driver
Ground transportation, AC, water on board Entrance fees to all places listed
10 person maximum

NOT INCLUDED IN THIS PROGRAM

Airline ticket
Meals or drinks not mentioned in this program Personal expenses
Laundry
Tips

 

TRIP GUIDE NANCY BOSARREYES
TO SIGN UP ON THE WAITLIST
CONTACT INFO@GREENBELLYFOODS.COM
JUAN STEWART (303) 506 – 9648
CHARLIE STEWART (303) 579 – 2897

SINGLE ROOM OPTION
(FOR DURATION) $ 412.00

PRICE PER PERSON
$ 1,900 – DOUBLE OCCUPANCY