Join our Guatemala Cacao Tour this April
DISCOVER AUTHENTIC MAYAN CACAO PRODUCTION & PRACTICES
IMMERSE YOURSELF IN THE JUNGLE & VISIT AN ANCIENT CACAO FARM
EXPERIENCE TRADITIONAL MAYAN CEREMONIES & CULTURE
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ABOUT THE TOUR
OUR GUATEMALA CACAO TOUR INVITES YOU TO IMMERSE YOURSELF IN THE ANCIENT MAYAN JUNGLES & PARTICIPATE IN AUTHENTIC CEREMONIES, CACAO PRACTICES & LIFE-CHANGING CULTURAL EXPERIENCES.
JOIN US IN GUATEMALA FOR A 7-DAY CACAO TOUR TO LANQUIN, ALTA VERAPAZ
Our tour begins in Antigua Guatemala, from where we will bring you to Lanquin, the heart of the cacao world & the Q'eqchi' Maya nation, known as the guardians of cacao and keepers of its traditions.
TRUE CONNECTION TO SACRED CACAO
A HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE OF AN ANCIENT TRADITION
With your hands, prepare your own ceremonial cacao from bean to cup. Witness the vibrancy of the colorful Mayan world. Sense the rich & healing aroma of cacao, the jungle and copal. Let your soul be healed by the magic of this land and its people.
In the early afternoon, we will meet in Antigua Guatemala, a beautiful city surrounded by volcanoes including Fuego, one of the most active volcanoes in the world. We made Antigua our meeting point for its rich history and it being approximately 1 hour from the airport. We will begin with a tour of the city and finish the day with an all-diet friendly welcome dinner.
JOURNEY TO LANQUIN
In the early morning, we depart after breakfast and embark on a long trip to Alta Verapaz. During our journey we will witness the most beautiful nature, mountains, indigenous towns and even the home to the quetzal bird.
Stops include breathtaking views and an all-diet friendly lunch. We arrive in beautiful Lanquin in the evening.
FULL CACAO FARM VISIT
In the morning we will visit an ancient cacao farm where Hector, a traditional Mayan farmer and expert on medicinal plants, will teach us all about the process of cacao farming and Mayan agriculture. After a long farm visit, we will take the afternoon to rest, and enjoy a cup of cacao together.
We cannot go to Lanquin without visiting the famous Semuc Champey, a place of natural turquoise swimming pools in the middle of the jungle. After breakfast, hear about the history of the region before we travel there for the day so that before we visit the sites you can learn how sacred it is for the Mayans.
MAKE CACAO FROM
BEAN TO CUP
In the morning will visit a family-owned cacao production & experience an onsite workshop guided by Elsa, a Maya Q’eqchi’ woman. She will show us the production of cacao & we will all get to make our cup of cacao from bean to cup. In the afternoon we will experience a traditional Mayan Kotzij’ (ceremony) with cacao, where we can connect with the Maya energies & cleanse ourselves.
COPAL TREE FARM
In the morning we will have the opportunity to immerse ourselves in the jungle, yet again, and visit a copal tree farm. You will learn from Mayan women about the production of copal, an ancient resin/incense used for millennia in Mayan spiritual & cacao practices. In the afternoon we will relax and enjoy a traditional Mayan folkloric dance known as the Deer Dance.
Together we say goodbye to beautiful Lanquin and make our way back to Antigua. We will travel through beautiful areas and enjoy a picnic all-diet friendly lunch catered by a local professional chef. We will arrive late, check in to our hotel for one last time.
OUR FINAL DAY
On our last day together we will enjoy a beautiful breakfast and share our wonderful memories and stories, solidifying the bonds we made over the past week. This is our last group activity before we say our final goodbyes and end our tour.
- AUTHENTIC TEACHERS: Our guides are traditional Maya Q’eqchi’ spiritual leaders, cacao farmers, cacao producers, & herb experts.
- CACAO FARM TOUR: This is an ancient & authentic cacao farm where everything is traditionally done.
- CACAO PRODUCTION WORKSHOP: A hands-on workshop where participants will roast, peel, grind & prepare their own cacao cup in the same traditional methods of the Maya.
- KOTZIJ' (MAYAN CEREMONY)
- CULTURAL EVENT
- A FULL DAY TOUR TO SEMUC CHAMPEY
- LODGINGS: 2 nights in one of the best hotels in Antigua and 5 nights in Lanquin where only rustic hotels are available.
- FOOD: All diet-friendly Breakfast + Lunch included everyday. While in Lanquin, lunch will be prepared by a professional chef. Our first night includes a welcome dinner.
- TRANSPORTATION: All transportation from Antigua to Lanquin & back to Antigua is included as well as the daily trips throughout the tour.
- PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER: We will have a professional photographer & participants will have access to photos after the tour.
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED
- Airfare to/from Guatemala
- Transportation from airport to Antigua and back
- Personal purchases
- Additional food, snacks, and drinks
- Health/Travel Insurance
- Anything else not listed above
MONDAY, April 22nd - 29th
LIMITED SPACES: This will be an intimate group experience.
1. $1300 USD x 2 payments
2. $2500 USD x 1 Payment
OPTION 1: Pay in two parts, with a 50% deposit of $1300 paid now.
OPTION 2: Pay in full and receive a discount of $100 USD
OPTION 3: Couples can book two spots together and receive a total discount of $300 USD
Refund Policy - Your payment is fully refundable until 2 months before the start of your tour & 50% refundable until 1 month before your tour.
Minus Fees - minus administrative costs such as credit card processing fees (3-5% depending on your country)