Our Products: Corazon Journeys
Explore, Learn, and Make a Difference!
9 days and 10 nights
Guatemala is a country of wonder- a feast for the eyes and a poem for the soul. Spectacular volcanic mountains take your breath away. Lake Atitlan mornings, where fishermen slowly paddle their hand-carved boats through the mist shrouded water, are sweetly serene. The Colonial grace of Antigua charms with its pastel, sun-faded buildings and colorful street life. Guatemala's rich indigenous culture will inspire you with its proud heritage. Most of all, its friendly people will settle into your heart and give you reason to smile long after you return home. I'd love to share with you.
This Corazon Journey gives participants an opportunity to visit the beautiful country of Guatemala, meet the weavers who make the Corazon scarves, and participate in a service project at the Corazon Learning Center. It is a pleasant balance of exploration, learning, and service. We will stay in comfortable facilities and enjoy numerous cultural outings.We will learn about the history of Guatemala, including its civil war and indigenous rights campaign. Spending time with women weavers of Corazon Scarves and Boutique, we will hear their stories and discover their vibrant textile tradition.
Visits with the Guatemalan women who create the beautiful Corazon Scarves and Jewelry:
Olga's Textile Design Studio- a workshop on Guatemalan textile dying techniques. Receive an overview of Guatemalan textile traditions. Dye your own scarf.
Explore the Mayan Ruins of Izimche in Tecpan.
Visit galleries, churches,the Museum of Music and Coffee, Antigua Textile Museum and historical ruins of Colonial Antigua, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Kayak, hiking and yoga on beautiful Lake Atitlan (optional.)
Shop traditional markets.
Visit sacred sites and the shrine of Maximon.
Deposit: $500 (nonrefundable)
Includes: Hotel (shared rooms), all breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 home-cooked dinners prepared with produce selected from the local market, one restaurant dinner, in-country transportation, textile workshop, entrance to two museum visits and a $100 donation to the Corazon Learning Center. Note: single-occupancy rooms may be available per request for an additional charge.
Excluded: International airfare, airport shuttle, taxis, admission to additional museums and ruins, additional meals, exit tax, personal insurance and trip insurance, yoga classes, hiking excursions.