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HIGHLIGHTS OF THE STORY
Join People-First Tourism in a life-changing experience with Maya communities who live in harmony with idyllic volcanic mountain landscapes surrounding Lake Atitlán, Guatemala.
This 8 day Journey will immerse you culturally in the way of life and heritage of both the ancient Maya and modern-day Guatemalans. By interacting with Maya traditions, food, crafts, and the stunning volcanic mountains surrounding Lake Atitlán, this Journey is both enlightening and transformative. Enjoy leisurely strolls through the streets of Colonial Antigua, a UNESCO World Heritage site, to relax at the end of the Journey before returning home.
These Maya communities will weave you into the daily fabric of their lives by involving you in experiences such as :
- Cooking Maya dishes like Pepian, Jocon and chiles rellenos
- The making of traditional weavings with the backstrap loom
- The art of leather craft making
- Conversation with local cooks and the farmers that supply them
- Informal conversations with locals facilitated by our local community ambassador
Host communities will include :
- The people of ancient Iximché (capital during Maya period)
- Various communities on the shores of Lake Atitlán surrounded by dormant volcanoes.
- Chefs and coffee baristas from Antigua (capital of colonial Guatemala)
P1T JOURNEY CONCEPT
P1t Journeys are customized experiences for discerning travelers interested in expanding their lives through immersions in genuine communities eager to share their culture and lives with appreciative guests. We work with trusted communities to provide intimate, multi-day experiences that involve travelers in the often unseen worlds of real people in real places.
Interacting with unfamiliar people and exotic cultures can be enlightening and transformative; it can help us grow as human beings. To make such experiences accessible to discerning travelers, we use local community ambassadors that tactfully help our travelers navigate the culture of their hosts, and help the travelers convert the fun and exciting experiences into meaningful life lessons.
Our travelers have unique access to locals vetted by public and nonprofit organizations and that have developed experiences in consultation with P1t. We work with local people who are passionate about their culture and their community and who are eager to earn some income from interacting with visitors. As a result, visiting a community through one of our P1t Journeys creates local economic development opportunities and helps elevate local cultures and identities.