Guatemala is a multi-faceted country with a lively culture and long living tradition. Guided by Guatemala expert Shadi Henau, spiritual travel guide Kilian Bodhi Ameen and local Maya-shaman Don Francisco Puac we set out to discover the rich history of this fascinating place.

 The first week of our immersion into the Maya history and culture, involves getting accustomed to the place and feeling comfortable with its culture. We will mainly just enjoy the beauties Guatemala has to offer, be together and share our experiences, and allow for our first impressions to sink in.

We will start of the trip in the old colonial capital Antigua and then travel West to the old Kaqchikel capital of Iximche, where we meet up with Francisco Puac and ritually open the journey. The remainder of the first week we will spend at the magical Atitlan Lake. Here we will be introduced to the basics of Maya Cosmovision through four three-hour workshops led by Francisco. Apart from this introduction you will have plenty of time to discover the breathtaking, natural surroundings of the lake, relax, or undertake other personal activities such as visiting nearby villages and writing about your first experiences to your beloved ones back home. An optional group program will be available. Besides, everybody will have the opportunity to receive a personal astro-energetic reading and energy clearing from Don Francisco.

At the end of the first week we visit the National Guatemalan Archaeological Museum and continue our journey to Flores in the Northern department of Peten, where most of the Maya temples are situated.

The second week of our spiritual journey will be dedicated to exploring the Maya cities in the North of Guatemala. The old Maya temples we find here are places of profound value and knowledge, providing us with access to the ancestral knowledge of its culture. The temples function as a mirror that can activate our own inner knowing of ancestral information. Our visits will be ceremonially led by Don Francisco.

We start off this second week at the Petexbatun lagoon, where we will find a number of smaller, relatively untouched ruins hidden in the jungle. We visit the temples on foot and by boat. A couple of days later we set off to El Remate, a village at the shores of Lake Peten Itza, famous for its lovely sunsets. This is an excellent base to visit the nearby ruins of Tikal, Uaxactun and Yaxha, Tikal being the most popular of all Guatemalan Maya cities. Uaxactun and Yaxha are beautiful and interesting too, yet they are less visited by tourists. At some of the archeological sites we will be guided by a local guide, though Don Francisco will ceremonially lead the group through all the visits following the energies of the Mayan calendar. In total we visit six temples during this trip with an optional seventh visit to El Mirador for those who take the 22-day program. Later in this document you will find more in-depth information about El Mirador.

After having visited the ruins of Yaxha, we continue to the charming colonial town of Flores, which is situated on a peninsula in the lake of Peten Itza. We finish our spiritual journey with a last ceremony  and prepare for the return  flight to Guatemala City on Friday night.

Those who choose to take part in the third week jungle adventure, take off on Saturday morning to El Mirador. After the five day hike we take a day to relax in the thermal hot springs of Santa Teresita to top off the experience.

On this group journey traditional Maya-priest Francisco Puac will guide us through the temples and history of this country, backed by his natural connection to Spirit and his knowledge of the Maya Cosmovision. Kilian and Shadi host lectures and translate during ceremonies and workshops. They facilitate the experience and support the group process in its transformation.

This trip is a unique opportunity to get in touch with the history of a traditional country, and to immerse ourselves in a culture deeply rooted in ancestral knowledge.

Are you looking for a spiritual experience which is slightly out of the box? Do you like traveling in a group and feel like venturing into the unknown in a calm, respectful and supported way? Do you feel ready to set aside your current view of the world and temporarily immerse yourself in another culture with another world view? Do you like exploring and traveling around without following a stressful schedule, and do you like evolving together as a group? Then this journey is exactly what you are looking for.

We are offering this experience from a social and cultural position of sustainability and co-creation, and so we carefully select all the hotels and partner organizations. We strive to have our presence benefit the local culture as much as possible. Both culturally and ecologically we aim to limit our footprint and choose to cooperate with local, small-scale, and socially engaged businesses and organizations.

Most of the visited temples and ruins are out of the main tourist route. This way we aim to offer you an authentic, valuable and rich experience.

Dates: ANY DATE POSSIBLE

Language: Don Francisco hosts all of his workshops and ceremonies in Spanish.

Shadi and Kilian translate into English.

Dates: ANY DATE POSSIBLE

Language: Don Francisco hosts all of his workshops and ceremonies in Spanish.

Shadi and Kilian translate into English.