Antigua – San Lorenzo el Cubo

If you are interested in learning Spanish this is the package for you. Enjoy off the beaten track tourist activities combined with Spanish lessons. Niños de Guatemala will give you a unique experience while learning Spanish. This tour will allow you to immerse in Guatemalan culture and contribute to the success and future of a wonderful local project in Guatemala. You will join the tours offered by an NGO, helping them give children in Guatemala a better future through their schools. They also help the communities through tours that will take you see their every day life and work. We are paring with Niños de Guatemala for this package so the tours start and end at Niños de Guatemala headquarters and the Spanish lessons are also taken there.

Tour Program (7 Days / 6 Nights)

Valid: All Year

1st Day: Arrival in Guatemala, Overnight in Antigua
After your arrival in Guatemala City, you will transfer to Antigua and check-in to your hotel. You will have the evening at leisure to explore this charming city. Established by Spanish Conquistadors in 1524, Antigua was Guatemala´s capital for over two centuries. Antigua enchants visitors with its narrow cobblestone streets, tree-shaded parks, and old colonial architecture.  Overnight in Antigua and prepare to experience a different side of Guatemala.

2nd Day: Antigua Historic Walking Tour / Spanish Lessons
Explore Antigua with a local! First the tour will take you walking to Cerro de la Cruz, Antigua´s famous viewpoint. Here you will learn about the history of Antigua as capital of the Spanish government. After the visit you will walk back to Antigua to visit the most important places, like churches, ruins, monuments, the local market, central park and more. The tour starts and ends at Niños de Guatemala. In the afternoon you will have your first Spanish lessons (3 hours). Overnight in Antigua.

3rd Day: Spanish Lessons
After breakfast you will have 3 hours of Spanish lessons. You will have the rest of the day free to explore on your own. Overnight in Antigua.

4th Day:  Worry Dolls, Woodwork and NDG School / Spanish Lessons
During the morning you will go to San Lorenzo el Cubo community and visit a family home where you will make a traditional worry doll, a local furniture carpentry workshop, and Niños de Guatemala´s El Porvenir school. You will have the opportunity to discover the every day life in Guatemala. With the guide, you will catch a chicken bus, learn about everyday life while walking around San Lorenzo El Cubo, visit Niños de Guatemala elementary school and see two important industries of the area: furniture woodwork and worry doll making. In the afternoon you will have your Spanish lessons (3 hours). Overnight in Antigua.

5th Day: Impact Coffee Workshop / Spanish Lessons
This is a very different coffee tour, you will not go to the big farms but to a woman-owned, small-batch coffee plantation in San Lorenzo el Cubo to learn about Guatemala´s coffee history and the coffee and chocolate producing processes. You will meet Carmen, the owner, who will guide you through the coffee process, from tree to cup. At Carmen´s house, you will also learn how to make traditional Guatemalan chocolate, a popular drink with a rich history. In the afternoon you will have your Spanish lessons (3 hours). Overnight in Antigua.

6th Day: Spanish Lessons
After breakfast you will have 3 hours of Spanish lessons. You will have the rest of the day free to explore on your own.

7th Day: Departure Guatemala City
After your breakfast you will be transferred to Guatemala City Airport for your flight home. End of our services and your 7-day Guatemala itinerary. You can also add additional days to enjoy other parts of Guatemala.

You can also add a volunteer day to this package

Prices per Person in US$

Single Double Triple
Deluxe 1,660 1,070 999
Standard 1,400 900 888
Budget 980 650 600

Our Price Includes

  • Accommodations.
  • Transfers.
  • Spanish lessons as described
  • Full breakfast second, third, fourth, fifth and sixth day.
  • Meals and activities as indicated on itinerary.
  • Deluxe lodging in Casa Santo Domingo
  • Standard lodging in The Good Hotel
  • Budget lodging in Naif Boutique Hotel
  • Hotels subject to availability. If not available we use similar hotels.

This Package Does Not Include

  • International airfare.
  • Gratuities.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Airport departure taxes.

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7 Days - Support local Children and Learn Spanish Package

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Double: US$ 650
Single: US$ 980