• Seven Days in Guatemala Tours with a Purpose

    Ethical Fashion Guatemala is a Guatemala based company providing Copyright Protection for the Artisans of Guatemala, gaining global recognition for their work.

  • Guatemala Tours with a Purpose

    From Guatemala City Airport you will enjoy a private Air Conditioned English speaking driver to take you directly to Lake Atitlan Guatemala.

    Our first evening together we will meet and talk about your days with us on Lake Atitlan.

    Porta Hotel Del Lago

  • Lake Atitlan Guatemala Cooking Classes

    Your unique culinary experience begins with an exploration of the bustling indigenous indoor/outdoor market to purchase locally produced meats and produce and discover the incredible diversity of ingredients in Guatemalan cuisine.

  • Lake Atitlan Textiles Workshop

    This is a wonderful opportunity to not only learn to weave but also to spend time with a Tz’utujil Maya family, experiencing indigenous life in a small village.

  • Lake Atitlan Herbal Medicine Tour

    From the beginning of time, plants have played a significant role in human affairs, influencing medicine and healthcare.

  • Antigua Walking and Shopping

    Antigua was the third capital of the kingdom of Guatemala from 1541 until 1776 when the city was destroyed by the earthquakes of Santa Maria. Antigua keeps its beauty, its traditions, and also its traditional crafts.

  • Magical Tikal

    Tikal, being one of the largest Maya sites, is located in the northern Guatemalan rain forest and is often called the soul of the earth. This magical place is guaranteed to be an unforgettable adventure.

Seven Days in Guatemala Tours with a Purpose. The tours we provide take you away from the crowds, into the heart of the Mayan Culture that we support we are not a non-profit company.

Ethical Fashion Guatemala provides resources for the Mayan Culture by tours allowing our guests an authentic experience of meeting the Artisans of Guatemala.

Tours are limited to only ten persons in a group.

Seven Days in Guatemala

Ethical Fashion Guatemala is a Guatemala-based company providing Copyright Protection for the Artisans of Guatemala, gaining global recognition for their work.

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Our Ethical Fashion Guatemala all-inclusive experience will immerse you into the Mayan Culture, from the time you land in Guatemala we take care of the rest.

What is included?

Private Shuttles for all transportation.

Hotels with stunning views.

Breakfast and Lunch included made to order by local chefs.

Local Mayan Guides

Each day is at your pace and time to experience the real Guatemala.

Seven Days in Guatemala Tours with a Purpose providing excellence in service and accommodations.

From Guatemala City Airport you will enjoy a private Air-Conditioned English speaking driver to take you directly to Lake Atitlan Guatemala.

On our first evening together we will meet and talk about your days with us on Lake Atitlan.

Porta Hotel Del Lago

Each room offers a private balcony or a terrace with garden access, two double beds, a telephone, a radio/alarm clock, a TV with cable, a work desk and a lamp, a closet, and luggage storage. Baths are appointed with either a tub or a shower and a hairdryer.

Seven Days in Guatemala Tours with a Purpose to immerse your time into the Mayan Culture

Lake Atitlán is renowned as one of the most beautiful lakes in the world and is Guatemala’s most important national and international tourist attraction.

German explorer and naturalist Alexander von Humboldt called it “the most beautiful lake in the world,” and Aldous Huxley famously wrote of it in his 1934 travel book Beyond the Mexique Bay: “Lake Como, it seems to me, touches on the limit of permissibly picturesque, but Atitlán is Como with additional embellishments of several immense volcanoes.

The lake is surrounded by many villages in which Maya culture is still prevalent and traditional dress is worn. The Maya people of Atitlán are predominantly Tz’utujil and Kaqchikel. During the Spanish conquest of the Americas, the Kaqchikel initially allied themselves with the invaders to defeat their historic enemies, the Tz’utujil and K’iche’ Maya but were themselves conquered and subdued when they refused to pay tribute to the Spanish.

Is Lake Atitlan expensive?

Seven Days in Guatemala | Tours with a Purpose of learning the Art of traditional Mayan Cooking.

DAY 1.

Your unique culinary experience begins with an exploration of the bustling indigenous indoor/outdoor market to purchase locally produced meats and produce and discover the incredible diversity of ingredients in Guatemalan cuisine.

Teresa will take you shopping in her local market you will be tantalized by the sights and smells.

Then off to the home of Chef Theresa where you will learn to prepare some of the most representative and delicious Guatemalan/Mayan main courses.

When finished, each dish is served fresh right away. What makes our cooking classes so special and unique is the small class size, the fresh ingredients, and cooking in an authentic indigenous kitchen. We believe that a cooking class is an interesting and fun way to learn about Guatemalan culture.

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Seven Days in Guatemala | Tours with a Purpose taking you into a Lake Atitlan Textile Workshop in our instructor’s home.

DAY 2.

This is a wonderful opportunity to not only learn to weave but also to spend time with a Tz’utujil Maya family, experiencing indigenous life in a small village.

As a participant, you will gain a deeper understanding of the cultural significance of one of the oldest forms of artistic expression by working and learning directly from the Tz’utujil women of San Juan.

You will learn how they grow their own cotton, harvest it by hand, spin it using ancient techniques, and then use natural dyes and colorants derived from locally found plants, trees, bark, berries, leaves, roots, wood, and insects in the Lake Atitlan area.

A few of the plants that are used are coconut shell, pericón, pepper, purple basil, hibiscus flowers, and achiote, among many others.

Seven Days in Guatemala | Tours with a Purpose

Seven Days in Guatemala | Tours with a Purpose introducing our guests into Lake Atitlan Herbal Medicine

DAY 3.

We will begin our exploration with a visit to a medicinal garden where we will meet with Christine a third-generation indigenous healer who uses the leaves, seeds, stems, bark, and roots of herbs to treat illness and disease.

Walking in the aromatic medicinal garden you will be greeted by the fragrance of the herbs.  The garden is flourishing with some common herbs such as lemongrass and chamomile as well as many rare and little-known medicinal plants.

From the beginning of time, plants have played a significant role in human affairs, influencing medicine and healthcare.

See, smell, and taste the rejuvenating and healing powers of medicinal plants through interactive demonstrations and samplings.

This is a wonderful opportunity to deepen your connection to herbal medicine in a rich sensory experience in one of the most beautiful places on earth.

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The Afternoon of Day 3 we leave on a private shuttle to Antigua at 4:30 PM, arriving at 7:00 PM

Antigua was the third capital of the kingdom of Guatemala from 1541 until 1776 when the city was destroyed by the earthquakes of Santa Maria. Antigua keeps its beauty, its traditions, and also its traditional crafts.

DAY 4.

Antigua Walking Tour Meet your expert guide, Elizabeth Bell, at the Antigua Tours Park Office for a leisurely walk to explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit the City Hall Palace, focus on the Royal Palace, visit San José Cathedral, and learn about the Maya at Museo del Jade, completing the tour at the best museums in town at Santo Domingo. Enjoy Antigua’s unique cultural lifestyle through this fabulous visit.

Antigua Shopping Tour You will walk through Antigua and have the opportunity not only to appreciate the beauty of the city but also to know and see stores specialized in quality and design as well as the exposure of their products. The different stores dispose of different ways of payment like credit cards, US currency exchange, and delivery to the Hotel: Textiles, handicrafts, decoration, furniture, candies, gifts, and jewelry are few things that you will be able to see.

We rise early and take a private commuter Jet to Tikal, spend the day exploring the ruins with Guide Alex.

Returning that evening a 6:30 PM.

With our group departing to Guatemala City airport for your flight home the next morning. 

Magical Tikal

DAY 5.

Tikal, being one of the largest Maya sites, is located in the northern Guatemalan rain forest and is often called the soul of the earth. This magical place is guaranteed to be an unforgettable adventure.

The Maya of Mesoamerica reached remarkable intellectual and artistic heights as far back as 3.114B.C. when they began the calendar still in use today. They built huge temples, pyramids, stone monuments, and made major advances in mathematics and astronomy, and hieroglyphic scripts.

But the ancient civilization collapsed 950A.D. The ancient Mayas migrated to the Guatemalan highlands. Tikal was an important center during their classic period. It is often called the soul of the earth.

This magical place is guaranteed to be a great adventure. Of the park’s 222 square miles, there are over 3,000 separate buildings that have been revealed: temples, shrines, ceremonial platforms, residences, ball courts, terraces, causeways, and plazas. The exuberant fauna and plant life are amazing.

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The cost is $1799 per person double occupancy.

A fee of $450 will be added for single occupancy.

This includes the airline fees to Tikal.

Not your Airline costs to and from Guatemala.

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