Tag Archives: Lake Atitlan

Trip Options

Pre-Designed Itineraries Customise Your Trip Customise your itinerary by choosing among activities in the following themes:   Native bees Mayan worldview Community resilience Intro to Permaculture Tour of San Lucas Toliman Hike in a primary forest Download our Customisation Options PDF document for more details on the activities you can add to your itinerary.

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Build Home Gardens

BUILD HOME GARDENS: WHY IT’S IMPORTANT Chukumuk is one of the most vulnerable communities in Guatemala. Its entire population is comprised of men, women and children who were relocated from Panabaj after their village was destroyed during hurricane Stan in 2005. Despite huge investment from the Spanish government on schools, roads and housing, the community […]

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Tour of IMAP

EXPERIENCE PERMACULTURE IN ACTION Through a guided tour of IMAP’s Educational Center, you can discover how permaculture can be applied in a holistic way and learn how Mayan ancestral knowledge is still relevant today. Key features of the center include: Ecological constructions harmoniously integrated into the environment Appropriate technologies, including solar ovens Water management systems (“banana […]

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Lake Atitlan

LAKE ATITLAN IMAP is located on the shores of one of the most beautiful lakes in the world. The stunning Lake Atitlan is in the core of Guatemala and offers a pristine landscape surrounded by a chain of volcanoes and warm-hearted Mayan communities. Immersed in lush greenery, IMAP has such a calming and natural energy that you feel re-grounded […]

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How It Works

A HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE THAT WILL CHANGE YOU FOREVER After working alongside local people and learning about their struggles and joys, you won’t return home the same person – you can count on it. Get inspired to begin your own journey for greater impact on the shores of the stunning Lake Atitlán, in the heart of Mayan culture. IMAP provides […]

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Getting to IMAP

HOW TO GET HERE IMAP’s educational center is located in the community of Pachitulul, on the south edge of Lake Atitlán between San Lucas Tolimán and Santiago Atitlán. You can get here by going to Panajachel and then taking a boat to Santiago and a pickup to IMAP. Alternatively, we’d also be happy to book you a […]

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About the Seed Bank

IMAP’S SEED BANK At IMAP, we believe that the shift toward a more nutritious, holistic food system begins with the very stuff of life: its seeds. We view seed savers as guardians of biodiversity, and recognize their potential for improving  food sovereignty. We promote biodiversity and food sovereignty by selling, donating and trading seeds through our Seed […]

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