Our Group Trips typically last 7 days / 6 nights, but the length of stay is negotiable. We will work with you to build an itinerary the meets your needs. The total price will depend on the length of stay and activities selected, and includes:
Accommodations for 7 nights, either in a comfortable shared house next to IMAP or on-site at IMAP in shared dorms (2 bunk beds per bungalow). Bedding and towels are provided, and you’ll have access to hot showers, a full kitchen, clean drinking water, lakeshore walking paths and, of course, IMAP’s permaculture gardens. We can lodge a maximum of 16 guests between the house and IMAP. We also have a large area designed for group activities such as reflections, discussions, or watching movies.
If you are bringing a larger group, you can either stay in a basic, safe hotel in San Lucas (Hotel Los Volcanes) or, for $25 per night extra per person, you can stay in a more comfortable hotel in San Lucas, located right on Lake Atitlan (Hotel Toliman). San Lucas is located just 10 minutes away from IMAP by road.
Your group also has the option to stay in the home of a local family in San Lucas. Homes can host 2 guests and provide an excellent opportunity to practice Spanish and get a taste of daily life in Guatemala.
A private shuttle to and from the airport in Guatemala City, as well as all transportation during your stay. If you’d like to replace a trip to or from Guatemala City with a trip across Lake Atitlan via private boat, we can arrange this for you at no extra cost, as long as weather permits.
All meals, with the exception of lunch on a free day (if you choose to have a free day), are covered
in the cost of the trip. All meals are prepared using purified water.
Breakfast. For guests staying on-site at IMAP or at the house next door, breakfast is prepared every morning by a local women’s group. Groups staying at a hotel in San Lucas will eat breakfast at a nearby local women’s cooperative (Ijatz) who serve coffee from their own trees and jam from their own kitchens. For those staying with families, breakfast is provided by the family.
Lunch. Lunch will be served either on-site at IMAP or, on workdays, on the worksite. Typical lunches include hamburgers, rice, tortillas, fruit, and freshly squeezed lemonade. Vegetarian options are always available. Lunches in Guatemala are typically the main meal of the day and tend to be larger than dinner.
Dinner. For guests staying at IMAP or at the house next door, dinner will be prepared on-site by a local women’s group. Groups staying at Hotel Los Volcanes in San Lucas will eat dinner at the hotel and the cost is included in the price of the trip. Dinner at the Hotel Toliman restaurant is not included, and guests who stay here are asked to cover this cost themselves (dinner ranges between $8 – $15 per person).
An English-speaking IMAP volunteer will accompany you on all activities and will be present on-site at IMAP overnight.
To book a Group Trip with IMAP, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (502) 4549-0578.