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Flavors of Guatemala Group Running Trip!

Join us February 7-14, 2025, for a group trip for 12-20 to Guatemala focusing on running, local cuisine, culture and adventure!


We have all of the details figured out, from guided runs and walking tours to dance lessons and kayaking.




Guatemala, a land of vibrant culture, stunning landscapes, and rich history, offers an unparalleled adventure for travelers. From the colonial charm of Antigua to the breathtaking beauty of Lake Atitlán, the fiery spectacle of Pacaya Volcano, and the bustling urban life of Guatemala City, there's something for every explorer.


8 DAY 7 NIGHT ITINERARY: FEBRUARY 7-14, 2025


Day 1 - February 07, 2025

International flight to Guatemala

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Take your international flight to Antigua, Guatemala. Reception at the airport by the Sated Ventures team, and private transfer to your hotel in Antigua, about a 1 hour drive. Here, welcome dinner arranged at a local venue.

Antigua is among the world's best conserved colonial cities in the Americas. It is a magic and captivating small town that makes you feel time might have stopped 300 years ago. From its colonial architecture to its beautiful surroundings; strolling through town on the cobblestone streets, will fascinate you!



Day 2 - February 08, 2025

Antigua

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Morning 10k run & lunch with afternoon walking tour & dinner

After breakfast, enjoy a privately guided 10km run around Antigua. You'll run through colonial villages, then head to Agua Volcano trail slopes, watching local crops and flowers along the way as well as Mayan people commuting.

Difficulty: intermediate

Gradient: 10-15%

Surface: 50% cobblestone and 50% trail


In the afternoon, enjoy lunch followed by a privately guided walking tour of Antigua. You will visit breathtaking colonial monuments and find out why this city was the bustling center of the region for the Spaniards. Starting at central plaza the guide will give you a general idea about the colonization, Guatemala’s history & contemporary issues. View the outside main buildings (Palacio de Capitanes, City

Hall, and El Portal), visit backstage of the Cathedral & Cathedral ruins & San Francisco church. Tonight, enjoy dinner together.



Day 3 - February 09, 2025

Antigua

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Pacaya volcano run & hot springs with lunch.

After breakfast, Private transfer to Pacaya volcano. Located just outside the capital of Guatemala City, Pacaya Volcano rises to 2,552m (8,373ft) is one of three active volcanoes in Guatemala. After a period of dormancy, it's been active since 1965, sometimes more dramatically than other times! It is about an hour drive from Antigua to the Pacaya National Park (declared in 2001) and the trailhead in the small village of San Francisco de Sales.



The roughly 2 mile trail is relatively steep but well maintained and climbs steadily through farmland and pine forest before arriving on an exposed ridge offering a panoramic view of Pacaya's smoking black cone, miles of old blackened lava flows and the volcanoes to the north around Antigua and Lake Atitlan.

The hike continues onto the barren moonscape of the lava flows where you'll be able to roast marshmallows over hot spots for a smores ala Guatemala!

Total Distance: 8-9 km trail run

Gradient: 10-15%

Difficult: Intermediate

Elevation gain: 400mts

Highest point: 2,552mts


After running or hiking down the volcano, private transfer to a nearby ecolodge for an afternoon of relaxation in the natural hot springs. You'll enjoy lunch on site and the thermal circuit at the hot pools. Tonight, dinner on your own.


Hotel Atitlan - Standard Rooms


Day 4 - February 10, 2025

Antigua - Lake Atitlan

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Private transfer to Lake Atitlan with lunch & 20k run today!

After breakfast, private transfer to Lake Atitlan (approx. 3hrs). En route, you'll stop at a trailhead where you will run alongside views of Lake Atitlán, rural Mayan villages and daily life of Mayan people.

Enjoy lunch half way of your privately guided 20k running trail with a Maya family having a traditional Guatemalan dish, chicken Pepian. After lunch, continue through your journey where a private boat will meet you for private transfer to your hotel. Tonight, welcome to Atitlan dinner.





Day 6 - February 12, 2025

Lake Atitlan

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10k run, dinner and dancing lessons arranged

This morning, your private guide will lead you through some of the trails alongside the lake for your privately guided 10k run. Free time and lunch on your own. In the afternoon, enjoy dinner and a dancing lesson at a nearby town.




Day 7 - February 13, 2025

Lake Atitlan

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Kayak & Tzununa hike with lunch arranged, then farewell festive dinner together

After breakfast your private guide will meet you at the lobby of your hotel for your boat transfer to the kayak starting point. Paddle for approximately 45 minutes along delightful peninsulas admiring the shore's beautiful gardens.



After kayaking you will start the hike to Tzununa. The north shore of Lake Atitlan Guatemala has no true road access, so you will be hiking along ancient paths that have been used by the Kaqchikel Maya for centuries. You will view villagers going about their daily life and see some of the most magnificent scenery in the world. Please bring: Swimsuit underneath clothes, towel, sunblock, change of clothes, sneakers for the hike.


Day 8 - February 14, 2025

Lake Atitlan - Guatemala City - Home

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After breakfast and checking out, private transfer to Guatemala City airport for flight home (approx. 4 hr drive).


OR ask us about an extension to the Tikal Ruins for 3 nights!



PRICING:

Based on 12 adults: $3,299 per person


Price Includes

• Hotel accommodations as described with breakfast and taxes included

• Private land transfers and boat transfers

• Private tours with Entrance fees & English speaking guides

• Meals as described by B L D on the itinerary

• Running trails guides and assistance


Price Excludes

• International airfare from home and back

• Mandatory travel insurance.

• Gratuities

• Personal expenses, additional visas, vaccinations or mandatory documents

• Meals & Activities not mentioned in itineraries

• Beverages during meals

• Departure tax at airport (Q20 or $3 per person)


INTERESTED IN HEARING MORE? INFO@SATEDVENTURES.COM





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Jun 03

Will there be varied paces or lengths available for the runs? This sounds incredible but I would not be able to keep up with fast runners, especially for 20K! lol

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