Cultural Expeditions

el Tejar,

June 30 – July 5, 2024

Explore Mayan culture in Guatemala

This trip is not your typical tourist adventure. Anyone can go see Antigua – not many people can dive deep into the community & connect with the kids, music traditions & culture keepers of Guatemala. There is so much goodness to jump into: Visit the LEAF International Guatemala music classes in action at the CEDIN school. Get to know the local community by participating in service projects. Have deeper engagement experiences by staying with host families for a more personal connection to the culture. Take a day or more to explore the stunning Atitlan Lake and lakeside villages of Panajachel & much more!


$835 (Land Only)

Quote Valid Until

June 1 (while spaces remain)

$300 Deposit Due

Upon Registration

Remaining Balance Due

June 1

Expedition Itinerary

Flight to Guatemala City. Meet your per-arranged shuttle to Antigua.  Check-in and free time to explore. Rendezvous with the rest of the LEAF Ambassador team and enjoy a welcome dinner after. Exploration of Antigua. See the unique shops, enjoy the local cuisine, hike up to Cerro de la Cruz overlook, or visit museums to learn more the colonial history of the country. 

Visit CEDIN School, El Tejar. See LEAF International & PEG music classes in action at the CEDIN school. Begin host family stays with parents of the students (likely for 2 nights). Participate in a El Tejar Community Service Project.

Visit Lago Atitlan. Take a day or more to explore the stunning Atitlan Lake and lakeside villages of Panajachel.Toggle Content

Fly Home. Depending on your return flight time, a shuttle to GUA will be arranged for you directly from your stay. If you have extended your return flight date, now will begin your independent exploration of Guatemala.

Join us for a life-changing cultural expedition!

“I saw people listening to each other and I saw people being heard. So much love, care, and kindness were being exchanged. I experienced love, family, cohesiveness, attention to detail, and attention to what really matters in the world.”
LEAF International Cultural Expeditioner

NOTE: Details above are subject to adaptation as more specifics are worked out on the ground. The price of this trip is LAND only, meaning it is the responsibility of each registered traveler to arrange their own air transportation to Guatemala City from the airport and airline of their choice. Airport shuttle and first nights lodging in Antigua will be arranged for you; you only have to get yourself to the GUA airport by the evening of June 30.  The trip officially ends on July 5. Anyone is welcome to choose flights to extend their visit before or after the dates of the LI trip, and travel on their own to experience more of the region.

*Receipt of deposit and registration prior to the registration deadline will confirm space and contracted price. After this date, contracted pricing may change due to increase in costs associated with airfare, lodging, or other associated costs. Please contact Discovery Expeditions for updated pricing if contract has expired. Contracted prices are based on a limit of 15 travelers.  Click below to register and save your spot.  For more details of the vision for the trip, the itinerary, and what is included in the trip price, read below.

Minimum and Maximum Number of Participants: A minimum of 8 travelers is required to operate this trip, and the trip will be capped at a maximum of 15 travelers.  Should the trip be canceled for lack of sign-ups, deposit and all monies paid will be refunded.