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DO YOU WANT TO KNOW THE AUTHENTIC gUATEMALA ACCOMPANIED BY A LOCAL?

Live a memorable experience getting to know Guatemala through the local lens in a different trip on your next vacation

DO YOU WANT TO KNOW THE AUTHENTIC gUATEMALA ACCOMPANIED BY A LOCAL?

Live a memorable experience getting to know Guatemala through the local lens in a different trip on your next vacation

You might …

not know for sure which route to take to get to know Guatemala.

want to avoid spending endless hours searching for information online.

want reliable local services to hire.

want to know the places that tourists regularly miss out on.

want to enjoy the culinary richness and flourishing gastronomy that Guatemala offers.

Hi! I’m Paula!

100% Guatemalan: chapina in body and soul.

I was born, I grew up and I made my life in Guatemala. I studied Hospitality Management and I always worked linked to gastronomy as well as customer service, which are my passion. I was General Manager of a social club for more than 10 years. A year ago I made the most difficult decision of my life: to leave Guatemala, my family, my job, sell my house, to move with my husband and children to live in The Netherlands. The type of decisions that one takes for the greater good. For our children to learn what is not written in books, for them to know different cultures, different perspectives, for them to appreciate the vast opportunities, and most of all, for them to value what they take for granted every day.

I arrived in the Netherlands in mid-2019 and realized the curiosity and fascination that Guatemala produces in people. I envisioned the possibility of sharing my love for this land through personally designed travels to Guatemala. With my family and friends I was always in charge of organizing the trips through Guatemala. From my father I inherited the taste for adventure and driving on the road without a destination. On the other hand, I inherited the love for comfort and quality service from my mother. This was the perfect combination that always made it easy for me to find unique accommodations, spectacular places, delicious food and good service.

In addition to the fascinating culinary movement that is taking place in Guatemala right now and that is turning it into a gastronomic destination. I make my experience available to the traveler who wishes to know Guatemala from within.

 NOW IS THE PERFECT TIME TO PLAN YOUR DREAM TRIP TO GUATEMALA!

My purpose is to be the engine of change in the tourism industry in Guatemala by setting an example. Bring development to the communities through the increase of visitors seeking authentic experiences and involvement with the people. Make this beautiful country known for and by its friendly people.

This purpose, like my work, is always based on the following values:

Respect

For each other, being able to enjoy our differences

Tolerance

For our different opinions and perspectives

Coherence

Between what we do and say

Optimism

To always expect the best from everyone and every situation

authenticity

Real, honest and true to myself and others

To ensure meeting your expectations, I design experiences following the

TRUST Method

Together

We accompany you in this adventure

Real

For the experiences to be authentic

Unique

And one of a kind

Service

Providing a personalized service

Tasteful

In addition to a memorable gastronomic experience

By using the clover of Nature, Culture and Adventure I AM sure you will love Guatemala!

To ensure meeting your expectations, I design experiences following the

TRUST Method

Together

We accompany you in this adventure

Real

For the experiences to be authentic

Unique

And one of a kind

Service

Providing a personalized service

Tasteful

In addition to a memorable gastronomic experience

By using the clover of Nature, Culture and Adventure I am sure you will love Guatemala!

The itinerary

At your arrival in Guatemala City, I will be waiting for you just outside the airport doors ready to escort you to the hotel in the heart of the Zona Viva. After a day of experiencing this radiant developing city filled with history, trendy spots and excellent dining, we will be on our way to a spectacular setting in the central highlands, Lake Atitlán, surrounded by three volcanoes and colourful mayan villages.

Quetzaltenango, Guatemala´s second largest city will be our next gateway to discover more of the history of Guatemala and its surrounding towns. We will visit Chichicastenango and experience an essential part of the mayan culture, its iconic market.

We will continue our journey to the city of Antigua Guatemala, a destination by itself and a UNESCO Heritage Site. While strolling its cobbled stone streets you will enjoy everything the town has to offer, from beautiful colonial arquitecture and its coffee culture to colorful markets, delicious food, its quiet mornings and bustling night life. We will hike the Pacaya Volcano and renew in the hot springs of a natural spa.

On our way to Río Dulce, where we will sail to the Guatemalan Caribbean, we will visit Quiriguá, a Mayan arqueological site also recognized by the UNESCO. Our adventure will continue in Petén and the ancient mayan city of Yaxha which overlooks the lake that bears the same name. Immersed in the lush jungle we will visit Tikal National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site too, where you will wonder at the magical scenario of one of the Mayan Civilizations´ greatest cities with its pyramids emerging from the surrounding tropical forest full of exotic flora and fauna.

Finally, our journey will conclude in Guatemala City where we will unwind before your departure.

Our itinerary may be subject to small changes to ensure you the most comfortable and enjoyable travel experience.

Guatemala City

Lake Atitlán

Quetzaltenango

Chichicastenango

Antigua Guatemala

Pacaya Volcano

Quiriguá

Río Dulce

Yaxhá

Tikal

Guatemala City

Lake Atitlán

Quetzaltenango

Chichicastenango

Antigua Guatemala

Pacaya Volcano

Quiriguá

Río Dulce

Yaxhá

Tikal

This trip is for you if…

…you love nature and adventure.

you enjoy the journey as well as its destination.

you believe that a good meal is one of the greatest pleasures in life.

…you want the confort of a good night sleep after a busy and exhausting day.

…you go out of your way to meet the people and culture of the place you travel to.

This trip is NOT for you if…

…you want to travel alone.

…you don’t like surprises in your life.

…you are not flexible about everyday mishaps.

…you like to be on a schedule when you travel.

…you are not very interested in Mayan culture.

This is what my clients say about the TRUST method

«In every way, I can tell you that Paula is a very professional person, highly competent and, above all, a correct person, very human, and always oriented towards excellence and the quality of what she does.»

«She always thinks about the little things»

«If you want to visit the real Guatemala, to go to some of the most beautiful places in this world like a local you should travel with Paula. She has extensive contacts in the country having worked there in the hotel and service industry for years. She’s great at taking care of the details of travel while you get to enjoy authentic locations off the beaten path. I would highly recommend traveling with Paula if you want to get to know the real Guatemala!»

«She organized everything for me. She planned everything stupendously, looked for some hotels, even looked for some artisans’ contacts for me to go directly to them.”

WHICH ARE THE STEPS TO FOLLOW TO TRAVEL TO GUATEMALA WITH ME?

1. Complete the form you will find at the end of this page.

2. Based on the form we will schedule a phone call to assess that the trip meets your expectations.

3. Reserve your space.

IMPORTANT! Take into account…

At the time being I have only one trip planned for 2021:

February 14th to 28th

The group size is limited to 12 travellers

Please consider there is a registration deadline.

FAQ

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Guatemala is a great adventure on any tour you choose. “Roads were made for journeys, not destinations” is our mantra when we travel. Our knowledge of the country will guarantee you an experience that you could hardly live on your own.

Can I make the same trip on my own?

Guatemala is a great adventure on any tour you choose. “Roads were made for journeys, not destinations” is our mantra when we travel. Our knowledge of the country will guarantee you an experience that you could hardly live on your own.

Why hire our services?

Our contacts and knowledge of the country allow you to get more value for your money. We pay special attention to enjoy the journey as well as the destination, the cuisine and a careful selection of accommodations that make the trip a unique experience.

Do I need to speak Spanish during the trip?

You do not need to speak Spanish, although if you speak it at a basic level, it is an excellent opportunity to practice. And we will translate what is necessary into English.

What is the weather like in Guatemala?

Guatemala’s weather is eternally springlike. The temperature, which averages 22º, across the country, varies more according to altitude than by season. Lowland jungles and areas along the coast are usually hot and tropical, while mountainous destinations can be quite chilly.

I have a special diet and certain foods restricted by health issues.

We will do our best to meet all dietary requirements, but in some remote places, it can be difficult to guarantee. We will inform you if there are places on the itinerary where this is the case. Let us know at the time of booking any allergy or food requirements.

Is it mandatory to take out travel insurance?

It is essential to take out travel insurance. This way you will be covered and calm in case of any setback, illness, flight cancellations or accident.

Should I get vaccinated?

No vaccine is officially required to enter Guatemala. However, health conditions and vaccination recommendations may change over time, so it is best to check with your doctor the current requirements before traveling.

Is it safe to travel to Guatemala?

Guatemala is generally safe to visit. You should always follow our recommendations, knowing that zero risk does not exist anywhere in the world.

Do I need an adaptor for my electronics?

Most outlets in Guatemala are 110 volts, the same as are found in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. If you’re coming from one of these countries, you won’t need one.

Can I use my cellphone in Guatemala?

Most restaurants and hotels have Wi-Fi, but if you’d like to be connected outside of Wi-Fi zones, you can buy a Guatemalan sim card.

Are tour dates flexible?

YES. Please contact us if you are not able to travel on the set departure dates. The tour can be arranged on alternative departure dates for a minimum of six travelers.

Can I extend my stay?

Absolutely! Extra days can be arranged if desired. Let us know how we can help you organise them.

Is Guatemala family friendly?

Yes. Guatemalans have a very family-focused culture. A family trip to Guatemala is educational and fun. While here, you’ll experience Mayan culture and tropical rainforests firsthand. That kind of thing that can’t be taught in the classroom.

Should I bring cash? Are ATMs available? Can I use credit cards?

Most travelers bring a small amount of US cash with them and withdraw from ATMs as they need it along they way. ATMs are readily available in the larger towns and cities. Travelers can withdraw US dollars or local currency at fair exchange rates. Credit cards are accepted only in the larger restaurants and stores. Although it is helpful to bring a credit card along for emergencies, don’t count on using it for most purchases.

Do I need a visa/passport?

Travelers will all need a passport valid for at least 6 months after the departure date. Most travelers do not need a visa for Guatemala if staying shorter than 90 days.

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