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Overview

Buenisma onda — a local Guatemala expression meaning great buddy, which is in a nutshell Guate Guate! Because this Guatemala adventure tour packs in a variety of the best places and experiences across the country.

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Buenisma onda — a local Guatemala expression meaning great buddy, which is in a nutshell Guate Guate! Because this Guatemala adventure tour packs in a variety of the best places and experiences across the country.

Arrive in Antigua Guatemala, a beautiful colonial town with cobblestone streets and eye-catching architecture. Enjoy an evening at leisure as you prepare for your Guatemala adventure. The next morning, you’ll travel to majestic Pacaya, an active volcano, where you can undertake a moderate one-hour hike or ride a horse to the summit, from where you’ll be treated to spectacular views of the crater and surrounding landscape. Afterward, set off for the coast and enjoy a chilled-out evening on the black sand beach or poolside.

After a relaxing morning on the beach, journey to the magnificent Lake Atitlán and surrounding volcanos. Hop onboard a boat on the shores of the lake for a quick transfer to Kaqchikel, a Maya community, where you can experience village life first hand. Learn to make the best tortillas or enjoy a game of soccer with the locals. The next day is free to explore the stunning lake area, visit traditional villages, and admire a beautiful sunset. The next morning, there’s more time to enjoy optional activities such as kayaking or take it easy and enjoy the serene atmosphere.

Later, this exciting Guatemala itinerary will bring you to Chichi in the western highlands. This Mayan town hosts a sprawling indigenous market, one of the largest in Central America. The next morning, delve into the famous market and pick up some exotic souvenirs. Then, participate in a unique Mayan blessing ceremony performed by a priest, before making your way back to Antigua Guatemala. On the final day of your Guatemala adventure vacation, join your Inspirit guide for a special Streets and Eats experience where you’ll have the chance to sample delicious local foods. Spend the final evening of your adventure travel in Guatemala at one of Antigua’s lively rooftop bars, where you can say goodbye to your fellow travelers and new friends.

On this amazing Guatemala travel itinerary, keep your fingers crossed for a glimpse of flowing lava as you climb Pacaya Volcano. Surf at a black-sand Pacific beach and hike on an ancient footpath along the shores of the most beautiful lake in the world. Learn about textiles and local customs and encounter San Simon, a cigar-smoking, rum-swilling Mayan deity. Play soccer with the locals, eat tamales at a family table, and enjoy a homestay that will immerse you completely into a fascinating culture.

Barter at Guate's wildest textile and artisan market, be part of a sacred Mayan ceremony, eat from street-side grills, and wander the cobblestone streets of Antigua. On and off the gringo trail, your Inspirit guide will take you to some incredible behind-the-scenes spots and top places in Guatemala.

Guate Guate is buenisima onda!

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8Days

$ 699

International airfare to Guatemala not included

Available dates

What's included on this trip?

Inspirit trip leader

7 nights accommodation

All transportation

Explorer walks, cultural experiences, and activities as indicated

Culinary experiences as mentioned

Expert local team

Start country

Guatemala

End country

Guatemala

Physical rating

Normal / Moderate

Group size

16 Maximum

Trip code

GTA

Minimum age

18

Maximum age

39

Your journey

Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrivals into Antigua Guatemala

Step back into time as you get settled in colonial Antigua, lined with cobblestone streets, wonderful shops, and colonial churches and ruins. Enjoy the day as you please, and tomorrow set out for a volcano climb and a scenic Pacific beach. You'll spend time later at a stunning volcanic lake and its surrounding villages, including a homestay with a family, before setting out to a hectic, colorful market. On your way back…

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Step back into time as you get settled in colonial Antigua, lined with cobblestone streets, wonderful shops, and colonial churches and ruins. Enjoy the day as you please, and tomorrow set out for a volcano climb and a scenic Pacific beach. You'll spend time later at a stunning volcanic lake and its surrounding villages, including a homestay with a family, before setting out to a hectic, colorful market. On your way back to Antigua, explore small but impressive Mayan ruins and take part in a ritual ceremony for a uniquely Guate experience.

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Day 1 - Arrivals into Antigua Guatemala

Step back into time as you get settled in colonial Antigua, lined with cobblestone streets, wonderful shops, and colonial churches and ruins. Enjoy the day as you please, and tomorrow set out for a volcano climb and a scenic Pacific beach. You'll spend time later at a stunning volcanic lake and its surrounding villages, including a homestay with a family, before setting out to a hectic, colorful market. On your way back to Antigua, explore small but impressive Mayan ruins and take part in a ritual ceremony for a uniquely Guate experience.

Arrivals into Antigua Guatemala

Explore Antigua & meet your Inspirit guide

Hotel Posada Los Búcaros or similar

Day 2 - Pacaya Active Volcano & Black Sand Beach

After breakfast, we're off to climb the active Pacaya Volcano, part of the Central American volcanic arch — a chain of volcanoes stretching along the entire Pacific Coast of Central America. The ascent by foot is moderate and takes just over an hour, and if you prefer, you can ride a horse up the trail. At the base of the summit, enjoy the breathtaking views toward the crater, as well as the towering volcanoes in the …

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After breakfast, we're off to climb the active Pacaya Volcano, part of the Central American volcanic arch — a chain of volcanoes stretching along the entire Pacific Coast of Central America. The ascent by foot is moderate and takes just over an hour, and if you prefer, you can ride a horse up the trail. At the base of the summit, enjoy the breathtaking views toward the crater, as well as the towering volcanoes in the distance: Agua, Acatenango and active Fuego. It’s also possible to see the Pacific Coast on a clear day!

After your Pacaya adventure, we'll set out for the coast, arriving in time for late afternoon surfing, a walk on the black-sand beach, and relaxation by the pool. Hit the waves on your own or opt for a surf lesson if you want to try something new!

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Day 2 - Pacaya Active Volcano & Black Sand Beach

After breakfast, we're off to climb the active Pacaya Volcano, part of the Central American volcanic arch — a chain of volcanoes stretching along the entire Pacific Coast of Central America. The ascent by foot is moderate and takes just over an hour, and if you prefer, you can ride a horse up the trail. At the base of the summit, enjoy the breathtaking views toward the crater, as well as the towering volcanoes in the distance: Agua, Acatenango and active Fuego. It’s also possible to see the Pacific Coast on a clear day!

After your Pacaya adventure, we'll set out for the coast, arriving in time for late afternoon surfing, a walk on the black-sand beach, and relaxation by the pool. Hit the waves on your own or opt for a surf lesson if you want to try something new!

Official Inspirit Welcome Meeting

This is info about the welcome meeting.

Private transfer to El Paredón Beach via Pacaya Volcano climb

Enjoy El Paredón Beach with optional activities

Hotel Paredon Surf House or similar

The Surf House at El Paredón is a relaxing and welcoming beach house and beach hotel located in the small fishing village of El Paredón, near Sipacate in Guatemala. A tranquil surfing oasis conveniently located 2 hours from Guatemala City and Antigua, people come to El Paredón to escape the hustle and bustle of Guatemala’s more popular and over-crowed beaches. Relax at the beach or in our freshwater swimming pool; surf some of Guatemala’s most consistent waves; or enjoy beach volleyball, organized boat tours of the mangrove natural reserve, community tours and activities, or turtle watching. http://www.paredonsurf.com

Day 3 - Beach Time & Lake Atitlán with Maya Homestay

You have the morning free for surfing, beach combing, or just relaxing in a hammock watching the waves roll in.

Late morning, we hit the road for our transfer to Lake Atitlán, which is surrounded by three volcanoes and without a doubt one of the most beautiful lakes on our planet. Once we reach its shores, we hop on a boat for a short ride to a local Maya Kaqchikel village, w…

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You have the morning free for surfing, beach combing, or just relaxing in a hammock watching the waves roll in.

Late morning, we hit the road for our transfer to Lake Atitlán, which is surrounded by three volcanoes and without a doubt one of the most beautiful lakes on our planet. Once we reach its shores, we hop on a boat for a short ride to a local Maya Kaqchikel village, where a traditional local dinner and an overnight stay with local families await us. Learn how to make tortillas and challenge the locals to a soccer or basketball game.

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Day 3 - Beach Time & Lake Atitlán with Maya Homestay

You have the morning free for surfing, beach combing, or just relaxing in a hammock watching the waves roll in.

Late morning, we hit the road for our transfer to Lake Atitlán, which is surrounded by three volcanoes and without a doubt one of the most beautiful lakes on our planet. Once we reach its shores, we hop on a boat for a short ride to a local Maya Kaqchikel village, where a traditional local dinner and an overnight stay with local families await us. Learn how to make tortillas and challenge the locals to a soccer or basketball game.

Enjoy a morning at the beach with local activities

Transfer to Lake Atitlán via private & public transportation

Maya Village Explorer

Maya village homestay & dinner with host family

Day 4 - Hike and Explore the Shores of Lake Atitlán

After breakfast with the family, it’s time to say goodbye to our gracious hosts, leaving with full stomachs and warm memories of new friendships!

We lace up our walking shoes on for a moderate hike (1.5 hours) along the hilly lakeshore, getting more in touch with local life and the stunning surroundings as we pass fields, small farms and Maya communities. Get to know how cof…

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After breakfast with the family, it’s time to say goodbye to our gracious hosts, leaving with full stomachs and warm memories of new friendships!

We lace up our walking shoes on for a moderate hike (1.5 hours) along the hilly lakeshore, getting more in touch with local life and the stunning surroundings as we pass fields, small farms and Maya communities. Get to know how coffee is processed from farm to table, learn about back-strap weaving, and discover natural medicines. In the afternoon it's off to the bohemian town of Panajachel, overlooking Lake Atitlán. In the evening, enjoy the magic of sunset over the lake, and at night, stroll down buzzing Santander Avenue with its eclectic mix of bars, restaurants, and shops.

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Day 4 - Hike and Explore the Shores of Lake Atitlán

After breakfast with the family, it’s time to say goodbye to our gracious hosts, leaving with full stomachs and warm memories of new friendships!

We lace up our walking shoes on for a moderate hike (1.5 hours) along the hilly lakeshore, getting more in touch with local life and the stunning surroundings as we pass fields, small farms and Maya communities. Get to know how coffee is processed from farm to table, learn about back-strap weaving, and discover natural medicines. In the afternoon it's off to the bohemian town of Panajachel, overlooking Lake Atitlán. In the evening, enjoy the magic of sunset over the lake, and at night, stroll down buzzing Santander Avenue with its eclectic mix of bars, restaurants, and shops.

Breakfast with host family

Lake Shore Hike & Local Villages Tour with Coffee Experience

Transfer by Public Boat to Panajachel

Hotel Kaqchiquel or similar

Day 5 - Chichicastenango Behind-the-Scenes

This morning you have the option of taking part in optional activities such as kayaking, paragliding, museum visits, and galleries, or just taking it easy and enjoying the unique lake atmosphere.

After lunch we head off to the Mayan town of Chichicastenango, nestled in Guatemala's western highlands. Known simply as “Chichi,” it's famous for its sprawling and wonderfully cha…

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This morning you have the option of taking part in optional activities such as kayaking, paragliding, museum visits, and galleries, or just taking it easy and enjoying the unique lake atmosphere.

After lunch we head off to the Mayan town of Chichicastenango, nestled in Guatemala's western highlands. Known simply as “Chichi,” it's famous for its sprawling and wonderfully chaotic indigenous market — one of the largest of its type in Latin America. 

Market days are Thursdays and Sundays, and we planned our itinerary to arrive on Wednesday night for a sneak peek of the bustling village working to set up the market for tomorrow’s trade. Your Inspirit guide will help you experience Chichi behind-the-scenes.

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Day 5 - Chichicastenango Behind-the-Scenes

This morning you have the option of taking part in optional activities such as kayaking, paragliding, museum visits, and galleries, or just taking it easy and enjoying the unique lake atmosphere.

After lunch we head off to the Mayan town of Chichicastenango, nestled in Guatemala's western highlands. Known simply as “Chichi,” it's famous for its sprawling and wonderfully chaotic indigenous market — one of the largest of its type in Latin America. 

Market days are Thursdays and Sundays, and we planned our itinerary to arrive on Wednesday night for a sneak peek of the bustling village working to set up the market for tomorrow’s trade. Your Inspirit guide will help you experience Chichi behind-the-scenes.

Explore Lake Atitlán with optional activities

Transfer by public bus to Chichicastenango

Chichicastenango City Explorer, market set-up "behind-the-scenes"

Hotel Chalet or similar

Day 6 - Chichi Market, Maya Ritual, & Iximché Ruins

In the morning, dive into famous Chichicastenango market! Stimulate your senses with energetic bartering, the sea of colorful, hand-made products, and the barrage of aromas from fried foods to burning incense as you follow your guide through the aisles and stalls. This is a perfect place to find authentic, locally made handcrafts and beautiful textiles.

As a special Inspirit to…

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In the morning, dive into famous Chichicastenango market! Stimulate your senses with energetic bartering, the sea of colorful, hand-made products, and the barrage of aromas from fried foods to burning incense as you follow your guide through the aisles and stalls. This is a perfect place to find authentic, locally made handcrafts and beautiful textiles.

As a special Inspirit touch, we purchase the ingredients, including candles and a bottle of “Venado” (local liquor), for a special Mayan ceremony that takes place on a sacred hill overlooking Chichicastenango. This is a blessing ceremony — performed by a Mayan priest — calling for purification and safe and happy travels for the group.

After your market adventure, we depart to Antigua Guatemala on a scenic 2.5-hour journey. En route we stop at the Maya Kaqchikel site of Iximché, which blends Mayan and Spanish history.

Settle in for a pleasant evening in Antigua upon returning.

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Day 6 - Chichi Market, Maya Ritual, & Iximché Ruins

In the morning, dive into famous Chichicastenango market! Stimulate your senses with energetic bartering, the sea of colorful, hand-made products, and the barrage of aromas from fried foods to burning incense as you follow your guide through the aisles and stalls. This is a perfect place to find authentic, locally made handcrafts and beautiful textiles.

As a special Inspirit touch, we purchase the ingredients, including candles and a bottle of “Venado” (local liquor), for a special Mayan ceremony that takes place on a sacred hill overlooking Chichicastenango. This is a blessing ceremony — performed by a Mayan priest — calling for purification and safe and happy travels for the group.

After your market adventure, we depart to Antigua Guatemala on a scenic 2.5-hour journey. En route we stop at the Maya Kaqchikel site of Iximché, which blends Mayan and Spanish history.

Settle in for a pleasant evening in Antigua upon returning.

Chichicastenango market & shaman ritual

Private transfer to Antigua via Iximche Maya ruins

Ixmiché archaeological site tour

Hotel Posada Los Búcaros or similar

Day 7 - Antigua Guatemala with Streets & Eats Tour

Most of the day is reserved for you to enjoy optional activities that appeal to you. We all meet up in the late afternoon for a Streets & Eats experience, sampling some of Antigua’s best street food.

Later on, enjoy the magic of the sunset from one of the many rooftop cafés and bars, and at night, take a stroll along Antigua’s lively cobblestone streets for a farewell…

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Most of the day is reserved for you to enjoy optional activities that appeal to you. We all meet up in the late afternoon for a Streets & Eats experience, sampling some of Antigua’s best street food.

Later on, enjoy the magic of the sunset from one of the many rooftop cafés and bars, and at night, take a stroll along Antigua’s lively cobblestone streets for a farewell night out.

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Day 7 - Antigua Guatemala with Streets & Eats Tour

Most of the day is reserved for you to enjoy optional activities that appeal to you. We all meet up in the late afternoon for a Streets & Eats experience, sampling some of Antigua’s best street food.

Later on, enjoy the magic of the sunset from one of the many rooftop cafés and bars, and at night, take a stroll along Antigua’s lively cobblestone streets for a farewell night out.

Explore Antigua Guatemala with optional activities

Antigua "Streets & Eats" street-food tasting tour

Hotel Posada Los Búcaros or similar

Day 8 - Antigua Guatemala Departures

Our Guatemala adventure ends today, but there’s much more to do if you can stay longer. Your Inspirit guide can recommend the best activities and lodging based on your preferences and budget.

Day 8 - Antigua Guatemala Departures

Our Guatemala adventure ends today, but there’s much more to do if you can stay longer. Your Inspirit guide can recommend the best activities and lodging based on your preferences and budget.

Antigua Guatemala Departures

Trip Information

Arrival – Antigua Guatemala

Closest Airport: Guatemala City, La Aurora International Airport - GUA
Meeting Point: Antigua, Guatemala - Hotel Los Bucaros, Los Nazarenos Street, Antigua,
Guatemala
Tel: +502 7832 2346

It’s a 60-minute ride to the hotel. To start off your experience on the right foot, take advantage and book the transfer to the hotel with one of our trusted drivers. Please let us know if wish to do so. Opting for an Uber is an alternative or if you plan to take a taxi make sure you agree clearly on the price before you hop in one!

Arrive at any time on Day 1 (Saturday). Our service starts with a night at the hotel. Our guide is available throughout the day and is happy to help you get settled and make you feel at home right away. We meet at 7 pm at the hotel reception for an informal group dinner outing. It's a good chance to meet your guide and fellow travelers to connect and have fun!

Departure – Antigua Guatemala

Closest Airport: Guatemala City, La Aurora International Airport - GUA
End Point: Antigua Guatemala - Hotel Los Bucaros
Hotel address: Los Nazarenos Street, Antigua, Guatemala
Tel: +502 7832 2346

It’s a 60 minute ride to the airport. End your adventure hassle free by using one of our trusted drivers for your airport transfer. Please let us know if you would like to book this. Opting for an Uber is an alternative or if you plan to take a taxi make sure you agree clearly on the price before you hop in one!

Depart at any time on day 8 (Saturday). Our guide is available throughout the day to assist in any way. If you like/are staying longer we are happy to assist in any way. Please let us know.

Temperatures

In Central America temperatures can vary significantly depending on time of year and altitudes. Use the guidelines below so you can adjust your packing list accordingly.

This trip visits the following climate zones:

Highlands

Temperatures on the highland plateaus are generally warm during the day and cool to cold at night. Daytime maximum Temperatures can range from 29 degrees Celsius / 84 Fahrenheit to 5 degrees Celsius 42 Fahrenheit at nighttime.

Coastal/Lowlands (one night only!)

In the coastal region and adjoining lowlands it is usually hot during the day and warm at night. Day time maximum Temperatures can range from 40 degrees Celsius / Fahrenheit to 104 Fahrenheit to 10 degrees Celsius 50 Fahrenheit at nighttime.

Physical Rating

Use the physical rating to help you decide if a particular trip is right for you.

This trip is rated: Normal with the exception of the Pacaya Volcano Hike day which is rated Moderate (you can sit this one out if you prefer).

Normal

This is your regular everyday type of physical activity. There may be some physical aspects of the trip, but nothing that should require specific training in advance. We walk a lot on our trips. We climb hills, temples, and negotiate uneven surfaces. Paths are generally unpaved, and even pavements may feel “off road” in most places we visit. Good, sturdy footwear is required.

Moderate

Moderately active trips might include hiking, some biking, kayaking, or white-water rafting. Expect a little more physical exertion than normal. Advance training is generally not required, but we recommend that you do not arrive completely out of shape if you want to have an enjoyable trip!

Additional Activities

When designing our itineraries, we look for that perfect balance of included activities and free time. Our general rule is to include the best value-for-money activities each day, allowing you to experience the “must-see-and-do’s,” or simply giving you a flavor for the local culture and nature. We also want you to enjoy a hassle free vacation, and not have to worry about searching for local activities each day of your trip. Generally, there is usually one day, maybe two, on each of our week-long trips that include some free time for booking additional activities. This is generally in the larger cities, beach destinations, or tourist hotspots, where there are many local activities and adventures to choose from. Do keep in mind that additional activities are optional, and it is totally up to you how to use that time best for yourself. Sometimes the best activity is no activity at all. Find a hammock and chill!

This trip has free time in the following destinations:

  • Antigua Guatemala
  • Pacific Coast, El Paredon

Things to do in:

Antigua Guatemala

  • Santo Domingo Monastery Hotel Visit ($0)
  • Macadamia Farm ($5)
  • Spanish Classes ($8 per hour)
  • Salsa Lessons ($7 per hour)
  • Chocolate Workshop ($25)
  • Acatenango Volcano ($60)

Pacific Coast, El Paredon

  • Surfing Lessons ($25)
  • Mangrove Tour ($15)
  • Cooking Experience ($12)
  • Sea Turtle & Salt Farm ($25)

(Prices are in USD and are for reference only as these are not operated directly by Inspirit)

General information

Inspirit Welcome Meeting

Our welcome meeting takes place in the morning of Day 2 of each itinerary. You’ll have a chance to meet your fellow travelers as well as your guide. Get acquainted with an overview of the itinerary, destinations visited, the Inspirit travel style, and many more details on the experiences to come. Ask any questions you may have, and let the fun begin!

For those traveling on combination trips, you’ll have the opportunity to join the meeting each week and help welcome any new passengers that are joining the trip.

Emergency contact information

For any emergencies that cannot be immediately handled with the assistance of your trip leader, our operations staff is on call 24/7. You can call / SMS  / Whatsapp / on +506 7025 9328 (Costa Rica). For local calls within Costa Rica you do not need to add the +506 country code.

Eating/dietary preferences

The food is local and delicious! Our guides will always suggest locally owned restaurants and will take you to the best value-for-your-money places we have found. A wide variety of options are available to cater for different tastes and dietary requirements. Outside of the more developed areas, it can be a challenge to cater to very specialised diets, but the locals are friendly and accommodating and will always make sure that you find enough to eat!

Water

In most areas we visit, it is not advisable to drink water from the tap (except Costa Rica). We provide you with refillable water bottles that we use throughout the trip, refilling them along the way from purified sources -- such as at your hotel, or at restaurants we visit along the route. Our aim here is to avoid single-use plastic bottles and containers to reduce our impact on the environment.

Money

Payments are best made by major credit cards. Visa is the most widely accepted card in the region. We recommend bringing emergency cash (around $300), as sometimes ATMs can be hard to find in rural areas, or the one ATM in town could be out of service.

Tour guide

Our trip leaders are Central America locals, and all are licensed tour guides in their country of origin and experts in their field. They are fun, charismatic, highly organized, and dynamic individuals with a passion for travel. Trained in areas of safety, group dynamics, effective communication, and much more, our leaders are ready to deal with any challenges that might arise on a trip.

Fellow travelers

Inspirit travelers are probably a lot like you. No matter your age, you are young at heart and have an adventurous spirit. You are interested in discovering new places, meeting new people, and having a ton of fun along the way.

Luggage

We recommend that you pack as lightly as possible. Backpacks are better than large suitcases, as we may be carrying our bags onto public buses where space is limited. Sometimes we may need to walk for a while over uneven surfaces to get between transportation hubs to to our hotel.

Keep the weight under 44 pounds (20kg). An additional day-pack is essential for excursions and transfers. Your main backpack may get stored on the roof of the bus, or in the luggage hold underneath, so you’ll want a smaller backpack that you can carry with you to keep your essential items safe. It’s a good idea to bring a TSA approved padlock to keep your bags secure.


Packing List

Things to bring to help reduce our eco footprint:

  • Refillable coffee mug (one that is easy to travel with)
  • Reusable food storage container (think Tupperware) for transporting foods you may buy en route
  • Towel
  • Organic soap and shampoo
  • Biodegradable washing detergent (if you plan to wash clothes en-route -- note: laundry services are available in most places)

Recommended:

  • Toiletries
  • Personal items such as prescriptions, medicine, etc.
  • Sun protection (SPF 50+), sunglasses, lip balm, after-sun moisturizer
  • Insect repellent and insect bite cream
  • Eye mask and ear plugs
  • Antibacterial gel and or hand wipes
  • First-aid kit
  • Just-in-case kit with aspirin, anti-diarrhea medication, etc
  • Smartphone – as if you would forget!
  • Electrical adapter (if your devices don't plug into North American outlets)
  • Flashlight or headlamp (small rechargeable one)
  • Sweater/microfleece
  • Long-sleeve top
  • Long trousers (zip-off trousers are very versatile)
  • Jeans/trousers/shorts
  • T-shirts/cotton shirts
  • Good all-terrain walking shoes
  • Sandals/tevas (with a strap)
  • Socks/underwear
  • Waterproof and windproof jacket

ATTENTION: Be sure to bring clothing that covers your knees and shoulders for visits to religious sites and during travel on public transportation (in case of chills from the AC). Avoid any kind of provocative clothing, such as military style, and shirts / jackets with slogans or images that may be offensive in the countries you visit.

Optional

  • Camera equipment
  • Spare batteries/chargers
  • Books, etc
  • Travel pillow
  • Flip-flops

Safety Guidelines

Cash: Bring small bills (No larger than USDS 20s). Most activities can be paid by credit card.

Credit cards: Do not write down passwords / PINs.

Out and about: Use common sense, take a taxi back if it's late, do not accept any drinks or rides from strangers.

Travel insurance

You must have travel insurance to participate in any Inspirit trip. Insurance must cover personal injury and emergency medical expenses, with a minimum coverage to include medical, evacuation, and repatriation. Insurance must cover all dates of travel with Inspirit.

Proof of insurance must be provided prior to the start of any trip. Without proof of insurance, you will not be allowed to participate in the trip.

We strongly encourage you to purchase additional insurance that covers trip cancellation, curtailment, and loss, damage, injury, delay, or inconvenience while traveling.

Transport

Our trips use a mix of private and public transportation. We may be in minibuses, inter-city coaches, local “chicken buses,” or taxis. We may also use water taxis, ferries, and local flights.

Responsible travel

As you see in our packing list, we strive to protect the natural surroundings that make our destinations so special. Our travel style incorporates environmental responsibility to minimize our carbon footprint wherever we go. Leading by example, we also educate our local partners about how they can make small but important changes in their day-to-day activities that will benefit the environment.

You can help by bringing a reusable mug for warm drinks, small bags for market purchases, and a reusable container (Tupperware style) for food. We provide you with a durable water bottle to refill throughout your trip, and we may even try some local eco-hacks such as eating off a banana-leaf instead of a plate made from Styrofoam! Check our packing list and please do your part to help us reduce our impact on the environment.

Fair play

Inspirit retains the right to dismiss from a trip any passenger for reasons affecting their own safety, the safety, well-being, and enjoyment of fellow travelers, or the safe and effective operation of the trip. Non-compliance with local laws and regulations of the countries and regions visited, or Inspirit’s own responsible travel policies, may also warrant dismissal. Refunds for unused services or costs related to travel arrangements required as a result of trip dismissal will not be provided. 

Travelers are responsible for costs incurred by Inspirit or Inspirit’s suppliers for property damage, destruction, or theft they cause while on a trip.

Medical

Inspirit does not provide medical advice, and travelers are responsible for assessing the risks and responsibilities of each aspect of a trip to determine whether it is suitable for them. Travelers should seek their physician’s advice on all medical matters, including travel precautions and vaccinations.

Inspirit trips may visit remote regions in developing areas, where medical care may not meet the standards of those found in a traveler’s home country.

In consideration of the safety and enjoyment of all travelers and the safe operation of a trip, pre-existing medical conditions that may impact a traveler’s ability to participate in any aspect of a trip, including pregnancy, must be disclosed at the time of booking.

Inspirit reserves the right to deny permission to travel or participate in any aspect of a trip at any time where Inspirit determines that a physical or mental condition represents a danger to the traveler or to others.

Age

Travellers under the age of 18 on the date of arrival are considered minors and must be accompanied by an adult. The minimum age for travel on any trip, unless otherwise specified, is 15 years. All bookings including minors are subject to approval, and accompaniment or written consent by a parent or legal guardian is required.

There is no upper age limit for our trips.

Changes

Where reasonably required an itinerary may need to be modified either before or after departure. If a change affects at least one in three full days of the itinerary (a major change), Inspirit will provide notice as soon as reasonably possible before departure. In the event of a major change, travelers may accept the change or request a full refund of the land-only portion of their trip.

Once a trip has departed, unforeseen circumstances may present operational concerns, or concerns for the health, safety, and well-being of passengers, and may require an itinerary change. Travelers are responsible for incidental expenses during a trip, including expenses arising from a change of itinerary. Inspirit will not be liable for losses associated with itinerary changes.

Flexibility

Travelers acknowledge that any foreign travel may require a certain amount of flexibility, and some changes or adjustments to the trip itinerary, schedule, activities, modes of transport, or other may be reasonably accepted due to local circumstances.

Risk

Travelers acknowledge that trips operated and sold by Inspirit are adventurous by nature, and participation involves a significant amount of risk to their personal health and safety. In full consideration and acknowledgment of the inherent risks involved in foreign adventure travel and participation in adventurous activities, especially in a foreign country that may not have the same standards of hygiene, accommodation, transportation, medical care, and other infrastructure as a traveler’s home country, travelers assume full responsibility for all such risk and release Inspirit from any and all claims and causes of action arising from loss, damage, injury, or death resulting from these inherent risks.

Travelers acknowledge that the degree of risk depends on the specific activity booked, and activities of a physical nature, extreme sports, or other high-risk activities, whether included on an Inspirit trip, or suggested by an Inspirit trip leader or other representative of Inspirit, may add additional risk.

Travelers must take all measures to help ensure their own safety by proper use of safety devices (seatbelts, harnesses, flotation devices, helmets, etc.) and obey all health and safety warnings, either written or verbal.

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Feb 29 - Mar 07, 2020

Available: Unavailable

Price PP: $ 699

Mar 21 - Mar 28, 2020

Available: 0 Available

Price PP: $ 699

IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to the close departure date our team will need to confirm availability. If your space cannot be confirmed you will be fully refunded! Just don't book flights until you get a confirmation from us.

Apr 11 - Apr 18, 2020

Available: 0 Available

Price PP: $ 799

May 09 - May 16, 2020

Available: Available

Price PP: $ 699

Jun 06 - Jun 13, 2020

Available: Available

Price PP: $ 699

Jul 04 - Jul 11, 2020

Available: Available

Price PP: $ 699

Aug 01 - Aug 08, 2020

Available: Available

Price PP: $ 699

Aug 29 - Sep 05, 2020

Available: Available

Price PP: $ 699

Sep 26 - Oct 03, 2020

Available: Available

Price PP: $ 699

Oct 24 - Oct 31, 2020

Available: Available

Price PP: $ 699

Nov 21 - Nov 28, 2020

Available: Available

Price PP: $ 699

Dec 19 - Dec 26, 2020

Available: Available

Price PP: $ 799

Jan 16 - Jan 23, 2021

Available: Available

Price PP: $ 799

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