Learning Tours

Culture + Exploration Tours

CASAS designs Learning Tours for groups who want to experience the distinctive character of Guatemala. CASAS develops and packages several tours each year. We are also open to creating a customized trip to meet the interests and needs of your group.

Cultural Immersion Experience

We provide travel with a purpose: deepening our understanding of culture, language, history, and each other. We offer a wide range of activities ranging from tours of historic cities, architectural wonders, cathedrals, sacred memorials, excursions to museums, trips to sample typical regional foods, neighborhoods, festivals, cultural performances, indigenous villages, and distinctive landscapes.

Through these experiences, we help visitors experience an “authentic” Guatemalan perspective, deepening interest in Latin American history and culture, and an interest in studies that connect the past with the present

Learning Tour Packages

Learning Tours are all-inclusive 1-2 week travel and study experiences. Packages include lodging, meals, transportation within Guatemala, lectures, and presentations, admission or entrance fees for museums, archaeological sites, etc. The package price does not include personal spending (gifts or souvenirs) or independent travel outside of the SEMILLA CASAS program. Our staff can arrange independent travel with reputable travel partners for a small fee.

 

Learning Tour Options

History and Culture, Guatemala

History and Culture

Historic Center Walking Tour*

National Palace and National Cathedral*

Race and Ethnicity Exhibit at the Railroad Museum (Museo del Ferrocarril)*

Museum of Archeology and Ethnology*

Archeological Site Kaminal Juyu *

Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Environment

Alta Verapaz: Cloud Forest

Centro Esdras* 

Amigos del Lago de Atitlan*

ARCAS (Animal Conservation)

Nature Reserve and Ziplines

Utz K’aslimaal Collective

Coffee Tour 

Biotopo del Quetzal

Social and Political Issues, Guatemala

Social+Political Issues

Women’s Cooperative: United for a Better Life*

ODHAG (Archbishop’s Office for Human Rights)*

Sobrevivientes (Women’s Rights)*

Casa de la Memoria Kaji Tulum*

Contrast Tour (Terminal market, Cayalá Mall)*

Casa del Migrante*

Te Conecta (Migration)*

Art Guatemala City, Guatemala

Art

Textile Museum “Museo Ixchel”*

Archeology museum Popol Vuh*

Modern Art museum*

Weaving cooperative

Art cooperative

ANADESA

Mayan Ruins Ixmiché, Guatemala

Indigenous Peoples

Lake Atitlán: Indigenous Cooperatives, Chocolate, Honey, Naturopathic Medicine, Textiles

Iximche: Mayan Ruins

Chichicastenango: open-air market, indigenous Maya

Guatemalan Hammock

Entertainment and Relaxation

Children’s Museum* 

La Aurora Zoo*

Parque Calderas:  Zipline, rowboats, giant swings, a floating restaurant 

Antigua: “Old Guatemala”