Single Parent Travel – Guatemala 2014

b9de55_b5a11ced68492e4957f9e0ac16f8fd81Our Founder, Brenda Elwell is at it again. This time, she has created a wonderful trip for Single Parents to Guatemala.  This specially priced and custom designed 9-night tour with Maxim Tours will include visits to Antigua, Lake Atitlan, San Juan, Lake Peten Itza and much more.

Immerse yourself in Mayan culture. Experience everyday life in traditional Mayan markets, towns and ceremonies with a backdrop of pristine lakes and mountains.

World renown for its colonial beauty, Antigua has its own personality…tourists learning Spanish, locals selling crafts, monumental and picturesque ruins of churches and monasteries remain from the last earthquake. There are good restaurants, art galleries, bars, a theater and library. It is multicultural, multilingual, and still a real place. Northern Guatemala stretches between Mexico and Belize for the most part covered by a jungle rich in wildlife – and the ruins of the great Classic Maya cities. Tikal is the most famous, but there are several sites worth visiting to learn different aspects of the Maya culture that was so advanced. Yaxhá, though smaller than Tikal, was important in its own right and home to about 40,000 people. The jungle dominates much of this site, giving a special atmosphere to explorations.

b9de55_971a719bf64ac8b6431e7d700c08fe6cSurely one of the world’s most beautiful lakes, Lago Atitlán is framed by volcanoes and surrounded by 12 villages. Local inhabitants, Tzutuhil or Cakchiquel Maya, fish from dugout canoes, cut reeds to make mats, farm, tend coffee farms, make ceramics and weave. There’s a crafts market in Santiago Atitlán which draws tourists daily. Other activities include hiking, birdwatching, and horseback riding. Chichicastenango is famous for its twice-weekly market.

Our trip will include your overnight accommodations including some glamping (they call it camping, but aside from the tents….), opportunity to interact with local school children, participation in a reforestation project, and many multi cultural activities throughout your time in Guatemala.

getmapimgDates: July 19 to July 27

Cost:  $4268.00 for parent and one child under 10, $4836.00 for one parent and child over 10. Triple room rates available. This does not include international air or travel insurance.

Note: We need a minimum of three families to operate this trip. If the tour falls short, the remaining participants will have the option of taking the trip at a slightly higher cost, or cancel with a full refund of their deposit. Please read the full details and terms on the flyer.

Deposit requirements: $400 per person due immediately to secure the spot and is fully refundable prior to May 15, 2014. Balance is due on May 15, 2014 and will be non-refundable at that point. Travel insurance is not included but highly recommended.

Please download the full details of the trip here.

If you have any specific questions or concerns, Brenda is the expert on Central America and can be reached via e-mail at

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4 Responses to “Single Parent Travel – Guatemala 2014”

  1. It seems that your trips are expensive. I’m wondering why? I love to travel and would like to travel with other families; I see other trip/tour packages that include air and are half the price.

    • HI Ellen—we do try to offer a variety of price points. When we organize a group, we try to include special amenities that will make the experience more special than something right out of a brochure.

      There are plenty of destinations that will include air and be less expensive, but we also need to balance that with an appropriate destination and property–not all are created equal in terms of single parent travel. In fact, you will find that most prices that are quoted will require 2 adults in a room and there is a “penalty” for a single adult.

      With that said, if you have any specific destinations in mind, we are always open for suggestions–please send them to me john @


  2. Why I agree with the folks above. I cannot take a short noticed trip being a single parent at 4k. How about planning a trip for next summer? That would be easier for me to plan/budget.

    Thank you!


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