Expedition Guatemala — Girls’ Guatemalan Getaway with G Stone

Your TourHero

Travel is not only a transformative experience but also an act of healing and self-care. Join me, G Stone, on an empowering and liberating journey to connect with your authentic self and let your inner beauty shine during a six-day retreat in Guatemala! Release yourself from unwanted baggage, negative self-talk, procrastination, bad habits and missed opportunities. Allow yourself to find peace, clarity, support, friendship, and gratitude on this beautiful and culturally immersive journey. Your journey begins with your deposit, a passport and your plane ticket! All women are welcome.

About G Stone

I am a Certified and Board-Approved Clinical Sexologist, Certified Master Sexpert, Intimacy Coordinator for TV/Film, Dating/Relationship/Intimacy Coach and Founder of Straight”.. But Not Narrow Ladies. I enjoy traveling and believe there are so many things we can learn, explore and experience on our journeys. To me, traveling is an opportunity for growth and an act of self-care. We are multifaceted and dynamic beings with interconnected parts. We need to de-layer, assess and re-learn in order to truly transform and grow. This is how I approach my coaching work and strive to incorporate and teach in my travel experiences. I am passionate about creating a luxurious and abundantly happy life for myself and want to inspire and help others, especially women of color, do the same.

Instagram: @heygstone

My Website

G Stone as your host for this travel experience may offer additional services (mini coaching session, virtual group chat platform, pre-trip meet & greet, etc) for trip attendees leading up to or during the Guatemala adventure. G Stone will plan and communicate directly with trip attendees.

Testimonial for G's Retreats

I love that every activity was planned and executed well. You have impeccable taste. I am grateful for the connections that were made. It was a beautiful experience. The connections that were cultivated were an absolute bonus. G is gifted at connecting powerful women and curating unforgettable experiences. I have already booked my next trip! -O.D.

I enjoyed all the interactions with everyone from the group. Always great meeting new people in a relaxing atmosphere. -L.S.

My trip with G was all I hoped for and more! I was a bit cautious attending the trip and not knowing anyone there, but G made us all feel comfortable and I left the trip gaining a bunch of new sisters! G. is thoughtful and meticulous in her panning of every aspect of the trip, and she made sure we had all we needed. From a curated chef-cooked menu to private massages, there was never a dull moment on this trip! I had the best time and have already put a down payment on my next trip with G. -D.M.

You all have me spoiled on these trips! It's hard to travel any other way now. -T.M.

Duration

6 days · 5 nights

Travel Date

Apr 10 – 15, 2023

Activity Level

Moderate

Group Size

6 – 10

Transportation

Van, boat

Tour Price

USD 3,399
/ person
Flexible payment plans available
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Age range

18+

Travel interest

Culture, sightseeing, adventure, hiking

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Guatemala>Expedition Guatemala — Girls’ Guatemalan Getaway with G Stone

Join G Stone for a girls' escape to Guatemala, a gleaming gem in Central America. Home to mysterious rainforests, explosive volcanoes, fascinating Mayan culture, and sensational views. This is an expedition you don't want to miss! From the serene Lake Atitlán to the colorful, volcanic Antigua City, you'll journey through lush scenery and reach new lands of discovery, perfect for exploration! Charter a boat across the resplendent Lake Atitlán, soothe your body and soul in the Fuentes Georginas hot springs, and trek to the perilous Pacaya Volcano... if you dare! Pack your bags — we're going on a stress-free adventure to La Tierra de la Eterna Primavera – the Land of the Eternal Spring… And don’t forget your meals are included! What are you waiting for? Lock your spot on this amazing trip NOW!

Cancellation policy

Refunds for deposits
If you cancel your trip after placing a deposit but before your card on file is charged for the full payment, you can request a full refund of your deposit up to 30 days before the tour departure.

Refunds for fully-paid trips
If you cancel your trip after making the full payment, you may change or cancel your trip up to 30 days before the tour departure for a refund.

Trip cancellation due to COVID-19
A full credit will be issued if the tour is canceled when there is full border closure due to COVID-19 travel restrictions. This credit can go towards booking a future TourHero tour (see our COVID-19 guarantee on the tour itinerary page). We suggest buying your own travel insurance for coverage of cancellations within 30 days of the tour commencing for reasons other than a full tour cancellation.

Your TourHero

Travel is not only a transformative experience but also an act of healing and self-care. Join me, G Stone, on an empowering and liberating journey to connect with your authentic self and let your inner beauty shine during a six-day retreat in Guatemala! Release yourself from unwanted baggage, negative self-talk, procrastination, bad habits and missed opportunities. Allow yourself to find peace, clarity, support, friendship, and gratitude on this beautiful and culturally immersive journey. Your journey begins with your deposit, a passport and your plane ticket! All women are welcome.

About G Stone

I am a Certified and Board-Approved Clinical Sexologist, Certified Master Sexpert, Intimacy Coordinator for TV/Film, Dating/Relationship/Intimacy Coach and Founder of Straight”.. But Not Narrow Ladies. I enjoy traveling and believe there are so many things we can learn, explore and experience on our journeys. To me, traveling is an opportunity for growth and an act of self-care. We are multifaceted and dynamic beings with interconnected parts. We need to de-layer, assess and re-learn in order to truly transform and grow. This is how I approach my coaching work and strive to incorporate and teach in my travel experiences. I am passionate about creating a luxurious and abundantly happy life for myself and want to inspire and help others, especially women of color, do the same.

Instagram: @heygstone

My Website

G Stone as your host for this travel experience may offer additional services (mini coaching session, virtual group chat platform, pre-trip meet & greet, etc) for trip attendees leading up to or during the Guatemala adventure. G Stone will plan and communicate directly with trip attendees.

Testimonial for G's Retreats

I love that every activity was planned and executed well. You have impeccable taste. I am grateful for the connections that were made. It was a beautiful experience. The connections that were cultivated were an absolute bonus. G is gifted at connecting powerful women and curating unforgettable experiences. I have already booked my next trip! -O.D.

I enjoyed all the interactions with everyone from the group. Always great meeting new people in a relaxing atmosphere. -L.S.

My trip with G was all I hoped for and more! I was a bit cautious attending the trip and not knowing anyone there, but G made us all feel comfortable and I left the trip gaining a bunch of new sisters! G. is thoughtful and meticulous in her panning of every aspect of the trip, and she made sure we had all we needed. From a curated chef-cooked menu to private massages, there was never a dull moment on this trip! I had the best time and have already put a down payment on my next trip with G. -D.M.

You all have me spoiled on these trips! It's hard to travel any other way now. -T.M.

Duration

6 days · 5 nights

Travel Date

Apr 10 – 15, 2023

Activity Level

Moderate

Group Size

6 – 10

Transportation

Van, boat

Guatemala>Expedition Guatemala — Girls’ Guatemalan Getaway with G Stone

Join G Stone for a girls' escape to Guatemala, a gleaming gem in Central America. Home to mysterious rainforests, explosive volcanoes, fascinating Mayan culture, and sensational views. This is an expedition you don't want to miss! From the serene Lake Atitlán to the colorful, volcanic Antigua City, you'll journey through lush scenery and reach new lands of discovery, perfect for exploration! Charter a boat across the resplendent Lake Atitlán, soothe your body and soul in the Fuentes Georginas hot springs, and trek to the perilous Pacaya Volcano... if you dare! Pack your bags — we're going on a stress-free adventure to La Tierra de la Eterna Primavera – the Land of the Eternal Spring… And don’t forget your meals are included! What are you waiting for? Lock your spot on this amazing trip NOW!

Timeline

  • Day 1 · Guatemala City and Lake Atitlán
  • Arrive at La Aurora Guatemala City Airport
  • Transfer to Lake Atitlán (3 hours)
  • Check-in to Hotel Atitlán (or similar according to availability)
  • Lunch
  • Free afternoon
  • Dinner
  • Day 2 · Lake Atitlán
  • Breakfast
  • Boat tour of Lake Atitlán
  • Visit to San Juan La Laguna
  • Lunch
  • Return to hotel
  • Free afternoon
  • Dinner
  • Day 3 · Lake Atitlán and Antigua
  • Breakfast and check out of hotel
  • Visit to Fuentes Georginas hot spring
  • Transfer to Antigua (3 hours)
  • Check-in to Hotel Casa Santo Domingo (or similar according to availability)
  • Lunch
  • Free afternoon
  • Dinner
  • Day 4 · Antigua
  • Breakfast
  • Spa day at Hotel Casa Santo Domingo
  • Pacaya Volcano climb (optional/not included in price. 1.5 hour transfer.)
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Day 5 · Antigua
  • Breakfast
  • Guided city tour of Antigua
  • Lunch
  • ATV tour (optional/not included in price)
  • Cacao workshop (optional/not included in price)
  • Free afternoon
  • Dinner
  • Day 6 · Departure
  • Breakfast and check out of hotel
  • Hotel pickup and transfer to the airport (40 minutes)
  • Journey ends

Details

Day 1

Mucho Gusto, and welcome to Guatemala! Today’s expedition will take you from Guatemala City to the tranquil Lake Atitlán

Our expedition to Guatemala begins here! Welcome to a land of volcanoes, vibrant visages, and the birthplace of chocolate! Our first view of Guatemala will be from the plane as we arrive in busy Guatemala City but our first stop on this trip will be the serene Lake Atitlán, a flooded volcanic crater. This beautiful and remote destination will provide us with scenic views of looming volcanoes and stunning shots of verdant hills and Mayan villages. Once we've checked-in, you'll have a free afternoon to relax in the shade of the mystic mountains, enjoy the hotel's amenities, or even have a welcome siesta. After we get to know each other and enjoy a fiesta of food at dinner, we can take in a glorious sunset view over the Lake, settle down for a great night's sleep, and prepare for a day of discovery.

Day 2

Boat across Atitlán Lake and absorb its breathtaking scenery

I don’t drink coffee but you can start your day off right with a cup of Guatemalan coffee made locally in Panajachel's volcanic soil coffee plantation. Day 2's quest will have us on a chartered boat on the shimmering waters of Lake Atitlán. We’ll embark on a morning tour of the local waters, taking in the sights from the heart of this flooded volcanic crater. Crossing the lake, we'll arrive at the tranquil San Juan La Laguna, an artistic shoreline village specializing in Mayan Traje weaving and serving up excellent snacks. We’ll enjoy the rustic charm of this traditional Guatemalan town before we head back to the hotel for a free afternoon enjoying the sun. Later, we’ll have another fantastic feast at the hotel and get ready for another day of adventure.

Day 3

Float away in volcanic hot springs before heading to Antigua

Get ready for a day of luxury! After breakfast and check-out, we'll be taken to the famous Fuentes Georginas hot springs at the Zunil Volcano where we’ll kick back and indulge in the amazing thermal waters first discovered in 1902. It’s the perfect way to get us relaxed and ready for another day of travel! We'll be heading to Antigua today, a Volcano-enclosed city and Guatemala's former colonial capital until a devastating earthquake in 1773. Once we've checked-in, we'll have some time to see some of the city's ruins, preserved or rebuilt colonial buildings, and fascinating museums. We’ll come back together for dinner later and try some of the local exports. Rum isn't just for pirates — it's one of Guatemala's most popular drinks! It’s recommended we try some award-winning Zacapa Centenario. Maybe we can venture off to a rooftop bar or a night out on the town? If so, we can stop by Antigua Brewing and head downstairs through the red phone-booth to U'lew Speakeasy for lively music, drinks, and good vibes all-round. A wonderful welcome to Antigua!

Day 4

Enjoy the spa, have a free day in Antigua or ascend the mighty Pacaya Volcano!

On day 4, we have lots of options so you can choose what feels right for you. You can stay at the hotel spa, explore Antigua or prepare for an epic journey to conquer Pacaya Volcano! Pacaya Volcano first erupted over 23,000 years, this active behemoth lends itself to an excellent hike — it’s an optional add-on if you're up for the challenge. This guided trek (see add-ons) will take you around the base of the mountain via the lava fields and then to some heat vents perfect for marshmallow-roasting or Guatemalan chocolate-melting. You can add this volcano tour separately if you feel brave enough. There's no better feeling than defeating such a goliathan of nature and getting the pics to prove it! If volcano hikes aren’t your thing, you can have a relaxing day at the hotel spa. Want to do both? Don’t worry. Your spa pass is for the whole day! We’ll try to catch a Happy Hour at Aqua Rooftop, with fantastic views of the city and stellar cocktails and end the day with another fantastic traditional Guatemalan meal to prepare for another day of adventure on our last full day!

Day 5

Tour Antigua's sights on your final full-day in Guatemala

After breakfast, we'll be taken on a guided city tour of Antigua to discover its archeological and architectural secrets. We’ll revel in the sight of the baroque La Merced church, get our photos taken under the iconic Santa Catalina Arch, and investigate the ruins of the old cathedral. We can’t leave without shopping! So we’ll head to Colores de Tierra, Mercado del Carmen, Nim P'ot, or Casa del Jade. If you've selected the optional add-on activities, we’ll do ATVs and a cacao workshop (see add-ons) after lunch. We’ll go off-road on an exciting ATV tour before a cacao workshop to learn about Guatemala's famous exports. In the cacao workshop, we'll be introduced to cacao cocoa powder — the Guatemalan plant that gives us chocolate, among many other things! We'll get the chance to sample some in its raw form before being treated to the delicious chocolate it can be made into! Our trip to the Land of the Eternal Spring may almost be over but there's still time for us to get some last-minute sightseeing and relaxation in Antigua, room to pick up souvenirs we've been holding off on, or try the local rum! We'll find some rum, and more, at the Antigua Cerveza Rooftop or Aqua — both excellent locales to watch a sunset and toast to the end of our trip. Salud!

Day 6

Your Guatemalan expedition has come to an end — Adiós, for now!

I know our time in Guatemala will be magical and we will be sad to leave. We will have learned a lot about the local cultures and customs that make Guatemala unique. We will enjoy our final breakfast before we head back to the airport. We say our goodbyes and prepare for our next travel experience together as we all head back home safely!

Accommodation

  • Hotel Atitlán (or similar according to availability)

    Built on a former coffee plantation in the small town of Panajachel on the banks of Lake Atitlán, this hotel is the go-to place for touring the lake and its surrounding areas. Close to the main Panajachel water taxi, the hotel also has access to a private beech. The rooms feature local art, terracotta flooring, and all the modern touches you need for a home away from home. Free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, safes, and balconies with lake or garden views can be found here, and the hotel also has a fine dining restaurant, hot tub, and infinity pool on-site. There's nowhere better to explore Lake Atitlán than the Atitlán hotel. Room type: standard room; single occupancy

  • Hotel Casa Santo Domingo (or similar according to availability)

    Your Guatemalan pilgrimage continues here in this former convent, now refurbished into a cozy and modern hotel. Only an 8-minute walk from Antigua Guatemala Cathedral and 9 minutes from the famous Santa Catalina Arch, this destination will get travelers right into the heart of the city. Rustic rooms featuring Guatemalan art and traditional stylings are outfitted with modern amenities such as smart TVs, minibars, free Wi-Fi access, and safes. On-site, you'll find 3 restaurants and a bar, as well as a spa, an exercise room, an outdoor pool, and even a cultural museum. The perfect location for travelers wanting to enjoy the best of Antigua. Room type: standard room; single occupancy

Included

  • 2 nights in Hotel Atitlán (or similar)
  • 3 nights in Hotel Casa Santo Domingo (or similar)
  • Single occupancy in accommodation
  • All meals included
  • All activities described in the itinerary
  • All entrance tickets and fees
  • Spa treatment at Casa Santo Domingo
  • English-speaking tour guides
  • Airport transfers and private transfers during entire trip
  • Welcome gift

Not included

  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuities
  • Pacaya Volcano hiking
  • ATV tour
  • Cacao workshop
  • Beverages other than water and tea
  • Snacks & incidentals
  • Personal expenses not stipulated
  • Optional add-ons

COVID-19 guarantee

We know many of you are yearning to travel, but also want to do it in a safe and enjoyable way.

To ensure your wellbeing, we’re working with each of our partners to ensure that exhaustive precautionary health and safety measures are in place. This includes reducing group sizes, incorporating more outdoor adventures, and closely monitoring the spread on the ground.

At the same time, we also know that this is a holiday for you and that you want to experience the best of each location, with minimal inconvenience. We’re confident that each of our trips will be both safe and enjoyable, but if we cannot keep to either of those promises, we will defer or cancel the trip if necessary and gladly issue you credit for a future tour to be used towards any tour within 2 years.

FAQ

What do past retreat participants love about G's retreats?

I love that every activity was planned and executed well. You have impeccable taste. I am grateful for the connections that were made. It was a beautiful experience. The connections that were cultivated were an absolute bonus. G is gifted at connecting powerful women and curating unforgettable experiences. I have already booked my next trip! -O.D.

I enjoyed all the interactions with everyone from the group. Always great meeting new people in a relaxing atmosphere. -L.S.

My trip with G was all I hoped for and more! I was a bit cautious attending the trip and not knowing anyone there, but G made us all feel comfortable and I left the trip gaining a bunch of new sisters! G. is thoughtful and meticulous in her panning of every aspect of the trip, and she made sure we had all we needed. From a curated chef-cooked menu to private massages, there was never a dull moment on this trip! I had the best time and have already put a down payment on my next trip with G. -D.M.

You all have me spoiled on these trips! It's hard to travel any other way now. -T.M.

Available add-on

Half-day Pacayo Volcano Hike

Embark on a half-day hike to the colossal Pacaya Volcano. Quake at the sight of this active volcano and get close and personal with it with the help of a private guide. The perfect add-on for the more adventurous at heart! ADVISORY: The volcano hike is quite strenuous. There are horses available for hire at the base of the volcano. This makes the climb considerably palatable!

Price: USD 152

15 spots left

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ATV tour

Get ready to go off-road on an exciting ATV tour and see the sights around Antigua in style.

Price: USD 116

15 spots left

ATV

Cacao workshop

Add-on an optional cacao workshop to learn about Guatemala's famous exports. You'll be introduced to cacao cocoa powder — the Guatemalan plant that gives us chocolate, among many other things! You'll get the chance to sample some in its raw form before being treated to the delicious chocolate it can be made into!

Price: USD 45

15 spots left

Cacao add

Cancellation policy

Refunds for deposits
If you cancel your trip after placing a deposit but before your card on file is charged for the full payment, you can request a full refund of your deposit up to 30 days before the tour departure.

Refunds for fully-paid trips
If you cancel your trip after making the full payment, you may change or cancel your trip up to 30 days before the tour departure for a refund.

Trip cancellation due to COVID-19
A full credit will be issued if the tour is canceled when there is full border closure due to COVID-19 travel restrictions. This credit can go towards booking a future TourHero tour (see our COVID-19 guarantee on the tour itinerary page). We suggest buying your own travel insurance for coverage of cancellations within 30 days of the tour commencing for reasons other than a full tour cancellation.

USD 3,399
Per person