Guatemala - Mayan Discovery with Star Meditations

  • Villa Sumaya Villa Sumaya
  • Lake Atitlán, Guatemala
  • Feb 21 - Mar 2, 2019 (10 days)
  • From A$5859 per person, twin share, economy flights from Sydney, Australia. Land only $$ available on request

Event Highlights

  • Included in the retreat:-
  • Two nights in beautiful Antigua
  • Seven nights staying at Villa Sumaya wellness centre
  • Daily meditation sessions
  • Chakra breathing and sound healing sessions
  • Two traditional Mayan Ceremonies
  • Group tour to Chi Chi markets
  • An hour Harmony Spa therapeutic treatment
  • Welcome Dinner with traditional Guatemalan food and marimba music
  • Daily Vegetarian Meals (fish and chicken available)
  • Unlimited use of amenities (hot tub,pool)
  • Return airfares with QANTAS and American Airlines from SYD, MEL, BNE to Guatemala city
  • All airport and hotel transfers
  • All tips and staff gratuities

About This Event

Join us on the adventure of a lifetime, as we journey on a 9 day Mayan Discovery Retreat, to one of the world's most beautiful lakes. You will fall in love with the natural beauty of the breathtaking Lake Atitlan and the three majestic volcanoes that surround it.
Our Mayan adventure will begin in gorgeous UNESCO World Heritage city of Antigua. We will spend two nights here. This is a must see destination, full of colonial architecture, cobblestone streets and picturesque surroundings. Our exquisite hotel is close to the city centre, allowing plenty of opportunities for visiting museums, browsing the markets and immersing ourselves in Mayan culture.
For the following seven nights, our home will be a serene wellness eco resort. The resort offers beautifully decorated private rooms, natural lush gardens, sauna, solar heated pool and hot tub and many relaxing places to hide with a good book or just soak in the stunning views from one of the many hammocks.
During our stay we will take part in daily meditation session with Frans from Star Meditations, Australia. We will participate in traditional Mayan ceremonies and explore the culture of the Mayan people. We have a full day tour to Chichicastenango, known for its colourful markets.
This is a very special retreat guaranteed to captivate the imagination and soothe the spirit.
Our fully escorted, all inclusive retreat, is open to people with any level of meditation experience.

Amenities

  • Spa
  • Sauna
  • Pool
  • Towels
  • Tour Assistance
  • Hot Tub
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Cafe
  • Restaurant
  • Yoga Studio
  • House-Keeping

Menu Types

  • Vegetarian
  • Meat
  • Gluten Free

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Reviews  
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  • Adrian Gianforti   December 03, 2019

      Villa Sumaya Stay Thanksgiving Weekend

    I had a wonderful time at Villa Sumaya and would absolutely return. The only thing I'd change is staying longer considering Lake Atitlan can be tough to get to from Guatemala City airport and three days there was not nearly enough time. I appreciate the service staff's help and guidance during my time there. The food was INCREDIBLE as well! Absolutely worth mentioning.

  • Whitney Dupuis   November 09, 2019

      Most amazing place on earth!

    Villa Sumaya truly is the most amazing place I have ever been. The people, the lake, the rooms, the food, the energy, the gardens, the healers, the animals.....the list goes on. EVERYTHING about this place is beautiful. If you are even remotely thinking of visiting...It is a must!

  • Jennifer   October 28, 2019

      Perfection

    I was recently at Villa Sumaya for a Vinyasa yoga retreat, and it was an incredible experience. Villa Sumaya accommodations were amazing, beyond my expectations. The accommodations were beautiful and clean, the staff was super nice and always helpful. The food was healthful and delicious. The view of the lake is unbelievable. It can be a long travel day to get to this little piece of heaven, but it was completely worth it. This is truly a special and magical place to be, I can't wait to visit again.

  • Shaelyn Delgado   October 27, 2019

      Fantastic Village and retreat center

    My teaching partner and I hosted a retreat of 19 people here and it was fantastic. The village the retreat center is located on is my favorite on the lake and the retreat center is very organized and incredibly safe. The staff is amazing and there are so many great details that go into making the place a very beautiful and serene place to disconnect. We hope to be back next year!

  • Brooke Brownlow   October 01, 2019

      We loved it

    My sister and I found Villa Sumaya when looking for a yoga retreat. She flew from California and I flew from NC. We booked a shuttle with the center's recommended company, Kan Tours, which was great. My sister's flight was a little delayed and when we finally exited into the arrivals lounge, Elias from Kan Tours was there waiting for us. I was worried that the delay may cause him hassle, but no. The drive was a bit more than 3 hours from the airport with a 10m boat ride at the end from Panajchel to the retreat. This place is paradise, truly. The instant we arrived, we relaxed. Our stay included 2 yoga classes with Michelle (who is so sweet and wonderful, a great yoga teacher, too!) We also engaged in a sweat lodge with Paola (another amazing activity led by yet another caring, genuine, down to earth practitioner). All in all, we loved it. The staff are so lovely and the center so very beautiful and peaceful. Oh, and I'd be remiss if I didn't mention just how delicious the food was- every meal was a dance for your tastebuds! I'd recommend walking to Santa Cruz during your stay and visit CECAP, the work happening there is incredible and the high quality art and crafts one can find there are one of a kind. Really, if you want to unplug and get away from it all you'd be hard pressed to find something better than Villa Sumaya.

  • Ernesto Ortiz   January 22, 2015

      The Mirror of the Gods

    The mirror of the Gods I have been coming to Villa Sumaya for the past 10 years. I have gotten to know the owner and the employees quite well. Sometime I come with groups two times a year and I will continue coming again and again. Guatemala and Lake Atitlan are magical, the indigenous culture is strong and beautiful, that adds a lot for my group experience. Lake Atitlan is nicknamed The Mirror of the Gods, the name I give it is The Playground of the Gods. It is simply a magnificent location, a slice of paradise that you will fall in love with. Villa Sumaya is a refection of the spirituality and love of the owner for the land and the people. She has created a beautiful retreat center that nurtures your soul and your body. The Tara and Tiger temples are beautiful for any spiritual, yoga practice, The food is vegetarian and delicious, the rooms are perfect for a retreat place, many of them with majestic views of the lake and the volcanoes. The staff is friendly and always ready to help, it is uncommon to find one without a smile on their face. I highly recommend Villa Sumaya for a personal or a group retreat. You will absolutely love it. Ernesto Ortiz

  • Araminta Barbour   October 14, 2014

      Villa Sumaya Review

    Villa Sumaya is an incredibly beautiful & unique retreat space . It has been a delight to study and teach here. The staff are incredibly warm, helpful and talented and the temple spaces are inspiring and provide powerful containers for deep work. The rooms and bathrooms and all the spa features, gardens - EVERYTHING is brimming with attention to detail and love of beauty, elegance and colour. It is always such a joy to be at this magical lake!

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