Guatemala Cloud Forest Eco-Adventure

Spring Equinox – March 19 – 29, 2020

Eco-Adventure & Service Trip in the ancient Mayan cloud forest of Cerro el Amay:

You are invited! We are looking for a small group of ambassadors to journey with us into the ancient cloud forest of Cerro el Amay in Guatemala, and the home of the indigenous K’iche’ people.  We have been fostering a beautiful relationship with these people for the past 6 years and it is an honor to share in our cross-cultural sharing with you.  While in Guatemala, we immerse ourselves in:

Cloud forest ecology

Traditional K’iche’ crafts

Daily village life

Cultural customs

Traditional food preparation

Local craft techniques

Native tree restoration

Caving & waterfall exploration

Soccer & village games

Musical and arts sharing

Swimming & Cliff jumping

Spanish & K’iche’ immersion

Volcano hikes

Market exploration

Traditional cacao ceremony &  temazcal


October 4-6, 2019

Orientation Weekend in the Southern Appalachians:

As part of the deepening of the formation of our community traveling together, we are requesting that everyone register before the end of summer 2019.  We are planning a weekend camping trip in the Southern Appalachian Mountains for the first weekend of October (October 4-6), 2019,  so that everyone can spend time together, practice some language skills, gain an introduction to cultural customs, and explore in intentions/ceremony for the journey to Guatemala in March of 2020.  This weekend camp out is included in the cost of the trip to Guatemala.

It is important to attend this weekend in October, but certainly if you cannot make it, you will not be excluded from the trip.  We will be making gifts and offerings at this weekend to bring down to Guatemala.  If you are interested in future years attendance with Lena and Jeremy to the Cloud Forest, or have attended in the past, you are also welcome to attend the October weekend – please contact Jeremy for details on appropriate reciprocity offerings for just the weekend.


Co-Facilitated By:

This journey is being co-facilitated by Jeremy and Lena, both devote keepers of timeless traditions and the lore of the Earth and stars.  Click on their images below to read more about each of their journeys and lifetime dedications.

 



This is part of our legacy project.

Inchanted Journeys is working with the Cloud Forest Conservation Initiative, IMAP, FUNDAECO, CONAP, Rainforest Trust and others to coordinate this journey of discovery, adventure, and service. In the last 2.5 years, we have raised over a $6.2M to protect this ancient forest because of this eco-adventure and connected efforts.  All of these funds have gone directly into land conservation, land purchases, and to support local staff salaries.  Some of the proceeds from this Journey will aid in the preservation of the cloud forest, the conservation of the rural Forest Mayan communities we are teaming with, as well as continue to support additional field research as we discover new species to science every year!  More information on our NGO:   www.forestprimeval.org


 


Registration is open for this program.  Deposits of $500 per person must be received by September 21, 2019.  Registration is $1,6500.00 (double occupancy) including all transportation, guide/entrance fees, accommodations, and more.  For families of three or more people attending the journey, the cost is $1,500 per person (adults and children).  You will be responsible for your own flights.  Lunches and dinners, though these will be shared meals as a group in restaurants.  All food in the village of Laj Chimmel, breakfasts in Antigua & Uspantan are included in the cost.  All meals at Lago Atitlan are your responsibility.

It is preferred that you register by contacting Jeremy at jeremy.schewe@gmail.com and send a check by snail mail, but registration is also available online via PayPal.  All payments and balances owed are due to be paid in full by February 1st, 2020.  Cancellation refund policy is return of payment less a $175 service fee through February 1st, 2020.  After February 1st, 2019, we will be unable to refund any cancellations unless someone can be found to replace you last minute.

You are responsible for your own flights to and from the Guatemala International Airport (GUA) from your home city.  We will have a van to transport everyone in Guatemala.  In order to utilize this transportation, everyone must be landed in Guatemala and at the airport by 1:30 pm local time on March 19th.  Flights home should be scheduled no earlier than 12:00 pm on March 29th.