Guatemala: Rituals and Ceremonies of The Shaman


Some people find a spiritual connection in pristine natural places. Others have integrated nature and their spiritual life like the Maya in Guatemala. Understand the way of shaman as you hike and visit some of Guatemala’s most spectacular landscapes. We’ve built in time for personal contemplation and reflection.

We’ll focus on the western highlands of Guatemala where we will visit many present day sacred sites and natural healers and spiritual leaders who are collectively called “shamans.” Wander through four different Maya indigenous areas: Kaqchiquel, Tz’utujil, Ixil and K’iché Maya.

Each day begins with an intimate exploration of natural areas and significant pre-conquest Maya archeological sites, with traditional Maya rituals and observations mixed in during your stay.


Land Cost

Starting at



Based on 4-6 People
(excluding international air)

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ITINERARY at a Glance

Day 1

Arrive Guatemala and transfer to Antigua

Day 2

Morning hike, cleansing Maya sauna, visit herb shop and “curandera”

Day 3

“New Day” ceremony, Lake Atitlan and hiking

Day 4

Sacred sites, rituals, ceremonies and markets

Day 5

Chichicastenango market, archaeological and sacred sites (Thursday)

Day 6

Meet Nebaj people, afternoon optional hike or horseback, traditional herbal therapy

Day 7

Meet “curandero” (witch doctor) and villagers to learn about medicinal plants, cleansing Maya sauna

Day 8

Return to Antigua, afternoon free, farewell dinner

Day 9

Transfer to airport for flight