Why Choose Authenticity Travel
Lake Atitlán in Guatemala is saturated with conventional tourism. Even though this industry provides a welcomed economic alternative for receiving communities, it often comes with the risk of diluting the local culture. Tourism done right can be both a tool to economically benefit a community and preserve its culture, which is precisely the type of tourism that the Authenticity Travel network promotes. We are a social enterprise that creates authentic travel experiences, ensuring that the receiving community facilitates and benefits from those experiences. When you choose to travel with us, you are choosing authenticity and empowerment. Authenticity for the traveler, and empowerment for the receiving community.
Multi-day immersive and authentic travel experiences based in San Juan la Laguna. Immersion Trips are implemented as part of Project Authentic, a partnership with Cooperative La Voz. Check out the Project Authentic video to learn more!
Short activities, treks, and tours to help you design your own adventure at Lake Atitlán
We have the theme and the blueprint for each of these Focus Trips that are ready to be customized to your group!
The Depths of Division
The Depths of Division Focus Trip is a sociological exploration of the indigenous-Ladino dichotomy in Guatemala. Our travel experiences will equip us to analyze the coexistence and clashes among these two groups.
Syncretism of Traditions
The Syncretism of Traditions Focus Trip is an enlightening experience with Maya Tz'utujil communities, revealing ways in which this population has preserved Mayan spirituality since the Spanish Conquest to present day.
"Storming the Wall"
The "Storming the Wall" Focus Trip is an educational and interactive journey throughout the Western Highlands of Guatemala to explore and discuss topics of the climate crisis, forced migration, displacement, and border militarization.