Guatemalan Medicinal Plant Tour 3 – Day Tour
For centuries plants have been used to treat and remedy all sorts of ailments. On this 3-day tour, you will learn about many medicinal plants in the Highland of Guatemala that is known and frequently used for their therapeutic properties by Shamans and healers for health and wellness.
Mayan herbal medicine is about the whole person — a complex blend of mind, body, religion, ritual, and science. This is an area of the world where you will be humbled, inspired, and completely mesmerized by massive awe-inspiring mountain ranges with three looming volcanoes, a stunning lake, and striking green vegetation engulfed in colorful tropical flowers. This is the land of natural medicine. An important source of plants and herbs for the indigenous Maya people for thousands of years, this region is so rich in traditional resources that it can support life through all seasons.
Join us on our Guatemalan Medicinal Plant Tour that offers a rare glimpse into our world’s natural pharmacy. This is a wonderful opportunity to deepen your connection to herbal medicine in a rich sensory experience in one of the most beautiful places on earth. Talking in-depth about the different plants, how they grow, and what part of the plant is medicinal, and how they are used.
Meet with a Tz’utujil Maya healer, explore her medicinal garden, and learn about the powers of plants. Medicinal plants are one of the world’s most valuable assets and our healer will introduce you to indigenous remedies. See, smell, and taste the rejuvenating and healing powers of medicinal plants through interactive demonstrations and samplings.
Visit traditional villages on the shores of Lake Atitlan, hike through lush meadows, and walk the trails as we explore the area’s diverse eco-system learning about the traditional ways of the indigenous Maya. The scenery is incredible as you hike along the upper rim of the Sierra Madre mountain range. You will learn about the traditional foods, medicinal plants, how they were prepared, and their ancient stories and legends. Come explore what the jungle has to offer!
DURATION: 7-8 hours per day LOCATION: Around Lake Atitlan PHYSICAL LEVEL: Moderate PRICE: $450 (Q3350) – 1 person (private tour) / $360 (Q2640) – 2 or more people DAYS OFFERED: Everyday BOOKING REQUIREMENTS: Reservations should be made 48 hours in advance. TOUR INCLUDES Maya medicine instruction, traditional tipico lunch, transportation, and guide/interpreter.