Meet your family, begin your homestay and get to know their way of life. You'll enjoy a delicious traditional dinner with them tonight.
Begin your Maya Homestay (D)
It's time to begin your homestay experience! Tonight will also include a delicious home-cooked traditional dinner. You'll get a genuine insight into the everyday lives of a local family during your trip by staying with a family from the Kakchiquel Indigenous group in San Jorge La Laguna. Our partners started this home stay program in the village to give something back to the communities around Lake Atitlan, and also to give you a very genuine experience of living with a Maya local family to experience their culture and customs. This experience is very new to the village and families who welcome foreigners into their homes. As a responsible traveler, we as guests must be aware of and sensitive to the culture by behaving respectfully during our time with the family and in the village. Although shy at first, the villagers are very friendly and welcoming people. Make sure you ask permission to take photos of the people in the village since the Mayan community commonly believes a photograph will steal their soul. You will most likely find the housing situation in San Jorge La Laguna rather basic but the reason for participating in this home stay is to enjoy a real insight into Guatemala, so you can experience the culture firsthand and interact with the local community on a personal basis. We hope that you enjoy this very unique experience.