Wed, Nov 30


Antigua, Guatemala

CYP Encounter Guatemala

An adventurous weekend of nature, soulfulness, and connection with fellow young Jewish professionals.

CYP Encounter Guatemala

Time & Location

Nov 30, 9:00 PM – Dec 04, 7:00 PM

Antigua, Guatemala

About the Retreat

Early Bird: $350


NB: This page is an application page only.

Once your application has been approved a member of our team will  get back to you with further information.

Included in your reservation:

  • All meals.
  • Full itinerary and programming from Wednesday night-Sunday night.

Not included: Flights and hotel

Join us for an adventurous weekend of nature, soulfulness, and connection with fellow young Jewish professionals. Experience the allure of a majestic volcano, walk the cobblestone streets admiring the colonial architecture, ATV around the countryside all while nourishing your soul with a unique and truly meaningful weekend.  Encounter Judaism from an entirely new perspective, through the raw glory of nature.

Nov 30 - Dec 4, 2022

Our base is Chabad of Antigua.

5 Avenida Sur 38, Antigua, Guatemala

For Young Jews ages 21-38

If you are over 38 or do not have a host Chabad Rabbi your ticket will be refunded.

Flight and hotel options:

Please be in touch with your local Shliach for group flights.

Our base for the weekend will be Chabad of Antigua.

Stay at Chabad of Antigua's hotel (approx. $25 a night). Click to book


Stay at a local hotel of your choice.

Here are two suggestions:

Porta Hotel Antigua

Mezon Panza Verde


Wednesday, Nov 30

9:45 PM: Arrive in Guatemala City (GUA)

Take Uber to Chabad of Antigua or call driver Jennifer (suggested for females) +50233122391 (~$20)

Dinner at Chabad

Hotel check-in

Thursday, Dec 1

8 AM: Davening and Breakfast

10 AM: Hobbitenango Viewpoint

7000 feet above the city with the most spectacular views of the countryside and hills speckled with hobbit-styled homes.

12 PM: Head to Acatenango Volcano (overnight camping experience)

Take in the breathtaking views of this incredible drive/climb to the basecamp of the most majestic volcano in Guatemala.

Watch the flares and eruptions of the neighboring volcano Fuego paint the evening sky with molten lava.

Friday, Dec 2

12 PM: Return from hike

Open time to see the city / get a massage / relax and get ready for Shabbos.

Shabbos Dec 2/3

Spend a meaningful and spirited Shabbos at Chabad of Antigua with new and old friends.

Sunday, Dec 4

9 AM: Davening and Breakfast

11 AM - 4 PM Half-day ATV and motorbike tour of the surrounding villages

Stops along the tour:

2 PM: Lunch and Coffee production tour

3 PM: Stop in a local village

5 PM: Dinner and head to airport

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