Wed, Nov 30|
CYP Encounter Guatemala
An adventurous weekend of nature, soulfulness, and connection with fellow young Jewish professionals.
Time & Location
Nov 30, 9:00 PM – Dec 04, 7:00 PM
About the Retreat
Early Bird: $350
TRIP COST: $399
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:
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
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