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Juan Tittaferrante

I spent much of my childhood traveling in North and Central America. I am considered Ladino, which is a mixture of two of the three Latin American cultural groups found in Guatemala. Passionate about my country and its rich Mayan culture and traditions and enjoy archaeology and sharing with others the remains of such an influential civilization. My dream come true has been the opportunity to guide visitors through more than 2,000 years of culture and history, its people, traditions, languages, cuisines, colors, and everything related to living the Mayan experience. Certified by INGUAT and educated by INTECAP, I get to live my dream by sharing my culture, Guatemala’s nature, and also my love for coffee.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"Trekking, Biking, Volcanoes, Day Trips, Archaeology, History"

How did you get involved in travel?

"It started when I was like 12, I remember the tiny pueblito called Panajachel located in Guatemala Central America and I remember as well travelers from all over the world asking me for different shops, the lakeshore, hotels, bus stations, among other similar questions. That was when I realized I had a huge opportunity for helping travelers by giving them solutions and unique experiences. I started taking travelers to different attractions around me, such as local Mayan communities and so forth."

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"I will never forget helping to create a special connection between an adoptive mother and the birth mother when they wanted to meet each other. The two ladies didn´t speak the same language but it was totally amazing how they were able to communicate their ideas, feelings, questions, and ways to improve their lives."

Featured trips & expertise

Take in a sunrise from Rupalaj K’istalin over Lake Atitlán, volcanoes, and Maya villages
Guatemala: Summit to Shoreline - 7 Days

Combining adventure and nature with leisure and culture, this one-week trip covers Guatemala's main attractions from the Western Highlands to the Pacific Coast. Discover charming Antigua and the surrounding landscape on a bike and walking tour and experience the bustling Chichicastenango market on your way to Panajachel. Explore the indigenous communities around stunning Lake Atitlán with a hike up Rupalaj K’istalin before ending your adventure with a relaxing two days on the black-sand beach of Monterrico.

Camp on the pristine white sand beach of Belize's Lime Caye
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This exciting two-week itinerary of Guatemala perfectly combines adventure and cultural exploration with two nights of camping on Belize's remote Lime Caye. Deep-dive into the Mayan past as you wander amid the ruins of Tikal, rub elbows with the K'iche' Maya people at the Chichicastenango market and meet with local Mayan communities around stunning Lake Atitlán. You'll inner-tube a complex cave system at B'omb'il Pek, snorkel the Belize Barrier Reef, and hike the still-active Pacaya Volcano outside of Antigua.

Overlooking Lake Atitlan, Guatemala
Luxury and Mayan Culture in Guatemala - 8 Days

Immerse yourself in ancient Mayan culture while traveling in style on this 8-day trip to Guatemala. Pamper yourself in luxury hotels and see the sights from above as you fly by helicopter to some of Guatemala's best attractions. You'll bask in the beauty of magical Lake Atitlan, discover the charming colonial city of Antigua, and participate in a Mayan ceremonial ritual.

View of the volcano from Antigua, Guatemala
Best of Guatemala and Copan in 2 Weeks - 13 Days

Delve into the incredible natural beauty and diverse cultures of Guatemala and Honduras on this two-week trip. Discover Mayan ruins, towering volcanoes, and vibrant cities through a well-rounded mix of outdoor adventures and cultural encounters. You'll roam around colonial Antigua, kayak on stunning Lake Atitlan, and browse the artisan markets in indigenous Mayan towns.