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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."

Juan is part of the following groups: Guatemala Travel Agents
Lake Atitlán
Discover Antigua & Lake Atitlán - 4 Days

On this four-day trip to Guatemala, explore the local culture, along with one of the most stunning lakeside landmarks. Begin in Antiqua, and tour the churches, monasteries, and Mayan ruins, along with choosing between different artisanal workshops. Then, travel to Lake Atitlán to view the iconic body of water, along with visiting the local villages.

Semuc Champey
Guatemalan Culture & Outdoors: Tikal, Antigua & More - 10 Days

On this 10-day tour, experience Guatemala's rich culture and great outdoors. It begins in the north, where you'll visit turquoise pools, explore Maya ruins at Tikal, and take a ride down the jade waters of the Rió Dulce. A trip to Lake Atitlán will introduce you to indigenous culture, and it concludes with a visit to the ancient highland market at Chichicastenango, plus some sightseeing in the colonial town of Antigua.

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 highlights, from the western highlands to the Pacific Coast. Discover historic Antigua on a walking tour and head high into the mountains to visit an authentic Maya craft market. Explore the indigenous communities and hike the mountains around Lake Atitlán before ending your adventure with a relaxing two days on the black-sand beach of Monterrico.

Guatemala & Belize: Ruins, Reefs & Historic Streets - 14 Days

This unforgettable two-week itinerary is the perfect mix of active adventures and cultural excursions around Belize and Guatemala. Spend time in colonial Antigua, hike an active volcano, rub elbows with the K'iche' Maya people, and visit indigenous communities around stunning Lake Atitlán. Then go north to the ancient Maya archeological site at Tikal before heading to the Caribbean to camp on coral islands and snorkel around Belize's 180-mile (290-km) Barrier Reef.

View of Agua volcano from Antigua, Guatemala
Mayan Adventure in Guatemala - 6 Days

This trip to the heart of Central America offers fascinating historical culture, thrilling adventure, and jaw-dropping vistas. You'll fall in love with the charming colonial city of Antigua, learn about ancient Mayan civilization, and hike and bike some of Guatemala's stunning mountain volcanoes.

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.