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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
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