Need to Know - Maya Moon Adventure

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GETTING TO ANTIGUA

ARRIVAL AIRPORT: (GUA) La Aurora International Airport, Guatemala City

An arrival transfer is included with the Maya Moon Adventure package. Your driver should be waiting for you with a sign that says Origin Travels. Please approach him and ask him who he is waiting for, if it is you - then follow him to his taxi and he will take you to your start hotel.

Hostel address:

Adra Hostel

4ta calle oriente #15

Antigua Guatemala

+(502) 7797-1111

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ONCE IN ANTIGUA

Once you arrive at the hostel, check in with your name, take your bags to the room and relax! The hostel has a great lounge area if you are looking to unwind, amazing Guatemalan coffee (we recommend trying the Dirty Chai), and the front desk staff are extremely helpful. The Orientation meeting should begin at 6-8pm on the first day of the tour, depending on the departure. At the welcome meeting you will be met by your guide and debriefed about the trip!

 

SPENDING MONEY

All travellers are different! As some food and drink is included on this tour, we recommend bringing about $250 USD for extra activities and food costs.


WHAT TO PACK

  • t-shirts/tank tops
  • shorts 
  • light sweater
  • 1 pair of yoga tights
  • sleepwear
  • hat
  • breathable, moisture-wicking active wear for hikes (it can get very hot and humid!)
  • comfortable, breathable shoes or sport sandals for hiking/walking
  • dry bag (optional)
  • day pack (to hold your camera, towel, snacks on day hikes)
  • beach/pool wear (swimsuit, flip flops, travel towel)
  • binoculars (optional)
  • camera
  • sunglasses
  • reusable water bottle
  • snacks (energy bars, trail mix)
  • outlet adaptor (sockets are 110 volts, type A + B.)
  • first-aid kit
  • waterproof rain cover + backpack cover (we recommend a light-weight rain shell, as it is often humid)
  • personal entertainment (books, music etc.)

VISAS AND ENTRY/DEPARTURE REQUIREMENTS

All countries require a valid passport (with a minimum 6 months validity). Contact your local embassy, or consulate for the most up-to-date visa requirements, or see your travel agent. IT'S YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO HAVE THE CORRECT TRAVEL DOCUMENTATION.

No visas are required for entry into Guatemala. Important: Ensure that your passport is stamped on entry. When entering Guatemala by land or sea, you may have to seek out the immigration official to stamp your passport. Those who fail to present an entry-stamped passport when departing Guatemala will incur delays and fines.

You should consult your doctor for up-to-date medical travel information well before departure.

TRAVEL + MEDICAL INSURANCE

Adequate traveller insurance and medical coverage (minimum USD $200,000 for repatriation and emergency medical coverage) is mandatory when travelling on an Origin Travels Inc. retreat. Origin Travels Inc. local staff have the authority to deny services to registered travellers without proof of insurance. You will be required to show proof of insurance upon arrival, so please make sure you have this covered!

HEALTH AND SAFETY INFORMATION

Consult your travel clinic doctors for updated information on health concerns in the area and recommended vaccines. Helpful links:

https://www.passporthealthglobal.com/ca/destination-advice/guatemala/

As of July 25, 2018 the Public Health Agency of Canada has issued advice for travellers on the Zika virus, recommending that Canadians practice special health precautions while travelling in affected countries. Pregnant women and those considering becoming pregnant should avoid travel to Guatemala. 

EMERGENCY CONTACT

In case of emergency when in Guatemala, please be prepared with information for your local embassy. Your local emergency contact information is as follows:

Contact:

In Antigua, Adra Hostel: +(502) 7797-1111

In Lake Atitlán, Maya Moon Lodge: (502) 4486-3521.

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