SUP YO was founded by Jana Olenio, yoga instructor, travel agent and NH native, and was created from pure passion for nature and outdoor adventure. SUP YO was originally formed in 2011 as a paddleboard yoga company that over time evolved into many other outdoor adventure offerings from day hikes to weeklong worldwide adventure trips.

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Adventure & Wellness in Magical Guatemala

Adventure & Wellness in Magical Guatemala

$2,495+ per person
April 27 - May 4, 2024
term-custom-icon Activity Level 3-4
term-custom-icon Paddle, Hike, Yoga, Wellness
14 Attendees

Adventure & Wellness in Magical Guatemala

Apr 27 – May 4, 2024

Lake Atitlan is considered to be one of the most beautiful and unique places in the world and was nominated as one of the seven wonders of the world. Lake Atitlan has been described as “the closest thing to Eden on Earth.” But it is not only the natural beauty of the lake that makes it so special. With its Mayan culture and rich heritage, this area truly feels magical. Come and experience this magic for yourself…

On this retreat we will enjoy a multitude of activities that will both invigorate you and relax you including yoga, paddleboarding, hiking, a sweat lodge ceremony, a mayan fire ceremony and so much more. During your stay, you will explore this magical place both on land & water. We will spend our days exploring and connecting to the land, the lake, the culture, the mayan traditions and the natural beauty all around us.

We will spend this week retreat at Villa Sumaya. In Sanskrit, Sumaya means “a long-awaited dream come true.”  Villa Sumaya is a retreat and wellness center located in Santa Cruz la Laguna, Lake Atitlán dedicated to rejuvenating holistic practices and healing modalities. Majestically located on the shores of Lake Atitlan, here you can explore wisdom practices, unwind and relax away from the demands of typical daily life. Dive deeply into the refreshing natural beauty of this stunning landscape. Within the vast, majestic horizons, you’ll find a deeper connection with your heart’s song and a rejuvenated sense of wellbeing.

Our retreat begins the day we land in Guatemala City…. please visit the itinerary tab for more details.


Package Includes

  • 7 nights/8 Days accommodations at Villa Sumaya
  • 3 daily vegetarian meals
  • Yoga Daily (includes props)
  • Solar Hot Tub (complimentary)
  • Unlimited tea/coffee/water
  • All excursions as mentioned in itinerary
  • All transfers
  • English speaking guides

Not Included

  • Airfare
  • Spa services
  • Chicken or fish ($8 per portion available at lunch and dinner)
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • internet, phone calls
  • Staff tips ($7-10 suggested per person per day)
  • Additional tours, excursions or other not included in the above itinerary

Payment Options

  • CC: Deposit of $1000 due at time of reservation.
  • Check: Use code paybycheck at check out
  • If Mailing Check, mail to: SUP YO, PO BOX 273, N. Andover MA 01845

Arrival & Departure

Getting Here: You’ll fly into the international airport in Guatemala City (GUA) and be transferred to Panajachel by car and then transferred by boat to the shores of Lake Atitlán and right to the door of Villa Sumaya. Total transfer is about 3.5 hours from the airport. Once you arrive at Lake Atitlan and see it with your own eyes and feel it with your own heart, you will see for yourself that the journey to get here is MORE than worth it and you will EXHALE with gratitude.

  • Please plan to arrive Guatemala City (GUA) before 2PM on April 27, 2024
  • Depart on May 4, 2024 from Guatemala City (GUA) anytime.
  • If you require assistance with booking airfare please contact us via email

Cancellation Policy

All reservations that are cancelled will incur a $1000 penalty (your non-refundable deposit).

Full payment is due by January 28, 2024. From Jan 29-Feb 27 = cancellations will incur a 50% refund minus the $1000 penalty, No refunds for cancellations after Feb 28, 2024.

Travel Insurance

Cancel for any reason trip insurance is available and recommended. Email us to request a quote.

Ground Transfers

  • Private Group Transfers are included and will be provided for you.
  • Transfers include airport transfers to/from Guatemala City Airport and boat transfers to/from Lake Atitlan on the start and end date of the trip.

Itinerary and pricing

Our Agenda for the week at Villa Sumaya, Lake Atitlan is as follows. Of course you are able to opt out of anything you wish, or add activities such as spa services, kayaking etc to your own agenda during your stay. A list of this add ons is provided at check out.

Day 1
Upon your arrival to Guatemala City, we will transfer you by car to Panajachel and then by boat to Villa Sumaya/Lake Atitlan. After you get settled in and relaxed, get ready for a welcome dinner with your group leader and enjoy an introduction to the week's adventure.
  • Total Transfer: approximately 3.5 hours from the airport; Meals: Dinner; Accommodation: Villa Sumaya
Day 2
Rise & Shine on Lake Atitlan and enjoy a morning Yoga practice overlooking the vast lake surrounding by exquisite volcanoes. Following yoga, we will enjoy breakfast and an orientation with Villa Sumaya where they will tell us all about the villa and the grounds. This is a day of R&R following a long day of travel.  Make yourself at home in the cozy nooks and lush gardens with hammocks and lounge chairs. Get familiar with the grounds, take a swim in the lake or pool, and do as YOU wish. There are options for body treatments if you wish to partake in a spa treatment.  We will all participate in a Mayan Fire ceremony at 3pm. Dinner is served at 630PM.
Mayan Fire Ceremony:
A Mayan spiritual guide will share a traditional Mayan Day Count Fire Ceremony with your group. You will be encouraged to participate in this interactive earth-work ceremony. This ritual includes foundational teachings about the Mayan calendar day count and the co-creation of the sacred fire. In this colorful custom, you’ll use chocolate, candles, cinnamon, myrrh, copal (tree resin) and the appropriate herbs to honor the energies of each day in the Mayan calendar. Those interested are encouraged to inquire in advance about booking a 15-minute personal reading with the spiritual guide which would take place after the ceremony.  The ceremony lasts 1–1.5 hours
  • Yoga, Orientation, Fire Ceremony; Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3
Today we will be very active so make sure to eat a hearty breakfast! After breakfast we will depart for a full day hike at Indian Nose.  If you love adventure, the climb to the top of the Indian Nose is remarkable!!! The trip begins early in the morning with an early or packed breakfast and a boat ride across the lake with your guide. The hike up to the majestic peak takes about 2.5 hours. After a well-deserved break, you will descend in a vehicle down to the lake to be transported back to Villa Sumaya. Although a good pair of sneakers is adequate, this adventure is much more than a casual walk so hiking shoes are recommended.  Once back at the villa we will enjoy a very well deserved restorative yoga class followed by dinner at 630PM.
  • Hike, Yoga. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4
Today we will begin our day with a Rise & Shine Yoga practice, overlooking the vast lake surrounding by volcanoes. The view of this lake is absolutely breath-taking and we get to enjoy it every single day:) After yoga, enjoy breakfast at your leisure, and spend today relaxing and recovering at the villa. We will all meet for a Sweat Lodge Ceremony at 3PM. Traditional Sweat Lodge Ceremony Today we will partake in a Chichimeca purification ceremony celebrating our interdependence with nature and the four directions. This offering includes ritualized practices and heart-centered connection with Great Spirit. Experience our traditional sharing circle in our handcrafted lodge, heated with hot volcanic stones and medicinal herbs. We'll chant sacred songs to open our hearts while herbal tea and cacao cleanse and lift the emotional body. This revitalizing sauna circle will leave you feeling inspired and rejuvenated and will detoxify your body from the inside, out. The ceremony lasts 1.5–2 hours
Get a good night sleep, because tomorrow we rise & shine very early for another adventure!
  • Yoga, Sweat Lodge. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch. Dinner
Day 5
Today begins at the wee hour of 4am for a Sunrise Lake Crossing Paddleboard Excursion! This is a half day SUP Tour with breakfast included. This tour is considered the ULTIMATE paddle boarder bucket list experience for Guatemala, designed for the paddle board enthusiasts of the world. We start at first light to cross Lake Atitlan from Santa Cruz directly across to the south shore into the bay of Santiago where you will paddle between the 3 volcanoes in a commonly unexplored part of Atitlan. We will take a moment to just sit on our SUP and take in the energy of nature around us while we watch the sun rise. This is a magical moment and experience. We will then continue to cross the lake as the colors of the sky change from deep pinks, purples and orange to light shades of blue.... Once we arrive at the other side we will enjoy a delicious, well earned breakfast at Hotel Bambu, We will then return by boat to Santa Cruz after this 14km paddle adventure. Many people can't say they've paddle across a crater lake, but you can and you will after this adventure!!! Once back at the villa, enjoy lunch and spend the afternoon however you wish. We will offer a restorative yoga class before dinner.  Dinner at 630PM.
  • Paddleboard Tour, Yoga. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6
We will enjoy a early morning yoga practice overlooking the lake. After breakfast we depart for the Marketplace. Visit one of Guatemala’s most famous marketplaces, Chichicastenango Market, known for its colorfully and brightly dressed Quiche Maya. Starting with a short boat ride to Panajachel, you will be picked up by a private van and drive for an hour through the Mayan highlands, passing through fertile countryside. In Chichi, browse through the marketplace for handicrafts, candles, flowers and incense. This is the place to find that special keepsake or souvenir for a family member or simply enjoy the action of this highland town on market day.  Length of Excursions: 5-6 hours total with transfers. Dinner will be served this evening at 6:30PM
  • Yoga, Marketplace. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7
Rise & Shine for one last yoga practice, breathing in this incredible view of Lake Atitlan. After breakfast, spend your last day as YOU wish. Choose to relax, enjoy the spa, pool or rent a kayak and paddle around the lake.  This day is for you to choose to do what you wish before we say goodbye to Magical Lake Atitlan. Farewell dinner at 630PM.
  • Yoga. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8
Enjoy one last breakfast and say your goodbyes to your new friends and this unforgettable adventure.... Until next time! Transfer to the airport in private transfer.  Safe Travels Home!!!
  • Breakfast, Airport Transfers
  • Package Options
    Double rate $2495
    Single rate $2895
  • Payment Options
    • CC: Deposit of $1000 due at time of reservation.
    • Check: Use code paybycheck at check out
    • If Mailing Check, mail to: SUP YO, PO BOX 273, N. Andover MA 01845

Tour Location

Villa Sumaya, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala


Choose from Shared or Single room accommodations throughout your stay

Maya Rose House
This house consists of 6 charming rooms and can accommodate single or double occupancy. Each room has a semi-private patio space with cozy seating. Conveniently located near the
courtyard, dining room, gardens and boutique, these rooms are best for anyone with mobility issues as there are no stairs to climb. Most rooms provide lakefront views.

Room 4 – Jaguar Maya Rose. Very Spacious Patio Area. Relax in a Hammock!

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