Deliberate Detour participants experience all the gifts Antigua has to offer: its Mayan history, natural and agricultural treasures, artistic traditions, and more. On any given day, they may make chocolate from cacao seeds native to Guatemala, try their hand at Mayan weaving, or taste fruits like mamey and passion fruit… and so much more. On Thursday Field Trips, they travel farther afield, perhaps visiting a macadamia nut farm or roasting marshmallows near Pacaya Volcano’s lava vents.
We combine immersive outings with quieter days at the hub space where participants play teambuilding games, relax in the reading nook, engage in a history talk with a local expert, and circle up to reflect on the day’s activities.
While participants learn, grow, and form connections, their parents are free to work in one of Antigua’s lovely cafes or co-working spaces. Or perhaps they embark on a guided architectural walk or a visit to one of the largest markets in Central America in Chichicastenango, organized by Deliberate Detour, making connections and memories all their own.