Visit an organic farm in Guatemala’s Solala Department and learn how the permaculture project is transforming the lives of Mayan communities on the shores of Lake Atitlan. Savor the smells and taste of coffee and tea, hike to a nearby waterfall, and more.
What to Expect
Spend an amazing morning at the beautiful organic farm and food forest of a self-sustaining agricultural project on the shores of Lake Atitlan that teaches better farming techniques to the local population.
You will be picked up from Tzununa public boat dock for the drive to the farm on the back of a pick-up truck. Enjoy a tour of the farm to experience the smells, sights, sounds, and tastes of a fully-functioning, small-scale, permaculture-inspired organic farm.
After a coffee or tea (from beans and leaves grown on the farm), walk to the nearby waterfall to hop in and cool off, or just hang out and enjoy the breathtaking views. Return from the falls for a 100% organic from-the-farm lunch.
The beautiful surroundings provide a great setting for a variety of educational activities. Children of all ages will enjoy learning where food comes from and what can be done to help protect and improve the environment. Baby goats and chicks, ponds with frogs and lizards, and fresh fruit and berries to eat add to the unforgettable experience.
- Transportation from Tzununa boat dock
- Farm tour
- Waterfall hike
- Return transport to Tzununa boat dock
What's Not Included
- Transportation to and from Tzununa
Know Before You Go
• The farm's foundations lie in diversified edible landscapes, open-pollinated seeds, perennial crops, and traditional breed animals, as well as farm-produced fertility, compost teas, and homeopathic preparations
• Shad Qudsi, co-founder of Atitlan Organics is happy to share ideas and open up discussions about food production, land design, sustainable living, and other related topics. Founded in 2010, Atitlan Organics is the brain child of Shad Qudsi and Colleen Donovan, who started the permaculture farm in Tzununa, a small Mayan village on the shores of Lake Atitlan. Focusing on sustainable food production and direct-to-market sales, the farm is also used as an educational facility for both locals and foreigners interested in small scale farming and land development