Authentic Maya fun in Peten Guatemala
Lake Peten Itza
Second biggest lake in Guatemala and waaay cleaner than that bigger one – what’s it called. Lake Peten Itza has been Maya water for thousands of years. Now it’s your turn.
Maya Jungle Treks
Choose what works best for you. Guatemala jungle treks from half-day to two-weeks. On your own or outfitted and led by experienced, fun and informed
All things Maya
Peten is the true cradle of Maya civilization. All that is Maya expanded from here – ground zero Maya. If you want Maya – la Danta Project has it: caves, ruins, pyramids and community.
It’s about being local, producing as much as you can with as little possible and then sharing any extra with your community. We always do the best we can with whatever is available.
la Danta is simply here to help bring like-minded travelers who want to experience an authentic Maya community. Your presence supports the good work being done in our Maya beach communities. We do what we can with what little we have to help our community down the path of sustainability. Your travel to these Maya beach community gives the good people something more than just a jobs washing clothes, squeezing orange juice or spraying pesticides.
It's about you bringing your good intentioned travel here to help move these good Maya people up the socio-economic ladder in a functional and respectful manner. That's what permaculture does, helps us all manifest a better world - unchained from commercial distraction and nonsense. It's about compassion and mindfulness in everything we do - helping each other.
only one thing more important - love
the mindfulness we practice and serve
Locavores + Vegans + Veggies
all are appreciated and welcome
Your sustainable travel
you complete the vision for la Danta
Chela + Alfonso
...a few of the nice things travelers like you have shared about la Danta in Peten Guatemala.
Here’s your video… Here’s your Certificate of Appreciation… Here’s a map to your Tree Here’s a badge you can place wherever you like to show the world you planted a Tree… Here’s the code. Place the badge on your webpage and link to your tree page… <a http://ladanta.org/yawen-goa-guaya-tree-planted/” target=”_blank”><img title=”see my tree with a[…]
New!!! Avocado Oil Workshop – 1 morning for 35Q – paid direct to the Maya. You buy the avocados in the local market, make and take the oil with you. This workshop is led by a local Maya woman. You will love your avocado oil workshop – great teachers who enjoy every moment of life.[…]
ocellated turkey, el Mirador / la Danta and a FREE helicopter ride in the cradle of the ancient Maya
The ocellated turkey is a beautiful bird and our last group that did the el Mirador jungle trek saw one. Rado from Romania was part of the group – he got a FREE ride back from el Mirador / la Danta on a helicopter. Why? Because the rich people in the helicopter were totally impressed with[…]
Howler monkeys singing in the morning – that’s what we have here at la Danta Project. Nearly every morning you can hear the Howler Monkeys singing – there’s a troop that likes to hang a couple hundred yards down the beach. We see and hear howler monkeys all the time. Cool animals. Don’t need to[…]
Adolfo’s coconut workshop was a success! Eight adventure travelers made their own coconut oil. We can arrange a coconut oil workshop for you too. We’re working on getting the coconut oil workshop down to 3 hours. As well, we prefer at least 48 hours advance notice to schedule your coconut oil workshop. Coconut milk generally[…]
Nothing better than hearing and seeing it direct from la Danta Project adventure travelers. All we really need is a 30 second video – more if you like. We prefer sharing every person’s own words here on our site. BTW – really need a new camera, the audio is shot on our current camera and[…]
Getting to Tikal is cheap and easy from la Danta Project. Transport leaves for Tikal every 30 minutes. Grab a bus to the ‘la Tranka’ and go to the ‘Termnal de Buses’ en ‘el Mercado Viejo’. The Tikal employee shuttle leaves at 8:30AM and they’ve always got a seat for an extra traveler or three.[…]
Gabriella and Robin arrived and spent their first couple nights at the beach. Now they are staying with Kinsey and her Maya family in a great little apartment sort of thing with a private patio. Kinsey is taking them to a community developed ecotour park with a huge tower that takes you into the jungle[…]
Hanz and Frieda are from Switzerland and like to travel in their huge PanAmerica adventure rig. They slept on the beach in front of la Danta Project and took advantage of our FREE Community WiFi to catch-up on the news and their email. They’re gone this morning – headed down to Panama.
Our most recent traveler arrived two days ago, Ayane from Japan. She shared a few meals and spent the first night here on the beach. Ayane wanted to stay with a local family. After a trip with the group to a local Maya pyramid right up the road and a tour of a local organic[…]