About.

A magical immersive experience in the jungle of Alta Verapaz. Mayan culture, cacao culture, and cacao forests of the Guatemayan heartland. Taste the fruits of paradise.

Eat and drink chocolate to your heart’s desire in its many preparations and forms, learn about the process behind chocolate, from bean to bar. Meet local cacao farmers as you explore the beautiful lush Keq’chi Mayan territory. Cacao Convergence is part of the Journey, a series of opportunities to explore Guatemala’s beauty, brought to you by Cosmic Convergence Festival and NuMundo.

Bookings.

Free / Work-Trade

Digital Marketing Work-Trade

Minimum stay: 60 nightsMaximum capacity: 1 people
Food Not Included
Join the Cacao Convergence production as a digital marketer. Get connected to an amazing international production team and help make the dream come alive.
$250/person

Registration - Early Bird

Food included
Registration includes food, cacao, and all workshops, and camping space (bring your own tent).

Does not include: transportation, dormitory lodging.

Program.

Cacao Ceremony

Cacao ceremonies have been practices by Mayan and Aztec cultures for centuries, and this medicine is being adopted today by Westerners as we take the first steps away from an industrialized, disconnected, chemical-heavy society on our journey back to source of life. Sweat lodge ceremony is a mental and physical purification technology that was developed by many ancient cultures around the world. Elders will lead us through this sacred tradition back to the heart.

Growing Cacao

We are surrounded by cacao forest, and find ourselves in direct contact with this sacred plant. Why is this plant so revered by ancient and modern-day cultures alike? Meet cacao farmers, learn about the processes of cultivation and fermentation, taste the fruit, and spend time with the trees in their native endemic habitat.

Making Chocolate

Learn from Guatemala’s premier chocolatiers ow to make chocolate, and sit in ceremony with cacao medicine.

Mayan Medicinal Plant Walk

Learn from local wisdom keepers of knowledge that has been passed down for centuries about the properties of native plants for healing, nutrition, and more.

Ecstatic Dance

An international lineup of sound designers will weave a sonic tapestry rooted in tradition. Grounded in the ancient practice of the trance dance ritual, ecstatic dance ceremony is a technology that has been utilized by our ancestors around the world to dissolve individual ego barriers, resolve interpersonal tensions, and strengthen collective community bonds.

Highlights.

  • Learn how to make cacao
  • Spend time in the indigenous Maya heartland
  • Participate in cacao ceremonies

Living Conditions.

Sleeping

  • tent camping
  • shared rooms
  • private room

Vegetarian Food

  • over 80% locally sourced

Internet

  • None: Off the grid

Ongoing classes

  • nutrition/cooking
    3-5 times per week
  • dance
    1-2 times per week
  • permaculture
    3-5 times per week
  • plant medicine
    3-5 times per week
  • yoga
    1-2 times per week

Getting here.

Take a Bus from Guatemala City dirección Cobán.

Change bus in San Julián (before Tactic) to go to Polochic Valey to Teleman

From Teleman, take a Prívate tuc tuc or pickup to finca el Porvenir

GPS (approx.): https://www.google.com/maps/place/15%C2%B017'02.7%22N+89%C2%B043'56.2%22W/@15.284074,-89.7344617,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x0!8m2!3d15.284074!4d-89.732273?hl=es

Opportunities.

Cacao Convergence 2018 is currently offering the following opportunities:

  • digital marketing

Contact.

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