Fair Trade Adventure
Guatemalan Service Vacation
Jan14 – 21, 2024

$2,695.00

8-Day Trip from Jan 14 – 21, 2024

*Price is all inclusive minus airfare, travelers insurance and alcohol.
$195 non refundable deposit

We are excited to announce a service adventure you won’t forget. This one-of-a-kind “voluntour” will immerse you in the Guatemalan Maya culture and open your eyes to how others live in the world. 

As a volunteer in Guatemala you will build connections with your group and the Guatemalan people. We believe there is value in service on both ends. Not only as a volunteer will you grow but you will also help the communities in which we serve grow. By serving these communities, you are making a difference now and for generations to come. Here are a few ideas of what we do…. we plant gardens, volunteer in the local community, deliver hundreds of pounds of books, backpacks and school supplies to our preschool and local school, offer love and hope to all those we come in contact with and have an absolute blast! Click here to see your full itinerary.

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Description

Itinerary:

Day 1 – (Sunday): Upon arriving in Guatemala City (GUA) – you will be picked up by our private driver and our private bus. We will drive from Guatemala City to the city of San Andrés near Lake Atitlan. We will have a delicious dinner ready for us when we arrive.  

Day 2 – (Monday): After breakfast we will take a private boat ride across Lake Atitlan for an Equal Exchange Coffee Trail Excursion. You will learn how fair trade coffee creates income for the community and see how the entire process occurs. After lunch and exploring town we will take a private boat ride back and enjoy a delicious Italian dinner in Panajachel. 

Day 3 – (Tuesday): After a lovely breakfast we will explore the local market and purchase items that we can deliver to families in need. We will visit their homes and donate much needed food and household items. After lunch we will visit local ceramics artisans and learn about their beautiful work. We will eat dinner together in San Andrés.

Day 4 – (Wednesday): After a delicious breakfast we will head across lake Atitlan to visit a fair trade weaving co-op (the 2nd certified fair trade artisans in Guatemala) and enjoy a traditional lunch in Santiago Atitlan. We will eat dinner when we return to San Andrés.

Day 5 – (Thursday): After breakfast we will spend the day installing garden towers in the homes of local families with our team. We will see first hand how a garden can change a families lives in just a day.

Day 6 – (Friday): After breakfast we will load our bus and drive to Volcán Pacaya where we will hike an active volcano and support local Fair Trade artisans by shopping at their lava shop. We will learn how local artisans create handmade jewelry from volcano lava. We will have a surprise lunch on the top of the volcano and travel to Antigua to enjoy dinner and a leisurely night time walking tour of the city.

Day 7 – (Saturday):  After breakfast we will take a walking city tour to explore local markets, visit the ruins, learn the history of Antigua, and enjoy our last group dinner together.

Day 8 – (Sunday): After breakfast we will pack our bags and leave for the airport. Please make sure that your flight leaves after 1:00 pm.

*Our itinerary is subject to change due to community needs

FAQS

Where do we stay?

We often stay in AirB&B’s for group trips so we can have a home base where we meet for breakfast each morning and dinner each evening. There will be room sharing opportunities for those who are interested in spending less on lodging, but we can provide private rooms for everyone upon request.

Do we share rooms?

Usually. If you would like to purchase a single room we can accommodate for an additional fee. We typically share a large house so that we can share our meals but also have many options that would allow everyone on your team to have their own private room.

What types of service projects do we do?

Depending on what time of year we are going we may be assisting with gardening, painting or even building within the community. We will always play with, read with and laugh with our community and there are projects for people of all skill levels.

Can we bring items to donate to the community?

Absolutely! We will provide a list of items that are needed and if you would like to pack extra suitcases and bring them with you, we encourage it. We may also have pre-packed suitcases we can get you if you are flying out of Utah.

What is the weather like?

It is spring like weather where we visit. We encourage you to bring layers as it gets a bit chilly in the early mornings and evenings.

What is the food like?

Be prepared to eat delicious locally grown fresh food. We hire local women to prepare our meals and we will eat at local restaurants. There are plenty of meat and non-meat options and we can handle many food restrictions. Just let our team know.

Is the water safe to drink?

No. We only drink bottled and filtered water while in Guatemala.

Additional information

Trip Payment Options

1 Full Payment & Save, 5 Month Payment Plan