Day 1 – (Saturday): Upon arriving in Guatemala City (GUA) – we will be picked up by our private driver and our private bus. We will drive from Guatemala City to the city of Panajachel on Lake Atitlan. We will have a delicious dinner ready for us when we arrive.
Day 2 – (Sunday): After breakfast we will head to a nature reserve to visit butterflies and zipline through the jungle. If we’re lucky we may be able to spot a monkey in the trees. We will spend the rest of the day visiting our families homes, checking in on garden towers and delivering donations. We will eat dinner together when we return to Panajachel.
Day 3 – (Monday): After breakfast we will get to meet our mom’s and preschool kiddos for the first time and enjoy a painting project with them. We will also get the opportunity to read with and play with our kiddos. For lunch we get to support our moms at our Mother’s Market (where we can purchase handmade items and food that they make). After lunch we will visit a local school and distribute our donations of books, classroom supplies, and backpacks. We will then watch the sunset at the lake and enjoy a delicious Italian dinner in Panajachel.
Day 4 – (Tuesday): After breakfast we will return to volunteer at the school for a full day of painting classrooms, building bookcases and helping with the children. We will eat lunch in town and will eat dinner when we return to Panajachel.
Day 5 – (Wednesday): After breakfast we will have a field trip with the kiddos at a local park and a great game of fútbol (soccer). After lunch we will build garden towers in our families homes, deliver water filters and make home visits. To commemorate our last night in San Andrés, we will host a Movie Night & Pizza Night in San Andrés for our Preschool community where we pop popcorn and watch a fun movie together.
Day 6 – (Thursday): After breakfast we will load our bus and leave Panajachel to drive to Tecpan where we will experience a walking tour of the Mayan ruins Iximche. After lunch we will travel to Antigua to enjoy a leisurely night time walking tour of the city and eat a delicious dinner.
Day 7 – (Friday): After breakfast we will enjoy a morning walk / hike to the city overlook to appreciate the spectacular views of Vulcan de Fuego, Vulcan de Agua and Vulcan de Acatenango. We will explore the ruins, learn the history of Antigua, shop in the fabulous markets and enjoy our last group dinner together.
Day 8 – (Saturday): After breakfast we will pack our bags and leave for the airport.
*Our itinerary is subject to change due to community needs