Service Learning in Guatemala

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Service Learning in Guatemala

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Grade: 11th

Travel Dates: June 21 – July 2

* All tour dates are tentative until flights are booked in spring 2017

**Important Trip Information: This trip involves homestays with local families

Itinerary: 

Day 1: Fly from USA to Guatemala City, Guatemala. After arrival, we will transfer by bus to Antigua, about an hour away, where we will settle into the hotel, have dinner, and rest.

 

Day 2: Today the group will hike Pacaya volcano on the outskirts of the Antigua, where active lava flows are hot enough to roast marshmallows! The hike will also take us to beautiful smaller villages. We will return to Antigua mid-afternoon for more inner-city exploring.

 

Day 3: After breakfast, we will travel to our host community on the shores of Lake Atitlan. Upon arrival, we will meet our host families, tour the village, and learn about our service project.

 

Day 4: Our days in the village will consist mainly of working on our community service project. Lunch will be either be on-site or at home with families. In the afternoons and evenings, activities are flexible and will vary, but may include time with host families, excursions around the village, or activities with the local community.

 

Day 5: Today, we will continue working on our service project and spending time with host families. Evening activities will vary.

 

Day 6: Today, we will continue working on our service project and spending time with host families. Evening activities will vary.

 

Day 7: Today we will finish our service project and celebrate with our new friends and family with a fiesta de despedida!

 

Day 8: After breakfast and goodbyes, we will depart our host community and cross the lake by boat and relax at beautiful hotel on the shores of the lake. We will have the afternoon free to swim, relax and enjoy some of the most spectacular views in the world. In the late afternoon, we will do an exciting zipline canopy tour!

 

Day 9: Enjoy the beautiful views by kayaking on the lake in the morning. In the late afternoon, we will travel back to Guatemala City and enjoy one last meal together before our early departure for the USA in following morning.

 

Day 10: After breakfast, we will head to the airport for a morning departure back to the USA.

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