Guatemala

Why students will love it

Guatemala is heavily colored by its dramatic history: from a millennia of Mayan rule and culture to centuries under the Spanish empire. Your students will learn a lot from Central America’s most populous country as they engage with the culture and get immersed in it, especially through helping build a home for a family in need. A trip to Lake Atitlan, one of the world’s most spectacular lakes, colonial towns and the Mayan ruins of Tikal will take you even deeper into the Guatemalan culture.

Trip Highlights

Hike up the active Pacaya Volcano – Tour colonial Antigua – Boat ride on Lake Atitlan to encounter fascinating villages  – Indigenous markets – Tikal ruins – Getting to know a Guatemalan family as you build a home for them

Volunteering Opportunities

Build a home for a needy family in an impoverished village just outside Antigua

Experiential Learning Opportunities

Chocolate making -Tortilla making -Spanish language lessons – Coffee making demonstration

Cultural Immersion Opportunities

Guatemalan tour guides -Tour of the Mayan ruins of Tikal -Village visits

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