Guatemala provides the perfect backdrop for a multisport adventure, cultural experience and a volunteer vacation!
Being our signature trip, PLAY it Forward has operated eight trips to Guatemala since fall 2008. We’ve gotten to know the Mayan culture up close and personal during nine or ten day adventures while we build homes or energy efficient stoves for local families. Biking around Antigua Valley, climbing and camping on Pacaya volcano, hiking and kayaking at Lake Atitlan are just some of the activities we do during our multisport adventures.
Day 1: Antigua – Arrive as close to noon as possible, free day in Antigua, orientation
Day 2: Antigua Valley – Bike Antigua Valley, visit villages & markets, lunch at Women’s Coop
Day 3: Alotenango- Begin construction of stoves for Mayan families
Day 4: Alotenango - Build energy efficient stoves for Mayan families
Day 5: Alotenango - Complete energy efficient stoves, closing ceremony with the community
Day 6: Lake Atitlan- Transfer to Panajachel for shopping and lunch, boat ride to hotel
Day 7: Lake Atitlan- Kayak to San Marcos, hike back to the hotel, yoga on the patio
Day 8: Lake Atitlan – Hike the “City of Stairs”, transfer back to Antigua, final dinner
Day 9: Guatemala City – Depart as close to noon as possible
Past Tour Dates
October 19-27, 2013
Group size: 8 minimum, 12 maximum – groups are kept small, intimate and eco-friendly
Transportation: Van, biking, hiking, kayaking
Accommodations: You can expect comfortable hotels with private bathrooms
Activity Level: Level 3 – a moderate level of physical activity
Culture Shock: Level 3 – a moderate level of culture shock
Comfort Level: Level 4 - a moderate to high level of comfort
Land cost: $2195.00 USD
Inclusions: Transportation, translation, accommodations, some meals, equipment for outdoor activities, materials associated with service project
Exclusions: International airfare, travel insurance, some meals, guide tips, alcoholic beverages, souvenirs.
Single Supplement: all participants must place their request for single rooms at time of registration, additional cost is be determined at the time of booking, PLAY it Forward® cannot guarantee the availability of single rooms.
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