Experience Guatemala

Each year, Global Visionaries offers and adult/family trip to Guatemala that gives travelers a peak into our youth experience – with some added surprises. The 8-day tour was created especially for GV by the people that bring you the famed “Rick Steves’ Europe” tours.

Trip Information

Tour Guide: Steve Smith, recently with Rick Steves’ Europe Through the Backdoor
Dates: November 23-30, 2019 (8 days, 7 nights)
Tour Price: estimated $2190* (adults) & $1640* (youth)

*The tour price includes all accommodations, ground transportation, published group activities including admissions, volunteer work, salsa lessons, cultural excursions and related discussions. It does not include: round trip airfare to Guatemala, passport fees, inoculations, extra spending money, additional drinks, non-included meals, additional activities not included on the brochure for this trip.

Itinerary Highlights:
Guatemala City: your point of entry and departure. Guatemala City is the capital and largest city in Guatemala. You will visit a few non-profits that are working within this huge metropolis.
Antigua: the historic former capitol of Guatemala. Antigua is a city in the central highlands of Guatemala famous for its Spanish Baroque-influenced architecture, as well as a number of colonial church ruins. It is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Chichicastenango: is a large indigenous town, lying on the crests of mountaintops at an altitude of 6,447 ft. On Thursdays and Sundays, the town converts to become one of the world’s largest markets.
Lake Atitlán: Lake Atitlán is surrounded by volcanoes, and is renowned as one of the most beautiful lakes in the world. Your room is accessible by boat and nestled in the steep slope of this amazing fresh water lake. Your hosts are a former UN couple that share the history of Guatemala’s multi-decade civil war and the continuing struggle of indigenous peoples.
The GV Youth Participant Experience: you will visit many of the sites visited during the GV youth immersion, including the coffee plantation, a school built by GV participants, the “Guatemala City dump, and more!