The Guatemala Friends Meeting, in conjunction with the Guatemalan Scholarship Program (Progresa), offers culturally focused tours of this poor but beautiful country. We will take your group of six or more friends on a seven day/eight night tour of Guatemala, including visits with our scholarship students and their families and trips to famous tourist spots such as Lake Atitlán and colonial Antigua.
Our tour will focus on visiting service projects in the Guatemala highlands, home of Maya culture, and interacting with the Guatemalans running these projects, many of whom are our former students. This is a unique opportunity to meet Guatemalans in a non-tourist atmosphere. Your guides will be bilingual staff members from our scholarship program.
The $1150 per person fee includes a $100 donation to PROGRESA which will be used to sponsor one of our students as well as all in-country lodging (double room occupancy), meals and transportation. Your only additional cost will be transportation to and from Guatemala City, souvenirs and alcoholic beverages. We will work with you and your group members to arrange appropriate dates for the tour.
>> A sample tour itinerary is offered below but it can be
adjusted to meet the specific needs of your group.