Vue plage, Antigua
Request a quote
Call us toll free at
1-877-213-2070

Quotation online it's fast and easy! More informations
Plage, Antigua
Request a quote
Call us toll free at
1-877-213-2070

Quotation online it's fast and easy! More informations
Prev
Next

Guatemala : Antigua Voluntary work

Description

Tourists from around the world come to Guatemala to discover its natural beauties and the warm welcome of the locals. Antigua is known as the old colonial capital and a Spanish language teaching center. The Spanish colonial design is present everywhere: in the houses, in the churches, in the parks, and in the ruins. Antigua is a charming and colourful little town where you can browse through an impressive variety of arts and crafts originating from the local folk tradition.

Our school is located downtown, in a warm and friendly environment. Established in 1983, it has succeeded in developing its reputation of being one of the best Spanish schools in Guatemala. The quality of its teachers and of its program has brought the recognition of the Guatemalan Ministry of Education. Courses are offered in groups of 3 to 4 persons, which makes for the forming of homogenous groups. The classes are usually given in the morning and the afternoon are dedicated to sightseeing or cultural tours.

The voluntary work is done in collaboration with an educational project that has been helping for the last three years the underprivileged children of the aldea of Santa Ana near Antigua, Guatemala. Thanks to the generosity of Guatemalan and international volunteers, these children from 6 to 14 years old can find at the center a pedagogical support for their academic work. They are initiated to activities such as crafts, carpentry and agriculture and receive food support and health services. This project operates entirely with the financial support of international volunteers.

Sample package

Guatemala : Antigua Voluntary work – 10 days/9 nights

DAY 1 : CANADA – GUATEMALA

Departure flight to Guatemala City.

Arrival at Guatemala City airport, meeting with your French speaking guide and transfer to your accommodation, located on the shores of Lake Atitlan.

Dinner and overnight at the Mikaso Hotel in San Pedro Laguna.


DAY 2 : SAN PEDRO LA LAGUNA

Lunch at the hotel.

Presentation of the twinned students. Each student will be paired with a young Mayan native and his family. Throughout the stay, he will experience several more personalized activities that will make this trip an unforgettable educational and human experience.

Visit of the village with the twinned students.

Dinner in the family of the twinned.

Visit the IMEB high school, located in San Pedro La Laguna.

End of the afternoon free.

*** We recommend a donation for the organization (money, school equipment, clothing, etc.)

Dinner and overnight at the Mikaso Hotel in San Pedro Laguna.

Antigua


DAY 3 : SAN PEDRO LA LAGUNA

Lunch at the hotel.

Gardening activities with his twinned.

Visit the museum and the Tzununya Community Cultural Center.

Dinner at the hotel.

Visit the Asociación de Desarrollo Comunal JA’BEL’YA and the Galeria Xetagual (children painters).

Visit of community television with interview of the cooperants.

Dinner and overnight at the Mikaso Hotel in San Pedro Laguna.

Activties with your twinned in the evening.


DAY 4 : SAN PEDRO LA LAGUNA

Lunch at the hotel.

Visit the greenhouses and Mayan ceremony of the tree in San Juan with his twinned.

Picnic dinner.

Ascent of El Nariz del Indio mountain.

Conference on the Guatemalan Civil War.

Dinner and overnight at the Mikaso Hotel in San Pedro Laguna.

Antigua 2


DAY 5 : SAN PEDRO LA LAGUNA

Family lunch.

Morning with his partner to share his daily life.

Dinner in the family of the twinned.

Beach and gardening (without the twinned).

Dinner at the Mikaso Hotel.

Evening activities with the twins.

Overnight at the Mikaso Hotel in San Pedro Laguna.


DAY 6 : SAN PEDRO LA LAGUNA

Family lunch.

Conference on Mayan Villages bordering Lake Atitlan.

Visit lancha villages of San Marcos, Panajachel, San Antonio and Santiago.

Picnic dinner.

Continuation of your visit.

Dinner and night with the family.

Pinata evening and campfire with traditional Mayan musicians and your twins.

Lac Atitlan


DAY 7 : SAN PEDRO LA LAGUNA

Lunch at the hotel.

Morning with his partner to share his daily life.

Dinner in the family of the twinned.

Gardening (without the twinned)

Repetition for the show.

Dinner at the Mikaso Hotel.

Evening activities with the twins.

Overnight at the Mikaso Hotel in San Pedro Laguna.


DAY 8 : SAN PEDRO LA LAGUNA

Lunch at the hotel.

OPTION 1: Maya feeding lesson, market visit and dinner preparation with twin students.

Or

OPTION 2: Maya pelota lesson and soccer game with the paired students.

Gardening (without the twinned).

Dinner at the hotel.

Dinner and farewell party with presentation of student artistic numbers and their jemelés.

Overnight at the Mikaso Hotel in San Pedro Laguna.

nourriture guatémaltèque


DAY 9 : SAN PEDRO LA LAGUNA – ANTIGUA

Lunch at the hotel.

Departure from San Pedro.

Visit the ruins of Iximché.

Picnic dinner.

Visit of Antigua.

Dinner and overnight in hotel in Antigua.


DAY 10 : GUATEMALA – CANADA

Lunch at the hotel (may not be included depending on your flight schedule).

Transfer to Guatemala City airport.

Departure flight.

Activities and tours

  • Volontary work (20 hours, possibility to add hours).
  • Tzununya Community Cultural Center and Museum
  • Association of Desarrollo comunal JA’BEL’YA
  • Xetagual Gallery
  • Community television tour with interview of the cooperants
  • Greenhouse and Mayan ceremony
  • Ascent of the mountain El nariz del Indio
  • Conference on the Guatemalan Civil War
  • Excursion in lancha (fast boat) of the Dan Marcos, Panajachel, San Antonio and Santiago villages
  • Lake Atitlan
  • Pinata evening and campfire
  • Maya cooking lesson or Maya pelota lesson and soccer game
  • Ruins of Iximché
  • Visit the city of Antigua

Links