Are you looking for a unique volunteer experience in Guatemala? Join Partnership Guatemala’s 11-Day Volunteer Trip for a one-of-a-kind itinerary that allows you to work alongside the community, learn about Mayan culture, and develop lifelong friendships.

This small group trip of 9-12 volunteers, led by Partnership Guatemala’s founder Melinda Grant, starts with a tour of Antigua, a UNESCO heritage site, followed by five days in Santa Cruz, Quiche, where you will work on projects such as native seed planting, sustainable family gardens, and rainwater collection. The trip ends with two days of rest and relaxation at Lake Atitlan.

11-Day Trip: Agenda

Day 1: Travel to Guatemala City

Fly to Guatemala City and then shuttle to Antigua.

Day 2: Antigua sightseeing

Spend the day in Antigua exploring its many sites, including a coffee plantation. For team looking for a little more excitement, plan a zipline adventure.

Day 3: Travel to Santa Cruz, Quiche & meet the community

Early morning departure for Santa Cruz, Quiche. The shuttle ride is about 3 hours, with a brunch stop along the way. Check-in to the hotel, and a driver will take you for a meet and greet in the community.

Day 4-8: Work alongside the community in Santa Cruz, Quiche

Work days generally end around 3:30-4:00pm, followed by cleanup and dinner at the hotel. The last day is a half-day of work, followed by farewell festivities with the community. Return to the hotel to load up the shuttle for the trip to Lake Atitlan.

Day 9: Rest and relaxation at Lake Atitlan

Take a boat across the lake to the small community of San Juan for sightseeing and shopping. Another boat ride to another lake community and then a 30-minute hike to yet another community for a late lunch.

Day 10: San Antonio culture day

Travel by pickup to the lake community of San Antonio and visit a pottery shop and the small town square/church. Return to meet the shuttle to Guatemala City and depart by about 3-4pm. Stay at a bed and breakfast.

Day 11: Travel home

Return home with unforgettable stories, memories, and friendships that will last a lifetime. Stay connected with the group and plan for the next trip!

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