Education Journey to Guatemala with Patricia Edwards

Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala

NJ
Jun 11 - 19, 2022
Group size: 1 - 20
Education Journey to Guatemala with Patricia Edwards
Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala


Jun 11 - 19, 2022
Group size: 1 - 20

About this trip

 You are invited to become part of a once-in-a-lifetime experience: a custom-designed introduction to education in Guatemala traveling June 2022.   Join Patricia Edwards and fellow colleagues and meet with educators, non-profit leaders, community members and association leaders to explore the current state of public and private education in Guatemala and the daily challenges faced to improve standards and access to quality education. Nanda Journeys has partnered with a progressive non-profit in Guatemala, Ninos de Guatemala, that seeks to contribute to a better future for the children of Guatemala and their families. Your participation in this journey will directly fund the education of one student for a year, help to economically support families and businesses in several indigenous communities and support the cultural heritage of Guatemala. Only 41% of Guatemalan children are educated to primary level, 19%  to secondary level and 8% to higher education level. The need to partner, learn and support this community is great and your expertise and knowledge will be warmly welcomed. In addition to the professional activities, you'll be immersed in local life in Guatemala and participate in many hands-on activities including a Worry Doll workshop, ceramic workshop, school visit, village visits and most importantly volunteering in a local school to support teachers, students and parents in furthering the education of students in underserved communities. 

What’s included

  • International Flight
    Roundtrip economy airfare included from Miami
  • Hotel Accommodations
    4* Hotels including daily breakfast
  • Most Meals
    Breakfast & Lunch daily, 6 of 8 dinners
  • Unique local experiences
    Volcano Hikes, Worry Doll Workshop, Weaving Workshop, Salsa Class, School Visits, Mayan Ruins, Cooking Class, Colonial Antigua private tour, Medicinal Plants Workshop
  • Professional Meetings
    10-20 hours of professional meetings with school educators, professors, non-profit leaders, ministers and community advocates
  • Local Guide
    Local English speaking guide and mentor will be with you throughout
  • Private local transport
    Private motor coach and driver as well as private boat transfers at Lake Atitlan
  • 24/7 Travel Support
    Nanda Journeys team support before, during and after travel. 24/7 during travel.
  • Unique itinerary
    Nanda Journeys has designed this program exclusively for Pat Edwards and her guests
  • Charitable Donation
    Direct funding to Ninos de Guatemala to support teacher funding and student education
  • Passport & Visas
    Passport application, renewal and visas are not included
  • Alcoholic Beverages
    Meals include soft drinks with alcoholic beverages being at your own personal expense
  • Meals
    2 evening dinners and personal snacks
  • Insurance
    Travel insurance is not included, but highly recommended. Nanda Journeys will provide recommendations
  • Tips
    Tips for driver, guide and hotel staff are not included. Suggested tipping $10-15 per day guide, $5-7 driver, $2-4 in room maid service.
  • Personal Items
    Any item purchased at the hotel or restaurant which is not mentioned in the daily itinerary

Available Packages

Shared Room including flight

Pricing per person including airfare, shared room with twin or double bed. Please review Booking Terms & Conditions HERE

** Nanda Journeys will endeavor to assist persons requesting a roommate, however, a shared room cannot be guaranteed. Participants will be contacted to confirm space in a shared occupancy room approx. 90 days prior to travel. If we are unsuccessful in finding a suitable roommate, the enrollee will be invoiced the applicable single supplement **

$3999
Deposit: $500
Single Room including flights

Pricing per person including airfare and single room. Please review Booking Terms & Conditions HERE

$4698
Deposit: $500
Shared Room Land Only

Pricing per person including airfare, shared room with twin or double bed. Please review Booking Terms & Conditions HERE

** Nanda Journeys will endeavor to assist persons requesting a roommate, however, a shared room cannot be guaranteed. Participants will be contacted to confirm space in a shared occupancy room approx. 90 days prior to travel. If we are unsuccessful in finding a suitable roommate, the enrollee will be invoiced the applicable single supplement **

$3599
Deposit: $500
Single Room Land Only
$4198
Deposit: $500


Itinerary

Day 1
Depart Miami for Guatemala

Depart from the designated gateway city and journey to Guatemala, a country otherwise known as the “Land of Trees”. After claiming your luggage and clearing customs in Guatemala City, you will be met by a representative and transferred to Antigua.

Antigua is a small city surrounded by volcanoes in southern Guatemala. It’s renowned for its Spanish colonial buildings, many of them restored following a 1773 earthquake.

Lunch will be provided at the hotel this afternoon.

The Good Hotel is a former private mansion and a small boutique hotel infused with minimalistic design and local touches. Chosen for its wonderful location and relaxed and friendly environment, but more importantly for the unique and important role it plays in giving back to the local community of Antigua. All profits from the hotel go directly to funding three local schools that have been established to educate over 600 children in under served communities in Guatemala.

Rooms feature traditional washing sinks, private patios and open-air showers. All rooms surround the inner garden and have a small writing desk, safe, coffee and tea amenities, luxurious towels, rain and hand-held shower, as well as organic bathroom amenities made locally.

After lunch and check-in, take part in an orientation and welcome briefing on Guatemala. This comprehensive briefing covers an introduction to your local staff, some historical background, and current information on Guatemala’s society and economy.

Late this afternoon the group will take a short walking tour of Antigua to get acclimated to the city around your hotel. Walk back through Antigua’s beautiful streets and visit the famous and important places in Antigua, including churches, ruins, monuments, the local market, the central park and more. Important highlights of the walking tour include the famous La Merced Church and the Arco de Santa Catalina.

Enjoy dinner at Welten Restaurant this evening. Their gourmet cuisine includes international and Guatemalan dishes, all made to order with the freshest local ingredients.

Overnight: The Good Hotel
Meals: Lunch & Dinner

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Nanda Journeys offers theme-focused trips to global destinations that speak to your interests, bringing together travelers with purpose and passion to explore the world in an meaningful way. We create travel programs for the diverse, adventurous explorer united in a desire: to not only experience a destination, but to truly experience a culture & connect with its people, visiting unexplored, off-the-beaten path destinations, that provide an opportunity to give back, and make a meaningful difference in the communities they visit.