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GUATEMALA ROTARY EXPEDITION – OCT 7-14, 2017

(OPTIONAL TIKAL + ANTIGUA TOUR OCT 4-7, 2017)

The picturesque nation of Guatemala bridges Mexico with all other Central American countries. While quaint in geographical size, the native people radiate a happiness that is larger than life. CHOICE expeditions focus on the indigenous Q'eqchi' communities of the pleasant Polochic region, amidst the breathtaking cloud forest of the Alta Verapaz state.
 

Expedition Overview

Date Day Expedition Activities Place
10/7/2017 Saturday Arrive in GUA by 12 pm - Bus to Rio Dulce, Dinner at resort Rio Dulce Resort
10/8/2017 Sunday Boat tour of coast - Bus to village Sikabe
10/9/2017 Monday Project work in village Sikabe
10/10/2017 Tuesday Project work in village Sikabe
10/11/2017 Wednesday Project work in village Sikabe
10/12/2017 Thursday Project work in village Sikabe
10/13/2017 Friday Bus to Guatemala City Hotel Barcelo
10/14/2017 Saturday Travel Home  

 

Tikal + Antigua Overview

Date Day Optional Tikal + Antigua Tour Place
10/4/2017 Wednesday Arrive in GUA by 12 pm - Flight to Tikal Jungle Lodge
10/5/2017 Thursday Sunrise in Tikal, Explore Ruins, Flight to GUA /Antigua Antigua Hotel
10/6/2017 Friday Day in Antigua - Markets, ruins, colonial history Antigua Hotel
10/7/2017 Saturday Free morning in Antigua, bus to GUA to join group by 12pm  

  

A complete detailed itinerary is available to download HERE.  


Fees

Expedition Fee

Adult: $2195 Student: $1995 (International Airfare NOT Included). Rotarian Member discount $1850. Includes initial non-refundable $300 deposit to reserve seat. 

Tour Fee

Tikal + Antigua Tour: $700/person. Must be paid in full to reserve seat. 

*rates include hotel accommodations, certified group leaders, village lodging, village meals, and local transportation.

Payments can be made two ways:

1) Mailing a check (preferred if paying for more than one person as it reduces processing fees for CHOICE) made out to:

CHOICE Humanitarian
7879 South 1530 West, Suite 200 | West Jordan, UT 84088
Memo: “Participant Name, Trip Country + Date” 

2) Online HERE


Flight Requirements

Expedition Only

*Saturday, Oct 7: Arrive at La Aurora International Airport (GUA) before 1pm (the earlier the better)

*Saturday, Oct 14: Leisure time to explore Guatemala is possible (depending on flight departures) transportation will be provided to La Aurora International Airport (GUA) for flight departures. 

 

Expedition + Tour

*Wednesday, Oct 4: Arrive at La Aurora International Airport (GUA) before 1pm (the earlier the better)

*Saturday, Oct 17: Leisure time to explore Guatemala is possible (depending on flight departures) transportation will be provided to La Aurora International Airport (GUA) for flight departures. 

Be sure to check/purchase international flights as soon as possible. It is strongly recommended that all travelers arrive on the designated expedition start date and reserve personal travel for after scheduled activities.

CHOICE partners with CV Travel, a Humanitarian Travel subsidiary of Christopherson Business Travel. They have helped thousands of humanitarian travelers across the globe. For those looking to travel with fellow participants on pre-approved itineraries, please contact our trusted travel agent for this trip, or book your own ticket on one of the attached itinerary suggestions. CV Travel also provides an affordable and comprehensive travel insurance as well as special humanitarian rates and provisions, such as extra baggage etc…

Blair Greene
1(205)-484-2029
blair@cvtravel.com


Trip Resources


Next Steps

  • Download and return (email/mail) completed Application + Medical Form for all participants (ASAP)
  • Pay initial $300 deposit per/person (ASAP)
  • Send in a copy of your passport
  • Coordinate/book flight - Send us a copy as soon as this is booked.
  • Secure Travel/Evac Insurance - Send in a copy and confirmation. You will find info regarding this on page 9-10 of the attached expedition manual.
  • Attend trip orientation! Details to follow.


All materials and payments are due Sept 1, 2017. All materials should be sent to expeditions@choicehumanitarian.org. For any questions, reach out to CHOICE Expedition Coordinator, Chris Phillips expeditions@choicehumanitarian.org


About Guatemala

Learn all about our work and history in Guatemala HERE.

Read THIS Expedition Journal from a past trip to Guatemala to see how other families, friends, and co-workers navigated the experience together!


 

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