GLP Tour

Travel, volunteer, tour, meet beneficiaries, Rotary, Guatemala, service projects, literacy, south America, books, education

Deliver badlyneeded textbooks, inaugurate brand new computer centers at impoverished Guatemalan schools, and interact with students, teachers, and families who benefit from the Guatemala Literacy Project (GLP)!

On this nine-day tour, you’ll learn about Guatemalan history and culture, as well as the challenges faced by people in the developing world, all while sharing in the fellowship of other Rotarians from the U.S., Canada, Guatemala, and other countries.

Details

February 3-11, 2018

*Note: the GLP tour will begin on Saturday in 2018, rather than Friday.

Double occupancy*: US $1,575 per person plus airfare

Single occupancy: US $1,775 per person plus airfare

NOTE: Trip expenses may be tax deductible.

*If you do not have a traveling companion, we will happily match you with a roommate in order to secure the Double Occupancy rate.

NOTE: Trip expenses may be tax deductible. Refer to IRS Publication 526 (PDF).

The application deadline is January 1, although the trip may fill sooner.

Each tour is limited to 55 participants; acceptance is on a firstcome, firstserved basis.

A nonrefundable deposit of US $350 is required at the time of application.

Apply online by clicking the “Sign Me Up!” button above or by contacting Leslie Jenkins Reed at leslie@coeduc.org or 5136617000, ext.115.

For questions, check out our Tour FAQ.

“Visiting these remote areas of Guatemala was truly a humbling, absolute life-changing experience for me.” —Rebecca Wilks, Rotary Club of Peoria North, AZ

Travel, volunteer, tour, meet beneficiaries, Rotary, Guatemala, service projects, literacy, south America, books, education
Travel, volunteer, tour, meet beneficiaries, Rotary, Guatemala, service projects, literacy, south America, books, education
Travel, volunteer, tour, meet beneficiaries, Rotary, Guatemala, service projects, literacy, south America, books, education
Travel, volunteer, tour, meet beneficiaries, Rotary, Guatemala, service projects, literacy, south America, books, education

Sample Itinerary

Note: This itinerary shows real experiences and approximate travel times, but does not coincide with actual itineraries.

Saturday
Arrive in Guatemala City, transfer to Antigua

Sunday: Lake Atitlan
8:00 am Project overview presentation
9:00 am Transfer to Santiago Atitlan
1:00 pm Lunch and free time in Santiago Atitlan
5:00 pm Boat ride to Panajachel
7:00 pm Dinner and free time

Monday: Quetzaltenango
9:15 am Textbook Project Inauguration at Santa Lucía School
1:00 pm Lunch
2:30 pm Computer Center Inauguration at Chitay Las Rosas School
7:00 pm Dinner and free time

Tuesday: Quetzaltenango
10:00 am Textbook Project Rededication at Tierra Blanca School
1:00 pm Picnic lunch
2:15 pm Computer Center Rededication at Tacajalvé School
6:30 pm Fiesta with Rotary Club of Quetzaltenango

Wednesday: Chichicastenango
8:30 am Depart for Chichicastenango
10:30 am Free time in Chichicastenango
12:00 pm Lunch
2:30 pm Textbook Project Inauguration at Chujuyup School

Thursday: Antigua
8:00 am Depart for Chimazat
9:45 am Culture of Reading Program Inauguration at Cristobal Eduardo Primary School
12:30 pm Lunch
3:00 pm Textbook Program Inauguration at San Lucas School and San Lucas Nocturno School
7:00 pm Social hour and dinner

Friday: Antigua
9:45 am Culture of Reading Program Inauguration at La Trompeta Primary School
12:30 pm Picnic lunch
1:30 pm Textbook Project Inauguration at Caquixajay School
5:45 pm Social hour
6:30 pm Dinner with local Rotarians

Saturday: Antigua
9-11:30am Activity with Scholarship Students
12:00 pm Lunch on your own / Free Time in Antigua
5:30 pm Social hour
6:00 pm Final dinner and reception

Sunday
Depart Antigua for Guatemala City airport

Tours are operated by our partner organization, Cooperative for Education, which has 20 years of experience bringing travelers to Guatemala.