CALLED THE LAND OF ETERNAL SPRING, THIS LUSH CENTRAL AMERICAN COUNTRY IS RICH IN HISTORY WITH A MIXTURE OF MAYAN AND SPANISH INDIGENOUS PEOPLE.

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Expeditioners will travel to a cluster of villages nestled in the beautiful mountains of the Polochic Region in the Senahu community, in the Highland region outside of Quetzaltenango, or in the Southern Coastal area.

There must be a minimum of about 20 participants in order for an expedition to proceed. Please refrain from purchasing airfare until the expedition has been confirmed.

If you have a group and would like to plan a private expedition, please let us know.

TRAVEL DATES & REGISTRATION

SUMMER 2023

ARRIVAL: Saturday, June 17, 2023 International flight arrival to La Aurora International Airport (GUA) BY 5pm local time.

DEPARTURE: Sunday, June 25, 2023 International flight departure from La Aurora International Airport (GUA) at any time.

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THANKSGIVING 2022

ARRIVAL:  Nov. 19, 2022 International flight arrival to La Aurora International Airport (GUA) BY 5pm local time.

DEPARTURE: Nov. 27, 2022 International flight departure from La Aurora International Airport (GUA).

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CHRISTMAS 2022

ARRIVAL: Dec. 26, 2022 International flight arrival to La Aurora International Airport (GUA) BY 5pm local time.

DEPARTURE: Jan. 2, 2023 International flight departure from La Aurora International Airport (GUA) at any time.

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PRE & POST TRAVEL

Expedition participants are free to organize their own travel before or after the expedition, but they must attend orientation the first day of the expedition and depart from the village the final day of the expedition.

As many people arrive a day early in order to be there for orientation, we have arranged for an OPTIONAL Pacaya Volcano excursion for anyone who is interested. This excursion will begin at 7:30 AM on orientation day. The cost is $35 and will include transportation to and from the Barcelo Hotel, entrance fees, guides, and lunch. 

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EXPEDITION FEES - FAMILY

$1,275 + airfare per person. Includes food, accommodations, ground transportation, and project materials as well as a day and night at Semuc Champey National Park. A $300 deposit is required to reserve your reservation.

*It is recommended that participants are at least eight (8) years old or older.

*FH is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. 100% of the expedition fee is tax deductible and can be funded through donations.

Each expedition includes at least one village-driven building project in which everyone is welcome to participate. The project is generally a school, clinic, or water system and is directed by local masons and foremen using local materials. Other areas of focus include training programs centered around business development, education, and healthcare. We strive to adapt each training to the individual needs of each community.

Each expedition includes at least one village-driven building project in which everyone is welcome to participate. The project is generally a school, clinic, or water system and is directed by local masons and foremen using local materials. Other areas of focus include training programs centered around business development, education, and healthcare. We strive to adapt each training to the individual needs of each community.

Family Humanitarian participants will work side-by-side with villagers throughout the day enjoying cultural events in the process. Both camp-like accommodations with running water, electricity, cold showers, and common eating areas and Hotel/Guest House accommodations can be anticipated.  There will also be opportunities to explore local caves and pristine waterfalls.

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Guatemala is called the land of eternal spring and boasts a warm, tropical climate. The name Guatemala actually means "land of the trees" in the Maya-Toltec language. Guatemala is the poorest country in Central America.
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The official language of Guatemala is Spanish, but 21 distinct Mayan languages as well as several non-Mayan languages are also spoken here, particularly in the rural areas.
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Guatemala is known for its steep volcanoes, vast rainforests, and ancient Mayan sites. It is also home to the world famous Lake Atitlan.
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Guatemala invented the first ever chocolate, instant coffe, and blue denim. The Mayans were the first civilization to use the number 0.
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