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

EXPEDITION DETAILSEXPEDITION FAQS

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 20-25 participants in order for an expedition to proceed. Please refrain from purchasing airfare until the expedition has been confirmed.

TRAVEL DATES & REGISTRATION

SPRING BREAK 2020

ARRIVAL: April 5, 2020 International flight arrival to La Aurora International Airport (GUA) BY 5pm local time.

DEPARTURE: April 12, 2020 International flight departure from La Aurora International Airport (GUA) at any time.

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SUMMER YOUTH 2020 (AGES 16-19)

ARRIVAL: June 12, 2020 International flight arrival to La Aurora International Airport (GUA). Group will travel together.

DEPARTURE: June 22, 2020 International flight departure from La Aurora International Airport (GUA).

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SUMMER FAMILY 2020

ARRIVAL: June 27, 2020 International flight arrival to La Aurora International Airport (GUA) BY 5pm local time.

DEPARTURE: July 5, 2020 International flight departure from La Aurora International Airport (GUA) at any time.

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THANKSGIVING 2020

ARRIVAL: Nov 22, 2020 International flight arrival to La Aurora International Airport (GUA) BY 5pm local time.

DEPARTURE: Nov 29, 2020 International flight departure from La Aurora International Airport (GUA) at any time.

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CHRISTMAS 2020

ARRIVAL: Dec 27, 2020 International flight arrival to La Aurora International Airport (GUA) BY 5pm local time.

DEPARTURE: Jan 4, 2021 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. READ THE FAQs >

EXPEDITION FEES - FAMILY

$1,195 + airfare per person. Includes food, accommodations, ground transportation, and project materials. A $300 deposit is required to reserve your reservation. *Participants must be at least eight (8) years old or older. FHe is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. 100% of the expedition fee is tax deductible and can be funded through donations.

EXPEDITION FEES - YOUTH

$2195 per person. Includes airfare, food, accommodations, ground transportation, project materials, cultural experiences, an overnight hike to Acatenango Volcano, a trip to Semuc Champey and exploring village caves and waterfalls. International airfare for youth will be booked by Family Humanitarian to allow the group to travel together. Departure airport will be from DFW and the expeditioner is responsible for transport to the departing airport. A $300 deposit is required to reserve your reservation.

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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