The following itinerary is ideal for families. It is designed for several families to travel together and share experiences. There are many travel dates to choose from. Sign up and meet the other families on-line before travel or when you arrive into Guatemala. A meaningful and personalized “homeland journey” !
6 Day / 5 night good for families with younger children and/or families who prefer to spend all nights in Antigua. (Arrival Saturday / Departure Thursday)
Many dates are currently available for 2012 and 2013
*** Email for special itinerary and pricing for Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas.
* Saturday – Travel to Guatemala
Transfer from airport to Antigua.
Overnight in Antigua.
Included this day: Airport transport, hotel.
(Note: Many families choose to travel earlier for other activities / family time and meet the group in Antigua).
* Sunday – Orientation / Ninos con Bendicion
Meet as a group during breakfast for introductions and a brief program orientation.
Mid morning transport to San Antonio Aguas Calientes (@20 min from Antigua). This is an excellent opportunity to see local culture in a “typical” home – try weaving, grinding corn, make tortillas and get a taste of daily life. Extra time for kids of all ages to play and share. Shop for homemade textiles and crafts.
Afternoon/evening at leisure. Overnight in Antigua.
Included this day: Breakfast, transports, guide, snack, hotel.
* Monday – Mayan Music Museum After breakfast, transport with your guide to the Mayan Music Museum / cultural complex La Azotea @10 min from Antigua. Visit the music and coffee museums with an early afternoon return to Antigua.
Afternoon at leisure. Overnight in Antigua
Included this day: Breakfast, bilingual guide, transport, entrance fees, hotel.
* Tuesday – Zip line / mule ride / coffee tour / paintball (all optional)
After breakfast, take shared tourist transport to Finca Filadelfia @10 min outside Antigua. Free time to enjoy any or all of their available activities as a family. Afternoon return to Antigua when ready. Afternoon at leisure.
Included this day: Breakfast, shared transports, hotel.
* Wednesday – Walking tour of Antigua OR Pacaya Volcano Climb
Morning walking tour with bilingual guide includes the San Francisco Church, Central Park, Cathedral, La Merced Church. Afternoon/evening at leisure
OR 8:00am – 3:00pm +/- Pacaya Volcano Climb (extra fee).
Included: Breakfast, guide, entrance fees, (volcano = + transport + lunch) hotel.
* Thursday Departure
Included this day: Breakfast (if departing after 7:30am), airport transport.
The itinerary includes daily afternoon down time to relax, volunteer, schedule birth and/or foster family meetings, climb a volcano, visit Tikal, etc.
Additional transport, hotel and/or other reservations available to personalize your itinerary and experience in Guatemala.
“The bottom line“
Package price includes the following services as listed in the full itinerary: IN COUNTRY SUPPORT with EMERGENCY CONTACT 24/7; WELCOME PACKET with maps and information; use of CELL PHONE; LOCAL CURRENCY upon arrival; BILINGUAL GUIDE; ALL TRANSPORTS; ENTRANCE FEES / ACTIVITIES as per the itinerary; 5 nights HOTEL (Antigua); BREAKFAST daily; sales taxes.
Payment via personal check (US Dollars) OR Paypal.
Credit card payment adds 5% fee. Note, prices and itinerary subject to change until reconfirmed ! $200. p/p deposit holds your space and locks in package price.
2 package costs depending on your hotel option (based on availability):
Costs are per person. Extra fee for a single room.
Platinum $790. per person: Hotel Antigua on site restaurant, heated pool, garden and play area, buffet breakfast.
Gold $525. per person : Hotel San Jorge located across the street from the Hotel Antigua, hotel has free wifi, drinking water, garden with outside sitting area. Breakfast included.
Please email with questions or for additional information. Nancy@GuatemalaReservations.com