Imagine watching the sunset melt into the teeming jungle from atop the mighty ruins of Tikal, kayaking through the blue waters of Lake Atitlán, helping Mayan families with critical community service, and examining the market in Chichicastenango. You can do all of this and more in Guatemala! From the colonial streets of Antigua to the bustling markets of the highlands, Guatemala is a traveler’s paradise and an obvious choice for students interested in learning Spanish through meaningful community service. Get excited for the rich culture and natural beauty Guatemala has to offer and join us on this memorable adventure!
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Check out some of the possible featured experiences of your coming adventure! Each customized itinerary is unique, but these are just a few of the activities which may be available during your program.
Immerse yourself in the local language and culture by staying with a host family
Soar through the jungle canopy on a zip line adventure
Swim and kayak the beautiful waters of Lake Atitlán
Contribute to sustainability efforts on a conservation project
Enjoy delicious Guatemalan cuisine in a cooking class
Relax at a lakeside retreat on Lake Atitlán
Learn about Mayan cultural traditions
Hike the Pacaya volcano outside of Antigua
Tour the Mayan metropolis of Tikal with a local guide
Visit a monkey sanctuary
Contribute to a local community by working on a service project
Improve your Spanish and immerse yourself in a homestay community
Learn about history and chocolate in Antigua
This was our daughter’s 2nd trip with Walking Tree. In 2016, she took her school’s first trip with Walking Tree to Ecuador, and absolutely loved it. Once again, the Walking Tree representative was excellent. My daughter said Ben really made the trip, and worked hard to keep the group happy. Other positives: communication before the trip, website outline, daily blogs and trip photos. Very professional organization. We feel very secure sending our student out into the world with Walking Tree.