2019 Alice Deal Guatemala Program
|Travel Dates:||February 16, 2019 - February 24, 2019|
|Program Tuition:|| $2,290 - or - $2,176 with discount if paid in full|
Airfare not included in program tuition
|Deadline(s):||Info meeting on December 12 at 6:30 PM|
Our admissions team makes the payment process simple, offering multiple payment options and easy monthly payment plans.
Program Tuition: $2,290
Pay in Full
Pay in full at the time of enrollment and receive a 5% discount off your program tuition! Your program tuition with this discount would be:
Guatemala Service Adventure
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 archaic, colonial streets of Antigua to the towering volcanoes near the capital city, Guatemala is a traveler’s paradise and is an obvious choice for students interested in learning Spanish through meaningful community service. Get excited about the rich culture and natural beauty Guatemala has to offer and join us on this memorable adventure.
Service Adventures combine local homestays, adventure travel, and meaningful service projects. Students will be truly immersed in our host communities allowing them the time to reflect on their complex and important role as global citizens.
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.
Soar through the jungle canopy on a zip line adventure
Swim and kayak the beautiful waters of Lake Atitlán
Relax at a lakeside retreat on Lake Atitlán
Learn about Mayan cultural traditions
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
We work hard to create engaging, educational, and truly immersive itineraries for our travelers. However, we also know that travel can be unpredictable, so we always design our experiences to be flexible enough to allow for adjustments based on group interests, unexpected opportunities, and any weather or safety concerns that may arise during your program. Should changes to the itinerary occur, we will notify travelers and families as quickly as possible.
|February 16||Saturday||Washington DC and Antigua, Guatemala||Today we fly from DC to Guatemala City, Guatemala. After our afternoon/evening arrival, we'll travel overland to Antigua, one of the most idyllic cities in all of Latin America! Upon arrival we'll check in to our hotel, eat dinner and rest after the long day of travel||Hotel Posada Hermano Pedro|
|February 17||Sunday||Antigua – San Juan La Laguna||After breakfast, we will travel to our host community on the shores of Lake Atitlan. Upon arrival, we will meet our host families, tour the village, and learn about our service project. Group activities will follow this afternoon, or we may possible begin work on our project.||Host Families|
|February 18||Monday||San Juan La Laguna||Service projects, village activities, family time||Host Families|
|February 19||Tuesday||San Juan La Laguna||Service projects, village activities, family time||Host Families|
|February 20||Wednesday||San Juan La Laguna||Finish service projects, family time and a fiesta de despedida!||Host Families|
|February 21||Thursday||San Juan La Laguna – San Marcos||After breakfast and goodbyes, we will depart our host community and cross the lake by boat and relax at beautiful hotel on the shores of the lake. We will have the afternoon free to swim, relax and enjoy some of the most spectacular views in the world. In the late afternoon,||Hotel El Dragon|
|February 22||Friday||San Marcos – Antigua||Enjoy the beautiful views by swimming on the lake in the morning, after lunch, we will do an exciting zipline canopy tour!. In the late afternoon, we will travel back to Antigua and enjoy one final celebratory dinner together before our departure for the USA in following day.||Hotel Posada Hermano Pedro|
|February 23 & 24||Saturday & Sunday||Antigua - Guatemala City - Washington, DC||We'll have a relaxing morning in Antigua before we make our way back to Guatemala City for our afternoon flight home. We will arrive in Washington, DC at 1:30am on February 24.||Airplane and your own bed, eventually!|
In order to provide a safe and memorable experience for our travelers, teachers, staff, Program Leaders and Country Directors, we follow strict guidelines when deciding on lodging, making reservations, and assigning program participants to rooms.
El Dragon Hotel
This boutique hotel is located directly on the shores of the stunning Lake Atitlán in San Marcos La Laguna. The unique location, quaint rooms, and artistic garden spaces will make any guest feel like they are in paradise.
Hostal Villa Toscana
This family hotel offers all the comforts of home in Guatemala City, in a friendly and welcoming environment. Just around the corner from the airport, the convenience and warmth of Hostal Villa Toscana make this the perfect place to stay before catching an international flight back to the USA.
Hostel Posada Hermano Pedro
We have spacious rooms and comfortable beds, each with its private bathroom, hot water, television and the special attention of our staff that will make your stay a pleasant rest.
Safety and Support
EASY FUNDRAISING & PAYMENT
24/7 GLOBAL EMERGENCY LINE
HIGHLY VETTED PARTNERS
PRIVATE GROUP GUARANTEE
COMPREHENSIVE CURRICULUM SUPPORT
DEDICATION TO CULTURAL ENGAGEMENT
My experience with your organization was exceptional. The communication was prompt, courteous, and thorough. The trip was very well planned and the educational focus made me feel this such trip had a great value. My daughter has grown and matured in a wonderful way because of this trip.
Parent of Teagan, traveler on 2017 program to Thailand
Your Adventure Includes
In order to give our travelers the best possible price, we break out airfare from the Program Tuition. We will still handle all booking and ticketing via our flight partner who has access to special fares not available to the general public. We will provide full transparency in cost so that families pay what the flight costs and nothing more. You will be invoiced for the flight once we are able to secure the group’s airline contract.
Program Tuition Excludes: Travel insurance, baggage fees, airline minor fees, passport/visa fees, laundry, souvenirs, and activities not listed on itinerary.
Need to Raise Money? We have you covered.
Our travelers are provided with fundraising opportunities that are easy to implement and fun to take part in. Our flagship fundraiser involves selling bird-friendly, fair trade coffee from our host countries. There is no limit to the amount you can raise, so get started now by selling coffee or referring your friends to earn credit toward your program!
Why should high school students travel abroad? What happens if a participant gets sick? How quickly do we need to enroll? We’re sure you have plenty of questions and we’ve got you covered! Visit our Resource Center to discover the answers to your most pressing questions and contact us anytime with additional questions.