Guatemala – Antigua Itinerary

Working in partnership with the local community, we will set up a clinic in Ciudad Vieja, the 16th-century capital of Central America. Volunteers are based in Antigua and work in the clinic for one week. Following the clinic, participants have two days to relax in a lush jungle eco-lodge on the banks of the beautiful, world-renowned Lake Atitlan.

Itinerary

Day Location Meals
1 Fly from the US to Guatemala City-Antigua. On arrival in Guatemala City transfer from the airport to Antigua. Afternoon at leisure in Antigua. Overnight in Antigua. (-/-/-)
2 Antigua. Morning walking tour of Antigua. Afternoon project briefing. Overnight in Antigua. (B/-/-)
3 Antigua – Ciudad Vieja.  The clinic in the nearby town of Ciudad Vieja starts today. Full day working in the clinic. Return to Antigua in the late afternoon. Overnight in Antigua. (B/L/-)
4 Ciudad Vieja. Working in the clinic. Return to Antigua in the late afternoon. Overnight in Antigua. (B/L/-)
5 Ciudad Vieja. Morning sightseeing tour of Ciudad Vieja and the schools that we serve in the community. Afternoon working in the clinic. Return to Antigua in the late afternoon. Overnight in Antigua.  (B/L/-)
6 Ciudad Vieja. Working in the clinic. Return to Antigua in the late afternoon. Overnight in Antigua. (B/L/-)
7  Ciudad Vieja. Working in the clinic. Return to Antigua in the late afternoon. Evening farewell dinner. Overnight in Antigua. (B/L/D)
8 Antigua – Lake Atitlan. Morning working in the clinic. Departure this afternoon for Lake Atitlan (3hr drive). Take a short boat ride on the lake to your lodge. Overnight in an eco-lodge on the lake. (B/L/D)
9  Lake Atitlan. Enjoy a full day to rest; go kayaking; swim in the lake and take in the natural wonder of your surroundings. Overnight in eco-lodge on Lake Atitlan. (B/-/D)
10  Lake Atitlan – Guatemala City. Early morning departure from Lake Atitlan to the airport in Guatemala City in time to catch your flight back home. Note: volunteers cannot book flights leaving before 12 PM today

Project Cost – The cost for participation in this project is $1,980 per person, based on double occupancy (there is no single supplement available for this trip due to the historic, boutique style of the hotels we will be staying in). The fee includes: 2 meals a day while working in the clinic, the farewell dinner and breakfast only on sightseeing days; 4-star accommodations in Antigua for 7 nights; 2 nights accomodation in a beautiful 4-star eco-lodge on Lake Atitlan; all internal overland transportation within Guatemala; all transfers, and sightseeing as listed in the project.

Options to itinerary – You may come and volunteer in the clinic only, without sightseeing in Antigua and Lake Atitlan. The cost for participation in the clinic only is $1580 per person, based on double occupancy (no single supplement available). The fee includes: Seven nights hotel accommodation in Antigua; 2 meals per day in the clinic and the farewell dinner; daily transportation to/from the clinic site; Arrival and departure airport transfers.

*Global Dental can help arrange your international airfare. Round trip flights from the US to Guatemala range from $600 – $900.

GDR is a 501(c)3 charitable organization. A percentage of the cost is tax deductible.

2017 – 2018 Trip Dates 

May 26 – June 4, 2017

June 2 – 11, 2017

March 2 – 11, 2018

March 9 – 18, 2018

May 25 – June 3, 2018

June 1 – 10, 2018