Guatemala – San Martin Itinerary

Working in partnership with the local community, we will set up a clinic in the Guatemalan highlands to serve indigenous Mayan people. Volunteers work for one week and then have two days of sightseeing in the beautiful ancient capital of Antigua. Additional sightseeing options are also available.

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 – San Martin Jilotepeque.  Early morning drive from Antigua to San Martin where we will work for the next week. After a project briefing we will begin working in the clinic. Overnight in guesthouse in San Martin. (B/L/D)
4 – 5 San Martin Jilotepeque. Working in the clinic. Overnight at guesthouse in San Martin. (B/L/D)
6 San Martin Jilotepeque. Working in the clinic. Overnight at guesthouse in San Martin. (B/L/D)
7  San Martin Jilotepeque. Working in the clinic.   Overnight at guesthouse in San Martin. (B/L/D)
8 San Martin Jilotepeque – Antigua. Work in clinic. Late afternoon return to Antigua. Overnight in Antigua. (B/L/-)
9 Antigua. Enjoy a tour of a coffee plantation or a zipline tour this morning. Return to Antigua in the early afternoon. The balance of the day is at leisure. Overnight in Antigua. (B/-/-)
10  Antigua-Guatemala City. Early morning departure from Antigua to the airport in  Guatemala City in time to catch your flight back home.

Project Cost – The cost for participation in this project is $1,680 per person, based on double occupancy (the single room supplement cost is $220). The fee includes: 3 meals a day while working in the clinic, breakfast only in Antigua; basic guesthouse accommodation while working in the clinic and 5-star hotels in Antigua; 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. The cost for participation in the clinic only is $1280 per person, based on double occupancy (call for single room rate). The fee includes: Two nights hotel accommodation in Antigua (one at the beginning and one at the end of the clinic), guesthouse accommodations in San Martin for 5 nights/6 days; 3 meals per day in the clinic and breakfast only in Antigua; daily transportation to/from the clinic site; Arrival and departure airport transfers and transfers to/from Antigua to San Martin.

*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 

March 17 – 26, 2017

March 24 – April 2, 2017

July 21 – 30, 2017

July 28 – August 6, 2017

July 20 – 29, 2018

July 27 – August 5, 2018

August 3 – 12, 2018