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Heritage Tour

Heritage Tour


The staff of CoEd executed a flawless inaugural Heritage Tour. I would not have changed anything about the experience. As a Guatemalan adoptee, I felt that the compassion and care with which the tour was conducted was unparalleled. I was able to connect to the country, gain a solid understanding of what could have been, and honor within myself while feeling safe and secure. I was allowed the ability to get what I needed for my own journey with adoption and self-discovery in a way I had only hoped to do previously. I would strongly recommend this tour for any adoptees or families connected to this beautiful country through adoption.
—Kelsey Amara, Guatemalan adoptee

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Brought to you in partnership with the International Adoption Center at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, CoEd’s Heritage Tour offers families connected to Guatemala through adoption the opportunity to reconnect with the country. This five-day trip travels through some of the most beautiful towns and landscapes of Guatemala, helping families develop a love for its unique culture, and providing an opportunity to give back.

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With 20 years' experience bringing travelers to Guatemala, we know just how to design a fun family vacation for you. But before you go, we strongly encourage you to consider how the trip will impact you and your family. Download our introductory letter with topics and situations to consider with your family.

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General Information

2018 Tour Dates

July 9-15, 2018

Cost per Person


$1,475 plus airfare for family of three+
$1,575 plus airfare for double occupancy
$1,675 plus airfare for single occupancy

NOTE: Trip expenses may be tax deductible. Refer to IRS Publication 526 (PDF).

  • The application deadline is June 1, 2018.
  • A non-refundable deposit of US $350 per person is required at the time of application.
  • Apply online now or contact us at or (513) 661-7000


Sample Itinerary

Note: This itinerary shows real experiences and approximate travel times, but is not the exact itinerary for this year's tours.

Lake Atitlan

Anytime: Flights arrive in Guatemala City
Afternoon: cultural activity in Guatemala City (optional; such as City Tour or Guatemala Relief Map)
Overnight: Guatemala City

Morning: Depart Guatemala City, visit to an elementary school in CoEd’s Culture of Reading Program
family memories Afternoon: Free time in Panajachel (such as pool, shopping, weaving cooperative, as desired)
Overnight: Panajachel

All day: Tourism around Lake Atitlan (such as kayaking and hiking; boat ride to and tour of Santiago Atitlán; or similar)
Overnight: Panajachel

Morning: Free time, depart Panajachel for Sacatepéquez
Guatemalan culture Afternoon: Visit to a middle school in CoEd’s Scholarship Program, including a visit to a student’s home (optional)
Overnight: Antigua

Morning: Service project with scholarship students
Afternoon: Free time in Antigua (zip-lining, shopping, etc)
Overnight: Antigua
meet Guatemalan students

Anytime: Return home.

Questions? Check out our Tour FAQ.

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