Parents are looking for ways to expose their children to a third world country in a meaningful, safe way. This tour is a nice blend of fun, travel, and meaningful service. I also like the fact that [my daughter] can learn to be an advocate.
—Recent tour participant
I think others should know what life is like in Guatemala and not just in the US.
—Adoptee and recent tour participant
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.
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.
|2017 Tour Dates||
August 1-6, 2017
Cost per Person
US $1,275 plus airfare for a family of three or four
NOTE: Trip expenses may be tax deductible. Refer to IRS Publication 526 (PDF).
Note: This itinerary shows real experiences and approximate travel times, but is not the exact itinerary for this year's tours.
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
Afternoon: Free time in Panajachel (such as pool, shopping, weaving cooperative, as desired)
All day: Tourism around Lake Atitlan (such as kayaking and hiking; boat ride to and tour of Santiago Atitlán; or similar)
Morning: Free time, depart Panajachel for Sacatepéquez
Afternoon: Visit to a middle school in CoEd’s Scholarship Program, including a visit to a student’s home (optional)
Morning: Service project with scholarship students
Afternoon: Free time in Antigua (zip-lining, shopping, etc)
Anytime: Return home.
Questions? Check out our Tour FAQ.