Guatemala Literacy Project Tour

“Visiting these remote areas of Guatemala was truly a humbling, absolute life-changing experience for me.”

—Rebecca Wilks, Rotary Club of Peoria North, AZ


We have made the decision to postpone the February GLP Tour to September 3-11, 2022, due to the following factors: 

  • We are unable to visit schools. Schools will likely be virtual for the first 6 months of 2022. The main purpose of the tour is to see GLP programs in action, and with schools closed and most students still unvaccinated, we would be unable to provide this experience.
  • Hospitals are overcrowded. We take health and safety very seriously, so we determined that the risk of not being able to get into a hospital for an emergency was too great.
  • The US State Department has Guatemala at a Level 3 Travel Advisory due to COVID-19.

About This Tour

This nine-day service trip offers you the chance to travel across the Western Highlands of Guatemala to deliver much–needed textbooks, inaugurate brand new computer centers, and interact with students, teachers, and families who benefit from CoEd programs! You’ll learn about Guatemalan history and culture while getting to know your fellow volunteers from around the world.

Whether you are representing your Rotary Club or volunteering with friends and family, all are welcome! This project tour can also be a fun and unique opportunity to serve alongside your spouse, children, and grandchildren (kids ages 10+ welcome), introducing them to other cultures and reinforcing the value of Service Above Self.

CoEd makes all arrangements for meals, lodging, security, and transportation.

  • September 3-11, 2022
  • February 4-12, 2023
Cost per Person

Early bird prices until July 3:

  • US $1950 for single occupancy room
  • US $1750 for double occupancy room
  • US $1650 for a triple+ occupancy room

Starting July 4, prices increase to:

  • US $2050 for single occupancy room
  • US $1850 for double occupancy room
  • US $1750 for a triple+ occupancy room

*Airfare is not included in the price. Prices subject to change until deposit is made.

  • The application deadline is July 19, 2022.
  • Each tour is limited in size; acceptance is on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • A non-refundable deposit of US $350 is required at the time of application.
  • Apply online by clicking the “Sign Me Up!” button above or by contacting 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 trip.

Arrive in Guatemala City, transfer to Antigua

Sunday: Panajachel
8:00 am Orientation meeting
9:00 am Depart for Panajachel
12:00 pm Lunch with Rise scholars
3:30 pm Arrive in Panajachel / free time
5:00 pm Sunset Cruise on Lake Atitlán
7:00 pm Dinner and free time

Monday: Quetzaltenango
9:15 am Inaugurate the new Textbook Project at Santa Lucía School
1:00 pm Lunch
2:30 pm Inaugurate the new Computer Center at Chitay Las Rosas School
7:00 pm Dinner and free time

Tuesday: Quetzaltenango
10:00 am Textbook Project Rededication at Tierra Blanca School
1:00 pm Picnic lunch
2:15 pm Computer Center Rededication at Tacajalvé School
6:30 pm Fiesta with Rotary Club of Quetzaltenango

Wednesday: Chichicastenango
8:30 am Depart for Chichicastenango
10:30 am Free time in Chichicastenango
12:00 pm Lunch
2:30 pm Inaugurate the new Textbook Project at Chujuyup School
7:00 pm Dinner and free time

Thursday: Antigua
8:00 am Depart for Chimazat
9:45 am Inaugurate the new Spark Reading Program at Cristobal Eduardo Primary School
12:30 pm Lunch
3:00 pm Inaugurate the new Textbook Program at San Lucas School and San Lucas Nocturno School
7:00 pm Dinner and free time

Friday: Antigua
9:45 am Inaugurate the new Spark Reading Program at La Trompeta Primary School
12:30 pm Picnic lunch
1:30 pm Inaugurate the new Textbook Project at Caquixajay School
5:45 pm Social hour
6:30 pm Dinner with local Rotarians

Saturday: Antigua
9-11:30am Activity with Rise scholars
12:00 pm Lunch on your own / free time in Antigua
5:30 pm Social hour
6:00 pm Final dinner and reception

Depart Antigua for Guatemala City airport

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Guatemala Literacy Project Photos

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