Snapshot Tour

“Not only is everything well organized, culturally sound, and effective, being on the tour proves that people truly can help one another in reaching a more fulfilling existence.”

-John Ackerman

About This Tour

This five-day Snapshot Tour offers a glimpse into the beautiful scenery of Guatemala and the indigenous culture of the Mayan people. You will have the chance to deliver much–needed textbooks, inaugurate brand new computer centers, and interact with students, teachers, and families who benefit from CoEd’s programs while visiting schools across Guatemala’s Western Highlands!

Whether you are a solo traveler or a group, all are welcome! The Snapshot Tour can also be a fun and unique opportunity for parents and grandparents to volunteer with your families (kids ages 10+ welcome), reinforcing the value of service through an intentional balance of hard work and play throughout the tour.

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

Dates
  • February 18-23, 2020
  • July 21-26, 2020
Cost per Person

Early bird prices through November 30:

  • US $1475 for single occupancy room
  • US $1375 for double occupancy room
  • US $1275 for a triple+ occupancy room

Starting December 1, prices increase to:

  • US $1650 for single occupancy room
  • US $1450 for double occupancy room
  • US $1350 for a triple+ occupancy room

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

Details
  • The application deadline is January 1 (for February) or June 6 (for July).
  • 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 tours@coeduc.org 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.

Tuesday
Arrive in Guatemala City. Transportation will be provided from the airport to Antigua.

Wednesday: Antigua/Panajachel
7:00 am Orientation meeting and breakfast
9:00 am Visit to a Spark school
1:00 pm Picnic lunch
3:30 pm Arrive in Panajachel / free time
5:00 pm Sunset cruise on Lake Atitlán
7:00 pm Dinner at hotel

Thursday: Panajachel/Tecpán
7:00 am Breakfast at hotel
8:00 am Depart for Spark school demonstration
9:00 am Spark school demonstration and celebration
12:30 pm Depart for lunch
1:00 pm Lunch
2:30 pm Inaugurate a new Computer Center
6:00 pm Social hour
7:00 pm Dinner

Friday: Tecpán/Antigua
7:00 am Breakfast at hotel
8:00 am Depart for Spark school visit
10:15 am Spark school visit and classroom activities
12:30 pm Depart for lunch
1:15 pm Lunch
2:15 pm Depart for Textbook Program school visit & celebration
2:30 pm Textbook Program school visit & celebration
4:30 pm Depart for hotel
6:00 pm Social hour
7:00 pm Dinner

Saturday: Antigua
8:00 am Breakfast at hotel
9:00 am Activity with Rise Program students
12:00 pm Lunch on your own / free time in Antigua
1:30 pm Optional zip-lining or coffee tour
6:00 pm Final dinner and reception at hotel

Sunday
Depart for Guatemala City airport.

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