Guatemala: Unconditional Love in Action

October 19th – 29th, 2019

An Inspiring and Heartwarming Journey with the
Kaleidoscope Child Foundation

With its dramatic, volcano-studded horizons, lush forests and cobblestone streets, Guatemala is an iconic destination for anyone craving beauty, culture and spirit.

Many feel that the heart of Guatemala is Lago de Atitlan (Lake Atitlan), the majestic waterway where many villages and towns have grown and thrived. Most notably is Panajachel, the busiest Mayan settlements where we will spend most of our time on this journey of living in service.

New on this year’s trip, will be an overnight near the Tikal National Park, a major site of Mayan Civilization which was inhabited from the 6th century B.C. to the 10th century A.D. We will have a wonderful time discovering the ceremonial centre which contains amazing temples and palaces as well as remains of dwellings in the surrounding countryside.

 

Panajachel is where Kaleidoscope Child Foundation has created an exciting alliance with Jabel Tinamit School one of the finest immersion language schools throughout the country.

Highlights of Our Unforgettable Journey…

Kaleidoscope proudly joined forces with its founders Candalaria and Gregorio Garcia in 2017 and has delivered more than 100  fresh water filter dispensaries to Gautemalan village families, created medical mission days, book drives and worked on building learning centers. Details of our 2019 service opportunities with both local villages and students are being strategically worked out for current needs. 

The 2019 group will work on a variety of initiative based projects with focus on literacy, health and leadership to the innumerable rural villagers engaged in quality of life improvement programs.

Juxtaposed with this meaningful work will be our stay in the Porta Hotel Del Lago. Framed by lush gardens and breathtaking views of Lake Atitlán and Guatemala’s three majestic volcanoes – Volcán San Pedro, Volcán Atitlán and Volcán Tolimán – the hotel offers a truly majestic home base for your time here in Panajachel. You’ll find a tranquil, intimate and warm boutique hotel overlooking lake waters just steps from the town main attractions, shopping and restaurants. Here, the rich comforts of a modern hotel blend seamlessly with authentic Guatemalan design and décor to create a truly unique ambience.

From the hotel it is only a 15 – 20 minutes walk through the quaint streets of Panajachel to the school where you will be doing your volunteer work. Alternatively it is also easy to arrange a tricycle to take you there each day.

Find out more about Kaleidoscope Child Foundation at https://www.kaleidoscopechildfoundation.org/

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What’s Included

  • Accommodations for 1 night at the Intercontinental Real Guatemala
  • Accommodations for 1 night at the Villa Maya Tikal
  • Accommodations for 2 nights at the Porta Hotel Antigua
  • Accommodations for 6 nights at the Porta Hotel del Lago on Lake Atitlan
  • All breakfasts
  • Lunch in Tikal
  • Welcome Dinner
  • Farewll Dinner
  • Domestic flights from Guatemala City – Flores (Tikal) – Guatemala City
  • Private group transfer from the Guatemala City Airport to Guatemala City
  • Private group transfer from Guatemala City to the Guatemala City Airport
  • Private group transfer from the Flores Airport to Tikal
  • Private group transfer from Tikal to the Flores Airport
  • Private group transfer from the Guatemala City Airport to Antigua
  • Private group transfer from Antigua to Panajachel
  • Private group transfer from Panajachel to Guatemala City Airport
  • Private guide exclusively for the group in Tikal
  • Private guide exclusively for the group in Antigua

What’s Not Included

  • Additional food not included in the list above
  • International flights from your hometown
  • Visa costs from your home if necessary
  • Tours you might like to do while in Guatemala*
  • Travel insurance. Highly recommended
  • Other non-included items would include souvenir shopping, personal phone calls, laundry, alcoholic and bottled beverages.

*Please let us know if you are interested in tours which we can arrange for you in advance or which can be arranged directly with the hotels. Extensions can also be arranged to spend more time in this amazing country before or after the group itinerary.

Itinerary

Day 1 – October 19th: Arrival in Guatemala

After arrival, your group will be greeted by our representative at the Guatemala City La Aurora International Airport and transferred by our private deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach to your hotel in Guatemala City. Rest of the day free at leisure. Overnight.

Accommodation: Intercontinental Real Guatemala City with breakfast in standard room

Day 2 – October 20th: Guatemala City - Tikal

Early this morning, your driver will pick you up and you will be taken by private mini bus to the Guatemala City Aurora Airport from where you will be flying to the Flores Mundo Maya Airport.

Upon arrival, the group will be met by a private guide. He will be with the group for the entire day to explore the mgnificient Mayan ruins of Tikal in the middle of the tropical jungle.

Lunch is included during your visit to the ruins

In the later afternoon, you will be transferred to your hotel in Flores where you will have time at your own leisure for the rest of the afternoon and evening.

Accommodation: Villa Maya Tikal with breakfast

Day 3 – October 21st: Tikal - Antigua

Early this morning, your driver will pick you up and you will be taken by private mini bus to the FLores Airport from where you will be flying Guatemala City.

Upon arrival, the group will be met by a private driver and transferred to the picturesque town of Antigua.

After checking into your hotel, you’ll have the rest of the day at your own leisure to enjoy the beautiful grounds of the property or go for a stroll into town.

Accommodation: Porta Hotel Antigua with breakfast

Day 4 – October 22nd: Antigua

After a leisurely breakfast, you will be met by your private guide for a walking tour of this ancient town.
You will visit the Central Park, the Cathedral, San Francisco Church, La Mreced Churth and the Santa Catalina Arch. Your guide will share lots of interesting and exciting information on Antigua, bringing this amazing little town’s history to life.

The rest of your day will be at your own leisure. You can back into town, which is in walking distance or enjoy the hotel’s amenities which includes an award winning spa, a great gym as well as a couple of refreshing pools.

Accommodation: Porta Hotel Antigua with breakfast

Day 5 – October 23rd: Antigua - Panajachel

After breakfast, your driver will pick you up and you will be taken by private mini bus to Panajachel where you will check into your hotel, which will be your home for the next 5 days, the Porta Hotel del Lago.

Overlooking the shores of Lake Atitlán, the Hotel Porta del Lago embraces you with warm lake breezes, gracious hospitality and supremely relaxing and comfortable accommodation with lake, garden or mountain views.

The rest of the day will be at your own leisure to enjoy the beautiful and peaceful surroundings of the hotel.

Accommodation: Hotel Porta del Lago with breakfast

Day 6 – 10 October 24th - 28th: "Unconditional Love in Service"

During your stay in Panajachel, you will have daily service projects lead by David which will be taking place a the Jabel Tinamit School in Panajachel.

There will also be opportunities to experience the area by taking tours by boat or visit some of the surrounding areas, which can be arranged during your stay or in advance.

Accommodation: Hotel Porta del Lago with breakfast

Day 11 – October 29th: Panajachel - Guatemala City

After a last breakfast together at the beautiful Hotel Porta del lago, you will be taken by private mini bus to the Guatemala City Aurora Airport where you will be board your flight back homm.

There is also an option to extend your stay and spend more time in Antigua or visit one of the other amazing countries nearby.

If you are interested in staying longer, please don’t hestiate to contact us directly and we’ll create a customized itinerary just for you.

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Trip Leader & Travel Support

David Ault, has been involved for over 30 years, in the human potential movement as an unwavering crusader for spiritual evolution, global literacy and social justice. Whether through teaching, coaching, facilitation or musical artistry, David’s singular intention has always been in bridging our collective forgetfulness into our great collective reawakening.

As an award winning author, spiritual teacher, minister, leadership coach and global education advocate, he loves leading through example and abides by the motto that people would rather see a sermon than hear one.

Through his stateside non-profit, Kaleidoscope Child Foundation, David has established thriving schools (NGO’s) that provide free education, medical/hygiene assistance, agricultural and life skills training in Siem Reap, Cambodia as well as expanding free education opportunities in Bodhgaya, India and Panajachel, Guatemala.

He regularly takes groups on sacred site journeys and continuously marvels at the wisdom gained through cultural immersion. As a respected teacher, writer and columnist, David is the author of the bestseller, Where Regret Cannot Find Me and the multi-award winning, The Grass Is Greener Right Here.

Ales Struna’s life path has literally taken him all around the world.

He’s been passionate about travel since he has taken his first plane ride at the age of just 7 years, traveling from Germany to Slovenia to spend the summer with his grandmother.

Now that he has his own son, one of their favorite things to do is travel the world together and Ales has been to over 50 countries.

While he won’t be joining you on this fabulous journey to Guatemala, he has been to this amazing country and spend an extensive amount of time there. He will be able to assist you, should you like to arrive a few days early or extend your time in Guatemala or any other country in Central America.

Do contact him if you need help with your flight arrangement, he’ll make sure to find you the best airfare, flight connections and coordinate your trip so that you have a smooth experience.

If you are making your own flight arrangements, please confirm the details with Ales first before purchasing your tickets so that we can coordinate the transfers and we want to make sure that everyone is well taken care of.

Registration

The 2019 trip cost for: “Guatemala: Unconditional Love in Action”

$ 2,925 based on double occupancy (with 6 – 9 participants)
$ 2,430 based on double occupancy (with 10 or more participants)

Single occupancy supplement: $ 885

A non-refundable $700 USD deposit is required to hold your place as soon as possible.

Please note your deposit is non-refundable. If you cancel before 60 days prior to start date, we will refund 50% unless you find a replacement, in which case your deposit will be forfeited. No refunds if you cancel later than 60 days prior to tour start date. We reserve the right to cancel the trip if it is not meeting the trip minimum, but your funds are fully refundable if this occurs. Trip cancellation insurance is always recommended when making travel plans. You can use our suggested Travel Guard Insurance online and choose from several policy options.

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