IMPACT TRIP to PANAJACHEL, GUATEMALA
Looking to have a different type of worldly adventure? Hoping to travel not as a tourist but as an open-hearted voyager, immersing yourself in local culture and making a long-lasting impact on the communities you visit?
Connect deeply with the MAMA HOPE Family, explore the breathtaking landscape and meet social entrepreneur Ingrid Villaseñor. See the diversity of issues and solutions that she is pursuing, in service of the next generation in her beautiful mountain community. Our trips are all unique and offer a chance to connect with the local community. Space is limited! Contact us today to inquire about pricing and to secure your spot.
On our 2017 trip, the mothers of Ingrid’s school children invited us to join their Friday night soccer match. It had become a point of freedom and bonding for them, and we were so honored to play together!
Day 1: Guatemala City / Tecpán / Panajachel
Welcome to Guatemala! We will pick up arrivals at Aeropuerto
Internacional La Aurora, and drive to our home in Panajachel. On
the way, we’ll stop for a brief break in Tecpán. Dinner in Panajachel.
Day 2: Panajachel
Tour Panajachel and San Buenaventura Nature Reserve (butterflies, walking trails, private beach on the lake). A traditional lunch is included, and in the afternoon we’ll relax. Optional extra: zip line adventure.
Day 3: San Pedro Volcano
We’ll meet at 5:30am and take a private boat across the lake, then hike the volcano. Boxed breakfast and lunch is included. We’ll enjoy
a day of nature, then return to Panajachel by boat for dinner.
Day 5: Antigua, Guatemala
We’ll start again with morning yoga and breakfast in Panajachel,
then venture out to Antigua, where we’ll have lunch and explore
this beautiful little city. Tonight we’ll stay in Antigua.
Day 6: Antigua Guatemala
We’ll have a farewell yoga session early today, and venture
back to the airport. Airport transportation to Internacional la Aurora.
Unusual moments, new friends, authentic exchanges — our impact trips are truly memorable!
On our 2017 trip, we joined in a traditional Mayan ceremony that Ingrid arranged,
to bless the land for her new school.