Guatemala has one of the oldest and richest cultures in Central America. Join Onwards, and partner SHARE Guatemala, to dive into the work of local community development organizations working in micro-enterprise development, sustainable agriculture, poverty alleviation, housing, community health, and more. Spend your days deeply engaging with local artisans, meeting business and NGO leaders, and learning about success in community development throughout Guatemala. Explore volcanos and visit National Parks,  make meals and memories at an optional home-stay, and see Guatemalan treasures like Antigua and Lake Atitlan.

Community Development Ed-ventures


  • Community Immersion and Mayan Experience Chimaltenango - 4 Nights

    Prepare local dishes such as Pulique with community residents, learn about the Guatemalan Civil war with those who lived it, visit Mayan ruins/National Parks, and experience a variety of community-led development efforts. With Onwards partner, Share Guatemala, visit local Solidarity groups to take an in-depth look at SHARE’s Business and Financial Education, microfinance program, and local industries including weaving, textiles, and technology.

    Community Supported: Sacatepéquez, Cjajalajya, Chimaltenango

  • Pacaya Volcano National Park, Lake Atitlan - 2 Nights

    Travel and Hike the Pacaya Volcano National Park Travel to San Lucas Sacatepéquez. Stay at Hotel on the shores of the Lake Atitlan, meet local artisans/art galleries, and have lots of time in and on the water.

  • Antigua - 2 Nights

    Visit the culinary, cultural, and international traveler hub in Antigua. Visit local markets and spend time exploring the nightlife or views of the surrounding mountains.

Upcoming Open Enrollment Trips

  • March 25 – April 2, 2017 – University of Deleware, Open Enrollment
  • June 4-11, 2017 – Educators Trip

*All itineraries are subject to change and based on local vendor availability.


Cost: $1250 (International Airfare not included, group flight booking assistance available. See itinerary for all inclusions)

Trip Duration: 8 days, 7 nights (customization possible)

Trip Inclusions
medical/evacuation insurance
3 nights accommodation in Tubagua
1 night accommodation in a home stay, Punta Rusia, or community stay
3 nights accommodation in Cabarete
all scheduled meals
all scheduled community experiences and artisan products
guide services
airport transportation
all ground transportation in Dominican Republic

Trip Does Not Include

personal items (laundry, clothing, snacks, etc.)
trip cancellation insurance (offered as an option)
international airfare and meals during travel
snacks/alcohol during trip
All non-included meals on itinerary

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