Idaho High School Guatemala Impact Adventure
Trip Dates: June 16 – June 25, 2023 and/or July 28 – August 5th
Experience this beautiful country, gain a new perspective and genuinely connect with locals while working alongside them to strengthen their communities. You will experience their culture and traditions firsthand — not as an outsider but as a friend.
About the trip
Starting at $2,995 per person (or just $499/mo)
Duration: 10 Days
Trip Dates: June 23 – July 2, 2023
Adventure through Guatemala and genuinely connect with the locals while working alongside them to strengthen their communities. You will experience their culture and traditions first hand — not as an outsider, but as a friend. The Guatemala Backroads Plus is a perfect blend of culture, impact and adventure. You will explore colonial Antigua, get to know Guatemala cowboy country in the department of Chiquimula and explore the magical jungles along the breathtaking Rio Dulce.
An impact adventure is the best of both worlds, an incredible travel adventure combine with an impactful service project. During a portion of your trip, you will go off the beaten path to rural villages where we have partnerships with local communities. During this time you will work alongside the community to help increase access to clean water, education and health services. Don’t worry, no specific skills are needed to partake in the project, just a big heart, and a positive attitude!
- Work alongside locals to strengthen their communities.
- Roast marshmallows on an active volcano.
- Explore colonial Antigua, it’s vibrant colors and volcanic landscape views.
- Adventure in the heart of the jungle along the Rio Dulce.
- Swim under Hot Waterfalls
- Trek through the jungle and explore sacred Mayan Cave very few people get to experience
- Experience Guatemala the way most travelers never get the chance to.
The central part of a Vivid Roots Impact Adventure is the “Impact” portion of the trip. For this trip, you will be working with our impact partner CREAMOS outside of Guatemala City. You will work alongside the community to help increase access to education, water, and health services through multiple initiatives.
Accommodations: 9 Nights Hotels
Clean, safe, and comfortable private rooms. You’ll share rooms with one or other Impact Adventurers.
22 of 26 meals are included
8 Breakfasts – 5 Lunches – 8 Dinners
Dietary restrictions? No worries, we can accommodate to most preferences!
You will be on your own for 10 meals where you can explore local cuisine with recommendations from your guides.
All group transportation is included. Private passenger vans (with A/C) – tuk-tuks and riverboats.
You will be accompanied by professional guides throughout the trip. Our Vivid Roots adventure guides are not only professional and knowledgeable but also all around incredible humans who you’ll surely value from the get-go.
Activities: 7 Included - 9+ optional that you can add
- Antigua Tour
- Cooking Class
- Coffee Tour
- Pacaya Volcano Hike
- Impact Project + Community Activities
- Cultural Mayan Village Tour
- Jungle Trek
- Mountain Biking
Additional Things To Think About
Flights are included in the price of your trip. You will fly with the rest of the group in and out of Guatemala City with 1 layover.
Travel insurance is required for all trips. Policy’s start around $75. (Don’t worry, we can help with this too!)
To save your spot on the trip, just make your $500 Deposit. We can work out a payment plan with you. Must be paid in full 6 weeks before departure.
Frequently Asked Questions
Despite what you may have heard or read. Guatemala is a very safe country, full of amazing kind and hospitable people (just ask any of our guests or others who have traveled there). Safety is our #1 priority and we would never take anyone to places where they may be in danger. If you have any concerns, just ask we are happy to answer questions!
Absolutely, this is a life-changing experience for everyone and parents are welcome to join!
Yes! The last thing we want to hold you back from this opportunity is payment. We can work with you to find a custom payment plan that fits your budget. Payment is due 6 weeks before the trip departure. If you need more time we have partnered with PayPal credit for financing. Through PayPal Credit, you can get 6-months of interest-free financing.
Some guests choose to fundraise for their trip using tools like GoFundMe.
Our mission is simple: Inspire people to live life to the fullest and help those in need along the way. We are an established travel agency and operator that facilitates life-changing impact adventure trips. We partner with our non-profit arm Vivid Roots Collective to increase access to clean water, education and health services in underserved communities.
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