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Local Hope Trip Leaders:  Cheryl Carter, with Leslie Baer Dinkel and Mel Dinkel, Logistics

Writer’s Workshop Instructor: Sharyn Dimmick

Featuring: High-Quality, Authentic Accommodations in Antigua, San Martin Chiquito, Lake Atitlán,

Details: 11 days/10 nights

Orientation: January 13, 2021, 9-noon PST by Zoom

  • In order to receive the full value of this trip and so you are well-prepared, please join us on this Saturday for your custom orientation.
Event Date 04-13-2023
Event End Date 04-24-2023
Application Start Date 03-17-2022
Cut off date 04-13-2023
Cost (Dbl/Tpl Occu.) $2195 double occupancy*
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Trip Leaders: Sherry Robin (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) • Sue Rikalo (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) • Assistant: Heather Lambert (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Trip Cost (Double/Triple Occupancy): $2,184

Group Orientation by Zoom: April 8, 2023

Do you love learning, and helping others to learn? If so, this may be the perfect immersion experience for you in the Guatemalan highlands working with Mám-speaking Maya children and adult learners. If your interests or talents are outside education—or perhaps you’re the partner of an educator interested in this trip?—you are welcome to join! Every Local Hope service trip is customized to the talents and interests of each individual on the trip, and there are myriad ways to participate! Our service trips promise a “profoundly enriching experience” to all who participate. (Read our reviews HERE if you’d like, and read on to learn more!)

Event Date 06-24-2023
Event End Date 07-02-2023
Application Start Date 03-17-2020
Cut off date 07-02-2024
Cost (Dbl/Tpl Occu.) $2184
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Trip Leader: John Douglass • Assistants: Phil, Meaghan and Melanie Wilson

Trip Cost (Double/Triple Occupancy): $2,234 (double or triple occupancy)

Join us for a deeply enriching cultural experience where you’ll meet and work with local people clad in the colorful attire of the Maya! Through service, this trip will change your life as you help affect positive change the lives of others. Your journey will be rife with beautiful and varied landscapes and architecture on this highly recommended adventure for the mind, body, and soul as you explore the highlands of Guatemala and the centuries-old Maya culture. Your expert guides will take you through Guatemala’s most beautiful places, and facilitate service projects tailored to your skills and interests with Xela AID, a top-rated “Great Non-Profit” in the indigenous village of San Martin Chiquito, located in the western highlands of Guatemala. Other highlights will include the stunning vistas and people of the colonial city of Antigua, the highlands Quiché-Maya city of Quetzaltenango (Xela), the rural Mám-Maya village of San Martín Chiquito, and breathtaking Lake Atitlan.

Event Date 07-28-2023
Event End Date 08-06-2023
Application Start Date 10-11-2022
Cut off date 07-02-2024
Cost (Dbl/Tpl Occu.) $2,234 (double or triple occupancy)
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Trip Leader: Cliff Hague

Trip Cost (Double/Triple Occupancy): TBD

Event Date 11-04-2023
Event End Date 11-12-2023
Application Start Date 03-17-2023
Cut off date 07-02-2024
Cost (Dbl/Tpl Occu.) TBD
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Trip Leader: Leon Kaplan • Additional Trip Leader TBD and Expert Local Guide

Trip Cost (Double/Triple Occupancy): TBD

Event Date 03-19-2024
Event End Date 03-19-2024
Application Start Date 03-17-2023
Cut off date 07-02-2024
Cost (Dbl/Tpl Occu.) TBD
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Trip Leader: Andrew Dorantes • Assistant Andréa Dorantes

Trip Cost (Double/Triple Occupancy): TBD

Event Date 07-19-2024
Event End Date 07-19-2024
Application Start Date 03-17-2023
Cut off date 07-02-2024
Cost (Dbl/Tpl Occu.) TBD
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Trip Leader: Susan Rikalo with Additional Trip Leader TBD and Expert Local Guides

Trip Cost (Double/Triple Occupancy): TBD

Event Date 09-01-2025
Event End Date 09-01-2025
Application Start Date 03-17-2023
Cut off date 07-02-2024
Cost (Dbl/Tpl Occu.) TBD
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