Alternative Break to Guatemala

Guatemala has a great mixture of people, culture and jaw-dropping views of volcanoes. If you’re into the Maya, the mountains, the markets or a million other things, you’re bound to be captivated. Even the shortest trip takes you to completely different places, with new challenges and surprises. Groups will be involved in the CCCG project that promotes education and provides medical assistance to the remote areas of Guatemala. Appleseed Expeditions Alternative Break program to Guatemala gets students involved in mentoring impoverished children, providing medical assistance for remote communities and helping with food programs in Guatemala City.

Trip Itinerary

 Day 1 – Arrive in Guatemala City

Fly into Guatemala City, the capitol of the Guatemala. After settling in, the group will take a guided tour of the city and get familiar with the area. Afterwards we will have a group orientation and introduction to the service project.

 Day 2 – Head to Rio Dulce

This morning the group will pack up for a day of travel to the Rio Dulce area were they will spend the next few days helping with a service project and mentoring the local children.

 Days 3 to 5 – Service Project

With the help of a local pastor the group will aid with various construction projects for a community north of Guatemala. Here you will assist with projects that will enhance the lives of the local people. Your group will teach leadership, mentor students, help with construction, run soccer camps, and develop vision in the lives of the local people. The students will also spend time teaching English to the local children. Other work may include painting, light construction, and a variety of other benevolent programs needed at the time of the trip.

 Day 6 – Visit the Local Beach

Today the group will take some time to enjoy the beautiful Caribbean beach. Spend the day exploring the areas beach ecosystems.

 Day 7 – Guatemala City

After breakfast, make the journey back to Guatemala City. Spend the afternoon touring the city and experiencing the local culture. Enjoy dinner in the city.

 Day 8 – The Journey Home

After breakfast take a little time to visit the two-story Central Market to pick up some souvenirs before heading to the airport for the flight home.


  • Volunteer at orphanage
  • Give assistance with medical clinics
  • Give hope to the street children through feeding programs
  • Visit beautiful sites of Guatemala


Qualified trip leader – Accompanying each expedition is a diverse team of experts from naturalists to regional specialists who will share their knowledge and insights on the wildlife, landscapes and local culture. Your guide is with the group 24/7 and also staying with you at the same hotel
Daily reflections lead by your tour leader
Overnight stays are in hotels with private bathrooms rated 4 star or more on Trip Advisor
All Meals are included but please note: On arrival day only dinner is provided; on departure day, only breakfast is provided
Tour Journal, T-shirt and Luggage tag
Note: Tour cost does not include airline-imposed baggage fees, or fees for any required passport or visa.