Guatemala

Expeditioners will travel to a cluster of villages nestled in the beautiful mountains of the Polochic Region and travel out each day from the community of Senahu.

Getting Started

There must be a minimum of 25 participants in order for an expedition to proceed. Please refrain from purchasing airfare until the expedition has been confirmed.

*If you have a group interested in a corporate, family, or other private expedition we can accommodate groups of 25-60 people. Expedition questions may be directed to [email protected].

Expedition FAQs

Travel Dates & Registration

SUMMER 2024

No public expedition this summer: We would be happy to accommodate any private group with 25-60 people. Contact us to choose your travel dates and to set up the ultimate adventure and incredible life-changing experience for your group. 

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THANKSGIVING 2024

ARRIVAL: Saturday, November 23, 2024 flight arrival to La Aurora International Airport (GUA) BY 5pm local time.

DEPARTURE: Sunday, December 1, 2024 flight departure from La Aurora International Airport (GUA) at any time.

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CHRISTMAS 2024

ARRIVAL: Saturday, December 28, 2024 flight arrival to La Aurora International Airport (GUA) BY 5pm local time.

DEPARTURE: Sunday, January 5, 2025 flight departure from La Aurora International Airport (GUA) at any time.

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PRE & POST TRAVEL

Expedition participants are free to organize their own travel before or after the expedition, but they must attend orientation the first day of the expedition and depart from the village the final day of the expedition.

Due to flight schedules many people arrive early, therefore we have arranged for an OPTIONAL Antigua and Kaminaljuya excursion. This excursion will begin at 8:00 AM on orientation day and end at approximately 4:30 PM. The cost is $30 and will include transportation to and from the Barcelo Hotel, entrance fees, and guides. Lunch will be on your own in Antigua. Antigua is a beautiful tourist destination and has many lovely places to eat and shop. 

EXPEDITION FEES

$1,275 + airfare per person. Includes food, accommodations, ground transportation, and project materials. A $300 per person deposit is required to hold your reservation.

It is recommended that participants are at least eight years old.

FH is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The expedition fee is tax deductible and can be funded through donations.

Questions about expeditions may be emailed to [email protected]

Build Together

The Projects

  • Each expedition includes village-driven building projects in which everyone is welcome to participate.
  • The projects generally include a school, clinic, and/or water system and are directed by local masons and foremen using local materials.
Enjoy Culture

The Experience

  • Family Humanitarian participants will work side-by-side with villagers on projects important to the village throughout the day.
  • Camp-like accommodations with running water, electricity, cold showers, and common sleeping and eating areas can be anticipated. 
  • There will also be opportunities to explore the local market, waterfall, and caves.
Land of Eternal Spring

About Guatemala

  • Guatemala is called the land of eternal spring and boasts a warm, tropical climate.
  • The official language of Guatemala is Spanish, but 21 distinct Mayan languages are also spoken here. Quiche is the primary language in the region where we serve.
  • Guatemala is known for its steep volcanoes, vast rainforests, and ancient Mayan sites.
  • Guatemala is the poorest country in Central America.