Sample Itinerary

Each day is rewarding.

We pride ourselves in setting up rewarding and fun volunteer vacations…customized for you! Each and every trip we do is uniquely planned to the skills and desires of the team visiting us. Here is a sample itinerary (this one, focused around work at our orphanage).

DAY ONE

  • Arrive to Guatemala City Airport
  • Meet shuttle outside of airport for the trip to Casa de Sion
  • Unpack and get settled
  • Dinner

DAY TWO

  • Breakfast
  • Orientation
  • Meet the kids, help feed babies and play games with toddlers
  • Break for lunch with the orphanage kids
  • Greet after-school kids and help with this educational program
  • Crafts with orphanage and after-school kids
  • Soccer game with kids
  • Dinner
  • Free time

DAY THREE (FUN DAY!)

  • Breakfast
  • Take shuttle to Panajachel for boat trip across Lake Atitlán. Travel the lake for amazing views of the 3 volcanoes circling the lake. Dock in Santiago and have the local kids take you on the Maximillio hunt. Shop the local market for paintings, nativities, scarfs, jewelry, masks, swords and other beautiful Guatemalan wares. Talk to the shop owners about what color pattern belongs to each Mayan village, and learn all about the Quetzal bird.
  • Relax and unwind while eating lunch at Posada del Lago. Enjoy the amazing views of the lake and volcanoes.
  • Meet your boat at the dock and head back to Casa de Sion

DAY FOUR

  • Breakfast
  • Play games with babies and preschool kids
  • Paint rooms in new orphanage building
  • Break for lunch with the orphanage kids
  • Greet after-school kids and help with educational program
  • Work in Casa de Sion’s organic garden
  • Break early to head to Panajachel for the evening. Eat dinner overlooking Lake Atitlan, shop the local Guatemalan wares in the market and enjoy the live street music. Finish the night with fresh cut mango or ice cream.

DAY FIVE

  • Breakfast
  • Head to Chutiestancia for Mama & Tots program. Get to know the amazing moms and their little ones ages 0-5. Help teach their self-help class and hand-out infant formula and incaprina.
  • Games with the little ones
  • Break for late lunch
  • Travel back to Casa de Sion
  • Soccer game with kids
  • Learn to make corn tortillas with Juana, the house cook.
  • Dinner
  • Free time

DAY SIX 

  • Breakfast
  • Paint rooms in new orphanage building
  • Break for lunch with the orphanage kids
  • Travel to the village of Tocache to help with after-school program
  • Back to Casa de Sion for dinner
  • Free time

DAY SEVEN

  • Breakfast and goodbyes
  • Take shuttle to airport
  • Fly home with the memories of a lifetime!

This is just a sample itinerary. We can customize it for you and your team, leveraging your talents and desires to volunteer…and to have a fun, rewarding time while at Casa de Sion! Let us know how we can help make this a wonderful volunteer vacation.

Contact us today about a Volunteer Vacation!
Erin Sanofsky, Volunteer Coordinator
erin@casadesion.org
801-372-2425

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