Our week long trip will begin when you arrive in the old colonial city of Antigua, Guatemala, a stunning World Heritage UNESCO site full of ruins, restaurants, boutiques and colorful markets. Plan to arrive early on Sunday to witness the lenten procession in the afternoon of the holy statues from the Santa Ines Iglesia. We will finish the evening with a group dinner at a restaurant serving Guatemalan food.
On Monday, we will visit the area impacted by the Volcan Fuego near our Agro-Ecology Project. The land, high above the lava flow, is the space we created for the farmers of the communities to reconnect with the land and heal after the devastating eruption. The land serves as a biodiversity corridor supporting multiple micro climates with vast potential for cultivation and will become an income producing farm.
To further understand the dynamics of the communities in recovery, Tuesday we will visit the displaced communities and join in an activity with our Pathways to Resilliance participants. Wednesday will see us headed to Lake Atitlan with a stop in Tecpán to visit one of our community HUBs and explore Iximché, the ancient capital of the Kaqchikel Mayans.
Lake Atitlán, situated in the Guatemalan Highlands of the Sierra Madre mountain range, is a lake in a massive volcanic crater ringed by steep, verdant hills, that is known for its Mayan villages and volcanoes with striking pointed cones. While there we will be welcomed by the family of Abigail Quic, SERES Sustainability Ambassador and Guatemalan Program Coordinator, at their home in San Juan la Laguna, Atitlan. We will share a meal with them, tour their home and learn more about Abigail’s vision for San Juan’s first sustainable home.
After two nights on the lake, we will head back to Antigua on Friday morning and join the larger Antigua community for a dinner celebrating the 10th Anniversary of SERES. Saturday we will provide transfers to the Guatemala City airport.
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