Adventure Holiday To Remember: Help Reforest Guatemala


US$12,500 per person, based on double occupancy

WHAT YOU GET:

  • A two-week trip to Guatemala that includes all accommodations and breakfasts
  • Full board and most activities at Cayo Espanto
  • Volunteering with Global Visionaries
  • All tour transfers including helicopters

Round-trip airfare to Guatemala not included.

Contact Scott Dunn

Gifts can take many forms, and volunteering your time on a fulfilling project is one of the most rewarding. Especially when it’s combined with a fabulous adventure vacation.

Guatemala is famous for its natural beauty, but its fast-growing population—it has the highest birth rate in Latin America—has led to deforestation as ancient jungle is cleared to make way for farmland.

Global Visionaries is a non-profit that promotes reforestation in Guatemala, and the luxury travel agency Scott Dunn is inviting Robb Report readers to spend two days restocking woodlands, working alongside local communities during planting season (May to October) as well as reforested land to reduce the risk of forest fires and ensure the new trees are in the best condition to survive.

You’ll be based for three nights at the boutique San Rafael Hotel in the colonial-era city of Antigua, filled with crumbling Spanish Baroque churches and set against a backdrop of volcanoes. After your reforestation experience, take a helicopter tour of Chichicastenango market before moving on to Lake Atitlán, where you’ll stay at Casa Palopó, a bright, antiques-filled waterside hotel. From here, explore villages (don’t miss the local chocolates) and try your hand at weaving traditional textiles. Finally, head deep into the jungle to see the Mayan ruins of Tikal rise up out of the forest. Watch the sunrise from the top of Tikal’s temples before a private tour of the ruins.

After two nights, you’ll cross into Belize to stay at Blancaneaux Lodge, from which you can trek through pine forests on horseback, past waterfalls, caves and more Mayan ruins. A final helicopter and boat trip take you to Cayo Espanto, a tiny ultra-luxury Caribbean island with just seven cabanas. For four days, enjoy some of the world’s best scuba diving and sail to nearby deserted beaches for dinner on the sand. 

Adventure Holiday To Remember: Help Reforest Guatemala

US$12,500 per person, based on double occupancy


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