JUDAICA TOUR TO GUATEMALA

Learn How Fair Trade Reflects Jewish Values

JOIN A MAYAWORKS TOUR OF GUATEMALA

Led by Executive Director, Jeannie Balanda with special guest, poet and prominent Jewish educator, Danny Siegel

MayaWorks offers a 10-day tour of the western highlands of Guatemala. Participants have the opportunity to visit MayaWorks artisans and enjoy the beauty of the country as well as gain insights about Guatemalan culture and fair trade. Your travel will be highlighted by discussions led by Danny Siegel reflecting on Jewish values and the Guatemala experience.

Writers, students, teachers, artists, social workers, health professionals, clergy, and business people from all over the United States have traveled to Guatemala with MayaWorks. Over the course of the trip, groups forge bonds of friendship and a shared commitment to the women of Guatemala.

View the tour itinerary

Travel in Guatemala provides an opportunity to meet a variety of Mayans involved in women’s economic development and education and to learn first-hand about their lives and the Mayan culture. You will see the Judaica items they produce for the Jewish community and how this work has impacted their lives. There is also time for enjoyment of the incredible beauty of Guatemala, the Land of Eternal Spring, and to reflect with the group on our “one world” connections.

Pricing is based on double occupancy and will be determined when tours resume. There is an additional cost for single supplement.


Price includes the following:

  • Hotels and attractions

  • All breakfasts and lunches and five dinners

  • All in country transportation

  • Bi-lingual guide

A deposit is required to secure your place on this unforgettable trip. 
(Note: we are not accepting deposits at this time)

 
Contact tour leader, Jeannie, at jeannie@mayaworks.org for more information.

MayaWorks offers a 10-day tour of the western highlands of Guatemala. Participants have the opportunity to visit MayaWorks artisans and enjoy the beauty of the country as well as gain insights about Guatemalan culture and fair trade. Your travel will be highlighted by discussions led by Danny Siegel reflecting on Jewish values and the Guatemala experience.
TRIP HIGHLIGHTS
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Meet MayaWorks artisans in their homes and learn their story firsthand

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Learn about regional textiles and the art of weaving at the Museo Ixchel in Guatemala City

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Experience the importance of weaving in the Mayan culture and try your hand at backstrap and foot loom weaving

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Find out how Fair Trade helps women along their path to economic security

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Learn how MayaWorks mission and Fair Trade go hand-in-hand with Jewish values

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Explore the colonial city of Antigua and breathtaking Lago de Atitlán

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Visit artisans’ microcredit projects up close

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Trek the Iximché ruins in Tecpán

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Discover daily life in Mayan villages and meet community leaders

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Savor the rich flavors of Guatemalan food

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Drink Guatemalan coffee to your heart’s delight (many say it’s the best coffee in the world)

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Shop the array of traditional Guatemalan handicrafts