Guatemala - Antigua (Tikal)
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Guatemala - Antigua (Tikal) May 29th (Saturday) – June 5th (Saturday) This mission is designed to bring medical/dental care to Mixco and other areas of Guatemala City, near the famed colonial city of Antigua. Guatemala is the largest and most populous of the Central American countries and one of the poorest. Over 56% of the population live in abject poverty (half earn less than $2 a day). We will be providing three days of free clinic in one of the most impoverished areas of Guatemala. May 29 Saturday Arrive Guatemala City — The team will gather at the Barcelo Hotel, Guatemala City May 30 Sunday-- Medical/Dental Clinic May 31 Monday -- Medical/Dental Clinic – San Lucas/surrounding areas June 1 Tuesday -- Medical/Dental Clinic – San Lucas/surrounding areas. June 2 Wednesday-- Wednesday – Explore Antigua Travel to Antigua (UNESCO World Heritage Site) Antigua, may be the most outstanding and best-preserved colonial cities in Spanish America, having been founded in the early 16th century. The Spanish Colonial style permeates every part of the town: its houses, churches, squares, parks and ruins, and its traditions and folklore as well. Antigua is a city of charm and color where you can see and buy an overwhelming variety of attractive, handmade products that honor the traditions of generations of artisans. We will stay at the Casa Santo Domingo: a five-star hotel that was built in the 16th century. Within its 400 year old walls there used to be a colossal monastery, but today it is a luxury hotel complex offering a memorable stay. The hotel's decor incorporates many works of art, and the architecture itself is a magnificent example of 17th century art in Guatemala. Today – Tours of Ruins, museums (including the coffee museum), or Horseback riding in Guatemala countryside for those that so desire. Or Horseback riding up an active Volcano as an optional activity June 3 Thursday In the afternoon we will be returning to the Barcelo Hotel, Guatemala City June 4 Friday -- Free Day ***(Tikal) Or Guatemala City tours Farewell Dinner June 5 Saturday - Return to USA *** Tikal -- For those who wish to travel to Tikal arrangements can be made for you to fly out of Guatemala City and return the same day. This can be done on Friday or Saturday. This is not part of the FDoA mission, but seeing Tikal is highly recommended. Tikal is a UNESCO Heritage of Humanity Site and is among the world's travel wonders, many calling Tikal one of the most spiritually powerful spots on earth. Its towering pyramids loom out of the thick jungle canopy like stoic sentinels of ancient mysteries. Tikal was once a wealthy metropolis of 100,000 inhabitants and the seat of power for the great Jaguar clan lords. Today, Tikal attracts archeologists from all around the globe and the jungle surrounding the ruins makes it a naturalist's dream. Donation for the Mission is $1485 Your (tax deductible) donation to FDoA includes the following: 3 nights at the Barcelo Hotel Guatemala (Sat. &Thurs & Fri.) 4 nights accommodations near mission site (Sun. - Wed.) Ground Transportation Interpreters during clinic days Purchase of Medical Supplies and Medications Your meals during the week including at clinic site and non-alcoholic beverage (Breakfast & Lunch & Dinner) Farewell Dinner Horseback Riding or similar activities - Tour of Guatemala City or Antigua Flying Doctor T-shirts This donation also includes the standard mission donation of $485 to FDoA. Not included in your donation: International airfare to Guatemala, airport departure taxes, excess baggage charges, additional nights due to flight cancellations, alcoholic beverages, Lunch’s non-mission free days, insurance of any kind, laundry, phone calls, reconfirmation of flights. If you choose Tikal it is extra. Note: The above itinerary is subject to change.