Guatemala

Explore our selection of trips to Guatemala and embark on a journey to reconnect with your roots and explore your cultural heritage.

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Shared Journeys. Personal Discoveries. Expertly Managed.

Over the last 30+ years, we've witnessed the transformative power of group travel for adoptees and their loved ones.  

Supported by our dedicated Ties staff before, during, and after travel, we take pride in crafting opportunities that allow you to reconnect with people and places important to you, while connecting with a community who share similar life experiences. Join us and discover the power of heritage travel!

Guatemalan Ties - Flagship

June 29, 2025 - July 10, 2025

July 12, 2025 - July 24, 2025

12 Days

Explore Antigua's Top Destinations

Visit El Amor Children's Home 

Reconnect with People and Places


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Guatemalan Ties - LITE

June 29, 2025 - July 6, 2025

July 12, 2025 - July 20, 2025

8 Days

Explore Antigua's Top Destinations

Reconnect with People and Places



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Day 1 - Arrive in Antigua

Day 2 - Orientation, Tour of Antigua & Visit Niños con Bendición

Day 3 - Uniquely Yours: We'll help play an personalized activity for you today. Some adoptees choose to reconnect with people important to their adoption in Guatemala

Day 4 - The Road to Pana/Ziplining

Day 5 - Pre-Registered Activity Day (Explore Chi Chi, Kayak on Lake Atitlan, or Free Day in Panajachel)

Day 6 - Visit San Juan La Laguna

Day 7 - Visit Iximche Archaeological Site and Travel Back to Antigua

Day 8 - Lite: Participants Depart. Flagship: Visit El Amor Children's Home, Free Time in Afternoon

Day 9 - Yalu Bunk Bed Project

Day 10 - Tour La Familia del Cafe Coffee Farm

Day 11 - Free Day (Optional Hike: Pacaya Volcano)

Day 12 - The Journey Home and Beyond OT Depart to Tikal (see extension tab)

Other Ways to Travel to Guatemala with Ties

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Check Guatemala off your bucket list and immerse yourself in the Guatemalan culture and welcome in the New Year. 

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NEW PROGRAM! Designed for Guatemalan adult adoptees (ages 18+) seeking attend language school, volunteer with one of our partner organizations, and live with fellow Guatemalan adoptees.
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YOUR TIES PROGRAM MANAGER

Rebecca Blessing

Rebecca joined Ties in 2017 and became the Guatemalan Program Manager in 2019. In her more than twenty years in child welfare and adoption, she's assisted adoptees and families at all stages, from initial applications to heritage journeys. She's spoken globally on child welfare and adoption issues and has advised organizations and governments on comprehensive child welfare and adoption policy. Today, you can find her in Denver, CO where she is also an adjunct professor, a yoga teacher, and is currently working on a novel.

Please note: Rebecca may not travel on every trip.


(303) 418-4579

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