Explore Tikal and Antigua

Ties trips are designed exclusively for adoptees and those who love them. This trip is open to adoptive families of all forms and from all countries. This trip does not provide the same level of support as our summer Heritage Journeys and, therefore, is not generally recommended for Guatemalan adoptees who are returning to Guatemala for the first time. That being said, you know the adoptee in your family best, please reach out to our staff to discuss if this trip is a good fit for your family.

Explore Tikal and Antigua

December 27, 2024 - January 4, 2025

10 Days

Explore Tikal National Park

Spend New Years in Antigua

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Day 1 - Arrive in Guatemala City. Group Dinner At Local Restaurant In Guatemala City.  

Day 2 - Travel to Tikal. Private Boat Tour, Visit ARCAS, and Mirador del Rey Kanek

Day 3 - Tour through Tikal National Park. Lunch in the Forest. Depart Tikal to Guatemala City. 

Day 4 - Relaxing Morning in Guatemala City. Travel to Antigua in the Afternoon. 

Day 5 - Dinner and New Year's Eve in Antigua

Day 6 - Happy New Year! Free Day

Day 7 - Deliver Bunkbeds, Food Baskets, and Stoves to Rural Community of Yalu

Day 8 - Optional Activity: Day at the Beach

Day 9 - The Journey Home and Beyond

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A new program designed for adult adoptees (ages 18+) seeking to return to Guatemala. Attend language school and volunteer with one of our partner organizations. 

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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.

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