People & Pets Go to Guatemala
Together we are looking for medical and veterinary health professionals and students to bring to life our One Health Clinics in Alotenango and San Vicente de Pacaya for a meaningful trip loaded with impact.
- June 23 - 29, 2024
- Group size: 14
- HOT Tour Leader for 24/7 support
- Entrance fees included
- 6 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 2 Dinners Included
- All in-country transportation Included
Only 14 spots left!
Embark on a transformative journey to Guatemala with Heart of Travel and the People & Pets Project. This extraordinary service trip seeks compassionate souls in the medical and veterinary fields, as well as those who simply wish to make a meaningful difference, to join us this summer in Guatemala. Together, we will host two distinct One Health Clinics in the beautiful, yet underserved, communities, of Alotenango and San Vicente de Pacaya. The People & Pets Project will provide essential human health care services and classes to hundreds of children and adults and veterinary care, including spay and neuter clinics for 100+ animals. The more qualified hands on the ground, the greater impact we can have! What sets this venture apart is our unwavering commitment to working hand-in-hand with the local community, ensuring that we offer services that are not only needed but also wanted. This is why Heart of Travel’s very own local guides and providers are leaders in organizing these clinics and involving their communities to ensure we always respect their terms and wishes, understanding that true impact begins with listening.
With input from local guides and providers, the services offered are not only needed but also wanted by the community. This fosters a deep respect for local customs and wishes, recognizing that true impact begins with listening and collaborating with the people of Guatemala.
Discover a UNESCO World Heritage site with pre-hispanic roots and a colonial legacy in this well-loved town. Known for offering both traditional charm and modern luxury, Antigua is perfect for leisurely strolls along cobblestone streets and is full of vibrant markets, historic ruins, and a thriving arts and entrepreneurship scene.
Ethical Travel & Immersion
Beyond the rewarding service work, the journey immerses you in the enchanting Guatemalan culture, providing an opportunity for cultural exchange and exciting travel experiences. For those who wish to extend their stay, the trip organizers are ready to help coordinate additional excursions.
We understand that our participants are generously donating their time, skills, and resources, which is why we've kept the trip cost affordable. Plus, we are working to place your travel dollars in the hands of small, locally run hotels, restaurants, and small businesses to further your positive travel impact. Beyond the rewarding service work, this adventure will immerse you in the enchanting Guatemalan culture and offer exciting travel experiences. And for those who wish to extend their stay in this breathtaking country, we're here to help you coordinate additional excursions.
We welcome qualified individuals to join us on this life-changing expedition, and there's room for a few volunteers with less experience but an abundance of enthusiasm. Bilingual (English/Spanish) speakers are a valuable asset, as they facilitate communication with the local community so if you’re looking to practice your interpreting skills this could be a great opportunity. With the guidance of Chelsea Glass, Selvyn Herrera, and other dedicated members of Heart of Travel, as well as the invaluable presence of Janet Hendrickson from the People & Pets Project, this Guatemala trip promises to be an unforgettable fusion of service, culture, and connection. Come be a part of something remarkable and make a positive impact in the lives of others, on both ends of leash.