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Guatemala Literacy Project (GLP) Tours

Open to members of Rotary International, the Guatemala Literacy Project (GLP) Tour offers a week of celebrations and opportunities to interact with the children and families served by CoEd and its partnership with Rotary, the GLP!

Deliver badly-needed textbooks and inaugurate brand-new computer centers at impoverished Guatemalan schools. Learn about Guatemalan history and culture, as well as the challenges faced by people in the developing world, all the while sharing in the fellowship of other Rotarians from the U.S., Canada and Guatemala.

"The trip FAR exceeded our expectations in every way. It was inspiring to be with such a fine group of caring people and to have an opportunity to make a difference in a hurting and needy world."
–Judy & Dick Martin, Glendale-Kachina, AZ Rotary

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Tour Dates

February 3-11, 2018
(members of Rotary International & spouses only)

*Note: the GLP tour will begin on Saturday in 2018, rather than Friday.

Cost per Person


US$1,575 plus airfare for double occupancy*
US$1,775 plus airfare for single occupancy

NOTE: Trip expenses may be tax deductible.

*If you do not have a traveling companion, we will happily match you with a roommate in order to secure the Double Occupancy rate.

Details - The application deadline is January 1, although the trip may fill sooner.
- Each tour is limited to 55 participants; acceptance is on a first-come, first-served basis.
- A non-refundable deposit of US$350 is required at the time of application.
-Apply online now or contact Leslie Jenkins Reed, leslie@coeduc.org or 513-661-7000, ext. 115.
Textbook Delivery

Sample Itinerary:
Note: This itinerary shows real experiences and approximate travel times, but does not coincide with actual itineraries.

Arrive in Guatemala City, transfer to Antigua

Sunday: Lake Atitlán
8:00am Project Overview Presentation
9:00am Transfer to Santiago Atitlán
1:00am Lunch and free time in Santiago Atitlán
5:00pm Boat ride to Panajachel
7:00pm Dinner and free time

Monday: Huehuetenango
1:30pm Textbook Project inauguration at Chimusinique School
7:00pm Dinner and free time

Tuesday: Huehuetenango 
9:00am Culture of Reading Program (CORP) inauguration at Paquisis Primary School
1:30pm Textbook Project Inauguration at Quisil School 
7:00pm Dinner and free time

Wednesday: Huehuetenango 
10:00am School supplies delivery at Tocal Primary School
1:30pm Textbook Project Inauguration at Bacú Cooperative School
7:00pm Dinner and free time

Thursday: Quetzaltenango (Xela)
9:00am Tour of Zaculeu Mayan Ruins 
2:00pm Computer Center inauguration at Buenabaj School 
7:00pm Dinner in the homes of Xela Rotary Club members

Friday: Chimaltenango
8:00am Depart Xela for Chimaltenango
11:00pm Celebrate the re-dedication of Tecpán Computer Center
3:00pm Depart Chimaltenango for Antigua
7:00pm Dinner and free time

Saturday: Antigua
10:00 am Historical tour of Antigua
11:00 am Lunch with scholarship students
1:00 pm 
Free time and shopping in Antigua

Sunday: Depart Antigua for Guatemala City airport