Register for our 2022 Learning Tours!
Anabaptist Learning Tour
An all-inclusive tour highlighting the creative and hope-filled ways that Anabaptist churches in Guatemala focus on peace, justice, reconciliation, and community building in settings characterized by poverty and oppression.
Learn about the political, social, and religious history of Guatemala and its intertwined relationship with North America.
Guatemala Learning Tour
Join interesting people from across North America on a tour focusing on the colorful culture and history of Guatemala.
Learn about Guatemala’s political, social, and religious history, its indigenous Mayan people, its Hispanic colonial heritage, and its complex ties with North America.
Cultural Immersion Experience
We provide travel with a purpose: deepening our understanding of culture, language, history, and each other. We offer a wide range of activities ranging from tours of historic cities, architectural wonders, cathedrals, sacred memorials, excursions to museums, trips to sample typical regional foods, neighborhoods, festivals, cultural performances, indigenous villages, and distinctive landscapes.
Through these experiences, we help visitors experience an “authentic” Guatemalan perspective, deepening interest in Latin American history and culture, and an interest in studies that connect the past with the present
Learning Tour Packages
Learning Tours are all-inclusive 1-2 week travel and study experiences. Packages include lodging, meals, transportation within Guatemala, lectures, and presentations, admission or entrance fees for museums, archaeological sites, etc. The package price does not include personal spending (gifts or souvenirs) or independent travel outside of the SEMILLA CASAS program. Our staff can arrange independent travel with reputable travel partners for a small fee.
Learning Tour Options
Alta Verapaz: Cloud Forest
Amigos del Lago de Atitlán
ARCAS (Animal Conservation)
Nature Reserve and Ziplines
Utz K’aslimaal Collective
Biotopo del Quetzal
Textile Museum “Museo Ixchel”*
Archeology museum Popol Vuh*
Modern Art museum*
Lake Atitlán: Indigenous Cooperatives, Chocolate, Honey, Naturopathic Medicine, Textiles
Iximche: Mayan Ruins
Chichicastenango: open-air market, indigenous Maya
Entertainment and Relaxation
La Aurora Zoo*
Parque Calderas: Zipline, rowboats, giant swings, a floating restaurant
Antigua: “Old Guatemala”