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Coban, Guatemala

The Rotary Club of Edina invites you to join the 2023 International Service trip to Coban, Guatemala.  The purpose of the trip is to deliver 651 life-saving water purifiers to remote villages in the mountains surrounding Coban, in partnership with Resurrection Priory Monastery and the Rotary Club of Coban.  Fellowship and travel to new, exotic places is also part of the journey!

The standard 7-day service trip runs April 15-22, 2023. There is also an optional 9-day trip April 15-24 which adds a 2 day tour of Lake Atitlan volcanic lake and recreation area.  Here is the itinerary for this life-changing trip: 

Saturday, April 15: Arrive in Guatemala City; Stay at Hotel Las Americas; Group Dinner

Sunday, April 16: Social Justice Tour of Guatemala City; Departure for Coban (4-5 Hours); Stay Begins at Resurrection Priory Monastery Compound

Monday, April 17:  Water Purifier Assembly & Delivery to Village Cluster at Chitzujay

Tuesday, April 18:  Water Purifier Assembly & Delivery to Village Cluster at Caquipec;  Group Tour of Waterfalls/Caves, with Catered Lunch and Live Music

Wednesday, April 19:  Water Purifier Assembly & Delivery to Village Cluster at Ra Maicho; Celebration Dinner with Monks

Thursday, April 20: Travel to Antigua and Stay at Hotel Posada Don Rodrigo; Shopping and Group Dinner

Friday, April 21: Day Trip to Escuintla National Hospital, with Tour of Past Global Projects and Potential Future Projects

Saturday, April 22:  Travel to Guatemala City Airport for Flight Home (7-Day Trip); Travel to Lake Atitlan with Stay at Resort Posada Don Rodrigo (9-Day Trip)

Sunday, April 23: Tour of Lake Atitlan Regional; Travel Back to Guatemala City and Stay at Hotel Las Amerigas (9-Day Trip)

Monday, April 24: Travel to Guatemala City Airport and Home (9-Day Trip)

The 7-day trip fee (meals, lodging, tours, and transportation) is $825/person for single occupancy ($675/person for double occupancy).  The 9-day trip fee is $1,125 /person for single occupancy ($900/person for double occupancy).   Airfare is separate and will be paid for/booked by each person (approx. $700 round trip).

The 2023 Guatemala Service Trip is for a maximum of 30 people, and reservations are taken on a first-come, first-serve basis.    Reserve your spot nowby registering here and send payment by February 17, 2023 to Edina Rotary Foundation, PO Box 24481, Edina, MN 55424.  Please note: all reservations and payments are non-refundable after March 1, 2023!

Contact: Rotary Club of Edina, Past President Josh Sprague at 612-501-0252 for details and questions.