So here is the story: After spending two weeks volunteering in ARCAS - an animal rehabilitation center in Guatemala, we immediately thought we should bring there our 16 year old niece who is very active in the Florida public school system in the preservation of natural environment. We hoped to take her and some of her classmates on a two week field trip to Guatemala to get up close and personal with the exotic animals and the Mayan pyramids of Tikal
, and thought the school would jump at the opportunity, but we were shut down.
Now, our niece still wants to go, and we promised... So I say to hell with the school! We can make this happen on our own! We have devised an 11 day plan with an itinerary and a budget (~$800) for the two first weeks of July 2008. Now who wants to join in?
We are not travel agents (we don't even like them), and we have never done anything like this before, we are just experienced travelers who, if you'll have us, will be your organizers and guides.
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If you are interested, and for more information, (full itinerary, budget breakdown) comment here or in our journal. There is a limit to how many people we are ready to take with us (about ten) so at the risk of sounding like a cheep advertisement: spaces are limited ;)
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