Fauna Silvestre & Animales in Guatemala

This country of big contrasts could perfectly be a fairy-tale land!

The highlands, inhabited mostly by the descendants of the original Mayas still treasure the ancient ruins of that enigmatic civilization. This family oriented aboriginal people, though sometimes timid, are very warm and friendly.

The exuberant rainforests, pinewoods, the rivers and lakes; are the home of a wide variety of wildlife species. The thirty-three volcanoes (of which three are active) scattered along the Andes mountain range of Central America add a gloomy and mysterious atmosphere to this enchanted lands.

On the coastal areas you will find many colonial cities and villages along with modern urban centers. The Pacific coast is also blessed with the beauty characteristic of the Caribe and marine and coastal flora and fauna ma leave you breathless with astonishment.

CW community programs offer our volunteers a unique opportunity to share the daily life of Guatemalans and to improve their Spanish language skills, while partaking in a variety of activities that better the living conditions of this hospitable people and help preserve their beautiful natural landscapes and wildlife.

Volunteer programs in Guatemala begin with an intensive Spanish course either in the colonial capital, Antigua or in a small town nearby.

CW Programs in Guatemala are:

 

-Child daycare program.

-Women empowerment programs.

-Teaching programs.

-Micro finances programs.

-Health programs.

-Preservation programs.

-Agriculture program.

What’s included in our fair-cost policy?

 

All our programs include a fixed price Registration Fee of US$249 and a Program Fee that varies according to the duration of the program and the services included.

 

The Registration Fee covers the costs of all that Connecting Worlds has to do in order to organise the experience in an efficient manner and offer each participant a quality program. These costs include marketing, staff salaries, travel costs of staff who visit and inspect each of the programs on offer and Connecting Worlds’ solidarity fund among others. We need this fee just to sustain the organization.

 

The Program Fee is the total cost of everything related to the services that the volunteer will be able to take advantage of upon arrival to the destination of their choice. For example, accommodation, meals, transfers, the donation made to the volunteer project, welcome orientation and constant 24/7 support. The payment for this fee goes directly to the country in which the volunteer will be stationed, directly benefiting the local community. It’s a fee which helps organisations that work in the country associated with the program at hand to move forwards with their projects and generate work opportunities for the local community.

 

Thanks to our fair-cost policy, the volunteer benefits from not having to pay high fees and our local partners benefit from being able to invest in their projects and keep things moving forwards. Connecting Worlds also benefits from keeping the costs of its programs as low as possible because we get the opportunity to support local communities and make a difference in our own small but important way.

 

Conservation program

Sea turtle conservation: Sea turtles are essential to keep the balance of the marine and coastal eco-system and Guatemala’s Pacific coast is one of the nesting areas for a variety of sea turtles that are endangered due to contamination, egg poaching, habitat destruction and excessive fishing practices.

Together with local organizations, CW works to prevent these magnificent reptiles from being extinct.

 

Volunteers joining our preservation program will do field and research work at the local hatching and in the coastal villages.

Tasks include collecting turtle eggs, promoting environment preservation, designing and implementing educational campaigns in the surrounding communities, etc.

This program offers volunteers a unique opportunity to enjoy the paradisiac Guatemalan Pacific coastal areas and improve their Spanish skills while interacting with local people and helping ensure the survival of sea turtles.

 

Program Fees:

 

Volunteer duration Program Fee USD*/Homestay with 2 meals
2 weeks 617
3 weeks 747
4 weeks 877
5 weeks 1007
6 weeks 1137
7 weeks 1267
8 weeks 1397

 

Please note: All Volunteer programs in Guatemala attract a refundable*Registration Fee of USD 249 on top of the program Fee.  If you want another type of volunteer program without the accommodation and the meals included for example, please contact us directly. We will be happy to personalize your program.  You can calculate the value of your currency in US dollar using this currency convertor.

 

*Please read our refund policy.

What do my fees pay for?

 

Registration Fee:  Support and guidance from CW staff, program marketing costs, pre-departure assistance, CW Solidarity Fund, administration costs, staff salary, travel costs to inspect programs and communication costs with volunteers.

 

Program Fee:  Accommodation and 2 meals per day during volunteer program period, airport pick-up, orientation, transportation to language school and volunteer project site, program supervision, in-country 24/7 volunteer support and in-country administration costs.

 

What’s no included:  Air tickets,International Insurance against sickness, accident and 3er party liability. In addition to providing health insurance, the plan must cover medical evacuation and repatriation, Vaccinations, transfer back to the airport at conclusion of program, Certificate of Good conduct, Visa, Local travels and Personal expenses. Our participants in Guatemala generally find USD 70 to be sufficient for basic weekly expenses.