Guatemala: Sea Turtle Conservation and Cultural Exploration

Starts From: $3,000 per person (based on 4 travelers, 2 double rooms)

Country: Guatemala

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Join Elevate Destinations on an important Sea Turtle Conservation Volunteer trip! Learn about the Olive Ridley and the critically endangered, Leatherback Sea Turtles by volunteering at a local project that combats poaching and habitat loss. Travel to the town of Monterrico, Guatemala where you will assist with nightly beach patrols, collecting and relocating eggs to a turtle hatchery, releasing the hatchlings into the sea, and other essential projects related to conserving the area's habitat. You can also meet local communities in the area that are participating in the program. Explore the mangroves and lagoons by kayak — an area bursting with birdlife, caimans and other wildlife.

Following your volunteer stint, head to the highlands to where you can explore Antigua's cobblestone streets and immerse yourself in the rich culture of Lake Atitlan's indigenous communities. Take a traditional weaving workshop in the artisan town of San Juan, or visit a painting studio where daily life comes alive on canvas.

This trip is perfect for individuals, couples, and families.