Many of us have had the privilege of travel. Few of us get to travel for sport. I can say it was some of the most memorable moments of my life. Traveling to compete in Israel , Belgium, France all over Canada and the USA during my university days. We've long thought how we could add this to our program and bring something together that works for us and our kids.
We will blend the language of basketball with the wonder of travel for a few lucky Balloholics. Our trips professionally planned by the #1 adventure travel company in the world , G Travel formerly Gap Adventures. We are so excited for our program.
Balloholic Ambassadors Guatemala 2013
We are happy to have our first trip abroad in our Off the Ball program organized.
Although time is short for completing this trip. Future trips during spring break and next summer are now on the schedule for the Balloholics.
We are so excited to offer this to our students, past students, future students and parents.
Cost: $1,995 includes air, accommodations and transfers
Breakfast and some lunches are included while on day trips
$300 non refundable deposits (once trip is confirmed) are required by July 1st, 2013 to secure flights,
hotels and ground transfers.
All arrangements for flights, accommodation and itinerary will be handled by the largest adventure travel company in the world G Travel.There is a minimum of 10 required to confirm this trip with Balloholic Ambassadors. Deposits must accompany your reservation of a spot. Deposits are payable to Balloholics.
If the minimum number of travelers (10) is not attained the deposits will be returned in full.One parent must travel with all students U14 or under. Students U15 and up will need permission slips to travel under the supervision of VSC staff.
The itinerary is as follows:
Arrival Airport: Guatemala City (Transfer to Antigua: 1hr.)
Arrive in Antigua. Welcome meeting and group dinner.
City tour in Antigua
Travel by bus to Panajachel (3 hours) Once we arrive we board a private water taxi and travel 20 mins by boat to San Juan La Laguna (the town of our Planeterra Homestay) We then divided in to groups and check-in with our local families. We were all welcomed in to traditional Mayan homes and experienced their way of life through their hospitality.
In the morning we meet at the Homestay Project office and learn about another Planeterra Project, Save Lake Atitlan. This project is focused on organic gardening and will partner with the Homestay project to provide fresh produce for the participating families. Tour the gardens, learn about how it works and pick fresh veggies.
Volunteer day at the Homestay Project.
In the afternoon we travel by water taxi to Panajachel and do a team building photo-scavenger hunts. Teams are asked to go around to certain locations and demonstrate acts that illustrate our core values.
Travel to visit the colorful markets of Chichicastenago and then head back to Antigua.
Airport transfers back to Guatemala City.
*The trip is available to current and past students first. Outside students are welcome depending on space available.