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Corazon Journey
Explore, Learn, and Make a Difference!

For information about upcoming Corazon Journeys, please contact Debbie at 509-714-8928 or visit the Corazon Journeys Website.

Guatemala is a country of wonder- a feast for the eyes and a poem for the soul. Spectacular volcanic mountains take your breath away. Lake Atitlan mornings, where fishermen slowly paddle their hand-carved boats through the mist shrouded water, are sweetly serene. The Colonial grace of Antigua charms with its pastel, sun-faded buildings and colorful street life. Guatemala's rich indigenous culture will inspire you with its proud heritage. Most of all, its friendly people will settle into your heart and give you reason to smile long after you return home. I'd love to share with you.

This Corazon Journey gives participants an opportunity to visit the beautiful country of Guatemala, meet the weavers who make the Corazon scarves, and participate in a service project at the Corazon Learning Center. It is a pleasant balance of exploration, learning, and service. We will stay in comfortable facilities and enjoy numerous cultural outings.We will learn about the history of Guatemala, including its civil war and indigenous rights campaign. Spending time with women weavers of Corazon Scarves and Boutique, we will hear their stories and discover their vibrant textile tradition.

Although Each Trip is Unique, these are some of the activities that are usually included:

Visits with the Guatemalan women who create the beautiful Corazon Scarves and Jewelry:

    • Corazon de Mujer: listen to their brave stories of surviving Guatemala's 36-year civil war, receive a weaving demonstration, share a home-cooked meal, participate in a service project.
    • Voz de Tz'utujil- visit their home and store on the banks of Lake Atitlan, shop for handcrafts made with natural tints, receive a demonstration of natural dying techniques.
    • Elderly Bead Store- boat ride to Santiago to visit this unique jewelry making program that supports the community's elderly population.
Olga's Textile Design Studio- a workshop on Guatemalan textile dying techniques. Receive an overview of Guatemalan textile traditions. Dye your own scarf.
Explore the Mayan Ruins of Izimche in Tecpan.
Visit galleries, churches,the Museum of Music and Coffee, Antigua Textile Museum and historical ruins of Colonial Antigua, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Kayak, hiking and yoga on beautiful Lake Atitlan (optional.)

Shop traditional markets.

Visit sacred sites and the shrine of Maximon.

Includes: Hotel (shared rooms), all breakfasts, three lunches (one prepared and shared with the weavers of Corazon de Mujer), a home-cooked dinner prepared with produce selected from the local market, two restaurant dinners, in-country transportation, textile workshop, entrance to two museum visits and a $100 donation to the Corazon Learning Center. Note: single-occupancy rooms may be available per request for an additional charge.

Excluded: International airfare, airport shuttle, taxis, admission to additional museums and ruins, additional meals, exit tax, personal insurance and trip insurance, yoga classes, hiking excursions.

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