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Public tours of the program take place every Thursday, leaving at 8:30am from our Antigua office (located at Calle de Hermano Pedro #4. Telephone: (502) 7832-8428). We ask each tour participant to donate Q 150 (roughly $19 USD) on the day of their tour, to cover the cost of private transportation to Guatemala City. If you are already in Guatemala City, you have the option to join the tour at 9:30am, at our Educational Reinforcement Center (located at 6ta Avenida 11-95 Colonia Landivar, Zone 7. Telephone: (502) 2440-4388). Those joining the tour in Guatemala City are asked to donate Q 100 (roughly $13 USD).
When you come on a Safe Passage tour, please wear close-toed shoes and long pants, and bring water and a light jacket. Included in the tour is a view of the dump from the public cemetery as well as visits to our Early Childhood Education Center, our Educational Reinforcement Center, and Adult Literacy Program. We also invite visitors to join the children for lunch in our Main Building. The tour is led by one of our Public Relations Staff, lasts approximately 3 1/2 hours (plus travel time) and is conducted in English. A private or Spanish tour can be arranged by request.
Parents wishing to bring children under 15 years old on this visit should understand that they may see very difficult scenes of extreme poverty, addiction, animal neglect and other disturbing scenes while traveling through the dump community and visiting the cementary overlooking the dump. Parents should keep physical control of their children at all times. We do not recommend bringing young children to visit Safe Passage. Please contact the Visitors Coordinator if you wish to bring a child under 15 years old on the tour to discuss these issues before attending.
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