Each tour lasts approximately 3 hours (plus travel time) and includes a viewing of the Guatemala City garbage dump from the city’s General Cemetery. Tours visit our Preschool, Elementary and Middle Schools, as well as our Educational Reinforcement Center.
Our community is one of extreme poverty. Visitors may see difficult scenes of violence, addiction, and animal neglect. We recommend that visitors be at least 15 years of age; children under age 15 should be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Throughout the tour, trained Safe Passage staff provide historical and cultural information relevant to our community, our programs, and our mission. We encourage you to ask questions.
Where: Our school is located at 6ta Avenida 11-95 Colonia Landivar, Zone 7.
When: Tour groups depart from our main school building on Thursdays and Fridays and tours run from 9am – 12pm.
Cost: There is a $22 donation requested per person – although this may vary due to the timing of your tour. This fee covers the service of our trained Safe Passage guides, as well as the entrance fees to the cemetery.
NOTE – You must schedule your tour in advance. Our academic year runs from January – October. If you are looking to tour campus while our community is most active and classes are in session, please plan accordingly.
Please contact our Visitors Coordinator to schedule your private tour. We are here to help if you have questions or concerns!
NOTE – your tour is not fully scheduled until you have received a confirmation of the date and time requested by a member of our team.
We want your tour to be meaningful, memorable, and, most of all, safe. When planning your visit, please follow our guidelines and contact us if you have any questions. For your comfort, please wear closed-toe shoes and long pants, and we recommend that you bring bottled water and a light jacket. We also encourage you to leave valuable jewelry or cameras at home.
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“You will not be disappointed.” —Tracy
“A trip you will always remember with love!” —Tom, Antigua
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