Guatemala Humanitarian Tour

High school students, parents and friends (ages 14 and up) are invited to go on an exciting, life-changing…

Guatemala Humanitarian Leadership + Adventure Tour

Spend a week working alongside Mayan Guatemalan families and learning how to make an impact, with Cultiva – a program to reduce the malnutrition crisis.


You’ll also have plenty of time to explore the culture and beauty of Lake Atitlán.


Tour Dates: July 6-13, 2019


This itinerary is subject to change.

Morning devotionals will be held each day, while in country.

Saturday, July 6

Arrive in Guatemala City; Shuttle to Casa Cultiva in Panajachel. Evening baptisms for the dead, at the Quetzaltenango Guatemala Temple.


Sunday, July 7

Attend local ward. Go on splits with missionaries serving in the area. Free time to relax or explore Panajachel and tour the food market, Catholic church, Santander street, and Lake Atitán. Group activity and guided journaling after dinner.


Monday – Tuesday, July 8-9

You’ll head to the homestead in morning for a quick tour before heading out to the worksite. Help install garden boxes with local Mayan families. Back to Panajachel for dinner and some humanitarian leadership activities.


Wednesday, July 10

After breakfast, take a boat to San Juan to tour an art studio, textile co-op, medicinal herb garden, and make your own bar of chocolate before heading back to Pana for dinner and more humanitarian leadership activities and learning.


Thursday, July 11

You’ll do the same activities you did on Monday and Tuesday, with the exception of dinner. We’ll have a Guatemala culture night at Casa Cultiva, complete with home cooked food by the locals.


Friday, July 12

Time for adventure! Spend the morning on a zipline tour and short hike to a quaint beach of Lake Atitlán. The rest of the afternoon is yours to rest, shop, or do more hiking.


Saturday, July 13

Return to Guatemala City and fly home.

Reserve your Spot

This tour is limited to 28 participants.

Students must either be enrolled in the Ensign Peak Academy High School Program, or at least 14 years old by July 2019, to attend this tour. Parents and friends are welcome to register as well. 

Ensign Peak Academy high school students, including students entering 9th grade in August 2019 may earn 0.5 high school credit by attending this tour, and by completing the pre-tour and post-tour modules in Canvas.

Tour Reservation Deposit: $100 deposit (non-refundable after Dec. 31, 2018)

Tour In-country Cost: $1050 (this covers lodging, all meals, and transportation)

Airfare: $500-700 rounds trip flight from Las Vegas to Guatemala City. Confirmed cost will be posted soon. Students are responsible to pay for their own travel to and from Las Vegas.

Payment Option: $300 per month for Dec – May (amount may be reduced after airfare of determined.)

All humanitarian trip expenses paid to EL Humanitarian are tax deductible!

Mail a check with this Reservation Information Form to:

EL Humanitarian
9593 N. 4380 W.
Cedar Hills, Ut 84062
Or you can Venmo funds to Ruel Haymond@el-humanitarian

Tour Leaders

Ruel Haymond

Ruel Haymond

Ruel Haymond is passionate about mentoring youth, and loves teaching, learning, and discussing truth.

He earned a Bachelors of Arts, Family Science & Spanish, Utah State University; and Master of Science, Instructional Technology, Utah State University.

He and his wife Tresa  have seven children and two grandchildren. He loves spending time together with family.

His hobbies consist of praying, repenting, thinking, reading, speaking, playing, traveling to serve, making food, improving my husbandry and fathering, and striving to be a partaker of the “divine nature”.


Carolyn Marriott

Carolyn Marriott

Carolyn Marriott has a passion for learning and teaching. She is the current Spanish and US Geography Mentor for Ensign Peak Academy.

Besides homeschooling her own seven children since 1993, she has years of experience teaching youth in church and academic settings. Recognizing the value of contributing to and gaining from a community, she and her children have participated in homeschool groups in Washington and Utah where she has taught a variety of topics from Spanish, to U.S. History, to Economics. Currently, she serves as chair of Lighthouse Commonwealth of Iron County.

Carolyn has traveled in Chile, Central America, Europe, Canada, Argentina, and the United States, broadening her appreciation for the beautiful world and its people. She served a mission in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and received a BA in Spanish from Brigham Young University.

Currently, Carolyn lives with her husband and youngest daughter, Lizzy, in their historic home in Beaver, Utah. She loves gardening, eating chocolate ice cream, reading, going on long walks; and she now understands why grandparents brag about their grandkids so much.