step 3. make arrangements
A. Purchase your flights!!!
Purchasing flights at least three months in advance will guarantee you the cheapest rates (about $400-$700 roundtrip). We recommend using Google Flights, Momondo.com, or Hipmunk.com to check for the cheapest airfare. We can provide transportation from La Aurora International Airport to your hotel up to a day in advance of the service trip. (For example, if the trip is set to begin on Dec. 15, we can come pick you up from the airport on Dec. 14). The closer to the dates that you buy your ticket, prices will be higher, up to $1,200 USD.
*We have found that the days in which airfare is cheapest are Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
B. Book your hotel.
If you are coming in just for the service trip, you need only book two nights of hotel accommodations. One for the night before the trip, and one for the night when we come back from the trip. (For example, if the trip dates are Dec. 14-17, you would need to book your hotel for Dec. 13--the night before the trip-- and Dec. 17--the night when we return to Guatemala City.)
Accommodations for nights of the actual service trip will be paid for by your Accommodations and Services Fee described in STEP 4.
We recommend staying in hotels within a 2-3 mile radius from the Guatemala City Airport. Many inexpensive hotels can be found at Hotels.com. A typical night at a Guatemala City hotel can vary from $50 USD to $150 USD. If you need reccommendations for a hotel, please feel free to contact us.
So, for hotels and flights:
On the Low end, you could spend approximately $750 usd.
on the high end, you could spend approximately $1,500 USD.
Travelers may extend trip dates to visit other parts of Guatemala, but the MVA team will not be responsible for transportation or accommodations during that time. We will, however, be happy to provide you with recommendations of sites to visit and places to stay.