Visit Chajul

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An amazing trip, well-planned, and an opportunity to learn and experience. So happy I got to be part of this adventure. The people of Chajul will always hold a special place in my mind and heart. I look forward to supporting and being involved with Limitless Horizons Ixil for years to come.
– Brooke Atkinson Matheson, 2015 visitor

Community Engagement Trip: July 27 – August 7, 2017

Embark on an exciting summer travel opportunity that combines learning, service, and exploration! Limitless Horizons Ixil’s community engagement trips are amazing opportunities to learn about the Maya Ixil culture, history, and daily life as well as make a huge impact in the lives of Chajul residents. This is a unique opportunity to observe classrooms, engage in dialogue with teachers and students, hear from families about their experiences, and contribute to the community by engaging in meaningful service work alongside community members. Located in a beautiful and remote mountain setting, trip participants will experience a range of intimate and unparalleled experiences and activities. See more details here!

 

Custom Trips

You can understand our community and our work even better if you experience it. Come visit!

Limitless Horizons Ixil offers an array of activities to groups (of 5+) who want to learn more about Chajul and the Ixil region, as well as international education and community development. This travel experience is typically unavailable to tourists, as Chajul is isolated and nearly impossible to navigate without local connections. Visitors have the unique opportunity to be immersed in Chajulense culture, meet youth and families engaged in Limitless Horizons Ixil programming, and volunteer with service projects that make a difference in the community.

Our trips for visiting groups stimulate the local economy through the employment of Limitless Horizons Ixil families and other Chajul residents who host cultural activities in their homes, act as guides, cook meals and snacks, organize hotel stays, and have an opportunity to sell their artisan goods. These experiences provide our youth and families with valuable skills, promote the rich Ixil culture in the context of Chajul’s poverty, and bring about economic development opportunities.

Limitless Horizons Ixil has been host to groups of educators, university and high school students, donors and sponsors, and more! If you are interested in visiting Chajul or in developing a personalized trip for your class, club, or company. See our full activities list here.

Please email internationalcoordinator@limitlesshorizonsixil.org for more information.

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