Travel in Group
Heart of Travel’s roots are firmly planted in our group tours. We first started bringing adult Spanish students from California to Guatemala on 12 day long trips to immerse them in the language and culture of this beautiful, diverse and often misportrayed country. These trips were born out of our desire to provide an easy, comfortable and safe way for people to visit a country that for many seemed daunting to travel to on their own. Beyond just having a blast traveling, our mission was to dispel myths, expose people to the beauty and positive aspects of Guatemala and examine and discuss the socio-political and economic issues faced in the country, the causes behind them, and possible solutions.
Over the years we continued to grow our network of contacts throughout Latin America allowing us to expand our group tours outside of Guatemala as we introduced tours to México, Cuba, Perú and Ecuador. While each country is unique, at the core of all of our Heart of Travel group tours is our commitment to creating experiences that allow people to connect and make new friendships while deepening their understanding of other countries and cultures.
We believe that travel, done responsibly, can have a positive social and economic impact on host communities. We achieve this by working directly with individuals and small businesses who are not just fairly compensated but also become the focal point of the trip as they share their stories with us instead of being talked over as often happens in the tourism industry.