Share and celebrate the vibrant and colorful cultures of Mayan communities in the Yucatan Peninsula.
Immerse yourself in the magical and culturally rich region of Yucatan, Mexico. Mayan culture is alive and well in the Yucatan where you can experience the indigenous Mayan language, cuisine and arts and crafts. Sleep in a hammock as your host family will and collaborate with local youth to create projects that promote and celebrate their indigenous heritage.
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Flat terrain, nearly sea level, predominantly tropical jungles
60-90F, it is hot and humid! In the afternoons temperatures can reach above 100F
Tortillas, beans, corn, chile, tamales, tacos, enchiladas
Cenotes are large sinkholes in the Yucatan that were often used in Mayan rituals.
Summer Search helps low-income teenagers transform what they believe is possible for themselves and develop the skills they need to become college-educated leaders who give back to their families and communities.
El Centro Comunitario de Yaxunah promotes sustainable development and community led cultural tourism in indigenous Mayan communities of the Yucatan.
Alternativas Yucatecas Integral para el Desarrollo Humano, A.C. (Alter-Int) is a non-profit that offers youth development opportunities and services in educational and clinical psychology.
Fundación Haciendas del Mundo Maya is the non-profit charitable foundation of “The Haciendas” a branch of Starwood Hotels Corporation. They use an interdisciplinary, holistic approach to community development in the following areas: Human Development, Natural Resources, Housing and Infrastructure, Social Enterprises, Education, and Health.