The Community Tour Guide course in our CECAP Vocational Training Center is entering its final leg! Over the last four months, the students have learned how to create and lead their own guided tours, blending elements of nature, history, and culture to create a rich experience for visitors to Santa Cruz.

This is the first course of its kind to be held in Santa Cruz and marks a new chapter in Santa Cruz community tourism, as most tour guides currently working in Santa Cruz come from other regions. This new training program will allow us to open up job opportunities for Santa Cruz locals while promoting sustainable community tourism.

Once they graduate, the guides will receive their official Guatemalan Tourism Institute certification and Amigos will support them to find work as local tour guides or start their own community tour business. Please join us in wishing them GOOD LUCK on their final exams! 💪