We are the only all non-profit, all volunteer-run trekking and outdoors association in Guatemala. In fact, apart from our sister organization, Quetzaltrekkers Nicaragua and Condortrekkers in Bolivia, we might just be the only organization of our kind anywhere in the World.
Quetzaltrekkers was founded in 1995 as a means of self-sustainable, grassroots fundraising for the functioning of Associación Escuela de la Calle (EDELAC), with the overall aim of combating the unfortunate reality of children living and working on the streets of Quetzaltenango.
Our job is to see that tourism dollars directly benefit those Guatemalans that need them most: namely, street children and children at risk of becoming street children. We do this by running tourist-oriented, guided-treks through the beautiful Guatemalan highlands: hence the slogan, ’Hike and Help’.