In addition to your personal travel items, we have compiled a list of useful things to bring with you.  Delta Airlines allows one checked bag at no charge when traveling to Central America.  Size and weight restrictions can be found on the link above, as well as additional baggage fees.  Please be conservative, but thorough, when packing.


  • Work Gloves

  • Boots

  • Hat/bandana

  • Sunscreen

  • Reusable water bottle

  • Old work clothes

  • Backpack to take to job site each day

  • Metric tape measure

  • Utility knife


  • Passport (and a photo copy)

  • Passport pouch or money belt

  • Credit Card

  • Camera

  • Ipod

  • Chargers

  • Binoculars

  • Flashlight

  • Travel Alarm Clock

  • Extra Batteries

  • Playing cards/travel games

  • Reuseable Water Bottle

  • Sunglasses and backup eyeglasses

  • Baby wipes

  • Sunscreen

  • Aloe

  • Hand sanitizer & Hand Wipes

  • First aid/Health Supplies (Pepto, Benadryl, Immodium, Dramamine, Advil, etc.  Bandaides, Neosporin, etc.)

  • Snacks (granola bars, trail mix, etc)

  • Vitamin C / Emergen-C packets

  • Warm Clothes

  • Toiletries

  • Casual, warm clothes for evenings

  • Comfortable shoes

  • Pillow Case

  • Travel Blanket/Light Sleeping Bag

  • Travel Pillow

  • Bath towel/washcloth

  • Instant drinks for morning:              Tea, coffee, hot chocolate, cider, etc.

  • Travel cup

  • Easy to pack, nonperishable food:  oatmeal, fruit cups, nuts, dried fruit, granola, tuna, etc...

  • Journal (All travel team members will be asked to write a personal reflection about their experience to include in an article for the WWA Newsletter)




Call your credit card company prior to departure to let them know you will be traveling out of country.  If you do not notify them, it's possible your credit card transaction may be declined.



In general, you should expect to not have access to the internet while in Guatemala.  When we are in Antigua or Panajachel it may be available at a hotel or cafe.



Limited cell phone use will be provided for travelers to call home to tell their family they have arrived safely.  When we arrive in country, we will purchase calling cards to use on Guatemala's TIGO network.  If you would like to bring your smartphone to use on their network, contact your cellular provider to arrange prior to departure.



Please do not bring any valuable items that are not replaceable.  Specifically, please leave all jewelry at home.


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