The Indigo Turtle House

Impact Marathon Itinerary

For Impact Marathon runners & friends! The opportunity to get involved with our community-based sea turtle conservation project.

11 to 17 March 2018

Itinerary

For Impact Marathon runners & friends! The opportunity to get involved with our community-based sea turtle conservation project.

Day 1

You will be met at the IMS Athletes Village by the Indigo field team. From there we will drive out of the city of Antigua between the now familiar volcanoes of Agua, Fuego, and Acatenango. We will pass through the forested mountains and down the Pacific slope of Guatemala to Escuintla. From there we will cross the fertile Pacific plains to the coast lined with mangroves and marshland. We will arrive at the Indigo Turtle House on the beachfront around lunch time and spend the rest of the day relaxing and enjoying our new surroundings.

Day 2 – 6

11th March – 16th March 2018

Our work at the Indigo Turtle House supports the local community to achieve its goals of increasing turtle numbers on its beach, and to better understand the ecology of sea turtles.

EGG INCUBATION

Sea turtle eggs are incubated at the hatchery before the hatchlings are released into the Ocean.

HATCHLING RELEASES

Get hands-on and help release sea turtle hatchlings back into the Ocean with the community.

 

BEACH CLEAN UPS

Join local school children on their beach clean ups collecting plastics to be sold for recycling to raise money for computer equipment for their schools.

Day 7

We will leave the Indigo Turtle House in the morning after breakfast. As we leave the Pacific Ocean and the coastal plains behind we will climb back up the mountain sides and pass between the volcanoes Agua and Pacaya as we make our journey back to Guatemala City. We will arrive in time for your onward journeys and new adventures! Alternatively.. you can choose to stay on longer as a Volunteer and get more involved in the Project!

Partners

IMPACT MARATHON SERIES

 

ASOCIACION FUNDASELVA DE GUATEMALA

EL BANCO COMMUNITY

Please support our mission to promote the conservation of biodiversity in Guatemala! All donations go directly to fund our conservation projects.

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