Mexico Custom Trek 2017


IMPORTANT NOTICE: This is a custom trek. Contact Sylvia Alvarino for more information.

Our expedition begins in the city of San Cristobal de las Casas in the State of Chiapas in southern Mexico.


Trekkers will spend several days with the children at our selected orphanage in San Cristobal. Before the trek we will spend time getting to know the children and put the finishing touches on significant capital improvement projects at their home funded by donations raised by Trekkers. In addition we will spend a couple of days of fun, which will include taking the children on a field trip to a nearby point of interest and then celebrating our time together with food, music, and dancing.


After our time in San Cristobal, we will begin our 4-day trek that will take us by boat through the incredible Sumidero Canyon, by foot to visit two tsotsil mayan communities, San Juan Chamula and Zinacantanto and learn more about their way of life, by vehicle to a couple of beautiful waterfalls on our way to Palenque, and then finish by exploring the famous archeological ruins of Palenque, a famous Maya city that flourished in the 7th century.

Our Trek will take us to explore the beautiful sites of Chiapas. We will be led by a professional local guide, overnighting in fine hotels, and eating in restaurants. We will walk an average of 2-4 hours a day. No previous trekking experience needed, but we require that all Trekkers be in good physical condition and able to hike for several hours, non-stop, carrying a daypack.

Please contact Sylvia Alvarino for more information about the expedition.


Expedition Costs

Price for Expedition: $1675

Group Size: maximum of 12 Trekkers

Expedition Dates: October 21-29, 2017
(Please note: dates listed are the arrival and departure dates to/from Mexico)

Fundraising Commitment: $1000
tax-deductible donations for projects


• 4 days guided Trek
• 7 nights in a boutique hotel in San Cristobal
• 1 night hotel in Palenque
• A few meals
• Airport transfer from Palenque to Villahermosa (transfer from Tuxtla to San Cristobal is on your own)
• Transportation to and from the orphanage
• Activities with the children from the orphanage
• TFK shirts and luggage tags
• Tips for local guides

Not Included

• Airfare to Mexico (arrive to Tuxtla airport and depart Villahermosa airport)
• Airport transfer from Tuxtla airport to San Cristobal
• Most meals
• Alcoholic drinks, soft drinks, or bottled water and other personal expenses
• Travel insurance

Expedition Requirements

• 18 years or older
• Good health
• Physically fit
• Willing to raise minimum $1000 of tax-deductible donations for orphanage projects

3 Step Process

1. Apply • Fill out the online application (link will be provided with invitation)
• Pay $500 deposit ($50 non-refundable)

2. Prepare • Read Information and Fundraising Packet from TFK
• Start a training regimen if not already exercising regularly
• Fundraise for orphanage projects
• Gather all necessary gear for the Trek
• Pay remaining Expedition fees
• Arrange flights

3. Experience • Arrive in-country.
• Enjoy a trip of a lifetime!

We are committed to supporting you every step of the way, both before and during your Expedition.

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Fundraising Resources

After signing up for an Expedition, Trekkers receive a Fundraising Kit, and access to the Trekker Resource Center, with online tips and tools to help you succeed.

TFK Brochures • brief version of the website in printed form
• great introduction to TFK for your donors

Personal Fundraising Page (coming soon)
• solicit donations on your page
• set fundraising goals
• track progress in real time
• upload photos
• post messages to donors

Other Resources • Ideas for raising your $1000 minimum
• form letters to help you get started
• fundraising logs
• receipts and forms
• orphanage project flyer

Contact our Director of Operations, Tricia Donaldson, for more information.

Mexico Private Trek 2017

Expedition Dates: October 21-29, 2017
(in country dates)
Days: 9
Group Size: max.14
Trip Cost: $1675
Fundraising Commitment: $1000
in tax-deductible donations for the orphanage projects
Activity Level: light


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