Niños de Guatemala, an NGO that provides education and other services to impoverished families in Ciudad Vieja, offers a tour every Friday morning.
Participants meet at 9 a.m. in front of Santa Lucía Church at the end of Calzada Santa Lucía for the short bus ride to Ciudad Vieja. The tour stops at important businesses in Ciudad Vieja, including a workshop that refurbishes chicken buses and a family carpentry operation that makes coffins.
Afterward, visitors walk through the neighborhood where most of the families from the Niños de Guatemala school live. The final stop is the school itself, where guests can learn more about the NGO and the work it does in the region.
For more information call 7832-8033 or visit www.ninosdeguatemala.org.