2012 Mayan Jungle Trek

You may not normally think ahead to next week or next month never mind the end of the year, but Le Tournoi and EFTC have something special planned for 21st December 2012 and we are hoping you will share it with us!

Peru has the Inca and Guatemala has the Maya. For years Tikal has been the Mayan ruin to visit in Guatemala, the Guatemalan equivalent of Machu Picchu, but there is a new, up and coming contender to its crown – El Mirador.

El Mirador
El Mirador, a Maya superpower, rose to prominence centuries before Tikal and has the Danta pyramid – at 72m tall, it’s the tallest structure the Maya ever built and, in volume, the world’s largest pyramid! Access to El Mirador is only possible via helicopter, horse or foot. We can’t make it too easy for you so grab those walking boots!

Why 21st December 2012?
The Mayan Calendar abruptly ends on 21st December 2012 and has sparked rumours that this is a prediction for the end of the world. While we don’t quite believe the rumours it’s a fantastic opportunity for the challenge of a lifetime in the heart of the action…

Welcome to the End of the World Challenge!

  • A gruelling 5 day jungle trek to the heart of the Maya superpower
  • A minimum of 10 days in glorious Guatemalan sunshine, away from the wintry UK
  • Raising funds for deserving children in need of an education
  • Joining in the Christmas spirit by handing out hampers to the children and their families so no one goes hungry at Christmas
  • Flying home just in time for Christmas with your loved ones having well and truly earned your Christmas Dinner!

If this sounds right up your street and you would like to know more please drop us an email or call 07797 758338. We’ll be there – we'll hope you are too!

2013 Guatemala Volcano Challenge - APPLY NOW!

guatemala-kids.jpgFollowing the hugely successful visits in 2010, 2011 and 2012, we will be organising the next challenge for January 2013.

Although the route is yet to be determined, it is sure to take in the stunning geography and history of Guatemala. What sets this challenge apart from other similar treks is that you will also be spending some days in the school where the Education for the Children Foundation (EFTC) takes 510 of the town's slum kids and provides them with food, safe housing and full-time education in an attempt to break the cycle of poverty which blights so many families' lives there.

During your time at the school, you'll become part of the team - teaching English, PE and IT perhaps? Or even cooking lunch in the new kitchen and handing the only hot meal of the day to over 500 hungry kids. You'll soon come to realise that all the kids want is a loving friend, even if it is only for a few hours that week. You'll be escorted into the hills overlooking Jocetenango to see first hand the awful living conditions that the kids hail from, meet their families and discuss ways in which EFTC are helping the wider community as well as the children fighting for a brighter future.

What we have found is that nobody who visits is likely to walk away and do nothing for EFTC again - it really is a lifetime experience and you'll realise what a difference you can make to so many lives - childrens' lives who desperately need your help and your love.

Why not find out more about it now? Places are strictly limited and you're urged to sign up sooner rather than later in order that you have sufficient time to raise the £2,000 target in good time.

Just send an e-mail to admin@letournoi.org or call Andy Le Seelleur on 07797 758338 for the chat which could change your life...

Previous Challenges

Guatemala_2011_-_All.jpg2011 Volcano Challenge

In mid-January, four Jersey folk flew out to La Antigua in Guatemala, in support of Le Tournoi and Education for the Children Foundation (EFTC). They were following in the footsteps of the 2010 Challenge trekkers who sucessfully conquered the three monster volcanoes in the inaugural EFTC challenge.

Image1at500.jpg2010 Volcano Challenge

In January 2010, three Le Tournoi committee members will be taking on a challenge to raise many thousands for charity. Michael Fitzgerald, John Hanley and Andy Le Seelleur will be attempting to scale three of Guatemala's highest volcanoes in just three days.