Ecofiltro: Guatemala Educational Tour: Clean Water and the Environment

Guatemala Educational Tour: Clean Water and the Environment

San Lorenzo el Cubo, Guatemala


Social Enterprise

1 hour
From$50 USDper person

Ecofiltro provides water filters for needy Guatemalans in order to eliminate disease, improve quality of life, and reduce deforestation and carbon emissions.

Tour Highlights

  • Visit a water filter factory and help provide clean water to underfunded Guatemalan schools.
  • Discover the filter production process and learn about carbon reduction.
  • Donate a water filter by participating.

Tour revenue will contribute to the acquisition of water filters for public schools in rural Guatemala.

Tour Details

  • Frequency

    Monday to Friday

  • Start Time

    9 AM

  • Duration

    1 hour

  • Good For

    Adults, Families, Professionals

  • Languages

    English, Spanish

  • Tour Participants

    5 to 20

  • Difficulty

    Easy (short walking distances, low or no physical effort)

  • Volunteer Opportunities


Tour Description

Discover the work of Ecofiltro, which works to prevent illness due to water contamination and reduce deforestation in Guatemala. Both of these issues are linked to the lack of drinkable water. Since 97% of lakes and rivers in the country are contaminated, drinking unheated water means illness and possible premature death, a fate 1 in 20 Guatemalan children already face. In addition, deforestation is a major issue in Guatemala due to the demand for firewood needed to boil water. Through the use of water filters that remove 99.99% of bacteria, Ecofiltro combats this problem and reduces deforestation as well as harmful carbon emissions.

Take a tour of the factory that produces these amazing water filters as Ecofiltro staff explain in detail how they work. Watch and interact with a team of dedicated Guatemalan workers, who create each filter from scratch using environmentally-friendly methods. Finally, learn about the nationwide carbon offset program that aims to decrease the burning of natural fuels, and explore an organic garden. Every tour participant’s booking provides one water filter for Guatemalans in need, so join in saving lives and habitats today and help make a difference!

Vetted & Visited By

Ribbon ambassador
Charlie Marchant
September 20, 2016

Tour Start Address

RN-14 KM.77, San Lorenzo el Cubo, Guatemala

How To Get There

Taxi or bus to factory, 5 minutes from Antigua.

More About Ecofiltro


To provide clean water for all.

Main Programs

  • Water filters for schools

  • Water filters for hospitals

  • Water for Life Program

Awards & Recognition

"When Profit Powers a Clean Water Project for the Poor"
New Ventures, Mexico
Top 10 Social Entrepreneur (Latin America)
Schwab Foundation, Switzerland
Social Entrepreneur of the Year