Bolivia Sponsor Tour November 2012

Bolivia, a place of rich culture and beauty. Join us for a full adventure into the country of Bolivia, where we’ll visit three different areas of the country and many different people groups, from Bolivia’s largest city, Santa Cruz, to Cochabamba, then onto the highest points of the country in La Paz. If your sponsored child lives here in Bolivia this is your chance to enjoy a face to face visit with them. The moments with your sponsored child are irreplaceable, memories that will last a life-time. With prayer consider joining us on this tour to explore God’s creation, meet amazing people, and most importantly visit your sponsored girl/boy.

Bolivia Sponsor Tour November 2012
  • Trip Dates   11/01/2012 to 11/08/2012
  • Trip Cost   $2,995.00 Additional fuel surcharges may apply.
  • Initial Deposit   $280.00
  • Trip Status   Past tour

To register via mail, send in the printable Registration Form.

Bolivia, a place of rich culture and beauty. Join us for a full adventure into the country of Bolivia, where we’ll visit three different areas of the country and many different people groups, from Bolivia’s largest city, Santa Cruz, to Cochabamba, then onto the highest points of the country in La Paz. If your sponsored child lives here in Bolivia this is your chance to enjoy a face to face visit with them. The moments with your sponsored child are irreplaceable, memories that will last a life-time. With prayer consider joining us on this tour to explore God’s creation, meet amazing people, and most importantly visit your sponsored girl/boy.

*Advocate Discount* This trip is offered at a 20% discount for Compassion Advocates. Discount spaces are very limited, and are on a first-come first-serve basis.

Registration: Our trips fill up quickly on a first-come basis, so it is important to register by 4/24/2012. Once we have received your registration along with a deposit of $280.00, we will confirm your place on the tour and you may then purchase your domestic air ticket. The final payment of $2715.00 is due no later than 7/16/2012.

Please register now to complete the registration form online. If you'd rather register by mail, print the Registraton Form.

Price: The cost of this tour is $2995.00 per person for double occupancy.

Included in our tour price are round-trip airfare between Miami and Bolivia, lodging, all meals, travel within Bolivia, tips, your child's travel, guides and translators during the tour, admission fees, departure tax and administrative costs.

Costs not included in the tour price are transportation to and from Miami, passport and incidentals such as snacks, additional beverages, laundry, phone calls, film and other personal items. You may want to bring extra spending money for shopping at the local markets.

Safety and Preparation: This tour will be moderate in difficulty because of impoverished conditions. Also, there will be some walking, rides on bumpy roads, and long days. We will have a light work element in this tour.

Compassion constantly monitors the safety of our destination countries and will make any adjustments necessary to protect our tour participants, sponsored children and in-country staff. We believe it is important to provide safe, comfortable accommodations, traditional meals and reliable transportation so that your focus can be on what God is teaching you and the impact of the experience rather than concern for your personal safety and well-being.

Please read the Tour Conditions and General Information tab before finalizing your decision.

Day 1 Arrival into Bolivia

Meet in our gateway city of Miami, FL to fly together to Santa Cruz, Bolivia.

Day 2-3 Santa Cruz

Arrival into Santa Cruz, rest at the hotel, and prepare for a fun time at a Compassion Center, playing with the children, learning about their curriculum, and visiting their families.

Day 4-5 Cochabamba

During our short time here in Cochabamba we’ll take the opportunity to meet the amazing individuals who work hard to make your sponsorship possible in Bolivia, our Compassion Bolivia staff.

Day 6-7 La Paz

Last but not least, La Paz, resting at very high elevation; we’ll take a short visit to the famous Lake Titicaca. Our visit in La Paz will be topped off with a fun visit with our sponsored children for a full day.

Day 8 Depart for home

Although it’ll be hard, we must say good bye to our new found friends and the beloved country of Bolivia to return home and continue sharing the amazing experiences we had.

*This trip will involve a few days at high elevation. Please consult with your physician about staying at elevations of 12,000 ft.

BACKGROUND CHECK 
In order to ensure our children's protection and determine eligibility to travel with Compassion, we now require all travelers (over the age of 18) to complete a criminal background check to ensure the safety of the children in our programs.
 

Please visit Screening One Sponsor Tour BC to complete your online background check at the time of registration.  If you are unable to complete this online, please contact us and we will send you a paper form for you to fill out and return.  Compassion uses a third party vendor, Screening One to process background checks.  The results of your background check are confidential and all personal information is encrypted and secure.

RESERVATIONS should be made well in advance and require a nonrefundable deposit of $280.00 per person. Final Payment of $2715.00 is due no later than 7/16/2012. 

AIR TRANSPORTATION and FUEL SURCHARGES
Air transportation as included in the tour is based on economy-class transportation and is subject to all rules and regulations governing these fares. Fuel surcharges are added on a per-ticket basis at time of confirmation. In the event these surcharges are increasingly higher than budget estimates, we may require additional funds to cover these surcharges.

Airlines will frequently have flight changes that may interfere with your international connection from your domestic flight. Please understand that we are not responsible for any costs associated with airline changes as they are outside of our control. For this reason, we recommend allowing at least four hours between arrival time at the gateway city and the time the group flight departs the airport. We will communicate any pricing and itinerary changes immediately.

CANCELLATION POLICY
In the event that you need to cancel your trip, please refer to our Cancellation Policy below:

  • All deposits are nonrefundable.
  • Fifty percent of the tour cost will be required for cancellations 59-31 days prior to the sponsor tour.
  • One hundred percent of the tour cost will be required for cancellations 30-0 days prior to the sponsor tour.
  • Only written cancellations accepted.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: COMPASSION INTERNATIONAL reserves the right to adjust or alter any travel program when necessary or desirable for the protection, safety or improvement of said travel program, or when local conditions do not permit operation as published. COMPASSION INTERNATIONAL reserves the right to accept or deny participants application at its sole discretion.

RESPONSIBILITY: COMPASSION INTERNATIONAL makes arrangements with airlines, hotels and other independent parties to provide you with the travel services you purchase. These parties are independent suppliers over whom we have no direct control. In the absence of negligence on our part, we are not responsible for any claims, losses, damages, costs or expenses arising out of injury, accident or death; damage, loss or delay of baggage or other property; or delay, inconvenience, loss of enjoyment, upset, disappointment, distress or frustration, whether physical or mental, resulting from (1) the act or omission of any party other than COMPASSION INTERNATIONAL or its employees; (2) mechanical breakdown, government actions, weather or other factors beyond our control; (3) failure to obtain documents, passports, visas and health certificates valid through the date of reentry, when required, in which case a cancellation charge will be assessed; (4) failure to follow instructions including but not limited to check-in and checkout times and baggage handling; (5) cancellation or change for any reason in the travel services offered; and (6) medical or health problems or physical disabilities. COMPASSION INTERNATIONAL reserves the right to cancel or alter the travel services at its discretion, except as otherwise noted herein. In the event of change, COMPASSION INTERNATIONAL will try to substitute comparable services; in the event of complete cancellation by COMPASSION INTERNATIONAL, we shall refund all monies paid to us. COMPASSION INTERNATIONAL will not be responsible for any other cost incurred by participants.

To register via mail, send in the printable Registration Form.

Bolivia Map 270x350 jpg