Join us in October for this sponsor tour specially designed for the listeners of KTSY in Boise, ID! Experience the beauty of Honduras while spending a memorable week with our KTSY partner project, HO-370: Rocio del Cielo. Located in the coastal community of Cofradia, this community is home to over 60,000 residents. Participants will have an opportunity to meet and interact with their sponsored children, visit and encourage residents within the community, engage in hands-on service work projects, and minister to the children through a 2-day Vacation Bible School program.
Registration: Our trips fill up quickly on a first-come basis, so it is important to register early!. 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 $2285.00 is due no later than 7/3/2012.
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 $2565.00 per person for double occupancy.
Included in our tour price are round-trip airfare between Boise, ID and Honduras, lodging, all meals, travel within Honduras, 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 Boise, 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.
Monday, October 22
Our adventure begins in Boise, Idaho as we travel together to San Pedro Sula.
Tuesday, October 23
Today will be our first visit to our partner project, HO-370. After a welcome program from the children, we will tour the area and hear from the heart of the pastor about his vision for ministry in this community.
Wednesday, October 24
Experience a "Day in the Life" of a Compassion child by visiting children’s homes and participating in daily chores/tasks with children. We will also engage in a service/work project to benefit our partner church.
Thursday, October 25
Today is the big day! You will have a full fun-filled day to play, build relationships and make lasting memories with your sponsored child!
Friday, October 26
After a brief visit to a local souvenir market, we will return to our partner project for the first of two days of ministry through a Vacation Bible School program.
Saturday, October 27
After another day of VBS ministry, we will spend the evening with some of Compassion’s best & brightest as we learn about the impact of Compassion’s Leadership Development Program and the difference it is making in the lives of these university students.
Sunday, October 28
We will worship together with our partner church in Honduras by attending Sunday morning services. After a final farewell to our new friends, we will spend the afternoon touring local sights and enjoying the beauty of this amazing country.
Monday, October 29
Our adventure has come to an end. We return home, our hearts filled with the blessings of new friends and lasting memories from our time here in Honduras!
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 $2285.00 is due no later than 7/3/2012.
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. We will communicate any pricing changes immediately.
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.