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EXPEDITION  DETAILS

 

Location

The Polochic-Senahu Region in the state of Altaverapaz, located in central Guatemala.

Visit the Photo Galleries page to view images of the region as well as the expedition experience.

Schedule

December 27, 2014 – January 5, 2015

These dates do not include travel time to and from the country, as the length of required travel time depends upon your location.

For more information on the dates associated with Registration, visit the
Timeline page. For information on the cancellation policy, visit the Cancellation Policy page.

  DAY 1 Dec. 27 SATURDAY
Arrive in Guatemala City
Evening orientation meeting and dinner in hotel
       
  DAY 2 Dec. 28 SUNDAY
Early morning departure to destination village
Optional LDS church services
Village welcome reception
       
  DAY 3-7 Dec. 29- Jan. 3 MONDAY THRU SATURDAY
Workshops
Building projects
Other service/cultural activities
       
  DAY 9 Jan. 4 SUNDAY
Village celebration and farewell
Optional abbreviated LDS church services
Transportation to Guatemala City
Spend night in hotel
       
  DAY 10 Jan. 5 MONDAY
Fly home

Travel  Details

TRANSPORTATION  AND  LODGING

Transportation to and from the hotel will be provided for, in addition to all other transportation during the expedition. Lodging will also be provided.

TRAVEL  DATES

If not participating in pre and post optional travel (arranged by individuals, not by FHe), participants will be expected to arrive and depart as follows:

ARRIVAL ON December 27, 2014
International flight arrival to La Aurora International Airport (GUA) BY 5:00 p.m.

DEPARTURE ON January 5, 2015
International flight departure from La Aurora International Airport (GUA) at any time. The final night of the expedition is January 4, 2015. Check-out of hotel is on January 5, 2015.

PRE & POST TRAVEL
Expedition participants are welcome to organize their own pre- or post-trip travel, but they must attend orientation the first day of the expedition and depart from the village the final day of the expedition.

Cost

$995+ airfare per person (includes $300 deposit)
Deposit to reserve your spot: $300.

In order to make expeditions available to all, FHe strives to keep the expedition costs as low as possible. We encourage those who are able to do so to contribute as well towards project development needs.

As FHe has 501(c)(3) status, 100% of the expedition fee is tax deductible.

*Many participants raise donated funds from individuals and corporations to cover expedition fees.

To register, visit the Registration page.

Demographics

Approximately 50 volunteers from across the United States will be participating in the expedition.

Minimum  Age  Requirement

To particiate on the expedition, children must be at least eight (8) years old and be able to function independently.

 

 

 

 

 

Code  of  Conduct

FHe defers to CHOICE Humanitarian’s standards of personal conduct, with adaptations made for FHe:

All participants are considered ambassadors for our country, humanitarians in general, and the organization. There is a high expectation for participants to respect the reputation of trust and consideration that has been established through years of interaction with villagers and in-country directors. All participants will be expected to maintain high standards of conduct as well as honor, morality, respect, graciousness, etc. while in the villages and in the countries where we serve.

There is a strict “NO GIFTING” policy. Our gift to them is the project; their gift to us is their hospitality. Participants will be expected to abstain from tobacco, narcotics, non-prescription drugs, and alcohol intoxication. We reserve the right to terminate a participant’s involvement, without reimbursement, at any point of the expedition if there is failure to comply with these conditions.