Are you looking for an opportunity to share your life with someone who needs your personal touch? If you’re willing to invest your talents, treasures, and time to reach out to a family, child, or teen who is longing to be significant to someone, then our short-term mission trips may be a perfect opportunity for you. Your passion, your smile, or your life experiences can have a life-changing impact; with a great return. You not only have the privilege of serving others and making new friends, your life is changed in the process! Our cross-cultural mission trips will give you an up close and personal view of those who are living in the cycle of generational poverty. We explore, serve, laugh, cry, connect, learn, and grow. However at the close of our time together, it’s not the end; it’s really the beginning! We are challenged with the reality of seeing the needs, but the question remains: What will we do about it? Bridges of Hope International is committed and compelled to make a difference in Latin America! Building a bridge takes teamwork. You are invited to be a part of the team!

July 22nd - 29th 2017 // Humanitarian Team - Guatemala City, Guatemala

Trip Package: $2100 (Contingent on airline tickets) **

Description: This trip will focus on meeting the needs of of those who are living in marginalized communities. The medical clinics will take place on the 13th-15th and include vision, medical, and dental clinics. Humanitarian projects include installing wood-burning stoves, solar panels, water filtration systems, a VBS program, taking the children to an amusement park,

The Trip Package Includes: Roundtrip airfare from Indianapolis* to Guatemala City, hotel accommodations (7 nights/double occupancy) at Mercure Hotel, airport shuttles, buffet breakfasts, closing dinner, traveler’s insurance, tips (excluding hotel maid service/optional), in country transportation, project and administrative fees.

Registration Deadline: Your registration will be confirmed with the following documents submitted online: (1) Mission Trip Application (2) Waiver of Liability and (3) Non-refundable deposit of $400. Registration deadline: TBD // Balance due: TBD

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*Contact BOH office regarding alternate departure city.
**Subject to change based on current airline fares.

TWO DAY “BRIDGES OF HOPE” ADVENTURE TRIP // July 27th – 28th

  • Depart Hotel @ 6:30 AM – Return to Guatemala City, Hotel Mercure Friday, July 28 approx. 8:00 PM
  • Breakfast served in Hotel Mercure – included
  • Chichi Market – Largest market in all Central America (2-2 ½ hr. visit) Walking Tour – including cathedrals
    • Cemetery
    • Sightseeing
    • Cultural/Educational presentation  regarding Mayan culture and religious traditions
    • Lunch/ on your own
    • Bus leaves Chichi at 1:00 PM, arrives at Lake Atitlan @ 2:15 pm
    • Check into Hotel:  Hotel Atitlan
    • Remaining day, and evening are free

FRIDAY, June 16th – Free Day.  Bus departs for Guatemala City at 4:00 PM – Estimated time of arrival back into Guatemala City 7:30PM – 8:30 PM.

Activities without cost:

  • General sightseeing/shopping
  • Walking around the lake – benches, plenty of spaces to sit, read, and explore
  • Beautiful pool areas & spa at Hotel Atitlan.

Activities with additional cost:

  • Visit to butterfly farm – $10 per person / Reserva Natural Atitlan (#1 of 12 tours in “Pana” area – ½ mile from Hotel Atitlan/ Nature Reserve (suspension bridges, waterfalls, animals and spider monkeys…zip-lining available)
  • Kayaking – $20 per hour
  • Hiking – there are 3 different volcanos – $35 per person, but group rates available and negotiable
  • Ziplining – $35 per person
  • Boat from Pana (main city surrounding 5 different indigenous communities / all are different – The boat takes 30 min and will dock
    in two of the main villages:  San Juan Laguna & Santiago. Boats leave docks every 30 min.  Boat trip ranges from $5 to $10 per person. Boats typically run from 6:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Trip Package – 2 Days & 1 Overnight :  Approximately $120 per person/double occupancy.  Package includes:  (Trip package is quoted for 10-12 people.) 

  • Professional Tour and roundtrip bus services from Hotel Mercure, Guatemala City to Lake Atitlan  provided by Gray Line Tours of  Guatemala.
  • 2 Bilingual Guides
  • Air-Conditioned bus, tour is private and exclusively provided for Bridges of Hope team members and/ or guests.
  • Thursday night lodging @ Hotel Atitlan – Listed as #2 among 30 hotels offered in Panajachel by Trip Advisor.  Nominated by Travel + Leisure as “World’s Best Awards 2011”.  Visit Trip Advisor for more information.  Beautiful gardens, hacienda type hotel, situated on a non-working coffee plantation.
  • All meals would be on your own, except possibly Friday morning breakfast at Hotel Atitlan…to be confirmed.

For those not wanting to participate on the 2 day tour – we will offer a one day trip to Antigua and El Tenedor.  Cost: $20-25 per person / Bus transportation.  (depending on number of people registering).   This is a leisurely day to shop and walk around the beautiful colonial city of Antigua.  El Tenedor is a beautiful serene mountaintop area offering gift shop, chapel, coffee shop/restaurant.  The activity offered there is zip-lining.  Cost is $30-$45 per person depending on the distance you select.  Leave Hotel Mercure @ 8:30 AM – Arrive at El Tenedor 9:30-9:45 AM – Depart for Antigua @ approx.. 12:00 PM (15 min. drive) for lunch/shopping/market – Leave Antigua @ 4:00 PM, arrive back to Hotel Mercure approximately 5:30 PM.

January 20th - 27th, 2018 // Humanitarian and Medical Team - Cartagena, Colombia

Trip Package: $TBD**

Description: The one week trip focuses on providing medical care to those who are underserved. Medical and dental professionals, as well as support staff, are needed on this team. Our team physicians can invest their skills in a variety of ways: providing medical services in clinics, participating in surgeries, or lecturing in medical schools.

New for 2017: Bridges of Hope Adventure

We are excited to share with you a new and exciting Impact Trip add on: Bridges of Hope Adventure. Details will be coming soon!

 

 

The trip package includes: Roundtrip airfare from Indianapolis* to Cartagena, hotel accommodations (7 nights/double occupancy) at Hotel San Martin, airport shuttles, lunches during medical clinics, buffet breakfasts, closing dinner, traveler’s insurance, tips (excluding hotel maid service/optional), in country transportation, project and administrative fees, and Colombian Visas.

Registration Deadline: Your registration will be confirmed with the following documents submitted online: (1) Mission Trip Application (2) Waiver of Liability and (3) Non-refundable deposit of $400. Registration deadline: October 1st // Balance due: November 1st.

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*Contact BOH office regarding alternate departure city.
**Subject to change based on current airline fares.

February 17th - 24th, 2018 // Humanitarian and Medical Team - Cartagena, Colombia

Trip Package: $2565**

Description: The one week trip focuses on providing medical care to those who are underserved. Medical and dental professionals, as well as support staff, are needed on this team. Our team physicians can invest their skills in a variety of ways: providing medical services in clinics, participating in surgeries, or lecturing in medical schools.

New for 2017: Bridges of Hope Adventure

We are excited to share with you a new and exciting Impact Trip add on: Bridges of Hope Adventure. Details will be coming soon!

 

 

The trip package includes: Roundtrip airfare from Indianapolis* to Cartagena, hotel accommodations (7 nights/double occupancy) at Hotel San Martin, airport shuttles, lunches during medical clinics, buffet breakfasts, closing dinner, traveler’s insurance, tips (excluding hotel maid service/optional), in country transportation, project and administrative fees, and Colombian Visas.

Registration Deadline: Your registration will be confirmed with the following documents submitted online: (1) Mission Trip Application (2) Waiver of Liability and (3) Non-refundable deposit of $400. Registration deadline: October 1st // Balance due: November 1st.

Contact us or Apply Today

*Contact BOH office regarding alternate departure city.
**Subject to change based on current airline fares.

March 10th - 17th, 2018 // Humanitarian and Medical Team - San Salvador, El Salvador

Trip Package: $TBD**

Description: The one week trip focuses on providing medical care to those who are underserved. Medical and dental professionals, as well as support staff, are needed on this team. Our team physicians can invest their skills in a variety of ways: providing medical services in clinics and lecturing in medical schools.

The trip package includes: Roundtrip airfare from Indianapolis* to San Salvador, hotel accommodations (7 nights/double occupancy) at Holiday Inn, airport shuttles, lunches during medical clinics, buffet breakfasts, closing dinner, traveler’s insurance, tips (excluding hotel maid service/optional), in country transportation, and project and administrative fees.

Registration Deadline: Your registration will be confirmed with the following documents submitted online: (1) Mission Trip Application (2) Waiver of Liability and (3) Non-refundable deposit of $400. Registration deadline: December 1st // Balance due: January 1st.

Contact us or Apply Today

*Contact BOH office regarding alternate departure city.
**Subject to change based on current airline fares.

October 13th - 20th, 2018 // Humanitarian and Medical Team - Santa Cruz Bolivia

Description: The one week trip focuses on providing medical care to those who are underserved. Medical and dental professionals, as well as support staff, are needed on this team. Our team physicians can invest their skills in a variety of ways: providing medical services in clinics and lecturing in medical schools.

The trip package includes: Roundtrip airfare from Indianapolis* to Santa Cruz, hotel accommodations (7 nights/double occupancy) at Camino Real, airport shuttles, lunches during medical clinics, buffet breakfasts, closing dinner, traveler’s insurance, tips (excluding hotel maid service/optional), in country transportation, and project and administrative fees.

Registration Deadline: Your registration will be confirmed with the following documents submitted online: (1) Mission Trip Application (2) Waiver of Liability and (3) Non-refundable deposit of $400. Registration deadline: July 13th // Balance due: August 13th.

Contact us or Apply Today

*Contact BOH office regarding alternate departure city.
**Subject to change based on current airline fares.

We are excited to share with you a new and exciting Impact Trip add on: Bridges of Hope Adventure. Details will be coming soon! “Adventure Trip” to the Galápagos Islands is being planned as an optional “add on”.

Questions or Concerns

Please email us or call our office at (317) 581-9569. We would love to answer any questions you have regarding any of our Impact Trips. Thank you so much for your interest in serving alongside of us!

– Bridges of Hope International

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