Honduras

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Project Description

Diving, snorkeling, turquoise waters, and sky-high palms: Honduras may not be the destination that comes to mind, but this under-rated jewel is an untouched and natural landscape, free from concrete jungles, and extremely affordable for any traveler. Home to the notorious Hieroglyphic Stairway, the largest single Mayan text in the world, the ruins are enough to bring any explorer to Honduras. Among some of the unique treasures Honduras has to offer is the Bay Islands Underwater Museum. This guided-tour snorkel exploration takes you back in time to see history unfold before your eyes with artifacts of British and Spanish settlers, a Mayan cemetery, and an abundance of tropical fish, turtles and stingrays.

Back on land enjoy the majestic cloud forest and the very rare dwarf forest comprised of mini-trees. You won’t believe it until you see it! Last but not least, Macaw Mountain is another tick off the bucket list, as this tends to be every tourist’s most memorable moment in Honduras. Who could forget a trek through an enchanting landscape accompanied by a talking parrot riding along on your shoulder? Visit Honduras for an authentic outdoors travel experience!

Community Development

There are numerous projects for Honduras. They vary from Building Homes for the community living in the Garbage Dump to Playground Build for the local children living in the community surviving off the Garbage Dump.

Project: School Playground

Dates: November 6 2019

Typically the Build is 4 days and we offer a tour of the country for approximately 9 days for a total of 13 Days

65.7% of Hondurans are living in poverty, and 43% live in extreme poverty.

Our project is among the most vulnerable. Those living with no education, violence and violation of all human rights.  Thousands of families live in the garbage dump where their days are spent digging through trash to stay alive. The food they find is rotten, their water polluted and their homes basic structures.

Here we take families out of the garbage and build safe and dry homes.  You will also have the chance to participate in the feeding program and spend time with the local children doing crafts or teaching them sports, by doing this you show them how to love.

There is a tremendous urgency to help our partners with school assistance for the children who have been exposed to child exploitation, gang extortion, violence and extreme poverty with the garbage dump outside of San Pedro Sula, Cortes.  If you have considered sponsoring a child but want to see where your money is going, or want to built a relationship with the child you sponsor, now is your chance!

Saving The Hungry’s Honduras project will impact you and the community you help for years to come.

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Basic construction – Beach Walking – Climbing – Hiking – Boating – Snorkeling

Dates: November 5 2019

Trip Length:  Approximately 13 days

Difficulty: Moderate

Age appropriateness: 12+

Location: View map

Honduras Volunteer! Build! Tour!

Building Project: 4 Day Build. The Total Fundraiser for the Playground is $4000 CND

Fundraiser: $700 (Based upon a group of 6)

Accommodation and Transportation: $355

Tour: 9 Days/8 Nights $2100

Tour Itinerary

Day 1

You will be collected from your hotel in San Pedro Sula and be transported to Copan. Upon arrival you will be transferred directly to your Hotel. You will be staying at the Hotel Casa Café. There is an optional evening tour to Agua Caliente https://casadecafecopan.com/  (1 Night)

Day 2

Today we will leave Copan and travel to Lake Yojoa. As we make our way to Lake Yojoa, you will receive a guided tour to the Wondrous Mayan Ruins at the main Archeological Park and Sculpture Museum. You will spend the night at the Hotel Honduyate Marina. http://www.honduyatemarina.com/ (1 Night)

Day 3

Today we travel from Lake Yojoa to the City of Tela. At 8.00 am we board for a wonderful boat tour of Lake Yojoa. Following this we depart at 1:30 to the Caribbean City of Tela. On the way, we stop and visit to Pulhapanzak Waterfalls. Upon arrival we stay at the Hotel Maya Vista. http://mayavista.com/                 (2 Nights)

Day 4

Start the morning with at 8:00 am with a boat tour to Jeannette Kawas National Park. Here you can take a hike through the jungle and catch sight of the monkeys and species of birds. Enjoy the day exploring, snorkeling and a relaxing lunch by the crystal-clear water beach. We head back to the City of Tela            at 3:00 pm.

Day 5

Today we leave the City of Tela to head towards La Ceiba. We depart at 8:00 am and stop off to tour Pico Bonito National Park, trekking into the lush vegetation, to discover butterflies, birds and many other species of wildlife. There after we depart to La Ceiba to our Hotel Villa de Soledad. http://www.lavilladesoledad.com/ (1 Night)

Day 6, 7, 8

Today we depart La Ceiba and head towards to Roatan. We start our day at 8:00 am where we have a full day tour to Cayos Cochinos, where we have lunch by the crystal-clear water, white sandy beaches. In the afternoon fast ferry to Roatan, where we reach our Hotel Splash Inn. (3 Nights) http://roatansplashinn.com/en/

Day 9

Roatan Departure

In the morning, time to enjoy the beauty of the beach. Transportation to the airport for your international flight back home.

Deposit

An initial 30% deposit is required to secure your seat for this tour.

Included:

  • Transportation in and around the country
  • Accommodation
  • Meals while volunteering

Additional Costs NOT included:

  • International Flights
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Meals not described
  • Surcharge for payment with a credit card
  • Laundry
  • Other food not mentioned above
  • Alcohol
  • Water and snacks
  • Food you wish to buy for the local children (optional)
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Souvenirs
  • Restaurant and driver tips
  • Items not mentioned above

Q – How long before we leave should I book?

– We have spots for up to a maximum of 12 people, so the sooner you book and pay a deposit, the sooner we can confirm your place on the team. ** Please note that the less people on the trip the greater the fundraising efforts.

Q – Do I have to book my accommodation while travelling through Saving the Hungry?

– If you would like to keep your costs down we suggest you book your accommodation through us. Saving the Hungry has negotiated lower rates with the local hotels and tour providers.

Q – Do I need to stay with the team while volunteering?

A – Yes, this is not optional!  Everyone needs to stay together to make it convenient for our partners to transport us.

Q – When is the final payment due?

– Final payment is required 120 days before you leave.

– How much money should I budget on spending a day?

A – $30 Canadian Dollars per day would be a comfortable budget (additional sightseeing, liquor and souvenirs excluded)

Q – How much do I tip?

Y – Tour guides, cab drivers, waiters and porters generally expect a tip of 10% for a job well done.

Q – What kind of accommodation can I expect?

A – Lodging is clean but very simple and rustic.  While volunteering the rooms have nothing more than a bunk bed, a ceiling fan and a shelf.   Once we start to explore the country the accommodation will hover around 3 – 3 ½ -star (comparable to Canadian standards).

Q – How will I get around?

A – From arrival to departure all your travel is taken care of.

Q – What kind of clothing should I bring?

A –60 days prior to departure we will send you a list of recommended clothing.

Q – What vaccinations will I need?

A –   Typhoid, rabies and Hep B and A and Diphtheria are highly recommended.  Please speak to your doctor at least 8 weeks before traveling.

Q – How long does my passport need to be valid for?

All passports must be valid for at least six months from the date of return into Honduras.  Evidence of onward travel or return travel will be required. For stays of up to 90 days, you do not need a visa for tourism. Saving the Hungry cannot accept responsibility for incorrect documentation.

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