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Hope Experience Trips

Convoy of Hope invites you to travel and experience how your partnership helps us meet the needs of people around the world. From women’s empowerment programs to sustainable agricultural initiatives, a Hope Experience trip will show you how Convoy of Hope goes beyond a meal to transform lives and moves people from dependency to self-sufficiency. You will also network with other like-minded leaders and learn how your influence and generosity can help impoverished families around the world.

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Experience how your partnership makes a lasting impact.

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Upcoming Hope Experience Trips

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Philippines

February 15-21, 2021
About This Trip

We invite you to join Convoy of Hope on this unique experience designed to share how our Children’s Feeding programs, Women’s Empowerment, and Agricultural initiatives are producing transformational change all across The Philippines.

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El Salvador

March 22-25, 2021
About This Trip

We invite you to join Convoy of Hope on this unique experience designed to share how our Children’s Feeding programs, Women’s Empowerment, and Agricultural initiatives are producing transformational change all across El Salvador.

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Kenya

May 7-13, 2021
About This Trip

We invite you to join Convoy of Hope on this unique experience designed to share how our Children’s Feeding programs, Women’s Empowerment, and Agricultural initiatives are producing transformational change all across Kenya.

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Nicaragua

May 11-14, 2021
About This Trip

We invite you to join Convoy of Hope on this unique experience designed to share how our Children’s Feeding programs, Women’s Empowerment, and Agricultural initiatives are producing transformational change all across Nicaragua.

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El Salvador

July 6-9, 2021
About This Trip

We invite you to join Convoy of Hope on this unique experience designed to share how our Children’s Feeding programs, Women’s Empowerment, and Agricultural initiatives are producing transformational change all across El Salvador.

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Honduras

August 17-20, 2021
About This Trip

We invite you to join Convoy of Hope on this unique experience designed to share how our Children’s Feeding programs, Women’s Empowerment, and Agricultural initiatives are producing transformational change all across Honduras.

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Nicaragua

August 17-20, 2021
About This Trip

We invite you to join Convoy of Hope on this unique experience designed to share how our Children’s Feeding programs, Women’s Empowerment, and Agricultural initiatives are producing transformational change all across Nicaragua.

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El Salvador

September 21-24, 2021
About This Trip

We invite you to join Convoy of Hope on this unique experience designed to share how our Children’s Feeding programs, Women’s Empowerment, and Agricultural initiatives are producing transformational change all across El Salvador.

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Tanzania

October 4-10, 2021
About This Trip

We invite you to join Convoy of Hope on this unique experience designed to share how our Children’s Feeding programs, Women’s Empowerment, and Agricultural initiatives are producing transformational change all across Tanzania.

Answers to Common Questions

Will I be traveling alone?

No, we will have a Convoy staff meet you at a HUB airport before departing for your international flight. You may be flying alone from your local airport to our HUB airport, where we will sync up the team.

Is airfare covered in the cost of the trip?

No, airfare is not included as part of the trip cost except where noted.

How do I go about booking my flights?

All flights will be booked through our in-house travel manager. We make that a requirement because it’s important to have access to everyone’s flight information so we can send assistance should any issues arise while traveling. We will happily use your frequent flyer numbers, points, and preferred airlines whenever possible.

Can I request a special seat on the airplane?

You will have seat assignments with your traveling companions. If your team ends up sitting in different areas of the plane, we always request either aisle or window seats on your behalf. All seats are in coach. If you’d like an upgrade to business or first class, we’re happy to make those reservations, but the additional cost would be at your own expense. Please check your e-ticket for your seat assignment. You are welcome to contact the carrier directly if you’d like to change your seat. You may also want to contact the carrier to confirm that your frequent flyer number is in their system and make a special meal request (if desired).

Do I need to secure special insurance for this trip?

No, the insurance form that you will complete and return to our office provides emergency coverage, such as medical care and evacuation insurance. The cost of this insurance is included in the cost of your trip. We suggest that you keep our office and on-site personnel informed of any special medical conditions that occur prior to and during our trip.

Do I need a visa?

Please see below for a list of visa requirements for each destination:

  • El Salvador – Upon arrival, you may be required to pay for a tourist card of approximately $10 to $20.
  • Haiti – Upon arrival, you may be required to pay for a tourist card of approximately $10 to $20.
  • Honduras – No visa is required.
  • Nicaragua – Upon arrival, you may be required to pay for a tourist card of approximately $10 to $20.
  • Philippines – No visa is required.
  • Tanzania – A visa is required. You will need to have $100 in cash to cover the cost of the visa.
Can we bring gifts for the children or other items for distribution?

As a general rule, visitors are asked not to bring noncash donations with them on any Convoy of Hope trip. Our goal is to empower the local leaders, including teachers and school administrators, and having visiting groups pass out items to the children can undermine those efforts. Specific school and community needs can fluctuate, so by the time particular items are collected and brought in country, they may no longer be needed at the location(s) visited by you/your team. Convoy of Hope’s International Program works diligently to ensure excellence in all program operations. Our team carefully regulates the shipment of all food and equipment sent to schools and orphanages, and monitors the quality and use of these products for the safety of those enrolled in the program.

Can I bring a camera and take pictures of the places we visit?

Yes. You can bring a camera and will have many opportunities to take photos.

Please note: We will be receiving direction from our in-country staff regarding times and locations that will be most appropriate for picture taking. We ask participants to be sensitive and respectful of the dignity and culture of those we visit.

What shots or medications do I need to take to protect myself?

Please make an appointment with your doctor or local travel clinic to discuss the recommendations and requirements set by the Center for Disease Control.

What is the dress code? What kind of clothes should I pack?

Please review the packing list provided in the trip guide.

When should I arrive at the airport?

Please check with your originating airport for recommendations. Generally, 2 hours before flights is appropriate.

When checking bags, will I need to reclaim them at the HUB airport in order to connect with my international flight?

Please provide the gate agent with your itinerary at check-in and inquire.

  • Outbound – Generally, your bags are checked all the way through to your final destination.
  • Inbound – You will need to go through customs and claim your baggage.
What can I expect at security checks?

Since you will have one carry-on bag and will follow all of the guidelines set by the airline that we have given to you … it will be a breeze. Remember to slip off your shoes and put them into a tray that will be provided. Remember that all of your liquid and gels should be in 3-ounce containers or less and be sealed in one clear zip-lock bag. If you carry a computer, remove it and place it in its own tray. Remove all metal and items from your pockets, and place them in a tray. Cameras and film can be sent through the X-ray machine without a problem. Have your photo ID and boarding pass out to show to the agent. Then put it right back so you don’t misplace it.

Where do I go through customs?

You will go through customs upon arrival at the international destination. You will be with the group, so your group leader will be able to direct you.

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