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Cost

$2600

Dates in Country

26 Feb – 05 Mar, 2020

Compassion HQ

Manado

Registrations Close

01 Oct, 2019

Register your interest

By popular request, we’ve recently updated this price to include international flights as well as in-country costs. So don’t worry about making your own bookings—we’ll do the admin for you! If you’d prefer to book your own flights, we’ll be glad to work with you to facilitate this. Payment plans available, email us to learn more.

Register your interest for East Indonesia

Register your interest for East Indonesia

Sample Itinerary

You’re invited to experience God’s hope and love for Indonesia with a unique Insight Trip. Get the chance to meet precious children and their families, be inspired by the work of local churches and witness first-hand the beauty, struggles and challenges of Compassion’s ministry in a community rising out of conflict and conquest.

  • Day 1: Arrive in Indonesia
    Day 1: Arrive in Indonesia

    Welcome to Indonesia. Arrive at any time and make your way to Manado. Enjoy the panoramic views of the mountain tops and the bay of Manado as you settle into your accommodation. There are no activities planned until the evening where you’ll meet your fellow travellers over dinner.

    Stay: One night in Manado (accommodation details to be provided)
    Highlight: Meet and greet your team!

  • Day 2: Visit Compassion office in Manado
    Day 2: Visit Compassion office in Manado

    The best place to start your trip is at Compassion’s office in Manado. Here, you’ll meet the local staff and get an overview of the ministry’s activities in the country. After a tour of the office, treat your taste buds to a local meal and begin journeying into a rural village.

    Stay: Nearby accommodation
    Highlight: See how Compassion’s Indonesian field office operates

  • Day 3: Child development centre in rural North Sulawesi
    Day 3: Child development centre in rural North Sulawesi

    Arrive at your first child development centre. Get ready to meet the bright and beautiful children in Compassion’s program. There’ll be plenty of laughter, dancing and playing but you’ll also understand more about Compassion’s approach to holistic child development. You’ll have an opportunity to meet the local church pastor and staff and be invited into some of the homes of precious children and their families.

    Stay: Nearby accommodation
    Highlight: Get to know Compassion assisted children

  • Day 4: Mums and Babies survival project
    Day 4: Mums and Babies survival project

    Compassion’s Child Sponsorship Program touches every aspect of a child’s life from the womb to the workforce and often involves the prenatal and postnatal care of mothers and caregivers. Visit a Mums and Babies survival project and meet some of the mothers and caregivers supported by Compassion. In the afternoon, return to your accommodation and enjoy a moment of rest.

    Stay: Nearby accommodation
    Highlight: Be exposed to Compassion’s work with mothers and caregivers

  • Day 5: Church service in rural Sulawesi
    Day 5: Church service in rural Sulawesi

    Attend a Sunday service in Sulawesi and experience Indonesia’s spiritual climate. After the service, return to Manado to share a meal with some inspiring young adults who were formerly part of Compassion’s program.

    Stay: Manado accommodation
    Highlight: Experience a typical Sunday service at a rural Indonesian church

  • Day 6: A day with Compassion sponsored children
    Day 6: A day with Compassion sponsored children

    Feel like a child again and share in the joy and laughter of Compassion sponsored children with a visit to a park in Manado. It’ll be a day to remember!

    Stay: Manado accommodation
    Highlight: Visit a park in Manado with Compassion sponsored children

  • Day 7-8: Child development centre in urban Manado
    Day 7-8: Child development centre in urban Manado

    Back at the city, visit another child development centre. Witness the way of life in urban Manado and hear about the experiences of the local church staff and children. Soak in the city’s views as we visit tourist attractions before wrapping up the day with a teamwide debrief.

    Stay: Manado accommodation
    Highlight: See Compassion’s ministry in Manado in action

  • Day 9: Depart Manado
    Day 9: Depart Manado

    The Insight Trip has come to an end, but you can always extend your adventure at your own expense. Choose to visit surrounding volcanoes, indulge in the local food or go snorkelling around a nearby island. Otherwise, make your way back to the airport to start your journey home. You might be leaving Indonesia but the lives and stories you’ve encountered will stay with you forever.

What's Included

  • International flights (if you’d like to book your own flights, we’ll be glad to work with you to facilitate this).
  • All transport in East Indonesia
  • Twin share accommodation
  • All meals in East Indonesia (including bottled water)
  • Travel insurance
  • Sponsored child fun-day venue costs
  • Visits to any tourist attractions in itinerary
  • Preparing-to-go training material costs

What's Not Included

  • Visa applications
  • Additional accommodation or travel costs (if you choose to extend your stay)
  • Vaccinations or immunisations (please seek relevant medical advice prior to leaving Australia)
  • Excess baggage fees
  • SIM cards, phone calls, laundry service or internet usage while travelling
  • Optional activities, additional snacks, mini-bar, shopping, gifts for your sponsored child or souvenirs

Important Information

  • Payment Process
    Payment Process

    You will be issued with two invoices to cover the total cost of this Insight Trip:

    1. Invoice one will be for the payments below. Each payment will be listed as a separate item on the invoice with its own due date.
      • Payment one: $300 per person, which is your deposit and must be paid by the due date on the invoice to secure your place on the Trip Insight.
      • Payment two: the bulk of the Insight Trip costs, due approximately six months before departure.
      • Payment three: the balance of your Insight Trip package, due approximately three months before departure (if you qualify for the early-bird discount, this balance will be reduced accordingly).
    2. Invoice two is for any additional costs related to visiting your sponsored child, and will be sent out one or two months before departure. If you do not incur any additional costs outside of the planned Insight Trip, you will not receive invoice two.
  • Traveller Agreement
    Traveller Agreement

    You will be provided with a Traveller Agreement, which includes all terms and conditions to be examined and confirmed prior to departure.

    Key aspects of this Insight Trip information include:

    • Child Protection
    • Media/Image capture and use
    • Health and Safety (including immunisations and pre-existing medical conditions)
    • Travel Documentation
    • Travel Insurance
    • Acknowledgement and Release
  • Cancellation Policy
    Cancellation Policy
    • Insight Trip deposits ($300 per person) are nonrefundable
    • Fifty percent of the Insight Trip cost will be required for cancellations less than three months before departure
    • One hundred percent of the Insight Trip cost will be required for cancellations less than one month before departure
    • Although rare, in the event that Compassion feels it is necessary to cancel a trip, a full refund will be given to all travellers