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Cost

$5650

$5085 Get 10% off with early bird discount

Dates in Country

04 Oct – 15 Oct, 2020

Compassion HQ

Port-au-Prince

Early Bird Discount Until

04 Mar, 2020

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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 Haiti

Register your interest for Haiti

Sample Itinerary

You’re invited to experience God’s hope and love for Haiti with an authentic Insight Trip. Journey to the front lines of Compassion’s ministry to meet the precious children and families that live in a country continuing to emerge from the devastation of an earthquake ten years earlier.

  • Day 1: Arrive in Haiti
    Day 1: Arrive in Haiti

    Welcome to Haiti. Arrive at any time and make your way into the heart and soul of the country, Port-au-Prince. Soak in the historical sites as you settle into the densely-populated, harbourside city. There are no activities planned until the evening where you’ll get a chance to meet your fellow travellers from Australia.

    Stay: One night in Port-au-Prince (accommodation details to be provided)
    Highlight: Meet and greet your team!

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

    A visit to Compassion’s office in Port-au-Prince is the best place to start your journey. Here, you’ll meet the local staff and get an overview of the ministry’s activities in the country. Conclude your tour of the office with a delicious local meal. After lunch, get ready to travel into a rural area of Haiti.

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

  • Day 3-4: Child development centre in rural Haiti
    Day 3-4: Child development centre in rural Haiti

    Arrive at your first child development centre. Here you’ll 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 on the rural island.

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

  • Day 5: Rest Day
    Day 5: Rest Day

    Enjoy a moment of rest and relaxation. Spend the afternoon relaxing or support local artisans by purchasing a hand-made souvenir at a nearby market.

    Stay: Nearby accommodation
    Highlight: Find a souvenir at a local market

  • Day 6: Return to Port-au-Prince
    Day 6: Return to Port-au-Prince

    It’s time for a change in scenery as we depart rural Haiti and travel back into the capital. Enjoy an afternoon at your leisure— visit museums, take a walk around the neighbourhood or simply catch up on rest

    Stay: Accommodation in Port-au-Prince
    Highlight: Explore the neighbourhood and catch up on rest

  • Day 7: A day with Compassion sponsored children
    Day 7: A day with Compassion sponsored children

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

    Stay: Accommodation in Port-au-Prince
    Highlight: Visit a park with Compassion sponsored children

  • Day 8: Church service in Haiti
    Day 8: Church service in Haiti

    Return to the child development centre in Chiang Mai and greet familiar faces. See how the child development centre operates and hear about the first-hand experiences of our local church partner. In the afternoon, wrap up your trip with a team-wide debrief to reflect and share in each other’s experiences.

    Stay: Accommodation in Port-au-Prince
    Highlight: Experience a typical Sunday service in Haiti

  • Day 9: Visit a Mums and Babies survival project
    Day 9: : Visit a 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, enjoy a moment of rest back at your accommodation.

    Stay: Accommodation in Port-au-Prince
    Highlight: Be exposed to Compassion’s work with mothers and caregivers

  • Day 10-11: Return to Port-au-Prince
    Day 10-11: Return to Port-au-Prince

    Port-au-Prince is located on a natural harbour, where it sustains more economic activity than the rest of Haiti. But despite its strategic location, much of the city’s infrastructure was destroyed by the 2010 earthquake. A visit to a child development centre will give you a glimpse of God’s transformative hope in Haiti. Meet with a local church pastor and visit a home of a child and their family. In the afternoon, wrap up your visit with a teamwide debrief to reflect and share in each other’s experiences.

    Stay: Accommodation in Port-au-Prince
    Highlight: See Compassion’s ministry in Port-au-Prince in action

  • Day 12: Depart Haiti
    Day 12: Depart Haiti

    The Insight Trip may have come to a close but it doesn’t have to end here. Choose to extend your trip at your own expense and visit neighbouring islands on the Caribbean. Otherwise, make your way back to the airport and bid Haiti adieu. You might be leaving the country, but the names and people you’ve encountered will remain with you long after you’ve departed.

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 Haiti
  • Twin share accommodation
  • All meals in Haiti (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