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Cost

$2600

Dates in Country

22 Apr – 30 Apr, 2020

Compassion HQ

Bandung

Registrations Close

20 Nov, 2019

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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 Indonesia

Register your interest for 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 into Bandung, the capital of the West Java province. Get comfortable in your accommodation and take a moment to admire the volcanoes on the horizon and luscious tea plantations. 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 Bandung (accommodation details to be provided)
    Highlight: Meet and greet your team!

  • Day 2: Visit Compassion office in West Java
    Day 2: Visit Compassion office in West Java

    The best place to start your trip is at Compassion’s office in Bandung. 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 the local cuisine and begin journeying into regional areas of the West Java province.

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

  • Day 3: Child development centre in rural Indonesia
    Day 3: Child development centre in rural Indonesia

    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 Indonesia
    Day 5: Church service in Indonesia

    Attending a Sunday service in West Java is a cultural experience in itself. After the service, depart back to Bandung and enjoy a meal with some inspiring young adults who were formerly part of Compassion’s program.

    Stay: Accommodation in Bandung
    Highlight: Experience a typical Sunday service at a local Indonesian church

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

    There’s plenty to see in Bandung so start your day with a visit to a tourist hot spot accompanied by Compassion sponsored children. Feel like a child again and share in joy and laughter. It’ll be a day to remember!

    Stay: Bandung accommodation
    Highlight: Visit a tourist attraction in Bandung with Compassion sponsored children

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

    Experience a different landscape for a local church with a visit to a child development centre in an urban Bandung. Each community faces its own challenges and struggles, but you’ll be reminded of God’s transformative hope in Indonesia. Meet the local church pastor and staff and have the opportunity to step inside a local’s home to experience a snippet of their reality. Finally, wrap up your visit with a teamwide debrief to reflect and share in each other’s experiences.

    Stay: Bandung accommodation
    Highlight: See Compassion’s ministry in Indonesia in action

  • Day 9: Depart West Java
    Day 9: Depart West Java

    It’s been a memorable trip but it doesn’t have to end here. Choose to extend your trip at your own expense and indulge in the local art scene or colonial architecture in Bandung. Otherwise, bid Bandung adieu and make your way back to the airport to head home. You might be departing Indonesia, but a part of the country 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 Indonesia
  • Twin share accommodation
  • All meals in 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