Expeditions

expeditions_overview.pngExpeditions Overview 

CHOICE Humanitarian expeditions work two ways. You connect with villagers. Villagers connect with you. In the process, a dynamic emerges that helps push poverty out of our lives.

CHOICE expedition volunteers work hand-in-hand with motivated villagers on a variety of important projects. CHOICE Humanitarian invites you to experience an unforgettable inter-cultural exchange. Please join us for a life-stimulating adventure in exotic locales, stunning landscapes, and gracious communities. 

 

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CHOICE Humanitarian currently works in seven countries. Projects in each country are managed by highly experienced In-Country Directors and their staffs: 
Bolivia    Ecuador    Guatemala    Kenya   Mexico    Nepal    Peru

 

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Expedition volunteers help villagers implement planned improvements. Each village plans specific projects according to their unique needs and priorities. Depending on the needs at the time of the expedition, volunteers could be working on any of a wide range of projects such as classroom construction, community water systems, bio-gas digesters, health clinics, personal hygiene workshops, pit latrines, micro-enterprise training, and other fundamental village needs. Medical and dental services can be added as components to expeditions on request.


"Having experienced our first taste of humanitarian work with our family of 6, we knew there was no going back to our normal way of traveling.  We wanted to be engrossed in the culture, get to know the people, and help make a difference.  CHOICE ticked all those boxes for us, which helped us make the decision to join their expedition an easy one.  Our lives and those of our children will never be the same  as we have truly learned to serve and love through the relationships CHOICE has established in these different countries."

     -- Chris & Becca Stephenson (London, England)

Schedule: Expeditions start and end on a Saturday 

DAY 1 - Saturday
International arrival. Orientation meeting and welcome dinner with local directors and fellow participants. Overnight in hotel.

DAY 2 - Sunday
General introduction to native culture. Land transportation to rural villages. Greetings at the village. Overnight in tents, homes, schoolhouses, or in other shelters.

DAY 3-6 - Monday thru Thursday
Village projects and humanitarian service. Direct interaction with villagers through project work, scheduled trainings, meals, games, and even music! Participants might also “shadow” village families and assist in simple household routines.

DAY 7 - Friday
Village celebration and farewell. Land transportation back to arrival point. Overnight in hotel.

DAY 8 - Saturday
International departure.

 

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CHOICE expedition fees range from $1995 to $2195 per person (family discounts available).

Airfare is not included in CHOICE expedition fees.

Fees include two nights’ hotel accommodations, land transportation, village lodging, village meals, certified leaders, project costs, and materials. 

 

Getting Started

Step 1 - Pick a Trip 

Step 2 - Complete Registration

Step 3 - Complete Medical Waiver

Step 4 - Pay Deposit

 

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All choice expeditions are led by Certified Expedition Leaders who have prior expedition experience and have completed the required training. Their purpose is to ensure your safety, to inform you about your specific expedition and to make sure you get the most out of your village experience. When you arrive at your destination, you’ll be greeted by an In-Country Director or a staff member who will fill in all the details of your week in the village and will stay with your group in the village. CHOICE In-Country Directors are not only great hosts but knowledgeable mentors in just about anything having to do with their respective countries and villages. We encourage you to ask questions and learn from their wealth of experience. 

 

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