Expeditions are a rare opportunity for solo travelers, families, friends, and entire organizations to step out of their comfort zone and support one of our community managed projects abroad. Trips are equal parts adventure, education, and humanitarian service.
For one week, participants base in a rural community housed in a classroom, community center, or village home. As a group, they spend their days learning about extreme poverty at both a global and community level. They eat well and work hard. Participants support community managed projects that span the construction of classrooms, stoves, or hospitals to trenching water systems or sawing school desks. They dance, they play, and together, with community members, they exchange ideas, cultural norms, and dreams about what it means to be global citizens.
Where We Work
CHOICE Humanitarian currently works in seven countries. Projects in each country are managed by highly experienced In-Country Directors and their staff:
Bolivia Ecuador Guatemala Kenya Mexico Nepal Peru
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."
Most expeditions start and end on a Saturday. Itineraries, projects, and trip specific activities vary by country and community.
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
Adults: $2,195 / Students: $1995
A 10% discount is available for groups of 4 or more. An initial non-refundable $300 deposit is required upon registration.
*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.
Step 1 - Pick a Trip
Step 2 - Download Application and return via mail/email
Step 3 - Pay $300 Deposit
Step 4 - Follow trip specific preparation instructions
Have Questions? Contact the Expedition Team Here