It’s Time You Come To Visit
Are you hoping to expand your horizons, walk in solidarity with the people of Honduras, and take in the beauty of their country? Are you ready to gain a better understanding of Honduran life and culture and Olancho Aid Foundation’s work? Have you been to Juticalpa before and want to visit those friends who feel like family?
A trip to Olancho might be just what you’re looking for.
Travel Opportunities 2023
Room, board, in-country transportation, and cultural exchange experiences are included in the price of each trip. Travelers have the opportunity to participate in faith-based experiences, including daily Mass, if desired.
Families and friends (minimum group size is 6 people) can customize a trip to meet their needs. Are you looking for an opportunity to bond with a special group? Do you want your kids to experience how different life is in other places and learn how much they still have in common with people who live there? Click the learn more link below or tell us a little about your group at email@example.com and we’ll get back to you with more information.
“I met so many amazing people… I will treasure those moments forever. It is difficult to put into words everything I took from this experience. ¡Hasta la próxima!” – Melissa from MA
Are you a youth minister, travel coordinator, teacher, or parish leader interested in organizing an immersion experience for 10-40 people? We work with group leaders to develop custom travel itineraries to meet the needs of organizations like yours. Contact us to learn more about what Olancho Aid can offer and if it might be a good fit for your group! Click the learn more link below or request more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join us to celebrate and support Nazareth School for children with special needs. Travelers will enjoy a variety of activities including the race for Nazareth, the Entrepreneurial Fair, Nazareth gala, cultural events, and sampling local gastronomy. Dates to be announced.
Travelers stay in a retreat-style setting. Modest bunk rooms sleep four to six people. Sheets, towels, and a pillow are provided. There is a community bathroom with toilets, sinks, and showers near each room. Some luxuries like hot water air conditioning are not available. Wifi will be available sporadically throughout the trip.
Travelers will have the opportunity to sample culinary specialties of Juticalpa. Meals may be enjoyed at the retreat center, as a picnic, in a restaurant, or even in the home of a community member. Vegetarian options can be offered if requested in advance. Those with food allergies should discuss restrictions with us before their trip to determine the type of accommodations that can be made.
Olancho Aid Foundation has been welcoming travelers to Juticalpa for over 20 years. When traveling abroad, an understanding of cultural norms and potential risks is critical. The team in Honduras including bilingual guides, drivers, and trip organizers are residents of Juticalpa who are skilled in assessing potential risks, making travel arrangements accordingly and selecting trusted local services to ensure a positive and safe experience.
Room – see above “What are the accommodations like?”
Meals – See above “ Where will we eat?”
Bilingual Guide – A local guide will be with the group from 8a-7p daily and available 24/7.
In-country transportation – Travelers will be met at Palmerola International Airport by their bilingual guide and driver. They’ll then drive 4.5 hours to Juticalpa. Transportation for all planned activities will be provided and the driver will return the group to the airport on the day of departure.
Cultural activities – Various opportunities will be planned for the group to experience the beauty of Olanchano culture and people.
Travel-medical insurance – Insurance covers expenses at local clinics and evacuation in case of emergency. It DOES NOT cover expenses related to travel delays due to COVID-19.
Donation to Olancho Aid Foundation – A portion of your payment is a tax-deductible contribution to help advance the impact of Olancho Aid Foundation in Honduras.
Flight and other travel expenses to and from Palmerola International Airport.
Packing List – Coming Soon