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.
Limited space is available for each trip and reservations are accepted on a first come, first serve basis. Additional dates may be added once trips are full.
Travel Opportunities 2022
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.
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 Agape Farm Fair, Nazareth gala, cultural events, and sampling local gastronomy. Simply register, make your deposit, and purchase your flight, then let Olancho Aid Foundation plan the rest!
University, High School,
Youth, and Church Groups
Are you a youth minister, travel coordinator, teacher, or parish leader interested in organizing an immersion experience for your group of 10-40 people? We work with group leaders to develop custom travel itineraries to meet the needs of organizations like yours. Contact us to schedule a 20-min introduction call to learn more about what Olancho Aid can offer and if it might be a good fit for your group!
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.
Expenses related to a prolonged stay due to COVID. In the unfortunate case that a traveler were to test positive for COVID and were required to isolate and retest before traveling home, Olancho Aid will help the traveler to coordinate arrangements but the traveler will be responsible for expenses such as lodging at a local hotel, an additional COVID test, transportation to the airport (if they have to go on a different day than the rest of the group), meals, and any other expenses while in-country after the planned date of departure.
Olancho Aid continues to monitor the state of the COVID-19 pandemic in Honduras and abroad. Appropriate precautions will be taken to keep travelers, staff and community members safe. Proof of vaccination and boosters (as recommended by the CDC) are required at least two weeks before departure. As the situation continues to change, expectations will be communicated to participants the week before their departure and adjusted upon arrival if needed. Travelers should bring masks as they are still being used in many settings in Honduras.
Packing List – Coming Soon