Please read the
following carefully as it details important information related to both group
and individual responsibilities.
1.Cost of trip:
a.$240 per person for a 6-day
stay, starting on the date of arrival through the date of departure.Each additional day after the 6 days is $20
per day. If you are staying less than 6
days, $20 per day may be deducted (from $240).
b.Note, these fees include
airport transportation (pickup and drop off); room and board for the length of
your stay, which includes 3 three meals a day each day as well as bottled
drinking water; all transportation for missions related work.
i.Personal transportation needs (e.g.,
sightseeing), are not included and are your personal responsibility.
a.Each missions group has the optionof purchasing certain items for distribution to the local people as part of the missions work. These items include, but are not limited to the following:
i.Pigs and goats are $50 per
ii.Fruit trees are $10 each
iii.Beds are $40 each
iv.100 pound sack of corn is $20
v.These items can be
purchased at the missions center.
b.In addition to the above, we
strongly encourage each group to bring various gifts to distribute to the
locals, particularly children. Items of particular interest and favor are candy,
clothes, shoes, bowls, plates, and stationary (paper, pens, pencils etc..)
i.Each group has the option of
bringing these gifts with you to Guatemala.However, if transport of these items is difficult, the Comunidad may
purchase these items on your behalf. We will then provide you the receipts for
3.For medical missions teams, you
must bring your own medical supplies/equipment as it is difficult for the
Comunidad to obtain them. We recommend that any medical related items you bring
be divided and packed equally in each group member’s luggage in case any
baggage is lost or stolen.
a.As the medical needs differ
within each missions location, please confer with us first so we can provide
you with specific guidance as to the medical supplies/equipment needed.
a.Comunidad Galilea missions
center in Chisec is a 6.5 hour drive from the airport which is in Guatemala
City. We recommend reserving a minimum of 7 hours for travel to the center upon
arrival.For this reason, all arrivals
into Guatemala must be before 12:00 pm. Arrivals after 12:00 will require an
overnight stay in Guatemala City. We strongly recommend early arrivals so that
we may depart for the mission center on the same day.
b.Similarly, all departure
flights must be scheduled for after 1:00 pm.
c.As the terrain is mountainous,
we recommend that individuals prone to motion sickness take appropriate
a.We reserve a special bus to
transport your group to and from the airport. All bus reservations are handled
one week in advance. Should your group change its plans (e.g., sightseeing or
other stops) you must inform us one week in advance. The travel agency does not
honor any reservations later than one week from the requested date. Any fees
incurred due to changes in your group plans which are not communicated to the
Comunidad one week in advance, will be your responsibility.
a.In order to make the
appropriate accommodations, please provide us with your exact flight number, airline,
time of arrival and departure as well as total group size.
b.We also need to know the name,
gender, age of each group member.
a.The address of the Comunidad is
Colegio Cristiana Galilea, Chisec, AV, Guatemala
b.We recommend exchanging money
outside of the airport, as exchange rates in the airport are generally higher
c.Individuals with particular
food allergies or other dietary limitations/preferences should make their own
arrangements as the Comunidad cannot accommodate individuals’ dietary
restrictions. There is a refrigerator in the kitchen where special food items
may be stored. Special food items that are not meant to be shared should be
labeled with the individual’s name.
d.Proper immunizations for
foreign travel are your individual responsibility. For more information, you
can visit the Centers
for Disease Control web site at www.cdc.gov/travel/.
8.For any questions, please contact: Asst. Pastor Keith Henson at (703)