For more information about your trip to Haiti, please review our team handbook!
1. What does the trip fee cover?
Your fee includes: lodging in country, all meals in country, all transportation in country, travel insurance, translators and security in country, and a team wrist band!
2. Where do we stay?
Your team will be staying at the House of Blessing in the Village of Callebasse or Fauche depending on the date of your trip.
3. Can I arrive late or leave early?
For safety and logistical purposes, ALL TEAM MEMBERS must arrive on the same flights into Port au Prince. Therefore, it is mandatory that ALL TEAM MEMBERS must book their travel through Janell at Safe Harbors, 1.800.344.5656 EXT. 6123. This will assure that all members arrive together in Haiti. Please contact the a door to hope office if you have any questions about this policy.
4. What should I bring?
Our best means of getting supplies to Haiti for the community and for projects is by the luggage allowance of airline passengers. American Airlines allows for one 50-pound suitcase and one carry-on bag per person free of charge. A second 50-pound suitcase can be brought for an additional $40 (optional). Team members will also be responsible for collecting a specific list of supplies distributed by the Missions Director in correlation with their trip projects. Team members will be REQUIRED to transport these supplies by carrying one 50 lb. checked bag into Haiti. We recommend packing most of your personal items in your carry on luggage with liquids in your checked bags. a door to hope will ask you to collect specific supplies and give you ample time to do this. If your team is bringing in medical supplies, separate them into as many suitcases as possible. The clinic is not able to accept any expired medicines.
For information on what to bring with you to Haiti please view our team handbook.
5. What if I need to cancel my trip or my group?
If you need to cancel your trip, group, or reduce the number of team members, you MUST contact the a door to hope office. All deposits are ALWAYS nonrefundable and nontransferable and final balances are nonrefundable and nontransferable 30 days or less prior to the trip. This means that once you’ve paid your $125 deposit, if you decide not to go, it will not be refunded. It also means that if you pay your deposit for one trip, but then decide to transfer to a different trip date, your deposit will not be transferred to the new trip date. Once you’ve paid your full trip fee, all EXCEPT the $125 deposit is refundable or transferable up UNTIL 30 days prior to your original trip date. After that time, no money will be refunded or transferred to another trip.
6. What transportation do I need to provide?
You are responsible for booking your flight to and from Haiti. For safety and logistical purposes, ALL TEAM MEMBERS must book their travel through Janell at Safe Harbors, 1.800.344.5656 EXT. 6123. This will assure that all members arrive together in Haiti. Please contact the office if you have any questions about this policy. All in country transportation will be arranged by a door to hope.
7. How do I sign up?
Pick a trip date, call the office for availability and submit your application with your $125 deposit. All team members must submit their application no later than 70 days prior to team departure date. All trip fees for Haiti travel must be submitted no later than 30 days prior to the day of departure.
8. How do I add my own trip?
If you would like to add a Haiti trip that is not already on our schedule, please contact our office at 615.331.4600 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
9. When do we have to pay?
$125 nonrefundable, nontransferable deposit is required to secure your spot on a trip and must be submitted with your application no later than 70 days prior to team departure date. All trip fees for Haiti travel must be submitted no later than 30 days prior to the day of departure.
10. Can I add people late?
This is strictly based upon availability. Please contact our office for further information.
11. What is your trip cancellation policy?
a door to hope reserves the right to cancel any team trip date, due to the lack of team members, up to 60 days prior to departure. Each team requires a minimum number on the travel roster to be a valid travel team.
For any further questions about our mission trips, please call a door to hope at 615.331.4600 or email email@example.com.