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HopeGO FAQs


Below you'll find a list of our most commonly asked questions. If you still need answers, reach out to our HopeGo team here: Request More Info
What airport do I fly into?

Guatemala:
San Pedro Sula, Honduras (SAP)

Dominican Republic:
Santiago, Dominican Republic (STI)

Haiti:
Port au Prince, Haiti (PAP)

Bahamas:
Marsh Harbor, Bahamas (MHH)

Guatemala:
San Pedro Sula, Honduras (SAP)

Dominican Republic:
Santiago, Dominican Republic (STI)

Haiti:
Port au Prince, Haiti (PAP)

Bahamas:
Marsh Harbor, Bahamas (MHH)

Do I need to book my flights to arrive or depart during a certain time frame?

Guatemala:
Please plan to arrive to SAP no later than 2:00 pm. If you have any conflicts with that arrival time, please talk to your trip coordinator before booking your flights.

Dominican Republic:
No restrictions on arrival/departure times for STI

Haiti:
Please plan to arrive to PAP before 5:30 pm.

Guatemala:
Please plan to arrive to SAP no later than 2:00 pm. If you have any conflicts with that arrival time, please talk to your trip coordinator before booking your flights.

Dominican Republic:
No restrictions on arrival/departure times for STI

Haiti:
Please plan to arrive to PAP before 5:30 pm.

What are the housing accommodations like?

Team members will stay on our campus in a guest house with bunk style housing and will be separated by gender into separate rooms, each with twin bunk beds.

There are fans in most rooms. Standard US three-pronged electrical outlets are available in all rooms. Bathrooms on each of our campuses include running water and showers. Mission of Hope will provide a pair of clean sheets for you, as well as a pillow. Please bring your own bath and beach towel.

Team members will stay on our campus in a guest house with bunk style housing and will be separated by gender into separate rooms, each with twin bunk beds.

There are fans in most rooms. Standard US three-pronged electrical outlets are available in all rooms. Bathrooms on each of our campuses include running water and showers. Mission of Hope will provide a pair of clean sheets for you, as well as a pillow. Please bring your own bath and beach towel.

What does a typical itinerary look like?

Saturday to Saturday Trip:

Saturday:

  • Arrival and Orientation

Sunday:

  • Church
  • Campus Tour
  • Team Time
  • Mission Launch

Monday-Thursday:

  • Serving in communities (Mobile clinics if medical team)

Friday:

  • Beach/Debriefing Day

Saturday:

  • Departure

Wednesday to Wednesday Trip:

Wednesday:

  • Arrival and Orientation

Thursday-Saturday

  • Serving in communities

Sunday:

  • Church
  • Team Time
  • Mission Launch

Monday:

  • Serving in communities

Tuesday:

  • Beach/Debriefing Day

Wednesday:

  • Departure

Saturday to Saturday Trip:

Saturday:

  • Arrival and Orientation

Sunday:

  • Church
  • Campus Tour
  • Team Time
  • Mission Launch

Monday-Thursday:

  • Serving in communities (Mobile clinics if medical team)

Friday:

  • Beach/Debriefing Day

Saturday:

  • Departure

Wednesday to Wednesday Trip:

Wednesday:

  • Arrival and Orientation

Thursday-Saturday

  • Serving in communities

Sunday:

  • Church
  • Team Time
  • Mission Launch

Monday:

  • Serving in communities

Tuesday:

  • Beach/Debriefing Day

Wednesday:

  • Departure
What are the trip costs for Guatemala?

Non-medical trips:

  • $795 plus $25 reservation fee
  • Church Advancement projects cost
  • Required materials list (estimated cost- $50)

Medical trips:

  • $845 plus $25 reservation fee
  • Medical needs list

Non-medical trips:

  • $795 plus $25 reservation fee
  • Church Advancement projects cost
  • Required materials list (estimated cost- $50)

Medical trips:

  • $845 plus $25 reservation fee
  • Medical needs list
What are the trip costs for the Dominican Republic?

Non-medical trips:

  • $895 plus $25 reservation fee
  • $100 per person Church Advancement projects fee
  • $50 per person supplies fee

Medical trips:

  • $945 plus $25 reservation fee
  • Medical needs list

Non-medical trips:

  • $895 plus $25 reservation fee
  • $100 per person Church Advancement projects fee
  • $50 per person supplies fee

Medical trips:

  • $945 plus $25 reservation fee
  • Medical needs list
What are the trip costs for Haiti?

Non-medical trips:

  • $650 plus $25 reservation fee
  • Church Advancement projects cost
  • Required materials list (estimated cost- $50)

Medical Trips:

  • $700 plus $25 reservation fee
  • Medical needs list

Non-medical trips:

  • $650 plus $25 reservation fee
  • Church Advancement projects cost
  • Required materials list (estimated cost- $50)

Medical Trips:

  • $700 plus $25 reservation fee
  • Medical needs list
Are there any additional fees for trips?

Guatemala:

  • $4 USD mandatory border fee per person when traveling out of Guatemala into San Pedro Sula, Honduras on your return to the airport
  • $1 USD per person (both ways) restroom entry fee in San Pedro Sula, Honduras (we recommend using the restroom here before further travel into and out of Guatemala)
  • $50-$100 in souvenir/spending money (optional)

Dominican Republic:

  • $50-$100 in souvenir/spending money (optional)

Haiti:

  • $10 per individual tourist tax—collected at the PAP airport when entering the country
  • $5 per individual for Sunday evening dinner*
  • $50-$100 in souvenir/spending money (optional)

*On Sunday evenings, you will enjoy a Haitian meal prepared by a group of young women from the Village of Hope orphanage. As part of their preparation for transitioning out of the orphanage they have the opportunity to start part time jobs in different areas of the mission. The $5 per person allows us to provide these women with this opportunity.

Guatemala:

  • $4 USD mandatory border fee per person when traveling out of Guatemala into San Pedro Sula, Honduras on your return to the airport
  • $1 USD per person (both ways) restroom entry fee in San Pedro Sula, Honduras (we recommend using the restroom here before further travel into and out of Guatemala)
  • $50-$100 in souvenir/spending money (optional)

Dominican Republic:

  • $50-$100 in souvenir/spending money (optional)

Haiti:

  • $10 per individual tourist tax—collected at the PAP airport when entering the country
  • $5 per individual for Sunday evening dinner*
  • $50-$100 in souvenir/spending money (optional)

*On Sunday evenings, you will enjoy a Haitian meal prepared by a group of young women from the Village of Hope orphanage. As part of their preparation for transitioning out of the orphanage they have the opportunity to start part time jobs in different areas of the mission. The $5 per person allows us to provide these women with this opportunity.

What immunizations will I need?

We recommend that everyone acquire anti-malaria medication. We also encourage each person to bring an antibiotic such as Cipro and an anti-diarrheal medication. You are encouraged to have the following vaccinations prior to traveling:

Guatemala:

  • Tetanus toxoid (DT or Td) (required)
  • Typhoid immunization
  • Hepatitis A
  • Measles

Dominican Republic:

  • Tetanus toxoid (DT or Td) (required)
  • Typhoid immunization
  • Hepatitis A

Haiti:

  • Tetanus toxoid (DT or Td) (required)
  • Typhoid immunization
  • Hepatitis A/B

We recommend that everyone acquire anti-malaria medication. We also encourage each person to bring an antibiotic such as Cipro and an anti-diarrheal medication. You are encouraged to have the following vaccinations prior to traveling:

Guatemala:

  • Tetanus toxoid (DT or Td) (required)
  • Typhoid immunization
  • Hepatitis A
  • Measles

Dominican Republic:

  • Tetanus toxoid (DT or Td) (required)
  • Typhoid immunization
  • Hepatitis A

Haiti:

  • Tetanus toxoid (DT or Td) (required)
  • Typhoid immunization
  • Hepatitis A/B
What should I wear?

WOMEN:

Clothes:

  • Bring mid-length shorts, loose-fitting pants, and loose-fitting capris
  • Bring simple, solid, light weight, breathable shirts
  • Chest and back must be covered
  • Wider strap tank tops allowed, but no spaghetti strap shirts
  • One skirt that is to the knee or longer for church

Swimsuits:

  • One-piece or tankini

Shoes:

  • Chacos or other durable sandal
  • Tennis shoes
  • Shower flip-flops

MEN:

Clothes:

  • Bring comfortable shorts, pants suitable for labor
  • Bring simple, solid, light weight, and breathable shirts
  • At least one pair of pants and a nicer (collared) shirt for church

Swimsuits:

  • Swim trunks

Shoes:

  • Closed toe shoes/work boots
  • Tennis shoes
  • Shower flip-flops

*We ask that men do not wear any earrings and that women only have them in their ears in order to respect the culture.

*All Licensed Medical Team Members should plan to wear full scrubs or scrub bottoms and a t-shirt for the four mobile clinic days.

WOMEN:

Clothes:

  • Bring mid-length shorts, loose-fitting pants, and loose-fitting capris
  • Bring simple, solid, light weight, breathable shirts
  • Chest and back must be covered
  • Wider strap tank tops allowed, but no spaghetti strap shirts
  • One skirt that is to the knee or longer for church

Swimsuits:

  • One-piece or tankini

Shoes:

  • Chacos or other durable sandal
  • Tennis shoes
  • Shower flip-flops

MEN:

Clothes:

  • Bring comfortable shorts, pants suitable for labor
  • Bring simple, solid, light weight, and breathable shirts
  • At least one pair of pants and a nicer (collared) shirt for church

Swimsuits:

  • Swim trunks

Shoes:

  • Closed toe shoes/work boots
  • Tennis shoes
  • Shower flip-flops

*We ask that men do not wear any earrings and that women only have them in their ears in order to respect the culture.

*All Licensed Medical Team Members should plan to wear full scrubs or scrub bottoms and a t-shirt for the four mobile clinic days.

Will there be WiFi?

Yes, our in-country staff will provide you with the pricing and the link to purchase WiFi after you arrive.

Yes, our in-country staff will provide you with the pricing and the link to purchase WiFi after you arrive.

Who will pick us up from the airport?
You will be picked up by our Mission of Hope staff just outside the exit doors of the airport. They will be wearing a Mission of Hope shirt. (It may be a El Faro shirt for the Guatemala teams).

You will be picked up by our Mission of Hope staff just outside the exit doors of the airport. They will be wearing a Mission of Hope shirt. (It may be a El Faro shirt for the Guatemala teams).

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