Mexico 2016 Departures from Australia
No prior building experience is required! As well as building there will be opportunities for team members to help out in local orphanages and deliver much needed aid to Mexican families.
|Trip Code||Departs Australia||Departs USA||Base Cost AUD||Est Airfare from Australia AUD||Total Est Cost AUD|
|Sat 24 Sept 2016||Mon 3rd Oct 2016||$2,700||$1,200||$3,900|
Vaccinations: Prior to this trip you will need to consult your doctor, however common vaccinations required are Tetanus, Diphtheria, MMR, Hepatitis A, typhoid & flu vax, chicken pox (unless you have had it). Remember it’s not just you who needs protection – it’s the Mexican kids and families you interact with as well.
Visas: Entrance to the US for Australian and NZ passports is on the visa waiver program although prior to departure you will need to apply online for an ESTA (electronic authorization to travel to the US). No visa required for Mexico.
Travel insurance: is mandatory for this trip and must include coverage for volunteer building.
We meet you at Los Angeles Airport on Saturday, and transfer by road to Baja, Mexico. After a rest day at the beach, we head out to the slums to meet the families we will be building for. Each home takes 15 people three days to build, and no prior building experience is necessary!
During the week, we will also visit a local orphanage, throw a party for the kids, and deliver food, toys and clothes to these precious, but very needy children. Once the house building is completed, we celebrate by hosting a street fiesta for the neighbors.
In the evenings, we return to our accommodation (hotel or condos) where there is time to explore the street markets and sample local cuisine. We will take a day to enjoy the beautiful Baja Coastline between Rosarito and Calafia before crossing the border back to the US. You also have the option to extend your stay (own cost and arrangements) a few more days to experience the highlights of the US or Mexico.