THE GOOD SAMARITAN: A SKILLED-BASED VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

Port-au-Prince, Haiti

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Oct 22 - 28, 2018
Group size: 1 - 50
THE GOOD SAMARITAN: A SKILLED-BASED VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE
Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Haiti Got it
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5 reviews

$995
Deposit: $199
Oct 22 - 28, 2018
Group size: 1 - 50

About this trip

The name says it all. 


As a Good Samaritan, you will spend a week in Haiti working with and inspiring the next generation of leaders.  The Good Samaritan trip follows a skills-based volunteering model, leveraging the specialized skills and talents of professionals to fill gaps at the nonprofits we partner with in order to achieve their long term sustainable goals. This year’s nonprofit beneficiary is HAC Haiti, a 501c3 nonprofit organization committed to creating sustainable development in Haiti by providing opportunities for education, health, and economic self-sufficiency.


This year’s Good Samaritan volunteers will have the opportunity to inspire and empower high school students and young adults to achieve their dreams and career goals. Our team, with the help of HAC staff and creole proficient translators will help deliver courses ranging from business development and finance, marketing and social media, and budgets and finance. At the end of the week, the aspiring student entrepreneurs will participate in an small business competition to pitch their ideas to their peers and our judges for a chance to win a business grant or college scholarship from Purpose Driven Passports. We anticipate a total of 75 students with 25 students occupying each classroom at a time. There will be three classrooms, which will train students in the foundations of entrepreneurship, marketing and social media, and budgets and finance. 


The most unique part about The Good Samaritan package, however, is that it starts even before you leave. Purpose Driven Passport x Haiti Got it provides a forum in which you can raise funds for our beneficiary organization to assist in their mission  with the help of your friends and family. 


The gift of your time and support – and of the people in your life – makes The Good Samaritan trip an invaluable opportunity to make a difference with the help of your community.

ITINERARY SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Keep in mind that the above itinerary and activities are subject to change. Travel almost always involves unexpected situations, so things may need to be rearranged at times. However, it is important to remember that travel is all about the journey, and so even the unexpected situations we may face should be treated as part of the overall experience.

Ladies and gentlemen, after all, it is Haiti… anything great can happen.

PACKAGE PRICES BASED ON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY

Our packages are designed to accommodate two people per room. For guests traveling alone, Haiti Got it will attempt to pair you with another solo guest of the same sex in a room with two queen beds.  


If it is your preference to room alone or we are unable to pair you with another guest of the same sex, there will be an additional single supplemental cost. The cost of this supplemental varies for each package.   


Please review the itinerary for your selected trip for more information and pricing. 

ARE YOUR PACKAGES ALL-INCLUSIVE?

No. They’re Most-Inclusive. Though most of your cost for our packages (Domestic air and ground transportation, lodging, all listed activities in itineraries, daily meals, and all taxes and fees) is included in the price for all of our packages. Our packages are not all-inclusive.


The following items are not included in your package price:

 

· International airfare

· Transportation outside of scheduled activities

· Any meals not listed in your packages itinerary as included

· Additional drinks with included meals

· Optional activities, such as but not limited to; concerts, club nights, water sports activities at resorts, etc.

· Expenditures of a personal nature (Room service, laundry, telephone, internet fees, souvenirs, etc.)

· Anything not mentioned in the “Pricing” section of your package’s itinerary

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO:

Reservation Specialist: Guests will have access to a US domestic Haiti Got it reservation specialist to assist with any booking matters. Reservation specialists can be reached via e-mail at Bookings@HaitiGotit.com 


Haiti Entry Fees: All foreign nationals arriving in Haiti without a Haitian passport will be required to pay a $10 tourist fee. Payment is due in cash (US dollars or Euros only) and must be paid by passengers upon their arrival at the Port Au Prince and/or Cap Haitien international airports prior to passing through customs. 


Excursion Departure Time: Departure from hotel/residence for daily activities will occur each day at a predesignated time. As listed in your itinerary.


      1. Guests will be required to be in hotel lobby 30 minutes prior to scheduled departure time. 


      2. Guests who are not present at specified daily departure time will be left. Daily wake-up

          calls are available. 


Meals: All scheduled daily meals for your Haiti Got it trip are included in your package price. 


      1. Guests will be required to cover the cost of any additional meals or drinks not specified as 

         included in the itinerary. Please budget between $300 - $400 USD for meals and drinks per

         person for the length of your stay. 


Activities & Events: All activities and events listed in your itinerary are included in your package price. Any additional activities not included in your package pricing will be listed with a asterisk 

( * ). 


Arrival Airport: Toussaint Louverture Port Au Prince International airport (PAP).

IS HAITI SAFE?

It’s OK! 


We know you were thinking it. 


The short answer: Yes.


While many popular images of Haiti show a country that suffers from poverty and a long history of government shortcomings, in 2016, UNODC (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime) voted Haiti one of the safest countries in the Americas. Haiti’s death rate of 6.9 out of every hundred thousand Haitians is among the lowest in the Americas, the same as Long Beach, California.


For those of you who have had a Haitian friend warn you against going to Haiti, many times the hesitation and fear by the Haitian Diaspora of returning to Haiti is primarily due to the experiences of their parents (or grandparents): the crises their ancestors witnessed may have become the images they painted for their children, their children’s children, and sadly now, you.


It’s a new day in Haiti. Come see for yourself.

Available options

Single occupancy49 left
$600
All-Inclusive Catamaran Cruise
$110

Itinerary

DAY ONE
DAY ONE: Monday, October 22nd, 2018

To begin your Haiti Got it journey, once you have landed at Toussaint Louverture Port au Prince International airport (PAP), you will be greeted by your VIP Expeditor, for expedited airport and customs processing and luggage retrieval, then led out to your awaiting Haiti Got it driver for transport to your hotel, located in the Port Au Prince suburb of Petionville.


Tonight, join us for our signature Haiti Got it Welcome Reception. A night of music, food, swag, and new faces. 


6:30pm: Hotel Poolside 


Attire: Welcoming & Festive 

Meals included: Dinner

Your Organizer


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Reviews

This trip is a must if you like adventure, fun, great food and the history of a people!!
LM
I travel to Haiti often to visit family but this was first time I traveled as tourist. It an amazing experience. The excursions and dinning experiences were well planned and thought out. The food was delicious. The hotel accommodations were high end. And the volunteer experience was rewarding. 5- stars!
This was my first time in Haiti, and the experience was smooth from beginning to end traveling with Haiti Got it. We enjoyed great meals, the accommodations were great and they handled changes in schedule or plans without skipping a beat. I'd definitely recommend their services for any first timers!
Overall it was a fantastic trip! Great, open, fun people. Amazing accomodations, especially in Cap Haitien! It was a great opportunity to explore the beauty, vibe, energy and spirit of Haiti that is never highlighted by Western media. A few things that could be improved: better communication both prior to and during the trip re daily plans/activities, more opportunities to interact with locals (having done similar small group trips, I anticipated more ''cultural exchange" opportunities), and less photo ops (a previous commenter noted some frustrations with the amount of time spent on staged photo-taking and what seemed like an inability to opt out of photo sessions - I would echo this).
I had the most spectacular, life-changing experience on this trip. My travel mates were the perfect compliment to each other. Gardy did a wonderful job in pairing the appropriate together in the houses. Food was amazing and I truly appreciate the surprise additions to the excursions. Thank you for your generosity and thoughtfulness. My only suggestion would be that the photo shoots should be optional. I was completely in agreement with supporting the promotion of the business but also felt that not everyone will feel comfortable in doing this. It would also be appreciated to be informed ahead of time, possibly the night before, of an upcoming photo shoot. Again, thank you for a great and memorable week!