Three easy options:
Call one of our expert mission trip planners at 800.747.2157. Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (MST), register online, or mail your completed registration form (download printable form) and mail it along with your $100 per person non-refundable deposit check to:
1515 Cascade Avenue
Loveland, CO 80538
Please make your check payable to "Lifetree Adventures" and include legal names (as it appears on the passport) of all participants.
Please make sure to read thoroughly the "Deposits, Payments and Cancellation" section prior to making a deposit.
Is airfare from North America included in the Lifetree Adventures price?
No, the Lifetree Adventures price does NOT include airfare from North America. In country transportation is provided in the price of the Lifetree Adventures price. In Peru our price does include the airfare from Lima to Pucallpa.
What travel documentation do I need?
All U.S. citizens will need a valid passport to enter a foreign country and return to the United States.
- It must be valid six months beyond your intended stay and have 1-2 blank pages remaining.
- Allow yourself sufficient time to have your application processed if you are applying for a new passport or renewing an expired passport. Visit www.travel.state.gov for more details.
Visas are not required for most trips. For full information please ask your mission trip planner at time of booking.
In addition, all participants 17 years of age or younger, when traveling with a sole parent, should carry a notarized Permission letter to leave the country signed by the absent parent.
If you are not a U.S. citizen, please check with the country's Embassy website for information on documentation requirements.
Do I need vaccinations?
Vaccinations are not required for most of the countries you will be traveling in, however, it is advised that you consult with the Center for Disease Control at http://www.cdc.gov/ concerning your specific country. If you are not a U.S. citizen, please check your local requirements on vaccinations for travel.
Are transfers included if I arrive or depart from different locations or at different times from the itinerary?
No. Transfers are only included from the specified arrival/departure airports and hotels. However, if you need assistance with transfers that are not included in the price please contact your mission trip planner for assistance.
Can I extend beyond the Lifetree Adventures itinerary?
Yes, you may stay before or after in any of our locations at your own expense unless choosing one of our optional add ons. Otherwise, please schedule your flights around the planned itinerary.
What is the climate like?
Depending upon your chosen destination the temperatures can vary anywhere from a mild 65 degrees to high 90′s with humidity. For more detailed climate information please contact your mission trip planner.
How strenuous are the activities?
Some adventures are more physically strenuous than others but most Lifetree Adventures trips will include at least four 8-hour service days typically in hot and humid environments. Guests should feel comfortable spending multiple days working outdoors and standing most of that time. Temperatures may be hot and humid, so wear cool clothing and a hat, and drink plenty of water. Service projects consist primarily of construction work but some of our trips include ways to help that aren't as physically strenuous. You'll be given the opportunity to work at a level of physical exertion with which you're comfortable.
What is the age eligibility?
The majority of our trips are for families with children ages 7 and up, young people, adults and seniors.
Are the trips appropriate for travelers with special needs?
Please note that our Lifetree Adventure trips include activities that present certain challenges to guests with special needs. It is strongly recommended that persons requiring assistance be accompanied by a companion who is capable of and totally responsible for providing assistance. Neither Lifetree Adventures nor its suppliers may physically lift or assist guests onto transportation vehicles. Contact your Lifetree Adventures team to discuss your needs. The volunteer service takes place in impoverished neighborhoods that are not easily accessible or navigable to people who have difficulty walking or are restricted to a wheelchair.
What types of meals are served?
Most meals will be provided by our ministry partners. They have been carefully trained to prepare safe and nutritious meals for our guests.
Can you accommodate special dietary needs?
Lifetree Adventures will make every reasonable effort to accommodate some special dietary needs at no additional charge. Unfortunately, we may not be able to accommodate all special dietary needs requested. Please contact your mission trip planner in advance of your departure to advise us of your needs.
What is the language and currency?
The languages will vary depending on the destination that you choose. Please contact your mission trip planner to find out more specifics regarding the languages spoken. The exchange rate fluctuates so we advise that you check the rate just before departure to determine how much cash to carry. Credit cards are generally accepted at most stores and ATM machines are available. You can exchange money at the airport when you arrive.
Are tips included?
Lifetree Adventures has taken care of certain tips and gratuities for all included meals and activities such as tips for porters, housekeepers, drivers, activity providers, local experts, and dining room staff for included meals.
What if Lifetree Adventures cancels the trip prior to departure?
Lifetree Adventures reserves the right to cancel or reschedule an adventure at any time for any reason, such as if there are too few guests or if the quality of the trip or the safety of the guests would, in our opinion, be compromised, such as may result from unforeseen circumstances (acts of God) or other circumstances beyond the control of Lifetree Adventures.
If we cancel your adventure prior to its scheduled start date, we will attempt to re-book you on another departure of the same adventure during the same season, subject to availability; however, you will bear any resulting airline re-booking charges. If we are unable to re-book you on another departure, our sole obligation to you is to refund your payment to us for the land portion, which refund shall constitute a full settlement. We assume no responsibility for any losses incurred by you on account of non-refundable air tickets or otherwise.
We strongly encourage the purchase of trip insurance that may allow you to recoup these costs in the rare case of such an occurrence. Carefully review any trip insurance policy so that you're aware of any restrictions. If you have any questions please consult your travel specialist.
What about deposits, payments, and cancellations?
To reserve space on a trip, a non-refundable $100 deposit is due when you register. Final payment is due no later than 60 days before departure. If final payment has not been received 60 days before departure (based on the postmark date), Lifetree Adventures reserves the right to cancel the reservation. For cancellations 59 or less days before departure, 100% of the trip cost will be forfeited. The same policy applies to any trip extensions.