Belize is a stunningly beautiful country located on the eastern coast of Central America, sharing borders with Mexico and Guatemala. The country has just under 400,000 citizens and spans over 8,000 square miles. Many people head to Belize as a tourist destination because of its beautiful access to the Caribbean and world-renowned snorkeling and scuba diving.
Like many Central American countries, poverty and crime are struggles in Belize. Its densely populated cities battle similar problems found in big cities in the United States. Gang violence, drug trafficking, human trafficking, and general crime riddle the streets. Thankfully, efforts are growing to combat these issues. Our partnerships on the ground are changing Belize one person at a time, through education, Biblical training, empowerment, and community development.
We’ve put together an experience of a lifetime based in Belize’s capital city of Belmopan. You’ll have a chance to work with on-the-ground partners in ministry to make a lasting difference. Also built in to the experience are opportunities to dive into the culture, the history, and the fun things that Belize has to offer. Because it’s an English-speaking country, you’ll be able to connect with local Belizeans on a deep level. You’ll experience a great combination of service, evangelism, and fun with our partners.
|Jun 22 2019 to Jun 29 2019||All Ages||Available||Keep Me Informed|
How You'll Serve
Here are examples of the types of projects you might be involved with:
Local ministries know our partners because of their willingness to serve in any ways needed. They don’t specialize in any one thing; from helping with orphanages and VBS to hosting movie nights in remote villages, our partners have their hands in all parts of Belmopan and its surrounding areas. Their mission is to teach and equip the youth and adults of Belize with the gospel of Christ, and they live it out every day.
Saturday – Arrive at the airport and head to Old Belize for lunch and some “beach time” at the Lagoon; head back to the lodging facility for dinner and orientation.
Sunday – Breakfast and devotions followed by a church service; head south toward the Guatemalan border and visit the Mayan ruins*, Xunantunich; have dinner at lodging facility and prepare for the week’s activities
Monday – Breakfast and devotions; walk the village to meet people and hand out flyers promoting the week’s activities; sports ministry in the park
Tuesday-Thursday – Breakfast and devotions; participate in work projects till lunch; immerse in local cultural experiences for the afternoon; Wednesday may include zip lining and cave tubing*
Friday – Breakfast and devotions; prepare and host a block party and BBQ for the community
Saturday – Depart for the airport; fly home
*Cost for entrance fees is not included in the registration price.
Need to Know
|Price:||$799 per person|
|When you register for a trip, a $100 non-refundable deposit is due per person to reserve your space.|
|Payments are due and become non-refundable 60 days prior to the trip departure.|
|For groups reserving more than 50% of a trip’s capacity, a $200 per person non-refundable deposit is required.|
|Registration fees are in U.S. dollars and can be paid by check, money order, or credit card.|
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Our international trips are family-friendly, so, in most cases, kids can serve along with adults. Contact Robin at 970-800-4000 for more location-specific age requirements.
Call our expert International Mission Trip Advisor at 970-800-4000.
Prices do not include airfare from North America. However, in Peru, our price includes the airfare from Lima to Pucallpa and Cusco.
To reserve space on a trip, a non-refundable $100/person deposit is due when you register. Final payment is due 60 days before departure. If you cancel your registration prior to the final payment due date, your deposit is non-refundable but any additional payments you have made up until that time are refundable. Once you have paid your final balance and are within 60 days of your trip, all money is non-refundable. If Group International Mission Trips makes the decision to cancel your trip due to inclement weather or political unrest, we will reschedule you to a different trip or refund your fees.
All U.S. citizens 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. A passport is not required for trips to Puerto Rico and Alaska. Visas are not required for most trips. For full information, please ask your mission trip planner at time of booking.
Most meals are covered as part of your registration, except for free days if you're serving in Alaska or Puerto Rico. Please see the detailed itinerary of your international trip for any exceptions.
Most meals will be provided by our ministry partners, who have been carefully trained to prepare safe and nutritious meals for our teams. You will get a taste of local food on all of our trips, and some locations will include American food as well.
While some mission trips are more physically strenuous than others, most international trips will include at least four 8-hour service days in hot and humid environments. Your group can work at the level of physical exertion with which they’re comfortable.
Your international mission trip covers gratuities for meals in restaurants that are included for the week. Gratuities for porters or housekeeping staff if you stay in a hotel during your trip are at your discretion. Airport porters who help with your bags will expect to be tipped $1-$2, and if you participate in a guided tour or fun activity on your free day, you may want to consider tipping your hired guide.
The safety of your group is a top priority for us, as we’re sure it is for you. In all the areas we serve, we take extra precautions to make sure you or your group is as safe as possible. Guided by our local, experienced ministry staff partners, we avoid situations that are inherently dangerous. We’re also proactive by choosing lodging facilities and transportation that are safe and reliable. Our International Mission Trip Advisor is glad to answer further safety questions.
Probably. If you’re looking for a trip specially designed for your group, we may be able to accommodate that for you. We have several trips a year that we custom design for groups, at a date and location that fits their needs. Pricing and availability vary, but if you’re interested in a custom week, contact Robin at email@example.com, or call 1-970-800-4000 for more information.