El Salvador is located in the beautiful mountains of Central America. With coffee plantations everywhere, the capital of San Salvador is located in a green valley that has so many amazing views. World-class beaches are less than an hour away, and the culture is full of people who love to interact with visitors to their country.
In spite of all its natural beauty, unfortunately, El Salvador is still suffering the effects of a 15-year civil war. After the conclusion of the war, many people emigrated to North America, and the economy in El Salvador weakened and became dependent on money being sent back to home by their family. Many young men who were brought illegally to the U.S. as children by their parents, have been deported back to El Salvador after becoming involved in gangs in the U.S. This has created problems in El Salvador.
This is where you come in! You will support efforts by local ministries as we come alongside them to work towards restoring hope in the lives of the young people who are the future of this beautiful country. During your week serving in El Salvador, you will have the opportunity to work with at-risk students who have grown up in poverty, helping to give them good life options to keep them from crime. You may spend time at a local orphanage or at an urban ministry led by U.S. missionaries and locals, where you and your group might engage in Vacation Bible School projects or community service projects. Your group may also participate in small construction projects at the orphanage and surrounding churches.
When you serve in El Salvador with Group International Mission Trips, you’ll have the chance to serve alongside a group of people who are providing Salvadorians every opportunity to rise above the circumstances they were born into. This global experience will grow your faith and expand your understanding of the complexity of poverty.
|Oct 13 2018 to Oct 20 2018||All Ages||Call For Availability||1-970-800-4000|
|Mar 16 2019 to Mar 23 2019||$999||All Ages||International|
|Jun 15 2019 to Jun 22 2019||$999||All Ages||International|
|Jun 22 2019 to Jun 29 2019||$999||All Ages||International|
|Jul 13 2019 to Jul 20 2019||$999||All Ages||International|
|Jul 20 2019 to Jul 27 2019||$999||All Ages||International|
|Sep 14 2019 to Sep 21 2019||$999||All Ages||International|
Here are examples of the types of projects you might be involved with:
Our work in El Salvador is coordinated through local churches and orphanages. The long-term vision is to create a community center where vulnerable people will learn English, business, and important life skills. We are supporting the locals in their efforts to reach their neighbors and give impoverished people opportunities to have a different life.
Saturday – Arrive at San Salvador International Airport (SAL); transport to hotel. (Please schedule your arrival no later than 6 PM to SAL.)
Sunday – Attend a local church; have lunch hosted by local congregation, afternoon cultural activity.
Monday-Thursday – Project rotations in the Mejicanos community; evening devotions and God Sightings.
Friday – Free day at the beach.
Saturday – Depart for SAL airport; fly home
|Price:||$999 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.
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.