Frequently Asked Questions
WherWhat airline should we use?
Generally any of the airlines that service Tegucigalpa (TGU airport code) would be fine. Those include: American, United, Delta, and TACA
Is there a specific travel agent we need to use?
No. You can use a travel agent if you like, but generally we have found that the cheaper prices are available straight from the airline's own website.
What kind of baggage rules are there for the airline?
Always check with the airline you are using. Rules can change quickly. Generally however, checked bags are limited to 50 lbs (with some length x height x width restrictions as well), and it is likely you will only be allowed one carry-on, one personal item and only one free checked bag, with an additional bag charging you $35 or more. We recommend that you check with your airline for their specific policy before your chosen flight date.
What days are best to arrive and depart?
Yes, there are better days to schedule for than others. We recommend a Friday arrival, Monday departure (11 days). However, due to other factors, this can change. If you want to come Sunday to Sunday, we can make it work, although there would be some disadvantages. If you have specific questions about your trip, contact us.
Will each participant need a passport or will a birth certificate and driver's license suffice?
Passport please! If you try to come with anything less, you wont make it past your departing airport the morning you are supposed to comeand check the airlines for specific information on what the minimum is for your expiration date on it as well.
Is there really a need for insurance while on a short term trip to Honduras?
Absolute! All groups need to have short term mission insurance for hospitalization, luggage theft, etc. before they come. It is one of those things we all pray we never get to find out just how good it is, but have heard from unfortunate others that testify to its importance. We will provide you with the information where you need to go get that insurance.
The CDC recommends Chloroquine for Malaria. Do you concur or have a different recommendation?
Some people who want to feel especially secure can make the expense for this medicine if they choose; however, we have never seen malaria in any of the areas we have been to here in Honduras. We never personally take the medication, nor know anyone who lives that has.
What are the recommended shots and/or inoculations for visiting Honduras?
2. Hepatitis (food borne)
What is your recommended group size?
Anywhere from 10-30 or so. We have made exceptions to that rule before, on the high side it just requires a bit more flexibility, and on the low side it just takes some talking together before we proceed. Among the several reasons we like a minimum of ten is that it sometimes is the magic number to get you a better rate for your airfare.
Where do we stay?
We have facilities on our clinic campus purposefully built to host groups.