This Exposure Trip is an exciting opportunity for you to see Compassion’s work firsthand and visit your sponsored child, while having a safe, yet rich, cultural experience. On this trip, we will visit several Compassion centres similar to the one your child attends, worship together with one of our local church partners, play games with lots of children and enjoy a local tourist attraction. We’ll journey into the heart of these communities – the homes – where you will learn what poverty looks like in the developing world and how your partnership with Compassion not only benefits your sponsored child, but that child’s entire family and community as well.
Best of all, you will have the opportunity to meet your sponsored child and spend a day together making unforgettable memories!
Join us on this Compassion Exposure Trip to El Salvador and see for yourself how your sponsorship is impacting your child’s life. We promise, when you return from this experience, you will never look at the world the same way!
The cost of the trip is $2,950.00 from Toronto. This includes round-trip airfare from Toronto; lodging (double occupancy) and most meals; your travel in El Salvador; guides and translators during the trip; admission fees; and administrative costs.
Additional fees: Domestic travel to and from Toronto*; your travel insurance (must be purchased through Compassion); departure and/or tourist taxes; travel Visa ($10 USD upon entry); passport; tips; traveler incidentals (snacks, additional beverages, phone calls and other personal items). Please bring spending money for shopping at the souvenir market. *If you need to arrange your own domestic flights to and from Toronto, please contact us for further information.
Travel Insurance: Travel Insurance provided through Compassion is mandatory for all Compassion travelers and must be purchased in addition to the cost of the trip regardless of existing coverage. Toronto departure – $155.00 for ages 0-54; $156.00 for ages 55-59; $173.00 for ages 60-64; $208.00 for ages 65-69; $339.00 for ages 70-74; $390.00 for ages 75-79; *Travelers 80 year of age or older, please contact us for insurance rates.
Air Transportation Information
Air transportation included in the trip is based on economy-class transportation and is subject to all rules and regulations governing these fares. Fuel surcharges are added on a per ticket basis at time of purchase. In the event these surcharges are higher than budget estimates, we may require additional funds to cover them. We will communicate any pricing changes immediately.
Criminal Record Check: Compassion Canada also requires all passengers on our exposure trips to undergo a Criminal Record Check to ensure the safety of both the participants on the trip and the Compassion staff and children we will be visiting. We have an easy and secure method for facilitating the Criminal Record Check using myBackCheck. The cost of the Criminal Record Check is included in the cost of the exposure trip.
Trip Liability Release: All those traveling with Compassion are required to read and sign a Trip Liability Release Form, explaining our responsibilities to you as hosts of your trip, your responsibilities to participate in the trip activities and to adhere to our Child Protection Policy. This policy exists to protect both you and the children in our care from any potential exploitation or harm. Once registered, you will receive a copy of these documents to sign and return to us.
We hope that you will be able to join us on this trip to El Salvador!
The Field Experience Team