Q: Are you a non profit organization or part of a mission group or religious organization?
A: No, we are a travel agency specializing in tours to Haiti. We sponsor "Grepha" which is an independent registered school for children in an impoverished area. They are not a large non-profit organization.
Q: How much is the tour?
A: $798.00 per person (Rates are based on single occupancy and can change depending on the size of the group)
Q: What does the price include?
A: All ground transportation in Haiti, Hotels, Meals (Breakfast/Snack/Dinner) Daily and Bottled Water, scheduled excursions and taxes.Our price does not include airfare and travel insurance (required).
Q: How much does travel insurance cost? How/Where can I get it?
A: It depends on the coverage you require. We recommend Travelguard (http://www.travelguard.com/)
Q: Is it safe?
A: Yes, we use a local tour operator that has conducted tours of groups to Haiti for many years. The safety of our clients is our number one priority.The tour is given in English and in french
Q: Are children allowed?
A: Absolutely. we encourage parents to bring their children to enjoy the trip and make connections with the children of GREPHA. Please be mindful that some activities on the tour may not be appropriate for Infants/toddlers. Most children over the age of 4 should be ok for most activities but not all areas will be accessible by stroller.
Q: What do I need to bring (for yourself)?
A: We recommend sunscreen, mosquito repellent, hats, sunglasses, walking shoes/Sneakers, bathing suit, water/wet shoes, small back pack and a camera.
Q: What do I need to bring (to donate)?
A: A List of recommended donations will be provided to you via email well before your departure date. But just to give you a general idea...school supplies: chalk, crayons, pens, notebooks, educational games, balls, etc.Gently used shoes and clothing (Children aged 4-14) Lightweight packaged non-perishable food products.
Q: Is My Contribution Tax Deductible?
A: The short answer is No. This is because we are bringing our donations directly to those in need and not to a registered non profit organization. All donation would be considered gifts including monetary donations (cash only, no checks).
Q: How will donations be used? How will funds be distributed?
A: School supplies will be distributed by staff to students as needed. Some items will be distributed by you while onsite at the school (such as clothing, games, etc.) Cash donations will be given to staff to cover teacher and administration salaries, Maintenance of School grounds and additional items needed for the children.100 % of your donations will be used towards the school "GREPHA" employees, Students and there local community.
Q: What activities will be planned for our day at GREPHA?
A: We have some general activities arranged that will allow you to interact with the children and staff. As these tours are completely customisable, we can accommodate any recommendation that you may have to make your time at the school more productive or fulfilling. We welcome your input/opinion and are excited to see what creative ideas you bring to the table.
Q: What is the currency?
A: The Haitian Gourde is the currency of Haiti. Dollars are widely accepted in most tourist areas. There are not many ATM Machines. So it is recommended to exchange and or procure funds at the airport in the US prior to departure.
Q: What type of electricity/voltage standard are the using?
A: 110/120 (Same as in the US)
Q: Is there an entry fee once in Haiti?
A: Yes, As of July 1, 2014, foreign nationals must pay a $10 fee upon arrival at all points of entry into Haiti.
Q: Is it safe to drink the water?
A: Drink bottled water only. Most meals on this tour will be provided in the Hotels/Resorts at which we will be staying and prepared by professional staff. Tour Operators and staff will provide bottled water throughout the entire tour.
Q: Do I need a passport to Travel to Haiti?
A: A valid US passport is required for people of all ages. If you have a passport from a country other than the US please check about travel requirements with your embassy before travelling. We are not responsible for any cancellation due to improper documentation
As of January 1, 2008, ALL persons, including U.S. citizens, traveling between the U.S. and Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean, and Bermuda by air, land or sea (including ferries), will be required to present a valid passport or other documents as determined by the Department of Homeland Security.Non U.S. citizens should check with their consulate or embassy to determine the latest entry requirements for their destination. Passport, Visas, and other documentation required for travel is your responsibility and cost. American citizens can visit www.travel.state.gov for information on how to apply for their passports. We strongly encourage all American citizen travelers to apply for a U.S. passport well in advance of anticipated travel.
Travel smart, always think safety FIRST. You're always better off in numbers or with groups. Do not walk around alone at night in any areas unfamiliar. Do not become overly friendly with everyone just because you are having a good time (aside from your time at GREPHA). This is not about being paranoid or fearful. It is simply about practicing good boundaries. DO Not share too much personal information. If you want to establish a means of communication with someone you meet while in Haiti, reach out to your tour guide and he/she will assist in making arrangements. Have fun, but be safe. If you are unsure about something, talk to your tour leader. Do not bring valuable items (jewelry, watches, expensive clothing, large sums of cash). Keep them safe at home. Familiarize yourself with your surroundings. Locate all fire/emergency exits and where any fire extinguishers in the hotel are.Beware of buying foreign currency from anyone other than a reputable bank. Consider purchasing some of the country's currency prior to your arrival, in order to ensure getting the best rate. Start to learn the "exchange" rates.File a copy of your travel documents and travel itinerary [plans] with a friend or neighbor prior to your departure. Make a list of all phone numbers you might need in case of an emergency.
LEGAL DISCLAIMER AND REFUND POLICY:
Lets Go Haiti, LLC offers refunds commensurate with the policies of suppliers engaged for personal travel, including tours, air and cruises. Payments made for Lets Go Haiti, LLC are nonrefundable. Please refer to reservation form for details.
Please note that Lets Go Haiti, LLC reserves the right to accept and cancel reservations for travelers who join escorted groups at our discretion. Every attempt will be made to balance the group with the best interests of all travelers in mind. If during the reservations process, our team anticipates a negative outcome will result to fellow travelers or the tour may potentially be disrupted by a fellow traveler, the reservation will be cancelled and any penalties incurred will be the responsibility of the client.
DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY:
Lets Go Haiti, LLC acts merely as an agent for suppliers in selling travel-related services, or in accepting reservations or bookings for services that are not directly supplied by this travel agency (such as air and ground transportation, hotel accommodations, meals, tours, cruises, etc.). Please note that all payments made to Lets Go Haiti, LLC and/or partner organizations are entirely non-refundable.
Lets Go Haiti, LLC shall not be responsible for breach of contract or any intentional or careless actions or omissions on part of such suppliers, which result in any loss, damage, delay or injury to you or your travel companions or group members. Unless the term “guaranteed” is specifically stated in writing on your tickets, invoice or reservation itinerary, we do not guarantee any of such suppliers’ rates, bookings, reservations, connections, scheduling or handling of personal effects.
Lets Go Haiti, LLC , it's affiliates and employees shall not be responsible for any injuries, damages, or losses caused to any traveler in connection with any terrorist activities, social or labor unrest, mechanical or construction failures or difficulties, diseases, local laws, climatic conditions, criminal acts or abnormal conditions or developments, or any other actions, omissions, or conditions outside the travel agent’s control.
Travelers assume complete and full responsibility for, and hereby release the agent from any duty of, checking and verifying any and all passport, visa, vaccination, or other entry requirements of each destination, and all safety or security conditions at such destinations, during the length of the proposed travel.
.Please note that Lets Go Haiti, LLC reserves the right to accept and cancel reservations for travelers who join escorted groups at our discretion. Every attempt will be made to balance the group with the best interests of all travelers in mind. If during the reservations process, our team anticipates a negative outcome will result to fellow travelers or the tour may potentially be disrupted by a fellow traveler, the reservation will be cancelled and any penalties incurred will be the responsibility of the client.
On all customized Tours, Lets Go Haiti, LLC requires an upfront trip commitment fee of 30% of the total estimate of the trip that is non refundable but applicable to your final invoice. This fee confirms our commitment to the traveler to work within requested guidelines and budgets as agreed before the planning of a trip starts. This assures us that you are committed to a collaborative process throughout the property selection and itinerary design stages of building your experience. A collaborative process with us will result in an itinerary that does meet your needs, interest, requests and requirements.
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