Immersion Trips

Belize

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About Belize

Dreaming of Warm Weather & Palm Trees?

Experience the Caribbean’s vibrant culture and natural beauty. Meet the locals, laugh a little with our preschoolers, all while building a brightly painted home with a family. We guarantee this will be your favorite vacation yet!

Seeing the look of pure joy on Ara’s face when the four walls were raised and admiring her new house, was the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen.
K. G.
University Leader

Join Us for an Immersion Trip

Vibrant Culture & Natural Beauty

Are you looking for a break from the hustle and bustle of your daily life? Do you need a reset or recharge? Our Belize trip might be what you’re looking for.

A little bit of sunshine and cool breezes never hurts! You get one week to positively impact a family by building a house, you’ll create memories to last a lifetime! Sit back, relax, and let us plan an unforgettable trip for you!

Immersion Trip Opportunities

Family & Solo

Solo travelers, look here! Meet others who are looking to culturally immerse themselves in Belize for the week. Bring a friend, sibling, parent, mentor to enjoy this special week together. Share this experience with family members, too. Minimum age is 13 years old, and must travel with a parent(s). Dates available year-round.

These trips are for groups of 10 – 14 travelers. Great for large teams who want a private, exclusive trip. We have experience hosting high schools, colleges and universities, church communities, and business teams. Minimum age is 13 years old. Dates available year-round.

How It Works

  • If you are interested in joining a trip or scheduling a trip for your group, please contact our office at allison@myhandinhand.org.
  • After your trip is scheduled, we will keep in touch with you regarding pre-trip planning, payment, required forms, airline tickets, packing lists, etc.
  • We can accommodate groups of up to 14 travelers. Trips begin on Sundays, and end on Saturdays. Though some participants choose to extend their trip, costs and travel arrangements are the responsibility of the participant for all extensions.
  • We will help arrange your airline travel. Your journey can begin from most US airports. The flight is less than three hours from Miami, Atlanta, or Houston.
  • We will handle all your travel needs during your stay with us. We will pick you up at the airport, drive you to the worksite and other activities in our fourteen-passenger van. We also cover the water taxi for travel to and from Caye Caulker Island.
  • Participants stay at a guest house owned by Hand in Hand. We have six air-conditioned bedrooms (one holds 4 bunk beds), and four bathrooms with hot and cold water.
  • We do have WiFi available at the guest house. We encourage people to “unplug” as much as possible during your stay with us. We find it enhances the experience. The house is just three blocks from the sea.
  • Volunteers enjoy delicious home-cooked meals that are prepared and served daily by our staff. We cannot accommodate specific dietary restrictions.
  • We provide all building materials and most tools. No skills are necessary to participate. We can always find meaningful work for any skill level.
  • Purified water is available on the worksite and in our guest house.
  • A charitable donation for your 6-night stay is $2,500. This covers the cost of building materials, travel, accommodation, meals, and other costs related to your stay in Belize City. Snorkeling, alcohol, hotel, and meals on Caye Caulker Island are not included.*

* We offer several different pricing structures for those who travel as part of a pre- established group (outside of the Louisville area). This pricing does not include airline tickets.

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Our immersion trip programs are all part of an experience you won’t forget.
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