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Bangladesh

Visit projects in urban slum settlements in Dhaka, Chattogram and Khulna. Our Bangladesh partner is a pioneer in helping urban communities organize and gain access to clean water and toilets. This is a rare opportunity to interact with the amazing people who are improving the urban slums where they live.

TBA 2022
$1,750 + air

Due to COVID-19, we are uncertain when we will be able to offer this trip. We will update this page when we are able to schedule a firm date. Please email us if you’d like to be notified when we are able to schedule a trip.

TBA 2022
$1750 + airfare
optional $250 single supplement

PAYMENT INFORMATION
  • The cost of the Water Tour is $1,750 per person for double-occupancy registrants. For a single room (if space is available), there is an additional $250 fee. The Water Tour fee includes emergency medical evacuation insurance.
  • Reservations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis and a deposit of $500 per person is required 60 days before travel to secure your spot on the Water Tour. The remaining amount is due 30 days before travel.
  • Travelers are responsible for their own international airfare, vaccinations, medical insurance, and tourist visas/exit fees.

TRIP CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY
  • 60 days or more: $250 handling fee plus the non-refundable portion of any cancelled reservation/service
  • 30 days: $500 deposit is non-refundable
  • 12 days or less: 100% of tour price is non-refundable

You will fly in and out of Dhaka, Bangladesh, and spend 6 days visiting Water1st project communities in Dhaka as well as either Chattogram or Khulna.

Our trips have two main goals:

1. To provide travelers with exposure to the severity of the issue. The lack of access to water and toilets has far-reaching impacts on every aspect of a person’s life. That is something that is hard to comprehend if one lives in the US and has never had to worry about access to water and toilets.

2. We also want to expose travelers to the Water1st solution, high-quality, comprehensive water and sanitation projects implemented in partnership with a highly skilled local partner to achieve great outcomes.

We achieve these goals by visiting communities at various stages in the life-cycle of a water project:

-communities that are on our waiting list for a project and are currently still walking for water
-communities that are in the process of implementing a water project
-communities that have just completed a project
-communities that are successfully managing a project they completed many years ago

The combination of those visits demonstrates how a well executed water project transforms a community.

This trip is unlike anything you could ever experience as a tourist. You will be invited into homes of our project participants. You will be be surrounded by curious children who are happy to play games with you. You will converse with community leaders. You will have the opportunity to ask women how their lives have changed because of a water project. You will interact with the staff of our local partner organizations to learn all you want to know about their day to day work to bring these projects to life. You will have the best home-cooked meals you’ve ever tasted.

Honduras

Visit rural projects in the beautiful, mountainous Lempira region. The roads are rough, but the projects, the people, and the refried beans are unforgettable. We are incredibly proud of the work of our Honduras partner, and we are eager for our supporters to experience this special organization in person.

TBA 2022
$1,750 + air

Due to COVID-19, we are uncertain when we will be able to offer this trip. We will update this page when we are able to schedule a firm date. Please email us if you’d like to be notified when we are able to schedule a trip.

TBA 2022
$1750 + airfare
optional $250 single supplement

PAYMENT INFORMATION
  • The cost of the Water Tour is $1,750 per person for double-occupancy registrants. For a single room (if space is available), there is an additional $250 fee. The Water Tour fee includes emergency medical evacuation insurance.
  • Reservations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis and a deposit of $500 per person is required 60 days before travel to secure your spot on the Water Tour. The remaining amount is due 30 days before travel.
  • Travelers are responsible for their own international airfare, vaccinations, medical insurance, and tourist visas/exit fees.

TRIP CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY
  • 60 days or more: $250 handling fee plus the non-refundable portion of any cancelled reservation/service
  • 30 days: $500 deposit is non-refundable
  • 12 days or less: 100% of tour price is non-refundable

Travelers to Honduras are usually welcomed with courtesy and warmth. The slow pace, natural beauty and low-profile tourism make it particularly appealing to travelers who enjoy getting off the beaten track.

You will fly in and out of San Pedro Sula, and spend 6 days visiting Water1st projects in the mountainous Lempira region. You will also visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Copan.

Our trips have two main goals:
1. To provide travelers with exposure to the severity of the issue. The lack of access to water and toilets has far-reaching impacts on every aspect of a person’s life. That is something that is hard to comprehend if one lives in the US and has never had to worry about access to water and toilets.

2. We also want to expose travelers to the Water1st solution, high-quality, comprehensive water and sanitation projects implemented in partnership with a highly skilled local partner to achieve great outcomes.

We achieve these goals by visiting communities at various stages in the life-cycle of a water project:

-communities that are on our waiting list for a project and are currently still walking for water
-communities that are in the process of implementing a water project
-communities that have just completed a project
-communities that are successfully managing a project they completed many years ago

The combination of those visits demonstrates how a well executed water project transforms a community.

This trip is unlike anything you could ever experience as a tourist. You will be invited into homes of our project participants. You will be be surrounded by curious children who are happy to play games with you. You will converse with community leaders. You will carry water alongside women who still carry water every day, and have the opportunity to ask women how their lives have changed because of a water project. You will interact with the staff of our local partner organizations to learn all you want to know about their day to day work to bring these projects to life. You will learn how physically challenging it is to dig trenches. You will have the best home-cooked meals you’ve ever tasted.

More Info About Our Trips

A small, friendly group of 15-25 people
You will be accompanied by Water1st staff as well as the staff of our local partner organization
All group transportation once we arrive in country
All tours and admissions — at no extra cost
All hotel stays in safe, clean, and centrally located hotels
All meals
All tips for hotel staff, wait staff and drivers
A suggested packing list as well as basic pre-trip information about the country you are visiting
Optional single supplements — this tour has a limited number of private rooms for solo travelers for an additional fee
Help with making your air reservations
Flexibility if you need to transfer or cancel your tour

Fine print: You are responsible for the cost of your drinks and free-time sightseeing.

Our tours are physically active! Among other things — you’ll need to happily…

Carry/roll your luggage over uneven pavement (possibly several blocks) and up stairways to reach your hotel, then up several flights of stairs to reach your room.

Be on your feet, walking and standing, for up to ten hours, indoors and outdoors, in all weather conditions. In Honduras, there will be some moderate to strenuous hiking in order to reach some communities and move around in communities.

Ride on rough, mountainous, dusty roads for 2-4 hours per day (Honduras) or spend 2-4 hours per day in traffic jams (Bangladesh).
Sleep with street noise and no (or weak) air conditioning.

Individuals traveling with us should ensure that all their routine vaccinations are up to date.  You should also make sure you have the appropriate additional immunizations for the areas you will be visiting.

In addition we recommend bringing:
-Over-the-counter diarrhea medication (like Imodium)
-Prescribed antibiotic for diarrhea (like Cipro)

Travel clinics we recommend in the Seattle area are:

Travel Clinic at Downtown Public Health Center

Northwest Travel Medicine Clinic

Travel Center at the Polyclinic

Our tours don’t include airfare, so your flight arrangements and transfers are completely up to you.

Water1st can recommend a travel agent to help you in making flight arrangements.

Contact us to learn more about these travel opportunities.

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Wine sales tax and shipping fees

Sales tax: Sales tax is based on your address. We’ll send you a receipt that includes your sales tax and shipping fee (if applicable).

Approximate shipping costs:
Fall 2021 promotion – Free shipping of orders of 12 bottles (1 case). You may order as many cases as you want. Free shipping promotion is limited to 2 cases/person/month.

Please note approximate shipping costs vary depending on destination. Due to shipping fees that are beyond our control, our suggested minimum order is 3 bottles:
1-3 bottles $24-28
6 bottles $27-37
12 bottles $37-57
*If shipping to Alaska and Hawaii, please call the winery for a quote at (509) 875-2211

Shipping available to the following 36 states + Washington DC: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Washington DC, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

Water from Wine is a very small winery and unable to benefit from competitive shipping rates that larger wineries enjoy. Wine is shipped via UPS, which adds additional fees for shipping alcohol because an adult over 21 must sign for delivery. Water from Wine does not profit from shipping costs. Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns..