Feb 18 – Feb 24, 2024
$1,750 + air
Visit our newest program that is the first of its kind in the region. Rural households will have a connection to a piped water system as well as water-seal toilets and a place to bathe. We’ll travel to the western region of Kenya, near beautiful Lake Nam Lolwe (renamed Lake Victoria by colonists). We are eager for our supporters to meet our two newest partner organizations in person.
Nov 29 – Dec 9, 2023
$1,750 + air
Nov 29 – Dec 9, 2023
$1750 + airfare
optional $250 single supplement
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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.
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 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:
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.
¡Viva, Azacualpa!Clean water is flowing in Azacualpa Centro! We just returned from Honduras where we were joined by over 1,000 people in Azacualpa Centro to
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