Gracias Lempira, Honduras
Trip cost: US$1,690
Travel to Honduras and help Habitat for Humanity build homes alongside families in need of safe, decent and affordable shelter.
This team will travel to Gracias Lempira, a historic colonial town in Western Honduras. Nestled at the base of Montaña Celaque, the highest mountain in Honduras, Gracias is a beautiful, natural oasis, well off the beaten path. Home to the largest concentration of indigenous Indians in Honduras, it is considered to be he heart of the indigenous Lenca culture, providing visitors a rich, cultural immersion experience.
While you're there, you’ll also provide support to the local economy while dining on delicious Honduran cuisine at nearby restaurants each night and staying in double-occupancy rooms in a modest, comfortable hotel. On the build site, you’ll participate in a variety of tasks vital to the construction of the home including digging, carrying bricks, mixing cement, compacting dirt, moving materials and painting.
- Saturday: Arrive. Arrive at Villeda Morales airport (SAP), where Habitat for Humanity staff welcomes you. You’ll meet the rest of the team, travel to the build site and enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.
- Sunday: Learn. Habitat staff will introduce you to our work in Honduras and show you the community where you’ll work.
- Monday-Thursday: Build. Get your hands dirty on the build site during the day, stopping for lunch and breaks. Enjoy free time and relax with your team in the evenings
- Friday: Celebrate. Work until noon and have lunch at the worksite, followed by a farewell celebration in the afternoon.
- Saturday: Explore. Absorb local Honduran culture and celebrate the week with a final dinner with the team.
- Sunday: Goodbyes. Continue your journey in Honduras independently or head home.
Leading this team
Thomas Saylor is leading this trip and would love to tell you more about the experience!
When asked why he's excited to return to Honduras, Thomas shared, "I'm a professor of history at a small college in Minnesota. This will be my 11th trip to Central America. These trips are important for me as a way to give back to others and learn more about our hemisphere and its people. Join us!"