Tela Bay, Honduras
Trip cost: US$1,995
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 Tela Bay, an important banana town along the coast. Home to two national parks and a botanical garden flush with exotic plants and fruit. The region is sustained through tourism, fishing and agriculture, including palm oil, rambutan, mangoteen and cassava.
You’ll support 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 San Pedro Sula airport, where Habitat for Humanity staff welcomes you. You’ll meet the rest of the team, travel to Tela Bay and enjoy dinner family style 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-Friday: 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.
- 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!"