We are finally ready to officially announce our 2019 Service/Super Trip to The Philippines! We are super excited about all we are going to do on this trip! You will not need a visa, however a Passport will be required. If you do not have one yet, please start looking into getting one now. The trip is going to be split into three purposes. The first, and the one where the most time will be spent is on service. We are looking into many different service opportunities but what we are looking at includes medical care, building/repairing homes, teaching English classes to adults, teaching theatre classes in schools to kids and many others. The second purpose is for history. The Philippines is home to a lot of awesome World War II history. On the trip we will visit Bataan, the Cabanatuan POW Camp, travel along the Bataan Death March Trail, go to the American World War II Cemetery, the Capas Shrine (monument park to the Bataan Death March) and more. The third purpose is to have some fun! We will spend a couple nights at a beach resort playing in the famous white sand, hiking El Kabayo Falls, going to Ocean Adventure Park and a whole lot more!
The cost for this trip will be (drum roll please) only $995 plus airfare!
This cost will include all of the following:
- Transportation in The Philippines
- 8 nights in a highly rated hotel
- Breakfast each morning at the hotel
- Lunch each day as a group
- Tickets to historical sites
- Ticket to Ocean Adventure Park
The cost does not include:
- Airfare to and from The Philippines
- Souvenir money
- Dinner money
Airfare can cost anywhere between $800 and $1600 depending on where you depart from across the country. It is least expensive from LAX where a round trip flight currently costs between $740-$1200 depending on airline etc. The best one (non-stop to Manila on Philippine Air) is actually only $927 right now. Airfare from Salt Lake City looks to be in the $1200-$1500 range however you can get a fairly cheap round trip to LAX for only $100-$200 and take advantage of that cheaper ticket. (THIS IS STRONGLY RECCOMENDED) While you look for flights, keep in mind that you need to arrive at Manila International Airport (MNL) sometime between 3:45 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 29 and depart anytime during the day on Thursday, June 6. Because of the International Date Line and time change, you will likely have to leave the evening of May 27 or early morning May 28 to arrive in the correct time frame. If you would like help booking flights, OR to book your child on the same flight at Brother Long, please e-mail Brother Long at firstname.lastname@example.org
Souvenirs and food are super inexpensive in The Philippines. I would budget probably $50-$250 total for the entire trip for dinners and souvenirs.
WE ARE STRICTLY LIMITING THIS TRIP! In order to register, please e-mail email@example.com with the following information for each participant:
After the e-mail is received, you will receive a confirmation e-mail. When you receive that, you must call the office and pay the $500 down payment per participant. YOUR SPOT WILL NOT BE SAVED UNTIL YOU PAY.
There are no required vaccinations however, it is recommended to obtain Malaria and Typhoid shots.
Anyone who is currently a Liahona student, alumni, staff member or family of any are invited to attend.
Please note, if you are a parent or other adult 21 or older coming with us, we may ask you to help in the capacity of a chaperone on the trip.