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Build A Life Long Bond With Your Kids In The Philippines

A life changing holiday with purpose adventure that accelerates the heart connection with you and your kids, models the importance of giving back to those less fortunate, and experiences authentic cultural immersion and the joy of giving.

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11 Days From 11 April To 22 April 2023

From $3879 Per Person

Join us on a life changing mission trip to the stunning Philippines. Designed for parents and children to ditch the devices and “Build A Life Long Bond” through volunteering in local church and community projects.

Experience a dynamic praise and worship service that lifts the roof off! The Bayani Challenge provides your family powerful opportunities to serve local Filipino communities and travel like a local, not a tourist.

Our fun activities include the incredible Underground River Cave (New 7 Wonder Of the World) and stunning beaches waterfalls, caves and time to stop and relax. You and your children will learn the joy of giving to those who cannot repay you, experience the power of gratitude, and have a lifetime of beautiful memories.

Capacity up to 50

EXPERIENCE INCREDIBLE Beauty in nature, mission, and relationships

The Fun

Travelling with a community

This is not the first time the Luke and Susie community has gathered and travelled the world. In 2019, before the world broke, listeners joined Luke and Susie on a tour of Greece and Turkey in the footsteps of Paul the Apostle.

This is the latest inspiration to the Philippines.

Amazing locally sourced food

Philippines Easter Mission Trip - An array of local cuisine

You will get to experience the best of local hospitality and cuisine through various experiences on this trip. Get your taste buds ready.

Philippines Easter Mission Trip - Relax at the beach

Puerto Princesa City Tour

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Incredible Underground River

Philippines Easter Mission Trip - Underground River

The Puerto Princesa Underground River is declared as one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature. The PPSRNP contains a full mountain to the sea ecosystem and protect forests, which are among the most significant in Asia. It represents significant habitat that are important for biodiversity conservation.

Daranak Falls and Calinawan Cave

Philippines Easter Mission Trip - Daranak Falls

Daranak Falls is picturesque for locals and tourists alike. The water is beautifully refreshing and an absolute treat to the senses. What a way to enjoy God’s perfect creation.

Philippines Easter Mission Trip - caves

 

This cave comes with beauty and wonder and plenty of history to be explored. When on a trip to build a life long bond these experiences will be spoken about for years to come.

Incredible Nature

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Puerto day 9 we will have our eyes on the hunt for an epic snorkelling experience to see some of the most beautiful of God’s creatures.

The Meaningful

Daily Thought Starters to Inspire

The tour leaders and Luke from Luke and Susie will lead us each day into thought starters and conversation making thoughts around compassion, empathy, grace, gratitude, and how to live out our faith in action.

These conversations will be appropriate for all ages on the tour.

SIPAG Bayani Challenge Volunteering

Gawad Kalinga Football Club

Get involved in engaging with the kids involved with the SIPAG program, including sports ministry with soccer and basketball.

Philippines Easter Mission Trip-courts

 

We immerse ourselves in the heartbeat of Gawad Kalinga. which means to “love and care”. Community Transformation is more caught than taught and you will hear infectious stories that will inspire you to change our world. We also take time to meet local SIPAG sports students and play soccer and basketball in the new NBA sponsored facility.

Authentic cultural immersion

Having immersed ourselves in the Gawad Kalinga community and the Enchanted Farm, we leave with a fresh perspective on the world and the joy that comes from giving. We will also explores ways we can contribute to the community, perhaps even providing food for those in need.

Philippino Church Experience

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Philippines Build a life long bond church service

Gawad Kalinga

Sleep in and enjoy a fabulous breakfast. We head to Intramuros, the Spanish walled city to understand Jose Rizal’s struggle to liberate his people from 333 years of Spanish rule. We travel to the inspiring Enchanted Farm Bulacan for our Gawad Kalinga Immersion. Gawad Kalinga is based in 3000+ communities with a goal to lift 5 million Filipinos out of poverty by 2024. “Bayani” means Hero in the Filipino language Tagalog.

The Practical

All food and tours included

Philippines Easter Mission Trip - An array of local cuisine

If it is on our itinerary, it is included in the cost. There will be souvenirs and extra snacks you might choose to spend money on but everything you need will be included in what you pay.

Some of the food will be central to the cultural immersion and bond your family will talk about for years.

Pick up and return to Manila Airport

The adult’s price $3879 per person ex Brisbane, $3999 per person ex Sydney or Melbourne. The child’s price $3479 ex Brisbane and $3599 ex Sydney or Melbourne. Deposit $500 per person due on or before 13 January 2023 and  final payment will be on 13 February 2023.

Leaving Easter Tuesday 11 April on Philippine Airlines (PR) at 10.40am ex Brisbane, 11.35 ex Sydney and then 
8.00am ex Mel but all joining in Manila and then Brisbane people have to depart earlier on 20 April on Thursday  arrival Friday into Australia. Leaves at 2pm from Puerto Princesa (PPS) and then out of Manila at Midnight.

All accommodation and airfares

All of these details are a part of the cost and will be sorted by our travel partners Travel With A Cause and Trips+

Airconditioned van transport

When travelling in a country like the Philippines weather is always unpredictable and can contribute a lot to travel fatigue. That is why where it is possible our tour will endeavor of moaking the travelling experience as comfortable as possible.

Personalised Trips+ Guides from start to finish

This is not the first time Trips+ has hosted this tour and their experience and leadership will ensure this is an incredible experience for all.

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WHY THIS TRIP?

An adventure that not only teaches your children the importance of giving back but growing in empathy and compassion, but helps all of the family to grow in gratitude for every day. 

This trip was born out of conversations that highlighted our children had never really experienced how lucky they are to have food, clothes, and accessible education and options for the future.

We want them to have empathy and compassion for other who were born into very different circumstances and yet they do not really have a first hand understanding of what that means. This trip was our conviction to use the fun of a holiday adventure to grow their life understanding and empathy while getting a sense they are doing something to make someone else’s day just a little bit better because we all turned up.

The itinerary below is designed to reflect these goals for all of us who travel.

Philippines Easter Mission Trip - Ready to fly

Day 1 Fly to Manila, Philippines with Philippines Airlines

Your tour begins when your flight arrives at Manila Airport. Welcome and Dinner from our Trips+ hosts and meet with the Luke and Susie Community as we connect is person all together for the very first time.

Expoect fun and Luke’s loud laughter as we are getting set for an experience of a lifetime.

Day 2 Intramuros Spanish Qtr – Enchanted Farm

Sleep in and enjoy a fabulous breakfast. We head to Intramuros, the Spanish walled city to understand Jose Rizal’s struggle to liberate his people from 333 years of Spanish rule.

In the afternoon, we travel to the inspiring Enchanted Farm Bulacan for our Gawad Kalinga Immersion. Gawad Kalinga is based in 3000+ communities with a goal to lift 5 million Filipinos out of poverty by 2024. “Bayani” means Hero in the Filipino language Tagalog.

Day 3 Gawad Kalinga Plus SIPAG Sports Immersion

Today we immerse ourselves in the heartbeat of Gawad Kalinga. which means to “love and care”. Community Transformation is more caught than taught and you will hear infectious stories that will inspire you to change our world. We also take time to meet local SIPAG sports students and play soccer and basketball in the new NBA sponsored facility.

We end our day with a swim in the stunning infinity pool overlooking
the mountains.

Day 4 Enchanted Farm continued and Travel

Half day continuing our immersion at the Enchanted Farm. Having immersed ourselves in the Gawad Kalinga community, we leave with a fresh perspective on the world and the joy that comes from giving.

 

Afternoon travel to our next destination. (Slum Feeding if possible)

Philippines Easter Mission Trip - Slum Feeding
Philippines Easter Mission Trip - Infinity Pools

Day 5 Pinto Art Museum + Time to Chill

A short drive to the world famous Pinto Art Museum set on stunning spanish architecture. Pinto means door in Spanish and this collection will blow your minds.

In the afternoon we take time out just to stop and cool off in the refreshing pool.

Day 6 Sunday Worship Service & Daranak Falls

We travel to a local Filipino church to join in their worship service. Filipinos have a beautiful, joyful faith. and vibrant praise.

We spend the afternoon, cooling off in the refreshing Daranak Falls.

Philippines Easter Mission Trip - Daranak Falls
Philippines Easter Mission Trip Rest Day

Day 7 Rest morning

A time to relax and reflect on the journey so far. In the afternoon we fly to Puerto Princesa for our next adventures.

Day 8 The Undeground River Cave 7 New Wonders

Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park is one of the most impressive cave systems in the world, considered one of the New 7 Wonders of the World and a World Heritage Site at UNESCO. A mixture of biodiversity, intact virgin forests and unique wildlife.

 

If you are game- try the Sabang Zipline 800m across acqua clear water.

Philippines Easter Mission Trip - THE UNDEGROUND RIVER CAVE
Philippines Easter Mission Trip - Relax at the beach

Day 9 Stunning Beaches

Today we visit some beautiful beaches and cool off in the refreshing acqua waters. Plus take some time to chill and have spontaneous adventure.

Day 10 Puerto City Tour

We visit some Puerto city sites and pasalubong souvenirs shops.

 

Our QLD guests leave us to fly back to Manila around midday.

Philippines Easter Mission Trip - City
Philippines Easter Mission Trip - Ready to fly

Day 11 Flight home

Our Build A Life Long Bond With Your Kids adventure is coming to an end. We reflect with gratitude on what we have experienced.

 

You will arrive early morning Saturday 22nd April 2023

Philippines Easter Mission Trip - Daranak Falls

Build A LifeLong Bond With Your Kids

Ditch the devices (except for photos) and create a lifetime of memories together

Luke and Susie led thought starters

Each day on the trip the Luke and Susie team will lead our travelling team through a daily thought starter about empathy, compassion, grace, and living a faith driven life of action.

When you join the trip you will be invited to an online community so our travel party can start to connect and get to know each other before we even jump on the plane. This will enable us to prepare to make the absolute best for the meaningful aspects, but also the fun for the adventure we are about to take together.

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Our Guides

Justin will bring the local knowledge having hosted tours to the Philippines before, and Luke will host the community that has gathered on this trip through the national Luke and Susie radio show.

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