VolunTour: Revive a School in East Java

Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia
4 Nights
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On this adults only VolunTour to Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia, show your Heart to Serve with WorldVentures Foundation™ and Kaliandra Sejati Foundation to improve the lives and living conditions of children at the ALAshary Secondary School. Bring the interior and exterior of the school to life with murals and light construction work. Ensure that the children will enjoy a safe, comfortable space to learn for years to come when you help replace the roof and walls. Play with the children and gain a better understanding of their daily lives, personalities and bright hopes for the future.

VolunTours are professionally planned, guided trips that put volunteers to work beautifying communities, building infrastructure and brightening the lives of children. You will participate in a child-serving project as you become immersed in the culture.

At a Glance:
• More than one-tenth of Indonesia’s population live below the poverty line, earning an average of US$1.90 per person, per day.
• Java is the most populous island on the planet and home to approximately two-thirds of Indonesia’s urban poor.
• Kaliandra Sejati Foundation works with approximately 100 villages in order to help produce, market and buy locally grown fruit and vegetables at 3 times the average price.

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This trip will close by April 24.



What's Included
Your VolunTour includes 5 days and 4 nights in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia, as well as:
• The opportunity to serve with Kaliandra Sejati Foundation to assist with light construction work, mural painting and replacing the roof and walls.
• Taman safari tour; includes transportation.
• Optional Mt. Bromo tour; includes transportation.
• 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 4 dinners.
• Complimentary T-shirt.
• Complimentary documentation of the program.
• Conservation donation of 3,000 Indonesian rupiah per person.
• A VolunTour Account Manager will be provided on this trip. Their goal is to ensure you have a great experience from landing to liftoff. They host a welcome reception on arrival day, attend scheduled activities throughout the trip, notify the group of itinerary updates and more.



Transportation

Airfare is not included in the trip price! The closest commercial airport to the hotels is Juanda International Airport (SUB). We highly recommend that you purchase travel insurance for any trip.

Airport Transfers

Round-trip airport transfers are included from:
• Juanda International Airport (SUB) to Kaliandra Eco Resort & Organic Farm on May 19 at 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m.
• Hotel Bromo Permai 1 to Juanda International Airport (SUB) on May 23 at 5 p.m.

To arrange your airport transfers, please submit flight details HERE by May 5.

Airport transfer scheduling restrictions apply based on flight date(s), transfer times and the arrival and destination airport(s); refer to the Policies section for more information.

Hotel Details

 Kaliandra Eco Resort & Organic Farm sits along the slopes of Mt. Arjuna. Guests can enjoy a wide variety of activities and services, including aromatherapy treatments, Javanese massage and a specialized Enzyme Detox Therapy thought to support health and longevity.

Hotel features:
• 3 restaurants.
• 1 outdoor lap pool.
• Kaliandra Wellness Retreat spa facilities.
• Fitness center.

Bungalow accommodations with:
• 3 bedrooms with 1 king and 4 twin beds, or 6 twin beds.
• Maximum occupancy 6 adults per bungalow.
• 1 bathroom with 1 shower.
• Complimentary Wi-Fi in public spaces.

Check-in: 3 p.m.
Checkout: noon.

Kaliandra Eco Resort & Organic Farm
Dusun Gamoh, RT 7/RW 12
Desa Dayerejo, Kecamatan Prigen, Jawa Timur 67157, Indonesia


Hotel Bromo Permai 1, located in Indonesia’s Sea of Sand protected nature reserve, boasts picturesque views of East Java’s Mt. Bromo. Guest also enjoy its convenient location to the Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park.

Hotel features:

• 1 restaurant.

Standard Twin accommodations with:
• 2 single beds.
• Maximum occupancy 2 adults.
• Private bathroom.
• Television.
• Tea and coffee.

Check-in: 1 p.m.
Checkout: 10 a.m.

Hotel Bromo Permai 1
Dusun Cemora Lawang, Desa Ngadisari, Kecamatan Sukapura
Sukapura Probolinggo, Jawa Timur 67254, Indonesia


  • Destination
    Surabaya, the capital of East Java, known locally as Jawa Timur, is the 2nd-largest city in Indonesia. This major port city is also known as an “extended metropolis area” with a population total of 2.8 million inhabitants and 9 million spread across the nearly 50 districts that make up its urban areas. It also makes up about 18 percent of the population in East Java, Indonesia’s poorest province. It’s estimated that about 10 percent of the province’s population live below the poverty line, the majority living in overcrowded, poorly constructed housing conditions that lack clean water, proper sanitation and electricity.
  • Itinerary

    Day 1

    Arrive at the airport and transfer to the hotel at 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m. or 2 p.m.
    Check into the hotel at any time after 3 p.m.
    7-8 p.m.: Welcome dinner.
    8-9 p.m.: Briefing and prepare for the next VolunTour service day.
    Overnight at Kaliandra Eco Resort & Organic Farm.

    Day 2


    7-8 a.m.: Breakfast at the resort.
    8 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Service work at the ALAshary Secondary School.
    • 8 a.m. – noon: Opening ceremony and tour of the school.
    • Noon – 1 p.m.: Lunch.
    • 1-4 p.m.: Interact with the students during games, songs and dances.
    4:30 p.m.: Transfer back to the hotel.
    6-8 p.m.: Dinner.
    Overnight at Kaliandra Eco Resort & Organic Farm.

    Day 3

    7-8 a.m.: Breakfast at the resort.
    8 a.m. – noon: Continue service work at ALAshary Secondary School. 
    Noon – 1 p.m.: Lunch.
    1-4 p.m.: Interact with the students during games, songs and dances.
    4:30 p.m.: Transfer back to the hotel. 
    7-9 p.m.: Gala dinner featuring live music.
    Overnight at Kaliandra Eco Resort & Organic Farm.

    Day 4

    The morning at your leisure.
    Breakfast and lunch at the hotel.
    1 p.m.: Check out of the hotel.
    2 p.m.: Depart for Mt. Bromo.
    Check into Hotel Bromo Permai 1.
    6 p.m.: Dinner at the hotel.
    The rest of the evening at your leisure.
    Overnight at Hotel Bromo Permai 1.

    Day 5

    Check out of the hotel by 10 a.m. and transfer the airport, or go on an optional full-day tour.
    3 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Optional Mt. Bromo tour; includes transportation.*
    • 3 a.m.: Early wake-up call.
    • 3:30 a.m.: Transfer by Jeep to Mt. Bromo.
    • 4:30 a.m.: Watch the sunrise and explore Mt. Bromo.
    • 9 a.m.: Transfer to a local restaurant for breakfast.
    • 10 a.m.: Arrive back at the hotel to freshen up and check out.
    • Check out of the hotel by 10 a.m.
    • 11 a.m.: Transfer to Surabaya.
    • 3 p.m.: Enjoy a late lunch.
    • 4 p.m.: Shopping at your leisure for souvenirs and more.
    • 5 p.m.: Transfer to Juanda International Airport (SUB).**

    Itinerary subject to change.

    *Guests should wear warm clothing for this excursion, as early morning temperatures average 50 degrees Fahrenheit (10 degrees Celsius) or below.
    **Please arrange a late return flight.


  • Additional Information
    Rooming occupancy during your stay in Kaliandra is 6 people per 3-bedroom bungalow with 1 bathroom and 1 shower. Because of these accommodations, this VolunTour is for adults only. Children are not allowed on this trip.
  • Policies
    A signed WorldVentures Foundation Volunteer Waiver will be required to participate in this VolunTour. Please download the waiver.

    Members booking this VolunTour are required to purchase trip cancellation and medical insurance from the vendor of their choice. Proof of insurance must be received 4 weeks prior to travel. Please read for more information.

    Children ages 17 and older, accompanied by a paid parent or legal guardian, are welcome on this VolunTour. The child’s reservation must be booked, paid for and his or her name on the rooming list in order to be checked in. Regardless of age, all guests are charged the adult rate.

    Cancellation Policy*: If you cancel 36 days or more before the start date of your trip, you’ll get a full refund. If you cancel within 35 days of the start date of your trip, your trip will not be refunded.

    *This cancellation policy is subject to rules and regulations in applicable jurisdictions in which our travel supplier is based. Therefore, in the event of conflict between the cancellation policy displayed here and cancellation terms in supplier booking terms, the provisions of the booking terms will prevail.

    Name Change Policy: If you change any name(s) on your booking 45 days or more before the start date of your trip, there will be no fee for the name change(s). If you change any name(s) on your booking 44 to 31 days before the start date of your trip, you’ll be charged a fee of US$50 per name change. Name changes are not permitted within 30 days of the start date of your trip.

    Please Contact Travel Support if you have special requests regarding bedding, meals or medical needs, or any other questions about this trip.

    At the time of booking, you will see a page with your order number and trip cost. This is your confirmation. Please retain and bring this information with you on your trip.

    Hotel/resort credits and/or discounts cannot be converted to cash, and any not used during your stay will expire immediately upon your departure. Member is responsible for paying any taxes that may be added to items purchased with hotel/resort credit.

    In the unfortunate event that an activity or excursion is no longer available, we will substitute a similar activity of equal or greater value.

    Make sure that your passport and visa, if applicable, are up-to-date before you leave! It’s important to double check that you have all the identification and other documentation required by the specific country you’re traveling to. In many countries, passports and visas must be valid for 6 months or longer after the trip end date. If you are unable to obtain the required identification and other documentation, the Cancellation Policy for this VolunTour will apply.

    Please note: Due to contractual supplier policies, we may not be able to confirm requested name or room changes to existing bookings for trips that are scheduled to travel within 30 days of your request.

    Members with additional people in the room, not booked prior to travel, will be charged the hotel’s prevailing rate, not the trip price.

    Pricing shown is for each person, and is based on 2 adults per room.

    Please don’t consider your change requests official until you receive a confirmation email from your VolunTour Account Manager.

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