WHAT’S DIFFERENT ABOUT A MUDITA TRIP?
For starters, a lot. Mudita trips are for people who want to have a crazy adventure, but also do something meaningful.
Mudita trips are all about high-impact projects with a small group of people who assemble, construct and complete projects in a short amount of time. It’s hard to explain, but watch what some of our travellers thought about it. After that, we responsibly explore and enjoy the country to soak up every amazing experience it has to offer.
We don’t enter areas for a quick photo and move on. High impact, make a difference, and then off to explore the region. Boom!
WHAT ARE THE ``PROJECT FEES``?
The project fee contributes to your fundraising efforts to pay for all the work we do at our partner organizations. 100% of this amount goes to the project, we don’t take a single cent of it.
If you want to fundraise this portion of your trip with the help of friends, family, co- workers or whoever, we encourage you to do so!
WHY SHOULD I DONATE AND SIGN UP FOR A MUDITA PROJECT?
Every dollar of your donation goes into creating a meaningful, lasting impact on a person’s life. Johnny, Josh nor any other admin takes a fee from your donation. Our trips promise to be the most unique and exhilarating thing you’ll have done in a long time, maybe ever? Full disclosure of how your money is spent here.
HOW MUCH OF MY DONATION GOES INTO THE PROJECT?
90% of your donations goes into the project. 10% of it goes into taking the winner on the trip. 0% goes to admin, banking or any other lame type of fees.
HOW DO I KNOW YOU GUYS ARE FOR REAL?
Good Question. The internet is full of shysters. Fortunately, we aren’t one of them. You can check out our story in some of the most trusted publications on earth here and here as well as take a look at our past projects, listen to what our travelers have to say and read our blogs www.onestep4ward.com and www.smallworldtravels.com
DO I NEED SPECIAL SKILLS TO GO ON A MUDITA TRIP?
No, you do not. However, you must come with a willingness to work, an openness for adventure and be ready for the experience of a lifetime!
CAN I COME ALONG ONLY FOR THE VOLUNTEERING PORTION OF THE TRIP?
Mudita Adventures exists for people who love to travel! We know we’re fortunate to be able to explore the world and have awesome adventures, but travel can be so much more than that. We want to delve deep, to help the local communities who welcome us into their countries, and to go home with amazing new experiences, new friends and a new perspective.
With that in mind, we travel as one awesome group, we all travel together, we volunteer together, we stay up late and wake up early together! We therefore can’t accept people for portions of the trip, come and enjoy the whole ride with us.
HOW CAN I WIN A MUDITA TRIP?
It’s as easy as making a donation and sticking your name to it.
HOW DO YOU CHOOSE THE WINNER?
We aren’t very tech savvy, so thankfully it’s not rocket science. We extract all the names of the donors, take into account how many times they’ve donated, insert them into an online randomizer and voila – a name is generated. Winner!
I’VE DONATED BUT IS THERE ANY OTHER WAY I CAN HELP?
You can join one of our trips! Each ticket sold includes a donation, so you’ll be helping greatly by simply coming along.
If that doesn’t work out for you either, we are always looking for new and meaningful projects. If you or someone you know has a need or knows of a project, we’d love to hear from you. Or if you have something of value to send to one of our current or past projects, please send us an email and we can talk about it.
HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE ON A MUDITA TRIP?
Between 10 and 15 travelers in addition to our group leaders. Making it a tight-knit crew of people whom you can really get to know and share the experience with. On some of our trips there is also a videographer, a local guide and a project coordinator making the total around 18-20.
WHERE ARE MOST OF THE MUDITA TRAVELERS FROM AND WHAT’S THEIR AGE RANGE?
Our travellers are from everywhere! We have had volunteers from every continent, and from over 15 different countries. The age ranges from early 20’s to late 40’s, but age is just a number and if you’re up for adventure, we don’t discriminate.
ARE FLIGHTS INCLUDED?
No, unfortunately the price of the trip does not include flights.
WHAT COMFORT LEVEL AND STYLE OF TRIP DOES MUDITA ADVENTURES OFFER?
Our trip style is unique, think adventure with a drop of comfort. That means we like to get our hands dirty, throw ourselves into wild and new experiences, but at the end of the day we like to relax poolside with a cold beer. We’re cozy and rough around the edges at the same time.
WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE PRICE OF THE TRIP?
The price of the trip includes all your accommodation, your transportation to and from the projects and throughout the tour. All breakfast are included.
- Food – All breakfast and lunches during the project.
- Accommodation – Included since our day 1 on the trip until the night before our last day
- Transport – Transport to all destinations on the tour are included. Taxis for nights out are not.
- Activities – All listed activities are included in your tour price. You can see exactly what’s included on the trip page.
- A Mudita T-shirt
WHAT IS THE CANCELLATION POLICY?
We don’t want to see you go, but understand that life happens. If you must cancel your trip, the following conditions apply:
- 60 days or more prior to departure, we will retain the deposit
- between 59 and 31 days prior to departure, we will retain the deposit or 50%
- 30 days or less prior to departure, we retain 100%