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Please note, ALTSO's Terima Kasih Retreat 2016 is now full

There is nothing more powerful than seeing first hand how ALTSO is leveling the playing field for children in the developing world - thanks to you. ALTSO's Terima Kasih Retreat is an invitation-only, week-long experience, where you'll meet beneficiaries of ALTSO's 2016 Indonesia programs, tour the clinic where it all happens, and connect with your fellow ALTSO teammates. Join us and see how together, we're transforming lives in Indonesia. 

 

 

DATE

Check-in:

1:00 pm Sunday, May 22, 2016

Check-out:

10:00 am Sunday, May 29, 2016

 

LOCATION

Bali, Indonesia

 

PRICE: $3,500 per guest

breakdown:

$2,000 donation

(100% tax-deductible, provides free assistive devices and rehabilitative care to 8 children, allocated to ALTSO's 2016 Indonesian programs)

$1,500 villa fee

(accommodation, private ground transportation, food and drink)

 

INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS

(not included)

International flights are booked by travelers independently. We are happy to refer you to a trusted, independent travel agent upon request.

 

ITINERARY

During the on-days*, you will witness the manufacturing of prosthetic and orthotic devices, the provision of rehabilitative services in a clinical setting, visit urban areas and rural villages, (where ALTSO's CoolKids reside). We’ll also engage in interactive sessions to strategize on how we can scale the impact you’ve seen.

Your experience will not only provide you with a brand new perspective of the work we do, but will introduce a new sustainable model to increase support to ALTSO’s global programs.

During the off-days, you will have the opportunity to visit historical and spiritual sites, relax on the beach, rejuvenate at the spa, sightsee, surf, shop till you drop and explore all the mysteries Bali has to offer. You may choose to do as little or as much as you want.

Please note, a more detailed itinerary will be provided closer to the check-in date via electronic format along with suggested activities and excursions for your off-days in Bali.

*on-days will consist of a 3 day itinerary to learn more about ALTSO's program partnership at Puspadi Bali.

 
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VILLA DETAILS

Villas accommodate up to 28 people and provide a full range of amenities to make your stay in Bali feel like a home away from home.

 

SERVICES INCLUDED

Chef service (breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and premium spirits), on-site concierge service, private ground transportation, airport pickup and drop off, 24-hour security.

 

AT EXTRA COST

Spa services, activities and excursions, off-site dining and entertainment.

 

 

FEATURES & AMENITIES...

will vary based on the specific villa selected. However, all villas are typically outfitted with:

air conditioned bedrooms (master suites, king suites, and twin rooms), satellite TV, Wi-Fi access, telephones, fax machines, safes, music/movie selections, books, fully equipped kitchen and bar.

 

OUTDOOR FEATURES...

will vary based on the specific villa selected. However, all villas are typically outfitted with:

swimming pools, terraces with lounge areas, loungers, alfresco dining, bars, barbecues, gardens, parking.

 

GETTING AROUND

Personal drivers will be at your service during your entire stay at ALTSO's Terima Kasih Retreat. If comfortable on the open road, motorbikes can be arranged upon request (rental fares not included). In the event that you would like to get lost and explore the island at your own discretion (without the use of a personal driver), Uber service is available to get you where you need to go (Uber fares not included).

 

HOW TO JOIN: PAYMENT INFO

Please note, ALTSO's Terima Kasih Retreat 2016 is now full

 

1. PROVIDE DONATION & VILLA PAYMENT: $3,500

Deadline: Friday, april 1, 2016

You will receive an online invoice via email to provide the donation & villa payment. Payment is due no later than April 1, 2016. Please note, payment may be made by credit card or check.

 

2. COMPLETE TRAVEL DETAILS FORM

to be cOMPLETEd FOLLOWING CONFIRMATION of flights

If you’re able to join us for an incredible week abroad, please complete the travel details form following securing your flights so ALTSO can record your vital travel information and plan accordingly.

 

Can't make the trip but want to contribute anyway? 100% of your tax-deductible contribution will benefit children treated at ALTSO's program partner Puspadi Bali. Contribute here.

 
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DONATION & VILLA FEE ($3,500)

We must pay our tour operators in advance; therefore we must collect your full villa fee payment no later than April 1, 2016. If payment has not been made in full by April 1, 2016, your spot on the trip will no longer be guaranteed and may be cancelled at the sole discretion of ALTSO. Please note your $2,000 non-refundable donation deposit will be retained by ALTSO.

 

PAYMENT & CANCELLATION POLICY

Please note that there will be no refunds or discounts for arriving late, leaving early, flight cancellations, travel delays or illness. If you cancel your participation in the retreat for any reason, the cancellation policy below will apply, with no exceptions. We wish we could compensate people for unforeseen circumstances (injury, family emergency, etc.), but we have costs already incurred when reserving retreat villas and third-party service providers. We have designed our cancellation policy to be as compassionate as possible in the case that your plans change. But to protect yourself further, we strongly encourage you to purchase travel insurance.

 

 

IF YOU CANCEL

(CANCELLATION PERIOD ENDS april 14)

If you cancel on or before April 14 (the “Cancellation Period”), the balance of your payment (villa fee) will be reimbursed without penalty, and you will be responsible for any processing fees charged by the payment processing company. If you cancel after the Cancellation Period, ALTSO will not issue any refund for your villa fee, as we must pay our tour operators in advance to reserve the rooms. Please note that your $2,000 donation deposit is not refundable in either case, and will be retained by ALTSO, even if you cancel during the Cancellation Period. To cancel, you must send an email stating that you wish to cancel to awarco@altso.org.

 

IF WE CANCEL

If we have to cancel the trip due to too few participants, we will refund you 100% of any and all payments you submitted. We cannot however compensate you for airfare or travel costs incurred. In the unlikely event that the Terima Kasih Retreat must be canceled due to weather, natural disaster or political upheaval, we cannot guarantee a refund – it will be depending on receiving a refund from the venue / tour operator we work with. To cover these risks, we highly recommend you purchase travel insurance.

 

TRAVEL INSURANCE 

(not included)

The best way to protect yourself from any unforeseen circumstance is to purchase trip insurance. Travel Insurance may be able to protect you (based on the type of plan) in case:

  • you cancel your participation in the retreat
  • retreat is cancelled due to weather, natural disaster, or not enough participants to run the trip
  • lost baggage
  • medical expenses and the cost of repatriation should you become ill or injured

ALTSO strongly recommends that all travelers have travel insurance for any trip they wish to take with us. Please note that some insurance options require purchase within 24 hours of making payment for your trip.

Guests may acquire travel insurance through any travel insurance company of their choosing. ALTSO recommends that travelers evaluate the insurance options available for their needs, and inquire with providers about insurance that will provide coverage if the trip needs to be cancelled.

 

Recommended Company & PACKAGE:

Travelguard's Platinum Package Travel Insurance

 

 

ARRIVAL/DEPARTURE INFO

*Arrive in Denpasar at Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS) on Sunday, May 22, 2016.

Villa check in: 1:00 pm


*Depart from Denpasar, at Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS) on Sunday, May 29, 2016.

Villa check out: 10:00 am

 

*While the retreat begins on May 22nd and ends on May 29th, please let us know if you would like to arrive earlier or extend your trip and we’d be happy to assist with pre and post-trip hotel arrangements.

 

PASSPORT

Travelers to Indonesia should ensure that the validity of their passports extends at least six months beyond the end of their intended stay, and should have at least two blank (unstamped) visa pages in their passport to enter the country. The last two amendment pages are unacceptable for immigration stamps. Travelers should make sure there are sufficient pages for visas and immigration stamps to enter into Indonesia and other countries to be visited en route to Indonesia or elsewhere in the region.

 

CURRENCY

The Indonesian Rupiah is the currency of Indonesia. The currency code for Rupiah is IDR, and the currency symbol is Rp. The current exchange rate is: 1 USD to 13,000 IDR. Please make sure to check the going rate prior to departure for a more up-to-date status..

 

VISA

(not included)

Visa on Arrival can be obtained directly when you arrive at airports or sea ports in Indonesia. Visa on Arrival is given to a person who has come with holiday/leisure, business or social visit purposes in Indonesia. The maximum length of stay is 30 days and can be extended for another 30 days.

This visa will be issued at the airport/seaport when you enter Indonesia. You need to bring the following:

  • Passport – which has to be valid at least 6 months from planned entrance
  • 2 passport size recent photographs
  • Return ticket is compulsory
  • Visa fee (cash only): Tourist visit of maximum 30 days: USD $35 (cash)

 

HEALTH CONCERNS

Please be sure to check the CDC Website for Indonesia for updated information about vaccinations and health concerns, and check with your medical provider or travel clinic about your individual requirements.

In addition to being up-to-date on routine vaccinations 4-6 weeks before travel, the CDC recommends that most travelers be vaccinated for Hepatitis A and Typhoid. The CDC also recommends some travelers to be vaccinated for Hepatitis B, Japanese Encephalitis, Rabies, Yellow Fever*, and to take prescription medication before, during and after your trip to prevent Malaria**.

*Note, there is no risk of yellow fever in Indonesia, however, proof of vaccination is required if you are arriving from a country with risk of yellow fever.
**Note, Malaria is not common in the areas we are traveling to but we defer to your individual health care provider’s recommendation.

 

ATTIRE

You may choose to beach bum it, dress to impress or anything in-between but be warned, Bali is hot! Please note, when visiting rural villages and spiritual sites, it is customary for women to cover their shoulders and to not reveal their thighs. When visiting spiritual or historical sites, it is customary for both men and women to wear a sarong around their waists.

 

GEAR

(optional)

Sunscreen, 1 travel size mosquito repellent, 1 reusable water bottle and 1 sarong.

 

LUGGAGE

Please keep in mind the international restrictions for luggage on the carrier of your choosing.

 

 

 

If you have any additional questions please feel free to reach out to A.J. Warco at awarco@altso.org