Travel to India with the India Gospel League and Highland Park Church on a Medical Team. This trip is not open to the public, so if you found yourself on this page, you've likely already talked with Vicki Orcutt at Highland Park Church of God or an Andrew W Lyon Travel staff member. When you're ready to book, please click the "book now" banner or call us at (502) 791-5966. Thanks!
-Andrew W Lyon Travel Team
PS - We're also working on an optional extension to an Indian beach for a few days after the trip. We'll add that pricing and itinerary information in the coming weeks.
Dates - January 18-26, 2018
January 17/18 - Depart Casper, Wyoming (departure date depends on air itineraries and pricing)
January 19 - Arrive evening. Overnight Chennai or Bangalore (depending on air itinerary and pricing)
January 20 - Depart hotel around 10AM to drive to Salem IGL headquarters. Arrive late afternoon. Have an easy afternoon with a quick tour of the Salem campus and a children’s program.
January 21 - Review patients ready for surgery
January 22-24 - Perform surgeries (2-3 surgeries per day)
January 25 - Post operative care for patients, debriefing
January 21 - After a quick orientation, we’ll head to a house dedication in the area. Then we’ll head in the afternoon to the IGL headquarters which are near Sharon Gardens but off campus. In the afternoon there will be a chance to grab some souvenirs before rejoining the surgical team for dinner at Sharon Gardens.
January 22 - We’ll travel to a village for a general medical camp today and be gone all day until dinner
January 23 - Travel to Deviyakurichi to pray with and feed lepers. Afterward, we’ll visit children in the Ammayagaram home and travel back to Salem to rejoin the surgical team for dinner at Sharon Gardens.
January 24 - Today we’ll travel to Nachinampatty, a village undergoing development with IGL’s Adopt a Village project. Rejoin the surgical team for dinner at Sharon Gardens.
January 25 - Worship service in a village church, pray for patients in post-operative care, and have a final farewell dinner at Sharon Gardens.
January 26 - Depart Salem for airport (or seashore for beach extension), arrive USA
$1850.00 - plus international airfare (estimated between $1,300-$1,800)
Includes: all food, lodging, ground transportation, cultural sites, tips, project materials, fees to IGL, visa fees, travel insurance (through Faith Ventures with IGL)
Does not include: souvenirs, passport if needed, immunizations/shots if needed, surgeon visa form ($100 for surgeons), international airfare (estimated between $1,300-$1,800)
Please note: If you are a surgeon coming on this trip, there is an additional surgeon visa required. Please add $100.00 per surgeon to the cost above to cover the cost of this visa. We will send this form separately from Indian visa forms after airfares are purchased.
We’ll begin pricing out airfares in the summer. Vicki and Andrew will agree on a flight itinerary and price that work best for the dates and we’ll work with passengers individually to purchase air. If you’d like to use credit card points or miles for airfare, we’ll work with you individually on that option as well.
Andrew W Lyon Travel will be sending out specific visa application instructions for each member of the group this summer. If you do not already have a passport, please apply soon and plan to have your passport no later than August 2017. Each individual will send their passport, passport sized photos, and application to Andrew W Lyon travel and we’ll handle all the logistics, double checking all information and working with our partners at the Indian embassies to ensure the visas are returned with no problems.
June 1, 2017 - $500.00 per person - deposit reserves your space
September 1, 2017 - $1,300.00-$1,800.00 - international airfare purchase
November 1, 2017 - $1,350.00 per person - remaining balance due
Deposits are fully refundable up to 90 days before the trip for all expenses except airfares. Full payment due 60 days before the trip.