Porto

The Community Cooperation and Development programs presented by the Solidarity Routes are constantly adapted to the needs of the communities. We plan programs with local populations and organizations, thus enabling the development of structured community work, ensuring that participants cooperate in a meaningful way for the development of the local community.

The aim of the programs is to involve the participants in community-driven activities, that may involve the holding of artistic and educational workshops with children and young people; Environmental workshops or animal protection.

Minimum stay
The programs are organized for a minimum period of 8 days. Should you require a longer stay, please contact us at geral@rotassolidarias.org

Program Date
The program is open all year round.

Who can participate
The programs are intended for people over 18 or minors accompanied by a responsible adult, provided they are in good health.

Requirements
To get involved in one of the programs it is not required any prior experience, only the will and energy to achieve the objectives of all activities.

Program Value

Per person: 450 € (VAT included) + FLIGHTS

Program organized in collaboration with tourism partners.

We choose not to include the value of the trip so that you can choose the best solution for you. If you need some help with your flight arrangements, please contact us.

The program values are based on the service costs and fees in effect at the date of publication of this program and are subject to legal changes resulting from the variation of the costs of these services and fees.

I want to participate
Itinerary Porto

1st day
Arrival in Porto.
Transfer to your hostel.

2nd Day
A community tour through the historical center of Porto guided by a community guide that tells stories, shares memories and curiosities along the way. It includes a typical snack in the fashion of Porto’s taverns with typical and traditional snacks. Rest of the day free to walk around and discover the rest of the city.

3rd to 6th Day
Development of community work, free time to enjoy the charms of the city.

7th Day
Eco-Social Circuit (Re) discovering Porto in an informal and familiar way. Circuit of discovery and adventure, where secrets of urban and rural space are unraveled with all naturalness. Rest of the day free to walk around and discover the typical crafts of the city.

8th Day
Check-out from the Hotel. End of our services

Change of Program
If necessary, taking into account the interests of all the parties concerned, adaptations may be made in order to ensure the smooth implementation of the program.

Organization

What is included in the program?

Accommodation in shared room (the program is always in a shared room even if you sign up individually. For single room, please contact the “Solidarity Routes”) breakfast included; Kitchen access; wifi.

Displacement to the Community work program.

Guidelines and information about the city, program and activities; Administrative work and program management.

1 Eco-Social Circuit and 1 Community Route through the historic center of Porto.

What is not included in the program?

The costs of flights and travel charges to the country of the program. This way you have the flexibility to choose the best solution, there are now many ways to move around at affordable prices.

To participate, a Travel Insurance is required to cover medical expenses and repatriation expenses. You can choose the best solution through the Insurer or in many cases the companies offer optional insurance in the acquisition of the ticket.

Visas, passport and expenses associated with obtaining it.

Traveler’s advice and medication (if needed);

Expenses of a personal nature; food not specified in the program; Gratuities of any kind; Entrances to monuments and museums; Activities and visits, as well as all services not mentioned in the program.

Program costs description

The value of the program includes:

The payment of the services organized by the partners.

A percentage of the value generated by the Solidarity Routes project is donated to the community to meet identified needs and give continuity to social projects

Registration fee, this is the only source of income that the Solidarity Routes receives for the sustainability of the project. It contributes to maintaining promotion and marketing costs, administrative costs, expenses to carry out follow-up visits to social projects in all the countries we operate and costs with the project team.

How to participate

It’s simple… just send an email to geral@rotassolidarias.org with the program’s identification and the availability of dates to travel and you will receive all the information necessary to immerse yourself in a unique experience.

Cancellation Policy

Because it is a combined program between different partners and subject to certain conditions, any cancellation by the participant can produce cancellation fees:

  1. Greater than 15 days, penalty of 40% of the total price of the program
  2. Between 15 and 7 days, the penalty of 60% of the total price of the program
  3. Less than 7 days, 100% program price penalty
Useful information

Who can participate
The programs are intended for people over 18 or minors accompanied by a responsible adult, provided they are in good health.

Requirements
To get involved in one of the programs it is not required any prior experience, only the will and energy to achieve the objectives of all activities.

Official language is Portuguese, mother tongue is Creole;

Official currency is the Cape Verdiano Shield, the Euro is accepted without restrictions, € 1 equals approximately 110,265 Cape Verdean Shields; Credit Cards, Visa and Mastercard are only accepted in some hotels;

Tourist Visa is required, must be requested from the respective embassies or consulates.

There is no required vaccination, but it is advisable to ask the doctor. It is advisable to take the basic medicines, such as aspirins, intestinal regulators, ointments, band-aids, insect repellent, sunscreen;

Climate, the annual average temperature of the air is approximately 25ºC, the seasons of the year are mainly two: that of the rains and the one of the drought or time of the breezes;

Clothing It is advisable to wear lightweight clothing of natural fabrics, bathing suit, sunglasses, hat, slippers, for the day, and a long-sleeved knit and pants for the night (avoids mosquito bites and the cooling breeze sea breeze ).

Participants should bear in mind that sometimes the African context has limitations that make it less structured, so it may be necessary to integrate several activities or respond to needs identified at the time.

TRAVEL AND COOPERATE

Travel and Cooperate is an innovative and sustainable way of getting to know the world, with the purpose of collaborate with the community while giving the participant the knowledge of the local culture.

Vision

Work in favor of the community and its sustainable development.

Mission

Implement Community Cooperation and Development programs that contribute to the development of more equitable societies.

Values

"I value things, not for what they are worth, but for what they mean"
Gabriel García Márquez