FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT WILL I RECEIVE IN TURN FOR A DONATION?
In turn for a $3500 donation to Idaho Condor Humanitarian, you will be invited to volunteer with us on our 2020 Expedition! The first $500 is due by December 1, 2019, and is non-refundable. This initial donation allows us to purchase airline tickets and reserve hotels. The remaining $3000 of your donation is due no later than January 15, 2020. This donation covers the cost of air travel, hotels, transportation in Peru, sightseeing opportunities, and most of your meals. You will only be financially responsible for transportation to and from the Salt Lake Airport, souvenirs, and five dinners in Cuzco. Please note that due to our need to book flights early, the initial $500 donation is non-refundable. Please note that once donations are made and funds are sent to Peru, we are unable to provide any refunds as we no longer have access to those funds.
HOW DO I DONATE?
Donations can either be made on line or with a check.
To donate online, click here. Your donation will be linked to your account by your name. If someone else is making a donation in your behalf, please send an email to to link the name of your sponsor to your own name.
To donate via check, please mail a check made out to "Idaho Condor Humanitarian" to the following address: Idaho Condor Humanitarian, 1110 Yellowstone Ave. Box #181, Pocatello, ID 83201. If someone else is making a donation in your behalf, please have your sponsor specify your name on the memo line.
IS MY DONATION TAX DEDUCTIBLE?
Absolutely. Idaho Condor is a subsidiary of Cross Borders Humanitarian, Inc., a 501(c)(3) national nonprofit. Our status as a 501(c)(3) organization ensures that our donors and those participating in our expedition receive the necessary tax benefits for qualifying donations. Tax receipts will be sent out once per calendar year or per donor request.
HOW CAN OTHERS DONATE ON MY BEHALF?
In return for a $3500 donation, you will be invited to join us as an expeditioner on our next trip. However, the entire $3500 donation need not come from a single source! If someone wishes to donate on your behalf, please follow these instructions:
To donating via check: have your sponsor make the check out to Idaho Condor Humanitarian and indicate to whom the donation should be applied. Checks can be mailed to 1110 Yellowstone Ave #181, Pocatello, ID 83201.
To donate online: have your donor select the "Donate" tab at the top of the idahocondor.org. At the bottom of the page, click the "Donate" button, and you will be redirected to the Paypal website. At the top of the form, there is a field in which your sponsor can indicate to whom the donation should be applied.
HOW DO I REGISTER?
To register, simply click here and fill out the form on the page. Your information will be recorded. Your registration will be considered complete when the full donation of $3500 in received. Please note that you will need a passport number, with expiration date after 11/01/2020, in order to register. If you do not yet have a passport, please enter 000000000 as your passport number (Please note that you will need your passport number by January 1, 2020. If you do not have a passport, apply for one as soon as possible and pay to have your passport expedited. This will ensure you have your passport in time).
WHAT QUALIFICATIONS DO I NEED TO VOLUNTEER?
Absolutely none! No medical or dental training of any kind is expected or required. Many of our volunteers are students or medical providers, but in the past we have been joined by accountants, engineers.... you name it! From helping providers to preparing lunch, from aiding in the pharmacy to sanitizing instruments, there are jobs for all. We will keep you busy!
WHAT IF I DO NOT LIVE NEAR SALT LAKE?
In most cases, volunteers will be responsible for their own transportation to the Salt Lake City Airport. That being said, not all participants live within reasonable driving distance of Salt Lake City. We have had volunteers join us from all over the country! If you have special travel considerations, just email , and we will work with you to figure out the best travel plans.
WHAT VACCINATIONS DO I NEED TO RECEIVE PRIOR TO THE TRIP?
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that travelers to Peru receive all routine vaccinations. Additionally, vaccinations for Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, and Typhoid are recommended. Because of the geographical limitations of our itinerary, there is very minimal risk for exposure to Yellow Fever and Malaria. For complete information in vaccines and disease risks relevant to those traveling to Peru, please click here to visit the CDC's website.
WHAT ABOUT ZIKA VIRUS?
According to the CDC, Local mosquito transmission of Zika virus infection has been reported in Peru. However, because environmental conditions typically limit Zika-transmitting mosquitoes from living at elevations above 6,500 ft. Because our itinerary is largely limited to elevations above this threshold, the CDC suggests limited risk of getting Zika from a mosquito. For detailed information, please click here. For detailed information regarding Zika risk at high elevations, please click here.
Cuzco, Peru: 11,000 ft
Aguas Calientes, Peru: 6,700 ft
Machu Picchu, Peru: 8,000 ft
Lima, Peru: 0-5,000 ft
Please note that although Lima is below the 6,500 ft threshhold, we will be spending limited time there, and even then only in highly industrialized areas.