Awareness Trips to Bolivia

Get ready for the trip of a lifetime!

On your trip to Bolivia, you will be welcomed by the local staff who will be your hosts for the week. You will visit the homes and communities of sponsored friends and learn about their joys and challenges while experiencing the beauty of the Bolivian people.


This covers food, lodging and most in-country transportation.
Airfare is not included.

What you’ll do

Day 1
Local Unbound staff will welcome you to the city of Santa Cruz, located in the tropical lowlands east of the Andes mountains. You may have to depart your home airport one day early in order to arrive on time.
Days 2-3
Meet your sponsored friend from Santa Cruz and explore the city while learning about the diversity of the country. Visit communities served by Unbound in this Bolivian metropolis and the surrounding rural area.
Day 4
Spend the day in Santa Cruz and then travel by air to Cochabamba, known as the food lovers capital of Bolivia.
Days 5-6
Meet your sponsored friends from Cochabamba and enjoy discovering delicious Bolivian foods. Travelers not going on the optional side trip to La Paz will meet their La Paz sponsored friends in Cochabamba.
Day 7
Visit families in their homes and experience beautiful celebrations, including cultural dances, in their communities overlooking the city. You'll also visit the Cristo de la Concordia and see beautiful vistas of the Andes and its valleys. Return to Santa Cruz from Cochabamba.
Day 8
Return home from Santa Cruz.

Optional side trip to La Paz

Day 7
Travel to La Paz by air and arrive at night, which will help you acclimate to the thin air of this high-altitude Andean city.
Days 8-10
Meet your sponsored friend and travel to communities where Unbound works. See breathtaking views from throughout the city and discover La Paz's famous cebritas, volunteers dressed in zebra costumes who help pedestrians cross busy streets. Visit El Alto at 13,000 ft. above sea level and possibly get a glimpse of Mt. Illimani, one of the highest peaks in Bolivia.
Day 11
Begin your journey home from La Paz in the morning. You might arrive at your home airport the same, or next, day.
Please note that this is a sample itinerary. A detailed schedule and additional information will be sent one to two weeks prior to departure in the pre-departure packet. Unbound will make every effort to offer the opportunity to attend Mass on Sundays.
What you'll do in Bolivia

What we provide:

  • In-country ground transportation
  • Lodging and meals/bottled water
  • Interpreters
  • The opportunity to meet your sponsored friend
  • Transportation costs for your sponsored friend, chaperone and local staff
  • Planned group activities
  • Memories that will last a lifetime

Select a trip date

Click on the dates you’d like to travel and download the registration packet to get started.
Space is limited! We recommend applying as soon as possible. Registration will close one month prior to departure.

If you still wish to apply after this date, contact a trip coordinator regarding availability.

  • Aug. 18-25, 2019 Registration Open

    Download the Bolivia 2019 trip information and everything you need to register.

    If you are traveling with a minor (age 6-17), download the registration packet for minors.


Note: For an additional fee of $400, an optional side trip is offered to La Paz. Refer to the registration packet for details. Sponsors with sponsored friends in the La Paz project will see their friends in Cochabamba. However, La Paz sponsors who join the side trip will see their sponsored friend in La Paz rather than in Cochabamba.

Complete & submit packet in one of these ways:

Print, fill out and mail forms to:
Attn: Trip Coordinator
1 Elmwood Avenue
Kansas City, KS 66103-9816

Print, fill out, scan and email forms to [email protected]

Complete electronically and email forms to [email protected].

To fill out electronically, open the PDF in Adobe Reader 8.0 or newer and save forms once completed. NOTE: Filling out forms in a web browser will NOT save your changes.

Be sure to include your non-refundable deposit of $100 per person.
If emailing, a trip coordinator will contact you for payment.

Sponsor a child for $36 a month


Learn more about our trips:
Frequently asked questions

Pay your child sponsorship amount online

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Global Points program

Send your sponsored child a photo or eLetter

Contact us

Trip Coordinator

[email protected]