Awareness Trips to Colombia

Get ready for the trip of a lifetime!

On your trip to Colombia, 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 Colombian people.


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

What you’ll do

Day 1
Arrive in Medellin, where local Unbound staff will welcome you at the airport.
Day 2
Explore the city by foot and by bus. Ride the MetroCable gondolas to see the sites. Learn about the unique aspects of the Unbound program.
Day 3
Spend time with your sponsored friends of Unbound’s Antioquia program visiting a local park or botanical garden. Enjoy a cultural tour of Colombian food, dance, music and games.
Day 4
Visit other sponsored friends in their homes and learn of their hopes, dreams and challenges. Travel by air to visit another region of Colombia, such as Bogota, Cali or Cartagena.
Day 5
Visit the neighborhoods of Unbound sponsored members and see what it is like to live in this region of Colombia. Experience Monserrate in Bogota, salsa dancing in Cali or historic Cartagena.
Days 6-7
Spend time with your sponsored friends who live in this region. Meet teenagers and mothers of sponsored members and learn what they are doing to break the cycle of poverty.
Day 8
Return home from Bogota, Cali or Cartagena.
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. Once the first twelve people are registered for this trip, the trip coordinator will advise each person’s departure airport.
What you'll do in Colombia

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.


Note: Each trip participant will visit two of the regions in Colombia where Unbound works. The trip begins in Medellin. Unbound will choose each participant’s departure airport based on the location of their sponsored friends.

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

Earn a free trip

Learn about the
Global Points program

Send your sponsored child a photo or eLetter

Contact us

Trip Coordinator

[email protected]