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.

$700-$1200

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

Sample Itineraries

A detailed schedule will be sent one to two weeks prior to departure. Unbound will make every effort to offer the opportunity to attend Mass on Saturday night or Sunday.

Spring Trip - Antioquia

Day 1
Arrive in Medellin, where local Unbound staff will welcome you at the airport.
Days 2-3
Attend Sunday Mass. 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. Visit other sponsored friends in their homes and learn of their hopes, dreams and challenges.
Day 4
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 5
Return home today. Or, continue your trip with Unbound to visit Cali! Fly as a group to Cali. When you arrive you will be welcomed by local Unbound staff who will take you to your lodging.

Spring Trip - Cali

Day 1
Arrive in Cali, where local Unbound staff will welcome you at the airport.
Day 2
Visit the neighborhoods of Unbound sponsored friends and see what it is like to live in the Cauca Valley in Colombia. Cali is renowned as a center for salsa dancing and music. Meet children, youth, elders and their families at the Unbound office with a lively introduction to the Unbound program here.
Days 3-4
Spend time with your sponsored friends who live in this region. Meet teenagers and mothers of sponsored children and learn what they are doing to break the cycle of poverty. Try some traditional flavors and foods like pan de bono and take a salsa dancing lesson.
Day 5
Return home from Cali.

Fall Trip - Bogota

Day 1
Arrive in Bogota, where local Unbound staff will welcome you at the airport.
Days 2-3
Attend Sunday Mass. Explore the city by foot and by bus. Take a funicular up to the church on the summit of Monserrate in Bogota’s city center. Learn about the unique aspects of the Unbound program. Visit other sponsored friends in their homes and learn of their hopes, dreams and challenges.
Day 4
Spend time with your sponsored friends of Unbound’s Bogota program. Enjoy a cultural tour of Colombian food, dance, music and games.
Day 5
Return home today. Or, continue your trip with Unbound to visit Cartagena! Fly as a group to Cartagena. When you arrive you will be welcomed by local Unbound staff who will take you to your lodging.

Fall Trip - Cartagena

Day 1
Arrive in Cartagena and be welcomed by local Unbound staff.
Days 2-3
Tour the historic city center, which is surrounded by colonial fortress walls and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit rural and urban neighborhoods of Unbound sponsored families and learn what it is like to live in this area along the Caribbean coast of Colombia. Enjoy fun and interactive activities with children, youth and their families as they share their favorite aspects of the Unbound program. Meet inspiring youth and learn what they are doing to break the cycle of poverty through education.
Day 4
Enjoy a day of fun and recreation with your sponsored friends who are served by the Unbound Cartagena office.
Day 5
Return home from Cartagena.

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

Tell me more

To learn about lodging, health considerations and costs, click on the "Download trip information" button. When you're ready to register, click on the dates you’d like to travel and download the forms to get started.
Space is limited! We recommend applying as soon as possible. Registration will close one month prior to departure.

 

  • May 2-6, 2020 Registration Open

    Download the adult registration forms.

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

  • May 6-10, 2020 Registration Open

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

  • Sept. 26-30, 2020 Registration Open

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

  • Sept. 30 - Oct. 4, 2020 Registration Open

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

Sponsor a child for $36 a month

FAQ

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Contact us

Trip Coordinator
800.875.6564
913.384.6500

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