Awareness Trips to the Dominican Republic

Get ready for the trip of a lifetime!

On your trip to the Dominican Republic, 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 Dominican people.


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

Sample Itinerary

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.

Day 1
Arrive in Santo Domingo, capital of the first Spanish colony in the New World. Local Unbound staff will welcome you at the airport.
Day 2
Attend Mass. Meet your sponsored friends and enjoy a day of fun together.
Days 3-4
Travel to the north and meet mothers of sponsored children and see what they are doing to break the cycle of poverty. Visit the colonial town of Santiago de los Caballeros.
Days 5-6
Visit urban neighborhoods where Unbound works. Meet sponsored children and elders and learn of their hopes, dreams, and the challenges they face. Enjoy cultural events prepared by local sponsored families. Visit points of interest on a walking tour of the colonial zone of Santo Domingo.
Day 7
Depart Santo Domingo. Arrive home.

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.


  • April 18-24, 2020 Registration Open

    Download the adult registration forms.

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

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]