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.

What you’ll do

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
Meet your sponsored friends and visit a point of interest in Santo Domingo.
Day 3
Visit both urban and rural communities where Unbound works. Meet sponsored members and learn of their hopes, dreams, and the challenges they face. You will also meet with your sponsored friends.
Day 4
Visit the south where fishing and coffee production are two primary industries.
Days 5-6
Visit Unbound’s national project office in Santo Domingo. Travel to the north and meet mothers of sponsored members and see what they are doing to break the cycle of poverty. Sponsored members and their families invite you to their homes.
Day 7
Visit our sponsored members in one of Unbound’s programs that work with the elderly. Learn about their experiences and daily life. Visit sponsored friends’ homes.
Day 8
Depart Santo Domingo. Arrive home.
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 the Dominican Republic

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.

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

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Global Points program

Send your sponsored child a photo or eLetter

Contact us

Trip Coordinator

[email protected]