Awareness Trips to Ecuador

Get ready for the trip of a lifetime!

On your trip to Ecuador, 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 Ecuadorian 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 Quito. Local Unbound staff will welcome you at the airport and transport you to the group's lodging, typically a retreat center.
Day 2
Enjoy interactive activities and a cultural program prepared by sponsored families. Visit families and learn what it is like to live in this region of Ecuador and how the Unbound program is supporting them as they work toward their goals. Some sponsors will meet their sponsored friends today while others will meet their sponsored friends on a different day during the week.
Day 3
Attend Mass. Visit Quito’s historic center (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), presidential palace, and the Middle of the World where you can shop for souvenirs in the surrounding market.
Day 4
Visit neighborhoods in the areas of Quito where Unbound works. Meet sponsored children, teenagers and elders. Learn of their hopes, dreams, and the challenges they face.
Days 5-6
Leave Quito and travel north through beautiful mountain vistas in order to visit rural communities where Unbound works. Meet mothers of sponsored members and learn what they are doing to break the cycle of poverty.
Day 7
Enjoy a fun, farewell program, prepared in your honor. Witness the local culture through music, dance and skits. Travel back to Quito.
Day 8
Return home from Quito.

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.


  • Oct. 16-23, 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]