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.

What you’ll do

Day 1
Arrive in Guayaquil. Local Unbound staff will welcome you at the airport and transport you to the hotel or retreat center.
Days 2-3
Meet with your sponsored friends from the Guayaquil area. Visit another Pacific coast town where you will meet sponsored members and learn of their hopes, dreams, and the challenges they face. Enjoy an evening stroll along the boardwalk in Guayaquil.
Day 4
Visit family homes in the neighborhoods of Guayaquil and then catch an evening flight to the mountain city of Quito, the capital of Ecuador.
Days 5-6
Meet your sponsored friends from the areas near Quito and Mira. 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 7
Meet mothers of sponsored members and learn what they are doing to break the cycle of poverty. Witness the local culture through music, dance and skits.
Day 8
Depart Quito. 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 Ecuador

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

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].

Auto-fill 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]