Awareness Trips to Guatemala

Get ready for the trip of a lifetime!

On your trip to Guatemala, you'll be welcomed by the local staff who will be your hosts for the week. You'll visit the homes and communities of sponsored friends and learn about their joys and challenges while experiencing the beauty of the Guatemalan people.


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

What you’ll do

Day 1
Travel to Guatemala City, the capital of the country. Local Unbound staff will welcome you at the airport. Stay the night in the capital.
Day 2
Depart for San Lucas Tolimán, located in the highlands of Guatemala on the shores of Lake Atitlán.
Day 3
Everyone's sponsored friends will gather for the day at the Unbound Regional Center. Celebrate with song and dance and enjoy the day with your sponsored friend.
Day 4-6
Experience the diverse, traditional cultures of Guatemala. Visit both urban and rural communities where Unbound works. Be welcomed into homes to better understand the dreams of families and the challenges of living in Guatemala. Take a boat ride across stunning Lake Atitlán to visit communities where Unbound works. Learn how youth and families are lifting themselves out of poverty.
Day 7
Return to Guatemala City. Take a few hours in the colonial capital of Antigua to sightsee and have lunch on your own. Spend the night in the capital.
Day 8
Depart Guatemala City.
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 trips to Guatemala provide the opportunity to attend Mass on Sundays.
What you'll do in Guatemala

What we provide:

  • In-country ground transportation
  • Lodging and meals/bottled water
  • Interpreters
  • The opportunity to meet your sponsored friend
  • Lodging and 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.


* The November 16-23, 2019 trip will have a unique itinerary. See the registration packet for details!

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]

Complete 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]