Awareness Trips to the Philippines

Get ready for the trip of a lifetime!

On your trip to the Philippines, 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 Filipino people.


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

What you’ll do

Days 1-2
Depart your home airport for Manila. Due to the distance and crossing of time zones, you will arrive a day or two after your departure.
Day 3
Local staff will welcome you to Manila, the Filipino capital and largest city in the country. Enjoy a welcome dinner.
Day 4
Meet your sponsored friends from Antipolo, Manila, Quezon and Zamboanga and participate in the grand welcome celebration!
Day 5
Experience Zamboanga Day in Manila, where you’ll learn about this region.
Days 6-8
Take a short flight to Legazpi, a town surrounded by lush hills of terraced rice near the majestic Mayon Volcano. Visit your Legazpi sponsored friends.
Days 9-11
Return to Manila and visit families in the Antipolo, Manila or Quezon regions. See firsthand what the families and staff have accomplished with the support of sponsorship. Be prepared for travel by bus, boat or jeepney between urban and rural communities.
Day 12
Begin your journey home from Manila. Most travelers will arrive home the same day, due to the crossing of time zones.
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 Philippines

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.
We recommend applying at least 90 days before the trip, as registration will close one month prior to departure.

If you still wish to apply after this date, contact a trip coordinator regarding availability.


Note: You will not travel to Zamboanga City or the Island of Mindanao on this trip. Zamboanga sponsored friends will travel to Manila and visit with their sponsors there.

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]