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.

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.

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.

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.


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.


  • Jan. 30 - Feb. 9, 2020 Waiting list only

    To join the waiting list, download the registration forms. Each traveler should submit the completed forms. Do not send the deposit payment.

    Download the adult registration forms.

    If you are traveling with a minor (age 6-17), download the registration forms for minors.

  • Jan. 28 - Feb. 7, 2021 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]