About Us

If you are a passionate, open-minded traveler, who loves backpacking, is keen on cultural immersion, discoveries and social service, you’ve come to the right website.
Change Making Tours provides unique travel experiences that combine responsible tourism and change making actions, fully organized and implemented by NGOs working in the field.
This new format of international mobilities can be defined as a mixture of cultural awareness trips and volunteering, whose purpose is to offer a quality learning experience to tourists through social interaction with local communities and stakeholders, and to inspire an active participation and advocacy in the communities according to a different topic for each country involved.
While directly supporting community development and sustainability, Change Making Tours promotes a fresh model of responsible tourism and an alternative way of traveling that values the know-how of the partners engaged, creates a sustainable entrepreneurial concept based on non-formal education principles, and encourages particular volunteering experiences with change making goals.

In few words, the main goal of Change Making Tours is to empower local non-profit organisations in the management of “Change Making Tourists” groups, following an educational path and providing an opportunity to develop an economically sustainable model which can positively impact local communities through responsible volunteerism.
Each Change Making Tour involves between 5 and 15 foreign tourists accompanied by local people.
The tours last between 10 to 18 days, and are focussed on specific change-making topics.
During the Change Making Tour history, culture, nature and traditions meet the inspiration of your voluntary efforts in serving local people and promoting social change. Participants meet local NGOs, experts, public institutions and the local population to perform volunteering activities, meetings, debates and visits. Change Making Tours may thus represent the compound of the favorite passions and interests of participants, triggering social reflection and sustainable development actions.

The creation of the Change Making Tour was made possible thanks to the approval of the Capacity Building project “Change Making Tour” within the framework of the European Commission’s Erasmus+ . The project brings together 8 organisations: 5 from Europe and 3 from Latin America.

 

 

No Borders is an italian association born from the desire of a group of young people to develop their ideas. The young people involved in this reality are people with different experiences at the international level and in project management.
The association develops projects in which young people can improve their skills and acquire competences.
Brújula Intercultural is an association of social promotion created in June 2017 and based in the province of Burgos (Spain) with the aim of promoting mobility and learning opportunities for young people. Our mission is to provide non-formal educational opportunities for young people in international contexts.
Viaje a la Sostenibilidad is a Spanish organisation committed to moving towards a more inclusive, equitable and sustainable society through educational activities with young people. They work with the Erasmus Plus program, facilitating international mobility for young people and adults across Europe through exchanges, training and volunteering.
The Italian Association Diramarsi was born from the initiative of a group of students and young workers to regain balance, serenity and general well-being through a closer connection with nature and people, promoting awareness of the culture of sustainability in all aspects: environmental, social and economic.
Legambiente Ligonchio was born with the intent to provide a concrete example of sustainable development in tourism and the environment characterized by a strong historical and cultural roots with the territory. This is how the Ostello dei Balocchi was born, the only structure within the National Park of the Tuscan Emilian Apennines in Italy.
The Movement of Dominican-Haitian Women (MUDHA) is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation in Dominican Republic. It was founded in 1983 by a group of Dominican women of Haitian descent living in the country’s bateyes. The organisation wants to improve the living conditions of vulnerable communities through the implementation of human development programs.
Misión Gaia Foundation is a Colombian organisation that supports community stakeholders, interested in proposing more sustainable activities, by implementing best practices in tourism. A large percentage of the sale price goes directly to local tourism providers, in order to improve their activities. In addition, the benefits generated support the development of participatory actions at a community level.
The Outro Olhar is a Brazilian non-profit association, formalised in 2008 by a group of multidisciplinary associates which have in common the characteristic of caring about the reality in their surroundings and seek to gather knowledge and experiences in the search for egalitarian human development based on social ecology.