Intercultural Programs Overview
Join Hands with Tandana in Otavalo, Ecuador, or from anywhere in the world!
Go beyond your typical travel or volunteer experience on a "Trip with Intention" with us to highland Ecuador. These trips provide individuals and groups an exciting opportunity to connect with community members and contribute to their projects - all the while learning about the local Kichwa culture and enjoying the region’s majestic natural beauty. We also offer remote opportunities from the comfort of your own home to learn about Ecuador and Mali.
Trips with Intention to Ecuador:
Trips with Intention for Individuals -
January 27 - February 3, 2024
Trips with Intention for Families -
July 22-29, 2024
A variety of ways for your class, group, or club to connect online with Tandana
partners in Ecuador and Mali such as Cultural Activities, Speakers Bureau, and more.
"You will go home absolutely overwhelmed by what you saw, who you met, what you've learned, and how your heart has expanded. You will be inspired to exceed your own expectations of yourself." - Jim, volunteer from Montana
Join Tandana on an adventure of a lifetime! We offer open-enrollment volunteer programs for adults or families as well as custom group volunteer programs for all ages. These trips bring together diverse individuals united by a desire to learn, grow, share, and contribute to the communities they visit. They provide opportunities to experience life in Ecuadorian communities; exchange ideas with locals of different perspectives, ages, and vocations; and give and receive joy.
Did you know that your trip with Tandana is a net zero-emission trip? Click here for more details.
The results are in! After taking a brief post-program survey:
90% of respondents say that they would participate in a Tandana program again.
96% of respondents say that they would recommend a Tandana program to others.
97% of respondents say that they feel that this experience has helped them grow in a positive way.