What we're about

This group is for all the travel-lovers out there! In addition to the small-group international trips that we host, there are a variety of virtual events to join, and we will also try to host local meetup events which are a great way for all kinds of travelers to connect, swap stories, seek travel advice, and get inspired.

We like to encourage our community stay engaged, and host events that help you learn about different cultures and countries across the world.

For those you are interested, you can check out all the upcoming international trips we're hosting here (https://traversejourneys.com/trips/all), and sign up to receive updates and travel discounts here (https://traversejourneys.com/discounts-sign-up).

If an international trip we're hosting is of interest to you, go ahead and RSVP "yes" on the Meetup page. It just means that you'd like more information -- it is not an obligation to go!

Upcoming events (4+)

Pura Vida in Costa Rica: Eco Adventure Tour

Needs a location

$1,895.00

July 10-16, 2022 - Limited Spots Remaining!
IMMERSE YOURSELF IN TROPICAL PARADISE

RSVP to express interest in finding out more. (Also note, this trip is promoted on several channels so RSVP numbers do not reflect actual guests.)

Contact your Meetup organizers if you'd prefer to choose your own dates and create a private, custom or self-guided adventure!

To see full trip details:
https://traversejourneys.com/trips/costa-rica/adventure

This 7-day eco tour encompasses all the incredible nature and unique highlights found throughout Costa Rica. Explore mountain vistas, volcano hikes, natural hot springs, postcard-perfect waterfalls surrounded by lush jungle, and sun-soaked beaches with idyllic sunsets.

You'll feel pampered by incredible meals prepared with fresh tropical ingredients as well as a vast array of unique included activities. Along the way you'll truly engage with your surroundings, soaking in what it means to live purely as the country's 'Pura Vida' motto states.

TRIP INCLUDES:
Accommodations -
4 nights in beautiful eco-lodges set in lush rain forest
2 nights in a boutique hotel at the beach

Transportation -
Airport transfer from San Jose Airport on arrival
Airport transfer to Liberia Airport on departure
All in country transportation between destinations and activities

Activities -
Guided nature & sustainable ranch tour
Guided nighttime wildlife hike in rainforest
Access to private hiking trails
Optional yoga classes on days 2 & 3
Entry to Tenorio Volcano National Park
Guided hike to Rio Celeste Waterfall
Visit small, family-owned chocolate farm
Sunset Sailing tour w/meals, drinks and snorkeling included
Guided walk to Playa Carbon (a black sand beach)

Meals
6 breakfasts + 4 lunches + 5 dinners

Additional
Learn about our community partner + donation to their organization
Local trip host in-country from arrival to departure
Traverse representative assisting you from booking to departure
Adherence to our Covid-19 Safety and Risk Management Framework
Small group experience, max 12 people

For more info or to secure your spot:
https://traversejourneys.com/trips/costa-rica/adventure

Cycle Cambodia to Vietnam

Needs a location

$1,995.00

Cycle Cambodia & Vietnam with us! Choose from 7, 11, 12 or 16 day departures covering from[masked] miles of cycling. See the incredible ruins of Angkor Wat and learn about Cambodia's dark history at the Genocide Museum in Phnom Penh. Visit the vibrant community of Kampot and learn about sustainable agriculture and the famous Kampot pepper as well as slow fashion. Ride all the way to Vietnam for the full experience!

https://traversejourneys.com/trips/cycle-se-asia

7 Day Siem Reap to Phnom Penh
July 14-20
Oct 20-26
Nov 17-23

11 Days Siem Reap to Kampot
July 14-24
Oct 20-30
Nov 17-27

12 Days Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh
July 18-29
October 24-Nov 4
November 21-Dec 2

16 Days Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh
$2250 USD / $325 SS
July 14-29
October 20-Nov 4
November 17-Dec 2

Find full registration information, pictures and detailed itinerary here https://traversejourneys.com/trips/cycle-se-asia

The adventure includes:

• boutique hotel accommodation, with A/C & private bath

• Full bicycle hire, including helmets

• 2 dedicated guides

• Daily breakfasts & 6 dinners in social enterprise-based training restaurants + 1 cooking class

• 3+ visits to our community and village NGO partners

• Cultural education to get the best local experience in Cambodia & Vietnam

• Entry to the Genocide Museum in Phnom Penh

• Mekong Delta floating market tour

• Airport transfers

• Small group experience, max 12

Find full registration information, pictures and detailed itinerary here https://traversejourneys.com/trips/cycle-se-asia

We hope to see you on this incredible trip!

Guatemala Wellness & Yoga Retreat

Needs a location

$1,495.00

August 16-21, 2022

Full trip details: https://traversejourneys.com/trips/guatemala-retreat

Please RSVP here on Meetup to express interest in finding out more. As well, this trip is promoted on several channels so note that RSVP numbers here do not reflect actual guest count.

Join us for a 6-day immersion in nature, local culture, and rejuvenating yoga. Perched on a volcanic crater lake surrounded by sweeping conical peaks, the stunning vistas of Lake Atitlan, Guatemala are sure to take your breath away. Limited road access means that much of the lake's small villages are only accessible by boat, creating a peaceful haven where connection thrives, and life moves at a slow pace. With prevalent Mayan communities in the region, strong indigenous traditions still prevail.

Our gorgeous retreat center is the perfect sanctuary from which to base our inward and outward explorations. Enjoy a full-service farm-to-table restaurant, providing all your meals with plenty of organic and locally grown food. An expansive yoga deck opens onto breathtaking views of the lake and common areas as well as a library and onsite sauna, giving you space to connect and realign the mind and body. Daily yoga classes offer the opportunity to connect within while exploring unique activities that connect you to the thriving communities and bountiful lands surrounding you.

TRIP INCLUDES:
Accommodations

  • 5 nights/6 days at an idyllic and sustainably-built retreat center
  • Airport transfer to/from Guatemala City Airport (GUA)
  • Three meals a day, plus coffee/tea, two snacks, and dessert
  • Daily yoga classes & meditation
  • Yoga props like bolsters, cork yoga mats, handmade yoga blocks
  • Onsite sauna
  • Day trip to Permaculture community with open air market, natural pools & more
  • Organic farm tour and waterfall hike
  • Mayan Fire Ceremony
  • Cacao workshop
  • Add-on activities: kayaking, stand up paddleboarding, rock-climbing, hiking, acro-yoga & more
  • Engagement with our community partner + donation to their organization
  • Traverse Journeys rep assisting you from booking to departure
  • Dedicated Traverse Journeys host throughout trip
  • Adherence to a Covid-19 Safety and Risk Management Framework
  • Small group experience, max 16 people

RSVP for more details or see the link below. You can also reach out with a message on Meetup or via email to: [masked]

Full trip details: https://traversejourneys.com/trips/guatemala-retreat

Classic Machu Picchu & Cusco

Needs a location

$2,495.00

Have you always wanted to visit Machu Picchu? Join us for a trip of a lifetime in Peru. Experience the majesty of Machu Picchu, learn about the ancient city of Cusco, and soak in local culture through the Inca trail hike or a no-hike option with excursions in the Sacred Valley.

SEPTEMBER 3-11, 2022 - Spots almost sold out!
MAY 20-28, 2023

See all the details here:
https://traversejourneys.com/trips/peru-machu-picchu

This 9-day itinerary offers two options: Choose to hike the classic Inca Trail or opt for the non-hiking version and explore the Sacred Valley, both culminating with a visit to Machu Picchu. We’ll start together in Cusco and learn about ancient Andean culture before heading to Ollantaytambo for cultural immersion and a pachamanca traditional feast. From there, hikers will take off on the 4-day hike and non-hikers will stay back and explore Moray, Salineras, Pisaq and other ancient sites. We’ll all meet up together at Machu Picchu with our fantastic local guide before heading back to Cusco for our last night of fabulous Peruvian cuisine.

What's included?

All Itineraries:

8 nights’ accommodations in boutique, centrally located hotels • Daily breakfast, 6 dinners, 3 lunches (hiking) or 1 lunch (non-hiking)

• Transfers to/from Cusco airport

• All transportation between Cusco, Ollantaytambo, and group excursions

• Cultural exchange with our community partner to learn about the preservation of the Quechua language + contribution to their organization

• Entry fee to Machu Picchu + bus to/from Aguas Calientes + train to Ollantaytambo

• Boleto turistico with entry to more than 12 museums & archeological sites

• Healthy, nourishing meals using traditional ingredients and local sourcing

• Small group experience, max 16 people

Hiking option:

4 days/3 nights hiking the classic Inca trail to Machu Picchu • Healthy, nourishing meals prepared by our on-site cook, starting with breakfast on departure day to breakfast on last day of the hike

• Clean, potable water throughout the hike

• A team of local porters to carry provided tents, chairs, food, medical emergency kit and other equipmentSleeping mat provided (you will carry)

• Entry fee to the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu

• Bus ticket from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes + train ticket from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo

• Option for a full or half porter to carry some or all of your suppliesLocal guides 24/7

Non-hiking option:

Continued stay in Ollantaytambo

• Excursions & entry fees to the Moray ruins, Salineras salt mines, and Pisaq artisanal market

• Organic farm lunch with a visit to a local rum distillery and brewery

• Optional visit to Chinchero to learn about traditional textiles

• Train to/from Aguas Calientes + bus to/from Machu Picchu

• Entry fee to Machu Picchu + guided tour

• Traverse representative 24/7

See the full itinerary and inclusions here: https://traversejourneys.com/trips/peru-machu-picchu

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