What we're about

This group is for all the travel-lovers out there, and especially those who are interested in meeting other people to travel together with. In addition to the small-group international trips that we host, there will also be local meetup events which are a great way for all kinds of travelers to connect, swap stories, seek travel advice, and get inspired. There is no pressure to join an upcoming trip at the general local events -- just come on out to meet and mingle with like-minded globetrotters!

For those you are interested, you can check out all the upcoming trips: www.traversejourneys.com

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

Upcoming events (5+)

Classic Machu Picchu & Cusco

Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport


Have you always wanted to visit Machu Picchu? Join us May or August 2019 for a trip of a lifetime! 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. 2019 Dates are: May 25-June 2 August 31- September 8 Join our community & culture focused journey to one of the most iconic sites in South America. We'll start off by adjusting to the elevation while learning about Andean culture, local foods, and the Quechua language. Then, the hikers in our group will embark on on the 4-day classic Inca trail hike with our local guide Edwin. The rest will explore the Sacred Valley, visiting the ancient sites of Pisaq, Salineras salt mines, Moray and more as well as enjoy a farm lunch and cookout. On Friday of the itinerary, the hikers and non-hikers will meet at Machu Picchu for a guided tour of the city to learn about Incan culture. It will be a trip to remember! What's included? All Itineraries: Accommodations: -8 nights’ accommodations in boutique, centrally located hotels Transportation: -All transportation between Cusco, Ollantaytambo, and group excursions -Transfers to/from Cusco airport -Train to/from Aguas Calientes + bus to/from Machu Picchu Activities: -Walking city tour of Cusco to learn about Incan society & culture -Entry fee to Machu Picchu + guided tour of the archeological ruins -Traditional Andean pachamanca farm lunch Meals: -Daily breakfast + multiple dinners & lunches -Healthy, nourishing meals using traditional ingredients and local sourcing Additional -Visit to our community partner to learn about the education & preservation of Quechua language and culture + contribution to their organization -Dedicated Traverse representative 24/7 + local guides -Small group experience, max 16 people Non-hiking option additional activities: -Continued stay in Ollantaytambo -Excursions & entry fees to the Moray ruins, Salineras salt mines, and Pisaq artisanal market -Optional visits to Rainbow Mountain, Chinchero or Intipunka 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 equipment -Sleeping mat provided (you will carry) -Entry fee to the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu -Option for a full or half porter to carry some or all of your supplies -Local hiking guide 24/7 See the full itinerary and inclusions here: https://traversejourneys.com/machu-picchu-peru/

Mt. Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

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Join for an incredible venture up the highest free-standing, walkable mountain in the world. At 19,341 feet Mt. Kilimanjaro is often referred to as the Roof of Africa and you do not have to be an expertise mountaineer to climb it. We’ll be hosted by expert guide Gabriele Brown, who has summited 9 times along with a full local team. Funds directly support local Kili portors as well as our community partner’s business vocational school, women’s co-op, and education sponsorships. 2019 Dates: February 10-17, March 3-10 June 2-9, June 30-July 7, July 7-14 August 4-11, September 29-October 6, October 6-13 November 3-10, December 8-15 Trip Includes: • 8 nights’ accommodations: 3 nights local B&B + 5 nights camping • Daily breakfast, Welcome & Farewell dinners + full board meals during the trek • Entrance fee + transfers to/from the Kilimanjaro National Park • 5-day Machame trek with tents, sleeping mats, equipment porters, a chef, medical supplies, and full board nourishing meals • Clean, filtered water provided throughout the trek • 1 dedicated local guide + 1 Traverse representative 24/7 • Airport transfers • Small group experience, max 12 people • Optional add-ons including 3-day safari to Tarangire, Lake Manyara, and Ngorongoro Crater. See full details and registration information here: https://traversejourneys.com/kilimanjaro/

Cycle Cambodia to Vietnam

Nom Pen Airport


Get on a bicycle, off the beaten track and explore Cambodia and Vietnam with us! We'll cover 300+ miles across the two countries and cycle the beautiful green canals of the Mekong Delta, explore pepper farms, fresh crab markets and ancient history. Dig deeper and scratch the surface of the Khmer ‘fast fashion’ industry while visiting local non-profits, social entrepreneurs and impact organizations. Get educated, get fit and get inspired. Chose from several different date sets: February 1 or 5 – 16 June 12 or 16 – 27 July 3 or 7 – 18 November 6 or 10 – 21 December 29 – January 13 The adventure includes: • 11 nights boutique hotel accommodation, with A/C & private bath • Full bicycle hire, including helmets • 2 dedicated guides • 8 breakfasts & 6 dinners in social enterprise-based training restaurants + 1 cooking class • 3+ visits to our community and village NGO partners + your $200 AUD donation to the partner of your choice • 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 10 Find full registration information, pictures and detailed itinerary here https://traversejourneys.com/cambodia-to-vietnam We hope to see you on this incredible trip!

Mexico Yoga & Cooking

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A 6-day retreat in the beautiful, mountainous state of Guanajuato, Mexico with native Spanish speaker and yoga instructor Leti Alvarez. Discover the charming city of San Miguel de Allende, try your hand at cooking local cuisine, visit the birthplace of famous muralist Diego River, immerse yourself in Spanish language and deepen your yoga practice in this vibrant epicenter of Mexican culture & cuisine. JUNE 23-28, 2019 TRIP INCLUDES: o 5 nights in boutique accommodations in the heart of San Miguel de Allende o Transfers to/from airport o Private van to & from Guanajuato City for day outing o 2x daily yoga with Leti Alvarez (yoga mats provided) o Market outing & cooking class with a focus on local, organic ingredients o Day trip to Guanajuato with entry to Diego Rivera Museum o Entrance to San Miguel botanical gardens o Daily healthy breakfast + 3 dinners + 1 lunch featuring fresh, local fare (vegetarian & vegan options available) o Community partner activity to learn about organic agriculture in the region + donation to their organization o Small group trip, max 12 people o Optional add-ons for private Spanish language immersion classes Check out all the details here! https://traversejourneys.com/mexico/

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