• Morocco Yoga & Art

    Needs a location

    $1,995.00

    Discover the magic of Marrakech, the beauty of the Sahara desert and the artisanship of the Moroccan people. We’ll do daily yoga with Angelena Stokes-Wickersham, explore the souks, get out in the desert and learn about art and culture on this 8-day adventure April 21-28, 2019. Add ons to Fes & Chefchaouen or surfing also available. Itinerary includes: 7 nights’ accommodations in boutique guesthouses & desert camping 2x daily yoga with Angelena + meditation Excursion to Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah Sahara desert excursion with 2 nights all-inclusive camping complete with camel rides, permanent structure tents with real beds, stargazing, traditional music & food and an oasis trek Visit to a traditional Berber textile women’s co-op + trip contribution to their organization Marrakech souk tour and harman spa day Daily breakfast + 6 dinners + 3 lunches Transfers to/from airport Small group trip, max 12 people 1 Traverse guide and 1 local guide 24/7 + dedicated drivers Optional add-ons for Surfing or to Fes & Chefchaouen See full trip details here: https://traversejourneys.com/morocco/

  • Bali Jungle & Beach Retreat

    Needs a location

    $3,090.00

    Join us in Bali for a getaway that will leave you refreshed, inspired and renewed in a setting complete with jungle, rice terraces and Balinese culture. Master workshops, guest speakers and personalized coaching complement daily yoga, fresh local cuisine, and jungle & beach excursions in beautiful Ubud. April 20-27, 2019 $3090 Includes: 7 nights’ accommodation in a private resort setting Full board healthy meals, fresh cooked and locally inspired Cultural Welcome Dinner with a local family Morning coffee & tea bar, daily health smoothie + nightly cocktail hour with 2 included drinks Daily yoga & meditation Cultural education and & picnic excursion at a nearby sacred temple One one-on-one coaching with groundbreaking therapist and author John Kim One full body massage Nightly expert presentations & guest speakers with a focus on personal & professional development River rafting excursion Full day excursion to a gorgeous beach on the southern peninsula with snorkeling, surf and SUP Early morning sunrise peak hike with Vedic meditation Visit to our local community partner learn how travel impacts locals + donation to their program Options for boot camp, private yoga sessions, and additional coaching closing Closing party with solar powered DJ’s, a specially prepared dinner program, and dancing and mingling into the evening Development workshop style retreat, max 35 attendees Airport transfers & transit for all local excursions included in the itinerary Find full registration information, pictures and detailed itinerary https://traversejourneys.com/bali/ We hope to see you on this incredible trip!

  • Cycle Colombia

    Needs a location

    $2,895.00

    A 9-day cycling adventure from Medellín to Cali, through the eje cafetero of Colombia’s incredibly biodiverse, rich interior. Learn about urban renewal in the city, then get deep into culture, landscape and society while experiencing backroads, coffee, incredible local food, waterfalls and community organizations along the way. This trip makes a great add-on for our Heart of Colombia itinerary in July! We have two dates for this trip: March 23-April 1, 2019 July 20-28, 2019 TRIP INCLUDES: o 8 nights’ accommodations in boutique, centrally located hotels and farmhouse eco-cottages o Transfers from Medellín airport (arrival) and Cali airport (departure) o All ground transportation between Medellín and Cali in between cycling stretches o Full bike hire including mountain bike, helmet, mechanic, and local guide o Support vehicle with water and fruit o Medellín walking tour to learn about the history of social activism and revitalization in the city o Waterfall excursion o Organic coffee farm visit & tasting o Cali experience and cultural education o Up to 165 miles cycling on pavement and compact gravel o Daily breakfast at our accommodations o Multiple dinners and lunches using traditional ingredients and local sourcing o Visit to our local community partner to learn about social justice in Colombia + donation to their organization o Traverse representative 24/7 + local guides o Small group experience, max 12 people This trip is designed and organized by your Meetup host Ashley Blake. For complete itinerary and registration details visit: https://traversejourneys.com/cycle-colombia

  • Costa Rica Immersion

    Juan Santamaría International Airport

    $1,495.00

    Want to experience the natural beauty and unique culture of Costa Rica away from the tourist crowds and over-inundated destinations? Interested in community engagement, home stays, and/or language immersion when you travel? Do you enjoy learning about culture, history, and local life abroad? How about a few nights at a boutique hotel on a pristine white sand beach, surrounded by a friendly locals, with lux activities included like a catamaran sailing tour? If all that sounds pretty much perfect, then check out this 7-night trip, crafted to bring you a truly unique experience in the happiest country in the world!* Find out more: https://traversejourneys.com/costa-rica-immersion Community engagement with Costa Rican Humanitarian Foundation** for 3 days offers an in-depth and fulfilling experience on your travels, combined with excursions throughout the Central Valley. You'll also enjoy 3 nights of relaxation and adventure on a stunning & pristine beach named among the most beautiful beaches on earth! All of this is yours and MORE on our 'Costa Rica Immersion' trip this March (OR custom dates -- just let us know when you want to go and we'll make it happen)! Family package pricing and add-on nights available. Custom date options. Unguided pricing option for custom dates. Truly something for everyone! Pricing starts at $1495 and includes: Accommodations: 4 nights staying with local families 3 nights in a boutique hotel on the beach Transportation: All transportation -- to/from included excursions & activities, and your shuttle to Playa Grande Airport transfer from San Jose Airport on arrival Airport transfer to Liberia Airport on departure Activities: Excursion to Coffee farm with guided tour Visit to indigenous reserve with indigenous guide Catamaran Sunset Sailing tour w/meal and snorkeling included Optional add-ons for surfing lessons, guided kayak trips, and guided turtle nesting tour Guided walk around Playa Grande and to Playa Carbon beach Meals: All breakfasts throughout the trip & all meals while volunteering Additional gourmet dinner on the beach Additional: Community projects with Costa Rican Humanitarian Foundation + donation to their organization Volunteering orientation seminar and closing ceremony Traverse representative 24/7 as well as a bilingual local guide Small group experience, max 16 people FOR FULL TRIP DETAILS: https://traversejourneys.com/costa-rica-immersion *Find out why Costa Rica is the happiest country here: https://theculturetrip.com/central-america/costa-rica/articles/why-costa-rica-is-the-worlds-happiest-country/ **Learn more about Costa Rican Humanitarian Foundation here: http://crhf.org/

  • Women's Yoga & Surf Retreat: Costa Rica

    Liberia Airport

    $1,750.00

    LADIES -- join this 6-day Retreat to indulge and rejuvenate!! JANUARY 26TH to FEBRUARY 1ST (and more 2019 dates available) Enjoy the adventure of surfing with the relaxation of yoga, all in a serene setting on an idyllic beach with perfect summer temperatures. It's an invigorating experience that will leave you happy, grateful and full!​ Whether you wish to learn to surf, deepen your yoga practice or simply explore a new place and meet new friends on a fun adventure, this retreat is the perfect experience. Relax in a stunning, private boutique hotel -- the perfect accommodations situated a moment’s walk from a four-mile stretch of white sand beach... with perfect waves. The hotel is even complete with a gourmet restaurant attached, providing daily meals packed with fresh, local goodness. FOR MORE INFO: https://traversejourneys.com/costa-rica-retreat/ This trip is partnered with Sister Surf & Yoga Retreat to bring you a wonderfully planned experience, ideal for any women looking for a 'ready-to-go', adventure-filled vacation. No previous surfing or yoga experience necessary! With expert skills and patient guidance, your instructors are able to further anyone's yoga or surf journey, even if you're starting at 'zero'. You'll be surprised and amazed at what you can achieve in a few days with their confidence-boosting instruction and tips. Together, the three women (who are also sisters) leading your experience will bring their expertise, passion and energy to inspire you with their love of surfing and yoga... and their true zest for life! INCLUDED: 6 nights + 5 days at La Marejada Hotel 3 gourmet meals daily + drinks (not including alcohol) Daily yoga on the beach Professional surf lessons Daily surfing Daily video coaching sessions Surf + yoga equipment always available to use Experienced instructors Airport transfer to + from Libiera Hiking + beach walks to secret tide pools Professional surf photo session Afternoon of beach arts + crafts FOR MORE INFO, and to book your spot: https://traversejourneys.com/costa-rica-retreat/

  • Cycle Cambodia to Vietnam

    Nom Pen Airport

    $1,950.00

    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 2 different date sets: Nov 21-Dec 2 Dec 27-Jan 7 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 This trip is offered in partnership between Traverse Journeys & Social Cycles to bring you the best local intel and professional cycling know-how. Find full registration information, pictures and detailed itinerary here (https://traversejourneys.com/cambodia-to-vietnam). We hope to see you on this incredible trip!

  • Women's Yoga & Surf Retreat: Costa Rica

    Liberia Airport

    $1,750.00

    LADIES -- join this 6-day Retreat to indulge and rejuvenate!! NOV 20-26, 2018 (and more options throughout 2019) Enjoy the adventure of surfing with the relaxation of yoga, all in a serene setting on an idyllic beach with perfect summer temperatures. It's an invigorating experience that will leave you happy, grateful and full!​ Whether you wish to learn to surf, deepen your yoga practice or simply explore a new place and meet new friends on a fun adventure, this retreat is the perfect experience. Relax in a stunning, private boutique hotel -- the perfect accommodations situated a moment’s walk from a four-mile stretch of white sand beach... with perfect waves. The hotel is even complete with a gourmet restaurant attached, providing daily meals packed with fresh, local goodness. FOR MORE INFO: https://traversejourneys.com/costa-rica-retreat/ This trip is partnered with Sister Surf & Yoga Retreat to bring you a wonderfully planned experience, ideal for any women looking for a 'ready-to-go', adventure-filled vacation. No previous surfing or yoga experience necessary! With expert skills and patient guidance, your instructors are able to further anyone's yoga or surf journey, even if you're starting at 'zero'. You'll be surprised and amazed at what you can achieve in a few days with their confidence-boosting instruction and tips. Together, the three women (who are also sisters) leading your experience will bring their expertise, passion and energy to inspire you with their love of surfing and yoga... and their true zest for life! INCLUDED: 6 nights + 5 days at La Marejada Hotel 3 gourmet meals daily + drinks (not including alcohol) Daily yoga on the beach Professional surf lessons Daily surfing Daily video coaching sessions Surf + yoga equipment always available to use Experienced instructors Airport transfer to + from Libiera Hiking + beach walks to secret tide pools Professional surf photo session Afternoon of beach arts + crafts FOR MORE INFO, and to book your spot: https://traversejourneys.com/costa-rica-retreat/

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  • A New Zealand Fantasy

    Auckland Airport

    $2,995.00

    A New Zealand Fantasy: Nov.19-26 (or 30th), 2018 $250 OFF 'EARLY BIRD SPECIAL' FOR SIGNUPS THROUGH 6/15!!! For more info and to secure your spot: https://traversejourneys.com/new-zealand/ Our 8-day route takes in New Zealand's stunning North & South Islands, with an optional add-on to create a 12-day trip. Starting from Auckland, together we will explore the land of the long white cloud, with good company and a comprehensive exploration of not only the landscapes and unique formations that make up this modern-day Middle-Earth, but of the cultures and values that are part of what makes New Zealand the breathtaking destination you’ve been hearing all about. With options for travelers of all thrill, skill and activity levels, you can choose to simply relax and soak up the sights with a range of standard and luxury options, or customize your trip to access the high of your natural adrenaline. See stunning Milford Sound, swim with dolphins or zip-line through magical underground glow-worm caves, as you travel with a local guide as well as your host throughout the country. With all your travel planning taken care of, and plenty of time for side trips and adventures with our knowledgeable team, you can truly discover both islands at a relaxed but steady pace. Drive times are kept to a minimum with your comfort in mind, and in order to maximize your own enjoyment your tour is fully customizable to suit your desires. Hear from the people of the land, the songs, the stories. Take a bath in a pool of world-renowned thermal muds, or a hot pool under the stars on a sparkling beach. Our trip will take you to the base of the highest peaks and the deepest fjords, and will reconnect you with Papatuanuku (the earth mother) herself as you soak up the natural wonders of the end of the earth with our own brand of personalized care and comfort. STARTING AT $3245 PER PERSON -- or $2995 for Early Bird signups!

  • Best of Portugal

    Lisbon Portela Airport

    $3,495.00

    From the colorful streets of Lisbon to the lush Douro Valley to the traditions of Porto this “Best of” itinerary celebrates art & architecture, food & wine, and the warmth of the Portuguese spirit. $200 off early bird special through 4/30/18! The trip includes: 8 nights’ accommodations in boutique 3 & 4-star hotels Welcome dinner and cultural fado show Guided tour of Lisbon with stops at major sites Day-long excursion to Sintra with lunch and a stop in the beautiful beaches of Cascais Visit to our local community partner to learn about social inclusion through urban art + trip donation (https://traversejourneys.com/about-1) to their organization Boat tour of Porto and Port tasting at a local wine cellar Douro Valley day trip with wine tasting Farewell ferry and dinner experience Daily breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners, multiple wine tastings All activity transportation, including private van and train between destinations Transfers to/from airport 2 Traverse guides 24/7 + local guides and drivers Small group experience, max 12 people For complete information and booking instructions please visit: https://traversejourneys.com/portugal/ This trip is designed & lead by your Meetup co-host, Ashley Blake. We’d love to have you along!

  • The Art of Cuba

    Needs a location

    $2,995.00

    An 8-day cultural journey into the beauty that is Havana, Trinidad and Viñales, Cuba. We’ll peek behind the curtain on this eye-opening, beautiful exploration of the magical culture of the long-since prohibited island. We will be spending our time between the bustling capital of Havana, the well-preserved colorful colonial town of Trinidad and the lush tobacco and farm region of Viñales. Come see what's in this time capsule filled with beautiful art, food, culture and music. A carefully curated itinerary for an immersive, culturally rich experience in Cuba. October 23-30, 2018 November 16-23 January 8-15, 2019 Trip includes: 7 nights in our charming Cuban homestays in Havana and Trinidad. Daily breakfast Welcome and farewell lunch/dinner Locally guided architecture tours Havana and Trinidad city tours Tobacco farm tour and cigar rolling lesson Organic farm visit Personal translator and driver An authentic look into the lives and culture of Cuba Travel Visas (required to visit the country) Local guide + Traverse representative 24/7 Small group experience, max 14 people November photography option includes 3 street photography workshops with Dan Tom For complete trip details and registration information see here: https://traversejourneys.com/cuba/ We would love to have you along!