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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/
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
A New Zealand Fantasy: April 14th - 21st (or 25th), 2019 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!
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!