- Women's Yoga & Surf Retreat: Costa Rica
LADIES -- join this 6-day Retreat to indulge and rejuvenate!! August 10 - 16th FOR MORE INFO: https://traversejourneys.com/costa-rica-retreat/ 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. This trip is 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. 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 Liberia 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/
- Costa Rica Immersion
July 28 - August 4, 2019 Find out more: https://traversejourneys.com/costa-rica-immersion 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! 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 Visit to Prusia Forest Reserve, Irazu Volcano and Hot Springs 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 (4 with homestay family; 3 at restaurant on the beach) 5 lunches (packed lunch provided by homestay family) 4 dinners with homestay family 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 and to secure your spot: https://traversejourneys.com/costa-rica-immersion **Learn more about Costa Rican Humanitarian Foundation here: http://crhf.org/
- Cycle Cambodia to Vietnam
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: July 3 or 7 – 18 November 6 or 10 – 21 December 29 – January 13 The adventure includes: • 11-15 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
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/
- Cycle Cambodia to Vietnam
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!
- Mt. Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
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/
- Classic Machu Picchu & Cusco
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/
- Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way
Join us for an 8-day or 12-day route along Ireland's ruggedly beautiful West coast. Starting from Cork city, we'll take in County Cork's scenic coastline, Kerry's rugged beauty, Clare's unique heritage, and Galway's bustling streets before finishing up in historical Dublin City. MORE INFO HERE: https://traversejourneys.com/ireland/ This trip will be led by guides intimately familiar with Ireland (one guide from Ireland), ensuring that you are provided an authentic and immersive experience throughout the journey... well beyond the tourist trail and cookie-cutter sights/routes. Come immerse yourself in the luring magic of this wee country's Western shores! INCLUDED: All accommodations in clean, comfortable and locally-run B&Bs Daily breakfast and multiple group dinners (3 total dinners on 8-day trip, 5 total dinners on 12-day trip) Transportation from Dublin or Cork airport on arrival and to Dublin, or Shannon airport on departure Ground transport between each destination in comfortable, privately rented vehicles Guided walking tour of Cork City Visit to our local community partner -- Irish Seed Savers Entry to Blarney Castle, Killarney National Park, Gleninchaquin Park, Ross Castle, and the Cliffs of Moher on 8-day trip Entry to Dunguaire Castle, and select Dublin sights on 12-day trip Roundtrip ferry crossing to Inis Mor on 12-day trip Guided walking tour of Galway City and Dublin City on 12-day trip Dedicated Irish-native guide and 2nd Traverse guide for groups of 6+ Traverse representative assisting you from booking to departure Small group experience, max 12 people If you've ever fantasized about being in a fairy tale, then this is the country for you to explore. Ireland's rugged West Coast is especially alive with rich traditions and folklore, not to mention picture perfect vistas. For further info: https://traversejourneys.com/ireland/
- LIVE Webinar! Learn all about an upcoming Online Spanish Course!
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