Aug
5
Aug 12

GERMANY Adventure! Yoga Biking Castle Adventure

  • Munster Germany

Yoga Biking Eco-tour along the Route of 100 Castles!

Yoga, Villages, Castles, Cities, Meditation, Biking

Only a few spaces left~ Email first before registering to see if space remains.

NOTE: Bikes will be rented. You do not need your own. 

Imagine biking 130 miles through the peaceful, quiet country roads around Munster, Germany like a real German. Germans use bicycles for transportation everywhere. Pass through small villages and ancient castles everywhere the eye can see. Explore the castles, enjoy picnics, fitness, inner balance, adventure, and bonding. 

Come off the beaten path with us this summer and explore Europe from a conscious traveler perspective, by bike, smelling the air, and leaving no carbon footprints. This retreat will leave you rested, fit, calm, balanced, intrigued, and satisfied, learning culture and history, making time for self, discovering a beautiful country, and making new long-lasting friends. Join us on this unique Eco-Adventure!

Castles we will visit: Erbdrostenhof, Schloss Münster, Drostenhof Wolbeck, Haus Borg, Burg Davensberg, Haus Steinfurt, Schloss Westerwinkel, Schloss Nordkirchen, Burg Vischering, Burg Lüdinghausen, Schloss Senden, Haus Groß Schonebeck, Klein Schonebeck, Kolvenburg, Burg Hülshoff, Haus Rüschhaus

Flights into Frankfurt, Germany, direct train to Munster, overnight in Munster, set off on our adventure. Biking at your own pace on flat terrain, immersed in beautiful nature and surrounded by 100 German fairy-tale castles. Enjoy yoga outdoors every morning, and candlelight meditation every evening after a full adventure day, the perfect way to calm your heart and mind from the stresses of the world, before melting off to bed filled with tranquility and accomplishment. Discover German culture and picturesque small villages. Sleep in traditional guesthouses along the way,. 

Children are welcome on this retreat. If too young to ride their own bike, there are several rental options to choose from including carriages to pull behind an adult bike and baby seats. Please email us with children's ages for accurate price. 

Included in this retreat: All accommodations, bike rental, breakfasts, picnic lunches, all castle entries, daily yoga, daily candlelight meditation

Not included in this retreat: International flight into Frankfurt, Germany, train to Munster (we explain, very easy), dinners, optional add-ons to bike rental

Retreat Price: $1,450. Please email for child price, depends on age. 

$300 nonrefundable deposit is required to save your space.

Balance due by June 20th. 

Price is based on double occupancy (single beds). All diets accommodated. 

Languages spoken by guides for this retreat: English, German, Spanish, Nepali

NEPAL! Nepal Himalayan Adventure: A Journey into Self, Humanity and Nature
Oct
18
Oct 31

NEPAL! Nepal Himalayan Adventure: A Journey into Self, Humanity and Nature

Join enlightened globetrekker adventures to their most special place in the world on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity: to the awe-inspiring Himalayan nation of Nepal.

Imagine….

Nepal is the base-camp for Enlightened Globetrekker humanitarian projects. 

Gazing up at Ancient Buddhist structures, eating meals with monks, trekking the Himalayas, morning Buddhist prayers, misty morning rooftop yoga on tops of monasteries, rhinos, monkeys, local homestays, having tea inside a village Shaman's earthbag home, intimate meetings with village leaders, and meeting families, jungle treks, cooking and dancing with tribal women, canoeing sacred rivers, visiting a village school, a flight to Everest, shopping in Kathmandu, sleeping in monasteries, sunrise over the mighty Himalayan peaks, tea farms, amazing friendships, humanitarian opportunities, heartwarming connections, Tibetan refugee settlement, beautiful nature, stunning landscape, mountains, lakes, evening candlelight meditation under the stars, walking through remote Himalayan villages, entering homes, sharing tea and smiles, time for yourself and humanity, immersed in a gorgeous culture of incredible optimism, faith, and striking smiling faces. Take a soulful journey inside and out. 

Join us as we step back in time and enter this majestic Himalayan world.

Itinerary:

Day 1/October 18: Depart from international departure cities (departing on the evening of October 17th, or on the 18th)

Day 2/October 19: Arrival in Kathmandu. Our driver will meet you at the airport and bring you to hotel. Rest and recover from your journey to Nepal (jet lag, day time difference from travel). Dinner at hotel. Evening rooftop yoga/candlelight meditation for all those who have arrived by then. Overnight in Kathmandu city hotel.

Day 3/October 20: Rooftop yoga overlooking Kathmandu. Welcome breakfast. Opening circle. Walking tour of Kathmandu: Thamel to Ason to Durbar Square, home of Hindu’s living goddess, Kumari. Drive to the famous Monkey temple (Swyambhunath temple). See the monkeys! Enjoy the spectacular Kathmandu city skyline view from the top of Shyambhunath. Drive to Boudha Stupa. Dinner out at an authentic Nepali restaurant with a cultural show. Overnight in Kathmandu city hotel.

Day 4/October 21: Rooftop yoga. Breakfast. Trek to Namobuddha Tibetan Buddhist Monastery, visit monastery. Dinner with the monks. Candlelight meditation on monastery rooftop under millions of stars (Very powerful!!) Overnight in monastery guesthouse.

Day 5/October 22: Attend morning monk prayers and chants in monastery (Puja). Breakfast with monks. Monastery rooftop yoga. Meet with the head monk (Lama), tour the monastery grounds guided by monks, and enjoy general immersion with the monastery monks, asking any questions, etc. Spend a relaxing morning in the monastery. Drive to Kaule, our remote mountain village camp overlooking the Himalayan valley. Dinner at camp. Overnight in tents on the mountain.

Day 6/October 23: Yoga on the mountainside. Breakfast at camp. Spend the day in Kaule village immersed in local Nepalese village life. Visit the local village school, meeting with school officials and interaction with students. Learn about our humanitarian project at the school. Team members can even try teaching a portion of a class if they would like. Trek through terraced rice fields to village leader and shaman’s house. House visit and tea with the family in their sustainable earth bag home. Learn about village politics, farming, lifestyle, and his role as a traditional Shaman. Dinner at camp. Candlelight meditation on the mountainside. Remote Himalayan tent camping.

Day 7/October 24: Mountainside yoga. Camp breakfast. Drive all day to Pokhara, trekker’s paradise. Lunch in Bandipur. Explore Bandipur village. Continue onto Pokhara. Dinner at hotel upon arrival. Rooftop candlelight meditation. Overnight in hotel.

Day 8/October 25: Rooftop yoga. Hotel breakfast. Relaxing boat ride across the Phewa Lake to a Hindu temple. Free afternoon for shopping/adventure activities of choice in Pokhara. Candlelight dinner and cultural show out at Lakeside. Overnight in hotel.

Day 9/October 26: Rooftop yoga. Hotel breakfast. Trek to Dumpus Point for lunch, enjoying the magnificent Himalayan vista, and stopping in local homes for tea on the trail. Trek onwards to Australia Camp (6,000ft) on the beautiful Himalayan Annapurna Trail. Dinner at Australia Camp. Overnight in tents overlooking the Himalayan Valley. Candlelight meditation under the stars.

Day 10/October 27: Up early for sunrise on the Himalayan range. Mountaintop yoga. Breakfast. Trek down to Dumpus Point. Lunch. Drive to Chitwan National Jungle Park in southern Nepal for Tharu Homestay Retreat. Dinner upon arrival at Tharu. Evening campfire. Overnight in Tharu Retreat Center.

Day 11/October 28: Yoga. Breakfast. Village walking tour. Canoe ride on Rapti River spotting rhinoceros and alligators. 4WD Jungle safari spotting monkeys. Lunch and relax at retreat center. Cultural immersion with villager men and women: help them to cook dinner, dress up, dance, and eat with them. Enjoy their cultural dance. Overnight in Tharu Retreat Center.

Day 12/October 29:  Yoga. Breakfast. Drive to Kathmandu. Lunch along the way at a hillside restaurant. Dinner in hotel. Rooftop candlelight meditation. Overnight in Kathmandu hotel. Optional night out in Kathmandu.

Day 13/October 30: Rooftop Yoga. Hotel Breakfast. Free day in Kathmandu for shopping, relaxing. Closing circle. Night out together in Kathmandu celebrating Diwali Festival! Overnight in Thamel downtown district, Kathmandu hotel.

Day 14/October 31:: Breakfast. International flights. (Transportation to airport provided.) Optional adventure extra: Mountain flight to Mount Everest early in the morning.

Please Note: If any team members on this retreat would like to extend their stay in Nepal after the retreat ends to do humanitarian work in our village, Enlightened Globetrekker will place you in a homestay or in our village volunteer house for anywhere from 1 week up to 6 months. Positions needed in the village that we sponsor are: teaching English, helping in the fields, helping to reconstruct homes lost in the earthquakes, and working on sustainable village agro-forestry and earth bag home building projects. Please visit our volunteer page here, and email enlightenedglobetrekker@gmail.com for this optional humanitarian add on component.

Pricing:

$1850 Adult. $1450 Child (under 12). $500 nonrefundable deposit saves your space. 

Payment Plan Option: $500 deposit, 2nd payment of $500 to be made 2 weeks after initial registration, Final Balance must be paid in full by August 18, 2017.

This Adventure Includes: Breakfasts, Dinners, all accommodations, all transportation, all activities and entrances, daily yoga class, daily meditation

Does not include: Everest flight ($250), international airfare, lunches (very cheap and local)  

All diets accommodated.

Languages spoken by guides for this retreat: English, Nepali, German, Spanish

International airfare should be purchased into KTM. This will be a very special and intimate trip. Please join us for this extraordinary adventure, and change your world.

Space is limited.

 

NEPAL! 10 Day Annapurna Base Camp Yoga Trek, Himalayas
Nov
1
Nov 15

NEPAL! 10 Day Annapurna Base Camp Yoga Trek, Himalayas

Trekking. Yoga. Culture. Nature. Meditation. Fitness. Beauty. Himalayas. Adventure. Inspiration. Rejuve. 

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The Annapurna Base Camp trekking circuit is one of the most famous and breathtaking  trekking routes in the world! This incredible 10 day trek will take us through all types of jaw-dropping environmental zones, as well as allowing for cultural exchanges while trekking through tiny mountain villages, and of course, immerse us in raw adventure. This trek is rich with hidden treasures of Nepalese spiritual culture and tradition, and vistas of the spectacular Himalayan range. Includes daily sunrise yoga and evening candlelight meditation under the stars. 

The trek will pass through the area of the world famous Gorkha warrior clan, the Gurung, charming Magar villages, dense rhododendron forests (Nepal's national flower), Oak forests full of birds, green hills and patchwork valleys, terraced fields, smiling, warm, welcoming Nepali faces, and rugged mountainous terrain near snow-capped peaks and under crystal blue skies. Just about every angle is a tantalizing glimpse of Mt. Machhapuchhre, or Fishtail (22,942 ft./6,992 m.), Annapurna (26,545 ft./8090 m.) and Dhaulagiri (26,794 ft./8,116 m.) range.  You will even have the chance to immerse yourself in the Gurung culture, and enjoy a homestay with a local family. 

Wait until you see the morning sunrises over the mighty Himalayan peaks, practicing daily morning yoga saluting the sun, and evening meditation all bundled up, under the stars in these remote pockets of the world. Ahhhhmazing!!

Time for self-exploration and introspection, time to get away, travel consciously, explore nature, conquer mountains, discover a new fascinating culture, destress, feel freedom, make new life-long international adventure friends, push your body to new limits, and relish in the incredible spiritual energy and magnificent and astounding natural beauty of the mighty Himalayas. 

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1/Nov. 1 Arrivals into Kathmandu (KTM) Upon arrival at Kathmandu International Airport, our driver will greet you at the airport and will transfer you to our team hotel in Kathmandu. Time to rest and acclimate, walk through Thamel district, shop, explore. Overnight in Kathmandu hotel. 

Day 2/Nov. 2 Cultural Day in Kathmandu Valley Hotel breakfast. Opening Circle. Full day sightseeing around ancient UNESCO sites in Kathmandu: Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Temple, with stunning views of the city, and the powerful Boudhanath Stupa, the greatest Buddhist stupa in the world. Our Nepali local guide will escort us on this tour of these important and historic Kathmandu Buddhist and Hindu temples and shrines that so beautifully reflect the local traditions. Packed lunches or eat before tour. Trekking permits will be finalized on this day in preparation for our trekking departure the following day. In the evening, enjoy a delicious traditional Nepali dinner and Nepali cultural show. Overnight in Kathmandu hotel.

Day 3/Nov. 3 Kathmandu to Pokhara Hotel breakfast. Drive 7 hours scenic drive to Pokhara, our trek starting point. Local lunch along the road. Dinner and overnight in Pokhara hotel. Rooftop meditation under the stars. 

 

Day 4/Nov. 4 Begin Trek: Pokhara to Tikhedhunga (5,003 ft./1,525 m.). Hotel breakfast. Drive for an hour to Nayapul and commence our trek to Birethanti, a large and prosperous town beside the Modi River. Local trekker lunch on the trail. We head up the main trail to Sudami where we climb gradually up the side of the valley, reaching Hille (4,904 ft./1,495 m.) before pushing on to Tikhedhunga and onto Ulleri Camp, where our cook team will be waiting for us with delicious warm meal and you will have stunning views of Annapurna, Himalayas. Overnight in tents. Evening yoga/meditation under the stars. Estimated trekking time: 4 1/2 hours

Day 5/Nov. 5 Trek to Ghorepani (9,022 ft./2,750 m.) Sunrise yoga. Local breakfast. Enjoy a pleasant day walking, trekking through rhododendron and oak forests and across the Bhurungdi Khola stream before making a short, final climb to Nangethanti (8070 ft./2,460 m.). After local trekker lunch in Nangethanti, we head up to Ghorepani. Overnight in trekker tea house/guesthouse with shower facilities. Evening meditation under the starsEstimated trekking time: 5 1/2 hours

Day 6/Nov. 6 Ghorepani to Poon Hill for sunrise and onto Tadapani (8,267 ft./2,520 m.) After an early start at around 4am we will ascend to Poon Hill (10,531 ft./3,210 m.). This is a steep climb, but not too hard. It will take us about 1 hour and leads us to a brilliant viewpoint, providing an unobstructed sunrise over the high Himalayas. After spending about 40 minutes on the hillside and enjoying a warm cup of coffee or tea, we come back to Ghorepani, have a hot breakfast, and start walking to Tadapani. From Ghorepani the trail climbs along ridges and through pine and rhododendron forests to Deurali (9,711 ft./2,960 m.). Local lunch on the trail. We descend to reach Banthanti, before winding our way down to Tadapani. Overnight in trekker tea house/guesthouse with shower facilities. Evening candlelight meditation under the stars. Estimated trekking time: 6 hours

Day 7/Nov. 7 Tadapani to Chhomrong (7,250 ft/2,210 m) Sunrise yoga. Local breakfast. Dropping down from Tadapani Gurjung the route offers views of the upper Modi Valley. The path then starts the long ascent high above the west bank of the Modi Khola. Local lunch on the trail. We then arrive in the village of Chhomrong, which lies tucked at the very base of Himal Chuli. Chhomrong is the last permanent settlement in the valley. Overnight in trekker tea house/guesthouse with shower facilities. Evening candlelight meditation under the stars. Estimated trekking time: 5 hours

Day 8/Nov. 8 Chhomrong to Doban (8,333 ft/2,540 m) Sunrise yoga. Local breakfast. From Chhomrong the trail descends to Chhomrong Khola, then the trail begins a slow climb as we head up to our first destination – Sinuwa. We then proceed to Kuldi Ghar (8,103 ft./2,470m) about 2 1/2 to 3 hrs walking. The trek now enters the upper Modi Khola valley. Local lunch on the trail. We continue our trek going down to Bamboo through an uninhabited forest area, scattered with big rocks. From Bamboo the road will take us through bamboo and rhododendron forests to Doban. Overnight in trekker tea house/guesthouse with shower facilities. Evening candlelight meditation under the stars. Estimated trekking time: 6 hour

Day 9/Nov. 9 Doban to Deurali (10,400 ft./3,170 m.) Sunrise yoga. Local breakfast. After climbing 1,000 ft, or 300 m., we will first pass the Himalayan Hotel at 9,317 ft./2,840 m. We then continue on to Hinko Cave (10,170 ft./3,100 m.) and then onto Deurali. Local lunch on the trail. During this day if we are lucky we can see interesting wildlife like deer, jackals and peacocks. Here we will also have great views of mind-blowing Machhapuchhre mountain and you will understand why the translation of its name means 'fishtail mountain.' In Deurali we will stay overnight. Evening candlelight meditation under the stars. Estimated trekking time: 5 1/2 hours

Day 10/Nov. 10 Deurali to Annapurna Base camp (13,451 ft./4,100 m.) Sunrise yoga. Local breakfast. Today we climb on past the Machhapuchhre Base Camp to the Annapurna Base Camp!! This area is called the Annapurna Sanctuary since it is totally surrounded by mountains. Local lunch on the trail. From here it is a two-hour trek to Annapurna Base camp (ABC), which offers spectacular and surreal Himalayan views. Overnight in trekker tea house/guesthouse with shower facilities. Evening candlelight meditation under the stars. Estimated trekking time: 5 1/2 hours

Day 11/Nov. 11 Descent from Annapurna Base Camp to Sinuwa Sunrise yoga. Local breakfast. Today we descend from Annapurna Base Camp to Sinuwa. Local lunch on the trail. Overnight in trekker tea house/guesthouse with shower facilities. Evening candlelight meditation under the stars. Estimated trekking time: 5 hours

Day 12/Nov. 12 Sinuwa to Ghandruk (6,364 ft./1,940 m.) Sunrise yoga. Local breakfast. From Sinuwa we continue to Chhomrong from where the trail descends through forests to Gurjung Khola and then the trail ascends slightly until Kimrong. Local lunch on the trail. Then we reach the top of the Deurali, from where it is an easy way to reach Ghandruk. Ghandruk is a village of Gurung people, one of the ethnic groups of Nepal, with a distinct dialect, culture, dress, and lifestyle. Ghandruk is one of the most famous destinations for trekkers and is known for its beautiful mountain views. (It is an easy reach from Pokhara or Kathmandu.) Our early arrival means we have the afternoon to visit the one of the Gurung Museum and explore the village! Local dinner with Guriug people. Overnight homestays with a Gurung or Magar family. Estimated trekking time: 4 1/2 hours

Day 13/Nov. 13 Trek to Birethanti, Nayapul; Drive to Pokhara (3,000 ft./910 m.)
Local breakfast. From Ghandrung it's easy walking, all down hill, to Nayapul where our trekking ends (4 hrs). Hooray!!! Lunch on the trail. Our private transport will drive us to Pokhara, about an hour away. Dinner, dancing, cultural show, and night out in town to celebrate. Overnight in Pokhara hotel. 

Day 14/November 14 Drive Pokhara to Kathmandu  Hotel breakfast. Set out early for 7 hour drive back to Kathmandu. Lunch along the road. Free half day for last minute shopping. Dinner and night out in Kathmandu! Overnight in Kathmandu hotel. 

Day 15/Nov. 15 International Departures from Kathmandu (KTM)
Breakfast at hotel. Closing circle. Transfers to airport. Departure from Kathmandu

Price includes: Airport transfers, 3 nights accommodation in Kathmandu hotel & 2 nights in Pokhara hotel with breakfast & dinner, sightseeing tour around Kathmandu Valley by private vehicle with professional Nepali local guide, all inclusive trek: such as ground transportation, all necessary trekking permits, any activity entrance fees, porters for heavy bags and Sherpa trekking guide and their expenses including their insurance and equipments, all trekking accommodations in lodges and all meals during trek, tents, and homestays en route,  water/tea/coffee, daily yoga, evening meditation                                                                                              

Price excludes: Alcoholic beverages, tips for your guides (10%), mandatory travel insurance, personal expenses, lunches in Pokhara and Kathmandu, optional add on Everest flight, optional add on volunteer program expenses

Price: $1,850 All trekkers (ages 10+) 

$500 nonrefundable deposit required to save space.

Balance must be paid in full by September 1, 2017. Payment plans available. Please inquire at enlightenedglobetrekker@gmail.com. 

PLEASE NOTE: All diets accommodated. A certain level of physical fitness is required for this adventure. We will be trekking high altitudes for 10 days. We will trekking rigorously, but will never be trekking more than 6 hours in one day. Sherpas and porters (1 porter for 2 team members) WILL be available to help carry up to 20lbs of your daily weight, if necessary.  

International airfare should be purchased into KTM. This will be a very special and intimate trip. Space is limited to 15 team members and is open until filled. 

Optional extras:

1) Mountain flight over Mt. Everest, $250. Early morning of November 15th, 2 hour flight

2) Volunteer placement: If any team members on this retreat would like to extend their stay in Nepal after the retreat ends to do humanitarian work in the village that we support, Enlightened Globetrekker will place you in the village, for a time period of 1-4 weeks. Accommodations are provided at our volunteer hotel (at your cost of $10/night, meals are $2/meal). Positions needed in the village that we sponsor are: teaching English, helping in the fields, helping to reconstruct homes lost in the earthquakes, and working on sustainable village agro-forestry and earth bag home building projects. Please email enlightenedglobetrekker@gmail.com for this optional humanitarian add on component.

For more information on the location of the village we sponsor, and the humanitarian needs we have there, or to donate, click here.

Enlightened Globetrekker Adventures. Inspiration for Life. 

Aug
11
Sep 15

GREEK ISLANDS! Private Island Hopping Sailing Retreats NOW BOOKING AUGUST & SEPT 2018 DATES

Private chartered island hopping sailing adventures out of Athens, Greece.

Come sail the Greek Islands with our team!

 These weeks are privately reserved. Please email us for prices, number in your party, and with any questions at all. Lets get your sailing dates on the books! Amazing fun for families or groups. Can accommodate 8 people, in 4 cabins. $1300/cabin (sleeps 2) 

Sail the brilliant Aegean Sea, stop at tiny Greek island villages, devour delicious Greek food, explore coves, snorkle, freedive, hike, enter ancient churches,  sleep under the stars, discover the Acropolis, experience the open seas, unplug and connect with nature and each other, and if you are lucky, see a million dolphins! 

Weeks are very limited so please reserve as soon as possible to reserve preferred dates. 

$1300 euros/cabin (sleeps 2)

4 cabins available

Book all 4 cabins with friends or family, or just book one cabin, and meet new friends. 

Includes: Breakfasts on boat, all port fees, boat fuel, boat water tank refills, boat staff.

We meet at Alimos Marina in Athens at 2pm. 

$500 usd deposit per cabin saves your space.

August 11-18th

August 18-25th

August 25-September 1st

September 1-8th

September 8-15th

Please note sailing prices are in euros. Deposit is in usd. Confusing we know, but this is the best way for us to do this because of currency fluctuations. Please do daily conversion rate on the date that you make payments, and your balance will be noted on invoice based on the day of payment's conversion. 

Deposits are non-refundable. 

 


Jun
24
Jul 1

GREECE! Private Greek Islands Sailing Retreat

This is a private sailboat charter retreat. 

We currently have 2 cabins left~

 

This retreat is on a 43.5' private sailboat yacht sailing the Greek Islands, from a port in and out of Athens, Greece. We will sail between the beautiful islands, relaxing under the Mediterranean sun, swimming in secret coves, exploring tiny Greek island villages, enjoying fresh Greek food, and rejuvenation and relaxation. Learn to sail if you want, practice some yoga on deck if you want, meditation under the stars, freediving, shopping, hiking, or just laying on deck with a book, in a hammock, drinking some fresh juices and being disconnected from the world. Bask away the day in the sun and dine on cliffs at a new island every evening. Make lifelong new friends. Refresh your body, mind, and soul.

Our boat departs at 4pm on June 24th, and returns to port June 30th evening. We sleep on the boat at port the evening of the 30th, and depart on July 1st morning. This retreat includes the boat and captain, docking fees, and linens. This retreat does not include food, boat fuel, or tips. 

Price: $650usd/person/double cabin, or $1300/cabin. We have 2 cabins available. Payments due immediately upon reserving your space. 

Email now to reserve your space: enlightenedglobetrekker@gmail.com

We hope to welcome you aboard! 

 

 

May
6
May 14

CUBA Adventure! Culture, Paradise, Yoga **FULL

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This retreat is now full.

 

Come experience Cuba with us!!!  

Small group eco-travel, intimate cultural immersion, yoga, relaxing beach days, adventuring caves, Havana nightlife, off the beaten path exploring, Afro-Cuban dancing! 

 

Join us on this incredible journey into the heart of Cuba. Enjoy homestays with Cuban families, Cuban cooking and dancing lessons, mojito making, cave exploring, cenote swimming, waterfall hiking, beach relaxing on beautiful white sands, daily outdoor morning yoga to greet the day, evening candlelight meditation for inner peace and balance, new friends, exciting nights out in Old Town Havana, cruising the strip in vintage cars, browsing local markets, tasting all of the local food you can muster, offering humanitarian aid to local families, and supporting small local businesses. Conscious travel that leaves you speechless, with raw adventure, internal de-stressing, external excitement, falling in love with a new culture of the world. Travel you can feel good about! Join us on for this intimate view of Cuban culture, happiness, and extraordinary nature, and relish in an amazing vacation! We are so excited about this adventure! 

This retreat includes: 'People to people exchange trip': All accommodations in homestays and guesthouses, private taxi airport transfers, travel in air conditioned vehicle throughout retreat to the following areas: Havana, Varadero, Saroa, Vinales, all entrances/classes/workshops, daily local Cuban breakfasts and dinners (except one dinner out), daily morning yoga, evening candlelight meditation, English/Spanish speaking guide, 24 hour operations and emergency service, , government issued group travel permit fee

This retreat does NOT include: international airfare to Havana, mandatory travel insurance, visa permit, personal expenses, lunches, one dinner, nights out dancing

Adventure Cost: $2,350 Adults. $1,750 children 8 years and under

 

All diets accommodated, $500 deposit, Payment plans available.

Questions? Email enlightenedglobetrekker@gmail.com

MEXICO Mayan Family Spring Break Adventure!
Apr
8
Apr 15

MEXICO Mayan Family Spring Break Adventure!

This retreat is full.

Leap into the heart of Mexico with us on this unforgettable Mayan adventure!

Vegetarian/Vegan Breakfasts. Daily Yoga. Mayan Ruins. Beach. Jungle. Remote jungle cenotes. Caves. Colonial Town. Candlelight Meditation.

Join us this April in Mexico’s Yucatan, and serve your adventurous side as well as your heart and soul. Special family off the grid bonding! This adventure retreat offers an amazing balance of downtime, daily yoga and candlelight meditation, with beautiful nature of Mexico, ancient pyramid ruins, Mayan cultural immersion, exploring remote jungle cenotes, fresh organic vegetarian food, colonial cities, swimming, jungle, and world class beaches. Escape time and place and dive into the Mexican jungle.

Zen your way through the heart of Yucatan, Mexico, home to thousands of sparkling blue hidden cenotes. Make a hammock with a Mayan, camp at a remote turquoise cenote, hike to the top of isolated Ek Balam ruins, cook in a palapa over coals, ride bikes in the jungle, explore a secret crystal cave with headlamps, attend a traditional Mayan dance, learn the history of Valladolid at the foot of a castle twinkling at twilight, eat authentic tacos, visit a Mayan school, discover Chichen Itza, relax in the sun at the world class Tulum beaches, and lazily explore the beautiful churches and streets of glorious colonial Valladolid, Mexico.  

This retreat has something for everyone, and covers all bases for a complete Mayan experience. Time for self-exploration off the grid, family bondong, journaling, living in the moment, embracing nature and downtime, sharing experiences, creating memories, adventuring beautiful awe-inspiring locations, and learning the fascinating history and beautiful culture of the Mayans and Mexicans in this best-kept secret Mayan homeland.

Welcome people of all ages! Great for children and families as well as individuals, couples.

Join us!!

Hablamos Espanol

This retreat includes:

  • 6 nights’ accommodation in a casita in urban Valladolid, Mexico with private pool
  • 1 night accommodation tent camping at a remote jungle cenote (tent included)
  • Fresh vegetarian/vegan breakfasts
  • Authentic Mexican lunches
  • One authentic Mexican dinner
  • Daily yoga outside in nature
  • Daily evening candlelight meditation
  • All land transportation in and around Valladolid
  • Day trip to Tulum Beach
  • Mayan hammock-making workshop
  • Mayan cooking lesson
  • All cenote/ruins/cave entrances

This retreat does not include:

  • Dinners (except one) to give you the chance to get out and explore and eat at your choice of restaurants
  • Roundtrip transportation from Cancun (CUN airport) via ADO bus (very cheap)
  • Extra day excursion add-on to Chichen Itza with accommodations ($150)

Pricing: Adult all-inclusive price: $1400. Child price (under 12): $1200. $300 deposit. (Please inquire for family rates of 3 or more)

Payment plans are available. Deadline to pay is March 1st.

Mother Daughter Adventure Retreat: Tulum, Mexico
Nov
6
Nov 12

Mother Daughter Adventure Retreat: Tulum, Mexico

ONLY TWO ROOMS LEFT!

Calling all adventurous, soulful mamas with daughters! Enlightened Globetrekker is happy to announce our first inspirational Mother/Daughter focused Adventure Retreat! Treat yourself to a special week in paradise bonding with your daughter in Tulum, Mexico. We have thought of everything and designed an experience where you can come, relax and unwind without the distractions of home. Snorkeling in the cenotes, hiking the Mayan ruins, riding bikes along the streets of Tulum, morning and evening yoga, art and journaling activities, and more! Come and unwind with other like-minded people who want to cultivate wonder and adventure in their lives. This retreat is a magical opportunity to deepen and strengthen your relationship with your daughter in an environment where everything slows down.

Co-led by Crystal Blue and Crystal Kelly. 

Highlights of this Mother Daughter Retreat:

  • Six nights in a Private Room with your daughter
  • Organic, whole foods breakfast & dinner every day
  • Twice-daily yoga classes to bond, and together balance your body and mind
  • Adventure tours: snorkeling, cenotes, Mayan ruins & more
  • Introductory Spanish class
  • Enjoy the simple joy of connecting with Mother Nature
  • Cooking Class with our on-site chef
  • Swim in magical cenotes, star gaze, beach and shopping time, or relax in a hammock with your favorite book
  • Nature craft workshops together (dreamcatchers, mobiles, vision boards)
  • Cultivate a deep sense of connection with your daughter
  • Receive a renewed relationship and sense of hope for the future, yours and hers
  • Leave rested, rejuvenated, empowered and radiant!

Pricing: 

$2500 per mother/daughter couple. All inclusive, not including airfare into Cancun. $300 deposit required to reserve space. 

Payment plans available!

Adventure Summer Daycamp: Wilmington, North Carolina
Jun
20
Jul 1

Adventure Summer Daycamp: Wilmington, North Carolina

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: JUNE 1ST!

enlightened globetrekker adventures is a global inspirational travel adventure company that focuses on nature, yoga, simplicity, happiness, gratitude, freedom, cultural respect, dreams, global awareness, humanitarianism, and raw adventure, the tools needed to live a happy, inspired, fulfilled, and awesome life. 

Based in Tulum, Mexico, mother daughter duo Crystal and River travel the world adventuring and sharing this inspirational lifestyle. Crystal has taught kindergarten, and 5-7th grades, in Mexico and the South Pacific, and used to work at UNCW teaching university students. This summer, they have decided to stay here in their hometown and have fun serving up this goodness to their own hometown community, by way of designing and offering an inspired living summer day camp, in the same style found in the Adventure Kids Club on their global adventure retreats. We are happy to be home this summer, and we hope that you will join us for adventure camp! We can’t wait to adventure together!

Mahalo, Crystal Blue & River

When:

Hours are 9am-3pm.

Choose your week, choose multiple weeks, or choose the day option.

·      June 20th-24th

·      June 27th-July 1st

Who:

Adventure soul-seeking, nature loving, kind, beautiful, rising boy and girl 2nd-5th graders.  

Pricing: 

$225/week, or $50/day.

$30 nonrefundable deposit per adventurer is required when you register. Balance must be paid before first day of camp.

All adventurers must be registered and paid prior to drop-off.

Where:

Pickups and drops off at Halyburton Park, 9am and 3pm.

Camp Structure:

Every day we will be adventuring in a different way. Once everyone scheduled is dropped off, we will begin our morning yoga class and circle time. Then we will have a healthy provided snack, and then we will leave Halyburton for the daily scheduled inspirational adventure: Carolina Beach State Park nature hiking and nature collections for adventure boxes, ocean swimming, beach adventures, discussing tides, collecting shells for boxes, pool swimming, etc. Some days we will be staying at the park for music group, biking day, crazy fun, journaling, and awesome globally-inspired projects, etc. We will have circle times twice a day, sitting on the grass, discussing our intentions, gratitude, learning Spanish, what we will be learning for the day, and then regrouping and reflecting on our day, our adventures, each other, friendships, nature, and ourselves. All activities focusing on nonmaterialism, nontechnology, simplicity, grounded living, gratitude, nature, and adventure. Before camp begins, you will receive a packet of information including an adventure gear packing list for each day, and each day’s schedules, lessons, and projects.

Space is limited. All releases to be signed upon deposit and registration.

Tulum, Mexico Adventure
Apr
3
Apr 9

Tulum, Mexico Adventure

On this adventure: 

Like the feel of Tulum, this adventure is a mix of eco chic luxe simplicity and raw beautiful natural adventure. This retreat is a combination of all of our favorite things, and the factors that we feel are important to be balanced: adventure, paradise, yoga, healthy food, tranquility, nature, love, travel, culture, and inner peace. This retreat takes you away from life as you know it, to a quiet remote jungle palapa, with time to focus on yourself through yoga and meditation, silence, fun, adventure, and happiness. No wifi, no stress.

Time to realize dreams, see strengths, love life, share with others, and create and enjoy your own most extraordinary potential. A mix of simple and elegant, we cover all of the details, and foresee all desires and needs to ensure that you have a life-changing, relaxing, fulfilling, rejuvenating, and inspiring adventure.

Watch this terrific video of the adventures and accommodations.

Incorporating our children. Bonding together through adventure and special time. Making the space for these priceless shared moments. 

This adventure is hosted by Crystal Blue and River. 

Pricing:

$1,250 USD all inclusive adult price. Children $850. Family packages available, please email. $300 nonrefundable deposit.

Payment Plan Option: Balance is due 2 weeks before adventure.

Space is limited. Families welcome!

This adventure retreat includes:

  • all accommodations in eco-chic rooms in a paradise jungle retreat
  • gourmet breakfast and dinner daily (less one dinner on the beach) (we can accomodate all dietary restrictons)
  • daily morning YOGA in outdoor paradise palapa (meet the yoga adventure guide for this adventure, Maria Hykin)
  • all local transportation
  •  family activities
  • daily evening candlelight meditation
  • entrance to all cenotes
  • world class beaches
  • cabana hammocks!
  • unlimited coffee/tea/water
  • kids nature/global adventures and activities with River/kid yoga with River
  • amazing mala mantra workshop
  • Spanish cooking/language lesson/immersion
  • jungle cenote snorkeling/explorin g
  • entrance to trek ancient Mayan ruins (Tulum, Coba)
  • transfers from Playa Del Carmen bus termin al (fly into CUN and take ADO bus to Playa, we will help you arrange this)

Adventure extras:

  • Round trip airfare into Cancun, Mexico (CUN)
  • ADO bus roundtrip to/from Playa Del Carmen ($12)
  • daily lunch ($1 taco stands or luxury beach cabanas your choice)
  • cave diving if certified ($100)
  • optional luxurious paradise massage in outdoor cabana
  • one beach dinner
Guatemala Adventure
Jan
22
Jan 30

Guatemala Adventure

On this adventure:

  • Discover the amazing natural pools of Semuc Champey
  • Yoga/Kayaking/Sunset Trekking/Gourmet Meals
  • Waterfalls/River Tubing/Candlelit Cave Exploring
  • Humanitarian Volunteering/Cultural Immersion
  • Yoga Rejuve at Lake Atitlan
  • Shop in Boho San Pedro and Santa Cruz

Pricing:

$1,300 USD all inclusive. $200 nonrefundable deposit.

This adventure retreat includes:

  • All land transport
  • All meals
  • Accommodations
  • All activities

Not included:

  • Airfare into Guatemala City
  • Alcoholic drinks