Galapagos Bliss--Connect With Nature And Yourself In The World-Famous Galapagos Islands. This new tour offers you the chance to find your OM, true VIP style, in the famed Galapagos Islands. Find healing and wellness and connect your body and mind with nature in one of the most pristine and beautiful natural reserves in the world. A local yogi will lead you in your daily practice, preparing you for the balance and strength that you’ll need for your time on the ocean waves riding your surfboard. At the same time, experienced naturalists will share the evolutionary phenomena of the Galapagos’ unique biodiversity. Other activities include snorkeling with sea lions, hiking on nature trails or meditating at sunrise. The tour includes an extra day of meditation and a chance to give back to the beautiful land by planting a tree in the highlands to add to the reforestation efforts. Your headquarters for most of your 8-day itinerary is the five-star Galapagos Safari Camp, an eco-luxury tented camp tucked away in the highlands of Santa Cruz Island. Tour details: http://mythsandmountains.com/
The Shamans of Ecuador—Explore Mysticism in the Volcanoes and Rainforest. Few communities in Ecuador are without their shaman or healer - a person who has dedicated their life to knowing all about herbs and plants, can undo powerful spells, or correct spiritual imbalances. This special journey gives you the chance to meet different types of shamans and hear about their traditions and their gods in various parts of the country: The Andes, the middle hills, and the rainforest. You will be awed as you pass late nights in the shamans' homes and participate in their powerful rituals. Other highlights include visiting local markets, eating in local homes, learning about rainforest and mountain ecology, and enjoying the tremendous variety that thrives in Ecuador. Tour details: http://mythsandmountains.com/
Bhutan: Engage In Culture With Fall Festivals, Families and Nature. Experience Bhutan and its enthralling culture by directly connecting with local families, witnessing a special fall festival, enjoying accommodation in small boutique hotels, and sampling delectable regional foods. Travel routes in Bhutan may be somewhat limited, but what you do in the country is as broad as your imagination. This unique tour includes an exciting fall festival and cooking lessons where you can learn to make local favorites like butter tea, Hontay, vegetable dumplings and Mengay, (a sort of Bhutanese Pizza, made from mashed rice, eggs, spring onions, mushrooms and other ingredients)
Rajasthan in India: Experience Decadence, Deserts and Desserts. This exceptional trip blends the luxury of Rajasthan - its palaces, forts, and art – with the charm of the desert and the radiance of its people. On this tour, you also have a chance to taste the rich culture of Delhi and Agra along the way. Your journey begins at the Imperial in Delhi where you explore the Old City and get a sense of the religious and cultural diversity of the place. Next, travel to Udaipur, with its beautiful lake, majestic palaces, and bustling old city, as well as its breathtaking countryside. Crossing the desert, you head to Jodhpur and then on to Nagaur to enjoy the festival in the winter and the town in the fall. Your path takes a turn towards the Shekavati area of Rajasthan and then Jaipur follows, famous not only for its palaces, but art, textiles and jewelry. From Jaipur, you drive to Agra and the Taj, via Fatehpur Sikri, before heading full circle back to Delhi. Along the way, you are treated to a walk through Delhi with local children, a cooking lesson in Udaipur, camel safari in the desert and, in October, Diwali, the wonderful festival of lights. Tour details: http://mythsandmountains.com/
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About Myths and Mountains
Founded in 1988 by veteran adventurer Toni Neubauer, Myths and Mountains fosters intimate cross-cultural experiences. The company’s tours are designed to take travelers to the very heart of the places they are visiting, whether that means trekking the remote passes of Bhutan or learning traditional medicine from the shamans of the Amazon. These efforts have established a solid place for Myths and Mountains in the adventure travel industry; the company was chosen as one of National Geographic Adventure’s Best Adventure Travel Companies in 2009 and won Travel + Leisure’s 2010 Global Vision Award. Their innovative “Untamed Cambodia” tour was selected as a “Tour of a Lifetime” for 2013 by National Geographic Traveler. Dr. Neubauer herself has been chosen as a Top Travel Specialist by Condé Nast Traveler four times. Myths and Mountains is also a member of Trusted Adventures, a consortium of award-winning companies matching active travelers with over 350 unique trips walking, rafting, cycling and trekking in over 85 destinations worldwide.