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The 7 BEST 2020 Traverse Journeys Trips! Get Your Butt on One! 

Croatia with Traverse Journeys!

Recently I joined the Traverse Journeys trip to Croatia, you can check out my article all about it here! This article features 7 of the BEST Trips I would recommend for 2020 with Traverse Journeys! 

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Who is Traverse Journeys? 

Traverse Journeys is run and owned by two very powerful, strong women, Ashley and Laura (I was lucky to meet both on my trip to Croatia). They do participant as trip hosts on some of their tours, they work closely to hire and train up guides to ensure everyone has an amazing time and are to their very high standards. 

Traverse offers small group trips of a max of 12 to 14 people, making it super easy to connect and interact with your fellow travellers. 

The team at Traverse works on providing their guests with the best trip possible, ensuring everything from the most minute details are taken care of! They also work with community partners to help provide more awareness of sustainable travel. Their company mottos is “People Planet Purpose”. Traverse donations a portion of the money paid towards trips to their community partners. 

Jordan

Dates: MAY 24-31, 2020

This 8 day trip will start off in in Jordan’s capital Amman,from here you will check out the following sites:

  • The Dead Sea 
  • Little Petra
  • Wadi Rum
  • Ajloun Forest Reserve
  • Umm Qais

The community partner on this trip, is a cooking project where you’ll learn to make traditional Jordanian dishes. 

This trip is recommended to those who love to hike as there is approx 25 miles of hiking along the Jordan Trail and at the Ajloun Forest Reserve.

Whats included? 

  • 7 nights 3-star hotel, Bedouin camp and eco-lodge stay
  • Transfers to and from the airport 
  • Private vehicle transit between excursions
  • Daily breakfast + 5 dinners + 4 lunches
  • Dedicated Traverse host and local guide throughout your trip

Jordan

Greece

Dates: May 24-30, 2020

This 7 day trip will start and end in Athens on your own private yacht, from here you will check out the following sites:

  • Saronic Gulf
  • Aegina Island
  • Poros Island
  • Ermioni
  • Epidavros port

You can also include 2 add ons to the end of this trip to ancient Athens & Delphi, or out to Santorini.

Whats included?

  • 6 nights’ accommodations aboard a private catamaran yacht
  • Privately chartered catamaran tour for 6 days in the Saronic Islands and Peloponnese peninsula
  • Dinghy transport in/out of busier ports
  • Transfers to and from the airport 
  • Daily breakfasts + daily lunches + 2 dinners
  • Traverse host throughout itinerary
  • Guided walks and tours at each stop

SAIL AWAY TO GREECE

Costa Rica

Dates: FEBRUARY 10-16, 2020 an JULY 19-25, 2020

This 7 day trip will start in San Jose and end in Liberia, where you will be immersed in the natural beauty that Costa Rica has to offer. You will check out the following sites:

  • Mountain vistas
  • Volcano hikes – Arenal Volcano
  • Lake Arenal
  • Natural hot springs
  • Tenorio Volcano National Park
  • Rio Celeste Waterfall
  • Playa Grande
  • Santa Ana
  • Afternoon Catamaran cruise 

The community partner on this trip is Costa Rican Humanitarian Foundation, where you will dive in to help the foundation with any of their current projects. 

Whats included?

  • 2 nights staying with local families
  • 2 nights in beautiful Eco-lodges set in lush rain forest
  • 2 nights in a boutique hotel at the beach
  • Airport transfer from San Jose Airport on arrival
  • Airport transfer to Liberia Airport on departure
  • All in country transportation between destinations and activities
  • Access to private trails leading to volcano viewpoints & among rainforest/cloudforest vegetation
  • 6 (out of 7) breakfasts + 5 lunches + 5 dinners

PURA VIDA IN COSTA RICA

Morocco

Dates: MARCH 8-15, 2020, OCTOBER 4-11, 2020, OCTOBER 18-25, 2020

This 8 day Yoga retreat will start and ends in Marrakesh, you will enjoy 2 x daily yoga sessions. You will check out the following sites:

  • UNESCO World Heritage site of Aït Ben Haddou
  • Sahara desert (camel ride, stargazing, traditional music & food)
  • Atlas Mountains
  • Marrakesh souk

The community partner on this trip is traditional Berber textile women’s co-op, where you will learn about crafting traditions, while boosting the livelihoods of women in the area. 

They also offer an optional 3-night add-on to Fes and Chefchaouen.

Whats included?

  • 7 total nights’ accommodations in boutique riad style guesthouses and 2 nights desert camping permanent structure tents with real beds
  • Transfers to/from airport on arrival & departure days
  • Private ground transit between Marrakesh, Ait Ben Haddou and the Sahara
  • 2x daily yoga + meditation
  • Daily breakfast + 6 dinners + 2 lunches

MOROCCO YOGA & ART

India

Dates: OCTOBER 31 – NOVEMBER 8, 2020

This 9 day trip will start and ends in Delhi, where you will take the classic Golden Triangle route. You will check out the following sites:

  • Humayun’s Tomb
  • India Gate
  • Bangla Sahib Gurudwara
  • Sikh temple
  • Varanasi
  • Jaipur
  • Rajasthan hills
  • Amer Palace 
  • Jai Garh Fort
  • Kaurali Palace
  • Taj Mahal 
  • Agra Fort

The community partner on this trip is an organic farm and social enterprise situated in a rural village outside of Jaipur. You’ll learn about sustainable farming initiative in the area. 

You can also add on a 4-day nature & temple excursion in the tiger region of Madhya Pradesh, visiting the hidden gem of Orchha and the UNESCO World Heritage site of Khajuraho

Whats included?

  • 8 nights 3-star hotel and boutique guesthouse stays
  • Airport transfers + train & private vehicle transit between excursions
  • Daily breakfast + 7 dinners + 4 lunches
  • Entry and guided visits to the Taj Mahal & Agra Fort

WELCOME TO INDIA

Nepal

Dates: SEPTEMBER 13-20, 2020

This 9 day trip will start and end in Kathmandu, where you will be immersed in mountains & jungles of the Himalayas You will check out the following sites:

  • Buddhist stupa Boudhanath
  • The Pashupatinath Hindu temple
  • Patan royal palace square
  • The Swayambhunath complex (“Monkey Temple”)
  • Lumbini
  • Pokhara

Optional add-ons including Mt. Everest Base Camp flight, Bhutan & Sri Lanka

    Whats included?

    • 8 nights accommodations in 3-star boutique hotels (5 nights), basic mountain guesthouses (2 nights), and one night ecolodge stay
    • 4-star hotel upgrade available for Kathmandu (3 nights)
    • 5-star eco-lodge upgrade available in Pokhara (2 nights)
    • Domestic flights from Kathmandu-Lumbini-Pokhara
    • Airport transfers & transit between local excursions
    • 3-day trek at the base of the Annapurnas
    • Daily breakfast + 5 dinners + 3 lunches

    DISCOVER NEPAL

    New Zealand

    Dates: NOVEMBER 19-28, 2020

    This 10 day trip will start in Auckland and end in Queenstown, where you will be taken through the North and South Islands of New Zealand.You will check out the following sites:

    • Auckland Whale & Dolphin Safari
    • Coromandel Peninsula
    • Hot Water Beach
    • Tauranga
    • Mt Maunganui
    • Rotorua
    • Wai-O-Tapu Geothermal park
    • Traditional Maori village
    • Akaroa Peninsula
    • Akaroa Harbor
    • Mt Cook Village
    • Wanaka
    • Milford Sound 

    The community partner on this trip is Project Jonah, who will provide expert insight to New Zealand’s marine life and conservation.

    Whats included?

    • 7 nights accommodations in clean & comfortable 3-4 star hotels
    • Overnight at traditional Māori Marae
    • Traditional farm stay
    • Transfer from Auckland airport and drop off to Queenstown airport
    • Ground transport between each destination in comfortable, private vehicles
    • Domestic flight from Rotorua to Christchurch
    • Daily breakfasts
    • Welcome & Farewell dinners
    • Traditional Hangi dinner with Māori kai (food)
    • Farm-style dinner cooked together as a group
    • Lunch on day 9

    A NEW ZEALAND FANTASY

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    Article written by:

    Hi, my name is Samantha, Finance Managing Guru by day, Travel Blogging Enthusiast by... well... day too! Haha! Travelling King is the destination hotspot for the wannabe traveller! Showcasing affordable, luxurious getaways for the budget conscious! With the combination of my financial knowledge and travelling experiences I aim to show you, with a little planning, the right budget and a realistic goal you can fulfil your travel fantasies and explore the world whatever your budget or desires may be!