Dates & Itineraries

Our itineraries are thoughtfully organized and skillfully curated, making your time in Ecuador as seamless as possible and freeing you to focus fully on the experience.

Journey for Change Makers

August 1–13, 2015

We extend a special invitation to Changemakers who are working toward a more just and sustainable future. Immerse yourself in the earth’s deepest natural beauty and wisdom – the pristine Amazon rainforest and high Andes in Ecuador and the indigenous stewards who live there. Take the precious opportunity to allow yourself to fully let go and feel your passion in such a way that reminds you of why you do the work you do. Replenish yourself through a once in a lifetime experience with travelers who share your commitments. Emerge from the experience renewed, reignited, clear and more committed than ever to do the work that is yours to do, and that must be done at this critical time in history.

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An Immersion with the Sápara

August 15–27, 2015

This journey includes an intimate stay with our welcoming and deeply spiritual Sápara partners, whose threatened culture has received UN world-heritage recognition. We’ll be accompanied by Ecuadorian indigenous movement leader and dream shaman, Manari Ushigua, and his loving and compassionate mother, Mukusawa, an elder Sápara wisdom keeper and one of the last living speakers of their ancient language.

Prior to entering the rainforest, we’ll have the ideal introduction to Ecuador and indigenous worldview through an inspiring stay with the Karanqui, Quichua people of San Clemente on the flanks of the sacred Imbabura volcano.

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Journey in the North - An Immersion in Indigenous Wisdom

August 28–September 3, 2015

Held in collaboration with ceremonial leader, author, and Pachamama Alliance friend and advisor, Arkan Lushwala, this immersion in indigenous wisdom blends ancient Andean and North American traditions at the ceremonial center and community of Arawaka in the high desert of New Mexico. Given the urgency to protect life on Earth, Arawaka is committed to delivering teachings that train and support individuals who are actively working in service of the planet and humanity.

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An Extraordinary Rainforest Journey for Women

September 26–October 4, 2015

We extend you a special invitation to immerse yourself in the earth’s deepest natural beauty and wisdom – the pristine Amazon rainforest and majestic Andes in Ecuador and the indigenous stewards who live there.

In this special first-time offering, you'll join a group of like-minded, awake women for the journey of a lifetime engaging your heart, mind, body and soul. We will utilize yoga and self-inquiry to deeply explore our interior selves and truth, with the intention of igniting our unique gifts and purpose in service of the world at this critical time.

This Pachamama Journey, in partnership with World Muse and Yoga Ventures, offers the rare privilege to have a profound immersion with intact indigenous people in their ancestral culture, providing direct experience to learn from an ancient lineage of wisdom amongst the vibrant and magical environment of the rainforest.

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Ecuador Photography Immersion in Amazon and Andes

October 31–November 12, 2015

The Pachamama Alliance is teaming up with acclaimed photography experts, Nance Ackerman and Laurie Nassif, to combine the power of a Pachamama Journey with professional photography instruction on all areas of technique in the prime settings of the Amazon Rainforest and high Andes. Situated directly on the equator, Ecuador contains immense beauty, highly unique culture and one-of-a-kind lighting.

This journey will bring you into intimate contact with our founding Achuar partners in the heart of their pristine rainforest territory with stays at the special community lodge of Ti’inkias and the highly acclaimed Kapawi Lodge. Prior to entering the forest, we’ll have the ideal introduction to Ecuador and indigenous life-ways through an inspiring home-stay with the Karanqui, Quichua people of San Clemente on the flanks of the sacred Imbabura volcano.

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A Rainforest Immersion with the Shuar and Sápara

December 26, 2015–January 7, 2016

Welcome the New Year in the heart of the Shuar and Sápara’s pristine ancestral rainforest on this first time offering.

Our Shuar friend and visionary leader of the Pachamama Alliance’s Jungle Mamas initiative, Narcisa Mashienta, and her extended family will accompany us in the village of her birth, Yuvientsa, to share the miraculous beauty, power and wisdom of her land and culture.

Then we’ll head north to our deeply spiritual Sápara partners whose territory and culture have received UN world-heritage status but remain threatened by oil exploitation. We’ll be accompanied by national indigenous leader and dream shaman, Manari Ushigua, and his family including his mother, Mukusawa, a traditional wisdom keeper and one of the last living speakers of their ancient language.

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Dancing with the Heart of the World IV – Amazonian Intensive

February 10–25, 2016

Building upon three powerful consecutive offerings and the deep partnership of Pachamama Journeys Director, David Tucker, and School of Movement Medicine founders, Ya’Acov and Susannah Darling Khan, Dancing With the Heart of the World moves toward the most in-depth Amazonian offering yet to our founding Achuar and Sápara partners.

This intensive journey, working with a variety of shamanic, movement and creative processes, will be highly participatory, appropriate for those who have both significant experience with inner personal work and a commitment to being part of the solution in these critical times.

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