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 in the North with Woman Stands Shining, Pat McCabe
May 21–27, 2016
Join us for a special Pachamama Journey in the North to the ancient lands of Northern New Mexico near Taos.
In this first time offering, Weyakpa Najin Win—Woman Stands Shining (Pat McCabe) of Diné (Navajo) Nation—will generously take you through her personal journey, as a way of informing, inspiring your own. Experience the powerful land and sacred practices that awakened, healed, and guided her to be the leader and wisdom keeper she is today.
On this journey, participants will have the unique opportunity to access a critical body of knowledge and wisdom from a teacher and guide who is deeply familiar with both the western traditions of the mind—rationality and academia—as well as the ancient teachings or Original Instructions that have guided all of our ancestors from time immemorial. She is an important bridge and translator of these worlds.View Details & Itinerary
Amazonian Immersion with the Achuar and Sápara
June 11–22, 2016
Join us for an unforgettable immersion with two extraordinary and complementary cultures, the Achuar and the Sápara. They are powerful allies for one another and have been working with the Pachamama Alliance for two decades to preserve their ancestral cultures and territories. The legendary Achuar, with their courageous warrior spirit are dedicated to protecting the pristine rainforest on behalf of us all. The deeply spiritual Sápara who’s commitment to the healing power of the forest and finding viable alternatives to oil exploitation has preserved their culture against all odds.
With stays at the Achuar community lodge of Ti’inkias and the Sápara community-based project of Naku, there will lots of opportunity for intimate connection and sharing with these remarkable people.View Details & Itinerary
The Heart, Spirit and Healing Power of the Amazon Rainforest: An Immersion with the Sápara
July 2–15, 2016
We are thrilled to offer this special immersion with our longtime Sápara partners and friends. In the face of imminent oil exploitation and an endangered culture, these peaceful warriors are determined to develop viable alternatives that not only protect and preserve their forest and way of life, but also serve as a model to inspire the rest of Ecuador and the world.
From this vision, Naku—meaning forest in the Sápara language, which received United Nations world-heritage status—was born. It is the community-based project where we will stay and has a special emphasis on the healing powers of the forest and plants. We’ll be accompanied by Sápara leader and healer, Manari Ushigua, and his extraordinary compassionate and caring extended family.
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.View Details & Itinerary
Journey for Change-Makers
August 6–18, 2016
For the second year in a row, we extend a special invitation to change-makers—people 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.View Details & Itinerary
The Spirit of the Forest: An Achuar Immersion with Yoga and Meditation
Sep 28–Oct 7, 2016
On this unique Pachamama Journey, you'll join a group of like-minded, awake individuals for the journey of a lifetime engaging your heart, mind, body and soul. Yoga and self-inquiry will be utilized to integrate the profound experiences in the forest, while exploring our interior selves with the intention of igniting our personal gifts and purpose in service of the world at this critical time.
Accompanying our journey will be the Pachamama Alliance’s iconic founding indigenous partners, the Achuar, who are committed to protecting their pristine ancestral rainforest home and culture for the benefit of all life. Their warrior spirit, generosity, grace, and humility will deeply touch you and offer a remarkable example and reference for how human beings can be in the world. We’ll stay in the lodge of the visionary community of Sharamentsa and renknown Kapawi Ecolodge, both owned and operated by the Achuar.View Details & Itinerary