#10 Volunteering in the Maldives – Travel beyond the 5 star resorts to the breath-taking remote islands of the Maldives and experience authentic local island life at its best while supporting community development projects. More details at http://www.travelroots.ca/volunteer-in-the-maldives!
#9 Andaman Islands EcoAdventure – If you love the sea and are a nature-lover you will love this eco-adventure! Travel to one of the lesser known regions of India to a beautiful group of islands a 2 hour flight from the mainland of India. You will begin your journey by venturing to North Wandoor to volunteer with the Andaman and Nicobar Island’s Environmental Team (ANET) then finish off your trip relaxing on some of Asia’s best beaches on Havelock Island! More details at http://www.travelroots.ca/andaman-islands-eco-adventure.
#8 Illumination Retreat in Lake Chapala, Mexico – La Vita Bella Soul Spa is a world class destination for healing, transformation and celebration. Overlooking Lake Chapala in Central Mexico this hotel boast majestic sunsets, delicious cuisine and a luxurious setting that is sure to sooth your mind body and soul into equilibrium. More details at http://www.travelroots.ca/illumination-retreat.
#7 Volunteer Adventures in Kerala, India – Travel to beautiful Kerala in South India – With the Arabian Sea in the west, the Western Ghats in the east and networked by 44 rivers, Kerala’s unique geographical features make it one of the most sought after destinations in Asia and a perfect destination to volunteer in. More details at http://www.travelroots.ca/volunteer-travel-adventures-in-kerala-india.
#6 Island Yoga Retreat in Roatan, Honduras – Reconnect with your mind, body and soul in the jungles and tranquil seas of Honduras! This trip was so successful last year we decided to do it all over again with Andrea Robin! More details at http://www.travelroots.ca/island-yoga-retreat-honduras-2016.
#5 Arts, Culture & Volunteering in Odisha India – Experience authentic India in the tribal communities of western Orissa. This experience gets you off the beaten track to experience grassroots tourism at its best. The Desia Project was started last year with the goal to preserve the rich tribal culture through a local tourism development initiative. Special focus is given to empower the local women below poverty line through capacity building and training programs on various initiatives including arts & craft development. More details at http://www.travelroots.ca/desia-grassroots-ecotourism-project.
#4 Wild Brazil Adventure – Explore Brazil’s lush coastline in search of hidden beaches as you trek through the Reserva Biological da Joatinga. Completely inaccessible by road, you’ll be using boats and your hiking boots to explore this part of paradise. In the small town of Paraty, South of Rio De Janeiro by 3 hours, you’ll meet your guide, Marcus Barretti, who will take you through the area ensuring you get a truly Brazilian experience. More details at http://www.travelroots.ca/wild-brazil.
#3 Adventure Travel in Patagonia – Travel to the end of the world in Patagonia Chile! Whether you’re looking for your next adventure or perhaps an escape to a quiet serene place to relax and reconnect with nature, Patagonia is known for its mountain ranges, pristine waters and marvelous landscapes. More details at http://www.travelroots.ca/adventure-travel-in-patagonia.
#2 Yoga & Surf Retreat in Nosara, Costa Rica – This retreat takes place in Nosara… Nosara is unlike anyplace on the planet. Its rich vegetation, amazing surf, and active wildlife make it a truly special place for people looking for adventure, rest, or simply a different way of life. The lifestyle here is relaxed and friendly–most people work hard but know how to let loose and enjoy their surroundings… a perfect setting for an amazing yoga retreat! More details at http://www.travelroots.ca/nosara-yoga-retreat.
#1 Mayantuyacu Sanctuary Peru – Trek deep into the Peruvian Amazon to the isolated sanctuary of Mayantuyacu. Situated deep within the rainforest between Peru and Brazil, this sacred land is protected by the traditions of the Ashaninka people. Discover their ancient knowledge on plant medicine and participate in a variety of therapies and healing ceremonies. More details at http://www.travelroots.ca/mayantuyacu-sanctuary.