International tour operator, Evergreen Escapes, and life-coaching company, Muddy Shoe Adventures, have partnered to launch transformational travel programs designed to inspire personal and professional growth.Transformational travel combines physical challenges and eye-opening cultural interactions with facilitated consultations and discussions that result in transformative life experiences. The new programs fall into two categories: facilitated small group adventures and personalized private journeys.
The first facilitated small group adventure will be a 12-day Journey of Discovery through Namibia, November 4-15, 2016, led by Michael Bennett, Ed.D., founder of Muddy Shoe Adventures. Guests will embark on safari game drives, visit a remote Himba settlement, and explore the massive sand dunes of the Namib Desert, while participating in group discussions on re-authoring their personal stories and developing more empowered views of themselves. The starting price of the small group tour is $7,425 USD per person and the price will decrease to $6,425 USD per person when six or more people have joined the tour (maximum of seven guests).
“The way the wildlife of Namibia has adapted to the extreme conditions of the country’s vast deserts, naturally leads to conversations about our own abilities to adapt and grow,” said Bennett. “Namibia’s quiet, wide-open spaces also serve as a powerful backdrop for introspection and reinvention.”
In addition to their facilitated small group adventures, the partner companies are offering personalized private journeys that include pre- and post-trip coaching consultations as an add-on to custom-tailored tours. Each private tour is designed to introduce guests to powerful experiences and challenge their perspectives, while catering to their interests and travel styles. The coaching consultation package, which costs $297, includes two one-hour pre-trip consultation calls to discuss desired outcomes and develop a pre-trip manifesto. After the trip, guests participate in a post-trip call to reflect on self-discoveries and develop a plan for putting desired changes into action.
“We’ve always been passionate about helping travelers experience the world more deeply,” said Evergreen Escapes Founder, Jake Haupert. “I’m excited to encourage our clients to take those meaningful travel moments and use them to create positive changes in their lives.”