Day 1- Jan 18th
You will arrive in Delhi to meet Kapil, our group tour guide. Kapil and Fleur have known each other for 5 years! He will pick you up from the airport and make sure you’re safe and sound as you arrive into India. There will be a group dinner and comfortable evening spent in Delhi in your own private room
Day 2- Jan 19th
We board a private air-conditioned bus to Rishikesh! You’ll get to see true India along the way, including a lot of Monkeys! We arrive that in time for a meal at foothills of the Himalayas, right next to the holy Ganges river. An evening meditation along some gentle Yin Yoga will prepare you for bed.
Day 3- Jan 20th
Our hotel is located on steps away from the Ganges River. Our morning starts with a group meditation right on the rivers edge. You’ll learn about the mythology of this epic river which is said to cleanse anyone who steps within her waters of ailments and disease. Then, we jump in! Later in the day, we explore the two towns of Rishikesh- Ram Jhula and Laxman Jhula. As the sun sets, we send out our prayers on the waters edge in a ceremonial Aarti.
Day 4- Jan 21st
We leave our larger suitcases behind and bring an overnight bag for Haridwar, a city where millions of India people pilgrimage to for the god Shiva. We will travel high over the tree canopies to see the three goddess temples at the top of the hills where you will be blessed by priests. One of the temples is devoted to a Wish and Desire fulfilling Goddess and you can tie ribbons to the top of the temple with your wishes. That night we join in the songs along the rivers edge before you retreat to our beautiful hotel and your private room.
Day 5- Jan 22nd
Our second day in Haridwar begins with an early morning visit to an ashram. This ashram is devoted to one of the largest saints of India, Anandamayi Ma, said to be an incredible medium. We will join in the traditional morning puja and take in the truly magical energy that this holy space holds. Together, we journey back to Rishikesh. We end the night with a group dinner and a lesson on mantras and kirtan as a way to find deeper meditation.
Day 6- Jan 23rd
Our morning starts with an exploration of our own intuition. We dive deep into our own spiritual practice, with time to journal and reflect. Our afternoon is reserved for traditional Aryuvedic massages. That night, we go to the visit the children’s orphanage. We will get to sing alongside the children in their nightly ritual and gift them with a few items that the orphanage needs to do their best work.
Day 7- Jan 24th
We wake up with a morning yoga class followed by some quiet reflection on the rivers edge. Those who didn’t have Aryuvedic massages the previous day, will have them now. Those who wish to go on a rapids tour down the river can do so. In the late afternoon, we return to the orphanage for a pizza and movie night! Here we can have fun with the kids and see their joy first hand.
Day 8- Jan 25th
Our morning starts with another workshop on developing your own spiritual gifts. We will particularly focus on healing work. In the afternoon we journey to the Beatles Ashram where the Beatles famously penned the White album and had most productive period for the bands songwriting. Later we will get some chai teas and do some shopping in town.
Day 9- Jan 26th
We rise early and make our way up to the highest point in Rishikesh to see the sunrise. In the afternoon, we come together for a workshop on mediumship and connecting to our loved ones in the spirit world. With one final dip in the Ganges River, we sit down for dinner and a camp fire.
Day 10- Jan 27th
We pack our bags and head back to Delhi! On our way into the city we will stop at an iconic temple and then enjoy one last dinner as a group. Each person will have a private room to get a good night’s sleep before their flight.
Day 11- Jan 28th
We say our goodbyes and fly home!