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Melissa and her partner Jason who ran the trip were wonderful. They took care of us all, looked after us and made sure we had a great time!
This is my third retreat with Melissa. She thoughtfully plans all elements of each trip so that we can truly experience the culture of the country we're in. There was ample downtime in between days of touring and I took advantage by visiting different towns on Lake Atitlan. Some highlights of this trip include: hearing the jungle wake up as we watched the sunrise on Mayan ruins in Tikal, learning to use a backstrap loom and weave my own scarf, attending a talk on indigenous rights, taking a cooking class which included a visit to the local market, seeing beautiful street art, and feeling like I stepped back in time in Antigua. I can't recommend Melissa's retreats enough and this trip to Guatemala, especially!
I can’t get over how great the tour was! Well organized and conducted with competence and compassion. For introverts, a good balance of activity and down time. Tour group was just the right size and Guatemala was beautiful, exotic, and interesting.
HV
I had a wonderful experience. Food was spectacular, accommodations were all comfortable, the Guatemalan people were very friendly and welcoming. Very much enjoyed Melissa arranging for the group to experience the culture and the education provided by Rocky and Terry to share with the group. The visit to Tikal was memorable. To experience sunset and sunrise was over the top fabulous!! Totally wish we had, had another night there. Our tour guide Luis had wonderful energy and was very knowledgeable on not only the ruins and Mayan history, but the animals and plants. So wonderful!
It was a great trip with great comfortable and relaxing accommodation with delicious food. It was a great experience to share with like minded people.
This trip met my expectations and I will likely book again.
RK
This trip was wonderful. A reboot for the soul with a nice mix of sightseeing and total relaxation. Melissa is a kind hearted person, great yoga instructor and so good at leading meditation. I plan to travel with her again in the future.
I can't say enough about Melissa (and Jason). I really appreciated their positive energy and relaxed teamwork throughout this trip. Their thoughtful, introvert/HSP friendly planning about the resort location, room mix, daily activities/schedule, food/diet considerations, and other logistics created a very positive group retreat experience. They even went the extra mile to help me out when my phone died completely on Day 2. This retreat was all I hoped for in unusual nature experiences, enjoyable connection with other HSP/Introverts, and some learning about Mayan culture/influences. I intend to sign up for future retreats by Melissa and recommend these unique trips wholeheartedly to others.
This was a fantastic experience. Melissa did a wonderful job of taking care of details, and communicating with the group. We had plenty of time to participate in group activities, and have quiet time for meditation as well. I would certainly consider another retreat with Melissa. Thank you!
JM
Melissa, Awesome trip! I’ve been trying to describe my experience to people at home but words can not do it justice. Everyone should experience the beauty of Peru and it’s people. I am so thankful to have shared this trip with my closest friends and meeting new friends. I am looking forward to our next adventure!
Melissa is a very kind, compassionate person who is really good at what she does. For my first time traveling alone, I was in good hands. It was such a beautiful and peaceful retreat. Everyone accepted one other and you could just. be. I gained a lot of insight from the discussions which allowed me to reflect on myself in a kinder way. I would say I’m hooked on traveling now :) The incredible sights, the spirituality, the happiness and kindness of strangers — I loved it all. I’m realizing the benefits when you make the choice to travel in unfamiliar territory, you’re not quite the same person as when you first left. And that’s invaluable. Sometimes the desire is much greater than the fear. I recommend this retreat for new travelers as well as more experienced. You won’t regret it!
SH
I had a great time! The food was delicious, the scenery was AMAZING, and the company was extraordinary! Thank you Melissa for creating such an amazing retreat! I am looking forward to joining you on another one in the future.
Thank you Melissa!!! Amazing, reviving, rejuvenating experience. Melissa is so caring, kind, and genuinely cares about everyone having a wonderful time on the trip (which we did!!) Excellent tour seeing all the sights in the Sacred Valley. Wonderful meditation and yoga in the mornings and thought provoking discussions in the evenings. I highly recommend Melissa and am looking forward to attending another one of her retreats in the future!!