Ladies Adventure Retreat Cotopaxi Ecuador

      Cotopaxi, Ecuador

      JUMP Adventures
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      Feb 12 - 16, 2019
      Group size: 5 - 11
      Ladies Adventure Retreat Cotopaxi Ecuador
      Cotopaxi, Ecuador

      JUMP Adventures
      • Facebook verified
      • Twitter verified
      38 reviews

      Feb 12 - 16, 2019
      Group size: 5 - 11

      About this trip

      Connect with other adventurous females ready to do some exploring, both inside and outside. 

      • Participate in transformative personal exploration workshops as we prepare for life’s leaps (see below)
      • Share and interact with other women who travel
      • Take a horseback ride, “chagra” style (did someone say assless chaps?), with views of Cotopaxi Volcano
      • Learn to cook Ecuadorian cuisine
      • Hike to the refugio on Cotopaxi Volcano (15,953 steps closer to the moon!)
      • Go mountain biking in Cotopaxi National Park (optional)
      • Practice morning meditation/yoga/writing (optional)
      • Experience an advanced high ropes course
      • Leave with new life tools, aspirations, and friends

      2018 Participant Testimonials

      "I want all the women in my life to have this experience, because it was so transformational." - Jenn

      "You pull in a very specific audience, and we all fit together so perfectly. It makes me excited to attend another Traveling Jackie retreat/adventure trip!" - Alicia

      "I feel like I will always be part of this group, and I am so grateful for the experiences and lessons I have learned." - Miranda

      "All the women got along and supported each other... Women empowering women is an amazing thing." - Amanda

      Craft Your Net, Take Your Leap

      A skill-building workshop in leaping with the right tools to catch yourself.

      We’ve all heard it: “Leap and the net will appear.” While this well-intended proverb encourages us to be brave and take risks, it also blindly suggests that something or someone else will magically catch us when we do. Excuse me as I call bullshit.

      In 2015, I chose to take a leap and change my life. I had a husband, an apartment, and a beautiful dog, in a place I called home. My leap catapulted me straight into a nomadic life as a solo female traveler.

      In trying to adapt to my new reality, I wandered the world aimlessly, wondering more than once when my proverbial “net” would show up.

      It wasn’t until many months later that I realized no one and no thing was going to catch me. I had taken control of my life when I made the decision to take my leap. Likewise, it was up to me, and me alone, to catch myself.

      Through months of reflection, observation, challenge, and practice, I learned what it took for me to craft the net that would eventually catch me and start me on the long journey back up.

      I still carry this incredible life tool with me. It’s easier for me to find the courage to take leaps now (big and small), in my personal life, my work, and my travels, because I trust that my net is ready, even for the most challenging times.

      Who or what else can I count on if not myself, especially as I travel the world alone?

      As I crafted my net, moving from place to place across the world and back, I took notes. I wrote post after post of what I learned along the way, and I came up with practices to help me define exactly what my net was made of and how to let it catch me when I need it. 

      I continue to grow stronger and more courageous because of what’s inside my net.

      The beauty, and perhaps the reason for the painful path I took, is that what I learned isn’t exclusive to me. It applies to everyone. So, armed with courage and faith, I am sharing these practices, tools, and resources that make up my net, with you.

      If you are a female who has taken a leap, or if you plan to take a leap, to make a change in your life (big or small), this retreat is for you. Together in Ecuador, we will explore what it looks like for each of us, collectively and as individuals, to create our own nets, to prepare for any leap.

      As we dig inwardly, we will also challenge ourselves outwardly. Each day, in between group discussions and home-cooked hacienda meals, we will participate in the adventure activities listed above.

      We’re going to the highlands of Ecuador because I want to take you out of your comfort zone. I’m in the arena of personal development and challenge, and international travel expedites that journey. I want to help you see that you can take a courageous leap and catch yourself too, even if it starts with traveling to Ecuador.

      What’s included

      • Accommodations
        When you see the cozy rooms at Hacienda El Porvenir, you'll never want to leave! All rooms include private bathrooms and hot water, rates are based on double occupancy. Single occupancy supp $400.
      • Meals
        The hacienda has its own kitchen, with homemade recipes and a family style dining room. Meals from lunch on Day 1 through lunch on Day 5 are included. Beer and wine available for purchase.
      • All Activities
        All listed activities: hike, horseback ride, mountain biking, cooking class, and ropes course are included. Spa services on site are available but not included in price.
      • Transportation
        Private transportation to and from Quito to Hacienda El Porvenir is included on Day 1 and Day 5.
      • Airfare
      • Travel Insurance
      • Gratuities
      • Personal Expenses
      • Meals outside itinerary
      • Alcoholic beverages

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      JUMP Adventures
      38 reviews
      Jackie Nourse (Traveling Jackie), a long-term solo traveler, podcaster, and blogger, founded JUMP Adventures to meet her listeners and readers OFF-line, IN-community, to travel through the most epic corners of the planet, together. From hiking in the depths Patagonia, to camping with Bedouins in Jordan, to biking the islands of Croatia, we've been taking the leap, pushing our limits and crushing bucket lists TOGETHER since 2016.


      A great mix of activity and relaxation! Truly the trip of a lifetime with the best people brought together by Jackie.
      By Kelsey G for Croatia Bike & Boat Island Hopper! on Aug 25, 2023
      I love this trip more than words can really describe. I did the Croatia 2021 trip and enjoyed myself so much that I just had to come back again. It's so fun to spend time on a gorgeous ship relaxing and taking it slow, but then also get to bike in a new location every day, best of both worlds. As always, JUMP trips include amazing people signing up for adventure, so you're surrounded by a group of supporters and champions. The attention to detail, friendships and just overall community is what keeps me coming back time after time.
      By Carley C for Croatia Bike & Boat Island Hopper! on Aug 23, 2023
      This now holds the top spot for my favorite trip I’ve ever taken. The people, the sights, the nature, the food, EVERYTHING was beyond excellent!
      By Brittany S for JORDAN Week 1 on May 28, 2023
      With this being our second Jump Adventures trip, Jackie continues to amaze us with her ability to plan carefully curated trips that combine challenging physical endeavors with unique cultural experiences. From the impressive landscapes to the wonderous historic sites to the delicious cuisine to the welcoming Jordanian people - not to mention the dozen like-minded travelers that joined (and laughed with) us along the journey and our guide who had an answer for any question we conjured up - the trip had it all! We cannot recommend this trip enough and are already looking forward to our next adventure with Jump!
      By Jonathan C for JORDAN Week 1 on May 25, 2023
      Trip of a lifetime! I can’t say enough wonderful things about my trip to Jordan. Jackie found the best adventure company to guide us on the Jordan Trail. We had gorgeous scenery, cultural icons, kind people, delicious food, and so much laughter. Carley was an amazing group leader who watched out for all of us and gave the group cohesion and heart. Can’t wait for my next Jump Adventure!
      By Darla G for JORDAN Week 2 on May 17, 2023
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      Traveling with Jackie is awesome! Not only does Jackie do a fantastic job organizing her trips, getting to travel with someone you look up to is inspiring. I'll definitely be signing up for more of her trips in the future.
      By Anastasia L on 25 Feb, 2019
      Awesome experience and people, would highly recommend!!!
      By Shawn D on 25 Jun, 2018
      Jackie is an excellent retreat leader. I went with her on her women's adventure retreat in Ecuador, which she packed full of amazing activities in a gorgeous setting. The experiences she planned were unique, once-in-a-lifetime-level ones! With her trips, Jackie has thought about all the details so you don't have to. The Ecuador retreat was extremely well organized and well-run. Thanks, Jackie, for making my experience in Ecuador so magical!
      By Jackie F on 19 Feb, 2018
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