November 11-18, 2017
Your week at a Glance
After spending the night near the airport, we will eat a filling breakfast and then hit the road to Otavalo. We will drive through the strikingly green Andes Mountains, passing old adobe houses where farmers still plow the fields with Oxen. Along the way, we will stop at the equator monument where you can stand with one foot in each hemisphere. We will then take a bus trip up the to the mountain to an Indian Archeological Site where you will watch sheep grazing take in the amazing views while eating a typical Indigenous meal out of a banana leaf.
We will then head to Hacienda Cusin where you can soak up the peace and quiet. Between the gardens, the decor and all the nooks and crannies, you will be enchanted. Sitting around at night in front of the fireplace while chatting and laughing with fellow attendees is the best.
During the week, we will visit Lake Cuicocha and the Otavalo Market. You will participate in a community activity to give back to the people that accept us with open arms. And you will have a free day to explore the area on your own.
It is also a week of learning through a presentation by each blogger, discussion groups, and a one-on-one session with one blogger of your choice. You will spend a week with your "tribe"---people who have the same goals as you do---happiness and freedom.
*Note: Saturdays are arrival and departure days. No activities are
scheduled for those days. You will be provided with Dinner or a snack Saturday evening
on arrival and Breakfast and Lunch the day of departure if
your flight schedule allows time.
Interpretation of Color Codes
* Individual meetings are the One-on-One sessions. It might look like a very full schedule but remember you will only be attending one of those sessions. The rest will be free time at the resort.
For explanations click on activity below:
* Free time is yours to do as you please. You can walk around the grounds or to Lake San Pablo,
read on the patio, or take a nap!
* You will dine in groups sharing time with a different presenter at each meal.