Karvansarai

On our travels we meet many inspiring, passionate and talented people creating unique and enriching experiences around the globe. Here is a carefully vetted selection of one off specialised small group trips with fixed departures led by a few of these individuals that we recommend for you.

They range from yoga retreats, photography workshops, wildlife conservation programmes to culinary journeys. We are frequently adding trips as we design them and find out about others. Get in touch for more information and a copy of the brochures – email us or contact us here

  • Conscious Journeys

    Living in a time when many of us recognise the need to change our ways for a healthier planet and self, we take you on a journey to create a positive impact whilst travelling. You experience how our natural habitat is changing, you see how our actions are connected to this change and you learn from the people of the land, the animals and the surrounding environment. The trips are fun and transformative, empowering you to become a part of the change to live more sustainability on your travels and at home.

    Launched with a trip to Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe in November 2019, the intention of Conscious Journeys is to understand the challenges faced by various ecosystems, be part of the support now and the solution in the future.

    Get in touch for more details and future trips.

  • 11-Night Yoga Adventure

    24th March – 4th April 2019
    Himalayan Foothills & Rajasthan, India

    Join Julie Murphy and Karen Pagano at the foothills of the Himalayas, for a full Yin Yoga Immersion, Yoga Nidra Awakening, playful exploration and philosophical discussion, yoga workshop with Yogi Sivadas and guided visit to His Holiness the Dalai Lama Temple. Continue with Julie to take your yoga off the mat and into Rajasthan, the “Land of Kings”— the fabled realm of maharajahs and their fairytale palaces and majestic forts in Jaipur. Add to that the jungle safari and wildlife encounters of a luxury, 1920s-style, classic safari camp in Ranthambhore National Park.

  • Rest, Radiance and Ritual

    6th – 9th December 2018
    Placencia, Belize

    A wonderful opportunity to gift yourself graciously, by connecting to nature, savouring nourishing self-care practices and tapping into the potency of simple, ancient, earth-based rituals. Daily yoga, meditation and mindfulness practices with Christy McKenzie will be balanced sweetly by plenty of free time to luxuriate in the beautiful surroundings in any way that feels right.

  • Stretch & Safari

    13th – 23rd October 2017
    South Africa

    Fall in love with Africa. This 10-night retreat combines an intimate exploration of Cape Town, the wine lands and safari in the Eastern Cape in search of The Big Five, along with hatha yoga, meditation and yoga nidra. Daily yoga is offered by your host Julie Murphy, well known for her Yoga Nidra recordings and workshops; participants who do not wish to practice are welcome to join too. Roar, Stretch, Breathe.

  • Ocean of the Heart Retreat

    16th – 21st February 2017
    Amansala, Tulum, Mexico

    Morning ocean-front meditation sessions, two yoga practices daily, adventurous outings along the Mayan Riviera and sweet relaxation in the spa or on silky white sands by turquoise waters, sound good to you? This 5-night retreat led by Christy McKenzie, Certified Anusara Yoga Teacher, and Jodi Carey, Flow Intuit Teacher, is definitely not one to miss!

  • Make a Film, Make a Difference

    7th – 17th September 2016
    Siem Reap, Cambodia

    Ever dreamed of making a documentary film? This is a unique opportunity to create your very own film this September in Cambodia. Professional filmmakers and teachers of documentary film, Sean Cousins and Steve Warne will be mentoring a small group of aspiring filmmakers. Photographer Clive Hutchinson will also be joining for those interested in improving their photographic skills.

  • The Voice of the Self: Chakra Art, Movement and Meditation

    20th – 27th March 2016
    SwaSwara, Karnataka, India

    A week-long retreat, led by Rosenda Arcioni Meer and held in the natural backdrop of Om Beach, designed to reconnect with one’s own inner self through collective creative work, deeply nourished by nature and sustained by meditation, yoga and Ayurvedic treatments.