GOOD Travel is proud to have partnered with WOW Coaching and Consulting to offer you this inaugural Wonders of the World Tour. This unique trip will bring you to two of the New Wonders of the World and will leave you with a completely new perspective for the New Year.
Dates: December 30th - January 5th 2019
Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil & Chichen Itza, Mexico
Earlybird Cost: $2,999 including all accommodations, meals and activities
Dec 30th: Arrival in Rio
On arrival in Rio, you will be met at the airport and taken to your accommodation to relax. In the evening, we'll have a special welcome dinner to officially mark the beginning of this experience!
Dec 31st: New Year’s Eve in Rio
After a leisurely breakfast, we will have our welcome meeting and a workshop from Vallori Thomas to set the tone for the adventures ahead. The rest of the day will be all about celebrating in magical Rio de Janeiro! We will head to Copacabana Beach to bring in the New Year with Brazilian samba, rock bands and fireworks. Rio is widely known as one of the best destinations in the world to celebrate New Year's Eve!
Jan 1st: Christ the Redeemer, Wonder of the World
The morning will be yours to relax and reflect on the New Year. In the afternoon, we will head to our first Wonder of the World - the statue of Christ the Redeemer. The statue is one of the most iconic sights of Rio de Janeiro, and if the weather is clear there is a fantastic view over the city including Pão de Açúcar (Sugarloaf Mountain).
Jan 2nd: Travel to Cancún
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport in Rio in time for your flight to Cancún, Mexico. On arrival in Cancún, you will be met by GOOD Travel and taken to your accommodation near Chichen Itza - a beautiful lodge famous for their sustainability and community work.
Jan 3nd: Workshop
After a leisurely breakfast, we will have a full-day of Possibilitology with Vallori Thomas. The remainder of the day will be yours to relax at the lodge. In the evening, we will have a special dinner with the kids benefiting from the donation included within your trip fee.
Jan 4th: Chichen Itza, Wonder of the World
We will rise early to avoid the crowds and experience our second Wonder of the World - Chichen Itza! Chichen Itza was one of the largest Maya cities and is most famous for the Kukulkan Pyramid or “El Castillo” (the castle). We will take a guided tour with a company specializing in sustainable tourism. You'll have the opportunity to explore the most impressive archaeological sites as well swim in the Cenote Maya and discover Mayan culture through an authentic blessing ceremony.
Jan 5th: Departure
After our final workshop and debrief with Vallori Thomas, the trip ends in Cancún. If you would like to stay on for some additional days in Mexico after the trip, please contact us and we will be happy to help you organize this.
Every aspect of the trip has been designed to ensure that the local community, economy and environment benefit from your visit. We have partnered with local tourism organizations in each destination specialized in sustainable tourism for each of our activities. We will be staying in accommodations that are proactively working to support the local community and to minimize their impact on the environment. In addition, $100 of your trip fee will go directly towards supporting a fantastic non-profit organisation in Mexico, which you'll have the opportunity to visit during the trip.
The trip will be led by Vallori Thomas from WOW Training & Consulting and Shelley Bragg from GOOD Travel. In addition, local guides from our partner organization will be involved throughout the trip.
Vallori is the founder and ICF-certified coach of WOW Coaching and Consulting. Vallori is a practitioner of Context Mastery, with a decade of experience in team/group dynamics, communication, and both one-to-one and group coaching. After her experiences traveling with GOOD Travel all around the world, Vallori has partnered with us to deliver Possibilitarian Retreats.
Shelley is GOOD Travel's co-founder. She is originally from South Africa, but currently resides in Bangkok, Thailand. She has extensive experience planning and organizing purpose-centered travel experiences. Shelley first met Vallori on a cycle challenge from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town in 2012.
Earlybird Cost: The total trip cost is $2,999 and includes the following:
Please note that the following are not included and are your responsibility to arrange:
There are two options for confirming your spot on this trip and securing the earlybird trip fee. Please note that this trip is limited to a maximum of 15 participants so we recommend arranging payment as soon as possible to secure your spot.
The first option is to set up a payment plan to pay for your trip. For payment plans set up by February 28th 2018, the cost will be $300 per month (x10 installments) or $75 per week (x40 installments). Please contact us to set up your payment plan.
The second option is to pay a deposit of $500 by February 28th 2018 and then to pay your remaining balance of $2,499 by October 1st 2018. To pay your non-refundable deposit of $500, please click on the pay now button below. Before you make your payment, please make sure you’ve read and understood our terms of service. If there is anything in our terms of service that you’d like us to clarify, please contact us for more information.