Discover spiritual wisdom
and nature's healing secrets…
in the heart of Ecuador and Peru
Once a year our friends at Agora Travel offer a tour unlike any other on our calendar. Instead of an investment-oriented jaunt, this one is geared toward personal discovery… spiritual wisdom… and nature's healing secrets. I'd like to invite you to join this unusual journey through the heart of Ecuador and Peru, April 16 – May 2, 2004.
This trip will focus on learning about… and experiencing firsthand… the spiritual rituals and natural healing remedies still practiced by descendants of the ancient inhabitants of these countries — the Quichua and Otavalo Indians of Ecuador and the Incas of Peru.
Here shamans, curanderos, tribal chiefs, and citizens still live in harmony with nature… tending their crops, performing their sacred ceremonies, and employing healing traditions that go back to the dawn of time.
These gentle people are descendants of the ancient healers who discovered many of the plants and other species that are the basis for modern medicine — from codeine for pain, to quinine for malaria, to podophyllotoxin for cancer. For a short time, you will live among them, learn from them and see how they blend ancient wisdom with more modern traditions.
“It's amazing that in just eight short days 20 strangers can become such dear friends,” said B. Thompson of the trip last year.
“We sit in a formal dining room. Starched white tablecloths drape a large table set for us — such a contrast between our days spent in the rainforest. Many of us are dressed in the items bought during our trip: sterling jewelry, beautiful leather, alpaca sweaters and shawls.
” We spend an inordinate amount of time snapping photographs of each other… desperately trying to capture the feelings we have at this moment and hopefully carry the warmth back to our respective homes. It will be nearly impossible to express how wonderful this journey has been…”
For all the details about our Ecuador/Peru program, visit: http://www.agoratravel.com/ecuador/garyscott
AMAZON BY CANOE, MACHU PICCHU BY TRAIN — Journey to Ecuador and Peru in search of ancient spiritual wisdom and nature's healing secrets. April 16 – May 2, 2004, escape those fluorescent office lights and reconnect with the earth to discover the pleasure in the natural rhythm of the world. Here people still live in harmony with nature… tending their crops, performing their sacred ceremonies, and employing healing traditions that go back to the dawn of time. For details: call (800) 926-6575, (561) 243-6276, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit: http://www.agoratravel.com/ecuador/garyscott