FAQS

FOR ALL OUR JOURNEYS
YOGA RETREATS
GROUP TOURS
TAILOR-MADE TRAVELS

DO I NEED TRAVEL INSURANCE?

Yes! Our trips can include some adventure activities and we want to make sure you’re protected. Transversal Travel requires all travelers to have travel insurance with medical coverage for all the days and in every area we are visiting. This should not cost more than $100 and should also cover loss of baggage, flight delays, force majoure events, etc. Please note that some insurance companies cover more than others and they have different rates. Our travelers are required to send us proof of travel insurance 4 weeks prior to the trip’s departure date as well as a photocopy of it on the day of arrival.

DO I NEED ANY VACCINATION?

This depends on each trip and where you’re from in the world. If you are in doubt, we recommend speaking to your doctor.

WILL I FEEL COMFORTABLE IF I COME ALONE?

Sure! Many of our travelers and particularly women came to our journeys on their own. You may even make a lifelong tribe of like-minded sisters and brothers that share with you the same interests.

WHAT SHOULD I BRING?

The one thing you cannot forget is your passport with at least six months of validity after finishing the trip. You should also bring a copy of your passport and your travel insurance details. Everything else depends on each destination’s weather, geography and currency. We mainly recommend you to bring: comfortable, practical and functional clothing including some comfy shoes that can be used for trekking, waterproof jacket and warm clothes for the night; a Yoga mat, reusable water bottle, sunscreen, repellent, personal medication if needed, sun glasses, hat and toiletries.

DO I NEED TO CONVERT ANY CURRENCY?

This depends on each destination. Even the majority of your costs are included in our journeys, we recommend you a daily allowance of $30 per person in Peru, Bolivia and Ecuador and $50 per person in Argentina, Brasil, Chile and Costa Rica. These amounts are referential and may vary according to your consumption preferences as well as the optional excursions you might want to do.

WHAT KIND OF ACCOMMODATIONS SHOULD I EXPECT?

We are moved by the idea of a fair-trade tourism, so we work with unique 3 and 4 star accommodations that are mainly locally-owned, family runned and well located. Breakfasts (or a box lunches) are always included and Wi-Fi is usually available in common areas.

As each hotel, ecolodge or shelter has its own distribution, room capacity may vary from one to another. Normally bungalows allows up to 8 people, triple rooms has three beds, twin rooms has two beds and double occupancy has either one queen or king bed per room.

If you are traveling alone, you will be paired with another traveler in our group of the same gender or you can upgrade to a single supplement with an additional payment. If you are traveling with a friend or partner, we will pair you in the same room, just let us know your occupancy preferences as soon as you book your trip.

ARE THESE JOURNEYS VEGAN-FRIENDLY?

Yes! Even we respect all food decisions, we encourage our passengers to take this time to reset their bodies through food and nature: all our included meals are plant based and our itineraries do not include activities that can potentially be harmful for animals.

WHAT IF I HAVE SPECIAL DIETARY REQUIREMENTS?

We will do our best to provide you food according to your needs. If you have any allergies please inform us as soon as you book your trip.

ARE FLIGHTS INCLUDED?

Nope, flights aren’t included as our travelers come from all around the world, however, we’re always happy to help you figuring out the best flight options. If you have booked your tour already and need a support call, click here.

WHAT IF THERE ARE CHANGES TO THE JOURNEY ITINERARY?

They say the only constant thing in life is change, so we encourage you to be flexible. Even we offer fixed programmes, circumstances as weather, strikes, local holidays or political situations that are beyond our control can bring understandably delays or modifications into your itinerary with a little or no notice. Our advice? Roll with it and we will do our best to keep the itinerary as close as the original.

WHAT IF I MISS MY FLIGHT OR THERE ARE DELAYS?

First thing: don’t panic! We highly recommend you to book your journey with us first and then book your flight. It might be easier to get any refund from your airline with a solid proof of a programmed tour.

If something goes wrong with your flight and so you’re delayed or anything else, let us know and we will always make sure that you’re well looked after.

HOW FIT DO I NEED TO BE FOR ONE OF THESE JOURNEYS?

Each trip involves different levels of physical demand. Some of them are made for relaxation and recovery so they require very little to no fitness, and some of them are adventure and nature oriented so they require a higher level.

We generally will make this point clear on each journey’s description.

ARE CHILDREN ALLOWED IN THESE JOURNEYS?

Our tours are generally made for adults but we can design a trip specially for your family. Click here if you are interested in experiencing a tailor-made travel!

ARE PETS ALLOWED IN THESE JOURNEYS?

For the moment, it is only possible to travel with your buddy if it’s a tailor-made travel where there’s no participant with allergies that can be compromised.

IS THERE WIFI AVAILABLE DURING THESE JOURNEYS?

Most of our accommodations have WiFi in common areas. We highly recommend you to take this time for an integral detox, including technology, but we are also aware that your might need to be contactable.

I'M IN. WHAT NOW?

Once you’ve decided you’d like to travel with us, select the journey, then accommodation, the quantity of packages you’ll prefer and click “ADD TO CART”. On top of each trip’s page you’ll find a shipping card logo, click there and if all the information is correct, press “CHECKOUT”.

After you complete the required information and payment, a member of our team will follow up with you directly within 2 business day. They will attached your receipt, confirm your spot on the trip, as well as give directions for booking a flight. Other pertinent information will be received at this time as well.

4 weeks prior to your departure, we’ll send you a packing list, emergency contact information, hotel information, and other helpful documents. Just in case you have further questions, you can click here to schedule a support call with one of our team members.

1 week prior to the event we will create a Whatsapp group chat with all the participants. This way, your tour leader can let the whole group know any last minute details and have a better communication during the trip.

When the day has come, you will take the journey and we are sure incredible experiences await you, enjoy!

HOW ECO ARE THESE JOURNEYS?

Mother earth is our main guest in all our journeys. We believe that the world needs more local initiatives with the highest social impact and the lowest environmental impact possible. In this way, our journeys aim to turn tourism from a destructive force to a powerful positive one where nature matters, where money stays in each destination and the culture of local communities are celebrated and involved.

Some of the concrete actions we take towards ecology and sustainability:

-Every included meal is plant based and mostly locally grown.

-We hire local guides and make sure they earn what their work, experience and knowledge is well recognized.

-We travel with a water filter and encourage you to bring your own reusable water bottle.

-We donate a percentage of our income to a conservation and reforestation project in the Amazon rainforest.

-We choose to work with a net of ecolodges, homestays and hotels that are actively committed to create less waste.

-We choose to work and recommend other entrepreneurs and local businesses as our suppliers.

We are constantly looking for new and original ways to improve our eco standards for the whole traveling experience. If you ever feel something about our approach can change for better, please don’t hold back on giving us feedback.

Transversal Travel believes that one person cannot do everything, but can do something and that thing will be good if it comes from a place of love.

IS THIS TRIP FOR ME?

You are going to love this retreat if you feel like needing a pause to reset yourself surrounded by nature in a space that encourages self-discovery as well as the creation of a positive community.

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT FROM THIS TRIP?

A 3-to-6 day guided program in a unique location of South America that includes daily yoga practices and meditation sessions, learning and lifestyle workshops, delicious healthy cuisine and some outdoors activities such as nature walks, excursions or interactions with local communities.

WHAT SHOULD I BRING TO THIS TRIP?

You can find this information on each retreat’s description and/or its PDF. We will also send over specifics after you’ve completed your booking. The one thing you cannot forget is your passport with at least six months of validity after finishing the tour.

I DON’T HAVE PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE IN YOGA AND/OR MEDITATION, CAN I STILL GO?

Absolutely! All our meditation and Yoga sessions are suitable for beginners and practitioners with previous experience. If this would be your very first time on the mat, we’ll be very honored to walk this path with you.

DO I HAVE TO TAKE EVERY YOGA CLASS DURING THE RETREAT?

Feel free to connect with your own body and your desires. All classes and activities are included and voluntary.

WHAT YOGA STYLES ARE GOING TO BE TEACH IN THE RETREAT?

The physical Yoga we share is Hatha Yoga: Ha means sun and Tha means moon, this is the physical practice to balance our lunar and solar energy, which in the western world is our parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous system. The intensity of the classes my vary and will be adapted to each student.

IS THIS A RELIGIOUS RETREAT?

Nope, we keep a neutral spiritual focus for our retreats and do not teach in any religious way.

HOW BIG THE GROUP IS?

The average group size is around 8 travelers per retreat and it can go up until no more than 14.

IS THIS TRIP FOR ME?

You are going to love this journey if you like exploring the world with a tribe as much as giving attention back to yourself. This trip is for you if you are into itineraries that balances group activities, wellness experiences, optional excursions and free time in each destination.

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT FROM THIS TRIP?

A 7-to-21 day wellness-oriented journey through different places around South America designed for a small group of 25-50 years old people who are ready to travel inside and out. You’ll have the chance to know inspiring destinations, taste amazing local and healthy cuisine, and cultural wonders of everywhere we go, while still give attention to your mind, body and soul. Whenever the schedule allows it, daily yoga classes and meditation sessions will be provided according to your practice.

WHAT SHOULD I BRING TO THIS TRIP?

You can find this information on each journey’s description and/or its PDF. We will also send over specifics after you’ve completed your booking. The one thing you cannot forget is your passport with at least six months of validity after finishing the tour.

HOW BIG THE GROUP IS?

The average group size is around 8 travelers per tour and it can go up until no more than 14.

WHAT SHOULD I BRING TO THIS TRIP?

You can find this information on each retreat’s description and/or its PDF. We will also send over specifics after you’ve completed your booking. The one thing you cannot forget is your passport with at least six months of validity after finishing the tour.

IS THIS TRIP FOR ME?

You are going to love this journey if you like exploring the world with a tribe as much as giving attention back to yourself. This trip is for you if you are into itineraries that balances group activities, wellness experiences, optional excursions and free time in each destination.

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT FROM THIS TRIP?

A 7-to-21 day wellness-oriented journey through different places around South America designed for a small group of 25-50 years old people who are ready to travel inside and out. You’ll have the chance to know inspiring destinations, taste amazing local and healthy cuisine, and cultural wonders of everywhere we go, while still give attention to your mind, body and soul. Whenever the schedule allows it, daily yoga classes and meditation sessions will be provided according to your practice.

WILL I BE SCORTED BY A TOUR LEADER IN THIS TRIP?

Depends on what you prefer! You can choose in between being escorted by one of our great tour leaders or go on your own and being assisted by our local partners if needed. Our tour leaders are also certified Yoga teachers and trained in First Aids and will provide you daily yoga classes and/or meditation sessions whenever the schedule allows it.

CAN YOU MAKE ITINERARIES FOR ANY DESTINATION IN SOUTH AMERICA?

Mainly yes! The countries where we currently operate are Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, Bolivia, Brasil, Argentina and Chile. Beyond South America, we also work in Costa Rica.

HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN COME TO THIS KIND OF JOURNEYS?

From 1 to 20 people can participate in our tailor-made travels. We’re more than used to handling large groups as well as solo travelers.

I WANT TO LEAD A JOURNEY FOR MY WELLNESS COMMUNITY, CAN I WORK WITH YOU?

100%! We welcome international Yoga schools, Yoga teachers and wellness facilitators that are interested in working with us. We can offer you to organize + lead the trip for your community or just organizing it and let you hold space for your people. Schedule a call with us by clicking here to give you a better orientation.

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