I've traveled to many spas in the United States and abroad, but there are still many cultures and places I'd like to explore. Miraval Journeys, a new partnership between Miraval and tour manager David Smith, makes it easy for discerning consumers to go abroad for some fascinating experiences.
The destinations are rich in history and culture, an you can expect the most luxurious accommodations, fine food, authentic spa experiences, and daily classes in yoga, breathwork and mindfulness lead by a teacher from Miraval. That should help keep you grounded while you're having so many new experiences.
The journey to Morocco coming up April 10-20 will include stays at Le Medina Essaouira Hotel Thalassa Sea & Spa and Sofitel Marrakech Lounge & Spa. The itinerary includes time in Fez, the oldest surviving medina in the world occupied by thousands of merchants, families, and 900 mosques, and a visit to a Argan Cooperative run by women. They'll show you how the Argan nut is made into Argan oil, Argan butter, and cosmetics.
It's $8500 for eleven days, not including airfare. That's $1,000 a day for the experience of a lifetime, and the pleasure of being in the hands of someone who will make sure everything runs smoothly. A trip to Peru and Machu Pichu is coming up in the October of 2013.