Sacred Travel

We travel, initially, to lose ourselves; and we travel, next to find ourselves. We travel to open our hearts and eyes and learn more about the world than our newspapers will accommodate… And we travel, in essence, to become young fools again- to slow time down and get taken in and fall in love once more.

—Pico Iyer

For many years Great Mystery produced and facilitated stellar tours to ancient sites around the world, many in conjunction with our conferences in England and the Yucatan in Mexico.  Now we are pleased to team up with our long-time friends at Sacred Earth Journeys, whose carefully crafted intimate tours have been featured in prominent publications including CNN Travel. 

Sacred Earth Journeys is a licensed government-regulated travel company (B.C. Reg. No 28465), which subscribes to the highest possible ethical and professional standards as required by Consumer Protection British Columbia, Canada.

La Dolce Vita: The Sweet Life of Mythic Italy

with Phil Cousineau

A Mythic Adventure to the Land of Gods and Goddesses, Divine Art, the Pleasures of Everyday Life, and Breathtaking Scenery

April 3-13, 2022


Join bestselling author, filmmaker, mythologist, and veteran tour leader Phil Cousineau on an exquisite exploration of Italy, one of the most sensual cultures in the world.


In the Footsteps of Odysseus and Penelope with Mythologist Phil Cousineau

A Homeric Journey into the Wonderland: Heroes and Heroines, Gods and Goddesses

April 18-29, 2022


Join author-filmmaker-mythologist Phil Cousineau on a journey to ancient Greece to visit many of the significant sites associated with two of Homer’s greatest heroes, Odysseus and Penelope.


The Hydra Writer’s Retreat with Phil Cousineau

An All-New Mythopoetic Approach to Crafting Your Story: A Seven-Day Writing Retreat in the Greek Islands

May 6-13, 2022


Writers of every level and genre are welcome to our weeklong gathering on stunning Hydra to spark new material, deepen your craft, or know when to release your work into the world.


Journey to Ladakh including Hemis Festival with Andrew Harvey

The Way of the Bodhisattva: A Journey of Love, Devotion & Spiritual Exploration

July 2-17, 2022


Join author and teacher Andrew Harvey and special guest His Eminence Thuksey Rinpoche on this pilgrimage filled with sacred ceremonies, spiritual teachings, and transformational sites in Ladakh.


Mountains & Desert: A Soulful Journey to Awaken Senses and Wonder

Join transformational leader Sanna Sanita on a soulful journey that will inspire a deep connection with your whole self and appreciation for beauty in all its forms.

November 7-17, 2022

The lovingly curated itinerary will give you time to appreciate the luxury, comfort, and magic of our surroundings. From bustling Marrakesh through wonderous mountain passes into the golden sands of the Sahara Desert, you will experience old and new traditions living in harmony.