SLE – Sample Itinerary

Sustainable Living Expedition

Sample Itinerary

Day 1:

Morning

  • We pick up you up in a complimentary group shuttle at a hotel near the airport
  • Start your adventure by visiting the beautiful Dominical Beach. Enjoy the warm tropical waters and a complimentary beachside lunch.

 

Afternoon

  • From here we'll journey into the Diamante Valley and get settled and orientated at the Diamante Center.
  • Campfire and getting to know the group

 

Day 2:

Morning

  • Meditation and Yoga on the temple deck overlooking the rainforest
  • Delicious local, organic tropical fruit breakfast
  • Expedition! We will tour a local sustainable farm and see successful examples of natural building styles

 

 

Afternoon

  • Lunch onsite, prepared with the community founder
  • Expedition! Heading onward now to the next farm to learn about creating ecologically balanced communities
  • Come back to the Center for a local, organic savory dinner prepared with love
  • Group discussion: Creating a sustainable culture – Personal sustainability

Day 3:

Morning

  • Meditation and Yoga on the temple deck overlooking the rainforest
  • Delicious, local organic breakfast
  • Workshop and planning session with Upward Spirals to learn how to apply what we saw yesterday
  • Visit the amazing local organic farmer’s market and learn about regenerative business

 

Afternoon

  • Enjoy lunch at the farmers market with food prepared by local artisans using farm-fresh produce
  • Expedition! We will tour a working organic farm to learn about permaculture and wander through an incredible food forest
  • Come back to the Center for a gourmet vegetarian meal prepared by our loving chef
  • Group discussion: Ecological Footprint, Carrying Capacity, Peak oil, and Transition

Day 4:

Morning

  • Meditation and Yoga on the temple deck overlooking the rainforest
  • Eat a delicious local, organic tropical fruit breakfast
  • Workshop and planning session with Upward Spirals to learn how to apply what we saw yesterday
  • Expedition! We’ll tour a regenerative homestead and learn how they decided on micro-hydro to create renewable energy

Afternoon

  • Come back to the Center for a nutritious local organic lunch
  • Play day! We will enjoy the magnificent Baru river and waterfall, surrounded by an incredible jungle paradise
  • Workshop: Planning and preparing healthful meals that support the local sustainable community
  • Feast upon the meal prepared from the workshop
  • Campfire music jam or storytelling

Day 5:

Morning

  • Meditation and Yoga on the temple deck overlooking the rainforest
  • Eat a delicious local, organic tropical fruit breakfast
  • Workshop and planning session with Upward Spirals to learn how to apply what we saw yesterday
  • Expedition! We will visit regenerative social benefit projects to learn how they create value for themselves, their communities, and all life

 

Afternoon

  • Farm-to-table lunch together with organic produce from the farm
  • Expedition! On our next visit, we’ll learn how to create strong relationships and effective agreements with the local sustainable solutions community
  • Dinner at the Diamante Center, prepared with love by our vegetarian chef
  • Group discussion: Creating a sustainable culture – From Sustainable to Regenerative

Day 6:

Morning

  • Meditation and Yoga on the temple deck overlooking the rainforest
  • Eat a delicious local, organic tropical fruit breakfast
  • Workshop and idea session with Upward Spirals to plan how to continue one’s transition to sustainability after the expedition
  • Group discussion: Creating a sustainable culture – What are the characteristics of a sustainable culture

 

Afternoon

  • Pick from the organic garden and make lunch together
  • Ecotourism and exploration of local biodiversity
  • Come back to the Center for a gourmet vegetarian meal prepared by our loving chef
  • Closing group discussion: Sharing knowledge, resources, planning tools and connections to make it easier to live in balance with nature
  • Receive flash drive with massive sustainability learning library, guides, tools, and much more
  • Campfire last night; reflections and goodbyes

Day 7:

Early Morning

  • Breakfast with local organic produce
  • Shuttle leaves the Diamante Center at 7am to bring guests to departing flights
  • You will arrive at the airport around 11am; flights recommended for 2pm or later

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