Now is the time to set forth on an adventure of self-discovery at one of the world's most powerful sacred sites. Where will your journey take you?
Sacred Earth Journeys is dedicated to providing a more meaningful and rewarding travel experience, specializing in sacred sites tours and spiritual travel. Our journeys combine respect and reverence for ancient wisdom traditions with the joy of exploring some of the most beautiful landscapes in all the world.
Since 2003 we have been offering spiritual journeys around the world, custom sacred tours, and retreats to countries as diverse as Peru, Mexico, India, Ireland, England, Bali, Greece, Turkey, Bhutan, and more. We work closely with our passionate tour leaders to create sacred travel programs that will further your own inner journey while guiding you through the mythic heart of each country we visit. Our itineraries are infused with personal contacts and resources that draw on our years of experience and local knowledge. On many of our journeys we have the honour of meeting local wisdom keepers, traditional healers, shamans, musicians, artists, authors, or other local experts to learn from their immense wisdom and knowledge. Over the years our feedback from participants confirms that these are indeed life-changing spiritual adventures.
Join us on one of our spiritual journeys as we explore ancient civilizations and cultures; myths and legends; oral traditions and literature; vibrant folklore; sacred art, architecture, and music; and enjoy delicious authentic foods. Through guided energy work, wisdom teachings, healing practices, creative endeavours, and daily discussions you will learn as much about yourself as you do about the country and culture you visit.
Our blog post, Sacred Pilgrimage & The Essence of Spiritual Travel, explores the sacred travel experience, and includes excerpts from The Art of Pilgrimage by Phil Cousineau, which beautifully capture the essence of a Sacred Journey.
With Sacred Earth Journeys you will:
As a licensed travel company (B.C. Reg. No 28465), Sacred Earth Journeys Ltd. is a government regulated company which subscribes to the highest possible ethical and professional standards as required by Consumer Protection BC. Unlike many other jurisdictions, our customers enjoy the security of a government administered travel assurance fund, which protects their money in the case of certain negative eventualities (i.e. insolvency or bankruptcy of suppliers). Our ability to operate is based on our ability to demonstrate both financial soundness and high professional standards.
Sacred Earth Journeys was the winner of the 2004 and 2005 Inspiration Entrepreneur of the Year Award in the Tourism Category, presented by the BC Urban Entrepreneurial Development Association.
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Helen Tomei transformed her passion for travel & spirituality into a successful tour business devoted to providing travellers more meaningful experiences at sacred sites around the globe. As a travel industry professional since 1987, she travelled extensively, learned all aspects of the craft, and honed her skills, before founding Sacred Earth Journeys in 2003. She now works with a small team of professionals in the areas of website development, writing, social media, marketing, and administration.
My passion for travel to exotic, soul-stirring places started at an early age. As a child, I was fascinated by National Geographic and other programs which focused on ancient cultures and far-flung destinations. At age 12, my dad invited me on a travel adventure that would forever impact my life. We spent the summer vacation that year travelling all over Peru in a dusty rental car. From the Nazca Lines to Arequipa, Cusco to Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca, and even up the Amazon River and back. This magical journey really set the stage for my lifelong passion for travel and sacred places.
Since then I have travelled to many countries including Mexico, Guatemala, Peru, India, Costa Rica, Egypt, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Namibia, South Africa, China, Japan, England, Malaysia, Tibet, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and the Maldives. I see travel as a blessing and the very best education you can have in life – I’ve learned so much from the different peoples and cultures I’ve visited, which has allowed me to see my own life in Canada with fresh eyes and a renewed sense of gratitude.
I have been working in the travel industry since 1987 learning all aspects of the craft and honing my skills. In 2003 I saw an opportunity to combine my tour industry experience, my love of travel to sacred places, and my growing interest in ancient spiritual traditions and created a travel company specializing in the kind of travel that I was passionate about. Sacred Earth Journeys was launched in September of 2003 and I have never looked back. It has given me a way to make positive changes by sharing my enthusiasm for global awareness and personal growth through these journeys of transformation.
From the outset I have cherished collaborating with our tour leaders to create compelling itineraries and I especially look forward to the feedback from our participants after a journey, hearing about the profound and lasting impact travel has had on their lives.
~ Helen Tomei