Outer Travels Inner Journeys

About us

Awakening Journeys

Are you looking to deepen your connection with spirit? To experience mystical cultures, explore natural places of power while connecting with ancient wisdom keepers? We provide tours and retreats that open up conversations of the most profound kind, to touch the core of your being.

Small Group Travel

Travel to discover new places, cultures & perspectives – Journeys of this kind have the power to transform you from the inside out, travelling with like-hearted people the bonds created can be greater than family. Our travellers come from many walks of life and create a unique symphony together.

Meditators, Mystics & Guides

We’re blessed to share special connections with authentic ancient wisdom keepers in each of the places we travel in, from Peruvian shamans, Himalayan yogis all the way to modern day monks. These aren’t your average touristy tours!

If you’re called to share this journey of awakening and growth – we invite you to join one of our special tours or retreats

Through these journeys, we aid the expansion of consciousness and to each traveller – give more in value than we receive. As part of this vision, we’re committed to supporting local community projects in the places we journey through by empowering and enabling them. Specific causes that have an active local presence on the ground, where we can ensure our efforts will be effective. For example, school projects in the Himalayas & Peru and the early phases of an ashram in Rishikesh.

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  • Caitlin Rohrbeck   October 08, 2018

      Himalayan Odyssey 2018

    The past year I have been exceptionally struggling to do what other people my age are doing. My soul was craving deeper connections with meaningful conversations and present beings. I'm 24 years old and I consider myself an old soul who needed a break through. As soon as I saw Inner Journey Outer Travels online I felt compelled to register. Before I could over think it and back out I found myself on the phone with Omkar where I was immediately put to ease by his energy. I knew in my heart this was my next step. Both Omkar and Gulzar have significantly changed my perception and attitude towards life. I will forever be grateful to have crossed paths with such compassionate, caring, pure beautiful souls. This journey really has it all; from taking on crazy Delhi head on, to being drifted along calming waters to our stunning house boats in Srinagar, learning how traditional pashminas and meditative practises are created. Flying into Leh where for the first time in my life I was overwhelmed with indescribable feelings of pure gratitude- tears streamed down my face, my heart was wide open, I was living a dream. Followed by hiking through the Himalayas which was truly unbelievable! We all looked out for each other and the endless support and love was so refreshing to witness. The Oracle was an experience I will never forget and am so blessed to of had that opportunity! Wow. Then there's the nomadic school, giving me an insight as to how I can help give back to communities whilst inspiring me, reclaiming my faith in humanity and compassion. We all entered this journey as strangers and left as family. We bonded over trekking, encouragement, chai, camping, crying, food, vulnerability, laughing, meditation, bus rides and motorbike rides! Personally I went into this journey feeling insecure, weak, confused, needy, somewhat unworthy. I was validating my worth by how others (who aren't even similar to me) were treating me - not by how I treat myself. And I left this journey feeling strong, confident, grounded, passionate, faithful, inspired, hopeful and motivated. Just to name a few. The title "Inner Journey Outer Travels" means exactly that. I went within and healed a lot of aspects I didn't realise needed healing whilst in some of the most breath taking views some can only dream to see in their lifetime, I learnt to feel into my emotions to release them, I learnt its OK to be vulnerable scars and all and I am still beautiful, I learnt how to love myself and not look to others for love. This is only the tip of the iceberg as to what I have taken away from this life changing journey. I now have a soul family who loves me and I love them. I am passionate, motivated and inspired with life again. I am strong. I am ready to create the life I was meant to live here - all thanks to these two beautiful souls for creating such a divine space for spiritual growth. thank you thank you thank you.

  • John Soares   October 05, 2018

      2018 Himalayan Odyssey Tour-Experience of a lifetime

    This journey has been a highlight of my life this far. From the moment I stepped out of the Delhi airport until the day I left Rishikesh, I felt this trip was one of the best organized ( a relative term in India) and diverse experiences that could be provided. The combination of connecting with both the other travelers in the group and the people of India was amazing. I cannot say enough positive things about Omkar and Gulzar in their handling of any situation that arose, and ensuring the comfort of their guests. From hiking the Himalayas, camping in this amazing land, and refreshing ourselves in some beautiful hotels when it was most needed. The food was always delicious and accommodating, the lodgings were unique and beautiful, the places were inspiring and the group of travelers that I shared this journey with were amazing. As a person who normally travels solo and puts together my own travel plan, I can say that this truly changed my opinion of how to see a foreign land. I could never have had such a involved experience of India without the guidance and services offered bu OTIJ. For the price of this trip, the staff works unbelievably hard in ensuring your comfort, and I feel all my expectations in value were exceeded. The diversity of ages and nationalities in our group demonstrated this trip can be done and enjoyed by almost anyone. Thank you so much Omkar and Gulzar, I look forward to traveling with you again soon!

  • Ada Nazeman   October 01, 2018

      The Himalayan Odyssey Tour

    It was my first time in India. What an amazing place and what a memorable trip and a truly an extraordinary experience. I was able to enjoy so many great experiences in just 21 days that I never would have been able to do on my own in this beautiful country. The itinerary was full of unique and remarkable experiences and it was extremely well organized with a great blend of interesting places to visit and opportunity to interact with locals. The Himalayan Odyssey tour was incredible and I would positively recommend it to anyone of any age. Omkar and Gulzar; thank you for a great experience to enable me to see India from the perspective of locals. You both are knowledgeable and amazing guides and went out of your way to make the tour a great experience. Ada

  • Rune Weinreich   February 06, 2018

      Attend Peru Odyssey and you will never come back (quite the same) again!!

    I may have been a journey not lasting more than 21 days, but the inner travel I started back then is still going on now more than two years later. I was searching for "the deep kick". I got it. I promised myself never to use words to describe what I experienced during the Ceremonies. The words will always fall short of any explanation of my experiences. The Tour was well planed and Andy Metcalfe and Amaru did everything in there power to make it an experiences of a lifetime. Peru is wast and serves BRILLIANTLY in boldly going where you have never gone before (in this life). There is a great awakening going on in this world. For a lot of us Journeys like this one (Peru Odyssey) is a war to connect to this spiritual revolution. Attend Peru Odyssey and you will never come back (quite the same) again. -Rune Weinreich

  • Bob Lunn   January 10, 2018

      The Cosmic Chef

    This was my first overseas trip in over 15 years, so I wanted to make sure i chose wisely. I am a researcher and I have sun, moon and 5 planets in Virgo. I had a huge checklist of items that i intended to cross reference with at least a dozen different tour providers and I gave myself 3 months to find this. On day one of my searching, the 2nd provider I looked at was Andy's tour group. At the time, I had no idea why, but I just knew, with true gnosis that this was the one. I was right. The word tour is inadequate to describe the experience. It wasn't just the places we went to, it was who we were, collectively as a group too. Andy collected a dozen ingrediants from around our beloved earth (us), added the loving guidance of our touring Shaman, Amaru, and created a meal of true prasad. Then add to that; the spirit guidance of Kundalini Shakti through sacred plant medicine cermonies, and the resonance of the {still functioning} ancient sites... This was not a tour, it was a life changing (still ongoing, 2 years later) experience. A true boost to my own personal sadhana.

  • Andy Tapella   December 11, 2017

      Outer Travels Inner Journeys (Peru Odyssey Experience) This tour is an anomaly and the real deal.

    This tour is an anomaly, and the real deal. If you are a seeker, and are looking for the raw, true, and gritty travel experience. And want total immersion in to a culture, then this tour is for you. If, you are looking for a one size fits all tour(where you see all the tourist sites),stay at posh hotels, have full service at your beckon call and luxury transport & travel throughout, then this tour is not for you. But, if you want to go on a journey, to choice locations, stay where locals stay, eat and do the local seen, participate in plant medicine ceremonies, then this tour delivers. A truly transformational journey, great experiences, for travelers by travelers.

  • Will Vogelgesang   December 06, 2017

      Peru Odyssey

    Would have gone for 12 years if I could - the three weeks were incredible. The people were just spectacular. Hotels were exactly what you would want. So much nature and learning. Spiritual and fun. Inner Child and Wisdom. The plants were spectacular. Andy is low key yet on point. I would recommend gladly and eagerly. I had a ball. Amaru, our guide, knew the culture and the ancient stories well. What an important place on Earth. Blessed to have been. Thank you Andy for organizing.

  • jean briddell   November 29, 2017

      an unexpected level of adventure

    I felt the desire and pull to go see Peru...the ancient sites intrigued me-for me it was a journey to see 'truth' the construction of some ancient sites are beyond our current capabilities and I wished to see them. I researched so many tours and i connected with Outer Travels Inner Journeys for many reasons...a couple were -in the name itself and another was that i liked that some of the money was going back to preserve the rainforest in the Amazon. This travel was more than expected..it was an adventure traveling to the sites and it did take you on an inner journey of discovery...i will never forget the people in our group..they become part of your tribe. I travelled in 2015 and what is so beautiful is that the experience you have on this tour keeps unfolding as time goes on. It has broadened my curiosity- to keep going to find more truth of what interests me and connects with me. For me, and i believe for many, the energy at these sites stays with you...upon leaving Peru, i could still feel 'this hum' for quite awhile..i believe if you feel there has to be more than this designed matrix set in place for people, if you feel a bit 'dissatisfied' ...a tour with Outer Travels Inner Journeys could be right in line for you..it was for me...enough to know that i will be back soon enough. I do believe our history has been written in a way that is not only incorrect and misleading, but also quite limiting and so far from the real truth of man's abilities and purpose. If you feel you are stuck, operate with a low vibration or just want more-take a tour, to a place you have never been, and see some sites that allow you to be still, wonder and open up. ~namaste

Why Retreat?

We asked people why they go on retreat, here's what they said:

Relax & deepen my yoga practice! Kristin
 

Retreat Guru's Vision

We believe human beings are innately wise, strong and kind. This wisdom, although not always experienced, is always present. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to our basic sanity and health. Our aspiration at Retreat Guru is to inspire people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom, strength and kindness.

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