Marty Harger's Essential Earth Explorations

Travel programs for global explorers and essential oil enthusiasts

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Enjoy the travel experience-of-a-lifetime with my personally-escorted, Essential Earth Explorations programs! I’m offering my small-group explorations to fascinating international destinations including Greece in 2024 and Egypt in 2025!

Are you looking for a fabulous and truly unique international travel adventure? How about one that’s been personally curated to include purposeful exploration of exciting cultural experiences, self-discovery and unique adventures wrapped in comfort, safety and style? Then take a look at each of my programs below and let’s register you right away for one of the few, prized spots on my upcoming Essential Earth Exploration travel programs.

Ancient & Mystical Sites – Beautiful Beaches  – Immersive Learning Experiences


Travel with me to the land of mythology and home of democracy surrounded by the stunning beaches and the gorgeous island landscapes of Greece and her islands. My uniquely customized 10 day/9 night Exploration offers an immersion in the tastes, flavors and creation of Greek food, essential oils, wine, herbs and Ouzo! Perhaps you too have seen films set in Greece, and have dreamed of visiting yourself one day to step in to adventure among  the ancient ruins, colorful islands and seacoast.  Maybe you imagined what Greek life is about, and have always wanted to explore the differences and similarities of our cultures. This is your opportunity—join me for an incredible experience with the ideal balance of learning activity and pure getaway on my Wonders of Greece Exploration! It will truly be a fascinating and fun spring season adventure to the cradle of western civilization.

Here’s What I’ve Planned For You in Greece!

What an incredible journey we will have, guided by our local Tour Manager with assistance from other historians, craftspeople, growers and families. Greece is an ideal European destination for those interested in ancient history, the roots of mythology and western civilization.  We will stay in deluxe properties for the ultimate comfort. We’ll visit significant historic sites in Athens, Nafplio, Santorini and Crete and learn of the myths that emerged from this mystical land.  Our local historian guides will take us to see such places as: the Acropolis, Acropolis Museum, Temple of Poseidon, the City of Love, the Fortress of Bourtzi, the Ancient Theater of Epidaurus and the famous Knossos Palace.

Our journey will grow even more meaningful as we take time to learn about so many unique items produced in Greece, by spending time with those who create them.  We have unique activities planned in this Exploration to help you experience rare, uniquely-Greek moments you’ll always remember. For instance, we have a very special day exploring orange essential oil production, a visit to an Ouzo distillery and a historic winery, a Greek dance class, exploration of a caldera and several beautiful coastal beaches, foraging for wild herbs, cooking with a local family and of course, an indepth training on olive oil production with tasting!

We’ll toast the day’s island adventures as we take in spectacular sunsets over the Aegean sea and white-washed buildings.  Dive in to the details of my Wonders of Greece Exploration when you click on the button below.  Limited space is available, so register today for this very special Exploration!

Pyramids – Nile River Cruise – Historic Temples – Local Culture – Immersive Learning Experiences

Essence of Egypt Exploration – Spring 2025!

Join me to discover the Essence of Egypt during an exciting 9 day/8 night exploration into the world of ancient pharaohs and queens, pyramids and massive statuary.  Essential Earth Explorations and Learning Journeys present an incredible program that weaves the highlights of ancient Egypt together with truly unique immersive experiences into the lives and cultural traditions of today’s Egyptian people.

Here’s What I’ve Planned For You in Egypt!

I’m so excited to be personally escorting this trip along with my husband Jim, and a professional Egyptologist. Together in our small group, we’ll explore classic temples and ancient sites such as the Great Sphinx and Pyramids.  We will travel the Nile River by cruise ship to reach key sites and learn more about this civilization’s profound impact on the world and the role the Nile played in its creation.  Importantly, we will interact with Egyptian people during a visit to a family home, while exploring the local food scene, and learning to create custom Egyptian hand crafts.

My Essential Earth Explorations trip itineraries intentionally include my deep passion and appreciation of the world’s aromatic essential oils – nature’s liquid plant essences with significant therapeutic, healing value. In Egypt, we will enjoy a fantastic perfumery workshop incorporating essential oils from Egypt. This workshop of aromatic bliss offers us a deeper understanding for the uses of aromatic, healing plants and their liquid essences.  We’ve arranged a fun and interesting workshop for all travelers to enjoy!

I’ve carefully curated this small-group travel program with my travel partners at Learning Journeys, to provide a deeper understanding of the grandeur and significance of Egypt – past and present.  You will love the variety in this trip’s immersive experiences and the opportunity to soak in the stories of both the ancient and modern life in this part of the world.  Join us for this very unique and diverse travel program to explore the Essence of Egypt!

Diwali Festival – Ayurveda and Aromatherapy – Taj Mahal – Ceremonies – Rishikesh – Sacred Temples – NGO Visits

Northern India Spiritual Exploration – November 4 – 16, 2023

Join me during the magical Diwali Festival of Lights on my Essential Earth Explorations 13 day/12 night Northern India Spiritual Exploration and let me introduce you to an authentic India experience you won’t find anywhere else! I’ve personally selected each part of this trip with Learning Journeys to take in the energy, colors, contrasts, tastes and traditions that captivated my heart and soul like no other place on earth! Having explored destinations all over six different continents for decades, I found India to be an incomparable, multi-dimensional destination with incredible history, culture and sites. But India’s ability to crack open new layers of self-discovery is why I’ve created my Northern India Spiritual Exploration trip-of-a-lifetime program for a select group of explorers. Will you join me?

Here’s What I’ve Planned For You in India!

For years, travelers seeking serenity and spiritual renewal have made their way to India’s ashrams and retreat centers to learn the wisdom of ancient practices like yoga, meditation and Ayurveda Indian healing. My Northern India Spiritual Exploration is specifically designed for personal reflection and growth, partnered with a captivating balance of activities to help you explore this mystical land. You will have the opportunity to interact with experts throughout the trip to learn and experience a unique, insider’s view of Northern India, its people, history and customs.

My Essential Earth Explorations travel company’s trips are intended to offer you an increased appreciation for the world’s aromatic essential oils – nature’s liquid plant essences with significant therapeutic, healing value.  This trip highlights India’s wholistic healing modalities including exploration of Ayurvedic use of oils for aromatherapy, sacred ritual, meditation, yoga practice, and many other unique traditions originating from this mystical land.

If you’ve been searching for the perfect escorted, small group program to discover the healing approaches and wonders of India that you can bring into your own life – join me for my 2023 Northern India Spiritual Exploration trip.  This will be a fantastic immersion in the unique traditions, culture, people, food, and tools that make India such a fascinating, multi-dimensional land to explore. I can’t wait for you to join me and a group of fellow travelers on my Northern India Spiritual Exploration this year!