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 Southern India 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.

Ayurvedic Practices – Yoga – Temples and Ashrams  – Local Culture – Immersive Learning Experiences

SOUTHERN INDIA EXPLORATION – October 27 – November 7, 2024

Are you ready to retreat from the day-to-day to join me and other women to explore a fascinating destination, and your own inner truth? If you are searching for a transformative travel experience—this is for you! Travel with me on my 2024 Southern India Exploration to an incredible destination where each day offers an exploration of healing approaches to support harmony and balance.  We’ll discover a special place in the world where the lush, tropical surroundings invite new experiences to enliven your senses at every turn. My program features diverse ways to learn more, including a chance to interact with local people, spiritual practices, wellness approaches, fresh food, fascinating history, indigenous crafts and so much more!

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

Join me and other women travelers for a journey offering new perspectives of the world around us, and our own world within.  Southern India is where the Ayurvedic system of medicine was created. On our Exploration, we will: learn so much about this ancient art and science of balancing one’s dosha to stay well in body, mind and soul; have regular opportunities to receive Ayurvedic treatments; participate in local spiritual ceremonies; explore essential oils, herbs and spices during workshops; and so much more.

Throughout our Exploration, we’ll be accompanied by a highly knowledgeable local Tour Guide who will help us interpret our experiences and the local language.  The itinerary covers four distinct areas in the Kerala and Tamil Nadu regions of Southern India, allowing us to visit truly wonderous temples and ashrams where others have worshipped, meditated and prayed for thousands of years. You too will be invited to connect to your own heart and soul within these special places as you continue your own healing journey.  My 2024 Southern India Exploration is the perfect travel experience to share with other women you know. Consider inviting a friend or family member to join us as we create lasting, new friendships with fellow women travelers.

Come join me in Southern India to discover the ancient practices that offer us balance and joy.  Limited space is available, so register today for this truly unique Exploration and opportunity!

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


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!

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!