Essential Earth Explorations
Holistic, sustainable, earth-friendly travel
Team travel—with purpose!
dōTERRA Blue Diamond Wellness Advocates and Essential Earth Explorations owners, Marty and Jim Harger, promoting group travel programs for essential oil users to explore local cultures, essential oil production, holistic lifestyle choices, sustainability and service.
- • AIR
- • HOTEL
- • SUSTAINABILITY
- • SERVICE
- • OILS EXPLORATION
- • ORGANIC FOOD
- • ACTIVE LIFESTYLES
- • Essential Oil Sources
- • Other Cultures and Ways of Life
- • Essential Oil Production & Botany Education
- • Adventure & Customized Getaways
- • Holistic Lifestyles & Earth-Friendly Travel
- • Team Building & Relationship Strengthening
- • Service-Based Travel
- • Connect with Local Communities
- • Experience the Joy in Serving Others
How it started
Jim and Marty Harger joined the dōTERRA Healing Hands Guatemala Cardamom Expedition in 2015 to experience the Co-Impact Sourcing program first-hand and meet local farmers who grow, harvest, and distill dōTERRA cardamom essential oil.
This trip created deep belief and increased appreciation for the source and production process involved in creating essential oils. The Hargers now bring all dōTERRA Wellness Advocates the opportunity for group travel to explore how plant essences become the oils we use at home.
Click here to learn more about the Harger team’s recent trip to Costa Rica as described in the Spring 2016 issue of dōTERRA’s Living Magazine.
Why Essential Earth Explorations?
We’re making incredible, wellness-based team travel simple for you!
Our turn-key travel packages based on sustainable travel and a wellness lifestyle are all-inclusive. We’ll coordinate all of the travel, meal, and activity details by putting you in the hands of experienced travel coordinators and our destination tour manager.
After our initial consultation to customize the perfect team incentive trip, you can leave the logistics and details to us. You’ll be free to focus on inspiring attendees to join you in exploring the world holistically while creating lifetime memories together.
We understand what makes a fantastic travel experience. That’s why we’ve turned to industry pros Learning Journeys—a division of one of the world’s most well established tour companies: Perillo Tours. With their help, we create meaningful, affordable, and spectacular programs for all adventurers.
We have literally traveled the world our whole lives, both personally and professionally. Jim launched the first two decades of his business career in the airline industry, while Marty spent over ten years coordinating group travel programs in tourism marketing and tour operation management.
Why host your own team trip?
Nothing compares to the bonding and team building fun of group travel. Since we won the first dōTERRA incentive trip in 2010, we’ve traveled with many of you to international destinations, including the recent Guatemala Healing Hands expedition.
We’ve witnessed how essential oil enthusiasts and business builders deepen their belief about dōTERRA when they travel with others and experience shared vision.
If you’ve ever attended one of dōTERRA’s amazing incentive trips or Healing Hands expeditions, you KNOW how much fun and adventure team travel provides and how giving back through service can mean so much.
Recognizing that not all your teammates will be able to join in the dōTERRA sponsored travel opportunities, we want to create our own explorations to generate that same experience. This is what Essential Earth Explorations offers you.
About Learning Journeys Wellness Travel.
Carol Dimopoulos is the visionary behind the Learning Journey’s Wellness Travel division of Perillo Tours—one of the world’s most respected and experienced international tour and travel companies.
Carol travels world-wide to identify countries and specific locations that meet her discerning criteria for high quality, sustainable, wellness travel destinations.
She is an international speaker, a dōTERRA Wellness Advocate, and a Kundalini yoga instructor whose 25+ years of industry experience and creativity helps us in developing our Essential Earth Explorations programs. Not only is Carol an internationally recognized travel expert, but she is a committed world citizen who finds joy in teaching others to deepen their understanding of holistic living and the body-mind-spirit connection.
Travel planning made easy
We love this part! For each Essential Earth Explorations trip we create a wonderful dōTERRA wellness-focused itinerary that combines high-quality hotels, healthy meals, land and sea activities, spa time, group business training opportunities, botanical tours, sustainable living education, community service projects, as well as plenty of time to relax and deepen our friendships.
Learning Journeys provides the on-site trip host plus all travel planning and arrangements customized to your needs. This allows dōTERRA team leaders and trip hosts to focus their time and effort elsewhere instead of on planning and travel details.
Let Essential Earth Explorations and Learning Journeys help you choose the rhythm and pace of your team trip so you can focus on getting team members engaged and building their dōTERRA dream business.
• Use these trips as exclusive team incentives!
• Organize a group to explore a destination and witness the process of essential oil plant harvest and distillation.
• Structure a week combining fun and business training for your top leaders to deepen their beliefs and commitment to growth.
Hear from Essential Earth Explorers:
Read about out our list of amazing locations below:
The Essence of Italy (starting at eight days)
No other destination can evoke such passion and introspection as Italy. Long known as a destination for self-discovery, the Italian culture invites you to slow down and reflect. Stay at a 12th century Italian villa in the heart of Tuscany and visit sites you’ve always heard of while enjoying the local farm-to-table foods.
Our trip incorporates visits to the native flower and herb farms that are used in essential oil production or a more southerly destination to explore citrus oil farms like lemon and bergamot.
Scents of France (starting at eight days)
Journey to the country where today’s essential oil movement began: France. The scent of lavender and fresh herbs permeate the air in Provence as you take a journey back in time. Stay in a castle and stroll the fabulous markets and ancient streets. Enjoy organic, farm-to-table food.
Learn about lavender, thyme, rosemary, and marjoram while exploring the essential oil and perfume production process that brings aromatic joy to so many all over the world.
Blissful Costa Rica (starting at six days)
Experience mystical waterfalls and the hum of the birds and butterflies which live in unison with all people who enter this sacred land. You’ve arrived in a place where nature helps provide balance with its stunning environment as a soothing backdrop to your own inner discoveries.
It is this energy-rich region’s flowers produce ylang ylang oils as well as the spice oils of black pepper and cinnamon.
Magical Hawaii (starting at seven days)
The mystical island of Hawaii provides the perfect backdrop to connect with the earth, sea, and sky. Experience the sights and scents of this land and experience the fragrance of ginger essential oils, lavender fields, and the healing value of locally-produced coconut.
Surround yourself with the fresh sea breeze and the opportunity to connect with the healing spirit of the Hawaiian people. Explore the bounty of island life with an appreciation of its diverse ecosphere.