Transformative Travel offers meaningful and experiential travel packages handcrafted by seasoned and passionate experts. We specialize in national and international customized and fixed date departure, outdoor journeys as well as retreats that connect travelers to the natural world, communities, culture and themselves.
Transformative Travel LLC is the brain child of Aikta Suri and Misty Dhillon who together share over two decades of expertise. Our journeys are put together using the most potent and impactful elements of travel. Check out our process.
Aikta has always been a passionate traveler. She has explored quite a bit of the United States, as well as Mexico, Bahamas, Bermuda, France, Spain, Italy, Austria, Holland, Ireland, England, and various parts of India, including spending five years living in the remote foothills of the Himalayas, outside of India’s oldest tiger reserve.
Her career background includes facilitating transformational experiences for people of all ages. Starting with mastering the art of service-learning while working for Loyola University, to obtaining her Masters in Contemplative Education from Naropa University, serving as a Transformation Specialist in her personal Brilliant Butterflies tutoring service, teaching in a variety of classroom settings -University through Elementary School, providing professional development on various topics for university faculty, in-service and pre-service teachers, hosting a variety of retreat and spiritual workshops, and eventually directing educational programs for 2 reputable non-profits focused on the topics of environmental education and arts & human development in Washington, DC.
These two aspects of her life, travel and a passion for facilitating transformational experiences, merge together beautifully to serve travelers ready for a meaningful adventure.
Misty Dhillon brings the expertise of adventure travel to the vision of Transformative Travel. He began his career in 1999 as a passionate rafting and fishing guide, gaining the skills to co-owned and manage expedition travel operating tours in the Himalayan outback.
With his passion he created an internationally acclaimed fly-fishing industry in northern India, trained a team of first generation fly fishing guides in the Indian Himalayas, and used community conservation efforts to protect India’s precious watersheds. Misty is best known for his seasoned expertise as an expedition leader. He has the ability to craft amazing expeditions to precious and remote parts of the planet with incredible detail and attention to service. His time creating a career in the outdoor travel industry, leading countless expeditions, and working with India’s best operators, has equipped Misty with the knowledge, international connections, and know-how to run fine attention-to-detail adventure journeys for travelers all over the world. Misty’s experience with community conservation efforts allowed him to understand the importance of intentional and meaningful travel when visiting remote locations. It was this understanding that helped spark the creation of Transformative Travel. Read more.
Bhutan, Nepal & India.
All departures are postponed. Travel to India is postponed indefinitely as Covid-19 cases are on the rise. Travel to Nepal has been postponed to 2021. Bhutan seems to be least effected from Covid-19 and we hope to be able to resume our international departures as soon as it is safe to do so.
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