MSA's Expeditions are life-changing, small-group adventures held in the world's most iconic and transformational destinations. Ranging from 7—14 days, our Expeditions are built around Joseph Campbell's concept of 'The Hero's Journey' and combine physical adventures such as hiking, rafting, and kayaking with authentic cultural experiences, group discussions, and personal reflection. Along the way, you will find yourself disconnecting from the stresses of life, connecting with new people, places, ideas, and perspectives, and reconnecting with nature and yourself!
Every MSA Expedition includes our 3-month pre-trip Call to Adventure and 1-month post-trip Return of the Hero group coaching process. Before you depart for your Expedition, you'll join your fellow travelers and your MSA Program Leader on a series of phone or Skype calls where you'll get to 'meet' one another and begin the process of personal exploration and discovery. After the trip, our Journey continues as you and your new friends enjoy 2 follow-up calls over the following month as you support one another in taking action towards the vision you created on your Adventure! This unique model helps ensure that your Adventure is truly a transformational one!
Switzerland: Exploring the Jungfrau
June 19-26, 2016 | Life doesn't get much better than 8 days of hiking, cheese, chocolate, and transformation in the Alps! Hike on the world's most scenic trails, experience the Eiger, Monch, and Jungfrau peaks, indulge in famous Swiss foods, sleep in quaint Alpine villages.
Italy: Dreaming of the Dolomites
September 4-10, 2016 | The Dolomites offer a magical combination of dramatic mountain scenery, lush alpine pastures, rich culture and history, and delicious foods and wine. Join MSA for 7 days of adventure, culture, and life-changing conversations in South Tyrol, Italy's northernmost province.
Rebuilding Nepal Adventure
October 10-22, 2016 | In April 2015, a massive earthquake struck Nepal. Over 100K homes were destroyed, and thousands lost their lives. MSA is proud to play a small but vital role in the rebuilding of this beautiful and spiritual land on this 2-week expedition.
Namibia: A Journey of Discovery
November 4-15, 2016 | Namibia is a land of transformation, a place where you can disconnect from technology and the stresses of life, experience the endless deserts, ancient cultures, and magnificent wildlife, and take time to reconnect with yourself.
Thailand: Discovering the Land of Smiles
February 17-25, 2017 | Thailand is one of the most diverse, exotic, and exhilarating countries on earth. As the only country in Southeast Asia never to have been colonized, Thailand remains a well-preserved, culturally rich, and vibrant land of warm, happy people.
Norway: Adventures in the Arctic
March 5-13, 2017 | A classic Norwegian experience! Over 9 adventure-filled days, you will lead your own dogsled team, get up close and personal with reindeer, snowshoe through the vast wilderness, view the Northern Lights, try your hand at ice-fishing, and learn about the Sami people.
Patagonia: Torres del Paine Base Camp Trek
April 1-7, 2017 | Hike your way into the heart of Torres del Paine National Park, Chile, one of the most spectacular trekking areas in the world. Our route penetrates deep into the heart of the Paine Massif, including the three primary sites along the famous “W” route.
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Ready to travel the world and transform your life, but want to go on your own journey without an MSA coach? We can help you there, too! Self-Guided Adventures (SGAs) are pre- and post-trip coaching packages that empower travelers to use their adventures as catalysts for creating meaningful changes in their lives.