Aotearoa (New Zealand)
8-29 Arrive at Sharda and be greeted with a Poferi (ritual greeting of the Maori) and spend the day at Sharda walking the land, visiting and getting used to the time change.
8-30 Leave Sharda. Travel to Taupo, take a ferry to walk a thermal area with giesers, boiling mud pools and a rich history. We’ll stay over night a DeBrees Resort and swim in the pools and walk along the lake.
8-31, 9-1 Leave Taupo. and travel through the Uruwere mountains to Waikaremoana, where we stay at Waimako Marae and visit with Rose Pere. The invitation to stay on a Marae is considered a great honor. Many New Zealanders will never have this experienc
9-2 Meet with Waiohau healers and then relax at Awakeri Hot Springs
9-3,4 Travel to Waiohau Healing Clinic and Marae. and then travel to Tanatana Marae in Waimana and stay overnight. Spend the next day with whanau (family) of Tanatana Marae in Waimana and stay overnight.
9-5 Leave Tanatana Marae travel to Ohope Beach, meet Maori speaker, visit Joe Kemp- carver in Rotoiti. Arrive in Rotorua, stay in Midway Motel
9-6 Spend day in Rotorua
9-7 Leave Rotorua and travel to Tapapa. Wananga with Ruth Tai, a famous healer of the Maori people. Travel to Sharda.
9-8 Day trip from Sharda. Visit Nikau Caves, Limestone Rocks and Quan Yin Monastery. Visit Greenstone museum and retail shop.
9-9 Tour or shop in Auckland, fly out to USA in the evening