Locations, activities, history and more for destinations exploring the world through myth & legend

Adventure travel to sacred, mythological and culturally rich sites that lead to gains in knowledge. Mythic Journeys Travel provides ideas, information and inspiration for adventure tourism that gains much of its excitement by allowing its participants to step outside of their comfort zone. Enjoy one of the most famous and spectacular sets of ruins in the world from The Lost Inca Civilization. This journey to the great lost city of the Incas was undertaken by an explorer and pioneer of history, featuring the famous Inca trail to Machu Picchu discovered by Hiram Bingham. Visit England’s Stonehenge to experience the Legend of King Arthur, or the fascinating Kingdom of the Maya whose ancient remnants you will explore in this amazing trip. See other great travel destinations here: Legendary Adventures >>>

For those who prefer a high degree of independence

With the increasing ease of access to the internet, you can go directly to transport and accommodation sites for a custom trip at your own discretion. All you need is a mobile phone, laptop or an ipad in your bag and you can just about go anywhere, do anything, anytime and in any language. You can research every aspect of a trip, including the off-the-beaten-path local hangouts, quiet B and Bs, alternative transportation methods, including the way to get there – all from one of your gadgets. It is not hard to organize a trip independently: book a flight, choose a hotel and most concierges can organize transfers, guided visits and restaurant reservations. Browse through our website and use the “Find Your Trip” custom search engine to get you going. Adventure travel involves exploration and it may be any tourist activity along with the following components: a physical activity, a cultural exchange or interaction and engagement with nature. This may include activities such as mountaineering, trekking, mountain biking, rafting, and rock climbing. Access to inexpensive consumer technology, with respect to Global Positioning Systems (GPS), flashpacking, social networking and photography, have increased the worldwide interest in adventure travel.

Myth & legend adventure trips

Some of the oldest and most widespread stories are of adventures. From Homer’s The Odyssey to Sir Thomas Malory’s Le Morte d’Arthurmyths and legends are the common stories at the root of our universal existence. They’re found in all cultures and in all literature, ranging from the Greek myths to fairy tales, legends, heroes and stories drawn from all of the world’s history. Mythologist Joseph Campbell proposed, in his notion of the monomyth in “The Hero’s Journey” that the heroic mythological stories from culture to culture followed a similar underlying pattern, starting with the “call to adventure,” followed by a hazardous journey, and eventual triumph. The adventure novel exhibits these “protagonist on an adventurous journey” characteristics as do many feature films.


Sacred travel, metaphysical tourism, or spiritualized travel

Growing in popularity attracting travelers and New Age believers involving destinations to “spiritual hotspots” on Earth. These travelers see the journey as more than just tourism and take the trips in order to heal themselves and the world. The travel is considered by many scholars as transcendental, a life learning process or even a self-realization metaphor. Destinations are often ancient or religious sites where there is a mystery concerning their origin or purpose, such as Machu Picchu in Peru, Chichen Itza in Mexico, the Pyramids of Egypt, the Camino de Santiago in Spain or Stonehenge in England.


We encourage travelers to look for their journey of self discovery

In days of old, boundaries were represented in the tribe or kingdom, with that beyond to be conquered.  In our modern world, where news is instantaneous, language is of minor limitation, and technology allows us to go just about anywhere we want, boundaries take on a new nature. We invite you to browse through our website and embark on a journey to find the legends and myths the world has to offer.


How to navigate site – At the bottom of every trip page are links to travel information such as locations, activities, what to see and do, how to get there, and a history of the myth and legend. Use custom search engine to find your bookings or go to our trips page.  >>>