Chablé Yucatán Retreat with Mary Morris

Journey to a paradise hidden within the lush jungles of Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula—the Chablé Yucatán resort—for a transformative wellness retreat hosted by award-winning author and travel writer Mary Morris. Mary will lead you on a discovery of your inner world—with the chance to reflect on past travels—during three guided journaling workshops; plus, there will be plenty of time to relax and rejuvenate while enjoying Chablé’s signature spa, meditation and culinary programs. You will have the opportunity to explore the colorful metropolis of Mérida, the capital of the Mexican state of Yucatán, on a guided day trip covering the city’s architectural highlights, local markets and boutiques. Amidst this tropical oasis, you’ll find fresh beginnings and renewed creativity to re-energize your state of mind.

A spot on this trip may be reserved with a 50% non-refundable deposit, with the balance to be paid in full by July 15, 2023.

Plus: Click here to listen to Indagare’s Global Conversation with Mary Morris, author and travel writer.

What to Expect

Itinerary highlights include:

  • Over five days at Chablé Yucatán, work towards inner peace, reflection and creativity through three journaling workshops guided by author and travel writer Mary Morris. Sessions will focus on the art of storytelling—and how you can use it to illuminate your own personal journey. Note: No previous creative writing experience is required.
  • Reset and re-energize with Chablé Yucatán’s spa and wellness treatments and specialty programming, including such experiences as: morning yoga in the cenote, walking meditation, chakra treatments, astrology consultations and detoxifying massages, all of which are rooted in ancient techniques.
  • Embark on a day trip to the nearby capital city of Mérida, a colorful metropolis famous for its colonial-style architecture and rich Maya heritage. Your expert guide will take you through the city’s architectural highlights, vibrant markets and charming boutiques showcasing local crafts.
  • Experience the culture and traditions of the Yucatán with a Maya Blessing Ceremony, an ancient ritual performed by Maya elders that is tailored to each participants’ needs, hopes and wishes.
  • Connect with fellow travelers who share your interests and passions over wellness activities and delicious, farm-to-table group meals.
  • Extend your trip by one night to discover the wonders of Chichén Itzá and Valladolid on a full-day excursion with expert guides. A Maya archaeological site, Chichén Itzá was recognized as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World in 2007. With your guide, you will explore the most interesting and important aspects of the site, including the famed Castillo Pyramid. You will then visit Valladolid, the former capital of the state of Yucatán, which offers a glimpse into Mexico’s rich colonial and pre-Columbian culture.

The health and safety of our travelers is our No. 1 priority. We are committed to upholding the highest safety standards, while providing world-class hospitality and a seamless travel experience. For any questions, please reach out to our team at

  • When
    October 3 - 7, 2023
  • Length
    5 days / 4 nights
  • Type of Traveler
    Soul Searchers , Intellectuals , Ultimate Indulgers

This Journey's Host


A teacher of Mary Morris’ once said that there are only two plots in all of literature: you go on a journey, or a stranger comes to town. Long ago, Morris embraced the journey. From the dusty towns of Latin America to the Trans-Siberian Railway and, most recently, the jungles of India, Morris has chronicled her travels as a single woman alone on the road, around the globe, for over 25 years. The author of sixteen books including Nothing to Declare: Memoirs of a Woman Traveling Alone (1988)Wall to Wall: from Beijing to Berlin by Rail (1991), and All the Way to the Tigers (2020), Morris is the recipient of the Rome Prize in Literature and the 2016 Anisfield-Wolf Award for fiction. She has also contributed extensively to such magazines as AFAR, The New York Times, Travel & Leisure, Islands, and Town & Country.

When Morris is not traveling she lives in Brooklyn, New York with her family, three dogs and a parrot.  She is also on the writing faculty at Sarah Lawrence College.

To learn more about Mary Morris, visit her website:

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Trip Details

In preparation for the journey, members will also receive a comprehensive departure package that includes an itinerary, packing list, accommodations overview and other important information.

  • When
    October 3 - 7, 2023
  • Length
    5 days / 4 nights
  • Group Size
    Up to 8 travelers
  • Host
    Author Mary Morris
  • From


  • Four nights’ accommodation at Chablé Yucatán in a Casita King or Double Room. (Fifth night will be included if you are participating in the post-trip extension.)
  • Airport transfers to and from the hotel
  • Three journaling workshops with author Mary Morris
  • Specified meals and beverages such as daily morning breakfasts, evening dinners and a lunch in the city of Mérida
  • Access to Chablé Yucatán’s extensive circuit of hydrotherapy facilities including contrast water plunge pools, a steam room with eucalyptus aromatherapy, and a sauna and relaxation lounge
  • The opportunity to book Chablé’s transformative spa treatments (price of treatments not included)
  • Gratuities for airport transfers, your guide and driver in Mérida and all meals included in the itinerary
  • Expert guides and drivers, including your host, Mary Morris, and the 24/7 support of Indagare’s partners on the ground
  • The services of Indagare’s expert travel team to plan all Journey details, international flights and trip extensions for those who want to arrive early or stay later in the arrival or departure cities (costs not included)
  • Access to Global Rescue emergency medical services for the duration of the trip


  • Transportation to and from Mexico
  • Meals not specified and beverages other than those included in the meals
  • Optional activities and personal items and expenses
  • Gratuities for spa appointments
  • Trip insurance (highly recommended—please let us know if you would like to see quotes)
  • Custom trip planning for add-on travel to destinations not included in the Journey is available; please inquire
  • Liability for change in itinerary due to reasons beyond our control (such as flights, cancellations, natural phenomena)
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What To Read

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