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. Amidst this tropical oasis, you’ll find fresh beginnings and renewed creativity to welcome the new year in an inspired state of mind.

Plus: When you sign up for this special trip, you’ll automatically be enrolled on a complimentary basis in a four-part virtual live lecture series hosted by Mary—the latest Indagare Clubs offering. The Book Club: The Writer and the Wanderer discusses what makes travel such a great vehicle for storytelling, and will focus on the art of the memoir and exploration of the inner journeys that occur on the road. Click here to learn more. (And if you’re still deciding on the trip, you can get to know Mary before joining! Sign up for the Book Club in time for the first session and get a taste of her expertise—and a sneak peek at the itinerary highlights. If you later join the Insider Journey, we’ll apply your Club attendance towards the trip cost.)

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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.
  • Experience the culture and traditions of the Yucatán with a Temazcal Ceremony, an ancient ritual designed to purify the body, mind and spirit.
  • Enjoy a private cooking class in Chablé’s state-of-the-art Ixi’im kitchen, where you will prepare a three-course menu designed by the acclaimed Chef Jorge Vallejo—owner of Quintonil in Mexico City, which has been named to the World’s 50 Best Restaurant List for several years running.
  • Connect with fellow travelers who share your interests and passions over wellness activities and delicious, farm-to-table group meals. When you sign up for this special trip, you’ll automatically be enrolled on a complimentary basis ($650 value) in a four-part virtual live lecture series hosted by Morris, which will take place in advance of the trip. The Indagare Book Club: The Writer and the Wanderer will discuss what makes travel such a great vehicle for storytelling, and will focus on memoirs and inner journeys that occur on the road.
  • Worry less, experience more: Indagare’s expert Insider Journeys team will help you navigate a safe and responsible travel experience—and plan custom trip extensions. Plus: you’ll have complimentary 24/7 access to the emergency medical, security and evacuation services of Global Rescue, while on the ground.

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

  • When
    February 11 - 15, 2023
  • Length
    5 days / 4 nights
  • Type of Traveler
    Soul Searchers , Intellectuals , Foodies

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 in 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
    February 11 - 15, 2023
  • Length
    5 days / 4 nights
  • Group Size
    Up to 16 travelers
  • Host
    Author Mary Morris
  • From


  • Four nights accommodation at Chablé Yucatán in a Casita King or Double Room
  • Meals and beverages such as a welcome dinner at Ki’ol Restaurant, morning breakfasts, dinner and drinks at Lanterns Garden, a three-course menu in the  Ixi’im kitchen and sunset drinks and farewell dinner at Ixi’im Restaurant
  • Access to Chablé Yucatán’s extensive circuit of hydrotherapy including contrast water plunge pools, steam room with eucalyptus aromatherapy, sauna and relaxation lounge as well as well as the opportunity to book Chablé’s transformative treatments (price of treatments not included)
  • Three journaling workshops with author Mary Morris
  • The 24/7 services of the Chablé Yucatán staff and the support of Indagare’s partners on the ground
  • The services of Indagare’s expert travel team to plan all trip details, international flights and trip extensions (costs not included)
  • Access to Global Rescue emergency medical services for the duration of the trip
  • Complimentary enrollment in the Indagare Book Club with Mary Morris (four virtual sessions, $650 value)


  • Transportation to and from Mexico
  • Airport transfers to and from the hotel
  • Meals not specified and beverages other than those included in the meals
  • Optional/specialty activities and personal items and expenses
  • All gratuities
  • Any Covid-testing fees
  • Travel insurance (highly recommended—please let us know if you would like to see quotes) and liability for changes in itinerary due to reasons beyond our control (change in flights, cancellations, political disturbances, natural phenomena)
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