Miraval Arizona Announces Collaborations With National Geographic Expeditions and Lindblad Expeditions

Clients can learn photography, travel to Europe By: Janeen Christoff
Miraval Arizona // © 2011 Miraval Arizona
Miraval Arizona // © 2011 Miraval Arizona

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Miraval Resorts
Miraval Arizona announced new collaborations with National Geographic Expeditions and Lindblad Expeditions. The strategic alliance with the two exploration companies emphasizes Miraval’s continued commitment to creating one-of-a-kind offerings for its guests. Miraval Arizona continues to pioneer new, cutting-edge programming and innovative in-depth explorations from specialists.

In partnership with National Geographic Expeditions, Miraval is offering a series of four-day photography workshops in Tucson, Ariz., where participants can learn to take magazine-quality photos through edit-and-critique sessions with National Geographic photographers. Guests set out on daily excursions to photograph mountain vistas, the Sonoran Desert and the historic downtown district of Tucson. Participants can zoom in on Native American petroglyphs and capture images of the age-old Navajo hoop dance during a private performance. When not behind the lens, guests can take advantage of fabulous spa resources and an unrivaled team of well-being specialists to help recharge body, mind and spirit.

Upcoming 2011 dates include: Feb. 24-27 (sold out), March 31-April 3, Oct. 13-16. and Oct. 27-30.

Miraval has also partnered with Lindblad Expeditions for an Island Odyssey onboard the National Geographic Explorer, a 17-day expedition exploring the Azores and Madeira islands, Portugal; the Canary Islands, Spain; and the Isles of Scilly in England. As part of the Skills@Sea program, a Miraval specialist will join the team of expedition leaders to offer classes such as breathwork, yoga, meditation and mindful stress mastery. The at-sea program will enable Miraval to introduce itself to a new audience as well as offer an additional experience to its loyal guests. This expedition departs on May 2.

“We are thrilled to partner with such highly regarded and innovative forces within the travel industry,” said Michael Tompkins, president and general manager of Miraval Arizona. “National Geographic Expeditions, Lindblad Expeditions and Miraval share a similar commitment to offering life-changing experiences.”

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