HIGHLIGHTS OF THE STORY

 
 

ENLIGHTENING
TRANSFORMATION

CULUTRAL UNDERSTANDING

COMMUNITY
IMPACT

 
 

This journey to the heart of northern Portugal takes travelers centuries back in time – to an age when people diligently farmed heirloom vegetables and fruits, and carefully cared for small-stock because they wanted to know what they ate, and because it just made sense to be self-sufficient and resourceful. This region is well-known for its rich food culture with many tourists visiting the area and enjoying its many traditional restaurants. Participants in this P1t Journey will enjoy such popular delicacies, but they also be welcomed into the homes and farms and workshops of the local people to learn about the origin of these famed foods.

 
 
 

VITAL DETAILS

 

P1t invites you to stay in Quinta da Mata, a 17th century manor home and permaculture farm owned by a local family with multi-generational roots in the region. This farm provides rustic comfort to all its guests, as well as delicious traditional meals using products from its vegetable garden and pastures. Luis Morais practices permaculture and is also the head chef and farm manager; and he will provide our participants a warm and passionate account of his role in furthering his family’s farming heritage, as well as his mother’s culinary prowess.

We’ve designed this journey in Northern Portugal as a delicious and exciting immersion into the rich food culture of this region.  Quinta da Mata is located 4 hrs drive from Lisbon, 2 hrs from Porto, 1.5hrs from Santiago de Compostela, and 5 hrs from Bilbao.  Therefore, the P1t Journey can easily be a complement to other travel plans in the Portugal / Spain region.

 
 
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JOURNEY CONCEPT

 

P1t Journeys are customized experiences for discerning travelers interested in expanding their lives through immersions in genuine communities eager to share their culture and lives with appreciative guests.  We work with trusted communities to provide intimate, multi-day experiences that involve travelers in the often unseen worlds of real people in real places.

Interacting with unfamiliar people and exotic cultures can be enlightening and transformative; it can help us grow as human beings.  To make such experiences accessible to discerning travelers, we use local community ambassadors that tactfully help our travelers navigate the culture of their hosts, and help the travelers convert the fun and exciting experiences into meaningful life lessons.

Our travelers have unique access to locals vetted by local public and nonprofit organizations, and that have developed experiences in consultation with P1t.  We work with local people who are passionate about their culture and their community, and who are eager to earn some income from interacting with visitors.  As a result, visiting a community in one of our P1t Journeys creates local economic development opportunities and helps elevate local cultures and identities.

 

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