"City Mind, Island Heart"

7-day Yoga & Adventure Retreat
On the exotic Galapagos Islands

December 14th - 21st, 2019 - Galapagos, Ecuador

A 7 Day Life-Lasting Experience of Recharging, Healing & Adventures

“City Mind, Island Heart” Yoga & Adventure Retreat is back!  The Galapagos Islands so happen to be one of the most bio-diverse places in the world, and as such, a special place of interest to Darwin when researching his theory of evolution!

One of my biggest dreams has been bringing people from all over the world to visit and experience my country (Ecuador).

Join us from Saturday, December 14th to Saturday, December 21st on this beautiful experience to transform your heart, your mind, your body, and your soul. You will submerge in this magical place surrounded by unique flora & fauna while practicing daily Yoga and Meditation.  You’ll also go on some adventures such as hiking to watch giant tortoises, visiting the highlands and experience the wildlife and look at some lava tunnels. We will take you to watch and learn about the habitat of some interesting creatures in Bartolome Island.  You will be able to practice Yoga in a paddleboard (SUP) and go around the bay in a kayak! Also, delicious food will be waiting for you when you wake up and before you go to bed. You’ll enjoy mindful walks and a bag full of treats from yours truly!

Take a look at the photos if you are still hesitating!

Day 1.- “Welcome”

  • VIP pick-up at the airport
  • Highlands Tour (Gemelos, Giant Tortoises, Lava Tunnels)
  • Arrival to Hotel Fiesta

Day 2-7.- Average Day

  • Meditation &  Yoga Practice
  • Breakfast
  • Activity/Places*
  • Lunch**
  • Free Time
  • Yoga Practice
  • Dinner

<Day 8.- “Good-bye”

  • Early Meditation & Yoga Practice
  • Breakfast
  • VIP Transfer

*Equipment included: SUP Yoga, kayaking, snorkeling, biking around the village, hiking, journaling, and more.

*Activities: Charles Darwin Station, Las Grietas, Tortuga Bay, Bartolome Island, El Garrapatero, Playa de los Alemanes, La Loberia.

** three lunches are included in this retreat.

  • Plane tickets from Ecuador to Baltra, Galapagos (GPS Airport in Ecuador)
  • Migration Card Fee
  • VIP Shuttle from airport to hotel and back
  • Galapagos National Park Entrance
  • 7 nights accommodations
  • Meals: all breakfasts, 3 lunches, and all dinners**
  • All activities described in “Agenda”

** Vegetarian, vegan, and any dietary restrictions will be taken into consideration.

  • Airfare to Ecuador (Arrival airports Guayaquil or Quito)
  • 4 lunches
  • Gratuities & Souvenirs
  • Travel Insurance
  • Alcohol

Which airport should I arrive?
We will meet at Jose Joaquin de Olmedo International Airport- Guayaquil, Ecuador at 7 am on Saturday, December 14th. Then, we will all travel together to Baltra, Galapagos (GPS Airport).

The Galapagos Islands are made by many islands, Baltra is the “airport island” you are only there to arrive and leave from the islands. Our retreat will be in Santa Cruz Island, we need a ferry to go there. (QA, Migration Card and Entrance to the Islands for more information).

What kind of food will be served?
We will accommodate any dietary restriction. Our on-site chef will make sure to provide a healthy and beautiful meal keeping in mind dietary preferences. Please, let us know one week in advance of any changes to your meal plan.

Are there any payment plans?
Yes! Once you paid your deposit, I will work directly with you to set-up a nice payment plan. Remember that any outstanding balance must be paid October 31st.

Do I need insurance?
It is my highest advice to get international travel insurance whenever you travel outside your country of residency.

Can I bring my kids?
Yes, the retreat is designed to anyone that would like to experience the Galapagos Islands.

I know I need a migration card and I need to pay an entrance to the Galapagos Islands, how I do that?
Yes, you need to pay a migration card fee at the airport and also upon arrival you need to get an entrance to the Galapagos Islands National Park. However, we know how tedious it can be to wait in line and deal with all those fees. For that reason, we decided to take care of those things for you! Once you are in our meet-point (GYE airport, read first QA). You will meet with me and together we will travel to the Galapagos Islands (Baltra airport), upon our arrival we will immediately proceed to our VIP shuttle and we will go directly to the VIP ferry that will take us to Santa Cruz Islands, 10 min trip. When we are in Santa Cruz Island a VIP shuttle will pick us up and take us to Hotel Fiesta, our resting place for the retreat, 40 min trip.

 

If you have any more questions please, feel free to send me an e-mail to [email protected]

Fun Fact: the Galapagos Marine Iguana, the only lizard in the world with the ability to swim!