Galapagos Yoga Retreat: January 17-24, 2015

Galapagos Yoga Retreat: January 17-24, 2015:
Discover the Galapagos from the largest of its islands, Isabela. This bucket list destination will host us for the perfect combination of yoga practice and the magic of nature as we snorkel with penguins and hike alongside giant tortoises.

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 - Galapagos Yoga Retreat: January 17-24, 2015
At Amazon �" Andes �" Sky we have a simple goal, we want to share the Ecuadorian experience with the world. Our staff, administrators and guides, local and foreign are mesmerized with this tiny country and want to introduce it to you in a unique and unforgettable way. Our small group, specialized itineraries are built around the concept that travel can be so much more than a stamp in your passport. Melt into relaxation above a stunning crater lake, expand your mind as you learn new skills, feel the adrenaline as you bike down the world’s highest active volcano, or capture the perfect photograph while you simultaneously experience the incredible bio-diversity, people, history and landscapes of Ecuador during one of our unique Specialty or Custom Tours. Whether your passion is Yoga, Photography, Adventure, Family or beyond, we have an itinerary for you! As we strive to give our clients a unique and awe inspiring experience we also seek to promote the people, community and country that accept us as guests. Join us and allow yourself to discover the hidden jewels that this country has to offer. Rich culture, unique, welcoming people and a breathtaking amount of biodiversity await you on Ecuador’s mainland. We think you should see it!

Typical Day


 - Galapagos Yoga Retreat: January 17-24, 2015
A typical day on a Galapagos yoga retreat begins with morning yoga that will set the tone for whatever our daily excursion may bring us. After breakfast, we venture out into the islands to hike alongside giant tortoises, swim with penguins, or sunbathe next to marine iguanas. On days when our activity is more relaxed, we will likely offer 2 yoga sessions.

The detailed itinerary is as follows:

Day 1: Arrival to Baltra Airport (GPS) and transfer on the 2pm ferry to Isabela Island

Meet and great dinner with fellow travelers, yoga instructor and hosts.

Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: Snorkeling

a.m. Yoga to recover from travel and start our week off balanced

Afternoon snorkel excursion with sea turtles and hopefully some penguins, marine iguanas, rays, and more. Afterwards, we'll take a short hike across lava fields where blue footed boobies nest and marine iguanas warm themselves

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 3: Volcano Hike

Today, we have an early start and will hike 10 miles to explore other-worldly landscapes and incredible colors as we hike through the mineral mounds of Volcan Chico's latest eruption and marvel at the second largest volcanic crater in the world

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Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4: Free Day

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Today, you choose your own adventure. Options include kayaking, biking, total relaxation, or surf lessons. Today is completely yours...enjoy!

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Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 5: Snorkeling

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Today's snorkeling excursion takes us to Tuneles, a landscape of natural bridges with the aquamarine waters of the sea lapping beneath. Snorkel with sharks, sea turtles, and more. During the boat ride there and back, you may spot dolphins, whales, or giant manta rays...keep your eyes open!

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Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 6: Humedales Biking

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Today, we will bike farther along the beach to the Wall of Tears and will stop along the way at various points of interest such as a lava tunnel/cave, scenic overlook, blue-footed booby hang out, and flamingo lagoons.

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Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 7: Transfer to Santa Cruz

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After our morning practice, enjoy some more time to yourself before we join back together to take the afternoon shuttle to Santa Cruz where we'll enjoy a farewell dinner together.

Evening meditation

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 8: Departure

Transfers to the airport will be arranged depending on your departure time. Depart at your leisure...we have no planned activities today!

Optional extensions available!

Please note that while yoga sessions are sprinkled throughout this itinerary for reference and example, your instructor will be creating the final schedule according to his/her interpretation of the needs and desires of the group. Therefore, the timing and type of practice may vary.

Itinerary may be adjusted at any time by Amazon Andes Sky due to unforeseen circumstances, availability, safety, weather, political situations, etc. You will receive a copy of the finalized itinerary upon arrival.

Age range, type of group


 - Galapagos Yoga Retreat: January 17-24, 2015
Yoga retreat participants are 18+ years of age. For this particular retreat, you will want to be physically active and comfortable with moderate to strenuous hikes, snorkeling, biking, and adventure activities.

Age range, type of group


 - Galapagos Yoga Retreat: January 17-24, 2015
This retreat is appropriate for couples, groups, singles, and all active yogis.

Policies & Restrictions


 - Galapagos Yoga Retreat: January 17-24, 2015
Cancellation policies are as follows:
*If cancelation notice is received at least sixty (60) days before the scheduled departure date, AAS will refund any amounts paid over and above the non-refundable trip deposit (the amount of which is specified in your Attachment A)

*If cancelation notice is received between fifty-nine (59) days and thirty (30) days before the scheduled departure date, AAS will refund fifty percent (50%) any amounts paid over and above the non-refundable trip deposit.

*If cancelation notice is received within thirty (30) days before the scheduled departure date, AAS will not refund any amounts.

Rates


 - Galapagos Yoga Retreat: January 17-24, 2015
$2450/person for double occupancy without an ocean view
$2650/person for double occupancy with an ocean view.

If you prefer to reserve a private room, single supplements are available.
ates include the following:

*Airport transfers to/from GPS on arrival and departure days
*7 Nights accommodation based on double occupancy
*7 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 2 Dinners
*Naturalist guided excursions to:
*Tuneles
*Tintoreras
*Sierra Negra & Volcan Chico
*Humedales
*Daily yoga
*Automatic service charge for all included meals & hotels at the Ecuadorian standard rate of 10%
*Taxes and Fees for all of the above

Other Information


 - Galapagos Yoga Retreat: January 17-24, 2015
Kimberly Drye is a 500-hour certified yoga instructor in the Birmingham, AL area. She trained primarily with Iyengar trained instructors in Asheville, NC including Lillah Schwartz, Cindy Dollar, John Friend, Roger Cole, Michael Johnson, Aadil Pakhiavala, and Matthew Sanford. Kim’s intention is to move students into a deeper understanding of themselves and the joy that lies within their hearts. Here Now Yoga is Kim Drye’s personal yoga brand under which she offers therapeutic private appointments, workshops, teacher trainings, special events, and retreats. The technical skills she has as an instructor that set her apart include poignant language skills, excellent demonstration technique, and an in-depth understanding of alignment principles and therapeutic applications.

“Travel is like love, mostly because it’s a heightened state of awareness, in which we are mindful, receptive, undimmed by familiarity and ready to be transformed.-Pico Iyer

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