• Galapagos Islands

    October 26 - November 2, 2019

    A NATURE EXPLORATION

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    The Retreat

     

    If nature, science, or wildlife inspires you, there is no better place to be than the unparalleled Galapagos Islands. This 7 night, 8 day trip-of-a-lifetime includes naturalist-guided trips to the Charles Darwin station, Bartolome Island, and North Seymour Island. With a small, private group, enjoy kayaking on Tortuga Bay, snorkeling, swimming, a tour of the highlands (pit craters, lava tunnels, and a cloud forest), yoga classes, nature-inspired accommodations on Santa Cruz Island, and most meals.

    The star of this retreat is the rich biodiversity of the protected native wildlife, many of whom are unafraid of humans. Swim with sea lions and sharks, spot Galapagos penguins and flamingos, and watch the dance of marine iguanas and blue footed boobies on volcanic rocks. This truly unique UNESCO World Heritage Site offers the perfect melding of yoga and an unblemished example of a wild and natural world.

     

    All the details are listed here - if you have any questions please contact Laura@oneyogaglobal.com. or reach us at kryogaretreats@gmail.com

     

     

    Our Destination

     

    Situated in the Pacific Ocean some 1,000 km from the South American continent, these 19 islands and the surrounding marine reserve have been called “a living museum and showcase of evolution.” Located at the confluence of three ocean currents, the Galapagos are a melting pot of marine species. Ongoing seismic and volcanic activity reflects the processes that formed the islands. These processes, together with the extreme isolation of the islands, led to the development of unusual animal life such as the land iguana, the giant tortoise, and the many types of finch that inspired Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection following his visit in 1835.

    The Galapagos Islands are home to some of the highest levels of endemism (species found nowhere else on earth) than anywhere on the planet. About 80% of the land birds, 97% of the reptiles and land mammals, and more than 30% of the plants you will see are endemic. More than 20% of the marine species in Galapagos are found nowhere else on earth. Favorites include the giant Galapagos tortoise, marine iguana, flightless cormorant, and the Galapagos penguin—the only penguin species to be found in the Northern Hemisphere. To learn more about the islands, history, species, and conservation, visit The Galapagos Conservancy (www.galapagos.org).

     

    All the details are listed here - if you have any questions please contact Laura@oneyogaglobal.com. or reach us at kryogaretreats@gmail.com

     

     

    The Trip of a Lifetime

    The Galapagos Islands are truly a destination for adventure. This retreat is designed to highlight the magic of these enchanted isles.

    Laden with many of those "pinch yourself because you don’t quite believe that this moment, this experience, is really happening to you" opportunities, there are several guided adventures including:

    • A day trip to Bartolome island -the jewel of the Galapagos. Highlights  include Pinnacle Rock, crescent beaches, Galapagos penguins, white tipped reef sharks, sea turtles, guided snorkeling, and hiking
    • A day trip to North Seymour Island - snorkeling and naturalist guided hiking excursion.
    • A Santa Cruz highland tour where we can explore the lava tunnels, a cloud forest, and  the Los Gamelos craters.
    • A visit to the Charles Darwin Station 
    • A morning at Garrapaterro beach
    • An excursion to Tortuga Bay where we can kayak, snorkel, and hang out with the marine iguanas
    • A visit to the South Plazas Islands, home to one of the largest sea lion colonies in Galapagos as well as a variety of incredible birdlife
    All the details are listed here - if you have any questions please contact Laura@oneyogaglobal.com. or reach us at kryogaretreats@gmail.com

     

     

    Accomodations

     

    Our home for the week is the Semilla Verde Eco-Lodge - an incredible family-run boutique hotel nestled in the forest. Giant tortoises lumber through the surrounding coffee plantations and bird life thrives in the forest canopy above.

     

    There are 18 spaces available in double and triple occupancy rooms. Each room has 1, 2 or 3 beds and private bath. Rooms are available as double or triple occupancy

     

    All the details are listed here - if you have any questions please contact Laura@oneyogaglobal.com. or reach us at kryogaretreats@gmail.com

     

     

    Travel

    Flights:

    Your final destination airport on the Galapagos Islands is Baltra (GPS). All flights stop on mainland Ecuador before arriving on the islands.

    Depending on your origination location, you may be required (due to airline routing/timing) to stay a night in either Guayaquil (GYE) or Quito (UIO).

    Please CLICK HERE for a document with travel booking advice.

     

    Transfers:

    All yogis will be met at the Baltra airport and escorted to a short boat taxi ride across the channel to Santa Cruz Island and a private taxi ride from the desert to the highlands where you will soon be nestled in your home for the week.

     

    All the details are listed here - if you have any questions please contact Laura@oneyogaglobal.com. or reach us at kryogaretreats@gmail.com

     

     

    What's Included

    Included in retreat cost:

    • Accommodation on Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos
    • Yoga most days (at teacher’s discretion on cruising adventure days)
    • Three meals a day
    • Naturalist-accompanied visit to the Charles Darwin Station
    • Naturalist-accompanied day trips to Bartolomé, South Plazas, and North Seymour Islands
    • Snorkeling and swimming on all day excursions
    • Two dinners in Puerto Ayora
    • Naturalist accompanied highland tour (pit craters, lava tunnels, and cloud forest, and wild tortoises)
    • Sunrise yoga/meditation on the beach followed by a beach breakfast
    • Kayaking on Tortuga Bay, with 12 acres of private walking paths to explore
    • Evening fire pit and unlimited southern hemisphere star gazing
    • Transfers to and from the airport (on arrival and departure days only)

    Not included:

    • Flights to Baltra, Ecuador (GPS)
    • $10 US SICGAL inspection and migration card
    • $100 US Galapagos National Park entrance fee (cash only)
    • Alcohol or items of a personal nature / souvenirs
    • Gratuities (at your discretion)
    • Travel Insurance (recommended)​
    All the details are listed here - if you have any questions please contact Laura@oneyogaglobal.com. or reach us at kryogaretreats@gmail.com

     

     

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