Retreat to Galapagos Islands
From: October 26, 2019 - November 2, 2019
The journey I am offering you through the Galapagos Islands is all about depth of connection. Connection to remarkable and isolated location; overflowing with raw, natural, earth energy and fantastic wild life that cannot be found anywhere else.
Connection with the self; digging deeper through a combination of guided meditation and vinyasa practice. Connection with others; we are all in an expedition through life and it is through sharing experiences that we realize just how easily bridges can be built.
We will start our days with moving and feeling into our bodies by practicing vinyasa before venturing to various Islands to see, touch, and taste what the realm has to offer. Evenings we will spend relaxing and engrossing ourselves in the local culture. Each day holds a new adventure! Join me and forge connections that will last a lifetime.
Accommodation at a private yoga retreat center on Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos
Twice daily yoga with Shelly Kwiatkouski
A dedicated Certified Galapagos Naturalist for the week
our handpicked guide will get to know each group and can tailor talks and exploration to meet the wildlife expectations of each group
Snorkeling and swimming (think sea turtles, sharks, penguins, sea lions, etc) on all day excursions
Sunrise exclusive trip to Las Grietas
Kayaking over sharks and around the mangroves on Tortuga Bay
Three meals a day (dietary needs accommodated)
Private cultural excursion (seasonal)
Two meals in the town of Puerto Ayora
12 acres of private walking paths to explore (wild Giant Tortoises roam the property)
Unlimited southern hemisphere star gazing
Transfers to and from the airport (on arrival and departure days only)
What’s not included:
Flights to Baltra, Ecuador (GPS)
$20 U.S. SICGAL inspection and migration card
$100 U.S. Galapagos National Park entrance fee (cash only)
Alcohol or items of a personal nature/souvenirs
Gratuities (at your discretion)
Travel Insurance (we recommend Travel Guide)
This amazing Galapagos adventure features multiple nature excursions, as well the wildlife expertise of a certified Galapagos Naturalist Guide. Below is a sample itinerary. Each trip will include a trip to Bartolomé & North Seymour Island with one additional island day which could be either South Plazas or Santa Fe. Please note that weather does play a part in some of the excursions and yogi flexibility is always appreciated.
Sunrise yoga with Shelly Kwiatkouski
Early breakfast before a big day departure
Bartolomé is a crown jewel of Galapagos Islands for it’s special geological features, amazing dual crescent bays and verdant wildlife. Today is all about:
White tipped reef sharks
Naturalist guided hiking
Early evening return to Santa Cruz
Dinner and crash-out-sleepy time
Every day on our Galapagos adventure retreat is unique as are our rooms (which you won’t spend much time in!). Our 43 acre property boasts views of Isabela and Floreana Islands as well as Tortuga Bay on your home of Santa Cruz Island. The organic and biodynamic garden produces the veggies for your table as well as the coffee you’ll sip each morning.
The three different villas on property share modern lux interiors with ceiling fans, safe boxes, wifi and bluetooth stereos. Rooms have either two twins, a queen or a king size bed and maximum exploring with minimal packing is accommodated with individual beach towels, rubber boots, rain jackets, water bottles and flash lights available for use.
For more information about Galapagos Islands contact Shelly Kwiatkouski 386-846-5075 or email: Uma@ShellyKwiatkouski.com To Book It