Nature, Adventure & Yoga Retreat in Mindo, Ecuador October 6-11, 2019

Nature, Adventure & Yoga Retreat in Mindo, Ecuador Oct 6-11th, 2019 (6 days/5 nights) CLICK HERE TO BOOK 

*To read more about Mindo & the Retreat, click here

Included:

-Lodging: Cloud Forest Retreat rustic house, cottage & cabins

-Meals: 3 meals a day the entire stay of your retreat. Meals are wholesome, healthy, organic & locally sourced. Vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free options available

-Yoga: At an open-air, screened-in yoga Shala platform with a mountain view.  Two daily classes, typically Vinyasa/Ashtanga-based in the morning and more relaxing Yin & Restorative in the afternoon /evening

-Spa: Finnish sauna and an outdoor, chemical-free, spring-fed natural pool

-Free Wi-Fi along with fresh linens & towels daily

-Natural bath products, natural insect repellent & slippers provided

-Water Dog cap, tank or long-sleeve

Not Included:

-Airfare and flight to Quito, Ecuador

-Spa Services: on-site massages in the gazebo or place of your choosing (only $30/hr massage)

-Activities: hiking, biking, nighttime bike & walking tour, tour zip lining, tarzan swing, birding, mountain climbing, river tubing, horseback riding, coffee and chocolate making tours, frog concert, open air gondola, chair lift with spectacular views, butterfly & orchid gardens *All activities are are optional and inexpensive, typically $5 to $20 a person; Taxi in town, $3-5

* *We will organize transportation from Quito to Mindo, depending on when you arrive (the cost can range from $20-60per person depending on how many people)

Accommodations:

This is a small, intimate yoga retreat that is both rustic and luxurious. It is located only 1.5miles from the small tourist town of Mindo. Haciendas include a country house, cottage and recycled cabins with shared bedrooms (2 beds). All have mountain or wildlife views with sustainable installations like solar powered energy & clean mountain spring water. This is a small, intimate retreat & will only house 10-12 people.

Total Cost:

$998 *Bedrooms are all shared (2 beds). If you have a request with whom to share the room with or if you require a private room, please message us.

Payment: Must pay a 50% deposit at the time of booking (non-refundable). Must pay in full one months prior, by Sept 6th.  Cancellations less than two month in advance are non-refundable

What to bring:

Passport, sneakers or hiking shoes, yoga/hiking clothes (earth tones like green & brown are better for wildlife spotting). Layers for cooler weather (especially at night), including pants and long-sleeves, rain jacket/umbrella and swim wear. Toiletries & personal items (tampons can be hard to find). Small backpack/day pack for hikes. Camera and binoculars if you have them. Rain gear and even a waterproof phone case (zip lock bags are a good idea too), water shoes for tubing or swimming in the waterfalls, a travel flashlight *Note: hair dryers and high energy consuming electronics like curling irons are prohibited, as they are off-grid and rely on solar panels for energy

More info about Mindo, Ecuador:

Location: 2.5hrs from Ecuador’s capital, Quito

Elevation: 1,300 meters or ~4,000 feet

Environment: Subtropical cloud forest

Language: Spanish (English widely spoken)

Travel Insurance: Recommended- World Nomad

Currency: US Dollar (bring cash)

Passport: Required

Weather: Can be rainy & cloudy, 60F-75F

Airfare: ~$850 from Corpus and ~$650 non-stop from Houston to Quito (arriving at midnight). **We can arrange overnight stays in Quito and provide recommendations for additional days and activities in Quito.

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Itinerary Overview:

Sunday October 6

Noon+   Arrive at the Yoga Cloud Forest Retreat: Free time to relax in hammocks, swim in pool, walk around Mindo, etc

5-6pm   Yoga

6-7pm   Dinner

Evening Bonfire and/or sauna & pool

Monday October 7

8-9am   Yoga or bird watching

9-10am  Breakfast

10-1pm   Free time: River Tubing or massage, relax by pool

1-2pm     Lunch

2-5pm    Free time: Hike to local waterfall or massage, relax by pool

5-6pm    Yoga

6-7pm    Dinner

Evening  Nighttime bike tour, bonfire and/or sauna & pool

Tuesday October 8

8-9am   Yoga or bird watching

9-10am  Breakfast

10-1pm  Free time: Horseback riding or Coffee tour or Orchid tour

1-2pm    Lunch

2-5pm    Free time: Walk to chairlift then to gondola for hiking

5-6pm    Yoga

6-7pm     Dinner

Evening  Frog concert, bonfire and/or sauna & pool

Wednesday October 9

5-10am  Birding Expedition– Mindo has over 450 bird species!

10-11am  Breakfast

11-1pm   Free time: Bike Countryside of Mindo

1-2pm     Lunch

2-5pm    Free time: Walk to Butterfly farm or massage, pool, etc

5-6pm    Yoga

6-7pm    Dinner

Evening Night walk, bonfire and/or sauna & pool

Thursday October 10

8-9am   Yoga or bird watching

9-10am  Breakfast

10-1pm   Free time: Zip line or rappelling or horseback riding

1-2pm     Lunch

2-5pm     Free time: Chocolate tour, walk around Mindo or massage

5-6pm     Yoga

6-7pm     Dinner

Evening  Frog concert, bonfire and/or sauna & pool

Friday October 11

8-9am    Yoga or bird watching

9-10am  Breakfast

10am+   Arrange for transportation to Quito and/or Airport

*General outline, activities and times are subject to change