Adventure to the Azores with Alice Riccardi

      Azores, Portugal

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      Mar 8 - 13, 2019
      Group size: 8 - 13
      Adventure to the Azores with Alice Riccardi
      Azores, Portugal

      Powered by SolSeed Retreats
      • Email address verified
      299 reviews

      Mar 8 - 13, 2019
      Group size: 8 - 13

      About this trip

      Join Alice Riccardi, for 6 days of Adventure and Wellness in the Azores, Portugal!


      The Azores are a magical, volcanic land, full of natural, raw beauty, a temperate climate and endless outdoor activities. Truly an adventure lovers paradise.  On an energetic level, the Azores location is a high energy spot, better known as a vortex.  It’s said that this vortex radiates a constant supply of energy directed to the “de-codement” of time as we know it.  Within this energy vortex, we pay less attention to time than any other area on the planet!  As a result, we can “see” time as it is; a construct that can be dissolved.  


      That said, what would it be like to let go of time as we know it and experience events as timeless and expansive?  In the Azores we will step out of our daily time schedule and tap into the ease of flow.  Our meditation and yoga practice, our excursions and our down time will all take place in the beauty of this incredible land and it’s expansive relationship to energy and time.     


      Our days will include yoga classes with Alice, as well as hikes to some of the most incredible vistas on the island, soaks in natural hot springs, and exploration of neighboring towns and beaches.  For all of the foodies in this group, you'll have free time to explore the tiny villages and delicious regional cuisine. 


      There will also be plenty of time for relaxation amongst the beautiful gardens and fruit orchards of Quinta Minuvida, our home for the week. Our accommodations feature lovingly renovated suites, each unique and gorgeous, with its own private bathroom. All meals (except for 2 lunches on free days) are included, and will be nourishing, fresh, and delicious, so that you can get a true taste of Azorean fare. 


      A €500 non-refundable deposit is required to hold your spot on this retreat. The balance is due 120 days prior to departure.


      Please note that while the official start date of this trip is March 8th, you will need to take a red eye flight from Boston on the evening of March 7th. We will send you flight recommendations upon booking.


      Alice is a 500 Hour Certified Baptiste Power Vinyasa Teacher and an Established Registered Yoga Alliance teacher(E-RYT), a Certified Yin Yoga teacher as well as a leader of Yoga Nidra, and has led and co-led 200 Hour Yoga teacher trainings in Maine and DC.  Most recently she led a sold out Baptiste Power Yoga workshop weekend in Reykjavik Iceland. Alice will be returning to Reykjavik this October to lead the first Power Yoga 200 hour teacher training at Iceland Power Yoga, the first Baptiste Power Yoga Studio in Iceland and will be leading a yoga retreat in the Azores, Portugal in March 2019.  

      What’s included

      *5 Nights / 6 Days lodging at Quinta Minuvida

      *Breakfast & Dinner Daily (Arrival day no breakfast, departure day no dinner)

      *Lunch on arrival day and bagged lunch on excursion days (no lunch on free days) 

      *Two group excursions to some of the island’s best hikes and relaxing hot springs, including all guides and transportation

      *Daily Yoga and Meditation classes with Alice

      *Roundtrip airport transfers from Ponta Delgada Airport (PDL) to Minuvida and back (about a 15 minute ride each way). If you choose to book flights other than these recommended ones, you will be responsible for paying for your own airport transfers, which will run you roughly 20 - 25 EURO each way.

      Not included

      *Airfare to Ponta Delgada (PDL) - we will provide you with info on which exact flights to book. We fly SATA (Azores) Air and they let you bring one checked bag AND one personal piece of sporting equipment (surfboard, bike, etc.) for FREE!

      *Alcoholic beverages

      *Additional excursions or cab rides 

      *Massages (can be booked upon arrival at Minuvida)

      Passport Requirements

      You must have a valid passport to travel to the Azores, Portugal. Please check your passport expiration date and make sure it is valid for at least 3 months after the end date of your retreat. 


      A Visa is not required for US Citizens visiting the Azores, unless you're staying in the EU for more than 90 days in a 6 month period.  


      No special shots or immunizations are necessary for visiting the Azores. 

      Refund Policy

      All SolSeed Retreats deposits and payments are non-refundable. The purchase of travel insurance is highly recommended for this trip, which will protect you against potential trip delays or cancellations due to airline issues, family emergencies, illness, injury, etc. We recommend checking out www.insuremytrip.com for more info. 

      Available Packages

      The Dragon Tree-Quad Occupancy Room

      This suite contains two separate bedrooms, each with two twin beds and a shared bathroom. Total of 4 people. 


      If you have a roommate preference, please indicate it when signing up. We are happy to pair you with like-minded roommates!

      €1,385
      The Kentia-Triple Occupancy Shared Suite

      This suite contains two separate bedrooms, one with two twin beds and one with a twin bed and a shared bathroom. Total of 3 people in each suite. 


      If you have a roommate preference, please indicate it when signing up. We are happy to pair you with like-minded roommates!

      €1,535
      Wisteria Poolhouse Double Occupancy Room

      This studio apartment style accommodation sleeps up to 2 people and will be configured with one double bed and one twin bed. It features a full kitchen and private bathroom.


      If you have a roommate preference, please indicate it when signing up. We are happy to pair you with like-minded roommates!

      €1,620


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