Adventure to the Azores with Laura Ahrens

Azores, Portugal

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Sep 20 - 25, 2020
Group size: 8 - 25
Adventure to the Azores with Laura Ahrens
Azores, Portugal

Powered by SolSeed Retreats
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53 reviews

€1399
Deposit: €500
Sep 20 - 25, 2020
Group size: 8 - 25

About this trip

Join Laura Ahrens for 5 nights / 6 days of healing, yoga, meditation and outdoor exploration 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, and just under 5 hours from the east coast. 


Our days will include daily yoga sessions with Laura, 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. If you'd like to set up a payment plan for your balance, please email info@solseedretreats.com.


IMPORTANT: Please note, flight schedules from Boston to Ponta Delgada (PDL) in the Azores have not been confirmed yet, and retreat dates MAY fluctuate by a day on either end. We will send out flight recommendations once retreat minimums are met, and flight schedules have been confirmed. 

What’s included

*5 Nights / 6 Days lodging at Quinta Minuvida

*Breakfast & Dinner Daily (Arrival day no breakfast, departure day no lunch or 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 Sessions with Laura

*Roundtrip airport transfers from Ponta Delgada Airport (PDL) to Minuvida and back (about a 15 minute ride each way) IF you adhere to our flight parameters.

Not included

*Airfare to Ponta Delgada (PDL) - we will provide you with flight parameters once retreat minimums are hit. 

*Additional excursions or cab rides 

*Massages

*Travel Insurance

Refund Policy & Trip Insurance

 All retreats include a $500 non-refundable / non-transferable deposit, which is required to hold your spot on the trip. Any balance payments made are also non-refundable / non-transferable. SolSeed Retreats cannot make exceptions to its cancellation policy as costs are incurred prior to the Retreat Start Date.


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. If you decide not to purchase travel insurance, you are assuming 100% of any costs incurred for trip cancellation or trip interruption. World Nomads is a travel insurance provider, click here for information and to request a quote. There are a variety of travel insurance policies and options, so read carefully what is covered, and don't hesitate to contact World Nomads customer service with any questions. 

Important Notes About Flights & Check-In

Please note that while the official start date of this trip is September 20th, 2020, you will need to take a red eye flight from the states to PDL (Azores) on the evening of September 19th, 2020.


We will send you flight parameters once schedules are released and retreat minimums have been met. If you choose to book flights outside of our parameters, you will be responsible for paying for your own airport transfers, which will run you roughly 20 - 25 EURO each way. 

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. 

Available Packages

Dragon Tree - Quad Occupancy Room
4 left

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! Please note that pending how registration goes, this may be a co-ed room.

€1399
Deposit: €500
Kentia - Triple Occupancy Shared Suite
only 3 left

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! Please note that pending how registration goes, this may be a co-ed room.

€1399
Deposit: €500
Wisteria Poolhouse Double Occupancy Room
only 2 left

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 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!

€1599
Deposit: €500
Single Occupancy Suite
only 2 left

This beautiful one bedroom suite features one double bed and a private bath. Ideal for the solo traveler seeking more privacy.

€1899
Deposit: €500
€1399
Deposit: €500

Dragon Tree - Quad Occupancy Room

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SolSeed Retreats offers adventure and wellness retreats to exotic, off-the-beaten-path locations like: Morocco, Portugal, Guatemala, Panama and Colombia. We aim to build community and broaden our perspectives through experiential travel. We believe whole heartedly that traveling changes lives. Take the leap and join us on your next adventure abroad! For more info, visit www.solseedretreats.com. All offers of travel are not valid to residents of Washington, Iowa, Hawaii and Florida.

Reviews

SK
This was the most amazing retreat filled with sensory overload. Everywhere you turned in the Azores was lush and green, even though there were many moments of wind, rain, and clouds during the first three days. Petra's classes were finely attuned to the needs of her retreater's and were always exactly what we needed. Our guided hikes were spectacular, and were finished with going to different thermal hot springs that were recuperative and relaxing. The food was great, I loved having many options at breakfast. Our dinners out were wonderful too, especially going to Quinta de Sabores (sp.), such a beautiful "farm to table" experience, the atmosphere there was truly unforgettable. Santa Barbara Eco Resort was a wonderful resort, I loved having a villa, it was spacious and the views were spectacular. I highly recommend going to the Azores on a retreat and will definitely go again should the opportunity arise.
The trip met all of my expectations. Tina Reale was terrific. Everything was well coordinated and there was plenty of communication throughout.
We had a fabulous week; incredible people, lovely food, perfect setting and nice accommodations. I would love to return. The views from the yoga studio were incomparable.
It was an absolutely fabulous trip. This experience far surpassed everything that I imaged as the best-case-scenario for a gathering of this type. It was engaging, relaxing, rejuvenating, revitalizing, and grounding. I enjoyed all the activities, food, accommodation, and especially the people who came to this gathering. I was amazed at the openness, kindness, support and love that was shown by all participants and organizers. Simply put, it was magical and I would absolutely love to go again in a heartbeat. Also, the organizers did a superb job to make sure that everyone was included, had a good time and received the level of comfort and attention that exceeded their expectations. Please do another one of these events!!!
I had the time of my life. Everyone on the trip was lovely and the staff at Isla verde were SO Great! Ian and Kristin, Thank you so much for your guidance, friendship and this amazing experience!!
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