Join Stephen Kirsch for 5 nights / 6 days of yoga, wellness, and exploration in the Azores, Portugal.
The Azores are a volcanic land, full of natural, raw beauty, a temperate climate and outdoor activities. Truly an adventure lover's paradise, and just under 5 hours from Boston, these islands are known as the "Hawaii of the mid-atlantic" and are not to be missed!
We will be staying on the "Green Island" of Sao Miguel, home to vibrant blue volcanic lakes, black sand beaches, lush natural preserves, and panoramic cliffs. Our days will include hikes to some of the most stunning vistas on the island, soaks in natural volcanic hot springs, and cultural exploration of neighboring villages and cities.
Daily yoga classes will be offered by Stephen, and there will also be plenty of time for relaxation amongst the quiet grounds of our 5-star resort. All meals (with the exception of 2 lunches) are included, and will be nourishing, fresh, and delicious, so that you can get a true taste of Azorean fare.
Since we are within 120 days of trip departure, payment is due in full. However, if you'd like to inquire about payment plan options, please email email@example.com prior to registering.
*5 Nights / 6 Days lodging at Senhora da Rosa
*Breakfast & Dinner Daily (Arrival day no breakfast, departure day no lunch or dinner)
*Lunch on Arrival Day, and Picnic Lunch on Excursion Days (no lunch on free days)
*Early Check-in on the morning of your arrival to the resort
*Two group excursions which will include a combination of: hiking, volcanic hot springs, cultural town visits, including all guides and transportation
*Daily Yoga classes with Stephen
*Roundtrip airport transfers from Ponta Delgada Airport (PDL) to the resort and back (about a 15 minute ride each way)
*Airfare to Ponta Delgada (PDL). We fly SATA (Azores). See FLIGHT PARAMETERS below.
*Additional excursions or cab rides
*Massages & Spa Services (can be booked directly at the resort)
*Required Travel 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 can only make an exception to these terms if:
If SolSeed must further postpone or cancel the trip for any of the above reasons, all registrants will receive a refund of all deposits paid less Euro 200.
If you refuse to comply with the entry laws of the host country, region, town, etc; SolSeed will not consider this a valid reason for receiving any refund. SolSeed will ensure to the best of their abilities that all registrants comply with all then current laws and regulations.
You must have a valid passport to travel to the Azores. Please check your passport expiration date and make sure it is valid for at least 3 months after the end date of your retreat.
SolSeed is uncertain exactly what the VISA and Immunization requirements may be at the time of your retreat.
Since April 1, 2021, in the autonomous region of the Azores, US Tourists have been allowed to visit by presenting a negative PCR SARS-CoV-2 test taken 72 hours prior to departure, OR a Rapid Antigen Test taken 24 hours prior to departure.
See more detailed info here: https://www.azoresairlines.pt/en/mandatory-procedures-for-entry-to-destinations#raa
Registrants are personally responsible for complying to local laws, at their own expense. Such expenses may include, but are not limited to:
The purchase of travel insurance is required for this trip.
Most policies protect you against potential trip delays or cancellations due to airline issues, family emergencies, illness, injury, etc. The travel insurance will also demonstrate to the host country that you are able to pay for any emergency services which may be necessary during your stay.
SolSeed is not authorized to sell travel insurance. Any offer to purchase travel insurance that you encounter during the checkout process are third party offers. You are free to select your own policy provider. If you would like to review options in a convenient online marketplace, we like what www.insuremytrip.com has put together. We have also had great experience with Trawick International and their customer service, and heard very good things from AAA Members who have purchased their travel insurance through AAA.
We strongly encourage you to speak with a travel insurance agent to discuss your specific coverage needs, and to clear up any questions you may have relative to travel insurance coverage, including questions about COVID-19. Please make sure you purchase a plan that includes coverage for COVID-19 related trip cancellations and trip interruptions.
Departure City: Boston (BOS)
Arrival City: Ponta Delgada (PDL)
Retreat departure date: Saturday, October 1st
Yes, this is correct - the flight is a red-eye so you leave Saturday night and arrive in the Azores early on the morning of Sunday, October 2nd the start date of your retreat.
Retreat return date: Friday, October 7th
Select these flight options, unless you are spending more time on the island:
S4224 - 21:15 departure from BOS on 10/1, arriving in PDL at 06:10 on 10/2
S4281 - 18:00 departure from PDL, arriving in BOS at 19:50 on 10/7
If you book flights outside of these parameters, you will be responsible for paying for your own transfer (budget about 20 Euro for this each way), but we can still help to coordinate it for you.
If you are flying from a city other than Boston, we recommend connecting via Boston on this direct flight, and allowing a minimum of 2.5 - 3 hours connection time between your flights.
Once you have secured your flights, please forward your flight confirmation email itinerary to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This lovely double occupancy room is ideal for two friends, a couple, or the solo traveler desiring to be paired up with a like-minded roommate. It can be configured with one queen bed OR two twin beds, and has a private bath.
Please indicate your roommates' name upon sign-up (if applicable) and whether you'd like one queen bed or two twin beds.
This lovely single occupancy room is ideal for the solo traveler seeking a bit more privacy. It is configured with one queen bed and has a private bathroom.