This ten-day journey takes place in one of the most sought after areas in the Andes Mountains of Southern Ecuador. Vilcabamba, the Valley of Longevity, is known to have one of the best climates in the world. Vilcabamba has become a very popular place for expats from all over the world. The air is pure, the water is pristine, the food is clean and organic, the weather is comfortable all year round, the cost of living is affordable, the people are lovely and the community is simply awesome.
The retreat is designed to give you a genuine experience and provide you with all the information you need to make an educated decision on whether Vilcabamba is right for you. You will get a great feel for what Vilcabamba is truly like.
During the retreat you will experience all that Vilcabamba and the surrounding areas have to offer including:
● Healthy lifestyle
● Exciting activities
● Delicious restaurants
● Exquisite nature
● Vibrant community
We will equip you with all the knowledge and resources necessary to make your transition to Ecuador as smooth and as successful as possible. All your questions will be answered to help you make an informed decision in your search for freedom, security, health, peace and well-being.
The Retreat will be hosted at one of the best venues in Vilcabamba. The hosteria offers:
● Comfortable rooms with private bathroom
● Full service Spa
● Swimming pool
● Ping pong table
● Onsight authentic restaurant
● Artesenal, handcrafted beer selection
● Breath-taking views of the Valley and surrounding mountains
You’re going to love the way you feel during your stay here!
Attending these seminars will provide you with the most relevant and valuable information from our colleagues with expert experience in the following areas:
● Visa Process
● Home Construction
● Shipping (getting your items to Vilcabamba)
● Relocation Logistics
● Tax and Legal
● Doing business
● Investing in Ecuador
● Real estate 101
● Health and Wellness Services
● And more!
Throughout the retreat, we will explore the surrounding areas of Malacatos, Masanamaca, Quinara, Tumianuma, Yangana and the city of Loja.
Options for additional Eco-Adventures in the surrounding areas include:
● Epic Mountain Hikes
● River Trail Bicycle Rides
● Horseback Rides to a waterfall and more.
You will meet other long-term residents' families and visit their properties to witness the amazing lifestyles they’ve created here. We will also accommodate your requests to show you the currently available selection of breathtaking real estate properties that can become your own personal sanctuary in the Vilcabamba area!
With such a diverse expat population, Vilcabamba has a variety of amazing restaurants. Each day, you will experience a different international restaurant including: Mexican, Thai, Indian, German, Korean, Italian, Middle Eastern and of course Ecuadorian. We will also visit the organic stores, organic market and enjoy the fresh Ecuadorian coconuts.
Come join us on a journey to find joy, peace, safety, freedom, harmony with nature, health and wellness, community and more. This retreat will provide you with an immersive experience to feel what it's truly like to live in the Vilcabamba area. We love this place and we think you will love it too!
We hope to see you here in March and until then, we will see you next time.
March 10 - March 19, 2023
If you're considering a move to the tranquil and picturesque Vilcabamba valley, this Retreat is for you! The experts at Abundant Living Ecuador will be your hosts for your 10-day tour of Vilcabamba, Malacatos, Loja and other quaint communities in beautiful southern Ecuador. We will connect you with all of the professionals you'll need to know to ensure that your relocation is seamless and worry-free, including visa facilitators, shipping experts to transport your household goods, caring professionals to safely transport your beloved pets, and of course, your real estate professionals at Abundant Living Ecuador!
You'll also have fun! We'll visit waterfalls and tour a productive coffee farm; sample delicious cuisine at several local restaurants; stroll along the path beside the Vilcabamba River, and view several properties for sale. We'll introduce you to other expats who, like you, sought out their perfect place and found Vilcabamba. At the end of your visit, you will be fully prepared to make an informed decision to make Vilcabamba your new home. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Aeroregional flies between Quito airport (UIO) and Catamayo (Loja). The flight you'll want to schedule is Aeroregional flight #7A 873, departing at 4:00 pm on Friday afternoon.
Abundant Living Ecuador will meet you at the Loja airport and we will travel to Vilcabamba together in a shuttle van.
Your best return flight is #7A872 departing Catamayo at 5:30 pm on Sunday, March 19
There are several lodging options near the Quito airport, should you need accommodations prior to your Aeroregional flight. We have had good experiences with the EB Hotel and with the Wyndham. The airport also has an executive lounge which we find is comfortable for a stay of a few hours. (links below)
You'll arrive to Loja airport at 4:50 pm, on Aeroregional flight 7A 873 on Friday afternoon. Abundant Living Ecuador will meet you at the airport and we will travel together in a shuttle van to the hotel, where you will settle into your accommodations at a beautiful, luxurious, eco-friendly resort hotel. Following check-in, we'll have dinner together and get acquainted in the hotel restaurant. We'll present our welcome message and answer any initial questions you may have for us.