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Cartagena Yoga & Salsa Dancing Retreat

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About

Cartagena, a gorgeous fishing village on Colombia’s Caribbean coast, has excellent beaches, a historic old town (that’s entirely walkable) and beautiful colonial architecture for us to explore and enjoy. It’s also one of the safest places in the country and is quickly becoming THE travelers-in-the-know hotspot! Join us in this UNESCO World Heritage city for inspired yoga, delicious cuisine, local salsa dancing and music, a day trip on a private boat to visit the gorgeous Caribbean Island of Rosario, and to explore this enchanting and vibrant city of cobblestone streets right on the sea.

Our week in this charming, colorful city includes inspired yoga classes daily, most meals, a day off on a boat to a gorgeous Caribbean island to snorkel and bask in the warm sunshine, salsa dancing classes, and a private walking art tour of Cartagena that highlights the history and the modern art decorating each turn.

To find out what the buzz is all about and to experience the pulse of this vibrant city for yourself, please join us this summer on an incredible adventure!

Includes

This retreat includes :

– 7 nights in beautiful 16th Century mansion accommodations in the heart of the Old Town

– Yoga daily as per the Itinerary

– Daily breakfasts in our accommodations

– Opening & Closing Dinners as well as one other dinner together on the town

– Cartagena Walking Art Tour w/ lunch included

– Private boat excursion around Rosario islands for snorkeling & beach time w/ lunch OYO at a local resto

– Two private group salsa classes at local dance school (there is a full schedule if you want more!)

– Free day to explore and enjoy on your own

– All taxes for hotel


* You will be on your own for 4 dinners and all but 2 lunches. Meals in Cartagena are generally very affordable but there are several options for more upscale dining that we can review with you. Gratuities for hotel staff are not included in the package but are encouraged. We like to offer the staff their tip together at the end of our adventure together.

Pricing

SHARED TRIPLE ROOM

This room is a mezzanine space with 3 individual beds (sofa turns to bed) & full bathroom ensuite.

Shared Triple room $2,560usd per person


SHARED DOUBLE ROOM

These rooms have 2 beds with full bathroom en-suite (image indicates single bed but there are 2).

Shared Double room $2,685usd per person


PRIVATE QUEEN ROOM

These rooms have 1 queen bed with full bathroom en-suite.

Private Queen room $2,915usd; Shared Queen room $2,120usd per person


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Itinerary

DAY ONE SATURDAY AUGUST 5, 2017 : ARRIVE & SETTLE

Arrival & settle into accommodations
5pm Opening grounding circle & stretch
8pm Opening group Dinner


DAY TWO SUNDAY AUGUST 6, 2017 : FREE TIME & SALSA

8am Colombian Gold (coffee) and snack available
9-10:30am Morning Yoga Practice
10:45am Breakfast
Free time to relax and explore
Lunch OYO
3-4:30pm Salsa Dancing Lesson
6-7pm Gentle Yoga Practice
Dinner OYO


DAY THREE MONDAY AUGUST 7, 2017 : COLOMBIAN ART

8am Colombian Gold (coffee) and snack available
9-10:30am Morning Yoga Practice
10:45am Breakfast
Free time to relax and explore
1pm Lunch together as a group
3-5:30pm City Art Excursion to local galleries, street art and studios
6-7pm Gentle Yoga Practice
Dinner OYO


DAY FOUR TUESDAY AUGUST 8, 2017 : CARIBBEAN ISLANDS DAY

8am Colombian Gold (coffee) and Breakfast available
9am-6pm Private boat excursion to explore the islands off the coast of the city; lunch along the way, snorkeling, beaches, sunshine
Dinner OYO


DAY FIVE WEDNESDAY AUGUST 9, 2017  : FREE TIME & SALSA

8am Colombian Gold (coffee) and snack available
9-10:30am Morning Yoga Practice
10:45am Breakfast
Free time to relax and explore
Lunch OYO
3-4:30pm Salsa Dancing Lesson
6-7pm Gentle Yoga Practice
Dinner together as a group on the town


DAY SIX THURSDAY AUGUST 10, 2017 : FREE DAY TO EXPLORE

8am Colombian Gold (coffee) and snack available
9-11am Morning Yoga Practice
11:15am Breakfast
Free time to relax and explore; head to the beach; shopping; more dancing
Lunch & Dinner OYO


DAY SEVEN FRIDAY AUGUST 11, 2017 : CLOSING CIRCLE

8am Colombian Gold (coffee) and snack available
9-10:30am Morning Yoga Practice
10:45am Breakfast
Free time to relax and explore or head to the Totumo mud volcano
Lunch OYO
6-7:30pm Gentle Yoga & Closing Circle
8:30pm Closing Dinner together as a group


DAY EIGHT SATURDAY AUGUST 12, 2017 : DEPARTURE DAY

8am Colombian Gold (coffee) and breakfast available
Check-out & flights home


*Itinerary is subject to changes and upgrades as necessary during the retreat. We thank you for your flexibility and understanding while traveling as sometimes unexpected changes need to be made.

Stay

TWO PRIVATE LUXURY APARTMENTS WITHIN A GORGEOUS HOME


Our apartments in Casa Pombo are located in a unique and magical setting in the heart of the walled city of Cartagena de Indias. It is situated perfectly, very close to the city’s best entertainment, restaurants, all with the tranquility of being a hidden gem within the old city walls.

Our retreat will enjoy the full use of the property including a rooftop pool, fully stocked kitchens, lounge areas, gorgeous views of the city, and garden pools for swimming outside our spaces.

Yoga will take place in our ample living area on marble floors with high ceilings and gorgeous views.

Each bedroom is unique in its decor and design. Choose from private rooms or shared with our fellow adventurers looking to explore this amazing culture.

Payments

Deposits of $500usd* are due to secure your space in the retreat

The balance of your retreat (minus your retreat deposit portion) is due 60 days prior to arrival.

You may pay with a credit card using the PayPal links below (4% fee applies) or you may choose a bank wire transfer.


MAKE YOUR DEPOSIT HERE :

Please check availability with us for accommodations before making your $500usd deposit*

Roommates should book together. If you would like to share a room and do not have a roommate we will provide one for you.

You will be directed to Paypal.com


Retreat Dates



POLICIES


CANCELLATION POLICY

Cancellations made within 45 days or less of arrival are 100% non refundable. All initial deposits are non-refundable.

CLIENT RESPONSIBILITY

The acceptance of a verbal or written confirmation from YOGA ADVENTURES WORLDWIDE (YAWW) constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions listed herein. Participants are responsible to be adequately insured, therefore Traveler’s Insurance is strongly recommended*. YAWW and its staff assume no responsibility nor liability for any delay, loss, damage, injury or accident with regards to persons or property which may be caused by fault or negligence of any third party vendor. This includes hotels, transportation providers, and local operators participating in part for our services. YAWW shall be held harmless for any expense caused by injury or accident, to any participants as well as any loss or damage of personal items while on our tours. We reserve the right to make any changes to services and itineraries, with or without notice, which may become necessary. YAWW are not to be held responsible for changes in itinerary beyond our control, this includes bad weather or hurricanes; any inconvenience or complication caused by a hurricane’s direct hit, near miss, or significant threat of a hurricane strike. There are no refunds due to flight cancellations or changes, strikes, labor disputes, lockouts, threats or acts of terrorism, acts of war or declared war.

We highly recommend that you purchase trip insurance to protect your investment. AIG offers Travel Guard at affordable rates. You will be asked if you have chosen to purchase insurance or declined at final balance due.

By submitting payments toward your retreat you accept these terms and conditions.

If you have any questions regarding the details of this retreat please feel free to contact us to set up a Skype conversation or to receive further info via email.

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Praise

I first encountered Christina and Yoga Adventures Worldwide in October 2015 when I attended the retreat in Morocco.  Leading up the retreat I had a million questions and requests and Christina never hesitated to answer them and assist where she could, always with a friendly and enthusiastic mail (even though I think I must have been driving her crazy).  I had an amazing time in Morocco, Christina planned everything to perfection.  The accommodation was magnificent, the day trips where well thought out and well organised.  And of course the yoga was incredible!  After the retreat I knew I would definitely see her again and now my next adventure with Yoga Adventures Worldwide is in Cuba.  Again Christina has effortlessly assisted with every request, concern and travel arrangements.

I highly recommend booking your next yoga retreat with Yoga Adventures Worldwide and have no doubt that you will find Christina the perfect host.

Elise V., Johannesburg, South Africa

I had the best time on retreat in Tulum! It exceeded my expectations – everything from the location + accommodations, the yoga with Andrea and the food were exceptional. I traveled alone and loved how the days were thoughtfully planned but gave us lots of free time to explore. Christina and Sofi were awesome to communicate with and made Tulum feel like home. I’d come back in a heartbeat!

Shelby L., Vancouver, BC CAN

I loved the time I spent at Zamas with Yoga Adventures Worldwide. Christina, Sofi and Nina were very welcoming and made it a safe space to be in for 5 days. I traveled solo and was slightly nervous and was welcomed by their friendly faces and immediately felt comfortable. The Zamas hotel was also great and the house was clean and in a central location. The town of Tulum has many great restaurants and shops close by. The retreat schedule was perfect allowing time for 2 yoga classes a day and plenty of free time to do other activities. I highly recommend a retreat with Yoga Adventures and hope to try another retreat location in the future!

Tiffany Z., Pittsburgh, PA USA

My yoga retreat in Tulum was incredible. Such an enlightening fun & soulful experience that its going back on my bucket list. The group of woman running it, from the yoga teachers, Pepper and Nina to the coordinators/admins, Sophi to the owner, Christina are beautiful people who helped make the experience as awesome as it was. Pepper Monroe was our Yoga instructor- a special gift for us as she is such a bright light, sweet skilled and fun! The excursions were wild and intense (in a good way) , well organized, the food was very yummy and the practice & schedule was prefect. Compared to other retreats this was affordable. Highly recommend this yoga retreat, no matter what destination!

Katie B., Vancouver, BC CAN