Nature meets Adventure in the Galapagos Islands

Join us on an exclusive nature adventure in the Galapagos Islands! Swim with sea turtles and sea lions, kayak through secluded bays and mangrove forests, and sunbathe among giant tortoises on an intimate Galapagos wildlife exploration led by a certified naturalist.

This one-of-a-kind UNESCO World Heritage Site offers the perfect unblemished example of a wild and natural world.

April 21 – 28, 2018

“It’s not the strongest of species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.”

-Charles Darwin

All Inclusive Itinerary

This amazing Galapagos trip features multiple nature excursions, as well the wildlife expertise of a certified Galapagos Naturalist Guide. Below is a sample itinerary. Our itinerary will include a trip to Bartolomé Island with the other two island days being a mix of North Seymour, South Plazas or Santa Fe. Please note that weather does play a part in some of the excursions; flexibility is always appreciated. Below is strictly a sample schedule of what your week would look like.

Day 1

  • Bienvenido! – arrival and welcome lunch and refresher
  • Explore the grounds & spy for Giant Galapagos Tortoises (yup, seriously!)
  • Sunset Yoga to deplane and relax
  • Post yoga-licious dinner
    • Tuck into your first delicious meal with new friends and get an overview of hotel information and services

 

Day 2

  • Sunrise yoga
  • Early breakfast before a big day departure
  • Bartolomé is a crown jewel of Galapagos Islands for it’s special geological features, amazing dual crescent bays and verdant wildlife. Today is all about:
    • Pinnacle Rock
    • Galapagos penguins
    • White tipped reef sharks
    • Sea turtles
    • Naturalist guided hiking
    • Guided snorkeling
  • Early evening return to Santa Cruz
  • Dinner and crash-out-sleepy time

Day 3 

  • Sunrise Yoga
  • Breakfast time
  • Santa Cruz Highland Tour
    • Explore Los Gemelos (‘the twins’)
    • Climb through the lava tunnels
    • Explore the Cloud Forest
      • expect to see small birds: up to 12 species of Darwin finches live here and the famous Vermillion flycatchers
    • Lunch on property
    • Excursion to the Charles Darwin Research Station in Puerto Ayora
    • Sunset Yoga
    • Dinner in Puerto Ayora

Day 4

  • Sunrise Yoga
  • Refuel with breakfast
  • Morning excursion to Tortuga Bay
    • Mangrove kayaking
    • Snorkeling
    • Marine iguana watching (they’re everywhere!)
  • Lunch on property
  • Free afternoon – exploration in Puerto Ayora, walk the biodynamic gardens or skip down to the beach
  • Evening Yoga
  • Dinner on property

Day 5

  • Rise and shine morning yoga
  • Breakfast vittles
  • Full day excursion to Santa Fe Island:
    • Visit one of the oldest islands of the Galapagos (bits and pieces dating back 4 millllllllion years!)
    • Endemic Barrington Land Iguanas
    • Large colonies of sea lions
    • Giant Opunita (Prickly Pear) trees
    • Swallow-tailed gulls
    • Guided snorkeling
  • Return to Santa Cruz
  • Evening yoga
  • Dinner on property

 

Day 6

  • Sunrise Yoga
  • Breakfast
  • Day trip to North Seymour Island – this island is a popular nesting ground Our Naturalists will find the best spots so get your birding eyes on and cameras out for:
    • Great frigate birds
    • Blue footed boobies
    • Land iguana
    • Sea lions
  • Lunch on board and post lunch siesta
  • Sunset Yoga
  • Dinner and chill time

Day 7 

  • Sunrise Yoga
  • Breakfast time
  • Free Morning & Afternoon
    • Return to Puerto Ayora or Charles Darwin Research Station
    • Rest and relax
    • Visit Garrapatero Beach
  • Lunch on property
  • Sunset Yoga
  • Dinner in Puerto Ayora – soak up the people and animal vibes (yup, Galapagos animals go everywhere!)

 

 

Day 8

  • Sunrise Yoga
  • Final breakfast and new friend info exchanges
  • Pack, hugs, goodbyes and back to the Baltra airport
  • Adios y viaje seguro!

 

 

 

“The best journey’s answer the questions that in the beginning you didn’t even think to ask.”

What’s Included

  • Accommodation at a private yoga retreat center on Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos
  • Twice daily yoga (excepting one morning)
  • Certified Galapagos Naturalist guided trip to visit to the Charles Darwin Station
  • Certified Galapagos Naturalist guided day trip to Bartolomé Island
  • Certified Galapagos Naturalist guided day trip to South Plazas
  • Certified Galapagos Naturalist guided day trip to North Seymour Islands
    • South Plazas or North Seymour may be swapped out for Santa Fe Island depending on Mother Nature
  • Snorkeling and swimming (think sea turtles, sharks, penguins, sea lions, etc) on all day excursions
  • Certified Galapagos Naturalist guided Highland Tour (pit craters, lava tunnels and cloud forest and wild tortoises)
  • Swimming and snorkeling trip to Las Grietas
  • Kayaking over sharks and around the mangroves on Tortuga Bay
  • Three meals a day (dietary needs accommodated)
  • Two meals in the town of Puerto Ayora
  • 12 acres of private walking paths to explore (wild Giant Tortoises roam the property)
  • Unlimited southern hemisphere star gazing
  • Transfers to and from the airport (on arrival and departure days only)

What’s Not Included

  • Flights to Baltra, Ecuador (GPS)
  • $20 U.S. SICGAL inspection and migration card
  • $100 U.S. Galapagos National Park entrance fee (cash only)
  • Alcohol or items of a personal nature/souvenirs
  • Gratuities (at your discretion)
  • Travel Insurance (recommended)

Where You’ll Stay

Every day on our Galapagos adventure retreat is unique as are our rooms (which you won’t spend much time in!).MonteMar villas are located on a 43 acre property with giant tortoises ponds, an organic coffee plantation, local flora and fauna and an organic and biodynamic garden. The property has an ocean view of Isabela Island, Floreana Island and Tortuga Bay in southwest Santa Cruz. All villas benefit from elegant tall ceilings supported by locally grown and treated bamboo, which bring light and ventilation to the interiors. The organic and biodynamic garden produces the veggies for your table as well as the coffee you’ll sip each morning.

The three different villas on property share modern lux interiors with ceiling fans, safe boxes, wifi and bluetooth stereos.  Rooms have either two twins, a queen or a king size bed and maximum exploring with minimal packing is accommodated with individual beach towels, rubber boots, rain jackets, water bottles and flash lights available for use. All villas are sound proof, non-smoking and one floor designed. They have a ceiling fan, safe box, wireless internet and bluetooth wireless sound devices. Each Villa is equipped with a kitchen, social and dining area. Every villa has a deck to enjoy the view and most rooms have wide sliding doors that connect you with the outside.

All the villas produce their own energy through solar panels installed in the roof. Water is heated with solar heaters. All water is captured by the roofs before going to high technology, non-invasive processing to make sure the water does not lose its wonderful natural characteristics. The objective is to take a shower with rain water – one of the purest waters on earth than has been heated by the sun at the equator. A bonus experience for your senses and soul.

How To Get There

You will be traveling to the Baltra (GPS) airport in the Galapagos.

Many flight schedules require an overnight in Guayaquil, Ecuador.  Please feel free to contact us for recommendations on hotels in Guayaquil.

Some flights may also route through Quito.  Quito has a great colonial district and is an excellent jumping-off point for the Ecuadorian rainforest or mountain adventures.  However it is also at an elevation and the airport is approximately an hour from the city center.  Unless you plan on staying in Quito for a few days, we recommend that you travel through Guayaquil for your Galapagos adventure.

How To Register

Choose your accommodations and payment option below:

To PAY IN FULL, please check out below using paypal or CC. Please note, a 3.5% transaction fee will be added for all online payments.

To set up a payment plan and PAY BY CHECK:

  • A $500 non refundable deposit is required to confirm your space.
  • Mail $500 check to: SUP YO, 49 Newark St, Haverhill MA 01832.
  • Balance is due in full by January 15, 2018. 
  • We can assist with payment plans! Email supyoboston@gmail.com to set up a plan that suits you.
  • IMPORTANT: *IF YOU ARE MAILING YOUR PAYMENT* PLEASE CONTINUE TO REGISTER BELOW AND CHECK OUT USING THE CODE PAYBYCHECK TO BYPASS THE CHARGES. YOUR SPACE WILL NOT BE CONFIRMED UNTIL YOU HAVE REGISTERED ONLINE, BELOW.

Cancellations

Reservations cancelled before 1/15/18 will a incur a $500 penalty/loss of deposit. No refunds after 1/16/18.  No refunds for no shows. Travel insurance strongly recommended.

Travel Insurance

Cancel for any reason trip insurance is available and recommended. Email supyoboston@gmail.com to request a quote. Please provide travelers DOB, home address and total flight costs including flight itinerary in your email request for insurance quotes. An insurance quote will be provided to you via email within 48 hours.

What to Pack

  • A packing list will be provided for you upon receipt of your registration.
  • All outdoor equipment will be provided onsite.

This retreat is for all levels of all ages. If you love yoga, the outdoors, adventure and traveling, this retreat is for YOU!

I am over the top excited to share this experience with you all!  Peace, Love and Turtles! Jana <3

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Bookings

Ticket TypePriceSpaces
Single Occupancy
One person in a room with one bed
$5,195.00
Shared Occupancy
2 persons sharing one room with two beds
$4,295.00

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