Arrival at the Quito Airport will be met with our representative who will give you a private transfer to your hotel in the heart of the city. Depending on your time of arrival you may have time to explore the city before or after dinner. The evening will be spent at your leisure in the hotel.
After an early breakfast you will begin a unique day for only our travelers. Your guide will pick you up and take you to El Teleferico Quito where you will take a ride up to El Pichincha, an active volcano, in cable cars. After some time to take in the sights and relax amidst the Andes Mountains you will have some tea to warm up and prevent any altitude sickness. Your yoga instructor will meet you on top of the mountain for a spectacular, hour long session of yoga or meditation (depending on passenger will). Afterwards, you will return down the mountain to visit some important monuments in Ecuadorian history. Beautiful museums and monuments will be explored for the rest of the morning before having lunch at a spectacular restaurant in El Pululahua Crater, an extinct volcano. After lunch you will head to the old town to walk through the most historic streets of Quito and learn about the history, architecture, and traditions that shaped this vibrant city. You will also visit the main plaza where the Governmental Palace is situated and you can appreciate the art found here. To finalize this spectacular day the tour will visit "La Virgen del Panecillo", a hill with 360° views of the city. Dinner will be served at Pim's del Panecillo before returning to the hotel for the evening.
After breakfast this morning you will be picked up by our guide for the hour and a half transfer to the Sacha Ji Retreat. Upon arrival you will be given a short walking tour of the grounds to see everything offered here. Dinner will be served shortly after and the rest of the evening will be spent at your leisure.
Early in the morning wake up and head to start your first meditation. This could work over different puposes based on your needs. Eg. Healing meditation, gratitude meditation, awaken your abundance, awaken your perfect health, awaken your creativity, awaken your wanderlust, let go the need of control, global peace meditation, emotional release meditation, follow through on commitments, letting go of pain, and many other topics. After this meditation, delight in a typical breakfast from the region, with organic ingredients from the region. Continuing we will have a grand tour around Sacha Ji, visiting the organic orchard, facilities and learning about sustainability. Lunch will be held in Sacha Ji. Here you will taste one of the typical dishes from the region and learn a bit about the Ecuadorian gastronomy. In the afternoon you will be able to experience one of Sacha Ji’s healing therapies such as a relaxation massage, reiki therapy to align all of your chakras and perhaps practice a Kundalini Yoga class depending on what you feel like experiencing. Dinner and accommodation in Sacha Ji.
Early in the morning you will wake up to practice Kundalini Yoga, with certified KRI (Kundalini Research Institute) bilingual yoga teachers. We can work on specific issues (emotional/physical) that you have using Kundalini yoga technology. After this Kundalini Yoga class, you will delight in a typical breakfast from the region, with organic ingredients from the region. After breakfast, you will continue to experience one of the most interesting experiences. Get an authentic Andean traditional cleansing by an indigenous shaman, one of the best in the area. Get rid of negative energy and heal your spirit. Following this you will have lunch in Sacha Ji and continue on to visit the Otavalo Indian Market. This is a colourful market full of handicrafts, where you can also check out the Otavalo local community. You will return to the hotel in Quito to spend the rest of the evening
You will have the morning and afternoon to spend at your leisure in the lovely city of Quito. In the late afternoon you will be treated to a tour of Quito by night along with a lovely dinner at one of Quito's finest restaurants. This evening will be spent at a hotel in Quito.
Depending on departure time you may have time for a morning activity of your choice in Quito before your guide brings you to the airport for a transfer out.
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