Inhale the magical air of the Ecuadorian Andes in a colorful variety of yoga classes, meditations, natural horsemanship based horse guided coaching sessions, and excursions to the stunning volcanoes. You will reconnect to yourself while being surrounded by nature and animals, eat fresh foods, and find happiness in the present moment.
The curious, wise, gentle, and instinctive nature of horses make them excellent mentors in personal growth and development. This combined with yoga is a powerful duo for going deep within, letting go of fear, and finding deep self-love.
On your first day you will arrive at the airport in Quito and in the afternoon have a private transport drop you off at the Hosteria PapaGayo Cotopaxi, our retreat location. Here you will be welcomed with a fresh juice and settle in. At night you will enjoy a delicious dinner and we will have an opening ceremony with the group.
The second day starts with a meditaiton and journaling. Afterwards follows a nutritious breakfast and a powerful Hatha Yoga Session. In the late morning you will have the first horse guided coaching session. After lunch you have about two hours to yourself before we will receive a refreshing detox juice and go on a soft bike ride through the surrounding nature. In the afternoon you will enjoy a Yin Yoga session. A delicious dinner is served at night.
On the third day you will go on an exciting trip: visiting the stunning Cotopaxi National Park. In the morning you will do a meditation, journal and a flowy Vinyasa class and afterwards enjoy a fresh, delicious breakfast. Afterwards you will head to the National Park and enjoy a walk/hike surrounded by pure nature and maybe even spotting some wild animals. After lunch we will start heading back to the Hosteria and enjoy a fresh detox juice. In the afternoon you will relax in a Yoga Nidra class and deeply connect to yourself after this adventure day. A great dinner is served at night.
The day starts with a meditation and journaling. Afterwards you will enjoy breakfast and have lots of fun (an hour later) in a dance yoga class. In the later morning you will have a horse guided coaching session. After lunch we will do a two-hour workshop about finding inner peace, self-love and helpful habits. In the afternoon, after enjoying your detox juice, you will have a Yin Yoga class. A nutritious dinner is served at night.
Another exciting excursion is planned for today! After the morning meditation, journaling and Vinyasa flow class you will enjoy breakfast and get ready to leave towards the Quilotoa Crater Lagoon. After the arrival, you will enjoy a walk/hike with breathtaking views. A delicious lunchbox is served at noon we will head back and arrive in the Hosteria in the afternoon. Here you will be received with a recharging detox juice and have some time to relax. In the late afternoon you will let go of any tension in a Yin/Yang Yoga class, deeply stretching all the body. A nutritious dinner is served at night.
On your last morning you will meditate & journal, reflecting on the past days. After breakfast we will do a Vinyasa Flow class and then pack up. A private transport will take you to the Quito International Airport.
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Gulliver Expeditions is a tour operator that offers unique Ecuador and Peru tours. Specialized in adventure travel such as climbing, mountain biking and horseback riding. We offer both pre-planned packages as well as tailor-made tours that can include the Amazon rainforest, once-in-a-lifetime Galapagos cruises and expeditions to Machu Picchu.