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6 Days Vikara Lifestyle Surf and Yoga Holiday in Olon, Ecuador

Vikara Center Calle Rosa Mistica, Olon, Ecuador

Surf and Yoga Retreat in Ecuador

All difficulty levels
Instruction in English
Maximum 6 participants
Breakfast & lunch included
Airport transfer available

Vikara means "change of form" or "change of mind” in Sanskrit. This program is dedicated to facilitating journeys of change and transformation through the holistic approach of body, mind, and spirit. At Vikara, each of our offered activities are aimed at balancing and purifying these three components of self. If you are looking to challenge and reconnect with yourself while having fun, then look no further and join us for an unforgettable experience at Vikara; you will leave a more fulfilled and empowered version of yourself.

Meet the instructors

Elba, David, & Roberto
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Highlights

  • 7 intensive yoga classes
  • Acro yoga class on the weekends
  • 4 surf classes with personal attention
  • 1 complimentary whole body massage
  • Lush nature and relaxing time
  • Daily breakfast and lunch
  • 5 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


6 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: German, Spanish
The maximum participants in the group is 6
Airport transfer available:
José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport (US$100 per person)
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
15:00
Check-out Time:
12:00

Facilities

  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Air-conditioned public areas
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Café
  • Dining area
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Luggage room / storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Yoga studio
  • Dry cleaning
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access
  • Laundry
  • Library
  • Wireless internet
  • Outdoor shower

Vikara offers 8 ocean-front suites with shared (double occupancy) or private-room options. All suites include a private bathroom, air-conditioning, hot shower, and WIFI. Other amenities include swimming pool, ceremonial tepee, sweat lodge, garden, oceanfront yoga shala, and a community space featuring our dining area and relaxing lounge.

Program

  • 08:30 Breakfast
  • 09:30 Yoga class (1.5 - 2 hours)
  • 13:30 Lunch
  • 15:00 Surf Lesson
  • 18:00 Meditation
  • Followed by free time to walk and explore the surroundings

This is just a day sample schedule. The schedule will be adjusted for every retreat before the arrival of the guests according to their needs.

Included excursions

During the retreat, you will have plenty of time to explore the beach and the mountains with bicycles which are available to you the entire time.

Instructors

Elba Camejo

David Oliveros

Roberto Diaz

Location

The retreat center is located in Olon, a quiet coastal town of Ecuador, approximately 2.5 hours from Guayaquil’s (GYE) airport. Here you will find the perfect balance of restaurants, nature, and culture. You can be lucky enough to swim with dolphins, practice Spanish with the locals and walk the 7.6 km beach. Surf is year-round and the beach break is both friendly enough for beginners and challenging to more advanced surfers.

Nearby places

  • Guayaquil - 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Montanita, 5 kilometers
  • Puerto Lopez - 40 minutes

Olon

Upon arriving in Olon it is hard to not immediately become enchanted with its magic. Within its 10 streets, Olon has cafes, restaurants and farm stands where its villagers reunite and share their time. It is a perfect village to distance yourself from the hustle and bustle of daily life.

The true beauty of Olon is its nature. With its 7.6 km stretch of sandy beaches and stunning mountains, enjoy exploring our endless beach by foot or our jungle-like cloud forest on horseback.

Olon’s beach break boasts some of the best consistent beginner waves in the country, and its relaxed atmosphere will create the perfect escape needed on your retreat

Food

As Hippocrates said, “let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” At Vikara, food is art and central to our well-being. The products are fresh and locally sourced while our menus are designed to provide great tasting meals that are whole, hearty, natural, home-cooked and well balanced.

With our personal chef’s flair in design and knowledge in restorative foods, your plate will be as attractive to the eyes as is it to the body. Our Healthy, nutritious meals will be catered to your dietary needs.

If you feel inspired to replicate some of our favorite dishes back home, take a cooking class from our chef whom will happily share some of his secrets. Dinners are not included and you are encouraged to explore and support local restaurants in town.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

In addition to the scheduled retreat program, there are many other activities available in the local area.

Vikara retreats can arrange a wide array of additional services including:

  • Horseback riding
  • Isla de la Plata excursion
  • Kickboxing and personal training
  • Massage
  • Holistic therapies
  • Hiking
  • Surf trips
  • Private yoga
  • Spanish lessons
  • Plant medicine ceremony (Ayahuasca and Sanpedro)
  • Sound Bowls
  • Whale watching
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Paragliding

Spa treatments

A one-hour full-body massage is included in the package.

What's included

  • 5 nights’ accommodation
  • Breakfast and Lunch included
  • 7 Yoga Classes (1.5 -2 hours’ class)
  • 1h Whole Body Massage
  • 4 Surf Classes
  • Acro Yoga class on the weekends
  • 10% discount on your next retreat with Vikara
  • 10% off gift card for a friend (valid for a year)

What's not included

  • Airport transfers
  • Alcohol
  • Outings outside of the schedule
  • Extra activities
  • Health insurance
  • Extra nights
  • Tips and personal expenses
  • Taxis

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport (GYE). Private transportation can be arranged from and to the airport for an additional cost of 100 USD each way. It is 2.5 hours ride.

Arrival by bus

There is a direct bus you may take. The cost is 6 USD and it takes 2.5 hours.

Airport: José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport Airport transfer available: José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport (US$100 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 14% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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