Meditation Retreat Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Quito

Transport from Quito’s Mariscal Sucre (UIO) airport to your hotel.

Meet and great dinner with fellow travelers, Kimberly and hosts.

Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: Quito, City Park/Old Town (historical center of Quito)

A.M. meditation before breakfast

Mid-morning Inspirational Instruction session

Afternoon tour of Quito’s colonial historic district for which the city has been named a UNESCO world heritage site

Optional Evening Meditation

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 3: Quito, Teleferiqo cable car/Artesenal handcrafted goods market

Following your morning meditation, we will enjoy a hearty breakfast then take a ride in Quito’s Teleferiqo up the flanks of volcano Pichincha to 13,300ft

From your spectacular vantage point, enjoy a picnic lunch followed by an Inspirational Talk with Transformational Breathing on a volcano!

Embark upon an afternoon shopping and bargaining excursion to the Artesenal Market

Optional Evening Meditation

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4: Mindo

A.M. transport to the small town of Mindo situated in the Andean cloud forest (Aprox. 2 hours after early breakfast)

Arrive in Mindo and explore the town including a tour through a local chocolate making facility (with tasting!)

Settle into the eco-lodge and take advantage of the cloud forest’s serenity with an afternoon stroll to a waterfall where we will enjoy Meditation and Inspirational Instruction

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5: Mindo

This morning, you can choose to wake up early and join a guide to meet some of the native bird life or sleep in

Participate in a restorative morning meditation session before heading out on one of several optional activities including:

Travel in a cable car across a canyon thick with vegetation and explore numerous waterfalls on the other side

Soar through the cloud forest by zipline

Stay put, enjoy several hikes around the property and take advantage of the pool and sauna

Rejoin the group for an evening Inspirational Talk and slip into a peaceful night’s sleep

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Mitad del Mundo-Cotopaxi Lodge

After breakfast and one last opportunity to utilize our serene environment for morning meditation, we will travel to the equatorial monument, Mitad del Mundo (Aprox. 1 & 1/2 hours)

While in the area, we will also tour the Intiñan Museum, a fun and informative collection of exhibits and demonstrations on the GPS marked equator

After lunch on the equator, we travel to a lodge nestled near the base of volcano Cotopaxi, the highest active volcano in the world where we will enjoy a hearty dinner, more Instruction and meditation under the stars

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7: Cotopaxi National Park

Following our morning meditation, we visit Cotopaxi National Park for an Inspirational talk and transformational breathing by the ruins.

Afterwards, we will enjoy a scenic drive through the park and a picnic lunch by a volcanic lake.

After such an active day, we return once more to the comfort of our mountain lodge with an opportunity for a fireside meditation before slipping into a deep slumber.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8: Return to Quito

This morning, we will enjoy our final opportunity for a group meditation in our cozy, historic hacienda.

After breakfast, Kimberly will offer a closing inspirational talk with a Group Consecration Ceremony followed by free time for hiking, horseback ride, relaxing, etc

After lunch, we return to Quito to share a final meal together and prepare for departure
Day 9: Departure

Optional Extensions are available. Ask for details.

Please note that while meditation and instructional sessions are sprinkled throughout this itinerary for reference and example, your instructor will be creating the final schedule according to his/her interpretation of the needs and desires of the group. Therefore, the timing and type of practice may vary.

Itinerary may be adjusted at any time by Amazon Andes Sky due to unforeseen circumstances, availability, safety, weather, political situations, etc.  You will receive a copy of the finalized itinerary upon arrival.

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