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Free Birds

Spread your Wings and fly with us as we explore the "truth" of nature and all our relations. With an emphasis on Costa Rica's phenomenal bird life and all things wild, you'll learn the skills of an experienced flyer and see life from a whole new perspective. Prepare yourself for FREEDOM as your Spirit will Soar! Need some practice landing? We're offering plenty of opportunity to reconnect with our roots also, so when its time to come down you know you'll be supported.

When

Aug 16 to
Aug 30
2015
06:00 amto06:00 am

Price

$2,450

Eco-Yoga Retreat Price with Shared Accomodation: $2,450.00
Eco-Yoga Retreat Price with Private Accomodation: $2,950.00
Early Bird Price (3 months prior to departure date): $2,200.00
Early Bird Price with Private Accomodation: $2,700
Airfare and additional activites are not included in Retreat Price.

*Please note, we need a minimum of 10 Eco-Yogi Travelers for our Eco-Yoga Retreats to be sustainable!

Transportation Details (Included in the Tour)-Liberia Airport to Hotel-Transfer to Ometepe Island-Transfer from Ometepe to Rivas and Border-Transfer from Liberia to Monteverde-Monteverde to OSA-OSA, Corcovado to Playa Ballena

Accommodation:14 days/ 15 nights (included)
Meals: All Breakfasts for 15 days (included)
Lunches for 6 days (included)
Dinner for 6 days (included)

Activities Included in the Tour:-All Yoga and meditation-Bike Ride (Ometepe Island Nicaragua)-Kayak trip Istian River (Ometepe Island Nicagua)-Cultural Granada, Nicaragua Tour (Nicaragua)-Zip line Adventure Tour (Monteverde)-Night Nature Tour (Monteverde)-Whales and Dolphins Research Tour (Osa Peninsula)-Guided Night Hike (Osa Peninsula)-Guided Day Hike (Osa Peninsula)

(Please look over our itinerary to see what activities and meals are included in price.
*Airfare, some meals & additional activities are not included. )

Early Bird Registration (3 months prior to trip departure):
$2200 per person with shared accommodation
$2700 per person with private accommodation

Regular Price:
$2450 per person with shared Accommodation
$2950 per person with private accommodation

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PAYMENT & REFUND POLICY:
$500 deposit, balance due 60 days prior to trip (when possible).
Note: Deposit is generally nonrefundable. 3/4 of final payment may be refunded if you cancel 30 days prior to trip, 2/3 refund if you cancel 10 - 30 days prior to trip, 1/2 refund under 10 days prior to trip.

Full Description

Our 15 day, mystical expeditions into the wonders of the wild world and the inner realms of spirit offer adventure, discovery, and an unfolding of possibilities within us and all around us! On a quest inline with the divine, experience the magic in the great outdoors and the astonishing diversity of life, as we travel to Nicaragua’s Southern Beaches, the Promised Land of Ometepe Island, to the enchanting mountains and Cloud Forests of Monteverde, Costa Rica and the exotic, untouched Osa Peninsula.

This yogic quest will unite you with the universal consciousness on every level, expanding awareness with the practice of presence, and staying in the flow wherever we go. With daily Hatha Yoga Flows and Guided Meditations to meet you wherever you’re at in the moment, we will strengthen, nourish and empower our body temple on a path towards health, harmony and wholeness. We will unleash the creative power and energy of our minds and leap forward into our highest potential creating vision, purpose and living the life of our wildest dreams!

During this dynamic journey, as we unite with nature's rhythms, winds and waves we have some special activates planned. Let go into the freedom of the forest as you zip-line through high canyon canopies where monkeys swing and toucans sing. Enter the sacred valley waters between two Volcanoes on a serene river kayak expedition where we’ll see a variety of wildlife. Enjoy day hikes through Cloud Forests and dense jungle with a local naturalist guide to learn all about the local Flora and Fauna. Stand in joyous OM as whales and dolphins play around us as we help gather information and learn about ongoing marine mammal research in the Osa Peninsula.

Our Eco-Yoga Retreats give you the chance to explore the wild world, develop your own potentials and enjoy time to just be. All of our daily activities are optional, and you’ll have the opportunity to choose activities unique to you on given days such as horseback riding, surfing, snorkeling or a day at the spa. Enjoy the comfort and class of Eco-Friendly Lodging along the way and rest assured knowing you’re visit to Costa Rica and Nicaragua is benefiting the local economy and people, promoting conservation and a sustainable future.

Prepare yourself for it all. Moment after precious moment, filled with the many gifts of life flowing with exquisite beauty in a natural state of abundance from one tropical beach to another, from the rivers to the mountains, on forest paths or jungle trails we stay connected to source enjoying the great diversity of life and seeing the world from equally unique and sacred perspectives.

Day by Day TRAVEL ITINERARY:
Day 1 Pura Vida!!! Welcome to Costa Rica!
Arrival Day: meet your guides, travel companions, travel overview & enjoy a group welcome dinner! Feel free to share your intentions for the journey and create new ones, or just be.
Overnight Liberia, dinner included.
(Plan on arriving into Liberia on or before day 1 of your Eco-Yoga Retreat.)

Day 2 Transfer from Liberia to San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua
Today we journey into Nicaragua. After crossing the Nicaraguan border we’ll get our first glimpse of the vast fresh water Lake Nicaragua. We’ll enjoy beach time, lunch and photo opportunities in the colorful beach town of San Juan del Sur. In the late afternoon, we’ll enjoy a hike to San Juan del Sur’s most notorious hillside for our first outdoor yoga session at sunset for the most spectacular ocean views one can see. Afterwards, transfer to the beautiful Eco-Lodge Casa Maderas for dinner, pool time, and rest.
(Breakfast included)

Day 3 Playa Maderas, Nicaragua
We will begin our day fresh and ready for new growth and transformation. Enjoy an early morning yoga session in the beautiful outdoor yoga studio at Casa Maderas overlooking Tropical Dry Forest and listening to the howling roar of Howler Monkeys awakening around us. Afterwards, enjoy breakfast, pool time, and hikes to surrounding beaches, or just chill in your hammock. We’ve got a special sunset yoga class planned for the afternoon and know where to direct you for a fabulously affordable fresh lobster dinner!
Overnight Casa Maderas Eco-Lodge (Breakfast included)
*Optional activities include horseback riding, surfing, and more!

Day 4 Onward to Ometepe, the Sacred Island of Nicaragua
After another delightful sunrise yoga practice in the fresh open air, we venture onward to the magical Ometepe Island. We will make a quick stop in Rivas for personal supplies (snacks, sunscreen, ect.) prior to our ferry departure over Lake Nicaragua. Lunch is on your own in the port of Moyogalpa before we transfer to our perfect island destination in Santa Cruz, situated right next to Santo Domingo Beach where we will meet for another healing yoga session on the sandy, fresh water shores, between two regal volcanoes at sunset.
Over night Santa Cruz, Ometepe Island
(Breakfast Included.)

Day 5 Ometepe Island Nicaragua, Exploring the Promised Land
Today we have some wild adventures planned for you! After an early morning yoga practice, we’ll have the opportunity to kayak along Lake Nicaragua to the pristine wildlife sanctuary of the Istian River! Afterwards, we’ll bicycle through the island’s village making our way to one of the small schools to connect with local children, offering donated school supplies for easier learning. (Please bring something you wish to donate for the kids! A box of pencils or notebooks would be greatly appreciated!) Enjoy a therapeutic yoga practice in the evening to stretch and revive after an adventure filled day!
Overnight Hostel Santa Cruz, Ometepe
(Breakfast Included, river kayak & village bicycle tour activities included)

Day 6 Personal Discovery, Ometepe Island Nicaragua
After our daily transformational yoga practice, today is yours to play with! Enjoy a refreshing swim in the Ojo de Agua Hot Springs, hike one of the majestic Volcanoes, take a hike to Blue Lagoon for a swim, rent a motor bike to discover more of the island, spend the day at Santa Domingo beach, or just simply take in the amazing surroundings. Our yoga teachers and nature guides are there for your satisfaction, feel free to learn from their wisdom, insights and talents.
Additional activities not included. *Only serious hikers should attempt to summit either of the volcanoes, one must be physically fit and prepared for the all day journey up and down steep slopes.
Overnight Hostel Santa Cruz, Ometepe
(Breakfast Included)

Day 7 – Granada Day Tour, Moving to the Cloud Forest
Today’s yoga experience will be going with the flow, maintaining a sustained awareness throughout the day, and practicing our intentions through actions as we travel. After an early departure from Ometepe Island, we’ll arrive to the charming colonial town of Granada for a cultural tour of this historic city. We’ll visit Granada’s colorful markets where a variety of handcrafted local souvenirs can be found at bargain prices, along with an array of photo opportunities you don’t want to miss! Afterwards, we’ll cross the border back into Costa Rica and begin the journey upward into the refreshing mountains of Costa Rica, to the enchanting Cloud Forests of Monteverde.
Overnight Monteverde
(Breakfast Included)

Day 8 Personal Day in Beautiful Monteverde
We are now at the half-way point along our journey and today is all about you!!! Enjoy having the day off to relax and unwind after the many adventures we’ve had so far. Our daily yoga practice will be scheduled at the perfect time and location, depending on group energy and Montevede’s weather. Take time to relax, go for a hike, get a massage, or have our guide set up a special day-tour just for you! Tonight is the Full Moon (in Scorpio) and we have a special ceremonial celebration that you won’t want to miss!!!
(Breakfast included.)
Possible Tour options: horseback riding, coffee tour, chocolate tour, guided hike to the MV Reserve or Curi-Cancha Reserve, waterfall hikes, visit to butterfly gardens, a day at the Spa and much more. Please let your guide know if you plan on doing a MV tour in advance so they can get it pre-arranged for you. (Any additional tour cost is not included.)

Day 9 Monteverde’s Rising Heights
Today we journey into the beautiful Cloud Forest where we’ll get to experience the freedom to let go and conquer fear as we fly through high canopy tree-tops on a thrilling zip-lining ride to remember! You’ll also get the chance to free-fall from the high “Tarzan Swing!” Also, discovery the world of butterfly magic with an informative tour through an extraordinary garden! Our daily yoga practice will be determined depending on group energy and our daily travel logistics.
Activities included: Zip lines, Tarzan swing, Butterfly garden
Overnight Monteverde
(Breakfast Included)

Day 10 Monteverde to the untouched Osa Peninusla
After a healthy breakfast with Costa Rica’s finest coffee blend and a yoga class you won’t forget we’ll be traveling onward to the exotic Osa Peninsula! Along the way, you’ll see the changing eco-diversity of Costa Rica as we travel from central highlands to the tropical lowlands in the South. We’ve got a few special stops planned that you don’t want to miss! Plenty of photo opportunities and wildlife sightings are sure to be in route and your naturalist travel guide’s wisdom will be indispensible to the insights realized from a global perspective!
Transfer to Osa Peninsula
Overnight Cretaceous Research Center
(Breakfast, Dinner Included)

Day 11 Corcovado, The Last Frontier
Welcome to the beautiful Gulfo Dulce!!! A safe haven, birthing pool and nursery for the Southern and Northern humpback whales that return to these warm protected waters as part of their annual cycle! We’ll learn about the ongoing marine-mammal studies from Cretaceous Research team! Enjoy discovering an entirely new ecosystem of mangrove forests, the warm southern ocean, and the rich diversity of life that thrives in the Osa Peninusal! Hike, explore, swim, play, rest and revive! Deepen your yoga practice and your appreciation of the uninhibited, wild abundance of the Osa’s beautiful natural world.
Overnight Cretaceous Research Center,Corcovado
(Breakfast, lunch and dinner included. )

Day 12. Corcovado, The Last Frontier
Today we take our adventure out into the ocean to see what surprises surface for us at sea!!! Dolphins and whales abound in these tranquil waters, so let’s hope we’re lucky enough to see them swimming wild and free! As we learn what to look for from our research team, we’ll help do some spotting, gather evidence, and learn more about whale and dolphin behavior and their harmonious, playful life together. We can learn a lot from our friends of the sea and today we’ll incorporate that knowledge into our own lives, making a difference for the world by sustaining an interconnected awareness of union with all.
Whale/Dolphin Tour
Overnight Cretaceous Research Center,Corcovado
(Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.)

Day 13. Corcovado, The Last Frontier
Today we move to our final destination into the wild! Our yoga practice will have evolved, deepened and surfaced to a whole new level of awareness, understanding and complete satisfaction for all that is. Together we will continue to learn, grow and celebrate within our amazing surroundings and the group that has become like family now. Enjoy a day hike into Corcovado and connect with nature like never before! You are in the jungle now, and the wilderness of Corcovado will astound you, surprise you and fully convert you!!!
Day hike to Corcovado National Park.
Overnight Finca Exotica, Corcovado
(Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.)

Day 14. Corcovado National Park
Today we celebrate the completion of our individual and collective transformation of becoming one with all! Because it is the last full day of our adventure in paradise, you will have time to enjoy the day as you wish! Plan an adventure deeper into Corcovado, go for a horseback ride, hike, or relax on the beach. In the evening, we will rejoice in circle ceremony, sending Unconditional Love prayers to all living beings everywhere! We will hug. We will dance. We will laugh. We will cry. We will feel fully whole, alive, & connected to all that is!!!
Evening celebratory BBQ!
Overnight Cretaceous Research Center, Corcovado

(Breakfast, lunch, dinner included)
*Additional activities/tours available: horseback riding, snorkel excursions, ect.

Day 15. Final day of Eco-Yoga Retreat
Enjoying our final yoga practice with grace, gratitude and goodbyes. We set new intentions for re-integration of our experience to carry this wisdom back into our everyday lives. Opening the door to new beginnings with stronger roots and wings to go wherever our heart leads us. We make the move to San Jose for departures.
-Transfer to San Jose for departures
(Breakfast included)

*Please note this sample travel itinerary is subject to change depending on tour themes and travel dates! Please contact us directly with further inquiry.