October 29-November 5, 2016
Your Week at a Glance
After spending the night near the airport, we will head out to
El Encanto Hosteria. We will stop for lunch at a restaurant overlooking
Pululahua Crater, a breath-taking inhabited volcanic crater
surrounded by rugged mountain peaks.
We will continue our drive, descending from 10,000 feet to 5,000 feet,
driving through the "lungs" of the world to get to this sparsely populated area, consisting mostly of dairy farms. We will pass many small towns along the way where General Store owners still take out notebooks
to give their neighbors credit. People in this area still use donkey's to transport milk or goods
and it is not uncommon to see a family of five on a motorcycle!
You will soak in the beauty and the silence as the thick tropical vegetation envelops and soothes your soul.
During the week we will visit Mindo and El Quetzal Chocolate factory where you will see the entire process from plant to chocolate bar. You will experience a cleansing of your energy given by a Shaman from the Tsachila Indians of near-by Santo Domingo. You will participate in a community activity designed to help one small corner of the world. And you will Zip-line above the cloud forest at Intillacta Reserve as you learn
about conserving this precious resource.
All of this fun will be interspersed with a presentation by each blogger, discussion groups, and a one-on-one session with one blogger. You will spend a week with your "tribe"-- people who have the same goals as you do--happiness and a fulfilling life.
*Note: You will arrive and depart on Saturday and there are no official retreat activities on those days. The first night will be spent in a hotel near the airport with the group.
Interpretation of Color Codes
* Individual meetings are the One-on-One sessions. It might look like a very full schedule but remember you will only be attending one of those sessions. The rest will be free time at the resort.
* For explanations click on activity below:
* Free time is yours to do as you please. Enjoy the pool, sauna, Jacuzzi, take a walk or nap!
There is also White Water Rafting, Tubing, and Birding.
* You will dine in groups sharing time with a different presenter at each meal.