LUXURY YOGA & NATURE ADVENTURE

6 days - 5 nights

Starts in Galway and ends in Cork. This 6 day luxury wellness adventure will take you to magical places in the west and south of Ireland. You will stay in wonderful 4 and 5 stars hand-picked hotels. You will recharge your body and relax your mind by practising yoga with experienced teachers and immerse yourself in the Irish wilderness through nature walks and outdoor activities. You will also explore some of Ireland’s highlights including the Connemara, the Cliffs of Moher and the ring of Kerry. This is a small group with a maximum of 12 participants.

Next Start Date: June 16th 2019

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A luxury wellness adventure across the wild West and South of Ireland 

We have selected two wonderful locations where you will recharge your body and relax your mind while discovering authentic Ireland and its magic.  During this wellness adventure, you will practice yoga, connect with nature and visit wonderful places along the way.

 

Enjoy unique luxury and elegant 4 and 5 stars hotels​

We have selected very special places for you to stay.  You will spend the first two nights in a Glenlo Abbey Hotel, a beautiful 5 star manor set on a138 acre estate on the edge of Ireland’s largest lake, Lough Corrib. You will spend the following three nights in 4 star Parknasilla resort. The hotel dates back to 1897. It is located in a wonderful setting on the Wild Atlantic Way and offers the best of Irish hospitality.

 

Explore Hidden Gems and Natural Wonders​

You will explore some wonderful unique locations along the wild Atlantic coast: a restored hillside farm in Connemara, a very special Georgian House and organic farm in the magical landscape of the Burren and the beautiful Garnish Island in West Cork. You will also experience two of Ireland’s most spectacular natural wonders: the Cliffs of Moher and the Ring of Kerry.

 

Relax and Rejuvenate through Yoga and Meditation​

Our yoga and wellness activities are facilitated by highly experienced teachers. Yoga sessions can be adapted to all levels and will be suitable for beginners, or those with some experience.

Morning yoga sessions are invigorating classes of Hatha yoga, pranayama (breathing techniques) and Yoga Nidra (meditative relaxation) leaving you prepared to fully embrace the adventures of the day ahead. Evening sessions are a gentle wind down from your busy day, with meditation, Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra. Restorative yoga involves very simple, gentle, restful stretches that release tension held in the deep tissues of the body. Yoga Nidra is a beautiful practice of guided, meditative rest that brings about a release of accumulated tension in body, heart and mind and has the ability to offer profound rest, transformation and healing.

 

Connect with Nature through walks and outdoor activities​

During the programme you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the Irish wilderness, through guided walks, guided outdoor meditation and free time during which you might chose to walk or do some kayaking.  Mountain boots with ankle support are necessary to take part in the walks.

 

Connect with people​

Along the way, you will be meeting with local people from our own network, and you will experience the renowned Irish hospitality.

Day 1 Galway and Glenlo Abbey Hotel (L,D)

Meet your Wellness Tour Guide and fellow travellers in Galway city for a light lunch and Welcome. Transfer to Glenlo Abbey Hotel and discover this wonderful location. The beautiful, rugged and unspoilt natural scenery of Connemara lies right the doorstep of the estate. Take part in a relaxing yoga nidra, meditation and restorative yoga session and enjoy a delicious fine dining welcome dinner.

Day 2 Glenlo Abbey Hotel, Connemara Gaelic Culture and Walk (B,L)

Start with an invigorating early morning yoga session and leave the estate to explore the Connemara region. Enjoy a warm welcome during a cultural visit of a restored hillside farm and learn about the local culture and traditional way of life. In the afternoon continue with a 2-3h guided walk and immerse yourself in the stunning Connemara scenery. You have some free time for the evening to relax in the hotel or enjoy Galway city’s nightlife.

Day 3 Glenlo Abbey Hotel to Parknasilla - Cliffs of Moher & the Burren (B)

Leave the hotel heading to the Burren region, a unique striated lunar-like landscape of barren grey limestone that was shaped beneath ancient seas. Stop in a unique Georgian House and organic farm, which became famous as featured in Father Ted series. Meet with the owners of the house and learn about the way of life on an Irish organic farm. Continue the day by visiting the world-famous Cliffs of Moher. The cliffs rise like a cathedral, 700 feet over the wild Atlantic Ocean. Views stretch as far as Galway Bay and the Aran Islands. Finish the day with a relaxing and restorative yoga session, a perfect way to unwind after a busy day.

Day 4 Parknasilla (B)

Start the day with an invigorating yoga session in your new location: Parknasilla is a luxury hotel and spa overlooking the calm waters of Kenmare bay on the Ring of Kerry and the Wild Atlantic Way. It is set within a 500 acre paradise of islands, inlets and hidden beaches.  Continue with some free time to relax or Explore the estate and its coastal walking trails.

You can take part in an optional sea-Kayaking tour. Depart at the end of the afternoon for Killarney town and stop on the way to discover Killarney National Park, an iconic must-see location in Ireland with its castles, lakes, woods and panoramic views of the country’s highest mountains. Enjoy some free time in the evening in Killarney town and enjoy local restaurants and pubs.

Day 5 Ring of Kerry (B,L, D)

Start the day with an invigorating yoga session. Leave the estate to explore the world famous ring of Kerry which is considered by many to be the most scenic area in Ireland. There is a fantastic contrast of sea ravaged coastline, sandy beaches, mountains and valleys along this jaw-droppingly scenic route. Stop for lunch in a traditional pub and take part in a 2h walk on Valentia Island from where you can see the Skelligs, these impressive rocky islands featured in the last Star Wars movies. Finish the day by a farewell dinner!

Day 6 Parknasilla to Cork via Garnish Island (B)

Start your last day with an invigorating yoga session. Leave towards Glengarriff in West Cork and visit Garnish Island. This hidden gem is world renowned for its gardens which are laid out in beautiful walks and it has some stunning specimen plants which are rare in this climate.  Reach Cork City centre in the afternoon where the tour will end. Time to say goodbye and reflect on a wonderful experience!

Start dates 2019:

June 16th

Sept. 1st

Price:

€2499 (shared room)

Private Room Supplement: €465

What's included:

  • 5 nights accommodation in unique 4 and 5 stars hotels in stunning locations

  • Transport in mini coaches throughout the trip, starting in Galway and finishing in Cork.

  • Tour Coordinator

  • Meals included indicated as B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

  • 6 days of yoga and meditation sessions, guided walks as indicated in the itinerary.

  • Entrance and admission fees as stated in the itinerary

Wellness Travel Ireland,

9 Sunmount,

Military Hill,

Cork City, 

Ireland

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