GLAMPING & YOGA ADVENTURE

6 days - 5 nights

Start in Cork and end in Galway. This 6-days wellness & glamping adventure will take you to magical places along the Wild Atlantic Way across West Cork, Kerry and County Clare. A fusion of Glamour and Camping, Glamping allows you to immerse yourself in nature while enjoying modern comfort in a cosy setting. 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 Killarney National park in Kerry and the Cliffs of Moher. This is a small group tour with hand-picked accommodations in wonderful surroundings.

Next Start Date: June 16th 2019

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A Wellness Adventure along the Wild Atlantic Way!

 

Enjoy unique and cosy accommodations​

We have selected very special places for you to stay.  You will spend the first two nights in a cosy cottage and yoga retreat centre on Heir Island a little gem just off the Wild Atlantic Way. You will spend the following three nights glamping on the spectacular Loop Head Peninsula on the Wild Atlantic Way too. The bell tents and wooden cabins offer a cocoon-like cosy environment from where you can explore the woodlands and the sea shore, there is even a sauna on site!

 

Explore Hidden Gems and Natural Wonders​

You will explore some wonderful locations along the wild Atlantic coast: Garnish Island, Baltimore, the Loop Head Peninsula. You will also experience two of Ireland’s most spectacular natural wonders: the Killarney National Park in Kerry and the Cliffs of Moher in County Clare.

 

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) to give you a spring in your step for the day. 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​

During the programme you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the Irish wilderness, through walks, guided outdoor meditation and free time during which you might chose to walk or do some kayaking.

 

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 Cork to Heir Island (D)

Meet your Wellness Tour Guide and fellow travellers in Cork city for a light lunch and welcome. Transfer to Heir Island in West Cork. On the way, we stop at Drombeg stone circle, the finest example of a distinctive series of sacred stone circles found in the south of Ireland, nestled in the beautiful Irish country side.

 

Arrive in Heir Island after a very short crossing by boat. The island is a hidden gem just off the Wild Atlantic Way with wide seascapes, sandy beaches, colourful sunsets, rocky coves and only the sound of nature to break the silence, a perfect place for a wellness escape. Enjoy a delicious healthy dinner in your cosy cottage followed by a relaxing yoga nidra, meditation and restorative yoga session in a room with views across the bay. A perfect way to unwind after a busy day.

Day 2 Heir Island (B,L,D)

Start by an invigorating morning yoga session and continue with a guided outdoor meditation session. In the afternoon you have some free time to explore the island or you can chose to embark on a guided kayaking trip. Enjoy a delicious dinner and some free time to relax in the evening in your cosy cottage.

Day 3 Heir Island to Loop Head          Peninsula (B, D)

Leave the island to discover two iconic places of the south of Ireland: Garnish Island and the sublime Killarney National park. Garnish Island 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. Killarney national park is an iconic must-see location in Ireland with its castles, lakes, woods and panoramic views of the country’s highest mountains. You will arrive at the beginning of the evening in your glamping site located on the spectacular Loop Head Peninsula. This luxury form of camping allows you to immerse yourself in nature while enjoying modern comfort in a cosy setting.  Enjoy a healthy dinner and finish the day with a relaxing and restorative yoga session

Day 4 Loop Head Peninsula (B,L,D)

Start the day with an invigorating yoga session and continue with a guided walk across the 20-acre property and its surroundings: discover an ancient ring fort, emerging native woodland, and experience the gentle healing to be had in the onsite stone-built Cretan labyrinth. Explore the adjacent Querrin Shore; a sanctuary for a wide variety of birds including herons, curlews, greenshanks.

In the afternoon, take some free time to further explore the surroundings or just relax in a cosy corner. You can also choose to refresh your body and nourish your skin with an optional seaweed bath or massage at a nearby Thalassotherapy Centre. Enjoy a delicious healthy dinner followed by a relaxing meditation and restorative yoga session.

Day 5 Loop Head Peninsula (B,L, D)

Start with an invigorating yoga session and embark on a guided walk to explore the coastline of the stunning Loop Head Peninsula on the Wild Atlantic Way. The splendid views stretch from County Kerry to the Cliffs of Moher. This area is a wildlife haven too, with thousands of seabirds making their nests on the rock ledges and an estimated 160 bottlenose dolphins resident in the Shannon Estuary.

Day 6 Loop Head Peninsula to Galway Cliffs of Moher and the Burren (B)

Start with an invigorating yoga session. Leave the Loop Head Peninsula heading towards Galway. Stop on the way at 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. Continue your tour across the Burren region, a unique striated lunar-like landscape of barren grey limestone that was shaped beneath ancient seas. Enjoy your last walk of the tour in this unique landscape. Reach Galway City centre in the afternoon where the tour will end. Time to say goodbye and reflect on a wonderful experience!

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Start dates 2019:

June 16th

August. 25th

Price:

€1399 (shared room)

Private Room + Bell Tent Supplement: €170

Private Room + Shared Eco-Cabin Supplement: €60

What's included:

  • 5 nights accommodation including 2 nights in a cosy guest house and 3 nights Glamping or "cosy camping" (bell tents and eco wodden cabins) 

  • Transportation throughout the trip

  • 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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