Downward Dog Among the Blue-footed Boobies in the Galapagos

Galapagos yoga sea lion

The Galápagos specialist par excellence is offering its first wellness cruise with renowned yoga and meditation teacher Phyllis Pilgrim, the former fitness director of Rancho La Puerta to take place October 25 to November 3, 2018.  INCA – International Nature & Cultural Adventures’ 10-day adventure, the Galapagos Wellness Cruise, will offer guests the opportunity to participate in yoga, tai chi, qi gong and meditation sessions on the deck of INTEGRITY, the finest yacht sailing through the Galápagos Islands.  Included in the price that starts a $7,995 per person, double occupancy are two days in Quito, Ecuador’s capital city and UNESCO World Heritage site.

October is mating season for fur seals and nesting time for Lava Herons.  On Española, Blue- footed Booby chicks are hatching.  Naturalist Pati Stucki, a trained yogi herself, will lead walks each day to observe Waved Albatrosses at Punta Suarez fencing their beaks in their mating dance and hikes over sharp black pahoehoe lava at Sullivan Bay.  In between, there is snorkeling with puppy-like sea lions and kayaking around giant sea turtles.  It will be easy for INCA guests to reach a zen-like state exploring those beautiful islands and picturesque seascapes.

Phyllis has been a yoga and meditation teacher for more than 30 years.  For 18 years, Phyllis served as “The Ranch’s” Fitness Director where she introduced mediation and mindfulness.  She continues to teach classes there and has led wellness trips to Bhutan, Tanzania and Turkey.  And she is a frequent visitor to the Galápagos.

A naturalist guide and yoga and meditation practitioner, Pati Stucki moved to Santa Cruz in 1996.  When she is not teaching yoga, she enjoys diving, gardening and taking care of her coca farm in the highlands of the island.

Yoga mats, blocks, straps and blankets will be provided aboard INTEGRITY.  Vegetarian, vegan, paleo, low salt and other diets, as well as any food allergies, are easily accommodated.

INCA has specialized in creating memorable programs to the Galápagos Islands for more than 40 years.   Founder Bill Roberson was so taken by Darwin’s Isles, he become a licensed naturalist guide and led the company’s early trips.

INCA’s 10-day Galápagos wellness adventure starts at $7,995 per person, double occupancy and includes hotels in Quito; all yacht accommodations; all meals, non-alcoholic beverages and draft beer while aboard INTEGRITY; all guides, activities, tours and sightseeing arrangements; use of kayaks and snorkel equipment on INTEGRITY; round-trip airport transfers, and all arrangements as specified in the itinerary.  Not included are international airfare, flights between Quito and Galápagos; airport taxes and fees; Galápagos Transit Tax; Galápagos National Park Fee; tips for yacht crews, guides or naturalists (at your discretion); wetsuit rental; Wi-fi aboard INTEGRITY, and other items of a personal nature.

For further information, contact INCA – International Nature & Cultural Adventures or call 1-510-420-1550.


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