CROATIA YOGA CRUISE • SUMMER 2017
This cruise was beyond amazing. The new friendships, the crew, the food, the boat, the yoga, the absolutely beautiful location made this a trip of a lifetime!
—Carly Barnes, USA
CROATIA YOGA CRUISE
8-Day Island Hop Adventure!
Explore, adventure, discover hidden beaches, secret coves and charming coastal villages—and do yoga in style aboard a luxurious 8 guest-cabin wooden gulet, equipped with paddle boards, mouth-watering Mediterranean cuisine and sumptuous island-grown wines. Our yoga, pranayama and meditation classes (all optional!) are led by two lovely Croatian sisters who have the first yoga studio in Dubrovnik!
Flow of the Day
MORNINGS arise with the sun and a Hatha-Vinyasa yoga practice on the spacious yoga deck. Imagine Tree Pose gazing into the azure blue of the Adriatic sea! After yoga and a morning swim, we will have breakfast and prepare to set sail or motor (1-3 hours) to our next destination.
AFTERNOONS offer a host of activities on a beautiful island — swimming, snorkeling, paddle-boarding, biking, exploring the exquisite nature and charming seaside villages — or choose to simply lounge and relax on deck with a book. We have a few group excursions planned, but give you plenty of time to choose exactly what kind of activity you’re in the mood for. Some lunches will be on-board, others are on your own in the island villages.
EVENINGS are pure magic as we close our day with sunset yoga and meditation. Some evenings we will dine under the stars on-board; other nights you are on your own or with new friends at a local island restaurant. All cuisine is locally sourced and prepared with traditional recipes of grilled fish, seafood and fresh vegetables. Rock gently to sleep in your cabin or directly on deck under the stars.
NOT YOUR TYPICAL TOURISTIC CRUISE
This will not be your typical touristic cruise. First, our groups are small and international, between 8-16 people from around the world! We have designed an insider’s itinerary that brings us into remote and exquisite natural landscapes, with options to hike, mountain-bike, visit historic sites, go wine-tasting, explore charming island villages, and of course, lots of down time to swim and paddle-board in the crystal blue coves and beaches. As a private charter, we are free to change course and be spontaneous!
Our Exotic Croatia Yoga Cruise is aboard a luxurious 31-meter custom-built wooden gulet, fully staffed with daily house-keeping, a fabulous chef, bartender, second mate, and of course our captain, Filip! There are 8 air-conditioned, en-suite guest cabins with twin or queen beds. We have an indoor and outdoor dining, a bar, and a spacious 160-meter upper deck with an optional shade screen perfect for lounging—and practicing yoga!
ITINERARY: DUBROVNIK TO SPLIT
Day of Arrival • Meet at the Port of Dubrovnik at 4:00 pm to embark on your Exotic Croatia Yoga Cruise. Meet your new friends and wonderful crew as we wet sail to a secluded bay on Šipan, an island populated with only 150 residents and appreciated by the residents and nobility of Dubrovnik for its beauty, peace and picturesque countryside. Your Croatian Exotic Yoga Teacher, Rhubin Herceg, will introduce you to the beauty of yoga on the Adriatic, followed by an exquisite gourmet dinner on board our lovely wooden gullet!
Day 2 • Salute the sun in our morning yoga practice, take a dive and then enjoy breakfast on the Adriatic! We travel (1.5) hours to arrive to the isle of Mljet. Swim, relax and lunch on the boat. If you like to bike, we treat you to a fabulous bike ride around the amazing salt water lakes in Mljet National Park. Ride around – or hike – the dense Aleppo pine forest, a majestic setting to experience nature at it’s purest! For those you who want to change up the pace, rent a scooter and explore the island on wheels! Meditate and practice yoga to the setting sun. Dinner is on your own in the tiny traditional village.
Day 3 • Sunrise yoga then to Korcula, an island known for its natural beauty, small coves, beaches and caves — and most famous as the birthplace of Marco Polo! Lunch together on the boat followed by an afternoon of water play and paddle-boarding. At your leisure, wander, shop and explore within the ancient walls of this classic medieval Dalmatian town. At sunset, we invite you to a delightful winery tour and tasting with local cheese, prosciutto, olives and Korcula wines!
Day 4 • A very special day – we visit the famous island of Hvar! A beautiful morning yoga practice, followed by breakfast and a sail (2 hrs) past the beautiful Pakleni Islands to arrive in the port of Hvar. Lunch is on board, with the remaining afternoon free to wander and sight-see in this famous and historic Dalmatian city. Hike to the hilltop castle for awe-inspiring views or traverse the winding alleys with shops, cafes and restaurants. Hvar is a city whose beauty comes alive at night, so if you’re into nightlife, Hvar is the place!
Day 5 • After yoga and a swim in the sea, we breakfast and sail (2 hrs) to the mysterious isle of Vis, known for it’s authentic culture, traditional vineyards and clean waters rich in seafood and fish. Enjoy lunch on at an outdoor cafe, then perhaps book a wine tour at a local vineyard, or rent a mountain bike or scooter and explore the island. Revel in a delicious sunset seafood dinner on board.
Day 6 • Salute the rising sun and meditate on the sea, followed by breakfast and our first jump into the turquoise waters of the Adriatic, with a few hours to play and paddle board in a lovely bay. Lunch is on board while we sail (2 hrs) to arrive in Bol, on the isle of Brac. We meditate to setting sun and then have the evening free to wander the charming little village and dine in one of the local restaurants. Bol has a fabulous winery if you wish to sample some of the local Dalmatian wines!
Day 7 • Enjoy our final full day together in a secluded bay on the isle of Solta, swimming, playing, practicing yoga and savoring our last moments together on this Croatia Yoga Cruise! We will end the day with a closing yoga circle and dinner on board celebrating a fabulous week together!
Day 8 • Farewell breakfast. Arrive port of Split at 9:00 am. Bid farewell to all your new friends. . . until you meet again!
SEPTEMBER 2, 2017
AUGUST 26, 2018
—Michelle Rasmussen, Australia
The boat is beautiful and the staff incredibly charming! I was not expecting to have this much fun! The yoga classes on deck were incredible, there were a wide range of activities, all our needs were well taken care of, and our Croatian guide was great—made for an amazing experience!
I would give this retreat a 10 plus! It included all of the things that I dreamed: spontaneous swims in the turquoise waters, deep yoga practices, wonderful gourmet food, lots of adventures, and plenty of time for rest and reflection. The group that was on this retreat were wonderful to be with. The coastline, beautiful country and people of Croatia provided the perfect back drop for a dream holiday!
—Susan Thorniley, USA
That was the best week of my life! Thank you all for making this trip more than I could have expected. I miss you all and expect we can keep in touch. Better yet, reunite at a future Exotic Yoga Retreat!
—Scott Scaggs, USA