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RECHARGE & RENEW LUXURY YACHT WELLNESS HOLIDAY

Explore Turkish and Greek Coast By Luxury Yacht

                                 

                                 Click Here to See Our Sailing Yacht Albatros 1

Join the Ebru Evrim founder in her element for the trip of a lifetime! Ebru has used her Turkish contacts to design the ultimate post pandemic sailing retreat on the Turkish Gullet, the iconic coastal sailing yacht. Twelve lucky people will get to sail between special locations with amazing views, and join some awesome Yogalates classes at dawn and dusk with Ebru in unique locations from high antiquity like the Knidos amphitheatre on Datca peninsula. This will be a wellness holiday with a laid-back programme where everything is voluntary, so there will be plenty time to top up your vitamin D levels on the sundeck or on the beaches in the delightful coves and bays we will visit. And you’ll be encouraged to take that second glass of wine with some amazing Turkish cuisine, safe in the knowledge that you’ll return home refreshed, happy, tanned and fitter than when you arrived!

Accommodation

During your trip, you will be staying on the Albatros 1. It has an impressive 360 square meters of sail surface. Friendly crew members, who sail with skill and passion. Do you want to help, learn to sail, navigate and map reading? The crew love it and you are welcome. Want to read your book in the deck? They come to bring the refreshing drink.

He has 10 cabins 8 double and 2 Twin cabin. Each cabin has its own aircon, shower and toilet. On the back deck, where there is always shade, is a large lounge sofa with pillows where you can relax and enjoy reading whilst sailing into the light breeze. Here you can find the imposing table where meals are served, enough space for 12 guests.

Breakfast, with local and organic products, Datca bread with a hint of cinnamon, tomatoes olives and all the fresh fruit that the area has to offer and served in a creative way. An egg, cooked, fried, or sunny side up, nothing is too much for the chefs. Vegetarian or vegan, any allergy, or something you just do not like, let us know.

On the foredeck are the sun beds, exactly 12 so you don't need to get up early to claim your bed with your towel. Maxed out under the sun and well done? Let the crew roll out one of the shade cloths. With the breeze and the reflection from the water, we advise you always wear sunscreen, as the Sun is strong and you don’t always feel it ‘till it’s too late!

The ship always offers the possibility to charge your phone or laptop and of course there is WiFi available. But please be mindful, if you stream an entire movie, others might not be able to upload their Instagram photos. Keep your phone for the photos of the stunning coast from the yacht and starry skies from land (we will find places where you can set up a tripod on terra firma for the best sky at nigh panoramas). The cabins have spacious double beds, Sunrise will wake you refreshed each morning.

Sailing

In the morning when you wake up, it is windless. The sea looks like an intense blue billiard sheet, without any wrinkles. The copper sun that comes up is the billiard ball. Enjoy swimming, a yoga class, or a first a cup of tea or coffee with some fruit. You'll have plenty of options. After a full breakfast, the captain starts the engine of the ship. Still no breath, no wrinkle, like a knife the ship cuts through the billiard table.


The ship leaves the safe bay and then suddenly something changes, the sheet starts to move. Wind, Neptune has turned on the wind. 360 square meters of sail propels the yacht, the engine is no longer needed and the silence falls over the ship. Looking for a new location to do yoga, swim, snorkel and relax. The crew knows the area inside out. In the morning the captain brings out the impressive sailing chart with the possible course.


You do not need sailing or yoga experience to join our trip of a lifetime. The professional crew takes you to new locations every day. Cozy villages, bays with spectacular cliffs or just hidden spots. Wherever the ship is mooring, there is always a possibility to go ashore. If the ship is anchored, a crew member will take you to the shore with the dinghy. Do not forget your camera, from wild Turkish coastline to Greek islands with their colorful villas, there will be plenty to photograph. Here you'll find the perfect conditions for a pleasant sailing holiday. Always a steady breeze, but no high waves. And the nice thing about this sailing area is that the distances aren't too far. It is full of beautiful bays, villages and picturesque harbours, all with their own unique yoga location. A lot of variety in very comfortable circumstances, which defines this yoga cruise.

Location

We will start getting on board in Gocek. On this wellness holiday, you will sail to the picturesque bays of South West Turkey, in the Gulf of Hisaronu and to the colourful Symi, an idyllic Greek island, where you can taste the best seafood ever. The great thing about this area is that you can sail around the best of Turkey and Greece, which is a wonderful combination. The temperature of the water is perfect in October, which is the perfect time for a wellness holiday.

Schedule

• Daily yoga and pilates classes (voluntary, and no previous yoga-pilates experience needed)
• Welcome drink and welcome present
• Every class at a new and unique location
• Daily sailing over blue waters to beautiful locations
• Use of canoes, sup's, snorkel equipment and fishing tackle
• Healthy breakfast, lunch, dinner, tasty snacks, beverages and drinks throughout the day
• Real sailing (no sailing experience needed, the crew sails)
• Make close friends with others in a small-scale group atmosphere
• No strict rules (´namasté 2 rosé´)

Skill level
• Beginner
• Intermediate
• Advanced

Classes
• Vinyasa
• Pilates Matwork
• Pilates Equipment

Protect your skin! Don’t panic you will have plenty time to build up that tan, and of course there is the bowsprit for the Titanic photo with sails unfurled to make your friends and followers jealous.

Yogalates

The classes are taught by Ebru Evrim founder of Ebru Evrim studio. No yoga or pilates experience is required for this trip. As part of a small group you will be guided and given modification, whatever your experience. The Class schedule will be shared via Email with all attendees.
At the end of the week you will see that you are more flexible and that following up the exercises is faster and easier. In the morning, the yoga classes are more sporty with powerful exercises. The afternoon classes are more slow. You stay a little longer in the postures, usually about 4 minutes, this way your muscles and the connective tissue will be stretched. You decide whether you participate in the lessons. There is no obligation. After all, it is your vacation!

Food

The chef prepares both vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes, so there’s something suitable for everyone. The dishes are healthy and prepared with organic products.
Breakfast: fresh bread, toast, various types of cheese and meat toppings, jams, honey, yogurt, muesli, tomatoes, cucumbers, fruit, orange juice, eggs, water, tea and coffee. Extensive and varied hot lunch: pastas, salads, soup. Dinner: vegetarian dishes, but also meat and fish dishes, prepared in a Mediterranean way and a barbecue. Dinner is concluded with a dessert of different kind of fruits or delicious sweets such as ice cream or baklava.
Served throughout the day: coffee, tea, water, various soft drinks, fruit juices, rose, red and white wine. But also different delicacies such as biscuits, home-made cake, dried fruit, chocolate, candy, different kind of fresh fruits, healthy snacks such as nuts, vegetable dips, olives and savory snacks.


It is very nice to explore the romantic harbour villages, and even drop into a modern marina to build up the sundeck wardrobe. Dinner on land can be organized, expect to pay min Euro 50 in a high-quality restaurant. 


The following meals are included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
• Snacks
• Drinks


The following drinks are included:
• Water
• Alcoholic beverages
The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:
• Vegetarian
• Organic
• Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
 


Things To Do (optional)

Everything is flexible. Walking, driving a scooter on Symi, visit local markets, hiking, a day of shopping in Bodrum, scuba diving, horseback riding, visit an olive farm, Knidos, a culture and art museum, or Eski Datca, you name it... anything can be organized.

Yogalates and sailing, of course. There's no fixed route, the wind determines the next yoga spot. The captain will detect something, as he knows where the spots are with just a bit more shade, with exactly that refreshing breeze. The lessons will be held twice a day at two different locations. Ebru speaks English and Turkish is her Mother tongue, and anyway, the crew speak fluent English and can converse in other languages. Besides the yoga classes, there is of course enough time to sunbathe on your own sun bed. Relax, read a good book, swim, snorkel, canoe or grab one of the SUP boards and take a trip across bays lined with pine forest. Or post a jealous making photo, there is a stable WiFi connection on the ship.


The bustling Greek town of Symi is one of the highlights of the trip. This former Italian colony is one of the best preserved Greek secrets, where the Jetset moor their fancy Yachts. Have a drink on the front of the ship and let the splendor pour in. Cozy terraces, top restaurants and alleys where it is wonderful to get lost, Symi has it all. In the evening you can enjoy drinking or dancing. The morning lesson in Symi is often skipped! What goes on in Symi stays in Symi. Then you'll continue the journey. The sails are set, the ship sets course for a new location - Palmtreebay, Aquariumbay, Cleopatrabay - beauty and history have defined the name of the enchanting spots. One bay offers shelter from the wind, while the other offers refreshment. The professional crew knows what is needed. The last day begins. The ship will moor in its homeport again. This is also where the Oribe van Datca has its total wellness salon, so you can step back onto the plane with manicured hands, pedicured feet and a new hairstyle if you like, to arrive back home looking great and feeling fit and toned.

What's included
• 2 yogalates classes a day
• 7 nights' accommodation on board a classic wooden sailing yacht
• All meals, beverages and drinks on board and barbecue
• Daily sailing over blue waters to beautiful locations
• Fee Greek island of Symi (25 EUR per person for harbour fee and transit log)
• Free use of canoeing, snorkelling and fishing equipment
• Welcome drink and welcome present
• Yoga mats on board

What's not included
• Airfare
• Transfers to and from the airport
• Fund contribution GGTO (15 EUR per booking)
• Booking fee (25 EUR per booking)
• Travel and cancellation insurance
• Visa for Turkey (-/+ 19 EUR)
• Any dinner on land
 

PRICES


Shared Double Cabin £2,499 (for 2p)
Shared Twin Cabin £1,299 (pp)
Single Double Cabin £1,699 (pp)

Shared Double Cabin Deposit £875 (for 2p)
Shared Twin Cabin Deposit £454 (pp)
Single Double Cabin Dposit £594 (pp)

%10 off for Full Works Silver Members, %15 off Full Works Gold members.

 

Arrival by plane

Book your flights to Dalaman Airport (DLM). Pick-up and drop-off services are available (at additional cost) from and to the airport. The airport is close to Gocek, about half an hour along well-manicured roads.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 35% of the total price. The deposit is fully refundable in case of unforeseeable Covid-19 related cancellation from our end, and with suitable medical proof if you have to cancel due to Covid-19 infection. We will keep you updated about travel requirements from UK and Turkish points of view.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is canceled up to 60 days before the arrival date.
  • The deposit is non-refundable if canceled for any other reason.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.
  • You can book your retreat by paying a deposit online via our website. You can not do this payment via your app.
  • You will receive a confirmation email as soon as we have received your payment. 


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RECHARGE & RENEW WELLNESS RETREAT in GOCEK

We are so happy to announce that our studio manager and experienced lead teacher Sam HUGHES will take you to 8 days wellness holiday in Turkey, on 15th-22nd May 2022. You will reconnect yourself with inner and outer nature on a nourishing week long wellness retreat set in the beautiful Mediterranean area of southern Turkey. We can guarantee you will ‘get stronger, feel refreshed and rejuvenated, and deeply relaxed’ through Sam’s programme of dynamic and relaxing yoga and Pilates classes. Delicious Turkish meals, a beautiful day trip on the Turkish coastal cruise-styled yacht, hiking on the beautiful hills, visiting a traditional Turkish local market are on the list to give you an amazing experience! :))

LOCATION


Huzur Valley is 650 m above sea level, 9 km inland and 15 minutes from the iconic yachting resort of Göcek in southwest Turkey. It is a sublimely peaceful and secure environment.

FACILITIES

The old farmhouse is at the heart of the site. It is in typical Mediterranean style, with thick stone walls and verandah, it houses our kitchen, office, and massage room. Meals are served from the terrace, you can also connect to wifi here. We have to warn you wifi is not the best as this location created for you to get away from daily distraction!

The natural unspoilt environment and the peace of the valley has twelve yurts that accommodate people in single, twin, double and triple accommodation. Yurt actually means ‘home’ in Turkish and is a traditional Turkic structure, still home to many people in Mongolia, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, and other Turkic republics. All the yurts are comfortable and well appointed with wooden floors, doors, electricity and proper beds. They adjust to the ambient temperature, so are cool at night so you can sleep in comfort. You can see the stars from your bed through the roof wheel known as ‘the eye of heaven’. There are also four safari tents, with a similar level of comfort, only smaller which can be used for extra single accommodation.

Bathroom and shower facilities are shared, and are conveniently placed around the site. They are kept immaculately clean and hot water is supplied by solar power.

The natural Stone swimming pool is the perfect place to relax, as is the ‘köşk’ a traditional Turkish treehouse which is the perfect spot for a siesta.

There is also a bar where you can help yourself to a drink (honesty system) or take a book from the library to read in a hammock under an olive tree. Huzur Valley's setting brings a deep connection with the natural world that immeasurably enhances the benefits of yoga practice.

The spacious yoga shala is located in the middle of the yurts, and is fully equipped with mats, belts, blocks, bolsters and blankets. There is another tranquil open air room with bamboo-glazed surrounds for those who want to order a massage.

SCHEDULE
• Daily yoga and pilates classes (voluntary, and no previous yoga-pilates experience needed)


• Welcome drink and welcome present


• Every class at a fully equipped shale 


• Healthy breakfast, lunch, dinner,


• Make close friends with others in a small-scale group atmosphere


• No strict rules (´namasté 2 rosé´)

Don’t panic you will have plenty of time to build up that tan! Make sure that you applied your sun cream!

SKILL LEVEL


• Beginner

• Intermediate

• Advanced

CLASSES

• Hatha Yoga

• Yin Yoga

• Pilates Matwork

YOGA / PILATES

The classes are taught by Sam HUGHES studio manager of Ebru Evrim studio. No yoga or pilates experience is required for this wellness holiday. As part of a small group, you will be guided and given modification, whatever your experience. The Class schedule will be shared via Email with all attendees.

At the end of the week you will see that you are more flexible and that following up the exercises is faster and easier. In the morning, the yoga classes are more sporty with powerful exercises. The afternoon classes are more slow. You stay a little longer in the postures, usually about 4 minutes, this way your muscles and the connective tissue will be stretched. You decide whether you participate in the lessons. There is no obligation. After all, it is your vacation!

FOOD

Tanfer is a host of this place and leads a team of enthusiastic, committed staff, and chefs who prepare delicious meals from home grown and locally sourced produce. The chef prepares both vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes, so there’s something suitable for everyone.

Breakfast: fresh bread, toast, various types of cheese and meat toppings, jams, honey, yogurt, muesli, tomatoes, cucumbers, fruit, orange juice, eggs, water, tea and coffee.

Extensive and varied hot lunch: pastas, salads, soup.

Dinner: Vegetarian dishes, but also meat and fish dishes, prepared in a Mediterranean way. Dinner is concluded with a dessert of different kind of fruits or delicious sweets such as ice cream or baklava.

Served throughout the day: coffee, tea, water, various soft drinks.

ALTERNATIVES

Everything is flexible. Walking, Cycling, Visit local markets, hiking, massage or going to hamam (Turkish bath), a day of shopping in Gocek. Anything can be organized.

The followings are included

• 7 Nights Accommodation

• Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner

• 2 classes every day

Not Included

• Flight Ticket

• Transport

• A day boat trip

• Additional activities and services

• Additional meals and drinks

DIRECTIONS

Flights
We request where possible that you book a flight that arrives in Dalaman airport not later than 9:00pm. Flight providers include Thomas Cook, Monarch, Thomson, Easyjet, British Airways, Pegasus and Turkish Airlines. The flight is approximately 3-4 hours from EU countries. Once you have booked a flight, send us the details, and we will connect you with others on the same flight for share travel arrangements from airport to retreat location.

We can arrange for group transfers from Dalaman airport to Huzur Valley, with a driver holding a Huzur Valley sign standing just outside the terminal. Alternatively take a taxi shared or on your own from just outside the airport, the transfer to Huzur Valley is only 45 minutes. Expect to pay approximately £20 each way depending on numbers.
Location
The retreat and the village are well known to all experienced drivers, and there’s always Google Map, but just in case, from Dalaman take the Fethiye road, pass Göcek on the dual carriageway and continue for a couple of kilometres to the Inlice turning. Make a U-turn here and head back towards Göcek, climbing the hill , turn sharp right onto the Gökçeovacık road. Follow the road all the way up to the village for several km’s, where you turn first right following the Huzur Valley sign, for another couple of km’s.


Payment Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 35% of the total price. The deposit is fully refundable in case of unforeseeable Covid-19 related cancellation from our end, and with suitable medical proof if you have to cancel due to Covid-19 infection. We will keep you updated about travel requirements from UK and Turkish points of view.
     
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is canceled up to 60 days before the arrival date.
     
  • The deposit is non-refundable if canceled for any other reason.
     
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.
     
  • You can book your retreat by paying a deposit online via our website. You can not do this payment via your app.
     
  • You will receive a confirmation email as soon as we have received your payment. 


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