7-Daagse Surfkamp, Meditatie en Yoga Retraite in Los Santos, Panama

  • Eco Venao, Playa Venao, Pedasí, Pedasí District, Los Santos, Panama

7-Daagse Surfkamp, Meditatie en Yoga Retraite in Los Santos, Panama

  • Eco Venao, Playa Venao, Pedasí, Pedasí District, Los Santos, Panama

Revitalizing Yoga Retreat Panama

If you have never been to Venao, Panamá, you are in for a treat. If you are returning for your second time, or your 20th time, you will understand the call of this magical place. This retreat is not about becoming a professional surfer or a professional yogi, is not about riding the biggest wave or achieving a strenuous headstand, but it is about your flow through life and also a lot about how much fun you are having in it. The surf boho chic culture and beach will be the home for a week of yoga, surf, meditation, relaxation, and top line fun.

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Waarom deze reis?

  • 2 daily yoga sessions
  • Daily meditation sessions
  • First surf comprehensive class
  • 6 nights' accommodation
  • Daily organic meals
  • Transportation
  • 7 dagen met instructie
  • Spaans, Engels
Verberg alles

Eco Venao

Eco Venao is located at the tip of the bay overlooking all of Venao Beach. Eco Venao offers relaxed eco-chic accommodation like no other boutique hotel in Venao. Rooms are spacious, and all the amenities are eco-friendly and home made in Panama with the finest ingredients. If you are looking to get away from it all, look no further. The retreat will be held down and across both the Casona and the beach town, which are just a 5-minute walk from each other.

Deluxe rooms

The retreat will be held inside one of the main houses called La Casona. Here is where you will all be sleeping if you choose to be inside a deluxe room. Located on a prime hilltop, La Casona’s breathtaking view alone is priceless. The colonial style architecture with high ceilings and thick walls combine luxury and solidity, inviting guests to feel comfortable and at home.

In order to look out over Playa Venao’s beautiful bay, you may choose to simply lift your head up off the pillow, or step outside onto your own private terrace.

Common spaces include a comfortable living room, terraces in the front and back of the house, and lovingly landscaped gardens, bordered by bird of paradise blossoms. The large, fully equipped kitchen, in combination with the bold and magnificent dining table, is certain to inspire many enjoyable meals during the retreat and where you will all nourish your holiday experience.

Depending on the number of people Yoga Retreats in Panama accommodates, Eco Venao also rents other houses around the same property that have the same facilities, but with some other different touches. All lovely and more adorable than the other one.


Eco Venao is proud to include Playa Venao’s original surfer's hostel. It is the fruit of a restoration of the original 50-year-old farmhouse, which required vast amounts of patience and dedication. The time and love that has been put into the lodge can be felt the minute you enter it, and is often commented on by guests.

This surfer style dormitory has sweet style bunk beds that can accommodate you for a more affordable experience. The cool wood structure and ceiling fans, along with comfortable quality mattresses make this the perfect resting place after a long day of surfing, yoga, horseback riding, exploring, or simply having too much fun.

Wake up to the sound of howling monkeys and go to sleep with the hypnotizing sound of the waves rolling onto the sand right out front.

Check out the options for your stay at La Casona (more luxurious space), private casitas or inside the hostel dorms. Either option is great, and Yoga Retreats in Panama is confident you will find something you like.

When Katherine and her partner Sofia moved 6 years ago to this Area of Panama, they completely fell in love with Venao. There was something about its simplicity that the city never gave them and they really wanted to learn. Not much time passed so that they learned about the love of home cooking, home reading, long walks on the beach, and splurging some days on a few beers out in the local bar. They engaged in new activities of course such as learning how to surf.

The fun part of all is that they still don´t know how to surf, and maybe never will, but also accepting that is part of the big lesson surf has on them. There is a lot of surrendering to do with nature and the waves of the ocean are to me a mirror of their own life.

They never forget Pema Chodron saying that life will always come and hit them like a big wave, but the magic started right there when you can watch the sky from above, all full of sand up to your ears and eyes, and still be able to come back up, and surely have a great laugh.

There is so much related between surf and yoga, and they both add so much into each other. Surf gave them back that playfulness that they sometimes don’t have as yogis. Yoga gives to the flowy surf some balance and both together make great lovers.

They always try to remind themselves to have some time and a space to dedicate to them and to their inner child. Let’s be wild and playful and come to play, get nurtured, and smile.

Daily schedule

  • 07:00 Waking up time to the sounds of the jungle (smoothies and teas will be offered)
  • 07:30 Yoga class
  • 10:00 Time for surf or leisure time
  • 10:30 Leisure time around the house or time for personal wandering
  • 13:00 Lunch, leisure time or surf or extra activities (you could choose such as horseback riding, waterfall hikes or just chilling out)
  • 16:00 Yoga afternoon class
  • 19:00 Dinner time
  • 21:00 Your own free time, get your early sleep going on or decide to look at the stars for a bit longer while you experience Venao Beach Town
  • Katherine Croston

    Katherine Croston is the founder of Yorepa and she loves to travel and visit her teachers worldwide to learn more and keep sharing the love on her retreats. She is obsessed with nature, elevating herself and other people and the power of love. Katherine is also a trained Vinyasa and Kundalini yoga teacher as well as a certified health coach and chef. Her techniques address Vinyasa style alignment, Bhakti yoga in its devotion and lessons in love as well as Kundalini yoga for its power for deep transformation and manifesting the highest self.

  • Kasia Kord

    Kasia has been practicing yoga for over 20 years and teaching for over 10 years. She has trained in a wide variety of styles, with Kundalini being her passion for the past six years. She has attended numerous trainings and annual gatherings in the Kundalini community throughout North America. Kasia has also completed an intensive Kundalini yoga teacher training through the Kundalini Yoga Research Institute (KRI), with Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa and Gurshabd Singh in Rishikesh India. Kasia Kord teaches Kundalini yoga classes in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

  • Carolina Lescure

    Carolina is committed to guiding and assisting people to reconnect with the Divine Source, combining her therapies with several sacred techniques such as Thai massage, reflexology, dance, and meditation. She also offers her own healing medicine of cacao. She enjoys traveling and finds her passion in promoting awareness of the body, mind and soul connection. She teaches Restorative yoga, holds yoga gatherings for kids and runs Thai massage, dance, and Acro yoga workshops.

  • Leonela Leal


    Leonela has dedicated her life to working on the dynamics of movement. Her parents encouraged her passion for gymnastics, whose art she rediscovered with the introduction of yoga. Inspired by love and energetic work, this connection resulted in a multidimensional therapeutic path. She became one of Acroyoga’s youngest certified teachers. Curious to expand in her practice, she also dedicated to the various meditation approaches and Thai massage therapies. Exploring various styles of these wonderful practices, she feels that expression through movement is liberating and healing.

A 35-minute flight to Pedasi from Panama City´s domestic airport or a 4.5 hours' car ride from Panama City, Venao Beach is one of Panama’s most beautiful beaches facing the big blue Pacific ocean. Coming to Venao, you will leave dusty towns behind, entering the rolling hills of the southern tip of the Peninsula of Azuero. A curvy road will take you past cowboys and rice-fields to this beautiful beach full of sunlight, Playa Venao surf, and good times.

The Azuero Peninsula

The Azuero Peninsula with its white-sand beaches, soft rolling hills, and world-class water sports is home to Panama’s most attractive small town, Pedasi­. A four-hour drive from Panama City, Pedasi­ is the home base for world class surfing, diving, and sport fishing. An increasing number of foreigners are moving to the area attracted by the beautiful scenery and friendly people with this special small town at the center of it all. The region is also famous for countries best carnival celebrations in Las Tablas and as the cradle of Spanish colonial culture.

Pedasi­, the center of tourism activity in Azuero, benefited as the birthplace of Panama’s only woman president Mireya Moscoso (1999 - 2004), who beautified the town and built the locals recreational and other facilities. Pedasi­ is now hands down Panama’s most attractive small town, low key, no ugly commercial signs and friendly where Panamanians hang out on their front porch at night and foreigners come and go to local restaurants, businesses, and nearby beach, fishing, and surfing venues.

The town has a good beach, Playa del Toro. Nearby activities include sport fishing, surfing, snorkeling, horseback riding and whale watching in season. Pedasi­ is 30 minutes from Venado Beach, one of the best surfing beaches in Central America.

The Azuero Peninsula has attracted a small roster of celebrities, including Hollywood movie stars and the rich and famous who have bought large tracts of land as nature reserves, exclusive getaways or simply as investment properties. It has three upscale residential resort communities: Azueros and the beachfront communities of Andromeda and Costa Pedasi­.

Azuero is famous for religious festivals dating back to Spanish colonial times. Many towns have 17th and 18th-century churches. It is also home to Panama’s best carnival celebration in Las Tablas where thousands gather for a colorful, exhilarating, and raucous event.

Countryside life in the Azuero Peninsula is largely unchanged since the turn of the century. Visitors relish the way life slows down as if one were traveling back in time. People are friendly and prices are low.

The town of Chitré on the way to Pedasi­ is a good place to grocery shop and stock up on other supplies. It has large grocery and hardware stores, movie theaters, 3-star hotels, American fast food joints, etc. Here, the urban and traditional worlds comfortably mix. You will see both country people on horseback and businessman in SUVs talking intensely on cell phones.

Nearby places

  • Panama City - 35 minutes’ flight
  • Venado Beach - 30 minutes

Yoga Retreats in Panama will be cooking and hosting all of your breakfast, lunch, and dinners during this retreat. They cook with the finest local and organic ingredients to make out of your week the most amazing delicacy but also an experience where you will feel light, nourished, and cleansed from the inside-out. They include food and fresh fruit smoothies. Alcohol is allowed in and you can always bring your own beers or wine to the common kitchen space.

  • Additional surf classes at discounted rates
  • Horseback riding
  • Waterfall hikes
  • 2 daily yoga sessions
  • 6 nights’ accommodation
  • Complimentary authentic Thai massage
  • Daily healthy organic and local meals
  • Daily meditation sessions
  • Transportation from Panama City to Venao (Monday) and back on Sunday
  • Your first surf comprehensive session
  • Een reservering vereist een aanbetaling van 100% van de totale prijs.
  • De betaling wordt niet gerestitueerd als de boeking wordt geannuleerd.

Geverifieerde BookYogaRetreats.com recensies

  • Beoordeling van Luz
    10 uit 10

    "I enjoyed so much this retreat, it was pure magic, the place, the classes, the food and the people! having the opportunity to have this experience gives me so much peace that for sure I will repeat it... soon."

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  • Beoordeling van Blake Rawdin, MD, MPH
    10 uit 10

    "I feel so grateful to have met you all and to have spent an incredible week surrounded with love, beauty, and song! What a delicious retreat and opportunity to reconnect with Source! Thank you everyone for creating this experience, and especially to our facilitators, hosts, and teachers, Katherine, Neil, Kasia, Brian, David, and EcoVenao!"

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  • Beoordeling van Brea Burke uit Panama
    10 uit 10

    "I could not have dreamed of a better experience than yoga retreats in Panama. The experience was freeing, creative, and inspirational. The fusion of a paradise setting, deep practices, genuinely beautiful people, and amazing food was unforgettable and transformative. I highly recommend this retreat to anyone seeking a unique experience."

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  • Beoordeling van Michael
    10 uit 10

    "The retreats just what I needed. You and Erin took care of us all so well. The juices and soups were delicious and I didn't feel any hunger whatsoever. Slowly slowly I started to feel better and better throughout the week. You teach with so much love and compassion and have so much empathy for each and everyone one. It was a blessing to be part of such an experience. Love, light and blessings my Bhagavati"

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  • Beoordeling van Erin Morper uit Massachusetts, USA
    10 uit 10

    "My experience with Yoga Retreats in Panama was one of the most incredible and profound of my life. Not knowing what to expect, I went to Panama with an open mind and came home with an open heart. Katherine and Brian nourished us with the most delicious yoga, food, and love that my entire being got exactly what it needed every day. This retreat experience is for you if you feel like you need a reset in your life and are yearning for some peace of mind and clarity. You'll return to your daily life a happier, healthier person!"

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  • Beoordeling van Vanesa Curutchet uit Canada
    10 uit 10

    "I do yoga retreats yearly and even lived in an ashram for 2 months, so I'm very familiar with the benefits of these kinds of getaways. This year was different for me because I was introducing my boyfriend, to this whole experience and I was really hoping that he would embrace the whole thing whiteout feeling like it was a foreign world. I have to say that from the moment we walked in we felt welcomed, like a family.The food Kathy would prepare was wholesome and as good or even better than the food your Abuelita would make you. The love was the #1 ingredient. The Yoga was uplifting and sensorial, with music and aromas that would stay with you beyond your practice. The inner spiritual work was beyond the physicality of the practice. This was one of the most rejuvenating experiences for both of us, he got sold on the whole yoga retreat and wants to make this an annual experience.I could not agree more and feel that I will always owe you Kathy the gift of wanting to spend more time in the kitchen cooking with love, uplifting vegetarian foods for my friends, and family. You were so beautiful to see!"

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  • Beoordeling van Erik

    "Attending the yoga retreat in Panama was an amazing and life-altering experience. The yoga instruction, food, and lodging were all super! Furthermore, the location and scenery were absolutely breathtaking. We formed beautiful friendships and I left the retreat with deeply rooted feelings of gratitude, joy, and freedom."

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  • Beoordeling van Andii uit Verenigde Staten
    10 uit 10

    "Erin and Katherine, thank you so much for the amazing experience! Had to do a juice cleanse after the retreat because I couldnt handle the thought of going back to my old eating habits! Also, started taking yoga classes this week. Love it!"

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  • Beoordeling van Joannie uit Verenigde Staten
    10 uit 10

    "My first yoga retreat experience was absolutely memorable! The energy, the yoga, the head stand, the paddle board, the water, the turtles, and the people made this trip a dream come true. Thank you first putting it out there that this is a non judgement retreat, it really helped me become comfortable in my own skin. The teachers have given me a different perspective on yoga and in life."

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  • Beoordeling van Erin uit Verenigde Staten
    10 uit 10

    "I'm left with the afterglow of being in the presence of all of your loveliness for an entire week. I learned so much from each and every one of you. Thank you for sharing space and energy with me. It was such a pleasure.Love and light always."

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  • Beoordeling van Teresa Martinez uit Verenigde Staten
    10 uit 10

    "I have been blessed to participate in a few retreats with Katherine at Yoga Retreats in Panama in Playa Venao. The retreat was truly a perfect way to decompress and renew on so many levels. The location is beautiful and spectacular. The retreat is set up with an awesomely delicious and healthy menu, yummy. The activities are transformative. The yoga classes and sessions are profound in so many ways. Katherine and Brian are awesome together and bring such divine mixing energies. I highly recommend this and more retreats. "

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  • Beoordeling van Ciara Kirby uit Ierland
    10 uit 10

    "I and my husband have had the great pleasure of participating now in several of the yoga and surf retreats with Katherine and Brian. The energy, light, love, nurturing and transformation that happens during these beautiful retreats is profound and I feel renewed and refreshed at a deep level every time I leave. I also see this happening for each participant that commits to the retreat, they leave feeling expanded, nourished and alive. It is not only a fun adventure with amazing people in a tropical beach paradise it is also a very safe and healing space that Kathy and Brian create for people to open up, allow their vulnerability and to be themselves. It really is a space of unconditional love, this comes through the food by the amazing and sweetie pie organic chef Erin, the powerful yoga classes, the workshops and the yummy hugs. Book in, you won't regret it, it will change your life. Personally, I can't wait for the next one!"

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  • Beoordeling van Chapron Franois uit Canada
    10 uit 10

    "I had the best yoga experience in Panama with Anna Karina and Katherine. They are great teachers, full of love, and eager to share their knowledge and practice.The detox part was a bit challenging at the beginning if you never did it in your life, but after three days, it felt natural and easy. At the end, I felt very strong mentally and physically. I highly recommend it. As far as the place is concerned, El Valle de Anton, it was magical. Being surrounded by mounts and forests is perfect for meditating and recharging one's batteries.I will renew this yoga retreat experience."

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  • Beoordeling van Wichert Tjerkstra
    9 uit 10

    "Today I had mine first Kundalini yoga lesson in Amsterdam and of course not as good as in Panama! I missed the good music as well! Thank you and see you another time!"

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  • Beoordeling van Maria Gilma Arrocha
    10 uit 10

    "Una experiencia para compartir - el dia de hoy requiere de nosotros parar y limpiar para entender, el Yoga con Detox nos da la oportunidad de encontrar un camino mas claro para nuestros retos y con ello crecer."

    "Luego de muchos años de practicar Yoga tome la aventura en un momento de duelo de mirar hacia adentro, limpiar mi cuerpo y compartir camino con Almas increíbles sintiendo la Unidad de este cambio que vivimos como Humanidad."

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  • Beoordeling van Luz

    " Hi! This was an amazing experience, I was just looking for nice yoga classes and a week nearby the beach, and got so much more; new friends, swimming on the ocean, essential oil knowledge and 3 pounds less! and as I said a light heart, problems are still here but they don't seem so big now. Thanks Katherine, you were an amazing host, chef, teacher and many things more, Gracias, Gracias, Gracias."

    "Brian, Kasia you are wonderful and encouraging teachers and I learned and appreciate Kundalini yoga, even the goofy dance style."

    "Carolina and Neil, you were always in the background but assuring we all were enjoying our time there."

    "David N. I have to confess I had no idea who you were but now your songs are in my Spotify list."

    "Special mention to my roommate, Jamie, girl you rock!"

    "See you all in life!"

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  • Beoordeling van Brea Burke

    "The ERES Retreat at Azul Paradise on Bastimentos Island with Katherine Croston and Erin Moens was exceptional! I could not have asked for a better experience. The setting at Azul Paradise is truly a gem and makes for a great atmosphere for relaxation and inspiration. Katherine is a fabulous teacher who is able to guide you to a comfortable space that connects your heart with nature. Her daily practices are just the right amount of depth and cleansing. Erin, is no doubt an incredible chef offering some of the most unique delicious local food I have ever tasted. With amazing massages, facials, and island tours the whole experience was healing and unforgettable. I highly recommend this retreat to anyone looking for a long lasting memory of yoga in a paradise setting. I could live this way! Much love girls."

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  • Beoordeling van Aimee Baxter uit Europe

    "I can still feel the love, compassion and wisdom from our shared experienced in Panama and I am radiating that energy outwardly in NYC. Thank you to each one of you for infusing your energies and sacred gifts (especially to our wonderful cadre of teachers!) in the retreat and creating a memorable experience in our all of our hearts. "

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  • Beoordeling van Rema Iyer uit Verenigde Staten

    "Thank you so much for a wonderful getaway. It was exactly what I needed - I felt like I had taken 2 months off not 9 days, feeling absolutely refreshed. It was great to meet all of you and experience new and wonderful styles of teaching. Thank you for all you dedication and attention to all of us and making us feel right at home.Thank you to all the participants who shared your stories and lives with us for the week. I am in awe of all of you and grateful to have met each one of you. I hope our paths cross again!"

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  • Beoordeling van Andrea Vargas uit Verenigde Staten

    "It has been a busy week getting back to reality here in New Mexico! I'm barely getting caught up on e-mails. Just wanted to take a second to tell all of you to thank you! It was an amazing week! What a beautiful surprise to have started the journey with complete strangers (except for my dear friend Brian, of course), and at the end of it, feeling like each of you was a part of my family.I had beautiful moments with each of you, that I won't ever forget. There were moments during the week, with the sights and sounds of the ocean and the jungle that were so overwhelming, I felt as if my heart would burst! Driving back to the city was such a bittersweet experience, as we all were singing along to Natalie's playlist, I reflected with tears in my eyes as I said 'hasta luego' to the beach. I can feel everything that we worked on manifesting in my daily life. Trying to take a moment to really listen to everyone that comes into my office, and at the very least look every person in the eyes and not try to just hurry on to the next thing. Kathy, Grace and Brian, you are each beautiful rays of sunshine! I wish you love and success as you go on to share your practices. I have been raving to everyone that will listen about this experience and I hope to send more student your way!!I really believe that slowing down and really taking the time to understand each other could be the key to healing the world, one heart at a time. Know that each one of you has a home, if you ever come to visit New Mexico!"

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  • Beoordeling van Dov Shapiro uit Verenigde Staten

    "Beautiful words from two very beautiful people. Thanks to all of you for helping make this retreat so special for Vanesa and I. We experienced friendship, mutual respect, and love from all of you, and we are so grateful. As a result of this time together, Vanesa and I have grown closer together, and our spiritual path has aligned even further.This trip helped shape our love for each other exponentially. Thanks to breakthroughs we each shared with one another, we have fallen deeper in love, and words cannot effectively share my sentiment when I say - Thank you to all for helping make this happen. I hope to see you again, but until then, be good and take care of yourselves"

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  • Beoordeling van a traveler uit Europe

    "Such a beautiful an open group we had this magic weekend. Thank you guys! for showing up for yourselves, for being open and for sharing your light, for as we allow ourselves to shine our light, we give permission to others to also be who they are and shine their own light. I enjoyed seeing each and every one of your smiles every day.Please keep up the light. As you move forward on your journey, you will be blessed with peace, prosperity, and luck. Blessings, Sat Nam, Namaste"

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  • Beoordeling van Grace Villalaz uit Europe

    "Thank you guys for showing up for yourselves, for being open and for sharing your light, for as we allow ourselves to shine our light, we give permissions to others to also be who they are and shine their own light. I enjoyed to see each and every one of your smiles every day and please keep up the light. As you move forward on your journey, you will be blessed with peace, prosperity, and much good fortune."

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  • Beoordeling van Josie Skelly

    "It's near impossible to find the words to express my gratitude for your magical retreat! All aspects far exceeded my expectations! I grew a lot. I learned a lot. I met amazing people. I did wonderful yoga and was reintroduced to meditation that was truly spiritual to my core. You are a light Katherine, thank you to you and Anna for a perfect experience of light and love!"

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  • Beoordeling van Colleen uit Verenigde Staten

    "It was great to spend the week with each of you and enjoy such a magical place together. It was very hard to come back to the reality of home. I hope each of you is having a fantastic week."

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Bocas del Toro, Panama

Yoga Retreats in Panama is een yoga en wellness platform voor goede ideeën, workshops, lessen en retraites allemaal op het platteland van Panama.

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7 dagen / 6 nachten


Aankomst: maandag 20 november, 2017
Vertrek: zondag 26 november, 2017

Early bird discount

There is an early bird discount of 300 USD per person for shared double room and private double room if you book or reserve before October 2, 2017.

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