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8 Days Yoga Cruise Holiday in Cleopatra Coast, Turkey

Cemalettin Bölgen Sok.16/1 Akyaka, Mugla, Turkey

Sailing Yoga Holiday Turkey

A sailing trip along the Turkish coastline is an unforgettable travel experience. Cleopatra coast route is regarded as one of the most enticing sailing routes of Turkey. Dreamlike bays and picturesque fishing villages will lend you lots of opportunities to discover new life, while enjoying the comfort of your yacht built with traditional craftsmanship. The cruise is a perfect combination of Hatha yoga, pranayama and meditation practice, relaxed time on the boat, enjoying the sun and the turquoise colored sea, hiking through the islands, exploring the landscapes, history, and culture of this ancient land. The retreat is held by highly experienced and certified yoga and yoga therapy teacher.

Meet the instructors

Yuliia
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Highlights

  • 2 daily yoga and meditation practice
  • Sailing an a traditionally built wooden yacht
  • An experienced, certified yoga and yoga therapy teacher
  • Swimming in secluded bays, crystal clear sea water, hidden islands
  • The love nest of Cleopatra, a visit to Sedir Island with its unique beach of coral sand
  • Hiking and visiting archeological sites
  • Healthy and delicious meals
  • 7 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Yoga styles


6 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Russian
The maximum participants in the group is 14
Airport transfer included: Milas–Bodrum Airport
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
16:00
Check-out Time:
09:00

Facilities

  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Multilingual staff
  • Wireless internet

All cabins are equipped with twin beds or 2 single beds, a wardrobe, storage space, shelves and a space for your suitcase under the bed. Each cabin has its own WC and shower, a washbowl with mirror and AC outlet, mostly also a hairdryer. Towels will be provided.

On the front deck, you will find comfortable sun loungers, sun beds and cushions, as well as a shower. On the rear deck, there is a spacious dining area and a shady relaxation terrace. Also here on the upper deck, you will find sun loungers at your disposition. A bar is awaiting you in the saloon as well as a comfortable corner seating unit and a stereo.

WLAN is available on the entire boat (not included). All boats provide equipment for canoeing, snorkeling, and fishing.

Program

Daily schedule

  • After getting up, first enjoy a herbal tea or a cup of hot water with fresh lemons and ginger
  • 07:00 - 08:30 Yoga takes place for 90 minutes every morning
  • 09:00 - 10:30 You can expect an extensive brunch - breakfast in the Mediterranean style
  • At lunchtime, there are delicious fruit from the region
  • 04:00 Tea time with biscuits
  • 11:00 - 16:00 Depending on weather conditions, sailing twice a week. The participants are welcome to help with the sailing, the team is happy about it.
  • Swim, sunbathe and relax.
  • 17:00 - 18:30 Yoga will be practiced for 90 minutes
  • 20:00 Dinner with traditional dishes
  • Finish the day with a view of the starry sky

Cruising program

Day 1 - Saturday: Arrival day

  • 14:00 Embarkation
  • 17:00 Start from Gökova Marina to Kilisebükü bay
  • Dinner onboard

Day 2 - Sunday: Kilisebükü - Bodrum

  • Breakfast and small hiking and excursion to Bodrum. Sailing to Cnidos, the antique city
  • Yoga on board in the antique trading port of Knidos
  • Sunset in the ancient city. You'll go by boat to the country and a small walk to the antique war harbor, where you experience beautiful sunset
  • Overnight in the antique harbor

Day 3- Monday: Cnidos - Mersincik

  • 07:00 Yoga on the sun deck
  • 09:00 Breakfast
  • 11:00 Walk to a deserted Bay Mersincik. Walking time approximately two and a half hours
  • 18:00 Yoga on board or on the beach
  • Overnight in a bay

Day 4 - Tuesday: Mersincik - Çatı

  • 07:00 Yoga on the sun deck
  • 09:00 Breakfast
  • 11:00 Sailing time to Çatı Bay
  • 18:00 Yoga on board or on the beach
  • Overnight in a bay

Day 5 - Wednesday: Çatı-Tuzla - Cleopatra İsland

  • 07:00 Yoga on the sun deck
  • 09:00 Breakfast
  • 11:00 Sailing to Tuzla Bay
  • 15:00 Sailing to Cleopatra Bay
  • 18:00 Yoga on board or on the beach
  • Overnight in a bay

Day 6 - Thursday: Cleopatra İsland - Akyaka

  • 07:00 Yoga on the jetty by Cleopatra İsland
  • 09:00 Breakfast
  • 10:00 Lunch trip by canal reeds with a fishing boat to the village Akçapınar. Lunch at the seafood restaurant and then walk through groves sesame
  • 18:00 Yoga on board or on the beach
  • Overnight in a bay

Day 7 - Friday: Akyaka - Mugla (Hamam Turkish bath)

  • 07:00 Yoga on the sun deck
  • 09:00 Breakfast
  • 10:00 Excursion to the Old Town in Mugla with Turkish Bath and massage
  • 20:00 Capitans dinner on board
  • Overnight in a bay.

Day 8 - Saturday: Departure day

  • Breakfast.
  • Disembarkation at the latest 9:00 a.m.

YogaCruising reserves the right to modify traveling routes, time schedules and the sequence of events due to weather conditions or organizational demands.

Included excursions

  • 2 times sailing on a traditionally built wooden yacht
  • The love nest of Cleopatra, a visit to the Sedir Island with its unique beach of coral sand
  • Hiking and Excursion to Bodrum
  • Walk to the antique war harbor of Cnidos
  • Dreamlike bays, crystal clear sea water, and hidden islands

Instructors

Yuliia Andriushchenko

Retreat location

Food

Turkish cuisine is a fascinating blend of Asian and Mediterranean culinary culture. You will be served vegetarian, healthy, authentic, delicious meals of the highest quality. All ingredients are locally produced, like the sun-ripe fruits of the season, which are always part of a well-balanced diet.

All warm dishes are served together with a manifold of delicious, cold salads. The ingredients for these are celery, red beets, spinach, seaweed, tomatoes, cucumber, cauliflower, broccoli, common purslane and much more.

In addition, the kitchen will serve warm dishes from the oven like stuffed aubergines, tomatoes, peppers, zucchinis and strudels – and many other specialties, served with bulgur or rice, tomato sauces, rice dishes, cooked or baked potatoes.

Fresh fruit of the season will also be served as a dessert. These are delicately prepared fruit platters, ready to be enjoyed.

Daily meal plan

Early birds can enjoy their first Turkish black tea, a cup of fresh ginger tea or coffee. After the yoga session, a substantial Turkish breakfast will be served, vegetables like tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers, a selection of cheeses, green and black olives, honey, marmalades, butter and bread, delicious Turkish yogurt and the fresh fruit platter. The traditional beverage accompanying your breakfast is black tea, milk, or herbal teas. Of course, you can get a Turkish coffee, if you prefer.

For lunch, you will usually be served healthy lighter main dishes from the traditional Turkish cuisine. These are prepared from chosen, regional vegetables and with a local olive oil: green beans, stuffed peppers, okra with tomatoes, pinto beans, and aubergines fried or stuffed, baked and stewed dishes, böreks (typical Turkish filled pastries). Always accompanied by yogurt with mint or garlic or other spices, delicious pilaws, fresh salads and fruit trays for dessert.

A freshly baked cake or cookies will be tempting you in the afternoon, for tea or coffee.

In the evenings, your chef will prepare a delightful dinner, starting with the all famous Turkish meze. Healthy and varied dishes or salads made from aubergines, zucchinis, chard, carrots, spinach, common purslane often with yogurt and garlic, olive oil and lemon.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Other dietary requirements on request
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Walk to a deserted Bay Mersincik (Fakultativ) - 25 EUR per person
  • Lunch trip by canal reeds with a fishing boat to the village Akçapınar and then walk through groves sesame - 35 EUR per person
  • Excursion to the Old Town in Mugla with Hamam and massage - 45 EUR per person

What's included

  • 7 nights’ accommodation / from and to harbor (on the yacht with crews (captain, chef, and sailor)
  • 7x brunch breakfast, lunchtime snacks, afternoon tea-time with cookies and cakes
  • 6x dinner will be served (except 1 dinner that will be arranged in a local restaurant)
  • Tea, as well as ginger tea, are served free of charge on the boat, throughout the day
  • 2x 90-minute yoga class per day (morning and evening on 5 days) with an experienced, certified yoga teacher
  • The yoga sessions start on Sunday evening and the last session is given on Friday morning
  • High-quality yoga mats, blocks, belts and blankets are provided on board, in sufficient quantity
  • Equipment for snorkeling and some water sports are provided on board
  • 2x a week there is an option of sailing between 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. (depending on weather conditions)
  • Harbour tax in Turkey
  • Crew service
  • Ship water
  • Diesel and gasoline
  • Bed linen and bath towels
  • Use of equipment on board
  • Yacht insurance

What's not included

  • 1x dinner with fish specialties at a local fish restaurant (around 17-25 EUR per person)
  • Entrance fees to the archaeological sites
  • Extra excursions - Hiking
  • Individual travel insurance
  • Other beverages: smoothies, fruit juice, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages
  • Tip and gratuity for the crew (commonly around 50 EUR per person)

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 60 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.
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Availability

Arrival: Saturday May 16, 2020
Departure: Saturday May 23, 2020

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