Exceptional Amalfi: An Italian Cultural Immersion

$500.00$2,395.00

$1,995.00 – $2,395.00

May 7 – 13, 2020

The Amalfi Coast

Awaken your senses and soak in the breath-taking beauty of Italy’s most famous coastline – the Amalfi Coast. Join Erin and Mackenzie as we explore the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of the Amalfi Coast and the ruins of Pompeii. Find liberation and expansion in your body through optional daily yoga/movement practices.

And, if you are feeling adventurous – join optional hikes to jaw-dropping scenic overlooks and truly take in the majestic Mediterranean views of pastel villages and dramatic mountains plunging into the turquoise sea. A full day excursion by boat casually winds along the Amalfi coast with a visit to Capri and the Blue Grotto. No trip to Italy is complete without a thorough taste testing of the local cuisine.

Accommodations

Room packages range from private accommodation ($2395) to shared double or triple rooms ($1995).

All rooms are equipped with air conditioning, refrigerator, tv and bathroom/shower. Hotel features swimming pool, restaurant and bar with 24 hour reception. A short walk from property are restaurants, bars, supermarket, shops, etc.

Included Excursions and Immersions

Amalfi Hike of the Gods

Hike of the Gods

From Positano, we’ll embark on the “Hike of the Gods”—one of the world’s more spectacular hikes high above the Amalfi Coast and Mediterranean Sea with unrivaled views (and at 5 meters above the clouds!).

Amalfi Pompei

Pompeii & Naples

We’ll tour the ancient Roman city of Pompeii, famous for being destroyed and buried by Mt. Vesuvius in the year 79 AD. There will be a walking tour and several hours to enjoy this world famous archeological site.
Following the Pompeii visit, the day trip continues to the chaotic southern Italian gem, and largest city in southern Italy: Naples. We’ll head straight to lunch for a legendary pizza (it is the birthplace of pizza!) and then tour the sights of the city including Castel Nuovo, Galeria Umberto, Piazza Plebescito, the Spanish Quarter and finish with a trip up the funicular rail car to the view point at Castel Sant’Elmo for the iconic view over the Bay of Naples and Mt. Vesuvius.

Amalfi Culinary Experience

Local Cooking Class

As a group, we’ll take a cooking class to learn how to create your own southern Italian specialties with a real Italian cooking master! The typical menu during the course includes Neapolitan “pizzette”, homemade gnocchi Sorrento or ravioli Caprese, seabass prepared “acqua pazza” style and then tiramisu for dessert. Once we prepare the food, we of course get to enjoy our creations, along with included wine, limoncello and Italian coffee.

Amalfi Capri: The Blue Grotto

Capri Island & The Blue Grotto

To start the day, we’ll all hop on a ferry over to the island of Capri. This fabled island was once the vacation spot for Julius Caesar and is world renowned for its beauty and being a favorite vacation spot of the world’s rich & famous. You’ll have the chance to explore Capri Town and its boutique shops and beautiful views and purchase hand-made sandals (a famous souvenir and popular gift from Capri).
We’ll take a gondola to the island’s highest point, Monte Solaro (with stunning 360 degree views over the island). In the afternoon, we’ll take a boat cruise around the island. You’ll have the option to bring a bottle of vino and soak up the sun & beach scenery. During the cruise we’ll have stops for swimming, and see the famous Blue Grotto.

What’s Included?

  • Transportation to and from Naples International Airport (NAP)
  • 7 days and 6 nights of accommodation (double or triple occupancy)
  • Breakfast, daily
  • Welcome dinner
  • R/T bus transfer to Positano (and to start point of hike)
  • R/T transfer to Pompeii & Naples
  • Guided tour of Pompeii and entrance ticket
  • Guided walking tour of Naples
  • Naples funicular car ride
  • Cooking class with 4 courses of Italian specialities (includes wine, water & coffee)
  • R/T boat to Capri island
  • Scenic boat cruise around Capri island
  • Blue Grotto entrance fee for Capri island
  • Gondola/chair lift to top of Capri island (both ways)
  • Farewell dinner on final night

What’s not Included?

  • Airfare to and from Naples International Airport (NAP)
  • Meals not outlined above
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance (recommended)
  • Laundry services, spa services, and/or other excursions not detailed above​
  • Any other items of a personal nature, such as telephone calls, souvenirs, postage fees, and/or personal purchases
  • Positano boat cruise – approx. €25
  • Naples lunch – €5-€10 for pizza or similar dishes (wine is very cheap as well)
  • Capri island – funicular up to Capri Town (instead of walking the steps) – €1.20
  • Museum entrances outside of Pompeii site
  • Scooter rental or any side trips on free day or during free time to further explore
Questions before you book? Contact us now!
Benvenuto to Italy | Sorrento
May 7, 2020

3:00 pm: Shuttle from Naples Airport
4:30 pm: Arrive at our Hotel
6:00 pm: Yin Yoga
7:30 pm: Welcome Dinner + Ceremony

Benvenuto to Italy!

Take in the spectacular views as we shuttle as a group from Naples (NAP) airport to our hotel in Sorrento.

After settling in and unpacking, stretch out your sore muscles from traveling with an optional deep stretch Yin Yoga class. We will gather for our first dinner as a group and indulge in Southern Italian specialties and Saluti to the adventure ahead!
Day 1
Hiking: The Path of the Gods | Positano
May 8, 2020

7:30 am: Morning Yoga Practice
9:00 am: Breakfast
10:30 am: Hiking Excursion
7:00 pm: Dinner and an Evening on the Town

Rise and shine with an invigorating morning yoga practice followed by breakfast with the group.

We'll head to Positano for our hiking excursion, the famous "Hike of the Gods". This strenuous 5 mile hike offers unrivaled views of the coast and leads down to the breathtaking seaside town of Positano. We will enjoy lunch before a late afternoon ride brings us back to our hotel.

Don't feel like hiking? While the hike is included in the price of the retreat, you’re free to stroll the beach, explore town or enjoy the pool instead—just let us know before your arrival so we can plan accordingly.

Get some rest after the hike and then let loose as we hit the town for dinner.
Day 2
Ancient Volcanic Ruins + Day Trip | Pompeii & Naples
May 9, 2020

7:30 am: Poolside Sun Salutations
8:00 am: Breakfast
9:00 am: Depart for Pompeii and Naples Excursions
7:00 pm: Reflect + Relax
8:00 pm: Candlelight Yoga Nidra Meditation

After morning sun salutations by the pool and a light breakfast, we will pack our bags and head out for a full day of exploration.

Revel in the stunning views and exciting twists and turns of a panoramic drive up the Amalfi Coast as we head to the Archeological site of Pompeii.

On our return home, a stop in Naples allows time for exploring Castel Nuovo, Galeria Umberto, Piazza Plebescito and the Spanish Quarter. We've included a trip up the funicular rail car to the viewpoint at Castel San'Elmo for the iconic view over the Bay of Naples and Mt. Vesuvius. And, no trip to Naples is complete without trying the legendary pizza that they are known for!

We will meet one more time in the evening for a relaxing Yoga Nidra Guided Meditation.
Day 3
4-Course Cooking Class with a Local Chef | Amalfi Coast
May 10, 2020

8:00 am: Morning Yoga Practice
9:00 am: Breakfast Included
12:00 am: Private Culinary Experience

A gentle slow flow yoga practice will start our morning with breakfast to follow.

Relax as much as you need before our private cooking lesson. Learn to prepare local specialties such as Neopolitan "pizzette", homemade gnocchi Sorrento or ravioli Caprese, sea bass prepared "aqua pazza" style and tiramisu for dessert. Included wine, limoncello and Italian coffee compliment our culinary extravaganza.

Take the rest of the day to relax or explore Sorrento and the surrounding beach towns to your heart's content!

In the evening, we’ll have an optional dinner/evening excursion
Day 4
Island Exploration + The Blue Grotto | Capri
May 11, 2020

7:00 am: Yoga
8:00 am: Breakfast
9:00 am: Depart for Capri Excursion

After breakfast, we will depart for our island of Capri excursion. A ferry will take us to Capri, an island renowned for its beauty. Explore boutique shops, purchase handmade sandals (a famous local souvenir) or take an optional trip up the gondola to Monte Solaro to partake in stunning 360° views over the island.

During the afternoon, enjoy some vino and soak up the sun as we embark on a boat cruise around the island! There will be stops for swimming and we will finish with a legendary trip to the famous Blue Grotto.
Day 5
Take What You Need | Amalfi Coast
May 12, 2020

7:00 am: Morning Yoga Practice
8:30 am: Breakfast Included
9:00 am: Day Trip to Amalfi + Atrani
6:00 pm: Farewell Dinner
7:30 pm: Sunset Reception + Intention Setting Ceremony

A gentle slow flow yoga practice will start our morning followed by breakfast at the hotel.

A short ride brings us to the cities of Amalfi and Atrani, where we will spend the afternoon in leisure.

We will meet again in the late afternoon for a liberating, heart opening yoga workshop. Relax as much as you need before our sunset reception with wine, snacks and an intention setting ceremony before retiring for our last night in this Italian paradise.
Day 6
The Inevitable Ciaos
May 13, 2020

7:00 am: Heart Opening Yoga Flow
7:30 am: Breakfast Included
9:30 am: Depart for Naples

Though our time together in paradise has ended, the memories and transformations will last forever. Gather your souvenirs and with unforgettable memories of this adventure, we will travel together one last time to the Naples airport where we can catch early afternoon flights back to our respective homes.
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Room Package

Private: Single room for one, Shared: We'll assign you a roommate or two!, Shared: you + a friend sign up separately, Shared: you + 2 friends sign up separately

Payment

Pay in Full: $1995/person, Pay in Full $2395, Payment Plan: $500 Deposit now + 2 installments of $747.5, Payment Plan: $500 Deposit now + 2 installments $947.5

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