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Whale watching & Swimming with dolphins in European Hawaii!

An unforgettable trip to the Azores – Portugal

The trip in a nutshell!

What?

5 full days in São Miguel Island in the Azores to enjoy this magnificent nature, to watch whales and swim with dolphins in their natural habitat!

When? 27 March 2019 – 31 March 2019

Activities included:

  • Whale watching
  • Swimming with dolphins
  • Hiking
  • Horse riding (optional at extra cost)
  • Canoeing
  • Bike tour (optional)
  • Spiritual retreat with Alexander Northern Deer

Where? São Miguel Island in the Azores, Portugal

How? We will meet at Ponta Delgada Airport in São Miguel Island in the Azores, Portugal from where we will pick up our rented cars.

Participation?

855 euro

 

WHY TO MAKE THIS TRIP

Mother Nature has created a land full of natural beauty, ready to be explored, in the blue immensity of the Atlantic Ocean: the Azores.

Azores is a tropical paradise in Europe so easily accessible and on the top 100 World’s Most Sustainable Destinations.  At sea, its crystal clear waters are home to a rich diversity of fauna and blessed with great creatures as giant whales and acrobatic dolphins. On land shades of green cover the landscapes of mountains formed by volcanoes, fields, lakes and springs. The number of waterfalls on the Azorian islands is countless. If you don’t like cold water you can try the hot springs. Yes, you can also find geysers at the Azores!

We call all of you nature lovers to join forces with us in this off-the beaten path adventure and let nature immerse us in silence and self-discovery and reveal to us the essence of our being.

Let us enjoy these 5 days together in Sao Miguel island in Azores to watch whales these beautiful mammals and swim with dolphins in their natural environment. We will hike in amazing lush nature, do horse riding, canoeing, ride our bicycles around beautiful lakes, take baths in hot springs and get to know the island. Our group will be led by Alexander Northern Deer, spiritual teacher, Shaman and healer and we will have many in depth practises.

We are welcoming you with love! This life is for freedom!

Activities & Fun

Whale watching

During this activity you will have the opportunity to watch some of more than 25 cetacean species that can be found in the Azores. Although nature offers no guarantees, whales and dolphins are regularly seen during this activity, along with turtles, seabirds and other marine life. Before the boat trip begins, biologists give us a briefing to explain which cetacean species can be observed, safety measures aboard, how we respect the animals and rules of observation at sea as well as some historical facts. During the activity each passenger is required to wear a life vest which is provided. Also raincoat and pants are provided.

Swimming with dolphins

Imagine yourself floating in the deep blue ocean of the Atlantic, watching and hearing dolphins in their natural habitat. Learn more about the species, enjoy the ocean and find yourself on this invigorating trip! Before the trip a general presentation about: the dolphin species, how to swim with dolphins responsibly in the wild, how to use a mask and snorkel, rules and how to behave around the dolphins and safety measures aboard,will be provided. Our beautiful friends are waiting for us!

Hiking

The Azores island is home to some of the most scenic hiking trails you can find anywhere.

In particular, Sao Miguel island is packed with volcano craters, lagoons, small rivers and waterfalls which are accessible only on foot. We will endeavour to explore and discover the beauty of nature while hiking and immerse our selves in silence, while doing spiritual practises on the way, amongst which is swimming in cold and hot water!

Waterfalls

Hiking in Azores

Lake Sete Citades

Horse riding (optional at extra cost)

Those who love horses will discover a riding haven in the Azores, an archipelago home to many well-trained Lusitano and Cruzado Portuguese horses. As the island offers breath-taking landscapes and views over the Atlantic Ocean, paired with colourful gardens and green pastures is the perfect location to enjoy your horse – ride that will last 2-3 hours. Please let us know in advance if you would like to go for horse-riding!!!

Canoeing

Let’s paddle! We love canoeing, is a wonderful way to relax enjoying beautiful clean waters and the peace of the lake. We will take our canoes and paddle in beautiful Sete Cidades lake. Get ready!

Biking

Biking in a volcano crater sounds something worthy of a bucket list, doesn ‘t it? Well the Azores are the right place to do it. For those that love biking we will rent our bikes and enjoy a stroll around Lagoa das Furnas. If you don’t know how to bike you can enjoy a walk around or even take a canoe to explore the lake.

Horse riding

Biking

Canoeing / Kayaking

 

Spiritual Seminar

Our Trip is also an opportunity to take some time to discover ourselves and go deeper into the more intimate parts of our lives.

To do this, we will have some moments of meditative talks and practices given from Alexander – Spiritual Teacher, Healer & Educator of Family, Business and Self Management.

Alexander will help to create an energy field so that we can connect with all the elements of nature and the aspects of the trip more deeply in order to receive insights and understanding of life and ourselves that otherwise would not be possible in a normal state of consciousness. This will happen by some topics we will discuss and also some of the practices that are available to do all together during the hiking, activities and other moments of the trip

In this Trip we will delve into:

* The Spiritual knowledge of Healing: how to maintain our health, reasons of diseases, a practice of Self-healing, yoga rituals to keep our physical body active (We will also do the Tao Yoga ritual and breathing practice for enhancing our immune system).

* Energetic Empowerment & Developing of Personal Power: Self-Confidence, how to empower ourselves with practice with everyday mindfulness, reasons we lose our confidence in our relationships and communication with other people (Theory and energy practices are going to be done in nature).

* Relationships & Karma: Meditation and talks about this most important topic of life

* Self Inquiry & Vipasana: You will learn meditation technique to use in your everyday life that will help you to dissolve blockages and identifications in the soul level

* Shamanic Tradition: Teachings from ancient times and the first understanding of spirituality in the world dated back to 40.000 ago!

* …and many other moments and meditation techniques that will enhance your experience of this trip to the fullest. Come with us to enjoy, learn, experience, relax and most of all have a great boost in your transformation in life to a more confident and awakened being!

See you all there!

Also, a possibility for those who want to have an individual consultation with Alexander Northern Deer without additional cost.

(More information about Alexander visit: (https://theworldofwisdom.com/our-insctructors/)

Alexander Northern Deer – Spiritual Teacher, Shaman, Healer & Founder of WOW Academy

Artemisia – Inner Adventurer & Founder of The Travel Capsule Project, part of the WOW Academy

 

 

THE ACCOMMODATION

We will enjoy a beautiful stay in Herdade do Ananas farm stay! Featuring free bikes, Herdade do Ananás is located in Ponta Delgada, 2.9 km from Portas da Cidade. Among the various facilities are a garden and a shared lounge. Both free WiFi and private parking are accessible at the farm stay.

At Herdade do Ananás, every room includes a desk and a flat-screen TV. Featuring a private bathroom with a shower and free toiletries, certain units at the accommodation also boast a garden view. At Herdade do Ananás, the rooms include a seating area.

Guests at the farm stay can enjoy a buffet breakfast.

Featuring a higher level of comfort and tranquillity, Herdade do Ananás allows guests to enjoy a variety of experiences.

The famous Pineapple Greenhouses are located at the property which produces the fruit since 1958 and we will be able to enjoy a guided tour in the farm.

 

 

PARTICIPATION

Whale watching & Swimming with dolphins in the Azores Package: 855 €

The total amount has to be settled  prior our arrival in the Azores according to the hotel policy.

The “Whale watching & Swimming with dolphins in the Azores Package” includes:

– Four nights accommodation, including breakfast, in beautiful “Herdade do Ananas” Guesthouse featuring private bathrooms.

– Whale watching activity

– Swimming with dolphins activity

– Canoeing activity

– Hiking activity

– Spiritual seminar with Alexander Northern Deer

– Rented cars

The “Whale watching & Swimming with dolphins in the Azores Package” does not include:

– Air-flight tickets.

– Lunches & dinners  we will choose beautiful and affordable places in the wide variety of fantastic restaurants in the Azores.

– Horse riding (optional at extra cost: 70 euro)

– Bike rentals

– Gas expenses (around 20-30 euro)

 

HOW TO REGISTER – relevant Information

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CONTACT US AND RESERVE YOUR TRIP

  • To enrol, please send us an email by clicking on the button above saying that you want to participate.
  • To reserve your place, we will ask you for a 30% deposit of the package cost (non-refundable). We will be a small group of max. 10 participants.
  • As soon you have booked your air flights, thanks to sending us your air-flight confirmation and details. Please DO NOT book your air flights before contacting us to discuss the details and then you can proceed with the booking.

The airflights:

You will have to book a flight to Ponta Delgada Airport in São Miguel Island in Azores, Portugal


If you would like for us to book the air-flight ticket on your behalf please let us know and we will be happy to assist you for a small fee.

Remarks:

1) You should make on your own all the relevant arrangements to have a valid health insurance for your trip to the Azores

 

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