WTS Lifestyle, Wellness & Conscience Retreat
Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia
Luna Salada Hotel
August 4-9, 2016
And… the second WTS Retreat is finally here!!! I couldn’t be more excited to share this with you because it’s taking place in my home country, Bolivia!! Do you guys remember the trip I made last year to visit an eco hotel entirely made of salt?! Well, this is it! We’ll be spending 6 days in one of the world’s most magical deserts. In case you’ve never heard of Salar de Uyuni, it’s a 12,000km2 salt desert in Bolivia, South America. Stories tell that these mesmerizing salt flats were an ocean approximately 24 million years ago. Due to movements in the tectonic plates, 4 lakes formed but only one, Lake Minchin, didn’t get any water flow from rivers therefore it evaporated 40,000 years ago giving birth to Salar de Uyuni; a white as snow paradisiac salt dessert surrounded by dozens of mountains.
The hotel we’ll be staying at tops my list of the most astonishing hotels I’ve ever visited. From the minute you walk through the hotel’s entrance, to the salt walls of the hallway, to the rooms with a view, you will not be able to stop wondering about how in the world they built something so beautiful out of a renewable natural resource as simple as SALT. Luna Salada is a 3000m2 property built entirely out of Uyini’s salt, cacti wood (another sustainable natural resource) and stones with 50 rooms, a holistic spa, views of Salar de Uyini (salt flats) and a vegetarian/vegan restaurant that all together manage to attract over 10,000 tourists per year.
Did I get you guys excited? I hope so! Now, let’s go straight to the juicy details.
-5 night accommodation
-3 vegan meals per day
-1 holistic spa treatment
-1 discussion/workshop about a "Lifestyle with a Conscience" led by me, Valeria Hinojosa.
-Daily meditation classes taught by Xochi Correa
-2 DIY (Do It Yourself) natural beauty and healing classes by Carolina Ballivian
-3 days of Eco Tours
-1 goodie bag with vegan, eco and organic products
-Transportation from Uyuni Airport to Hotel
-Day 1: Pick up from Uyuni Airport and drive to hotel. We’ll all meet for dinner.
-Day 2: Spend entire day at hotel. Yoga, meditation, DIY classes and spa.
-Day 3: Eco tours begin. We’ll be leaving right after yoga and breakfast to visit the salt flats, Colchani (Salt Arts & Crafts), Ojitos de Sal, Playa Blanca, Isla Incahuasi. Finish day with a majestic sunset in the middle of the salt desert. Back to hotel for dinner.
-Day 4: Second day of eco tours. We leave early in the morning after yoga/meditation and breakfast and drive to the major lakes. We’ll drive through Polques, Chuvica, Laguna Verde, Laguna Colorada, Valle de las Rocas, and Arbol de Piedra. We’ll spend the night at a different hotel (included in package) in the middle of the desert. Hotel Tayka del Desierto
-Day 5: Third and last day of eco tours. We’ll leave in the morning after yoga and meditation to continue our drive through the minor lakes and on our way back to our main hotel, Luna Salada. We’ll visit Laguna Hedionda and Chiarkota. We’ll end the night with a lovely Farewell group dinner at the hotel.
-Day 6: Breakfast and transportation to Uyuni airport.
PACKAGE PRICES (all taxes included):
Single Room Occupancy: $2800
Double Room Occupancy: $2300 (each person)
DISCOUNTED RATES (if payment received before April 30th):
Single Room Occupancy: $2450
Double Room Occupancy: $1950
BOLIVIA RATES (If you live in Bolivia)
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(In case you babes feel like adding these activities to your schedule. Note that they are not included in the WTS package and will have to be paid separately):
-Reiki: $30 per person (1 hour)
-Private Yoga Class (1 on 1): $40 per person (1.5 hours)
-Bach Flowers Session: $30 (40 mins)
*Your flight tickets are not included in the package so make sure you plan accordingly. You will need to fly to La Paz, Bolivia and from there catch another flight or train to Uyuni. Please email me your itinerary so the hotel driver can pick you up free of charge or if you have questions about booking your flights. The earlier you book them, the cheaper.
**YOU MIGHT NEED A VISA to enter Bolivia. It dependes on your nationality. Please review these guidelines and feel free to contact us for help/guidance. You can get the visa at Bolivia's airport or, to expedite the process, you can get it at a consulate. Bolivia's consulates are located in Houston, LA, Miami, Minneapolis, Oklahoma City, NY, DC.
***Please arrive in Uyuni on Thursday, August 4th before 7PM.