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Wellness and Beaches in Algarve

Main destination Coast of Algarve 8 Day Tour

Algarve Algarve Yoga Sagres Cascade Resort
Wellness and Beaches in Algarve

May 14-21, 2022

Double Occupancy: $2,874
Single Occupancy: $3,549
Deposit amount of $300 per person due upon registration.
Enter promo code HEIDIHEALING to save $250 per person if deposit is made before 09/01/2021
Retreat registration deadline is 11/13/2021
Welcome to Algarve. The name comes from the Arabic 'El Gharb' which means the West. The region is protected by mountains to the North and bordered by the sea to the South offering 125 miles of coastline carved with cliffs, long sandy beaches and spectacular views. With a mild climate, opportune location and tranquil atmosphere, the cuisine offers another persuasive reason to visit which is home to 6 Michelin star restaurants. Enjoy daily yoga at the resort in the morning and local wine as the sun sets each day, this single hotel stay is perfect for cultural emersion and relaxation.

Hotel

  • Cascade Wellness Resort

Included:

Meals (drinks included in all meals):
  • 7 Breakfasts
  • 3 Lunches
  • 2 Dinners
Activities:
  • Visit Chapel of Bones in Faro
  • Paddle boarding
  • Pottery Workshop
  • Sail in the Bay of Lagos
  • Guided Hike
  • Traditional Market Visit
  • Food Tasting Tour
Other Services:
  • One airport transfer privately in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Transportation privately in an air-conditioned vehicle during the tours mentioned on the program
  • Road tolls, Taxes, VAT
  • Porterage service at the hotels (1 bag per person)

Not Included:

  • Meals not mentioned in the program
  • Entrance fees in monuments
  • Tips for guide and driver- the value of the tip is up to the client
  • All other services not mentioned as included
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel Insurance
  • International airfare





Day 1

Faro / Praia Verde ou Lagos

Welcome to Algarve, Portugal! After arrival at Faro Airport, you'll meet your guide and be transferred to the hotel. After checking in, enjoy some time to explore the property before having a welcome dinner with the rest of the group.
Meals: Dinner
Accommodation: Cascade Wellness Resort

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Day 2

Full Day Faro / Olhão / Tavira

Start your day with a wellness activity by the beach and a leisurely breakfast. This morning, we will head out to explore Faro, Santa Luzia and Tavira.
The first stop will be to Faro, known as the capital of the Algarve. Your guided tour will feature the old town, a visit to the Carmo church, and its Bones Chapel. After the tour, you will have free time to explore the area or walk along the harbor.
Later in the day, we will visit the small fishing town of Santa Luzia. After the visit, we will continue to Tavira. During your time here, you will be amazed by the history of the city as you pass by the old ruins of the castle, the church of Santa Maria do Castelo, and the famous Ponte Romana Bridge.
Enjoy lunch served at a local restaurant before returning to the hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure to enjoy the pool or beach.
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Accommodation: Cascade Wellness Resort


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Day 3

Praia Verde Ou Lagos

After breakfast and a morning wellness activity, you will have the option to pick an included optional day tour.
Select one of the optional experiences:
Visit Loulé's Traditional Market and Taste the Local Flavors
Loulés markets offer a magnificent edifice of neo-Arabic style that extends the bustle of the surrounding streets. Here we can find many local products, such as fresh vegetables, fish, and fruits that grow in Loulé's surroundings. On this tour, you will visit the old and traditional city of Loulé, some special people that make the place come alive, and have the opportunity to taste the regional pastries in a local familiar factory, taste dried fruits that are always served with Medronho shots, and have a light lunch in a traditional tavern.
Petisco Tour
Try a wide variety of Petiscos, from land and sea. During this tour, you will experience the Portuguese way of eating, drinking, and celebrating friendship and hospitality. On your tour, a private guide will take you to 6 food tastings, 4 beverage tastings, and 4 historic sites.
The rest of the afternoon and evening are at leisure to enjoy the resort amenities.
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Accommodation: Cascade Wellness Resort


Tapas In The Tavern – Taberna Do Moleiro
Day 4

Portimão / Lagos / Sagres

After a wellness activity and breakfast at the hotel, you will take part in a full day to discover the Western Algarve. Our first visit is to Portimao, located on the bank of the Arade with its narrow streets where you can admire the typical houses with Portuguese tiles, iron balconies, and faience balustrades.
We will then visit Lagos, where Henry the Navigator had the first vessels built for his maritime expeditions. Our last visit is to Sagres, where you will visit the famous fortress. Enjoy lunch at a typical Portuguese restaurant before returning to the hotel where you can enjoy the rest of the day at the pool or beach.
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Accommodation: Cascade Wellness Resort


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Day 5

Praia Verde Ou Lagos

After a wellness activity at the hotel followed by breakfast, you will have a free day for activities to enjoy.
Select one of the optional experiences of the day:
Sail in the Bay of Lagos
On this shared cruise, sail in the Bay of Lagos and explore some of the most impressive caves and rock formations in Southern Portugal. After experiencing this beauty of nature from afar, we will anchor in a sheltered bay where the crew will prepare and serve grilled chicken, salad, bread, and wine. Don’t forget to bring your swimsuit to jump into the water for a swim. After lunch, we will continue our journey and show you the famous caves of “Ponta da Piedade” by a smaller boat. Eventually we will raise the sails again and make our way back up the coast. Feel the magic of sailing, while you relax, sip a cocktail, and enjoy the sun, sea, and breathtaking view.
Hiking in Fonte Benemola and Serra Do Caldeirao
From the “Barrocal” to the hills of “Serra do Caldeirão”, you will depart and arrive at Benemola local protected area (Querença). This is the ideal program for those seeking a pure hike in nature. You'll have close contact with dense cork trees in the woods, which produces the best cork in the world, and its rich biodiversity, including many species of wild plants and birds, such as Bonnelli´s Eagle or the colorful Kingfisher. Enjoy a walking journey through a different Algarve!
After your activity, return to the hotel to enjoy the rest of the afternoon and evening.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Cascade Wellness Resort


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Day 6

Alte / Querença (Typical Village)

Start your morning off with a wellness activity overlooking the the ocean followed by breakfast at the hotel. Today, we will visit one of the liveliest towns in the interior of Algarve where you will have free time to walk around and visit the castle. The picturesque market full of fruits and vegetables offers a wide choice in crafts. Nowadays, we can still find artisans who produce leather articles, delicate works, and beautiful pottery. After our exploration, we will sit down for lunch at a typical Portuguese restaurant.
After lunch, stroll through the narrow and flowery streets and discover the most picturesque village in the Algarve. You can admire the door of the church of Nossa Senhora da Assunção, a good example of Manueline architecture. After the tour, return to the hotel for the rest of the day at leisure.
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Accommodation: Cascade Wellness Resort


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Day 7

Lagos

After a morning wellness activity and breakfast at the hotel, select one of the optional experiences of the day:
Stand Up Paddle
Be amazed by the magical waters of the Algarve by “walking” on them!
Duration: 2 hours
Pottery Workshop—Try the Potter's Wheel
A workshop that will take us to the magic of the potter's wheel by transforming subtle movements of the hands in a thousand forms, created from a simple piece of clay. The work will be experienced at the wheel, creating various forms. At the end, participants will take home a traditional “alguidarinho” (small bowl) previously prepared. In the workshop, you will paint a tile, a traditional art of Algarve.
Duration: 2 hours
Freshen up upon returning, before enjoying a farewell dinner at the hotel restaurant.
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Accommodation: Cascade Wellness Resort


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Day 8

Departure

Start your morning with yoga by the beach and a leisurely breakfast. After check out, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back home.
Meals: Breakfast

The activity Level for this tour is:

Average - Some tours may include hiking or potential higher elevation hiking, biking, SUP, rafting, or kayaking in addition to walking on uneven surfaces or for longer periods of time.

Itinerary

Day 1

Faro / Praia Verde ou Lagos

Welcome to Algarve, Portugal! After arrival at Faro Airport, you'll meet your guide and be transferred to the hotel. After checking in, enjoy some time to explore the property before having a welcome dinner with the rest of the group.
Meals: Dinner
Accommodation: Cascade Wellness Resort

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Day 2

Full Day Faro / Olhão / Tavira

Start your day with a wellness activity by the beach and a leisurely breakfast. This morning, we will head out to explore Faro, Santa Luzia and Tavira.
The first stop will be to Faro, known as the capital of the Algarve. Your guided tour will feature the old town, a visit to the Carmo church, and its Bones Chapel. After the tour, you will have free time to explore the area or walk along the harbor.
Later in the day, we will visit the small fishing town of Santa Luzia. After the visit, we will continue to Tavira. During your time here, you will be amazed by the history of the city as you pass by the old ruins of the castle, the church of Santa Maria do Castelo, and the famous Ponte Romana Bridge.
Enjoy lunch served at a local restaurant before returning to the hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure to enjoy the pool or beach.
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Accommodation: Cascade Wellness Resort


GettyImages-954835218.jpg
Day 3

Praia Verde Ou Lagos

After breakfast and a morning wellness activity, you will have the option to pick an included optional day tour.
Select one of the optional experiences:
Visit Loulé's Traditional Market and Taste the Local Flavors
Loulés markets offer a magnificent edifice of neo-Arabic style that extends the bustle of the surrounding streets. Here we can find many local products, such as fresh vegetables, fish, and fruits that grow in Loulé's surroundings. On this tour, you will visit the old and traditional city of Loulé, some special people that make the place come alive, and have the opportunity to taste the regional pastries in a local familiar factory, taste dried fruits that are always served with Medronho shots, and have a light lunch in a traditional tavern.
Petisco Tour
Try a wide variety of Petiscos, from land and sea. During this tour, you will experience the Portuguese way of eating, drinking, and celebrating friendship and hospitality. On your tour, a private guide will take you to 6 food tastings, 4 beverage tastings, and 4 historic sites.
The rest of the afternoon and evening are at leisure to enjoy the resort amenities.
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Accommodation: Cascade Wellness Resort


Tapas In The Tavern – Taberna Do Moleiro
Day 4

Portimão / Lagos / Sagres

After a wellness activity and breakfast at the hotel, you will take part in a full day to discover the Western Algarve. Our first visit is to Portimao, located on the bank of the Arade with its narrow streets where you can admire the typical houses with Portuguese tiles, iron balconies, and faience balustrades.
We will then visit Lagos, where Henry the Navigator had the first vessels built for his maritime expeditions. Our last visit is to Sagres, where you will visit the famous fortress. Enjoy lunch at a typical Portuguese restaurant before returning to the hotel where you can enjoy the rest of the day at the pool or beach.
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Accommodation: Cascade Wellness Resort


GettyImages-1137257728.jpg
Day 5

Praia Verde Ou Lagos

After a wellness activity at the hotel followed by breakfast, you will have a free day for activities to enjoy.
Select one of the optional experiences of the day:
Sail in the Bay of Lagos
On this shared cruise, sail in the Bay of Lagos and explore some of the most impressive caves and rock formations in Southern Portugal. After experiencing this beauty of nature from afar, we will anchor in a sheltered bay where the crew will prepare and serve grilled chicken, salad, bread, and wine. Don’t forget to bring your swimsuit to jump into the water for a swim. After lunch, we will continue our journey and show you the famous caves of “Ponta da Piedade” by a smaller boat. Eventually we will raise the sails again and make our way back up the coast. Feel the magic of sailing, while you relax, sip a cocktail, and enjoy the sun, sea, and breathtaking view.
Hiking in Fonte Benemola and Serra Do Caldeirao
From the “Barrocal” to the hills of “Serra do Caldeirão”, you will depart and arrive at Benemola local protected area (Querença). This is the ideal program for those seeking a pure hike in nature. You'll have close contact with dense cork trees in the woods, which produces the best cork in the world, and its rich biodiversity, including many species of wild plants and birds, such as Bonnelli´s Eagle or the colorful Kingfisher. Enjoy a walking journey through a different Algarve!
After your activity, return to the hotel to enjoy the rest of the afternoon and evening.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Cascade Wellness Resort


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Day 6

Alte / Querença (Typical Village)

Start your morning off with a wellness activity overlooking the the ocean followed by breakfast at the hotel. Today, we will visit one of the liveliest towns in the interior of Algarve where you will have free time to walk around and visit the castle. The picturesque market full of fruits and vegetables offers a wide choice in crafts. Nowadays, we can still find artisans who produce leather articles, delicate works, and beautiful pottery. After our exploration, we will sit down for lunch at a typical Portuguese restaurant.
After lunch, stroll through the narrow and flowery streets and discover the most picturesque village in the Algarve. You can admire the door of the church of Nossa Senhora da Assunção, a good example of Manueline architecture. After the tour, return to the hotel for the rest of the day at leisure.
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Accommodation: Cascade Wellness Resort


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Day 7

Lagos

After a morning wellness activity and breakfast at the hotel, select one of the optional experiences of the day:
Stand Up Paddle
Be amazed by the magical waters of the Algarve by “walking” on them!
Duration: 2 hours
Pottery Workshop—Try the Potter's Wheel
A workshop that will take us to the magic of the potter's wheel by transforming subtle movements of the hands in a thousand forms, created from a simple piece of clay. The work will be experienced at the wheel, creating various forms. At the end, participants will take home a traditional “alguidarinho” (small bowl) previously prepared. In the workshop, you will paint a tile, a traditional art of Algarve.
Duration: 2 hours
Freshen up upon returning, before enjoying a farewell dinner at the hotel restaurant.
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Accommodation: Cascade Wellness Resort


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Day 8

Departure

Start your morning with yoga by the beach and a leisurely breakfast. After check out, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back home.
Meals: Breakfast

The activity Level for this tour is:

Average - Some tours may include hiking or potential higher elevation hiking, biking, SUP, rafting, or kayaking in addition to walking on uneven surfaces or for longer periods of time.

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