| About SpaFari:
Imagine, You are one of
a small group of people on an adventure - one that nourishes the senses and soul
as it slims
and tones the body, while you are learning about ancient cultures.
Imagine, An adventure in paradise, civilized with creature comforts one
associates with fine fitness resorts.
Imagine, Mouth watering healthy cuisine prepared by our private gourmet chefs in
charming local style, using the freshest, highest quality natural ingredients.
Exhilarating hikes in unspoiled natural environments and other outdoor
activities combined with Yoga, meditation, massage and powerfully inspiring
evening programs. Guides, often indigenous, offering in-depth information on
botany, geology, artistry, culture and history to enhance your experiences.
hikers of all fitness levels and abilities: from motivated beginners to
intermediate and experienced trekkers. We gear the length of our hikes and range
of elevation to your personal level of fitness, so you are not feeling rushed,
or held back from hiking longer distances. We often split the group into two, or
three, different hikes, giving each adventurer a great workout specific to their
individual ability and pace. This doesn’t mean you will necessarily stay in one
group all week.
How many staff on
One of the reasons why SpaFari is recognized as the top adventure spa (by 'A & E
TOP I0 Spas & Retreats' profile) is that we have such a high ratio of staff to
small groups of clients (generally around 10 clients on each trip).
Begin with a
Yoga/stretch and meditation class (or afternoon's depending on the weather).
Following a healthy breakfast, depart for the daily 5-15-mile scenic hike
(length depends on your fitness level). Hikes gradually increase in intensity
and distance throughout the week, always along and up peaceful, isolated
wilderness trails that often end up at historical sites. On most trips,
every-other-afternoon massages are included, with additional massages and beauty
treatments available. Relax in a Jacuzzi, meditate, journal, siesta, or partake
in a variety of fun outside activities, (location-specific), i.e.,
snorkel/scuba, swim, raft, bicycle ... and often great shopping!
No two SpaFari vacations
are alike, and each location offers a unique cultural fitness adventure: Raft
down the Ayung River and participate in temple ceremonies on the island of Bali.
Take a private Maasai-led Kenyan Safari originally scouted out by Ernest
Hemingway, or with South African bushman, visiting their villages and
handicrafts, balloon ride at sun rise. Explore prehistoric Native American ruins
in Sedona and experience a medicine wheel ceremony. Ferry across Lake Como to
hike the Alps and Dolomites, visit neo-classical villas and botanical gardens;
Snorkel and kayak the clear turquoise waters of Bali, Kauai and Dominica; hike
the Himalayas in Bhutan, attend national dance festivals and visits with monks.
These are just some of the vacation packages to choose from.
Regularly offered SpaFari adventures include: Aspen, Colorado; Sedona, Arizona;
Santa Barbara, California; Dominica, Caribbean; Lake Como, Umbria, and Amalfi
Coast, Italy; Devonshire and Cornwall, England; Bali; Kauai, Hawaii; Kenya;
Botswana, Namibia, Zambia; South Africa; Bhutan, India and New Zealand.
Additional locations can be chosen for a custom or private package for groups of
six or more. These include Scotland; Greece; Costa Careyes, Mexico; Guatemala;
Mallorca, Spain; Southern France; Kyoto, Japan; Thailand; Morocco; and Costa
Rica. Recreation options are tailored to each location.
SpaFari chefs and
restaurants prepare superior natural low-fat, low-calorie meals. The philosophy
is the hunter-gatherer or “Zone” diet consisting of a low-carbohydrate,
uncomplicated, and natural approach to food preparation. Each delicious gourmet
meal contains as many local fresh ingredients as possible and consists of mostly
organic fresh fruits and vegetables, legumes, organic chicken or freshly caught
fish of the day. The cleansing and detoxifying meal program serves no sugar,
alcohol, or caffeine. Packed lunch is eaten on the trail, while dinner is served
Include inspirational wellness talks on nutrition, longevity, stress management,
obtaining perfect digestion, conscious creating, and local history; a Native
American sweat lodge ceremony (Sedona). A variety of evening activities
(location specific) include musical events, theater, drumming or dance, cooking
classes, or cultural excursions.
upscale accommodations are unique to each destination, and situated in a scenic
and peacefuL setting. You may stay in an exotic private sanctuary in Bali, in
haciendas, villas, inns and hotels, private islands, upscale jungle lodges and
luxury tented camps in Africa.
SpaFari also offers
Ageless-Active Adventure packages for travelers over 65:
There are also teen programs as well as corporate retreats:
Form your own private group with custom itineraries
For ten more and receive a group discount: http://www.spafari.com/privatetrips.html
SpaFari gift certificates are available.