News & Updates

Coronavirus update

UK holidays and also holidays to Europe are all going ahead as scheduled

Holidays to India and Cuba have been moved forward to winter season 2022-2023

Please follow this link for a full update      Covid 19 update

Please be patient when contacting us,  we are a small company of only two staff

Kind regards

Jilly & Debbie

Booking Your Flight

Please always try to book your flight through a website or agent who are ABTA and ATOL members and pay with a credit card..Book a flight with a COVID guarantee who will refund you if the holiday does not go ahead. (such as Easyjet)

See our flight button

Brexit - travel rules have changed.

Click here for information on travel to EU countries

Travel Insurance

Always make certain that you have insurance cover as soon as you book your holiday or flight. If you do not have an annual travel insurance policy you can take out cover just for the dates of your holiday at any point prior to the holiday taking place. The Post Office Travel Insurance includes cover fro Covid.

Taking out cover straight away ensures that should anything unexpected happen that is covered by the insurance policy  you can make a claim . Travel insurance policies vary enormously ALWAYS read the small print

Brexit and how it affects your travel

Passport You will now need at least three months validity left on your passport when travelling to an EU country and probably 6 months for further afield. Be especially careful if you renewed your passport early last time you renewed as this does not include the extra time on your passport between the actual renewal date and the date it was due for renewal. Follow this link, click on the country you are travelling to and then click on Entry Requirements http://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice

The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC)  which gave free, or reduced rate, healthcare when visiting the EU has been replaced with the UK Global Healthcare Insurance Card (GHIC).

This is free of charge, visit nhs.uk.ghic to obtain yours. You can continue to use your old EHIC until it expires. Neither of these cards covers Liechtenstein, Iceland, Norway and Switzerland. Do not forget to take out additional travel insurance as these cards do not cover all costs should you become sick or injured when in an EU country.
Remember that the GHIC is not an alternative to travel insurance. It will not cover any private medical healthcare or costs, such being flown back to the UK, or lost or stolen property.

Updates - flight delays


My flight has been delayed. Can I get compensation?

Check the Citizens advice website for detailed information by following this link

https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/consumer/holiday-cancellations-and-compensation/if-your-flights-delayed-or-cancelled/

Also read the following

Airlines don't have to pay out for delays caused by snow because weather is classified as an "extraordinary circumstance" – though some airlines may issue a refund at their discretion. For those of you flying to India you are almost certainly on a non EU airline so contact them direct to see exactly what you are entitled to.

According to Which magazine you can challenge your airline if you don't agree there were extraordinary circumstances – for example, if you are told you can't fly due to the snow, but other flights are departing. "Airlines may stretch the definition of extraordinary circumstances further than they should."

Which Magazine  states:-

If the delay is not caused by extraordinary circumstances you will be entitled to compensation under EU rules, but only if you are flying with an airline based in the EU or with a non-EU-based airline flying from an EU airport, and only if the delay is for two hours or more. If you are flying somewhere else or with a non-EU-based airline not flying from the EU you'll have to check that carrier's terms and conditions.

If you are delayed for two hours or more you are entitled to: two free phone calls, faxes or e-mails; free food and drinks; and free hotel accommodation if you need to stay overnight.

If your flight arrives at its destination three hours or more late you will receive compensation of between €250 and €600, depending on how far your flight takes you. So you'll get €250 if your three hour-delayed flight travels 1,500km or less (ie, London to Amsterdam), but €600 if your plane is delayed by four hours or more and travels at least 3,500km (ie, London to Sydney).

My flight has been cancelled. Will I get my money back?

If your flight is cancelled you should be offered either a refund or an alternative flight to your original destination.

For compensation you will have to look to the EU rules again, though if the delay is caused by snow – and thus an extraordinary circumstance – you might not get anything. If you are covered by EU regulations you will be entitled to travel assistance (such as help with rebooking for a later date) as well as meals and accommodation etc. Check the official EU website for more on your rights.

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Dalyan Spa, Turkey

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  • April, May, October, November

    Placing teachers now

    This venue has a hamman, plus an indoor and outdoor pool

Available from late 2021 this new yoga venue has spa facilities which include a hamman (Turkish Bath) , sauna, treatment room, a large outdoor pool plus a small indoor pool.

In 2022 yoga will take place in the conference room and in shaded areas outside. In 2023 we will have an outdoor yoga shala.

The venue is centrally situated in Dalyan Village  and close to the river.

You can also reach Iztutu beach by taking one of the many riverboats from the village, or a bus .Iztutu beach is huge, very beautiful and within the national park. There are no buildings other than a cafe at each end with changing huts and sunbeds -  it  is a conservation area with extremely strict access rules to protect the turtles which nest there.

Besides visiting the beach we can also arrange a variety of trips. There are also hot springs, mud baths and a huge lake to explore - its a very beautiful region.

A fantastic day out is the Twelve Island Boat Trip, On Saturday mornings there is a large market in Dalyan village selling local produce, spices, fabrics etc.

We can also arrange boat trips with barbeque lunches and a visit to a very old Haman (Turkish bath).

If you are interested in history there is the ancient city of Kaunas on the other side of the river or travel further afield to the Ghost Town at Kayaköy which is exactly as it was when the Greeks left Turkey to return to Greece in 1922.

Pleade note food at this venue wil be Turkish Vegetarian.

Yoga takes place twice daily on 5 days. This year it will be in the large conference room or the shaded outdoor space. In 2023 there wil be a purpose built outdoor yoga shala.

 

There is one day mid holiday with no yoga so we may venture further afield on excursions such as the 12 Island Boat Trip, or just spend the day relaxing by the pool..

 

Rooms are fitted with:-
    air conditioning,
    flat-screen TV with satellite channels,
    fridge, a kettle,
    hairdryer
    desk.
All rooms are en-suite

Includes - Tuition, accommodation, daily breakfast. Dinner on 4 allocated nights

Not Included - Flights and Insurance, meals other than as specified.

Flights - Fly to Dalaman airport.

Please note food at this venue will be Turkish vegetaian

 

Transfers - Individual taxi transfers are offered by the centre.

We will provide you with the airport meeting point and the names of the other guests in your transfer taxi and our own driver will meet you.

For this service the cost is £25 per person (£12.50) each way regardless of how many are in the taxi, for this service you have to order a return transfer.

The journey takes 30 minutes.

 

Visas are no longer required
All passengers must have at least six months remaining on their passport upon arrival in Turkey.

Arrival date Days Yoga Teacher Sharing Single
2022          
Apr 25th 7 Gentle Yoga with Optional Fitness Classes Daljit Kaur & Gary Phelps £545 £670
May 9th 7 Vinyasa Flow Yoga Tracey Killengray £485 £610
May 16th 7 Flowing Yoga Kathryn Banks £455 £580
May 23rd 7 Dance Fitness Yoga Melanie Griffiths £455 £580
Oct 3rd 7 on hold Tina Abbey tba tba
Oct 10th 7 Yoga & Qigong Fusion Caroline Wickham £475 £600
Oct 17th 7 Alignement based Hatha Flow Yoga Brigitte Riley £485 £610
Oct 24th 7 Vinyasa Flow & Yin Yoga Veronica Winter £445 £570
Oct 31st 7 Gentle Healing Yoga Roanna Harstad £425 £550
Nov 7th 7  Yoga available tba tba

Please note all costs above where no teacher is listed yet, are base costs and may vary according to the teacher.

In April and November 5 day long weekends will also be offered.

Includes:

Tuition, accommodation, breakfast and dinner on 4 evenings (one to be the arrival night)

Not included:

Flights and Insurance, meals other than as specified.

Meals on other nights:

There are many wonderful restuarants in Dalyan where you can eat as a group on nights when the hotel is not cooking.

On Saturdays we have an optional trip up-river to the hot springs and mud baths (after evening yoga) followed by a barbecue on board our boat as we float on the lake and gaze at the stars. .