March 2nd - March 9th 2019
We are incredibly excited to be heading back to one of surfing’s most iconic destinations; Chicama, Peru.
We will be in Peru from March 2nd – March 9th 2019, running 7 nights and 5 days of surfing and yoga in this sublime location.
Having successfully hosted Pop-Ups in Banda Aceh, Sumatra, and last year in Peru; your hosts Jazmin & Franco will take you there again, one of their favourite destinations in South America to provide that familiar Soul & Surf experience.
They have designed, an all-inclusive trip to the home of one of the longest left hand waves in the world. The landscape in Chicama is like being in the moon, soft clay sand colour cliffs– with a great added gift: beautiful waves coming through travelling far away from the Pacific Ocean.
We have found a beautiful boutique hotel in the area to provide you with the best location and most comfortable experience while you spend your days enjoying yoga, surf and food. With slight changes to excel the first one, for this retreat we will be taking over the boutique hotel for only the Soul & Surf crew, yahoo.
Peru has a pretty magical background. Located in the epicentre of ancient cultures compared to Egypt and the Maya’s in the north of south America; connected 100% to their environment they built up one of the most amazing empires.
Apart from the never-ending-perfect-shaped left, you can also think of Peru in a bigger picture and jump into an adventure before or after your visit to us. You can explore the Nazca lines, an unexplainable creation of the ancient cultures: how these guys draw giant hieroglyphics in the ground that can only be seen from a plane is incredible. Cajamarca is a beautiful andine colonial town, where you can find different archeological colonial sites, and also, the fort where Atahualpa (the last Inca’s governor) was hidden.
Huacachina, an oasis in the middle of the dessert where you can camp in the dunes. How cool is this?
The fantastic scenery of the Titi Kaka Lake and the Puno’s community that live in floating islands made out of straws, the majestic Machu Picchu ruins alongside the different villages (forts) that the Incas built around the kingdom.
Peru is rich in history, and you can definitely feel the strong energy that has pierced it through the ancient times. This is difficult to express in words, you must experience it for yourself.
If surfing one of the longest waves in the world is not enough you can check out the remains of Chan-Chan, an old Moche Indian site and if your legs are not burned out from surfing you can go hiking and climbing in nearby Huaraz, home of the famous Cordillera Blanca, a 6000m high mountain.
Last but not least, one of the highlights of Peru is the food. A blend of different tastes and textures from the Andean country put together in a creative menu a la carte which you will be able to choose from every lunch and dinner.
…what better way to spend your days than immersed in the Pacific Ocean?
A Typical Day
We base our days around the tides, each day we’ll have a window of opportunity to go for one big surf or maybe two smaller surfs. Here is an idea of what we’ll get up to.
|6am||Meet for pre-surf tea, coffee and bananas|
|6.30am||Head to the beach for a lesson or jump in the Zodiac and head out to the point|
Breakfast, load up with energy after the morning surf…and relax.
A well-deserved lunch.
|2.30pm||Stretch, bend, strengthen and recover with our daily yoga sessions|
|4pm||Back in the water for an afternoon surf (if you have the energy, or just chill or just chill by the pool!)|
|6.30pm||Sunset drinks and pre-dinner snacks|