Relax, unwind, repeat: 8 wellness adventures guaranteed to lead to a better you

Escape the stresses of modern life and discover a new, calmer you in some of the most beautiful spots on the planet.

1: Better yourself in Bhutan

Tiger’s Nest Temple (Dreamstime)

© Provided by Wanderlust Publications Tiger’s Nest Temple (Dreamstime)Bhutan has long put stock in personal wellbeing. It is the only country in the world to have a Gross National Happiness Index. This wellness tour with TravelLocal is the perfect way to immerse yourself in this most calming and restorative country.

Your daily activities in Bhutan have been chosen to nurture your inner self so that you leave with high levels of both wellness and relaxation. Bhutan’s magnificent mountains, fresh alpine air and relaxing hot springs will ensure your tired muscles are soothed and your busy mind quietened. Change and growth are assured.

Trip:Wellness and Hot-spring Tour

Who:TravelLocal

When: Flexible departures throughout the year

How long: 7 days

How much: From £1,580 (exc. flights)

2: Discover a better you in Bali

Yoga in Ubud (Dreamstime)

© Provided by Wanderlust Publications Yoga in Ubud (Dreamstime)Gorgeous, tropical Bali has long been a beacon to travellers in search of their spiritual side. On this wellness tour with G Adventures you’ll get to Improve your mind and body as well.

You’ll start your journey with Canang in Ubud, a traditional offering given at Hindu temples, before immersing yourself in nine days of rejuvenating activities, healthy food and thought-provoking sights. From daily yoga practices to traditional Balinese healing ceremonies to stops at the serene beaches of Pemuteran and Sanur, you will be entranced by Bali’s natural calming spirit and its ability to facilitate a deeper connection with world.

Trip:Wellness Bali

Who:G Adventures

When: Departures throughout the year

How long: 9 days

How much: From £1,149 (exc. flights)

3: Succumb to the spirit of India

Girl worshipping beside the Ganges (Shutterstock)

© Provided by Wanderlust Publications Girl worshipping beside the Ganges (Shutterstock)Fast track your inner journey on this wellness and spiritual journey through India with TravelLocal.

In a land where spirituality is practiced on a day-to-day basis, you’ll undertake yoga and meditation in the Himalayas and along the holy Ganges. You’ll make pilgrimages to ancient Hindu temples and visit other famous sites integral to the country’s spirituality. Highlights include a mediation session at Sarnath and yoga on the Itmenaan Estate.

Trip:The Spirit of India – Yoga, Meditation, Himalayas and the Holy Ganges

Who:TravelLocal

When: Flexible departures throughout the year

How long: 15 days

How much: From £2,590 (exc. flights)

4: Pursue personal growth in Peru

Woman meditating above Machu Picchu (Shutterstock)

© Provided by Wanderlust Publications Woman meditating above Machu Picchu (Shutterstock)Feel energy flow through your body in one of the most mystical places on earth on this wellness adventure in Incan Peru with G Adventures.

Your seven-day journey begins in the Sacred Valley, with a stand-up paddleboard yoga session on pristine waters surrounded by towering Andean peaks. Each day offers new activities and new discoveries including yoga sessions, a hot springs visit, and the option to do the one day Inca Trail Hike. Bask in the awe-inspiring beauty of Machu Picchu as you absorb the mysterious power of these ancient ruins, returning home with a renewed lift in your step.

Trip:Wellness Peru – Machu Picchu And The Sacred Valley

Who:G Adventures

When: Flexible departures throughout the year

How long: 7 days

How much: From £1,199 (exc. flights)

5: Zone out in Zanzibar

Masaai by the beach in Zanzibar (Shutterstock)

© Provided by Wanderlust Publications Masaai by the beach in Zanzibar (Shutterstock)Sometimes the key to personal wellness is just getting away from it all, detoxing from the stresses of modern life in a place where such stresses are virtually unknown. That’s exactly what this ‘Me Time’ break in Zanzibar with African Star Tours delivers.

Designed with the single female traveller in mind, this break is designed to help you refocus and rediscover who you are. You’ll explore Stone Town, learn how local spices are grown and made, wander sugar white beaches and sail on the Indian Ocean. As you indulge in a sunset beach BBQ, you’ll wonder why you didn’t discover yourself sooner.

Trip:10 Night “Me Time” Solo Traveller Tour in Zanzibar

Who:African Star Tours

When: Departures Nov & Feb

How long: 10 nights

How much: From £1,115 (exc. flights)

7: Spoil yourself at a Sicilian spa

Beach at the bay in Cefalu (Shutterstock)

© Provided by Wanderlust Publications Beach at the bay in Cefalu (Shutterstock)Treat yourself to a well-deserved break in one of Sicily’s most beautiful corners on this luxurious spa holiday in Cefalu with Wexas Travel.

Tucked away among lush Mediterranean gardens, with its own private beach and olive groves, the stunning Alberi del Paradiso is the perfect place to unwind and discover a more relaxed you. The sunset-reddened cliffs and crystal-clear waters of the Santa Lucia promontory are only minutes away, as is Cefalu’s Norman cathedral. 

The highlight, however, is Alberi del Paradiso’s spa, set in a converted 18th century windmill. It boasts saunas, steam baths and treatment rooms where massages are accompanied by the sweet scent of citrus trees and jasmine plants.

Trip:Alberi Del Paradiso, Cefalu

Who:Wexas Travel

When: Flexible departures throughout the year

How long: Flexible

How much: POA

8: Cool down in Colombia

Shelters at the beach on Rosario Islands (Shutterstock)

© Provided by Wanderlust Publications Shelters at the beach on Rosario Islands (Shutterstock)Discover the perfect balance of beautiful scenery and quiet contemplation on this extraordinary wellness holiday in Colombia with G Adventures. 

Let your body flow and your mouth water in Cartagena with a yoga session and street food tour. Then spend a day by the crystal clear waters on the Rosario Islands before journeying to your accommodation, just outside of Tayrona National Park. Here you’ll treat both body and mind to a hike and a healing visit to a sacred pools of Aluna Springs, do yoga and reflect on your Colombian adventure with complete clarity.

Trip:Wellness Colombia

Who:G Adventures

When: Departures Jan-Jul, Nov & Dec

How long: 8 days

How much: £1,349 (exc. flights)

Source: Wanderlust.co.uk

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