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Detox and Wellness Portugal Ayurvedic Cooking Holiday

For a special treat, Casal Da Eira is offering a luxury wellness and detox program for everyone to enjoy. Step away from the hectic lifestyle and relax with an Ayurvedic relaxation. Your stay at Casal da Eira is combined with your individualized program including massages, meditation, lifestyle tips, and a cooking class on Ayurvedic basis. You will work with the Swiss Vee Ruede, who has a practice in Alportel for many years and offers a variety of Ayurvedic treatments.

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  • Learn Ayurvedic cooking
  • Tips for eating pattern lifestyle
  • Spiritual sessions for relaxation and meditation
  • Advice on lifestyle based on principles of doshas
  • Enjoy full body massages
  • Daily Ayurvedic breakfast
  • 7 nights accommodation


7 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
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Bed and breakfast Casal da Eira has all the facilities you need for a relaxing holiday. Their monumental building is tastefully decorated to southern style. There are different terraces in the sun or shadow with tables and comfortable armchairs. There is a large garden with grass and many fruit trees. Casal da Eira has a secluded large swimming pool surrounded by grass and cypresses in the back garden. There are luxurious sun beds with umbrellas. The pool has a whirlpool area. There is also a terrace in the shade with a trendy bar and outside lounge area, where you can buy drinks, ice cream, or snacks. It is also possible to order lunch or dinner in advance. You can also play table tennis there.

Casal da Eira also has a big lounge and kitchen for their guests. In the lounge area, you could watch television, watch a movie, or just relax on the sofa. The kitchen has all facilities to prepare your own meals. The whole property is surrounded by a large stone wall, so children can play safely. Casal da Eira has its own private parking and it is wheelchair accessible. Guests can use a shared living room with comfortable armchairs, a sofa, TV, DVD, bookcase with books in several languages and various games. There is a dining table to enjoy your own made meals in the well-equipped kitchen available for general use. It has a fridge to store your own food. There is free Wi-Fi throughout the Quinta.

Casal da Eira has five rooms, one family suite, and one studio-apartment. There are five double / triple rooms and the family suite is for 4 to 5 persons. The family suite consists of two rooms, each with its own entrance from the terrace. The shared bathroom is located on a private hallway. This two rooms are ideal for families or groups because of the private setting! The rooms have a private bathroom with shower or bath. Two rooms are located on the rear of the house and have direct views and access to the back garden with the pool. They can make the beds as a double or single bed. Furthermore, there is a detached from the house, a convenient two / three persons studio-apartment available with bedroom annex living room, separate kitchen, a bathroom, and private terrace. Change of towels will be done, after three nights of stay. Cleaning the room and sheets will be done once a week, when you stay for at least seven days.


Casal da Eira has compiled a weekly program in Casal da Eira. Half of your time, you will have an individualized program by Vee Ruede to relax and to work on a new mindset. You get 5 full body massages, advice on your lifestyle based on the principles of doshas, Ayurvedic cooking tips, and spiritual sessions to relax. Everything depends on your wishes and could be filled in based on your personal situation and needs.

The other half of your time, you can spend them in Casal da Eira by the pool or you can go to the beach, take a walk, or bike ride or do some sightseeing. In addition to this weekly program, there are also special day programs or the possibility to get just a single massage, during your stay at Casal da Eira.


Vee Ruede
Vee Ruede has twenty years of experience in massage therapy. She specializes in Ayurvedic therapy. She has previously studied with various Indian and Tibetan doctors.


This holiday will take place in Algarve, Portugal. Algarve has a very beautiful coast with a variety of beaches. There are all kinds of sights and attractions nearby where you can visit the local markets or cycle or hike in the Algarve to enjoy the beautiful hinterland.



  • Cooking classes
  • Cycling nearby
  • Golf course nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Hiking trail nearby
  • Horse riding / rental nearby
  • Massage
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Swimming pool
  • Table tennis


  • Bar
  • Beach nearby
  • Dining area
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Terrace


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Local market
  • Parking lot
  • Room cleaning


Ayurveda states that all energy; in the mind, in the world around us, and in the body has three characteristics, which are called doshas. For a healthy and balanced life, it is important that these three doshas: Vata, Pitta, and Kapha are in balance. For this holiday, you will learn Ayurvedic cooking and be given tips for your eating pattern. In the morning, they will also serve you with jam with your breakfast made from the fruits planted in their large garden. You can always pluck a plum or kumquat to taste. Please note that lunch and dinner will be on your own.

The local cuisine of the Algarve is characterized by the smell of fresh herbs picked in the hills. A popular dish in the autumn months is wild rabbit in wine. Furthermore, chicken fried with garlic (possibly made ​​with spicy piri piri), chickpeas with eggs, lamb stew, and a lot of sobremesas, which are sweets especially made ​​from almonds, figes, and alfarroba are well-known on the dining tables. Fresh fish is abundantly used in many different dishes. The cod fish is most popular. There are more than 350 recipes! Good wines are served everywhere.

Things to do (optional)

  • Go golfing
  • Go hiking and cycling
  • Go sightseeing in Algarve
  • Visit beaches in the Algarve

Spa treatments

Ayur means life and veda means science or knowledge. Therefore, Ayurveda can be translated as the Science or knowledge of life. Ayurveda, originally from India, is an old holistic philosophy, which over the years is developed into a different vision towards health and medical issues. The philosophy is that you can live in harmony and health, when the three energy streams of your body and soul are in optimal balance. These three types of energies, the so-called doshas, which are Vata (air), Pitta (fire) and Kapha (earth). By birth, each individual has his own composition of these three energies, therefore the optimal balance varies per person and depends on his or her constitutional or so-called dosha type.

An Ayurvedic treatment or massage has the aim to maintain or restore the imbalances between the energies in your body and soul to get you back in harmony, to prevent illness, and to give you new energy. You will get up to 5 full body massages, advice for your lifestyle based on your dosha type, and spiritual sessions for relaxing and meditation. You can also have additional treatments, based on your personal situation.

What's included

  • 1 advice on dosha type lifestyle
  • 1 Ayurvedic cooking lesson
  • 5 full body massages
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfast
  • Spiritual sessions for relaxation and meditation
  • Tips for eating pattern

What's not included

  • Additional activities
  • Additional meals
  • Airfare
  • Daily lunch and dinner
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips
  • Travel insurance

How to get there

Driving directions from Sao Bras

  • From Sao Bras, take the N2 to Alportel
  • You find Casal Da Eira on the right side, near the N2, 1.3 kilometers after the last traffic round abound of São Bràs

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Faro Airport (FAO).

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