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Go on a gastronomic journey with Perillo's Learning Journeys to mystical Malta! You will visit Gozo, Mdina, and Valetta during this mystical Malta wellness journey and focus on wellness, food, and wine with hands on cooking classes and art workshops. Enjoy an exclusive visit to the fashion house of Charles and Ron, learn about the eclectic art, and the fashion scene in Malta
You will be staying in first class hotels during this retreat.
Namaste and welcome to the peaceful and beautiful island of Malta. Transfer to the north of Malta and from there to Gozo by ferry. You will be served a farm to table welcome dinner at the hotel.
After breakfast, set out to explore Gozo with food tastings on the way. You will have lunch at Tatitas. Explore Gozo in the afternoon and visit the Ayurvedic spa at the Kempenski.
After a morning yoga session and breakfast, you will head to the studio of a local artist, Hermine Sammut and her school, Connect 2 Gozo. Depicting the sustainable art of Malta, the artist uses local flowers from her fields to create paintings, provides learning experiences with her jewelry making and ceramics, and creating pieces of original art that students take home.
In the afternoon, you will spend time at the hotel spa. Spa treatments, cooking, and yoga courses will be held at the hotel.
Enjoy a morning yoga class before transferring to visit with Victor, an animal whisperer, and founder of Dreams of Horses Farm. Victor’s intuitive gift with rescued animals will teach you the methods animals use to communicate. With his guiding compassion and respect, the animals are integrated in large open air areas displaying tolerance for one another and exhibit a loving, therapeutic kindness in their work with people with special needs, and the emotionally challenged.
In the afternoon, you will enjoy a boat tour around Comino. After that, you will transfer to Mdina and check in at The Corinthia Palace and enjoy a farm to table dinner designed by renown Chef Steven Hogan.
After an early yoga session, enjoy breakfast, followed by a Valletta walking tour in the morning. You will enjoy a visit to the shop of local designers, Charles and Ron, where you will learn about the vibrant international fashion scene. Visit St. John Cathedral Stop at Casa Rocca Piccola and enjoy Prosecco at their lovely courtyard.
You will have lunch at the City Lounge, the trendy place with the view to Grandmaster Palace. Take a walk to Upper Baracca Gardens, visit Villa Bologna, and its gardens in the afternoon. You will have afternoon tea inside the Villa.
After breakfast, you will depart for Diar Il Bniet in Dingle. The farm-to-table restaurant is owned by Dorianne, a young entrepreneur whose focus is "taste meets tradition," and where the traditional lunch uses products from her farm. Food as it should be, is pure and fresh. Yoga and healthy cooking will be done at a farmhouse.
You will visit Hagar Qim Temple in the afternoon where you will feel the energy with meditation near the temples. You will have a farewell dinner at the Corinthia Palace.
Depart from beautiful Malta with a new knowledge of the island and wellness practices to incorporate into your life.
This retreat will take place in Gozo, Malta. Learning Journeys' president, Carol Dimopoulos traveled to Malta as a USTOA modern day explorer knowing only of Malta’s close geographic proximity to Sicily. With the help of the Malta Tourist Board, what she discovered were endless possibilities to experience outstanding hospitality, a land that blends sea and sun, rich Mediterranean cuisine, and warm people who welcome guests with open hearts.
The Maltese know how to throw a party and seem to have tapped into the secret of enjoying life to the fullest. It is no wonder the knights of St. John so fiercely protected this Mediterranean jewel. Mind, body, and spirit is at the core of the history of Malta. Some of the oldest Megalith temples still exist, dating back to more than 7,000 years. Today, the choices are endless to reset the mind, body, and spirit. A sense of well-being permeates the Maltese islands.
From small boutique-style hotels to private villa rentals and luxury resorts, a holistic lifestyle is amplified by yoga, wellness, spas, temple visits, festivals, healthy food, and meditation.
Some meals are included in the price. You will have an amazing time spoiling your tastebuds with rich Mediterranean cuisine.
You will visit an Ayurvedic spa at the Kempenski and enjoy an afternoon at the hotel spa in Gozo.
Malta International Airport
Please book your flight to arrive at Malta International Airport (MLA). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Perillo's Learning Journeys will pick you up from the airport.