La Vista, active trips for women, biking, kayaking and shopping in Carmel-by-the-Sea california
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Questions: About La Vista Safaris


What age range are the guests?
Guests range in age from 24 to ?. (Average age is 30 or 40 something.) The diversity of ages and backgrounds makes for a rich experience.


Am I too _______________ ?
(Insert word of your choice: old, heavy, slow, wimpy, etc.)
The La Vista experience is geared for women of all body types, ages and backgrounds. If you are in reasonably good physical condition and enjoy the outdoors, then you'll enjoy La Vista activities. We encourage a hurry free, enjoyable pace, and provide an environment free of judgement or competition. Each guest is required to assess her own abilities and conditions when deciding to join the safari. How your experience affects you is intimate and is not based on anyone else's perceptions.

We don't recommend La Vista for women who are pregnant, have major health problems, existing injuries, or who take medication that would restrict breathing, or impair good judgment.

Can I come by myself?
Most definitely, and many La Vista guests do attend on their own. By the end of the safari, everyone has fabulous new friends. We offer private room accommodations for solo guests and shared rooms for pairs of friends.

How should I pack for the weather?
Carmel-by-the-Sea is in coastal Northern California, so weather can vary from sunny to foggy and back again within hours. Carmel Beach is not considered a bikini beach, but afternoons can be quite comfortable. Pack everything from tank tops to a warm jacket and pants, and don't forget shoes for hiking. Pack something fun for a night on the town, or, if our weather permits, a beach bonfire.

What do I need to bring?

Just pack your personal effects. We do recommend a camera and journal to record your experience at La Vista. La Vista provides your bike, kayak, and paddling suit free of charge. Carmel has plenty of shopping opportunities, so credit cards are handy. Transportation to scheduled activities is also provided, and restaurants and shops are within walking distance.

Are meals included?
All safaris include: daily breakfast at the Cypress Inn, welcome drinks and appetizers on arrival, and the first day's lunch. For all other lunches and dinners, you'll have dozens of amazing restaurants and cafes to choose from, all within walking distance. You can treat yourself to a four-course French meal, a Japanese bento box lunch, or deli sandwich at nearby Neilsen's Market. Our concierge can make recommendations and reservations.

When and where should I schedule my flight?
The first and last days of your trip are travel days. If you are flying in, book your flight to Monterey Peninsula Airport (MRY), between the hours of 10am and 4pm Pacific Standard Time, and we'll pick you up. If you are flying into San Jose or San Francisco, we can recommend a shuttle service. If you are driving in, check-in begins around 3pm, and orientation begins at 6pm.

Can I attend La Vista without the hotel?
As an all-inclusive safari, our program has been carefully planned to create a seamless experiences for our guests, so we are unable to exclude the hotel cost from our program.


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