Upon your arrival, you will be picked up at Marrakech airport and taken to the beautiful riad in the medina, just a perfect place to make initial contacts with the city of Marrakech. After you got accommodated and refreshed in stylish rooms, you can participate in a relaxing cooking workshop and getting know each other in the group having some food or cup of tea together.
Your Morocco exploring trip will be accompaigned by daily vinyasa yoga (one class will be held in the desert), soft yoga flow, pranayama and meditation.
29 October – 6 November 2022
18 – 26 March 2023
Accommodations and Food:
The first overnight stay is organized in the riad in the medina of Marrakech, with first dinner together and the next morning breakfast. Further overnight stays, each with dinner and breakfast, are organized in a Kasbah Hotel, the desert nights in a private boutique tent and hotels. The last evening will be spent again in the riad in Marrakech, as at the beginning of the trip.
Yogateacher and Retreat-Host:
Daniela Holzer is a Yoga Alliance certified yoga teacher. She got to know yoga in Goa where she took part in her first yoga teacher training. She later went to the source of yoga – Rishikesh in North of India, where she completed an in-depth holistic yoga teacher training. Yoga practice changed her from the ground up, developed her personal strengths and above all, she felt happier. She has turned her hobby into a full-time job between Morocco and Austria and offers retreats and yoga teacher training courses, as well as intensive yoga weeks for yoga teachers. Daniela creates a warm, supportive and natural atmosphere. In the dynamic flow, it offers a balance between the strength and the softness of the body. Through the healing sounds of her singing bowls, people come into contact with heart and compassion.
Program and Places You´ll Visit:
DAY 2: MARRAKECH – TELOUAT – AIT BENHADDOU
After yoga and breakfast in the Marrakech riad, the private desert tour starts from Marrakech by 4WD with driver-guide to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ait Ben Haddou. You ´ ll drive through the High Atlas Mountains, enjoy the stunning nature and lush valleys of traditional Berber villages. The route follows to Telouet and the beautiful Ounila Valley. In Ait Benhaddou you´ll sleep in the Kasbah hotel.
DAY 3: AIT BEN HADDOU – OUARZAZATE – AGDZ
After richt traditional moroccan breakfast the group will visit Ait Ben Haddou and let Rachid show and explain everything before the tourist rush. Back at the riad, there will be Vinyasa yoga class by the pool from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. After that if you like you are welcome to have lunch here and from there you ´ ll explore further places and nature untill reaching Agdz. It is worth visiting the village of the blacks and the Tamnougalt ksar. Overnight in a Kasbah hotel.
DAY 4: ZAGORA – TAMEGROUTE – MHAMID – ERG CHIGAGA
After Vinyasa Flow Yoga and breakfast, a dusty terrain takes you to the local prehistoric rock carvings at Foum Chennai before continuing the trail to Zagora to discover the nearby village of Amezrou and its Jewish heritage, the old mudbrick synagogue and silver jewelry crafts. The kilns of Tamegroute poured the emerald green glaze so easily recognized on mosque tiles, crockery and pots throughout Morocco. The nearby Nassiria Library contains, among other things, a 10-year-old golden Koran as well as various treaties on astronomy, medicine and Arabic poetry. Before leaving the asphalt behind and face the Sahara, we recommend visiting a traditional ksour and having lunch in Mhamid. From Mhamid you ´´ ll be able to see the dunes of Erg Chigaga. Dinner and accommodation is in a private tent.
DAY 5: ERG CHIGAGA
Sunrise and breakfast awaits you. At around 10:00 am there will be camels riding for about 2 hours to the sacred oasis of Laalag. Desert Flow Yoga awaits you there, followed by a picnic. You ´ ll get to know local nomads sharing a cup of tea. In the early evening there will be an Ayurveda Coaching and the possibility to relax with sunset. Dinner and accommodation are the same as the night before.
DAY 6: ERG CHIGAGA – FOUM ZGUID – TAZENAKHT – TAROUDANT
At that day there is the possibility to get up very early in the morning to admire the sunrise and make a meditative walk through the dunes. After breakfast the tour leads to Hamada (rocky desert), where you ´´ ll cross the dry Lake Iriki. Here you can have tea with the nomads, after that heading to Foum Zuguid for a lunch break. It goes further to the village of Tazenakht which is famous for the wide range of Berber carpets. In the late afternoon the group will reach Taroudant. Evening meditation, dinner and overnight in a hotel.
DAY 7: TAROUDANT – ADAGIR – MARRAKESH
After Vinyasa Flow Yoga and breakfast the tour goes through the city walls and rummage in the soutes for the best argan oil or honey in Morocco. Before reaching Marrakech, there will be a stopover in the Bach city of Adagir. The group will arrive in Marrakech in the late afternoon, having dinner and overnight in the riad as at the beginning of the journey.
DAY 8: MARRAKESH
If time permits, after breakfast you can make a walk in the medina. The driver will bring you to the airport two hours before departure time.
€ 1590.- per person in a double room
€ 1390.- per person in a triple room
€ 1790.- single room
Booking fee – not refundable in case of cancellation.
– organization, tour guides and travel support during the sophisticated planned trip
– 7 nights (2x riad in Marrakech, 3 hotel, 2x tent in the desert)
– 1x cooking workshop (on the day of arrival)
– 1x yoga daily (90 min)
– daily breakfast
– daily dinner
– modern, air-conditioned 4×4 Toyota
– soft drinks in the vehicle along the entire route
– camel trekking
– transport insurance
– gasoline and highway tolls
– tourist taxes on site
– airport transfer on arrival and departure day