Yoga meets Desert Trip Holiday in Marrakech, Morocco

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Yoga Retreat Morocco
Nella Yoga invites you to join them on an exciting adventure in wonderful Morocco. This retreat is a mix of a little bit of yoga, a little bit of meditation, a lot of nature, and a lot of fun. You will come home happy and fulfilled!

7 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English;
The maximum participants in the group is 10

Highlights

Desert journey offers a yoga retreat in the Sahara Desert. Nella Yoga invites you to an exciting adventure in beautiful Morocco.

This retreat is a mix of desert tour, yoga sessions, a bit of meditation, lots of nature, camel trekking, camping and lots of fun. You come happy and fulfilled home!

  • Calming meditation session
  • Hatha and Vinyasa yoga practices
  • Opportunity to watch beautiful sunrise and sunset
  • Wild camping adventure at desert
  • Savor tasty Moroccan cuisines
  • 6 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Advanced
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Retreat Style

  • Hatha Yoga
  • Vinyasa Yoga

Program

Day 1: Marrakech
*Pick up at the airport in Marrakech and drop off at the riad
*Freshen up and rest
*Go out and visit Marrakech on your own
*Dinner and accommodation a beautiful riad in the Medina

Day 2: Marrakech - Ait Benhaddou - Ouarzazate - Agdz
The driver will collect you at your accommodation at 8 a.m. Leave Marrakech behind to take on the Atlas Mountains and its dense forests through one of the most winding and dramatic routes in Morocco. Arriva at the Tizi n Tichka pass at 2200 meters high to enter the Great South.
Stop and visit UNESCO world site Ait Benhaddou to later skirt through Ouarzazate and then cross the gorges and reach 1700 meters high, from where the panorama of the legendary Draa Valley unfolds. Arrive at Agdz, from there, it is worth visiting the Black people village and the ksar of Tamnougalt.
Arrive at the hotel in the early evening. Now its time for meditation, we will do it before or after dinner. Dinner and accommodation at a Kasbah/Hotel.

Day 3: Zagora - Tamegroute - Mhamid - Erg Chigaga (4-hour drive)
After breakfast, a dusty off-road will take you to local prehistoric rock engravings in Foum Chenna before you continue your way to Zagora to discover the nearby village of Amezrou and its Jewish heritage, the old adobe synagogue and the silver jewelry craft.
Further on, the stoves of Tamegroute cast the emerald glaze so easily identified on mosque tiles, dishes, and pots across Morocco. The nearby Nassiria library holds a 10-century old gold- engraved Koran and various treaties on astronomy, medicine and Arab poetry among other gems. Before leaving the tarmac behind and take on the Sahara, we recommend visiting a traditional ksour and having lunch in Mhamid.
From Mhamid, across various types of desert, you will reach the dunes of Erg Chigaga, the last bit by camel. You can join your first desert yoga flow! The dinner and accommodation will be in a double private boutique tent with ensuite shower and toilets.

Day 4: Erg Chigaga
Morning flow will weak you up. Today is more of a relaxing day, after breakfast, your driver will take you to visit some of the local nomads in order to see their style of life and get to interact with them while drinking a cup of tea that they will be happy to share with you.
Moreover, visit the sacred oasis of Oum Laalag then go back to have lunch in the camp and ride the camels in the afternoon to go up the highest dunes in order to watch a marvelous sunset. The dinner and accommodation are as per the previous night.

Day 5: Erg Chigaga
Vinyasa in the morning! Today, after breakfast, you will be going on a camel trekking for the entire day including a picnic lunch in the shade of a tree in the middle of the desert. Also, you can join today special Yin yoga plus yoga Nidda. The dinner and accommodation as previously

Day 6: Erg Chigaga - Foum Zguid - Tazenakht - Taroudant (5-hour drive)
Wake up to admire the sunrise and stroll around the dunes. Later on, you will take on the hamada (rocky desert) and cross the dry lake Iriki. Have tea with the nomads, pry out fossils, and later join the tarmac again at Foum Zguid. Enjoy a tasty lunch by the pool at Bab Rimal or opt for the more formal choice of a kefta in the village.
Take the route west and soon reach the village of Tazenakht, very famous for it a huge selection of Berber rugs and it is the destinations of different merchants who sell rugs in different other Moroccan cities. Arrive Taroudant at the end of the afternoon, the Hatha yoga session is waiting for you. The dinner and accommodation will be in a beautiful hotel at the Medina or the Palme groove nearby.

Day 7: Taroudant - Agadir - Marrakech
After breakfast, enjoy a caleche ride around the city walls and/or browse the souks for the best argan oil or honey in Morocco. Make a stop in the Bach town of Agadir and continue along the highway to arrive Marrakech at the end of the afternoon. End of the tour.

 

What is included

Yoga and meditation sessions
Private (sole) use of the modern air-conditioned Toyota 4x4
English speaking driver
3 nights of boutique accommodations
3 nights boutique en-suite tents with Sahara camel trek
6 three-course meal dinners and six breakfasts
Refreshing drinks inside the vehicle all along the itinerary
Private guided tour of the palm grove or the ksour in Mhamid with a local guide
Admission fees to all local sites and attractions
Pick up and drop off from/to the airport
24-hour travel assistance
Transport insurance, gasoline and highway tolls
VAT and visitors tax

What is not included

Flights (Nella-Yoga would love to assist you to find the right flight for you)

Drinks

Tip

Additional Details

The private guided tour of the palm grove or the ksour in Mhamid with a local guide:
The prices include everything outlined with no hidden fees.
Nella-Yoga prefers to include all entrance fees to sites and monuments so that you don't have to bargain or make sure that you paid the same rate as a local.
Nella-Yoga also include refreshing drinks inside the vehicle at any time so you have one less worry on your mind.
They prefer to not include lunch as some people like to have a consistent lunch and some just prefer snacks.
You will be served with Moroccan food during this retreat

 

Things to Do

Extra Activites:

-Sandboarding
Morocca has a big potential to develop this sport. You will fell the adrenalin of descending the big dune in the most beautiful scenery, the Sahara Desert!

-Quad biking
Quad biking is the best adventure for those who seek adrenalin. For an unforgettable experience in the desert.

Food

You will be served with Moroccan food during this retreat. Vegetarian

The following meals are included:
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:
  • Vegetarian

Meet The Instructors

Daniela Holzer

Yoga Alianz certified yoga trainer specializing in India.

Location Morocco

Booking And Cancellation Policy

€200 - If the booking is cancelled prior to 48 hours before the retreat start date.
No Refund if cancellation request are made within 48 hours.

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Available From February 09, 2020 to February 15, 2020
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